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  • 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 23 minutes ago
  • 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 10:31 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 Today, 8:45 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 Today, 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 Today, 7:52 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 Today, 6:42 am
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:42 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 Yesterday, 5:49 pm
  • Report: 76ers offer Noel, Covington for No. 3
    The 76ers are reportedly offering Nerlens Noel, Robert Covington and picks Nos. 24 and 26 to the Celtics, in exchange for the No. 3 pick.

    Advice: The Bulls are also pursuing the No. 3 pick and both Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder have been mentioned in those trade discussions. We'll know soon enough whether Boston decides to part with the No. 3 pick. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:33 pm
  • Blake Griffin (quad) now shooting free throws
    Blake Griffin (quad) has begun shooting free throws.

    Advice: Griffin had a bone marrow procedure in April to speed the recovery of his torn quad, but he didn't require surgery. He won't be playing in the Olympics and should have plenty of time to get healthy for training camp. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:10 pm
  • Phil: Kristaps Porzingis to play center role
    Phil Jackson said on Thursday that Kristaps Porzingis "is going to play a center role" for the Knicks next season.

    Advice: Jackson added that Porzingis fits into small-ball lineups and we're likely to see plenty of KP at center with Carmelo Anthony at PF this season. The Knicks still have Kyle O'Quinn under contract as a backup big man, but Jackson also acknowledged his team's thin frontcourt and said New York will pursue another big man this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:20 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 Yesterday, 2:31 pm
  • CSN: Celtics have interest in Greg Monroe
    The Celtics have interest in Greg Monroe, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.

    Advice: Additionally, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic adds the Bucks are "combing for young bigs" to prepare for Monroe's eventual departure. The Celtics have eight picks and a solid backcourt, so adding a big man is a high priority for them. Monroe is not a great fit with the Bucks, so he could be one of the big names changing teams. Coach Brad Stevens would really help the Moose. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:26 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 12:28 pm
  • Andre Drummond will not play for Team USA
    Andre Drummond will not play for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: Drummond had a very limited role with Team USA during the FIBA tournament, so perhaps that factored into his decision to not participate. Drummond will now have the entire offseason to work on his game, and he'll reportedly put on emphasis on improving at the charity stripe. Additionally, Drummond will be a restricted free agent this summer, and all signs point to him signing a max deal with the Pistons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:26 am
  • DeAndre Jordan will join Team USA in Brazil
    DeAndre Jordan has accepted an offer to play with Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics, according to Marc Stein on ESPN.

    Advice: Andre Drummond will reportedly not play with Team USA, according to Stein, and Jordan will reap the benefit of the extra roster spot. Jordan put up big numbers in 2015-16 with averages of 12.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks on 70.7% shooting from the field and will be an extremely valuable fantasy asset for owners who are willing to punt free throws in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:36 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 Yesterday, 8:56 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 Yesterday, 7:35 am
  • Dwight Howard could end up with Knicks
    Dwight Howard is rumored to be interested in signing with the New York Knicks.

    Advice: It's unclear how much interest the Knicks have in Howard as signing him to a big deal would eat up most of their cap space, but they could use his defense after dealing Robin Lopez to the Bulls. Howard should receive plenty of interest as an unrestricted free agent and can still be a valuable fantasy asset for owners willing to put up with his poor free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:17 am
  • Stein: Hawks trying to trade 2 first-rounders
    The Hawks will try to trade their two first-rounders to make re-signing Al Horford easier.

    Advice: Interesting. The Hawks picked up the No. 12 pick in the Jeff Teague deal on Wednesday. The Hawks also traded their No. 19 pick in a basically salary dump, so this isn't a new trick for them. Horford might actually be on board with staying, and the Hawks making a trade on Thursday would be very revealing. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:38 pm
  • Report: HOU wants to retain Dwight Howard?
    The Rockets have reportedly tried to convince Dwight Howard to remain in Houston.

    Advice: GM Daryl Morey spoke with Howard's agent, and Rockets' CEO Tad Brown spoke directly with Howard expressing his support, however, Howard still decided to opt out of his deal. The Rockets value Howard's defense and they're trying to sell him on Mike D'Antoni's offensive scheme, but with how things went with D-12 and D'Antoni in Los Angeles, it would be nothing short of shocking if he decided to remain in Houston. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 am
  • Report: BOS & NO interested in Noel, Okafor
    The Celtics and Pelicans have reportedly reached out to the 76ers regarding the availability of Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor.

    Advice: The 76ers have reportedly been trying to convince the Celtics to part ways with their No. 3 overall selection in exchange for one of the two bigs, but to this point, Boston has resisted those pitches. This is the first we're hearing of the Pelicans having interest in one of the Philly bigs, but it makes sense given that Omer Asik is currently their starting center. With Ben Simmons expected to land in Philly with the No. 1 overall selection, it seems all but certain that either Noel or Okafor will be donning a different jersey next year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:06 am
  • Report: 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: Dwight Howard declines player option
    Dwight Howard has reportedly declined his player option for the 2016-17 season, and he will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

    Advice: The Mike D'Antoni hire essentially queued the end of Howard's tenure with the Rockets, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of deal the big man can earn on the open market. Howard is now 30 years old, and his knees and back have started to become an issue, although with the infusion of money coming into the NBA he should be able to earn something close to the max. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:01 pm
  • 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
  • Report: Bucks are shopping Greg Monroe
    According to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops, the Bucks are aggressively shopping Greg Monroe.

    Advice: Monroe seemed like a poor fit in Milwaukee this season on the defensive end and this isn't the first time that we've heard that the Bucks are trying to trade him. Monroe is under contract with the Bucks through the 2016-17 season and he also has a player option for the 2017-18 season, but it's hard to imagine the Bucks getting a lot in return for the big man. If Monroe is traded, that would bode really well for the outlook of John Henson and it would make Utah center Jakob Poeltl an interesting option with the No. 10 pick in the draft. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:23 am
  • Porzingis to take advantage of mismatches
    Kristaps Porzingis said that he wants to be able to take advantage of mismatches next season.

    Advice: "That’s exactly what I have to be, the kind of player I have to be," Porzingis said. "[If] a big is on me, use my advantage from the outside, face him up. Smaller [defender], that’s one of the things that I’ve really got to work on. When a really small, aggressive guard is on me, [I have to] be able to get that advantage down low." Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek has really big plans for Porzingis and the two are expected to meet when KP6 returns to New York later this month. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:35 am
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