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  • Utah agrees to two-year deal with Joe Johnson
    The Jazz agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent Joe Johnson on a two-year, $22 million deal.

    Advice: The Jazz were interested on a number of wings and they'll go with Iso Joe on a short-term deal. Johnson just turned 35 this week and did show he still had a little left in the tank with the Heat, averaging 13.4 points, 2.8 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.5 treys on 51.8 percent from the field in those 24 games. He is likely only looking at minutes in the low 20s to help out the second unit. The Jazz look like a playoff contender. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:51 pm
  • Nets strongly considering Allen Crabbe
    The Nets have "weighed all day" whether they should sign restricted free agent Allen Crabbe, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

    Advice: To start the day, there was almost no chance Crabbe was going anywhere, but the Blazers giving Evan Turner a four-year, $70 million deal could have opened the door. Crabbe might be one of the most underrated players in the NBA due to being overshadowed, but he is a plus-defender and posted an effective 57.2 true shooting percentage last season. The Nets have a ton of space, so they might offer the max to put pressure on the Blazers. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:11 pm
  • Rondo getting interest from teams
    Unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo is getting interest from the Kings, Bulls, 76ers and possibly Pelicans, according to Marc Spears of ESPN.com.

    Advice: An earlier report from multiple Pelicans beat writers said the team wasn't interested, but Spears adds that Anthony Davis is a Rondo fan. It's hard to see any of these teams being aggressive on Rondo with most of them set to build around young players. The Bulls could be the frontrunner of this group after Rondo met with them on Friday. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:05 pm
  • ESPN: Al Horford met with a mystery team
    Unrestricted free agent Al Horford met with a mystery team on Friday.

    Advice: He also met with the Celtics, Wizards and Rockets. The mystery team angle is always a fun one and sometimes that team does come through. The best bet would be the Thunder, who are expected to make a run at Horford and move some contracts around. Horford should have his decision this weekend. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:01 pm
  • Al Horford meets with four teams
    Al Horford met with the Rockets, Wizards and Celtics on Friday, and is expected to make a decision over the weekend.

    Advice: With Kent Bazemore re-signing, the Hawks won't have the cap space to bring back Horford. There is some talk of the Celtics trying to get Horford to agree to terms before they meet with Kevin Durant on Saturday, so that's something to watch. There are also reports of the Hawks trying to make some moves to clear out space for Horford, but it's not going to be easy. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:01 pm
  • Kent Bazemore will re-sign with Hawks
    The Hawks have reached an agreement with Kent Bazemore for a deal worth $70 million over four years.

    Advice: This news also basically means Al Horford has no chance of a return. The Hawks used their two draft picks on potential Bazemore replacements, but they'll have him ready to take on a bigger role in 2016-17 with Jeff Teague in Indiana. Bazemore ran the offense a lot more when he was younger while he was in Summer League and with the Lakers, so that might be a new wrinkle to his game. His fantasy ceiling should increase next season. Additionally, he's having a very happy 27th birthday on Friday. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:48 pm
  • Joakim Noah, NYK agree on 4-year, $72M deal
    The Knicks and Joakim Noah have officially agreed on a four-year, $72 million deal.

    Advice: The framework has been decided for about 22 hours, but the parties met in Orlando to come to a more formal agreement -- Noah won't sign the deal until at least July 7. This is a lot of money to give to an oft-injured, 31-year-old center. On top of only playing in 29 games, Noah turned in awful shooting numbers of 38.3 percent from the field and 48.9 percent from the line. The change of scenery helps, but he's still not a great fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:41 pm
  • Suns, Jared Dudley agree on 3-year, $30M deal
    The Suns have agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with unrestricted free agent Jared Dudley.

    Advice: He's back. Dudley had his career-high 12.7 points per game in Phoenix during 2011-12 and has seen a downward trend on his stats. He has been relatively durable in that time, missing just 14 games in the last four seasons combined. Dudley is 30 years old, so he's past his prime. He should get minutes as a stretch four with some time at the three, but it likely won't be too much because of their rookie power forwards, Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 pm
  • Dwyane Wade fielding offers for $20M per year
    Unrestricted free agent Dwyane Wade is fielding offers in the $20 million-per-season range, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: According to the report, the Bulls, Mavericks, Nuggets and Bucks have "started a courtship process" that has included offers in length of two and three years -- the Bulls and Nuggets have been the most aggressive. The report adds Wade was "deeply angered" with Miami's initial offer, which has caused him to explore the market. He's overseas right now, so it should take a few days before a Wade agreement is reached. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:46 pm
  • Pelicans not interested in Rondo
    The Pelicans are not interested in unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: Some previous reports say the Pelicans are interested, but it would be a surprise. He wouldn't fit with the current roster and the Pelicans should be better off with a shooting PG. Rondo met with the Bulls today. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:26 pm
  • Kevin Durant meets with Clippers for 4 hours
    Kevin Durant met with the Clippers for four hours and he was "blown away" by the presentation, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

    Advice: He met with the Warriors earlier today, but there hasn't been much information following that meeting. The Clippers have been trying to pitch a Big Four and would need to unload basically every other player to get KD to fit into the cap. Durant will meet with the Spurs and Celtics on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:19 pm
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  • Lots of teams in on Mahinmi
    The Wizards, Spurs, Wolves, Hornets, Mavs, Blazers and Magic are interested in unrestricted free agent Ian Mahinmi.

    Advice: The Pacers are very unlikely to bring him back now that they have Al Jefferson. Mahinmi isn't the sexiest big man, but he projects as a productive backup at age 29. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:39 pm
  • Bulls meet with UFA Rajon Rondo
    The Bulls met with unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo on Friday.

    Advice: With Mike Conley and Jeremy Lin off the board, Rondo should have more desperate suitors. Plus, the Nets were expected to go after Rondo, but they have agreed to terms with Lin. The former NBA champ and 2011-12 league leader in triple-doubles obviously won't be going back to the PG-needy Mavs, so he could be filling in for Derrick Rose. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:42 pm
  • ESPN: Wade may schedule talks with MIL & NYK
    Unrestricted free agent Dwyane Wade is in contract talks with the Knicks and Bucks, and could schedule meetings next week, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

    Advice: The days of Wade taking a pay cut could be over here. The Knicks really need a shooting guard while the Marquette product has some Milwaukee ties. Wade going to the Knicks would make it extremely hard for the Knicks to share the ball. The Bucks need a 3-point shooter, so Wade wouldn't be the best fit. It sounds like it might take a few days before we get word on the former Finals MVP. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:22 pm
  • Celtics about to meet with Al Horford
    The Celtics will meet with unrestricted free agent Al Horford on Friday night.

    Advice: With Dwight Howard headed to the Hawks, Horford is likely on the move. He does want to be a priority in the offense and the Celtics can certainly offer that. The Celtics will almost certainly offer the max, so they have a terrific chance to add a huge improvement to their frontcourt. He would have early-round value in standard leagues again. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:04 pm
  • Mike Conley agrees in principle to $153M deal
    The Grizzlies and Mike Conley have agreed in principle to a five-year, $153 million deal.

    Advice: ESPN's Marc Stein adds that the two parties are still working on details, but it's the richest contract in the history of the NBA. Conley is going to be 29 years old to start his deal, so the fourth and fifth years will be past his prime. His games-played have dropped in each of the last three seasons, with a drop in scoring output for the last two. For fantasy, the drop in overall productivity knocks him out of the early rounds in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:57 pm
  • Jeff Green agrees on one-year deal with Magic
    Jeff Green has reached a one-year, $15 million deal with the Magic.

    Advice: The Magic put a priority on cap space to sign new guys, but so far they have Green, Jodie Meeks and D.J. Augustin. The good news on this deal is that it's only for one year and Meeks is also just for one year, so they'll have money next year. Green is going to compete with Aaron Gordon for playing time. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:34 pm
  • 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 off 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 Today, 2:54 pm
  • Evan Turner told he will start for Blazers
    Evan Turner was told he will start next to Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum next year.

    Advice: That means the chances of the Blazers retaining Moe Harkless have dropped -- they could still keep Allen Crabbe. The Blazers also have Al-Farouq Aminu, who really stepped up on a bargain of a contract. Turner can't space the floor quite like Allen Crabbe can, so it's an interesting fit to see where he fits in coach Terry Stotts' offense. His usage rate should be fairly small in the first unit with his primary responsibility coming on the defensive end. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:35 pm
  • Evan Turner agrees to deal with Blazers
    Evan Turner has agreed to a four-year, $70 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

    Advice: The Blazers were in hot pursuit of Chandler Parsons, but quickly turned their attention towards Turner once Parsons agreed to a deal with the Grizzlies. Turner will compete with Al-Farouq Aminu for the starting small forward job, but it's hard to imagine him not having a significant role due to the size of the contract. Additionally, this deal may make it tough for the Blazers to re-sign both Allen Crabbe and Moe Harkless. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:25 pm
  • Noah posts picture wearing a NYK hat
    Joakim Noah posted a picture on his Instagram of himself wearing a Knicks hat.

    Advice: It's a lock that Noah will be joining the Knicks, but we're still waiting on official confirmation. For what it's worth, the last report from The Vertical indicated that he could receive a four-year, $70 million deal. This would be a great spot for Noah's fantasy value as he would immediately become the Knicks' starting center. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 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
  • Evan Turner 'gaining traction' with Knicks
    According to ESPN's Frank Isola, Evan Turner is "gaining traction" with the Knicks.

    Advice: The Knicks are basically a lock to sign Joakim Noah, so they will now look to address their need at shooting guard. Isola hinted that the Knicks prefer Turner and Courtney Lee over Eric Gordon, but said that it will all come down to money. Turner has been linked to several different teams including the Lakers, Pelicans, Bulls and Celtics, so he's looking at some serious money. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:26 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
  • 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
  • Woj: Wade has multi-year offers on the table
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Dwyane Wade has received multi-year offers from "rival" teams.

    Advice: The report adds that rival executives will have the chance to speak with Wade on the phone Friday, so Heat fans have reason to be nervous. The Heat were able to reach an agreement on a max deal with Hassan Whiteside, but they're running out of cap room and it sounds like Wade will use this leverage to increase his value on the open market. He's already been linked to the Mavs and Spurs, but we'll let you know if any other teams surface. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:58 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
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  • 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
  • Hassan Whiteside will re-sign with the Heat
    Hassan Whiteside announced on his Snapchat that he will re-sign with the Miami Heat.

    Advice: "I’ve played on eight teams since college — from Reno to Sioux Falls to Sichuan, China," Whiteside said. "I am not ready for there to be a ninth." It sounded like the Mavs were the favorites to sign Whiteside heading into July 1, but the Heat reportedly "swung back momentum" in their early Friday meeting. The deal is reportedly for four years and $98 million according to the Associated Press, the maximum that the Heat could offer. There's certainly a lot of risk involved with this deal, but he's an intriguing gamble after averaging 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and a league-best 3.7 blocked shots last season. For what it's worth, this means the Heat probably don't have a chance to bring Kevin Durant to Miami. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:10 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
  • Woj: Heat regain footing on Hassan Whiteside
    The Heat "swung back momentum" with unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside in their early Friday meeting, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: It looked like the Mavs were the favorites just before Whiteside met with Miami, but now things may have changed. Whiteside just turned 27 in June, so his huge contract will be at the tail end of his prime. Plus, the sample size is a lot smaller compared to other unrestricted free agents. He might be one of the next big deals to get done. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:32 am
  • 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
  • Whiteside doesn't get deal done with MIA
    Miami left its meeting with unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside without an agreement.

    Advice: With Timofey Mozgov getting $65 million, Whiteside seems like he'll be getting a max deal. He's scheduled to meet with the Mavs in New York on Friday with the Mavs considered as the favorite to sign him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:43 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
  • AP: Whiteside told teammate he'd stay in MII
    Unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside told at least one Heat teammate earlier this week that he was staying in Miami, according to AP writer Tim Reynolds.

    Advice: A lot has changed in the past couple days with the Mavericks really making a push on Whiteside. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported early on Friday that he expects Whiteside's deal to be done quicker than most of the big-contract players. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Report: Lakers interested in Evan Turner
    According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, the Lakers are interested in free agent forward Evan Turner.

    Advice: Additionally, the interest is said to be mutual. Turner is drawing a ton of interest and has been linked to the Pelicans, Bulls, Knicks and Celtics, so he's going to get a serious paycheck. In terms of fantasy value, the Lakers would be a great spot for Turner given their lack of depth on the wings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Report: Pelicans, Nets, Hornets eye Tyler Joh
    Free agent Tyler Johnson has reportedly drawn interest from the Pelicans, Bulls, Nets and Hornets.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday that Johnson could command $10 million annually with the salary cap spiking. That high price-tag is supported by the fact that multiple teams have registered interest within an hour of the start of free agency, but no matter where Johnson lands it's hard to envision him as a reliable 12-team fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 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
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  • Report: Nets making a push for Allen Crabbe
    The Nets are "making a push" for restricted free agent Allen Crabbe, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

    Advice: The Blazers are almost certainly going to match, assuming they don't land a big-name free agent. Crabbe is widely viewed as an underrated wing for his defense and improved shooting. Plus, his ball-handling improved dating back to 2015 Summer League. He played 31.0 minutes per game in the Warriors postseason series and grew throughout the year, too. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 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
  • Noah, Knicks discussing 4-year, $70M deal
    Unrestricted free agent Joakim Noah and the Knicks are in discussions on the framework of a deal in range of four years, $70 million-plus, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

    Advice: Interesting. It's very odd to see a team offer four years on Noah, who really has struggled to stay healthy and is now 31 years old. There are also a decent amount of centers out there on the market, so investing this amount of money this early is surprising. The Knicks and Noah are expected to meet in Orlando on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 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
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  • Mavs to meet with Hassan Whiteside on Friday
    The Mavericks are expected to meet with Hassan Whiteside soon after the start of free agency at 12:01 am on Friday.

    Advice: Dallas has missed out on plenty of high-profile free agents over the years, but they'll be very aggressive in pursuit of Whiteside and are reportedly the early "favorites" to sign him. The Mavs aren't expected to chase free agent Chase Budinger, giving them plenty of financial flexibility, and a max-money offer from Dallas could sway Whiteside into a quick decision. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 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
  • 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 linked with Al Horford
    Marc Stein of ESPN said that the Wizards could "try to make a deal" with Al Horford.

    Advice: The Wizards are expected to re-sign Bradley Beal to a five-year, max deal, but Stein suggests that they will also try to pursue Horford, Ryan Anderson or Nicolas Batum as well. Horford would likely play the four in Washington next to Marcin Gortat, but that would be bad news for the fantasy value of Markieff Morris. Horford has been linked to several teams, so Washington fans shouldn't get too excited yet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:20 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
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  • 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
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  • Stein: OKC looking to clear space for Horford
    The Thunder are looking to free up money to make a run at unrestricted free agent Al Horford.

    Advice: To add a social media twist, Horford followed Kevin Durant on Twitter today. The Thunder would have to unload the contract of Enes Kanter to bring on Horford, or get really creative. If the Thunder can get Horford on board before Sunday, their chances to sign KD long-term might increase, as well. Horford would lose fantasy value in OKC, of course. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:33 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
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  • Amick: Rajon Rondo's deal might take time
    It could "take some time to play out" to see where unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo lands, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: Once unrestricted free agent Mike Conley comes off the board, the point guard crop falls off a cliff. Teams will likely be looking at wings instead of paying up for Jeremy Lin or Rajon Rondo. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:34 pm
  • Woj: Mavs emerging as favorite for Whiteside
    The Mavericks are emerging as a frontrunner for unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: The Heat have lost ground on Whiteside, according to Wojnarowski. The 2016 All-Defensive Second Team big man looks like he'll be commanding a max deal after turning in only around 1.5 seasons of productivity. If the Mavs are willing to max him, it looks like they might have their center this time around. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:41 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
  • 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
  • Report: BKN will get meeting with Rajon Rondo
    The Nets will reportedly get a meeting with unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: The Nets are currently believed to be the front runners to land the former champion and All-Star, and if they are successful in their pursuit, it would put a bit of a damper on the fantasy value of Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead. A Rondo signing would also hurt Yogi Ferrell's chances of making the Nets' regular season roster, but Brooklyn may provide Rondo with the best opportunity to produce. Currently, it doesn't seem as though Rondo is interested in returning to the Kings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:18 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside will meet with POR, DAL, MIA
    Hassan Whiteside will reportedly meet with the Trail Blazers, Mavericks and Heat during free agency.

    Advice: It sounds like the Lakers are out of the running, and the Blazers don't seem to have much of a shot either as Whiteside is reportedly focused on Dallas or Miami. The shot blocking dynamo's fantasy value will be safe regardless of where he winds up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:45 pm
  • Report: Noah 99 percent sure he'll be a Knick
    Joakim Noah is reportedly "99 percent sure" that he'll join the Knicks as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Noah will meet with the Knicks on Friday, but it seems all but certain the New York native will be returning home this summer. Noah is reportedly set to earn an annual salary in the $18 million range, although Phil Jackson is trying to convince him to sign something closer to $15-$16 million in order to keep their options open of bringing in another impactful player during free agency. Noah will be the starting center in New York, but his injury history will make him a risky mid-round gamble on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:29 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
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  • Report: NO has strong interest in Evan Turner
    The Pelicans reportedly have "strong interest" in signing unrestricted free agent Evan Turner.

    Advice: Turner will reportedly be pursued by the Bulls, Knicks, Lakers, Celtics and Pelicans this offseason. He should be able to earn meaningful minutes with any of the aforementioned clubs, but the Celtics may present him with the best opportunity to produce as he already has a defined role with head coach Brad Stevens. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:43 pm
  • Report: Al Horford will meet with Houston
    Al Horford will reportedly meet with the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: With Dwight Howard likely moving on to greener pastures, Horford could work as his replacement, and he could see a nice boost in value playing in Mike D'Antoni's fantasy friendly system. The Lakers, Magic, Wizards, Nets, Warriors and Pistons will all be after the 30-year-old big man this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:10 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
  • Report: Whiteside focused on Dallas and Miami
    Hassan Whiteside is reportedly focused on signing with either the Mavs or the Heat as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Dallas will be able to offer Whiteside the most money, but Miami is the team that gave him a shot of making a name for himself in the league. Whiteside has said that he wants to make a decision by July 1, so he may make a verbal commitment by midnight. His fantasy value would be safe with either club. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:50 am
  • Isaiah Thomas says Horford series about BOS
    Isaiah Thomas said that he's been texting with Al Horford, and Horford is "very serious" about joining the Celtics as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Obviously there's a ton of bias in this response from Thomas, but the Celtics will have money to spend this offseason, and Danny Ainge has been after a quality center for a while now. The Hawks are reportedly "hesitant" to give Horford a five-year, max-deal, but they'll likely need to give him something close to that if they hope to retain him. The Rockets, Magic, Lakers, Wizards, Nets, Warriors and Pistons have all been rumored to be in the mix to be in the pursuit of Horford. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:22 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
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  • Tyler Johnson could fetch up to $10 million
    Tyler Johnson could fetch up to $10 million per season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Johnson will be a restricted free agent this summer, so it will be interesting to see if the Heat match any eye-popping offer sheet the 24-year-old receives. While this figure looks askew, $10 million per season for Johnson isn't actually that crazy considering the big jump the salary cap is taking this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 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
  • Joakim Noah to meet with Knicks on Friday
    Joakim Noah is scheduled to meet with the Knicks on Friday afternoon.

    Advice: While the Knicks are believed to be the front-runner to land the unrestricted free agent, Noah will meet with the Knicks in the afternoon rather than on midnight. Noah is widely expected to land a deal worth around $18 million per season and would make for an interesting mid-round fantasy option as the Knicks starting center. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 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
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  • 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: Knicks favored to sign FA Joakim Noah
    The Knicks are reportedly a "big favorite" to sign free agent Joakim Noah.

    Advice: According to ESPN's Marc Stein, multiple teams vying for Noah feel that he's likely to sign with the Knicks, and the Washington Post reports that he could earn approximately $18 million per season. New York is desperate for a starting-caliber center after trading away Robin Lopez in the deal for Derrick Rose, and Noah reportedly chafed in a reserve role for Chicago last season, so the pairing makes sense. From a fantasy perspective, the Knicks would be an ideal landing spot for Noah. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:04 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
  • Hawks reluctant to offer Al Horford 5-yr deal
    The Hawks are reportedly "reluctant" to offer Al Horford a five-year deal, which could induce Horford to sign elsewhere as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Atlanta is the only team that can offer Horford five years, but ESPN's Zach Lowe reports that they're hesitant to give such a long-term, max- or near-max deal to their 30-year-old big man. The Rockets, Magic, Lakers, Wizards, Celtics, Nets and Pistons have all been rumored to have interest in Horford, and Detroit is reportedly "working to schedule a meeting with Horford over the first 48 hours of free agency." After Kevin Durant and LeBron James, Horford is vying with Hassan Whiteside as the most-coveted free agent this summer. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:11 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
  • Dwyane Wade's camp talks to Spurs & Mavs?
    Dwyane Wade's representatives have reached out to the Spurs and Mavericks, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

    Advice: A recent report suggested that talks between Wade and the Heat have "stalled," possibly because the Heat won't commit to a big contract before Kevin Durant is officially ruled out of contention. It's important to note that, according to Windhorst, "Some of those teams [reached by Wade's reps] are skeptical, thinking that this is a leverage play, thinking they've been down this path before." Wade has played for one franchise throughout his career and it would be surprising to see him anywhere but Miami next season, though anything is possible. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:12 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
  • 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
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  • Whiteside fully recovered from knee injury
    Hassan Whiteside said that he's fully recovered from the knee injury that sidelined him for the final four games of Miami's second-round series against the Raptors.

    Advice: Additionally, Whiteside said that he's been working on extending his range and that he'd like to be able to hit the 15-footer with more consistency, although he acknowledged that most of his buckets will still be coming from close range. "I still love being a true big man that's in the paint," said Whiteside. "I want to keep shooting over 60 percent. I just really want to work on strengthening my legs, so I can dunk even more." Whiteside may switch teams this summer, but he'll be worth a first-round selection regardless of where he winds up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:40 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
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  • Report: BKN front runners to land Rajon Rondo
    The Nets have reportedly emerged as the front runners to land Rajon Rondo during free agency.

    Advice: The Nets are reportedly willing to offer Rondo a max-deal, although sources close to Rondo say that he's not overly interested in being Brooklyn's only major signing this offseason, so the Nets may need to bring in another star to get Rondo to sign his name on the dotted line. Brooklyn is said to also have interest in Jamal Crawford, Jeremy Lin, Brandon Jennings and Kent Bazemore, so perhaps if they can sign one of those guys, Rondo will be more inclined to sign. Rondo would have nice value as the Nets starting PG. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:21 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: PHI, BKN, SAC interested in Crabbe
    The 76ers, Nets and Kings will all reportedly go after Allen Crabbe during free agency.

    Advice: Crabbe is going to be a restricted free agent this offseason, so Portland will be able to match any offer he signs, and Crabbe has let it be known that his preference would be to remain with the Trail Blazers. That being said, the 76ers, Nets or Kings could try and steal him away with a big time offer, so it'll be interesting to see how this all plays out. From a fantasy perspective, the 76ers would likely give Crabbe the most opportunity to produce. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:07 am
  • Dwyane Wade is 'open' to outside offers?
    According to ESPN, contract talks have stalled between Dwyane Wade and the Heat.

    Advice: The report adds that Wade will consider outside offers, so it doesn't like it's a lock that the three-time champion will return to Miami. The Heat have nine free agents and $40 million to spend, but it's not clear if Wade is willing to take a discount so that Miami can pursue targets such as Kevin Durant and Hassan Whiteside. Things are going to be very interesting on July 1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:23 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
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  • 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
  • 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 Tuesday, 9:40 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 Tuesday, 6:28 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
  • Report: Noah, Knicks share mutual interest
    The Knicks and Joakim Noah have a mutual interest in one another, sources told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

    Advice: Noah and New York flirting with one another is the worst kept non-secret of the NBA offseason so far, so expect the reports to continue flowing until a resolution comes to light. Per Berman, the Knicks have a "very high interest" in Noah, while Joakim is "eager for at least a sitdown with the Knicks." At this point, it appears Phil Jackson's new-look starting five could very well include Noah as Robin Lopez's replacement. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:27 am
  • Rajon Rondo: Kings had too much 'tension'
    Rajon Rondo said the 2015-16 Kings had "too many distractions on and off the court."

    Advice: Talk about stating the obvious, are we right? Rondo didn't stop there, either. "The organization as a whole, I don't think was together completely. I think as a team you have to want the best for the next man beside you, and that wasn't the case with the Sacramento Kings," he said. Specifically of the relationship between DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl, Rondo said that there was "too much tension. I've never witnessed or experienced a thing like that in my 10-year career." Despite all of this, Rondo remains open to re-signing with the Kings in free agency. Reading between the lines, it seems like the interest between the two sides of a reunion is tepid at best. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:47 am
  • Report: Joakim Noah doubtful to stay w/ Bulls
    Joakim Noah isn't interested in re-signing with the Bulls, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Advice: According to the report, Noah has "no trust in the direction of the [Bulls'] front office," and his priorities are being on a winning team, having the opportunity to start and finish games, and finding a franchise that will support his charity work with the Noah's Arc Foundation. The 31-year-old center will have plenty of suitors this summer but fantasy owners should be wary of him following two disappointing, injury-riddled seasons. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:21 pm
  • Vlade Divac open to re-signing Rondo
    Kings GM Vlade Divac said that he's open to the idea of re-signing Rajon Rondo this summer.

    Advice: The Kings may not have a choice with Darren Collison in legal trouble. They didn't add a guard in the first round of the draft and there aren't many good options at point guard in free agency apart from Mike Conley. Marc Stein of ESPN reported that Rondo has interest in re-signing with the Kings or playing for the Brooklyn Nets, so this could turn into a bidding war. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:39 am
  • WAS, BOS and MIA linked to Al Horford
    The Wizards, Celtics and Heat are expected to pursue Al Horford this summer.

    Advice: In case you missed it, ESPN's Marc Stein reported earlier in the week that the Magic, Lakers and Pistons will also be in the mix to sign Horford. The Hawks have made it clear that their top priority is to re-sign the big man, but with so many teams interested, it will likely take a max offer to keep him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:04 am
  • Report: Joakim Noah is the Knicks' top target
    According to the New York Post, Joakim Noah is the Knicks' top target in free agency.

    Advice: We already know that Derrick Rose is going to recruit him, and New York obviously needs a starting center after trading away Robin Lopez to the Bulls. Noah has also been linked to the Wolves, but the Knicks have plenty of cap space and it sounds like they are going to aggressively pursue him on July 1. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:57 am
  • 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
  • Wizards will not offer Noah a max deal
    The Wizards will not offer Joakim Noah a max contract, according to J. Michael of CSN.

    Advice: There was an earlier report today saying the Wizards were considering it, but it didn't make sense given their roster and the market value of Noah. The Wizards will likely look for a cheaper backup behind Marcin Gortat. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:42 pm
  • Report: Bulls are interested in Evan Turner
    According to Sporting News, the Bulls are interested in Evan Turner.

    Advice: Turner has previously said that he would like to re-sign with Boston, but he might be a little too expensive for Danny Ainge. We already know that the Knicks are also interested in Turner, but both New York and Chicago would be decent spots for him to have fantasy value. According to Mercury News, the Warriors could also have some interest in Turner. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:07 am
  • Hawks will still make Bazemore a priority
    Even though the Hawks drafted two small forwards, they will still make re-signing Kent Bazemore a priority in free agency.

    Advice: "I will say Kent Bazemore is absolutely a Hawks priority," general manager Wes Wilcox said after the draft. "We love Kent. He is a huge part of what we do. I don’t think there should be any confusion as to how important Kent is to us." The Hawks drafted two small forwards in the first round in Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry, but Wilcox said that he simply took the best player available with each pick. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:13 am
  • Report: Rondo interested in Kings and Nets
    Rajon Rondo has interest in re-signing with the Kings or playing for the Brooklyn Nets, a source told ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Per Spears, Rondo also had some interest in joining the New York Knicks, but the Derrick Rose acquisition kills that potential suitor. Regardless of where Rondo signs his next contract, he's likely going to have to take another "prove it" kind of deal like the one-year contract he signed prior to the 2015-16 season with Sacramento. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:09 pm
  • 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
  • MIA extends qualifying offer to Tyler Johnson
    The Heat have extended a qualifying offer to Tyler Johnson, making him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: Miami will now be able to match any contract that Johnson signs as a free agent, and chances are that he'll be back with the Heat next season. Johnson is coming off an injury riddled campaign in which he only made it through 32 games, so he might want to sign a short term deal with how low his value is right now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:10 pm
  • 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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