• DeMarre Carroll will start in Game 2 on Monday against the Pacers.

    Carroll is still on a minutes limit and he’ll get to cover Paul George a bit more this way.  Whether he’s up for the task or not remains to be seen.  Norman Powell needs to be more involved in the offense to take some of the pressure off of the backcourt, and he’ll be a sneaky DFS play after a slow Game 1 that included a dinged thigh and some really bad offense from his teammates.  We’re not touching Carroll tonight. 

Fantasy News

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    In the NBATV broadcast on Friday night, Marcus Smart said he is "100% confident" that his health won't be an issue to start the World Cup.

    With the news of PJ Tucker having to drop out due to an ankle injury, it's good to see Smart won't have to do the same. His presence will be a key factor on defense for Team USA.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Patty Mills
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Patty Mills scored 20 points along with three rebounds, four assists and four treys in 24 minutes in Australia's 70-90 loss to Canada in Friday's World Cup exhibition game.

    Mills lead Australia in scoring in their first World Cup exhibition game. With Dejounte Murray returning this coming season from injury and Derrick White's rise, Mills is only a deep-league player at best in 2019-20. Fellow countryman Joe Ingles scored 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal.

    Source: FIBA

  • Jaylen Adams
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Bucks are signing Jaylen Adams to compete in training camp.

    Adams has his work cut out for him to make the roster as Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and Frank Mason are already securely ahead of him. He is likely to return to the G-League and is not a fantasy target this coming season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jarell Martin
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jarell Martin has signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Cavs.

    Martin only played 7.8 minutes per game with the Magic last season in 42 games. If he can manage to stick on the roster, he can stretch the floor, as he averaged 35.1 percent from three last season. Martin is only a streaming option at best if their frontcourt is decimated by injuries, especially if Kevin Love has another injury-plagued season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • PJ Tucker
    SF, Houston Rockets

    P.J. Tucker has withdrawn from consideration for Team USA's Wold Cup roster due to a minor left ankle issue.

    Tucker has twisted his ankle twice in the last several days and he is taking a side of caution to let it completely heal before going into training camp with the Rockets next month. Tucker is one of the most durable players in the league as he has played at least 78 games in the past seven NBA seasons. You can expect more of the same from Tucker next season, as he averaged 7.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.5 blocks last season.

    Source: ESPN

  • Guerschon Yabusele
    PF, International

    Guerschon Yabusele has signed with Nanjing Tongxi of the CBA according to Ennio Terrasi Borghesan of Sportsnado.

    Yabusele will return to China where he last played for the Shanghai Sharks. He failed to prove much during his short stint with the Celtics after being taken 16th overall in 2016. It will take a big season and leap in development for him to regain interest from NBA teams.

    Source: Sportando

  • Shabazz Muhammad
    F, International

    Shabazz Muhammad has locked in a deal to play for Chinese CBA club, the Shenzen Leopards.

    Muhammad was initially linked to the Shanxi Brave Dragons, but ultimately inked a deal with the Leopards. He has a shot at making a splash in the Chinese League as a high-volume scorer for his team.

    Source: Sportando on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Coach Steve Clifford continues to be impressed by Jonathan Isaac in Team USA camp which bodes well for the upcoming NBA season.

    Isaac has been a bright spot for Team USA but the improvement is tangible as he has clearly gotten stronger. The improvement next year could be especially focused on the defensive side of the ball. We've been waiting for the next step for Isaac, and this could be the start of something better.

    Source: The Orlando Sentinel

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    The Magic are being extremely cautious with Markelle Fultz, who remains without a timetable to return from his shoulder injury.

    Fultz has been a disaster as a pro because of a constant shoulder issue. He last played in November of last season and still has question marks about his availability. He wasn't the first overall pick for nothing, so this is a long-term project for the Magic to find a hidden gem.

    Source: The Orlando Sentinel

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart has been dealing with some calf tightness in Team USA camp and isn't expected to play in their exhibition match vs. Spain on Friday.

    Team USA will bring at least 14 players to Australia for three more tune-up games vs. Australia and Canada. Before the World Cup commences at the end of August, the team will have to be reduced to a 12-man roster. Smart would be a great defensive guard for the US roster. We'll have to wait another week or so before we have the finalized roster.

    Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter