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  • Stephen Curry not interested in being rested
    Stephen Curry replied "hell naw" when asked if he anticipates receiving random rest throughout the 2019-20 season due to load management.

    Advice: The Warriors will be without Klay Thompson for a majority of the 2019-20 season, and they don't have great depth at the guard spots, so they might not have the luxury to give Curry a lot of rest as they compete for a playoff spot next year. Curry is getting up there in age at 31, but his silky-smooth game should hold off Father Time longer than most and he could very realistically come home with his third MVP trophy this upcoming season. He'll make for a quality top-5 target. 17 minutes ago
  • Markelle Fultz still without a timetable
    Markelle Fultz (shoulder) still doesn't have an official timetable for his return, but he's making "great progress," according to head coach Steve Clifford.

    Advice: "He's working hard, he's made great progress," said Clifford. "You know, right now we don't have a timetable for when he'll be back, but he's really doing a great job." Clifford added that he would have liked to have seen Fultz play at Summer League, but he's still not quite ready, which is fairly concerning given he hasn't taken the court since November and has only made it through a total of 33 games since being drafted in 2017. If he's ready to go by camp, he could be worth a late-round pick, but we wouldn't recommend reaching for him. 31 minutes ago
  • Bam Adebayo predicts big year for himself
    Bam Adebayo said he feels he can average 16 points, 10 rebounds and five dimes a game next season.

    Advice: "Just because we play through the elbows, I got a lot of assists off that action. We keep doing that, I feel like I can average 16, 10 and 5," said Adebayo. "I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to the challenge that Spo [coach Erik Spoelstra] is going to give me to accomplish during the season as potentially being the starting center." As a starter last year, Adebayo put in averages of 11.8 points, 9.1 boards, 3.1 dimes, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks per game, so he's primed for a big year with Hassan Whiteside out of the picture and makes sense as an early-round target. Today, 8:15 am
  • Reggie Bullock signs to two-year deal w/ NYK
    Reggie Bullock has officially signed his two-year deal with the Knicks.

    Advice: Bullock initially agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal with the Knicks, but after an unanticipated health issue was discovered during his physical, the Knicks and Bullock re-worked the deal on a more team-friendly salary. He reportedly signed for less than the $4.7 million exception and his contract has a player option on Year-2, but we still don't know exactly what ailment he's dealing with. Today, 7:43 am
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  • Report: MIA want picks back in CP3 deal
    Talks between Miami and Oklahoma City regarding Chris Paul have reportedly hit a standstill due to the Heat's desire to get their own picks back from the Thunder in any proposed deal.

    Advice: OKC currently owns two of Miami's future first-round picks (an unprotected pick in 2021 and a protected pick in 2023), and if the Heat are going to take on the 34-year-old CP3 for another three years at his massive salary, they want to at least get their picks back as compensation. The Thunder would be willing to include at least one of those picks, but they'd still want a future pick further down the road as compensation, which is something the Heat don't want to do. Paul will likely be traded again prior to the start of the 2019-20 season, but it might not be to Miami. Today, 7:33 am
  • Jordan McLaughlin fills stat sheet in loss
    Jordan McLaughlin tallied four points (2-of-11 FGs), three rebounds, three assists, three steals and one blocked shot in 28 minutes Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: McLaughlin didn't shoot the ball particularly well in Monday's title game, but throughout the Las Vegas Summer League he served as a solid influence at the point for Minnesota. With the Timberwolves point guards being Jeff Teague, Shabazz Napier and Tyrone Wallace at this point, maybe McLaughlin gets a shot in training camp. Should that happen, he'll need to improve as a perimeter shooter in order to have a chance at getting onto the final roster. Yesterday, 8:22 pm
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  • Dusty Hannahs 3-of-4 from deep vs. Wolves
    Dusty Hannahs chipped in with 15 points (5-of-8 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in Memphis' 95-92 win over Minnesota.

    Advice: The Grizzlies head home with a 6-1 Summer League record and the tournament title, with Hannahs contributing with some solid perimeter shooting off the bench. We'll see if his play in Summer League was enough to earn a training camp invitation, but at this point it's difficult to see him as a viable fantasy option heading into next season. Yesterday, 8:06 pm
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  • Bruno Caboclo sinks three triples vs. MIN
    Bruno Caboclo shot 3-of-8 from three Monday, scoring 15 points (6-of-12 FGs) with four rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Caboclo played well in Las Vegas over the last week-plus, and the improved perimeter shot makes him a player worth keeping an eye on when training camp begins. Last season was his best as a pro, with the Brazilian shooting 36.9% from three on 1.4 makes per game. It'll be tough to earn major rotation minutes, but Caboclo has improved to the point where he deserves a roster spot. Yesterday, 8:04 pm
  • Grayson Allen scores 17 in SL finale
    Grayson Allen shot 6-of-13 from the field and 5-of-5 from the foul line Monday, finishing the Summer League title game with 17 points, five rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes.

    Advice: This Summer League wasn't the smoothest of experiences for Allen, but he heads home with a championship trophy thanks to the Grizzlies' 95-92 win over the Timberwolves. Given Memphis' lack of depth and experience on the perimeter, he'll likely have the opportunity to earn some rotation minutes during training camp. Yesterday, 8:00 pm
  • Celtics rescind Daniel Theis qualifying offer
    According to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports, the Celtics have rescinded their qualifying offer to Daniel Theis.

    Advice: Just under two weeks after the Celtics and Theis agreed to a deal worth $10 million over two seasons, the veteran power forward will instead be an unrestricted free agent. The move gets Boston a little more cap space, but it doesn't mean that Theis is done in Boston. According to Smith, the expectation is that Theis will re-sign with Boston using his Early Bird rights. He's likely to once again serve in a backup role this coming season, so there isn't much in the way of fantasy value here. Yesterday, 7:36 pm
  • HOU owner fined $25K for Westbrook comments
    Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta was fined $25,000 for his comments about the Russell Westbrook trade before it became official.

    Advice: Fertitta issued comments on the trade between the Rockets and Thunder, which sent Chris Paul, two first round picks and the opportunity to swap two other firsts in the opposite direction. But the comments were made before the deal was made official by the league office, which is a no-no. Yesterday, 5:53 pm
  • TOR not planning to move Lowry, Ibaka, Gasol
    According to Josh Lewenberg of TSN, the Raptors aren't planning to trade Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol or Serge Ibaka.

    Advice: Lewenberg adds that this isn't the plan as of now, but things could change once the season starts. All three of Lowry, Gasol and Ibaka are on expiring contracts, which makes president Masai Ujiri's decision even more complicated. Ujiri will likely let the team go into the season and see how they fare before making any moves. Without Kawhi Leonard, things will be tough, but Toronto can still make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference as is. Yesterday, 3:43 pm
  • Boucher named to Summer League second team
    Chris Boucher was named to the Summer League second team, the NBA announced.

    Advice: Boucher is joined by Anfernee Simons, Rui Hachimura, Jaxson Hayes and Lonnie Walker. He played four games and averaged 23.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 blocks on 49 percent shooting. Boucher could see an expanded opportunity if the Raptors decide to sell, but he'll be fighting for rotation time until then. Yesterday, 3:05 pm
  • Allen named to Summer League first team
    Jarrett Allen has been named to the Summer League first team, the NBA announced.

    Advice: Allen is joined by Mitchell Robinson, Brandon Clarke, Kendrick Nunn and Nickeil Alexander-Walker. His Summer League ended on a sour note after he left the Nets' final game due to a hard fall, which thankfully wasn't anything serious. In five games, Allen averaged 16.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.2 blocks on 61 percent shooting. DeAndre Jordan might steal time from him this season, but Allen clearly has a place in Brooklyn's rotation. Yesterday, 2:59 pm
  • New Orleans releases forward Christian Wood
    The Pelicans have waived Christian Wood.

    Advice: Wood played eight games for New Orleans towards the end of last season, and was actually really productive. He benefited from Anthony Davis getting most nights off down the stretch, averaging 16.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. Wood will likely be picked up by another team and is a name to monitor if he lands in a good spot. Yesterday, 2:11 pm
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  • Cavaliers waive J.R. Smith; Lakers unlikely
    The Cavaliers have officially waived J.R. Smith.

    Advice: Smith will hit the open market after five seasons in Cleveland and he was a key member of the 2016 championship team. He has long been connected to the Lakers because of his former teammate LeBron James, though ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that they are an unlikely destination. Smith is unlikely to find a big role wherever he lands, leaving him on the periphery of the fantasy landscape. Yesterday, 2:05 pm
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  • GS didn't add Russell just to trade him
    General manager Bob Myers said the Warriors "didn't sign [D'Angelo Russell] with the intention of just trading him."

    Advice: What else is Myers going to say? There have been reports that the Warriors could look to deal Russell after Dec. 15 with hopes of getting something back after Kevin Durant (Achilles) opted to go to Brooklyn. Russell should be the No. 2 offensive option behind Stephen Curry as he adapts to a new offense. He'll likely be going in the fourth or fifth rounds of drafts. Yesterday, 12:24 pm
  • Josh Okogie (shin) not likely to play Monday
    Josh Okogie's leg injury isn't serious, but there's a decent chance he won't play in Monday's championship game in Vegas.

    Advice: He should be fine for the start of training camp and we haven't heard of him being officially ruled out of tonight's game. Yesterday, 11:19 am
  • Wesley Matthews signs two-year deal w/ Bucks
    The Milwaukee Bucks signed Wesley Matthews to a two-year, $5.26 million deal on Monday.

    Advice: The deal includes a player option in year two and Matthews has a good chance of starting at shooting guard for the Bucks this season. Yesterday, 10:49 am
  • Ben Simmons agrees to max deal
    Ben Simmons has agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum contract extension with the Sixers, per Shams Charania.

    Advice: The Sixers offered him the deal back on July 2 and Simmons has agreed to sign it. Simmons' poor shooting didn't keep him off the All-Star Team last season and the sky's the limit as he prepares for his third NBA season. Yesterday, 10:44 am
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