• Nikola Vucevic posted a monster double-double in Friday’s loss to the Wizards, finishing with 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting, 17 rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks across 35 minutes.

    Vucevic was all over the place on Friday, contributing in every category besides getting to the line. When the Magic signed Bismack Biyombo in the off-season, there was concern if Vucevic could produce big games like this. He is creeping towards becoming a top-100 player if he can be a little more consistent. 

Fantasy News

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden has taken his name out of consideration for the FIBA World Cup this summer.

    Harden will be focusing his efforts on getting ready for next season. There figures to be a large adjustment coming with Russell Westbrook replacing Chris Paul, and Harden playing alongside a ball-dominant scoring guard rather than a distributor will be something that figures to have a rough patch or two. Still, Harden reportedly told the Rockets that he's comfortable with playing off the ball more, so it should work out. Team USA, meanwhile, figures to be just fine considering the depth of talent available.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Josh Gray
    G, New Orleans Pelicans

    Josh Gray has agreed to a two-way deal with the Pelicans.

    Gray had a cup of coffee with the Suns back in 2017-18 and spent last season playing in Korea. The former LSU product has always been adept at stacking up steals, but he's unlikely to see much playing time given the backcourt depth in New Orleans.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood will be competing for backup center minutes this season, per Keith Langlois of Pistons.com.

    Markieff Morris and Thon Maker will be his primary competition, and Wood has the edge if Detroit is looking for some strength and rebounding. If they're looking for shooting, then it's safe to say that we'll see some smaller bench groups this season. Wood has been dominant at the G-League level and had some monster games at the end of last season but it's not a great landing spot for fantasy value given that Detroit's roster is built on their frontcourt stars. Deep-league owners should keep an eye on that battle in the preseason.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Justin Holiday
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Justin Holiday has agreed to a one-year deal with the Pacers as of Friday's reports.

    Holiday will likely be a wing option off the bench for a secretly deep Pacers squad. There's some potential here if he can find an appropriate minute load.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Isaiah Pineiro
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    The Kings agreed to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with Isaiah Pineiro on Friday.

    This seems like just a depth move for the Kings to have a G-League option for this upcoming season. He played for the Kings in Summer League and clearly impressed enough to get a contract.

    Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter

  • Kosta Koufos
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Kosta Koufos has reached an agreement with CSKA Moscow according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo.

    Haynes goes on to say that Koufos' deal will make him the highest paid American in all of Europe next season, so it's safe to say that it was an easy sell for Koufos who appeared to be facing a rather tepid market. His deal will also include an NBA option that will allow him to opt out of his contract should he decide to return to the States.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Amile Jefferson
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Amile Jefferson and the Orlando Magic have agreed to a one-year deal according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    The terms of this deal were not announced. The Magic had previously rescinded their qualifying offer to Jefferson but it now appears that that was to allow them to offer him something more concrete. He will slot in as the 14th man on this roster and shouldn't see much, if any, regular playing time this upcoming season.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers have officially re-signed JaMychal Green.

    Last season Green became a vital part of the Clippers' bench, serving as a perfect compliment as a catch-and-shoot floor spacer to Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell's deadly pick-and-roll game. He'll figure to play an important role again this upcoming season, but won't provide much in fantasy value. That being said, he could emerge as a potential streaming option when forward minutes open up whenever Kawhi Leonard or Paul George rest.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Rui Hachimura will play for Japan in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

    Fresh off of a Summer League Second Team selection, Hachimura will continue to flash his impressive scoring acumen as one of Japan's most talented players. Heading into his rookie season, Hachimura will have a very good shot at playing time on a Wizards team that has open minutes virtually everywhere across the roster.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson will not play for Canada in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

    This seems like a situation where Thompson is not participating to prepare for the grind of the NBA season in the fall. There was always some uncertainty with his participation but he was among the invitees to Team Canada training camp.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter