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Player Notes

  • Boogie Cousins to play more like Marc Gasol?
    DeMarcus Cousins said he could play in a role similar to Marc Gasol.

    Advice: Obviously, coach Dave Joerger coming over from Memphis has something to do with this comment. Boogie led the NBA in usage rate at a whopping 35.2 last season. Marc Gasol's career-high usage rate is just 24.6, so Cousins would see a decrease in ended possessions with a role like Gasol. Additionally, this could mean Cousins doesn't get as many treys and he could average over 4.0 dimes per game for the first time in his career. Cousins is worth a look at the turn of the first and second rounds. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:59 pm
  • Kevon Looney is 100 percent
    Kevon Looney (hip) said he feels 100 percent healthy.

    Advice: His hip issues have basically bothered him since he was drafted in June of 2015. Looney is a skilled power forward with some size, so he is a great fit for the Warriors. He's really going to have to earn his playing time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:19 pm
  • Wes Matthews down eight pounds
    Wesley Matthews said he's dropped about eight pounds this summer.

    Advice: "You've got to understand that at this time last year, I wasn't able to run, wasn't able to move around," Matthews said. The story of his increased athleticism has been an underlying theme here. Matthews has always been a minutes monster and not even an Achilles rehab last summer could keep him below 33 minutes per game last year -- he played 35.4 after the break. Matthews also added he's excited to play more shooting guard. He's a really nice pick in the early late rounds. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:34 pm
  • D'Antoni: James Harden is basically the PG
    Coach Mike D'Antoni said James Harden is basically the point guard when he's on the floor.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise to hear whatsoever. While the perception is that Harden has the ball all the time, the NBA's leader in minutes last year ranked just 13th in time of possession per game last year -- the 12 ahead of him are all point guards. Teammate Eric Gordon has already said Harden can "easily" get double-digit dimes, so his ceiling in fantasy is sky high. He makes a very compelling case as the top pick in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:46 am
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    James Harden Hou - PG,SG,SF
  • Josh Richardson (knee) is progressing
    Josh Richardson (right MCL) had his knee brace removed and will be able to do light court work at training camp.

    Advice: This is wonderful news for the second-year SG and it sounds like his recovery is on schedule. His previous timetable had him returning around the season opener, but it would be understandable if the Heat proceed with caution. Once healthy, Richardson should be the second best fantasy option in Miami's backcourt behind Goran Dragic. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:55 am

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Injury Reports

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P.J. Tucker Pho - SG,SFBack surgeryINJSep 17, 2016
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