Word of this came out over the weekend when AP's Jon Krawcynski reported that he was "doubtful" to play again in the NBA. Pek has been bothered by a cranky ankle for quite some time now and always seems to be dealing with some sort of injury. Insurance will cover the Wolves' contract with Pekovic, although they may reach a buyout agreement as he has one year and about $12 million left on his deal. At 30 years old, and having only played 43 combined games over the last two seasons, it'd be surprising if Pekovich resurfaced in the NBA.
Cook will have no fantasy value and will likely head to the D-League. The former Duke product averaged almost 20 points per game last season in the D-League and he should earn some regular season minutes with the Pelicans if he builds off those numbers.
He is probably not in competition for a roster spot with the Thunder, as he has a deal in place to play for the Oklahoma D-League team, the Oklahoma City Blue. He played this summer with the Wizard's summer league team, averaging 3.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 22.0 minutes per game in three contests.
The former D-League Rookie of the Year apparently will move on from the Cavaliers. He was signed as an undrafted rookie out of Duke, but has not seen any regular season NBA action in his career.
It is good for the players to know their coach has their back. Rivers also serves as president of basketball operations for the Clippers, so his support carries even more weight than just that of the leader on the sidelines.
After being a 2016 D-League All-star last season, Keith Benson will look to get a chance at making the team out of training camp. After playing professionally in sixth other counties, it'd be a great story if he ends up making the Heats' roster.
As the Nuggets first round pick in the draft, they're likely to be extremely safe with their hopeful superstar guard of the future. With Jamal Murray and Gary Harris listed ahead of him on the depth chart, it's very likely he won't be playing much this coming season anyway.
No surprise as the Nuggets aren't risking anything with their three year/twenty three million dollar man. The Nuggets already have said they're going to ease him into basketball activities, as they do expect him to be ready by seasons start.
Why Eric Dawson may currently not help your fantasy basketball team, he could certainly help the Utah Jazz. The 6-foot-9 and 255 pound forward has recently enjoyed success as he averaged 18.2 points, 15.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 2.3 steals, and 2.2 blocks per game while playing in the Philippines last season. He'll be given a chance to compete for a roster spot during training camp.
All our best to Holiday and his wife. His wife is due to give birth in mid-October and then deal with her brain tumor. Do not expect him to be available anytime soon.