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  • DeAndre Jordan scores eight points
    DeAndre Jordan scored eight points with six rebounds during an 80-45 win over Venezuela on Friday.

    Advice: It wasn't the best performance from Team USA, making just 42.4 percent from the field. They continue to destroy teams on the glass, which isn't surprising with their size advantage. As for Jordan, NBATV reported the Team USA coaches are working on his free throw release point. Maybe some new input can help, but probably not. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Gerald Wallace done with basketball?
    Gerald Wallace said he doesn't think he can mentally go out and play NBA basketball.

    Advice: He said his body can still go out and play, but he's satisfied with his 14-year NBA career. Wallace had the nickname Crash for his wild style, but it caused him to miss a lot of games. Fantasy owners in 2009-10 might remember Wallace posting top-10 value that season thanks to how he's filled it up with defensive stats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:34 pm
  • Warriors hire Willie Green as assistant
    Willie Green will join the Golden State staff as an assistant coach.

    Advice: He played in the NBA for 12 seasons, averaging averaging 8.3 points per game in his career. Green's last season was with the Magic in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:26 pm
  • Rockets sign Pablo Prigioni
    Rockets sign G Pablo Prigioni.

    Advice: It's a two-year deal with a team option on the second year. Prigioni is 39 years old and played in 59 games last year for the Clippers. He won't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:07 pm
  • Dwyane Wade: It's Jimmy Butler's team
    Dwyane Wade said the Bulls are "Jimmy Butler's team."

    Advice: "This wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for Jimmy Butler," Wade said. He said he's just going to play his game, so it doesn't sound like he'll be adding many 3-pointers to his arsenal. Wade ranked in the top five for usage rate among qualifiers in the last two years, so it'll be interesting to see how the shots are distributed in the Chicago offense. Wade will be a risky mid-round pick. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:24 pm
  • Cuban: Matthews is getting athleticism back
    Mark Cuban hinted that Wesley Matthews is starting to get his athleticism back.

    Advice: "I don't think he was even able to dunk the ball at 6-5 until towards the end of the season," Cuban said. "Now he's doing 45-inch-plus box jumps and dunking with either hand, both hands, one foot, two feet. The guy is on a mission." Matthews only put up ninth-round value in standard leagues, but he was coming off an Achilles tear and didn't shoot the ball very well. Cuban expects Matthews to improve his 3-point percentage next season and start creating his own shots. He should be better, but fantasy owners won't have to reach for him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 am
  • Glenn Robinson III to make Pacers' roster
    Glenn Robinson III is now expected to remain on the Pacers' roster for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: The Pacers have 15 players on their roster after the team announced that they waived Shayne Whittington on Friday. Robinson's contract for $1.05 million becomes fully guaranteed on Monday. He had a strong summer league, but Robinson isn't a lock to be in the rotation right out of the gate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:30 am
  • Greivis Vasquez will not play in Olympics
    Greivis Vasquez announced on Friday that he will not play in the Olympics.

    Advice: He is fully recovered from the ankle surgery that he had in December, but he's not in good shape yet. Vasquez can now focus on the upcoming season in which he will be competing for the backup PG role in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 am
  • Pacers waive Shayne Whittington
    The Pacers have waived center Shayne Whittington.

    Advice: He only appeared in seven games during the 2015-16 campaign and spent most of the year in the D-League. The 25-year-old center will likely get a training camp invite somewhere unless he decides to head overseas. The Pacers now have 15 players on their roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 am
  • Derrick Rose will head to trial
    Derrick Rose will head to trial on October 4 after his request to get a sexual assault civil case against him thrown out was denied.

    Advice: A former girlfriend of Rose accused him and his friends of drugging and sexually assaulting her and allegations were brought forth in August 2015 (two years after the alleged assault). Rose can settle the case outside of court before the trial begins, but he could end up missing part of the Knicks' preseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 am
  • Aaron White signs in Russia
    Aaron White has signed a two-year deal with Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia.

    Advice: He was the Wizards' 49th pick in the 2015 Draft and spent last season playing in Germany. He only averaged 7.2 points per game during the summer league, so he's not ready to make the jump to the NBA. It's a two-year deal, but the second year is a team option and he does have an NBA buyout clause. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:39 am
  • Jimmy Butler believes Bulls will mesh well
    Jimmy Butler believes that he will be a good fit next to Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: "There are multiple ways to score the basketball. I don’t get into analytics and the numbers," Butler said. "I think D-Wade has put the ball in the basket for a lot of years. He’s a great player because of the way he scores the ball. I don’t think you can call him a non shooter because he can definitely shoot the ball. Rondo, call him what you want, but he’s effective at what he does." Butler's usage rate will likely drop playing next to Wade and Rondo, but he's still locked in as a solid target in the second round. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:00 am
  • Report: Heat will still consider Udrih
    The Heat could still bring in Beno Udrih for training camp according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

    Advice: The Heat currently have 18 players on the books and have four players capable of playing the point in Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Briante Weber and Josh Richardson. Udrih will likely explore other options before committing to the Heat's training camp. The 34-year-old veteran shouldn't be a factor in fantasy leagues next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:45 am
  • Heat couldn't find a suitor for McRoberts
    Miami reporter Ira Winderman said the Heat "quite literally could not even give [Josh] McRoberts away."

    Advice: The Heat tried to get his contract off the books in order to have more cap space to spend on Dwyane Wade, but were unable to find any suitors. McRoberts has two more years left on his deal, but the Heat will be hoping that he declines his player option for the 2017-18 season. McRoberts' role next season hinges on the health of Chris Bosh (blood clots). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:39 am
  • Nikola Vucevic to shoot some 3-pointers?
    Coach Frank Vogel said he likes the idea of Nikola Vucevic shooting 3-pointers.

    Advice: "I won't put that on him if he's not comfortable," Vogel said about Vucevic shooting treys. The 25-year-old big man has made a grand total of seven 3-pointers in his career, so this idea is uncharted territory. Vucevic is a terrific midrange shooter and his low-post game will be very important to the Orlando offense. Even with possible trade rumors, Vooch is still an early-round target. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:31 pm
  • Jimmy Butler doesn't have chip on shoulder
    Jimmy Butler said that he feels he no longer has "too much to prove."

    Advice: "I don’t think I have a chip on my shoulder. I don’t think I have too much to prove like back in the day," said Butler. "That doesn’t mean I don’t work hard or anything. I just think I go about things a little differently." Butler also credited his former coach Tom Thibodeau for his development, and said he's got a lot of "love and respect" for Thibs. Derrick Rose is no longer in Chicago to dominate the rock, but Jimmy Buckets will still be fighting for touches with both Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:30 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic adamant he should start at C
    Nikola Vucevic reiterated his belief that he'll be "the starter, the best player on the team" for the Magic this season.

    Advice: "I'm not taking anything away from Bismack [Biyombo]," Vucevic said. "I just believe I should start." Magic GM Rob Hennigan called Vuc shortly after the Biyombo signing but didn't state which big man would start, something coach Frank Vogel will hopefully clarify during training camp. The team reportedly isn't looking to trade Vucevic, which is less than ideal for his fantasy value, but he's still a tantalizing top-30 target. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:02 pm
  • Report: ORL not currently shopping Vucevic
    The Magic are not currently shopping Nikola Vucevic, according to sources of Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: Lowe argues that the Magic may need Vucevic's low-post game and particularly his passing ability for the team to function, as both Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo are limited in both those categories. Head coach Frank Vogel has said that he'll "explore" playing Biyombo and Vucevic alongside one another, although he acknowledged it's a strategy that "won't work against a lot of teams," and he's still yet to name his starting center. If someone in Orlando is traded, Vucevic will be the most likely to go, and that would more than likely improve his fantasy outlook. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:23 am
  • DeAndre Jordan drawing praise with Team USA
    DeAndre Jordan has drawn praise from both Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim during his tenure with Team USA.

    Advice: "As good as I thought he was on TV and on tape, he’s better," Coach K said. "He’s really one of the great players in the league right now, and an amazing teammate. He does dirty work willingly, but he does it at the highest level. I think he’s a special player." Separately (and previously), Boeheim had this to say about DJ: "He’s about the hardest working big guy I’ve seen…He just goes after everything. He’s always engaged, he’s moving, there’s no down time, he’s not taking a play off and he plays hard." It's worth keeping in mind that Jordan played a significant chunk of his regular season last year without Blake Griffin, so that's something to factor in when deciding where Jordan will come off the board on fantasy draft day. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:05 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 Sunday, 1:48 pm
  • Derrick Rose calls the Knicks a 'super team'
    Derrick Rose said that the expectations in New York are high because the Knicks are a "super team."

    Advice: "They're high," Rose said. "I mean, with these teams right now, they're saying us and Golden State are the super teams, and they're trying not to build that many super teams, and Adam Silver came out with the statement and this and that." He's probably getting way ahead of himself with that comment, but at least he's feeling confident again and he said that he has been "rejuvenated" by his move to New York. Rose also said that he's been working out six days a week and that he's focused on improving his mid-range shot this summer as well as his conditioning. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:56 am
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