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  • Ainge needs to see more from Kelly Olynyk
    Danny Ainge implied that he needs to see more from Kelly Olynyk this season than he has shown in the past.

    Advice: Olynyk connected on a surprising 40.5 percent of his three-point attempts last season, but his game-to-game performance too often fluctuated and it resulted in making KO an unreliable part of Boston's rotation. Now that Al Horford is a Celtic, it's hard to see how Olynyk—who is still fighting to recover from shoulder surgery—makes a meaningful impact in standard fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:36 pm
  • Ainge wants better efficiency from Thomas
    Danny Ainge wants to see Isaiah Thomas improve his efficiency this season.

    Advice: Thomas shot 42.8 percent from the field while attempting a whopping 16.9 shots per game, and now that he's got a more talented roster around him, Ainge wants to see his point guard pick better spots rather than force it on the offensive end. The arrival of Al Horford should take some pressure off of Thomas and potentially open up a few things for him on the floor, but he'll be a high usage player regardless. Draft him accordingly. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:32 pm
  • Ainge: We need Marcus Smart to step up
    Danny Ainge said Marcus Smart is a player who needs to "take steps forward" this season.

    Advice: Smart is a career 35.7 percent shooter with a career average of 3.1 assists per game, and it seems that Ainge is specifically hinting at Smart improving his efficiency now that he's entering his third professional season. The former sixth overall pick is expected to have a bigger role without Evan Turner in the fold, but Brad Stevens has other options in guys like Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and rookie Jaylen Brown. Despite the ability to be an elite on-ball defender, the bottom line is this: Smart needs to perform better on the offensive end to justify his presence on the court. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:29 pm
  • Ainge praises Bradley's 2015-16 performance
    Danny Ainge heaped praise on Avery Bradley for his performance during the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: "Avery had a really good, efficient year last year," Ainge said.." He’s improved every year on his offensive efficiency. It’s not just about making 3’s or any one thing specifically, it’s about becoming an efficient scorer." Bradley averaged a career-high 15.2 points per game last season (including 1.9 3PM nightly), but it's hard to see that scoring number moving up with Al Horford now in town. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:23 pm
  • Whiteside feels chemistry is coming w/ Dragic
    Hassan Whiteside is confident that his chemistry with Goran Dragic will continue to improve.

    Advice: "Each game me and Goran got better. He’s easy to talk to. He’s a really good point guard. As the season went on, me and Goran understood each other better," Whiteside said. "[This] year is going to be even bigger. More of me and Goran communicating on that basketball level and getting to know each other better." There is a huge onus on Whiteside and Dragic to step up and lead without Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh in the picture, and those two players will be relied upon to lead Miami's offensive charge for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:02 pm
  • Bird expects Teague to get to the line more
    Larry Bird expects Jeff Teague to get to the free throw line more often.

    Advice: Teague averaged just 3.9 FTA per game last season, and that number actually helped to raise his career average to three attempts per contest. Obviously, it's an area Bird wants to see improved. "We’ve got to get the ball in his hands to let him make plays for the other guys," Larry Legend said. As for acclimating to his new teammates, Teague said he's learning their tendencies and hopes to continue that process through training camp. For what it's worth, Teague is intrigued with what Thad Young—who he said reminded him of Paul Millsap—can bring to the table. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:51 pm
  • Russell worked on floater, jumpers, finishing
    In addition to improving his ballhandling and conditioning, D'Angelo Russell spent time this summer working on his floaters and his ability to finish around the rim.

    Advice: Russell got a major wake up call during his up-and-down rookie season, but he appears to have turned a corner both on and off the court. There are multiple signs pointing to a potential sophomore breakout, and he's currently climbing fantasy boards at an expedited rate as a result. "That one year of experience did a lot for me," he admitted. "It just gave me a better blueprint of what my game is capable of [being]. It helped me recognize when I could get my shot and how I could get myself going." Rotoworld.com Today, 1:43 pm
  • Report: C. Early won't be at Knicks camp
    Unrestricted free agent Cleanthony Early is not expected to attend Knicks training camp, a source told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

    Advice: The Knicks have a full roster that does not include Early, so we're not exactly breaking ground here. It's likely that the former second-round pick will have to head overseas in order to reestablish any kind of value stateside. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:54 pm
  • Uthoff excited for chance to grow w/ Raptors
    Jarrod Uthoff is excited for his opportunity with the Raptors.

    Advice: "It’ll be a great chance to learn from experienced NBA guys that play at a very high level," Uthoff said. "Being around that every day, you can’t replace that. It’s a really professional organization that handles themselves with class in whatever they do. I think that’s showing on the court as well. It starts from the top down. They really created a special organization there." We don't anticipate Uthoff making it out of of training camp and onto the regular season roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:52 pm
  • Report: Antetokounmpo's deal has no options
    Giannis Antetokounmpo's new four-year, $100 million deal does not include any options and is not a max deal, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

    Advice: Bucks GM John Hammond revealed that a max deal for Giannis was discussed both "internally and externally," but at the end of the day it sounds like The Greek Freak was willing to take a little less in order to provide Milwaukee a chance at (eventually) building a championship-caliber roster. If you want the walking triple-double threat on your fantasy team, you'll need to take him with your first selection. For what it's worth, Giannis said he "can't imagine being somewhere else" and wants to stay in Milwaukee for "20 years." Rotoworld.com Today, 12:35 pm
  • Report: Vivek Ranadive wants to keep Rudy Gay
    Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is "determined to hold on to" Rudy Gay, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Despite Gay making it abundantly clear that he wants out and has no faith in the front office—we don't blame him for that stance—Ranadive isn't willing to give up on an attempt to retain him. Per Woj, Sacramento's owner believes Gay is a "vital talent," and he's told "associates that he believes he can change Gay's mind this year and persuade him to stay." It's hard to comprehend how Ranadive remains so far distanced from reality, and an argument could be made that this franchise has the most dysfunctional front office in the entire sport. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 pm
  • Mo Williams confirms this is his last season
    Mo Williams confirmed that the 2016-17 season will be his last.

    Advice: After a previous expectation that he would retire, Williams is coming back to collect his $2.2 million and chase another championship. He is not on the fantasy radar in any format, and it would not be surprising to see rookie Kay Felder pass him on the point guard depth chart. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:22 pm
  • Russell: Last offseason was 'Looney Tunes'
    D'Angelo Russell called the 2015 offseason was "Looney Tunes" and said that he got "nothing" out of the process.

    Advice: This offseason has a different feel and vibe for Russell, and it's been evident in both his actions and his words. "Fun," the point guard said when asked about life under Luke Walton. "Real fun. The team, I feel like, is growing." Russell didn't just stop there, either. "The coaching staff, the whole atmosphere that this coaching staff brings is different. I’m not saying better, I’m not downgrading the last coaching staff. I’m just saying the atmosphere they bring every day is a winning mentality." D-Lo said he received "no guidance from the people that were supposed to give me the guidance" under the previous regime, but we like his chances to blossom with a new leadership structure in place. A sophomore breakout is a very real and spectacular possibility, especially after he spent his offseason working on ballhandling, his jumper, his conditioning, how to better manage his time and how to implement a better diet. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:20 pm
  • Bird confirms plan is to re-sign Jeff Teague
    Larry Bird confirmed that he intends to attempt to sign Jeff Teague to a long-term contract.

    Advice: At the time Teague was traded to the Pacers, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that Indiana intended to sign the point guard to a long-term deal. Now, Bird has confirmed that course of action. "This contract stuff will take care of itself," Bird said. "We’ll like to have both of them [Teague and Paul George] back, but you never know what happens." It's possible the two sides work out a new deal during the season, but it's still too early in the process to project a possible outcome. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:13 pm
  • Pacers have standing max offer to Paul George
    The Pacers have a standing max contract offer to Paul George.

    Advice: Bird wants to sign George to a max deal as soon as PG-13 is ready. "I know he don’t want to talk about it all year and I don’t either," Bird said. "We want Paul here and we know what it’s going to cost and what it’s going to take. If Paul wants to get a deal done, we will. It’s a max deal. There’s no others, so there’s no use talking about it. If he wants it, he’s got it." All the attention will now turn to George and his future plans as the Pacers prepare to begin the 2016-17 campaign. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:09 pm
  • Joakim Noah (shoulder) not facing restriction
    Joakim Noah (shoulder) is not expected to have any kind of minute restrictions when training camp begins next week.

    Advice: After appearing in just 29 games last season, Noah is fully healed and clearly motivated to silence a lot of critics and doubters. We like the on-paper fit in New York, but the charismatic center has to prove he can stay on the floor and be effective after signing a massive four-year, $72M deal this summer. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:57 am
  • Festus Ezeli (knee) has no timeline to return
    Festus Ezeli (knee) has no timeline to return to action.

    Advice: "I personally don't have a timeline," he said. "I'm taking it day by day because when it comes to this situation, you never go with a timeline. It will frustrate me if I go by a timeline. I just try to take it by how I feel so hopefully sometime soon I can get back on the court and start playing again." The big man did say that his knee is "getting better," but "it's gonna take a little bit for me to get to where I'm a 100 percent." The ongoing knee issues helps to explain why Ezeli's free agent market didn't develop like so many anticipated, and it's currently unclear when he may be able to get onto the court for his new team. As a result, Portland will be forced to lean a little harder on Mason Plumlee and Ed Davis. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:47 am
  • Quincy Pondexter (knee) still has long road
    Quincy Pondexter (knee surgeries) said that he still has to get his leg "a lot stronger" after two major knee surgeries.

    Advice: Q-Pon didn't play at all last season due to ongoing knee complications, and it doesn't sound like he'll be back before November—but more likely December or January—at the earliest. Even with a nickname that centers around a discount, he's not on the fantasy radar in any format. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:39 am
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  • Bud: DeAndre Bembry is 'very, very smart'
    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer called rookie DeAndre Bembry a "very, very smart" basketball player.

    Advice: "His basketball mind is beyond his years," the head coach said. "There is an athleticism, a pop, to him that is kind of under the radar. He fits us well. He can pass. He has a really high I.Q. I think he’s going to be good." Although the praise should be taken with a grain of salt with training camp about to get underway, it's certainly worth noting. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:24 am
  • Prince making early impression on Budenholzer
    Hawks rookie Taurean Prince has made an early impression on head coach Mike Budenholzer.

    Advice: "Taurean, I think he has made a great first impression in the months since we drafted him," Budenholzer said. "To have the kind of size and physicality at the small forward position, is something we are hoping to work with, grow and develop. He can do a little bit of everything. Offensively, we have to continue to grow him and work with him but there is a lot there to work with. Defensively, he gets after it. He kind of fits that there is going to be more of an edge, a physicality, to our team between Dwight [Howard], Dennis [Schroder] and Taurean, that’s a big infusion of edge, toughness and physicality." The first-round pick is worth monitoring during training camp, but he's not on the fantasy radar yet. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:21 am
  • Mike Budenholzer praises Malcolm Delaney
    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said "it's almost not fair" to call Malcolm Delaney a rookie.

    Advice: "He is a rookie who has played in the Euroleague final four. He’s played at the highest level in Europe and been one of the top guards over there," Bud said. "His demeanor and his understanding of the game, we feel really good about his addition. We have so much respect for European basketball. What he has done over there, to add that to our team, we are very hopeful he is somebody who is going to help us." Delaney has clearly made an early impression, but it's hard to see him pushing for relevance in the majority of fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:18 am
  • Report: Cavs concerned about Iman Shumpert
    The Cavs are "concerned" about Iman Shumpert, according to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

    Advice: Pluto's video report focuses on Shumpert's poor play on the court last season rather than his recent DUI. Pluto also cited Shump's injury history as a factor in Cleveland's thinking, and the Georgia Tech product will have plenty to prove in 2016-17 after signing a four-year, $40M deal last summer to remain with the Cavs. As for his fantasy value, Shumpert's chance to be a factor in standard formats is dependent upon J.R. Smith's potential return. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:16 am
  • Hennigan expects Payton to show improvement
    Orlando GM Rob Hennigan is expecting to see a lot of improvement from Elfrid Payton this season.

    Advice: "Well, I’ll tell you that Elfrid had a great summer, a very productive summer," Hennigan said. "He put in a tremendous amount of work in all areas of his game. He’s gotten a lot stronger. So we’re expecting him to show a lot of improvement across the board." Hennigan added that he still really believes in Payton, and it's worth noting that new coach Frank Vogel is anticipating a "heck of a year" from the third-year PG. If his shooting has improved as much as the Magic say it has, he could have a big year in Orlando, assuming he outplays D.J. Augustin. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:48 am
  • Wizards sign Johnny O'Bryant
    The Wizards have officially signed Johnny O'Bryant.

    Advice: It's likely just a training camp deal for O'Bryant, but even if he makes the team, he's not going to see minutes right out of the gate. O'Bryant averaged 3.0 points and 2.7 rebounds for the Bucks last season in 13.0 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:24 am
  • Morey said he's been eyeing Ennis for a while
    Rockets GM Daryl Morey said he had targeted Tyler Ennis in the 2014 draft.

    Advice: The Rockets acquired Ennis from the Bucks in exchange for Michael Beasley on Friday, and Morey indicated that he will have a chance to crack the rotation. "He's a guy we've always had our eye on, that has an ability to pass," Morey said. "He definitely has a real chance to step up." It's not out of the question to think that Ennis could pass Pablo Prigioni on the depth chart, but Patrick Beverley is still the overwhelming favorite to start. Deep-league owners can just keep an eye on Ennis for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:19 am
  • Greivis Vasquez's status is still unclear
    Greivis Vasquez’s (ankle) status for opening night is still up in the air.

    Advice: He is still recovering from bone spur surgery on his ankle and his rehab has taken longer than expected. This will be a rebuilding season for the Nets, so it's tough to imagine Vasquez playing a lot of minutes with Jeremy Lin and Isaiah Whitehead in town. He's not a fantasy target this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
  • Josh Richardson expected back early in season
    According to the Miami Herald, Josh Richardson (right MCL) is expected to return to the court "very early in the season, at the latest."

    Advice: Richardson suffered a partially torn MCL in early September and was given a timetable of 6-8 weeks, so it's not out of the question that he could be available for the season opener. The Miami Herald is reporting that Dion Waiters in the front-runner to start, but Richardson will have an excellent chance to take over that role once healthy. Richardson can play several positions and the Heat will use small-ball lineups a lot with Chris Bosh out indefinitely, so his outlook is still promising. He's a solid stash if you're willing to be a little patient. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:49 am
  • Quincy Pondexter (knee) not traveling
    Quincy Pondexter (knee) is not traveling with the team to China.

    Advice: He will stay home to continue his rehab. Pondexter still hasn't gone through any on-court work yet, so he's behind schedule. The Pelicans will almost certainly bring him along slowly and he might not be ready to start the season. Due to his knee surgery, he hasn't played in a game since Apr. 25, 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:35 am
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  • Isaiah Thomas working on off-the-dribble 3s
    Isaiah Thomas said he's worked on his off-the-dribble 3-pointers this summer.

    Advice: On his pull-up treys last year, Thomas made a somewhat respectable 33.5 percent. On catch and shoot, he knocked down 38.7 percent, so there's a decent gap there. On top of his jumpers, Thomas ranked second among guards for shots at the rim last regular season (Russell Westbrook). If the Pizza Guy can put it all together, he could top his 22.2 points per game and improve on his solid 56.2 true shooting percentage. He's a fine third-round pick in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:37 pm
  • Festus Ezeli confirms he's won't be ready
    Festus Ezeli (knee) said he's disappointed he won't be ready to play at the beginning of training camp.

    Advice: The former Warrior did add he expects to be ready soon after. Ezeli had his left knee injected with bone marrow aspirate concentrate on Aug. 23 and was expected to miss six weeks, so he should be ready before the middle of October. He's still only going to be a backup for the Blazers this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:27 pm
  • Tyler Ennis traded to the Rockets
    Tyler Ennis has been traded to the Rockets in exchange for Michael Beasley.

    Advice: Ennis was buried on the depth chart in Milwaukee last season, averaging 4.5 points and 2.1 assists in 14.2 minutes per game. He's only 22 years old and is joining a point guard rotation that includes Patrick Beverley and Pablo Prigioni, so it's possible that he could win the backup job. To be clear, he's only on the radar in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:20 pm
  • Vogel expects big things from Elfrid Payton
    Frank Vogel said that Elfrid Payton strikes him "as a guy who's going to have a heck of a year."

    Advice: Scott Skiles wasn't Payton's biggest fan last season, so a coaching chance could really benefit the third-year guard. "So he had some growing pains, like this whole team did," Vogel said. "But I think he's poised to have a great year." Payton has prioritized working on his shot this summer and Vogel's comments indicate that his starting role ahead of D.J. Augustin is safe. Give him a look if you're targeting steals and dimes. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:24 am
  • Mo Williams suggests he'll return for 2016-17
    Mo Williams wrote on Twitter that he's "Coming back," suggesting that he won't retire this offseason.

    Advice: Mo added the hashtag #onemoreyear -- he's owed a guaranteed $2.2 million and it looks like he'll suit up for his 14th NBA season. With Kay Felder waiting in the wings at PG, it would take an injury or two for Williams to emerge with a fantasy-relevant role. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:43 pm
  • Bird and Paul George have discussed extension
    Larry Bird said that he views Paul George as a "max contract player," and that the two sides have discussed a possible extension this summer.

    Advice: The Pacers could lock up PG-13 until 2020 if they're able to come to terms on a deal, but George would likely see his biggest payday if he just delays his decision until the summer of 2018. He'll make for a fine late-first, early-second round selection on draft day after compiling averages of 23.1 points, 2.6 triples, 6.9 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.9 steals and 3.3 turnovers per game last season on 41.8 percent shooting from the field and 86.0 percent shooting from the stripe. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:54 am
  • Jeff Teague says knee is no longer an issue
    Jeff Teague said that he's been playing in a five-on-five setting for the past two weeks and that his knee is fully healthy after resting it for most of the offseason.

    Advice: Teague revealed in June that he played a majority of the 2015-16 season with a partially torn patellar tendon, but it sounds like he'll be coming into training camp with a clean bill of health. Teague will likely need to adjust his game a bit this season as he figures out how to play alongside Paul George and Monta Ellis, and while he won't have the ball in his hands quite as often, he could up his efficiency given his proficiency on his catch-and-shoot attempts (72.7 EFG). Target him towards the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:38 am
  • Report: Kings know they must trade Rudy Gay
    The Kings privately acknowledge that trading away Rudy Gay is in the best interest of both parties, according to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee.

    Advice: Gay has publicly criticized the dysfunctional Sacramento franchise, and it seems like only a matter of time until he's wearing a new uniform. That being said, the Kings are reportedly hopeful that Gay can put up career-high numbers in a contract year, thus upping his value on the open market, so it sounds like he'll at least begin the year in Sacramento. Unfortunately, because we don't know where Gay might wind up, he'll be a somewhat risky mid-round target on draft day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:54 am
  • Bucks extend Antetokounmpo for four years
    Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension.

    Advice: It's a no-brainer for the Bucks as Giannis is one of the most promising young players in the NBA and he's an excellent fit next to Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker. Antetokounmpo thrived when coach Jason Kidd handed him the keys to the offense last season and he posted averages of 18.8 points, 8.6 boards, 7.2 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.4 steals after the All-Star break. If you want the triple-double threat on your fantasy team, the price will be a first-round pick. The deal will be official on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:00 am
  • Woj: Rudy Gay will opt out in 2017
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Rudy Gay has informed the Kings that he will decline his player option for 2017.

    Advice: Gay is also unlikely to renegotiate a deal with Sacramento, so it's clear that he's ready to move on from the Kings. Woj adds that the Kings will have more pressure on them to move Gay sooner rather than later, as his value will decline the longer they wait. The Kings are still hoping to receive a "substantial package" in return and several teams are said to be interested, but there hasn't been much traction in talks. It also doesn't help that teams could view him simply as a one-year rental. A trade seems likely and it could hurt Gay's fantasy value, so he's shaping up to be a risky mid-round pick. Matt Barnes and Omri Casspi could have sneaky value if Gay leaves. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:54 am
  • Olynyk (shoulder) iffy for start of season
    Kelly Olynyk's recovery from shoulder surgery could "spill into the regular season" according to Celtics reporter A. Sherrod Blakely.

    Advice: His timetable for a return is sometime next month, so it sounds like he could miss a large portion of training camp. Blakely adds that teams won't be pursuing Olynyk until he proves he is healthy, but said that the big man could be an interesting trade piece for the Celtics given the depth of their frontcourt. His workload will probably be limited to minutes in the lower 20s with Al Horford and Amir Johnson around, so Olynyk's fantasy outlook isn't promising. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:38 am
  • Porzingis says he loves Noah's intensity
    Kristaps Porzingis said that he loves Joakim Noah's intensity.

    Advice: "That’s the type of guy that we want on our team," Porzingis said of Noah. "He brings that good energy. He brings that spirit, you know? So from the first opportunity that we got to talk, I fell in love with [his intensity]." Porzingis also added that Noah is in great shape, so it sounds like he will hit the ground running in camp after recovering from left shoulder surgery. Noah isn't very durable and is 31 years old, so he should be available at a discount this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:29 am
  • D'Angelo Russell strengthened his lower body
    D'Angelo Russell spent the offseason focusing on building strength in his hips and lower body.

    Advice: Russell believes the work made a "major difference" in his ability to operate in the post during summer league, and that's an area of his game that he's promised to lean more heavily upon once the regular season begins. All of the offseason updates on Russell have been extremely positive, and there is growing reason to believe a sophomore awakening could be in store for the 2015 second overall pick. He's quickly become a very high upside target in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:20 am
  • Marcus Smart vying for Evan Turner's minutes.
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens mentioned Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart, Gerald Green, Jaylen Brown as those vying for Evan Turner's minutes.

    Advice: Turner averaged 28 minutes per game in Boston last season. With Turner leaving for Portland via free agency, there will be a number of Celtic guards and forwards competing for increased playing time in 2016-17. Smart is arguably the most intriguing name in that group. Smart averaged 27.3 minutes per game last season, so he could have the opportunity to earn 30+ minutes a night. Still, Smart's fantasy upside is limited due to his inaccurate shooting (Smart shot a horrid 34.8% from the field last season) and low assist rate (he averages just 3.1 assists per game for his career). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:53 am
  • Coach Luke Walton praises PG D'Angelo Russell
    Lakers Coach Luke Walton praised PG D'Angelo Russell, stating he believes Russell can become a "top point guard."

    Advice: Russell clearly made a positive first impression on his new head coach after averaging 21.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting, 6.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in Summer League play. "He’s ready to take the steps forward in this league toward becoming a leader, becoming a top point guard and competing every single night," Walton said. "There’s a lot of growth to be had still. But he showed me he wants three things. He wants to be great. He wants to win. And he wants to lead. That’s what I want out of a point guard." Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:28 am
  • Jeff Teague returns to on-court work
    Jeff Teague had his first day on the court with Paul George on Wednesday.

    Advice: Teague sounds excited to join forces with Paul George and talked about how he can see a difference with him on the court. The former Hawk was truly awesome as a catch-and-shoot guy last year, turning in a 72.7 effective field goal percentage on his catch-and-shoot attempts. That's important to note because he'll likely play off the ball more. Despite a likely decrease in assists, Teague should still be a fine mid-round pick in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:10 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter still not on the court
    Quincy Pondexter (knee) has not gone through on-court work yet.

    Advice: He's still with the team and said he's looking forward to getting out there. Pondexter had season-ending surgery back on Jan. 20 and is hoping to get out there for camp. Considering how much he's dealt with knee injuries, he'll be brought along slowly. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:44 am
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