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  • 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
    Today, 8:38 am
  • 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
    Yesterday, 7:28 am
  • Parsons trying to recruit Beverley to Dallas
    Chandler Parsons is trying to recruit Patrick Beverley to the Mavericks in free agency.

    Advice: "I hear from Chandler every day," Beverley said, in what could easily be viewed as tampering. Beverley has expressed his desire to remain with the Rockets multiple times, but with James Harden urging the team to add another playmaker in the backcourt, there may not be room for Beverley, who is in line for a substantial raise. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:19 am
     
    Injured
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • 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
    Yesterday, 6:20 am
  • SVG believes Jennings and R-Jax can co-exist
    Pistons president and head coach Stan Van Gundy believes that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) and Reggie Jackson would be able to share the floor together.

    Advice: "I think it can work," Van Gundy said of pairing Jennings and Jackson together. "I think that we've seen a vision of it already with [Russell] Westbrook and Reggie in Oklahoma City. They were certainly able to find minutes for both of them. So yeah, I've certainly thought about it. But that would be jumping the gun a little bit. The main thing is to get him back." Jennings is currently recovering from an Achilles injury and is targeting a return to the court in August, while Jackson will become a restricted free agent this summer. This will be one of the more interesting storylines of the summer, but it all depends on whether or not the Pistons retain Jackson's services and how quickly Jennings can return to full strength. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:06 am
     
    Injured
  • Bogut tried to get GSW to take Dellavedova
    Andrew Bogut said that he urged the Warriors to take a chance on Matthew Dellavedova in the 2013 NBA Draft.

    Advice: Bogut and Dellavedova are teammates on the Australian national team, so Bogut knew what the Warriors were missing out on when they selected Nemanja Nedovic with the 30th pick in the draft. "I was trying to get him (Dellavedova) here actually, but we didn't have a roster spot at the time," Bogut said. Dellavedova has played a key role for the Cavaliers in a backup role to Kyrie Irving, and he was particularly impressive in the series against the Hawks when Irving was forced to sit out two games. In terms of fantasy, Dellavedova won't be a reliable option in DFS unless Irving has to miss any action. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:26 am
  • Ramon Sessions happy he was traded
    Ramon Sessions said that it was an "honor" to be traded from the Kings to the Wizards this season.

    Advice: "It was just an honor to get traded," Sessions said. "To be honest, the situation I was going through in Sacramento, to be a part of a team that is trying to win a championship, it was a great experience." He fell out of the rotation in Sacramento and a nagging back injury kept him on the shelf for 13 straight games. Sessions looked rejuvenated in Washington and really stepped up when John Wall suffered a wrist injury, so the Wizards will be thrilled to know that Sessions will be on the books for $2.17 million next season in what will be a contract year for the guard. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:19 am
  • Marcus Smart believes he was snubbed
    Marcus Smart, who was named to the All-Rookie Second Team, believes that he was snubbed.

    Advice: "I think I got snubbed, especially being one of the only rookies that really got major playing time and made the playoffs," Smart said. "I don’t think people took that into consideration." Smart had a decent rookie season and posted averages of 8.6 points, 4.0 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.3 3-pointers when he moved into the starting lineup, but he shot just 35.9 percent from the field during that span. He is already a high-level defender, but he will need to improve on the offensive end this summer. Smart will likely be the starter to open the 2015-16 season, but the presence of Isaiah Thomas could limit his appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:40 am
  • Dante Exum says last year was a good step
    Dante Exum said last year was "a good step" for him.

    Advice: "I think I had a big learning curve, but I did learn a lot and now I think I know what I have to do to improve," Exum said. We all knew the teenage Aussie wouldn't hit the ground running, but his rookie season was a mild letdown. We did see some flashes and his off-ball game was a little ahead of expected. He's said his favorite play is pick-and-roll, but he'll need some more time to figure out how to run it against bigger guys. We'd love to see him get some extended summer-league run. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:35 pm
  • Patrick Beverley says that he's loyal to HOU
    Patrick Beverley, who will be a restricted free agent this offseason, said that his ideal situation would be re-signing with the Rockets.

    Advice: "I’m a loyal guy," said Beverley regarding free agency. "[Houston's] the only team that took a chance on me." Beverley is due for a major payday when he signs his next deal, and it'll be interesting to see just how high the Rockets are willing to go in matching the offers he receives on the open market. It's worth noting that when Beverley was asked if he's talked about next season with any other players around the league, he responded: "Yeah, Chandler [Parsons] calls me every day." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:20 am
     
    Injured
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • Jason Terry says Houston is best fit for him
    Jason Terry, who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, said that Houston is the best fit for him.

    Advice: "I want another opportunity to fight for a championship and Houston right now is the best fit for me," Terry said. "I love the progression we made. I love the coaching staff. I hope I am a part of the future, but I appreciate everything. I appreciate the opportunity." Terry is a knowledgeable veteran with championship experience, but his days of being relevant in standard fantasy leagues are long behind him. He may or may not return with the Rockets next year, but he's not going to be anything more than a backup wherever he lands, meaning he's not a guy to target in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:26 am
     
    Player Note
    Jason Terry Hou - PG,SG
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • Marcus Smart says ankle finally 100 percent
    Marcus Smart said that he has now fully recovered from the ankle sprain that sidelined him for nearly a month during the regular-season.

    Advice: Smart went down with the ankle injury on November 7, and didn't return until December 3, but he was in pain for most of the season. Smart played some quality defense during his rookie season, but his averages of 8.6 points, 2.9 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.3 three-pointers on 35.9 percent shooting from the field (62.5 percent from the stripe) left a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective. He'll need to improve his assist numbers and shooting percentages in order to become a standard league asset, and we'll be monitoring his development closely this offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:22 am
  • Shelvin Mack (shoulder) out 3-4 months
    Shelvin Mack will be sidelined for the next 3-4 months with a Grade 5 separation of the right shoulder that will require surgery.

    Advice: Mack sustained the injury during the closing minutes of Game 4's season-ending loss to the Cavs, and he's scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday. He'll have plenty of time to get ready for training camp, but as the third-string point guard in Atlanta, his fantasy value is right around zero. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:53 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Shelvin Mack will have shoulder surgery
    Shelvin Mack will have surgery on his right shoulder.

    Advice: The Hawks are really, really banged up with the season ending. Mack separated his shoulder and the surgery should take place next week. He'll be nothing more than a backup next season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:37 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 91-85 @ Chi
  • Matthew Dellavedova was sick during Game 4
    Head coach David Blatt said that Matthew Dellavedova was dealing with an illness in Game 4 vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Dellavedova played just 17 minutes in Game 4 after playing 45 in Game 3, but the biggest reason why he saw a reduced role was because Kyrie Irving (knee) returned from a two-game absence. The NBA Finals don't take place until June 4, so Dellavedova will have more than enough time to fully recover. However, with Irving active, he won't see enough run to matter in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:44 am
  • Report: Beno Udrih will undergo ankle surgery
    Beno Udrih will undergo ankle surgery and will not play with the Slovenian national team at Eurobasket this summer.

    Advice: We don't have a lot of details right now, but it is likely a minor procedure. Udrih played through an ankle issue during the playoffs, but the fact that he won't play with the Slovenian national team means that he will have plenty of time to recover. As always, we will track his progress closely and will update his status once more is known. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:23 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Dennis Schroder limited by fouls in G4 defeat
    Dennis Schroder was limited by foul trouble during Tuesday's blowout loss, which he finished with four points on 2-of-7 shooting, one rebound, four assists and one turnover in 19 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks' second-year guard wasn't shy offensively in the series, racking up a team-high usage rate of 37.2 percent. Unfortunately, he shot below 40 percent from the field and had the third-lowest offensive rating among the Hawks, ahead of only Mike Muscala and Pero Antic. Schroder has imposing quickness but he needs to improve his jump shot this summer -- during the regular season he made 137-of-391 jumpers (35.0 percent) which allowed opponents to sag off and dare him to shoot. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:25 pm
  • Nick Calathes denies Barcelona rumors
    Nick Calathes denied reports that he is looking to leave the NBA and has an offer from FC Barcelona.

    Advice: Updating a previous item, Calathes said the Spanish report is "not true at all" and added that, "the NBA is my first priority," the 26-year-old said. We'll keep a close eye on this one as Calathes has had success in Europe and may be looking for more minutes than the 14.4 per game he saw in Memphis last season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:30 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Nick Calathes looking to leave the NBA
    Nick Calathes is reportedly looking to leave the NBA.

    Advice: According to a report from Encestando, Calathes has a an offer from FC Barcelona. The 26-year-old has previously played in Greece and would end up with a larger role with Barcelona than the 14.4 minutes per game he saw in 2014-15. We'll keep an eye on this one, but Calathes will obviously lose all fantasy value if he winds up overseas next season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:51 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Jason Terry says he'll be back for 2015-16
    Jason Terry said he isn't planning on retiring yet and intends to play the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: Set to become a free agent after the playoffs end, Terry was asked if he plans on returning for a 17th NBA season. "One hundred percent," he said before Monday's Game 4 against the Warriors. While Terry has served as a strong veteran presence on the Rockets, he won't see a big enough role on any team to warrant a spot on standard league fantasy rosters in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:29 am
     
    Player Note
    Jason Terry Hou - PG,SG
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • Rivers says he gambled on adding his son
    Coach Doc Rivers said adding Austin Rivers "was a gamble" for him this season.

    Advice: "It was just a tough one for me," Rivers said. "I was on the other side of not wanting to do it, and I’m glad I listened to people for a change. I wasn’t so stubborn." The Clippers will likely bring Rivers back for next season and he should be a backup for them. He won't be worth drafting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    May 25, 4:52 pm
  • Pat Beverley frustrated he can't help
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) said he's frustrated he can't help his team defend Stephen Curry.

    Advice: "I think I have a gift very few people have," Beverley said. "I know I’m the best on-ball defender in the NBA. I’m the best point guard defender in the NBA. I think the whole league knows that." His nickname is Mr. 94 Feet and the Rockets should think about guarding Curry for 94 feet as well. Beverley is a restricted free agent and the Rockets will likely match most offers. Rotoworld.com
    May 25, 4:22 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • Dennis Schroder benched in tight Game 3 loss
    Dennis Schroder played just three and a half minutes of Sunday's tight Game 3 loss against the Cavs.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer went with 28 minutes for Shelvin Mack because he was so desperate for shooting, and while Mack was 5-of-10 from the field, including 3-of-7 from behind the 3-point line, it's hard to find an explanation for Schroder being glued to the bench. It will be interesting to see what happens to Schroder's playing time in a do-or-die Game 4. Rotoworld.com
    May 25, 6:36 am
  • Beverley (wrist) gets shots up at practice
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) was spotted shooting around wearing a cast during Sunday's practice.

    Advice: To be clear, there still have not been any indications that Beverley will be able to play during the Western Conference Finals. He is going to be a restricted free agent when the offseason hits, and his value would likely dip if he re-injured his wrist attempting to play at the 8-week mark of a 10-week timetable. The Rockets are just going to have to make do without their best perimeter defender, which hasn't really worked out too well up to this point. Rotoworld.com
    May 24, 12:31 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
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