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Hakim Warrick (illness) will not play against the Pistons on Sunday.

He was heating up about a week ago, but just 6.0 points and 3.5 boards with no blocks in his last two games have put his fantasy value to bed in most formats. Tyrus Thomas and Jeff Adrien should pick up some extra playing time with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist also possibly seeing time at power forward.
Sun, Jan 6, 2013 05:55:00 PM

A detective from the LAPD has confirmed that there is an active criminal investigation against Derrick Rose.

The original lawsuit was civil and just for money, but this latest report means that Rose could be in serious trouble. Rose’s attorney Mark Baute had previously alleged that Bradan Anand (victim's attorney) was lying about an active criminal investigation in order to extort a settlement from Rose, but that's not the case. Rose will be speaking at the Knicks' media day on Monday, so we should hear more details soon. The trial will begin on Oct. 4, meaning Rose could miss several preseason games if he doesn't settle the suit.
Sep 26 - 9:47 AM

Paul Pierce announced on Monday that he will play one more season.

"Just like any difficult decision, I think you’ve got to be at peace with yourself," Pierce said. "I’m at peace with retiring, but I’ve got one more ride left. One more season. One more opportunity." Pierce added that he likes the Clippers' chances of competing for a championship, but it's safe to say that his role will be pretty limited in his 19th and final season. Last year, Pierce played 68 games with averages of 6.1 points, 2.7 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.1 triples, so he's not worth targeting in fantasy leagues.
Sep 26 - 9:08 AM

Nerlens Noel said on Sunday that the 76ers' "situation...with three starting centers" is "silly."

Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo admitted this summer that he is "absolutely not" comfortable with the logjam caused by Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid all vying for minutes. "I know I was shopped [in trades this offseason]," Noel said. "I would have figured that management would be able to get something done this summer." The Sixers' obvious need to unload a big man leaves them in a negative position, trade-wise, but it seems inevitable that one of their centers will finish the season in another jersey.
Source: Philly.com
Sep 25 - 10:56 PM

Anthony Davis (knee surgery) thinks that he is on track to play in the season opener.

"Right now, I think I'm heading in the right direction toward getting there," Davis said on Saturday. "Today everything felt great. I feel like I'm more explosive than what I was and more powerful." He did "virtually" everything in the Pelicans first practice, but his workload will continue to be monitored during the preseason. His durability concerns aren't a secret, but his sheer upside means he won't fall out of the first round of fantasy drafts.
Sep 25 - 10:25 AM

Andre Drummond said he's going to win the rebounding crown again this season.

Drummond also said he's "shed about 20 pounds" this summer. He's easily the favorite to finish first in boards again with his league-leading 14.8 boards per game last year. What's more, he led the NBA in boards per game in all but one month last year -- DeAndre Jordan was first in January. Nobody will question Drummond on the glass, but the 23-year-old big man really needs to improve on his shooting.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 24 - 10:36 PM

Goran Dragic believes he is "ready" to play a leading role for the Heat.

Ready or not, it's coming his way with Chris Bosh (blood clots) out indefinitely and Dwayne Wade now wearing a Bulls uniform. "I already felt great last year in the middle of the season, and even this year I’m in way better than shape than I was last year," Dragic said. "I was playing all summer. I’m ready. I need to take care of a couple things — try to be more aggressive, try to score and try to get everybody else involved. I already started or felt like that last season in the playoffs. For me, nothing is going to change, basically. I need to be myself and play my game." After being somewhat of a fantasy letdown last year, Dragic is shaping up to be a draft day bargain and serious bounce-back candidate this time around.
Sep 24 - 6:24 PM

Danny Ainge said Marcus Smart is a player who needs to "take steps forward" this season.

Smart is a career 35.7 percent shooter with a career average of 3.1 assists per game, and it seems that Ainge is specifically hinting at Smart improving his efficiency now that he's entering his third professional season. The former sixth overall pick is expected to have a bigger role without Evan Turner in the fold, but Brad Stevens has other options in guys like Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and rookie Jaylen Brown. Despite the ability to be an elite on-ball defender, the bottom line is this: Smart needs to perform better on the offensive end to justify his presence on the court.
Sep 24 - 5:29 PM

The Miami Heat have released an official statement on Chris Bosh stating that the team is unable to clear him to take the court.

"The Miami HEAT and Chris Bosh, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together for many months with the mutual goal of having Chris return to the court as soon as possible," the statement said. "Chris has now taken his preseason physical. The Miami HEAT regret that it remains unable to clear Chris to return to basketball activities, and there is no timetable for his return. We are not able to comment further in light of Article XXII, Section 3(e) of the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, which precludes a team from releasing certain medical information without a player's consent." Bosh remains hopeful that he'll be able to play in the NBA again, but as has been the case since last season, there remain more questions than answers and the search for clarity is again clouded by fog.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 24 - 4:06 PM

Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is "determined to hold on to" Rudy Gay, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Despite Gay making it abundantly clear that he wants out and has no faith in the front office—we don't blame him for that stance—Ranadive isn't willing to give up on an attempt to retain him. Per Woj, Sacramento's owner believes Gay is a "vital talent," and he's told "associates that he believes he can change Gay's mind this year and persuade him to stay." It's hard to comprehend how Ranadive remains so far distanced from reality, and an argument could be made that this franchise has the most dysfunctional front office in the entire sport.
Sep 24 - 3:29 PM

Larry Bird confirmed that he intends to attempt to sign Jeff Teague to a long-term contract.

At the time Teague was traded to the Pacers, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that Indiana intended to sign the point guard to a long-term deal. Now, Bird has confirmed that course of action. "This contract stuff will take care of itself," Bird said. "We’ll like to have both of them [Teague and Paul George] back, but you never know what happens." It's possible the two sides work out a new deal during the season, but it's still too early in the process to project a possible outcome.
Sep 24 - 3:13 PM

Festus Ezeli (knee) has no timeline to return to action.

"I personally don't have a timeline," he said. "I'm taking it day by day because when it comes to this situation, you never go with a timeline. It will frustrate me if I go by a timeline. I just try to take it by how I feel so hopefully sometime soon I can get back on the court and start playing again." The big man did say that his knee is "getting better," but "it's gonna take a little bit for me to get to where I'm a 100 percent." The ongoing knee issues helps to explain why Ezeli's free agent market didn't develop like so many anticipated, and it's currently unclear when he may be able to get onto the court for his new team. As a result, Portland will be forced to lean a little harder on Mason Plumlee and Ed Davis.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 24 - 2:47 PM




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