• Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points on 8-of-12 shooting (4-of-5 3PTs, 7-of-8 FTs) with seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in Friday’s loss to the Celtics.

    Antetokounmpo’s post All Star surge has made him a top 12-15 player over the last two months and gives him top-20 value on the season.  He may never have the pure skill that a Kevin Durant has — he has athleticism and physical tools that Durant doesn’t have.  Yes, they’re two different style players but the interesting thing about Giannis is that he has a point guard’s feel for the game even if he looks anything but that at times.  We know we’re not capping his upside as a player.  He can be whatever he wants to be in the NBA. 

Fantasy News

  • Khem Birch
    C, Orlando Magic

    Khem Birch led all scorers with 18 points as Canada lost to Australia in the second game of their mini-series exhibition.

    Birch also chipped in four rebounds, two steals and a block in 23 minutes. He recently signed a two-year extension with the Magic but he currently sits as their third string center so he is off the fantasy map for now. For Australia, captain Joe Ingles put up eight points on 2-of-10 shooting with six assists and three steals in 31 minutes while Jonah Bolden chipped in 12 points, five rebounds, a steal and two triples in 18 minutes off the bench.

    Source: FIBA

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Juan Hernangomez was back in action on Friday after undergoing core surgery in May.

    Hernangomez did not do much in his 20 minutes of action in Spain's exhibition against the US on Friday but at least he has recovered from his surgery. He is entering a contract year but it will be difficult for him to get much playing time with the Nuggets at full health. He played only 8.4 minutes per game over the last two months of last season.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum's intent is to increase his scoring this season according to Keith Smith.

    Tatum has been working on being stronger with the ball, drawing fouls and finishing through contact which should result in an increase in free throws, points and efficiency. He was already a top-60 player in only his second year in the league by providing a little bit of everything from a fantasy perspective and should only continue to grow going into his third season.

    Source: Keith Smith on Twitter

  • Daulton Hommes
    SF, San Antonio Spurs

    The Spurs have signed rookie Daulton Hommes.

    This is likely a camp deal for Hommes as the Spurs already have 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster. The NABC Division II Player of the Year averaged 8.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.4 triples and 1.0 threes in in 17.7 minutes for the Bucks in summer league action. He is unlikely to play in the NBA this season.

    Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter

  • 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