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Mario Chalmers (Achilles) has been cleared to return to the court.

This is a big step for the free agent as he continues to recover from his Achilles tear from March. Chalmers will generate some interest around the league, but he's unlikely to see enough minutes to make a difference in standard fantasy leagues.
Aug 25 - 1:28 PM

Norris Cole's new agent has been in touch with the Timberwolves, according to Darren Wolfson.

Wolfson reports that Cole's new agent called the Timberwolves this week, but there isn't a deal imminent. Cole will likely find a job as a backup point guard before training camp, but he's unlikely to have much fantasy value wherever he lands.
Aug 25 - 12:46 PM

Stephen Jackson said he's not looking to return to the NBA to chase a ring.

While Jackson had been rumored to be interested in making a comeback with the Warriors, he said he's not just chasing a ring. "I love the Knicks, I love Chicago, even love New Orleans," Jackson said. "I think those are great places where I can be a great teammate and also help the team become a better team. I'm not one of those guys that's chasing the ring." The 38-year-old could help a team as a veteran off the bench, but he won't have any fantasy value if he hooks on somewhere.
Source: Hoops Hype
Aug 25 - 12:38 PM

Marc Gasol (foot) said all indications show that his foot is healing as expected.

While Gasol told a Spanish newspaper that he was a few weeks away from playing in the Olympics, it sounds like he could be ready for training camp. "I'm really well and looking forward to starting [the season]," Gasol said. "I miss the competition, playing and enjoying basketball. All indications are that the foot is fine. I've practiced with the [Girona basketball club] juniors all I could, especially half-court sets." We'll keep an eye on the big man's recovery as training camp nears, but Gasol will be a risky fantasy pick until we know more.
Source: Hoops Hype
Aug 25 - 12:31 PM

The Brooklyn Nets reportedly paid $3 million to move up for Isaiah Whitehead.

Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reports the Nets sent $3 million and the 55th pick (Marcus Paige) to the Utah Jazz for the 42nd pick (Isaiah Whitehead), which is a record amount paid for a player's draft rights. Whitehead has potential, but he'll likely come off the bench this year and won't have much fantasy value outside of deeper leagues.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 25 - 12:10 PM

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is hoping Justin Anderson will take the next step during his second year in the NBA.

Anderson improved throughout his rookie season and his coach is hoping he can continue to develop in 2016-17. "He’s a hard worker," Carlisle said. "He loves to play, he loves to be a part of a team, and so he’s another important guy as we look towards the future." Anderson averaged just 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds last season, but he should have some value in deeper fantasy leagues playing behind Wes Matthews and Harrison Barnes.
Source: Mavs.com
Aug 25 - 11:20 AM

Nate Robinson told SiriusXM NBA he wishes NBA teams would give him a fair chance to play again.

Robinson last made news in June when he expressed interest in playing in the NFL, but looks to be holding out hope for the NBA. The 32-year-old played in Israel last season and can be forgotten for fantasy purposes as he is unlikely to play in the NBA again.
Aug 25 - 10:37 AM

E'Twaun Moore is expecting to have a breakout season in New Orleans.

Moore is expecting to see a bigger role with his new team and cited that as one of the reasons he signed with the Pelicans. "Oh yeah, I definitely think this will be a breakout season for me," Moore said. "I’m not a 100 percent sure how Coach Gentry wants to do it, whether he wants me to come off the bench as a sixth man or start, but it doesn’t matter to me." While Moore could have some fantasy value if the Pelicans suffer an injury or two, he isn't much more than a late-round flier in fantasy drafts at this point.
Aug 25 - 10:28 AM

Dominique Jones has signed with the Qingdao Eagles of China.

The former Maverick has had a successful CBA career, but can be ignored in fantasy as he is extremely unlikely to return to the NBA.
Aug 25 - 9:55 AM

Bo McCalebb has signed with Gran Canaria of Spain, according to David Pick.

McCalebb was unable to make the Pelicans roster last season and will again play in Europe for 2016-17. While the 31-year-old has had success overseas, he's never been able to translate that success to the NBA and won't have any fantasy value going forward.
Aug 25 - 9:48 AM

Jason Terry said he had other options before he signed with the Bucks.

While Terry signed with the Bucks, his free agency search mainly focused on joining a contender. "I had a couple of contenders that I was seriously looking at," Terry said. "Two of them were in the Finals. I made a call to Pop. San Antonio was another one. I always thought about going back and trying to finish off where I started in Atlanta. I liked what they did. And then I seriously considered Boston, though we didn't have a conversation." The 38-year-old will now serve as a bench player for the Bucks and won't have much fantasy value this season.
Source: Hoops Hype
Aug 25 - 9:25 AM

The Heat reportedly told Josh McRoberts' camp that he is "in the team's plans for this season."

The 29-year-old forward didn't draw any interest as a trade option earlier this summer -- he's owed a guaranteed $5.8 million this year with a $6.0 million player option for 2017-18. It's uncertain whether Chris Bosh (blood clots) will be cleared to play this season, however, which leaves McRoberts with a path to fantasy relevance in Miami.
Aug 25 - 1:10 AM

Stan Van Gundy said that Andre Drummond must "do what it takes on the mental level to get himself ready to play every night."

According to Van Gundy, consistent effort from Drummond "hasn’t quite happened yet ... He’s not quite there all the time to where he’s ready to go." SVG went on to praise Drummond's incredible potential and his dedication to offseason improvement, adding that he's "taken a different approach to his free-throw shooting [this summer]." He may simply be trying to light a fire under Drummond, but either way it's refreshing to hear more than the usual offseason pablum.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 24 - 9:43 PM

Stan Van Gundy recently praised Stanley Johnson for having a "tremendous desire to be great," but he also said that Johnson can be "frustrating" and a "challenge to deal with."

"He’s as good a competitor as you’ll find in this league," said Van Gundy. "What goes along with that is a stubbornness ... I’d rather have it the way he is than a guy who is 100 percent compliant but doesn’t get out there and really fight like he does on the court." From a fantasy perspective, Johnson needs to improve his offensive efficiency after averaging just 8.1 points on 37.5 percent shooting as a rookie.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 24 - 9:36 PM

James Harden has organized a players-only minicamp scheduled for next week.

He did the same thing last year during September, but it didn't really work out for one of the most dysfunctional teams last season. Corey Brewer said Harden is doing "everything" and is showing he wants to be a leader. With coach Mike D'Antoni taking over, Harden could have his best season ever as arguably the top pick in fantasy leagues.
Source: FOX 26
Aug 24 - 5:56 PM



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