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Lakers' DeMarcus Cousins believed to be dealing with torn ACL

Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins is currently undergoing tests to confirm what they believe is a torn ACL.

What It Means:

Cousins signed with Los Angeles over the summer, but if he indeed has a torn ACL, he could miss most of the upcoming season.

He averaged 33.6 FanDuel points per game last season as a member of the Golden State Warriors.

Source: Shams Charania

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Mike Yastrzemski sitting on Friday for Giants

San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski is not in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

Yastrzemski is being replaced in right field by Austin Slater against Phillies starter Drew Smyly.

In 242 plate appearances this season, Yastrzemski has a .268 batting average and an .815 OPS.

Source: Baseball Press

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Golden State's Draymond Green reportedly signs a four-year extension on Saturday

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green reportedly signed a four-year $100 million extension on Saturday.

What It Means:

According to ESPN, Green's new contract will start in 2020 and is worth $118 million over five seasons. Look for the 29-year old to play an increased role in the Warriors' offense this upcoming season with Kevin Durant's departure and Klay Thompson's injury.

In 66 games last season, Green averaged 34.4 FanDuel points. The Warriors' forward produced 7.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski

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Wizards' John Wall (Achilles) expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (Achilles) is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 NBA season.

What It Means:

Wall tore his Achilles in February and is expected to take his rehab slow and take over a year to recover. In his absence, Bradley Beal is in line for a monster season for Washington without Wall alongside him in the backcourt. Newly signed Ish Smith and Isaiah Thomas are expected to see the bulk of the minutes at point guard next season.

Wall played in just 32 games last season, averaging 20.7 points, 8.7 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.

Source: Chase Hughes

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Bucks sign Kyle Korver to a one-year contract on Saturday

The Milwaukee Bucks and guard Kyle Korver have agreed to a one-year deal on Saturday.

What It Means:

According to ESPN, Korver will join the Bucks after signing a a one-year deal. Expect the veteran sharpshooter to play off the bench in 2019-2020.

In 70 games last season, Korver averaged 8.6 points and 39.7% shooting from three.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski

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Justin Holiday reportedly signs a one-year deal with the Pacers

The Indiana Pacers and forward Justin Holiday have reportedly agreed to a one-year $4.8 million dollar contract.

What It Means:

According to the Athletic, Holiday will head to Indiana after signing a one-year deal. Expect the 30-year old forward to play with the Pacers' second unit in 2019-2020.

In 82 games last season, Holiday averaged 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists.

Source: Shams Charania

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Raptors' Kyle Lowry has procedure on left thumb

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry had a procedure to repair tendon injury in his left thumb.

What It Means:

Lowry does not seem to be in danger of missing any game time next season, as he is reportedly hoping to be ready for this summer's FIFA World Cup.

He averaged 35.2 FanDuel points per game in 2018/19.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski

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Philadelphia's Ben Simmons signs a five-year extension on Monday

Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons has reportedly signed a five-year $170 million dollar extension on Monday.

What It Means:

Simmons will remain in Philadelphia for five more years after signing a max-extension on Monday. Expect the 22-year old to increase his usage rate in 2019-2020.

In 79 games last season, Simmons averaged 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 7.7 assists.

Source: Shams Charania

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Tyson Chandler signs a one-year contract with the Rockets

The Houston Rockets and center Tyson Chandler have agreed to a one-year deal on Friday.

What It Means:

Chandler will reportedly become a Rocket after signing a one-year contract with Houston. Expect the veteran center to play with the Rockets' second unit in 2019-2020.

In 55 games last year, Chandler averaged 3.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 0.7 assists.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski

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Chris Paul headed to Oklahoma City in blockbuster deal

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Russell Westbrook. The teams will also exchange picks.

What It Means:

Tensions between Paul and star James Harden were reported a month ago, and speculation about a possible trade has been brewing ever since. With Paul George's exit from Oklahoma City making Westbrook expendable, it was a natural trade fit. The Rockets are giving up their first round picks in 2024 and 2026, and the Thunder will have the option of swapping selections in 2021 and 2025.

In 58 regular season games last season, Paul averaged 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 37.6 FanDuel points per game.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski

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