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Deron Williams (thigh contusion) is questionable to play Sunday against the Pacers.

Williams left Friday's game three due to the injury and was visibly hobbling. Given the day off Saturday, it's entirely possible he'll be good enough to play against the Pacers. However, with another day off coming Monday, the Nets may choose to rest him. Check back after shootaround tomorrow for something more definitive. In the meantime, C.J. Watson gets a slight bump and owners in deeper leagues might want to take a look at him.
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 01:33:00 PM

According to the Houston Chronicle, Donatas Motiejunas (back) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Motiejunas stepped up in a big way for the Rockets last season when Terrence Jones went down, and they badly missed his ability to space the floor in the postseason. The Rockets must be confident in Jones and Motiejunas because they didn't feel the need to re-sign Josh Smith, so that is certainly a good sign for their roles moving forward. Jones has more upside and will likely start, so Motiejunas' value will be held in check while the Rockets are at full strength. Rookie Montrezl Harrell was solid during the summer league, so don't be surprised if he is in the mix for minutes as well.
Aug 2 - 10:15 AM

According to the Houston Chronicle, Dwight Howard isn't having any lingering issues with his knee this summer.

Howard couldn't seem to stay healthy last season and only managed to play in 41 games, but it's definitely a good sign that his knee is holding up well during the offseason. He averaged 15.8 points, 10.5 boards and 1.3 blocks during the 2014-15 season, but he should easily improve upon those numbers next season if he manages to stay healthy. Clint Capela made a lot of strides last season, so the Rockets can feel confident knowing that they have a capable backup.
Aug 2 - 10:08 AM

Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe speculates that Amir Johnson and David Lee will start in the frontcourt for the Celtics next season.

This does make a lot of sense, as both players are established veterans. Lee is an excellent rebounder and scorer, but playing alongside Johnson could make up for his defensive deficiencies. Jared Sullinger is working hard to trim down this summer and he could be in the mix as well, but it appears that Lee and Johnson are the favorites to start for now. Tyler Zeller would move to the bench with this news, and he would be battling for minutes off the bench with Kelly Olynyk at the center spot. There will be plenty of competition for spots during training camp, so we will be watching this situation very closely.
Aug 2 - 9:40 AM

Lionel Hollins said that he envisions Joe Johnson as a starter next season.

"I doubt Joe will be coming off the bench this year," Hollins said. "I don’t think we have anybody to put Joe in a position where he’ll have to come off the bench. But if that should happen, we’ll talk about it and deal with it, but I envision him being a starter." Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is still a threat to Johnson, but his offensive limitations could hold him back. Johnson's best days are clearly behind him and it wouldn't be surprising if Hollins keeps him on a short leash if he doesn't perform.
Source: ESPN
Aug 1 - 12:11 PM

Brooklyn head coach Lionel Hollins said that Jarrett Jack can handle being the starting point guard for the Nets next season.

"Why can’t he? He’s done it last year, he’s done it in Portland, he’s done it in Golden State -- wherever he’s been, he’s had moments where he’s had to start," Hollins said. "And I think if a player is not starting [all the time], he gets a bad rap that he can’t be a starter. Well, that’s not the case. He’s been on teams with a lot of good starting point guards, and he’s done a great job of adding that depth that they have at point guard." Jack averaged 15.9 points, 6.6 assists, 3.8 boards, 1.2 steals and 0.7 3-pointers in 27 starts last season, so he will be an interesting pick towards the end of the middle rounds.
Source: ESPN
Aug 1 - 11:58 AM

According to Bucks general manager John Hammond, The Bucks will be "very conservative" with Jabari Parker's minutes next season.

"I get asked two questions every single day. No. 1 is, how’s Jabari? And No. 2: How soon will Jabari be back to play?" Hammond said. "I answer the first one very easily and say he’s doing absolutely great. His rehab is going well. The second answer: We’re going to be very conservative with him. If we think he’s capable of playing 20, we’ll maybe play him 10 minutes. If we think he can play a back-to-back, we’ll wait on the back-to-back. Whatever it is, we’re going to be very cautious as he move forward because of the magnitude of who he can be and who we hope he can be for our organization going forward." It's great to hear that Parker's rehab is going well, but his fantasy outlook takes a hit with this news because it sounds like the Bucks will be extremely cautious with him, especially in the early going.
Aug 1 - 11:35 AM

Jason Thompson was traded to the Warriors on Friday in exchange for Gerald Wallace.

He will finally get to play on a winning team after playing every game in his career with the Kings. Thompson is likely out of the rotation with the Warriors and will have to beat Marreese Speights and/or Festus Ezeli for playing time.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 31 - 5:28 PM

The Knicks have reached agreement on a one-year deal with Sasha Vujacic.

The Knicks have been in discussion with the eight-year veteran and they'll have him in camp. He played just 10 minutes with the Clippers in the 2013-14 season and was with the Nets back in 2011. He won't be in the rotation.
Jul 31 - 2:12 PM

According to Bulls writer Sam Smith, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah are unlikely to start together next season.

To be clear, new Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg hasn't revealed his plans for the upcoming season, but we do know that he wants his team to play at a faster pace. The pairing of Gasol and Noah wasn't an ideal combination last season, and it's possible that Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic could be candidates to start at PF, with Gasol having the upper hand on Noah for the starting center slot. This is all speculation, but it's definitely worth keeping an eye on heading into training camp because Noah's value would take a hit with a demotion to the bench.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 31 - 9:28 AM

Mike Scott was arrested on felony drug charges for possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule I drug (MDMA).

Scott was arrested due to having drugs in his possession and was the passenger in a car. Banks County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Carissa McFaddin said, "Deputies located over an ounce of marijuana in the vehicle along with approximately 10.9 grams of MDMA (Molly)." Police pulled over the SUV going 98 MPH.
Jul 30 - 8:27 PM

The Thunder will sign F Josh Huestis to a four-year deal at the rookie scale.

There have been numerous reports that the Thunder were saving their final roster spot for Huestis, and now it is finally official. Huestis spent the entire 2014-15 season in the D-League and put up averages of 10.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists, and he likely won't be in the rotation next season on a deep Thunder squad. Huestis can be ignored in just about all leagues.
Jul 30 - 6:03 PM




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