Head Coach Rick Carlisle has said that Powell has added 15 pounds of "useful weight" which should help him down low in the post. Powell signed a $37 million extension over the offseason and is expected to see regular playing time with the bigs.
Lue has already informally extended an offer to recent Hall of Fame inductee, Allen Iverson, telling him to 'come coach with me.' Lue was an assistant coach for the Celtics when Garnett was in Boston so there is a history between the two. It now just all depends on whether Garnett wants to coach.
The 25 year old Middleton suffered this injury during preseason workouts last week. He was coming off a great year for the Bucks, in which he averaged a career-high 18.2 points, 4.2 assists and 1.7 steals last season along with 3.8 rebounds in 79 games.
Jefferson will be entering his 13th season in the NBA. With the new additions to the Pacer's, the team is looking for Turner to continue to improve off his season last year. Jefferson is one of the few players left that came straight out of high school, and both him and Turner have built a nice relationship in Indiana during this off season.
Porzingis shot 42.1 percent during his rookie year, with 33.3 from 3-point range. Knick's coach Hornacek, a former shooting coach and player, likes the power Kristaps added over the off-season as well as developing an arch to his shot, which is tough for taller players to accomplish. During team scrimmages, Kristaps has been taking more three's, and developing a post game.
This is good news for Harkless and the Blazers, but we'll see how this translates into game action. Harkless averaged 18.7 minutes and 6.4 points per game in 2015-16, but saw an uptick in minutes during the playoffs last season.
Gordon continues to recover from an ankle sprain that he suffered prior to training camp. He will continue to push through, but is already behind as he gets ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. If Gordon is unable to start when the season begins, Mario Hezonja will receive the bulk of the playing time at small forward.
It sounds as though the Warriors want Durant to be the focal point in their offense and rightfully so. With so many mouths to feed, we will see how this plays out over a full season. Durant should see at least 20-25 shots per game in a lethal Warriors offense.
Morris is likely dealing with a sprain to his right ring finger and this should not be a problem once the regular season starts for Detroit. Morris is a late-round flier for your fantasy squad.
Hairston has a chance to play himself into a roster spot with Houston but he'll be buried on the depth chart behind the likes of Eric Gordon and Corey Brewer. This may not be the best fit for both sides but we'll have to see how it plays out.