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Kelly Olynyk will be limited to non-contact drills during the start of training camp, Jay King of MassLive.com reports. Olynyk underwent right shoulder surgery in May and is still working his way back into the swing of things, so while he'll be restricted to start camp, he should see his activity level pick up as the regular season approaches. (Source: Jay King on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is a chance that Olynyk could miss the beginning of the season. The young center does not want to miss too much time as this is a chance for him to finally break out. With Al Horford playing power forward, Olynyk should see plenty of minutes at the center spot and has a chance to show his rebounding and three-point skills. If he struggles he could fall back in the rotation which has happened in previous years for Olynyk.

Category: Injury Updates


Gutierrez is expected to play for roster spot in preseason. He broke into the NBA with the Nets in 2014. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Even if he makes the team, he'll have a limited role. In 47 games with the Nets, Bucks and the Hornets, Gutierrez averaged 2.9 points and 1.5 assists.

Category: Transactions


Reggie Jackson (knee tendinitis) will be limited in training camp according to coach Stan Van Gundy. (Source: Vincent Ellis on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Pistons are reportedly just being cautious, but Jackson will be limited to one practice per day in camp. Jackson is expected to take on a leadership role this season and is coming off averages of 18.8 points, 6.2 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.5 treys in 2015-16. He should be off the board in the middle rounds.

Category: Injury Updates


Chandler Parsons (right knee) will be limited heading into the Grizzlies' training camp and preseason.

Fantasy Impact: Parsons is "participating in limited court activity" and will be re-evaluated weekly. Fantasy owners should feel leery about his durability. His potential top-40 upside is diminished by two straight seasons of knee surgeries. He's a classic risk-vs.-reward pick late in the middle rounds.

Category: Injury Updates


Paul Millsap recently underwent a "preventive knee procedure" and is expected to miss three weeks. (Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Millsap's right knee flared up during some 5-on-5 games at voluntary workouts. No surgrey was needed however, a procedure was performed to remove mild swelling. He's expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, His status will be updated in three weeks, but this shouldn't impact his stock too much heading into fantasy drafts.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Heat increasingly believe that Chris Bosh's career with the franchise is over. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Bosh's health has been a hot button topic. The 32-year-old forward recently failed another physical because doctors found evidence of "some continued clotting," and while the Heat simply said that he has no timetable for a return, his NBA career could be over. This story is just heating up.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


Metta World Peace will re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. (Source: The Vertical on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Metta World Peace will be the veteran voice on a young Lakers team. Last season Metta averaged five points per and two rebounds. Metta has zero fantasy relevance.

Category: Transactions


Mo Williams also added #onemoreyear to he's tweet in regards to coming back for this coming 2016-17 season. It would be his 14th NBA season and is owed a guaranteed $2.2 million this season. (Source: https://twitter.com/mowilliams/status/778751060416397315)

Fantasy Impact: Kyle Felder is the backup PG behind PG Kyrie Irving. Williams will need a few injuries to make fantasy relevance in 2016-17.

Category: Rumors


Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton has suffered a torn hamstring. He will have surgery. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Middleton has been a key cog in the Bucks rebuilding plans and him being hurt throws a major dent to begin this season. Middleton averaged 18 points, 1.7 steals, four assits and two three's per game last season. Khris would have been an early-mid draft pick this season. Khris would be a great last round pick to stash in your upcoming drafts.

Category: Injury Updates


The Milwaukee Bucks and Antetokounmpo have agreed to a four-year extension. The forward is expected to sign the contract on Tuesday. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Affectionately known as the "Greek Freak", the 6'11" small forward had a career-year across all major categories and is only 21 years old. He's still an improving player which is a scary thought for opponents. With his unique combination of size and ball-handling ability, he should have no issues with continuing to put up strong rebounding and assist numbers. He'll also have multiple position eligibility which makes him one of the top SF options off the board this upcoming season.

Category: Transactions


Rudy Gay has informed the Sacramento Kings that he will be opting out of his contract next season and become and unrestricted FA. (Source: sports.yahoo.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gay finished last season with a 17 point average, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game. Gay could be one of the most underrated fantasy basketball players and should be drafted within the first four rounds of any standard draft. Day in and day out Gay will give you all around numbers.


J.R. Smith and the Cavaliers are currently not budging on contract demands. Smith is currently commanding approximately $15 million per year but doesn't have enough leverage based upon his reputation in league circles. With training camp around the corner, both sides hope to come to an agreement soon. (Source: Cleveland.com)

Fantasy Impact: Smith was an important piece to the Cavaliers playoff run and has always a three point specialist. Look for him to offer similar value again this season.

Category: Transactions


Marc Gasol has been cleared to play after injuring his right foot in Febuarary and missing the rest of the season. (Source: www.commercialappeal.com)

Fantasy Impact: Marc Gasol is a cornerstone of what the Grizzles do and is one of the top postmen in the NBA. Gasol finished last season with a 16.6 PPG, seven rebounds, 3.8 assists, one steal, and 1.3 blocks per game in 54 games. As one of the best all-around talents, Gasol should be one of the top post players taken in your upcoming drafts.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Josh Richardson, who recently was diagnosed with a partially torn MCL, is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks while recovering from the injury. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Richardson likely won't be full-go until into the regular season, which should be taken into account in terms of his draft outlook. He could be a player to watch on waivers as he returns to full health.

Category: Injury Updates


Tyreke Evans isn't expected to be ready for the start of the season. He's undergone three surgeries on his right knee over the last nine months. (Source: Nola.com)

Fantasy Impact: With Jrue Holiday and Evans both out to start the season, there will be opportunities for production in NO. Evans will likely be eased back into action once he's cleared for return, but he showed last season that he can be very productive as an all-around producer when healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


Dwight Howard was hospitalized over the weekend due to dehydration. He was released from the hospital on Monday. (Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Fantasy Impact: Howard was in China for his shoe promotion when he began feeling ill. This doesn't seem to be a long-term issue and shouldn't impact his draft status.

Category: Injury Updates


Tim Frazier is expected to start the regular season as the Pelicans' starting PG, according to the New Orleans Advocate. The starting spot has opened with news of Jrue Holiday taking time away to be with his wife. (Source: Audioboom.com)

Fantasy Impact: Frazier's value would be boosted in the early going, and he could certainly carve out a larger role even after Holiday returns if he's able to perform. Still, he's not someone that is much more than a later-round draft pick as the season approaches.

Category: Rumors


Anthony Davis (left knee surgery) has been fully cleared for basketball activities. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Davis' health has always been an issue over the last few seasons. The 2015-2016 campaign was cut short once again as Davis was forced to go under the knife to deal with tendinitis in his left knee. The good news is he's fully recovered from that procedure, and he's already begun scrimmaging with his teammates. Owners will need to proceed with caution if they're going to draft Davis this fall.

Category: Injury Updates


Isaiah Cousins signs a partially guaranteed one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a nice story as the 59th pick in the NBA draft signed with an NBA team but fantasy wise this is pointless information. Ignore and move on.

Category: Transactions


Stephen Curry dealt with a knee injury during the playoffs that had him less than 100%, and he continues to be less than fully healthy at this point in the offseason. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Curry expects to be fully healthy prior to the start of the season and hopefully training camp. This isn't a major concern, but it will be worth monitoring considering how highly Curry is regarded.

Category: Injury Updates