March 15, 2017, 6:21 am
Three blowouts, a snoozer and then the Sixers made the Warriors feel bad for 2.5 quarters before they woke up — Tuesday was a snoozer. But that’s alright because that just means Bruski has more time to get you ready for Big Wednesday.
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September 17, 2019, 12:43 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray are all candidates for "load management" next season, according to Nick Kosmider of The Athletic
This is pure speculation by Kosmider, but this does hold some weight after the Nuggets' playoff run last season and the league-wide popularity of resting players. Millsap would seem to be at the most significant risk to get rested due to his age and quality of depth behind him. Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee would be the biggest beneficiaries should Jokic or Millsap miss time.
Source: The Athletic
September 17, 2019, 12:35 pmThabo SefoloshaSF, Utah Jazz
Thabo Sefolosha is among the attendees at Rockets minicamp in Las Vegas with a host of other notable free agents this week.
Sefolosha will be joined by the likes of Nick Young, Luc Mbah a Moute, Raymond Felton, Terrence Jones and Corey Brewer. The odds of someone making the Rockets' roster increased with Iman Shumpert declining an offer sheet from the team.
Source: Kelly Iko on Twitter
September 17, 2019, 12:21 pmIman ShumpertSG, Free Agent
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, Iman Shumpert has decided to decline the contract offer from the Rockets and will not attend team minicamp in Las Vegas this week.
It'll be back to the drawing board for Shumpert. It's unsure exactly where he'll end up now, or if he and the Rockets will come to a new agreement in the future. Shump can get steals and threes, but otherwise isn't much of a fantasy asset, unless he finds himself in an ideal situation.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
September 17, 2019, 10:01 amAnthony DavisPF, Los Angeles Lakers
After an extraordinary summer of 2019, which saw a cavalcade of stars change teams, executives around the league expect that this year’s transaction wires will be dominated by the trade market.
“We’ve been getting calls all summer,” one general manager said. “I think if you look at the market, there is going to be a very robust trade market this winter for a few reasons.” The big driver figures to be the open, empty crater that the 2020 free-agent class has become. Teams hoping to make significant changes in their direction won’t have free agency to lean on and trades will be the only way to go. If you enjoyed the twist and turns that came with the very busy NBA free-agency period this summer, then buckle up as the trade market means more could be on the way this season.
Source: Sean Deveney on Twitter
September 17, 2019, 9:51 amMichael BeasleyPF, Free Agent
The Shanxi Loongs of the Chinese Basketball Association are trying to bring Michael Beasley back to China.
Beasley agreed to terms with the Pistons last month but he never officially signed with them as the team opted to go with Joe Johnson instead. Beasley has already played in China with Shanghai, Shandong and last year with Guangdong averaging 22.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists.
September 17, 2019, 9:07 amJustin SimonPG, Chicago Bulls
Former St. John’s guard Justin Simon has signed an Exhibit-10 contract with the Bulls.
Simon is 6’5” and went undrafted out of St. John’s, where he averaged 10.4 points and 5.1 rebounds last season, while also being named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year. The Bulls currently have 14 players on guaranteed contracts with guard Shaquille Harrison all but locked in to the 15th and final one, so that means Simon is likely headed to the Windy City Bulls of the G League.
Source: Adam Zagora on Twitter
September 16, 2019, 6:33 pmMychal MulderPG, Miami Heat
The Heat have announced the signing of guard Mychal Mulder.
Mulder played last season with the Windy City Bulls of the G-League and averaged 8.8 points in Summer League this year. He has good range but is unlikely to contribute much at the NBA level in 2019-20.
Source: Miami Heat
September 16, 2019, 6:13 pmVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Nicolas Batum praised the play of Celtics center Vincent Poirier at the FIBA World Cup.
According to Batum, Poirier "is a center that can block shots and control the paint." A native of France, Poirier has performed well over six seasons in Europe. Nevertheless, he should only be a depth option for the Celtics with Enes Kanter starting.
Source: NBC Sports Boston
September 16, 2019, 5:49 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine has been fine tuning his playmaking skills in the offseason, according to an interview with FanSided.
LaVine enjoyed the best field goal percentage of his career for the Bulls last season. He also scored a career best 23.7 points per game. However, LaVine averaged 3.4 turnovers and his fantasy value will increase if he can take better care of the ball.
September 16, 2019, 5:19 pmTyler HerroPG, Miami Heat
According to Ira Winderman, rookie Tyler Herro is unlikely to start for the Heat at the beginning of the season.
The Heat drafted Herro out of Kentucky with the 13th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft. Dion Waiters should be the primary shooting guard at the outset. However, expect Herro to get plenty of opportunities to contribute.