NBA News

Adam Silver    C  Player

 

 

The NBA has officially released the schedule for the 2017-18 season. For the first time in NBA history, no team will be going through the gauntlet of playing four games in five nights, and there will also be a 12 percent reduction in back-to-back sets, which will hopefully result in fewer injuries and random rest days around the league. The NBA also protected their nationally televised games by ensuring that no team will be on a back-to-back set or be going through a five games in seven nights scenario.

Turner

Aug 14 - 6:28 PM

Jarrett Allen    C  Nets

 

 

Jarrett Allen, who missed the Summer League with a hip injury, said he's back working out with teammates and coaches. This is a sign that he should be good to go for training camp. Allen is in one of the best spots for rookies, as the Nets are rebuilding and his only competition for minutes right now is Timofey Mozgov and his bloated contract. "It’s definitely an opportunity,’’ Allen said. "A lot of rookies aren’t in the same position that I am, to be able to come in and play immediately or gets minutes like I will. So it’s nothing but good for me." A 6'10" big man with a 7'5" wingspan, Allen is a sleeper late in drafts for his shot-blocking prowess and ability to finish around the rim.

NY Post

Aug 14 - 12:48 PM

Avery Bradley    G  Pistons

 

 

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said team owner Tom Gores is more than willing to wade into luxury tax territory to retain Avery Bradley. "The finances will not inhibit our ability to re-sign Avery at whatever it takes," SVG said. "If we’re in a situation where we want Avery back and Avery wants to be here, we’ll be able to bring him back." Assuming Bradley commands a max deal as a free agent next summer, the Pistons will more than likely have to cross the projected tax line of $123 million to re-sign him. SVG loves his 3-and-D players and Bradley is one of the best in the NBA, so it's hard to imagine the Pistons letting him walk.

NBA.com

Aug 14 - 11:58 AM

DeAndre Jordan    C  Clippers

 

 

DeAndre Jordan said it's "impossible" for the Clippers to replace Chris Paul's playmaking, but believes Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosic will keep the team afloat. "Those guys are going to come in and play their style of basketball, and it's going to be fun," Jordan said. The loss of Paul won't be easy for Jordan, as his net rating with CP3 on the floor was 16.7 compared to -4.4 with him off. He was also the recipient of countless lobs, helping him post the best field goal percentage (71.4 percent) in the NBA last season. Teodosic is a world class passer, so hopefully he'll develop some nice chemistry with DJ. He's still an early-round target if you're planning to punt free throws, as he's elite in FG percentage, rebounds and blocks.

ESPN

Aug 14 - 11:03 AM

Kyle Wiltjer    F  Raptors

 

 

Wiltjer agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million non-guaranteed deal with the Raptors on Tuesday, Oliver Maroney and Robby Kalland of Uproxx.com reports.

RotoWire

Aug 14 - 10:43 AM

Markieff Morris    F  Wizards

 

 

Markieff Morris said he spent a large chunk of the offseason working on his 3-point shooting. He shot a career-high 36.2 percent from deep last season, so he has a good foundation to build on. Morris also said he's aiming for more scoring diversity and "staying more consistent" overall. The Wizards didn't address their frontcourt this summer other than bringing in veteran Mike Scott, so Morris will reprise his role as the starting PF. He was a top-75 asset in standard leagues last season with averages of 14.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.6 blocks, 1.1 steals and 0.9 triples, but fantasy owners can usually grab him pretty late.

Fan Rag Sports

Aug 14 - 10:07 AM

Norris Cole    G  

 

 

Maccabi Tel Aviv has reportedly offered Norris Cole a $700,000 deal. The free agent PG drew some interest from the Hornets this summer, but they went in a different direction and are expected to sign Julyan Stone instead. Cole made 13 appearances for the Thunder last season, averaging 3.3 points and 1.1 assists in 9.6 minutes per game. Don't be surprised if he accepts this offer, as there aren't many NBA teams that are still in need of a PG.

David Pick on Twitter

Aug 14 - 9:40 AM

Julyan Stone    G  Hornets

 

 

Stone was granted his release from Venice on Monday and remains on track to sign a two-year deal with the Hornets, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

RotoWire

Aug 13 - 7:33 PM

Josh Jackson    F  Suns

 

 

Josh Jackson doesn't think he'll be included in a trade package that would net the Suns Kyrie Irving. "I think if that was going to happen, it would’ve happened by now," Jackson said when asked about the rumors that have involved him and Irving. "A little talking to my agent, not really checking social media because that’s not the way to go. People just say whatever." There's still plenty of time for such a deal to go through, and it's worth noting that Jackson hasn't been told by the Suns' brass that he definitely won't be traded, but there have been reports indicating it'll be very tough for Cleveland to pry Jackson away from Phoenix this summer.

Clutch Points

Aug 13 - 4:37 PM

Jordan McRae    G  

 

 

Jordan McRae has reportedly signed with Baskonia of Spain. Hopefully, McRae will be able to establish himself as a rotation player overseas, but at this point, he's obviously completely irrelevant in fantasy hoops.

David Pick on Twitter

Aug 13 - 3:58 PM