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  • WCJ: Bol Bol is our best shooter
    Wendell Carter Jr said that Bol Bol is the Magic’s best shooter after Friday’s practice. 

    Advice: "No one can really block it. He shoots it so high so I think Bol is probably the best shooter but we're all pretty good shooters." WCJ had high praise for his 7’2 teammate, but with such a strong group of players already occupying the starting frontcourt spots, it’s unlikely Bol - who’s failed to make much of an impact in the NBA - will have enough of a role to be worth fantasy consideration this season. NBCSportsEDGE.com 41 minutes ago
  • Josh Okogie (hamstring) limited in training camp
    According to Empire of the Suns’ Kellan Olson, Josh Okogie has been limited in training camp due to a left hamstring strain. 

    Advice: Okogie figures to provide depth off the bench and not much else for Phoenix this season. He’s not on the fantasy radar regardless of health.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 46 minutes ago
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  • Beam me up: Scottie Barnes working hard on jumper
    TSN Sports' Josh Lewenberg reports that Scottie Barnes has been working hard on his jump shot and doing his best to emulate Stephen Curry's accuracy.

    Advice: Said Barnes, "Of course we all want to shoot like Steph Curry. He makes a lot of shots, you know? But everybody can't be Steph. I'm just trying to get my catch and shoots down, a couple off the dribbles. Just sticking to the basics." Barnes shot 49.2% from the field last season but just 30.1% from beyond the arc. He showed flashes of his long-range shooting ability, knocking down at least two treys in 14 contests. The 6'7 FSU product also displayed his versatility by playing both forward spots and even moonlighting as "Point Scottie" at times while running Toronto's offense. The reigning Rookie of the Year will look to add another layer to his already-impressive game by extending his range and honing his accuracy, much to the delight of fantasy managers. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 1:35 pm
  • Zach in the saddle: LaVine's athleticism/pop back
    Billy Donovan said that Zach LaVine 'looks like a different player' thanks to added size and strength and that his athleticism and pop are back.

    Advice: LaVine underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee back in May, and it sounds like he's in a great place physically ahead of the 2022-23 season. Fresh off signing a lucrative, five-year deal to remain in Chi-Town, the two-time All-Star should be locked and loaded as a third-round pick in fantasy drafts. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 1:26 pm
  • Isaiah Stewart on 3's: 'Letting them thangs go'
    According to the Detroit Free Press' Omari Sankofa II, Isaiah Stewart said he's been playing interchangeably at the four and five and shooting a lot of threes.

    Advice: Over the final 14 games of last season, Stewart made 0.8 threes per game at a 52.4% clip, so the skill is there for a higher-volume workload from beyond the arc. Best known for his rebounding and blocks, Stewie's fantasy value would get a tremendous boost from the addition of an outside game. He could shape up to be a value pick outside the top-100 selections in fantasy drafts if he commands the starting center role, but Detroit's frontcourt now features Bojan Bogdanovic, Marvin Bagley and Nerlens Noel. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 1:09 pm
  • Popovich impressed by Isaiah Roby
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been impressed by Isaiah Roby at training camp.

    Advice: "He is really more skilled than I was expecting and he’s a little bigger than I expected," Popovich said. "He moves well really well for his size and he has good athleticism - coordinated athleticism. He handles himself really well." This quote is notable because the Spurs will be looking to give several young guys a look this season as they embark on a rebuild. Jakob Poeltl is the starter but could be on the trade block, but Roby could compete with Zach Collins for the backup duties. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 11:12 am
  • Paul Reed playing the four and five during camp
    Paul Reed has been playing as the four and five during training camp.

    Advice: This is notable as Reed was used almost exclusively as a backup center last season. “Whenever you’re deeper, you have that opportunity for sure. And so we want to do that,” coach Doc Rivers said. “We learned today that when Paul and Joel are on the floor together, we got to make sure we have great shooting on the floor at the same time.” With Reed's strong steal and block rate, he's worth watching closely over the next couple weeks.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 10:54 am
  • A.J. Griffin 'went live' at Friday's practice
    A.J. Griffin "went live" at Friday's practice for the first time since injuring his ankle. 

    Advice: Griffin was limited to 1-on-1 work on Thursday so this is a step in the right direction. Griffin has some serious long-term potential but isn't on the re-draft radar yet as he's not guaranteed a rotation spot.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 10:20 am
  • Luke Kornet out 1-2 weeks with ankle sprain
    Luke Kornet will be sidelined for 1-2 weeks with a sprained ankle. 

    Advice: The Celtics did not specify which ankle he sprained. This is unfortunate for Kornet because he's been getting some run with the starters during training camp. The Celtics brought in Blake Griffin on a one-year deal but Kornet will likely maintain a role while Robert Williams (knee) recovers.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 10:10 am