• John Collins - C/F - Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins said he has been working on developing his 3-point shot for the 2018-19 season.

    Collins only attempted one 3-pointer while playing for Wake Forest in college and shot 16-of-47 from beyond the arc during his rookie season with the Hawks. “I think it’s paying off,” Collins said. “I’m going to have confidence shooting my shot.” Collins averaged 10.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in only 24.4 minutes per game last season and is poised to build upon those stats as he is slated to see an increased workload and one of the primary building blocks for the Hawks.

    Source: Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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  • Semi Ojeleye - F - Boston Celtics

    Celtics' forward Semi Ojeleye has taken his training up a notch in preparation for his looming battle with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in their upcoming second-round series, and his teammates have noticed.

    Ojeleye hasn't played much this season, but he and the team know that he matches up to Giannis the best physically. If the Celtics want to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, they'll need to get productive minutes from Ojelyeye. Buckle up, this series is going to be exciting.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Luke Walton - Team - Sacramento Kings

    The Kings and the NBA announced a joint investigation into the allegations made against Luke Walton on Thursday.

    This story is heating up by the day and the team and NBA figure to dive quickly into the fact-finding process of this investigation. With this being such a delicate issue, we will continue to update as more revelations are made and more information is available.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Evan Fournier - G/F - Orlando Magic

    Evan Fournier revealed that he and his wife will be welcoming a baby boy as first-time parents in a month.

    Congratulations to Fournier and his wife. The Magic's season ended earlier than they would have hopes, but Fournier has a lot to look forward to. Fournier should resume his role as the starting two-guard for the Magic next season.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Paul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Paul George said that he wasn't in much pain during the playoffs but he will address his shoulder situation soon.

    Though he doesn't want it to be used as an excuse, George was clearly bothered by the shoulder through the end of the season and into the series with the Blazers. His shot wasn't the same and it showed in the first few games of the playoffs. George should be fully healthy entering next season and ready to be a to produce another top fantasy season.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Mike Scott - F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Sixers coach Brett Brown said that he wasn't proceeding as if the Sixers will have Mike Scott (right heel bruise/plantar fasciitis) against the Raptors and it would be a blessing if they did.

    This comes on the heels of Scott exiting Game 5 against the Nets on Tuesday and being unable to practice on Thursday. If Scott is unable to go, that will open up 20-30 minutes off the bench. The minutes are likely to be dispersed amongst any of T.J. McConnell, James Ennis III, Jonah Bolden and Greg Monroe depending on game flow and matchups.

    Source: Tom Moore on Twitter

  • Magic Johnson - Team - Los Angeles Lakers

    Jeanie Buss mistakenly CC’d Magic Johnson on emails directed to GM Rob Pelinka that were critical of Magic.

    And the drama continues. For a team that hasn’t reached the playoffs or 40 wins for six consecutive seasons, they sure know how to gobble up the headlines. The Lakers are full of dysfunction right now, and the only way to change things is to win basketball games. We’ll see what the rest of the offseason brings.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Klay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors

    Klay Thomson admitted to looking past the Clippers on Wednesday night and towards a rematch with the Rockets.

    This scenario is always speculated throughout sports and hardly admitted, but Thompson didn't hold back his truth. You never want to see this from a player, but since Thompson was man enough to admit it, we can give the slick-shooting all-star and his two-time defending champion Warriors a mulligan. Expect the Warriors to come out laser focused in Game 6 on Friday.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Michael Carter-Williams - G - Orlando Magic

    During the exit interview, Michael Carter-Williams said, "I love the guys on the team, I love the organization & Coach Cliff is great. I could definitely see myself here. I’m comfortable here & I can play my game. I’d love to come back.”

    MCW proved to be a good bargain for the Magic and for really deep-league fantasy owners with 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists in just 18.9 minutes off the bench. Those aren't eye-popping numbers, but for a backup seeing minutes in the teens, that was plenty valuable. Along with retaining Nikola Vicevic, PG will be a point of emphasis for the Magic this offseason.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (left tibia stress fracture), who has progressed to jogging and shooting jumpers in his rehab, hopes to be ready to play in the summer league.

    Bamba showed his tantalizing fantasy potential in limited minutes during his rookie season averaging 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. Bamba has the ability to produce big man stats and hit some threes if given a full complement of minutes. With Nikola Vucevic heading into free agency and potentially leaving, Bomba has a chance to get there next season.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Andre Roberson - G/F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Billy Donovan said that Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is healing well.

    "The healing has been good from what I’ve been told." Roberson missed the entire season after sustaining a setback while attempting to return from last year's awful injury. Another full summer of recovery should do the trick, so hopefully we see OKC's defensive stopper return to the court by opening night.

    Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter