• Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    ESPN's Tim MacMahon is reporting that the Grizzlies are not interested in buying out Andre Iguodala before the season and are instead exploring the trade market, with the Rockets and Mavs among teams interested in a deal.

    While the Grizzlies are understandably looking to move Iguodala off a rebuilding roster, it's smart for them to at least check and see what they could receive in a trade before cutting the veteran loose. They've already received a first-round pick from the Warriors for taking on Iguodala's salary and can spin him into even more futures if they play their cards right. Memphis has had a solid offseason in terms of adding picks and young players, and moving Iguodala to a desperate team in an increasingly wide-open Western Conference could only add to their stockpile.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony finished with 10 points on just 4-of-14 shooting in his debut with the Blazers, but Terry Stotts said that he felt "very encouraged" by the chances his power forward was getting throughout the game.

    Melo also had five fouls and five turnovers while he talked about adjusting to the speed of the game again after sitting out for an entire year. The Blazers meanwhile seem poised to continue using him in a starting role and it remains to be seen what kind of value can Melo generate in his new home.

    Source: ESPN

  • Ty Jerome
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Suns GM James Jones said on Tuesday that rookie point guard Ty Jerome is still a couple weeks away from returning to action.

    There still hasn’t been an official update and Jerome is now closing in on an absence of almost one month. The Suns have struggled in the last couple games with Ricky Rubio bothered by back spams while the backup point guard position looks to be up for grabs.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    The Serbian Basketball Federation made official this morning the hiring of Igor Kokoskov as the head coach of their national team.

    Kokoskov is currently an assistant with the Kings while he coached the Suns last year. He has tremendous experience at the international level where he helped lead Slovenia to the 2017 EuroBasket gold medal. Serbia failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics next year and they will compete for a wild card earlier this upcoming summer.

    Source: Sportando

  • Andrew Bogut
    C, Free Agent

    Andrew Bogut said that he is open to returning to the NBA later this season if the right opportunity shows up.

    Bogut played in Australia last year and then joined the Warriors for the end of the regular season and the playoffs. "An opportunity to try and win a championship will be the main thing in the NBA. But I wouldn't go back to the NBA just to play in the NBA, it's more about trying to win a title and somewhere where I feel comfortable for the family”, said the veteran big. The buyout market and potential injuries will determine a lot, but it seems unlikely that we see Bogut return to the NBA any time soon.

    Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Speaking to reporters after Tuesday’s win, Bogdan Bogdanovic said that he thinks his hamstring simply cramped.

    BB8 had a terrific performance last night but he was unable to finish the game due to what was perceived a hamstring-related injury. Everything suggests that he dodged a bullet but we should wait for an official confirmation about his status. Bogdanovic has been excelling in De'Aaron Fox’s absence and he should be owned in all formats right now.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers said on Tuesday night that Kyle Kuzma will get further testing on his right eye injury after suffering an abrasion.

    Kuzma was reportedly able to return to the game last night but the Lakers opted to play it safe with their forward. This doesn’t appear to be a serious injury and the Lakers don’t play again until this Friday so hopefully he will be able to return sooner than later.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James put up a triple-double for the fifth time this season in a 112-107 win over the Thunder on Tuesday, providing 25 points (10-of-21 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), 11 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    James has now triple-doubled against all 30 NBA teams. He's hardly slowing down, ranking 12th in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues for the season. LeBron's scoring has dipped since last season from 27.4 points per game to 25.0, but his assists have skyrocketed from 8.3 assists per game to 11.1 this season.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (right shoulder soreness) put up a game-high 34 points (13-of-24 FGs, 5-fo-6 FTs) as part of a full line that included seven rebounds, four assists, four steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes in a victory over the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Davis has been a great fit for the Lakers and he once again toughed out an injury (or two or more) while producing in every category. He's currently ranked 4th in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. If he ever truly gets healthy, he should have a great shot at the top spot. Next to Davis tonight, JaVale McGee swatted four more shots in 23 minutes and continues to be an excellent streaming option for blocks, boards and field goal percentage.

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo handed out 10 assists to go with eight points, two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes off the bench vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Rondo shot just 3-of-10 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line. His percentages have traditionally been harmful to fantasy teams, but his rebounds, assists and steals continue to pile up even as his minutes dip as he's nearing age 34. At this point, he's just a streamer for those categories, but remember that he averaged over eight assists the past two seasons. If he were to find himself regularly getting 30 minutes per game, there's probably a team in every fantasy league that could use him.

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (eye abrasion) left Tuesday's game after playing just nine minutes, and while he was technically available to return, Frank Vogel chose not to use him anymore.

    It's a positive sign that he was available after the injury, but the situation should be monitored to be sure that Kuzma is going to play in the Lakers' next game on Friday before making decisions about how to use him.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter