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  • Evan Fournier hits 5-of-17 shots for 16 pts
    Evan Fournier helped France to a bronze medal finish over Australia on Sunday, tallying 16 points, five rebounds, two 3-pointers and three turnovers across 36 minutes.

    Advice: Fournier didn't shoot the ball all that well, going 5-of-17 from the field, but he wasn't the only French player to struggle with his shot, as they connected on just 37.9% of their attempts as a team. It was a grind-it-out kind of game, with both teams combining for just 126 points, but France did a particularly good job of denying Team Australia the 3-point shot and managed to eke out a third-place finish at the FIBA tournament. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:15 am
  • Joe Ingles nets 17 points in loss to France
    Joe Ingles went 7-of-11 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line on his way to a team-high 17 points across 34 minutes in a tough loss to France on Sunday.

    Advice: Ingles added five boards, three dimes, one triple, one steal and three turnovers while he was out there, and while the Australian team came up short, Ingles was superb throughout the tournament. He's likely going to have a slightly reduced role next season in Utah with the addition of Bojan Bogdanovic, but he still should be able to offer some fantasy value while operating as a facilitator in the second unit. He'll be worth a late-round look on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:01 am
    Player Note
    Joe Ingles Uta - SG,SF
  • Bucks to offer Giannis a supermax extension
    Bucks general manager Jon Horst was asked about the long-term contract situation of their star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, at a recent fan town hall event.

    Advice: Horst mentioned that they can't negotiate right now, but the team will definitely be offering Giannis a supermax extension next summer when he becomes eligible. Sometimes the supermax can scare teams off, but this is a no-brainer for the reigning MVP and the Bucks. They will be looking to keep Giannis in Milwaukee for a long, long time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:22 pm
  • Trevor Ariza not projected to get much time
    James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area projects a much smaller role for Trevor Ariza in Sacramento compared to what he's been tasked with the last few seasons.

    Advice: Ham mentions that Harrison Barnes will start at the three and likely play at least 20 minutes there, with World Cup star Bogdan Bogdanovic absorbing 12 or so minutes there, too. That doesn't leave Ariza much playing time, unless coach Luke Walton goes small more than expected. He was a top-100 player last season, but Ham's projection of 16-18 minutes per game will severely limit Ariza's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:46 pm
  • MKG expected to lose playing time
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was informed the Hornets will look to youth and development this season.

    Advice: MKG picked up his $13 million player option, but the Hornets are likely going to cut his minutes in a big way. Miles Bridges is already set to be the team's starting power forward, and PJ Washington is more of a natural four at 6'7" with coach James Borrego saying he wants to play the rookie a lot. Even in a deep league, MKG isn't a target in drafts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:46 am
  • Nic Batum informed he will lose minutes
    Nicolas Batum has been informed the Hornets agenda is youth and development.

    Advice: "More than ever, these young guys are going to get a crack at minutes," Borrego said. Batum will earn a whopping $25.6 million this season, but the Hornets are clearly looking at the lottery for 2020. Despite how Batum has been a fantasy-friendly guy for most of this decade, he's a guy to fade in your fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:41 am
  • Danny Green could get 30 minutes?
    Danny Green could get 30 minutes per game, according to team reporter Mike Trudell.

    Advice: That would shatter his career-high 28.5 minutes per game from 2015 and easily top his 27.7 minutes per night with the Raptors last season. The Lakers are extremely thin on the wings, and they'll need some on-ball defense to help limit opposing guards. If Avery Bradley isn't ready for 24 minutes, Green getting 30 minutes is possible, which would make him a very attractive target in nine-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:29 pm
    Player Note
    Danny Green LAL - SG,SF
  • Dion Waiters dropping weight this time
    Dion Waiters is down to 216 pounds after working with an offseason trainer.

    Advice: Two years ago, the weight on Waiters was a big story literally, tipping the scales at 239 pounds following his ankle surgery to end his 2016-17 season. President Pat Riley has been critical of Waiters at times, but he still likes him and said he can take his game to another level if he "ever gets to world-class conditioning." Even if he's in good shape, his lack of non-scoring output and Tyler Herro right behind him makes him a player to fade in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:50 pm
  • Pistons waive Michael Beasley
    The Pistons have waived F Michael Beasley.

    Advice: They needed to cut someone to make room for Joe Johnson, so Beasley and his non-guaranteed deal get the ax. He's going to be suspended for the first five games of the 2019-20 season due to violating the league's anti-drug policy, so that could make it tough for the former No. 2 overall pick to find another contract. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:35 am
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  • Bogdan Bogdanovic drops 28 points in win
    Bogdan Bogdanovic went off for 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting during Serbia's impressive win over Team USA on Thursday, adding seven treys, four boards and six dimes in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The US squad didn't really have any answers for the 27-year-old, but that's been a fairly consistent trend at the 2019 FIBA tournament. In his seven appearances with the Serbian National Team, Bogdanovic has come through with averages of 21.7 points, 4.6 assists, 4.0 triples, 1.1 steals and 1.3 turnovers per game on 54.9% shooting. He's a capable scorer, but unfortunately, it's unlikely he'll see the usage he needs in Sacramento next year to be much more than a late-round player. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:23 am
  • Harrison Barnes nets team-high 22 points in L
    Harrison Barnes scored a team-high 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting during Team USA's deflating 94-89 loss to Serbia on Thursday, adding five boards, four dimes and two triples in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The US squad has now dropped two straight, and at this point, the best they can hope for is seventh place at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Kemba Walker finished with 18 points, eight assists, four rebounds, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 30 minutes; and Khris Middleton put up 16 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in his 24 minutes of floor time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:15 am
  • Shams: Memphis refusing to buy out Iguodala
    The Grizzlies are not ready to engage Andre Iguodala in buyout talks according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    Advice: Additionally, the Grizzlies have asked Iggy to report to training camp in September. Iguodala is hopeful to join a contender in what could be his final NBA season, but the Grizzlies will do their best to get an asset in return before exploring a buyout. Essentially, Iggy and his agent will need to convince a contender like the Clippers, Rockets or Lakers to give up some draft compensation unless the Grizzlies change their stance. Rotoworld.com Sep 9, 3:39 pm
  • Jayson Tatum a game-time call vs. France
    Shams Charania is reporting that Jayson Tatum (ankle) will be a game-time call vs. France on Wednesday.

    Advice: Tatum has missed the last three games for Team USA, but this confirms that the injury isn't remotely serious. Shams adds that Tatum has a "strong chance" of returning for this quarterfinals game, so Team USA and Boston fans will be breathing a little easier with this news. Rotoworld.com Sep 9, 2:20 pm
    GTD
  • Cedi Osman scores 32 points in loss to NZL
    Cedi Osman popped off for 32 points on 12-of-21 shooting during Monday's one-point loss to New Zealand, adding five triples, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Osman played great for Turkey at the FIBA tournament, churning out averages of 20.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.0 triples, 1.4 steals and 1.4 turnovers per game on 50% shooting, but Turkey wasn't able to advance to the Quarter Finals. Osman is capable of dropping in a decent amount of points from time to time, but outside of scoring his stat lines tend to be empty, which seriously limits his appeal. Rotoworld.com Sep 9, 9:19 am
    Player Note
    Cedi Osman Cle - SF,PF
  • Report: George (shoulders) to miss October
    Jovan Buha of The Athletic once again reports that Paul George is unlikely to be available at the start of the season after undergoing offseason surgery on both shoulders.

    Advice: About a month ago, Buha posited that George would likely make his Clippers debut in mid-to-late November, and this article doubles down on that notion. We've seen some images of him doing on-court, which is good, but we haven't been made aware of the extent of such work. Conservatively, it seems like George will miss all six October games, with an outside chance at returning for the start of November, though later seems likely. Missing the first month will cause George's draft stock to take a slight hit, but he still has first-round upside due to his versatile skill set. Lou Williams and Landry Shamet will benefit most from George's early-season absence. Rotoworld.com Sep 8, 4:25 pm
    Player Note
    Paul George LAC - SF,PF
    Out
  • Danilo Gallinari nets 22 points in comeback W
    Danilo Gallinari came through with 22 points, six rebounds, five dimes, three triples, one steal, one block and four turnovers during Italy's 94-89 comeback win over Puerto Rico.

    Advice: Team Italy was down by 26 points midway through the game, but they responded with a huge run to force an overtime period, and both Gallinari and Marco Belinelli played crucial roles in the win. Belinelli finished with 23 points, six rebounds, three assists, three treys and just one turnover in his 27 minutes of floor time, and the pair became the first duo to ever score 20-plus points in a single game at the FIBA World Cup. Rotoworld.com Sep 8, 5:57 am
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