• Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton has suffered a torn hamstring and will undergo surgery.

    Yikes.  Middleton will almost certainly have months of rehab before he can retake the court, which is devastating for the Bucks and fantasy owners alike.  In his absence the Bucks will likely rely on some combination of Matthew Dellavedova, Michael Carter-Williams and Jason Terry.  Meanwhile, Giannis Antetokounmpo was already one of the more hyped players in fantasy, but he’ll shoulder an even greater portion of the offense without Middleton.  His usage rate could approach Westbrookian levels if the Bucks don’t add another offensive piece.  This injury also puts Rashad Vaughn and Tyler Ennis on the deep league radar as well, as they’ll compete for bench minutes behind the bigger names.

    Update #1: The Bucks are now engaging other teams in trade talks to add to their rotation on the wing.

    The Bucks don’t sound content to sit on their hands.  Any deal for an established player could restore the equilibrium in Milwaukee to some extent so stay tuned.

    Update #2: The team is now reporting that Middelton is likely to be out six months.  With the season fewer than five weeks away, and given how difficult it is for players to return from a torn hamstring, Middelton is no longer worthy of even a late round pick in redraft leagues.

Fantasy News

  • Gerald Green
    SG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have officially re-signed Gerald Green to a one-year contract.

    Green will come back to the Rockets for his third straight season. He will continue to be a 3-point specialist off of the bench for this high-powered offense.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris has decided to withdraw from Team USA training camp.

    Harris is the sixth player to withdraw from the Team USA training camp. The roster will be cut to 12 players heading into the FIBA World Cup which starts at the end of August.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Darius Miller
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans have officially re-signed Darius Miller to a two-year deal.

    Miller will be playing behind a plethora of young assets at the Pelicans' disposal. Given that the team has entered a full-blown youth movement, it is unlikely that he will earn enough meaningful minutes to make a splash in fantasy in 2019-20.

    Source: Pelicans on Twitter

  • Bonzie Colson
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks have waived Bonzie Colson.

    Colson only played 98 minutes during his rookie season, but when he played he was a DFS favorite. Colson could play multiple positions and is young enough where a few teams would likely be interested in taking a flier on him.

    Source: Eric Nehm on Twitter

  • Kostas Antetokounmpo
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kostas Antetokounmpo has signed a two-way deal with the Lakers on Sunday.

    The Mavericks waived Antetokounmpo last week and most knew the younger brother of last season's MVP would not last long before another team took a shot on him. He is still a developmental player, but he should have ample opportunity playing for the Lakers' G-League team, the South Bay Lakers.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    When asked by Chicago Tribune reporter K.C Johnson on how he'd feel about wearing a Bulls jersey someday, Anthony Davis said that "If the opportunity ever presents itself and when that time comes, I’d definitely consider it.”

    The chances of that time coming is more likely for 2025 than 2020, but still, until Davis is firmly committed to the Lakers long-term speculation of his future will remain. It's nice to know if you're a Bulls fan that he imagines playing for his home town at some point, but don't expect him bolting LA for them after one season.

    Source: Chicago Tribune

  • Kenny Wooten
    PF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have signed Kenny Wooten to an Exhibit 10 contract.

    Wooten posted 10 blocks in only 52 minutes during Summer League and possesses some serious leaping ability. He will spend most of his time in the G-League and should not be on the radar in drafts.

    Source: Marc Berman of The New York Post

  • Oshae Brissett
    SG-SF, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors have signed Oshae Brissett to an Exhibit 10 contract.

    Brissett, a Toronto native, went undrafted after two seasons at Syracuse and played with the Clippers at Summer League, where he averaged 6.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 17.6 minutes a night across five games. This puts Toronto's roster at 20 for the time being, so barring any further transactions the Raptors have their camp group set.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Jordan McLaughlin
    G, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves have inked point guard Jordan McLaughlin to a two-way contract.

    McLaughlin went undrafted in 2018 after a four-year USC career where he averaged 12.8 points, 7.8 assists and 2.0 steals in his senior season. After his strong play for the G-League's Long Island Nets last season, he earned a spot on this years Wolves summer league roster where he continued to impress, leading his team to a 6-1 record. He is unlikely to get many NBA minutes this season with Jeff Teague, Shabazz Napier and Tyrone Wallace on the roster.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Emmanuel Mudiay
    PG, Utah Jazz

    The Jazz have officially announced the signing of Emmanuel Mudiay, Jeff Green and Ed Davis.

    All three project to come off the bench this season with Green and Davis part of the frontcourt second string while it is unclear if Mudiay or Dante Exum will assume the backup point guard duties. Davis is coming off a career-high 8.6 rebounds per game in only 17.9 minutes last season while Mudiay enjoyed his best year as a pro with the Knicks but all three players can be left undrafted in standard leagues for the time being.

    Source: NBA.com