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The Nets still haven't had extension talks with D'Angelo Russell, according to Brian Lewis of the NY Post.

"For now we’re going to see how this group plays together, how it all unfolds," said GM Sean Marks. "[We] have no plans to make any crazy changes, whether that’s an extension or signing or trade anyone else. But things happen quickly." Brooklyn is aiming to maximize their flexibility for free agency in 2019, and Lewis writes that they're "seemingly content to ... let [Russell] hit restricted free agency next summer." Russell currently shares the backcourt depth chart with Spencer Dinwiddie, Shabazz Napier, Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert.

John Wall recently described the Wizards' personnel moves this offseason, including the trade for Dwight Howard, as "pretty interesting."

Faint praise indeed. "Even though [Howard] is older, he's still an athletic big averaging 16 [points] and 12 [rebounds]," Wall said. He also described Howard as a lob threat, adding that if teams cheat off Dwight defensively during pick-and-roll action or drives to the rim, "Not only do you get more layups, probably, you get more wide open threes." With only Ian Mahinmi and Thomas Bryant behind Howard at center on an expensive team hungry for playoff success, and Wall feeding him easy buckets around the rim, Dwight couldn't have asked for a softer landing spot for fantasy.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 22 - 11:06 PM

John Wall deflected a question in early July about Washington potentially playing three-guard lineups late in games next season.

Interviewer Chris Miller floated the idea of Wall closing games alongside Beal and Austin Rivers, and Wall responded that it was "fun and interesting." He also described the Wizards' overall moves this summer as being "pretty interesting," though, so it's not a glowing review. He described Rivers as a "competitive ... high-volume shooter" and quickly pivoted to Rivers' abilities as a go-to scorer with the second unit. It doesn't sound like a roundly endorsed concept but we'll see if coach Scott Brooks experiments with it during the preseason.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 22 - 10:52 PM

Tobias Harris has reportedly turned down an $80 million extension offer from the Clippers.

The sides had "amicable discussions" but it's no surprise that Harris turned it down. The 27-year-old forward is betting on himself as an unrestricted free agent in 2019, when he'll be eligible for a max $188 million deal with L.A. Other teams could offer him an estimated $145 million over four years, and even if he doesn't come close he should earn more long-term than this extension would have paid him. Doc Rivers loves him and he'll be a focal point of the rebuilding Clippers' offense, and currently projects as an undervalued fantasy asset on draft day.
Jul 22 - 8:13 PM

Markelle Fultz has reportedly looked like a "vastly improved" player at recent workouts.

Fultz has been working with famed shooting coach Drew Hanlen this summer, and his jumper has reportedly been completely rebuilt. He's looked nice in the limited hype videos we've seen of him this summer, so the former No. 1 overall pick could make for a nice sleeper selection on draft day, as his stock will be somewhat deflated following an underwhelming rookie season.
Jul 22 - 6:12 PM

Rawle Alkins has signed a two-way contract with the Bulls.

Alkins will provide the Bulls with some emergency depth at the two-spot, but he'll spend a majority of the 2018-19 season in the G-League.
Jul 22 - 3:22 PM

Shane Larkin says playing time is the biggest factor for his free agency.

"For me, it’s mainly just playing time," Larkin said. "All that other stuff, that comes after." He also mentioned that he wants to break the streak of playing for a different team every single season. As time goes on, it seems less and less likely that he'll return to Boston but should still get a deal with an NBA squad. Regardless if he does, Larkin doesn't carry much fantasy weight.
Source: Hoops Hype
Jul 22 - 11:01 AM

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri said if Kawhi Leonard had not had "all this medical drama" the Raptors chances of talking to him would have been "zero."

His sitting out could have potentially hurt his case for going to L.A. if he was really as set on Hollywood as the reports made it seem. This shows that Leonard was somewhat of a risk for Toronto, but one they were willing to make. If he's medically cleared the Raptors are assuming he'll suit up for them which seems likely at this point and if he does, he's undoubtedly a first-rounder for your fantasy squad.
Jul 22 - 10:26 AM

The Cavs have spoken with unrestricted free agent David Nwaba.

If the Cavs do go ahead and unload Kyle Korver, they will be desperate for players to log wing minutes. Nwaba proved to be not just a defensive player as he put up 7.9 points per game with the Bulls, who rescinded their qualifying offer on him. If the Cavs do land him, he could be someone to watch on what looks like a rebuilding roster.
Jul 21 - 8:38 PM

Serge Ibaka has said since arriving in Toronto that he has been comfortable playing more center.

With Jakob Poeltl in San Antonio, the Raptors will now have to use more Ibaka at the five. He is still a good bet to start, but the Raptors may stagger him away from Jonas Valanciunas. Regardless, Ibaka gains a noteworthy chunk of fantasy value after the Kawhi Leonard trade, so he's back to being a viable target in the earlier middle rounds. He could slide, too.
Jul 21 - 7:56 PM

Alex Len is finalizing a two-year, $8.5 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

It's arguably the best possible landing spot for Len as he will compete with Dewayne Dedmon for minutes at the center spot -- John Collins and Omari Spellman could play some five, too. Len's career has been a roller coaster since 2013 with a slew of ankle injuries and other injuries along the way. He's still just 25 and he should have an excellent chance to turn it around with his change of scenery.
Jul 21 - 5:32 PM

Zach LaVine said he wants to be the top option on the Bulls this season.

He mentioned he has worked too hard to be second fiddle, but there's nothing wrong with that. LaVine said that a lot of the guys on the team probably want to be the top option, but he added that he thinks it’s good for the team that they all are striving to be the best. His defense is another story, but last year his offense was not very good at just 35th percentile overall (Synergy). His usage rate did rise to No. 1 option levels at 29.6 in 2017-18 from just 21.8 in 2016-17 with the Wolves, so potentially LaVine could score a bunch on this up-tempo team.
Jul 21 - 3:00 PM

Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal to remain with the Clippers.

He's coming off the bench year of his career, averaging 11.0 points, 4.0 boards, 1.0 assists and 0.7 blocks in 17.0 minutes per contest. Harrell was a restricted free agent this summer, which likely explains why it took so long to get a deal done --the Clippers have had interest in him since at least July 4. Harrell will have some extra competition this year with Mike Scott and Luc Mbah a Moute around, so he may wind up taking minutes behind Marcin Gortat. Boban Marjanovic may not be free again.
Jul 21 - 2:31 PM

Isaiah Miles has signed with Limoges of the French Jeep Elit.

He got some action in the summer league with the Sixers, but it appears that he couldn't land a contract or there was more money offered in Europe. Miles played four years at St. Joe's but wasn't drafted after averaging 18.1 points a game his senior year. He's still young and may get another shot in next year's summer league.
Jul 21 - 2:04 PM

Jaylen Morris has signed with Fiat Torino.

He was waived by Atlanta on Thursday, so he's made quick work of getting a new contract. Morris only played six games at the end of the season with the big club and spent most of his time in the G-League with the Erie Bayhawks. He struggled with an ankle injury late last season, which probably didn't help his cause. He's only 22 so we may see him back in the league somewhere down the road.
Source: Sportando
Jul 21 - 1:39 PM



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