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Mario Chalmers (left ring finger) is dealing with a tendon issue and will likely miss seven to 10 days, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.

Chalmers sustained the injury Tuesday night against Washington. Norris Cole (groin/hamstring) missed Tuesday's game, but the Heat are off until Thursday against the Knicks. If Cole can't go vs. New York, it could mean a lot of time at point guard for LeBron James.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 02:37:00 PM

Nik Stauskas scored 15 points against Cuba on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

He was being much more aggressive and was even turning down some 3-pointers. Stauskas is the heavy favorite to start at shooting guard on an NBA team desperately seeking production from beyond the arc. Yes, his rookie season was a disaster, but the opportunity on his new team makes him an ideal late-round flier.
Sep 2 - 5:39 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee) said that his knee is "feeling great," and he is confident he'll be ready for the Mavs' regular-season opener on October 28.

It remains to be seen if Parsons will be ready for training camp, but it sounds like he'll be good to go when the regular-season begins. He should see a bit of an increased role in Dallas' offense this season with Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo no longer on the roster, and he'll look to build upon last year's averages of 15.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.0 three-pointers, 1.0 steal and just 1.5 turnovers per game. He's a do-it-all kind of guy, and will make for a quality mid-round selection on draft day.
Sep 2 - 1:39 PM

Nikola Pekovic has yet to go through any basketball activities since undergoing ankle surgery in April.

Pekovic only managed to make it through 31 games last season, putting up averages of 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game on 42.4 percent shooting from the field. He'll be joining a crowded frontcourt rotation next season featuring Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng, and given his extensive injury history, head coach Flip Saunders will likely do the best he can to limit his minutes by bringing him off the bench. Spending a draft pick on Pek would be a waste in most leagues.
Sep 2 - 1:19 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been fully cleared to play, but has yet to go through any full contact drills.

Rubio underwent ankle surgery back in April, but it appears that he'll enter training camp 100 percent healthy. Still, in Rubio's four-year career he's only managed to stay healthy for one season, and last year he suited up for just 22 games. He can light up the assist category, and pile up steals numbers, but his poor field goal percentage and complete lack of a 3-point shot really limits his upside. Rubio will make for a risky mid-round selection on draft day.
Sep 2 - 1:13 PM

Kendall Marshall has been at the 76ers' practice facility the past few days and at this point it seems likely that he will get a training camp invite with the club, according to sources of Jake FIscher.

If Marshall does receive a camp invite from the Sixers, he would be the team's 20th and final player at training camp. Marshall is more than capable of being the starting point guard on a bad team, as he averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and 1.3 three-pointers per game through 54 games with the Lakers during the 2013-14 season. Assuming he makes the squad in Philadelphia, he'd be well worth a late-round selection on draft day for owners looking to shore up the assist category.
Sep 2 - 11:28 AM

Ricky Rubio said that he's seen Karl-Anthony Towns working out in Minnesota this summer, and that he was impressed with Towns' shooting range.

"I have seen [Towns] working out this summer in Minnesota," said Rubio. "I can tell he is a great player and not just like a big centre, he can really shoot the ball, he can play in the pick-and-pop and he is really going to surprise some people." If head coach Flip Saunders allows it, Towns has the potential to develop into a legitimate threat from beyond the arc. Add that to the fact that he's an above-average shot blocker, and it's easy to see why he'll likely cost you a mid-round selection on draft day.
Source: Gulf News
Sep 2 - 9:33 AM

Baron Davis said he is in great shape and is still hoping for an NBA comeback.

"I'm watching these guys on the court and thinking, I could be a good backup or even a third OG mentor," David said. "Some of these kids need that. That could be a great role." While it's nice to see B-Diddy healthy again after battling injuries for much of his NBA career, it's extremely unlikely that he'll catch on with an NBA team so fantasy owners can feel free to move to the next blurb.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 1 - 11:02 AM

Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said that Al Jefferson has been on a "month-to-month" plan to lose weight.

"I was in Santa Monica with him about 2 1/2 weeks ago," Clifford said. "He had a plan month-by-month with [strength and conditioning coach] Matt Friia. He’s on target. He feels good and looks good. Now he has to finish up in August and September." This obviously implies that Jefferson's plan is going well, so he should be able to improve upon his 2014-15 averages of 16.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 blocks in what will be a contract year. Jefferson missed 17 games due to injury last season, so he might be available at a discount in the middle rounds.
Aug 29 - 1:33 PM

Blazers general manager Neil Olshey may have insinuated in an interview with Grantland's Zach Lowe that C.J. McCollum and Meyers Leonard could start.

After calling Al-Farouq Aminu the starter at small forward, Olshey said that Aminu could thrive next to Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and Meyers Leonard because of their ability to stretch the floor. To be fair, this could simply mean that McCollum and Leonard are going to have sizable roles (which is obvious), so it will be interesting to see how things shape up during training camp. Leonard will likely battle Ed Davis for the starting PF spot and is worth a look in the later rounds, while McCollum will compete with Gerald Henderson for the SG spot. McCollum is high on our list of breakout candidates, so he is the SG you will want to target.
Source: Grantland
Aug 28 - 11:19 AM

Blazers general manager Neil Olshey said that Al-Farouq Aminu will start at small forward this season.

Aminu was projected to start at small forward, but it's always nice to get some confirmation and Olshey even said that he would play multiple positions. Aminu has a chance to log some serious minutes on the rebuilding Blazers, and it's important to remember that he posted averages of 11.2 points, 7.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.6 blocks, 2.0 steals and 1.4 3-pointers in 30.0 minutes during the playoffs last season. In case it isn't obvious, Aminu could be a steal in the later rounds of fantasy drafts this season.
Source: Grantland
Aug 28 - 10:55 AM

Kenneth Faried hinted that rookie Emmanuel Mudiay will be the starting point guard this season.

"I have high expectations for him because he’s basically going to be our starting point guard and the Nuggets have high expectations," Faried said. This isn't a surprise by any means, but Mudiay's fantasy value will be much higher if he gets the starting nod over Jameer Nelson. Mudiay might struggle shooting from the field and his turnovers could be pretty high, but he is likely going to play a lot of minutes and should be one of the first rookies off the board.
Source: Rappler
Aug 28 - 10:19 AM




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