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  • Seth Curry to play some point guard in DAL
    Seth Curry is expected to play some point guard for the Mavericks according to Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com.

    Advice: Mark Cuban said he views Seth Curry as an "instant-offense guy" off the bench, but now we know he will likely see minutes at both guard spots. "He can get buckets and he can shoot," Cuban said. "You know, he’s been in some dysfunctional situations, and I think he’ll be able to thrive with us. He can get his shot off, and he can do a lot more." Curry has the potential to become a sixth man for the Mavs this season which puts him on the radar as a late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:35 am
  • Nick Calathes will remain overseas
    Nick Calathes will remain overseas with Panathinakos despite drawing interest from the Kings.

    Advice: He did say that he would like to play for coach Dave Joerger again, so maybe the Kings will try to sign him next summer. The Kings only have two point guards on their roster at the moment in Darren Collison and Isaiah Cousins, so expect them to pursue another PG soon. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:22 am
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  • Report: Ty Lawson not drawing much interest
    Ty Lawson has reportedly received some calls during free agency, but the teams that have called are not willing to commit much to the unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Lawson is just two years removed from averaging 15.2 points, 9.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game, but after two failed stints in Houston and Indiana, and his well documented off-court incidents, his value has taken a major hit. Lawson has said that he's willing to sign a contract for "cheaper" than what he feels he's worth, but with most teams all set up at the point guard position, Lawson is running out of options. If he does nab a deal, he'll more than likely be coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 am
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  • Russ Smith signs with Galatasaray of Turkey
    Russ Smith has signed a contract with Galatasaray of Turkey.

    Advice: Smith just hasn't been able to earn consistent minutes at the NBA level, so he'll be taking his talents overseas where he's expected to start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 am
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  • McCollum's production won't dip w/ big payday
    C.J. McCollum vowed to keep playing to his fullest potential when his big money deal kicks in during the 2017-18 season.

    Advice: "I stay paranoid," said McCollum. "That’s the thing that got me to this point is being paranoid, playing with a chip on your shoulder understanding that it’s more than just money, it’s more than just playing for a starting spot. You’re playing for your last name." McCollum will earn just $3.2 million this upcoming season, but that number will skyrocket to roughly $26.5 million in 2018. We're confident McCollum will continue to leave everything on the floor, and he'll make for a fine early-round selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 am
  • Dennis Schroder won't play for Team Germany
    Dennis Schroder will not play for Team Germany this summer.

    Advice: Schroder will enter the 2016-17 season as Atlanta's starting point guard, so it sounds like he'll use the time he has during the offseason to make sure he's fresh and fully prepared for taking on a much larger role in Atlanta. Through six starts last season, Schroder posted averages of 13.7 points, 3.8 boards, 5.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 triples on 38.8 percent shooting. He'll be a high-upside guy to take towards the later rounds on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:07 am
  • Victor Oladipo seeking a max extension
    Victor Oladipo is reportedly seeking a max extension from the Thunder.

    Advice: Why wouldn't he? The No. 2 overall pick of the 2013 NBA draft has made significant improvements to his game each year in the league, and he finished as a top-10 player in standard 9-cat leagues after the All-Star break this past season. However, OKC may be leery to hand out Oladipo the full max as it would impact their salary cap situation during the 2017 offseason, an offseason in which Russell Westbrook will become an unrestricted free agent. The deadline for an extension is Oct. 31. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:30 pm
  • Cameron Payne (foot) targeting opening night
    The Thunder are hopeful that Cameron Payne (Jones fracture) will be ready to go for the 2016-17 regular-season opener.

    Advice: Foot injuries can be tricky, so any setback in the recovery process would likely mean that Payne would begin the 2016-17 season on the sidelines. If Payne isn't ready for opening night, Russell Westbrook and Victor Oladipo would get all the run they could handle, with Semaj Christon seeing some increased opportunity as the team's backup point guard. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:44 am
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  • Pistons sign Ray McCallum
    The Pistons have officially signed Ray McCallum.

    Advice: He didn't crack the rotation in San Antonio last season and ended up with the Grizzlies on a pair of 10-day contracts. McCallum could be the third-string PG in Detroit with a strong training camp, but he won't be relevant in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:51 am
  • John Wall (knee) says he's doing great
    John Wall (knee surgeries) said that he's doing "great."

    Advice: He added that he hopes to be back on the basketball court around the first week of August, so it sounds like he's on pace to be ready for training camp. The Wizards kept their core together this summer and improved their bench depth, so they will be looking to get back in the playoff mix with Wall leading the charge. Wall was a top-25 asset in standard leagues last season and will likely come off the board in the second round of most fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:49 am
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  • Tyler Johnson to play both guard spots
    Tyler Johnson said that he will be able to fit into any type of role next season.

    Advice: "I think me and Josh Richardson have a good opportunity to play both guard spots," Johnson said. "It's interchangeable. So I mean whether I'd be coming off the bench or whether I'm starting, either one, I've shown that I have the ability to fit into any type of role." The Heat just added Dion Waiters and Wayne Ellington, but there's a report that Richardson could play some small forward next season which would open up a few more minutes for Johnson. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:01 am
  • OKC telling teams Westbrook isn't available
    The Thunder are still telling other teams that Russell Westbrook isn't available according to Royce Young of ESPN.

    Advice: The report adds that the Thunder have received plenty of calls, but they aren't interested in a rebuild just yet. With Dion Waiters moving on to the Heat, the Thunder are now under the salary cap which will allow them to renegotiate Westbrook's contract up to a max-level deal, starting next season. Westbrook reportedly doesn't want to be traded, but the Thunder may not have a choice if they can't reach an agreement on a contract extension. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:19 am
  • 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 Monday, 10:58 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 Monday, 8:15 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
  • 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 Sunday, 11:36 am
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  • Trey Burke looking forward to a fresh start
    Trey Burke is looking forward to a fresh start with the Wizards after falling out of the rotation in Utah last season.

    Advice: "It was definitely time for a reset," Burke said. "A lot of the things that happened, I didn’t understand. Just to have an opportunity again, being able to play with an All-Star-caliber point guard in John Wall, I look at it as an opportunity to go deep in the playoffs and win games." Burke should be the primary backup behind John Wall next season, but he likely won't be able to make an impact in standard fantasy leagues while the Wizards are at full strength. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:21 am
  • 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
  • Pelicans sign Tim Frazier
    The Pelicans have officially signed Tim Frazier.

    Advice: "We were really impressed with how well Tim performed last season," Pelicans GM Dell Demps said. "He stepped into our rotation late in the season and immediately made a positive impact. Tim is a player our coaches want to coach, and our players want to play with him. We are happy to have him back." Frazier had a strong finish to the 2015-16 season, but he won't have much value right out of the gate while Jrue Holiday is healthy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:03 am
  • David Stockton signs 3-year deal
    David Stockton has signed a three-year deal with Croatian team Cedevita Zagreb.

    Advice: It's unclear if there is an NBA out clause in the deal, but the 25-year-old may not get another shot in the NBA for a long time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:06 am
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