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  • Report: Austin Rivers looking for a pay raise
    Austin Rivers is reportedly hoping to command an annual salary of $8 million as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: Rivers is going to really benefit from the salary cap increase, and he already has meetings lined up with the Clippers and several other teams, according to sources of Brad Turner. Rivers is a capable backup, but he's a non-factor in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com 30 minutes ago
  • Dellavedova will suit up for Team Australia
    Matthew Dellavedova will compete for Team Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: "I'm 100 percent committed to Rio," Dellavedova said. Dellavedova is going to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and he's reportedly received interest from the Pistons and Bucks. He won't be a fantasy factor regardless of where he winds up. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:52 am
  • Pelicans give qualifying offer to Tim Frazier
    The Pelicans have extended a qualifying offer to Tim Frazier.

    Advice: Frazier had an impressive run filling in as the starting point guard for New Orleans towards the end of the season when most of the team was injured, but he's not going to be able to replicate those numbers next season when everyone comes back healthy. New Orleans will have the ability to match any offer Frazier signs on the open market, and with how good of a fit he was with the Pelicans, it would be surprising to see them let him go. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:59 am
  • Report: The Jazz are shopping Trey Burke
    Utah has reportedly made Trey Burke available via trade.

    Advice: With George Hill, Dante Exum, Raul Neto and Shelvin Mack all on the roster, the Jazz are absolutely loaded at the point guard position, so it's not at all surprising to see this report. Utah could use an upgrade with regards to their backup small forward, so that's likely something they'll be looking to address should they unload some of their point guards. If the Pistons don't go after a big-name backup point guard, Burke could be an option for them. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:54 am
  • Report: BKN front runners to land Rajon Rondo
    The Nets have reportedly emerged as the front runners to land Rajon Rondo during free agency.

    Advice: The Nets are reportedly willing to offer Rondo a max-deal, although sources close to Rondo say that he's not overly interested in being Brooklyn's only major signing this offseason, so the Nets may need to bring in another star to get Rondo to sign his name on the dotted line. Brooklyn is said to also have interest in Jamal Crawford, Jeremy Lin, Brandon Jennings and Kent Bazemore, so perhaps if they can sign one of those guys, Rondo will be more inclined to sign. Rondo would have nice value as the Nets starting PG. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:21 am
  • Report: SA not all that high on Mike Conley
    The Spurs interest in unrestricted free agent Mike Conley has reportedly been overstated.

    Advice: Conley will still receive plenty of interest during free agency, but apparently the Spurs won't be one of those teams. The Mavs, Rockets and Nets will all be making a bid for Conley's services, while the Grizzlies will do everything they can to retain him. Conley will reportedly give Memphis the last word, but he wants to see the team upgrade the roster before committing to a long-term deal with the franchise that brought him into the league. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:14 am
  • Report: PHI, BKN, SAC interested in Crabbe
    The 76ers, Nets and Kings will all reportedly go after Allen Crabbe during free agency.

    Advice: Crabbe is going to be a restricted free agent this offseason, so Portland will be able to match any offer he signs, and Crabbe has let it be known that his preference would be to remain with the Trail Blazers. That being said, the 76ers, Nets or Kings could try and steal him away with a big time offer, so it'll be interesting to see how this all plays out. From a fantasy perspective, the 76ers would likely give Crabbe the most opportunity to produce. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:07 am
  • Dwyane Wade is 'open' to outside offers?
    According to ESPN, contract talks have stalled between Dwyane Wade and the Heat.

    Advice: The report adds that Wade will consider outside offers, so it doesn't like it's a lock that the three-time champion will return to Miami. The Heat have nine free agents and $40 million to spend, but it's not clear if Wade is willing to take a discount so that Miami can pursue targets such as Kevin Durant and Hassan Whiteside. Things are going to be very interesting on July 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:23 pm
  • Report: Nets are shopping Jarrett Jack
    The Nets are reportedly shopping Jarrett Jack.

    Advice: The Nets have until June 30 to decide if they will pick up Jack's team option for the 2016-17 season, but Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that they will waive him if they're unable to find a trade partner. Jack is 32 years old and played really well last season, but he's a bit of a gamble since he's coming off a torn right ACL and meniscus. That being said, he is reportedly on pace to be ready for training camp and should generate interest around the league if he's waived. If Jack leaves Brooklyn, Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead could see a lot of action in their rookie seasons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:41 pm
  • Joe Young will play in the summer league
    Joe Young will play for the Pacers during the summer league.

    Advice: With a strong showing this summer, Young could earn the backup point guard role behind Jeff Teague with Ty Lawson set to become a free agent. Young averaged 3.8 points and 1.6 assists in 9.4 minutes per game as a rookie, but he could be looking at minutes in the teens next season. Young will be joined on the summer league roster by Georges Niang, Rakeem Christmas, Glenn Robinson III and Shayne Whittington. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:30 pm
  • Dubs pick up team option on Shaun Livingston
    The Warriors have picked up their team option on Shaun Livingston.

    Advice: The Warriors could have saved $2.7 million by releasing Livingston prior to July 1, but that would make zero sense given how perfect of a fit Livingston is in the Warriors' system as Stephen Curry's backup. Livingston will now be on the book for $5.7 million next season, which is excellent value for a player of his caliber. This will not alter the Dubs chances of signing Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:14 pm
  • Briante Weber will play in summer league
    Briante Weber will play for the Miami Heat in summer league.

    Advice: Weber signed a three-year deal with the Heat in April and will hope to carve out a role for himself in the team's 2016-17 rotation. While the 23-year-old is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues, he won't be much more than waiver wire fodder in most fantasy leagues next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:46 am
  • Spencer Dinwiddie to join Chicago's SL team
    Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to play for Chicago's summer league team.

    Advice: Dinwiddie was just acquired by the Bulls not even two weeks ago, so Chicago will want an early look to assess what they have in their newest player. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:22 am
  • Rose: Something special will happen w/ Knicks
    Derrick Rose said that he feels "something special" is going to happen with the Knicks.

    Advice: "I’m taking all this in," he said. "I feel like something special is going to happen. I really don’t know what but I feel like something special. I’m putting in all of the work. I think that when I look back at it the most time I had this much time to really focus on basketball was the year before I won MVP and I got a lot of time to really focus on myself, learn, take care of my body, and just try to better myself to try to become the best athlete I can become." Saying it is one thing, but doing it on the court—especially for Rose at this stage of his career—is entirely another. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:51 am
  • Bulls view E'Twaun Moore as priority in FA
    The Bulls view re-signing E'Twaun Moore as a priority in free agency.

    Advice: The Bulls have Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, Spencer Dinwiddie and not a whole lot else at the point guard position, and Moore is also attractive because he can play both backcourt spots. After enjoying some sustained success in Chicago last season, Moore seems likely to be back in the Windy City. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:35 am
  • Report: Hornets fearful of losing Jeremy Lin
    Although Charlotte would like to re-sign Jeremy Lin, the Hornets are "fearful" that they'll lose him in free agency, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

    Advice: The Hornets don't have Lin's Bird Rights, so that makes re-signing him more complicated than it otherwise could be. Lin is expected to meet with three other clubs as soon as free agency opens, and his priority this summer is to find a club that believes in him so he can find a real NBA home. "I've played six years in the NBA; I've played on five different teams. I've played for two D-League teams -- so seven cities in six years. I'm tired of boxes, I'm tired of moving companies, and I want to find a home," he said. "I want to see how good I can become," Lin said. "I'm 27, and an athlete's prime, or at least in the NBA, your prime is usually 27-30. That's when you kind of peak physically [and] mentally and that's where most players perform their best. So I'm going into my prime and I want to see how great I can be as a player, and that's my purpose in free agency -- so I'll just exhaust every opportunity to see which one will be the best for me." Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:43 am
  • Report: Pelicans unlikely to re-sign Cole
    The Pelicans are not expected to re-sign Norris Cole, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

    Advice: Cole only appeared in 45 games during the 2015-16 campaign, and he may be forced to take a short-term "prove it" type of deal from any interested club. Cole is unlikely to be a fantasy option unless he winds up in a paper-thin backcourt with playing time up for grabs. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:19 am
  • Pressey expected to play w/ DET summer league
    Phil Pressey is expected to play for Detroit's summer league team.

    Advice: Pressey had been playing in the D-League to close out the 2015-16 season, and while his lack of size is always going to be an issue, he'll try to get at least a training camp invite with a strong showing this summer. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:23 am
  • Rajon Rondo: Kings had too much 'tension'
    Rajon Rondo said the 2015-16 Kings had "too many distractions on and off the court."

    Advice: Talk about stating the obvious, are we right? Rondo didn't stop there, either. "The organization as a whole, I don't think was together completely. I think as a team you have to want the best for the next man beside you, and that wasn't the case with the Sacramento Kings," he said. Specifically of the relationship between DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl, Rondo said that there was "too much tension. I've never witnessed or experienced a thing like that in my 10-year career." Despite all of this, Rondo remains open to re-signing with the Kings in free agency. Reading between the lines, it seems like the interest between the two sides of a reunion is tepid at best. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:47 am
  • Report: Pacers hopeful to extend Jeff Teague
    The Pacers traded for Jeff Teague with the intention of signing him to a long-term contract extension, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: It makes plenty of sense with Teague entering the final year of his current deal. It's unclear when negotiations may take place or what Teague could command, but Woj reports that Teague was "eager" to be moved and is "thrilled" to land with the Pacers. The veteran PG should receive the bulk of the playing time at his position, but his fantasy appeal isn't as attractive on the surface as it was during his Atlanta tenure. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:19 am
  • Report: Hawks, Schroder to talk extension
    The Hawks are "planning to negotiate" a potential contract extension with Dennis Schroder, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: With Jeff Teague having been moved to the Pacers, the runway is clear for Dennis "The Jet" Schroder to take off. In other words: Nintendo DS is about to be lit. Schroder has no real current competition for playing time at the position, though Atlanta should be expected to sign a veteran backup to serve behind their new starter. Schroder is a per-minute monster, averaging 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.7 3PM and 4.1 turnovers per 36 minutes during the 2015-16 campaign. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:08 am
  • Jeremy Lin 'open' to a return to the Knicks
    Jeremy Lin said that he's "open" to returning to the Knicks, although he doesn't feel it's very likely that it will happen.

    Advice: "It’s not looking likely, because they just traded for Derrick Rose," Lin said. "But I will say, ever since I left I’ve been open to going back, and I still am. Never say never. That’s the one thing in the NBA. Never say never. So I’ve always been open, but right now, I’m not sure it’s the best timing." Lin will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but the Knicks wouldn't be a great fit, particularly with playing time being one of the more important things for him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:18 pm
  • John Wall (knees) says he's ahead of schedule
    John Wall said that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from surgeries to his left and right knee, and he expects to be able to run at full speed by the end of July.

    Advice: "This week I can start doing a little bit of running, like jogging and stuff like that," said Wall. "Probably not until the end of July I can really start having full out sprints and stuff. Start really working out. I can start doing basketball drills and stuff like that. I can stand up now. I just can’t change directions and cut." Wall is on track to be ready for training camp, although he's made it clear that he will not rush his recovery. Either way, he should be good to go when the 2016-17 season kicks off, and he'll be worth an early-round selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:37 am
  • Vlade Divac open to re-signing Rondo
    Kings GM Vlade Divac said that he's open to the idea of re-signing Rajon Rondo this summer.

    Advice: The Kings may not have a choice with Darren Collison in legal trouble. They didn't add a guard in the first round of the draft and there aren't many good options at point guard in free agency apart from Mike Conley. Marc Stein of ESPN reported that Rondo has interest in re-signing with the Kings or playing for the Brooklyn Nets, so this could turn into a bidding war. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:39 am
  • Jazz might move Shelvin Mack?
    The Jazz might look to trade Shelvin Mack, Trey Burke and/or Raul Neto this summer.

    Advice: The Jazz have a serious logjam at point guard and this report makes sense because George Hill and Dante Exum (knee) will likely get the bulk of the PG minutes. The Jazz are still expected to exercise their player option on Mack for the 2016-17 season, but Mack likely has more trade value than both Burke and Neto. It's tough to imagine Mack having fantasy value if he stays in Utah. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:23 am
  • Alec Burks expected to be ready for camp
    Alec Burks (knee, ankle) is expected to be healthy for training camp.

    Advice: He had arthroscopic surgery to clean out debris in his left knee and ankle in early June, but it was said to be a minor procedure. Burks has had some tough luck with injuries in his career, and the addition of George Hill and return of Dante Exum (knee) from injury means that his minutes could take a hit next season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:18 am
  • Olivier Hanlan will play in summer league
    Olivier Hanlan will play for the Jazz during the summer league.

    Advice: The former second round pick has one year left on his deal with Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania, but the Jazz will be able to see how much his game has developed during the summer league. The Jazz have plenty of depth at guard anyways, so Hanlan is not on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:36 am
  • Gar Forman says Bulls are high on Grant
    Bulls GM Gar Forman said that the franchise is high on Jerian Grant.

    Advice: A report by the Chicago Tribune indicated that Jose Calderon will likely be the penciled-in starter, but Grant should be able to at least compete for the starting job. He didn't get much of a chance in New York, but Grant has a great opportunity in front of him with the Bulls rebuilding for the future. He will play in the summer league, but he will need to have a dominant performance to emerge on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:52 am
  • Grizzlies to 'aggressively recruit' Conley
    The Grizzlies are expected to "aggressively recruit" Mike Conley and make him their first priority for free agency, according to general manager Chris Wallace.

    Advice: This is obvious. The good news for Memphis is that the Knicks are out of the running with Derrick Rose heading to NYC. The Grizzlies should get some competition from the Bulls, Spurs and Dallas -- the Mavs have also said Conley is a high priority for them. The Grizzlies have been confident for months, so they're the favorites. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:20 pm
  • Derrick Rose says he's close to MVP form
    Derrick Rose said he feels like he's close to his MVP form.

    Advice: The 2011 MVP did admit saying this isn't going to do anything. He added he is hopeful to play the rest of his career with the Knicks. Rose said he wanted to thank the Bulls for trading him and that it hurt a lot for him to miss the post season. He did text Carmelo Anthony and added he's excited to play with Kristaps Porzingis. For fantasy, he's really going to have to improve after being one of the worst starting point guards in the NBA last year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:35 pm
  • Derrick Rose impresses at workout
    A source not affiliated with Derrick Rose or the Knicks reported that he looked "lean and explosive" at his workouts in Los Angeles.

    Advice: This is nice to hear, but the bigger issue for Rose is whether or not he can stay healthy as he enters a contract year with his new team. Add in the fact that he was one of the most inefficient players in the NBA last season and it's easy to see why he will be more of a late-round flier in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:40 am
  • Nets not sure on Jarrett Jack
    The Nets are unsure if they will pick up Jarrett Jack's (knee) team option.

    Advice: The Nets have until June 30 to make the call. If they don't pick it up, they would only owe Jack his $500K guarantee. He could also be an interesting trade chip. The Nets picked up Isaiah Whitehead, so he would have a huge opportunity in front of him sans Jack. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:40 pm
  • Report: Rondo interested in Kings and Nets
    Rajon Rondo has interest in re-signing with the Kings or playing for the Brooklyn Nets, a source told ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Per Spears, Rondo also had some interest in joining the New York Knicks, but the Derrick Rose acquisition kills that potential suitor. Regardless of where Rondo signs his next contract, he's likely going to have to take another "prove it" kind of deal like the one-year contract he signed prior to the 2015-16 season with Sacramento. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:09 pm
  • Jackson: Knicks could keep Rose long-term
    Phil Jackson said the Knicks could potentially look to keep Derrick Rose beyond the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Jackson referenced the situation as not something that was going to be addressed in depth today, and obviously New York will proceed with caution given Rose's history of injury issues. While the point guard has plenty of incentive to play well while remaining healthy in a contract year, the 66 games Rose played in during the 2015-16 campaign were his most since 2010-11. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:26 pm
  • Jerian Grant to play in Summer League
    Jerian Grant will play in Summer League for the Bulls next month.

    Advice: He wasn't very good at Summer League last year and struggled in his rookie season. Grant has the inside track to be the team's starting point guard and he should have a ton of responsibility in Vegas. He'll really need to show some improvement to warrant anything more than a late-round pick in standard drafts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:45 pm
  • Jeremy Lin opts for unrestricted free agency
    Jeremy Lin declined to pick up his player option for 2016-17, making him an unrestricted free agent as of July 1.

    Advice: It was already reported that Lin would opt for free agency, so this merely confirms his decision. Addressing his priorities as a free agent earlier this month, Lin said, "To be happy, I need to consider a few things. Of course I am going to consider who is coaching the team, the team’s style, the players on the team and their chance of winning, as well as the on-court time I have and if I have a chance to start." A starting job might be feasible but there are copious teams in need of backcourt depth, so Lin should have no lack of suitors. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • Jerian Grant traded to Bulls in 5-player deal
    Jerian Grant has been traded to the Bulls as part of Wednesday's five-player deal with the Knicks.

    Advice: Grant's fantasy value hinges upon what the Bulls' backcourt looks like on opening night -- as of now he faces competition from Spencer Dinwiddie and Jose Calderon. Grant averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.7 steals in just 16.6 minutes per game as a rookie, but he'll need to improve his 39.4 percent shooting to emerge as a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:25 pm
  • Knicks trade R Lopez, others for Derrick Rose
    The Bulls are sending Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick to the Knicks for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon.

    Advice: Wow. The Bulls will be set for rebuilding mode and Rose gets a fresh start. He was one of the worst high-volume players in the NBA last year. Rose was relatively healthy last year, playing in 66 games and not missing more than three consecutive games. He likely won't have the ball in his hands as much with Carmelo Anthony around, so Rose likely won't be a big factor on the stat sheet. He's only a late-round flier in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:17 pm
  • Schroder Time: Dennis set for big bump in PT
    Dennis Schroder is expected to see a big bump in playing time with Jeff Teague traded to the Pacers.

    Advice: With Teague gone and the Hawks only getting the No. 12 pick back, Schroder should be looking at minutes in the upper 30s. Plus, this move makes it slightly less likely Al Horford is returning. Schroder put up a 31.6 usage rate in the postseason and was heavily involved while he was out there. In his six starts during the season, Schroder averaged 13.7 points, 3.8 boards, 5.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 treys on 38.8 percent from the field. He's not a great shooter, but Schroder should post huge stats for DFS and points leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:37 am
  • Woj: Hawks trade Jeff Teague to Indiana
    The Hawks are sending guard Jeff Teague to the Pacers as part of a three-way deal.

    Advice: Here we go. The Hawks are getting back Utah's No. 12 pick and George Hill is headed to Utah. The Pacers now get a guard who is more capable on the ball. Teague's role should be diminished next to Paul George, so his overall output won't be as attractive. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:22 am
  • Report: DET, MIL interested in Dellavedova
    The Pistons and Bucks are reportedly interested in unrestricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova.

    Advice: Brian Windhorst of ESPN is reporting that both the Pistons and Bucks sent scouts to the Cavs playoff games, and he believes that those scouts were analyzing Dellavedova's game. Both the Bucks and the Pistons could use a reliable backup point guard, and Windhorst is reporting that they are prepared to offer Dellavedova something in the $10 million range as an unrestricted free agent. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out, but Delly won't be a fantasy option on either club. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:06 am
  • Bulls hoping to re-sign E'Twaun Moore
    The Bulls are hoping to re-sign E'Twaun Moore this offseason.

    Advice: While the Bulls would like to keep Moore in the fold, the 27-year-old is expected to receive plenty of interest as an unrestricted free agent this summer. Moore averaged 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.2 three-pointers in 27.2 minutes per game after the All-Star break and could be worth a late-round flier if he lands in the right situation. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:35 am
  • Rajon Rondo says that he is 'very healthy'
    In an interview with the Boston Globe, Rajon Rondo said that he is "very healthy."

    Advice: "Obviously it didn’t go the way we wanted it as an exit [missing the playoffs] but I was able to bounce back, I believe," Rondo said. "I am very healthy. I’ve been working extremely hard on my body and my game. I’m 30 years old and I feel great." Rondo battled through several different injuries down the stretch of the season and he did pick up some DNPs, but it's worth noting that the Kings were also tanking a little bit. Several teams around the NBA could use an upgrade at point guard, so Rondo should have a decent market in free agency. Rotoworld.com Jun 20, 7:55 am
  • Report: Hawks will try to move up in draft
    Hawks GM Wes Wilcox hinted that he will try to move up in the NBA Draft.

    Advice: The Hawks have three selections in Nos. 21, 44 and No. 54, but they could also include Jeff Teague in a package in order to move up even higher. "It’s always important to have multiple picks because it gives you the opportunity to explore trades that may take you higher in the draft," Wilcox said. "So, yes, it certainly provides some flexibility that we will explore on draft night." Due to the position battle at point guard, a trade would likely benefit both Teague and Dennis Schroder in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Jun 20, 6:39 am
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