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Dwyane Wade said Rajon Rondo is the best point guard he's ever played with.

What about Mario Chalmers, though? Wade has been among the elite for usage and has 5.8 dimes per game in his career. Some of that may have something to do with sub-par guards next to him. The Three Alphas should take time to adjust, but Rondo should get his dimes. He's a risky pick in the late middle rounds.
Sep 28 - 3:47 PM

Eric Bledsoe said he's down to 189 pounds.

He listed at 205 last year and mentioned he'd like to keep his weight down. "I’m trying to keep that going for me, eating right, recovery, the whole nine, trying to get my body 100 percent," Bledsoe said. He takes a lot of contact and that's part of the reason he's suffered multiple meniscus tears. Talent and production have never been a question for Bledsoe, but he has to stay healthy.
Sep 28 - 3:44 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said Seth Curry is "going to be a factor" for the Mavs this year.

He led the Mavs with 15 points during their scrimmage on Wednesday. Both coach Carlisle and owner Mark Cuban have really talked up Curry more than almost any new signing ever, so he's certainly going to get a chance. He will come off the bench and play both guard spots, so he can definitely get minutes in the upper 20s. Based on his finish late last year, he's a really nice pick in the last couple rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 28 - 3:28 PM

Ben Simmons logged some minutes at the point guard position during Wednesday's scrimmage.

Simmons also spent some time at the two logging minutes alongside Dario Saric (at the three), and it's really no secret that the 76ers plan on putting the rock in Simmons' hands a ton as they utilize him as a primary creator on offense. That being said, shooting percentages, turnovers and limited production in the 3-point shooting category will more than likely be an issue for this year's No. 1 pick, so he's going be a more attractive asset in points-based leagues.
Sep 28 - 3:25 PM

Coach Brett Brown said the 76ers want to grow Joel Embiid to understand he's "the crown jewel" and "the centerpiece of our defense."

Hype train at full steam? Interestingly, Embiid ran some minutes with some of the first-unit guys during practice on Wednesday, so he might even start for the 76ers. He's going to be limited and won't play in back-to-backs, but he's certainly worthy of a late-round pick.
Sep 28 - 3:18 PM

Shabazz Muhammad said he's planning on logging more minutes at power forward this upcoming season.

Tom Thibodeau said he likes the "versatility" he has at the power forward position, as he could go small with either Andrew Wiggins or Muhammad, although it's still tough to see Muhammad earning much more than 20 minutes a night while the team is at full strength. Yes, Muhammad is entering a contract season, but he's just not a very attractive fantasy target given that his only real skill set is scoring.
Sep 28 - 3:17 PM

Brett Brown hinted that there could be instances this upcoming season where Sergio Rodriguez and Jerryd Bayless share the 76ers' backcourt.

Rodriguez is one of the few guys in the 76ers' backcourt that can reliably knock down the 3-point shot, so it makes sense that he could at times share the floor with Bayless in order to provide the 76ers offense with another playmaker and 3-point shooter. However, even if there are stretches where Rodriguez and Bayless share the backcourt, it's unlikely that Rodriguez will be able to consistently earn enough minutes to make a difference in standard leagues.
Sep 28 - 3:08 PM

Coach Alvin Gentry said Terrence Jones can play minutes at center.

This is music to the ears of the TJ backers. He's been very injury prone, but his ability to space the floor and size at 6'9", 252 pounds. Plus, he is an excellent fit next to Anthony Davis. The Pelicans stole him at the minimum and he could have an impact this year. He's a very nice sleeper late in drafts, especially with talk of Davis playing more five.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 28 - 3:07 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich said it's "pretty obvious" Kyle Anderson should play more.

Pop said Slo-Mo can play the three, four, and point guard. The coach also talked about the improvements in Anderson's shot, as well. Anderson has been arguably the best player at Summer League in the last two years and coach Popovich said he has to find a way to get him some run. With the Spurs somewhat thin up front, he's a sneaky late-round pick with upside.
Sep 28 - 3:02 PM

Danny Green (left quad contusion) got on the court for a post-practice shooting session on Wednesday, although he's still yet to work out with the team.

Green is nursing a left quad injury, and while it's not believed to be serious, he likely won't take the court until he's 100 percent healthy. Green likely earned himself a spot on many fantasy GM's "never again" lists after a horrendous 2015-16 campaign, but let's not forget that he was a steady mid-round producer from the 2012 season all the way through 2015. He's someone to consider targeting towards the later rounds as a potential bounce-back candidate.
Sep 28 - 2:59 PM

Coach Jason Kidd hinted Malcolm Brogdon could handle the ball for the Bucks at times.

Hall of Fame guard John Stockton was at camp for the Bucks and Kidd mentioned Stockton helping Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova and "a pretty big point guard" -- yes, that big point guard is Giannis Antetokounmpo. Brogdon was fantastic at Summer League and showed a lot of poise at Virginia last year. Plus, he might be one of the best shooters on the team. He's a name fantasy owners will want to throw on their watch list.
Sep 28 - 2:42 PM

Thon Maker suffered a sprained right wrist on Tuesday.

He is going to be re-evaluated this week, but there is no word of an MRI just yet. Maker is an unknown as the No. 10 pick in the draft, but the Bucks certainly like him for his position flexibility. He's a boom-or-bust pick late in Dynasty drafts or deep re-drafts.
Sep 28 - 2:35 PM

Carlos Delfino said he has not given up on playing in the NBA.

His foot injuries derailed his chances for a comeback. Delfino is 34 years old and hasn't played since 2013, so the odds are against him.
Source: Ole.com
Sep 28 - 2:16 PM

The 76ers would reportedly like to mold Dario Saric into a small forward.

Saric's natural position is power forward, but so is Ben Simmon's, so if Saric wants to earn significant minutes his rookie year he'll need to get comfortable playing on the perimeter. Saric did run with the first unit during Wednesday's scrimmage alongside Ben Simmons, and it's not all that far fetched to think he could earn steady playing time at the three due to his ability to knock down the 3-point shot. Saric has the ability to bring a little bit of everything to the stat sheet, so he makes sense as a late-round gamble.
Sep 28 - 2:14 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said he doesn't know if Clint Capela or Nene will start at center.

D'Antoni said Nene really fits the Rockets system well. "We play a certain way, and it kind of fits his style for us," D'Antoni said. "He's going to be a playmaker for us from the top of the key. He can do a lot of things." Although, Nene is limited on minutes, so it should be Clint Capela getting the most burn at the five.
Sep 28 - 2:11 PM



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