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  • P.J. Tucker's contract becomes guaranteed
    P.J. Tucker's $5.3 million contract became guaranteed on Thursday.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise for one of the Suns' most durable and productive players last year. The Suns now have eight guaranteed contracts and it should be 11 once they sign their three draft picks. Tucker saw 33.6 minutes per game in April for the Suns with the numerous injuries to their perimeter. T.J. Warren (foot) should be a bigger threat for playing time, so Tucker isn't the strongest fantasy target. Rotoworld.com 35 minutes ago
  • Alan Anderson getting interest
    Unrestricted free agent Alan Anderson is receiving interest from the 76ers, Cavs, Lakers and Clippers.

    Advice: He's likely looking at a minimum deal, so his contract won't hurt salary cap numbers. Anderson dealt with a litany of injuries last season, limiting him to just 13 games played with the Wizards. He'll likely just be emergency depth. Rotoworld.com 52 minutes ago
  • Wayne Ellington headed for free agency
    Wayne Ellington has opted out of his contract and he will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: Shane Larkin also opted out of his deal, and the Nets waived Jarrett Jack, so Brooklyn will have more than $50 million in cap space this offseason. The Nets will reportedly go after a number of free agents with that money, and it appears Sean Marks is not interested in going through a lengthy rebuild. As for Ellington, he'll likely be able to sign on with another team, but it's tough to see the sharpshooter landing in a better situation than the one he had with the Nets. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:57 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 has struggled with knee issues for the past two seasons, and required to procedures on his right knee this past year, so it'll be interesting to see if he's able to earn the max-deal that he so desires. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:44 pm
  • Timberwolves waive Greg Smith
    The Timberwolves have waived Greg Smith.

    Advice: Smith was signed to a multi-year contract back in March, but apparently Tom Thibodeau doesn't view him as a worthwhile asset. Smith may be able to latch on with another club, but his fantasy value is non-existent. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:23 pm
  • Report: BKN will get meeting with Rajon Rondo
    The Nets will reportedly get a meeting with unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo.

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

    Advice: It sounds like the Lakers are out of the running, and the Blazers don't seem to have much of a shot either as Whiteside is reportedly focused on Dallas or Miami. The shot blocking dynamo's fantasy value will be safe regardless of where he winds up. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:45 pm
  • Knicks extend qualifying offer to Galloway
    The Knicks officially extended a qualifying contract offer to Langston Galloway, making him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: Phil Jackson previously said that re-signing Galloway was a move that he anticipated, so it would be surprising to see the guard head elsewhere in free agency. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:29 pm
  • Report: Noah 99 percent sure he'll be a Knick
    Joakim Noah is reportedly "99 percent sure" that he'll join the Knicks as an unrestricted free agent.

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

    Advice: "His decision is 90 percent made. It would take an amazing sales pitch to change it," said one of Durant’s longtime friends. It needs to be noted that a friend of Durant isn't exactly the most reliable source, but it would make sense for KD to re-up with OKC on a one-year deal so that both he and Russell Westbrook could hit free agency at the same time. The Warriors seem to be the only realistic alternative for KD, and they have reportedly been telling teams around the league that they are confident he will seriously consider their offer. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:04 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 Today, 12:56 pm
  • Report: NO has strong interest in Evan Turner
    The Pelicans reportedly have "strong interest" in signing unrestricted free agent Evan Turner.

    Advice: Turner will reportedly be pursued by the Bulls, Knicks, Lakers, Celtics and Pelicans this offseason. He should be able to earn meaningful minutes with any of the aforementioned clubs, but the Celtics may present him with the best opportunity to produce as he already has a defined role with head coach Brad Stevens. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:43 pm
  • Report: Rockets confident in Patrick Beverley
    The Rockets are reportedly confident in Patrick Beverley's abilities to run the point in Houston, and they are fine with him as the starting point guard.

    Advice: A report cropped up on draft day that Houston was shopping Beverley in hopes of moving up in the draft, but it's looking like that was more of a rumor than anything else. Beverley is a solid fit next to James Harden, and Houston will reportedly try and bring in a quality reserve this offseason to backup Beverley. Beverley's role as the starting point guard in Houston appears safe for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:31 pm
  • Damian Lillard dealt with severe foot issues
    Damian Lillard said that there were points towards the end of the 2015-16 season in which his foot hurt so bad that he could only play during games.

    Advice: Lillard still managed to suit up for 75 games despite dealing with what sounds like a pretty severe case of plantar fasciitis, and he will take time this offseason to rehab so that he's 100 percent when the 2016-17 season begins. Lillard said that he's been swimming, doing hot yoga and other low-impact workouts to avoid putting too much stress on his heel. The 25-year-old has improved upon his numbers every year in the league, and next season should be no different. He should be off the board by the first-round. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:20 pm
  • Report: Al Horford will meet with Houston
    Al Horford will reportedly meet with the Rockets on Friday.

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

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

    Advice: Dallas will be able to offer Whiteside the most money, but Miami is the team that gave him a shot of making a name for himself in the league. Whiteside has said that he wants to make a decision by July 1, so he may make a verbal commitment by midnight. His fantasy value would be safe with either club. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:50 am
  • LAL give qualifying offer to Marcelo Huertas
    The Lakers have extended a qualifying offer to Marcelo Huertas.

    Advice: The 33 year old played well in his reserve role with the Lakers last season, but he's not a guy that will be a worthwhile asset in most leagues. The Lakers will be able to match any offer he receives on the open market, but it would be surprising to see that number go too far over the veteran's minimum. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:41 am
  • Lakers extend qualifying offer to Tarik Black
    The Lakers have extended a qualifying offer to Tarik Black, making him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: Black isn't going to be a major priority for any clubs, but he could receive some interest once the major players are off the board. He won't be anything more than a backup wherever he winds up, so his fantasy value will be nil in most formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:39 am
  • LAL give qualifying offer to Jordan Clarkson
    The Lakers have extended a qualifying offer to Jordan Clarkson.

    Advice: Clarkson will be a restricted free agent, but it would be absolutely shocking to see him leave Los Angeles. He's stated on multiple occasions that his preference would be to re-sign with the Lakers, and the Lakers will be able to match any offer he receives on the open market. With Kobe Bryant now retired, Clarkson could be in for a career year. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:30 am
  • Isaiah Thomas says Horford series about BOS
    Isaiah Thomas said that he's been texting with Al Horford, and Horford is "very serious" about joining the Celtics as an unrestricted free agent.

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

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

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

    Advice: Parsons will have a fair share of suitors as the Mavericks focus their free agent attention elsewhere. The Grizzlies and Knicks have already been rumored to be interested in Parsons and the Lakers look to be in on the action now as well. We'll keep an eye on reports surrounding the 27-year-old, but he'd be a nice mid-round fantasy option with some upside if he ends up in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:49 am
  • Donatas Motiejunas get qualifying offer
    The Rockets have extended a qualifying offer to Donatas Motiejunas, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice: The move will make a D-Mo a restricted free agent and it would be a surprise to see him and up anywhere besides Houston next season. While Motiejunas can be a valuable bench piece, he doesn't do enough to warrant a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:49 am
  • Joakim Noah to meet with Knicks on Friday
    Joakim Noah is scheduled to meet with the Knicks on Friday afternoon.

    Advice: While the Knicks are believed to be the front-runner to land the unrestricted free agent, Noah will meet with the Knicks in the afternoon rather than on midnight. Noah is widely expected to land a deal worth around $18 million per season and would make for an interesting mid-round fantasy option as the Knicks starting center. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:11 am
  • John Wall looking for Wizards to make splash
    John Wall is looking for the Wizards to make a splash in free agency.

    Advice: After several years of dabbling in the free agent market, Wall wants the Wizards to make a big move in 2016. "To win in this new-era NBA, to try to have good pieces come, you might have to overpay people," Wall said. "Us as a team and the organization’s got to be willing to step up to the plate and get what needs to be done, done." While we'll have to wait and see if Wall's wishes come true, he's ahead of schedule after surgeries on both knees and will continue to be worth an early-round pick on draft day. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:52 am
  • Heat reportedly shopping Josh McRoberts
    The Miami Heat are exploring a trade of Josh McRoberts, according to Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald.

    Advice: The McBob Experiment hasn't gone as well in Miami as it did in Charlotte and Skolnick reports the Heat have been looking to move McRoberts and may need to attach a pick from a third team to facilitate a deal. While McRoberts is still just 29 years old, he won't be much of a 2016-17 fantasy option outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:42 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 Today, 7:21 am
  • Memphis believes they can re-sign Mike Conley
    The Grizzlies believe they can re-sign Mike Conley, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

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

    Advice: While the Mavericks would like to keep Parsons, they are believed to be prioritizing other free agents so this could provide the Grizzlies an opportunity to swoop in and sign Parsons. Parsons is coming off arthroscopic surgery on his knee, but should continue to be a mid-round fantasy option with upside no matter where he signs (as long as he can stay healthy). Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
  • Bismack Biyombo could be NYK backup plan
    The Knicks are reportedly interested in Bismack Biyombo if they are unable to sign Joakim Noah.

    Advice: The Knicks are reportedly the front-runners to land Noah, but Biyombo is thought to be the Knicks Plan B if they are unable to land the former Defensive Player of the year. Biyombo's breakout playoff performance will be tantalizing for fantasy owners, but we'll have to wait and see where he lands before assessing his fantasy value for 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:58 am
  • Report: Kevin Durant will meet with six teams
    Kevin Durant will meet with the Thunder when free agency begins on Thursday, followed by meetings with the Warriors, Clippers, Spurs, Celtics and Heat.

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

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

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

    Advice: Atlanta is the only team that can offer Horford five years, but ESPN's Zach Lowe reports that they're hesitant to give such a long-term, max- or near-max deal to their 30-year-old big man. The Rockets, Magic, Lakers, Wizards, Celtics, Nets and Pistons have all been rumored to have interest in Horford, and Detroit is reportedly "working to schedule a meeting with Horford over the first 48 hours of free agency." After Kevin Durant and LeBron James, Horford is vying with Hassan Whiteside as the most-coveted free agent this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 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 Yesterday, 9:26 am
  • Report: Durant's first meeting will be w/ OKC
    Kevin Durant's first meeting as an unrestricted free agent will be with the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Thursday.

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

    Advice: Additionally, Whiteside said that he's been working on extending his range and that he'd like to be able to hit the 15-footer with more consistency, although he acknowledged that most of his buckets will still be coming from close range. "I still love being a true big man that's in the paint," said Whiteside. "I want to keep shooting over 60 percent. I just really want to work on strengthening my legs, so I can dunk even more." Whiteside may switch teams this summer, but he'll be worth a first-round selection regardless of where he winds up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:40 am
  • Report: Lakers not giving up on Kevin Durant
    The Lakers have not given up in their pursuit of unrestricted free agent Kevin Durant.

    Advice: The Lakers have yet to secure a meeting with Durant, but the Los Angeles franchise is confident they will be able to get a face-to-face sit-down with the former-MVP. The Lakers will have roughly $60 million in cap space, so they will try and convince Durant that they can sign another top-tier free agent to join him in Los Angeles. Still, after whiffing on the big-name free agents for the past three years, it would be surprising to see the Lakers nab Durant. KD reportedly has a meeting set up with the Warriors on Friday afternoon, and they remain one of the most likely clubs to be able to lure him away from OKC. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:07 am
  • Report: BKN front runners to land Rajon Rondo
    The Nets have reportedly emerged as the front runners to land Rajon Rondo during free agency.

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

    Advice: Conley will still receive plenty of interest during free agency, but apparently the Spurs won't be one of those teams. The Mavs, Rockets and Nets will all be making a bid for Conley's services, while the Grizzlies will do everything they can to retain him. Conley will reportedly give Memphis the last word, but he wants to see the team upgrade the roster before committing to a long-term deal with the franchise that brought him into the league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:14 am
  • Report: Kevin Durant will not be coming home
    The Wizards have reportedly moved on from the idea of signing Kevin Durant this offseason.

    Advice: The "coming home" narrative reportedly "doesn't resonate" with Durant, and there will be no meetings between Durant and the Wizards. Durant does have meetings scheduled with the Warriors, Spurs, Thunder, Heat, Clippers and Celtics, with the Heat, Thunder and Warriors believed to be the frontrunners in the KD-sweepstakes. The Hawks and Lakers are also pushing for a meeting with Durant, but neither of those teams are likely to sway the superstar. Wherever Durant does sign, it's believed that he'll sign a two-year deal with an opt out to put pressure on the franchise to continue to perform. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:57 pm
  • Kevin Durant likes trade for Victor Oladipo
    Kevin Durant told reporters that he's a fan of the Thunder's trade for Victor Oladipo.

    Advice: The Thunder pulled a widely-applauded swap of Serge Ibaka for Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and the draft rights to Domantas Sabonis and Durant joined the crowded applauding the move. "It’s a good move," Durant told reporters. "I like Oladipo. He’s a good buddy, a friend of mine, and I’m definitely going to miss playing with Serge." While Durant becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, the Thunder are believed to be the favorite to re-sign him and his approval of their recent trade certainly won't hurt their case. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:58 am
  • Hawks pushing for meeting with Kevin Durant
    The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly pushing hard for a meeting with unrestricted agent Kevin Durant.

    Advice: The Hawks, Lakers, and Knicks are all pushing for a sit down with Durant, but none of the three teams have been able to make it on Durant's short list just yet. Atlanta is hoping the presence of Grant Hill in the team's ownership group will help secure a meeting with the superstar, but the Thunder are still a favorite to re-sign Durant so the Hawks chances at landing KD are looking extremely slim at the moment. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:48 am
  • Al Horford expected to have multiple suitors
    Al Horford is expected to be pursued by the Hawks, Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Celtics, Wizards, Nets, and Pistons as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

    Advice: While the Hawks are hoping to re-sign Horford, they are expected to have plenty of competition for his services as the 30-year-old is one of the better free agents on the market this summer. It will likely take a max offer to land Horford, and he should continue to provide his fantasy owners with early-round value regardless of what uniform he wears next season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:40 am
  • 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
  • Hassan Whiteside would like to stay in Miami
    Hassan Whiteside would like to re-sign with the Heat, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

    Advice: According to Kyler, Whiteside would prefer to stay in Miami, but knows the NBA is a business and will listen to all offers. Whiteside will receive plenty of interest as one of the better unrestricted free agents on the market and should go off the board in the first round of 2016-17 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:28 am
  • KD wants to have fun playing ball
    In an interview with ESPN's Marc Stein, Kevin Durant said the most important part of his choice in free agency is to "have fun playing ball."

    Advice: Everyone is after Durant with teams ready to move players to clear cap space. Durant loves to play with Russell Westbrook, so the Thunder are still the favorites to land him. He is likely to have a decision before July 9, so several teams will be putting other players on the back burner. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:02 pm
  • Report: Bismack Biyombo wants to stay w/ Raps
    Bismack Biyombo wants to re-sign with the Raptors, a source told USA Today's Sam Amick.

    Advice: According to Amick, Biyombo is willing to be patient while Toronto figures things out with DeMar DeRozan, the team's top priority in free agency. However, it's one thing to take that stance now, and it's entirely another when interested clubs are throwing as much as $15-$17M annually in your face. If DeRozan is willing to take a slight discount, it could greatly help in allowing for Biyombo's Toronto return. We'll soon learn how it will all play out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:42 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
  • Whiteside: Free agency is not about loyalty
    Hassan Whiteside said he doesn't believe his impending free agent decision is "about loyalty."

    Advice: "I think it's just about the best situation for myself and that's what I think it is," he said. After stating that he hoped to have his free agent decision in place by July 1, it's looking like we could have our answer on his future sooner rather than later. For what it's worth, Whiteside also acknowledged that Pat Riley and the Heat—who have called Whiteside their No. 1 priority—have already been in contact him about his future. "We had a meeting and we talked and it went good. And we'll see what happens." ESPN previously reported that the Lakers plan to pursue Whiteside aggressively, while the Mavericks and perhaps the Blazers are expected to enter the mix, as well. Whiteside said he's open to different options and would not commit to Miami if all things were equal, and it's further complicated by the fact that the Heat could attempt to sell Whiteside on the future at a perceived discount. As an aside, Whiteside's knee is fine and will not require surgery. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:46 am
  • Report: Noah, Knicks share mutual interest
    The Knicks and Joakim Noah have a mutual interest in one another, sources told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

    Advice: Noah and New York flirting with one another is the worst kept non-secret of the NBA offseason so far, so expect the reports to continue flowing until a resolution comes to light. Per Berman, the Knicks have a "very high interest" in Noah, while Joakim is "eager for at least a sitdown with the Knicks." At this point, it appears Phil Jackson's new-look starting five could very well include Noah as Robin Lopez's replacement. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:27 am
  • Report: Kevin Durant to meet w/ MIA, LAC, BOS
    Kevin Durant has added free agent meetings with the Heat, Clippers and Celtics to his agenda, a source told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

    Advice: The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski previously reported that KD's reps were working to secure meetings with all three aforementioned teams, so this isn't a big surprise. In addition to Miami, Los Angeles and Boston, Durant is already known to be meeting with Golden State, San Antonio and Oklahoma City. Per Broussard, Durant is "considering meeting with the New York Knicks, but has no plans to talk to his hometown Washington Wizards." The Los Angeles Lakers are not expected to receive a meeting with KD, either. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:52 am
  • Rajon Rondo: Kings had too much 'tension'
    Rajon Rondo said the 2015-16 Kings had "too many distractions on and off the court."

    Advice: Talk about stating the obvious, are we right? Rondo didn't stop there, either. "The organization as a whole, I don't think was together completely. I think as a team you have to want the best for the next man beside you, and that wasn't the case with the Sacramento Kings," he said. Specifically of the relationship between DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl, Rondo said that there was "too much tension. I've never witnessed or experienced a thing like that in my 10-year career." Despite all of this, Rondo remains open to re-signing with the Kings in free agency. Reading between the lines, it seems like the interest between the two sides of a reunion is tepid at best. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:47 am
  • Report: Joakim Noah doubtful to stay w/ Bulls
    Joakim Noah isn't interested in re-signing with the Bulls, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Advice: According to the report, Noah has "no trust in the direction of the [Bulls'] front office," and his priorities are being on a winning team, having the opportunity to start and finish games, and finding a franchise that will support his charity work with the Noah's Arc Foundation. The 31-year-old center will have plenty of suitors this summer but fantasy owners should be wary of him following two disappointing, injury-riddled seasons. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:21 pm
  • Jeremy Lin 'open' to a return to the Knicks
    Jeremy Lin said that he's "open" to returning to the Knicks, although he doesn't feel it's very likely that it will happen.

    Advice: "It’s not looking likely, because they just traded for Derrick Rose," Lin said. "But I will say, ever since I left I’ve been open to going back, and I still am. Never say never. That’s the one thing in the NBA. Never say never. So I’ve always been open, but right now, I’m not sure it’s the best timing." Lin will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but the Knicks wouldn't be a great fit, particularly with playing time being one of the more important things for him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:18 pm
  • Whiteside hopes to make a decision by July 1
    Hassan Whiteside said that he hopes that he'll be able to make his free agent decision by July 1.

    Advice: Whiteside is going to receive plenty of max offers as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and some of those max deals will likely come via the Lakers and Mavericks. Miami won't be able to offer him as much money as the aforementioned clubs, and while Whiteside acknowledged that not having a state tax in Miami will factor into his decision, he also understands that he could get traded which makes signing at a discount a risky endeavor. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:11 pm
  • John Wall (knees) says he's ahead of schedule
    John Wall said that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from surgeries to his left and right knee, and he expects to be able to run at full speed by the end of July.

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

    Advice: The Kings may not have a choice with Darren Collison in legal trouble. They didn't add a guard in the first round of the draft and there aren't many good options at point guard in free agency apart from Mike Conley. Marc Stein of ESPN reported that Rondo has interest in re-signing with the Kings or playing for the Brooklyn Nets, so this could turn into a bidding war. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:39 am
  • WAS, BOS and MIA linked to Al Horford
    The Wizards, Celtics and Heat are expected to pursue Al Horford this summer.

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

    Advice: We already know that Derrick Rose is going to recruit him, and New York obviously needs a starting center after trading away Robin Lopez to the Bulls. Noah has also been linked to the Wolves, but the Knicks have plenty of cap space and it sounds like they are going to aggressively pursue him on July 1. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:57 am
  • 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 Sunday, 7:01 am
  • Grizzlies to 'aggressively recruit' Conley
    The Grizzlies are expected to "aggressively recruit" Mike Conley and make him their first priority for free agency, according to general manager Chris Wallace.

    Advice: This is obvious. The good news for Memphis is that the Knicks are out of the running with Derrick Rose heading to NYC. The Grizzlies should get some competition from the Bulls, Spurs and Dallas -- the Mavs have also said Conley is a high priority for them. The Grizzlies have been confident for months, so they're the favorites. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:20 pm
  • ESPN: Lakers to aggressively pursue Whiteside
    The Lakers plan to "aggressively pursue" Hassan Whiteside in free agency, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne.

    Advice: In other words, it sounds like they might offer him a max contract. The Lakers have a gaping hole at center with Julius Randle logging the overwhelming majority of his minutes at power forward, so they will be investing most of their cap space on a center. The Heat have made him their top priority and are likely the frontrunner to have him next year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:22 am
  • Wizards will not offer Noah a max deal
    The Wizards will not offer Joakim Noah a max contract, according to J. Michael of CSN.

    Advice: There was an earlier report today saying the Wizards were considering it, but it didn't make sense given their roster and the market value of Noah. The Wizards will likely look for a cheaper backup behind Marcin Gortat. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:42 pm
  • 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
  • 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 Friday, 10:07 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 Friday, 8:01 am
  • Report: Rondo interested in Kings and Nets
    Rajon Rondo has interest in re-signing with the Kings or playing for the Brooklyn Nets, a source told ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Per Spears, Rondo also had some interest in joining the New York Knicks, but the Derrick Rose acquisition kills that potential suitor. Regardless of where Rondo signs his next contract, he's likely going to have to take another "prove it" kind of deal like the one-year contract he signed prior to the 2015-16 season with Sacramento. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:09 pm
  • Report: DAL not committed to Chandler Parsons
    The Mavs are reportedly willing to take the risk of letting Chandler Parsons sign with another team while they pursue Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside during free agency.

    Advice: If the Mavs are able to land both Conley and Whiteside during free agency, they won't have enough money to realistically re-sign Parsons, and that's apparently a risk they are willing to take. Parsons had a down year this past season as he recovered from modified micro-fracture knee surgery, and was then required to again go under the knife for arthroscopic surgery on the same knee later in the year, but he's still sure to command plenty of interest on the open market. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:45 pm
  • Jackson expects to re-sign Galloway, Thomas
    Phil Jackson said that he anticipates re-signing Langston Galloway and Lance Thomas during free agency.

    Advice: These aren't the kind of players that will command significant interest on the open market, so chances are they will remain in New York. Neither Galloway, nor Thomas will be much of a factor in fantasy hoops next season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:23 pm
  • Report: Rockets shopping Patrick Beverley
    The Rockets are reportedly trying to move into the first round, and they may be willing to move Patrick Beverley to do so.

    Advice: Beverley makes for an excellent backcourt pairing with James Harden, so it'll be interesting to see if this report comes to fruition. He tends to get a lot of open looks playing alongside Harden, so a move away from Houston wouldn't necessarily be a positive for his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:22 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
  • Damian Lillard won't play in Summer Olympics
    Damian Lillard has decided not to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics in order to concentrate on rehabbing his plantar fasciitis injury.

    Advice: Lillard had a spot if he wanted one after most of the top point guards decided not to play for Team USA, but the decision speaks to his desire to start the 2016-17 season fully healthy. The 25-year-old had a fantastic 2015-16 season in averaging 25.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 0.9 steals, and 3.1 three-pointers and will be worth a first-round pick in 2016-17 as he attempts to avenge his All-Star snub. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:12 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • MIA extends qualifying offer to Tyler Johnson
    The Heat have extended a qualifying offer to Tyler Johnson, making him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: Miami will now be able to match any contract that Johnson signs as a free agent, and chances are that he'll be back with the Heat next season. Johnson is coming off an injury riddled campaign in which he only made it through 32 games, so he might want to sign a short term deal with how low his value is right now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:10 pm
  • Rajon Rondo says that he is 'very healthy'
    In an interview with the Boston Globe, Rajon Rondo said that he is "very healthy."

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

    Advice: Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, John Wall (knee surgeries), Chris Paul (hand) and James Harden have all decided not to play, so Lillard should be able to make the team. The decision process is reportedly still "ongoing," but expect to hear an answer by the end of the week. Rotoworld.com Jun 20, 6:58 am
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