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  • Kevin Love turns down Team USA offer
    Kevin Love declined an invite to play for Team USA at the Olympics this summer.

    Advice: He simply wants to rest up after Cleveland's long playoff run. Love didn't play well in the NBA Finals, but he made up for it with a nice performance in Game 7. It would be a surprise if the Cavs didn't bring back most of their championship roster and coach Tyronn Lue said that Love will be a Cavalier next season, but that won't keep Love's name from popping up in the rumor mill this summer. Rotoworld.com 40 minutes ago
  • 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 Yesterday, 4:31 pm
  • Hield and Davis to work together more
    Buddy Hield said playing with Anthony Davis will be like a "pick your poison" choice for NBA defenses.

    Advice: "If he’s operating in the post, guys can’t double him," Hield said of Davis. "His ability to pick-and-pop, catch-and-shoot, that spreads the floor for everybody." The Pelicans were in the middle of the pack for 3-pointers made last year, but they are very likely going to lose their top guys for total treys, Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson. Davis and Hield should be counting on each other quite a bit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:12 pm
  • Ibaka's agent says larger role coming
    Serge Ibaka's agent, Andy Miller, said there was an expectation of a "larger role" for his client with the Magic.

    Advice: Back in March, Ibaka did mention his play on defense wasn't rewarded on the offensive end. Ibaka's usage rate has dropped in each of the last two seasons while he turned in career-low total rebounding and block percentages. Moving to Orlando, he should have much more opportunity now that two of the league's most used players, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, are not with him. After a really down 2015-16 season, Ibaka could be back to his top-20 status in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:32 am
  • Winslow wants to become face of franchise
    Justise Winslow said that he would eventually like to be the face of the franchise.

    Advice: "And being part of an organization that over the past 10, 13 years has sort of been built around one guy, it’s just something to look forward to," Winslow said. "I know there’s a lot of work to be done." He had an impressive rookie season, particularly on the defensive end, averaging 6.4 points, 5.2 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.9 steals in 28.6 minutes. Winslow wants to work on his shooting mechanics this summer and also his movement, "to be more explosive and make more plays off the dribble." If the Heat are unable to re-sign Luol Deng, Winslow's role could grow significantly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:31 am
  • Presti says Thunder will keep Ilyasova
    Thunder GM Sam Presti said that he won't decline Ersan Ilyasova's option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: "No, we traded for him because we think he's a good, complementary player to our core players," Presti said. "Like I said for a lot of these guys, he has a toughness that we really like. As you mentioned, I think we have a lot of flexibility and different things we can look at as a result of what it is that we're able to do. But we like the player, and we like how he fits with our group." Depending on what the Thunder do in free agency, Ilyasova is probably only going to see minutes in the teens in OKC. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:57 am
  • Chris McCullough working with Atkinson
    Chris McCullough has been working on his game with Nets coach Kenny Atkinson this summer.

    Advice: "Yeah! That’s my dude, man," McCullough said of Atkinson. "Once he got there, we clicked. I’m working with him all the time, and he’s always in the gym, working hard. He reached out to me when he got hired, so we’re well connected now. It’s great." The Nets traded away Thaddeus Young to the Pacers, so McCullough is currently the only power forward under contract for the 2016-17 season. He's going to be a name to watch at the summer league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:08 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 6:46 am
  • Serge Ibaka will not play for Spain
    Serge Ibaka will not play for Spain at the Olympics this summer.

    Advice: Ibaka is entering a contract year, so he likely doesn't want to take any unnecessary risks. Luckily for Spain, Pau Gasol confirmed that he will play this summer, while we can expect to see Nikola Mirotic take on a larger role in Ibaka's absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:39 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 Yesterday, 6:28 am
  • Report: Celtics wanted Noel & LAL pick for #3
    The Celtics "supposedly wanted" Nerlens Noel and Philadelphia's future first-round pick from the Lakers in exchange for the 2016 No. 3 pick, a source told Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times.

    Advice: That is quite the hefty price tag and the 76ers were right to turn it down. The Lakers' pick is going to be top-three protected again next year, so it likely would've been another high lottery pick. With the 76ers saying Ben Simmons is going to play power forward, they likely have to move Noel or Jahlil Okafor. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:46 pm
  • 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
  • Duncan, Coach Pop to pitch Durant
    The Spurs are planning to have coach Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan board a plane to pitch Kevin Durant to join the Spurs in July.

    Advice: For the meetings with the Spurs and Warriors, Durant is expected to have his agent and family with him. Durant and Kawhi Leonard would make for quite the interesting pair, and perhaps the transformation of Kawhi is a great selling point. Of course, the Spurs have been a staple in the NBA playoffs for two decades. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:57 pm
  • ESPN: OKC, GSW & SA get first crack at Durant
    The Warriors, Spurs and Thunder are the first three known teams to have recruiting meetings with Kevin Durant, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: It's going to be very interesting to see how Durant reacts to the Serge Ibaka trade. If he stays with OKC, he'll certainly be playing a lot more power forward. The Warriors and Spurs both can clear out some money to bring on Durant, especially with the salary cap rising to $94 million next year. Get ready for a lot of rumors. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:24 pm
  • Darrell Arthur opts out of contract
    Darrell Arthur will not pick up his player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: He would've made $2.9 million next season, but he'll hit the open market. Arthur actually turned in a solid season with 70 games played and a career-high 21.7 minutes per game. Coach Mike Malone trusted Arthur quite a bit, but the Nuggets have more depth coming their way. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:29 pm
  • Wizards will not offer Noah a max deal
    The Wizards will not offer Joakim Noah a max contract, according to J. Michael of CSN.

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

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

    Advice: Noah will be the cheaper option, but both players would give the Warriors an upgrade at center. The report also adds that Hassan Whiteside could even be an option. The Warriors are obviously going to make Kevin Durant their No. 1 priority, and they will likely have to move on from Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli to have a shot at any of these big names. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 am
  • Thunder will pick up Ilyasova's option
    The Thunder will pick up Ersan Ilyasova's option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: This means he will be on the books for $8.4 million, but he will hit free agency next summer. Ilyasova should have a role off the Thunder bench with Serge Ibaka now in Orlando, but he will likely be a 3-point specialist at best in fantasy leagues next season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:08 am
  • Wizards undecided on Drew Gooden
    The Wizards haven't decided if they will keep Drew Gooden.

    Advice: Gooden is on the books for $3.6 million for the 2016-17 season, but the deal isn't guaranteed. If he does remain with the Wizards, he will likely have a very limited role off the bench. Washington has until July 15 to make a decision. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:45 am
  • Report: Kings shopping Rudy Gay
    According to The Vertical, the Pacers were in serious discussions with the Kings for Rudy Gay before they traded for Thaddeus Young.

    Advice: The Kings' asking price was apparently too high, but The Vertical is reporting that they are still looking to move Gay. The forward has two years left on his deal, but he has a player option for the 2017-18 season. We'll let you know if he's linked to any other teams. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:08 am
  • Hennigan defends Ibaka trade
    Orlando GM Rob Hennigan defended the Magic's trade for Serge Ibaka.

    Advice: "We feel like we have a roster that is really well-balanced now, and it was important for us to balance it in a way that addressed a very glaring need and a very important need in today’s NBA," Hennigan said. "Serge’s ability to protect the basket, his ability to defend in a very versatile way, we feel, is really going to help fortify a major weakness for us." The Magic gave up a lot to acquire Ibaka and the 27-year-old big man can walk in free agency next summer, so re-signing him will likely be their top priority. Ibaka could be a nice fit next to Nikola Vucevic, but this trade could hurt Aaron Gordon's value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:42 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
  • Ersan Ilyasova sent to Thunder in Ibaka deal
    Ersan Ilyasova was traded to the Thunder along with Victor Oladipo as part of Thursday's deal sending Serge Ibaka to the Magic.

    Advice: OKC has Mitch McGary, Enes Kanter and Nick Collison to support center Steven Adams, so Ilyasova will be battling for minutes during training camp. He's little more than a 3-point specialist at this stage of his career. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:13 pm
  • Serge Ibaka dealt to Magic for Oladipo & more
    Serge Ibaka has been traded to the Magic for a package that includes Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and No. 11 pick Domantas Sabonis.

    Advice: OKC gets a major haul of talent in exchange for Ibaka, whom they were shopping lately, and Oladipo represents a big upgrade at the SG spot for OKC. A potential starting backcourt of Russell Westbrook and Victor Oladipo would be frightening for opposing guards, and the addition of Ilyasova and Sabonis helps beef up OKC's frontcourt depth. Ibaka's numbers have tailed off in recent seasons for the Thunder, but he should see an uptick in usage and fantasy value as a starter for the Magic. It remains to be seen how his arrival will impact Aaron Gordon's playing time, but it's hard to imagine Gordon not taking a hit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:49 pm
  • Report: 76ers offer Noel, Covington for No. 3
    The 76ers are reportedly offering Nerlens Noel, Robert Covington and picks Nos. 24 and 26 to the Celtics, in exchange for the No. 3 pick.

    Advice: The Bulls are also pursuing the No. 3 pick and both Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder have been mentioned in those trade discussions. We'll know soon enough whether Boston decides to part with the No. 3 pick. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:33 pm
  • Report: DAL not committed to Chandler Parsons
    The Mavs are reportedly willing to take the risk of letting Chandler Parsons sign with another team while they pursue Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside during free agency.

    Advice: If the Mavs are able to land both Conley and Whiteside during free agency, they won't have enough money to realistically re-sign Parsons, and that's apparently a risk they are willing to take. Parsons had a down year this past season as he recovered from modified micro-fracture knee surgery, and was then required to again go under the knife for arthroscopic surgery on the same knee later in the year, but he's still sure to command plenty of interest on the open market. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:45 pm
  • CSN: Celtics have interest in Greg Monroe
    The Celtics have interest in Greg Monroe, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.

    Advice: Additionally, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic adds the Bucks are "combing for young bigs" to prepare for Monroe's eventual departure. The Celtics have eight picks and a solid backcourt, so adding a big man is a high priority for them. Monroe is not a great fit with the Bucks, so he could be one of the big names changing teams. Coach Brad Stevens would really help the Moose. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:26 pm
  • Report: Thunder shopping Serge Ibaka
    The Thunder are reportedly shopping Serge Ibaka.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly what OKC wants in return for Ibaka, but this report does make sense, as Ibaka's numbers have seen a steady decline over the past few years. Ibaka is still an elite rim protector, but drifting away from the hoop has aversely affected his production. For what it's worth, Sam Presti said that Ibaka was "absolutely" still a part of OKC's core, so it'll likely take a substantial offer to move him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:28 pm
  • Report: Knicks will pursue Kevin Durant as FA
    Phil Jackson reportedly told Derrick Rose that the team will go after Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: It's a tough sell for Jackson, as he'll be asking Durant to leave a team that was one win away from an NBA Finals berth for a club that has failed to make the postseason for three years running, but hey, it doesn't hurt to try. There will be roughly 28 other teams vying for Durant's services this summer, but most signs point to him remaining with OKC, at least on a two-year deal with an opt out on Year-2. The Dubs are also rumored to be a realistic landing spot should KD leave OKC. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:55 am
  • Thaddeus Young traded to Pacers for 20th pick
    The Nets have traded Thaddeus Young to the Pacers for the 20th pick and a future second rounder.

    Advice: This is a solid move for the Nets as a team with almost no chance to make the postseason this year and a serious lack of long-term assets. Young will likely become the starting power forward next to Myles Turner. This move will also help the Pacers have more tempo with a smaller-ball lineup. He won't be involved in the offense anywhere close to what he was in Brooklyn, so his fantasy value takes a hit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:56 am
  • Coach defends Wiz trade for Markieff Morris
    Wizards head coach Scott Brooks defended the Wizards trade for Markieff Morris last season.

    Advice: Though the Wizards don't have an first-round draft pick on Thursday night because of it, Brooks defended the Wizards acquisition of Morris. "We don’t have a draft pick tomorrow night, but we traded that pick for a really really good player in Markieff Morris," Brook said. "You don’t get guys like that in a draft. [What] he’s going to bring the team and to be around the team full time is going to be a great asset to us." Morris will be worth a look in the later rounds of 2016-17 fantasy drafts as he's still just 26 years old and should benefit from a full season with the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:47 am
  • Justise Winslow will play in summer league
    Justise Winslow is planning on participating in summer league games this year.

    Advice: Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra had previously said he expected Winslow to appear in a few summer league games, so Winslow's comments fall in line with that plan. The extra experience will help as the 20-year-old takes the next step in his development, and he could be an intriguing late-round option in 2016-17 drafts if the Heat move on from Luol Deng. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:10 am
  • Sixers ramping up efforts for Celtics pick
    The 76ers are pushing harder in the trade efforts to acquire the No. 3 overall pick in Thursday's draft from the Celtics.

    Advice: The 76ers have reportedly offered the Celtics either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor, but the Celtics have held out for more thus far. We could see a deal come to fruition closer to the draft Thursday night and the 76ers would presumably use the pick to select G Kris Dunn. Noel would see a bit of a boost in fantasy value in Boston, while Dunn would be a great fit in the 76ers backcourt and make for an intriguing later-round pick. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:56 am
  • Carmelo Anthony accepts Olympics invite
    Carmelo Anthony will join Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

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

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

    Advice: It's unclear how much interest the Knicks have in Howard as signing him to a big deal would eat up most of their cap space, but they could use his defense after dealing Robin Lopez to the Bulls. Howard should receive plenty of interest as an unrestricted free agent and can still be a valuable fantasy asset for owners willing to put up with his poor free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:17 am
  • Paul George will play in Summer Olympics
    Paul George has accepted an invitation to play with Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

    Advice: George suffered a gruesome broken leg the last time he played for Team USA and is hoping to use these Olympics as closure from that injury. The 26-year-old had a fantastic 2015-16 season after sitting out most of 2014-15 and should be an early-round fantasy consideration in 2016-17 after averaging a career-high 23.1 points to go along with 7.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.9 steals, and 2.6 treys last season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:13 am
  • Nets looking to move Thaddeus Young
    The Brooklyn Nets are looking to deal Thaddeus Young in order to move into the first round.

    Advice: The Nets don't have any picks in the first round and moving Young would make a lot of sense as the team continues to rebuild. The 28-year-old finished 2015-16 with averages of 15.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks and will continue to be a valuable fantasy asset wherever he lands. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:28 am
  • Hornets looking to deal Spencer Hawes, Lamb
    The Hornets are open to dealing the 22nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft if a team takes on the contract of Spencer Hawes or Jeremy Lamb.

    Advice: Hawes is due $6.3 million in 2016-17 and the Hornets would like to get him off their books so they can have some financial flexibility in free agency. Hawes is nothing more than a bench player at this point in his career and doesn't have much fantasy value beyond deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:21 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
  • Tyronn Lue says Kevin Love will remain in CLE
    Tyronn Lue said that Kevin Love will remain with the Cavs next season.

    Advice: The Warriors presented a tough matchup for Kevin Love, and because of that, he struggled through much of the Finals. However, he had plenty of good games through Cleveland's postseason run, and given that the Cavs still were able to realize their ultimate goal of taking the Larry O'Brien trophy to Cleveland, perhaps he remains a Cavalier next season. Still, there should be a number of teams that will throw out some trade offers, and if the right one comes along, it's not like Love is untouchable. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:56 am
  • Report: HOU wants to retain Dwight Howard?
    The Rockets have reportedly tried to convince Dwight Howard to remain in Houston.

    Advice: GM Daryl Morey spoke with Howard's agent, and Rockets' CEO Tad Brown spoke directly with Howard expressing his support, however, Howard still decided to opt out of his deal. The Rockets value Howard's defense and they're trying to sell him on Mike D'Antoni's offensive scheme, but with how things went with D-12 and D'Antoni in Los Angeles, it would be nothing short of shocking if he decided to remain in Houston. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 am
  • Report: BOS & NO interested in Noel, Okafor
    The Celtics and Pelicans have reportedly reached out to the 76ers regarding the availability of Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor.

    Advice: The 76ers have reportedly been trying to convince the Celtics to part ways with their No. 3 overall selection in exchange for one of the two bigs, but to this point, Boston has resisted those pitches. This is the first we're hearing of the Pelicans having interest in one of the Philly bigs, but it makes sense given that Omer Asik is currently their starting center. With Ben Simmons expected to land in Philly with the No. 1 overall selection, it seems all but certain that either Noel or Okafor will be donning a different jersey next year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:06 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
  • Chandler Parsons will decline player option
    Chandler Parsons will decline his player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: He would've made $16 million next season if he opted in, but his decision will make him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Despite coming off knee surgery, Parsons is still going to get a ton of interest due to the rising salary cap and the Mavs will have to give him a significant raise in order to keep him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:31 pm
  • 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
  • Report: BOS wants Nerlens Noel for draft pick
    The Celtics are reportedly want Nerlens Noel in exchange for the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming draft.

    Advice: The 76ers are reportedly "pushing hard" to trade with the Celtics for the No. 3 overall pick so that they can draft Kris Dunn, and with Philly already expected to bring in Ben Simmons with the No. 1 overall selection, they may be more willing to part ways with Noel. Noel would be a great fit with the Celtics, and Dunn would finally provide the 76ers with a solid point guard, so it wouldn't be surprising to see something like this go down on draft night. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:17 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
  • Kevin Love still receiving trade interest
    Teams around the NBA are reportedly still very interested in trading for Kevin Love.

    Advice: While it's unclear if the Cavs have any interest in trading Love, a rival executive doesn't think Cleveland will be in any rush to discuss potential moves. "There’s going to be some wishful thinking involved," the executive said. "Anyone’s going to listen to offers and some of those might come out in public. But they’re just offers. It doesn’t mean it is coming from Cleveland." While we may see Love on the move this summer, it doesn't sound like any potential deal will happen until after the Olympics in August. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:01 am
  • Warriors still hoping to land Kevin Durant
    The Warriors are reportedly going to make Kevin Durant their top offseason priority this summer.

    Advice: It would be a surprise to see Durant pass up millions by not re-signing with Oklahoma City, though the Warriors may represent the best shot at a title for the 27-year-old. While the Warriors will have plenty of company as they vie for Durant's services, we'll keep a close eye on this situation as Golden State's pitch to Durant could prove too tempting to pass up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:17 am
  • Kevin Durant will play for Team USA
    Kevin Durant confirmed on Monday that he will play for Team USA this summer.

    Advice: This is huge for Team USA because they just learned that LeBron James will likely take the summer off along with Stephen Curry, James Harden, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook. As of right now, Paul George, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard are considered to be the only locks to join Durant on Team USA. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:55 am
  • Report: Bucks are shopping Greg Monroe
    According to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops, the Bucks are aggressively shopping Greg Monroe.

    Advice: Monroe seemed like a poor fit in Milwaukee this season on the defensive end and this isn't the first time that we've heard that the Bucks are trying to trade him. Monroe is under contract with the Bucks through the 2016-17 season and he also has a player option for the 2017-18 season, but it's hard to imagine the Bucks getting a lot in return for the big man. If Monroe is traded, that would bode really well for the outlook of John Henson and it would make Utah center Jakob Poeltl an interesting option with the No. 10 pick in the draft. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:23 am
  • Kevin Love steps up in Finals-clinching win
    Kevin Love was aggressive throughout the Cavs' Game 7 win on Sunday, finishing with a team-high 14 rebounds to go along with nine points, three assists, two steals and one turnover in 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Love's lack of production was a major sub-plot in the Finals, but he flipped the script tonight with impressive work on the boards, a few timely buckets, and some clutch defense against Steph Curry late in the waning moments of the fourth quarter. Love is owed $93.5 million over the next four seasons, and despite this Game 7 performance it's likely that his name will surface in trade rumors this offseason. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 8:28 pm
  • 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
  • Lue expects big game from Kevin Love
    Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue expects Kevin Love to have a big game on Sunday.

    Advice: "He's going to have a big game for us tomorrow, I believe," Lue said before Saturday's practice. "It's all about matchups. It's all about staying on the floor, being out of foul trouble, and I have no problem with Kevin. He's going to be fine." After averaging 16.0 points and 9.9 rebounds during the regular season, Love has been a ghost in the Finals with averages of 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds on 37 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 8:53 am
  • Harrison Barnes says he will keep shooting
    Despite his recent shooting slump, Harrison Barnes said that he will keep shooting with confidence in Game 7.

    Advice: "The shots aren't going in, that's the fact of it," Barnes said. "But I'm going to keep shooting with confidence, get some shots up in between games, and see what happens in Game 7." He didn't hit a single shot in Game 6 and is a combined 2-of-22 from the field in his last two outings, but coach Steve Kerr expressed his confidence in Barnes after Thursday's loss. "But I'm really confident in Harrison," Kerr said. "He's going to start Sunday and he's still one of our key guys. I'm very confident that he'll come out and play well." Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 7:40 am
  • Kevin Love plays just 12 minutes in win
    Kevin Love scored seven points with three rebounds, two assists and one turnover in just 12 minutes on Thursday.

    Advice: Say what? This is the same Kevin Love that led the NBA in double-doubles during his last year with the Wolves and only three players had more triple-doubles than him that year, too. He is probably not going to start in Game 7 and is pretty much useless in this series. Rotoworld.com Jun 16, 9:07 pm
  • Harrison Barnes is flat-out awful yet again
    Harrison Barnes was scoreless on his eight shots from the field on Thursday, adding two rebounds and one block.

    Advice: You could say Harrison couldn't hit the broad side of a Barnes. He lost minutes to Leandro Barbosa for this game and could be losing money for what was supposed to be his big pay day this summer. He will probably start in Game 7, but he'll be on a very, very short leash. Rotoworld.com Jun 16, 8:54 pm
  • Dudley doesn't think Durant will be a Wizard
    Jared Dudley said that he doesn't think the Wizards have a realistic shot of nabbing Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: "I realistically don’t [see KD signing with Washington]" Dudley said. "I hope for the fans they do, because he’s from there, and he would bring such excitement… I don’t see it though." Dudley reasoned that he doesn't see Durant leaving money on the table to join another club, and his opinion does carry a bit more weight given that he's currently under contract in Washington. Just about every team in the league will make a pitch to KD as a free agent, but after OKC nearly knocked off the champs in the Western Conference Finals, it would be surprising to see him go elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Jun 16, 3:09 pm
  • Tim Duncan decision due by June 29
    Tim Duncan has until June 29 to decide on whether he'll pick up his player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: With the June 29 deadline to pick up his $6.4 million player option, we should know soon whether or not Duncan will retire or return for one more season. While anything in possible, the 40-year-old looked like a shell of himself in the 2015-16 postseason and it wouldn't be a surprise if that was the end of Duncan's illustrious career. Rotoworld.com Jun 16, 10:48 am
  • Harrison Barnes ready for Game 2 bounce back
    Harrison Barnes is planning to be aggressive shooting the ball in Game 6 on Thursday.

    Advice: Barnes looked awful in going 2-of-14 from the field on Game 5 on Monday, but isn't planning on holding back in Game 6. "Obviously last game I didn't shoot it great, and coming up this next game, you're going to let it fly," Barnes said. The 24-year-old will see plenty of minutes on Thursday with Andrew Bogut out, so he should have plenty of opportunities make up for a poor Game 5. Rotoworld.com Jun 16, 6:24 am
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