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  • Dorell Wright going through workouts
    Dorell Wright (hand) was going through solo workouts on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had surgery two months ago and apparently has rehabbed enough to get back on the court. Wright is an unrestricted free agent this summer and will likely fetch a veteran minimum deal. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:35 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Watson will join the Suns' coaching staff
    Earl Watson has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Watson is highly respected around the league and will be a solid addition to the Suns' coaching staff. Watson played point guard for 13 years in the NBA, so Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and Archie Goodwin will all benefit from the hire. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:12 am
  • Nick Young says his 'knee is looking good'
    Nick Young has been training since May 12 and he said that his "knee is looking good."

    Advice: Head coach Byron Scott recently said that Young must improve his decision making, his off-the-ball movement and his off-ball defense, and Young has taken that advice to heart. "I’m taking his advice," Young said. "I’m just working to get better. I’m getting my jump shots tighter and ball handling tighter. I’ve been running off of cones on the floor for a while now." Young's knee has responded well to the workouts, and it looks like Swaggy P is determined to prove his worth to the Lakers this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:12 am
     
    Injured
    L, 122-99 vs Sac
  • Sergey Karasev won't rule out FIBA hopes
    Sergey Karasev (knee) said that he won't rule out playing for Russia during Eurobasket this summer and that it all depends on his rehab.

    Advice: Karasev had surgery to repair a dislocated patella and a torn MCL in his right knee in March, and he is still targeting a return to contact basketball in August (Eurobasket begins in September). It is highly unlikely that he ends up playing for Russia and it should also be noted that he was seen walking with a slight limp this week while practicing free throws. Regardless of what happens, Karasev should be ready to go by training camp. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:05 am
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Stevens says summer league will help Young
    Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that summer league will help James Young build some momentum for next season.

    Advice: "Summer league will be a big thing for him," Stevens said. "Certainly for Marcus [Smart], too, but I think for James to really gain a lot of momentum heading into next year, I think the 20 days that we’re together from practice to the last game are important." Young battled injuries and never really got a chance to play a lot of minutes during his rookie season, but it's important to note that he is still just 19 years old. It will be interesting to see how much he progresses this summer, but he will have a tough time finding minutes in Boston's rotation next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:37 am
  • Drummond speaks highly of Quincy Miller
    Andre Drummond said that Quincy Miller is worth keeping an eye on and that he believes Miller could be a part of the Pistons' young core moving forward.

    Advice: Miller's contract is partially guaranteed for the 2015-16 season, but he will be glad to know that Drummond has his back. He made four brief appearances for the Pistons during the final stages of last season, but he did have some good moments. Miller hasn't lived up to his potential yet, but the Pistons have a glaring need at small forward. Depending on what Detroit does in the draft and free agency, it looks like Miller may have a chance to fight for a place in the rotation this summer. He is not on the fantasy radar yet, but he's worth keeping an eye on. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:25 am
  • Carl Landry has wrist surgery, out 4-5 months
    Carl Landry will miss 4-5 months after having right wrist surgery to repair a torn ligament on Tuesday.

    Advice: Landry missed five games in January due to soreness in his wrist, but the extent of the injury wasn't revealed until he had a postseason MRI. He's struggled to stay healthy since inking a hefty contract with the Kings, who still owe him a guaranteed $13 million over the next two seasons. His status for training camp is uncertain, meaning Jason Thompson (and possibly Derrick Williams) may have less competition during the season's early stages. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:15 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 122-99 @ LAL
  • Speights (calf) will be available for Game 1
    Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said that Marreese Speights (calf) is "ready to go" for Game 1 of the Finals.

    Advice: Speights has been sidelined since the Warriors' second-round series against the Grizzlies, but he'll be back in action for the Finals. However, he'll have a very limited role with the Dubs, maxing out at around 12 minutes per game, which isn't enough time to put up any meaningful fantasy value. He'll provide Golden State with some depth, but he's not a fantasy option in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:50 pm
  • Jeremy Lin became burned out by 14-15 season
    Jeremy Lin said he became burned out during the 2014-15 season.

    Advice: "I felt pretty burnt out coming out of this past season," Lin said about 2014-15. "I felt like I gave great effort to play well, play the right way, and maintain the right perspective despite seeing very little fruit. So when the season first ended I felt very…lazy. I know it’s natural to feel worn out after a long year, but I was surprised by how drained I felt and how little excitement I felt to start my off-season training." Lin will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and will likely find a backup job after averaging 11.2 points and 4.6 assists per game, so fantasy owners should do themselves a favor and forget about Linsanity sd the 26-year-old is more of a late-draft flier unless he finds a starting job. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:38 am
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    L, 122-99 vs Sac
  • Nick Young proposes to Iggy Azalea
    Nick Young proposed to girlfriend Iggy Azalea on Monday and she said yes.

    Advice: No word yet on if she'll be changing her name to Swaggy Azalea, but Young recorded his proposal and the video can be found in the link below. While Young may have wedding bells on his mind, Lakers head coach Byron Scott has already said he'll need to see improvements from Young in order to give him minutes so fantasy owners may want to shy away from Swaggy P on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:58 am
     
    Injured
    L, 122-99 vs Sac
  • Carmelo Anthony looking to buy soccer team
    Carmelo Anthony is reportedly interested in buying a soccer team.

    Advice: FC Melo? Anthony is currently in Cuba with the Cosmos of the NASL as they play the Cuban National Team and looks to have caught futbol fever. Melo is reportedly in talks with the North American Soccer League and is looking for an ownership role in a Puerto Rican club. Soccer aside, the 31-year-old had previously said he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from knee surgery and it looks like fantasy owners won't have to worry about any of his rehab overlapping with training camp. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:39 am
     
    Injured
    L, 112-90 vs Det
  • Andrei Kirilienko is retiring from hoops
    Andrei Kirilenko will retire from professional basketball.

    Advice: AK-47 had a good run, but all his bouts with back spasms cut his career a little short. He was a first-round value in fantasy hoops about a decade ago thanks to two years in a row with over three blocks per game in 2004-05 and 2005-06. He'll go down as one of the better international players ever. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:39 pm
  • Cartier Martin exercises option with Pistons
    Cartier Martin has exercised his $1.3 million option with the Pistons for next season.

    Advice: It was a fairly easy decision for Martin, who played in just 23 games last season. Martin won't be in the rotation next season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:33 pm
  • C.J. McCollum wants to add strength, do more
    C.J. McCollum wants to add strength, increase reaction to pick-and-rolls and improve his mid-range game this offseason.

    Advice: With Wesley Matthews (Achilles, free agency) facing an uncertain future in Portland and Nicolas Batum a possible trade candidate, McCollum is a very important part of Portland's uncertain future. If he can avoid the injury bug, McCollum has a chance to be a very intriguing player who will be undervalued in fantasy drafts heading into next season. Over the final eight games of the regular season, McCollum averaged 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.4 triples on 53.2 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:28 am
  • Marreese Speights (calf) 'not too far off'
    Marreese Speights (calf) is "not too far off" from being able to practice.

    Advice: Speights has been out since the Western Conference semis, and while his role is up in the air at this stage, Steve Kerr won't complain about having more options as his team prepares for the NBA Finals. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:32 am
  • Scott: Clarkson is 'diamond in the rough'
    Lakers coach Byron Scott called Jordan Clarkson a "diamond in the rough."

    Advice: "I had to make him understand he had to stay hungry and humble, and he did, he was so diligent, he worked so hard, and then he was ready," Scott said. As the starting point guard, Clarkson averaged 15.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists with 1.1 steals and 0.9 triples on 45.8 percent shooting, but his value next season will be dependent on both his role and the teammates he's playing with on a reshaped Lakers roster. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:20 am
  • Otto Porter building confidence for next year
    Otto Porter admitted that it "meant a lot to be a part of something like that" when asked about the Wizards' playoff run.

    Advice: Porter emerged as a key piece for Washington in the playoffs, and Porter, who turns 22 on Wednesday, needed that breakout in the worst way. Capable of playing both forward spots, Porter should have a larger role next season, and that will be even bigger if Paul Pierce (player option) departs in free agency. After drawing praise from Randy Wittman and his teammates, Porter should be entering the offseason with confidence. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:10 am
  • Marcus Smart offers advice to James Young
    Marcus Smart offered fellow rookie James Young some advice saying that he needs to work harder than he ever has before.

    Advice: "My advice would be to tell [Young], ‘You’ve got to work harder than you’ve ever worked. This isn’t college anymore. Guys are better than you or just as good as you and they’re always gonna bring someone to replace you if you’re not gonna do what you’re supposed to do, so you’ve got to keep that in mind, that I could be gone at any given time because every year there’s another batch of players coming in.’" Young only made 31 appearances this season and averaged just 3.4 points in 10.7 minutes per game, and it's clear that he is still very raw. Young is still just 19 years old, so he has plenty of time to develop into a solid player. We will track his progress closely at summer league. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:49 am
  • Marreese Speights (calf) still out, progressing
    Marreese Speights (calf) will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is doing some on-court work and is progressing. Speights has essentially been ruled out for the Western Conference Finals, but he could be ready to face the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:22 pm
  • Marreese Speights doing some running
    Marreese Speights (right calf) advanced to running the stairs on Monday.

    Advice: He's still out for Game 4, but could get back to court work in the next day or two. Speights could be ready for the NBA Finals, but obviously the Warriors may not need him. Festus Ezeli has really stepped up for the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Rotoworld.com
    May 25, 12:13 pm
  • Marreese Speights (calf) ruled out for Game 4
    Marreese Speights (calf) is making progress, but he will not play in Game 4 against the Rockets on Monday.

    Advice: David Lee was initially the one getting the minutes with Speights sidelined, but he's nearly fallen out of the rotation entirely during the Houston series. Festus Ezeli has earned himself a nice role off the bench in the Conference Finals, but with averages of just 6.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 block over 13.6 minutes of action, he's not much of an asset in fantasy basketball. Speights is unlikely to be a factor the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    May 24, 11:21 am
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