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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 Today, 12:00 pm
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  • Clippers officially sign vet Raymond Felton
    Clippers sign G Raymond Felton.

    Advice: Felton will get the veteran's minimum in Los Angeles, where he'll play behind both Chris Paul and Austin Rivers at the point guard position. Without multiple injuries in the backcourt, there is no fantasy value to be found here. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:58 am
  • Gary Harris has chemistry with Nikola Jokic
    Gary Harris said that he has good chemistry with Nikola Jokic.

    Advice: This is especially notable with Denver drafting Jamal Murray and head coach Mike Malone calling Jokic a player the Nuggets can build around. "We got a little chemistry going," Harris said. "I can kinda see what he's thinking just by his eyes, and he sees what I'm thinking." Malone has told Harris that he remains Denver's starting two-guard, but it's hard to envision a ton of direct touches with Jokic, Emmanuel Mudiay, Danilo Gallinari—among others—vying for a bigger role. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:34 am
  • Report: CJ McCollum, Blazers reach $106M deal
    C.J. McCollum and the Trail Blazers have reached agreement on a four-year, $106M contract extension, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Portland has made some questionable moves this offseason, but this certainly is not one of them. McCollum, who will be just 25 in September, averaged career-high marks across the board in what can only be described as a breakout 2015-16 season. Now, there will be no questioning what his future looks like with the Blazers, and the team will push forward in its rebuild with McCollum and Damian Lillard at the helm. McCollum, who averaged 20.8 points, 2.5 3PM and 1.2 steals on 44.8 percent shooting last season, could be in line to improve upon those numbers in his second full go-around as the unquestioned starting shooting guard. Per Wojnarowski, the deal will not include any options or trade kickers. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:09 am
  • Victor Oladipo believes a breakout is coming
    Victor Oladipo implied that he's prepared to take his game to the next level with the Thunder.

    Advice: "I feel like you’re going to see a lot more from me; I don’t think I’ve even scratched the surface of how good I really can be," Oladipo said. "I’m getting better every day and I’m looking forward to [showing] it. I can still grow way, way more." Without Kevin Durant in the picture, the opportunity for Oladipo to show out alongside Russell Westbrook is certainly there. We wouldn't be afraid to "reach" for him in upcoming fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:20 am
  • Langston Galloway comfortable at both G spots
    Langston Galloway said he's comfortable playing either guard spot in New Orleans.

    Advice: New Orleans has Jrue Holiday, Tim Frazier, Buddy Hield and E'Twaun Moore in the backcourt with Tyreke Evans (knee) expected to begin the season on the shelf, so Galloway could very well wind up seeing minutes at both point guard and shooting guard. Despite the potential path to playing time, Galloway will only arrive on the fantasy radar in standard leagues if there is an injury or two in front of him. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:15 am
  • James Harden confident in D'Antoni's scheme
    James Harden expressed confidence that he'll thrive in Mike D'Antoni's system.

    Advice: "We've communicated several times a week," he said. "You know, it's going to work. I'm really excited about it because he's prepared. He's prepared, he's given me knowledge, he's given me things where I can fit into his offense and what he's trying to do." Harden also believes Houston's roster improvements will allow him to give a greater effort on defense, but we'll believe that when we see it. Regardless, The Beard should enter the 2016-17 campaign as a consensus top-3 fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:29 am
  • 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 11:15 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 Saturday, 2:56 pm
  • 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 Saturday, 9:26 am
  • Hunter, Young to fight for last roster spot
    R.J. Hunter, James Young, Ben Bentil and John Holland are "in position to fight" for Boston's final roster spot according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.

    Advice: The Celtics gave guaranteed deals to Tyler Zeller, Gerald Green and Demetrius Jackson on Saturday, so Boston's roster is nearly complete. None of those guys would crack the rotation on opening night anyways, so fantasy owners can ignore this. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:08 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 Saturday, 8:46 am
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Arron Afflalo eager to prove himself
    Arron Afflalo said he's never been more eager to prove his worth as a player.

    Advice: "I can say this is probably the hungriest I’ve ever been in my life, just to prove myself as a player, not for selfish reasons, but just to show that I can really be a part of a team and help them go to the next level," Afflalo said. "Sacramento wasn’t too far from making the playoffs. That’s my goal, just to work hard and get these guys on the right train and get us into the playoffs." He signed a two-year, $25 million deal, so he's likely going to be the starting shooting guard on opening night. Regardless, he's a low-end asset at best after averaging 12.8 points, 3.7 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.3 triples last season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:21 am
  • Tyler Harvey signs in Italy
    Tyler Harvey signed a deal to play for Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino in Italy.

    Advice: He was the 51st pick in the 2015 Draft and spent last season in the D-League with the Erie BayHawks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:41 am
  • Curry wasn't happy withdrawing from Olympics
    Stephen Curry said that he "wasn't too happy" having to withdraw from the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: "I wasn't too happy with the situation of having to pull out of the Games," said Curry. "When I got hurt in the playoffs and knew that the recovery time over the course of summer was going to be important for me to get ready for next year." Curry opting out of Rio is probably music to fantasy owners’ ears, as he just didn't look quite right during Golden State's postseason run. He'll be conceding some touches to Kevin Durant this upcoming season, but he should still flirt with top-5 value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:16 pm
  • Kyrie Irving eager to compete for gold medal
    Kyrie Irving said having the opportunity to compete for gold at the 2016 Olympic Games is a "dream come true."

    Advice: "Having a chance to go for a gold in the Olympics is a dream come true," Irving said. "I would say this is just a little step below winning a championship for me." Irving struggled to get into the flow of things this past season as he recovered from the knee injury, and only managed to muster up mid-round value in standard leagues with averages of 19.6 points, 4.7 assists, 1.6 triples and 1.1 steals per game. He should be better next year with a healthy offseason, so he could make for a solid value pick on draft day. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:41 pm
  • 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
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  • Nuggets sign G/F Mike Miller
    Nuggets sign G/F Mike Miller.

    Advice: Miller has officially signed a multi-year deal with the Nuggets and will continue to serve as a veteran option of the bench for Denver. After playing just 47 games in 2015-16, the 36-year-old won't carry any fantasy value into the 2016-17 season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:13 am
  • 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
  • Pelicans sign G Langston Galloway
    Pelicans sign G Langston Galloway.

    Advice: The terms of Galloway's deal are currently unavailable, but the 24-year-old will now join the Pelicans as a backup guard. While Galloway has looked good at times during his short NBA career, he's too inconsistent to consider drafting in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Report: Alonzo Gee signs with Pelicans
    Alonzo Gee has signed with the Pelicans, according to Mike Scotto of Sheridan Hoops.

    Advice: Gee's one-year deal is $1.4 million and will bring the 29-year-old to New Orleans as bench depth. While Gee will help provide the Pelicans with a veteran presence off the bench, he won't have much fantasy value in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:39 am
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  • James Anderson officially signs in Turkey
    James Anderson has officially signed with Darussafaka Dogus of Turkey.

    Advice: Anderson's deal with Darussafaka is for two years and could signify the end of the 27-year-old's NBA career. After averaging just 3.5 points per game with the Kings last season, Anderson is now firmly off the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:09 am
  • Alonzo Gee finalizing deal with Pelicans
    Alonzo Gee is finalizing a one-year deal with the Pelicans.

    Advice: Gee's representatives and the Pelicans are hoping to finalize the deal in the next day. Due to the Pelicans having so many injuries late in the year, Gee played 25.9 minutes per game in March. He did suffer a quad tear to end his season on Mar. 28. He'll likely just be emergency depth. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:28 am
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  • 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
  • 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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  • Harden says Steve Nash influenced his game
    James Harden said that some of his game was influenced by the playing style of Steve Nash.

    Advice: "I got a little bit of Nash in me," Harden said. "He had his own pace to the game; that's what I took out of that. You could never speed him up, you could never make him do anything he didn't want to do." Harden may possess a bit of Nash's passing abilities, but he certainly departs from Nash in his willingness to dish the rock. With Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry on the same team, Harden and Russell Westbrook will likely be competing for the No. 1 and 2 spots in the fantasy rankings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:39 am
  • Gary Harris will be the Nuggets' starting SG
    Michael Malone called Gary Harris on draft night to assure him he will remain the team's starting two-guard.

    Advice: The Nuggets' picked up combo guard Jamal Murray on draft night, but it doesn't sound like he'll be challenging Harris for the starting two-spot, as GM Tim Connelly had a similar message for Harris last month. Harris is one of the better two-way players in the league, and he should be able to get close to last year's averages of 14.3 points, 2.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.5 triples on 48.0 percent shooting. The Nuggets' are trying to showcase Murray's ability to play the one and the two, so he shouldn't really eat into Harris' minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:55 pm
  • Mike Miller agrees to terms with Nuggets
    Mike Miller has agreed to a two-year, $5 million-plus deal with the Nuggets.

    Advice: The Nuggets really don't need Miller and he's basically just a roster filler. Miller only played in 47 games last year, making just 35.5 percent from the field. He won't be in the rotation to start the season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:57 pm
  • OKC rescinds qualifying offer on Dion Waiters
    The Thunder have rescinded their qualifying offer to Dion Waiters.

    Advice: That makes him an unrestricted free agent, which means the Thunder won't be able to match an offer sheet from another team. However, they do still have his Bird rights and they could still re-sign him at some point. Waiters would have some decent value in OKC, but he could wind up with the 76ers or Nets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:52 pm
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  • 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
  • Kyrie Irving: LeBron helped me become a pro
    Kyrie Irving said that LeBron James has helped teach him "how to be a professional."

    Advice: "There were times during my young career where I wanted to be the leader, but I didn't really know how," Irving said. "I was stuck in that place of being a young guy and finding out how to be selfless." The three-time All-Star looked like a leader during the playoffs and he's now a defending champion, but as usual his fantasy value hinges on his health -- he's averaged 17.5 DNPs over the past four seasons. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 7:22 am
  • Paul George will work on off-ball play in Rio
    Paul George said that he'll work on improving his off the ball play during the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: "Now it's about learning how to play off the ball," said George. "I think that's where guys take that next step. Learning how to space the floor. Learning how to cut. Learning how to play on the boards; battle the boards. I think just playing off the ball is where guys take that next step." PG-13 was a top-15 stud in 9-cat leagues during the 2014-15 season, and he'll make for a fine late-first, early-second round selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 9:35 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
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