Dennis Schroder working on his jump shot
Dennis Schroder | ATL
(October 10, 2015 10:00 AM EDT)
Dennis Schroder spent two weeks with Kyle Korver this summer in order to work on his shooting.
"We just worked on his mechanics to tighten a few things up," Korver said. "Dennis has great natural talent and ability. His release is really good. We can all get better. We worked on his feet and his legs a little bit, maybe things we don’t always think about." Schroder looked great at Eurobasket this summer, but he isn't going to have a lot of fantasy value this season while Jeff Teague is healthy.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
James Anderson earns George Karl's trust
James Anderson | SAC
(October 10, 2015 9:54 AM EDT)
James Anderson has already earned the trust of Kings head coach George Karl.
"His numbers don’t tell you how well we think he’s playing," Karl said of Anderson. "He just kind of gives you a no-nonsense, low-maintenance type of personality on your first unit. ... I think he’s kind of my insurance blanket right now between [shooting guard] and [small forward]. He’s a guy that I trust already. He hasn’t played great, but he’s been solid." Anderson hasn't been lighting up the box score by any means, but his defense has drawn the attention of Karl. It sounds like Anderson could have a role this season, but he still isn't worth drafting in most leagues.
Sacramento Bee
John Jenkins impresses Rick Carlisle
John Jenkins | DAL
(October 10, 2015 9:42 AM EDT)
Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has been impressed by John Jenkins.
"The learning curve is always going to be there with young players," Carlisle said. "You know, we’ve got some young guys that are getting a real chance to play and are learning things. That said, I really like Jenkins. You know, Jenkins has played a real aggressive game both of the last two nights. He’s shown he can handle the ball a little bit. He’s done a good job, and he’s got to continue doing what he’s been doing." Jenkins could carve out a decent role off the bench if he continues to impress, so owners in deeper leagues can simply add him to their watch list for now.
T.J. Warren draws praise from Jeff Hornacek
T.J. Warren | PHO
(October 10, 2015 9:33 AM EDT)
Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek said that T.J. Warren has shown a lot of improvement since his rookie season.
"When we can get him the ball and get him opportunities, he makes the plays," Hornacek said of Warren. "Defensively, he's much better than he was last year. I like what he's doing defensively on guys. He's taking challenges. He's got a great knack." Warren has a chance to start at small forward this season, but P.J. Tucker is still the favorite to open the season as the starter. Regardless, Warren should have a significant role and he is already on the radar in most leagues. Keep an eye on him.
Michael Jordan praises Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin | CHA
(October 10, 2015 9:20 AM EDT)
Michael Jordan said he thinks that Jeremy Lin will be the Hornets' biggest acquisition this season.
"We just got Jeremy Lin, who I think is going to be our biggest acquisition," Jordan said. "His penetration, his shooting capability, his point guard savvy, he can really pass the basketball, his energy about the game of basketball something." Lin is expected to be Kemba Walker's primary backup at the one, but he is also expected to see plenty of time at the two as well and will likely be the team's sixth man. Lin is still nothing more than a late-round flier, and his value could be limited to deeper leagues as long as Walker is healthy.
Kevin Seraphin wanted to play Friday
Kevin Seraphin | NY
(October 10, 2015 9:14 AM EDT)
Kevin Seraphin (sore right knee) wanted to play on Friday against the Wizards, but the Knicks held him out as a precaution.
"It’s not something big — something small,’’ Seraphin said. "I had a good training camp. It’s just like swollen. Nothing crazy like I’ll be out for a few weeks.’’ Seraphin was upset with head coach Derek Fisher for not playing him against his former team, but it's probably a good thing that he was able to get some extra rest. Seraphin is projected to come off the bench this season, and he is only on the fantasy radar in deeper leagues.
New York Post
Danny Green dealing with sore hand
Danny Green | SA
(October 10, 2015 9:09 AM EDT)
Danny Green's left hand is a little sore after he landed on it awkwardly during Thursday's game vs. the Kings.
"These are the days we have to take care of our bodies and get back out there as soon as possible," Green said. "Have to be like Wolverine and heal quick." Green also got his fingers tangles in an opponent's jersey which bent his fingers back, but he said that he should be fine for Monday's game and that he won't need an MRI. Green is a fantasy stud and should have more responsibility this season with Manu Ginobili another year older, so he is a solid pick in the early stages of the middle rounds.
San Antonio Express-News
Jeremy Lamb getting another chance to start
Jeremy Lamb | CHA
(October 10, 2015 1:30 AM EDT)
Jeremy Lamb will get another chance to start against the Clippers on Sunday morning in China.
He had a brutal start on Oct. 4, making just 2-of-11 from the field. Lamb has done nothing but disappoint since his 2014 Summer League showing. He can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
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Alex Len dominates, scores 21 points
Alex Len | PHO
(October 10, 2015 1:14 AM EDT)
Alex Len dominated against the Jazz on Friday during a 101-85 win, scoring 21 points with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.
He made mid-range shots, got to the rim off the dribble, and was phenomenal protecting the paint. Len showed some flashes last season and showed a little more touch at Las Vegas, so he could certainly be in for a big season. Even though he might only get 22-24 minutes behind Tyson Chandler, he is still worth a look in standard leagues.
Markieff Morris gets hot in win over Jazz
Markieff Morris | PHO
(October 10, 2015 1:11 AM EDT)
Markieff Morris was on fire in the third quarter against the Jazz on Friday, finishing with 18 points, one rebound, two assist and three 3-pointers in just 16 minutes.
He put on a scoring clinic against Derrick Favors and is putting his off-court issues with the front office aside. Morris has very little competition for minutes at power forward and could wind up being a steal in the middle rounds.