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  • Report: Rockets, Bobby Brown agree to deal
    The Rockets and free agent G Bobby Brown have agreed to a deal, according to David Pick.

    Advice: Brown returned to the NBA with Houston last season, averaging 4.9 minutes in 25 appearances. The 32-year-old guard will be fighting for a roster spot this offseason, but even if he makes the cut he won't have any fantasy appeal. Yesterday, 7:35 pm
  • Suns name James Jones VP of basketball ops
    The Suns named James Jones as the vice president of basketball operations.

    Advice: The Suns created this new position for the 14-year veteran, who is now officially retired. Jones will help in evaluating younger players, working with general manager Ryan McDonough on trades, and also work with the coaching staff to help put the best team on the floor for the Suns. Yesterday, 11:14 am
  • Wayne Ellington happy to remain in Miami
    Wayne Ellington said it meant "a heckuva lot" to him that the Heat picked up his $6.3 million player option for the 2017-18 season.

    Advice: "At the end of the season, Pat told me ‘I want to get better, but I want to get better with you,’" said Ellington. "It made me feel like he was going to do what he had to do to get our team better – which I feel like he did – but at the same time I was able to stay on board. I’m ecstatic about that." Ellington was able to get on the floor more than usual last year with due to a plethora of injuries in Miami's backcourt, but he might not be quite as involved next season if the guys like Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters are able to stay healthy. Yesterday, 8:24 am
  • Magic GM praises Jonathon Simmons
    Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman said he believes Jonathon Simmons can reach a "whole other level" in Orlando.

    Advice: "Jonathon’s such a good defender, he’s such an aggressive player that that kind of captures your attention," Weltman said. "But Jonathon gets to the rim. He’s a capable passer, and I think his shooting has shown improvement. So at this stage of his career, he’s still a young guy." Simmons said the opportunity for a larger role drove him to Orlando, and while the Magic already have Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross and Jonathan Isaac on the wings, Simmons' ability to play multiple positions will help him see plenty of minutes. Tuesday, 7:46 pm
  • Mario Chalmers agrees to deal with Grizzlies
    Mario Chalmers will sign a one-year deal with Memphis according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

    Advice: The deal is only partially guaranteed for one year, so he's still not a lock to make the 15-man roster. Chalmers hasn't played in the NBA since tearing his Achilles back in March of 2016, but he's healthy again and it's nice to see him get another shot. He will battle Wade Baldwin for the backup PG role, so he won't have much fantasy value in Memphis. Tuesday, 7:31 pm
  • Selden named to Summer League 2nd Team
    Wayne Selden was named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team.

    Advice: The Grizz finished with a 5-1 record in Las Vegas and Selden averaged 22.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 steals in 30.5 minutes. It was a very encouraging showing for Selden. However, with Memphis signing both Tyreke Evans and Ben McLemore this summer, it will be difficult for Selden to secure consistent minutes next season. Tuesday, 10:00 am
  • Report: Manu Ginobili to re-sign with Spurs
    Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN‏ is reporting that Manu Ginobili and the Spurs are finalizing details on a new contract.

    Advice: This will be Ginobili's 16th season in San Antonio. He turns 40 at the end of July. Last season Manu averaged a career-low 7.5 points in a career-low 18.7 minutes. His playing time and production will likely dip again in 2017-18. Despite being one of the better players of his generation and a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer, Ginobili is no longer desirable in standard fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 8:54 am
  • Alex Caruso nearly triple-doubles
    Alex Caruso nearly triple-doubled in Monday's win over the Blazers, scoring 15 points with nine assists and seven rebounds.

    Advice: Starting in place of the injured Lonzo Ball (calf), Caruso helped the Lakers win their sixth straight game and the Vegas Summer League Championship. He finished 4-of-9 from the field, adding one steal, one block and five turnovers. The Lakers have liked what they've seen from Caruso this Summer and recently signed him to a two-way contract -- that means he can spend up to 45 days in the NBA in 2017-18 and the rest of his time in the G-League. Monday, 9:11 pm
  • Jodie Meeks says he's 100 percent
    After appearing in an average of 33 games over the past few seasons due to foot, back and thumb injuries, Jodie Meeks said he finally feels healthy.

    Advice: "I would say I'm 100 percent now. Thank the good Lord that I'm past that," Meeks said. "It's summer time, so my body feels great. I came back from my thumb at the end of the season. I played okay and finished out the season healthy. This summer I got some rest. Now I'm working out again and I feel fine." The Wizards lost Bojan Bogdanovic to the Pacers, so Meeks will be relied on to add a scoring punch to Washington's bench. As long as Bradley Beal is healthy, Meeks won't have much fantasy value. Monday, 7:16 am
  • Jamal Crawford says he feels rejuvenated
    Jamal Crawford says he feel "rejuvenated" after agreeing to a two-year, $8.9 million deal with the Wolves.

    Advice: "I feel like 27," Crawford said. "I feel great, I really do. I take care of myself. I never really get out of shape. I feel I can play another four, five years at this level without a doubt." This isn't the first time Crawford has said he will keep playing in his 40s, but we wouldn't rule it out based on how well he takes care of himself. Coach Tom Thibodeau said he wants Crawford to be a "spark coming off the bench," and we expect him to have a role with minutes in the 20s. The 37-year-old veteran averaged 12.3 points, 2.6 assists, 1.6 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.4 treys in 26.3 minutes per game last season. Monday, 7:06 am
  • Jason Terry drawing interest?
    Jason Terry "has drawn interest from some other teams" according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.

    Advice: It was widely assumed that Terry would be back with the Bucks for one more season, but it still hasn't happened because they are currently pursuing Derrick Rose. While the report doesn't name a specific team, Woelfel said one of them is Western Conference playoff-caliber team. Terry will be 40 in September, so he'll be looking at a minor role almost anywhere he lands. Monday, 6:16 am
  • Wayne Selden quiet in Grizzlies' defeat
    Wayne Selden finished the Grizzlies' elimination loss on Sunday 5-of-13 from the field for 13 points with four assists, three turnovers and two steals in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Selden added a block tonight and overall he looked terrific in Vegas, especially as a scorer, putting up 24.6 points in his first five games. Vince Carter is gone and Tony Allen isn't a lock to return in free agency, but it'll still be hard for Selden to make an impact with Tyreke Evans and Ben McLemore coming to town. Sunday, 5:07 pm
  • Jodie Meeks says he's a 'perfect fit' w/ WAS
    Jodie Meeks believes that he can be a "perfect fit" in Scott Brooks' system.

    Advice: "Before I signed I asked what my role would be and it's pretty much what I've been doing my whole career. Come off the bench, obviously behind [Bradley Beal]," Meeks said. "I just wanted to find the best situation for myself with what I bring to the table shooting-wise and playing with a lot of energy. I wanted a perfect fit for both sides and I think I did that." Meeks has seriously struggled to stay healthy over the years, so Brooks may want to limit his playing time to the teens. Sunday, 12:18 pm
  • Lindsey thinks Hood can average 18 points
    Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey believes that Rodney Hood "has the potential to be in that 18 points per game range."

    Advice: "We have to let Rodney become the offensive wing we know he can be," Lindsey said. "We didn't want to bring in anyone who could get in the way of Donovan [Mitchell], Dante [Exum] and Rodney. We want them to develop." Hood's always had the talent, but injuries and inconsistent play have really held him back. Hood had a 28.1 usage rate with Gordon Hayward off the floor last season (20.1 with Hayward on the floor) and could potentially be Utah's No. 1 option on offense in his age-24 season, so all signs point to a career year. Sunday, 8:28 am
  • Pat Riley wants Waiters to improve efficiency
    Pat Riley said that he wants Dion Waiters to be more efficient next season.

    Advice: "He needs to get his free-throw percentage up," Riley said. "I can't believe he's not an 80 percent free-throw shooter. He shot [64.6 percent] on the year." Riley added that he wants Waiters to keep improving his conditioning and that his goal should be to make it through at least 70 games after struggling with injuries last season. Riley spent most of his press conference raving about Dion, so it's clear he's expecting big things after re-signing the SG to a 4-year, $52 million deal. "He's an end-of-the-game, end-of-the-shot-clock player," Riley said. "A lot of times you can't find those kinds of guys." His upside in fantasy isn't great, but improving his shooting percentages would be huge. Sunday, 6:33 am
  • Caris LeVert scores 23 points vs. Lakers
    Caris LeVert scored 23 points with one rebound, three assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's been a little underwhelming to this point, but LeVert was terrific as a scorer in this game and he played some strong defense against Lonzo Ball late in the game. He's at his best when he's in transition or needs to use just 0-1 dribbles, so LeVert probably won't get nearly as much run as a ball-handler on a much deeper Nets team compared to last season. He's on the radar as a late-round flier in fantasy. Saturday, 9:06 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead tweaks knee, looks fine
    Isaiah Whitehead scored 15 points with six rebounds, three assists and two steals against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: He did bang his knee in the second half and did check out, but Whitehead returned and it didn't affect his aggressive style. The Brooklyn native is still really going to need to work on playing off the ball with the Nets likely to use him as a shooting guard, so he'll likely be working with the shooting coaches a lot in the next couple months. Saturday, 9:01 pm
  • Wayne Selden scores 24 in win vs. Heat
    Wayne Selden scored 24 points during a 98-95 win over the Heat on Saturday, adding five rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It was a great quarterfinal game with the Grizzlies earning the victory in double-overtime. Assuming he does play on Sunday against the Blazers, Selden should end the Las Vegas Summer League with the most total points. Selden did have a minor left ankle tweak in this game, but he played through the injury and even made an and-one bucket off the injury. He's not a lock for the rotation, but he is certainly helping himself as one of the best players in Vegas this year. Saturday, 5:17 pm
  • Jonathon Simmons agrees to deal with Magic
    Jonathon Simmons has agreed to a three-year, $20 million deal with the Magic.

    Advice: The Spurs renounced his rights, so they aren't going to be able to match on this deal. The Magic do have some decent wing depth now that they've added Terrence Ross and should play Jonathan Isaac at the three on occasion, so Simmons is likely going to see minutes at the two and three behind Ross and Evan Fournier, respectively. This also probably isn't the best news for Mario Hezonja. This move has general manager John Hammond's fingerprints all over it as he looks to get some perimeter defense with Simmons in the mix. Friday, 12:41 pm
  • Wayne Selden drops 33 points in win vs. PHX
    Wayne Selden scored 33 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, three turnovers and three 3-pointers in a win over the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He's been a top-five scorer in Vegas and continues to just get in the lane seemingly whenever he wants. Selden is going to have some more competition for minutes, but he looks like he'll have a chance to at least get in the rotation. Thursday, 7:17 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead scores 20 in win vs. Nuggets
    Isaiah Whitehead scored a team-high 14 points in an 85-74 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, adding five rebounds, one assist, three turnovers, one block and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Nets are treating Las Vegas like a dress rehearsal with almost half their roster getting minutes last year. However, competition has really picked up for Whitehead with Jeremy Lin healthy, D'Angelo Russell expected to play a lot of SG, and the Nets having more overall depth. While he has played better, he won't be a big factor in the rotation. Thursday, 3:31 pm
  • Lakers sign G Alex Caruso to a 2-way contract
    Ramona Shelburne of ESPN is reporting that the Lakers will sign guard Alex Caruso to a two-way contract.

    Advice: Caruso played well as a rookie in the G-League last season, averaging 11.9 points, 5.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. He has also shown flashes of strong play in Vegas as well. With Lonzo Ball sidelined against the Kings earlier this week, Caruso shined, tallying 19 points, nine assists, four rebounds and four steals. Still, he can be ignored in all fantasy formats, as it is unlikely he will crack the Lakers rotation next season. Thursday, 10:44 am
  • Spurs still working to sign Jonathon Simmons
    Despite withdrawing their qualifying offer to Jonathon Simmons, the Spurs are still working to complete a contract that would bring him back to San Antonio.

    Advice: The Spurs renounced his rights, which means they are no longer able to match another team's offer, but San Antonio is still negotiating with Simmons and hopes to re-sign him. Simmons struggled on the offensive end in 2016-17 during the regular season, as his field goal percentage dropped from his rookie mark of 50.4 percent to 42.0, and his 3-point percentage dipped below 30 percent. However, he proved his worth in the postseason. Following an injury Kawhi Leonard, Simmons averaged 15.3 points in the WCF vs. the Warriors. Thursday, 10:18 am
  • Spurs renounce free agent Jonathon Simmons
    The Spurs have renounced Jonathon Simmons, making him an unrestricted free agent. Thursday, 9:05 am
  • Jamal Crawford clears waivers
    Jamal Crawford has cleared waivers and is free to sign a two-year, $8.9 million deal with the Wolves.

    Advice: According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, Crawford could sign as soon as this week. The 37-year-old veteran will be used as a combo guard off the bench behind Jeff Teague and Jimmy Butler, but likely won't be anything more than a low-end fantasy contributor. Crawford averaged 12.3 points, 2.6 assists, 1.6 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.4 treys in 26.3 minutes per game last season. Monday, 6:56 pm
  • Wayne Selden scores 21 points in Vegas
    Wayne Selden had a strong showing vs. the Kings in Las Vegas on Sunday, scoring 21 points (6-of-13 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs) with four assists, two rebounds, and three steals.

    Advice: Selden was coming off a 28-point outburst on Saturday, but the obvious asterisk applies -- this is Summer League. Selden's fantasy role should be established well before typical fantasy drafts occur. Jul 9, 9:18 pm
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