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  • ORL gives Dewayne Dedmon qualifying offer
    The Magic have submitted a qualifying offer to Dewayne Dedmon.

    Advice: Dedmon is on the way to becoming a restricted free agent, meaning that the Magic will be able to match any offer he signs on the open market. Dedmon is nothing more than a backup big man, so his non-existent fantasy value will not change based on the jersey. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:09 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 Today, 1:44 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 form 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 Today, 1:01 pm
  • Greg Stiemsma will play at summer league
    Greg Stiemsma will suit up for the Clippers' summer league squad.

    Advice: Stiemsma will try to showcase himself at summer league, but even if he does manage to secure a deal for the veteran's minimum, he'll be a non-factor in all fantasy leagues. The 30-year-old sat out the 2015-16 season and played in just 17 games for the Raptors during his 2014-15 campaign with all of his averages falling to the right side of the decimal point. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:33 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony has a list of FA targets
    Carmelo Anthony said that he has "a list" of players he wants the Knicks to target during free agency.

    Advice: "I’ve got a list," Anthony said. "There’s certain guys that’s on the list. I don’t want to get into too much details about that, but I feel like we have a great shot at acquiring them in this free agency. So it’s going to take work because all the teams are in the same situation, the same boat. But, like I said, the Derrick Rose move was a great first step." One of those free agent targets will be Kevin Durant, but it seems extremely unlikely that he'll sign in New York as KD hasn't even committed to meeting with the club. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:04 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 Today, 11:47 am
  • Kevin Durant likes trade for Victor Oladipo
    Kevin Durant told reporters that he's a fan of the Thunder's trade for Victor Oladipo.

    Advice: The Thunder pulled a widely-applauded swap of Serge Ibaka for Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and the draft rights to Domantas Sabonis and Durant joined the crowded applauding the move. "It’s a good move," Durant told reporters. "I like Oladipo. He’s a good buddy, a friend of mine, and I’m definitely going to miss playing with Serge." While Durant becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, the Thunder are believed to be the favorite to re-sign him and his approval of their recent trade certainly won't hurt their case. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:58 am
  • Cavaliers exercise option on Jordan McRae
    The Cavaliers have exercised their team option on G Jordan McRae.

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

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

    Advice: While the Hawks are hoping to re-sign Horford, they are expected to have plenty of competition for his services as the 30-year-old is one of the better free agents on the market this summer. It will likely take a max offer to land Horford, and he should continue to provide his fantasy owners with early-round value regardless of what uniform he wears next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:40 am
  • Report: Hawks mulling run at Dwight Howard
    The Hawks are considering making a run at free agent Dwight Howard, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: Stein reports the Hawks are also interested in Kevin Durant (who isn't?), but the team has not been granted a sit down with KD so a run at Howard seems much more likely. Howard could serve as a contingent plan for his hometown team if Al Horford bolts in free agency and would continue to provide solid fantasy value for owners who are willing to stomach his abysmal free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:51 am
  • No qualifying offer for Andrew Nicholson
    The Magic will not extend a qualifying offer to Andrew Nicholson, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: This doesn't register as a huge shock as the 26-year-old only averaged 14.7 minutes per game over 56 games last year. Nicholson may hook on with another NBA team this summer, but he won't carry any fantasy value into 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:25 am
  • Knicks may be interested in Timofey Mozgov
    The Knicks are reportedly interested in Timofey Mozgov, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

    Advice: Mozgov is an unrestricted free agent this summer and Begley reports there is mutual interest between he and the Knicks. The 29-year-old could provide the Knicks with a lower-cost alternative to Joakim Noah, but he won't have much fantasy value in standard fantasy leagues no matter where he signs. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:22 am
  • Pau Gasol will be a priority for the Spurs
    Pau Gasol will reportedly be a free agency priority for the San Antonio Spurs.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski reports Gasol is at the top of the Spurs free agency wish list after he decided not to pick up his player option with the Bulls. While the Spurs will likely have competition for Gasol, they offer the 35-year-old an opportunity to win so it wouldn't be a huge shock to see him sign with San Antonio. We'll keep an eye on Gasol when free agency begins on July 1, but joining the Spurs wouldn't necessarily be a great thing for his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:49 am
  • Frank Kaminsky set to undergo minor procedure
    Frank Kaminsky (chest) will undergo a minor procedure to repair a small pocket of air in his chest wall.

    Advice: Kaminsky's recovery time is expected to be six weeks, which means he'll miss playing in Summer League. Frank the Tank averaged 7.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.1 minutes per game during his rookie season, but is morem of a late-round pick in fantasy drafts as he doesn't have a ton of upside. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:35 am
  • Jimmy Butler wants some help in Chicago
    Jimmy Butler thinks the Bulls need to add more players who can help the team.

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

    Advice: According to Kyler, Whiteside would prefer to stay in Miami, but knows the NBA is a business and will listen to all offers. Whiteside will receive plenty of interest as one of the better unrestricted free agents on the market and should go off the board in the first round of 2016-17 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:28 am
  • KD wants to have fun playing ball
    In an interview with ESPN's Marc Stein, Kevin Durant said the most important part of his choice in free agency is to "have fun playing ball."

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

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

    Advice: "We've been together. We've been talking," Anthony said. The Knicks might get a meeting with Durant because he's expected to have his meetings in New York City, but there's almost no chance he joins the Knicks. Enjoy the rumors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:49 am
  • Bulls, Butler now on the same page once again
    Jimmy Butler is "excited" about Chicago's future and recently spent time with head coach Fred Hoiberg in Los Angeles.

    Advice: Hoiberg and Butler have been in "constant communication" since the season ended with Hoiberg stating that Butler is in a "great frame of mind." We still don't buy that Chicago wasn't shopping him on draft night, but it appears both sides are prepared to move forward with one another while harboring no ill will. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 am
  • Report: Heat exploring their big man options
    According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat are discussing Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard as alternatives to Hassan Whiteside if the big man departs in free agency.

    Advice: There really isn't much to take away from this report until if and/or when Whiteside actually makes a decision. If Miami loses him, they'll go back to the drawing board to determine which—if any—of the aforementioned big men could be the best fit for the new team they're (again) trying to build. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:01 am
  • Whiteside: Free agency is not about loyalty
    Hassan Whiteside said he doesn't believe his impending free agent decision is "about loyalty."

    Advice: "I think it's just about the best situation for myself and that's what I think it is," he said. After stating that he hoped to have his free agent decision in place by July 1, it's looking like we could have our answer on his future sooner rather than later. For what it's worth, Whiteside also acknowledged that Pat Riley and the Heat—who have called Whiteside their No. 1 priority—have already been in contact him about his future. "We had a meeting and we talked and it went good. And we'll see what happens." ESPN previously reported that the Lakers plan to pursue Whiteside aggressively, while the Mavericks and perhaps the Blazers are expected to enter the mix, as well. Whiteside said he's open to different options and would not commit to Miami if all things were equal, and it's further complicated by the fact that the Heat could attempt to sell Whiteside on the future at a perceived discount. As an aside, Whiteside's knee is fine and will not require surgery. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 am
  • Report: Kevin Durant to meet w/ MIA, LAC, BOS
    Kevin Durant has added free agent meetings with the Heat, Clippers and Celtics to his agenda, a source told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

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

    Advice: Joining Kevin Durant will be Jimmy Butler, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry, Harrison Barnes, DeMar DeRozan, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George, Draymond Green and Carmelo Anthony. Despite a handful of notable players passing on the opportunity to represent their country, Team USA's roster remains strong and should be considered a clear favorite this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:28 am
  • No meeting set between Kevin Durant & Knicks
    Kevin Durant has not scheduled or agreed to a meeting with the Knicks, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

    Advice: The Knicks are "optimistic" that they'll get a chance to meet with Durant, but so far his only proposed sit-downs are with the Thunder, Warriors, Heat, Clippers, Celtics and Spurs. Whether or not the Knicks ultimately secure a meeting with Durant, they're an extreme long-shot to sign the summer's most coveted free agent. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:51 pm
  • Whiteside hopes to make a decision by July 1
    Hassan Whiteside said that he hopes that he'll be able to make his free agent decision by July 1.

    Advice: Whiteside is going to receive plenty of max offers as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and some of those max deals will likely come via the Lakers and Mavericks. Miami won't be able to offer him as much money as the aforementioned clubs, and while Whiteside acknowledged that not having a state tax in Miami will factor into his decision, he also understands that he could get traded which makes signing at a discount a risky endeavor. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:11 pm
  • GS & MIA most likely landing spots for KD?
    Golden State and Miami will be the most likely landing spots for Kevin Durant should he choose to leave Oklahoma City as a free agent, according to an agent speaking on the condition of anonymity.

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

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

    Advice: The Lakers and Wizards have reportedly been crossed off Durant's list, but the Knicks' chances of signing him are still slim to none. The Thunder are still said to be the favorites to re-sign him, with the Warriors and Spurs next in line. In addition to those teams, the Clippers, Celtics and Heat are also expected to meet with Durant. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:11 am
  • Lakers, Wizards not likely to meet with KD
    The Wizards and Lakers are not expected to land a meeting with Kevin Durant, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: Amick adds the Lakers "have a way of at least getting a meeting" based on their past, but it's not looking good. Both the Lakers and Wizards have spent some time hoping they would be able to land the former MVP, but at least now they can focus on other players and possibly make some signings while KD is making up his mind. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:31 pm
  • ESPN: Lakers to aggressively pursue Whiteside
    The Lakers plan to "aggressively pursue" Hassan Whiteside in free agency, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne.

    Advice: In other words, it sounds like they might offer him a max contract. The Lakers have a gaping hole at center with Julius Randle logging the overwhelming majority of his minutes at power forward, so they will be investing most of their cap space on a center. The Heat have made him their top priority and are likely the frontrunner to have him next year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:22 am
  • 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
  • Pau Gasol will play for Spain, Ibaka will not
    Pau Gasol announced that he will play for Spain in the Olympics this summer, but Serge Ibaka said that he will not participate.

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

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

    Advice: According to the report, the meetings are expected to take place in New York, but teams are still awaiting on the specific location. Wojnarowski adds the Thunder are still the frontrunners for a one-plus-one-year deal to allow Durant to hit free agency for the big salary cap rise in 2017. Wojnarowski also said the Warriors "have Durant's attention." Lastly, the report adds Durant is expected to take a tour to the Far East on July 9 and should have a decision before then. OK, everybody got that? Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:24 pm
  • Warriors eyeing Noah and Horford?
    According to Mercury News, the Warriors will look at Al Horford and Joakim Noah in free agency.

    Advice: Noah will be the cheaper option, but both players would give the Warriors an upgrade at center. The report also adds that Hassan Whiteside could even be an option. The Warriors are obviously going to make Kevin Durant their No. 1 priority, and they will likely have to move on from Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli to have a shot at any of these big names. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 am
  • Hassan Whiteside still prefers Heat?
    Hassan Whiteside reportedly would prefer to stay with the Heat if it works out financially.

    Advice: Translation: Whiteside will stay with the Heat if they offer him a max deal. The Mavs have reportedly made Whiteside one of their top free agency targets, while teams such as the Lakers and Blazers have also been linked with the big man. With the salary cap jumping up to $94 million, Whiteside is going to get his max deal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:01 am
  • Kaminsky may not play much in Summer League
    Frank Kaminsky will be on the Summer League roster, but is not expected to play in many games.

    Advice: The Hornets didn't really add any depth at power forward in the draft, so Kaminsky's minutes are safe. He looked good in Summer League last year, so he doesn't really have much to prove. He's not a great fantasy target. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:42 pm
  • Forman: Bulls were not shopping Jimmy Butler
    Bulls GM Gar Forman said the Bulls were not shopping Jimmy Butler on draft night.

    Advice: "We like Jimmy Butler. We didn't shop Jimmy Butler," Forman said. While Chicago may not have been making the calls, the front office was certainly taking them and there will be some damage control to be done with their franchise star as a result of his name being bandied about on draft night. It sounds like the Timberwolves had the most traction on any potential Butler deal, but at the end of the day the Bulls decided there simply wasn't a good enough offer on the table to move into a full rebuild. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:30 pm
  • Update: Jimmy Butler likely to stay w/ Bulls
    Jimmy Butler is now expected to remain in Chicago, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

    Advice: The Bulls talked to both the Celtics and Wolves about a deal involving No. 5 pick Kris Dunn, and reportedly came closer to an agreement with Boston, but ultimately they opted to stand pat. Chicago still needs a starting-caliber PG to replace Derrick Rose, so it's safe to assume they'll continue to surface in trade talks during the offseason. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:45 pm
  • Wolves, Bulls have rising optimism about deal
    There is reportedly "rising optimism" that the Wolves and Bulls can work out a trade sending Jimmy Butler to Minnesota in exchange for a package including No. 5 pick Kris Dunn.

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

    Advice: The Bulls tried hard to trade up in the draft to acquire Dunn, but it's unclear if they'd be willing to deal Butler to the Wolves and coach Tom Thibodeau. Minnesota has plenty of young talent to include with Dunn, however, so anything is possible. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:19 pm
  • Report: BOS talks to Bulls, 76ers about No. 3
    The Celtics and Bulls are still discussing a trade involving Jimmy Butler, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: Boston has a warchest of draft picks, including the No. 3 pick, and they've also been linked to ongoing discussions with the 76ers, and both teams reportedly covet Providence PG Kris Dunn. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:30 pm
  • Report: Mavs will go after Whiteside, Conley
    The Mavs have reportedly made Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley their top two free agency targets.

    Advice: The Mavs expect to be granted a meeting with Whiteside during the early hours of free agency, and while Whiteside's preference would be to remain with Miami, other teams around the league will be able to offer him significantly more money (assuming Chris Bosh doesn't retire). Whiteside should be able to rack up first-round value regardless of his jersey. A Conley signing in Dallas would queue the end of Deron Williams' tenure with the Mavs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:06 pm
  • Jimmy Butler accepts invite to Team USA
    Jimmy Butler has accepted an invitation to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics with Team USA

    Advice: Butler has been subject of recent trade rumors, but it looks like he can focus on the Olympics as a trade doesn't seem likely. Assuming he isn't moved before the 2016 NBA Draft on Thursday, the 26-year-old will move forward as the Bulls centerpiece and will enter 2016-17 fantasy drafts with a first-round value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:29 am
  • Carmelo Anthony accepts Olympics invite
    Carmelo Anthony will join Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

    Advice: Anthony has accepted an invitation to join Team USA and will chase his third gold medal in August. The 32-year-old is coming off the news that his team acquired Derrick Rose and will likely benefit from the presence of a new coach in Jeff Hornacek. While Melo isn't the fantasy stud he once was, he should still return early-round value in 2016-17 as long as he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:03 am
  • Dwight Howard could end up with Knicks
    Dwight Howard is rumored to be interested in signing with the New York Knicks.

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

    Advice: Interesting. The Hawks picked up the No. 12 pick in the Jeff Teague deal on Wednesday. The Hawks also traded their No. 19 pick in a basically salary dump, so this isn't a new trick for them. Horford might actually be on board with staying, and the Hawks making a trade on Thursday would be very revealing. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:38 pm
  • Report: HOU wants to retain Dwight Howard?
    The Rockets have reportedly tried to convince Dwight Howard to remain in Houston.

    Advice: GM Daryl Morey spoke with Howard's agent, and Rockets' CEO Tad Brown spoke directly with Howard expressing his support, however, Howard still decided to opt out of his deal. The Rockets value Howard's defense and they're trying to sell him on Mike D'Antoni's offensive scheme, but with how things went with D-12 and D'Antoni in Los Angeles, it would be nothing short of shocking if he decided to remain in Houston. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 am
  • Report: Bulls uninterested in dealing Butler
    The Bulls are reportedly uninterested in dealing Jimmy Butler to the Celtics in exchange for the No. 3 overall pick.

    Advice: The Celtics have had their eyes on Jimmy Buckets for some time now, and while the Bulls will entertain offers, it doesn't sound like they've heard anything that will make them pull the trigger on a deal. The Timberwolves have also been trying to persuade the Bulls to part ways with their franchise cornerstone, but with how Tom Thibodeau's tenure ended in Chicago, it would be surprising to see him and Gar Forman have a constructive conversation. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:39 am
  • Report: ORL, LAL, DET will pursue Al Horford
    The Magic, Lakers and Pistons will reportedly go after Al Horford as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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

    Advice: The Mike D'Antoni hire essentially queued the end of Howard's tenure with the Rockets, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of deal the big man can earn on the open market. Howard is now 30 years old, and his knees and back have started to become an issue, although with the infusion of money coming into the NBA he should be able to earn something close to the max. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:01 pm
  • 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
  • Harrison Barnes quiet (again) in Game 7 loss
    Harrison Barnes finished the Warriors' Game 7 loss on Sunday with 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Barnes' play has been scrutinized throughout the postseason, thanks largely to his impending free agency, and he did himself few favors during the Finals. He averaged just 9.3 points on 35.2 percent shooting in seven games vs. the Cavs, but will still earn a huge payday this summer -- the only question is whether it'll come from the Warriors or another franchise. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 8:09 pm
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