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  • Mike Conley will get a max offer from Memphis
    The Grizzlies will offer unrestricted free agent Mike Conley a five-year max offer, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com.

    Advice: That would be a whopping $153 million over five years for Conley. He's easily the top point guard in this free agent class and there was almost no doubt he could command a max deal. The Grizzlies added Chandler Parsons to the fold to help the Grizzlies change their identity a bit. Conley fell of a tad with Dave Joerger compared to Lionel Hollins, so maybe he can bounce back with coach David Fizdale. Conley will be 29 in October. Rotoworld.com 49 minutes ago
  • Dellavedova agrees to deal with Bucks
    Restricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova and the Bucks have agreed to a four-year, $39 million deal.

    Advice: The offer sheet hasn't officially been submitted just yet due to league rules. When it is next week, the Cavs will have three days to match this offer, but it seems very unlikely due to how it will hurt their cap number so much. Dellavedova will see a huge bump in playing time and he could take minutes from Michael Carter-Williams. Although, it'll be interesting to see if he can play without LeBron James next to him. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:26 pm
  • Waiters meeting with Kings this weekend
    Restricted free agent Dion Waiters is scheduled to meet with the Kings this weekend, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    Advice: According to Pompey, the 76ers want to have a face-to-face meeting with Waiters. They might not get it because the Kings are reportedly "locked in" on Waiters, per Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. Waiters is expected to see an annual salary in the upper teens and he's almost certainly not coming back to OKC. He won't have to beg for the ball nearly as much with the Kings who continue to struggle at shooting guard. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:22 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova nearing deal with Bucks
    The Bucks are nearing a four-year, $38 million agreement with restricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova.

    Advice: The Cavs backups are getting paid these days. The Cavs could still match here, but that is a heck of a lot of money for a player who lost his minutes in the postseason. Dellavedova would actually be a candidate to start because the Bucks have said they want someone out there to guard point guards. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:52 pm
  • Report: 'Growing sense' of a Rudy Gay trade
    There is a "growing sense" around the NBA the Kings are becoming more willing to trade Rudy Gay, according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.

    Advice: This has been a story for months now. The Kings could look to rebuild due to their lack of assets. Plus, several teams missing on small forwards could give Gay a little added value. To be clear, nothing is imminent right now. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:48 pm
  • Evan Fournier, ORL agree on 5-year extension
    Evan Fournier received a five-year, $85 million contract extension to stay with the Magic.

    Advice: The Magic went over the top to clear out cap space, so there was almost no chance they were going to miss out on Fournier. Former coach Scott Skiles trusted Fournier in a big way, helping the Frenchman average a career-high 15.4 points per game. Now that Victor Oladipo is gone, the 23-year-old wing should get plenty of shots headed his way. He'll get minutes in the mid 30s with coach Frank Vogel as a mid-round fantasy target in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:25 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic agrees to deal with the Bucks
    Mirza Teletovic has agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Bucks.

    Advice: Teletovic played well for the Suns last season, averaging 12.2 points, 3.8 boards, 1.1 assists and 2.2 3-pointers on 42.7 percent shooting from the field. The stretch four could see around 20 minutes per game off the bench in Milwaukee, and he will continue to be a 3-point specialist in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:02 pm
  • Dion Waiters 'locked in' on Sacramento
    Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee is hearing that Dion Waiters is "locked in" on joining the Kings.

    Advice: The Thunder will have the ability to match any offer the Kings throw at him, so Jones speculates that the Kings could offer a deal worth around $18 million per year. Waiters also has interest from the Bulls, Heat, Nets and 76ers, but the Kings should be considered the favorites right now. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:32 am
  • Pacers hope to re-sign Ian Mahinmi
    The Pacers reportedly still hope to re-sign free agent center Ian Mahinmi.

    Advice: A deal for Mahinmi seems highly unlikely after the Pacers agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Al Jefferson, while Myles Turner is expected to start at center next to Thaddeus Young at the four. There are still several teams in need of a quality center, so Mahinmi's time in Indiana is probably up. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:05 am
  • Stein: Detroit's deal with Drummond is done
    According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Andre Drummond's five-year, $130 million deal with the Pistons is done.

    Advice: The two sides wasted no time in reaching an agreement. Drummond will have a player option after the fourth year, but he will be the face of the franchise for many years to come. Drummond shot just 35.5 percent from the free throw line last season which limited his value in standard leagues, but he also averaged 16.2 points, 14.8 boards, 1.4 blocks and 1.5 steals on 52.1 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:40 am
  • Al Jefferson agrees to a deal with the Pacers
    Al Jefferson has agreed to a deal with the Indiana Pacers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: The Pacers will try to play at a faster pace next season, so this is a questionable move. However, Ian Mahinmi and Jordan Hill are both free agents, so maybe the Pacers could bring Big Al off the bench behind Myles Turner to bolster their second-unit scoring. ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the deal could be for $30 million over three years, but we'll have more details shortly. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:29 am
  • Hornets 'actively' trying to re-sign Williams
    According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Hornets are actively trying to re-sign Marvin Williams.

    Advice: The Hornets were able to re-sign Nicolas Batum to a five-year deal, and with Jeremy Lin moving onto Brooklyn, Williams is now the No. 1 priority for Charlotte. Al Jefferson is expected to sign with the Pacers, so the Hornets will have plenty of cap space to negotiate a deal for the stretch four. Williams posted averages of 11.7 points, 6.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.9 3-pointers in Charlotte last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:23 am
  • Suns guarantee P.J. Tucker's contract
    The Suns have officially guaranteed P.J. Tucker's contract for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: This means that he will be on the books for $5.3 million, which is a great value under the new salary cap. Tucker averaged 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 0.8 3-pointers last season, but he shot just 41.1 percent from the floor. He could lose minutes to T.J. Warren next season, so his fantasy outlook isn't promising. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:06 am
  • Arraignment date set for Mike Scott
    An arraignment date for Mike Scott has been set for July 12.

    Advice: This means that Scott will be formally advised of the charges against him and will be asked to enter a plea. Scott is facing up to 25 years in prison on two felony drug charges after police found 35.2 grams of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDMA in his vehicle in July of 2015. He could also face some disciplinary action from the league including a one-year suspension. He's owed $3.3 million next season, but his contract isn't guaranteed until July 10. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:42 am
  • Stein: Conley 'lasered in' on MEM and DAL
    According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Mike Conley is "lasered in" on Memphis and Dallas.

    Advice: Chandler Parsons and Conley have discussed playing together in Memphis, but Parsons won't follow him to Dallas if that's where the guard ends up. Stein hinted that the Grizzlies are in an "ultra-strong position," so it sounds like the Grizzlies are the favorites to re-sign him. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:15 am
  • Stanley Johnson showing improvement
    Pistons assistant coach Bob Beyer said that Stanley Johnson has shown a lot of improvement this summer.

    Advice: "I think we all want a perfect jump shot," Beyer said. "But if you really look at him and his whole game, his footwork is much improved, his two-point pull-up jump shot is much improved. He’s going to shoot threes here and that technique breaks down a little bit. But overall he’s made strides – he’s made good strides in a three-week period." That's exactly what his dynasty owners want to hear and it will be interesting to see how much his game has grown at the summer league. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:09 am
  • ESPN: Wizards deal with Bradley Beal is done
    According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, the Wizards deal with Bradley Beal is done.

    Advice: The deal is expected to be worth around $128 million over five years, so Beal got the max deal that he demanded. While his talent is undeniable, the contract is pretty risky considering he's had some serious durability issues and has never played in more than 73 games in a season. Beal averaged 17.4 points, 3.4 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.9 treys in just 55 appearances last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:49 am
  • Kris Humphries linked with Boston
    Kris Humphries is drawing interest from the Celtics.

    Advice: To be clear, the Celtics won't make any moves until they go after the big-name free agents such as Kevin Durant, Al Horford and Dwight Howard. If Humphries does sign with Boston, he would be looking at a limited role off the bench. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the Hawks, Nets, Wolves, Spurs and Hornets are also interested. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:38 am
  • Kevin Durant meeting with the Warriors
    Kevin Durant is meeting with the Warriors on Friday morning.

    Advice: The meeting is expected to include Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, coach Steve Kerr, general manager Bob Myers, and owner Joe Lacob. Durant is also expected to meet with the Celtics, Clippers, Heat and Spurs before his last meeting with OKC, and Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical suggested that he could have a decision by July 4. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:54 am
  • Warriors intend to match any offer for Barnes
    According to NBA reporter Keith Pompey, the Warriors intend to match any offer for Harrison Barnes.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the same thing early Friday morning, which means the only way Barnes leaves is if the Warriors are able to lure Kevin Durant to Golden State. Regardless, don't be surprised if a team such as the 76ers puts in a massive offer for Barnes to see if the Warriors are truly committed to him. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:48 am
  • Ish Smith deal is for 3 years, $18 million
    Ish Smith agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal with the Pistons according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    Advice: It's a fair price for Smith with the rising salary cap considering he averaged 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 treys in Philly last season. Smith will surely see a reduced role in Detroit as Reggie Jackson's primary backup, so this move will really hurt his fantasy value. According to Pompey, the 76ers didn't even reach out to Smith prior to his agreement with Detroit. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:16 am
  • DET, Drummond nearing agreement on max deal
    Andre Drummond and the Pistons are nearing an agreement on a five-year max deal in the $130 million range.

    Advice: The NBA’s leading rebounder quickly cashes in despite his woeful 35.5 percent from the line last season. Drummond has been remarkably durable, missing just one game due to injury in his last three seasons. The NBA is expected to alter their intentional fouling rule, which should help Drummond stay on the floor throughout the game. He’s a good bet to match his league-leading 66 double-doubles from last season as a DFS monster in his upcoming age-23 season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:20 am
  • Pistons after Thomas Robinson?
    The Pistons could go after unrestricted free agent Thomas Robinson, according to David Mayo of MLive.com.

    Advice: A Truck belongs in Detroit, right? Nickname references aside, the Pistons will likely need another power forward with Henry Ellenson needing a lot of work after one year at Marquette. Robinson wouldn't have much value because he'd likely only get minutes at power forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:17 am
  • Pistons agree to 3-year deal with Ish Smith
    The Pistons have agreed to a three-year deal with Ish Smith.

    Advice: This comes out of nowhere and the Pistons have their backup point guard. Smith ran Philadelphia's offense with 32.4 minutes per game, averaging 14.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 treys. He'll have to work on his range for coach Stan Van Gundy and he won't have anywhere close to as much fantasy value in Detroit. Additionally, Philadelphia really needs a point guard now. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:34 am
  • Dion Waiters pursued by at least six teams
    Free agent Dion Waiters' representatives have reportedly been contacted by the Bulls, Heat, Kings, Nets, Sixers and Thunder.

    Advice: Waiters is a restricted free agent, enabling the Thunder to match any team's contract offer, but their No. 1 priority is locking up Kevin Durant. OKC also acquired Victor Oladipo in a draft-day trade, reducing their reliance on Waiters as a backup scorer and playmaker, so a hefty offer sheet from another team could be enough to pry him away. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:31 pm
  • SAC, ATL, DAL & MIL reach out to Dellavedova
    The Kings, Hawks, Mavericks and Bucks have all reached out to the camp of restricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova.

    Advice: The Cavs are likely going to retain Dellavedova, but they might have a hard time bringing him back if any of those teams offer a huge deal. Dellavedova will head into his age-26 season, so this contract will be at his prime. That said, his ceiling is likely as a career backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:29 pm
  • No deal after meeting for HOU, Bazemore
    Unrestricted free agent Kent Bazemore ended his meeting with the Rockets and no deal was reached, according to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com.

    Advice: Zach Lowe of ESPN reported Bazemore's annual salary could be in the $19 million range, which seems wild for a guy with a career scoring average of 6.4 points. He is coming off a career season and teams favoring an up-tempo style might have his attention. He should have a fun 27th birthday on July 1. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:16 pm
  • BKN, WAS, PHX and UTA interested in Dudley
    The Nets, Wizards, Suns and Jazz all have interest in free agent forward Jared Dudley.

    Advice: Dudley, who turns 31 on July 10, had a solid 2015-16 campaign in Washington, averaging 7.9 points, 3.5 boards, 2.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.2 treys while shooting 47.8 percent from the field. He's not going to be cheap due to the rising salary cap, but he should be able to get solid minutes on each one of these teams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Woj: Jazz to be aggressive on Luol Deng
    The Jazz are expected to be very aggressive on unrestricted free agent Luol Deng, according to Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Free Agent Show.

    Advice: The report adds the Clippers and Wolves are interested. The Jazz have a decent amount of wings, but do need a little depth at small forward. Rodney Hood broke out last year as one of the main ball-handlers and played very well next to Gordon Hayward, so they are solid in the first unit. Deng's 32.4 minutes per game from last season would likely drop as he heads into his age-31 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Report: Nets to meet w/ FA Brandon Jennings
    Free agent PG Brandon Jennings will reportedly work out for the Nets on Friday, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

    Advice: The New York Post reported on Thursday that Brooklyn has "legitimate interest" in Jennings, so this doesn't come out of the blue. Jennings is only 26 years old, but he's coming off a lousy season during which he averaged just 6.9 points on 36.8 percent shooting, 2.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.2 turnovers in 48 games with the Pistons and Magic. The Nets have a clear need for a starting-caliber point guard, however, so a contract with Brooklyn would be ideal for his fantasy outlook. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Report: WAS nearing max deal w/ Bradley Beal
    The Wizards and free agent Bradley Beal are reportedly "nearing" agreement on a five-year, $128 million maximum contract.

    Advice: Washington has long been expected to offer Beal a max deal, despite recurring leg injuries that forced him to miss 27 games last season. By quickly reaching an agreement but officially signing Beal late in free agency, they can also proceed with roughly $30 million in cap space to spend elsewhere. All signs point to the Wizards locking up Beal for the long-haul. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Clippers meet w/ FA Jeff Green in Miami
    The Clippers reportedly met with free agent Jeff Green shortly after free agency began on Friday.

    Advice: It's unclear who attended the meeting, which took place in Miami, and the likelihood of Green re-signing is complicated by the Clippers' pursuit of Kevin Durant. Doc Rivers recently suggested that Green would start at SF if he stays with the Clips, so he could see a bump in fantasy appeal if Durant signs elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Popovich to lead Spurs' pitch to Kevin Durant
    The Spurs will pitch free agent Kevin Durant in the Hamptons with a contingent that includes Gregg Popovich, R.C. Buford and LaMarcus Aldridge, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: Durant will also meet with the Celtics, Clippers, Heat and Warriors before returning to Oklahoma City, but reports suggest that OKC is the favorite to retain their star forward. For all of their past success and future promise, the Spurs are likely fighting an uphill battle to sign Durant. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Austin Rivers to meet with LAC, NYK, POR
    Austin Rivers met with the Clippers on Thursday and is also planning to meet with the Knicks and Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: Rivers would be looking at a backup role on each one of these teams, but he will get a nice raise after a strong finish to the 2015-16 season. Rivers averaged 8.9 points, 1.9 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.9 3-pointers, shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • OKC gives Dion Waiters a qualifying offer
    The Thunder tendered a qualifying offer to Dion Waiters on Thursday night.

    Advice: He'll be a restricted free agent and the Thunder can match any offer sheet. However, the chances of them matching decreases quite a bit with the Thunder adding Victor Oladipo. Expect to see the Kings or 76ers send a big offer to Waiters. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm
  • Andre Drummond expected to re-sign w/ DET
    According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Andre Drummond is expected to quickly agree to terms on a new deal with the Pistons.

    Advice: Berger also indicated that the Drummond deal could be one of the first agreements once free agency officially begins. This was the expectation all along since Drummond is a restricted free agent, and the big man is fully expected to receive a max deal unless the Pistons convinced him to take a slight discount. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • Wizards to try to get Beal done tonight
    The Wizards "will try and hammer out framework of new deal" for Bradley Beal early Friday morning, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

    Advice: The Wizards are not going to be able to get Kevin Durant, so they're going to lock up Beal for a five-year, $133 million deal. Talent isn't the question for the 23-year-old Beal, but his oft-injured fibula has been a major concern. The Wizards might want to dial down his minutes to the low 20s. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 pm
  • Waiters gaining traction for Kings
    Restricted free agent Dion Waiters is "gaining significant traction" in Sacramento, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: Oh boy. The Kings continue to address shooting guard and they continue to whiff. Waiters is also expected to get attention from the 76ers, so it might be a two-team race. For now, it seems like OKC won't be bringing Waiters back after dealing for Victor Oladipo. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:55 pm
  • Deng's agent expecting call from Wolves
    Luol Deng's agent is expecting a call from the Wolves on Friday morning.

    Advice: The obvious Tom Thibodeau connection comes into play here. Thibodeau played Deng an NBA-high 39.4 minutes per game back in 2011-12 and the Wolves could use some depth -- Deng can't play huge minutes anymore, though. Minnesota isn't too deep on small forwards and they have some room, so Deng makes some sense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Dubs bringing key guys for KD meeting
    Golden State's meeting with Kevin Durant is scheduled to include Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, coach Steve Kerr, general manager Bob Myers, and owner Joe Lacob.

    Advice: The Warriors' sales pitch might be light years ahead, but the Thunder seem to have a leg up on Durant. The Warriors are likely No. 2 on the possible options for Durant and crazier things have happened. One thing is for sure, we'll likely be reporting the meeting "went well" tomorrow. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Stein: OKC in a 'strong position' for Durant
    The Thunder are in a "strong position" to re-sign unrestricted free agent Kevin Durant, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Durant and his manager, Charlie Bell, met with the Thunder for five hours in their meeting today. He is going to meet with five other teams before he comes back to Oklahoma City on Sunday. Even with the non-OKC teams having only a small chance to sign him, they will likely put their Plan B on hold while Durant weighs his options. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:42 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 Yesterday, 5:34 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 Yesterday, 4:52 pm
  • Nets have interest in Brandon Jennings
    The Nets have "legitimate interest" in unrestricted free agent Brandon Jennings, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with Jarrett Jack being waived today. Jennings did not look good coming off his Achilles tear, averaging 6.9 points, 2.0 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.2 turnovers and 1.1 treys on a woeful 36.8 percent from the field in 48 games last season. He'll likely be a backup plan after the decent options at point guard come off the board. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:17 pm
  • P.J. Tucker's contract becomes guaranteed
    P.J. Tucker's $5.3 million contract became guaranteed on Thursday.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise for one of the Suns' most durable and productive players last year. The Suns now have eight guaranteed contracts and it should be 11 once they sign their three draft picks. Tucker saw 33.6 minutes per game in April for the Suns with the numerous injuries to their perimeter. T.J. Warren (foot) should be a bigger threat for playing time, so Tucker isn't the strongest fantasy target. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:43 pm
  • Cavs make Dellavedova a restricted free agent
    The Cavs have officially extended a qualifying contract offer to Matthew Dellavedova, making him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: The Cavs should have limited—at best—interest in bringing Delly back, and it seems likely that another team could value his services more than Cleveland does. He shouldn't be on the fantasy radar regardless of where he lands. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:26 pm
  • Durant's friends believe he'll stick with OKC
    Kevin Durant's friends believe that he'll re-sign with the Thunder as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: "His decision is 90 percent made. It would take an amazing sales pitch to change it," said one of Durant’s longtime friends. It needs to be noted that a friend of Durant isn't exactly the most reliable source, but it would make sense for KD to re-up with OKC on a one-year deal so that both he and Russell Westbrook could hit free agency at the same time. The Warriors seem to be the only realistic alternative for KD, and they have reportedly been telling teams around the league that they are confident he will seriously consider their offer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:04 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 Yesterday, 11:54 am
  • Clippers trying to sell Kevin Durant on Big 4
    The Clippers are reportedly attempting to sell Kevin Durant on teaming up with Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and DeAndre Jordan.

    Advice: The Clippers are set to meet with Durant on Friday and have invited all three players to their sit down with the superstar. While they'll have quite a bit of competition as Durant is set to meet with five other teams, the Clippers have a compelling case to present to the 27-year-old. It's worth noting that the Clips would have to renounce the rights to quite a few players in order to sign Durant, but that's a problem they'd be happy to have. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 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 Yesterday, 8:38 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 Yesterday, 6:58 am
  • Report: Kevin Durant will meet with six teams
    Kevin Durant will meet with the Thunder when free agency begins on Thursday, followed by meetings with the Warriors, Clippers, Spurs, Celtics and Heat.

    Advice: Durant could sign a multi-year deal this summer or maximize his long-term salary by opting for a one-year contract with an eye toward another big salary-cap increase next offseason. The Knicks and Wizards are among the many teams that have yet to secure a sit-down with the summer's most coveted free agent. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:33 pm
  • 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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 8:17 pm
  • GSW give Harrison Barnes his qualifying offer
    The Warriors have officially extended a qualifying offer to Harrison Barnes, making him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: This was a mere formality, and the real question is whether Golden State will match a potentially over-sized offer sheet from another team. The Warriors will also pursue free agent Kevin Durant on July 1, so the timing of Durant's decision looms large over Barnes' contract situation. The 76ers reportedly want to be "serious suitors" for Barnes this offseason, and plenty more teams will be vying for his services. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:15 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 Wednesday, 10:49 am
  • Dellavedova will suit up for Team Australia
    Matthew Dellavedova will compete for Team Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: "I'm 100 percent committed to Rio," Dellavedova said. Dellavedova is going to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and he's reportedly received interest from the Pistons and Bucks. He won't be a fantasy factor regardless of where he winds up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:52 am
  • Report: 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 Wednesday, 9:10 am
  • Report: Durant's first meeting will be w/ OKC
    Kevin Durant's first meeting as an unrestricted free agent will be with the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Thursday.

    Advice: OKC will get the first crack at making a pitch to this year's top free agent, after which, Durant will fly to New York to meet with the Warriors on Friday. Durant also has meetings scheduled with the Spurs, Heat, Celtics and Clippers, and the Knicks are reportedly still in the mix to land a face-to-face sit-down. However, the Lakers reportedly will not earn a meeting with KD, nor will the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:50 am
  • ORL extends qualifying offer to Evan Fournier
    The Magic have officially extended a qualifying offer to Evan Fournier, making him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: The Magic will now be able to match any offer Fournier receives on the open market, and all indications are that the Orlando franchise will do everything they can to retain him. With Victor Oladipo no longer a part of the equation, Fournier will have a clear path to minutes as the team's unquestioned starting two-guard, and he'll likely take on a more proactive role on offense. As a starter last season, Fournier compiled averages of 15.6 points, 2.7 assists, 2.0 triples and 1.3 steals on 45.9 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:28 am
  • Report: Lakers not giving up on Kevin Durant
    The Lakers have not given up in their pursuit of unrestricted free agent Kevin Durant.

    Advice: The Lakers have yet to secure a meeting with Durant, but the Los Angeles franchise is confident they will be able to get a face-to-face sit-down with the former-MVP. The Lakers will have roughly $60 million in cap space, so they will try and convince Durant that they can sign another top-tier free agent to join him in Los Angeles. Still, after whiffing on the big-name free agents for the past three years, it would be surprising to see the Lakers nab Durant. KD reportedly has a meeting set up with the Warriors on Friday afternoon, and they remain one of the most likely clubs to be able to lure him away from OKC. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:07 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 Wednesday, 6:14 am
  • Report: Kevin Durant will not be coming home
    The Wizards have reportedly moved on from the idea of signing Kevin Durant this offseason.

    Advice: The "coming home" narrative reportedly "doesn't resonate" with Durant, and there will be no meetings between Durant and the Wizards. Durant does have meetings scheduled with the Warriors, Spurs, Thunder, Heat, Clippers and Celtics, with the Heat, Thunder and Warriors believed to be the frontrunners in the KD-sweepstakes. The Hawks and Lakers are also pushing for a meeting with Durant, but neither of those teams are likely to sway the superstar. Wherever Durant does sign, it's believed that he'll sign a two-year deal with an opt out to put pressure on the franchise to continue to perform. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:57 pm
  • Report: PHI & SAC interested in Dion Waiters
    The 76ers and Kings reportedly have interest in signing restricted free agent Dion Waiters this offseason.

    Advice: Waiters is hopeful to return to the Thunder, but the Kings or 76ers could offer him more than he's worth to try and change his mind. Waiters would have the opportunity to start with Sacramento or Philly, although that wouldn't necessarily translate to standard league value for the career 41.1 percent shooter. OKC will have the right to match any offer Waiters signs on the open market. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:44 pm
  • Report: Utah will pursue UFA Luol Deng
    The Jazz will reportedly pursue Luol Deng during free agency.

    Advice: Deng has stated on multiple occasions that his preference would be to remain with Miami, but Utah may be able to steal him away from the franchise during the early goings of free agency while the Heat focus their attention on Kevin Durant and Hassan Whiteside. With Derrick Favors, Rodney Hood, George Hill and Gordon Hayward already all fighting for touches, Deng would only complicate the equation. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:13 pm
  • Report: 76ers will go after Harrison Barnes
    The 76ers reportedly plan to be "serious suitors" for Harrison Barnes during free agency.

    Advice: Barnes will be a restricted free agent this offseason, so the Warriors will be able to match any offer he signs on the open market, but Philly could potentially pull him away from the Oakland franchise with a poison pill kind of contract. Barnes' preference would be to remain in Golden State, but he'd have much more opportunity to produce in Philly. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Harrison Barnes says he wants to return to GS
    Harrison Barnes said that he would like to re-sign with the Warriors as a restricted free agent this summer.

    Advice: Barnes also addressed the rumors that Kevin Durant could wind up in Golden State via free agency, which would essentially conclude Barnes' days with the Dubs: "Oh man, that’s part of the business. [Durant's] a great player. If that’s the move they want to make, you know, hopefully, it works out... It’s always something, right?" The Warriors will have 72 hours to match any offer Barnes signs on the open market, but he'll be a low priority for the squad with the team going full bore after Durant. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:47 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 Tuesday, 6:38 am
  • Report: Hornets looking to re-sign Williams
    The Hornets are looking to re-sign Marvin Williams, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

    Advice: It makes plenty of sense given Williams enjoyed a breakout season that featured consistent production under Steve Clifford, and the veteran is a nice presence in the locker room for a team that is undoubtedly still growing. However, it's unclear how Williams' role could change with a healthy Michael Kidd-Gilchrist if Nicolas Batum returns as Frank Kaminsky is also in the mix for minutes at the four. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:32 am
  • Grizzlies to 'aggressively recruit' Conley
    The Grizzlies are expected to "aggressively recruit" Mike Conley and make him their first priority for free agency, according to general manager Chris Wallace.

    Advice: This is obvious. The good news for Memphis is that the Knicks are out of the running with Derrick Rose heading to NYC. The Grizzlies should get some competition from the Bulls, Spurs and Dallas -- the Mavs have also said Conley is a high priority for them. The Grizzlies have been confident for months, so they're the favorites. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:20 pm
  • Kent Bazemore would like to re-sign with ATL
    Kent Bazemore said that he would love to stay in Atlanta.

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

    Advice: He had a disappointing 2015-16 season, but this should be a great learning experience for the 24-year-old forward. The Warriors have been heavily linked with Kevin Durant and Nicolas Batum this summer, so Barnes' future with the franchise is still up in the air. Don't be surprised if a team offers him a max contract this summer with the salary cap rising to $94 million. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:56 am
  • 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 Friday, 12:22 pm
  • 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
  • Report: Kings shopping Rudy Gay
    According to The Vertical, the Pacers were in serious discussions with the Kings for Rudy Gay before they traded for Thaddeus Young.

    Advice: The Kings' asking price was apparently too high, but The Vertical is reporting that they are still looking to move Gay. The forward has two years left on his deal, but he has a player option for the 2017-18 season. We'll let you know if he's linked to any other teams. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:08 am
  • Andre Drummond will not play for Team USA
    Andre Drummond will not play for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Advice: Drummond had a very limited role with Team USA during the FIBA tournament, so perhaps that factored into his decision to not participate. Drummond will now have the entire offseason to work on his game, and he'll reportedly put on emphasis on improving at the charity stripe. Additionally, Drummond will be a restricted free agent this summer, and all signs point to him signing a max deal with the Pistons. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:26 am
  • Report: DET, MIL interested in Dellavedova
    The Pistons and Bucks are reportedly interested in unrestricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova.

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

    Advice: "We’ll almost be playing to his weaknesses in a lot of cases this year," Van Gundy said of what Johnson can expect at Summer League. "We’re going to use the Summer League, at least in his case, as a developmental tool for him." Van Gundy wants Johnson to improve as a playmaker in pick-and-roll sets, in addition to working on his shooting mechanics and foot work. The talent is certainly there for Johnson, but it'll be hard for him to establish himself as a standard league asset with Tobias Harris ahead of him on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:20 pm
  • Stanley Johnson will play summer league
    Stanley Johnson will play with the Pistons at summer league, according to head coach Stan Van Gundy.

    Advice: While Johnson showed flashes last year, this experience will also be great for his development as he struggled at times as well. Johnson is still just 19 years old and should and has a bright future in front of him, so he's a player fantasy owners should be keeping an eye on. He'll be joined at summer league by teammates Darrun Hilliard and Lorenzo Brown. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:51 am
  • Jared Dudley could see himself with Jazz
    Jared Dudley said he could envision himself playing for the Utah Jazz.

    Advice: Dudley responded to a fan's tweet asking if Utah was a possibility for the unrestricted free agent and the 30-year-old responded by saying he could see that happening. Dudley is far from a fantasy star, but the Jazz have minutes open at the wing position and he could be a sneaky late-round option if he signs in Utah. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:01 am
  • Harrison Barnes hasn't thought about future
    Harrison Barnes said he's yet to give much thought to his upcoming free agency this summer.

    Advice: Barnes will hit the market as an unrestricted free agent this summer and is expected to cash in despite a lackluster NBA Finals. "I haven’t put a lot of thought into it," Barnes said when asked about free agency. While the 24-year-old could end up back in Golden State after passing on a four-year, $64 million offer before the season, he's more likely to be playing for a new team next season and will see his fantasy value balloon if given the opportunity to shoulder more of the load. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 am
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