Update: According to Fanhouse - Lewis will open the regular season serving his 10-game suspension for violating the NBA's Anti-Drug Agreement last spring. He tested positive for a banned substance (commonly known as DHEA) that was found in an over-the-counter supplement he was taking. "I still feel like I did nothing wrong,'' he said. "I've received more support than negative feedback. It's only 10 games in an 82-game season. It's not going to make or break us. When Game 11 comes, I'll be ready to go.''
Update: According to the Orlando Sentinel - After reaching the Finals last season for the first time since 1995, the Orlando Magic have rewarded Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith with contract extensions, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. The team picked up the options of both Van Gundy and Smith for another year, extending Van Gundy through the 2010-11 season and Smith through 2011-2012.
Fantasy Impact: The Magic have made off-season adjustments and should be a fantasy gold mine this year.
Update: According to the Orlando Sentinel - "I feel good — normal now," Magic's Jameer Nelson(PG) said. "I worked harder this summer than I did any summer ever because I had to. I wanted to get back to the level I was at. I didn't want to become just one of the guys."
Fantasy Impact: He's healthy and Rafer Alston isn't on his back, so here's to hopeing he returns to All-Star form.
Update: According to the San Antonio Express News - The Spurs have reached a verbal agreement to sign journeyman guard Keith Bogans. Bogans, 29, averaged 5.6 points per game last season, split between Orlando and Milwaukee. He made his name throughout a five-year NBA career as a steady perimeter defender. The Spurs hope the 6-foot-5 Bogans can help fill the defensive void created when they dealt Bruce Bowen in June. Bogans is expected to formally sign a contract later this week.
Update: According to OrlandoMagic.com - The Orlando Magic will hold their 2009-10 training camp at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, beginning Tuesday, September 29. In addition, the Magic have signed free agents Morris Almond (G, 6-6, 225, 2/2/85, Rice) and Linton Johnson III (F, 6-8, 205, 6/13/80, Tulane). The roster currently stands at 15 players.
Fantasy Impact: Like most players brought in to round out the training camp roster, it's slim chance that Almond or Johnson III will have any fantasy value this year.
Update: According to the Orlando Sentinel - Van Gundy said Nelson has been working out at RDV Sportsplex for the last two weeks and is looking "great."
Fantasy Impact: Hopefully Jameer stays healthy this year and follows up with another All-Star bid.
Update: According to the Orlando Sentinel - Poland, which is hosting EuroBasket, opened its tournament with a 90-78 win over Bulgaria. Gortat scored 16 points, 12 of them in the first half.
Fantasy Impact: Word is, Gortat had 17 boards and 2 blocked shots to go along with it. It's unfortunate he'll see limited minutes behind Dwight Howard.
Update: According to SLAM - According to Greek media, Tyronn Lue had really interesting offer from Greek team Thessaloniki PAOK but he decided to spend another season in the NBA. Lue has won two NBA championships in his first three seasons.
Fantasy Impact: Tyronn Lue play limited minutes and won't hold much fantasy value.
Update: According to the Orlando Sentinel - Magic swingman Mickael Pietrus decided against playing for France in EuroBasket. Pietrus' agent, Bill McCandless, said Pietrus played at the end of last season with "microfractures" in his right wrist and wanted to give the wrist additional time to heal. Pietrus should be fully recovered by the time the Magic begin training camp on Sept. 29.
Fantasy Impact: Pietrus might see a decline in minutes with Vince and Bass in the picture now.