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Best sleeper picks for your fantasy basketball draft

Former NBA legend Caron Butler, host Rachel DeMita, Yahoo Sports fantasy expert Dalton Del Don along with the NBA Playmakers break down the sleepers in fantasy hoops.

Best sleeper picks for your fantasy basketball draft

Former NBA legend Caron Butler, host Rachel DeMita, Yahoo Sports fantasy expert Dalton Del Don along with the NBA Playmakers break down the sleepers in fantasy hoops.

Best sleeper picks for your fantasy basketball draft

Former NBA legend Caron Butler, host Rachel DeMita, Yahoo Sports fantasy expert Dalton Del Don along with the NBA Playmakers break down the sleepers in fantasy hoops.

Best sleeper picks for your fantasy basketball draft

Former NBA legend Caron Butler, host Rachel DeMita, Yahoo Sports fantasy expert Dalton Del Don along with the NBA Playmakers break down the sleepers in fantasy hoops.

Sleeper teams for each conference in 2017-18 NBA season

One in East, one in West

Sleeper teams for each conference in 2017-18 NBA season

One in East, one in West

Sleeper teams for each conference in 2017-18 NBA season

One in East, one in West

Former No. 2 pick Emeka Okafor to play in G-League, attempt NBA comeback

He hasn't played an NBA game since 2013.

Former No. 2 pick Emeka Okafor to play in G-League, attempt NBA comeback

He hasn't played an NBA game since 2013.

Former No. 2 pick Emeka Okafor to play in G-League, attempt NBA comeback

He hasn't played an NBA game since 2013.

NBA suspends Portland's CJ McCollum for a game

PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 11: CJ McCollum #3 of the Portland Trail Blazers handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the preseason game on October 11, 2017 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images)

C.J. McCollum Suspended for Season Opener After Leaving Bench in Altercation

Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum has been suspended for his team's season-opening game against the Suns on Oct. 18, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

McCollum was suspended because he left the bench during an altercation between Caleb Swanigan and Alex Len during Wednesday's preseason game against the Suns.

Swanigan and Len were tangled under the basket when Len threw Swanigan off him, which prompted a scuffle. McCollum walked from the bench toward Swanigan before he was told to go back to the bench by a Blazers assistant.

Rule 7.c of the NBA rule book reads, "During an altercation, all players not participating in the game must remain in the immediate vicinity of their bench. Violators will be suspended, without pay, for a mimumum of one game and fined up to $50,000."

Both Swanigan and Len were ejected.

McCollum averaged 23 points and 3.6 assists and shot better than 42 percent from three last season. He will be eligible to return for Portland's second game of the year on Oct. 20 at Indiana.

Video bold prediction for NBA season: Bucks will be four seed in East

The Bucks defense will drive this change.

Video bold prediction for NBA season: Bucks will be four seed in East

The Bucks defense will drive this change.

NBA preseason takeaways

Three things we learned: On Embiid, Houston and OKC

NBA preseason takeaways

Three things we learned: On Embiid, Houston and OKC

NBA preseason takeaways

Three things we learned: On Embiid, Houston and OKC

NBA preseason takeaways

Three things we learned: On Embiid, Houston and OKC

Spurs' star Kawhi Leonard won't be ready to start the season

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 14: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs grabs his legs after an injury in Game One of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

When do you draft Lonzo Ball in fantasy basketball?

Former NBA legend Caron Butler, host Rachel DeMita, Yahoo Sports fantasy expert Dalton Del Don along with the NBA Playmakers break down the rookies in the NBA.

When do you draft Lonzo Ball in fantasy basketball?

Former NBA legend Caron Butler, host Rachel DeMita, Yahoo Sports fantasy expert Dalton Del Don along with the NBA Playmakers break down the rookies in the NBA.

When do you draft Lonzo Ball in fantasy basketball?

Former NBA legend Caron Butler, host Rachel DeMita, Yahoo Sports fantasy expert Dalton Del Don along with the NBA Playmakers break down the rookies in the NBA.

When do you draft Lonzo Ball in fantasy basketball?

Former NBA legend Caron Butler, host Rachel DeMita, Yahoo Sports fantasy expert Dalton Del Don along with the NBA Playmakers break down the rookies in the NBA.

Video bold prediction for NBA season: Thunder reach conference finals

At the top of the mountain in the West (in the NBA, really) is Golden State. Who has the best shot in the West to knock them off? As one of my five bold predictions for the upcoming NBA season, I’ll put my money on the Thunder (just ahead of Houston). The reason is the Thunder can defend, and I […]

New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez of Spain (C) tries to put up a basket past the Washington Wizards defense in the second half of their Preseason National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, USA, 13 October 2017. EFE/EPA

Steph Curry Season Preview

Record three-point scorer Steph Curry looks to continue the Golden State Warriors' dominance in the NBA this season.

Steph Curry Season Preview

Record three-point scorer Steph Curry looks to continue the Golden State Warriors' dominance in the NBA this season.

Steph Curry Season Preview

Record three-point scorer Steph Curry looks to continue the Golden State Warriors' dominance in the NBA this season.

Joel Embiid, Hassan Whiteside feud on Twitter after preseason game

We could use a good rivalry in the NBA. Besides the annual Cavs/Warriors Finals meeting. Friday night the Heat and Sixers had a preseason game, and early on Joel Embiid was fouled in the post by Hassan Whiteside, and after that Embiid waved at the Heat bench and told them to get Whiteside out because […]

Joel Embiid, Hassan Whiteside feud on Twitter after preseason game

We could use a good rivalry in the NBA. Besides the annual Cavs/Warriors Finals meeting. Friday night the Heat and Sixers had a preseason game, and early on Joel Embiid was fouled in the post by Hassan Whiteside, and after that Embiid waved at the Heat bench and told them to get Whiteside out because […]

Joel Embiid, Hassan Whiteside feud on Twitter after preseason game

We could use a good rivalry in the NBA. Besides the annual Cavs/Warriors Finals meeting. Friday night the Heat and Sixers had a preseason game, and early on Joel Embiid was fouled in the post by Hassan Whiteside, and after that Embiid waved at the Heat bench and told them to get Whiteside out because […]

Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside gave us the NBA Twitter beef we didn’t know we needed until now

Joel Embiid vs. Hassan Whiteside is the Twitter Beef We All Needed Going into the Season

In case you were unaware, we are a few short days away from the NBA season tipping off and with that comes a bevy of preseason games that can either give you hope for the upcoming season or go completely ignored altogether.

And in keeping with that a general lack of disinterest in preseason basketball, you might not have known that the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 119-95 on Friday night but you almost definitely need to know what happened next.

Joel Embiid—a internet darling of a troll who takes no prisoners—noticed that Miami center Hassan Whiteside tried to sneak diss him after Whiteside held Embiid to five points on 1-7 shooting. But Whiteside failed to realize that nothing on the internet escapes The Process. What followed was a hilarious exchange in which Whiteside was absolutely dragged.

And then it really took off—extra points for dragging KD.

And just when you thought it was over, Embiid came from the top rope and delivered the finisher.

Just in case you were wondering, the Heat travel to Philadelphia to play the 76ers for the first time this season on Feb. 2. Bring popcorn.

JSX13. New York (United States), 13/10/2017.- New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek (C) is seen with is coaching staff during their game against the Washington Wizards during the first half of their Preseason National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, USA, 13 October 2017. (Nueva York, Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX18. New York (United States), 13/10/2017.- Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat of Poland (L) and New York Knicks center Enes Kanter of Turkey fight for position underneath the basket in the second half of their Preseason National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, USA, 13 October 2017. (Nueva York, Baloncesto, Polonia, Turquía, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX14. New York (United States), 13/10/2017.- New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez of Spain (C) tries to put up a basket past the Washington Wizards defense in the second half of their Preseason National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, USA, 13 October 2017. (España, Nueva York, Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX20. New York (United States), 14/10/2017.- Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat of Poland (L) puts up a basket while being defended by New York Knicks center Enes Kanter of Turkey (R) in the second half of their Preseason National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, USA, 13 October 2017. (Nueva York, Baloncesto, Polonia, Turquía, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX19. New York (United States), 14/10/2017.- New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez of Spain (C) tries to put up a basket past Washington Wizards forward Chris McCullough (R) in the second half of their Preseason National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, USA, 13 October 2017. (España, Nueva York, Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX17. New York (United States), 14/10/2017.- New York Knicks center Enes Kanter of Turkey (top) puts up a basket past the Washington Wizards defense in the second half of their Preseason National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, USA, 13 October 2017. (Nueva York, Baloncesto, Turquía, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX15. New York (United States), 14/10/2017.- New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez of Spain (C) tries to put up a basket past Washington Wizards forward Chris McCullough (R) in the second half of their Preseason National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, USA, 13 October 2017. (España, Nueva York, Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

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