• Kings guard Frank Mason has been named to the USA Men’s World Cup qualifying team that will play two games later this month.

    Mason earned a spot on the 12-man roster whilst attending a USA Basketball training camp at UNLV.

    The final roster also includes players such as Henry Ellenson (Detroit Pistons), Dwayne Bacon (Charlotte Hornets) and Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs), along with a collection of NBA G-Leaguers.

    The USA will play Uruguay on September 14 in Las Vegas, and Panama in Panama City on September 17.

    Mason should return in time for training camp with the Kings near the end of September.

Fantasy News

  • Serge Ibaka - F/C - Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka (knee) will play in Friday's game versus the Celtics.

    Ibaka should slide right back into starting lineup and matchup against Al Horford, while Jonas Valanciunas reverts back to his role off of the bench.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo (hand) has had successful surgery following breaking his hand during Wednesday's game and is expected to miss four to five weeks.

    Lonzo Ball is expected to be the biggest beneficiary as he will likely see 30-plus minutes regularly with Rondo out. Josh Hart is also a name to keep an eye out for in deeper leagues as he is widely available on waivers and should see an expanded role.

    Source: Lakers PR on Twitter

  • Avery Bradley - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    Clippers' head coach Doc Rivers said that Avery Bradley looked good in Wednesday's practice and could be play within the next few games.

    Bradley has missed the past five games due to an ankle injury and may have lost since starting job in the meantime. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been playing phenomenal and Rivers mentioned possibly keeping the starting lineup the way it is upon Bradley's return. Even when starting, Bradley has been offering fantasy owners lackluster numbers that could be found on waivers.

    Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter

  • Marcin Gortat - C - Los Angeles Clippers

    Marcin Gortat started against the Spurs on Thursday, scoring seven points on 2-of-3 shooting with seven rebounds and four assists.

    Gortat is the new flavor of the week for the Clippers at center as Boban Marjanovic was a DNP-CD. He looked good out there on the floor, filling in the lanes and rebounding with some vigor which means he'll likely continue to log minutes. He's still too inconsistent to consider a must-own player though as Montrezl Harrell (14 points on 4-of-8 shooting, six rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block) is a much more viable option.

  • Tobias Harris - F - Los Angeles Clippers

    Tobias Harris scored 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists, a block and two triples in Thrusday's 116-111 win over the Spurs.

    Harris continues to be the No. 1 option for a deep Clippers team and is producing as such. He was constantly involved on both ends of the floor tonight and held his own against any matchup San Antonio threw at him. He can also score from anywhere on the floor and the offense is free flowing with an emphasis on getting him the ball.

  • Lou Williams - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams came off the bench on Thursday and scored 23 points on 9-of-20 shooting with a 3-pointer, three rebounds and two assists.

    Sweet Lou came through for the Clippers tonight as they needed an extra punch to get over the Spurs. He's a fine player in points leagues but his contributions in other categories are severely limited when the Clippers are at full strength.

  • Danilo Gallinari - F - Los Angeles Clippers

    Danilo Gallinari was his usual self against the Spurs on Thursday, scoring 19 points on 4-of-9 shooting with two triples, six rebounds and an assist.

    Gallinari was fine again for the Clippers and continues to chug along with early-mid round value thanks to his league-leading .952 at the line on 5.4 attempts. These numbers are all sustainable provided he stays on the floor.

  • Patty Mills - G - San Antonio Spurs

    Patty Mills came off the bench on Thursday and scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting with two triples, four rebounds and five assists.

    Mills outplayed Derrick White (zero points, two rebounds and one assist) in a huge way. We still like White's long-term value as he's a stat sheet stuffer, but tonight it was Mills who took over. It should also be noted that White is dealing with plantar fascia.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 10 points on 3-of-15 shooting with 16 rebounds, an assist, two steals and two blocks on Thursday against the Clippers.

    Aldridge was absolutely struggling from the field today and he missed shots that he usually doesn't so we're not concerned. He got deep positioning several times on mismatches, but just failed to convert on his attempts. He was still able to go hard on the glass for owners tonight.

  • Rudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs

    Rudy Gay returned from a heel injury on Thursday, scoring 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting with a 3-pointer, six rebounds and two assists.

    Gay came off the bench and still logged 25 minutes which is a good sign as that's all he needs to get to standard-league value. The Spurs are treating him with care which is expected, but when he's on the floor he produces. Keep holding onto him if you can handle rest days on back-to-backs.