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Coach Frank Vogel said he likes the idea of Nikola Vucevic shooting 3-pointers.

"I won't put that on him if he's not comfortable," Vogel said about Vucevic shooting treys. The 25-year-old big man has made a grand total of seven 3-pointers in his career, so this idea is uncharted territory. Vucevic is a terrific midrange shooter and his low-post game will be very important to the Orlando offense. Even with possible trade rumors, Vooch is still an early-round target.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 29 - 12:31 AM

Rudy Gay has met with general manager Vlade Divac since his comments on Monday, according to Sean Cunningham of ABC10.

Gay commented on the lack of communication from the Kings, so credit goes to Divac for reaching out and getting a meeting. The 29-year-old forward denied that he made a trade request, but his comments suggest he's going to be traded. He'll be a risky fantasy pick in the middle rounds.
Jul 28 - 9:27 PM

God Shammgod joined the Mavericks' staff as assistant of player development.

The Providence star from 1995-97 would've have been an Twitter sensation for his ball-handling in college, but obviously Twitter wasn't around in the late 1990s. Shammgod played just two games in the NBA.
Jul 28 - 9:23 PM

Flip Murray said he wants to make an NBA comeback.

He's 36 years old and hasn't been in the league since he was a camp invite for the Grizzlies back in 2012 -- he didn't get any playing time in preseason. Murray said he doesn't mind playing in the D-League, and also said he could play in Turkey, Ukraine or Lebanon.
Jul 28 - 9:14 PM

Von Wafer took to Twitter to beg for another opportunity to get back into the NBA.

"I'm not ashamed to get on social media and beg for an opportunity back in the NBA," Wafer posted to his Twitter account. "I don't care about nothing, just give me an opportunity." Wafer hasn't played at the NBA level since the 2011-12 season, and he's been trying to make it back ever since. Odds are his plea will fall upon deaf ears.
Jul 28 - 6:16 PM
David Lee - F/C - Spurs

David Lee has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $3.2 million deal with the Spurs, with the second year being a player option.

Lee will earn limited minutes in San Antonio backing up both LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol, which is far from ideal from a fantasy perspective. Lee's days of being a relevant name in standard leagues are behind him.
Jul 28 - 5:57 PM

The Bulls have officially signed G Spencer Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie will be competing for reserve minutes with Jerian Grant, meaning that his fantasy value will be non-existent in most leagues.
Jul 28 - 5:50 PM

Pat Riley believes that Dion Waiters will be a good fit on the Heat's roster, and that he will add a "great dimension" for the club at the shooting guard position.

"Dion is not a Room Exception player. He wanted to play for the Miami Heat and chose to forgo other more lucrative financial opportunities to be a part of our championship organization.," said Riley. "Dion is young, athletic and explosive, which fits in with our roster. He will add a great dimension for us at the off-guard spot." Waiters will be competing with Josh Richardson for the starting two-guard spot in Miami, but he reportedly has the inside track to land the gig. His value will be better in points leagues.
Jul 28 - 5:42 PM

Doc Rivers stated during a recent interview that he still doesn't know if Paul Pierce will play next season.

"If Paul decides to retire then we're going to make sure that Boston picks him up for one day and he retires a Celtic because that's what he should retire as," Rivers said. "So we have all that in place. We just don't know what he's going to do. I think Paul's going back and forth on it, and I want to give him room." For what it's worth, we've seen two reports indicating that Pierce intends to suit up for his 19th NBA season, but he won't be a fantasy asset anywhere.
Source: Mass Live
Jul 28 - 5:31 PM

Andrew Wiggins said that two of his primary goals for this offseason are to improve as a shooter and ball handler.

"I’m working on everything," Wiggins said. "I’m trying to improve my ball handling, improve my shooting. Those are two of those most important things I’m doing this summer." Wiggins had a slow start to the 2015-16 season, but he put up solid mid-round value after the break with averages of 20.5 points, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game on 48.4 percent shooting. According to Wiggins' trainer he's been living in the gym this summer going through two-a-day workouts, and he's looked "scary good at times."
Source: NBA.com
Jul 28 - 5:06 PM

Barring a setback, Joel Embiid (foot) should be good to go when the 2016-17 season begins, according to 76ers' Insider Derek Bodner.

The No. 3 overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft has yet to make his NBA debut, and Philly did not let him take the court during summer league. He has, however, progressed to going through full contact 5-on-5 work without experiencing any setbacks and he is on the right track to be ready for the upcoming season. Hopefully we can see him get his feet wet during the preseason.
Jul 28 - 4:42 PM

The Nets have signed Egidijus Mockevicius to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract.

It's a training camp invite for Mockevicius, who led the NCAA in rebounds this past season, however he didn't do much during summer league with averages of just 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 10.7 minutes per game. The Nets already have 15 guaranteed contracts on the books for the 2016-17 season, so Mockevicius is extremely unlikely to make Brooklyn's opening-night roster.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 28 - 3:57 PM

Vlade Divac said that in his opinion DeMarcus Cousins is "the most dominant player in the whole world."

Cousins certainly is a force down-low, and last year he even expanded his game to beyond the arc, draining 1.1 triples per contest. Unfortunately his 3.8 turnovers per game detract from his value a bit in 9-cat leagues, but he'll be a first-round stud in both 8-cat and points formats next season after averaging 26.9 points, 11.5 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks per game on 45.1 percent shooting this past season.
Jul 28 - 3:40 PM

Jimmy Butler said that he feels he no longer has "too much to prove."

"I don’t think I have a chip on my shoulder. I don’t think I have too much to prove like back in the day," said Butler. "That doesn’t mean I don’t work hard or anything. I just think I go about things a little differently." Butler also credited his former coach Tom Thibodeau for his development, and said he's got a lot of "love and respect" for Thibs. Derrick Rose is no longer in Chicago to dominate the rock, but Jimmy Buckets will still be fighting for touches with both Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo.
Jul 28 - 3:30 PM

Isaia Cordinier may be dealing with a broken right wrist.

The No. 44 overall selection of the 2016 NBA draft did miss his final summer league game with a wrist injury, and he posted a picture to Twitter on Thursday with his right wrist heavily bandaged. That being said, Cordinier will spend his entire rookie season playing overseas, so there's really no reason to spend a draft pick on him in any format.
Jul 28 - 2:50 PM



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