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  • 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 31 minutes ago
  • 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 48 minutes ago
  • D.J. Augustin's deal is 4 years, $29 million
    D.J. Augustin's deal with the Magic is for $29 million over four years.

    Advice: Augustin played well after a mid-season trade to the Nuggets, averaging 11.6 points, 4.7 assists, 1.9 boards, 0.9 steals and 1.6 3-pointers in 28 appearances. He will likely back up Elfrid Payton in Orlando, but his arrival should push C.J. Watson out of the rotation. Augustin is only on the radar in deeper fantasy leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:34 am
  • ESPN: Wizards deal with Bradley Beal is done
    According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, the Wizards deal with Bradley Beal is done.

    Advice: The deal is expected to be worth around $128 million over five years, so Beal got the max deal that he demanded. While his talent is undeniable, the contract is pretty risky considering he's had some serious durability issues and has never played in more than 73 games in a season. Beal averaged 17.4 points, 3.4 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.9 treys in just 55 appearances last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:49 am
  • E'Twaun Moore linked to the Wolves
    The Wolves have reached out to free agent guard E'Twaun Moore.

    Advice: He's drawing interest from several teams including the Bucks, but the Bulls will make it a priority to bring him back. The Bulls are still the favorites to re-sign him at this point, and that's probably the best thing for his fantasy value considering he would be competing for minutes with Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon and Spencer Dinwiddie. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:44 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 6:58 am
  • 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 Today, 6:48 am
  • Ish Smith deal is for 3 years, $18 million
    Ish Smith agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal with the Pistons according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    Advice: It's a fair price for Smith with the rising salary cap considering he averaged 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 treys in Philly last season. Smith will surely see a reduced role in Detroit as Reggie Jackson's primary backup, so this move will really hurt his fantasy value. According to Pompey, the 76ers didn't even reach out to Smith prior to his agreement with Detroit. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:16 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 Today, 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 Today, 1:17 am
  • Magic agree to deal with D.J. Augustin
    D.J. Augustin has reached an agreement on a deal with the Magic.

    Advice: The Magic get their backup point guard early. Augustin is actually a really nice complement to Elfrid Payton, making 40.5 percent from beyond the arc last season. The Magic could also use him in two-guard lineups. Augustin is still just 28 years old and should be looking at minutes close to 20. He's only an option in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:53 am
  • Pistons agree to 3-year deal with Ish Smith
    The Pistons have agreed to a three-year deal with Ish Smith.

    Advice: This comes out of nowhere and the Pistons have their backup point guard. Smith ran Philadelphia's offense with 32.4 minutes per game, averaging 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 treys. He'll have to work on his range for coach Stan Van Gundy and he won't have anywhere close to as much fantasy value in Detroit. Additionally, Philadelphia really needs a point guard now. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:34 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 Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • Eric Gordon is top perimeter target for NYK?
    Unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon "has emerged as Knicks' top perimeter target," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: The report adds the sides are "starting to discuss parameters of a possible deal." Derrick Rose reportedly reached out to Gordon, who joins Rose with a slew of injuries in his last few seasons. The Knicks are reportedly going to throw a lot of money at Joakim Noah, but the good news is they'll get some help at their two biggest needs. Gordon would lose fantasy value with the Knicks compared to last season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:36 pm
  • Lance Thomas draws interest as free agent
    Free agent Lance Thomas has reportedly been contacted by the Hawks, Nets, Timberwolves and Thunder.

    Advice: The Knicks are interested in retaining Thomas, but they might not be able to afford him with the probable arrival of Joakim Noah and an emphasis on finding a starting-caliber shooting guard. With multiple teams already vying for his services, Thomas is sure to benefit from this summer's huge salary-cap spike. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Lakers, Mozgov agree on 4-year, $65M deal
    The Lakers and Timofey Mozgov have agreed to 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 Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Lance Thomas getting interest from NO & BK
    The Nets and Pelicans are interested in free agent Lance Thomas, according to Shams Charania on The Vertical Free Agent Show.

    Advice: He's likely a backup plan for both teams with Kent Bazemore is likely to rich for both of these teams while Allen Crabbe is likely headed back to the Blazers. Thomas would have better fantasy value on the Nets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Report: Nets to meet w/ FA Brandon Jennings
    Free agent PG Brandon Jennings will reportedly work out for the Nets on Friday, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

    Advice: The New York Post reported on Thursday that Brooklyn has "legitimate interest" in Jennings, so this doesn't come out of the blue. Jennings is only 26 years old, but he's coming off a lousy season during which he averaged just 6.9 points on 36.8 percent shooting, 2.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.2 turnovers in 48 games with the Pistons and Magic. The Nets have a clear need for a starting-caliber point guard, however, so a contract with Brooklyn would be ideal for his fantasy outlook. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 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 Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Report: WAS nearing max deal w/ Bradley Beal
    The Wizards and free agent Bradley Beal are reportedly "nearing" agreement on a five-year, $128 million maximum contract.

    Advice: Washington has long been expected to offer Beal a max deal, despite recurring leg injuries that forced him to miss 27 games last season. By quickly reaching an agreement but officially signing Beal late in free agency, they can also proceed with roughly $30 million in cap space to spend elsewhere. All signs point to the Wizards locking up Beal for the long-haul. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 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 Yesterday, 9:10 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 Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • Wizards to try to get Beal done tonight
    The Wizards "will try and hammer out framework of new deal" for Bradley Beal early Friday morning, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

    Advice: The Wizards are not going to be able to get Kevin Durant, so they're going to lock up Beal for a five-year, $133 million deal. Talent isn't the question for the 23-year-old Beal, but his oft-injured fibula has been a major concern. The Wizards might want to dial down his minutes to the low 20s. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 pm
  • Nets have interest in Brandon Jennings
    The Nets have "legitimate interest" in unrestricted free agent Brandon Jennings, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with Jarrett Jack being waived today. Jennings did not look good coming off his Achilles tear, averaging 6.9 points, 2.0 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.2 turnovers and 1.1 treys on a woeful 36.8 percent from the field in 48 games last season. He'll likely be a backup plan after the decent options at point guard come off the board. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:17 pm
  • Report: ORL interested in UFA Eric Gordon
    The Magic have reportedly expressed interest in signing unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon.

    Advice: The Knicks, Rockets and Grizzlies will also be in the mix to land the oft-injured guard, but the Pelicans have said they won't make a strong push to re-sign him. The talent is there, but Gordon just can't ever seem to stay healthy. He'll be a risky guy to spend a draft pick on next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:30 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 Yesterday, 2:44 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 12:56 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:49 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 Yesterday, 7:21 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 Yesterday, 6:55 am
  • Report: Knicks interested in Eric Gordon
    The Knicks are reportedly interested in free agent Eric Gordon.

    Advice: The Knicks have a big need for a shooting guard and the injury-prone Gordon played AAU with Derrick Rose, so this potential signing could make a lot of sense. While Gordon is a risky draft day selection, he did averaged 15.2 points, 2.7 assists, 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 2.5 three-pointers last season and could be a late-round steal if he ends up signing with the Knicks and staying healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:37 am
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bulls view E'Twaun Moore as priority in FA
    The Bulls view re-signing E'Twaun Moore as a priority in free agency.

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

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

    Advice: Beal announced it in a statement on his Twitter account: "I could not be more grateful for the invitation to represent my country, as it is the ultimate honor, however it is with deep regret that I have declined the opportunity to participate with Team USA this summer in Rio. I have made the decision to dedicate this summer to getting in the best physical shape of my life and feel it is imperative that I stay true to my plan so I can be at my very best supporting my coaches and teammates for the upcoming season." This is good news for the Wizards due to how Beal has so many injuries to his leg. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:22 pm
  • Lance Thomas drawing interest as free agent
    The Thunder, Nets and Mavericks reportedly have interest in free agent Lance Thomas.

    Advice: The Knicks hope to re-sign Thomas, who spent the 2015-16 season backing up Carmelo Anthony, but they'll have plenty of competition. The New York Post suggested that Thomas could earn around $4.5 million annually with the salary cap increasing, but he'll need an ideal landing spot to emerge with fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:31 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
  • 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
  • Chandler Parsons will decline player option
    Chandler Parsons will decline his player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: He would've made $16 million next season if he opted in, but his decision will make him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Despite coming off knee surgery, Parsons is still going to get a ton of interest due to the rising salary cap and the Mavs will have to give him a significant raise in order to keep him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:31 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
  • Bulls hoping to re-sign E'Twaun Moore
    The Bulls are hoping to re-sign E'Twaun Moore this offseason.

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