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  • Ujiri heaps praise all over Norman Powell
    Toronto GM Masai Ujiri heaped praise on Norman Powell for his performance this season.

    Advice: "To have a guy that tough, that talented, forget about the value, even just—we're talking about the player. I hate to talk to players with value and their contracts and all of that. But Norm as a player for us is huge," he said. "And you see, you actually see upside in him. Worked on his shot. His shot was basically the question. And I think Norm will continue to grow. He has hunger in his eyes and I think he'll continue to grow to be a prominent player in this league." Rotoworld.com Today, 8:50 am
  • Ujiri: Bruno Caboclo has made great progress
    Raptors GM Masai Ujiri said Bruno Caboclo has made great progress in his game.

    Advice: It must be happening in practice, because we certainly haven't seen anything that resembles "great progress" on the court in game action. The "Brazilian Kevin Durant" may still be two years away from being two years away. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:45 am
  • Raptors ready to give Valanciunas bigger role
    The Raptors are preparing to give Jonas Valanciunas a larger role in the offense.

    Advice: Finally. Valanciunas was Toronto's best player in the postseason before sustaining his ankle injury, and at 24 years old, JV is ready to carry more weight on his shoulders. "Yes he is," GM Masai Ujiri said when asked if Valanciunas was prepared for an increased role. "Even from talking to [Casey] we feel that way, Jonas feels that way, players feel that way." After averaging career bests in points (12.8) and rebounds (9.1), expect another step forward in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:43 am
  • Masai Ujiri says Raptors need help at PF spot
    Raptors GM Masai Ujiri acknowledged that Toronto needs help at the power forward position.

    Advice: Ujiri noted that his team will need to get "creative" in order to fill the void, which could hint at a potential trade. Given that the GM said he'd be open to moving his picks, the Raptors could be in play for a draft day (or night) deal. In addition to the four, Ujiri said that Toronto needs to improve at small forward, as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:38 am
  • Ujiri hints retaining Biyombo could be tough
    Raptors GM Masai Ujiri hinted that re-signing Bismack Biyombo could be a difficult proposition.

    Advice: "We want to bring them back," Ujiri said of Biyombo and DeMar DeRozan. "Sometimes those things are difficult or challenging." While the Raptors have a very strong chance to re-sign DeRozan, retaining Biyombo—who broke out on a national stage in the playoffs and should receive offers in free agency upwards of $10 million annually—could prove to be quite the task. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:31 am
  • Ujiri won't commit to max money for DeRozan
    Raptors GM Masai Ujiri would not commit to giving DeMar DeRozan a max contract.

    Advice: Although Ujiri made it clear the Raptors would like to re-sign DeRozan in calling it the team's "No. 1 goal," the GM refused to answer whether or not he was prepared to offer DD a max deal. "That question is for later," Ujiri said. The answer will be interpreted in a number of ways, but the reality is that there is no need for Ujiri to box himself into a corner by definitively answering one way or the other at this time. As is typical in free agency, the marketplace will determine DeRozan's value. Having said that, all signs point to a max deal. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
  • Howard, Rockets were at odds over his role
    Dwight Howard and the Rockets were at odds over his role during the season.

    Advice: "I felt like my role was being reduced," Howard said. "I went to [Rockets general manager] Daryl [Morey] and said, 'I want to be more involved.' Daryl said, 'No, we don't want you to be.' My response was, 'Why not? Why am I here?' It was shocking to me that it came from him instead of our coach. So I said to him, 'No disrespect to what you do, but you've never played the game. I've been in this game a long time. I know what it takes to be effective.'" Howard, for his part, admitted his mistake in allowing not getting the ball to impact other areas of his play, but it's easy to understand his frustration in this situation. Given all of this combined with the fact that the Rockets are expected to hire Mike D'Antoni as their next head coach, it would be nothing short of shocking to see D12 back in Houston for 2016-17 and beyond. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 am
  • Durant wants to improve by making extra pass
    Kevin Durant said that he needs to "do a better job of making the extra pass."

    Advice: "When I drive to the rim, they're bringing extra guys at me," he said. No matter what KD states, expect him to carry the load in a do-or-die Game 7 vs. Golden State on Monday in which he'll be taking plenty of shots regardless of how the Warriors defend him. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
  • Pau Gasol considering skipping the Olympics
    Pau Gasol is considering skipping the Olympics due to fears over the Zika virus.

    Advice: Gasol cited uncertainty about the situation and cautioned anyone participating to "think about" the risk involved. "It wouldn't surprise me to see some athletes deciding not to participate in the games to avoid putting their health and the health of their families at risk," Gasol said. "We need to understand the seriousness of the situation. I feel responsible to know more about the situation and to inform everyone about it." Rotoworld.com Today, 6:49 am
  • Report: Heat expected to make Johnson an RFA
    The Heat are expected to extend a qualifying contract offer to Tyler Johnson, a move that will make him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: Johnson previously said that he expects to return "barring something crazy," and we don't anticipate that happening given Johnson spent most of this year rehabbing from shoulder surgery and other teams will be limited in what they can offer the young guard. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:35 am
  • Report: Heat not expected to keep G. Green
    Miami is not expected to re-sign Gerald Green, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

    Advice: Green's defense improved as the season progressed, but his role diminished due to struggles and inconsistency on the offensive end. After shooting just 32.3 percent from distance and 39.2 percent overall, Green will likely have to re-prove himself with another franchise. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:29 am
  • Report: Heat 'open' to re-signing Stoudemire
    The Heat are "open" to bringing Amare Stoudemire back at the minimum salary, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

    Advice: We're "open" to lots of possibilities, but that doesn't make their pursuit "likely" in any way, shape or form. "It would have to be a defined role [to return]," his agent, Travis King, said last week. "He loves [Miami] and the team but he loves playing. He’s looking somewhere he can play. He wants to contribute 10 to 20 minutes a night." Assuming Miami re-signs Hassan Whiteside, the odds of Stoudemire finding that role with the Heat are slim to none. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:26 am
  • Report: Halsem expected to re-sign with Heat
    Udonis Haslem is expected to re-sign with the Heat, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

    Advice: Jackson writes that Haslem should re-sign at the minimum, and at this point, it's hard to see the Heat lifer moving on to a new club. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:24 am
  • Report: Heat want to keep Luol Deng aboard
    Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Heat "would love to try to find a way to keep" Luol Deng.

    Advice: Although Deng has expressed his desire to re-sign and Pat Riley called the veteran part of the team's "core," it's far from a lock that he'll be back in 2016-17. With Miami prioritizing the free agent situations of both Hassan Whiteside and Dwyane Wade ahead of Deng, it's possible that the forward will be squeezed out of the picture. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:22 am
  • Report: Heat want to re-sign Joe Johnson, too
    The Heat would like to re-sign Joe Johnson, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

    Advice: Jackson writes that the Heat could dangle their $2.9 million room exception, but if that's the furthest extent to which Miami is willing to go, there's little doubt that Johnson can find a more lucrative contract elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:17 am
  • Report: Heat thinking one-year deal for Wade?
    According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, "the Heat's preference" is to re-sign Dwyane Wade to a one-year contract.

    Advice: Such a move would be done in order to preserve 2017 flexibility, not because Miami isn't committed to its franchise player. Wade has made no secret of the fact that he wants and plans to spend the rest of his career with the Heat, so this is more of an update than an evolving part of an uncertain narrative. Per Jackson, the Heat expect Wade's salary to come in between $15-$20 million annually for next year. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:14 am
  • Report: Whiteside wants to re-sign with Heat
    Hassan Whiteside's preference is to re-sign with the Heat "if all things are equal financially," according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

    Advice: This has been the expectation all along, but it's still unclear if Miami is willing to bid what another team—or teams—will put on the table. There is chatter that the Heat will attempt to sell Whiteside on taking less than the max, but there will surely be at least one other club willing to give him a max contract. Pat Riley has previously said that Whiteside will be his team's No. 1 offseason priority, and there's no question that the best rim protector in the league will be in high demand. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:10 am
  • Kerr says Curry looked bouncier and livelier
    Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Stephen Curry looked "bouncier and livelier" in Game 6.

    Advice: The MVP is still dealing with ankle and knee pain and also took another shot to his bruised elbow on Saturday, but he said he likes being banged up because it helps him understand the magnitude of the moment. Curry had 31 points with 10 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and six 3-pointers in 41 minutes in Game 6, so he will need a similar effort in Game 7 to help his team advance to the NBA Finals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Kevin Durant unconcerned with shooting woes
    Kevin Durant downplayed his recent shooting struggles, saying, "I tend to figure things out on the offensive end."

    Advice: "On the offensive end, you don't have to worry about me because I'm a professional scorer," Durant said after Sunday's practice. "And I know how I've been doing this for so long. I'm not saying I'm going to have a great game every night or I'm going to shoot well every night, but I tend to figure things out on the offensive end." Durant has connected on just 34.9 percent of his shot attempts over the past three, and that just won't cut it for OKC if they hope to earn a Game 7 win on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:05 pm
  • Kerr not planning on starting Iguodala for G7
    Steve Kerr said that he's not planning on starting Andre Iguodala for Monday's Game 7 against the Thunder, although he added that his coaching staff won't finalize a plan until later.

    Advice: Iguodala held Kevin Durant to just 4-of-12 shooting when he was inserted into the starting five in favor of Harrison Barnes to begin the second half of Game 6, and he gives the Dubs a defensive counter that Barnes simply does not offer. Kerr probably doesn't want to give Billy Donovan any sort of clue as to what he'll be rolling out there for Game 7, so this quote could be more of a smoke screen than anything else. We're unlikely to have official confirmation on the Dubs' starters until just prior to Monday's tip, but Iguodala remains the preferred DFS target amongst the Warriors small forwards. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:29 pm
  • Steve Kerr praises Andre Iguodala's defense
    Steve Kerr praised Andre Iguodala for his defensive effort during the Warriors' Game 6 win over the Thunder.

    Advice: "He just sees everything kind of before it happens," Kerr said of Iguodala, "and he's blessed with great speed and length and strength. So there's a reason he's been one of the best defenders in the league for a long time." Iguoadala played some phenomenal defense against Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant during the Dubs Game 6 win, and after he replaced Harrison Barnes in the starting lineup to begin the second half on Saturday, it wouldn't be surprising to see Kerr just go ahead and give Iguodala a start for Game 7. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:02 pm
  • Report: LAL, PHI interested in DeMar DeRozan?
    The Lakers and 76ers will reportedly pursue DeMar DeRozan as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: DeRozan has said time and again that his preference would be to remain with the Raptors, but after shooting just 39.4 percent from the field through Toronto's postseason run, it'll be interesting to see if the Raptors are willing to give DeRozan a max-deal. A max-contract for DeRozan will clock in at around $145 million over five years, which will impact Toronto's ability to bring in additional pieces, such as re-signing Bismack Biyombo. That being said, DeRozan is sure to receive a max offer from someone this summer, so Toronto is going to have some tough decisions to make. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:52 am
  • Nets work out guard Quinn Cook
    Quinn Cook attended the Nets' recent mini-camp.

    Advice: After getting cut from the Cavaliers in October, Cook emerged as one of the best prospects in the D-League where he was named the Rookie of the Year. He averaged 19.6 points, 5.4 assists and 3.9 rebounds for the Canton Charge, shooting 47 percent from the field. The Nets' biggest needs are at point guard next season, so don't be surprised if the 24-year-old PG gets an invite to play for them at summer league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:34 am
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  • Heat still hopeful that Bosh can play again
    According to the Miami Herald, the Heat are still hopeful that Chris Bosh (blood clots) will play next season barring a setback.

    Advice: During the postseason, Bosh's camp reportedly explored the idea of him taking blood thinners during the morning so that the medication would be out of his system by game time, but the Heat didn't want to risk it. The Heat still aren't putting a timetable on Bosh's return, but there should be a ton of updates on his progress this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 am
  • Heat not expected to re-sign Dorell Wright
    The Heat are not expected to re-sign Dorell Wright.

    Advice: They signed him to provide emergency depth during the playoffs, but he only made five brief appearances. The 30-year-old veteran could get some NBA camp invites or head overseas again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:50 am
  • Biyombo says starting doesn't matter to him
    Bismack Biyombo said that he doesn't necessarily need to land a starting job this summer.

    Advice: "It’s not as big as it sounds, really," Biyombo said. "I just want to win and obviously here the opportunity that was given to me was to win. For me it’s about winning. Starting or not starting, it doesn’t matter. I know I can start but with that being said it’s not the most important thing to me." Biyombo will opt out of his $2.94 million player option and become a free agent this summer, but it sounds like he's very open to the idea of returning to Toronto. He would be stuck behind Jonas Valanciunas in that case, so a move away from Toronto would be much better for his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:42 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 31, steps up late in win
    Stephen Curry stepped up during a riveting 108-101 victory over the Thunder on Saturday, scoring 31 points with 10 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and six 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't having his best game while Klay Thompson carried the Dubs' offense. Curry played some very good defense late in the game, which was a popular topic after Russell Westbrook chuckled about it after Game 5. Curry scored six points in the fourth, including a game-tying trey with 2:47 left. After the game, Curry said he kind of likes playing through the aches and pains because it helps him understand the moment of these playoffs. He still hasn't had a complete explosion in this series, so maybe that happens in Game 7 on Monday. Get ready. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:51 pm
  • Andre Iguodala shines on D, scores eight
    Andre Iguodala started the third quarter during Saturday's win over the Thunder, scoring eight points with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and one turnover in 38 minutes.

    Advice: It was a long overdue move to put Iguodala out there with the starters. He had some huge defensive stops and forced turnovers late in the game, playing defense on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The Warriors went back to their vaunted lineup of Iguodala, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes for 11 minutes, posting an awesome plus-54.7 net rating in that time. Iguodala is a good bet to start Game 7 after really locking down KD. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:38 pm
  • Andrew Bogut scores five in start
    Andrew Bogut scored five points with five rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He looked really, really tired and made some mistakes late in the game. The Warriors were able to go small more often and have success, so that will be something to watch for Game 7. Expect to see Bogut getting minutes in the upper 20s again on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 28 points in loss
    Russell Westbrook scored 28 points during a 108-101 Game 6 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding nine rebounds, 11 assists, four steals and five turnovers in 44 minutes.

    Advice: The Thunder will live and die by Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, but it was the latter late in this game. Westbrook was stripped a couple times late and turned the ball over four times in the fourth. His 44 minutes tonight are the most he's played in these playoffs while posting a 32.9 usage rate in that time. If he cut down on the turnovers, the Thunder might be headed to Cleveland. Instead, they're off to Oakland for Game 7 at Oracle Arena. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:22 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 29 points in Game 6 loss
    Kevin Durant made 10-of-31 from the field for 29 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 45 minutes in a Game 6 loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He was trying to do a little too much and had a really bad fourth quarter. In his 11 fourth-quarter minutes, Durant made 1-of-7 from the field and turned the ball over twice. He joins LeBron James as the only player this decade with back-to-back games with at least 30 field goal attempts in a playoff game. On the other side of the ball, Durant's defense was great once again and has been one of the most unheralded stories in these playoffs. He'll need to be more careful with the ball on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:15 pm
  • Enes Kanter scores eight points in 11 mins
    Enes Kanter scored eight points with three rebounds and one block in 11 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He had a really tough two-minute stretch to start the game and might not have come back in if not for Steven Adams getting into foul trouble. However, Kanter really got it together on both ends to give the Thunder big minutes. Even with the productive outing, he might not play double-digit minutes on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • Andre Iguodala starts 3Q for Harrison Barnes
    Andre Iguodala started the third quarter for Harrison Barnes in Game 6 on Saturday.

    Advice: Finally. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:28 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas to start taking 3-pointers?
    Raptors coach Dwane Casey said that Jonas Valanciunas is a year or two away from stretching out his game to the 3-point line.

    Advice: The big man just turned 24 years old in May, and while he's yet to hit a 3-pointer in his four-year career, Casey sounded pretty confident that he could add that to his game. That would be huge for his fantasy value, but it's probably too early to expect him to have the green light from deep next season. As always, there should be plenty of updates on his progress over the summer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:29 am
  • DeMar DeRozan hints about his future with TOR
    DeMar DeRozan said that he doesn't believe he could find a better situation than what he has in Toronto.

    Advice: "I don't think so," DeRozan said. "My mindset has always been Toronto... I don't want to switch it up now." The impending free agent could receive some max offers from teams such as the Lakers this summer, but it sounds like DeRozan wants to be back and it would be a surprise if the Raptors aren't able to re-sign him. The 26-year-old SG averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.6 3-pointers this season on 44.6 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:38 am
  • Norman Powell to play in the summer league?
    Norman Powell said that he wants to play in the summer league.

    Advice: The Raptors were eliminated from the playoffs on Friday, but Powell said he isn't looking forward to time off and that he will ask about getting in the gym on Saturday. You have to love his work ethic and it's exciting that he wants to play in the summer league because he looked awesome in Vegas last summer. Powell should have a larger role next season, but his fantasy value could depend on whether or not the Raptors are able to re-sign DeMar DeRozan. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:04 am
  • Bismack Biyombo will decline player option
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Bismack Biyombo will decline his $2.9 million player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: This will make him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Biyombo's stock has grown significantly during the postseason and Stein is hearing that he will make at least $15 million per year. The Raptors will likely offer DeMar DeRozan a max deal this summer, so this would mean that they won't be able to retain Biyombo and it's also worth noting that they already have Jonas Valanciunas under contract for several more years. If Biyombo lands a starting job this summer, his fantasy value would get a significant boost. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:31 am
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 20 points in loss
    DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points with three rebounds, three assists and four turnovers in a season-ending loss to the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: The contested shots were the story all month for DeRozan. In the first five games of this series, DeRozan was only open on 36.5 percent of his shots beyond 10 feet. He still showed some flashes and didn't really lose any appeal as a high-end wing. DeRozan has a huge summer ahead of him as he looks for a max contract in free agency after he opts out of the last year of his deal. He's coming off career highs in points and efficiency and will turn 27 in August. The Raptors will likely be in the mix to bring him back next season, but watch out for the Lakers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:32 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores six off bench
    Jonas Valanciunas came off the bench again on Friday with six points, eight rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 17 minutes.

    Advice: The ankle injury in Game 3 against the Heat killed most of his momentum. Valanciunas was the best player on the Raptors before that injury, but he only played a total of 35 minutes since that May 7 sprain. Valanciunas' fantasy ceiling and floor are tremendous for his great percentages to go with some solid block totals. He just turned 23 this month and another step forward next season is certainly possible. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:29 pm
  • Patrick Patterson scores nine points
    Patrick Patterson scored nine points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: He had some ups and downs, but didn't really have any explosions since the first two games of the postseason. Patterson is still just 27 and is one of the better stretch fours capable of defending both fellow stretch fours and in the low post. He's under contract for one more season and should have a similar role. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:27 pm
  • Bismack Biyombo scores four points
    Bismack Biyombo scored four points with nine rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: On top of being eliminated, Biyombo will be suspended to start next season for his elbow to Kevin Love. The contact was very hard and clear, so it almost certainly won't be rescinded. Perhaps no player made more money for this offseason than Biyombo in these playoffs with teams likely looking to give him a huge, multi-year deal. If he gets a starting job, the 23-year-old will have some fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:22 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas coming off the bench again
    Jonas Valanciunas is coming off the bench again on Friday for Game 6.

    Advice: It's the same starting lineup of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll, Luis Scola and Bismack Biyombo. With two more days off, we might see Valaciunas get to 20 minutes tonight. He is not expected to see time next to Biyombo. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:22 pm
  • Kerr praises Andrew Bogut after win
    Warriors coach Steve Kerr heaped praise on Andrew Bogut for his efforts in Game 5.

    Advice: "I thought [Bogut] was phenomenal," Kerr said. "He rebounded, he scored, he was aggressive. We went into him on the post to try to get him as a passer with our cutters around him, and he was tremendous – 14 boards. Obviously, rebounding has been an issue. It's an issue for everybody against Oklahoma City. So when he can play that way and rebound the ball like that, it just gives us a much better chance to win the game." After scoring 15 points with 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 30 minutes, Bogut will be a nice option in DFS for Game 6. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:14 am
  • Jonas Valanciunas to come off bench again?
    Raptors coach Dwane Casey hasn't decided who will start at center for Game 6 on Friday.

    Advice: Bismack Biyombo has been awful on the road and excellent in home games, but Casey did say that Valanciunas was "probably the only positive" in Game 5. It's possible that Casey splits their minutes since J-Val isn't quite 100 percent, so it's tough to rely on either player in DFS right now. Valanciunas had nine points with one assist and two turnovers in 18 minutes in Game 5. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:37 am
  • Pat Riley expects to re-sign Dwyane Wade
    Pat Riley hinted that he fully expects to re-sign Dwyane Wade this summer.

    Advice: "He wants to win, I think, as much as he wants to do anything," Riley said. "Compensation to a player is not just a way to get paid and to live your life. Compensation to a player is about recognition and respect and place. We know where he belongs…He’s a lifer. What he’s done in this city over the last 13 years is irreplaceable and so we’re going to do the right thing. There’s no doubt." While Wade is fully expected to return to Miami, it's unclear if he's willing to take a discount to give his team more financial flexibility in free agency. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:26 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 31; Warriors win Game 5
    Stephen Curry looked healthy during a Game 5 120-11 victory over the Thunder on Thursday, making 9-of-20 from the field for 31 points with seven rebounds, six assists, five steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: With all the rumors swirling around Curry saying he's only at 70 percent, he looked much better. After the game, coach Steve Kerr said Curry "looked like 91 percent" in what was his best scoring output in this series. A big difference for Curry was his on-ball plays as he was able to get to the rim more often with his eight shots within three feet. He'll have Friday off, so maybe he'll be at 95 percent for Game 6 in OKC as the Warriors look to tie the series at three. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:30 pm
  • Andrew Bogut scores 15 points with 14 boards
    Andrew Bogut was a huge part of Thursday's Game 5 win over the Thunder, scoring a postseason career-high 15 points with 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: His increased minutes tonight may have been the difference. Bogut played just 23 minutes combined in the last two games, but the Warriors went much bigger in this game. Bogut's presence around the rim on defense was a big part of limiting easy buckets for OKC while his passing and four offensive boards went a long way for the Dubs' offense. The Aussie is probably going to be a bit sore after this one, but expect him to get some extended run again on Saturday. Coach Steve Kerr gets a lot of credit for this rotation change. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:55 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 40 points in Game 5 loss
    Kevin Durant's 40 points were not enough during a 120-111 Game 5 loss to the Warriors on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

    Advice: It's the most points he's scored in this series and his second most of this postseason (41 vs. Spurs). While Durant was 12-of-31 from the field, he went 13-of-13 from the line gave him a respectable 54.4 true shooting percentage. The Thunder didn't go small nearly as much, so not exerting more energy on the defensive low block may have helped Durant's offensive usage. Based on the adjustment from the Warriors, we should be looking at a lot of scoring chances from Durant in Game 6. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:54 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 31 in 41 minutes
    Russell Westbrook scored 31 points during a loss to the Warriors on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, eight assists, five steals, seven turnovers and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: It was a very Westbrook game with lots of highs and lows. He had a couple bad stretches with careless turnovers while he hit a number of impressive off-the-dribble jumpers. The Thunder will live and die by Westbrook with the All-NBA First Team guard playing some of his best ball of his career. In this series, he's averaging 28.0 points, 6.6 boards, 11.0 assists, 4.0 steals and 2.2 treys. His numbers are better at home, so we have high expectations for his stat output in Game 6. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:52 pm
  • Dwyane Wade wants to end his career w/ Miami
    Dwyane Wade again re-stated his desire to finish his career with the Miami Heat.

    Advice: "I don’t want to be on the market at all," Wade said of his impending free agency. "I’m not curious at all. I want to get to it [with the Heat]. I want to be able to sign my deal and move on and not have to deal with any rumors, any free agency, any this, any that. This is where I want to end my career. So we’ll figure it out." Pat Riley echoed Wade's sentiment saying, "We know where he belongs… He’s a lifer." Expect Wade's free agency to be handled quickly sans surprises. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:14 pm
  • Stephen Curry says knee is feeling fine
    Stephen Curry (knee) insisted that his injured knee is feeling fine on Thursday.

    Advice: When asked about a report that he is playing at 70 percent, Curry said his knee is fine and refused to use it as an excuse. Curry added that the Warriors aren't outmatched and are just being outplayed. Steph will have an opportunity to turn things around at home in Game 5 on Thursday and will be facing a long offseason as the defending champs face an elimination game. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:46 am
  • Magic unlikely to pursue Dwight Howard
    The Orlando Magic are unlikely to pursue Dwight Howard if he opts out of his contract, according to league sources.

    Advice: Howard is believed to have interest in returning to the Magic if he opts out of his contract as expected, but the interest isn't believed to be reciprocal unless he seeks a one-year deal for reasonable money. We'll likely see Howard on a new team next year, but it doesn't sound like it will be the Magic. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:36 am
  • Bismack Biyombo pushing towards max contract
    Bismack Biyombo could make up to $17 million per year as an unrestricted free agent this summer, according to an unnamed general manager.

    Advice: While Biyombo may not fetch a max contract, his play in the Eastern Conference Finals has him poised for a huge pay day as an unrestricted free agent this summer. "For someone like [Biyombo], I think when you look at a guy like Tyson Chandler and what he got from Phoenix last summer [four years, $52 million], that’s where you start for a contract," one Eastern Conference GM told Sporting News. "But you factor in the cap spike and it’s probably going to be high, I’d say, $16-17 million. It’ll be a heck of a $17 million-per-year gamble." While Biyombo can be an inconsistent player, he is still just 23 years old and will be an interesting fantasy target if he lands in a starting role in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:20 am
  • Terry thinks Dwight Howard may return to HOU
    Jason Terry thinks Dwight Howard might not be done with the Rockets yet.

    Advice: While it would be a minor shock to see Howard return to the Rockets, Terry isn't convinced the big man will opt out of his contract and leave town. "I wouldn’t rule (a return) out," Terry said in an interview with Justin Termine and Eddie Johnson on SiriusXM NBA Radio. "He has yet to opt out. Again, it’s just going to depend on if you get the right coach in there." Despite Terry's comments, Howard will be all but gone from Houston if the Rockets sign reported frontrunner Mike D'Antoni as their next head coach. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:06 am
  • Kerr wants Andrew Bogut to avoid foul trouble
    Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Andrew Bogut needs to avoid getting into foul trouble.

    Advice: Bogut is only averaging 14 minutes per game through the first four games of the Western Conference Finals, but Kerr said the limited minutes aren't due to health issues or matchups. "He's fouling," Kerr said. "He's got 13 fouls in 56 minutes. He's almost fouling out of every game in 10-15 minutes. He's got to be smarter with his fouls. We need him out there — he was plus-7 [Tuesday] night in 11 minutes." Kerr said the Warriors need Bogut on the floor in Game 5 on Thursday, but he's almost impossible to play in DFS as he's put up just 12 points and 17 rebounds in the first four games of the series. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:38 am
  • Jonas Valanciunas plays 18 minutes in return
    Jonas Valanciunas returned on Wednesday with nine points on 4-of-4 shooting, one assist and two turnovers in 18 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Raptors' offense briefly found a groove when JV checked in mid-way through the first quarter, but it was a mirage -- they trailed by 18 points after one quarter and the deficit only got larger. JV and starting center Bismack Biyombo briefly shared the court late in the second quarter, as coach Dwane Casey searched for anything that would spark his team, but we're not expecting to see that lineup again on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:28 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan lousy in blowout Game 5 defeat
    DeMar DeRozan had a game to forget on Wednesday, shooting 2-of-8 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line to finish a blowout loss with 14 points, three boards, three assists and two steals.

    Advice: The Raptors were beat in every facet of the game tonight, trailing by a franchise-record 31 points going into halftime. They were a combined 21-of-35 from the free throw line and 3-of-17 beyond the arc, they turned the ball over 18 times, and they were out-rebounded 48-27, with only 10 boards during the entire first half. DeRozan and co. will need to hit the 'reset' button before Friday's must-win Game in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Patrick Patterson returns after bruising hand
    Patrick Patterson bruised his left hand during Wednesday's Game 5 defeat, finishing with three points, two turnovers and zero rebounds, assists, steals or blocks in 19 minutes.

    Advice: X-rays confirmed that Patterson only suffered a contusion and he did return despite the score being totally out of reach for Toronto. He should be ready for his usual 30-minute role during a must-win Game 6 on Friday, making him a viable low-end DFS target. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:26 pm
  • Bismack Biyombo quiet in 38-point road loss
    Bismack Biyombo started Game 5 but posted only seven points, four boards and one block in 21 minutes during Toronto's 38-point road loss.

    Advice: In the wake of tonight's drubbing in Cleveland, it will be interesting to see if Dwane Casey opts to start Biyombo over Jonas Valanciunas for Game 6. Tonight's struggles come in the wake of a terrific stretch for Biyombo, who has raised his stock significantly. An unnamed Eastern Conference GM, citing the upcoming salary-cap increase, even suggested that Biyombo will be offered around $17 million per year as a free agent this summer. Considering the Raptors' long-term investment in Jonas Valanciunas, it could be very hard for them to retain Biyombo. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:24 pm
  • Bismack Biyombo starting over JV in Game 5
    Bismack Biyombo will start Game 5 on Wednesday despite the return of Jonas Valanciunas (ankle).

    Advice: "[Jonas Valanciunas] is our starting center but we've got to respect what Bismack is doing on the court," said Dwane Casey. Biyombo is averaging 6.8 points on 61.1 percent shooting, 12.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in four Conference finals games vs. Cleveland, though his minutes are likely to come down with Valanciunas in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:58 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) not on minute-limit
    Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) has no minute-limit and coach Dwane Casey hopes to play him early in the game.

    Advice: "We hope to get him in, find him some minutes and get his feet wet," Casey said. "It might be a shock to his lungs." Casey doesn't like JV matching up vs. Channing Frye and the Cavs' second unit, but isn't ready to start him ahead of Bismack Biyombo, given the Raptors' recent success. Unfortunately for DFS purposes, Biyombo's playing time should take a hit with Valanciunas in the mix. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:24 pm
  • Kerr: Warriors need Bogut out there
    Coach Steve Kerr said the Warriors "need' Andrew Bogut out there.

    Advice: "When he’s out there, we rebound better and we’ve got a good passer out of the post," Kerr said. "We want to play Bogut more, but he’s got to stay on the floor." He was actually the only player in the positive for plus-minus on Tuesday as the Warriors were destroyed on their small-ball plan. Still, it's tough to count on Bogut for more than 16 minutes in Game 5. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:50 pm
  • Kerr: Stephen Curry not where he needs to be
    Coach Steve Kerr said Stephen Curry "may just not be quite where he needs to be" right now.

    Advice: Kerr said Curry is not hurt, but a previous report said he's playing at 70 percent. In the last two games, the Thunder have put a stop to Curry catch-and-shoot shots with the MVP making just 1-of-10 on those. Maybe the home crowd will help him on Thursday with the Warriors needing Curry to resemble the regular-season version of himself. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:40 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas says he's 'ready to go'
    Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) said that he's "ready to go" for Wednesday's Game 5 in Cleveland.

    Advice: "I'm ready to go," said Valanciunas. "Percentage wise? I don't know. My ankle doesn't say the percentage." Valanciunas will again be available to play on Wednesday, but Cavs' head coach Tyronn Lue implied that they'll go with a healthy heaping of Channing Frye at the five-spot for Game 5, which Dwane Casey has acknowledged is a difficult matchup for JV. If Valanciunas does take the court Wednesday night, it'll likely be in a limited capacity, so he's still not that great of a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:11 am
  • TOR could struggle to retain Bismack Biyombo
    The Raptors could struggle to retain Bismack Biyombo as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: Toronto signed Biyombo for cheap this past offseason, but with how well Biyombo has played during this postseason he's most assuredly earned himself a massive payday when he decides to opt out of his contract this summer. Biyombo will likely be able to secure a $10-15 million deal as a free agent, so the Raptors will need to move around some pieces if they hope to retain him. From a fantasy perspective, a move away from Toronto into a starting role elsewhere would put Biz firmly on the standard league radar. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:34 am
  • Report: Stephen Curry playing at 70 percent
    Stephen Curry (knee) is playing "at 70 percent, at best," according to a source of Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: While unnamed sources dispute the health of Curry's knee, you won't hear Curry, nor head coach Steve Kerr making any excuses. Curry said he was "fine" after Game 4's loss, and Kerr stated that he's "not injured," but Curry's lack of explosion and inability to take advantage of the bigs when they switch on him tells a bit of a different story. To be clear, Curry is in zero danger of spending any time on the sidelines, and the Dubs will need him to look more like MVP-Curry if they hope to secure a Game 5 win when they return to their home court on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:20 am
  • Stephen Curry shoots 6-of-20 in Game 4 loss
    Stephen Curry struggled in Tuesday's 118-94 loss in Game 4, scoring 19 points on 6-of-20 shooting.

    Advice: He was also just 2-of-10 from beyond the arc with six turnovers, adding five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes. As much as Curry struggled, coach Steve Kerr made it clear after the game that the MVP is not injured. "Steph Curry is not injured," Kerr said. "He just had a lousy night. It happens." With Golden State trailing 3-1, they will need a much better effort from Curry for the Warriors to get back in this series. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:19 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 26 points in Game 4 win
    Kevin Durant scored 26 points on 8-of-24 shooting in Tuesday's Game 4 win over the Warriors.

    Advice: The Thunder scored 72 points in the first half for the second straight game and the Warriors weren't able to recover. As for Durant, he had an incredible line with 11 rebounds, four assists, four steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer, though he did have a few turnovers. This was his second straight game with three blocks and his defense has been on full display in this series. The Thunder could advance to the NBA Finals with a win on Thursday in Game 5 as the series shifts back to Golden State. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:52 pm
  • Westbrook triple-doubles, Thunder lead 3-1
    Russell Westbrook triple-doubled with 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Thunder to a 118-94 win in Game 4.

    Advice: This gives the Thunder a commanding 3-1 series lead over the defending champs. Westbrook was dominant tonight, shooting 12-of-27 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line while adding four steals and four treys in 41 minutes. As good as he was on offense, Westbrook also held Stephen Curry in check, limiting the MVP to 19 points on 6-of-20 shooting. For what it's worth, teams that take a 3-1 series lead in the conference finals are 37-2 in NBA history. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:40 pm
  • Warriors will not make a lineup change
    The Warriors will not make a lineup change for Game 4 vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Advice: Warriors coach Steve Kerr may have considered a lineup change with either Harrison Barnes or Andrew Bogut moving to the bench in favor of Andre Iguodala or Festus Ezeli, but Golden State will stand pat for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:00 pm
  • Report: Kerr could tweak starting five for G4
    Steve Kerr may adjust his starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 4 against the Thunder, according to Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Advice: Media members asked Kerr about a potential lineup switch on Monday and Tuesday, but Kerr would not give any indication whether he's leaning one way or the other. Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut have not been very effective through the Western Conference Finals, and with the Dubs in must-win territory, there's a chance Kerr tweaks his starting five. Andre Iguodala or Festus Ezeli would be the most likely to enter the starting five should Kerr make a change, although if a change were to occur, it’s unlikely we’d get word until just prior to tip-off. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:41 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas minutes depend on Cavs
    Jonas Valanciunas' Game 5 minutes will depend on the Cavaliers' personnel, according to Raptors head coach Dwane Casey.

    Advice: Valanciunas didn't play in Game 4 on Monday, but will be available depending on whom the Cavaliers play on Wednesday. We'll likely see more of JV if the Cavaliers go big, but if it's Kevin Love and Channing Frye operating at the five-spot, that could prove to be too tough of a cover for the big man coming off an ankle injury. Bismack Biyombo remains the preferable DFS target. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:54 am
  • DeMar DeRozan praises Lowry's Game 4 play
    DeMar DeRozan praised Kyle Lowry's performance in Monday's Game 4 win over Cleveland.

    Advice: "It's a cake walk for me once he gets going," DeRozan said. "It opens up everything for me on the floor. Teams try to focus in on him, and he knows when to get me going. He got the ball, he's our point guard, he's our leader of this team and he knows how to orchestrate what needs to be done out there." While Lowry had a great game on Monday, DeRozan's second consecutive 32-point performance helped the Raptors even the series. He seems to be getting over the thumb injury that hampered him earlier in the playoffs and should continue be a big factor for the Raptors for the rest of the postseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:46 am
  • Bizness Is Booming: Biyombo set for a pay day
    Bismack Biyombo was terrific yet again during a win over the Cavs on Monday, finishing with five points, 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 42 minutes.

    Advice: His motor was out of control with some very good perimeter defense while he was still able to grab 11 defensive rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) didn't play in this game, but he might have a better chance on Wednesday. If the Raptors can continue to use him like this, Biyombo might be too valuable to lose any minutes to JV. Biyombo has made himself some serious money in the past two games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:57 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 32 points again in win
    DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points for the second straight win over the Cavs on Monday, adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: A big story for the Raptors was their free throw shooting. They became the first Conference Finals team since 2001 to not have a free throw in the first half with a 15-plus point lead, but then they went to the line 19 times in the second half as a team. As for DeRozan, he continues to thrive on contested shots and even fared better against LeBron James as the game went on -- he scored 12 in the fourth quarter on 5-of-6 from the field. We'll see how he handles playing in Cleveland on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:52 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas doesn't play in Game 4
    Jonas Valanciunas did not play in Game 4 on Monday.

    Advice: The Raptors got off to a fantastic start to keep Valanciunas on the bench. Plus, the Cavs went with a lot of space on their offense, which would've made it really hard to use JV on defense. He'll have a couple days off before Game 5 on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:44 pm
  • Casey: Biyombo not getting any foul calls
    Dwane Casey, who was fined $25,000 for criticizing the officials, said that Bismack Biyombo is not getting any foul calls vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: "[Biyombo] is not getting the calls," Casey said. "We shoot zero free throws in the fourth quarter. Zero. He's getting hit. There's one play where they almost have a brawl. He gets killed on that play. I don't know if he's getting hit because of how physical and tough he is, but he's getting cracked. To his credit, I thought he was going to lose his head when he got the technical foul, but he kept playing." All eyes will be on Biyombo in Game 4 following a historic Game 3 performance with Jonas Valacniunas (ankle, doubtful) still expected to be on the shelf. Rotoworld.com May 23, 6:11 am
  • Andrew Bogut, GSW's big men silenced Sunday
    Andrew Bogut played only 12 minutes during Game 3, scoring two points with five rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: The Thunder went small early and often, and the Warriors' true big men (Bogut, Festus Ezeli, Anderson Varejao and Marreese Speights) struggled to control the paint. Golden State has given up the third-most second-chance points during the playoffs (13.9 per game), and OKC finished tonight's home win with a whopping 21 second-chance points. Bogut's strained right thigh might still be bothering him, and either way it's hard to rely on him for DFS purposes. Rotoworld.com May 22, 7:58 pm
  • Russell Westbrook's 30 & 12 help OKC win Gm 3
    The Thunder cruised to a 133-105 win in Game 3, aided by Russell Westbrook's 30 points (10-of-19 FGs, 9-of-11 FTs), 12 assists, eight rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: Westbrook had some jaw-dropping plays tonight, combining his natural athleticism with pure ferocity, and the Warriors didn't have any answers defensively. His few bad shots were overshadowed by outrageous euro-step layups, rebounds in traffic, fastbreak explosions and unselfish passes, resulting in a statement game for the 27-year-old All-Star. Follow the link below to enjoy one of his Game 3 highlights. Rotoworld.com May 22, 7:54 pm
  • Andre Iguodala solid in futile bench effort
    Andre Iguodala came off the Warriors' bench on Sunday for nine points, four boards, three assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and just one turnover in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Last year's Finals MVP continues to have a big impact despite having very few plays called for him -- in Games 1 and 2 he had a 13.6 percent usage rate, higher than only Shaun Livingston, Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut. His efforts weren't nearly enough tonight, and his minutes were limited by garbage time, but he should resume playing 28-32 minutes on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com May 22, 7:51 pm
  • Stephen Curry (elbow) scores 24 in Gm 3 loss
    Stephen Curry (elbow) finished Sunday's 133-105 Game 3 defeat with 24 points on 7-of-17 shooting, three 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Curry shot well in Game 2 and he wasn't even listed on Golden State's injury report tonight, so his struggles can't be blamed on injuries -- credit is due to OKC's defense, which switched pick-and-rolls and used its length to confound the Warriors. The starting unit for Golden State shot a combined 20-of-57 from the field (35.1 percent) and it's safe to assume they'll be burning for redemption in Game 4. Rotoworld.com May 22, 7:50 pm
  • Kevin Durant has 33 pts in Game 3 blowout win
    Kevin Durant scored 33 points during OKC's blowout Game 3 home win, making 10-of-15 field goals and 12-of-12 free throws in 32 minutes of action.

    Advice: Before the game, coach Billy Donovan said KD needed to make "quick reads" with "sharp and crisp [passes]" to counter the Warriors' flood of double- and triple-teams. He did all that and more to help his team reclaim the series lead while maintaining home court advantage. His DFS owners went home nearly as happy as OKC's fans, as he rounded out his line with eight boards, two assists, three blocks and just one turnover. Durant appeared to tweak his right calf in the third quarter but it didn't cost him much time and we're leaving him off the injury report for Game 4. Rotoworld.com May 22, 7:41 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan still dealing w/ pain in thumb
    DeMar DeRozan said that while his right thumb is improving every day, he's still experiencing pain.

    Advice: To be clear, this is just something that DeRozan is going to have to deal with, and he's in zero danger of the injury forcing him to the sidelines. DeRozan had himself an efficient outing during Toronto's Game 3 win over Cleveland, scoring 32 points on 12-of-24 shooting, and the Raptors will need him to continue that trend if they hope to secure a Game 4 win on Monday. Rotoworld.com May 22, 1:51 pm
  • Stephen Curry (elbow) will start in Game 3
    Stephen Curry (elbow) will be in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Thunder on Sunday.

    Advice: Curry was a full participant during shootaround, and he's not even being listed on the injury report. He was never in any danger of missing Game 3, and head coach Steve Kerr said that Curry was shooting the ball well during shootaround, so it doesn't seem like the injury will impact his play. Rotoworld.com May 22, 12:58 pm
  • Stephen Curry going through shootaround
    Stephen Curry (elbow) is going through the morning shootaround as expected.

    Advice: Coach Steve Kerr said that Curry was shooting the ball well and that his elbow isn't giving him any issues. We'll likely have official confirmation soon, but Curry is fully expected to play in Game 3 vs. the Thunder. Rotoworld.com May 22, 8:56 am
  • Tyler Johnson wants to get his body right
    Tyler Johnson said that he wants to focus on getting his body right this summer.

    Advice: "The next aim is to get my body right, to be able to sustain a whole 82-game season and then the playoffs," Johnson said. "I thought I that I was making a lot of great strides at the beginning of the season and I'm going to continue to improve on, obviously, those things as far as ballhandling, finishing at the basket. I think that my biggest strides are going to be mentally and getting my body right." Johnson won't need any offseason procedures on his shoulder, but he will have to be mindful of it during activities such as weight training. The restricted free agent will likely be back with the Heat next season as one of their backup combo guards. Rotoworld.com May 22, 7:28 am
  • Pat Riley says Whiteside is a 'game changer'
    Pat Riley said that Hassan Whiteside hasn't reached his ceiling yet.

    Advice: "He’s 26 years old, he’s a game changer. I don’t think he’s even reached his real ceiling in a couple of areas of the game," Riley said. "And I think that now he’ll be more comfortable once his situation ends." Riley has said that Whiteside will be the Heat's No. 1 priority this offseason, but the big man will likely be a first-round pick in fantasy next season regardless of where he lands in free agency. Rotoworld.com May 22, 7:01 am
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 32 in Game 3 victory
    DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points during a 99-86 Game 3 win over the Cavs on Saturday, adding five rebounds, four assists and no turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He was 12-of-24 from the field and hit plenty of contested jumpers. In fact, he had 22 of his 24 shots contested during this win. This was DeRozan's second postseason game of his career without any turnovers and played fairly mistake-free ball on both ends. The Cavs used LeBron James on DeRozan late in the game, so that might be something to watch early in Game 6. DeRozan will need to be on his game on Monday to get another win. Rotoworld.com May 21, 8:52 pm
  • Report: Heat expect Bosh to play next season
    According to Dan Le Batard of ESPN, the Heat are expecting Chris Bosh (blood clots) to be available next season.

    Advice: We've heard conflicting reports on this for a while now and it doesn't help that the Heat haven't been very transparent. Pat Riley recently refused to put a timetable on Bosh's return and there have even been some reports that the Heat fear that Bosh might not be able to play again. Hopefully we will get some more clarity on the situation soon. Rotoworld.com May 20, 9:56 am
  • Pat Riley wants Wade to shoot more 3-pointers
    Pat Riley wants Dwyane Wade to work on his 3-pointers this summer.

    Advice: "Maybe he could become a 40 percent, 38 percent 3-point shooter," Riley said of Wade. "I wouldn’t give him an open look. Once he went to work with the coaches on it, that shot, if he had to take it, was normal. That would be a big added part of his game next year because nobody ever thinks he can do that." Wade's 3-point shot has always been his biggest weakness, but he did shoot 52.2 percent from deep in the postseason and that could give his fantasy value a boost next season. Rotoworld.com May 20, 6:47 am
  • Pat Riley says Haslem can return to Miami
    Pat Riley said that Udonis Haslem can return to Miami next season if he wants to.

    Advice: The Heat won't be in a hurry to re-sign him this summer as they will have more important priorities, but it sounds like the veteran will likely sign a minimum deal with the Heat for at least one more season. Haslem averaged just 7.0 minutes in 37 appearances this season and isn't close to being on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com May 20, 6:30 am
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