• After swinging and missing on some smaller named free agents, the Kings decided to dive head-first into the deep end as they signed Zach LaVine to a four-year $78 million offer sheet, according to Marc Spears.

     

    James Ham confirmed the report and said that LaVine was in Sacramento on Thursday to meet with doctors who medically cleared the 23-year-old shooting guard.

    LaVine, who missed 58 games last season due to recovery from an ACL tear averaged 16.7 points for Chicago in 27.3 minutes per game. He also added 3.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game in the contests.

    LaVine was the main piece in return to the Bulls when they shipped All-Star Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, so it will be interesting to see if they see that much value in the young man.

    The four-year veteran was having his best statistical season in 2016-17 before his injury. In 47 games with the Timberwolves he averaged 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 37.2 minutes per game.

    The Kings, whose most notable void is at the small forward slot didn’t exactly fill a need in signing LaVine since the 6-foot 5 guard from UCLA hasn’t really seen time at the three position.

    The Bulls have 48 hours to decide if they want to match the contract or if they want to allow LaVine to head to the capital of California.

    UPDATE:

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Bulls intend to match:

Fantasy News

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    After taking a blow to the head, Robert Williams will sit out the rest of the game on Tuesday against the Cavs.

    Kevin Love gave an elbow to Williams' head, resulting in him coming out and sitting on the bench. The Celtics quickly ruled him out for the rest of the game, citing precautionary reasons. Williams will be re-evaluated on Wednesday in Boston.

    Source: Celtics on Twitter

  • Troy Daniels
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Troy Daniels (sprained left knee) did not practice on Tuesday and remains out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Warriors.

    Daniels can get hot in a hurry from deep and has the chance to be a deep-league 3-point specialist if he can get back on the court.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (left foot stress reaction) is improving, but it will take some time for him to get back as he still has some progressions to go through before he can return.

    The team is going to play it very safe with their young forward. Kuzma's timeline is still a bit murky, but it's getting harder to believe he'll be ready for the opener.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Brandon Knight
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Brandon Knight (rest) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Celtics.

    Knight joins a long list of Cavs out tonight. The Cavs will likely disperse his minutes among a bevy of guards.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Dante Exum
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Dante Exum (patellar tendon rehab) is being listed as out for Wednesday's preseason game against the Blazers.

    Injuries have dampened the once-promising rookie's career. He is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Jazz on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markeiff Morris (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.

    Morris will join teammates Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin on the bench tonight, opening up a full allotment of minutes in the frontcourt. Christian Wood, Joe Johnson and Thon Maker should see heavy runs tonight.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Aric Holman
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs waived Aric Holman and Dakota Mathias on Tuesday.

    There is no fantasy relevance here.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman is getting the start at SF on Tuesday against the Pacers.

    Layman remains entirely in the mix for the starting job as we head towards the opener. Jarrett Culver has shown the most this preseason among the SF options, but the team may prefer him in a sixth-man type role. This is a situation worth monitoring.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins is getting the start at shooting guard over Josh Okogie and Jarrett Culver in Tuesday's preseason game against the Pacers.

    This is a very interesting development for the fantasy values of each. Culver is still worth a look in deep leagues as he can play the 1-3, but Okogie would take the biggest hit of the trio should this be the occurrence on opening night.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love will play against the Celtics on Tuesday.

    Love is in a good DFS spot tonight as he could be staring at a big day tonight with so many frontcourt teammates sitting out, but it is worth noting that the team plans to watch his minutes carefully.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter