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Ricky Rubio (back spasms) is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday.

Rubio did not travel with the Wolves on their two-game road trip, and while back spasms kept him sidelined, the time off also gave him an opportunity to continue to rest and strengthen his surgically-repaired knee. Owners will have to check back for confirmation he'll be back on the floor, and as a reminder, Rubio is still on a minutes limit.
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 09:01:00 AM

The Kings are releasing Arron Afflalo.

The Kings added some really nice perimeter depth on Thursday with De'Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson and Frank Mason. Plus, they could also be adding Bogdan Bogdanovic for next year, so they may have several new pieces to their backcourt compared to the start of the 2016-17 season. As for Afflalo, he is still 31 and he may be looking to join a contender next year.
Jun 23 - 4:53 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been suspended two games to start next season.

This is from his DUI incident in March when he was pulled over at 2:50 in the morning. KCP is still likely going to receive a big offer sheet from teams like the Nets or even 76ers, but the Pistons are expected to match. For what it's worth, the Pistons did draft a a shooting guard in Luke Kennard.
Jun 23 - 4:18 PM

Mavs owner Mark Cuban said "this is the beginning of the Dennis Smith era."

All aboard the hype train. The Mavs showed teams like the Bulls how to rebuild as they drafted one of the highest-upside players in the draft, and it looks like they'll be turning him loose right away. While Smith Jr. did tear his ACL in his final year of high school, he shined at NC State last year with averages of 18.1 points, 4.6 boards, 6.3 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.7 treys on a 56.3 true shooting percentage. The Mavs have already said that they're not expecting to pursue another point guard, so DSJ looks to be in prime position to make a big impact during his rookie season.
Jun 23 - 4:03 PM

76ers coach Brett Brown said it would be "very ambitious" for Joel Embiid to not have minute restrictions next season.

Brown also said the same thing regarding Ben Simmons. Embiid's durability is really the only thing holding him back right now and it makes sense for the 76ers to bring him along slowly after he had surgery to repair a torn left meniscus back on March 24th. Embiid did say a while ago that he was hoping to play in all 82 games, but that wasn't realistic and it's not up to him anyways. We should have a better idea of what the restrictions are as we approach camp in September, but there's a good chance he will sit out in one game of back-to-back sets as well.
Jun 23 - 1:01 PM

Wolves GM Scott Layden said that the Wolves are planning to keep Ricky Rubio.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported prior to the draft that Rubio's name was still being shopped around, but then they traded away Kris Dunn to the Bulls in the Jimmy Butler deal. Layden said the Wolves were excited about Rubio's strong finish to the season and added that he's "going to have a great career here," so it now sounds like he will stick around in Minnesota. His usage rate should drop with Butler around, but Rubio should still be an elite source of assists in 2017-18.
Jun 23 - 11:03 AM

Mavs general manager Donnie Nelson said he doesn't expect to target a point guard in free agency now.

Dennis Smith Jr. looks like he has his team, coaching staff and front office behind him, so he's looking like a very sneaky Rookie of the Year pick. Meanwhile, there was talk the Mavs were going to pursue Jrue Holiday, so this news makes that more unlikely. Expect DSJ to have value right away while Holiday may be staying put with the Pelicans.
Jun 22 - 9:48 PM

Talks between the Celtics and Pacers about Paul George have "stalled," according to The Vertical.

Celtics writer Gary Washburn previously confirmed talks between the teams, but noted that the " sides are not close." It's unclear what the sticking point is, but Boston has been reluctant in the past to part with any of their first-round picks from the Nets. The deal isn't dead, but this is a far cry from the "serious talks" and "significant momentum" reported an hour ago.
Jun 22 - 9:10 PM

The Jazz will send Trey Lyles and the No. 24 pick to Denver for the 13th pick.

The Jazz said they wanted to trade up for a shooter, so they went for it here to get Donovan Mitchell. As for Lyles, he had a big-time disappointing 2016-17 season even with the injuries to Derrick Favors. This is a great move for him as he goes from one of the slowest offenses to one of the best. He still has some work to do to get back in fantasy owners' good graces.
Jun 22 - 8:57 PM

The Hornets selected Malik Monk with the 11th pick in the draft.

If you’re about buckets, Monk is your guy. The Kentucky Wildcat had a team-high 19.8 points per game with solid shooting numbers: 45.0 percent from the field, 39.7 percent from three and 82.2 percent from the line. Monk’s lack of size at just 6’3" raises some concerns about how he’ll do at the next level, especially with just 20.4 percent of his shots coming within just three feet. Plus, there was also some talk of Monk possibly having to shift to point guard to offset the height disadvantage. The Hornets recently traded away Marco Belinelli, so Monk will likely be their sixth man off the bench as a combo guard.
Jun 22 - 8:49 PM

The Blazers acquired the No. 10 pick from the Kings on draft night for the No. 15 and 20 picks, and used it to take power forward Zach Collins out of Gonzaga.

There are not many shot-blocking bigs with Collins’s shooting touch and the Gonzaga product had a whopping 4.1 blocks per 40 minutes while also converting 47.6 percent of his 21 attempts from deep. Collins also thrived on his two-point jumpers with his 55.6 percent on those, but he still doesn’t offer much of a sample size with only 17.3 minutes per game. He'll compete with Al-Farouq Aminu and Noah Vonleh for minutes at the four, and can also play some backup center. He could make a small impact given Vonleh's struggles thus far.
Jun 22 - 8:40 PM

With the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, the Dallas Mavericks have selected G Dennis Smith, Jr.

If not for being 6’3", DSJ would have likely gone earlier higher on draft day. Even at that smaller stature, Smith was able to clean up in the paint with his 64.9 percent at the rim while getting to the line 6.3 times per game. Smith Jr. also averaged 6.2 assists, but turnovers were also a problem at 3.3 per game. He'll have to improve his shooting, but the Mavericks—a team expected to gamble on Smith if he was available—have to be thrilled to get their man, and Rick Carlisle is already penciling him in as the team's starting point guard and the Mavericks are beyond excited to have landed him. Go ahead and put him on your sleeper list and look for him to be in the Rookie of the Year chatter this season.
Jun 22 - 8:34 PM




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