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  • Kevin Durant likes trade for Victor Oladipo
    Kevin Durant told reporters that he's a fan of the Thunder's trade for Victor Oladipo.

    Advice: The Thunder pulled a widely-applauded swap of Serge Ibaka for Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and the draft rights to Domantas Sabonis and Durant joined the crowded applauding the move. "It’s a good move," Durant told reporters. "I like Oladipo. He’s a good buddy, a friend of mine, and I’m definitely going to miss playing with Serge." While Durant becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, the Thunder are believed to be the favorite to re-sign him and his approval of their recent trade certainly won't hurt their case. Rotoworld.com 55 minutes ago
  • Cavaliers exercise option on Jordan McRae
    The Cavaliers have exercised their team option on G Jordan McRae.

    Advice: McRae's contract is not fully guaranteed, but he will now be on the books for $874K for the 2016-17 season. The 26-year-old posted a 36-point scoring effort towards the end of 2015-16, but isn't much of a fantasy option buried on Cleveland's bench. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:39 am
  • Hawks pushing for meeting with Kevin Durant
    The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly pushing hard for a meeting with unrestricted agent Kevin Durant.

    Advice: The Hawks, Lakers, and Knicks are all pushing for a sit down with Durant, but none of the three teams have been able to make it on Durant's short list just yet. Atlanta is hoping the presence of Grant Hill in the team's ownership group will help secure a meeting with the superstar, but the Thunder are still a favorite to re-sign Durant so the Hawks chances at landing KD are looking extremely slim at the moment. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:48 am
  • Al Horford expected to have multiple suitors
    Al Horford is expected to be pursued by the Hawks, Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Celtics, Wizards, Nets, and Pistons as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

    Advice: While the Hawks are hoping to re-sign Horford, they are expected to have plenty of competition for his services as the 30-year-old is one of the better free agents on the market this summer. It will likely take a max offer to land Horford, and he should continue to provide his fantasy owners with early-round value regardless of what uniform he wears next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:40 am
  • Richard Jefferson looking at 2-3 more years
    Richard Jefferson has decided that he will play another two or three more seasons, according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical.

    Advice: Jefferson has gone from the cusp of retirement to wanting to play until close to his 40th birthday. The Cavaliers are expected to try to re-sign Jefferson, but he won't provide much fantasy value as a veteran role player for the Cavs. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:32 am
  • Report: Hawks mulling run at Dwight Howard
    The Hawks are considering making a run at free agent Dwight Howard, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: Stein reports the Hawks are also interested in Kevin Durant (who isn't?), but the team has not been granted a sit down with KD so a run at Howard seems much more likely. Howard could serve as a contingent plan for his hometown team if Al Horford bolts in free agency and would continue to provide solid fantasy value for owners who are willing to stomach his abysmal free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:51 am
  • Briante Weber will play in summer league
    Briante Weber will play for the Miami Heat in summer league.

    Advice: Weber signed a three-year deal with the Heat in April and will hope to carve out a role for himself in the team's 2016-17 rotation. While the 23-year-old is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues, he won't be much more than waiver wire fodder in most fantasy leagues next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:46 am
  • No qualifying offer for Andrew Nicholson
    The Magic will not extend a qualifying offer to Andrew Nicholson, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: This doesn't register as a huge shock as the 26-year-old only averaged 14.7 minutes per game over 56 games last year. Nicholson may hook on with another NBA team this summer, but he won't carry any fantasy value into 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:25 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 Today, 8:22 am
  • Report: Manu Ginobili leaning towards return
    Manu Ginobili is leaning towards returning for the 2016-17 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical.

    Advice: Wojnarowski reports there is a strong belief around the league that Ginobili will be back for 2016-17. The report doesn't include where the 39-year-old is leaning towards playing after declining his player option with the Spurs, but it would be a shock to see him sign somewhere besides San Antonio. While he would help provide the Spurs with a veteran bench presence if he returns, Ginobili won't have any fantasy value in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:16 am
  • Pau Gasol will be a priority for the Spurs
    Pau Gasol will reportedly be a free agency priority for the San Antonio Spurs.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski reports Gasol is at the top of the Spurs free agency wish list after he decided not to pick up his player option with the Bulls. While the Spurs will likely have competition for Gasol, they offer the 35-year-old an opportunity to win so it wouldn't be a huge shock to see him sign with San Antonio. We'll keep an eye on Gasol when free agency begins on July 1, but joining the Spurs wouldn't necessarily be a great thing for his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:49 am
  • Cedi Osman planning on NBA for 2017-18
    Cedi Osman is planning to join the Cavaliers for the 2017-18 season.

    Advice: Osman just finished his season in the Turkish BSL league with Anadolu Efes and is still planning on joining the Cavs after the 2016-17 season."I will go to the NBA after next season," Osman told reporters. While Osman has potential, he isn't on the fantasy radar just yet. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:41 am
  • Frank Kaminsky set to undergo minor procedure
    Frank Kaminsky (chest) will undergo a minor procedure to repair a small pocket of air in his chest wall.

    Advice: Kaminsky's recovery time is expected to be six weeks, which means he'll miss playing in Summer League. Frank the Tank averaged 7.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.1 minutes per game during his rookie season, but is morem of a late-round pick in fantasy drafts as he doesn't have a ton of upside. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:35 am
  • Jamal Crawford expected to be in demand
    Jamal Crawford is expected to receive interest from around the league as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: The reigning Sixth Man of the Year is expected to receive interest from the Knicks, Heat, Raptors, Mavericks, Magic, and the Nets in addition to the Clippers, so he'll have no shortage of suitors when he officially becomes a free agent on July 1. The 36-year-old has said he'd like to re-sign with the Clippers so it would be a surprise to see him wearing another uniform next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:25 am
  • Jimmy Butler wants some help in Chicago
    Jimmy Butler thinks the Bulls need to add more players who can help the team.

    Advice: While Butler is now the franchise player in Chicago, he knows he can't do it alone. "I can't do this by myself. I need four other guys out there with me," Butler said. "We need guys coming off the bench to help us win games. All that talk about who's team it is, we need to have a team full of guys who think it's their team and help us win." The Bulls 2016-17 offense will primarily run through Butler and he should have no problem returning first-round value for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:04 am
  • Magic plan to match offers on Evan Fournier
    The Orlando Magic plan to match any offers restricted free agent Evan Fournier receives this summer, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

    Advice: Magic GM Ryan Hennigan has said re-signing Fournier will be one of Orlando's top priorities this summer and the draft night trade of Victor Oladipo spoke volumes to that commitment. Fournier averaged 15.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.0 treys last season and should be able to improve upon his fantasy value in 2016-17 with Oladipo now in Oklahoma City. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:38 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 Today, 6:28 am
  • Wolves decline option on Damjan Rudez
    The Wolves are declining the option on Damjan Rudez.

    Advice: He saw some playing time late in the year thanks to leg injuries to Kevin Garnett and Nemanja Bjelica. Rudez only played in 33 games last season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:40 pm
  • KD wants to have fun playing ball
    In an interview with ESPN's Marc Stein, Kevin Durant said the most important part of his choice in free agency is to "have fun playing ball."

    Advice: Everyone is after Durant with teams ready to move players to clear cap space. Durant loves to play with Russell Westbrook, so the Thunder are still the favorites to land him. He is likely to have a decision before July 9, so several teams will be putting other players on the back burner. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:02 pm
  • Pau Gasol officially opts out, becomes UFA
    Pau Gasol will not pick up his player option and will be an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: The writing has been on the wall for quite some time. Gasol is likely to be targeted by the Knicks, which would be a great landing spot for him. He likely won't be back with the Bulls with the team looking to change its identity. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:13 pm
  • Melo already talking to Durant to come to NY
    Carmelo Anthony is starting his recruitment on Kevin Durant for the Knicks.

    Advice: "We've been together. We've been talking," Anthony said. The Knicks might get a meeting with Durant because he's expected to have his meetings in New York City, but there's almost no chance he joins the Knicks. Enjoy the rumors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:49 am
  • Spencer Dinwiddie to join Chicago's SL team
    Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to play for Chicago's summer league team.

    Advice: Dinwiddie was just acquired by the Bulls not even two weeks ago, so Chicago will want an early look to assess what they have in their newest player. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 am
  • Bulls, Butler now on the same page once again
    Jimmy Butler is "excited" about Chicago's future and recently spent time with head coach Fred Hoiberg in Los Angeles.

    Advice: Hoiberg and Butler have been in "constant communication" since the season ended with Hoiberg stating that Butler is in a "great frame of mind." We still don't buy that Chicago wasn't shopping him on draft night, but it appears both sides are prepared to move forward with one another while harboring no ill will. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 am
  • Report: Pelicans likely to let Perkins walk
    The Pelicans are likely to allow Kendrick Perkins to depart via free agency, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

    Advice: Perkins is an absolute non-factor when it comes to fantasy hoops. Unless, of course, you play in a points league where scowls and technicals are two of the categories. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:22 am
  • Report: Pelicans unlikely to re-sign Cole
    The Pelicans are not expected to re-sign Norris Cole, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

    Advice: Cole only appeared in 45 games during the 2015-16 campaign, and he may be forced to take a short-term "prove it" type of deal from any interested club. Cole is unlikely to be a fantasy option unless he winds up in a paper-thin backcourt with playing time up for grabs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 am
  • Report: Heat exploring their big man options
    According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat are discussing Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard as alternatives to Hassan Whiteside if the big man departs in free agency.

    Advice: There really isn't much to take away from this report until if and/or when Whiteside actually makes a decision. If Miami loses him, they'll go back to the drawing board to determine which—if any—of the aforementioned big men could be the best fit for the new team they're (again) trying to build. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:01 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 Yesterday, 7:46 am
  • Report: Noah, Knicks share mutual interest
    The Knicks and Joakim Noah have a mutual interest in one another, sources told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

    Advice: Noah and New York flirting with one another is the worst kept non-secret of the NBA offseason so far, so expect the reports to continue flowing until a resolution comes to light. Per Berman, the Knicks have a "very high interest" in Noah, while Joakim is "eager for at least a sitdown with the Knicks." At this point, it appears Phil Jackson's new-look starting five could very well include Noah as Robin Lopez's replacement. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:27 am
  • Pressey expected to play w/ DET summer league
    Phil Pressey is expected to play for Detroit's summer league team.

    Advice: Pressey had been playing in the D-League to close out the 2015-16 season, and while his lack of size is always going to be an issue, he'll try to get at least a training camp invite with a strong showing this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:23 am
  • Report: Kevin Durant to meet w/ MIA, LAC, BOS
    Kevin Durant has added free agent meetings with the Heat, Clippers and Celtics to his agenda, a source told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

    Advice: The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski previously reported that KD's reps were working to secure meetings with all three aforementioned teams, so this isn't a big surprise. In addition to Miami, Los Angeles and Boston, Durant is already known to be meeting with Golden State, San Antonio and Oklahoma City. Per Broussard, Durant is "considering meeting with the New York Knicks, but has no plans to talk to his hometown Washington Wizards." The Los Angeles Lakers are not expected to receive a meeting with KD, either. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 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 Yesterday, 6:47 am
  • Team USA roster announced for 2016 Olympics
    The Team USA roster for the 2016 Olympics has been officially unveiled.

    Advice: Joining Kevin Durant will be Jimmy Butler, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry, Harrison Barnes, DeMar DeRozan, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George, Draymond Green and Carmelo Anthony. Despite a handful of notable players passing on the opportunity to represent their country, Team USA's roster remains strong and should be considered a clear favorite this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:28 am
  • Report: Belinelli suffers jaw bone fracture
    Marco Belinelli has suffered a fracture of his jaw bone, according to Sportando.

    Advice: The report also states that Belinelli is expected to join training camp for the national team on Tuesday, so it's unclear how long he may be sidelined. After the Hornets just surprisingly traded the No. 22 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft in exchange for Belinelli's services, Charlotte has to be hopeful this injury doesn't have a long-term impact. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:05 am
  • No meeting set between Kevin Durant & Knicks
    Kevin Durant has not scheduled or agreed to a meeting with the Knicks, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

    Advice: The Knicks are "optimistic" that they'll get a chance to meet with Durant, but so far his only proposed sit-downs are with the Thunder, Warriors, Heat, Clippers, Celtics and Spurs. Whether or not the Knicks ultimately secure a meeting with Durant, they're an extreme long-shot to sign the summer's most coveted free agent. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:51 pm
  • Report: Joakim Noah doubtful to stay w/ Bulls
    Joakim Noah isn't interested in re-signing with the Bulls, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Advice: According to the report, Noah has "no trust in the direction of the [Bulls'] front office," and his priorities are being on a winning team, having the opportunity to start and finish games, and finding a franchise that will support his charity work with the Noah's Arc Foundation. The 31-year-old center will have plenty of suitors this summer but fantasy owners should be wary of him following two disappointing, injury-riddled seasons. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:21 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (eye) requires hospital visit
    Marco Belinelli went to the hospital after being hit in the left eye during an exhibition game for Team Italy on Sunday.

    Advice: Currently there aren't any additional details regarding Belinelli's eye, although a hospital visit indicates that he could be dealing with a significant injury. A worst-case scenario here would likely be an orbital fracture, and while that would likely force Belinelli out of the Olympics, he'd still have plenty of time to recover for the 2016-17 season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:03 pm
  • 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
  • Marco Belinelli (eye) exits exhibition game
    Marco Belinelli was forced to exit Sunday's exhibition game between Team Canada and Team Italy after suffering an apparent left eye injury.

    Advice: Belinelli not returning to the court for an exhibition game doesn't mean much, and there's really no way this injury will impact his status for the 2016-17 season. Belinelli is going to be a backup in Charlotte, so he won't be worth drafting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:00 pm
  • GS & MIA most likely landing spots for KD?
    Golden State and Miami will be the most likely landing spots for Kevin Durant should he choose to leave Oklahoma City as a free agent, according to an agent speaking on the condition of anonymity.

    Advice: "Golden State and Miami become the only real players," the agent said. "It's too hard to justify a move to Los Angeles [Lakers] or New York because they are not close to winning. Houston's out." To be clear, this is just the viewpoint of another agent in the NBA, and this agent does not have any direct knowledge regarding Durant's decision making. That being said, the logic here is sound, as it wouldn't make much sense for KD to opt to go through a rebuild at age-27 having never won a championship. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:00 pm
  • 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
  • WAS, BOS and MIA linked to Al Horford
    The Wizards, Celtics and Heat are expected to pursue Al Horford this summer.

    Advice: In case you missed it, ESPN's Marc Stein reported earlier in the week that the Magic, Lakers and Pistons will also be in the mix to sign Horford. The Hawks have made it clear that their top priority is to re-sign the big man, but with so many teams interested, it will likely take a max offer to keep him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:04 am
  • Kevin Durant to also meet with Knicks?
    The Knicks are expected to get an opportunity to sit down with Kevin Durant.

    Advice: The Lakers and Wizards have reportedly been crossed off Durant's list, but the Knicks' chances of signing him are still slim to none. The Thunder are still said to be the favorites to re-sign him, with the Warriors and Spurs next in line. In addition to those teams, the Clippers, Celtics and Heat are also expected to meet with Durant. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:11 am
  • Report: Joakim Noah is the Knicks' top target
    According to the New York Post, Joakim Noah is the Knicks' top target in free agency.

    Advice: We already know that Derrick Rose is going to recruit him, and New York obviously needs a starting center after trading away Robin Lopez to the Bulls. Noah has also been linked to the Wolves, but the Knicks have plenty of cap space and it sounds like they are going to aggressively pursue him on July 1. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:57 am
  • Knicks could have a shot a Jamal Crawford?
    The Knicks could be a possibility for unrestricted free agent Jamal Crawford.

    Advice: "I'm not talking about any one team but everyone knows how I feel about New York," Crawford said. "I really enjoyed my time there." Crawford spent four seasons with the Knicks and played under four different coaches. Since then, he's flourished as a bench player, winning Sixth Man of the Year three times. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:36 pm
  • Lakers, Wizards not likely to meet with KD
    The Wizards and Lakers are not expected to land a meeting with Kevin Durant, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: Amick adds the Lakers "have a way of at least getting a meeting" based on their past, but it's not looking good. Both the Lakers and Wizards have spent some time hoping they would be able to land the former MVP, but at least now they can focus on other players and possibly make some signings while KD is making up his mind. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:31 pm
  • 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
  • Pau Gasol will play for Spain, Ibaka will not
    Pau Gasol announced that he will play for Spain in the Olympics this summer, but Serge Ibaka said that he will not participate.

    Advice: Gasol was considering skipping the Olympics due to concerns over the Zika virus, so this is great news for Spain. "My commitment to the national team is greater than my fears over what might happen," Gasol said in an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca. "My feelings of passion and responsibility toward my national team, my sport and my teammates are huge." This will be Gasol's fourth time competing in the Olympics, and Spain is expected to announce their final roster on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:46 am
  • Hornacek wants Anthony to get out and run
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he's talked to Carmelo Anthony about "running the court a little bit more" next season to get opportunities in transition.

    Advice: The new Knicks coach said that he's seen instances where Anthony "would've gotten a 3-point shot off but [he was] so far back in the trail position that [he wasn't] ready when the kick-out came," Hornacek said. "He knows that if he can get the ball up the court a little bit quicker, we can push the ball up to him, attack a little bit quicker." Hornacek also wants Anthony to strengthen his legs this offseason to improve his durability, and that should also prepare his body for the faster pace that the Knicks are expected to play at. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:28 am
  • Woj: BOS, LAC & MIA could get KD meetings
    Kevin Durant’s representatives "are working to solidify invitations" with the Celtics, Warriors, Clippers, Heat, Spurs and Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: According to the report, the meetings are expected to take place in New York, but teams are still awaiting on the specific location. Wojnarowski adds the Thunder are still the frontrunners for a one-plus-one-year deal to allow Durant to hit free agency for the big salary cap rise in 2017. Wojnarowski also said the Warriors "have Durant's attention." Lastly, the report adds Durant is expected to take a tour to the Far East on July 9 and should have a decision before then. OK, everybody got that? Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:24 pm
  • Wizards will not offer Noah a max deal
    The Wizards will not offer Joakim Noah a max contract, according to J. Michael of CSN.

    Advice: There was an earlier report today saying the Wizards were considering it, but it didn't make sense given their roster and the market value of Noah. The Wizards will likely look for a cheaper backup behind Marcin Gortat. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:42 pm
  • Derrick Rose wants to play with Joakim Noah
    Derrick Rose said he wants to play with Joakim Noah.

    Advice: "I want him," Rose said. "He knows that. I think his family knows that. I think everyone knows that." This isn't exactly a secret and the Knicks may have been after Noah even before the Rose deal. Plus, losing Robin Lopez makes getting a center a top priority for them. There is a report of the Wizards in on Noah, but they don't need him nearly as much as the Knicks do. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:24 pm
  • Warriors eyeing Noah and Horford?
    According to Mercury News, the Warriors will look at Al Horford and Joakim Noah in free agency.

    Advice: Noah will be the cheaper option, but both players would give the Warriors an upgrade at center. The report also adds that Hassan Whiteside could even be an option. The Warriors are obviously going to make Kevin Durant their No. 1 priority, and they will likely have to move on from Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli to have a shot at any of these big names. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 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
  • Kaminsky may not play much in Summer League
    Frank Kaminsky will be on the Summer League roster, but is not expected to play in many games.

    Advice: The Hornets didn't really add any depth at power forward in the draft, so Kaminsky's minutes are safe. He looked good in Summer League last year, so he doesn't really have much to prove. He's not a great fantasy target. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:42 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 Thursday, 9:30 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
  • 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 Thursday, 6:45 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 Thursday, 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 Thursday, 5:19 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 Thursday, 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 Thursday, 3:52 pm
  • Report: Mavs will go after Whiteside, Conley
    The Mavs have reportedly made Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley their top two free agency targets.

    Advice: The Mavs expect to be granted a meeting with Whiteside during the early hours of free agency, and while Whiteside's preference would be to remain with Miami, other teams around the league will be able to offer him significantly more money (assuming Chris Bosh doesn't retire). Whiteside should be able to rack up first-round value regardless of his jersey. A Conley signing in Dallas would queue the end of Deron Williams' tenure with the Mavs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:06 pm
  • Richard Jefferson says he'll play 1 more year
    Richard Jefferson has decided that he will not retire, and he will suit up for at least one more NBA season.

    Advice: Jefferson will very likely sign another one-year deal with the Cavs at the veteran’s minimum as he looks to repeat with Cleveland. He'll again provide the Cavs with a veteran presence in the locker room, while remaining a non-option in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:41 pm
  • 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 Thursday, 8:29 am
  • Carmelo Anthony accepts Olympics invite
    Carmelo Anthony will join Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

    Advice: Anthony has accepted an invitation to join Team USA and will chase his third gold medal in August. The 32-year-old is coming off the news that his team acquired Derrick Rose and will likely benefit from the presence of a new coach in Jeff Hornacek. While Melo isn't the fantasy stud he once was, he should still return early-round value in 2016-17 as long as he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:03 am
  • Knicks may make a run at Joakim Noah
    There are members of the Knicks organization who would like to sign Joakim Noah, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

    Advice: Noah should receive some interest as an unrestricted free agent now that he's recovered from a shoulder tear and would make a lot of sense for the Knicks. The 31-year-old's best days are behind him, but he's just two years removed from winning a Defensive Player of the Year Award and will be worth a late-round pick in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:35 am
  • Dwight Howard could end up with Knicks
    Dwight Howard is rumored to be interested in signing with the New York Knicks.

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

    Advice: Interesting. The Hawks picked up the No. 12 pick in the Jeff Teague deal on Wednesday. The Hawks also traded their No. 19 pick in a basically salary dump, so this isn't a new trick for them. Horford might actually be on board with staying, and the Hawks making a trade on Thursday would be very revealing. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:38 pm
  • Richard Jefferson backtracks on retirement
    Richard Jefferson said that he might not retire.

    Advice: "No, it’s is not set in stone," Jefferson said regarding retirement. "My teammates, [LeBron James] and those guys, keep trying to talk me out of it. They say I’m crazy if I retire, so we’ll see. It’s still up for debate." Jefferson announced after Game 7 that he was ready to hang it up, but the influx of money coming into the NBA may make him reconsider that statement, particularly when he'll have a chance to repeat with the Cavs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:10 am
  • Report: HOU wants to retain Dwight Howard?
    The Rockets have reportedly tried to convince Dwight Howard to remain in Houston.

    Advice: GM Daryl Morey spoke with Howard's agent, and Rockets' CEO Tad Brown spoke directly with Howard expressing his support, however, Howard still decided to opt out of his deal. The Rockets value Howard's defense and they're trying to sell him on Mike D'Antoni's offensive scheme, but with how things went with D-12 and D'Antoni in Los Angeles, it would be nothing short of shocking if he decided to remain in Houston. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 am
  • Report: Manu Ginobili declines player option
    Manu Ginobili has reportedly declined to pick up his player option worth $2.94 million for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Ginobili will be an unrestricted free agent, but at 39 years old, there's a chance he decides to retire. Ginobili's decision regarding his future in San Antonio will likely depend on what Tim Duncan (who also has a player option) does this offseason. Even if Ginobili does decide to suit up for one more season, he won't be worth drafting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:37 am
  • 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: ORL, LAL, DET will pursue Al Horford
    The Magic, Lakers and Pistons will reportedly go after Al Horford as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: Horford is going to command plenty of attention as a free agent this offseason, so there's sure to be plenty more names added to this list. The Pistons seem like a bit of a strange fit with Marcus Morris, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond already on the roster, and while the Lakers will be able to offer the prestige of a historic franchise, it's unclear if Horford is at all interested in going through a rebuild. The Magic also don't seem like a realistic option given where Horford is at in his career. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:27 am
  • Report: Dwight Howard declines player option
    Dwight Howard has reportedly declined his player option for the 2016-17 season, and he will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

    Advice: The Mike D'Antoni hire essentially queued the end of Howard's tenure with the Rockets, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of deal the big man can earn on the open market. Howard is now 30 years old, and his knees and back have started to become an issue, although with the infusion of money coming into the NBA he should be able to earn something close to the max. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:01 pm
  • 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
  • Richard Jefferson says that he will retire
    Richard Jefferson said after Game 7 that he will retire from the NBA.

    Advice: The 35-year-old veteran will retire as an NBA champion. "My teammates keep trying to talk me out of it, "Jefferson said. "And I'm just like, 'Guys, this has been the most stressful month of my life, I don't know.'" Jefferson turns 36 on Tuesday, but he proved during the Finals that he can still play at a high level with averages of 5.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 24 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Jun 20, 6:23 am
  • Manu Ginobili to decide by Wednesday
    Manu Ginobili has until Wednesday to decide whether or not to pick up his $2.94 million option for next season.

    Advice: To be clear, he can still sign a new deal with the Spurs if he decides to decline his option. Ginobili will be 39 years old in July, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he decided to retire. Keep in mind that his decision could also depend on what Tim Duncan decides to do with his option. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 7:36 am
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