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  • Nerlens Noel (knee, back) out on Saturday
    Nerlens Noel, who is dealing with a contusions on his left knee and back, will not play on Saturday vs. the Nets as expected, and Jerami Grant will start in his place. 23 minutes ago
  • LeBron James will play Monday, sit on Tuesday
    LeBron James is expected to play vs. the Grizzlies on Monday and then sit out Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: The Cavaliers aren't going to let their star player play in a back-to-back set during the preseason, so this shouldn't be a surprise. The Cavs are determined to reduce James' workload during the regular season as they prepare for another long postseason run, but the 30-year-old is still a safe first-round target. Today, 10:12 am
  • Kevin Love goes through first full practice
    Kevin Love (shoulder) went through his first full practice on Saturday (including 5-on-5).

    Advice: Additionally, LeBron James and head coach David Blatt both said that Love looked good. Love still isn't expected to play in Monday or Tuesday's preseason game, and he also admitted in an interview with Sporting News that he didn't know if he would be ready in time for the season opener. The Cavaliers have every reason to proceed with caution, but prospective owners can view this report as a sign of progress. Love said it's possible that he could play vs. the Raptors on Thursday, but we should know more about his status after the weekend. Today, 9:56 am
  • Chris Bosh (illness) misses practice again
    Chris Bosh missed his second straight day of practice due to an illness.

    Advice: The Heat are not concerned and Bosh should be fine with a little bit of rest. Bosh's stock is only going to rise with a solid showing in the preseason, but he should be a solid value pick in the middle rounds. Today, 9:33 am
  • Sergey Karasev (knee) could play Saturday
    Sergey Karasev (knee) could return to action in Saturday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Karasev has been sidelined since March after recovering from a torn MCL, but his knee has responded well in training camp and hopefully he get can some minutes on Saturday. The Nets have a lot of competition for minutes on the wings, so Karasev isn't worth a look in most leagues yet. Karasev averaged 4.6 points, 2.0 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.5 3-pointers in 16.8 minutes per game last season. Today, 8:57 am
  • Thomas Robinson (wrist) out Saturday
    Thomas Robinson (wrist) will not play on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: The revenge game will have to wait. Robinson could potentially be the first big off the bench for the Nets if he can outplay Andrea Bargnani, so he could be a nice source of boards in very deep leagues. Today, 8:38 am
  • Anderson ready for big season under Gentry
    Ryan Anderson believes that he will excel in head coach Alvin Gentry's offense.

    Advice: "His up-tempo pace is perfect for this group, and it’s great for me personally," Anderson said. "[We’re] able to spread the floor, play naturally and go with the flow of the game rather than being really precise and running specific plays or getting over-organized and over-thinking things. There are players that can do a lot of different things and we want to take advantage of that. I think I fit into that category, that there’s a lot of things that I can do in this offense. We’re pushing it up the floor and pushing the pace. That’s good for me." Anderson is poised for a big season, and he should have a massive role early on with Omer Asik (calf) and Alexis Ajinca (hamstring) nursing injuries. Today, 8:26 am
  • Brandon Bass (knee) doubtful for Sunday
    Brandon Bass (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Maccabi Haifa.

    Advice: Bass is dealing with a patella contusion and it sounds like he could miss several games. Bass was expected to compete with Julius Randle for the starting power forward spot, so this injury is a tough blow for the veteran. Bass isn't worth a look in standard leagues. Today, 7:23 am
  • D'Angelo Russell (glute) doubtful Sunday
    D'Angelo Russell (bruised glute) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Maccabi Haifa.

    Advice: Russell was held out of Thursday's game vs. the Raptors and it sounds like the Lakers will continue to be cautious with the rookie even though the injury is very minor. Russell is losing some valuable experience by sitting out and we already know that his adjustment to the NBA will take some time, so hopefully he will be able to return soon. Don't reach for him in drafts before the later rounds. Today, 7:19 am
  • Dennis Schroder working on his jump shot
    Dennis Schroder spent two weeks with Kyle Korver this summer in order to work on his shooting.

    Advice: "We just worked on his mechanics to tighten a few things up," Korver said. "Dennis has great natural talent and ability. His release is really good. We can all get better. We worked on his feet and his legs a little bit, maybe things we don’t always think about." Schroder looked great at Eurobasket this summer, but he isn't going to have a lot of fantasy value this season while Jeff Teague is healthy. Today, 7:00 am
  • T.J. Warren draws praise from Jeff Hornacek
    Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek said that T.J. Warren has shown a lot of improvement since his rookie season.

    Advice: "When we can get him the ball and get him opportunities, he makes the plays," Hornacek said of Warren. "Defensively, he's much better than he was last year. I like what he's doing defensively on guys. He's taking challenges. He's got a great knack." Warren has a chance to start at small forward this season, but P.J. Tucker is still the favorite to open the season as the starter. Regardless, Warren should have a significant role and he is already on the radar in most leagues. Keep an eye on him. Today, 6:33 am
  • Jeremy Lamb getting another chance to start
    Jeremy Lamb will get another chance to start against the Clippers on Sunday morning in China.

    Advice: He had a brutal start on Oct. 4, making just 2-of-11 from the field. Lamb has done nothing but disappoint since his 2014 Summer League showing. He can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Alex Len dominates, scores 21 points
    Alex Len dominated against the Jazz on Friday during a 101-85 win, scoring 21 points with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: He made mid-range shots, got to the rim off the dribble, and was phenomenal protecting the paint. Len showed some flashes last season and showed a little more touch at Las Vegas, so he could certainly be in for a big season. Even though he might only get 22-24 minutes behind Tyson Chandler, he is still worth a look in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 13 points
    Derrick Favors (groin) scored 13 points with seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He was outplayed at times by Markieff Morris, but at least he looked healthy in his 26 minutes. Favors had a nice flow on the offensive side and figures to have more success in his age-23 season. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Gordon Hayward looks awesome in loss
    Gordon Hayward had a big game in Phoenix on Friday, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Jazz used a number of lineups, and Hayward found himself on the wing and getting a lot of open chances on the perimeter. He still has room to grow and is worth a pick in the early rounds. Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Derrick Favors will play on Friday
    Derrick Favors (groin) will play on Friday night against the Suns.

    Advice: He went through shootaround and will get to go up against Markieff Morris in what should be a faster paced game. Favors is a solid target in the middle rounds. Yesterday, 5:40 pm
  • Brandon Bass gets more treatment
    Brandon Bass (knee) received treatment on Friday.

    Advice: He's likely going to miss several games due to his patella contusion. Bass is losing some ground to Julius Randle, especially with Rankle playing well right now. Bass isn't worth drafting in standard leagues. Yesterday, 3:20 pm
  • Derrick Favors goes through shootaround
    Derrick Favors (groin) went through shootaround on Friday and is questionable to play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: It's a good sign to see he's doing some on-court work from his sore right groin and he should be ready in the near future. Favors doesn't have a track record of groin injuries and there's no reason to think this will be a major lingering issue. Yesterday, 1:27 pm
  • Thomas Robinson (wrist) misses practice
    Thomas Robinson (wrist) did not participate in practice on Friday.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Robinson took a hard fall in Monday's preseason game and hasn't played since. The injury is still said to be minor, but the Nets have every right to exercise caution during the preseason. With Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez set to soak up a ton of minutes in the frontcourt, Robinson isn't an option in standard leagues. Yesterday, 11:10 am
  • Kevin Love unsure if he will play in opener
    Kevin Love (left shoulder) said that he was unsure if he would be able to play in the season opener.

    Advice: "I feel pretty good," Love told Sporting News. "As far as the opener goes, I am not completely sure. I’ll probably get with the doctors and see what they have to say. I know that my six-month post-op is coming up here pretty fast. As far as getting the strength back, getting the range of motion, I feel pretty good, so I am looking forward to getting into some more contact, getting into a rhythm and getting out there as quickly as I can." The Cavaliers aren't going to rush Love back before he is 100 percent, but we should know more by the end of the week. Love is shaping up to be a risky early-round pick. Yesterday, 10:34 am
  • Chris Bosh (illness) misses practice
    Chris Bosh skipped practice on Friday due to an illness.

    Advice: He should be fine with a couple days of rest. Bosh has looked strong during the preseason and he managed to score 18 points with three boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's game vs. the Magic. Bosh should be available at a discount in the middle rounds after spending the second half of the 2014-15 season on the shelf due to blood clots in his lungs. Yesterday, 10:14 am
  • Nerlens Noel has a knee and back contusion
    Nerlens Noel is dealing with a left knee contusion and a contusion on his lower back as well, and he is considered doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Noel had a hard fall in Thursday's preseason game and he obviously didn't practice on Friday, but his injuries don't sound serious. The 76ers tend to be cautious with injuries, so we would be shocked to see him play in a meaningless game on Saturday. Noel has looked like a beast in the preseason, and owners shouldn't shy away from him in the early stages of the middle rounds. Yesterday, 9:30 am
  • Nerlens Noel has a fall, scores 10 points
    Nerlens Noel had a fall in the third quarter on Thursday and did return, finishing with 10 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block.

    Advice: He really didn't brace himself and fell on his lower back or tailbone. Noel should be fine, but he might be sitting out a game due to soreness. Unless there is talk of an X-ray coming, there's no need to be concerned. Also, Noel was just 6-of-12 from the line tonight. Thursday, 7:11 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will not play on Thursday
    D'Angelo Russell (bruised glute) will not play on Thursday against the Raptors.

    Advice: It's just a precaution and he should be fine. Russell suffered the injury on Wednesday and it shouldn't affect his status this season. The Lakers have quite a bit of confidence in Russell handling the point this season, but his ceiling isn' too high in fantasy leagues while Kobe Bryant is healthy. Thursday, 5:30 pm
  • Brandon Bass diagnosed with patella contusion
    An MRI/CT scan of Brandon Bass' left knee revealed a patella contusion, and he will miss Thursday's preseason game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: It's basically a knee bruise, and the Lakers are currently listing him as day-to-day. He should be good to go for the regular season, but it's looking like he'll be coming off the bench behind Julius Randle this season. Bass averaged just 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game through 23.5 minutes per game with the Celtics last season, and those numbers could dip in Los Angeles. We'd recommend focusing your attention elsewhere on draft day. Thursday, 1:57 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (glute) a game-time decision
    D'Angelo Russell (bruised glute) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's preseason game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Whether or not Russell plays in Thursday's preseason game, there's no reason to believe this injury will linger into the regular-season. Likely to be the Lakers' starting point guard on opening night, Russell is worth a late-round selection on draft day. Thursday, 1:30 pm
  • Thomas Robinson (wrist) out Thursday vs. DET
    Thomas Robinson (wrist) will not play in Thursday's preseason game vs. Detroit.

    Advice: The wrist injury is believed to be minor, so we wouldn't read too much into his absence from an early preseason game. That being said, Robinson will be coming off the bench this season behind Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez, so it'll be tough for him to establish himself as a viable option in standard leagues. Thursday, 12:44 pm
  • Chris Bosh efficient, scores 18 pts vs. Magic
    Chris Bosh's comeback continued on Wednesday as he lit up the Magic for 18 points in 24 minutes, hitting 5-of-7 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Bosh added three rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in Miami's defeat. His conditioning has returned and he has no playing-time limitations, so fantasy owners shouldn't sleep on him in drafts. He was a top-30 value in 8-cat leagues two seasons ago (top-20 in 9-cat), and there's no reason he can't reclaim that value as a focal point of Miami's offense. Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (glute) sits out practice
    D'Angelo Russell showed improvement in his bruised glute, but sat out Wednesday's practice and his status for Thursday's game vs. Toronto has yet to be determined.

    Advice: Russell isn't dealing with anything that a little rest can't cure, so he should be fine once the regular-season tips off. He'll have plenty of opportunity as the Lakers' starting point guard, but struggles with efficiency and turnovers will limit his value during the early goings of the season. He's a decent late-round target. Wednesday, 3:05 pm
  • Results on Brandon Bass' knee are inconclusive
    The results of Brandon Bass' x-rays on his left knee were inconclusive, and he will undergo further testing on Thursday.

    Advice: Bass will likely have an MRI or CT scan on Thursday, but there is no need to speculate on what is wrong until we get more information. Expect an update on Thursday afternoon. If Bass needs to miss time, Julius Randle would see more minutes and could solidify a starting role. Wednesday, 3:01 pm
  • Thomas Robinson (wrist) misses practice Wed
    Thomas Robinson (wrist) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He took a hard fall during Monday's preseason game, but he's not concerned about the injury, and he will travel with the team to Detroit for Thursday's preseason game. He's not a great target in standard leagues playing behind Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez. Wednesday, 10:59 am
  • Russell not concerned with bruised glute
    D'Angelo Russell did not seem all that concerned when asked about his bruised glute following the Lakers' overtime loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I feel fine. I wanted to get back out there," Russell said. "But Gary Vitti and the rest of the staff said they didn’t think it would be a smart idea. I’ll just ice and take care of it the best way possible and try to get out there." Russell didn't require any X-rays, and was sitting down while talking to reporters after the game, although he did say sitting was uncomfortable. The injury may force Russell to miss some exhibition games, but he should be fine for the regular-season. Wednesday, 7:40 am
  • Kevin Love (shoulder) will not play Wednesday
    Kevin Love (left shoulder) did not accompany the Cavs on their two game road trip, and will miss the Cavs' first two preseason games on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Advice: Love will go through his first full practice with the Cavs on Saturday, and he could be ready to play by Monday's preseason game vs. Memphis. He will serve as the third-option on offense once that Cavs are completely healthy, which obviously limits his upside. On a per-game basis last season, Love was a fourth-round asset, so that's where we'd recommend targeting him on draft day. Wednesday, 7:24 am
  • Clifford likes Jeremy Lamb in the second unit
    Head coach Steve Clifford said that he would prefer to keep Jeremy Lamb in the second unit.

    Advice: "I really like Jeremy Lamb as a first wing sub off the bench because he’s versatile," said Clifford. "He can score, he can pass and he’s got size. If we started him, then we start the roller coaster of a whole lot of guys changing roles. If we moved somebody else into the starting lineup, then everyone else remains in their slots." With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (torn labrum) expected to miss the 2015-16 season, there will be a lot of opportunity for some of the wing players in Charlotte. Lamb could have some more shots coming his way serving in a sixth man role for the Hornets, and he's on the radar as a late-round target in deep leagues. Wednesday, 6:02 am
  • Brandon Bass has knee scare in OT loss
    Brandon Bass played 16 minutes and made all four of his shots for 12 points, three rebounds, two steals and a block in Tuesday's preseason overtime loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Bass hurt his knee during the game, but was able to walk it off and return to the game. He should be fine, but he looks primed to play behind Julius Randle, who is a much better fantasy option at this point. Wednesday, 12:46 am
  • Gordon Hayward sits after first quarter
    Gordon Hayward played the first quarter and finished with four points, one rebound, two assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 1-of-3 shooting in 12 minutes of Tuesday's overtime win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Hayward sat after the first quarter, so there's not much to read into this one, although the steals were nice. Wednesday, 12:21 am
  • D'Angelo Russell won't return for Lakers
    D'Angelo Russell, who suffered a bruised glute after a hard fall in the first half of Wednesday morning's game, will not return for the second half.

    Advice: The news isn't bad though, as the injury appeared to be worse than a bruised butt when it happened. The Lakers are simply exercising caution with their top draft pick and he should be fine for the next preseason game, or at least for the start of the regular season. Tuesday, 10:27 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell cleared to return for Lakers
    D'Angelo Russell was helped to the locker room by teammates after taking a hard fall on his glute (butt) early on Wednesday morning, but has been cleared to return to the game.

    Advice: This is great news for Russell and the Lakers, and we fully expect to see him again in the second half. He simply has a bruised butt, so it looks like a serious injury has been avoided after he mistakenly tried to stop Rudy Gobert from driving to the hole. Tuesday, 9:33 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell leaves after ugly fall
    Rookie guard D'Angelo Russell ended up on the wrong end of a Rudy Gobert drive early on Wednesday morning and was basically carried to the locker room by teammates after suffering a back or leg injury.

    Advice: He took a hard and awkward fall and may be more shaken up than anything. However, he didn't look great being helped off the court. We'll let you know what the diagnosis is and if he's going to miss extended time, Lou Williams could become an important player for the Lakers, and possibly fantasy owners down the line. Tuesday, 9:25 pm
  • Derrick Favors (sore groin) out Tuesday
    Derrick Favors (sore right groin) will not suit up for Tuesday's preseason game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: It is the norm for teams to be extremely cautious with their starters during preseason action, and given that Favors doesn't have a history of dealing with groin injuries, we wouldn't read much into his absence from Tuesday night's game. Favors benefited from playing next to Rudy Gobert last season, compiling averages of 16.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.7 blocks per game after the All-Star break, and he'll make for a quality mid-round selection on draft day. Tuesday, 1:35 pm
  • Kevin Love hoping to practice over weekend
    Kevin Love (shoulder) is hoping to return to live practice this weekend.

    Advice: Love has ben progressed to play 3-on-3, but is hoping to be able to return to live practice this weekend. Love is on-track to start the regular season healthy and could see an uptick in usage if Kyrie Irving (knee) is out longer than expected and/or the Cavaliers stick to their plan to rest LeBron James more. While Love should be able to bounce back from a disappointing 2014-15 season, he's better off left for another fantasy owner to take a risk on in the third round. Tuesday, 9:48 am
  • LeBron James to play preseason opener
    LeBron James will play in the Cavaliers first preseason game on Wednesday, but will sit out Thursday's game.

    Advice: While this news won't affect fantasy owners in season-long leagues, James will be unavailable for Thurdsay's game against Philadelphia. The Cavs are committed to decreasing the wear-and-tear on the 30-year-old before the playoffs and this looks to be the start of that plan. With his minutes potentially decreasing, James should be targeted in the latter half of the first-round of fantasy drafts. Tuesday, 6:39 am
  • D'Angelo Russell practices in full on Monday
    D'Angelo Russell (foot) practiced in full on Monday.

    Advice: Lakers reporter Mike Trudell says he "seems to have a good handle on the bruised foot," and Russell says he's good physically overall. This will be something to monitor but at least for now it appears to be a non-issue in terms of his draft stock, which is hovering in the late rounds. Monday, 10:51 pm
  • Robinson double-doubles with 12 and 16
    Thomas Robinson double-doubled in Monday's preseason opener, scoring 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting with 16 rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 26 minutes.

    Advice: If Robinson can just focus on rebounding and energy numbers he could carve himself a low-to-mid level role in the Nets' rotation. But nobody should overreact to a game against international competition, and even if Robinson does turn his career around his fantasy stat set isn't that great. Just keep an eye on him from afar for now. Monday, 8:09 pm
  • Thomas Robinson starts alongside Brook Lopez
    Thomas Robinson will start at PF for the Nets on Monday, as coach Lionel Hollins wants to see T-Rob play alongside Brook Lopez.

    Advice: Thaddeus Young is the undisputed starter and this is merely a preseason experiment with no long-term repercussions. T-Rob is still 24 years old and he's shown flashes of improved play in recent seasons, even averaging 8.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 0.7 steals in only 18.5 minutes for Philadelphia last year. He's on the radar in deep leagues, but that's about it. Monday, 2:56 pm
  • Nerlens Noel (hip) expected to play Tuesday
    Nerlens Noel (hip) did not practice on Monday, but he is expected to play in Tuesday's preseason opener.

    Advice: Noel is dealing with a sore hip and is "scheduled" to play, but it wouldn't be surprising if the team treats him with kid gloves and holds him back as a precaution. Either way, there's no reason for alarm and Noel appears to be just fine. Noel is an early mid-round pick with a fast-rising ADP. Monday, 10:35 am
  • Chris Bosh has no additional limitations
    Chris Bosh (lungs) has no additional limitations.

    Advice: "I’m good to go. I take it as I got rest. If you would have asked me about health five, six months ago, that would have been an issue," Bosh said. "But that was then, and I’ve had all this time to really build back up from that. So the health is behind me. I’ve done everything necessary to get to this point. Now I’m back playing basketball, so my mental health is back where it’s supposed to be." Currently undervalued in drafts and regularly going after teammate Hassan Whiteside, Bosh is an excellent pick for fantasy owners this season. Monday, 8:10 am
  • Derrick Favors scores 16 pts w/ nine boards
    Derrick Favors was solid during Utah's preseason win over Los Angeles on Sunday, scoring 16 points (7-of-15 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs) with nine boards, one steal and one block in just 24 minutes.

    Advice: Favors will again be one of the go-to-guys on offense for Utah this season, and at just 24 years old, there's no reason why he can't take another step in his development. Through 74 games last season Favors compiled averages of 16.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 0.8 steals per game, and he'll make for a quality mid-round selection on draft day. Sunday, 10:05 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell struggles with shot in start
    D'Angelo Russell started at point guard for the Lakers on Sunday, scoring five points on 2-of-8 shooting to go with three rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and two turnovers over 21 minutes.

    Advice: Russell was joined in the starting unit by Jordan Clarkson, Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle and Roy Hibbert, which will very likely be the Lakers' starting five on opening night. Russell said that his bruised right foot was not an issue once he got on the basketball court, so it doesn't sound like that's anything prospective owners should be concerned about. However, playing alongside ball-dominant players like Bryant and Clarkson could make it difficult for Russell to truly establish himself during his rookie year, so he's not worth much more than a late-round flier on draft day. Sunday, 9:17 pm
  • Chris Bosh scores 14 points with seven boards
    Chris Bosh scored 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting in his first game back since the blood clot issue, adding seven rebounds, two assists and one turnover through 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: Bosh looked great in his return to action, and he even had a highlight-reel between the legs pass to a cutting Dwyane Wade for the assist. He was Miami's best player today, and he's all setup for a bounce-back season after missing spending the second-half of the 2014-15 season on the sidelines. He'll make for a solid mid-round selection on draft day. Sunday, 5:26 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb scores 16 points on Saturday
    Jeremy Lamb scored 16 points in 25 minutes in Saturday's preseason win over the Magic.

    Advice: He also added four boards, one assist and two 3-pointers on 5-of-10 shooting from the field. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) is in danger of missing some time depending on the results of Monday's evaluation, so Lamb could have a sizable role right out of the gate. Lamb is on the radar in deeper formats. Sunday, 8:35 am
  • Chris Bosh's conditioning has been a surprise
    Chris Bosh (lungs) said that his soreness has been limited and that he is surprised about how great he has felt in practices.

    Advice: This is excellent news and head coach Erik Spoelstra also said that he saw no signs of fatigue with Bosh this week. Bosh should be available at a discount after missing a huge chunk of the 2014-15 season, so don't sleep on him during the middle rounds. Saturday, 8:11 am
  • Chandler taking Len under his wing
    Tyson Chandler said Alex Len has "all the tools that you want to see in a big man in this league."

    Advice: "I don’t think he knows how good he is to be quite honest," Chandler said. "I think when he starts to understand that and starts to get that confidence, you’ll see him start to grow and explode." Chandler is really looking after Len and it could really help The Kraine's career trajectory. He needs to stay healthy, though. Friday, 3:44 pm
  • T.J. Warren scrimmages with the first unit
    T.J. Warren was scrimmaging in a lineup that also featured Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Markieff Morris and Tyson Chandler.

    Advice: To be clear, nothing is set in stone yet, but it's a good sign that Warren is getting some first team reps. This would mean that P.J. Tucker would be the odd man out, but more playing time would be available to both Warren and Tucker if the Suns ultimately decide to trade Morris. We will keep an eye on this position battle during the preseason, but Warren is already on the radar in most leagues and has the potential to have a breakout season. Friday, 12:43 pm
  • Ryno lights it up in scrimmage
    Ryan Anderson scored 24 points with six 3-pointers in Thursday's intrasquad scrimmage.

    Advice: He apparently made it look easy as the Pelicans continue to talk him up. Anderson could be a big beneficiary with the system of Alvin Gentry, which featured the 3-point shot with some added pace in Phoenix and with the Warriors. If he can stay healthy, Ryno could be a top five in treys this year. Thursday, 8:26 pm
  • LeBron says Kevin Love will be featured more
    LeBron James says he expects "big things" from Kevin Love this season.

    Advice: "He will do some of the things he did prior to last year," James said. Love only had a 21.6 usage rate in his 1,890 minutes with LeBron last year, and 68.4 percent of his shots came without a dribble overall. By comparison, Love had a 28.4 usage rate with the Wolves in 2013-14 with 64.5 percent of his shots coming without a bounce. He's a risky pick in the third round. Wednesday, 12:27 pm
  • Sergey Karasev (knee) to scrimmage Wednesday
    Sergey Karasev (knee) sat out of the scrimmage portion of practice on Tuesday, but he is expected to scrimmage on Wednesday.

    Advice: Karasev practiced for two hours straight prior to yesterday's scrimmage, so the Nets are simply being cautious. "I don’t want to do two hard days in the beginning and then have my knee get sore, then take a day off," Karasev said. "Just every day we can build off everything, and go from there." Karasev should be ready for the start of the season, but he has a ton of competition for minutes on the wings and isn't worth drafting in most leagues. Wednesday, 7:48 am
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