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  • Richard Jefferson's deal if for 3 years
    Updating a previous report, Richard Jefferson's deal with the Cavaliers is for three years.

    Advice: He thrived in the postseason as a stretch four and the Cavaliers were able to convince him to rethink his retirement announcement. Jefferson averaged 5.5 points and 1.7 boards in 17.9 minutes per game during the regular season and should see a similar role moving forward. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues. To be clear, the third year is non-guaranteed. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
  • Humphries expects big things from Schroder
    Kris Humphries said the Hawks expect Dennis Schroder to elevate his game to another level next season.

    Advice: With Jeff Teague now in Indiana, Schroder will open the 2016-17 season as the unquestioned starting PG. "I think Coach [Mike Budenholzer] and all of us teammates expect him to bring his game to another level now that he’s getting the opportunity that he’s wanted," Humphries said. Schroder averaged 13.7 points, 3.8 boards, 5.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 triples on 38.8 percent shooting in six starts last season, but it will be interesting to see how he fares as the full-time starter in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com 48 minutes ago
  • Wizards re-sign Marcus Thornton
    The Wizards have officially re-signed Marcus Thornton.

    Advice: It's reportedly a one-year deal worth $1.3 million. Thornton will be the primary backup behind Bradley Beal, but he could emerge later in the season if Beal gets hurt. Thornton averaged 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Wizards last season, shooting 39.3 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
  • Jarrett Jack to be cleared for contact soon
    Jarrett Jack (knee) believes he is one month away from returning to full-contact workouts.

    Advice: He's seven months removed from his surgery to repair his torn ACL and meniscus, so this means he's making excellent progress. The knee injury kept his price low in free agency, as he accepted a one-year deal with the Hawks for the veteran's minimum. He won't have much fantasy value in Atlanta with Dennis Schroder fully expected to start. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:37 am
  • Marcus Thornton signs in Italy
    Celtics 2015 second-round draft pick Marcus Thornton has signed with Victoria LIbertas Pesaro in Italy.

    Advice: He played in Australia last season and then joined the Maine Red Claws of the D-League in February. The Celtics' backcourt is loaded, so Thornton probably won't be joining Boston anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:17 am
  • Paul George will not play on Friday night
    Paul George (calf) will not play on Friday night against Venezuela, according to NBATV.

    Advice: According to NBATV, it's not serious and the team is just being careful. Team USA obviously doesn't need George out there based on how they've crushed their competition. He'll be ready to roll for Rio next month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:08 pm
  • Warriors hire Willie Green as assistant
    Willie Green will join the Golden State staff as an assistant coach.

    Advice: He played in the NBA for 12 seasons, averaging averaging 8.3 points per game in his career. Green's last season was with the Magic in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:26 pm
  • Rockets sign Pablo Prigioni
    Rockets sign G Pablo Prigioni.

    Advice: It's a two-year deal with a team option on the second year. Prigioni is 39 years old and played in 59 games last year for the Clippers. He won't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:07 pm
  • Dwyane Wade: It's Jimmy Butler's team
    Dwyane Wade said the Bulls are "Jimmy Butler's team."

    Advice: "This wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for Jimmy Butler," Wade said. He said he's just going to play his game, so it doesn't sound like he'll be adding many 3-pointers to his arsenal. Wade ranked in the top five for usage rate among qualifiers in the last two years, so it'll be interesting to see how the shots are distributed in the Chicago offense. Wade will be a risky mid-round pick. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:24 pm
  • Cuban: Matthews is getting athleticism back
    Mark Cuban hinted that Wesley Matthews is starting to get his athleticism back.

    Advice: "I don't think he was even able to dunk the ball at 6-5 until towards the end of the season," Cuban said. "Now he's doing 45-inch-plus box jumps and dunking with either hand, both hands, one foot, two feet. The guy is on a mission." Matthews only put up ninth-round value in standard leagues, but he was coming off an Achilles tear and didn't shoot the ball very well. Cuban expects Matthews to improve his 3-point percentage next season and start creating his own shots. He should be better, but fantasy owners won't have to reach for him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 am
  • Greivis Vasquez will not play in Olympics
    Greivis Vasquez announced on Friday that he will not play in the Olympics.

    Advice: He is fully recovered from the ankle surgery that he had in December, but he's not in good shape yet. Vasquez can now focus on the upcoming season in which he will be competing for the backup PG role in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 am
  • Derrick Rose will head to trial
    Derrick Rose will head to trial on October 4 after his request to get a sexual assault civil case against him thrown out was denied.

    Advice: A former girlfriend of Rose accused him and his friends of drugging and sexually assaulting her and allegations were brought forth in August 2015 (two years after the alleged assault). Rose can settle the case outside of court before the trial begins, but he could end up missing part of the Knicks' preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 am
  • E'Twaun Moore says he's comfortable w/ NOP
    E'Twaun Moore said that he chose the Pelicans because he was a little more comfortable with the coaching staff.

    Advice: "I definitely had a lot more interest from New Orleans than the Bulls," Moore said. "I was in contact more with New Orleans. I just felt a little bit more comfortable with New Orleans’ organization and the coaching staff and everything, what they were trying to do with the future. Everything worked out." The four-year, $34 million contract probably made him feel comfortable too. Moore said he hasn't talked about his role for next season with the coaching staff, but he will likely be a key part of the second unit and could see minutes at both guard spots. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 am
  • Jimmy Butler believes Bulls will mesh well
    Jimmy Butler believes that he will be a good fit next to Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: "There are multiple ways to score the basketball. I don’t get into analytics and the numbers," Butler said. "I think D-Wade has put the ball in the basket for a lot of years. He’s a great player because of the way he scores the ball. I don’t think you can call him a non shooter because he can definitely shoot the ball. Rondo, call him what you want, but he’s effective at what he does." Butler's usage rate will likely drop playing next to Wade and Rondo, but he's still locked in as a solid target in the second round. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:00 am
  • Report: Heat will still consider Udrih
    The Heat could still bring in Beno Udrih for training camp according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

    Advice: The Heat currently have 18 players on the books and have four players capable of playing the point in Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Briante Weber and Josh Richardson. Udrih will likely explore other options before committing to the Heat's training camp. The 34-year-old veteran shouldn't be a factor in fantasy leagues next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:45 am
  • Bulls officially sign G Spencer Dinwiddie
    The Bulls have officially signed G Spencer Dinwiddie.

    Advice: Dinwiddie will be competing for reserve minutes with Jerian Grant, meaning that his fantasy value will be non-existent in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:50 pm
  • Pat Riley happy to add Waiters to the roster
    Pat Riley believes that Dion Waiters will be a good fit on the Heat's roster, and that he will add a "great dimension" for the club at the shooting guard position.

    Advice: "Dion is not a Room Exception player. He wanted to play for the Miami Heat and chose to forgo other more lucrative financial opportunities to be a part of our championship organization.," said Riley. "Dion is young, athletic and explosive, which fits in with our roster. He will add a great dimension for us at the off-guard spot." Waiters will be competing with Josh Richardson for the starting two-guard spot in Miami, but he reportedly has the inside track to land the gig. His value will be better in points leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:42 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins working on 'everything'
    Andrew Wiggins said that two of his primary goals for this offseason are to improve as a shooter and ball handler.

    Advice: "I’m working on everything," Wiggins said. "I’m trying to improve my ball handling, improve my shooting. Those are two of those most important things I’m doing this summer." Wiggins had a slow start to the 2015-16 season, but he put up solid mid-round value after the break with averages of 20.5 points, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game on 48.4 percent shooting. According to Wiggins' trainer he's been living in the gym this summer going through two-a-day workouts, and he's looked "scary good at times." Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:06 pm
  • Jimmy Butler doesn't have chip on shoulder
    Jimmy Butler said that he feels he no longer has "too much to prove."

    Advice: "I don’t think I have a chip on my shoulder. I don’t think I have too much to prove like back in the day," said Butler. "That doesn’t mean I don’t work hard or anything. I just think I go about things a little differently." Butler also credited his former coach Tom Thibodeau for his development, and said he's got a lot of "love and respect" for Thibs. Derrick Rose is no longer in Chicago to dominate the rock, but Jimmy Buckets will still be fighting for touches with both Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:30 pm
  • Paul George (calf) is '50-50' to play Friday
    Paul George (left calf strain) is "50-50" to play vs. Venezuela on Friday.

    Advice: He left Team USA's win over China after just 10 minutes, but the team sat him down for precautionary reasons. George even said that he's not concerned about his calf, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski hinted that he will take it easy on George over the next few days, and he will be very limited during Thursday's practice. His goal is to be 100 percent for the start of the Olympics. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:45 am
  • Cavaliers re-sign Richard Jefferson
    The Cavaliers have officially re-signed Richard Jefferson.

    Advice: He reportedly signed a two-year, $5 million deal. Jefferson was great in the NBA Finals, but he will simply provide some depth at the three and four behind LeBron James and Kevin Love next season. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:40 am
  • Seth Curry to play some point guard in DAL
    Seth Curry is expected to play some point guard for the Mavericks according to Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com.

    Advice: Mark Cuban said he views Seth Curry as an "instant-offense guy" off the bench, but now we know he will likely see minutes at both guard spots. "He can get buckets and he can shoot," Cuban said. "You know, he’s been in some dysfunctional situations, and I think he’ll be able to thrive with us. He can get his shot off, and he can do a lot more." Curry has the potential to become a sixth man for the Mavs this season which puts him on the radar as a late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:35 am
  • Nick Calathes will remain overseas
    Nick Calathes will remain overseas with Panathinakos despite drawing interest from the Kings.

    Advice: He did say that he would like to play for coach Dave Joerger again, so maybe the Kings will try to sign him next summer. The Kings only have two point guards on their roster at the moment in Darren Collison and Isaiah Cousins, so expect them to pursue another PG soon. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:22 am
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  • Celtics sign Gerald Green
    The Celtics have officially signed Gerald Green.

    Advice: It's a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, but he's still not a lock to make the 15-man roster. Green didn't have a good season in Miami, averaging 8.9 points, 2.4 boards and 1.2 treys on 39.2 percent shooting from the field. If he makes the final roster, he will have a limited role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:47 am
  • Wizards paying $175K of Eddie's deal
    The Wizards guaranteed $175,000 of Jarell Eddie's contract to delay the guarantee date, according to J. Michael of CSNMidAtlantic.com.

    Advice: He had a guarantee date of July 15, but the two sides agreed to push it back after after a solid Summer League. Eddie has a decent shot to lock up one of the last spots on the roster, but he won't be a fantasy factor. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:50 pm
  • MIA scout says Waiters is not a knucklehead
    A veteran scout for Miami said that the reigning perception that Dion Waiters is a "knucklehead" is not accurate.

    Advice: "He's a streak shooter, can get to the basket, can get his own shot. He is not bad defensively," said the anonymous scout. "He can get into guys. I’ve always liked his passing. He can make plays. He's got a pretty good feel... He's a good backup on a very good team. If he's starting, his warts are going to come to the forefront more." Waiters reportedly has the "inside track" to begin the 2016-17 season as Miami's starting two-guard, but inefficiency will make him an unattractive asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:12 am
  • Nick Calathes will remain with Panathinakos
    Nick Calathes will remain in Greece playing for the Panathinakos this upcoming season.

    Advice: Vlade Divac was trying to lure Calathes away from Europe to re-unite him with his former coach David Joerger, but Calathes is a star in Greece and he'd be relegated to a minimal bench role with the Kings. Sacramento's continued search for a backup point guard indicates they are not entirely comfortable using Isaiah Cousins as Darren Collison's primary reserve. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:47 am
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  • Report: Ty Lawson not drawing much interest
    Ty Lawson has reportedly received some calls during free agency, but the teams that have called are not willing to commit much to the unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Lawson is just two years removed from averaging 15.2 points, 9.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game, but after two failed stints in Houston and Indiana, and his well documented off-court incidents, his value has taken a major hit. Lawson has said that he's willing to sign a contract for "cheaper" than what he feels he's worth, but with most teams all set up at the point guard position, Lawson is running out of options. If he does nab a deal, he'll more than likely be coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:39 am
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  • Russ Smith signs with Galatasaray of Turkey
    Russ Smith has signed a contract with Galatasaray of Turkey.

    Advice: Smith just hasn't been able to earn consistent minutes at the NBA level, so he'll be taking his talents overseas where he's expected to start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:20 am
  • Coach K says Team USA needs to tone it down
    Coach Mike Krzyzewski said that Team USA "had a little bit too much fun" during their 107-57 romping of Team China on Tuesday, and he wants his club to "tone that down a little bit."

    Advice: This quote was likely in reference to DeMar DeRozan's attempt to posterize a Chinese player (link below) during the closing minutes of the fourth quarter with a nasty 360-jam, although DeRozan missed his attempt after being met at the rim. In other words, Coach K is not a fan of fun, but he does have a strong propensity to win. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:35 am
  • Dennis Schroder won't play for Team Germany
    Dennis Schroder will not play for Team Germany this summer.

    Advice: Schroder will enter the 2016-17 season as Atlanta's starting point guard, so it sounds like he'll use the time he has during the offseason to make sure he's fresh and fully prepared for taking on a much larger role in Atlanta. Through six starts last season, Schroder posted averages of 13.7 points, 3.8 boards, 5.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 triples on 38.8 percent shooting. He'll be a high-upside guy to take towards the later rounds on draft day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:07 am
  • George (calf) leaves game early on Tuesday
    Paul George suffered a left calf strain during Team USA's win over China on Tuesday.

    Advice: The game was a blowout, so George obviously didn't return. The report adds that Team USA sat him down for precautionary reasons, so he should be considered day-to-day moving forward. George finished with six points (two 3-pointers), two assists, one board and one block in 10 minutes. Carmelo Anthony led USA with 20 points and five boards, DeMarcus Cousins double-doubled with 21 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Durant chipped in with 13 points in 19 minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:29 pm
  • Dion Waiters the favorite to start in Miami?
    According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Dion Waiters has the "inside track" as the initial starting replacement for Dwyane Wade.

    Advice: It's not a lock by any means, as Waiters will be competing with Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington for minutes. It was reported on Monday that Waiters' deal with the Heat is for one year and $2.9 million, but he does have a player option for the 2017-18 season. He averaged just 9.8 points, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.1 3-pointers in OKC last season while shooting 39.9 percent from the field, so he's still not an attractive fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 am
  • Kings trying to get Nick Calathes?
    The Kings are trying to lure Nick Calathes from Greek Panathinaikos.

    Advice: Calathes signed a three-year deal last summer, so he would have to get out of the last two years of his contract. The Kings really need a backup point guard, so this is just another indicator they're still in the market for one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:29 pm
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  • Dion Waiters agrees to 1-year deal with Heat
    Dion Waiters has agreed to a one-year deal with the Heat.

    Advice: It's only worth $2.9 million, so Waiters wasn't anywhere near the $18 million per season he wanted. Waiters should get plenty of minutes with the Heat and could actually start over Josh Richardson. Waiters hasn't shot the ball well in his career, making just 41.1 percent with a downward trend. He'd only be worthy of a late-round pick. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:00 pm
  • Paul George: 'It's on me now' to deliver
    Paul George is embracing expectations to lead the Pacers back to contention.

    Advice: "I think with the moves that they made, it’s on me now, to get us back to being contenders," George said. "I think, with what I’m going to bring, the talent I have around me now, I’ve got a chance to challenge Cleveland." Although Larry Bird's squad still has some questions—perhaps most notably their small size in the backcourt—there's no doubt they're one of the most improved (on paper) clubs of the offseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:23 am
  • DeMar DeRozan wanted legacy of his own
    DeMar DeRozan wants to "leave a legacy of my own in Toronto."

    Advice: DeRozan said this in the context of explaining why he chose to remain with the Raptors rather than entertain an offer from his hometown Lakers. The reality is that DeRozan would have always lived in Kobe Bryant's enormous shadow had he come to Los Angeles, but he's very much his own man on a Raptors team that identified him as a core piece a long time ago. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:17 am
  • Greivis Vasquez may not play in Rio 2016
    Greivis Vasquez might not make the final roster for Team Venezuela.

    Advice: Venezuela's coach suggested that he didn't put him on the court during Venezuela's most recent exhibition vs. Spain because Vasquez is still "concentrating on getting in shape." Vasquez is fully cleared to play, but he did undergo ankle surgery back in December that cost him 56 games, so perhaps he's not quite 100 percent just yet. Team Venezuela will need to submit their official Olympic roster by Saturday, so we'll have official confirmation on Vasquez's status for Rio at that point. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:48 pm
  • Cuban: Seth Curry is an 'instant-offense guy'
    Mark Cuban said he views Seth Curry as an "instant-offense guy" off the bench.

    Advice: "He's been in situations where only at the end of last season did he really get a chance to start and get minutes and when he got those minutes he did really well," Cuban said. "He can shoot, obviously. He can create his own shot, quick release. He's a knock-down 3-point shooter and we thought that was something we needed." Curry should be able to find a stable role off the bench in Dallas after signing a two-year, $6 million deal. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:02 am
  • Report: Gerald Green will join the Celtics
    Gerald Green has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum with the Celtics.

    Advice: Once Green signs, they will have 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster. Green is coming off a disappointing season in Miami where he averaged 8.9 points on 39.2 percent shooting. He will likely have a limited role at best in Boston. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:55 am
  • Paul George returns to Team USA, scores 18
    Paul George made his return to Team USA action on Friday, scoring 18 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was his first Team USA televised game since his horrific leg injury. George had a couple breakaway dunks and he justifiably took it easy on those. After the game on NBATV, he did add it was "eerie" for him to get back on the court and said there were a lot of emotions. George looked better than expected last year, especially early in the season. Even with the new players, he's still expected to have a great season with the vast majority of his minutes coming at small forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Derrick Rose calls the Knicks a 'super team'
    Derrick Rose said that the expectations in New York are high because the Knicks are a "super team."

    Advice: "They're high," Rose said. "I mean, with these teams right now, they're saying us and Golden State are the super teams, and they're trying not to build that many super teams, and Adam Silver came out with the statement and this and that." He's probably getting way ahead of himself with that comment, but at least he's feeling confident again and he said that he has been "rejuvenated" by his move to New York. Rose also said that he's been working out six days a week and that he's focused on improving his mid-range shot this summer as well as his conditioning. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:56 am
  • Report: 76ers concerned w/ Waiters behavior
    Some within the 76ers organization are concerned that Dion Waiters "possible off-the-court incidents might be too much for the franchise" to handle.

    Advice: While there is some interest between Waiters and the 76ers, some in Philly management question whether Waiters would be a good fit with the team, and they are concerned that his sometimes blunt way of communicating things would not mesh well with the young roster. Currently, the Lakers seem like one of the more realistic landing spots for Waiters. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:41 pm
  • Pelicans sign G E'Twaun Moore
    Pelicans sign G E'Twaun Moore.

    Advice: Moore has officially signed his four-year, $34 million deal and will provide the Pelicans with guard depth off the bench. While the 27-year-old could see minutes if there are injuries in front of him, he won't have much fantasy value on the Pelicans second unit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:11 am
  • Ty Lawson feels he's regained some confidence
    Ty Lawson said that he regained some confidence by watching some of his old highlights on YouTube.

    Advice: "Last [season] was the first time I felt that I wasn’t the confident player," said Lawson. "If I did any wrong thing, I would be scared to shoot it or scared to make a pass. But it’s all confidence. I sat down, looked in the mirror and watched my old YouTube videos and realized I am the same player I am. I just have to be confident shooting the ball and play my regular game." Lawson added that he's been in the gym every day, putting up extra shots, and he's willing to sign a contract for "cheaper" than what he feels he's worth. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:56 am
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  • Paul George no longer thinks about leg injury
    Paul George said that now that he's fully recovered from his surgically repaired left leg, there's "no thought" in his mind that he's "limited" in any way.

    Advice: "Now I know I'm healthy, I know I'm OK, I know I'm 100 percent," George said. "I'm back to being myself. It's no limitations. It's no thought in my mind that I'm limited to something. I kind of just feel like all the chains are off of me and I'm free now." George also added that playing for Team USA "means a lot," and he feels getting back on the court for the US National Team will be a sort of "redemption" for himself after suffering that gruesome leg injury two years ago. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • Nets spoke face-to-face with Dion Waiters
    The Nets reportedly had a face-to-face meeting with Dion Waiters earlier this month in Las Vegas when he was a restricted free agent, but ultimately decided not to tender him an offer.

    Advice: Early indications from sources of Marc Stein of ESPN are that the Nets have not changed their stance on Waiters despite him now being an unrestricted free agent, so it would be surprising to see him wind up in Brooklyn. Waiters is from Philadelphia, and he has reportedly been in contact with his hometown club, although those talks have reportedly "hit a couple of snags." It'll be interesting to see where the fourth-year guard ends up as a free agent. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:15 am
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