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  • Lakers keep Jordan Clarkson on 4-year deal
    Jordan Clarkson has reached an agreement on a four-year, $50 million deal to stay with the Lakers.

    Advice: The Gilbert Arenas rule meant Clarkson could have maxed out at $61 million on four years, so this is a fine deal for the Lakers. Clarkson will resume his role with minutes in the low 30s in what should be a faster, more-productive Lakers offense. Coach Luke Walton could maximize Clarkson, so he's on the radar as a mid-round pick in his age-24 season. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:58 am
  • Magic agree to deal with D.J. Augustin
    D.J. Augustin has reached an agreement on a deal with the Magic.

    Advice: The Magic get their backup point guard early. Augustin is actually a really nice complement to Elfrid Payton, making 40.5 percent from beyond the arc last season. The Magic could also use him in two-guard lineups. Augustin is still just 28 years old and should be looking at minutes close to 20. He's only an option in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:53 am
  • Pistons agree to 3-year deal with Ish Smith
    The Pistons have agreed to a three-year deal with Ish Smith.

    Advice: This comes out of nowhere and the Pistons have their backup point guard. Smith ran Philadelphia's offense with 32.4 minutes per game, averaging 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 treys. He'll have to work on his range for coach Stan Van Gundy and he won't have anywhere close to as much fantasy value in Detroit. Additionally, Philadelphia really needs a point guard now. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:34 am
  • SAC, ATL, DAL & MIL reach out to Dellavedova
    The Kings, Hawks, Mavericks and Bucks have all reached out to the camp of restricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova.

    Advice: The Cavs are likely going to retain Dellavedova, but they might have a hard time bringing him back if any of those teams offer a huge deal. Dellavedova will head into his age-26 season, so this contract will be at his prime. That said, his ceiling is likely as a career backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:29 pm
  • Report: Pelicans, Nets, Hornets eye Tyler Joh
    Free agent Tyler Johnson has reportedly drawn interest from the Pelicans, Bulls, Nets and Hornets.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday that Johnson could command $10 million annually with the salary cap spiking. That high price-tag is supported by the fact that multiple teams have registered interest within an hour of the start of free agency, but no matter where Johnson lands it's hard to envision him as a reliable 12-team fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Report: Nets to meet w/ FA Brandon Jennings
    Free agent PG Brandon Jennings will reportedly work out for the Nets on Friday, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

    Advice: The New York Post reported on Thursday that Brooklyn has "legitimate interest" in Jennings, so this doesn't come out of the blue. Jennings is only 26 years old, but he's coming off a lousy season during which he averaged just 6.9 points on 36.8 percent shooting, 2.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.2 turnovers in 48 games with the Pistons and Magic. The Nets have a clear need for a starting-caliber point guard, however, so a contract with Brooklyn would be ideal for his fantasy outlook. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Report: Nets making a push for Allen Crabbe
    The Nets are "making a push" for restricted free agent Allen Crabbe, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

    Advice: The Blazers are almost certainly going to match, assuming they don't land a big-name free agent. Crabbe is widely viewed as an underrated wing for his defense and improved shooting. Plus, his ball-handling improved dating back to 2015 Summer League. He played 31.0 minutes per game in the Warriors postseason series and grew throughout the year, too. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Austin Rivers to meet with LAC, NYK, POR
    Austin Rivers met with the Clippers on Thursday and is also planning to meet with the Knicks and Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: Rivers would be looking at a backup role on each one of these teams, but he will get a nice raise after a strong finish to the 2015-16 season. Rivers averaged 8.9 points, 1.9 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.9 3-pointers, shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Amick: Rajon Rondo's deal might take time
    It could "take some time to play out" to see where unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo lands, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: Once unrestricted free agent Mike Conley comes off the board, the point guard crop falls off a cliff. Teams will likely be looking at wings instead of paying up for Jeremy Lin or Rajon Rondo. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:34 pm
  • Shane Larkin won't exercise option
    Shane Larkin will not exercise his player option and will be an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: The Nets might actually start Isaiah Whitehead at point guard, assuming they don't sign a veteran. As for Larkin, he had a terrible season despite getting some added opportunity, averaging just 9.5 points, 3.4 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.5 treys in his 17 starts. He'll likely get a backup role somewhere else. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:34 pm
  • The 76ers are undecided on Marshall
    The 76ers are undecided on Kendall Marshall's contract for next season.

    Advice: His contract for 2016-17 is not guaranteed until mid-summer. With the 76ers looking to make a splash in free agency, Marshall's contract could be coming off the books. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:26 pm
  • Nets have interest in Brandon Jennings
    The Nets have "legitimate interest" in unrestricted free agent Brandon Jennings, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with Jarrett Jack being waived today. Jennings did not look good coming off his Achilles tear, averaging 6.9 points, 2.0 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.2 turnovers and 1.1 treys on a woeful 36.8 percent from the field in 48 games last season. He'll likely be a backup plan after the decent options at point guard come off the board. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:17 pm
  • ESPN: 76ers discussing Jordan Clarkson
    The 76ers have discussed pursuing restricted free agent Jordan Clarkson, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

    Advice: The 76ers aren't tanking anymore and will have some money to spend. The Lakers are almost certainly going to match most offers, especially now that they have Kobe Bryant's contract off the books. Clarkson shot a respectable 34.7 percent from deep last season and became a little better off the ball. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:11 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 Yesterday, 2:18 pm
  • Cavs make Dellavedova a restricted free agent
    The Cavs have officially extended a qualifying contract offer to Matthew Dellavedova, making him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: The Cavs should have limited—at best—interest in bringing Delly back, and it seems likely that another team could value his services more than Cleveland does. He shouldn't be on the fantasy radar regardless of where he lands. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:26 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 12:20 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 11:30 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 Yesterday, 10:29 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 7:21 am
  • Report: Austin Rivers looking for a pay raise
    Austin Rivers is reportedly hoping to command an annual salary of $8 million as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: Rivers is going to really benefit from the salary cap increase, and he already has meetings lined up with the Clippers and several other teams, according to sources of Brad Turner. Rivers is a capable backup, but he's a non-factor in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:49 am
  • Dellavedova will suit up for Team Australia
    Matthew Dellavedova will compete for Team Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: "I'm 100 percent committed to Rio," Dellavedova said. Dellavedova is going to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and he's reportedly received interest from the Pistons and Bucks. He won't be a fantasy factor regardless of where he winds up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:52 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 Wednesday, 6:21 am
  • Report: PHI, BKN, SAC interested in Crabbe
    The 76ers, Nets and Kings will all reportedly go after Allen Crabbe during free agency.

    Advice: Crabbe is going to be a restricted free agent this offseason, so Portland will be able to match any offer he signs, and Crabbe has let it be known that his preference would be to remain with the Trail Blazers. That being said, the 76ers, Nets or Kings could try and steal him away with a big time offer, so it'll be interesting to see how this all plays out. From a fantasy perspective, the 76ers would likely give Crabbe the most opportunity to produce. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:07 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Report: DET, MIL interested in Dellavedova
    The Pistons and Bucks are reportedly interested in unrestricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova.

    Advice: Brian Windhorst of ESPN is reporting that both the Pistons and Bucks sent scouts to the Cavs playoff games, and he believes that those scouts were analyzing Dellavedova's game. Both the Bucks and the Pistons could use a reliable backup point guard, and Windhorst is reporting that they are prepared to offer Dellavedova something in the $10 million range as an unrestricted free agent. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out, but Delly won't be a fantasy option on either club. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:06 am
  • 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
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