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Paul George (calf) will not play on Friday night against Venezuela, according to NBATV.

According to NBATV, it's not serious and the team is just being careful. Team USA obviously doesn't need George out there based on how they've crushed their competition. He'll be ready to roll for Rio next month.
Jul 29 - 9:08 PM

The Warriors are signing JaVale McGee to a "make-good deal for a chance to make the team" in training camp, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

As crazy as it sounds, McGee might have a chance to make the team. The Warriors have very little depth, especially with their young big men dealing with injuries. McGee is really going to have to impress to make the roster, but it's worth mentioning he did show some flashes last year.
Jul 29 - 7:39 PM

Gerald Wallace said he doesn't think he can mentally go out and play NBA basketball.

He said his body can still go out and play, but he's satisfied with his 14-year NBA career. Wallace had the nickname Crash for his wild style, but it caused him to miss a lot of games. Fantasy owners in 2009-10 might remember Wallace posting top-10 value that season thanks to how he's filled it up with defensive stats.
Source: WRBC.com
Jul 29 - 7:34 PM

Willie Green will join the Golden State staff as an assistant coach.

He played in the NBA for 12 seasons, averaging averaging 8.3 points per game in his career. Green's last season was with the Magic in 2014-15.
Jul 29 - 7:26 PM

Rockets sign G Pablo Prigioni.

It's a two-year deal with a team option on the second year. Prigioni is 39 years old and played in 59 games last year for the Clippers. He won't have much fantasy value.
Jul 29 - 6:07 PM

Nuggets sign F Juan Hernangomez.

This one is a little surprising for the No. 15 pick in the draft. Hernangomez is going to be in a pinch for playing time on a very deep Nuggets team, especially in the front court. The Spanish big man looked really good at Summer League, but he won't have much fantasy value in re-draft leagues.
Jul 29 - 5:52 PM

Ben Simmons said he's going to focus on shooting and dribbling this offseason.

He added he'll be in the weight room to increase his strength and weight. On top of making just one total 3-pointer at LSU last year, Simmons made just 32.9 percent of his two-point jumpers. We also saw Simmons struggle at the rim in Summer League, which was a major strength for him in college. He'll likely be a big factor in DFS, but season-long fantasy owners might not want to be too aggressive.
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 29 - 5:04 PM

Dwyane Wade said the Bulls are "Jimmy Butler's team."

"This wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for Jimmy Butler," Wade said. He said he's just going to play his game, so it doesn't sound like he'll be adding many 3-pointers to his arsenal. Wade ranked in the top five for usage rate among qualifiers in the last two years, so it'll be interesting to see how the shots are distributed in the Chicago offense. Wade will be a risky mid-round pick.
Jul 29 - 3:24 PM

President Phil Jackson said today's players lack the skills to play in the triangle offense.

The ol' reverse George Costanza: It's not me, it's you. "They know how to play one-on-one, catch-and-shoot, and they’ve mastered crossover dribbles, spins, playing off of screens and step-back shots," Jackson said. "They don’t know how to execute things like inside-reverse pivots and other basic footwork. They have no sense of timing or organization. They don’t really know how to play five-on-five basketball. It’s strictly generational." Maybe the Knicks will get away from the triangle a bit this season. If so, there should be more fantasy value to go around.
Jul 29 - 2:42 PM

Patricio Garino has signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Spurs.

It's a training camp deal for the senior out of George Washington. In his senior season for the Colonials, Garino averaged 14.1 points, 4.2 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.5 3-pointers. Garino will be playing for Argentina during the Olympics.
Jul 29 - 1:44 PM

Mark Cuban hinted that Wesley Matthews is starting to get his athleticism back.

"I don't think he was even able to dunk the ball at 6-5 until towards the end of the season," Cuban said. "Now he's doing 45-inch-plus box jumps and dunking with either hand, both hands, one foot, two feet. The guy is on a mission." Matthews only put up ninth-round value in standard leagues, but he was coming off an Achilles tear and didn't shoot the ball very well. Cuban expects Matthews to improve his 3-point percentage next season and start creating his own shots. He should be better, but fantasy owners won't have to reach for him.
Source: Sportsday
Jul 29 - 12:39 PM

Glenn Robinson III is now expected to remain on the Pacers' roster for the 2016-17 season.

The Pacers have 15 players on their roster after the team announced that they waived Shayne Whittington on Friday. Robinson's contract for $1.05 million becomes fully guaranteed on Monday. He had a strong summer league, but Robinson isn't a lock to be in the rotation right out of the gate.
Jul 29 - 12:30 PM

Greivis Vasquez announced on Friday that he will not play in the Olympics.

He is fully recovered from the ankle surgery that he had in December, but he's not in good shape yet. Vasquez can now focus on the upcoming season in which he will be competing for the backup PG role in Brooklyn.
Jul 29 - 12:25 PM

The Pacers have waived center Shayne Whittington.

He only appeared in seven games during the 2015-16 campaign and spent most of the year in the D-League. The 25-year-old center will likely get a training camp invite somewhere unless he decides to head overseas. The Pacers now have 15 players on their roster.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 29 - 12:19 PM

Derrick Rose will head to trial on October 4 after his request to get a sexual assault civil case against him thrown out was denied.

A former girlfriend of Rose accused him and his friends of drugging and sexually assaulting her and allegations were brought forth in August 2015 (two years after the alleged assault). Rose can settle the case outside of court before the trial begins, but he could end up missing part of the Knicks' preseason.
Jul 29 - 12:05 PM



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