NBA News

Julyan Stone    G  

 

 

Julyan Stone is reportedly expected to part ways with Italian club Reyer Venezia and sign a two-year contract with the Hornets. Stone had signed a two-year deal with Reyer Venezia earlier this summer, which did not have an opt-out clause. However, Stone's father became seriously ill and, with the Hornets willing to sign him to a contract, Stone made an adamant push to stay in the States to be closer to his father. It now appears he has come to an agreement with Reyer Venezia. We should have a formal update shortly. Stone will likely only see limited minutes in Charlotte and is not on the fantasy radar.

Sportando.com

Aug 12 - 9:22 AM

Dejounte Murray    G  Spurs

 

 

Dejounte Murray has been working out with Isaiah Thomas. That's two different MVP candidates that Murray has worked out with this summer, including his teammate Kawhi Leonard in San Diego. Murray and Thomas both went to the University of Washington, so that likely explains the connection. Murray did not play well in summer league, but he still has an excellent chance to start on opening night with Tony Parker likely out until 2018.

Frank Ntilikina    G  Knicks

 

 

Frank Ntilikina said "of course" he wants to start for the Knicks this season. This doesn't really mean much and he did walk it back after that comment. "I’m a team player. I just want what’s best for the team." The plan looks like it'll be Ntilikina coming off the bench, but the Knicks swinging and missing on a free agent PG should help his case to get minutes sooner than expected. Ntilikina could leapfrog either Ron Baker or Ramon Sessions in camp, so keep an eye on him as a fantasy stash.

New York Daily News

Aug 11 - 9:35 PM

Dion Waiters    G  Heat

 

 

Dion Waiters said he's not against the Heat trying to trade for Kyrie Irving, but added that Irving should "just know, there’s an alpha male over there too in myself." "I think that’s the biggest thing with everybody – oh he’s got irrational confidence," Waiters said. "Like I tell everybody man, I come from [Philadelphia]. If I can make it from here I can make it anywhere." Waiters had a breakout year with the Heat, especially when he was red hot in February with is 18.4 points per game. Now that Josh Richardson is healthy, there may not be the same opportunity for Philly Cheese, but he's still worth a look later in drafts.

Palm Beach Post

Aug 11 - 9:01 PM

Avery Bradley    G  Pistons

 

 

Reggie Jackson said he's expecting Avery Bradley to get even better as a shooter. "I'll be a beneficiary," Jackson said of the improved Bradley shooting. "I get to play a little one-on-one, attack. I don't doubt he loves to shoot. He may not have come in as the most respected shooter but he's worked extremely hard on his game for him to be where he is now after seven seasons." Bradley had a career-high 2.0 treys last year while he had a career high in scoring, rebounds, and assists. If Bradley can avoid an injury, he could put up early-round value.

M Live

Aug 11 - 8:44 PM

Luke Kennard    G  Pistons

 

 

Luke Kennard would have to beat out both Langston Galloway and Reggie Bullock to get minutes to start the season, according to Pistons beat writer Keith Langlois. While the Pistons did lose Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the addition of Avery Bradley should absorb basically the same amount of playing time at shooting guard. Kennard had some rough stretches on defense in summer league, so he will have to really thrive in camp to get minutes out of the gate.

NBA.com

Aug 11 - 8:38 PM

Timofey Mozgov    C  Nets

 

 

Timofey Mozgov scored 20 points with five rebounds in a friendly against Hungary on Friday. He didn't take any 3-pointers for the Russian national team. Mozgov is hopeful he can add that to his game, but it won't be easy. While he was just 7-of-40 from deep in his career, he was 13-of-34 (38.2 percent) on his shots from 20-24 feet over the last three season. He's a terrible fit for the NBA's reigning fastest team, so he's not a great fantasy target.

Nets Daily

Aug 11 - 5:27 PM

Jaron Blossomgame    F  Spurs

 

 

Jarron Blossomgame will sign a standard G League contract. He'll play with the Austin Spurs after playing four years of NCAA ball. The Clemson product is already 24 years old and was the 59th pick of the draft.

ESPN.com

Aug 11 - 5:17 PM

Ben McLemore    G  Grizzlies

 

 

Ben McLemore (foot) said he started his rehab. He is expected to miss the next 12 weeks with the fracture of his fifth metatarsal. McLemore may have lost some ground for the last couple rotation spots with Wayne Selden playing really well in summer league. Tyreke Evans could also pick up some value, and this puts slightly more pressure on Chandler Parsons (knee) to stay healthy.

Uninterrupted

Aug 11 - 4:25 PM

Jabari Bird    G  Celtics

 

 

Celtics sign G Jabari Bird. Bird is officially back for the Celtics. Kidding aside, Jabari did play well in summer league and the No. 56 pick of the 2017 NBA Draft could sneak onto the NBA roster at times. He's still not even close to being on the fantasy map.

Aug 11 - 4:10 PM