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  • 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Duncan, Coach Pop to pitch Durant
    The Spurs are planning to have coach Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan board a plane to pitch Kevin Durant to join the Spurs in July.

    Advice: For the meetings with the Spurs and Warriors, Durant is expected to have his agent and family with him. Durant and Kawhi Leonard would make for quite the interesting pair, and perhaps the transformation of Kawhi is a great selling point. Of course, the Spurs have been a staple in the NBA playoffs for two decades. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson to pitch KD?
    The Warriors are planning to have Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson board a plane in a effort to pitch Kevin Durant, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: According to Stein's report, the Warriors "increasingly believe" they can persuade KD based on how the Warriors fell short in the NBA Finals. If the can bring on Durant, that would mean Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli would be gone while they might have to unload Andrew Bogut or Andre Iguodala. Giddy up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:53 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 Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • Darrell Arthur opts out of contract
    Darrell Arthur will not pick up his player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: He would've made $2.9 million next season, but he'll hit the open market. Arthur actually turned in a solid season with 70 games played and a career-high 21.7 minutes per game. Coach Mike Malone trusted Arthur quite a bit, but the Nuggets have more depth coming their way. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:29 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 Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • Derrick Rose says he's close to MVP form
    Derrick Rose said he feels like he's close to his MVP form.

    Advice: The 2011 MVP did admit saying this isn't going to do anything. He added he is hopeful to play the rest of his career with the Knicks. Rose said he wanted to thank the Bulls for trading him and that it hurt a lot for him to miss the post season. He did text Carmelo Anthony and added he's excited to play with Kristaps Porzingis. For fantasy, he's really going to have to improve after being one of the worst starting point guards in the NBA last year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:35 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 Yesterday, 1:24 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 12:22 pm
  • Jodie Meeks still on the block
    The Pistons will continue to shop Jodie Meeks.

    Advice: This is fairly obvious. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has really panned out for the Pistons and gets serious minutes. Meeks' contract expires after the 2016-17 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:17 am
  • Warriors linked with Nicolas Batum
    If the Warriors can't sign Kevin Durant, they are expected to look at Nicolas Batum in free agency.

    Advice: Things aren't looking good for Harrison Barnes' future in Golden State. The Thunder are likely still the favorites to re-sign Durant, while Batum is likely going to receive several max offers and Charlotte will do everything in their power to keep him. For what it's worth, Evan Turner's name has also popped up, but he would be a questionable fit in Golden State since he's not much of a shooter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:40 am
  • 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 Yesterday, 10:31 am
  • Report: Bulls are interested in Evan Turner
    According to Sporting News, the Bulls are interested in Evan Turner.

    Advice: Turner has previously said that he would like to re-sign with Boston, but he might be a little too expensive for Danny Ainge. We already know that the Knicks are also interested in Turner, but both New York and Chicago would be decent spots for him to have fantasy value. According to Mercury News, the Warriors could also have some interest in Turner. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 am
  • Derrick Rose impresses at workout
    A source not affiliated with Derrick Rose or the Knicks reported that he looked "lean and explosive" at his workouts in Los Angeles.

    Advice: This is nice to hear, but the bigger issue for Rose is whether or not he can stay healthy as he enters a contract year with his new team. Add in the fact that he was one of the most inefficient players in the NBA last season and it's easy to see why he will be more of a late-round flier in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:40 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 Yesterday, 9:08 am
  • Wizards undecided on Drew Gooden
    The Wizards haven't decided if they will keep Drew Gooden.

    Advice: Gooden is on the books for $3.6 million for the 2016-17 season, but the deal isn't guaranteed. If he does remain with the Wizards, he will likely have a very limited role off the bench. Washington has until July 15 to make a decision. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:45 am
  • Wolves offered Rubio and Dunn for Butler
    The Wolves reportedly offered Ricky Rubio and the No. 5 pick (Kris Dunn) for Jimmy Butler on Thursday night.

    Advice: The Bulls are very high on Kris Dunn, but they reportedly wanted Zach LaVine instead of Rubio. It's no secret that the Wolves are at least exploring the idea of trading Rubio, and their decision to take Dunn at No. 5 only increases the chances of a move. Coach Tom Thibodeau said that he can picture Dunn playing alongside Rubio, but the trade rumors aren't going to quiet down anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 am
  • Hassan Whiteside still prefers Heat?
    Hassan Whiteside reportedly would prefer to stay with the Heat if it works out financially.

    Advice: Translation: Whiteside will stay with the Heat if they offer him a max deal. The Mavs have reportedly made Whiteside one of their top free agency targets, while teams such as the Lakers and Blazers have also been linked with the big man. With the salary cap jumping up to $94 million, Whiteside is going to get his max deal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:01 am
  • Willy Hernangomez likely to join Knicks
    Willy Hernangomez's agent Andy Miller is expecting the Knicks to sign his client to a multi-year deal this summer.

    Advice: "Willy's season has ended and we fully intend on pursuing his NBA dream of joining the Knicks," Miller told ESPN. "We intend on pursuing a multi-year deal to give him an opportunity to develop under the Knicks' tutelage." The Knicks traded Robin Lopez to the Bulls, so Hernangomez could see minutes at center right away if he signs with the Knicks this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:52 am
  • Kidd wants Carter-Williams to improve
    Bucks coach Jason Kidd said that he wants to see some defensive improvement from Michael Carter-Williams this summer.

    Advice: "Defense is where we hang our hat and it starts with Michael," Kidd said. The good news for MCW is that the Bucks didn't add a point guard in the draft, and while it's possible that he could still start next season, his value will take a hit with Giannis Antetokounmpo expected to run the offense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:27 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 Yesterday, 6:42 am
  • D.J. Stephens to join MEM for Summer League
    Free agent forward D.J. Stephens is expected to join the Grizzlies' Summer League team.

    Advice: Stephens, who played four years for Memphis in college, spent the 2015-16 season in the D-League where he averaged 8.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocks in limited playing time. He's a longshot to earn a guaranteed deal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:47 pm
  • Aaron Harrison headed to Summer League
    Aaron Harrison is headed to Summer League.

    Advice: If the Hornets don't bring back Jeremy Lin and miss on free agents, Harrison could be playing for a chance to get in the rotation. It does seem unlikely, though. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:45 pm
  • Kaminsky may not play much in Summer League
    Frank Kaminsky will be on the Summer League roster, but is not expected to play in many games.

    Advice: The Hornets didn't really add any depth at power forward in the draft, so Kaminsky's minutes are safe. He looked good in Summer League last year, so he doesn't really have much to prove. He's not a great fantasy target. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:42 pm
  • Nets not sure on Jarrett Jack
    The Nets are unsure if they will pick up Jarrett Jack's (knee) team option.

    Advice: The Nets have until June 30 to make the call. If they don't pick it up, they would only owe Jack his $500K guarantee. He could also be an interesting trade chip. The Nets picked up Isaiah Whitehead, so he would have a huge opportunity in front of him sans Jack. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:40 pm
  • DEN SG spot still belongs to Gary Harris
    General manager Tim Connelly said the starting shooting guard job still belongs to Gary Harris.

    Advice: As it should. Harris was one of the best young perimeter defenders and is one of just seven NBA players under the age of 22 with at least 30 minutes per game last season. Plus, he was very efficient with a 57 true shooting percentage. He's still a pretty good bet to put up minutes in the low 30s even with Jamal Murray as a potential scoring stud. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:31 pm
  • Forman: Bulls were not shopping Jimmy Butler
    Bulls GM Gar Forman said the Bulls were not shopping Jimmy Butler on draft night.

    Advice: "We like Jimmy Butler. We didn't shop Jimmy Butler," Forman said. While Chicago may not have been making the calls, the front office was certainly taking them and there will be some damage control to be done with their franchise star as a result of his name being bandied about on draft night. It sounds like the Timberwolves had the most traction on any potential Butler deal, but at the end of the day the Bulls decided there simply wasn't a good enough offer on the table to move into a full rebuild. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:30 pm
  • Dunn to play next to Rubio
    Coach Tom Thibodeau said he expects Kris Dunn to play next to Ricky Rubio.

    Advice: Thibs loves to play his guys big minutes, so he might go with an air-tight guard rotation. There are some rumors of Rubio headed out of town, so that will be something to watch. Thibodeau traditionally likes attacking guards, but maybe Rubio's defense can win him over. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:14 pm
  • Update: Jimmy Butler likely to stay w/ Bulls
    Jimmy Butler is now expected to remain in Chicago, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

    Advice: The Bulls talked to both the Celtics and Wolves about a deal involving No. 5 pick Kris Dunn, and reportedly came closer to an agreement with Boston, but ultimately they opted to stand pat. Chicago still needs a starting-caliber PG to replace Derrick Rose, so it's safe to assume they'll continue to surface in trade talks during the offseason. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:45 pm
  • 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
  • Wolves, Bulls have rising optimism about deal
    There is reportedly "rising optimism" that the Wolves and Bulls can work out a trade sending Jimmy Butler to Minnesota in exchange for a package including No. 5 pick Kris Dunn.

    Advice: A false report suggested that he had been traded but that isn't the case, and the two sides continue to discuss a potential deal. Tom Thibodeau is eager to reunite with Butler, and the Bulls covet Dunn, but for now it's still in the exploration phase. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:49 pm
  • Wolves still trying to trade for Jimmy Butler
    The Timberwolves are reportedly still trying to trade for Jimmy Butler with a package centered around No. 5 pick Kris Dunn.

    Advice: The Bulls tried hard to trade up in the draft to acquire Dunn, but it's unclear if they'd be willing to deal Butler to the Wolves and coach Tom Thibodeau. Minnesota has plenty of young talent to include with Dunn, however, so anything is possible. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:19 pm
  • Woj: Timberwolves shopping Ricky Rubio around
    According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Timberwolves are shopping Ricky Rubio.

    Advice: This really comes as no surprise since Rubio doesn't fit what Tom Thibodeau wants to do. With the Wolves selecting Kris Dunn at No. 5 overall in Thursday's draft, Rubio's time in Minnesota is likely coming to a close sooner rather than later. His fantasy value would be dependent upon where he'd land, but Rubio's game is the same regardless of his destination. If he remains in Minnesota, it's unclear how playing time will shake out with Dunn and Zach LaVine in the mix. And then there's that Andrew Wiggins fella, as well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:34 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
  • Report: BOS talks to Bulls, 76ers about No. 3
    The Celtics and Bulls are still discussing a trade involving Jimmy Butler, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: Boston has a warchest of draft picks, including the No. 3 pick, and they've also been linked to ongoing discussions with the 76ers, and both teams reportedly covet Providence PG Kris Dunn. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:30 pm
  • Jackson: Knicks could keep Rose long-term
    Phil Jackson said the Knicks could potentially look to keep Derrick Rose beyond the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Jackson referenced the situation as not something that was going to be addressed in depth today, and obviously New York will proceed with caution given Rose's history of injury issues. While the point guard has plenty of incentive to play well while remaining healthy in a contract year, the 66 games Rose played in during the 2015-16 campaign were his most since 2010-11. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:26 pm
  • Hernangomez coming to the NBA?
    Willy Hernangomez plans to join the Knicks on a multi-year contract this summer.

    Advice: The Knicks are going to be all in for a center in the free agent market, but Hernangomez could find himself getting minutes. In Spain, he averaged 6.1 points and 3.4 rebounds on 65 percent from the field. If the Knicks swing and miss in free agency, he might be someone to watch. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:31 pm
  • Report: Mavs will go after Whiteside, Conley
    The Mavs have reportedly made Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley their top two free agency targets.

    Advice: The Mavs expect to be granted a meeting with Whiteside during the early hours of free agency, and while Whiteside's preference would be to remain with Miami, other teams around the league will be able to offer him significantly more money (assuming Chris Bosh doesn't retire). Whiteside should be able to rack up first-round value regardless of his jersey. A Conley signing in Dallas would queue the end of Deron Williams' tenure with the Mavs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:06 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: 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
  • 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
  • Jimmy Butler accepts invite to Team USA
    Jimmy Butler has accepted an invitation to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics with Team USA

    Advice: Butler has been subject of recent trade rumors, but it looks like he can focus on the Olympics as a trade doesn't seem likely. Assuming he isn't moved before the 2016 NBA Draft on Thursday, the 26-year-old will move forward as the Bulls centerpiece and will enter 2016-17 fantasy drafts with a first-round value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:29 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
  • Myers: Steph Curry (knee) won't need surgery
    Warriors GM Bob Myers confirmed that Stephen Curry (knee) will not require offseason surgery.

    Advice: Curry was also dealing with ankle and elbow injuries in the Finals, but none of his ailments seem to have long-term implications. The reigning MVP has decided to skip the Olympics to rest and he should be fully healthy entering training camp, which is great news for fantasy owners who land the No. 1 pick in their drafts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:34 pm
  • 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
  • Knicks trade R Lopez, others for Derrick Rose
    The Bulls are sending Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick to the Knicks for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon.

    Advice: Wow. The Bulls will be set for rebuilding mode and Rose gets a fresh start. He was one of the worst high-volume players in the NBA last year. Rose was relatively healthy last year, playing in 66 games and not missing more than three consecutive games. He likely won't have the ball in his hands as much with Carmelo Anthony around, so Rose likely won't be a big factor on the stat sheet. He's only a late-round flier in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:17 pm
  • 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: Bulls uninterested in dealing Butler
    The Bulls are reportedly uninterested in dealing Jimmy Butler to the Celtics in exchange for the No. 3 overall pick.

    Advice: The Celtics have had their eyes on Jimmy Buckets for some time now, and while the Bulls will entertain offers, it doesn't sound like they've heard anything that will make them pull the trigger on a deal. The Timberwolves have also been trying to persuade the Bulls to part ways with their franchise cornerstone, but with how Tom Thibodeau's tenure ended in Chicago, it would be surprising to see him and Gar Forman have a constructive conversation. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:39 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
  • 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
  • Stephen Curry not planning on surgery
    Stephen Curry said he's not planning on having any offseason surgeries.

    Advice: The MVP dealt with a lot of bumps and bruises this season, including injuries to his shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. Curry has played in at least 78 games in each of his last four seasons, but he missed six games during the playoffs and wasn't 100 percent for most of their run. He will be coming off the board at No. 1 next year in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:09 pm
  • 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 Monday, 10:55 am
  • Stephen Curry reflects on 2015-16 season
    Stephen Curry said that it hurts to lose the Finals after a historic 73-win regular season.

    Advice: "Did something no team's done before. Fell short in the last game of the season. It hurts," Curry said. "It wasn't easy what we accomplished, and it's not an easy pill to swallow what we didn't accomplish. So you've got to take the good with the bad, understand that we hopefully will have many more opportunities to fight for championships and be on this stage because it is what it's all about." Curry's performance in the playoffs didn't compare to his incredible regular season, but his health could've been a factor. He should be the No. 1 pick in fantasy drafts next season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:48 am
  • Steph Curry's season ends w/ 6-of-19 shooting
    Stephen Curry struggled during Sunday's season-ending Game 7 defeat, scoring 17 points on 6-of-19 shooting with five rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Curry said prior to the game, "I need to take it up another notch for Game 7, that's what the greats do." He wound up 4-of-14 from downtown, missing many shots he usually makes, while committing four costly turnovers in an absolute classic of a game. The reigning fantasy and real-world MVP didn't win the Larry O'Brien trophy tonight, but he's still the default No. 1 pick for fantasy owners next year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:21 pm
  • Cho hopes to re-sign Batum quickly
    Hornets GM Rich Cho wants to meet with Nicolas Batum right when free agency begins.

    Advice: "We hope to meet with him as soon as free agency starts," Cho said. "Our goal is to get something done with him." Cho has previously said that re-signing Batum is the team's top priority, but it will likely take a max offer to get a deal done due to the rising salary cap. Free agency begins on July 1. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:37 am
  • Report: Knicks discussing Derrick Rose trade
    The Knicks have had internal discussions recently about trading for Derrick Rose, according to ESPN NY's Ian Begley.

    Advice: The Knicks are looking to get an athletic point guard for coach Jeff Hornacek. There's a chance the Bulls go into a rebuild mode and could trade Rose away, especially if they deal Jimmy Butler. The Knicks don't have much to work with trade chips, so it might have to be a three-way deal. To be clear, nothing is imminent. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:44 pm
  • Stephen Curry won't be suspended for Game 7
    Stephen Curry will not be suspended for Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

    Advice: Curry inadvertently threw his mouthpiece at a fan in frustration after fouling out of Game 6, but a suspension would've been a major surprise. Curry will be fined $25,000 by the NBA and coach Steve Kerr will also have to pay $25,000 for criticizing the officials after the game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:18 am
  • Stephen Curry fouls out in loss, scores 30
    Stephen Curry fouled out in 35 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday, scoring 30 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's the first time he's fouled out since 2013. Curry was very aggressive with reaching all game and it came back to bite him. He also inadvertently threw his mouthpiece at a fan and was ejected for it, but did apologize to the fan. Curry will need to be on it for Game 7 in Oakland on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:52 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 Thursday, 3:09 pm
  • Tim Duncan decision due by June 29
    Tim Duncan has until June 29 to decide on whether he'll pick up his player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: With the June 29 deadline to pick up his $6.4 million player option, we should know soon whether or not Duncan will retire or return for one more season. While anything in possible, the 40-year-old looked like a shell of himself in the 2015-16 postseason and it wouldn't be a surprise if that was the end of Duncan's illustrious career. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:48 am
  • Steph Curry wants Warriors to limit mistakes
    Stephen Curry wants the Warriors to limit their mistakes in Game 6 on Thursday.

    Advice: Curry said he wasn't worried about missed shots from Game 5, but wants the team to cut down on their mistakes and turnovers. "The stuff that kind of bothered me the most is on the offensive end there were certain possessions where we had the right reads and right looks, but passes got deflected because they were a little lazy or we didn’t have a crispness to what we were doing," Curry said. "That was a situation where you felt like you had missed opportunities." Team mistakes aside, Curry has struggled a bit in this series and will need to show his MVP form to help the Warriors close the series on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 am
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