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  • Report: Lakers pursuing Timofey Mozgov
    The Lakers are making a serious run at free agent center Timofey Mozgov according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Rotoworld.com 33 minutes ago
  • Mavs to meet with Hassan Whiteside on Friday
    The Mavericks are expected to meet with Hassan Whiteside soon after the start of free agency at 12:01 am on Friday.

    Advice: Dallas has missed out on plenty of high-profile free agents over the years, but they'll be very aggressive in pursuit of Whiteside and are reportedly the early "favorites" to sign him. The Mavs aren't expected to chase free agent Chase Budinger, giving them plenty of financial flexibility, and a max-money offer from Dallas could sway Whiteside into a quick decision. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com 34 minutes ago
  • Shams: Kent Bazemore meeting with Rockets
    Unrestricted free agent Kent Bazemore planned to hold off meetings until July 5, but is meeting with the Rockets, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.

    Advice: James Harden is attending the meeting with Bazemore. The Rockets could have some money to spend with Dwight Howard not coming back, but adding a wing isn't the highest priority. Although, coach Mike D'Antoni's system would be great for Bazemore. He is likely going to get a salary in the teens per year. Rotoworld.com 35 minutes ago
  • 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 37 minutes ago
  • ESPN: DeRozan & TOR expected to meet at 12:01
    Unrestricted free agent DeMar DeRozan is expected to meet face-to-face with Raptors officials in Los Angeles shortly after free agency starts at 12:01 EDT.

    Advice: No other teams even have a meeting with DeRozan and the ball is certainly in the Raptors' court. As long as Toronto offers him the max, he'll be re-signing with the only team he's played for since 2009. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:23 pm
  • Wizards setting up to go after Batum?
    The Wizards could "try to make a deal" with unrestricted free agent Nicolas Batum before making Bradley Beal's deal official, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: There has always been some interest from the Wizards now that they're going to have some money left over due to Kevin Durant heading elsewhere. The Wizards do have Otto Porter on the wing and he did show some improvements, but Batum's play-making and defense would be a huge help. A lot of teams will be aggressive on the 27-year-old Frenchman. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:19 pm
  • Woj: Mavs emerging as favorite for Whiteside
    The Mavericks are emerging as a frontrunner for unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: The Heat have lost ground on Whiteside, according to Wojnarowski. The 2016 All-Defensive Second Team big man looks like he'll be commanding a max deal after turning in only around 1.5 seasons of productivity. If the Mavs are willing to max him, it looks like they might have their center this time around. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:41 pm
  • Conley still pondering deal with Rockets?
    Unrestricted free agent Mike Conley is still pondering a meeting with the Rockets, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

    Advice: An earlier ESPN report today said the Rockets wouldn't get a meeting with the clear-cut No. 1 point guard option in free agency. For now, it looks like it's a two-horse race for Conley between the Grizzlies and Mavs. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:34 pm
  • Darrun Hilliard suffers stress fracture
    Darrun Hilliard suffered a stress fracture of his lower back and will not participate in 2016 NBA Orlando Summer League.

    Advice: This is tough news for Hilliard because he would have been a key part of the action in Orlando. He might have had a chance to get some minutes this season with Jodie Meeks being traded to Orlando. He will be evaluated in the coming days and the team will share its prognosis after that. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:02 pm
  • Aldridge: MEM 'very confident' to keep Conley
    The Grizzlies are "very confident" they will retain unrestricted free agent Mike Conley, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

    Advice: This confirms a previous report from Marc Stein of ESPN. The Grizzlies have been very confident the entire time, so this isn't a big surprise. The Mavericks are going to meet with Conley on July 1 and remain Memphis' primary competition. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:52 pm
  • Report: ORL interested in UFA Eric Gordon
    The Magic have reportedly expressed interest in signing unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon.

    Advice: The Knicks, Rockets and Grizzlies will also be in the mix to land the oft-injured guard, but the Pelicans have said they won't make a strong push to re-sign him. The talent is there, but Gordon just can't ever seem to stay healthy. He'll be a risky guy to spend a draft pick on next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:30 pm
  • Vogel outlines how he'll utilize Serge Ibaka
    Frank Vogel outlined how he will utilize Serge Ibaka during Ibaka's introductory press conference, saying he wants him to "grow on the offensive end."

    Advice: "We plan on taking advantage of his 3-point shooting," Vogel said. "But also exploring the rest of his game — in the post, in the dunker’s spot, around the offensive glass, rolls to the basket, running the floor. He was limited in the opportunities that he had with the way Oklahoma City play. We think this is an opportunity for his game to really grow on the offensive end." Ibaka was more of a decoy in OKC, but he'll have the opportunity to resurrect his career in Orlando. Top-20 value is a realistic goal. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:03 pm
  • 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
  • HOU working to get meeting with Ryan Anderson
    The Rockets are reportedly working towards getting a face-to-face meeting with unrestricted free agent Ryan Anderson.

    Advice: Anderson would be an amazing fit in Mike D'Antoni's system, so the Rockets may be one of the more realistic teams to nab the stretch-four during free agency. The Jazz, Nets, Lakers, Wizards, Grizzlies and Kings are also said to be in pursuit of Anderson, but Houston and Brooklyn would make for the best fit in terms of fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:09 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: Knicks interested in Eric Gordon
    The Knicks are reportedly interested in free agent Eric Gordon.

    Advice: The Knicks have a big need for a shooting guard and the injury-prone Gordon played AAU with Derrick Rose, so this potential signing could make a lot of sense. While Gordon is a risky draft day selection, he did averaged 15.2 points, 2.7 assists, 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 2.5 three-pointers last season and could be a late-round steal if he ends up signing with the Knicks and staying healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:37 am
  • Jazz reportedly interested in Ryan Anderson
    The Utah Jazz are reportedly interested in Ryan Anderson.

    Advice: The Jazz have also been rumored to be interested in Luol Deng and Solomon Hill, but the Jazz plan to be aggressive in pursuing Anderson as well. We'll keep an eye on the unrestricted free agent as July 1 approaches, but Anderson would likely come off the bench for the Jazz so signing in Utah wouldn't necessarily be the best thing for his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:20 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: 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 Yesterday, 10:49 am
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • UFA Ryan Anderson has no shortage of suitors
    The Lakers, Rockets, Wizards, Grizzlies and Kings are all reportedly in the running to sign Ryan Anderson as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: The Rockets aggressively pursued Anderson at the trade deadline this past season, and the fantasy prospects of Anderson playing in Mike D'Antoni's system is quite alluring. Anderson also had the Wizards on his wish list of preferred teams to go to at the deadline, so the interest there is mutual. Anderson is reportedly looking to join a playoff contender, so if the Lakers or Kings truly want him, they'll likely have to overpay. For what it's worth, Anderson was born and raised in Sacramento. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:29 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
  • 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
  • Wizards also in on Ryan Anderson
    The Wizards have interest in signing Ryan Anderson.

    Advice: It's a really nice fit with the Wizards dying for a power forward. Plus, John Wall (knee) is at his best when he's kicking out for 3-pointers. Anderson made 36.6 percent from deep last year and ranked second among Western Conference power forwards in total 3-pointers made (Mirza Teletovic). Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:42 pm
  • Kings targeting Ryan Anderson?
    The Kings are targeting unrestricted free agent Ryan Anderson.

    Advice: He's from the area and the Kings will need some threes. They have invested their last two draft picks on bigs and their multiple-year free agent signing last year was a big in Kosta Koufos. However, their offense is going to need some spacing. Anderson would be their top 3-point shooter next year and would be a mid-round target. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:07 pm
  • Report: Lakers could meet with DeMar DeRozan
    The Lakers could get a free agent meeting with DeMar DeRozan, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: Although it was reported that DeRozan is focused on working out a new deal in Toronto and was not seeking meetings with other teams, Amick writes that the Lakers remain lurking in the background. Other teams known to have interest in DeRozan include the Clippers, Warriors, Heat, Knicks and Magic. To be clear, Amick makes it obvious that the Raptors should be considered in a class alone as the frontrunners for DeRozan's services. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:45 am
  • Reports: Issues existed between OKC, Ibaka
    According to multiple reports, issues existed between the Thunder and Serge Ibaka.

    Advice: This followup shouldn't be considered shocking given Ibaka's agent, Andy Miller, went on the record to say that OKC promised a "larger role" for his client without ever delivering. Ken Berger of CBS Sports echoed Chris Mannix of The Vertical in reporting Ibaka had grown unhappy with his role on the Thunder, while ESPN's Royce Young wrote that Ibaka was never very close with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, citing that the two superstars "were often frustrated with Ibaka's mental mistakes." Now in Orlando, Ibaka will have a chance to reinvent himself as a player under Frank Vogel. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:16 am
  • Report: Pelicans not likely to keep Anderson
    The Pelicans are not expected to make a "strong push" to re-sign Ryan Anderson, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

    Advice: This is hardly a surprise, and it seems like both sides have been bracing for this outcome since long before the season officially ended. Ryno is looking for a big payday in free agency, and it's overwhelmingly likely to come from someone other than New Orleans. Depending on how it all shakes out, Anthony Davis could be spending a lot more time at the four than the five in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:18 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DeRozan not planning to meet with other teams
    DeMar DeRozan does not plan to schedule meetings with other teams at the start of free agency, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN.com.

    Advice: He is going to focus on agreeing to terms with the Raptors. DeRozan has said his mindset has always been Toronto for basically the entire season, including after he was knocked out of the postseason. The Raptors can offer DeRozan a five-year, $153 million deal. General manager Masai Ujiri said his No. 1 goal is to bring the 2015-16 All-Star back, so the Raptors are heavy favorites. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:52 pm
  • Ibaka's agent says larger role coming
    Serge Ibaka's agent, Andy Miller, said there was an expectation of a "larger role" for his client with the Thunder.

    Advice: Back in March, Ibaka did mention his play on defense wasn't rewarded on the offensive end. Ibaka's usage rate has dropped in each of the last two seasons while he turned in career-low total rebounding and block percentages. Moving to Orlando, he should have much more opportunity now that two of the league's most used players, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, are not with him. After a really down 2015-16 season, Ibaka could be back to his top-20 status in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:32 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Serge Ibaka will not play for Spain
    Serge Ibaka will not play for Spain at the Olympics this summer.

    Advice: Ibaka is entering a contract year, so he likely doesn't want to take any unnecessary risks. Luckily for Spain, Pau Gasol confirmed that he will play this summer, while we can expect to see Nikola Mirotic take on a larger role in Ibaka's absence. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:39 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Friday, 6:42 am
  • 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 Thursday, 5:49 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: 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 Thursday, 12:28 pm
  • Report: DeMar DeRozan will play for Team USA
    DeMar DeRozan has committed to playing for Team USA.

    Advice: Paul George, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Kyle Lowry, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and DeAndre Jordan will join DeRozan in Rio, so the US squad will obviously be favored to take home the gold. Kyrie Irving is still undecided as to whether or not he will participate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:34 am
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