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  • Utah agrees to two-year deal with Joe Johnson
    The Jazz agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent Joe Johnson on a two-year, $22 million deal.

    Advice: The Jazz were interested on a number of wings and they'll go with Iso Joe on a short-term deal. Johnson just turned 35 this week and did show he still had a little left in the tank with the Heat, averaging 13.4 points, 2.8 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.5 treys on 51.8 percent from the field in those 24 games. He is likely only looking at minutes in the low 20s to help out the second unit. The Jazz look like a playoff contender. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Nets strongly considering Allen Crabbe
    The Nets have "weighed all day" whether they should sign restricted free agent Allen Crabbe, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

    Advice: To start the day, there was almost no chance Crabbe was going anywhere, but the Blazers giving Evan Turner a four-year, $70 million deal could have opened the door. Crabbe might be one of the most underrated players in the NBA due to being overshadowed, but he is a plus-defender and posted an effective 57.2 true shooting percentage last season. The Nets have a ton of space, so they might offer the max to put pressure on the Blazers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Rondo getting interest from teams
    Unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo is getting interest from the Kings, Bulls, 76ers and possibly Pelicans, according to Marc Spears of ESPN.com.

    Advice: An earlier report from multiple Pelicans beat writers said the team wasn't interested, but Spears adds that Anthony Davis is a Rondo fan. It's hard to see any of these teams being aggressive on Rondo with most of them set to build around young players. The Bulls could be the frontrunner of this group after Rondo met with them on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • ESPN: Al Horford met with a mystery team
    Unrestricted free agent Al Horford met with a mystery team on Friday.

    Advice: He also met with the Celtics, Wizards and Rockets. The mystery team angle is always a fun one and sometimes that team does come through. The best bet would be the Thunder, who are expected to make a run at Horford and move some contracts around. Horford should have his decision this weekend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Report: Suns, Hawks pondering Millsap trade
    The Hawks and Suns have "pondered in recent days" a trade involving Paul Millsap and a collection of Suns draft picks, according to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com.

    Advice: The Hawks are going to try to explore a deal to keep Al Horford, but this seems like a wild move for one of the best power forwards in the NBA on a good contract next season. Although, Millsap is a lock to not pick up his player option in 2017, so he would be unrestricted next summer. The Suns had two top-eight picks in Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender while they hold all their future picks and two additional firsts coming their way from Miami. Get ready for a lot of Hawks rumors this weekend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:47 pm
  • Al Horford meets with four teams
    Al Horford met with the Rockets, Wizards and Celtics on Friday, and is expected to make a decision over the weekend.

    Advice: With Kent Bazemore re-signing, the Hawks won't have the cap space to bring back Horford. There is some talk of the Celtics trying to get Horford to agree to terms before they meet with Kevin Durant on Saturday, so that's something to watch. There are also reports of the Hawks trying to make some moves to clear out space for Horford, but it's not going to be easy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:01 pm
  • Joakim Noah, NYK agree on 4-year, $72M deal
    The Knicks and Joakim Noah have officially agreed on a four-year, $72 million deal.

    Advice: The framework has been decided for about 22 hours, but the parties met in Orlando to come to a more formal agreement -- Noah won't sign the deal until at least July 7. This is a lot of money to give to an oft-injured, 31-year-old center. On top of only playing in 29 games, Noah turned in awful shooting numbers of 38.3 percent from the field and 48.9 percent from the line. The change of scenery helps, but he's still not a great fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 pm
  • Dwyane Wade fielding offers for $20M per year
    Unrestricted free agent Dwyane Wade is fielding offers in the $20 million-per-season range, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: According to the report, the Bulls, Mavericks, Nuggets and Bucks have "started a courtship process" that has included offers in length of two and three years -- the Bulls and Nuggets have been the most aggressive. The report adds Wade was "deeply angered" with Miami's initial offer, which has caused him to explore the market. He's overseas right now, so it should take a few days before a Wade agreement is reached. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:46 pm
  • Pelicans not interested in Rondo
    The Pelicans are not interested in unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: Some previous reports say the Pelicans are interested, but it would be a surprise. He wouldn't fit with the current roster and the Pelicans should be better off with a shooting PG. Rondo met with the Bulls today. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:26 pm
  • Kevin Durant meets with Clippers for 4 hours
    Kevin Durant met with the Clippers for four hours and he was "blown away" by the presentation, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

    Advice: He met with the Warriors earlier today, but there hasn't been much information following that meeting. The Clippers have been trying to pitch a Big Four and would need to unload basically every other player to get KD to fit into the cap. Durant will meet with the Spurs and Celtics on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 pm
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  • Lots of teams in on Mahinmi
    The Wizards, Spurs, Wolves, Hornets, Mavs, Blazers and Magic are interested in unrestricted free agent Ian Mahinmi.

    Advice: The Pacers are very unlikely to bring him back now that they have Al Jefferson. Mahinmi isn't the sexiest big man, but he projects as a productive backup at age 29. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:39 pm
  • Bulls meet with UFA Rajon Rondo
    The Bulls met with unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo on Friday.

    Advice: With Mike Conley and Jeremy Lin off the board, Rondo should have more desperate suitors. Plus, the Nets were expected to go after Rondo, but they have agreed to terms with Lin. The former NBA champ and 2011-12 league leader in triple-doubles obviously won't be going back to the PG-needy Mavs, so he could be filling in for Derrick Rose. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:42 pm
  • ESPN: Wade may schedule talks with MIL & NYK
    Unrestricted free agent Dwyane Wade is in contract talks with the Knicks and Bucks, and could schedule meetings next week, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

    Advice: The days of Wade taking a pay cut could be over here. The Knicks really need a shooting guard while the Marquette product has some Milwaukee ties. Wade going to the Knicks would make it extremely hard for the Knicks to share the ball. The Bucks need a 3-point shooter, so Wade wouldn't be the best fit. It sounds like it might take a few days before we get word on the former Finals MVP. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:22 pm
  • Celtics about to meet with Al Horford
    The Celtics will meet with unrestricted free agent Al Horford on Friday night.

    Advice: With Dwight Howard headed to the Hawks, Horford is likely on the move. He does want to be a priority in the offense and the Celtics can certainly offer that. The Celtics will almost certainly offer the max, so they have a terrific chance to add a huge improvement to their frontcourt. He would have early-round value in standard leagues again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:04 pm
  • Mike Conley agrees in principle to $153M deal
    The Grizzlies and Mike Conley have agreed in principle to a five-year, $153 million deal.

    Advice: ESPN's Marc Stein adds that the two parties are still working on details, but it's the richest contract in the history of the NBA. Conley is going to be 29 years old to start his deal, so the fourth and fifth years will be past his prime. His games-played have dropped in each of the last three seasons, with a drop in scoring output for the last two. For fantasy, the drop in overall productivity knocks him out of the early rounds in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:57 pm
  • Dwight Howard agrees to deal with Hawks
    Dwight Howard has reached an agreement on a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks.

    Advice: Dwight wanted $24 million per season, and he just about got it with his hometown team. This news also means Al Horford is likely heading out of town to the Thunder or Celtics. As for Dwight, he'll look to revitalize his career after things fell apart dating back to when he left the Magic after 2011-12. The good news for the Hawks is that this is only a three-year deal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
  • Jeff Green agrees on one-year deal with Magic
    Jeff Green has reached a one-year, $15 million deal with the Magic.

    Advice: The Magic put a priority on cap space to sign new guys, but so far they have Green, Jodie Meeks and D.J. Augustin. The good news on this deal is that it's only for one year and Meeks is also just for one year, so they'll have money next year. Green is going to compete with Aaron Gordon for playing time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Mike Conley will get a max offer from Memphis
    The Grizzlies will offer unrestricted free agent Mike Conley a five-year max offer, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com.

    Advice: That would be a whopping $153 million over five years for Conley. He's easily the top point guard in this free agent class and there was almost no doubt he could command a max deal. The Grizzlies added Chandler Parsons to the fold to help the Grizzlies change their identity a bit. Conley fell off a tad with Dave Joerger compared to Lionel Hollins, so maybe he can bounce back with coach David Fizdale. Conley will be 29 in October. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:54 pm
  • Evan Fournier, ORL agree on 5-year extension
    Evan Fournier received a five-year, $85 million contract extension to stay with the Magic.

    Advice: The Magic went over the top to clear out cap space, so there was almost no chance they were going to miss out on Fournier. Former coach Scott Skiles trusted Fournier in a big way, helping the Frenchman average a career-high 15.4 points per game. Now that Victor Oladipo is gone, the 23-year-old wing should get plenty of shots headed his way. He'll get minutes in the mid 30s with coach Frank Vogel as a mid-round fantasy target in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:25 pm
  • Noah posts picture wearing a NYK hat
    Joakim Noah posted a picture on his Instagram of himself wearing a Knicks hat.

    Advice: It's a lock that Noah will be joining the Knicks, but we're still waiting on official confirmation. For what it's worth, the last report from The Vertical indicated that he could receive a four-year, $70 million deal. This would be a great spot for Noah's fantasy value as he would immediately become the Knicks' starting center. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:19 pm
  • Chandler Parsons agrees to max deal with MEM
    Unrestricted free agent Chandler Parsons has agreed to a four-year, $94 million max deal with the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The Blazers offered him the max on Friday morning, so the Grizzlies knew where they stood and made the deal. This deal should also help add Mike Conley with Memphis being in an "ultra-strong position," per ESPN. Parsons one of the most efficient players after the break last year and should have more shots going his way. After the break last year, only three of the 100 players with at least 30 minutes per game had a better true shooting percentage than Parsons (Stephen Curry, Hassan Whiteside and DeAndre Jordan). He does have some risk with his knee, but he'll be an early-round target in standard leagues as he heads into his age-28 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:19 pm
  • Hawks make 'strong connection' with Howard
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Hawks made a strong connection with Dwight Howard in their meeting.

    Advice: Wojnarowski adds that there is definitely some "traction" there, so it sounds like the Hawks are one of the favorites to sign D-12. It's also worth noting that the Blazers are making a strong push to sign both Howard and Chandler Parsons, while the Celtics are expected to get a meeting with Howard as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:56 am
  • Pacers hope to re-sign Ian Mahinmi
    The Pacers reportedly still hope to re-sign free agent center Ian Mahinmi.

    Advice: A deal for Mahinmi seems highly unlikely after the Pacers agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Al Jefferson, while Myles Turner is expected to start at center next to Thaddeus Young at the four. There are still several teams in need of a quality center, so Mahinmi's time in Indiana is probably up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 am
  • Stein: Detroit's deal with Drummond is done
    According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Andre Drummond's five-year, $130 million deal with the Pistons is done.

    Advice: The two sides wasted no time in reaching an agreement. Drummond will have a player option after the fourth year, but he will be the face of the franchise for many years to come. Drummond shot just 35.5 percent from the free throw line last season which limited his value in standard leagues, but he also averaged 16.2 points, 14.8 boards, 1.4 blocks and 1.5 steals on 52.1 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:40 am
  • Hornets 'actively' trying to re-sign Williams
    According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Hornets are actively trying to re-sign Marvin Williams.

    Advice: The Hornets were able to re-sign Nicolas Batum to a five-year deal, and with Jeremy Lin moving onto Brooklyn, Williams is now the No. 1 priority for Charlotte. Al Jefferson is expected to sign with the Pacers, so the Hornets will have plenty of cap space to negotiate a deal for the stretch four. Williams posted averages of 11.7 points, 6.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.9 3-pointers in Charlotte last season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 am
  • Report: Blazers to pursue Dwight Howard
    According to Jason Quick of CSNNW, the Blazers intend to go after both Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard.

    Advice: The Blazers reportedly offered Parsons a four-year max deal right when free agency began, but Howard won't be cheap either considering Timofey Mozgov got $65 million from the Lakers. Howard has also been linked to the Celtics, Hawks and Mavericks, but it's too early to tell which team is the favorite to sign him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:13 am
  • Suns guarantee P.J. Tucker's contract
    The Suns have officially guaranteed P.J. Tucker's contract for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: This means that he will be on the books for $5.3 million, which is a great value under the new salary cap. Tucker averaged 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 0.8 3-pointers last season, but he shot just 41.1 percent from the floor. He could lose minutes to T.J. Warren next season, so his fantasy outlook isn't promising. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 am
  • Arraignment date set for Mike Scott
    An arraignment date for Mike Scott has been set for July 12.

    Advice: This means that Scott will be formally advised of the charges against him and will be asked to enter a plea. Scott is facing up to 25 years in prison on two felony drug charges after police found 35.2 grams of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDMA in his vehicle in July of 2015. He could also face some disciplinary action from the league including a one-year suspension. He's owed $3.3 million next season, but his contract isn't guaranteed until July 10. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:42 am
  • Stein: Conley 'lasered in' on MEM and DAL
    According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Mike Conley is "lasered in" on Memphis and Dallas.

    Advice: Chandler Parsons and Conley have discussed playing together in Memphis, but Parsons won't follow him to Dallas if that's where the guard ends up. Stein hinted that the Grizzlies are in an "ultra-strong position," so it sounds like the Grizzlies are the favorites to re-sign him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:15 am
  • Parsons and Conley want to team up?
    Chandler Parsons and Mike Conley have reportedly had multiple conversations about teaming up in Memphis.

    Advice: It's worth noting that they haven't discussed playing together in Dallas, though Conley does have a meeting planned with the Mavs. Parsons has all but ruled himself out of a possible return to Dallas, and right now it sounds like the Blazers and Grizzlies are the favorites. Portland has already offered a four-year max and it sounds like the Grizzlies could do the same. In case you missed it, Parsons will meet with the Grizzlies on Friday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:35 am
  • Jeremy Lin agrees to deal with the Nets
    Jeremy Lin has agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

    Advice: Linsanity is back in New York. Lin worked with Nets coach Kenny Atkinson during his time with the Knicks, so this is a great fit for the 27-year-old. Lin should be the starting PG on opening night and his fantasy value will get a significant boost, while Isaiah Whitehead and Caris LeVert lose a bit of value with this news. Lin's deal includes a player option for the third year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:10 am
  • Woj: Wade has multi-year offers on the table
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Dwyane Wade has received multi-year offers from "rival" teams.

    Advice: The report adds that rival executives will have the chance to speak with Wade on the phone Friday, so Heat fans have reason to be nervous. The Heat were able to reach an agreement on a max deal with Hassan Whiteside, but they're running out of cap room and it sounds like Wade will use this leverage to increase his value on the open market. He's already been linked to the Mavs and Spurs, but we'll let you know if any other teams surface. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:58 am
  • Kevin Durant meeting with the Warriors
    Kevin Durant is meeting with the Warriors on Friday morning.

    Advice: The meeting is expected to include Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, coach Steve Kerr, general manager Bob Myers, and owner Joe Lacob. Durant is also expected to meet with the Celtics, Clippers, Heat and Spurs before his last meeting with OKC, and Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical suggested that he could have a decision by July 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:54 am
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  • Warriors intend to match any offer for Barnes
    According to NBA reporter Keith Pompey, the Warriors intend to match any offer for Harrison Barnes.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the same thing early Friday morning, which means the only way Barnes leaves is if the Warriors are able to lure Kevin Durant to Golden State. Regardless, don't be surprised if a team such as the 76ers puts in a massive offer for Barnes to see if the Warriors are truly committed to him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:48 am
  • Hassan Whiteside will re-sign with the Heat
    Hassan Whiteside announced on his Snapchat that he will re-sign with the Miami Heat.

    Advice: "I’ve played on eight teams since college — from Reno to Sioux Falls to Sichuan, China," Whiteside said. "I am not ready for there to be a ninth." It sounded like the Mavs were the favorites to sign Whiteside heading into July 1, but the Heat reportedly "swung back momentum" in their early Friday meeting. The deal is reportedly for four years and $98 million according to the Associated Press, the maximum that the Heat could offer. There's certainly a lot of risk involved with this deal, but he's an intriguing gamble after averaging 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and a league-best 3.7 blocked shots last season. For what it's worth, this means the Heat probably don't have a chance to bring Kevin Durant to Miami. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:10 am
  • DET, Drummond nearing agreement on max deal
    Andre Drummond and the Pistons are nearing an agreement on a five-year max deal in the $130 million range.

    Advice: The NBA’s leading rebounder quickly cashes in despite his woeful 35.5 percent from the line last season. Drummond has been remarkably durable, missing just one game due to injury in his last three seasons. The NBA is expected to alter their intentional fouling rule, which should help Drummond stay on the floor throughout the game. He’s a good bet to match his league-leading 66 double-doubles from last season as a DFS monster in his upcoming age-23 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:20 am
  • Pistons after Thomas Robinson?
    The Pistons could go after unrestricted free agent Thomas Robinson, according to David Mayo of MLive.com.

    Advice: A Truck belongs in Detroit, right? Nickname references aside, the Pistons will likely need another power forward with Henry Ellenson needing a lot of work after one year at Marquette. Robinson wouldn't have much value because he'd likely only get minutes at power forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:17 am
  • Woj: Heat regain footing on Hassan Whiteside
    The Heat "swung back momentum" with unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside in their early Friday meeting, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: It looked like the Mavs were the favorites just before Whiteside met with Miami, but now things may have changed. Whiteside just turned 27 in June, so his huge contract will be at the tail end of his prime. Plus, the sample size is a lot smaller compared to other unrestricted free agents. He might be one of the next big deals to get done. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:32 am
  • ESPN: Parsons 'really impressed' with Blazers
    Unrestricted free agent Chandler Parsons was "really impressed" with Portland's presentation, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com.

    Advice: Parsons has a meeting set up with the Grizzlies on Friday, but the Blazers should be considered as the favorites. They had owner Paul Allen, coach Terry Stotts, general manager Neil Olshey and Damian Lillard in the presentation to help show their vision for Parsons. He's coming off a big knee injury, but Parsons was fantastic after the break with averages of 17.6 points, 5.6 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 treys on a sterling 63.5 true shooting percentage. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:45 pm
  • Whiteside doesn't get deal done with MIA
    Miami left its meeting with unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside without an agreement.

    Advice: With Timofey Mozgov getting $65 million, Whiteside seems like he'll be getting a max deal. He's scheduled to meet with the Mavs in New York on Friday with the Mavs considered as the favorite to sign him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:43 pm
  • Lakers, Mozgov agree on 4-year, $65M deal
    The Lakers and Timofey Mozgov have agreed to a four-year, $65 million deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: He's the first unrestricted deal to get done, which is saying something for a guy who saw four DNP-CDs in the final 10 games of the postseason. The Lakers really needed a center, so this is what they believed his market value would be. Mozgov's annual average salary will in the neighborhood of John Wall, who voiced his displeasure about Reggie Jackson matching his pay. Obviously, these contracts will be huge this month. Expect Mozgov to get more minutes with the Lakers than with the Cavs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:15 pm
  • AP: Whiteside told teammate he'd stay in MII
    Unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside told at least one Heat teammate earlier this week that he was staying in Miami, according to AP writer Tim Reynolds.

    Advice: A lot has changed in the past couple days with the Mavericks really making a push on Whiteside. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported early on Friday that he expects Whiteside's deal to be done quicker than most of the big-contract players. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:12 pm
  • Report: Pelicans, Nets, Hornets eye Tyler Joh
    Free agent Tyler Johnson has reportedly drawn interest from the Pelicans, Bulls, Nets and Hornets.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday that Johnson could command $10 million annually with the salary cap spiking. That high price-tag is supported by the fact that multiple teams have registered interest within an hour of the start of free agency, but no matter where Johnson lands it's hard to envision him as a reliable 12-team fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:00 pm
  • Woj: Chandler Parsons meeting with Blazers
    Unrestricted free agent Chandler Parsons is meeting with the Blazers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: According to the report, the Blazers are going to offer a four-year max. General manager Neil Olshey, coach Terry Stotts, Damian Lillard and owner Paul Allen will be meeting with Parsons. He's done with Dallas and the Blazers seem to be the heavy favorite to add him. Signing Parsons would make it less likely the Blazers can re-sign Allen Crabbe and/or Moe Harkless. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:42 pm
  • Report: Nets making a push for Allen Crabbe
    The Nets are "making a push" for restricted free agent Allen Crabbe, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

    Advice: The Blazers are almost certainly going to match, assuming they don't land a big-name free agent. Crabbe is widely viewed as an underrated wing for his defense and improved shooting. Plus, his ball-handling improved dating back to 2015 Summer League. He played 31.0 minutes per game in the Warriors postseason series and grew throughout the year, too. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:34 pm
  • Clippers meet w/ FA Jeff Green in Miami
    The Clippers reportedly met with free agent Jeff Green shortly after free agency began on Friday.

    Advice: It's unclear who attended the meeting, which took place in Miami, and the likelihood of Green re-signing is complicated by the Clippers' pursuit of Kevin Durant. Doc Rivers recently suggested that Green would start at SF if he stays with the Clips, so he could see a bump in fantasy appeal if Durant signs elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:22 pm
  • Popovich to lead Spurs' pitch to Kevin Durant
    The Spurs will pitch free agent Kevin Durant in the Hamptons with a contingent that includes Gregg Popovich, R.C. Buford and LaMarcus Aldridge, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: Durant will also meet with the Celtics, Clippers, Heat and Warriors before returning to Oklahoma City, but reports suggest that OKC is the favorite to retain their star forward. For all of their past success and future promise, the Spurs are likely fighting an uphill battle to sign Durant. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:16 pm
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  • Noah, Knicks discussing 4-year, $70M deal
    Unrestricted free agent Joakim Noah and the Knicks are in discussions on the framework of a deal in range of four years, $70 million-plus, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

    Advice: Interesting. It's very odd to see a team offer four years on Noah, who really has struggled to stay healthy and is now 31 years old. There are also a decent amount of centers out there on the market, so investing this amount of money this early is surprising. The Knicks and Noah are expected to meet in Orlando on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:16 pm
  • Report: Lakers pursuing Timofey Mozgov
    The Lakers are making a serious run at free agent center Timofey Mozgov according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: The Lakers only have one center under contract in rookie Ivica Zubac, so this would be a nice landing spot for Mozgov. With that said, Mozgov looked like a shell of himself in Cleveland last season and eventually fell out of the rotation, posting averages of 6.3 points, 4.4 boards and 0.8 blocks in 17.4 minutes. Wojnarowski is reporting that the Lakers are in serious talks on the framework of a four-year, $65 million deal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:10 pm
  • Mavs to meet with Hassan Whiteside on Friday
    The Mavericks are expected to meet with Hassan Whiteside soon after the start of free agency at 12:01 am on Friday.

    Advice: Dallas has missed out on plenty of high-profile free agents over the years, but they'll be very aggressive in pursuit of Whiteside and are reportedly the early "favorites" to sign him. The Mavs aren't expected to chase free agent Chase Budinger, giving them plenty of financial flexibility, and a max-money offer from Dallas could sway Whiteside into a quick decision. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:09 pm
  • Austin Rivers to meet with LAC, NYK, POR
    Austin Rivers met with the Clippers on Thursday and is also planning to meet with the Knicks and Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: Rivers would be looking at a backup role on each one of these teams, but he will get a nice raise after a strong finish to the 2015-16 season. Rivers averaged 8.9 points, 1.9 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.9 3-pointers, shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:06 pm
  • Andre Drummond expected to re-sign w/ DET
    According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Andre Drummond is expected to quickly agree to terms on a new deal with the Pistons.

    Advice: Berger also indicated that the Drummond deal could be one of the first agreements once free agency officially begins. This was the expectation all along since Drummond is a restricted free agent, and the big man is fully expected to receive a max deal unless the Pistons convinced him to take a slight discount. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:24 pm
  • Wizards linked with Al Horford
    Marc Stein of ESPN said that the Wizards could "try to make a deal" with Al Horford.

    Advice: The Wizards are expected to re-sign Bradley Beal to a five-year, max deal, but Stein suggests that they will also try to pursue Horford, Ryan Anderson or Nicolas Batum as well. Horford would likely play the four in Washington next to Marcin Gortat, but that would be bad news for the fantasy value of Markieff Morris. Horford has been linked to several teams, so Washington fans shouldn't get too excited yet. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:20 pm
  • Dubs bringing key guys for KD meeting
    Golden State's meeting with Kevin Durant is scheduled to include Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, coach Steve Kerr, general manager Bob Myers, and owner Joe Lacob.

    Advice: The Warriors' sales pitch might be light years ahead, but the Thunder seem to have a leg up on Durant. The Warriors are likely No. 2 on the possible options for Durant and crazier things have happened. One thing is for sure, we'll likely be reporting the meeting "went well" tomorrow. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:43 pm
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  • Stein: OKC looking to clear space for Horford
    The Thunder are looking to free up money to make a run at unrestricted free agent Al Horford.

    Advice: To add a social media twist, Horford followed Kevin Durant on Twitter today. The Thunder would have to unload the contract of Enes Kanter to bring on Horford, or get really creative. If the Thunder can get Horford on board before Sunday, their chances to sign KD long-term might increase, as well. Horford would lose fantasy value in OKC, of course. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:33 pm
  • Stein: OKC in a 'strong position' for Durant
    The Thunder are in a "strong position" to re-sign unrestricted free agent Kevin Durant, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Durant and his manager, Charlie Bell, met with the Thunder for five hours in their meeting today. He is going to meet with five other teams before he comes back to Oklahoma City on Sunday. Even with the non-OKC teams having only a small chance to sign him, they will likely put their Plan B on hold while Durant weighs his options. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:42 pm
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  • Amick: Rajon Rondo's deal might take time
    It could "take some time to play out" to see where unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo lands, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: Once unrestricted free agent Mike Conley comes off the board, the point guard crop falls off a cliff. Teams will likely be looking at wings instead of paying up for Jeremy Lin or Rajon Rondo. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:34 pm
  • Woj: Mavs emerging as favorite for Whiteside
    The Mavericks are emerging as a frontrunner for unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: The Heat have lost ground on Whiteside, according to Wojnarowski. The 2016 All-Defensive Second Team big man looks like he'll be commanding a max deal after turning in only around 1.5 seasons of productivity. If the Mavs are willing to max him, it looks like they might have their center this time around. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:41 pm
  • Conley still pondering deal with Rockets?
    Unrestricted free agent Mike Conley is still pondering a meeting with the Rockets, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

    Advice: An earlier ESPN report today said the Rockets wouldn't get a meeting with the clear-cut No. 1 point guard option in free agency. For now, it looks like it's a two-horse race for Conley between the Grizzlies and Mavs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:34 pm
  • Aldridge: MEM 'very confident' to keep Conley
    The Grizzlies are "very confident" they will retain unrestricted free agent Mike Conley, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

    Advice: This confirms a previous report from Marc Stein of ESPN. The Grizzlies have been very confident the entire time, so this isn't a big surprise. The Mavericks are going to meet with Conley on July 1 and remain Memphis' primary competition. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:52 pm
  • P.J. Tucker's contract becomes guaranteed
    P.J. Tucker's $5.3 million contract became guaranteed on Thursday.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise for one of the Suns' most durable and productive players last year. The Suns now have eight guaranteed contracts and it should be 11 once they sign their three draft picks. Tucker saw 33.6 minutes per game in April for the Suns with the numerous injuries to their perimeter. T.J. Warren (foot) should be a bigger threat for playing time, so Tucker isn't the strongest fantasy target. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:43 pm
  • Report: Chandler Parsons won't return to DAL
    There is reportedly "no chance" that Chandler Parsons will return to the Mavs as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: Out of all the reports of the teams that will be pursuing Parsons this offseason, not once has Dallas' franchise cropped up into the conversation, so it appears that Parsons' days as a Maverick are over. The Blazers will reportedly get a face-to-face sit down with Parsons, while the Knicks, Lakers and Grizzlies also remain in the running. Parsons' departure from Dallas will open up a ton of opportunity for Justin Anderson, assuming the Mavs don't bring in another small forward via free agency. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:44 pm
  • Report: BKN will get meeting with Rajon Rondo
    The Nets will reportedly get a meeting with unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: The Nets are currently believed to be the front runners to land the former champion and All-Star, and if they are successful in their pursuit, it would put a bit of a damper on the fantasy value of Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead. A Rondo signing would also hurt Yogi Ferrell's chances of making the Nets' regular season roster, but Brooklyn may provide Rondo with the best opportunity to produce. Currently, it doesn't seem as though Rondo is interested in returning to the Kings. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:18 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside will meet with POR, DAL, MIA
    Hassan Whiteside will reportedly meet with the Trail Blazers, Mavericks and Heat during free agency.

    Advice: It sounds like the Lakers are out of the running, and the Blazers don't seem to have much of a shot either as Whiteside is reportedly focused on Dallas or Miami. The shot blocking dynamo's fantasy value will be safe regardless of where he winds up. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:45 pm
  • Report: Noah 99 percent sure he'll be a Knick
    Joakim Noah is reportedly "99 percent sure" that he'll join the Knicks as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Noah will meet with the Knicks on Friday, but it seems all but certain the New York native will be returning home this summer. Noah is reportedly set to earn an annual salary in the $18 million range, although Phil Jackson is trying to convince him to sign something closer to $15-$16 million in order to keep their options open of bringing in another impactful player during free agency. Noah will be the starting center in New York, but his injury history will make him a risky mid-round gamble on draft day. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:29 pm
  • Durant's friends believe he'll stick with OKC
    Kevin Durant's friends believe that he'll re-sign with the Thunder as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: "His decision is 90 percent made. It would take an amazing sales pitch to change it," said one of Durant’s longtime friends. It needs to be noted that a friend of Durant isn't exactly the most reliable source, but it would make sense for KD to re-up with OKC on a one-year deal so that both he and Russell Westbrook could hit free agency at the same time. The Warriors seem to be the only realistic alternative for KD, and they have reportedly been telling teams around the league that they are confident he will seriously consider their offer. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:04 pm
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  • Report: Mozgov generating free agent interest
    Timofey Mozgov is drawing interest from the Cavs, Rockets, Heat, Warriors and Spurs, sources told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

    Advice: Mozgov was absolutely awful in 2015-16 and it's likely that all of these teams view the big man as a low-rent insurance policy at best. He's not going to be on the fantasy radar unless something very unexpected happens. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:56 pm
  • Report: Al Horford will meet with Houston
    Al Horford will reportedly meet with the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: With Dwight Howard likely moving on to greener pastures, Horford could work as his replacement, and he could see a nice boost in value playing in Mike D'Antoni's fantasy friendly system. The Lakers, Magic, Wizards, Nets, Warriors and Pistons will all be after the 30-year-old big man this summer. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:10 pm
  • Report: HOU will not secure meeting w/ Conley
    The Rockets reportedly will not be granted a meeting with unrestricted free agent Mike Conley.

    Advice: It sounds like Houston is out of the running for Conley's services, and they will now shift their attention to getting a quality reserve to backup starter Patrick Beverley. The Grizzlies remain the front-runners to re-sign Conley, although they will have some serious competition from the Mavs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:54 am
  • Report: Whiteside focused on Dallas and Miami
    Hassan Whiteside is reportedly focused on signing with either the Mavs or the Heat as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Dallas will be able to offer Whiteside the most money, but Miami is the team that gave him a shot of making a name for himself in the league. Whiteside has said that he wants to make a decision by July 1, so he may make a verbal commitment by midnight. His fantasy value would be safe with either club. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:50 am
  • Isaiah Thomas says Horford series about BOS
    Isaiah Thomas said that he's been texting with Al Horford, and Horford is "very serious" about joining the Celtics as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Obviously there's a ton of bias in this response from Thomas, but the Celtics will have money to spend this offseason, and Danny Ainge has been after a quality center for a while now. The Hawks are reportedly "hesitant" to give Horford a five-year, max-deal, but they'll likely need to give him something close to that if they hope to retain him. The Rockets, Magic, Lakers, Wizards, Nets, Warriors and Pistons have all been rumored to be in the mix to be in the pursuit of Horford. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:22 am
  • Clippers trying to sell Kevin Durant on Big 4
    The Clippers are reportedly attempting to sell Kevin Durant on teaming up with Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and DeAndre Jordan.

    Advice: The Clippers are set to meet with Durant on Friday and have invited all three players to their sit down with the superstar. While they'll have quite a bit of competition as Durant is set to meet with five other teams, the Clippers have a compelling case to present to the 27-year-old. It's worth noting that the Clips would have to renounce the rights to quite a few players in order to sign Durant, but that's a problem they'd be happy to have. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:49 am
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  • Tyler Johnson could fetch up to $10 million
    Tyler Johnson could fetch up to $10 million per season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Johnson will be a restricted free agent this summer, so it will be interesting to see if the Heat match any eye-popping offer sheet the 24-year-old receives. While this figure looks askew, $10 million per season for Johnson isn't actually that crazy considering the big jump the salary cap is taking this year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:29 am
  • Lakers interested in Chandler Parsons
    The Lakers are interested in free agent Chandler Parsons, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

    Advice: Parsons will have a fair share of suitors as the Mavericks focus their free agent attention elsewhere. The Grizzlies and Knicks have already been rumored to be interested in Parsons and the Lakers look to be in on the action now as well. We'll keep an eye on reports surrounding the 27-year-old, but he'd be a nice mid-round fantasy option with some upside if he ends up in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:49 am
  • Joakim Noah to meet with Knicks on Friday
    Joakim Noah is scheduled to meet with the Knicks on Friday afternoon.

    Advice: While the Knicks are believed to be the front-runner to land the unrestricted free agent, Noah will meet with the Knicks in the afternoon rather than on midnight. Noah is widely expected to land a deal worth around $18 million per season and would make for an interesting mid-round fantasy option as the Knicks starting center. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:11 am
  • Nets believed ready to make run at Jeremy Lin
    The Nets are interested in making a run at free agent Jeremy Lin, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.

    Advice: The Hornets are hopeful that they'll be able to re-sign Lin, but Bonnell reports the Nets may "hard-sell" the 27-year-old. Lin was a solid bench option for the Hornets last season, but would see a boost in fantasy value if he lands on a Nets squad that appears ready to part ways with Jarrett Jack. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:21 am
  • Memphis believes they can re-sign Mike Conley
    The Grizzlies believe they can re-sign Mike Conley, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: Conley will have plenty of interest as one of the better free agents on the market, but the Grizzlies think they can hold off aggressive pursuits by the Mavs, Rockets, Nets, Bulls, and others. Conley could see an uptick in fantasy value if he signs somewhere other than Memphis, but the Grizzlies can offer him the most money so it would be a surprise to see him sign elsewhere with this news. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:58 am
  • Grizzlies may try to sign Chandler Parsons
    The Grizzlies are interested in free agent Chandler Parsons, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: While the Mavericks would like to keep Parsons, they are believed to be prioritizing other free agents so this could provide the Grizzlies an opportunity to swoop in and sign Parsons. Parsons is coming off arthroscopic surgery on his knee, but should continue to be a mid-round fantasy option with upside no matter where he signs (as long as he can stay healthy). Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:55 am
  • Report: Kevin Durant will meet with six teams
    Kevin Durant will meet with the Thunder when free agency begins on Thursday, followed by meetings with the Warriors, Clippers, Spurs, Celtics and Heat.

    Advice: Durant could sign a multi-year deal this summer or maximize his long-term salary by opting for a one-year contract with an eye toward another big salary-cap increase next offseason. The Knicks and Wizards are among the many teams that have yet to secure a sit-down with the summer's most coveted free agent. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:33 pm
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  • Report: Mavs set meeting w/ FA Mike Conley
    Free agent Mike Conley will meet with the Mavericks on July 1, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

    Advice: Plenty of teams are interested in Conley, the summer's premier unrestricted FA point guard, and his meeting with Dallas doesn't imply that they have an advantage in signing him. The Grizzlies are expected to "aggressively recruit" him as their No. 1 priority during free agency, but may be balking at a five-year offer which only they can make. Memphis faces heavy competition from potential suitors like the Rockets, Nets and Bulls, in addition to the Mavs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:19 pm
  • Report: Knicks favored to sign FA Joakim Noah
    The Knicks are reportedly a "big favorite" to sign free agent Joakim Noah.

    Advice: According to ESPN's Marc Stein, multiple teams vying for Noah feel that he's likely to sign with the Knicks, and the Washington Post reports that he could earn approximately $18 million per season. New York is desperate for a starting-caliber center after trading away Robin Lopez in the deal for Derrick Rose, and Noah reportedly chafed in a reserve role for Chicago last season, so the pairing makes sense. From a fantasy perspective, the Knicks would be an ideal landing spot for Noah. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:04 pm
  • Hawks reluctant to offer Al Horford 5-yr deal
    The Hawks are reportedly "reluctant" to offer Al Horford a five-year deal, which could induce Horford to sign elsewhere as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Atlanta is the only team that can offer Horford five years, but ESPN's Zach Lowe reports that they're hesitant to give such a long-term, max- or near-max deal to their 30-year-old big man. The Rockets, Magic, Lakers, Wizards, Celtics, Nets and Pistons have all been rumored to have interest in Horford, and Detroit is reportedly "working to schedule a meeting with Horford over the first 48 hours of free agency." After Kevin Durant and LeBron James, Horford is vying with Hassan Whiteside as the most-coveted free agent this summer. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:11 pm
  • GSW give Harrison Barnes his qualifying offer
    The Warriors have officially extended a qualifying offer to Harrison Barnes, making him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: This was a mere formality, and the real question is whether Golden State will match a potentially over-sized offer sheet from another team. The Warriors will also pursue free agent Kevin Durant on July 1, so the timing of Durant's decision looms large over Barnes' contract situation. The 76ers reportedly want to be "serious suitors" for Barnes this offseason, and plenty more teams will be vying for his services. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:15 pm
  • Dwyane Wade's camp talks to Spurs & Mavs?
    Dwyane Wade's representatives have reached out to the Spurs and Mavericks, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

    Advice: A recent report suggested that talks between Wade and the Heat have "stalled," possibly because the Heat won't commit to a big contract before Kevin Durant is officially ruled out of contention. It's important to note that, according to Windhorst, "Some of those teams [reached by Wade's reps] are skeptical, thinking that this is a leverage play, thinking they've been down this path before." Wade has played for one franchise throughout his career and it would be surprising to see him anywhere but Miami next season, though anything is possible. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:12 pm
  • 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 Wednesday, 10:49 am
  • Report: NYK will meet with Chandler Parsons
    The Knicks are reportedly likely to have a face-to-face meeting with unrestricted free agent Chandler Parsons.

    Advice: The Mavs have made Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley their primary free agent targets, so they could potentially lose Parsons during the early goings of free agency. With Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis on the Knicks' roster, Parsons would be a rather strange fit, and it wouldn't be an ideal landing spot for him in terms of fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:26 am
  • Report: Durant's first meeting will be w/ OKC
    Kevin Durant's first meeting as an unrestricted free agent will be with the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Thursday.

    Advice: OKC will get the first crack at making a pitch to this year's top free agent, after which, Durant will fly to New York to meet with the Warriors on Friday. Durant also has meetings scheduled with the Spurs, Heat, Celtics and Clippers, and the Knicks are reportedly still in the mix to land a face-to-face sit-down. However, the Lakers reportedly will not earn a meeting with KD, nor will the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:50 am
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  • Whiteside fully recovered from knee injury
    Hassan Whiteside said that he's fully recovered from the knee injury that sidelined him for the final four games of Miami's second-round series against the Raptors.

    Advice: Additionally, Whiteside said that he's been working on extending his range and that he'd like to be able to hit the 15-footer with more consistency, although he acknowledged that most of his buckets will still be coming from close range. "I still love being a true big man that's in the paint," said Whiteside. "I want to keep shooting over 60 percent. I just really want to work on strengthening my legs, so I can dunk even more." Whiteside may switch teams this summer, but he'll be worth a first-round selection regardless of where he winds up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:40 am
  • ORL extends qualifying offer to Evan Fournier
    The Magic have officially extended a qualifying offer to Evan Fournier, making him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: The Magic will now be able to match any offer Fournier receives on the open market, and all indications are that the Orlando franchise will do everything they can to retain him. With Victor Oladipo no longer a part of the equation, Fournier will have a clear path to minutes as the team's unquestioned starting two-guard, and he'll likely take on a more proactive role on offense. As a starter last season, Fournier compiled averages of 15.6 points, 2.7 assists, 2.0 triples and 1.3 steals on 45.9 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:28 am
  • Report: Lakers not giving up on Kevin Durant
    The Lakers have not given up in their pursuit of unrestricted free agent Kevin Durant.

    Advice: The Lakers have yet to secure a meeting with Durant, but the Los Angeles franchise is confident they will be able to get a face-to-face sit-down with the former-MVP. The Lakers will have roughly $60 million in cap space, so they will try and convince Durant that they can sign another top-tier free agent to join him in Los Angeles. Still, after whiffing on the big-name free agents for the past three years, it would be surprising to see the Lakers nab Durant. KD reportedly has a meeting set up with the Warriors on Friday afternoon, and they remain one of the most likely clubs to be able to lure him away from OKC. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:07 am
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  • Report: ATL & BOS to meet with Dwight Howard
    The Hawks and Celtics will reportedly be the first two teams to have a face-to-face meeting with unrestricted free agent Dwight Howard.

    Advice: Howard will reportedly meet with as many as five teams during free agency, but it's extremely unlikely he returns to Houston with Mike D'Antoni now running the show there. The Heat could also be in the mix to sign D-12 if they're unable to retain Hassan Whiteside. Aside from horrific free throw shooting, Howard should be able to put up quality statistics wherever he lands. For what it's worth, the Celtics reportedly will not aggressively pursue Howard, but they're open to signing him at "the right price." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:44 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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 Tuesday, 6:23 pm
  • Report: 76ers will go after Harrison Barnes
    The 76ers reportedly plan to be "serious suitors" for Harrison Barnes during free agency.

    Advice: Barnes will be a restricted free agent this offseason, so the Warriors will be able to match any offer he signs on the open market, but Philly could potentially pull him away from the Oakland franchise with a poison pill kind of contract. Barnes' preference would be to remain in Golden State, but he'd have much more opportunity to produce in Philly. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Harrison Barnes says he wants to return to GS
    Harrison Barnes said that he would like to re-sign with the Warriors as a restricted free agent this summer.

    Advice: Barnes also addressed the rumors that Kevin Durant could wind up in Golden State via free agency, which would essentially conclude Barnes' days with the Dubs: "Oh man, that’s part of the business. [Durant's] a great player. If that’s the move they want to make, you know, hopefully, it works out... It’s always something, right?" The Warriors will have 72 hours to match any offer Barnes signs on the open market, but he'll be a low priority for the squad with the team going full bore after Durant. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:47 am
  • Al Horford expected to have multiple suitors
    Al Horford is expected to be pursued by the Hawks, Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Celtics, Wizards, Nets, and Pistons as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

    Advice: While the Hawks are hoping to re-sign Horford, they are expected to have plenty of competition for his services as the 30-year-old is one of the better free agents on the market this summer. It will likely take a max offer to land Horford, and he should continue to provide his fantasy owners with early-round value regardless of what uniform he wears next season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:40 am
  • Report: Hawks mulling run at Dwight Howard
    The Hawks are considering making a run at free agent Dwight Howard, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: Stein reports the Hawks are also interested in Kevin Durant (who isn't?), but the team has not been granted a sit down with KD so a run at Howard seems much more likely. Howard could serve as a contingent plan for his hometown team if Al Horford bolts in free agency and would continue to provide solid fantasy value for owners who are willing to stomach his abysmal free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:51 am
  • Knicks may be interested in Timofey Mozgov
    The Knicks are reportedly interested in Timofey Mozgov, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

    Advice: Mozgov is an unrestricted free agent this summer and Begley reports there is mutual interest between he and the Knicks. The 29-year-old could provide the Knicks with a lower-cost alternative to Joakim Noah, but he won't have much fantasy value in standard fantasy leagues no matter where he signs. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:22 am
  • Magic plan to match offers on Evan Fournier
    The Orlando Magic plan to match any offers restricted free agent Evan Fournier receives this summer, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

    Advice: Magic GM Ryan Hennigan has said re-signing Fournier will be one of Orlando's top priorities this summer and the draft night trade of Victor Oladipo spoke volumes to that commitment. Fournier averaged 15.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.0 treys last season and should be able to improve upon his fantasy value in 2016-17 with Oladipo now in Oklahoma City. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:38 am
  • Hassan Whiteside would like to stay in Miami
    Hassan Whiteside would like to re-sign with the Heat, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

    Advice: According to Kyler, Whiteside would prefer to stay in Miami, but knows the NBA is a business and will listen to all offers. Whiteside will receive plenty of interest as one of the better unrestricted free agents on the market and should go off the board in the first round of 2016-17 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:28 am
  • Report: Hornets looking to re-sign Williams
    The Hornets are looking to re-sign Marvin Williams, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

    Advice: It makes plenty of sense given Williams enjoyed a breakout season that featured consistent production under Steve Clifford, and the veteran is a nice presence in the locker room for a team that is undoubtedly still growing. However, it's unclear how Williams' role could change with a healthy Michael Kidd-Gilchrist if Nicolas Batum returns as Frank Kaminsky is also in the mix for minutes at the four. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:32 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: Noah, Knicks share mutual interest
    The Knicks and Joakim Noah have a mutual interest in one another, sources told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

    Advice: Noah and New York flirting with one another is the worst kept non-secret of the NBA offseason so far, so expect the reports to continue flowing until a resolution comes to light. Per Berman, the Knicks have a "very high interest" in Noah, while Joakim is "eager for at least a sitdown with the Knicks." At this point, it appears Phil Jackson's new-look starting five could very well include Noah as Robin Lopez's replacement. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:27 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: Joakim Noah doubtful to stay w/ Bulls
    Joakim Noah isn't interested in re-signing with the Bulls, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Advice: According to the report, Noah has "no trust in the direction of the [Bulls'] front office," and his priorities are being on a winning team, having the opportunity to start and finish games, and finding a franchise that will support his charity work with the Noah's Arc Foundation. The 31-year-old center will have plenty of suitors this summer but fantasy owners should be wary of him following two disappointing, injury-riddled seasons. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:21 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • WAS, BOS and MIA linked to Al Horford
    The Wizards, Celtics and Heat are expected to pursue Al Horford this summer.

    Advice: In case you missed it, ESPN's Marc Stein reported earlier in the week that the Magic, Lakers and Pistons will also be in the mix to sign Horford. The Hawks have made it clear that their top priority is to re-sign the big man, but with so many teams interested, it will likely take a max offer to keep him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:04 am
  • Report: Joakim Noah is the Knicks' top target
    According to the New York Post, Joakim Noah is the Knicks' top target in free agency.

    Advice: We already know that Derrick Rose is going to recruit him, and New York obviously needs a starting center after trading away Robin Lopez to the Bulls. Noah has also been linked to the Wolves, but the Knicks have plenty of cap space and it sounds like they are going to aggressively pursue him on July 1. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:57 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
  • Harrison Barnes will play for Team USA
    Harrison Barnes has made the Team USA roster for the Rio Olympics.

    Advice: He had a disappointing 2015-16 season, but this should be a great learning experience for the 24-year-old forward. The Warriors have been heavily linked with Kevin Durant and Nicolas Batum this summer, so Barnes' future with the franchise is still up in the air. Don't be surprised if a team offers him a max contract this summer with the salary cap rising to $94 million. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:56 am
  • Wizards will not offer Noah a max deal
    The Wizards will not offer Joakim Noah a max contract, according to J. Michael of CSN.

    Advice: There was an earlier report today saying the Wizards were considering it, but it didn't make sense given their roster and the market value of Noah. The Wizards will likely look for a cheaper backup behind Marcin Gortat. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:42 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
  • Report: DAL not committed to Chandler Parsons
    The Mavs are reportedly willing to take the risk of letting Chandler Parsons sign with another team while they pursue Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside during free agency.

    Advice: If the Mavs are able to land both Conley and Whiteside during free agency, they won't have enough money to realistically re-sign Parsons, and that's apparently a risk they are willing to take. Parsons had a down year this past season as he recovered from modified micro-fracture knee surgery, and was then required to again go under the knife for arthroscopic surgery on the same knee later in the year, but he's still sure to command plenty of interest on the open market. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:45 pm
  • Andre Drummond will not play for Team USA
    Andre Drummond will not play for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: Drummond had a very limited role with Team USA during the FIBA tournament, so perhaps that factored into his decision to not participate. Drummond will now have the entire offseason to work on his game, and he'll reportedly put on emphasis on improving at the charity stripe. Additionally, Drummond will be a restricted free agent this summer, and all signs point to him signing a max deal with the Pistons. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:26 am
  • Dwight Howard could end up with Knicks
    Dwight Howard is rumored to be interested in signing with the New York Knicks.

    Advice: It's unclear how much interest the Knicks have in Howard as signing him to a big deal would eat up most of their cap space, but they could use his defense after dealing Robin Lopez to the Bulls. Howard should receive plenty of interest as an unrestricted free agent and can still be a valuable fantasy asset for owners willing to put up with his poor free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:17 am
  • 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
  • Report: HOU wants to retain Dwight Howard?
    The Rockets have reportedly tried to convince Dwight Howard to remain in Houston.

    Advice: GM Daryl Morey spoke with Howard's agent, and Rockets' CEO Tad Brown spoke directly with Howard expressing his support, however, Howard still decided to opt out of his deal. The Rockets value Howard's defense and they're trying to sell him on Mike D'Antoni's offensive scheme, but with how things went with D-12 and D'Antoni in Los Angeles, it would be nothing short of shocking if he decided to remain in Houston. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 am
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