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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 31 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: 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
  • Report: Batum will meet with Hornets and Mavs
    Nicolas Batum will reportedly have a face-to-face meeting with the Hornets and Mavericks in Dallas once free agency begins.

    Advice: Batum will also do a phone interview with the Knicks, Wizards and Lakers, but those teams seem like a long shot to land Batum's services. The Hornets have said that they will do everything in their power to retain the eighth-year swingman, and given that they can offer him the most money, the odds are currently in Charlotte's favor. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:54 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
  • Brooklyn officially waives Jarrett Jack
    The Nets have officially waived Jarrett Jack.

    Advice: It was the expected move for Brooklyn after they couldn't get anything for Jack on the trade market, and it'll be interesting to see if any teams claim him off the waiver wire. The most likely outcome will be Jack clearing waivers and then being free to sign with a team of his choosing. With Jack no longer on the roster, Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead will get all the run they can handle, and both those guys are on the radar as potential late-round targets on draft day. Yogi Ferrell's odds of making the regular season roster have also improved significantly. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:08 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
  • Brooklyn expected to waive Jarrett Jack?
    The Nets are reportedly expected to waive Jarrett Jack.

    Advice: The Nets are going through a full rebuild, and after drafting two guards it doesn't make much sense to have Jack on the roster competing for minutes. Jack is coming off a torn right ACL and meniscus, but he should still command a fair amount of interest around the league once the big names come off the board. If Jack does indeed hit the waiver wire, both Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead will see a nice boost in value. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:27 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nicolas Batum expected to meet with Mavs
    Nicolas Batum is expected to meet with the Dallas Mavericks.

    Advice: Batum has been thought to be headed back to Charlotte, but it looks like he'll do his due diligence as he hits unrestricted free agency on July 1. The Mavs have been linked to quite a few players thus far, so it would surprise if they don't make a splash with Batum or another big-name free agent. Batum put up mid-round fantasy numbers last season and could see a minor boost to those numbers in Dallas. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:56 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
  • Kent Bazemore could push out FA meetings
    Marc Stein of ESPN reports that Kent Bazemore may not meet with teams until after July 4.

    Advice: This is interesting news seeing as free agency begins on July 1 and teams will want to lock in players so they can move onto other free agents, but Bazemore will have plenty of suitors and shouldn't miss out on any money if he takes this approach. The Nets, Grizzlies, Bucks, Knicks, and others are expected to pursue Bazemore, so it's likely we'll see him with an increased fantasy value on a new team next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:38 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
  • 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
  • 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: Kent Bazemore chased by MIL, MEM, BKN
    The Bucks, Grizzlies and Nets are all expected to pursue Kent Bazemore in free agency, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

    Advice: The Knicks have also been mentioned as potential suitors, and it's easy to grasp why Bazemore is a hot commodity. He's a versatile defender who shot 35.7 percent from deep last season, while improving to 81.5 percent at the FT line, and he's missed just 14 games in the past two seasons. With the salary cap spiking to approximately $94 million this summer, Bazemore could receive some eye-popping contract offers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Report: Knicks will go after Kent Bazemore
    The Knicks will reportedly pursue unrestricted free agent Kent Bazemore.

    Advice: Bazemore's preference would be to re-sign with the Hawks, but he's not ruling out the Knicks because he could fill a need for them at the wing. Bazemore reportedly won't set up any meetings until he hears what the Hawks are offering, but if he doesn't like Atlanta's initial offer, he'll give teams like the Knicks and Pelicans an opportunity to make their pitch. Bazemore is reportedly seeking an annual salary in the range of $16 million. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 am
  • Report: Batum, Horford, Anderson on WAS radar
    Nicolas Batum, Al Horford and Ryan Anderson will reportedly be some of Washington's top free agency targets.

    Advice: If Batum winds up in Washington, he would essentially destroy the fantasy value of Otto Porter, and Kelly Oubre would really struggle to get into the rotation. The interest in Anderson is reportedly mutual, although there haven't been any reports of Horford seeking a partnership with the Washington franchise. With Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat locked up long-term, it would be strange to see Horford sign with the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:15 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: Nets are shopping Jarrett Jack
    The Nets are reportedly shopping Jarrett Jack.

    Advice: The Nets have until June 30 to decide if they will pick up Jack's team option for the 2016-17 season, but Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that they will waive him if they're unable to find a trade partner. Jack is 32 years old and played really well last season, but he's a bit of a gamble since he's coming off a torn right ACL and meniscus. That being said, he is reportedly on pace to be ready for training camp and should generate interest around the league if he's waived. If Jack leaves Brooklyn, Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead could see a lot of action in their rookie seasons. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:41 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kent Bazemore would like to re-sign with ATL
    Kent Bazemore said that he would love to stay in Atlanta.

    Advice: "I am a free agent again this summer and would love to stay in Atlanta," Bazemore said. "The one thing I have learned throughout this journey is how important balance is. The game takes up a huge amount of your time, and those moments you step away from it, you want to be happy. I have grown so much in Atlanta, not only as a player but as a person, too." The Hawks drafted two small forwards on Thursday, but general manager Wes Wilcox made it clear that re-signing Bazemore is still a top priority for the franchise. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:50 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 Friday, 10:40 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
  • Hawks will still make Bazemore a priority
    Even though the Hawks drafted two small forwards, they will still make re-signing Kent Bazemore a priority in free agency.

    Advice: "I will say Kent Bazemore is absolutely a Hawks priority," general manager Wes Wilcox said after the draft. "We love Kent. He is a huge part of what we do. I don’t think there should be any confusion as to how important Kent is to us." The Hawks drafted two small forwards in the first round in Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry, but Wilcox said that he simply took the best player available with each pick. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:13 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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