NBA Landscape Survey

NBA Landscape Survey
Ryan Knaus surveys the entire free-agent and trade landscape, and examines the fantasy fortunes of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan.
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Jack Cooley lived under the boards in his 16 minutes of action against the Celtics, scoring 13 points with 13 rebounds, one block and two turnovers.

He had a ridiculous seven offensive rebounds in just 16 minutes. In the most pointless stat you'll see for the day, there have only been 50 instances during an NBA game since 1985 in which a player grabbed seven offensive boards in 16 or less minutes, including J.J. Hickson and Cory Jefferson this past season. As for Cooley, he still has work to do for minutes with the big club.
Jul 6 - 11:30 PM

Marcus Smart hit 6-of-20 shots (2-of-10 3PTs, 12-of-13 FTs) for 26 points, five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block in Monday's preseason loss to the Jazz.

Smart looked like a man playing with boys out there and with all Summer League disclaimers aside, it does look like he had a productive summer. He'll have to vie for touches in the Celtics backcourt, but there should be enough to go around and Smart looks like a post-Hype guy heading into this season.
Jul 6 - 11:25 PM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Rodney Hood looked fantastic against the Celtics on Monday, scoring 23 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

It was a different Rodney Hood tonight with his effectiveness off the dribble. As it turns out, only 12.6 percent of his shots were off one dribble last season and he only made 40.4 percent on those. Hood showed skills with both hands and really didn't have anyone get in his way for getting the shot he wanted. The Jazz have quite the position battle in store on the wing, but Hood is in the mix for major minutes. He needs to stay healthy, though.
Jul 6 - 11:21 PM

R.J. Hunter missed all five of his field goal attempts in his Summer League debut on Monday.

Hunter logged 20 minutes and on the bright side he did have three steals. He's unlikely to make a fantasy impact this season.
Jul 6 - 11:20 PM

Dante Exum left Monday's preseason game with a left ankle injury and did not return, finishing with 20 points on 5-of-11 shooting (1-of-5 3PTs, 9-of-10 FTs), five rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes.

Exum was playing well before he rolled his ankle and hopefully we get to see more of his development before Summer League ends. He looked like he was going to try and make it off the court on his own, but then needed some help from trainers on his way to the back. We'll update you as we learn more.
Jul 6 - 11:03 PM

Alec Burks (shoulder) said he still hasn't taken contact in practice yet, but the doctors have cleared him.

In his interview during the summer league broadcast, Burks sounded very excited to get out there and play with his team. The Jazz are loaded on the wing with Rodney Hood stepping up after the break and Gordon Hayward playing well, and Burks said he'd battle anyone for a starting job. The Jazz have some terrific depth.
Jul 6 - 10:51 PM

Grant Jerrett dislocated his right shoulder in Monday's Summer League game against the Celtics and did not return.

Jerrett spent time in the D-League last season and has no real fantasy value.
Jul 6 - 10:19 PM

Mo Williams has reached an agreement with the Cavs on a two-year, $4.3 million deal.

The second year of this contract is a player option. With the Cavs adding Williams, that could mean they aren't going to be able to get Jamal Crawford and Joe Johnson. Williams' minutes figure to be in the low 20s next season, so he's not a great fantasy option. He would be worth a pickup if Kyrie Irving (knee) isn't healthy for camp.
Jul 6 - 9:35 PM
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