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  • 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 57 minutes ago
  • GM: Giannis Antetokounmpo won't defend PGs
    Bucks GM John Hammond said that Giannis Antetokounmpo will be "one of the [Bucks'] primary ball-handlers" this season, but he's unlikely to defend opposing point guards.

    Advice: "There's a delicate balance," Hammond said. "Someone's gotta guard the point guard, and that's not gonna be Giannis." He went on to praise Michael Carter-Williams' defense, citing his length, speed and quickness, but all signs point to MCW coming off the bench to begin the season. No matter who he's guarding on the court, Antetokounmpo is poised for a monster fantasy campaign. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:54 pm
  • Griffin wants to keep the Cavs group together
    David Griffin said that he intends to keep the Cavs' core group together to see what they are capable of.

    Advice: This won't stop the trade rumors from swirling around Kevin Love, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Love moved if the right deal came along, but this is also the second time a Cleveland official has alluded to keeping Love on the roster. Love produced top-40 value in 9-cat leagues this past season behind averages of 16.0 points, 9.9 boards, 2.4 assists and 2.1 triples per contest, so he'll be worth an early mid-round selection on draft day if he does indeed remain with the Cavs. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:45 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (eye) requires hospital visit
    Marco Belinelli went to the hospital after being hit in the left eye during an exhibition game for Team Italy on Sunday.

    Advice: Currently there aren't any additional details regarding Belinelli's eye, although a hospital visit indicates that he could be dealing with a significant injury. A worst-case scenario here would likely be an orbital fracture, and while that would likely force Belinelli out of the Olympics, he'd still have plenty of time to recover for the 2016-17 season. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:03 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (eye) exits exhibition game
    Marco Belinelli was forced to exit Sunday's exhibition game between Team Canada and Team Italy after suffering an apparent left eye injury.

    Advice: Belinelli not returning to the court for an exhibition game doesn't mean much, and there's really no way this injury will impact his status for the 2016-17 season. Belinelli is going to be a backup in Charlotte, so he won't be worth drafting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:00 pm
  • GS & MIA most likely landing spots for KD?
    Golden State and Miami will be the most likely landing spots for Kevin Durant should he choose to leave Oklahoma City as a free agent, according to an agent speaking on the condition of anonymity.

    Advice: "Golden State and Miami become the only real players," the agent said. "It's too hard to justify a move to Los Angeles [Lakers] or New York because they are not close to winning. Houston's out." To be clear, this is just the viewpoint of another agent in the NBA, and this agent does not have any direct knowledge regarding Durant's decision making. That being said, the logic here is sound, as it wouldn't make much sense for KD to opt to go through a rebuild at age-27 having never won a championship. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:00 pm
  • Murder charges against Eric Griffin dropped
    The attempted murder charges against Eric Griffin have been dropped.

    Advice: Griffin was falsely accused and has now been vindicated and he's eager to put this whole mess behind him. He's been trying to make an NBA squad since 2012, but has never hung on past training camp. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:24 am
  • Looney hopes to be ready for training camp
    The goal for Kevon Looney (hip surgery) is to be ready in time for training camp.

    Advice: He won't play in the summer league, but this report means he could be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. He had surgery back in April and was given a 4-6 month timetable, but it sounds like he's progressing well. It's too early to tell if Looney will have a chance to crack the rotation next season, as the Warriors are going to be very aggressive in free agency. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:20 am
  • Trey Lyles will play in the summer league
    Trey Lyles will play in the summer league.

    Advice: He showed some serious skill after the All-Star break and finished the season on a high note, averaging 12.9 points, 5.4 points, 1.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.6 treys through seven appearances in April. Trevor Booker is a free agent, so Lyles will likely be the first big off Utah's bench next season. He's firmly on the radar in standard leagues and should already be owned in dynasty formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:31 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 Today, 9:04 am
  • Kevin Durant to also meet with Knicks?
    The Knicks are expected to get an opportunity to sit down with Kevin Durant.

    Advice: The Lakers and Wizards have reportedly been crossed off Durant's list, but the Knicks' chances of signing him are still slim to none. The Thunder are still said to be the favorites to re-sign him, with the Warriors and Spurs next in line. In addition to those teams, the Clippers, Celtics and Heat are also expected to meet with Durant. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:11 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 Today, 7:57 am
  • Bulls might trade Mike Dunleavy?
    ESPN's Nick Friedell says that the Bulls might look to move Mike Dunleavy in the coming weeks.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Taj Gibson could also be on the move as the Bulls look to restructure their roster. Dunleavy is on the books for $4.8 million next season, but the Bulls probably wouldn't get much in return for the veteran sharpshooter. Doug McDermott should see more minutes on the wings if Dunleavy is moved. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:50 am
  • Bulls might look to trade Taj Gibson?
    According to ESPN's Nick Friedell, Taj Gibson could be traded in the coming weeks.

    Advice: With the Bulls rebuilding, this isn't a surprise and it's no secret that Chicago has listened to offers for Gibson in the past. He has just one year left on his deal that will pay him nearly $9 million, but he should have some value around the league. If the Bulls end up trading him, Bobby Portis' fantasy value would get a bump along with Nikola Mirotic. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:43 am
  • Motiejunas says back still isn't 100 percent
    Donatas Motiejunas said he likely won't play for Lithuania in the Olympics because his back still isn't 100 percent.

    Advice: "The specialists told me that it is necessary to strengthen it and I have to make specific exercises," Motiejunas said. "I still hope to play for Lithuania but I am aware that I may not play for the National Team." His back has been a major red flag for a while now and it's not a great sign that it's still bothering him two months after the Rockets' season ended. If anything, the durability issues should keep his price down as he enters restricted free agency. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:01 am
  • Kings linked to UFA Courtney Lee
    The Kings are interested in free agent shooting guard Courtney Lee according to Kings Insider James Ham.

    Advice: The Kings could use an upgrade at shooting guard and Ben McLemore is rumored to be available in trade talks, so Lee would make sense. Coach Dave Joerger is said to be a fan of Lee and obviously coached him in Memphis, but it's unclear if the interest is mutual. The Hornets traded for Marco Belinelli which might mean they're preparing to lose Lee in free agency, as he will reportedly demand around $10 million per season. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:37 am
  • Kevin Love turns down Team USA offer
    Kevin Love declined an invite to play for Team USA at the Olympics this summer.

    Advice: He simply wants to rest up after Cleveland's long playoff run. Love didn't play well in the NBA Finals, but he made up for it with a nice performance in Game 7. It would be a surprise if the Cavs didn't bring back most of their championship roster and coach Tyronn Lue said that Love will be a Cavalier next season, but that won't keep Love's name from popping up in the rumor mill this summer. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:12 am
  • Lakers, Wizards not likely to meet with KD
    The Wizards and Lakers are not expected to land a meeting with Kevin Durant, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: Amick adds the Lakers "have a way of at least getting a meeting" based on their past, but it's not looking good. Both the Lakers and Wizards have spent some time hoping they would be able to land the former MVP, but at least now they can focus on other players and possibly make some signings while KD is making up his mind. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:31 pm
  • Hield and Davis to work together more
    Buddy Hield said playing with Anthony Davis will be like a "pick your poison" choice for NBA defenses.

    Advice: "If he’s operating in the post, guys can’t double him," Hield said of Davis. "His ability to pick-and-pop, catch-and-shoot, that spreads the floor for everybody." The Pelicans were in the middle of the pack for 3-pointers made last year, but they are very likely going to lose their top guys for total treys, Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson. Davis and Hield should be counting on each other quite a bit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:12 pm
  • DeRozan not planning to meet with other teams
    DeMar DeRozan does not plan to schedule meetings with other teams at the start of free agency, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN.com.

    Advice: He is going to focus on agreeing to terms with the Raptors. DeRozan has said his mindset has always been Toronto for basically the entire season, including after he was knocked out of the postseason. The Raptors can offer DeRozan a five-year, $153 million deal. General manager Masai Ujiri said his No. 1 goal is to bring the 2015-16 All-Star back, so the Raptors are heavy favorites. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Ibaka's agent says larger role coming
    Serge Ibaka's agent, Andy Miller, said there was an expectation of a "larger role" for his client with the Magic.

    Advice: Back in March, Ibaka did mention his play on defense wasn't rewarded on the offensive end. Ibaka's usage rate has dropped in each of the last two seasons while he turned in career-low total rebounding and block percentages. Moving to Orlando, he should have much more opportunity now that two of the league's most used players, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, are not with him. After a really down 2015-16 season, Ibaka could be back to his top-20 status in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:32 am
  • Khris Middleton wants to stay with Bucks
    Khris Middleton said that he will be "more than happy" to remain in Milwaukee.

    Advice: "I've been seeing a lot of rumors and tweets about that," Middleton said of the recent trade rumors. "Right now I'm in Milwaukee but you never know. It's good that other teams want me but I'll be more than happy to stay in Milwaukee." The Celtics were linked to Middleton prior to the draft, but the Bucks haven't given any indication that they are looking to move him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 am
  • Winslow wants to become face of franchise
    Justise Winslow said that he would eventually like to be the face of the franchise.

    Advice: "And being part of an organization that over the past 10, 13 years has sort of been built around one guy, it’s just something to look forward to," Winslow said. "I know there’s a lot of work to be done." He had an impressive rookie season, particularly on the defensive end, averaging 6.4 points, 5.2 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.9 steals in 28.6 minutes. Winslow wants to work on his shooting mechanics this summer and also his movement, "to be more explosive and make more plays off the dribble." If the Heat are unable to re-sign Luol Deng, Winslow's role could grow significantly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:31 am
  • Presti says Thunder will keep Ilyasova
    Thunder GM Sam Presti said that he won't decline Ersan Ilyasova's option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: "No, we traded for him because we think he's a good, complementary player to our core players," Presti said. "Like I said for a lot of these guys, he has a toughness that we really like. As you mentioned, I think we have a lot of flexibility and different things we can look at as a result of what it is that we're able to do. But we like the player, and we like how he fits with our group." Depending on what the Thunder do in free agency, Ilyasova is probably only going to see minutes in the teens in OKC. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:57 am
  • Kent Bazemore would like to re-sign with ATL
    Kent Bazemore said that he would love to stay in Atlanta.

    Advice: "I am a free agent again this summer and would love to stay in Atlanta," Bazemore said. "The one thing I have learned throughout this journey is how important balance is. The game takes up a huge amount of your time, and those moments you step away from it, you want to be happy. I have grown so much in Atlanta, not only as a player but as a person, too." The Hawks drafted two small forwards on Thursday, but general manager Wes Wilcox made it clear that re-signing Bazemore is still a top priority for the franchise. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:50 am
  • Jazz not looking to trade Gordon Hayward
    The Jazz are not looking to trade Gordon Hayward according to Deseret News.

    Advice: A report from hoopscritic.com indicated that Hayward is unhappy in Utah, but that has since been discredited. Hayward has been working out at Zions Bank Basketball Center every morning and a team source made it clear that there is nothing to the rumor. The Jazz still believe that Hayward is a major cornerstone and it doesn't sound like he's going anywhere despite rumored interest from the Celtics and the Suns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:47 am
  • Chris McCullough working with Atkinson
    Chris McCullough has been working on his game with Nets coach Kenny Atkinson this summer.

    Advice: "Yeah! That’s my dude, man," McCullough said of Atkinson. "Once he got there, we clicked. I’m working with him all the time, and he’s always in the gym, working hard. He reached out to me when he got hired, so we’re well connected now. It’s great." The Nets traded away Thaddeus Young to the Pacers, so McCullough is currently the only power forward under contract for the 2016-17 season. He's going to be a name to watch at the summer league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:08 am
  • 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 Yesterday, 6:56 am
  • Serge Ibaka will not play for Spain
    Serge Ibaka will not play for Spain at the Olympics this summer.

    Advice: Ibaka is entering a contract year, so he likely doesn't want to take any unnecessary risks. Luckily for Spain, Pau Gasol confirmed that he will play this summer, while we can expect to see Nikola Mirotic take on a larger role in Ibaka's absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:39 am
  • Hornacek wants Anthony to get out and run
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he's talked to Carmelo Anthony about "running the court a little bit more" next season to get opportunities in transition.

    Advice: The new Knicks coach said that he's seen instances where Anthony "would've gotten a 3-point shot off but [he was] so far back in the trail position that [he wasn't] ready when the kick-out came," Hornacek said. "He knows that if he can get the ball up the court a little bit quicker, we can push the ball up to him, attack a little bit quicker." Hornacek also wants Anthony to strengthen his legs this offseason to improve his durability, and that should also prepare his body for the faster pace that the Knicks are expected to play at. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:28 am
  • Report: Celtics wanted Noel & LAL pick for #3
    The Celtics "supposedly wanted" Nerlens Noel and Philadelphia's future first-round pick from the Lakers in exchange for the 2016 No. 3 pick, a source told Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times.

    Advice: That is quite the hefty price tag and the 76ers were right to turn it down. The Lakers' pick is going to be top-three protected again next year, so it likely would've been another high lottery pick. With the 76ers saying Ben Simmons is going to play power forward, they likely have to move Noel or Jahlil Okafor. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:46 pm
  • Woj: BOS, LAC & MIA could get KD meetings
    Kevin Durant’s representatives "are working to solidify invitations" with the Celtics, Warriors, Clippers, Heat, Spurs and Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: According to the report, the meetings are expected to take place in New York, but teams are still awaiting on the specific location. Wojnarowski adds the Thunder are still the frontrunners for a one-plus-one-year deal to allow Durant to hit free agency for the big salary cap rise in 2017. Wojnarowski also said the Warriors "have Durant's attention." Lastly, the report adds Durant is expected to take a tour to the Far East on July 9 and should have a decision before then. OK, everybody got that? Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:24 pm
  • ESPN: OKC, GSW & SA get first crack at Durant
    The Warriors, Spurs and Thunder are the first three known teams to have recruiting meetings with Kevin Durant, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: It's going to be very interesting to see how Durant reacts to the Serge Ibaka trade. If he stays with OKC, he'll certainly be playing a lot more power forward. The Warriors and Spurs both can clear out some money to bring on Durant, especially with the salary cap rising to $94 million next year. Get ready for a lot of rumors. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:24 pm
  • 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
  • Derrick Rose wants to play with Joakim Noah
    Derrick Rose said he wants to play with Joakim Noah.

    Advice: "I want him," Rose said. "He knows that. I think his family knows that. I think everyone knows that." This isn't exactly a secret and the Knicks may have been after Noah even before the Rose deal. Plus, losing Robin Lopez makes getting a center a top priority for them. There is a report of the Wizards in on Noah, but they don't need him nearly as much as the Knicks do. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:24 pm
  • Warriors eyeing Noah and Horford?
    According to Mercury News, the Warriors will look at Al Horford and Joakim Noah in free agency.

    Advice: Noah will be the cheaper option, but both players would give the Warriors an upgrade at center. The report also adds that Hassan Whiteside could even be an option. The Warriors are obviously going to make Kevin Durant their No. 1 priority, and they will likely have to move on from Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli to have a shot at any of these big names. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 am
  • Hawks will still make Bazemore a priority
    Even though the Hawks drafted two small forwards, they will still make re-signing Kent Bazemore a priority in free agency.

    Advice: "I will say Kent Bazemore is absolutely a Hawks priority," general manager Wes Wilcox said after the draft. "We love Kent. He is a huge part of what we do. I don’t think there should be any confusion as to how important Kent is to us." The Hawks drafted two small forwards in the first round in Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry, but Wilcox said that he simply took the best player available with each pick. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:13 am
  • Thunder will pick up Ilyasova's option
    The Thunder will pick up Ersan Ilyasova's option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: This means he will be on the books for $8.4 million, but he will hit free agency next summer. Ilyasova should have a role off the Thunder bench with Serge Ibaka now in Orlando, but he will likely be a 3-point specialist at best in fantasy leagues next season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:08 am
  • Hennigan defends Ibaka trade
    Orlando GM Rob Hennigan defended the Magic's trade for Serge Ibaka.

    Advice: "We feel like we have a roster that is really well-balanced now, and it was important for us to balance it in a way that addressed a very glaring need and a very important need in today’s NBA," Hennigan said. "Serge’s ability to protect the basket, his ability to defend in a very versatile way, we feel, is really going to help fortify a major weakness for us." The Magic gave up a lot to acquire Ibaka and the 27-year-old big man can walk in free agency next summer, so re-signing him will likely be their top priority. Ibaka could be a nice fit next to Nikola Vucevic, but this trade could hurt Aaron Gordon's value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:42 am
  • Ersan Ilyasova sent to Thunder in Ibaka deal
    Ersan Ilyasova was traded to the Thunder along with Victor Oladipo as part of Thursday's deal sending Serge Ibaka to the Magic.

    Advice: OKC has Mitch McGary, Enes Kanter and Nick Collison to support center Steven Adams, so Ilyasova will be battling for minutes during training camp. He's little more than a 3-point specialist at this stage of his career. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:13 pm
  • Serge Ibaka dealt to Magic for Oladipo & more
    Serge Ibaka has been traded to the Magic for a package that includes Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and No. 11 pick Domantas Sabonis.

    Advice: OKC gets a major haul of talent in exchange for Ibaka, whom they were shopping lately, and Oladipo represents a big upgrade at the SG spot for OKC. A potential starting backcourt of Russell Westbrook and Victor Oladipo would be frightening for opposing guards, and the addition of Ilyasova and Sabonis helps beef up OKC's frontcourt depth. Ibaka's numbers have tailed off in recent seasons for the Thunder, but he should see an uptick in usage and fantasy value as a starter for the Magic. It remains to be seen how his arrival will impact Aaron Gordon's playing time, but it's hard to imagine Gordon not taking a hit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:49 pm
  • Report: 76ers offer Noel, Covington for No. 3
    The 76ers are reportedly offering Nerlens Noel, Robert Covington and picks Nos. 24 and 26 to the Celtics, in exchange for the No. 3 pick.

    Advice: The Bulls are also pursuing the No. 3 pick and both Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder have been mentioned in those trade discussions. We'll know soon enough whether Boston decides to part with the No. 3 pick. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:33 pm
  • Kings trade Marco Belinelli to CHA for No. 22
    The Kings are trading Marco Belinelli to Charlotte for the No. 22 pick in the 2016 draft.

    Advice: Belinelli took a public swipe at the Kings in May, saying that he wants to win now, and "to make that happen, something has to happen." It's a fine haul for the Kings, who open up more minutes for Ben McLemore and Seth Curry, while acquiring a valuable pick, but Charlotte's reasoning isn't as clear. Belinelli is owed a guaranteed $12.9 million over the next two seasons and could claim a significant role in Charlotte's backcourt, but he's a very dubious fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:52 pm
  • Gordon Hayward will not play for Team USA
    Gordon Hayward has decided to not participate in the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: Hayward was given an invite, but ultimately he decided to opt out for "family reasons." Hayward has a baby on the way, and concerns over the Zika virus likely played a role in his decision. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:45 pm
  • Report: Thunder shopping Serge Ibaka
    The Thunder are reportedly shopping Serge Ibaka.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly what OKC wants in return for Ibaka, but this report does make sense, as Ibaka's numbers have seen a steady decline over the past few years. Ibaka is still an elite rim protector, but drifting away from the hoop has aversely affected his production. For what it's worth, Sam Presti said that Ibaka was "absolutely" still a part of OKC's core, so it'll likely take a substantial offer to move him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:28 pm
  • Report: Boston trying to trade for Middleton
    The Celtics are reportedly trying to execute a deal that will net them Khris Middleton.

    Advice: In recent days the Bucks have labeled guys like Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker as "untouchables," but that hasn't stopped Boston from peppering them with offers. The Bucks are trying to move Greg Monroe, and the Celtics would be willing to take him on if Middleton was a part of the package. Boston is reportedly offering the No. 16 and 23 selections in the 2016 draft and another player, although sources of CF Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report that a draft-day trade is "possible, but unlikely." Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:08 pm
  • Report: Knicks will pursue Kevin Durant as FA
    Phil Jackson reportedly told Derrick Rose that the team will go after Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: It's a tough sell for Jackson, as he'll be asking Durant to leave a team that was one win away from an NBA Finals berth for a club that has failed to make the postseason for three years running, but hey, it doesn't hurt to try. There will be roughly 28 other teams vying for Durant's services this summer, but most signs point to him remaining with OKC, at least on a two-year deal with an opt out on Year-2. The Dubs are also rumored to be a realistic landing spot should KD leave OKC. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:55 am
  • Report: DeMar DeRozan will play for Team USA
    DeMar DeRozan has committed to playing for Team USA.

    Advice: Paul George, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Kyle Lowry, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and DeAndre Jordan will join DeRozan in Rio, so the US squad will obviously be favored to take home the gold. Kyrie Irving is still undecided as to whether or not he will participate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:34 am
  • Justise Winslow will play in summer league
    Justise Winslow is planning on participating in summer league games this year.

    Advice: Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra had previously said he expected Winslow to appear in a few summer league games, so Winslow's comments fall in line with that plan. The extra experience will help as the 20-year-old takes the next step in his development, and he could be an intriguing late-round option in 2016-17 drafts if the Heat move on from Luol Deng. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:10 am
  • Sixers ramping up efforts for Celtics pick
    The 76ers are pushing harder in the trade efforts to acquire the No. 3 overall pick in Thursday's draft from the Celtics.

    Advice: The 76ers have reportedly offered the Celtics either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor, but the Celtics have held out for more thus far. We could see a deal come to fruition closer to the draft Thursday night and the 76ers would presumably use the pick to select G Kris Dunn. Noel would see a bit of a boost in fantasy value in Boston, while Dunn would be a great fit in the 76ers backcourt and make for an intriguing later-round pick. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:56 am
  • Suns reportedly rebuffed for Gordon Hayward
    The Jazz declined an offer from the Suns for Gordon Hayward, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: Hayward has appeared in trade rumors leading up to Thursday's draft and the latest has the Jazz declining an offer of Eric Bledsoe and one of the Suns lottery picks for the swingman. The 26-year-old's 2015-15 averages of 19.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.8 treys only returned fantasy owners top-60 value, but he should be able to break into the top-50 if he's traded to a team that plays at a faster pace. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:17 am
  • Carmelo Anthony accepts Olympics invite
    Carmelo Anthony will join Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

    Advice: Anthony has accepted an invitation to join Team USA and will chase his third gold medal in August. The 32-year-old is coming off the news that his team acquired Derrick Rose and will likely benefit from the presence of a new coach in Jeff Hornacek. While Melo isn't the fantasy stud he once was, he should still return early-round value in 2016-17 as long as he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:03 am
  • Knicks may make a run at Joakim Noah
    There are members of the Knicks organization who would like to sign Joakim Noah, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

    Advice: Noah should receive some interest as an unrestricted free agent now that he's recovered from a shoulder tear and would make a lot of sense for the Knicks. The 31-year-old's best days are behind him, but he's just two years removed from winning a Defensive Player of the Year Award and will be worth a late-round pick in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:35 am
  • Stein: Hawks trying to trade 2 first-rounders
    The Hawks will try to trade their two first-rounders to make re-signing Al Horford easier.

    Advice: Interesting. The Hawks picked up the No. 12 pick in the Jeff Teague deal on Wednesday. The Hawks also traded their No. 19 pick in a basically salary dump, so this isn't a new trick for them. Horford might actually be on board with staying, and the Hawks making a trade on Thursday would be very revealing. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:38 pm
  • Tyronn Lue says Kevin Love will remain in CLE
    Tyronn Lue said that Kevin Love will remain with the Cavs next season.

    Advice: The Warriors presented a tough matchup for Kevin Love, and because of that, he struggled through much of the Finals. However, he had plenty of good games through Cleveland's postseason run, and given that the Cavs still were able to realize their ultimate goal of taking the Larry O'Brien trophy to Cleveland, perhaps he remains a Cavalier next season. Still, there should be a number of teams that will throw out some trade offers, and if the right one comes along, it's not like Love is untouchable. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:56 am
  • Report: BOS & NO interested in Noel, Okafor
    The Celtics and Pelicans have reportedly reached out to the 76ers regarding the availability of Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor.

    Advice: The 76ers have reportedly been trying to convince the Celtics to part ways with their No. 3 overall selection in exchange for one of the two bigs, but to this point, Boston has resisted those pitches. This is the first we're hearing of the Pelicans having interest in one of the Philly bigs, but it makes sense given that Omer Asik is currently their starting center. With Ben Simmons expected to land in Philly with the No. 1 overall selection, it seems all but certain that either Noel or Okafor will be donning a different jersey next year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:06 am
  • Report: Utah not shopping Gordon Hayward
    The Jazz are reportedly telling inquiring teams that Gordon Hayward is not available.

    Advice: The Celtics and Suns have reportedly been offering packages involving their stock pile of draft picks for Hayward, but it doesn't sound like the Jazz are at all interested in moving him. Hayward's value took a minor hit this past season, as he fell to a top-60 value evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues behind averages of 19.7 points, 5.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.8 triples and 2.5 turnovers per game. Hayward likely won't have the ball in his hands as often next season with Dante Exum (knee) healthy, so it'll be tough for him to offer much more than mid-round value. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:20 am
  • Report: ORL, LAL, DET will pursue Al Horford
    The Magic, Lakers and Pistons will reportedly go after Al Horford as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: Horford is going to command plenty of attention as a free agent this offseason, so there's sure to be plenty more names added to this list. The Pistons seem like a bit of a strange fit with Marcus Morris, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond already on the roster, and while the Lakers will be able to offer the prestige of a historic franchise, it's unclear if Horford is at all interested in going through a rebuild. The Magic also don't seem like a realistic option given where Horford is at in his career. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:27 am
  • Report: BOS wants Nerlens Noel for draft pick
    The Celtics are reportedly want Nerlens Noel in exchange for the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming draft.

    Advice: The 76ers are reportedly "pushing hard" to trade with the Celtics for the No. 3 overall pick so that they can draft Kris Dunn, and with Philly already expected to bring in Ben Simmons with the No. 1 overall selection, they may be more willing to part ways with Noel. Noel would be a great fit with the Celtics, and Dunn would finally provide the 76ers with a solid point guard, so it wouldn't be surprising to see something like this go down on draft night. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:17 pm
  • Harrison Barnes hasn't thought about future
    Harrison Barnes said he's yet to give much thought to his upcoming free agency this summer.

    Advice: Barnes will hit the market as an unrestricted free agent this summer and is expected to cash in despite a lackluster NBA Finals. "I haven’t put a lot of thought into it," Barnes said when asked about free agency. While the 24-year-old could end up back in Golden State after passing on a four-year, $64 million offer before the season, he's more likely to be playing for a new team next season and will see his fantasy value balloon if given the opportunity to shoulder more of the load. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 am
  • Kevin Love still receiving trade interest
    Teams around the NBA are reportedly still very interested in trading for Kevin Love.

    Advice: While it's unclear if the Cavs have any interest in trading Love, a rival executive doesn't think Cleveland will be in any rush to discuss potential moves. "There’s going to be some wishful thinking involved," the executive said. "Anyone’s going to listen to offers and some of those might come out in public. But they’re just offers. It doesn’t mean it is coming from Cleveland." While we may see Love on the move this summer, it doesn't sound like any potential deal will happen until after the Olympics in August. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:01 am
  • Warriors still hoping to land Kevin Durant
    The Warriors are reportedly going to make Kevin Durant their top offseason priority this summer.

    Advice: It would be a surprise to see Durant pass up millions by not re-signing with Oklahoma City, though the Warriors may represent the best shot at a title for the 27-year-old. While the Warriors will have plenty of company as they vie for Durant's services, we'll keep a close eye on this situation as Golden State's pitch to Durant could prove too tempting to pass up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:17 am
  • Kevin Durant will play for Team USA
    Kevin Durant confirmed on Monday that he will play for Team USA this summer.

    Advice: This is huge for Team USA because they just learned that LeBron James will likely take the summer off along with Stephen Curry, James Harden, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook. As of right now, Paul George, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard are considered to be the only locks to join Durant on Team USA. Rotoworld.com Jun 20, 10:55 am
  • Kevin Love steps up in Finals-clinching win
    Kevin Love was aggressive throughout the Cavs' Game 7 win on Sunday, finishing with a team-high 14 rebounds to go along with nine points, three assists, two steals and one turnover in 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Love's lack of production was a major sub-plot in the Finals, but he flipped the script tonight with impressive work on the boards, a few timely buckets, and some clutch defense against Steph Curry late in the waning moments of the fourth quarter. Love is owed $93.5 million over the next four seasons, and despite this Game 7 performance it's likely that his name will surface in trade rumors this offseason. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 8:28 pm
  • Harrison Barnes quiet (again) in Game 7 loss
    Harrison Barnes finished the Warriors' Game 7 loss on Sunday with 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Barnes' play has been scrutinized throughout the postseason, thanks largely to his impending free agency, and he did himself few favors during the Finals. He averaged just 9.3 points on 35.2 percent shooting in seven games vs. the Cavs, but will still earn a huge payday this summer -- the only question is whether it'll come from the Warriors or another franchise. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 8:09 pm
  • Lue expects big game from Kevin Love
    Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue expects Kevin Love to have a big game on Sunday.

    Advice: "He's going to have a big game for us tomorrow, I believe," Lue said before Saturday's practice. "It's all about matchups. It's all about staying on the floor, being out of foul trouble, and I have no problem with Kevin. He's going to be fine." After averaging 16.0 points and 9.9 rebounds during the regular season, Love has been a ghost in the Finals with averages of 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds on 37 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 8:53 am
  • Ford: Looney will make full recovery
    ESPN's Chad Ford said that the Warriors are confident that Kevon Looney (hip surgery) will come back at full strength.

    Advice: Ford didn't give many details, but he did hear that the surgery was a success. We already know that Looney won't play in the summer league, but it's possible that he could miss part of training camp as well. He had surgery back in April and was given a 4-6 month timetable. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 8:41 am
  • Harrison Barnes says he will keep shooting
    Despite his recent shooting slump, Harrison Barnes said that he will keep shooting with confidence in Game 7.

    Advice: "The shots aren't going in, that's the fact of it," Barnes said. "But I'm going to keep shooting with confidence, get some shots up in between games, and see what happens in Game 7." He didn't hit a single shot in Game 6 and is a combined 2-of-22 from the field in his last two outings, but coach Steve Kerr expressed his confidence in Barnes after Thursday's loss. "But I'm really confident in Harrison," Kerr said. "He's going to start Sunday and he's still one of our key guys. I'm very confident that he'll come out and play well." Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 7:40 am
  • Kevin Love plays just 12 minutes in win
    Kevin Love scored seven points with three rebounds, two assists and one turnover in just 12 minutes on Thursday.

    Advice: Say what? This is the same Kevin Love that led the NBA in double-doubles during his last year with the Wolves and only three players had more triple-doubles than him that year, too. He is probably not going to start in Game 7 and is pretty much useless in this series. Rotoworld.com Jun 16, 9:07 pm
  • Harrison Barnes is flat-out awful yet again
    Harrison Barnes was scoreless on his eight shots from the field on Thursday, adding two rebounds and one block.

    Advice: You could say Harrison couldn't hit the broad side of a Barnes. He lost minutes to Leandro Barbosa for this game and could be losing money for what was supposed to be his big pay day this summer. He will probably start in Game 7, but he'll be on a very, very short leash. Rotoworld.com Jun 16, 8:54 pm
  • Dudley doesn't think Durant will be a Wizard
    Jared Dudley said that he doesn't think the Wizards have a realistic shot of nabbing Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: "I realistically don’t [see KD signing with Washington]" Dudley said. "I hope for the fans they do, because he’s from there, and he would bring such excitement… I don’t see it though." Dudley reasoned that he doesn't see Durant leaving money on the table to join another club, and his opinion does carry a bit more weight given that he's currently under contract in Washington. Just about every team in the league will make a pitch to KD as a free agent, but after OKC nearly knocked off the champs in the Western Conference Finals, it would be surprising to see him go elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Jun 16, 3:09 pm
  • Harrison Barnes ready for Game 2 bounce back
    Harrison Barnes is planning to be aggressive shooting the ball in Game 6 on Thursday.

    Advice: Barnes looked awful in going 2-of-14 from the field on Game 5 on Monday, but isn't planning on holding back in Game 6. "Obviously last game I didn't shoot it great, and coming up this next game, you're going to let it fly," Barnes said. The 24-year-old will see plenty of minutes on Thursday with Andrew Bogut out, so he should have plenty of opportunities make up for a poor Game 5. Rotoworld.com Jun 16, 6:24 am
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