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Shawn Marion (calf) remains on track to return Friday against the Celtics.

Marion previously said he was hoping to return on Friday, and he confirmed on Thursday that his injury is no longer an issue. It will have been an eight-game absence for Marion, and his return will send Jae Crowder back to the bench.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 01:52:00 PM

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

Kyrie Irving (knee) is doubtful to be ready for the Cavs' regular-season opener on October 27, and there's a chance he's not able to go until January, according to sources of Chris Haynes.

Kyrie's initial timetable was set at 3-4 months back in June, but the Cavs could be extremely cautious in bringing back one of their franchise players, which is the thinking behind the potential January return date. Cleveland will also be monitoring Irving's minutes upon his initial return, so owners that take him with an early-round selection on draft day will need to practice some patience. Mo Williams would likely slide into the starting lineup for however long Irving is sidelined, making him a more alluring late-round selection on draft day. We will continue to provide updates on Irving's tentative return date, but this news makes it tough to spend a first-round selection on Uncle Drew.
Aug 27 - 3:01 PM

Anthony Davis has put on 12 pounds of muscle this summer, bringing his weight to 253 pounds while maintaining 10 percent body fat.

"[Davis is] going to be stronger, faster, quicker and more explosive this year," said Pelicans head strength and conditioning coach Jason Sumerlin. "He talks about it all the time. He feels it. His trunk stability is a huge thing. Whenever he has been down low with the big guys, he kind of collapses [at his midsection]. He’s starting to understand how to use his body more efficiently now." All the more reason to take Davis with the No. 1 overall pick on draft day, as he'll look to build upon last season's impressive averages of 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.9 blocks and just 1.4 turnovers per game. Yeah, he's going to be a monster.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 27 - 2:29 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic went down with an ankle injury during Croatia's friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday, and did not return to the game.

Bogdanovic was withheld from the rest of the contest as a precautionary measure, and while he's scheduled to undergo further testing, the injury is not believed to be serious. He will not play in Friday's friendly against Israel, but remains hopeful he'll be able to compete during EuroBasket, which begins on September 5.
Aug 27 - 2:08 PM

Jrue Holiday (leg) will be ready for the start of the regular season, according to Scott Kushner of The Advocate.

While it's nice to hear that Holiday is progressing, Kushner also reports that Holiday will be eased back into action and will be on a minutes restriction to start the season. The 25-year-old possesses plenty of upside, but he's also missed 90 games over the past two seasons and is a risky mid-round pick for fantasy owners.
Aug 27 - 12:34 PM

A spokesperson for Derrick Rose denied recent allegations that Rose drugged and sexually assaulted a woman in 2013.

With very serious allegations being thrown at Rose, a spokesperson for the Bulls guard released a statement on Thursday morning. "The plaintiff's allegations are completely false and without any factual basis," the statement read. "This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to shake down a highly respected and successful athlete. The plaintiff expressed no complaints about Mr. Rose until various lawyers demanded that plaintiff be paid millions of dollars. We have complete confidence that the case will be dismissed and Mr. Rose will be vindicated. This lawsuit is outrageous." We'll keep an eye on this situation as it develops, but it sounds like Rose is vehemently denying allegations.
Aug 27 - 11:47 AM

Brandon Jennings (left Achilles) said he would be "fine" coming off the bench behind Reggie Jackson this season.

Jennings is taking the high road as he seeks to return from a devastating injury that may force him to miss the beginning of the season, and it's a given that Detroit will start Jackson after locking him up with a five-year, $80 million pact this summer. Jennings, who hasn't played in seven months, said that he's been studying tape of Tim Hardaway, Kenny Anderson and James Harden during his rehab. "I don't know if I'll be ready for training camp," he said. "I'm definitely going to take my time through training camp and also through the preseason. I probably won't be back to myself until at least around December. That's for sure." If you weren't leery of drafting Jennings until the final rounds this season, that final quote ought to do the trick.
Aug 26 - 9:28 PM




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