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Marreese Speights pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving under the influence.

He was arrested in Tampa Bay on the morning after his 27th birthday back in August. Speights will likely receive a suspension after his trial is over, which will likely be two or three games. He will serve as depth behind oft-injured Andrew Bogut this year and isn't worth drafting in most leagues.
Sep 17 - 9:08 PM

Coach Flip Saunders was non-committal when asked about Andrew Wiggins starting.

He's expected to start and push Corey Brewer to the bench. The Wolves don't really have much scoring in their starting lineup, so they will need someone like Wiggins. He's a risky mid-round fantasy pick with upside.
Sep 17 - 8:58 PM

Damien Inglis (foot) was at a Bucks practice on Wednesday.

His foot injury seems minor and he should be good to go for training camp later this month. Inglis will be with the Bucks this season, but he will likely be in the D-League to help him get some regular playing time. Fantasy owners in redraft leagues can ignore the Frenchman for now.
Sep 17 - 8:54 PM

The Heat added Chris Quinn as an assistant coach.

He started his career with the Heat and made 26 starts in his three seasons there. Quinn did not play in the NBA last season and only appeared in seven games back in 2012-13.
Sep 17 - 8:41 PM

Ryan Hollins agreed to a one-year deal with the Kings on Wednesday.

It's a fully guaranteed deal, so he should make the 15-man roster. Hollins probably won't crack the rotation, but it's certainly possible given the sub-par performances the Kings have gotten out of their power forwards.
Sep 17 - 8:04 PM

Omer Asik said he just wants to defend and rebound with the Pelicans this season.

When Anthony Davis heard about that comment, his smile was "like Kool-Aid Man," but thankfully he didn't bust through any walls. Asik won't be asked to score much and will likely just be a two-category fantasy asset. Plus, he's not a great free throw shooter. Fantasy owners shouldn't look to target him until the last round or so.
Sep 17 - 7:41 PM

Keith Smart will be an assistant coach with the Heat this season.

He was the head coach for the Kings until 2013 and was paid by the team last season because of his contract. Smart didn't have much success in his run as a head coach, so he's going to have to really impress as an assistant to get another chance.
Sep 17 - 7:01 PM

J.J. Hickson received a five game suspension for violating the NBA's drug policy.

It's for marijuana and he will not be paid for those games. Hickson is recovering from ACL surgery and is hoping to be ready for training camp. With Hickson out, Kenneth Faired will get all the minutes he can handle while JaVale McGee and Timofey Mozgov will hold down the center spot. Hickson is not worth drafting in most leagues.
Sep 17 - 4:06 PM

Brandon Jennings said that the 2013-14 season was his "worst year" in the NBA, but he's been in the gym for the past few weeks and is eager for a fresh start under coach Stan Van Gundy.

"The fractured jaw, losing weight, not being able to play preseason, missing games," Jennings said, listing reasons for his down year. "Then getting into a rhythm, then Mo [Cheeks] was fired and I’m back down again. It was just the worst season ever, a roller coaster." Jennings gave the requisite offseason report that he's bulked up (reportedly adding 25 pounds), and he's prepared to earn his starter's minutes ahead of D.J. Augustin and Will Bynum.
Sep 17 - 2:08 PM

Free agent PF/C Gustavo Ayon is reportedly deciding between formal contract offers from the Spurs and Shangdong in China.

It was reported two weeks ago that Ayon had reached a three-year deal with Real Madrid -- he's still mulling offers from Europe, but it sounds as though he's more inclined to play in China or return to the NBA. The Spurs' training camp starts in about 10 days, so he should make his final decision soon.
Sep 17 - 1:59 PM

Free agent Michael Beasley will work out for the Spurs this week, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

He's still being paid by the Suns this season, so he may be waiting for an ideal situation, and he's at a career crossroads due to concerns about his behavior off the court and his inconsistent play on the court. The 25-year-old has already worked out twice for the Lakers, but we'd like nothing more than to see how he'd fare under coach Gregg Popovich.
Sep 17 - 12:48 PM

Carl Landry said recently that he's still not 100 percent recovered from the torn meniscus that ended his 2013-14 season.

"That’s what I’m going through right now – just being patient, but still trying to do the right things on the court," Landry said. "I would say that I’m almost [100 percent healthy] – I’m very close." He'll be scraping off the rust during training camp, assuming he can fully participate, and there's no reason to touch him in fantasy leagues with Jason Thompson, Reggie Evans and Eric Moreland all crowded around the PF position.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 17 - 12:26 PM

Kings prospect PF Eric Moreland said that he's added nearly 20 pounds to his lean 6'10" frame this summer.

Moreland is up to 230 pounds but he conceded, "I still have a lot more weight to add." Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro described the 22-year-old Moreland as an energetic player who can "step in and create a niche for himself," but he's not even a lock to make the regular-season roster.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 17 - 12:22 PM

The Nets have given a training-camp contract to C Hamady Ndiaye, who made 14 brief appearances with the Kings last season.

The 7'0" center from Senegal was drafted No. 56 overall in 2010 and he's struggled to make a mark in the NBA. He's expected to battle for Brooklyn's third-string center job, behind Brook Lopez and Mason Plumlee, but won't be a fantasy asset even if he makes the squad.
Sep 17 - 11:34 AM

Mike Miller acknowledged that he'll play a smaller role with the Cavaliers this season, given their depth and surfeit of 3-point shooters.

"This team, as good as it looks on paper, if we’re going to be successful, people are going to have to sacrifice – whether it’s minutes, shots or financially," Miller said. "That’s the commitment it takes to win a championship." Miller's 3-point prowess won't be as critical with Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and even James Jones on the roster, but he's still a viable specialist in deeper leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 17 - 11:09 AM



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