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Bulls sign G/F Mike Dunleavy.

The two-year, $6 million deal was made official on Wednesday. It's a bargain price for Chicago considering guys like Carlos Delfino, Kyle Kover and Chase Budinger all earned deals worth around $5 million annually. Dunleavy should backup Jimmy Butler and Luol Deng at SG/SF this season, and his perimeter shooting and ball-movement bode well for the Bulls' at-times stagnant second unit. The Bulls bench ranked 26th in the NBA with 27.2 points per game last season.
Source: Hoop Stats
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Channing Frye (knee) is expected to start on Thursday.

That escalated quickly. Frye was expected to be active, but wasn't even a lock to play. Now, he's in the starting lineup in place of Kyle O'Quinn (ankle). At this point, Frye will not only make his Magic debut, but could play a larger role than expected. Fantasy owners will want to monitor his performance and usage closely.
Oct 30 - 6:08 PM

The Cavs and Anderson Varejao are "nearing agreement" on a three-year, $30 million extension, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.

The two sides were reportedly close earlier in the week, and it sounds like there is a good chance a deal is done before very long at all. It will be very interesting to see how Varejao's new deal impacts the chances of the Cavs also giving Tristan Thompson an extension.
Oct 30 - 4:55 PM

Kemba Walker (foot) is still dealing with some discomfort.

Walker had a foot injury during the preseason, and it's apparently still an issue. Walker dealt with double-leg cramps while playing hero in the Hornets comeback win, and he also had a "cramp" in his foot when the score was tied. Walker was spotted hobbling out of the shower and soaked his foot in a bucket of ice after the game, so he's clearly not 100 percent just yet.
Source: ESPN
Oct 30 - 3:55 PM

Lance Stephenson fought through "full body cramps" in the Hornets overtime win against the Bucks on Wednesday.

Stephenson was dealing with a groin injury coming in as well. It doesn't sound like Born Ready is in danger of missing any time right now, but owners will want to monitor the situation closely.
Source: ESPN
Oct 30 - 3:48 PM

Isaiah Thomas said he's "still trying to figure it out" when asked about what his role is with the Suns.

Thomas played just 20 minutes in Wednesday's opening-night blowout win over the Lakers, but he had 23 points, three assists and five triples. It's unclear how exactly Thomas will be deployed routinely, but he's got a good chance to earn some traction for Sixth Man of the Year if he doesn't find himself in the starting lineup.
Oct 30 - 3:30 PM

The Bulls and Jimmy Butler have a "large gap" in extension talks, according to beat writer KC Johnson.

Johnson is as dialed in as any reporter on the Bulls beat, so we're inclined to take him at his word. ESPN's Chris Broussard also said that it's "unlikely" the two sides come to an agreement prior to Friday's deadline, but both Butler and the Bulls have been vocal about wanting to remain together.
Oct 30 - 2:57 PM

Jose Calderon (calf) is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.

An MRI confirmed the injury. Deemed ready to go just before the opening tip on Wednesday, Calderon was a last-minute scratch, and he'll now miss at least two weeks. Without Calderon, the Knicks will rely on Shane Larkin and Pablo Prigioni at point guard. Neither player is a real attractive option in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 30 - 2:11 PM

Ray Allen said he's still undecided on his playing future, but added that he would only need a week to get ready to play.

The predominant thought around the NBA is that Allen will wait until the All-Star break to sign with a team and his latest quotes don't go against that theory. "I've just been home, taking my kids to school," said the 18-year veteran. "I'm working out, taking care of my body. I'm in great shape. I'll just watch how the season progresses, and if I do feel the desire to continue to play, then I'll decide what situation is viable for me." Fantasy owners in standard leagues don't need to worry about Allen, but he could help owners in deep leagues if he signs with a team like the Cavaliers as a sharpshooter.
Oct 30 - 1:54 PM

Nets' head coach Lionel Hollins didn't offer a timetable for Brook Lopez' return from a foot injury before Wednesday's opening night loss to the Celtics.

"He’s not playing tonight. He still is having some pain when he goes hard. I have no idea what progressing means," Hollins said when asked if Lopez is progressing. "Is he pregnant or not pregnant? He’s not playing, he can’t play. When he can play, he’ll have progressed to the point where I would like him to be." There's a chance that Lopez may be available for Saturday's game in Detroit or Monday's game against Oklahoma City, but the fact that he's still experiencing pain in his surgically-repaired foot doesn't exactly qualify as great news.
Oct 30 - 1:48 PM

Kawhi Leonard (eye) will play against the Suns on Friday, according to head coach Gregg Popovich.

Leonard will travel with the team to Phoenix after practicing for the last several days, and Gregg Popovich gave the best news that Leonard's fantasy owners could hope for in saying, ""He's in for Friday." Leonard has been a popular breakout pick among the Rotoworld hoops staff and owners shouldn't think twice about putting him in their lineups for Friday night.
Oct 30 - 12:58 PM

Patrick Beverley (hamstring) refused to speak to reporters about his injury following Houston's win over the Jazz on Wednesday.

Beverly spent a good deal of time in the treatment room after leaving the game in the third quarter with a hamstring injury and was in no mood to talk with reporters. "Don’t come over here with questions," he said. "I’m not answering no questions." Several Rockets sources said the injury doesn't seem serious, but fantasy owners in deeper leagues may want to take a flier on Isaiah Canaan just in case Beverley misses any time.
Oct 30 - 12:34 PM


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