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DeMarcus Cousins said he could play in a role similar to Marc Gasol.

Obviously, coach Dave Joerger coming over from Memphis has something to do with this comment. Boogie led the NBA in usage rate at a whopping 35.2 last season. Marc Gasol's career-high usage rate is just 24.6, so Cousins would see a decrease in ended possessions with a role like Gasol. Additionally, this could mean Cousins doesn't get as many treys and he could average over 4.0 dimes per game for the first time in his career. Cousins is worth a look at the turn of the first and second rounds.
Sep 26 - 11:59 PM

General manager Gar Forman said Dwyane Wade's minutes restriction is expected to be "fluid" this season.

"First of all, we’ve talked to him – our medical team and our athletic-performance team, we’ve visited some with him," Forman said. "I don’t know that any definitive have come from that yet, but it’s obviously something that we’ll watch in regards to Dwyane being a little bit older but really to a number of our players." Wade surprisingly played 74 games last season at 30.5 minutes per outing. The Bulls are not new to managing players on playing time, so they might treat Wade a little like Derrick Rose last season.
Sep 26 - 11:10 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) said he is ahead of schedule on his shoulder rehab and expects to be cleared for 5-on-5 on Oct. 8.

He said his shoulder feels "great" and his surgeon was impressed with his range of motion. Leonard said he's still going to have to get in better shape before he's cleared and will have to adjust to the contact coming to his shoulder. He had a massive opportunity last year and it didn't work out, so he's really just a late-round lottery ticket in most leagues.
Source: CSN NW
Sep 26 - 10:00 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle expects Deron Williams (sports hernia) to practice "the majority of the time."

The Mavs are going to evaluate him as camp goes along. Williams had surgery this offseason and had previously said he expects to be a full go for camp, so that looks like it won't happen. The Mavs added Seth Curry to their second unit, which means they might be able to dial back Williams' playing time. At this point, it makes more sense to pick up Curry over Deron in the late rounds of standard drafts.
Sep 26 - 8:37 PM

Nerlens Noel said he doesn't see a way for the 76ers logjam at center to work out.

"I don't think it makes too much sense to come into the season with such a heavy lineup at the center position," said Noel. He's not wrong. The 76ers were a disaster when using Noel next to Jahlil Okafor last year, posting a putrid minus-20.0 in net rating in those 696 minutes -- those minutes accounted for 43.7 percent of Okafor's playing time, too. On the nights Joel Embiid isn't resting, coach Brett Brown might have to split 48 minutes three ways.
Sep 26 - 8:24 PM

Rudy Gay confirmed he had shockwave and platelet-rich plasma treatment on his Achilles this summer.

He added he feels the best he has in years. Health aside, there are a lot of rumors surrounding Gay in the trade market. Owner Vivek Ranadive is "determined" to keep the 30-year-old forward, but we'll see if they can keep things in order. A trade would likely hurt Gay's fantasy value, so he's not a great target in the middle rounds these days.
Sep 26 - 8:17 PM

Caris LeVert (foot) said his latest surgery should fix his foot for good.

We sure hope so. He's had three foot fractures in his career, which caused him to fall out of the lottery. "[The doctor] took like a bone transfusion from my hip to my foot, took a bone graft from my hip and put it in my foot. Plus a bigger screw," LeVert said. His talent has never been questioned and the Nets are suggesting the 6'7" Michigan product can play three positions. There's no rush here, but LeVert will be someone to watch in deep leagues and in Dynasty.
Source: Nets Daily
Sep 26 - 8:00 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek told Courtney Lee the Knicks are going to "run a lot" this season.

Hornacek's teams have been fast in the past while the Knicks have been really slow. Specifically, the Knicks have been in the bottom seven for each of the last four seasons, but some of that has to do with personnel. Lee isn't going to light it up in the scoring column, but he's a sneaky low-demand target with a high floor in the later rounds of drafts.
Sep 26 - 7:50 PM

Willie Cauley-Stein has gained about 20 pounds this offseason.

That doesn't sound like a guy who will play much power forward. Coach Dave Joerger hasn't quite made it clear what he's going to do with Cauley-Stein and the four spot, but he's generally gone bigger than most coaches due to the roster on the Grizzlies. While he might start, he's almost certainly going to get more minutes at the backup five spot. For now, Trill is a late-round pick in standard leagues.
Sep 26 - 7:38 PM

Greg Monroe said on Monday coming off the bench is news to him.

Earlier today, coach Jason Kidd said Monroe will be going into training camp in the second unit. With all the talk of Monroe being on the block this summer, things could go south quickly for the Bucks big man. Monroe was really effective off the bench last year, so the news of him coming off the bench isn't really a fantasy downgrade.
Sep 26 - 7:09 PM

Bradley Beal could take 20 shots per game this season.

"It’s just me just getting out of my shell," Beal said about the possible shot increase. "Just getting out of this boy stage a little bit. This young mindset of mine. It’ll come out eventually. I have a monster I need to unleash." Beal only had nine games with at least 20 shots last year, so that's a tall order. Plus, the Wizards should be limiting him based on his leg injury. He's still a decent option in the middle rounds.
Sep 26 - 6:57 PM

Monta Ellis has "re-dedicated" himself to basketball after a 2015-16 season which he feels was his worst since joining the NBA.

Ellis admitted that playing in his age-30 season was physically challenging. "My knee would just flare up," he said. "Some days I'd wake up in the morning and it was tough getting out of bed." To his credit, Ellis still played in 81 games last year and he said that his legs feel "great" after a summer devoted to physical training. Despite his declining production, he's worth a look if you need a scorer after the middle rounds.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 26 - 6:43 PM

Andre Iguodala said JaVale McGee's basketball IQ is "really high."

"Shaqtin A Fool has given him a very bad label," Iguodala said. Perhaps McGee's biggest claims to fame include running to the defensive end while an offensive possession is still going on, missing breakaway dunks, having inbounds violations, and turning the ball over in hilarious fashion. Jokes aside, McGee has a chance to make the Warriors.
Sep 26 - 6:37 PM

Serge Ibaka said he's looking to stay in Orlando "forever."

General manager Rob Hennigan said the Magic "certainly" traded for Ibaka long term, which seems obvious after they traded away Victor "Mr. Feathery" Oladipo. Ibaka has talked about getting more shots, so he should get a chance here. After two down seasons, Ibaka might be a bargain in the fourth round.
Sep 26 - 6:24 PM

Roy Hibbert will battle Cody Zeller for the Hornets' starting center job during training camp.

Steve Clifford said that center is the only unsettled position, adding that both Hibbert and Zeller will play "a lot" this season. They bring two very different skill-sets and it seems likely that Zeller will earn the gig, bringing more speed and athleticism to the starting unit, but it's a situation to monitor in the coming weeks.
Sep 26 - 6:08 PM



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