Yahoo Sports Fantasy Basketball

in partnership with NBA.com

Yahoo Public 167 (ID# 167)
  • Bradley Beal will not play in Olympics
    Bradley Beal will not participate for Team USA this summer.

    Advice: Beal announced it in a statement on his Twitter account: "I could not be more grateful for the invitation to represent my country, as it is the ultimate honor, however it is with deep regret that I have declined the opportunity to participate with Team USA this summer in Rio. I have made the decision to dedicate this summer to getting in the best physical shape of my life and feel it is imperative that I stay true to my plan so I can be at my very best supporting my coaches and teammates for the upcoming season." This is good news for the Wizards due to how Beal has so many injuries to his leg. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:22 pm
  • Jodie Meeks still on the block
    The Pistons will continue to shop Jodie Meeks.

    Advice: This is fairly obvious. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has really panned out for the Pistons and gets serious minutes. Meeks' contract expires after the 2016-17 season. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:17 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • DEN SG spot still belongs to Gary Harris
    General manager Tim Connelly said the starting shooting guard job still belongs to Gary Harris.

    Advice: As it should. Harris was one of the best young perimeter defenders and is one of just seven NBA players under the age of 22 with at least 30 minutes per game last season. Plus, he was very efficient with a 57 true shooting percentage. He's still a pretty good bet to put up minutes in the low 30s even with Jamal Murray as a potential scoring stud. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Forman: Bulls were not shopping Jimmy Butler
    Bulls GM Gar Forman said the Bulls were not shopping Jimmy Butler on draft night.

    Advice: "We like Jimmy Butler. We didn't shop Jimmy Butler," Forman said. While Chicago may not have been making the calls, the front office was certainly taking them and there will be some damage control to be done with their franchise star as a result of his name being bandied about on draft night. It sounds like the Timberwolves had the most traction on any potential Butler deal, but at the end of the day the Bulls decided there simply wasn't a good enough offer on the table to move into a full rebuild. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Lance Thomas drawing interest as free agent
    The Thunder, Nets and Mavericks reportedly have interest in free agent Lance Thomas.

    Advice: The Knicks hope to re-sign Thomas, who spent the 2015-16 season backing up Carmelo Anthony, but they'll have plenty of competition. The New York Post suggested that Thomas could earn around $4.5 million annually with the salary cap increasing, but he'll need an ideal landing spot to emerge with fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:31 pm
  • Update: Jimmy Butler likely to stay w/ Bulls
    Jimmy Butler is now expected to remain in Chicago, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

    Advice: The Bulls talked to both the Celtics and Wolves about a deal involving No. 5 pick Kris Dunn, and reportedly came closer to an agreement with Boston, but ultimately they opted to stand pat. Chicago still needs a starting-caliber PG to replace Derrick Rose, so it's safe to assume they'll continue to surface in trade talks during the offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:45 pm
  • Victor Oladipo traded to OKC Thunder
    Victor Oladipo was traded to the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: Wow. The Thunder got themselves a terrific shooting guard with play-making ability. If the team does keep Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Oladipo is going to have a tough time matching his statistical output from last year. He will get big minutes on his new team and would be a mid-round target in standard leagues. This opens up minutes for Mario Hezonja and makes Dion Waiters expendable, as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:53 pm
  • Wolves, Bulls have rising optimism about deal
    There is reportedly "rising optimism" that the Wolves and Bulls can work out a trade sending Jimmy Butler to Minnesota in exchange for a package including No. 5 pick Kris Dunn.

    Advice: A false report suggested that he had been traded but that isn't the case, and the two sides continue to discuss a potential deal. Tom Thibodeau is eager to reunite with Butler, and the Bulls covet Dunn, but for now it's still in the exploration phase. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:49 pm
  • Wolves still trying to trade for Jimmy Butler
    The Timberwolves are reportedly still trying to trade for Jimmy Butler with a package centered around No. 5 pick Kris Dunn.

    Advice: The Bulls tried hard to trade up in the draft to acquire Dunn, but it's unclear if they'd be willing to deal Butler to the Wolves and coach Tom Thibodeau. Minnesota has plenty of young talent to include with Dunn, however, so anything is possible. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:19 pm
  • Avery Bradley mentioned in Jimmy Butler talks
    Avery Bradley has been mentioned in one trade scenario involving Jimmy Butler and the Bulls.

    Advice: Jae Crowder has also been mentioned and talks continue to heat up as Boston's pick is just minutes away. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:43 pm
  • Report: BOS talks to Bulls, 76ers about No. 3
    The Celtics and Bulls are still discussing a trade involving Jimmy Butler, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: Boston has a warchest of draft picks, including the No. 3 pick, and they've also been linked to ongoing discussions with the 76ers, and both teams reportedly covet Providence PG Kris Dunn. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:30 pm
  • Kings trade Marco Belinelli to CHA for No. 22
    The Kings are trading Marco Belinelli to Charlotte for the No. 22 pick in the 2016 draft.

    Advice: Belinelli took a public swipe at the Kings in May, saying that he wants to win now, and "to make that happen, something has to happen." It's a fine haul for the Kings, who open up more minutes for Ben McLemore and Seth Curry, while acquiring a valuable pick, but Charlotte's reasoning isn't as clear. Belinelli is owed a guaranteed $12.9 million over the next two seasons and could claim a significant role in Charlotte's backcourt, but he's a very dubious fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:52 pm
  • Jerian Grant to play in Summer League
    Jerian Grant will play in Summer League for the Bulls next month.

    Advice: He wasn't very good at Summer League last year and struggled in his rookie season. Grant has the inside track to be the team's starting point guard and he should have a ton of responsibility in Vegas. He'll really need to show some improvement to warrant anything more than a late-round pick in standard drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:45 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 Yesterday, 3:23 pm
  • James Harden hasn't talked to Dwight Howard
    James Harden said that he hasn't spoken with Dwight Howard regarding Howard's decision to opt out of his contract and test free agency.

    Advice: "He's his own man, he knows what's best for his career," Harden said Thursday. "I haven't really talked to him, he'll make whatever is the best decision [for him]." Harden also went on to say that he will recruit Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent, so it doesn't sound like he has much interest in continuing his partnership with D-12. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:30 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 Yesterday, 2:22 pm
  • Gordon Hayward will not play for Team USA
    Gordon Hayward has decided to not participate in the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: Hayward was given an invite, but ultimately he decided to opt out for "family reasons." Hayward has a baby on the way, and concerns over the Zika virus likely played a role in his decision. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:45 pm
  • Klay Thompson says he'll play for Team USA
    Klay Thompson will play for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: Team USA is still awaiting word from Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, but James is said to be leaning towards sitting 2016 out. Thompson is coming off a career-year in which he produced averages of 22.1 points, 2.1 assists and 3.5 triples over 80 games, and it's a bit surprising to see him commit to USA Basketball after a deep and somewhat disappointing postseason run. Through five years in the league, Thompson has sat out a mere seven games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:58 pm
  • Report: Boston trying to trade for Middleton
    The Celtics are reportedly trying to execute a deal that will net them Khris Middleton.

    Advice: In recent days the Bucks have labeled guys like Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker as "untouchables," but that hasn't stopped Boston from peppering them with offers. The Bucks are trying to move Greg Monroe, and the Celtics would be willing to take him on if Middleton was a part of the package. Boston is reportedly offering the No. 16 and 23 selections in the 2016 draft and another player, although sources of CF Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report that a draft-day trade is "possible, but unlikely." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:08 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 Yesterday, 11:34 am
  • Kawhi Leonard unlikely to play in Olympics
    Kawhi Leonard is not expected to play in the Summer Olympics, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

    Advice: Team USA will have to turn elsewhere without the Defensive Player of the Year on their roster, but it's unlikely Spurs fans are upset about this news. Leonard will now be able to focus on the 2016-17 season and will head into the fall as a first-round pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:58 am
  • James Harden ready to be more of a playmaker
    James Harden said he's spoken to Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni about being more of a playmaker.

    Advice: That sentence is music to fantasy owners ears after Harden averaged 29.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.7 steals, and 2.9 three-pointers in 2015-16 and should thrive in D'Antoni's fast-paced offense. Harden added that he is going to try to recruit Kevin Durant to Houston, but he'll remain a top fantasy option in 2016-17 regardless of his success in that pursuit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:57 am
  • Rockets shopping Ariza, Beverley, McDaniels
    The Rockets are gauging trade interest on Trevor Ariza, Patrick Beverley, and K.J. McDaniels, according to Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated.

    Advice: The Rockets will likely play a big part of the NBA Draft trade landscape and it looks like they'll try to involve Ariza, Beverley, and/or McDaniels in potential deals. While Ariza delivered top-40 value in nine-category fantasy leagues, his value could take a hit if his role is diminished on a new team. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 am
  • Jimmy Butler accepts invite to Team USA
    Jimmy Butler has accepted an invitation to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics with Team USA

    Advice: Butler has been subject of recent trade rumors, but it looks like he can focus on the Olympics as a trade doesn't seem likely. Assuming he isn't moved before the 2016 NBA Draft on Thursday, the 26-year-old will move forward as the Bulls centerpiece and will enter 2016-17 fantasy drafts with a first-round value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:29 am
  • Report: Suns open to moving Brandon Knight
    The Phoenix Suns are open to moving either Brandon Knight or Eric Bledsoe, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: The emergence of Devin Booker will make for a crowded Suns backcourt, so it makes a lot of sense for Phoenix to explore a trade for Knight or Bledsoe. A trade of either veteran would give a fantasy value boost both Booker and the one of the two guards who isn't traded, but we may not see a deal come to fruition until closer to the draft (if at all). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:23 am
  • Suns reportedly rebuffed for Gordon Hayward
    The Jazz declined an offer from the Suns for Gordon Hayward, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: Hayward has appeared in trade rumors leading up to Thursday's draft and the latest has the Jazz declining an offer of Eric Bledsoe and one of the Suns lottery picks for the swingman. The 26-year-old's 2015-15 averages of 19.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.8 treys only returned fantasy owners top-60 value, but he should be able to break into the top-50 if he's traded to a team that plays at a faster pace. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 am
  • Paul George will play in Summer Olympics
    Paul George has accepted an invitation to play with Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

    Advice: George suffered a gruesome broken leg the last time he played for Team USA and is hoping to use these Olympics as closure from that injury. The 26-year-old had a fantastic 2015-16 season after sitting out most of 2014-15 and should be an early-round fantasy consideration in 2016-17 after averaging a career-high 23.1 points to go along with 7.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.9 steals, and 2.6 treys last season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:13 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
  • Jerian Grant traded to Bulls in 5-player deal
    Jerian Grant has been traded to the Bulls as part of Wednesday's five-player deal with the Knicks.

    Advice: Grant's fantasy value hinges upon what the Bulls' backcourt looks like on opening night -- as of now he faces competition from Spencer Dinwiddie and Jose Calderon. Grant averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.7 steals in just 16.6 minutes per game as a rookie, but he'll need to improve his 39.4 percent shooting to emerge as a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:25 pm
  • Report: Bulls uninterested in dealing Butler
    The Bulls are reportedly uninterested in dealing Jimmy Butler to the Celtics in exchange for the No. 3 overall pick.

    Advice: The Celtics have had their eyes on Jimmy Buckets for some time now, and while the Bulls will entertain offers, it doesn't sound like they've heard anything that will make them pull the trigger on a deal. The Timberwolves have also been trying to persuade the Bulls to part ways with their franchise cornerstone, but with how Tom Thibodeau's tenure ended in Chicago, it would be surprising to see him and Gar Forman have a constructive conversation. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:39 am
  • Report: Utah not shopping Gordon Hayward
    The Jazz are reportedly telling inquiring teams that Gordon Hayward is not available.

    Advice: The Celtics and Suns have reportedly been offering packages involving their stock pile of draft picks for Hayward, but it doesn't sound like the Jazz are at all interested in moving him. Hayward's value took a minor hit this past season, as he fell to a top-60 value evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues behind averages of 19.7 points, 5.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.8 triples and 2.5 turnovers per game. Hayward likely won't have the ball in his hands as often next season with Dante Exum (knee) healthy, so it'll be tough for him to offer much more than mid-round value. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:20 am
  • Klay Thompson still undecided on Olympics
    Klay Thompson is going to take some time before he decides if he'll play in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

    Advice: While a few stars have decided not to play for Team USA in Brazil, Thompson said he wants to take a week or so before he makes his decision. Olympics aside, Thompson is coming off a 2015-16 season during which he set career-highs in points, rebounds, and three-pointers and will continue to be a fantasy stud in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:00 am
  • Klay Thompson struggles in season-ending loss
    The Warriors' record-setting season culminated in a disappointing Game 7 loss on Sunday, as Klay Thompson shot just 6-of-17 from the field for 14 points, two boards and two assists.

    Advice: Thompson was quiet all night but the Warriors led at halftime thanks to an early eruption from Draymond Green. Ultimately, however, Golden State couldn't overcome a combined 12-of-36 shooting night from the Splash Brothers, who were harassed on the perimeter by a disciplined Cavs' defense. It's easy to forget that Klay is still 26 years old, and that he'd be the all-time leader in 3-pointers made during a single regular season if it weren't for Steph Curry. If anything, this brutal loss in the Finals should give Thompson and co. more fuel for their 2016-17 campaign. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:59 pm
  • Cho hopes to re-sign Batum quickly
    Hornets GM Rich Cho wants to meet with Nicolas Batum right when free agency begins.

    Advice: "We hope to meet with him as soon as free agency starts," Cho said. "Our goal is to get something done with him." Cho has previously said that re-signing Batum is the team's top priority, but it will likely take a max offer to get a deal done due to the rising salary cap. Free agency begins on July 1. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:37 am
  • Klay Thompson scores scores 25 in loss
    Klay Thompson scored 25 points during a 115-101 loss to the Cavs on Thursday, adding three rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors just were not in a rhythm for most of this game. They only scored 11 points in the first quarter and couldn't stop LeBron James. Game 7 is Sunday night. Get ready. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:04 pm
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.