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Glen Rice Jr. scored a game-high 24 points before being named the Summer League MVP on Sunday, adding nine rebounds, two assists and six steals in a losing effort.

The Wizards' offense sputtered and they finished with only 62 points on 35.2 percent shooting, including an abysmal 3-of-29 mark from downtown. Rice Jr. has been a step ahead of the competition throughout Summer League, averaging 25.2 points on 50.7 percent shooting prior to Sunday's outburst. He was also shooting 44.4 percent from downtown and warrants attention as a potential 3-point specialist while Martell Webster (back) is out of commission.
Jul 20 - 10:23 PM

JaVale McGee looks good in warmups and is expected to make his preseason debut for the Nuggets on Tuesday.

If he can stay healthy and play effectively, he could actually hurt the progression of Timofey Mozgov. However, McGee is just trying to get back into game shape and get his shot going, so we're not too worried about a timeshare just yet. The return of McGee could also work to motivate Mozzy, which may not be a bad thing.
Oct 21 - 9:03 PM

Despite an earlier report that Jeremy Lin would start at point guard for the Lakers on Tuesday, Mark Medina is reporting that Ronnie Price will get the call.

Lin is still expected to play and will come off the bench after missing three straight game with a sprained ankle. Either way, Lin should be a nice, cheap source of dimes and point guard minutes this season.
Oct 21 - 8:25 PM

Chris Kaman is averaging 10.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in his four games off the bench for Portland this preseason.

If you're in a deep league that requires you starting two centers, Kaman may be worth a look at the end of your draft. And if Robin Lopez or LaMarcus Aldridge go down at some point, he'll become a must-own player.
Oct 21 - 8:04 PM

Ty Lawson (hamstring) could play in Friday's preseason finale against the Warriors.

This is good news, as it means he's close to being ready. He is hoping to play in order to keep his conditioning intact, but even if he doesn't play, all signs are him being ready for opening night.
Oct 21 - 7:48 PM

The Magic extended the contract of C Nikola Vucevic for four years and $53 million on Tuesday.

That's quite a pay day for the big man, but he's earned it. He's a top fantasy center option agains this season and remains unchallenged for his job or minutes.
Oct 21 - 7:07 PM

Andrew Wiggins will not play on Tuesday after taking a hard fall on his backside in his last game.

"He's sore...at this point he's probably 50-50," Flip Saunders said. Corey Brewer will start in his place, while Wiggins should be considered day-to-day.
Oct 21 - 7:05 PM

An MRI confirmed that Jimmy Butler has sprained thumb ligaments, and he'll be re-evaluated after Chicago's preseason finale on Friday.

This leaves Butler somewhat iffy for the Bulls' season opener, but at least the MRI didn't reveal more serious damage. Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks, Tony Snell and Mike Dunleavy should absorb a few extra minutes until Butler is ready to return, and Hinrich may be the favorite to start at SG in Friday's exhibition.
Oct 21 - 6:25 PM

Paul George shot around following the Pacers' practice on Monday, making jumpers out to the 3-point line.

It's amazing to see George on the court less than three months after suffering a multiple compound fracture to his right leg. Despite his encouraging progress and optimism that he can return if Indiana makes the playoffs, he remains out indefinitely. The Pacers are proceeding as though he won't return during the 2014-15 season, and he's only worth owning if you don't mind stashing him in an IR spot all year.
Source: YouTube
Oct 21 - 5:03 PM

Kevin Durant said that he won't rush his return from foot surgery, which is expected to sideline him until at least late November.

"I'm sure I'll feel better in two or three weeks, but definitely don't want to rush it and wind up hurting it even more," Durant said. "I'm taking my time with it. I'm just blessed it happened early in the season where I can get past it, and hopefully by December I'll be ready to play." He'll be re-evaluated in late November, guaranteeing that he'll miss a minimum of 17 games to begin the season.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 21 - 4:43 PM

John Wall (left knee tendinitis) said that he'll play in Wednesday's exhibition.

He could have played on Monday but rested as a precaution, which was a big reason reserve guard Garrett Temple logged 42 minutes. Wall is coming off a career-best year with averages of 19.3 points, 1.3 triples, 4.1 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.8 steals, racking up first-round fantasy value with zero DNPs all season.
Oct 21 - 3:38 PM

Al Jefferson rested on Monday in part due to left ankle soreness.

Although this doesn't sound serious, it's an ominous report considering the early months of his 2013-14 season were plagued by a sprained right ankle. Jefferson's health is essential for the Hornets' chances of building on last year's playoff run and they'll be extra cautious with their 265-pound center, but at the moment there are zero indications that he's in danger of missing the season opener.
Oct 21 - 3:16 PM




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