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  • Grizzlies trade Troy Daniels to the Suns
    The Suns acquired Troy Daniels and a 2018 second-round pick from Memphis for a top-55 protected in pick 2018.

    Advice: The Grizzlies have some decent depth at guard with Wayne Selden playing well and Tyreke Evans in the mix. Daniels was one of coach David Fizdale's guys and his quote saying he had a "money green" light to shoot was a cool story last year. Daniels likely won't be in the rotation to start the season. Yesterday, 4:34 pm
  • Gerald Green agrees to deal with the Bucks
    Gerald Green has agreed on a deal to sign with the Bucks.

    Advice: It's a non-guaranteed deal for camp, but Green could compete for a roster spot. It's possible Green or Brandon Rush will be the choice as the last veteran wing on the 15-man roster. Green made a noteworthy impact in the postseason with coach Brad Stevens mixing it up, but he likely wouldn't be in the rotation to start the season. Yesterday, 12:45 pm
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  • Stanley Johnson could be a trade chip?
    Stanley Johnson could be the Pistons' top trade asset for this season, according to Vincent Ellis of Detroit Free Press.

    Advice: It's not a firm report, but Ellis adds an executive "narrowed it down" to Johnson being a possible trade target for other teams. Johnson has two years left on his rookie deal, so teams would love to give him a shot at age 21. Perhaps the Pistons just throw him into the fire to see what they have and he does have an opportunity now with Marcus Morris gone, so keep an eye on him as a late-round flier in fantasy. Yesterday, 11:48 am
  • Andrew Wiggins says he'll focus on rebounding
    Andrew Wiggins said he has added weight and will focus on rebounding next season.

    Advice: Wiggins averaged 4.0 rebounds in 37.2 minutes per game last season. As a rookie back in 2014-15, he averaged 4.6 boards, while playing 36.2 minutes a night. Coach Tom Thibodeau has also stated he wants Wiggins to be more aggressive on the glass. If Wiggy can pull down five-plus boards per game, that would give his overall fantasy value a boost. Yesterday, 9:45 am
  • Bucks waive Bronson Koenig
    Bucks waive G Bronson Koenig.

    Advice: The University of Wisconsin product signed a two-way deal on July 6, and played five games for the Bucks in Las Vegas. Thursday, 3:15 pm
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  • Alec Burks working out a lot at facility
    Alec Burks (knee) has been working out at the Jazz practice facility.

    Advice: He's been there a lot and it would appear Burks is healthy. Numerous injuries have kept Burks in check for the past few seasons, but he's putting in extra work to get the explosiveness back in his game. He could be competing with Donovan Mitchell for a rotation spot. Thursday, 12:25 pm
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    Alec Burks Uta - PG,SG
  • Bulls open to Dwyane Wade buyout
    Bulls executive vice president John Paxson said the team is open to a buyout for Dwyane Wade only if it's "advantageous" for the franchise.

    Advice: This means Wade would have to give up a significant portion of his $23.8 million salary if he wants to leave. The Bulls haven't talked to Wade directly about a buyout, but they've "had dialogue with Wade’s representatives." The Bulls are expected to be one of the worst teams in the league and the 35-year-old Wade doesn't want to throw a whole season away, so it seems more likely than not that he will be bought out. If not, expect them to shop Wade aggressively before the February deadline. Thursday, 8:50 am
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    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Lance Stephenson is 100 percent healthy
    Lance Stephenson is 100 percent healthy after battling ankle and knee issues late in the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Coach Nate McMillan plans to use Stephenson as the sixth man, but added that he could still see starter minutes. "I hope he can establish [that role]," McMillan said. "A sixth man is like a starter, and he can be a guy who can do a lot of things with that second group with his ability to handle the ball, score the ball. He's an unselfish player." Stephenson averaged 7.2 points, 4.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds in six games with the Pacers last season and is likely looking at a similar role with minutes in the 20s. Thursday, 7:52 am
  • Reggie Jackson says he's had no setbacks
    Reggie Jackson said he's had no setbacks with his left knee this summer.

    Advice: "With my knee, I’m feeling good. With the health of it, I’m feeling great," he said. "I just got to do the best I can to take care of it. The team is doing a great job of monitoring it. I’ve had no setbacks. I’m on pace, which is to be ready by training camp." Jackson has a chronic case of tendinitis in his knee and has had two platelet-rich plasma injections in his career, so this is something the Pistons may have to monitor for the foreseeable future -- they are already planning to limit him to one practice a day at training camp. Thursday, 6:21 am
  • Isaiah Whitehead has to compete for minutes
    Coach Kenny Atkinson said Isaiah Whitehead will have to compete for minutes this season.

    Advice: "I thought Isaiah had some really great moments last year," Atkinson added. "I really believe in him. Obviously he’s still a young player, but I’m anxious to see him compete in training camp. I think he fits how we wanna play." With D'Angelo Russell in the mix and likely to get big minutes, Whitehead will have to learn to play both on and off the ball. He's not on the fantasy radar. Wednesday, 1:09 pm
  • Jarrett Jack says he's 100 percent
    Jarrett Jack said his knee is 100 percent healthy.

    Advice: He had an ACL tear back in January of 2016 and only played two games in 2016-17 after picking up another season-ending knee injury. He has a non-guaranteed deal with the Knicks, but he could make a push for minutes since their current depth chart at PG consists of Frank Ntilikina, Ramon Sessions and Ron Baker. He's not on the standard-league radar unless he moves up the chart. Tuesday, 9:03 pm
  • Alex Abrines (knee) making progress
    According to OKC beat writer Brett Dawson, Alex Abrines (knee) is progressing toward a return to the court.

    Advice: Abrines injured his knee in Spain's first EuroBasket game, back on September 7th. He's had issues with both knees over the past few years and had platelet-rich plasma injections in his right knee in May. Abrines is back in OKC after sitting out the FIBA tournament, but it is currently unknown if he'll be ready for the start of training camp next week. However, with Paul George now in the mix, Abrines has very limited fantasy value even if he is fully healthy. Tuesday, 9:07 am
  • Hornets sign G Terry Henderson to camp deal
    The Hornets signed G Terry Henderson to a non-guaranteed contract on Monday.

    Advice: Henderson averaged 13.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 30.9 minutes per game at N.C. State last season as a senior. He is a longshot to make the 15-man roster and should be ignored in all fantasy formats. Tuesday, 7:04 am
  • Heat may rest Goran Dragic during camp
    The Heat may give Goran Dragic extra rest during training camp.

    Advice: Dragic recently carried Slovenia to its first EuroBasket championship and was named MVP of the tournament. However, he had to sit out the fourth quarter of the final due to cramping. Slovenia coach Igor Kokoskov said Dragic "couldn’t play for a quarter. He was cramping on the side, he was laying on the floor. It wasn’t my decision, it was just the body. His body was quitting on Goran." After expending so much energy in mid-September, Miami may choose to rest him more than usual at camp. Still, this won't have any impact on his fantasy value, as he should be completely fresh for the regular season. Tuesday, 6:37 am
  • Brandon Rush signs deal w/ Bucks
    Brandon Rush's agent announced that his client has signed a deal with the Bucks.

    Advice: The specifics of the deal aren't known, but it's likely for the veteran's minimum. Rush will provide some depth off the bench behind Tony Snell and Khris Middleton at the 2 and 3, but won't see enough minutes to help most fantasy owners. Monday, 9:48 am
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  • E'Twaun Moore prepared to play some SF
    E'Twaun Moore said he's prepared to play some small forward with Solomon Hill (hamstring) out indefinitely.

    Advice: "That’s helped me out with sticking in the league," Moore said of his versatility. "Teams want guys who can do multiple things. We are down a player now, with Solomon out, so if I have to help fill that void, I’ll look forward to it." The coaching staff has already talked to Moore about this, and we could see Tony Allen and Jordan Crawford pick up some minutes at SF as well. Moore is still just a deep-league asset after putting up career-highs in points (9.6) and 3-pointers (1.1) with 2.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds in just under 25 minutes last season. Monday, 9:07 am
  • Nuggets hoping to extend Gary Harris
    After re-signing Mason Plumlee, the Nuggets are turning their attention towards a contract extension for Gary Harris.

    Advice: The Nuggets have until opening night to negotiate an extension, but based on GM Tim Connelly's comments back in April, Harris should have no trouble landing a lucrative deal. The 23-year-old SG averaged career highs in points (14.9), rebounds (3.1), assists (2.9) and 3-pointers (1.9) last season, shooting 50.2 percent from the field and posting top-60 value in standard leagues on a per-game basis. He's one of our favorite mid-round targets this season. Monday, 7:55 am
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    Gary Harris Den - SG,SF
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic scores 22 points in loss
    Bogdan Bogdanovic netted a team-high 22 points during Sunday's loss to Slovenia, adding four rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Bogdanovic was the only reason this game was close, and while he wasn't able to deliver the gold for Team Serbia, he did finish the EuroBasket tournament as a member of the All-Star five with averages of 20.4 points, 5.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.3 triples per contest on 47.4 percent shooting. The 25-year-old will come stateside NBA ready, although he will be fighting for minutes with the likes of Buddy Hield, Justin Jackson and Garrett Temple in Sacramento. Still, there's enough upside here to warrant a late-round selection on draft day. Sunday, 2:06 pm
  • Malik Monk expected to be ready for opener?
    Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer said he has no reason to think that Malik Monk (ankle) won't be ready for the season opener.

    Advice: His ankle injury kept him out of the entire Summer League and coach Steve Clifford said in early-September that it was still bothering him, but he has a full month before the season begins. Bonnell adds that Monk will have to "earn his minutes" this season and Clifford won't play him exclusively because he was a lottery pick. Monk could see time at multiple positions, but it sounds like expectations should be tempered in the early going. He's a better pick in dynasty than in re-draft leagues. Sunday, 6:32 am
  • Ingram says he's been working the weight room
    Brandon Ingram said he feels much stronger because he's been "putting in so much work in the weight room."

    Advice: Ingram weighed in at only 180 pounds as a rookie, so adding muscle to his lanky frame was one of his offseason goals. Improving his accuracy is also an objective. Ingram shot just 36.3 percent from the floor over the first half of last season, before bumping that number up to 47.5 percent after the All-Star break. He will be one of the focal points of the Lakers offense this next season and has a chance to put up impressive numbers if he can maintain that efficiency. Saturday, 6:40 am
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