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Kevin Garnett plans to speak with Paul Pierce before waiving his no-trade clause and approving the proposed Nets-Celtics trade, a league source told CSN New England's A. Sherrod Blakely.

It appears that Garnett's approval is the last thing standing between this proposal becoming reality, but a source familiar with his thinking tells Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski that Garnett doesn't want to be pressured into a quick decision. That goes against the teams' wishes, with both parties reportedly hoping to reach an agreement in principle Thursday night even though the trade can't be officially completed until July 10 due to Pierce's option. The deal would reportedly send Garnett, Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn in exchange for Reggie Evans, Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Tomike Shenglia and three first-round picks. The Nets would also execute a sign-and-trade with Keith Bogans as part of the deal.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 05:52:00 PM

Klay Thompson stayed hot vs. the Bulls on Tuesday, scoring a team-high 30 points on 13-of-27 shooting with four 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in a disappointing overtime loss.

Thompson's usage rate is through the roof recently. He's averaging 35.0 points over the Warriors' past four games, on an average of 23.0 field goals and 5.8 free throw attempts per game. He's pouring in 3.2 triples per game this season, on 45.8 percent shooting beyond the arc, a ridiculous percentage which trails only Courtney Lee (46.4 percent) and Kyle Korver (53.1 percent). Those numbers are unquestionably elite.
Jan 28 - 2:29 AM

Derrick Rose turned the ball over a career-high 11 times vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, scoring 30 points on 13-of-33 shooting with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds and just one assist in 43 minutes.

Rose was launching shots indiscriminately, perhaps overcompensating during a nationally-televised game vs. the top-seeded team in the West. His lone assist helped to force overtime and he made a very tough jumper to give Chicago the lead late in OT, but his lack of efficiency is glaring -- he's now one of three people to take at least 33 shots without a single free throw attempt since the 1985-86 season, joining Gilbert Arenas and Hakeem Olajuwon. Rose's fantasy owners can't complain as long as he's healthy and racking up a ridiculous usage rate.
Jan 28 - 2:08 AM

The Bulls shocked the Warriors in California on Tuesday, aided by Joakim Noah's 18 points (7-of-12 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 15 rebounds, six assists and two steals.

Noah recently said that he feels as healthy as he has all season, and tonight's 40-minute performance supports that claim. The combination of Pau Gasol's arrival and Noah's injury problems have thus far reduced him to a late-round value, but coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't lost faith and Noah could be primed for a solid second half of the season. Andrew Bogut wasn't playing for the Warriors tonight, which contributed to Noah's huge game, and this is a mild sell-high opportunity.
Jan 28 - 2:02 AM

David Lee exploded for a season-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting vs. the Bulls on Tuesday, adding nine rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes during the Warriors' disappointing home loss.

Lee had a phenomenal second half but his offensive efforts weren't enough to prevent the Warriors' defeat, just their second loss in 23 games at the Oracle Arena. Andrew Bogut was a late scratch with the flu on Tuesday, so a repeat performance isn't expected, but Lee is still worth owning if you need rebounds and FG% with a trickle of across-the-board production.
Jan 28 - 1:58 AM

The Bulls won a stunning overtime game in Golden State on Tuesday, paced by Pau Gasol's 18 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks.

Gasol made 7-of-12 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws and he continues to shatter preseason expectations. The 34-year-old veteran has missed only three games this season (in November) despite averaging 34.9 minutes per game, and fantasy owners have to be thrilled with his production under Tom Thibodeau's thumb.
Jan 28 - 1:47 AM

John Wall wasn't bothered by his sore Achilles on Tuesday, as he piled up 21 points on 8-of-12 FGs, nine rebounds, 13 assists in a comeback win vs. the Lakers.

He shot an unusually awful 5-of-12 at the FT line with four turnovers, but added three steals and it's all gravy for owners who weren't even sure if he'd suit up tonight. Wall has been perfectly durable over the past two seasons and his owners shouldn't fret about his minor ailment -- start him with confidence vs. the Suns on Wednesday.
Jan 28 - 1:41 AM

Wayne Ellington exploded vs. the Wizards on Tuesday with a season-high 28 points on 12-of-20 shooting (three 3-pointers), three rebounds, three assists, three steals and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is done for the season which makes Ellington an obvious pickup for any owner seeking points and 3-pointers. His big night tonight was also attributable to the absence of Nick Young (ankle) and the Wizards' careless defense, however, so don't expect more than late-round production.
Jan 28 - 1:25 AM

The Lakers blew a double-digit lead on Tuesday despite Jordan Clarkson's season-high 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 37 minutes.

This game was an outlier in nearly every department for Clarkson -- he approached his season-high in nearly every category and made his first 3-pointer in over six weeks, having gone 0-of-8 in 10 games since Dec. 15. Clarkson is a realistic pickup for anyone needing a PG, as coach Byron Scott has expressed at least a "10 to 15 game" commitment to him as a starter.
Jan 28 - 1:21 AM

Martell Webster exited Tuesday's game with a right knee injury after colliding with Jeremy Lin.

He tried to walk off the injury and stay in the game but Washington's training staff thought better, pulling him off the court and into the locker room. Webster does not have a history of knee injuries and may have suffered nothing more severe than a stinger, but we'll update his status once more details surface.
Jan 28 - 12:11 AM

Kyrie Irving matched his season-high of 38 points in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday, adding six assists, three boards, three steals, one block and six 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

The six 3-pointers were also a season-high, and his owners have got to be thrilled with this line. Irving has been an elite fantasy asset this season, and one of the main reasons why is because he has only missed a total of three games. If he continues to stay healthy, there is no reason to think that his numbers won't continue to improve as the Cavs try to surge up the standings in the Eastern Conference.
Jan 27 - 11:19 PM

The Bucks intend to sign forward Kenyon Martin to a rest-of-season deal in the coming days.

Martin's 10-day contract is about to expire, but the Bucks have an obvious need for frontcourt depth due to the prolonged absence of Larry Sanders. However, Martin's role has been very limited so there is no reason to consider adding him in almost any league. We will provide further details as needed.
Jan 27 - 11:10 PM




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