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  • Report: Heat expected to make Johnson an RFA
    The Heat are expected to extend a qualifying contract offer to Tyler Johnson, a move that will make him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: Johnson previously said that he expects to return "barring something crazy," and we don't anticipate that happening given Johnson spent most of this year rehabbing from shoulder surgery and other teams will be limited in what they can offer the young guard. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:35 am
  • Nets work out guard Quinn Cook
    Quinn Cook attended the Nets' recent mini-camp.

    Advice: After getting cut from the Cavaliers in October, Cook emerged as one of the best prospects in the D-League where he was named the Rookie of the Year. He averaged 19.6 points, 5.4 assists and 3.9 rebounds for the Canton Charge, shooting 47 percent from the field. The Nets' biggest needs are at point guard next season, so don't be surprised if the 24-year-old PG gets an invite to play for them at summer league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:34 am
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  • ESPN: Dejean-Jones called for girlfriend
    Bryce Dejean-Jones was calling for his girlfriend when an apartment owner shot him through a bedroom door, according to a report obtained by ESPN.

    Advice: According to the report: "The owner picked [up] a firearm to defender his/herself and fired through the bedroom door killing Bryce. An autopsy is currently underway. It will take a couple weeks for toxicology to return, but it is unknown at this time if a substance played a part in the incident." Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:03 pm
  • Report: Dejean-Jones entered wrong apartment
    Bryce Dejean-Jones allegedly was attempting to break into the apartment of "an estranged acquaintance" and "inadvertently broke into the wrong apartment" before he was shot, according to a statement from a Dallas apartment manager.

    Advice: The details are still coming in on this tragic story. Dejean-Jones was shot in his abdomen and died at a hospital. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:17 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones shot after breaking in
    According to the Dallas police, Bryce Dejean-Jones was killed early Saturday after he "kicked open the front door" to an apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him.

    Advice: According to this report: "The commotion startled the man sleeping inside, who police say grabbed his handgun and 'called out' but got no answer. Police say Dejean-Jones then kicked the door to the bedroom — and the man fired. Dejean-Jones ran out of the apartment and 'collapsed in the breezeway,' police say. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died." Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:31 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones dies at age 23
    Bryce Dejean-Jones has died.

    Advice: He suffered a gun shot wound to his abdomen late Friday and bled to death. Dejean-Jones was 23 and got his big break into the league last year as one of the most exciting esoteric players in the league. Our thoughts are with his family. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:11 pm
  • Dennis Schroder wants to be a better finisher
    Dennis Schroder said that he wants to come back stronger next season, and he'll be spending time this offseason working to become a better finisher at the rim.

    Advice: "I'll try to be stronger next year and dunk some more balls," Schroder said. "I've got to be better finishing at the rim." Schroder also confirmed that he will be playing for the German National Team again this offseason, as he tries to help the team qualify for the European Championship. Schroder's fantasy value next year will hinder on what happens with Jeff Teague, but if Teague ends up getting traded, Schroder would make for an intriguing late-round gamble in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:50 am
  • Dante Exum to be cleared for contact Thursday
    Dante Exum (knee) has been cleared for contact on Thursday.

    Advice: This is a big step for Exum, who tore his ACL back in August. Exum was growing as a defender during his rookie season and even showed some offensive improvement in Summer League. He's probably not going to play for Australia in the Olympics, but it's possible. He'll have more value in reality than in fantasy next year. Rotoworld.com May 23, 9:35 pm
  • Casey praises Joseph's strong Game 3 showing
    Dwane Casey praised Cory Joseph's strong showing in Toronto's Game 3 win on Saturday.

    Advice: "He did a much better job tonight of controlling the game," Casey said. "Running the offense, keeping things under control, not letting the defense speed him up." The head coach then added that "Cory did a good job of handling their defensive pressure,"switching and making sure he had the right person involved in the pick-and-roll." Joseph is an important part of Toronto's formula for success, so he'll need to play well again in Monday's Game 4 for the Raptors to be firing on all cylinders. Rotoworld.com May 23, 6:17 am
  • Tyler Johnson wants to get his body right
    Tyler Johnson said that he wants to focus on getting his body right this summer.

    Advice: "The next aim is to get my body right, to be able to sustain a whole 82-game season and then the playoffs," Johnson said. "I thought I that I was making a lot of great strides at the beginning of the season and I'm going to continue to improve on, obviously, those things as far as ballhandling, finishing at the basket. I think that my biggest strides are going to be mentally and getting my body right." Johnson won't need any offseason procedures on his shoulder, but he will have to be mindful of it during activities such as weight training. The restricted free agent will likely be back with the Heat next season as one of their backup combo guards. Rotoworld.com May 22, 7:28 am
  • Knicks reporter believes Grant could 'thrive'
    Knicks reporter Ian Begley believes that Jerian Grant could thrive under coach Jeff Hornacek next season.

    Advice: Hornacek will likely be able to tweak the triangle offense, meaning the Knicks could utilize the pick and roll a lot more which is what Grant excelled at during his college days. The Knicks will certainly be in the market for some backcourt help this summer, but if they aren't able to land a starting-caliber PG, Grant could be looking at a larger role. He averaged 5.6 points, 2.3 assists, 1.9 boards and 0.7 steals in 16.6 minutes per game in his rookie season. Rotoworld.com May 22, 6:25 am
  • Cory Joseph brings the defense in win
    Cory Joseph was terrific in 31 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was easily his best game of the series and possibly his best game of the postseason. The most important part of his performance tonight was his outstanding defense on Kyrie Irving. The Raptors bench was destroyed in the first two games, so this was a huge boost. Joseph also played a lot of the clutch minutes late, which was a major against the Pacers in the first round. Don't expect him to be this effective in Game 4. Rotoworld.com May 21, 8:30 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova good to go Saturday
    Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) will play against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: He had an ankle tweak in Game 2, but there was never really much concern. With Kyrie Irving set to play minutes in the upper 30s in a non-garbage time game, there won't be much time available for Dellavedova. Of course, this game could get ugly again. Rotoworld.com May 21, 4:44 pm
  • Dellavedova (ankle) questionable for Game 3
    Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) is questionable for Game 3 vs. the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: He is dealing with a left ankle sprain, but he's going to test it out at the morning shootaround before making a decision. If Delly plays it safe and sits out on Saturday, Mo Williams will likely take over the backup PG duties. Rotoworld.com May 21, 7:43 am
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