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  • 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 Today, 1:48 pm
  • Jeremy Lin believes his best years are ahead
    Jeremy Lin is hopeful he can have a career-year as the Nets' starting point guard.

    Advice: "I'm 27. I’m going into the next three years [thinking they] should be the best years from an athletic prime standpoint," said Lin. "If you look at when NBA players peak, a lot of times it’s 27-30." Lin will be entering his athletic prime and returning to the coach (Kenny Atkinson) that helped make him a star during his Lin-sanity days with the Knicks. Atkinson has already said Lin will be Brooklyn's starting point guard, which should allow him enough minutes to put up mid-round value. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:36 am
  • McDonough praises Devin Booker's development
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough said that he's never seen a player "improve as rapidly" as Devin Booker has.

    Advice: Booker really took off during the second-half of the 2015-16 season when both Brandon Knight (hernia, ankle) and Eric Bledsoe (knee) went down, putting in averages of 19.2 points, 3.0 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.5 triples and 3.1 turnovers per contest, and it'll be interesting to see if Phoenix makes any offseason moves to open up more minutes for Booker next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:15 am
  • Medication is key issue for Chris Bosh?
    According to the Miami Herald, it's still being discussed whether or not Chris Bosh should be taken off blood thinners.

    Advice: If Bosh comes off blood thinners this summer then he should be able to play, but that's not a guarantee. He has previously tried to convince the Heat to let him try a new medication that would be out of his system in 8-12 hours so that he could he lessen the risks of playing a contact sport while on thinners, but the Heat didn't go for it. Bosh may take this issue to the players union, but some in his camp have reportedly grown suspicious of the Heat’s intentions --Miami could take the rest of his contract off the books if he doesn't make a single appearance next season. It doesn't sound like the two sides are close to a resolution at all. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:20 am
  • Jones chose Pelicans to have larger role
    Terrence Jones said he chose to sign with the Pelicans in order to earn a larger role.

    Advice: "I wanted an opportunity to play for a team that is young and defining itself, but could still compete right away," Jones said." I wanted a larger role, where I could really compete and help a team win." Jones disappeared in Houston last season, but now he has a fresh start alongside former Kentucky teammate Anthony Davis. "We won a lot of games together and I know what he’s capable of," Jones said of Davis. "We both work well together and we’ve already got a great chemistry and friendship." Jones is only 24 years old and should be able to have a bounce-back campaign if he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:16 am
  • Trey Burke looking forward to a fresh start
    Trey Burke is looking forward to a fresh start with the Wizards after falling out of the rotation in Utah last season.

    Advice: "It was definitely time for a reset," Burke said. "A lot of the things that happened, I didn’t understand. Just to have an opportunity again, being able to play with an All-Star-caliber point guard in John Wall, I look at it as an opportunity to go deep in the playoffs and win games." Burke should be the primary backup behind John Wall next season, but he likely won't be able to make an impact in standard fantasy leagues while the Wizards are at full strength. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:21 am
  • Jahlil Okafor trade talks 'have grown stale'
    Talks between the Celtics and 76ers regarding a potential Jahlil Okafor trade have grown "stale" according to the Boston Herald.

    Advice: Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported that the Celtics aren't willing to give up much to acquire Okafor, but that's not surprising because Philly doesn't have any leverage in trade talks because of their desire to move a big. The teams could revisit the talks soon, but nothing is imminent by any means. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 am
  • Meyers Leonard will be re-evaluated Aug. 1
    Meyers Leonard (shoulder surgery) said he will be re-evaluated on August 1.

    Advice: He recently said that he's hoping to be ready in time for the start of the season, but his timetable will likely be updated after his checkup. Leoard did admit that he will be cautious with his return, which makes sense because he just signed a four-year, $41 million deal. Unfortunately for Leonard, minutes won't be easy to find in Portland's frontcourt next season, especially if they re-sign Moe Harkless as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:35 am
  • James Young could be traded?
    James Young could be used as a trade chip for his $1.8 million contract next season.

    Advice: Basically, the Celtics could just use that money to make a trade work financially. Young had a bad Summer League and really hasn't played well since he was drafted. A change of scenery would probably be good for Young. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:56 pm
  • Meyers Leonard targeting start of season
    Meyers Leonard (shoulder surgery) said that he's hoping to be ready around the start of the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: "It's a progression, first introducing rebounding, grabbing stuff overhead, then one-on-one, three-on-three, extending to the full court," Leonard said. "We'll see. You just never know." The Blazers won't be in a hurry to rush him back after re-signing him to a four-year deal worth $41 million, and most players tend to be a little too optimistic about timetables anyways. If the Blazers re-sign Moe Harkless, Leonard's outlook for the 2016-17 campaign won't be great with Al-Farouq Aminu expected to play more power forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 am
  • Olshey calls Crabbe a foundational player
    Portland GM Neil Olshey said that Allen Crabbe is a "foundational player."

    Advice: "We all saw what he was able to do last season when he was given the opportunity," Olshey said. "Those opportunities will increase as we go forward. He's an incredible young player in this league." It sounds like Olshey expects Crabbe's role to grow, but that may be tough after the Blazers signed Evan Turner to a four-year deal and he obviously won't be taking minutes away from C.J. McCollum. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 am
  • LAC, CHI and DET linked to Kevin Martin
    The Clippers, Bulls and Pistons are interested in Kevin Martin according to Amico Hoops.

    Advice: Martin was a shell of himself last season, averaging 9.3 points on 37.2 percent shooting. The 33-year-old veteran would likely have a limited role off the bench on all three of those teams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:46 am
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  • PHX, IND and ATL linked to Thomas Robinson
    The Suns, Pacers and Hawks are interested in free agent forward Thomas Robinson according to Amico Hoops.

    Advice: We haven't heard much about Robinson this offseason, so his market value is probably pretty low. He did have a nice finish to the 2015-16 season with averages of 14.6 points and 12.3 rebounds in seven starts, but he shot just 44.7 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from the line on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 am
  • Celtics, Tyler Zeller agree to 2-year deal
    Tyler Zeller has agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with the Celtics.

    Advice: The second year of the deal is a team option, so the Celtics will still keep their financial flexibility for the 2017 offseason. Zeller was solid in limited minutes last season, averaging 6.1 points, 3.0 boards and 0.4 blocks in 11.8 minutes per game. He won't have much fantasy value with Amir Johnson and Al Horford around. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:22 am
  • Pelicans sign Tim Frazier
    The Pelicans have officially signed Tim Frazier.

    Advice: "We were really impressed with how well Tim performed last season," Pelicans GM Dell Demps said. "He stepped into our rotation late in the season and immediately made a positive impact. Tim is a player our coaches want to coach, and our players want to play with him. We are happy to have him back." Frazier had a strong finish to the 2015-16 season, but he won't have much value right out of the gate while Jrue Holiday is healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:03 am
  • Pelicans sign Terrence Jones
    The Pelicans have officially signed Terrence Jones.

    Advice: It's just a one-year deal which will allow Jones to hit the open market again next summer. Jones has some durability concerns and fell out of the rotation in Houston last season, finishing with averages of 8.7 points, 4.2 boards and 0.8 blocks. He does have upside, but fantasy owners will be able to wait until the later rounds to snag him in the hope that he has a bounce-back campaign. If Anthony Davis plays a lot of center next season, there will be a path to minutes for Jones as he competes with Cheick Diallo for playing time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 am
  • David Stockton signs 3-year deal
    David Stockton has signed a three-year deal with Croatian team Cedevita Zagreb.

    Advice: It's unclear if there is an NBA out clause in the deal, but the 25-year-old may not get another shot in the NBA for a long time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:06 am
  • Report: Celtics won't give up much for Okafor
    According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Celtics won't give up much for Jahlil Okafor.

    Advice: Okafor is coming off knee surgery and had several off-court issues during his rookie season, and the 76ers won't have much leverage in trade talks because everyone knows that they need to move a big. It sounds like the talks are still ongoing, and if Okafor does find a new home then that will certainly benefit the fantasy outlook of Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:35 am
  • Atkinson says Jeremy Lin will be full-time PG
    Nets' head coach Kenny Atkinson said during Jeremy Lin's introductory press conference that he's looking for Lin to take on a leadership role, and that he will be the team's "full-time point guard."

    Advice: Lin is coming into his prime, and has already discussed his willingness to embrace a leadership role for this young Brooklyn team. The last time Lin was a full-time starter was during the 2012-13 season in which he averaged 32.2 minutes a night to go with 13.4 points, 6.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 triples per game on 44.1 percent shooting, which was good enough for mid-round value in standard leagues. Atkinson was also one of the primary coaches who helped develop Lin during his Lin-sanity run with the Knicks back in 2012, so he could be in for a career-year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 am
  • Report: BOS-PHI talking Jahlil Okafor trade
    Jahlil Okafor is reportedly the "most likely" Philadelphia big to be traded to Boston, should a trade go down.

    Advice: The 76ers and Celtics have been in trade talks since draft night, and while Boston was initially higher on Nerlens Noel, their interest in Noel has dissipated after they picked up their team option on Amir Johnson. Boston management reportedly believes that Okafor could pair well with Al Horford, although they are concerned about Okafor's well documented off-court antics. Okafor's value wouldn't necessarily improve playing in Boston's loaded frontcourt, but sending Okafor away would open up minutes for Noel, Joel Embiid, and Ben Simmons. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 am
  • Devin Booker works on his leadership skills
    Devin Booker said that he played in Summer League to work on his leadership skills.

    Advice: "Just getting acquainted with the younger guys and trying to teach them the ropes," Booker said. He said he's been focused on improving his body this summer, including "eating right" and "getting more flexible," and he was completely dominant against inferior competition in Las Vegas. As the Suns' presumptive starting SG, Booker is poised for a strong sophomore campaign. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 11:35 am
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee) limited w/ Select Team
    Jahlil Okafor (knee) will be limited to non-contact drills with the U.S. Men's Select Team in Las Vegas.

    Advice: Okafor will train with the Olympic team from July 18-21 but the Sixers feel that he's "simply not in the kind of basketball condition required to compete at this level," according to team president Bryan Colangelo. His surgically-repaired knee has healed and he's expected to be ready for training camp, though his fantasy outlook is clouded by trade rumors and uncertainty about the Sixers' frontcourt rotation. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 6:25 am
  • Pat Riley provides no update on Chris Bosh
    Pat Riley did not provide any updates on Chris Bosh's (blood clots) situation during Saturday's press conference.

    Advice: "I know Chris wants to play, and we would be open to that," said Riley. "But this is still fluid. There's not an answer." Basically, if Bosh is on a blood thinning medication to prevent blood clots, he's not going to play NBA basketball. For what it's worth, the Heat, Bosh and his doctors are talking "constantly," and Riley said they've even discussed the possibility of Bosh only playing in "some games," but they won't have an official decision on Bosh’ status for the 2016-17 season until August or September. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 10:23 am
  • James Young on thin ice?
    Celtics Summer League coach Jamie Young said he wasn't happy with how James Young played on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was on the injury report due to a knee issue, but Young only played seven minutes on Wednesday. The 2014 draft pick has made no progress and has already been leapfrogged by basically every first-round pick since. Young was more of a defense-first guy, but his offense hasn't made any noteworthy improvements. The Celtics might look to deal him. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 7:43 pm
  • Report: Terrence Jones inks 1-year deal w/ NO
    Terrence Jones has finalized a one-year contract with the Pelicans.

    Advice: Jones will get a fresh start in New Orleans, and perhaps he'll finally have a healthy season in which he realizes his potential. He will however be competing for minutes with rookie Cheik Diallo, who has been impressive during summer league, and his lengthy injury history makes him a risky draft day target. Jones contract with New Orleans is reportedly for the minimum, but that number reportedly could rise to $1.5 million if the Pels can successfully move some cap space around. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 2:59 pm
  • Terrence Jones may not be headed to NO?
    Terrence Jones has reportedly received at least one offer from another NBA team that is richer than what the Pelicans can pay.

    Advice: The Pelicans are hopeful that Jones will decide to come to New Orleans, but given Jones’ relatively low career earnings, it wouldn't be shocking to see him take the deal that offers him the most money. Jones is a highly talented individual, but his tendency to find his way to the sidelines for extended stretches due to weird injuries makes him a risky guy to target on draft day. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 2:43 pm
  • Pelicans, Terrence Jones nearing 1-year deal
    The Pelicans and free agent Terrence Jones are reportedly nearing agreement to a one-year deal.

    Advice: Jones is coming off a lousy season with Houston, during which he averaged just 8.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 50 appearances. His arrival gives the Pelicans some much-needed frontcourt depth, but rookie big man Cheick Diallo has been impressive at Summer League and it's questionable whether Jones will make a fantasy impact while Anthony Davis is healthy. Rotoworld.com Jul 13, 10:15 pm
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