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  • Taurean Prince tests positive for COVID-19
    Taurean Prince has tested positive for Coronavirus and will sit out the Orlando restart, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. 

    Advice: Prince is the seventh Net that won't participate in Orlando, joining Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Wilson Chandler and Nic Claxton. The Nets are expected to sign a few more substitution players for Orlando, but for now it's fair to expect to see a lot of Rodions Kurucs and maybe even Justin Anderson. After an impressive rookie season, Kurucs has a chance to redeem himself after being limited to just 12.8 minutes per game before the NBA was paused.  Rotoworld.com 27 minutes ago
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  • Isaac still rehabbing knee, unlikely to play
    Jonathan Isaac is in the bubble with his teammates but is still rehabbing his knee injury. 

    Advice: Al-Farouq Aminu didn't go to the bubble with his team on Tuesday and we still don't know if or when Isaac will be cleared to play. But as Lloyd Christmas once said, "so you're saying there's a chance" we'll see him in uniform at some point, although the Magic have been noncommittal to that. And in a later tweet, Josh Robbins quoted a Magic official as saying "He's at the stage where he can do a little light court stuff, but that's about it." It sounds like he's unlikely to play in the Orlando bubble due to his injury.  Rotoworld.com Today, 1:23 pm
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  • Markelle Fultz excused for personal matter
    Markelle Fultz did not accompany the Magic to the bubble on Tuesday to see to a personal matter. 

    Advice: This is an excused absence and we're guessing he won't be out for too long. We'll pass along details as they become available. Additionally, another member of the Magic has tested positive for COVID but we don't know who it is yet. That player is also not with the Magic at Disney.  Rotoworld.com Today, 1:19 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu doesn't travel to Orlando
    Al-Farouq Aminu did not accompany the Magic to the bubble on Tuesday. 

    Advice: He's rehabbing a knee injury and while it's possible he could join the team at some point, he's not doing so currently. If Jonathan Isaac is healthy, both him and Aaron Gordon would step in to fill the hole left by Aminu's absence. However, Isaac is still said to be rehabbing his knee.  Rotoworld.com Today, 1:17 pm
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  • Nick Nurse fired up about Kyle Lowry
    Nick Nurse is excited about how Kyle Lowry has looked in workouts in Fort Myers thus far. 

    Advice: "He's looking awesome, like really awesome," Nurse said. "He's really working hard... He's going at it everyday, very early in the morning." After getting the last four months off most players should be fully healthy for the restart. The question is more a matter of which players are in shape and which are not? And it sounds like Lowry is in really great shape. Nurse also confirmed that all the Raptors are healthy and ready for training camp at Disney this coming weekend. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:11 pm
  • Nikola Jokic not flying with Nuggets to Orlando
    Nikola Jokic is reportedly healthy and recovered from COVID but had travel complications that will keep him off of Tuesday's team flight to Orlando. 

    Advice: He reportedly tested negative in Serbia and is good to go for Orlando, but simply had flight complications that kept him from joining his teammates. Either way, Jokic should be in Orlando well before the Nuggets play a meaningful game.  Rotoworld.com Today, 12:06 pm
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  • Sheppard says Beal likely won't need surgery
    Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard said he doesn't think surgery "is an option at all" for Bradley Beal's right rotator cuff injury. 

    Advice: Sheppard also gave us more insight on the injury, revealing that the shoulder issue has been lingering for roughly eight months since he suffered it in a November game. The shoulder got worse during the time off, but Sheppard said the Wizards are confident that Beal will be 100 percent in the near future. The fact that he averaged 30.5 points per game with a bad shoulder already has us excited about his 2020-21 fantasy campaign.  Rotoworld.com Today, 10:58 am
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  • Amir Johnson a 'prime target' for the Nets
    Marc Stein of the New York Times is reporting that veteran center Amir Johnson is a "prime target" for the Nets. 

    Advice: The Nets are in need of reinforcements up front as DeAndre Jordan and Nic Claxton will not play in Orlando. Johnson would likely be looking at minutes in the teens behind Jarrett Allen in Orlando if he lands a deal with the Nets, so there's minimal fantasy impact here. Johnson last played for the 76ers in 2018-19, averaging just 10.4 minutes per game for 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds.  Rotoworld.com Today, 9:52 am
     
  • Spencer Dinwiddie will sit out the Orlando restart
    Spencer Dinwiddie (Covid-19) will sit out the Orlando restart according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. 

    Advice: The Nets’ team doctors made this decision "out of an abundance of caution," Charania adds. Dinwiddie said over the weekend that he was starting to turn the corner with the virus but it's no surprise to see the Nets play it safe with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan already ruled out. It's going to be the Caris LeVert show in Orlando and it sounds like we'll see a lot of guard Chris Chiozza as well.  Rotoworld.com Today, 8:51 am
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  • Bradley Beal (shoulder) will not play in Orlando
    Bradley Beal will not play in the Orlando restart due to a right rotator cuff injury.

    Advice: There was no mention of a shoulder injury when coach Scott Brooks talked about Beal on Monday, saying that his status hinged only on his conditioning. Beal also didn't mention the issue last week when he said his status was up in the air, so this likely means the Wizards just want to use the Orlando restart as an unofficial Summer League to evaluate their young talent and come out of the bubble at full strength. Expect to see a lot of Troy Brown in Orlando as he recently said he'd like to get more reps as a primary playmaker, and look for Rui Hachimura to shoulder the bulk of scoring load.  Rotoworld.com Today, 8:22 am
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  • Klay Thompson (knee) says he's 100 percent
    Klay Thompson (left knee) said his mind and body are 100 percent ready to be back on the court. 

    Advice: He has progressed through all the stages of his rehab apart from contact, but there's obviously plenty of time for that. With the next season likely beginning around Christmas, Klay should hit the ground running as he will have had 1.5 years of recovery time by that point.  Rotoworld.com Today, 8:16 am
  • Brandon Ingram says he will play in Orlando
    Brandon Ingram, who is set to be the top restricted free agent on the market this summer, said his status for Orlando was never in doubt. 

    Advice: "I didn’t look at it as if I had a choice of going or not. My teammates knew that I didn’t question it or anything," he said. "I just wanted to play basketball at the end of the day. I’m going to do it and let my teammates know I’m there 110%." Ingram added that he's excited about the direction of the Pelicans but was non-committal about his future with the team. "I feel really good about this team,” he said. “I like where I’m at. But that’s a decision that is going to have a lot of factors after the season.” Rotoworld.com Today, 7:23 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. likely to play in Orlando
    Despite reservations about playing, Tim Hardaway Jr. sounds like he plans on suiting up and playing for the Mavericks in Orlando. 

    Advice: The third option behind Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis is up for debate, but THJ, Seth Curry, Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell are all going to be leaned on heavily. And if Luka and Porzingis are on the same page and DFS, THJ, Curry and Powell all come to play, the Mavericks seem to think they could shock the world and win it all.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Dwight Howard opts in, will play in Orlando
    Dwight Howard has opted in and will play for the Lakers in Orlando. 

    Advice: Dwight will head to Orlando on Thursday and plans to donate his game checks to his non-profit campaign Breathe Again. With Howard on board now, JaVale McGee's role will take a hit and Kyle Kuzma may see a few less minutes per game. But the Lakers have to be thrilled that Howard will be in uniform in hopes of helping LeBron James win his fourth title. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:03 pm
  • Pels Darius Miller (Achilles) not going to Orlando
    Pelicans F Darius Miller is still recovering from his right Achilles surgery and will not accompany the team to Orlando. 

    Advice: Outside of Miller, the Pelicans should go into Orlando as healthy as any team in the league. With Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Jrue Holiday and Derrick Favors all ready to roll, the Pelicans are going to be a really fun team to watch when the season gets underway.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:23 pm
     
  • Aaron Holiday seems likely starter for Pacers
    With Victor Oladipo sitting out the Orlando trip for the Pacers there's a good chance that Aaron Holiday could start at point guard and average 30 minutes per game. 

    Advice: Malcolm Brogdon (assuming he's back from testing positive for COVID-19), T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner are expected to round out the Pacers' starting lineup. It's possible T.J. McConnell could start over Holiday, but all signs are pointing to Holiday getting the call, especially with Jeremy Lamb hurt and unavailable. Holiday is averaging 11.8 points and 4.8 assists in his 32 starts this season.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:22 pm
     
  • Hardaway Jr. leaning towards playing in Orlando
    Tim Hardaway Jr. said his status for Orlando is up in the air but hinted that he's more likely to play than sit out. 

    Advice: “I’m still up in the air right now, but I love the game of basketball," THJ said. "When you have the opportunity to do the one thing you love, you just go for it.” Hardaway Jr. was rolling prior to the pause, scoring 21.5 points over his last 10 games with 3.9 triples and 2.1 assists on 44.6% from the field.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:02 am
  • Bradley Beal will travel, but status unclear
    Bradley Beal will travel with the Wizards to Orlando but his playing status is still up in the air. 

    Advice: He said last week that he "isn't swayed one way or another," so this isn't much of an update. According to coach Scott Brooks, the decision for Beal hinges on his conditioning. “We’re not gonna put our players at risk if they’re not ready to play in an NBA game,” Brooks said. The Wizards have a shot to sneak in as the 8th seed with the Nets missing several key players, but the Wizards are more concerned about evaluating their young talent in Orlando.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:52 am
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  • Darius Miller (Achilles) still iffy for Orlando
    Darius Miller (Achilles) is still "unsure" if he'll be ready to play when the Pelicans resume play in Orlando.

    Advice: Miller had surgery last August and although he's made great progress, he's been unable to play 3-on-3 or 5-on-5 due to COVID-19 restrictions. New Orleans will continue to evaluate him as they begin formal practices, and if he can't play they will be allowed to replace him on the roster. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:19 am
     
  • Nikola Jokic (COVID) expected to fly with Nuggets
    The Nuggets expect Nikola Jokic (COVID-19) to join the team when they fly to Orlando on Tuesday.

    Advice: "From everything I’ve heard and talking to him, he feels great and feels fine and is excited to get back," said coach Mike Malone. Whether or not he's on the team plane when they leave, a reportedly slimmed-down Jokic will be joining Denver in the bubble for the resumption of the season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:21 am
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  • Vogel: 'hopeful and optimistic' Howard will play
    Coach Frank Vogel said that the Lakers are "hopeful and optimistic" that Dwight Howard will play in Orlando.

    Advice: Howard's name has come up as a player who could opt out of Orlando, but there has been some optimism from coaches and players he'll be ready to go. If something does change, the Lakers may have to look at JaVale McGee for more playing time, and Kyle Kuzma would also benefit with a lot of more of Anthony Davis at the five. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:23 pm
  • Report: Bradley Beal undecided on Orlando re-start
    Bradley Beal hasn't decided whether he'll play in Orlando.

    Advice: Beal said he "isn't swayed, one way or another." He continues to work out and the Wizards are simply in a holding pattern until their franchise player makes up his mind. The Wizards enter the bubble 5.5 games behind the No. 8 seed Magic. With only eight games to make up the difference, a playoff spot seems very unlikely, so Beal might decide it's not worth risking injury. If he opts out, it would be a bombshell for a Wizards team with no real option to make up his production -- they'd lean more on literally anyone in a uniform including Ish Smith, Shabazz Napier, Gary Payton II, Garrison Mathews, Troy Brown Jr. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:34 am
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  • Markelle Fultz worked to keep 'crazy rhythm'
    Markelle Fultz said he was in a "crazy rhythm" when the season shut down, so he trained up to three hours daily to maintain momentum.

    Advice: "My biggest thing was I didn’t want to lose that rhythm,” Fultz said. “I know how it can get when you don’t pick up a ball for a while. You start to think about other things and you get sidetracked.” He bought a hoop and assembled it himself, and worked on his shooting, ball-handling and conditioning. The varying levels of players' commitment to staying sharp during the hiatus could be a key factor when play resumes in Orlando. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:34 am
  • Dwight Howard still undecided on Orlando
    Lakers GM Rob Pelinka said Tuesday that Dwight Howard has extenuating circumstances and has yet to decide if he'll be joining the Lakers in Orlando. 

    Advice: Howard is dealing with the recent death of the mother of one of his children and is also focused on resining awareness at this time. His teammates are hopeful he'll be in Orlando, but he still appears to be torn on making a decision. Rosters are due on July 1, so a decision is coming soon.  Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:45 pm
  • Clifford still non-committal about Isaac
    When asked about the status of Jonathan Isaac (knee) and Al-Farouq Aminu (knee), Magic coach Steve Clifford wouldn't completely rule them out of the Orlando restart. 

    Advice: "They're both in here working every day," Clifford said. "I just think it's really early to try to make an intelligent decision on anything like that." Orlando beat writer said shortly after those comments that it's still "highly unlikely" we see either player, but it's definitely encouraging that their returns are at least on the table. It won't be long before we get another update with mandatory workouts beginning soon.  Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:00 pm
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  • Spencer Dinwiddie tests positive for Covid-19
    Spencer Dinwiddie has tested positive for Covid-19 and is symptomatic, putting his status in doubt for Orlando. 

    Advice: Given that Rudy Gobert is still not fully recovered three months later there's a decent chance Dinwiddie won't play again this season. Hopefully he makes a full recovery, and with both Kyrie Irving and Dinwiddie now in doubt, Caris LeVert and Tyler Johnson could have elite fantasy value for the final eight games of the season. Rotoworld.com Jun 29, 3:11 pm
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