• Andray Blatche may be barred from Asia Games
    The Olympic Council of Asia has suggested that Andray Blatche may be barred from playing for the Philippines in the upcoming Asian Games.

    Advice: The OCA is interpreting residence requirements in a way that would prevent the Philippines team from using Blatche, who is tantamount to a 'ringer' in the Asian Games tournament. The 28-year-old free agent isn't likely to sign with an NBA team until he's fulfilled his international obligations. He was recently sidelined by a minor ankle injury, but he returned to action for a recent loss to Croatia in the FIBA World Cup. Rotoworld.com
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  • Damjan Rudez targets role off Pacers' bench
    Pacers F Damjan Rudez said that he "[doesn't] expect to sit on the bench all season" during his rookie season in the NBA.

    Advice: Rudez also understands that he won't have a major role in Indiana's rotation, despite the minutes left vacant by Paul George's potentially season-ending injury. "I'm ready to help the team and I'm ready for whatever might happen," Rudez said. "I don't expect to play 30 minutes per game ... I realize that for any European player going to the NBA, the first year is a transition process." The 28-year-old is a proven perimeter scorer in Europe, but he'll be fighting for relevancy behind Solomon Hill and Chris Copeland. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:55 am
  • Gustavo Ayon has received interest from SA
    Unrestricted free agent Gustavo Ayon has reportedly received interest from the Spurs.

    Advice: Ayon has also received a contract offer from a Chinese team, but he has stated he wants to wait until after the FIBA World Cup before making a decision on where he will play next year. Ayon averaged 4.3 points, and 4.8 rebounds through 17 minutes of action with the Hawks last season, and considering he would likely see even less time on the floor in SA, owners can safely ignore him come draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:51 pm
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  • DeMarcus Cousins: 'I am a role model'
    DeMarcus Cousins explained why he sees himself as a role model during a recent interview.

    Advice: "I am a role model, absolutely," Cousin said. "I come from a place where there are not a lot of opportunities. People there, they don't ever really dream big because they don't think it ever really exists... And them seeing me make it, they believe it is possible. Those people grew up with me; they have seen the struggles; they have seen me fight and work my way to where I am now, so I absolutely believe I am a role model." DMC seems to be a much more matured player now. He showed up to camp for Team USA in terrific shape, and kept his antics to a minimum last season. He'll be a late-first round pick heading into this year's drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:01 pm
  • Anthony Davis loves playing for Team USA
    Anthony Davis said on Thursday that he loves playing for Team USA basketball.

    Advice: "Some guys look at it as they don't get paid, so you don't have to play or whatever," Davis said. "I love playing the game of basketball and any time I get a chance to represent my country, especially for all the servicemen and women who do so much for us, I think it's a great opportunity to show your appreciation." He has looked amazing in the exhibition games and is probably Team USA's most talented player. If you want him in your fantasy league, it'll cost you a top-three pick. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:28 am
  • Cavs GM 'concerned' with rim protection
    Cavaliers general manager David Griffin admitted that he has "concerns [about the team's] ability to protect the rim."

    Advice: Griffin also said that his concerns are not "just a Kevin [Love] question" and that he is not worried about "Kevin's ability to be in right place at right time [on defense]" Kevin Love's defensive abilities have come under fire as of late, specifically from his previous team owner Glen Taylor. Fair or unfair, if the Cavs struggle on defense, Love will likely shoulder a large part of the blame. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:36 am
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    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
  • Monty Williams praises Anthony Davis' play
    Pelicans head coach and Team USA assistant coach Monty Williams spoke glowingly of Anthony Davis' play this summer.

    Advice: While he'll get to see Davis up close and personal for the entire 2014-15 season, Williams has gotten a sneak peek at Davis' play this summer as an assistant coach for Team USA. "You seldom say there's a better player on the floor," Williams said. "That's got to help him from a confidence standpoint." Davis has solidified himself as a Top 5 fantasy pick heading into 2014-15 drafts and it's getting to the point where you can draft him No. 2 overall without being mocked by fellow owners. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:56 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins had no doubts on USA spot
    DeMarcus Cousins said he had no doubts on making Team USA's World Cup of Basketball roster.

    Advice: Cousins was thought to be on the bubble entering final roster cuts, but the 22-year-old confidently told reporters, "Y'all will see," on the eve of cuts. Turns out Cousins was right as Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski recently told reporters that Cousins had cemented himself as the backup center to Anthony Davis. Cousins seems to have turned over a new leaf this offseason, which can only mean great things for fantasy owners who have him pegged as a late-first round option heading into drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:22 am
  • Matt Bonner wants to play until he's 40
    Matt Bonner said he would like to keep playing until he is 40 years old.

    Advice: The 34-year-old re-signed with the Spurs for one season, but has a much longer-term view about his NBA career. "I plan to play as long as possible," Bonner said. "Up to 40 years old, that would be great! I will take year by year and see if the team needs me and if I'm still healthy enough to play." Despite his desire to keep playing for another six years, Bonner only averaged 3.2 points per game in 2013-14 and shouldn't be rostered in even the deepest of fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:09 am
  • Michael Beasley works out for Lakers
    Unrestricted free agent Michael Beasley underwent a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers for a second time on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Lakers hosted free agents Beasley, Greg Stiemsma, Dexter Pittman, and Daniel Orton (among others) as they attempt to fill their final two roster spots. Beasley is still just 25 years old, but has struggled to live up to the promise that made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft and shouldn't be on any fantasy radars even if he is able to hook on with the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:58 am
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  • Ryan Anderson expects to take contact in Oct.
    Ryan Anderson (neck) said he is expecting to take contact in October.

    Advice: He said he'll spend this offseason working on getting his neck and body stronger heading into training camp. Anderson has been taking part is drills and is able to work on his conditioning. He was lighting it up from 3-point range before his season-ending injury, so he should be a top-five guy from beyond the arc as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:42 pm
  • Anthony Bennett headed to Cali for workouts
    Anthony Bennett is expected to join Shabazz Muhammad and Ronny Turiaf in California next week.

    Advice: Shabazz and Ronny both went to school in California and they're expected to work out with an unconventional trainer. Fitness is the paramount concern for Bennett heading into the season, but at least he showed he can play 30 minutes in a game like he did in Las Vegas. He's a late-round lottery ticket in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:14 pm
  • Arnett Moultrie must prove himself in Year 3
    76ers big man Arnett Moultrie understands how much is at stake for him in 2014-15, his third NBA season.

    Advice: Moultrie served a five-game suspension last season for repeatedly failing the NBA's anti-drug policies, and he's been out of shape for most of his brief NBA career. Sixers GM Sam Hinkie said Moultrie has been working out "really hard" in Philadelphia, and the team's shallow frontcourt puts him in position to earn minutes if he stays focused and fit. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:02 am
  • Wolves owner criticizes Kevin Love's game
    Wolves owner Glen Taylor questioned Kevin Love's durability during a recent interview, and said Love "got away with some stuff not playing defense [with Minnesota]."

    Advice: "The only thing I still have a question mark about is his health," Taylor said. "If [the Cavaliers] sign him to a five-year contract like they're thinking about, that's a big contract on a guy who's had some times when he has missed games." Taylor also implied that Love is the third-best player on the Cavs behind LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, and the whole interview feels like sour grapes. "I think emotions are definitely running high right now," Love replied, when told about Taylor's criticism. "For Glen to say that, I think he should be concentrating on the players he just received." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:35 am
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  • John Henson could be the starting center
    John Henson adding weight and strength "should pay off as the Bucks opening-game starting center," according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Time.

    Advice: This is a bit of a surprise considering Henson lost minutes to Jeff Adrien while Larry Sanders will be 100 percent healthy for training camp. The only thing clear about the Bucks starting five is that it's a mess right now, and that's especially true in the frontcourt. Henson has only really come around as a rebounder, so he may have to add some skills to go with his added weight before coach Jason Kidd says anything about him starting. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:12 pm
  • Kevin Love 'committed long term' to Cavaliers
    Kevin Love was officially introduced by the Cavaliers on Tuesday, and he said he's "committed long term to the end goal, and that's to win championships."

    Advice: Love is expected to sign a long-term extension with the Cavs, but he said that hasn't yet been discussed. A core of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Love makes the Cavaliers an instant championship contender and they've already lured veterans Shawn Marion, Mike Miller and James Jones to Cleveland. Love will start alongside Anderson Varejao in the frontcourt, but the Cavs still hope to add another center behind Varejao -- they've reportedly targeted Kosta Koufos and Timofey Mozgov. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:59 pm
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    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
  • Anthony Davis leads Team USA to easy victory
    Anthony Davis dominated during Team USA's win over Slovenia on Tuesday, racking up 18 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and four blocks in under 20 minutes.

    Advice: Davis has cemented himself as the cornerstone of Team USA's frontcourt, and his length gave the Slovenian team fits all game. The U.S. won by 30 points in their final exhibition before the FIBA World Cup begins in earnest -- they'll open the tournament with games vs. Finland on Saturday and Turkey on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:11 pm
  • Nerlens Noel impressive in summer workouts
    76ers GM Sam Hinkie said that Nerlens Noel has had a "pretty good summer," highlighted by his shot-blocking, quick hands, and ability to drive left.

    Advice: Noel has had a year to develop since being drafted No. 6 overall in 2013, and he looked good during Summer League with averages of 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.6 blocks in 26 minutes per game. With a starting job and untold defensive potential, Noel should be targeted in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:05 pm
  • Hawks officially announce Mike Scott signing
    The Atlanta Hawks have officially announced the re-signing of Mike Scott.

    Advice: Scott's deal will be for $10 million over three years as the 26-year-old re-joins the Hawks as a bench option behind Paul Millsap and Al Horford. Scott showed potential in averaging 9.6 points, 3.6 boards, and 0.8 treys in 2013-14, but he won't hold much fantasy value unless Millsap or Horford go down with an injury. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:53 am
  • Thaddeus Young excited to play with Pekovic
    Thaddeus Young said he is excited to play alongside Nikola Pekovic this season rather than against him.

    Advice: Speaking on his upcoming first season with the Timberwolves, Young said of Pekovic, "I bumped him in a game last year and he didn't move!" The 26-year-old is coming off a breakout 2013-14 season during which he averaged 19.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.1 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers over the last 28 games of the season. Young would be worthy of a top 20 fantasy pick if he beat the odds and sustained those numbers, but even a likely slip will help him return mid-round value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:29 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins fully recovered from injury
    DeMarcus Cousins stated during a recent interview that he is fully recovered from the minor knee injury that caused him to miss Team USA's exhibition game vs. Brazil.

    Advice: The injury was never considered to be serious, and this report should remove any doubt about the big man's health. Cousins also said that he is honored to be representing his country, and making the US squad was a goal he had for this summer. Klay Thompson summed up what DeMarcus does for the US Team best, saying that: "DeMarcus does what he does best, and that's crashing the glass, taking up so much space in the paint and just wearing [opposing] bigs out." DMC had a fantastic season last year, and he'll be a safe late-first round option heading into this year's drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:27 pm
  • Ryan Anderson expects to be 100% by camp
    Ryan Anderson said in a recent interview that his "recovery's been really smooth," and he expects to be 100 percent healthy by the start of training camp.

    Advice: "I can do everything with the guys as far as shooting workouts, drills, weights and conditioning," Anderson said. "I just can't play five-on-five or (even) one-on-one basketball... I have a few more weeks, so training camp I'll be ready to go all out." Before going down last season Anderson was providing solid value, averaging 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers a game. He will look to return to form this upcoming season, and will provide elite 3-point shooting to fantasy squads. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:18 pm
  • Kevin Love to wear No. 0 in Cleveland
    Kevin Love will be wearing No. 0 for the Cavs this season, as No. 42 has been retired by the Cleveland franchise in honor of Nate Thurmond.

    Advice: It's not yet known why Love elected to go with No. 0, but purely speculating, in tennis, zero points is referred to as "love." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:58 pm
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  • Spurs were Matt Bonner's No. 1 option as a FA
    Matt Bonner stated in a recent interview that going into free agency, the Spurs were always his No. 1 option.

    Advice: "I had several teams calling me to check about my availability," said Bonner. "And I kept telling everyone I wanted to wait and see what happens with the Spurs because that was my No. 1 option." The Spurs have reassembled the entire cast from their 2013-14 title run (sans Aaron Baynes) and will again look for another championship as Manu Ginobili, and Tim Duncan head into the final year of their contracts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:07 pm
  • Michael Beasley: Inconsistent, immature, no D
    An anonymous source for the Heat gave the Miami Herald three reasons why the franchise is uninterested in bringing back Michael Beasley.

    Advice: The source cited that Beasley is inconsistent, he can't be trusted on the defensive end, and there are still concerns about his focus and maturity. These aren't exactly revelations, as his careless, uninspired, trigger-happy play on the court has been well documented, but these types of statements will make it a bit harder for Beasley to find his next contract. If Beasley is able to secure a deal with an NBA franchise, he's destined for a bench role, and is not likely to have any impact on the 2014-15 fantasy season. Move along. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:50 am
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  • Cuban says Marion was leaning toward East
    Owner Marc Cuban said Shawn Marion was leaning to signing with an Eastern Conference team even before the Mavs signed Chandler Parsons.

    Advice: Marion's priority is to win a championship and joining the Cavs seems like his best bet considering how difficult it is to come out of the Western Conference. He'll be focusing more on defense while backing up LeBron James and Kevin Love, so we'd expect his stats to drop off a bit. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:00 am
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  • Kevin Durant said he won't act again
    Kevin Durant said he won't be acting in a movie again.

    Advice: He also said Shaquille O'Neal's "Kazaam" was better than his 2012 film "Thunderstruck." Durant didn't reveal much about his reported shoe deal with Under Armour for a reported $325 million. KD is just a little bit better at basketball than acting, so he's a no-brainer top pick in standard fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:08 am
  • Greg Monroe only looked for sign-and-trades
    Greg Monroe reportedly only looked for sign-and-trade offers from other teams.

    Advice: As a restricted free agent, it makes sense for Monroe to only look for a sign-and-trade because the Pistons would have been able to match an offer. Five teams were reportedly in the mix for the power forward, but he will reportedly accept a qualifying offer for next season. His minutes should be safe with new coach Stan Van Gundy, making him a mid-round target in most fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:55 am
  • Scout says Melo should translate to triangle
    An Atlantic Division scout said Carmelo Anthony is "skilled enough" and "smart enough" to play in the triangle offense.

    Advice: "He's got to bring the whole package," the scout said. "He's gotta be a team player, he's got to cut harder and he's got to move the ball. He's going to have to do a lot of things that he isn't known for doing." There isn't much to this, but it's just something to keep in mind as we watch Melo in training camp. Anthony has been a solid post presence, but his isolation shots may take a hit. Of course, he's still a player to grab at the end of the first round of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:49 am
  • Nene drops 10 and six vs. Iran on Sat.
    Nene scored 10 points in Brazil's 40-point win over Iran on Saturday to go with six boards and three assists.

    Advice: He scored eight points with three boards vs. Slovenia on Thursday, and looks ready for the FIBA World Cup. Nene has battled plenty of injuries in his career, so the Wizards probably wouldn't want him out there for much more than 25 minutes per game. He's a late-round target in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:42 am
  • FA Gustavo Ayon gets contract offer in China
    Free agent Gustavo Ayon has received a contract offer from a team in China, but it's uncertain if he's drawn any interest in the NBA.

    Advice: Ayon still sounds interested in the NBA, saying, "It is where I will play my best." He admitted that injuries have "hurt [his] game and career" over the past few years, however, and at the moment he's focused on staying healthy throughout the FIBA World Cup. His decision on where to play next season does not sound imminent. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:21 pm
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  • Anthony Bennett breathing easy after surgery
    Anthony Bennett had surgery in May to correct his sleep apnea, involving the removal of his tonsils and adenoids.

    Advice: Bennett also suffers from asthma, but he already feels he has "a lot more room to breathe" since the operation. His surgically-repaired shoulder has fully recovered and he looked noticeably slimmer at Summer League, so the Wolves are optimistic that he can meaningfully contribute off the bench following a disastrous rookie campaign. As long as Thaddeus Young is healthy, fantasy owners should watch Bennett's progression from a distance. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:41 pm
  • Heat give Beasley's number to Shawne Williams
    With Michael Beasley's No. 8 already assigned to newcomer Shawne Williams, it appears that Beasley's days as a member of the Miami Heat are numbered... again.

    Advice: Beasley, currently an unrestricted free agent is still in search of a contract, but feels he has matured since being selected No. 2 overall in the 2008 draft. "I've grown," Beasley said. "Just like you can look back and say I did a lot of things I'm not proud of. Take it in stride, grow up and move on with life. So, I've grown. I'm more mature about situations." Beasley had a workout for the Lakers in late July, but other than that, things have been quiet. Beasley is highly unlikely to have an impact on the 2014-15 fantasy season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:34 am
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  • Wolves GM has high hopes for Thad
    Wolves general manager Milt Newton said Thaddeus Young "will be better statistically than he's ever been based on all the options he will have in the offense."

    Advice: That's a tall order for Young after a stat-stuffing finish to his Philly career. Thad carried his 76ers after the break with a usage rate of 26.7, averaging 19.4 points, 5.8 boards, 3.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.5 triples in those 28 games. We're not really on the same page as Newton here and we're expecting Thad to see a mild dip in production. Still, we like him as a mid-round pick. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:52 pm
  • Anthony Bennett officially with the Wolves
    Anthony Bennett has been traded to the Wolves.

    Advice: The Wolves did an outstanding job to keep Bennett and only parted with Alexey Shved and Luc Mbah a Moute instead. Bennett's rookie season was catastrophic, but he looked good in Las Vegas and was able to play big minutes. Unfortunately, the addition of Thaddeus Young pushes Bennett out of the conversation as a late-round target in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:30 am
  • Cavs, Wolves and 76ers agree on Love deal
    The Cavs, Wolves and Sixers have completed the Kevin Love trade.

    Advice: We all know the details and the only difference is that the Wolves will get a $6.3 million trade exception, not the $4 million reported yesterday. In case you weren't around the past month, the Cavs get Kevin Love; the Wolves get Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young and that aforementioned trade exception; and the Sixers get Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and a 2015 first-round pick. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:03 am
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
  • Wolves jump the gun with newspaper ad
    The Wolves placed an advertisement in Sunday's early edition of the Pioneer Press with pictures of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young and Zach LaVine.

    Advice: That pretty much makes it official and today is the first day that the Cavs and Wolves can officially make a deal due to Wiggins signing his deal one month ago. Young will slide into a power forward role and Bennett will back him up. The former 76er is still a nice mid-round target in fantasy leagues. Feel free to click the link below if you want to get a look at the ad. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:32 am
  • Anthony Davis headlines Team USA final roster
    Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry and James Harden headlined the release of the 2014 Team USA Basketball roster on Friday.

    Advice: Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, Kenneth Faried, and DeMarcus Cousins all made the squad, though Cousins' status appeared to be in doubt for much of the time. Rudy Gay and Andre Drummond also made the team, as did the ever-so-controversial Mason Plumlee. Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, Kyle Korver and Gordon Hayward were among the final cuts. Team USA will be the favorites in Spain, but this is undeniably one of the weaker teams we've seen in a while. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:39 pm
  • Official Team USA roster expected Saturday
    The official 12-man Team USA roster is expected to be announced on Saturday.

    Advice: There is a twist to this story as USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski are reportedly still debating whether they will bring 12, 13, or 14 of their current 16 players to Spain. Bringing the additional players would give the pair an extra week to evaluate their guys, as the final 12-man roster does not need to be submitted until August 29. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:54 pm
  • Kevin Love deal officially agreed upon
    The Kevin Love trade has officially been agreed upon, and the teams are now just awaiting approval from the league.

    Advice: The trade is a three-team deal in which Minnesota will send Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved (both expiring contracts) and a 2015 first-round pick (via the Miami Heat) to Philadelphia, in exchange for Thaddeus Young and a trade exception worth $4 million. And Cleveland will send two number one overall picks in Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota in exchange for Kevin Love. Wiggins figures to be a primary option on the offensive end in Minnesota, and he'll be a mid-round target heading into this year's draft. Bennett showed promise during Summer League, but the fact he'll be playing behind Young makes him more of a late-round flier in standard leagues. Love will still be an elite talent in Cleveland, but it's unlikely he will be able to sustain his 26.1 points per game while playing alongside Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:34 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
  • 76ers dealing trade exception w/ Thad Young
    The Wolves will receive a trade exception worth $4 million along with Thaddeus Young, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett in the Kevin Love three-team deal expected to be completed on Saturday.

    Advice: While Love is quite a player, that's a really nice haul for the Wolves. Young will join the Wolves in a very similar role in an up-tempo system with a point guard who is a sub-par scorer. His fantasy value doesn't take a major hit and he's still a solid target in the middle rounds. On the other hand, Bennett, Nikola Pekovic and Gorgui Dieng aren't quite as alluring with Thad around. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:29 am
  • Woj says Bennett is staying put in Minnesota
    Anthony Bennett is expected to stay with the Wolves and not be traded to the Sixers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: The deal could go down as soon as Saturday, and Bennett will have a terrific chance for regular minutes with his new team. He looked good at Las Vegas Summer League and was capable of playing 30 minutes, so he's worked himself onto the radar in fantasy leagues. Although, Thaddeus Young going to the Wolves severely hurts his upside. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:41 pm
  • Thad Young still expected to be a T-Wolf
    Thad Young is still expected to be traded to Minnesota despite reports that Anthony Bennett will not be traded to the 76ers.

    Advice: The Philadelphia Daily news reported in early August that Young would be moved to Minnesota for a package that would include Bennett. News of Bennett staying in Minnesota was thought to derail Young being traded as well. However, Darren Wolfson of ESPN reports that the Sixers will not move Young or Shabazz Muhammad, and instead 76ers GM Sam Hinkie will have to take a package including Alexey Shved, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, and a draft pick if he wants to move Thad. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:26 pm
  • Greg Monroe's agent sought sign-and-trade
    Greg Monroe and his agent reportedly sought a sign-and-trade with at least five teams, including the Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Advice: These deals obviously never came to fruition as Monroe has said he will accept the Pistons' one-year qualifying offer of $5.5 million and become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 season. Monroe has yet to sign his qualifying offer, however, so there is a chance he and his camp are hoping for a last-minute trade. Regardless of where he plays in 2014-15, Monroe should be a mid-round draft target after averaging 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks during during the 2013-14 season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:20 am
  • Anthony Bennett might not be going to Philly
    Anthony Bennett may not be traded to the 76ers in a trade for Thaddeus Young, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.

    Advice: Zgoda added in a following tweet that he had no idea where the information came from. The Philadelphia Inquirer broke the news of a Bennett-Young deal back on Aug. 8, so we'll probably get more info on this in a few days when Andrew Wiggins is eligible to be traded. For what it's worth, teams are not going to flat-out say they're trading players. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:37 pm
  • Andray Blatche rests after minor ankle injury
    A minor ankle injury caused Andray Blatche to sit out a recent exhibition with the Philippine team Gilas Pilipinas.

    Advice: Blatche's injury is "not serious" which is great news for the unrestricted free agent and his temporary Philippine team, which lost to Ukraine by 50 points on Monday. He met with the Raptors in July and has been linked to the Heat, but he remains one of the most talented unsigned big men in the league. He averaged 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 22 minutes with Brooklyn last year, but questions about his attitude may be hampering his value around the league. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:05 am
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