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  • Wes Johnson expected to opt out of deal
    Wes Johnson is expected to decline his player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: His player option is only worth $1.2 million, so the swingman should get a decent raise due to the rising salary cap. Johnson averaged just 6.9 points, 3.1 boards, 0.7 blocks, 1.1 steals and 1.3 3-pointers in 20.8 minutes per game this season, so he shouldn't be on fantasy draft boards in most cases. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:23 am
  • Aldrich expected to decline player option
    Cole Aldrich is expected to decline his player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: He averaged 4.5 points, 4.2 boards and 1.1 blocks as a reserve, but posted averages of 15.8 points, 11.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.4 blocks and 2.4 steals in five starts this season. He would've made just $1.2 million if he picked up his player option, so it's an easy decision for him to opt out. If he does land in an ideal situation next season, the 27-year-old center could make some noise in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:20 am
  • Austin Rivers expected to opt out of deal
    Austin Rivers is expected to decline his player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: He would've made $3.3 million next season, but he's going to take his chances and try to land a larger deal with the salary cap rising. The Clippers will obviously try to bring him back, but he wouldn't have much fantasy value if he decides to re-sign with Los Angeles. Rivers is coming off the best season of his career with averages of 8.9 points, 1.9 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.9 3-pointers on 43.8 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:14 am
  • Heat reporter thinks Bosh's career is over
    Heat reporter Ira Winderman told 560 WQAM that he doesn't believe Chris Bosh (blood clots) will play in the NBA again.

    Advice: Bosh was trying to get clearance from doctors to return to the Heat for the playoffs and even asked the NBPA to step in, but the Heat announced on Wednesday that he has been ruled out for the rest of the postseason. There was simply too much risk for Bosh to return this season, but to be clear his status for the 2016-17 season has yet to be determined. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:00 am
  • Festus Ezeli could get $50 million deal?
    According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Festus Ezeli could get a three-year deal worth $50 million this summer.

    Advice: "Obviously there are health issues you’re worried about," one general manager said. "So I don’t think you’d want to go beyond three years. But he still has a lot of upside and he can get better in a bigger role." That's a ton of money for a center who averaged 16.7 minutes per game this season and who has durability issues, but the Lakers are reportedly very interested in him which isn't a surprise after they hired Luke Walton. The Warriors can match any offers since he's a restricted free agent, but they won't be able to afford him if they have big plans in free agency. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:24 am
  • Pacers decline Solomon Hill's 2016-17 option
    The Pacers have decided to decline Solomon Hill's option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: The 25-year-old will now become an unrestricted free agent and should have his fair share of suitors. "Like I told Solomon, the best thing ever happened to him was us putting a boot in his butt," team president Larry Bird said. While Hill only averaged 4.2 points in 14.7 minutes per game last season, he was able to finish the season strong and averaged 12.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.9 three-pointers in 29.1 minutes per game in April. He's not a must-draft player in standards leagues, but Hill will be a worth a late-round flier if he lands in the right situation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:31 am
  • Andrea Bargnani sheds light on Nets departure
    Andrea Bargnani said he left the Nets because his tenure there did not live up to what was promised to him.

    Advice: Bargnani played just 46 games with the Nets and averaged just 6.6 points and 13.8 minutes per game. "I chose to leave the Nets and a guaranteed contract because the conditions under which they had convinced me to sign were not there and being used with limited playing time made ​​no sense for me or for the team," Bargnani wrote. Il Mago has alluded to playing overseas next season, but he's off the fantasy radar even if he winds up back in the NBA. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:23 am
  • Channing Frye scores 12 points w/ five boards
    Channing Frye came off Cleveland's bench on Wednesday for 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, five boards, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Cleveland hit 18 threes in the first half thanks to solid ball-movement, lax defense and unconscious shooting, and Frye merely picked up where the starters left off. Richard Jefferson added eight points with three 3-pointers, Iman Shumpert scored seven points on 3-of-3 shooting, and even Dahntay Jones got into the mix with three points -- his only make was the 3-pointer that broke the previous NBA record for most threes made in a game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:40 pm
  • Mario Chalmers walking without crutches
    Mario Chalmers (Achilles) is walking without crutches.

    Advice: It's progress since his Mar. 15 surgery. Chalmers was walking very slowly in the video posted below and chances are he won't be ready for the start of the season. The timing is also terrible for Chalmers as he heads into free agency. He'll be signed, but the injury might cost him some money given how tough it is to come back from a torn Achilles. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:50 pm
  • Heat rule out Chris Bosh for playoffs
    The Heat ruled out Chris Bosh for the remainder of the postseason, according to a team statement.

    Advice: The statement said the team, Bosh, doctors and medical staff have been working together through this process. Bosh has reportedly been trying to get clearance, including seeing other doctors to do so. However, the team likely feels there is just too much risk involved here. It'll be Luol Deng manning the power forward spot the rest of the way this year. Bosh's status for next year is undetermined. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:52 pm
  • Ainge undecided on team option for Jerebko
    Danny Ainge said "nothing has been decided" regarding the team option on Jonas Jerebko.

    Advice: The Celtics have a team option worth $5 million on Jerebko for the 2016-17 season, but he's likely the least of Boston's concerns with guys like Kevin Durant, Hassan Whiteside, Al Horford and Dwight Howard all set to hit the open market this summer. Jerebko is unlikely to land in a situation where he'll be able to establish himself as a standard league option in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:45 am
  • No decision yet on team option for Johnson
    Celtics GM Danny Ainge said that he's not yet made an official decision on whether or not to pick up Amir Johnson's option for next season worth $12 million.

    Advice: Johnson played very well during his first year with the Celtics, but what Boston does during the draft and free agency will likely determine whether or not they decide to commit another $12 million to Johnson next season. Johnson was little more than a late-round guy in 9-cat leagues this year, and his value will be dependent upon his landing spot and the construct of the Celtics' roster. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:39 am
  • Kelly Olynyk undecided on shoulder surgery
    Kelly Olynyk is expected to make an official decision on whether or not to undergo shoulder surgery within the next week or so.

    Advice: Danny Ainge said that surgery remains an option for Olynyk, but he's still going over all his options. Regardless of the course of treatment, Olynyk should be good to go when the 2016-17 season gets under way. Speaking specifically to fantasy hoops, Olynyk will need some of the guys in Boston's crowded frontcourt to go elsewhere if he hopes to establish himself as a standard league asset next year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:39 am
  • Cody Zeller will work on expanding his range
    Hornets' GM Rich Cho said that Cody Zeller will work on expanding his range this offseason.

    Advice: "One thing Cody will work on this summer is his shooting, midrange game and pulling up behind-the-arc also," said Cho. Zeller is coming off a career-year in which he averaged 8.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 0.9 swats per contest on 52.9 percent shooting from the field. If he could add a 3-point shot to his game, it could only help his fantasy value, but he still won't be worth anything more than a late-round flier on draft day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:38 am
  • Eric Griffin arrested for attempted murder
    Former D-League All-Star Eric Griffin has been arrested on charges of attempted murder.

    Advice: Griffin reportedly fired several rounds at another man outside of an apartment building in Orlando, Florida, and is currently being held without bond. Griffin went undrafted in 2012, and while he's played for a handful of Summer League squads, he's never officially made an NBA roster. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:58 am
  • Steve Blake says he has one more year left
    Steve Blake said that he feels he can play one more year in the NBA, and he'd like to be back with the Pistons next season.

    Advice: "I feel like I have one more year in my body and then I’ll be ready to be home with my family," Blake said. "It was great playing for [Van Gundy], and I really love playing with these guys. If they wanted me back, I’d be thrilled, but you never know in this league." While Blake would like to remain in Detroit, Van Gundy acknowledged during exit interviews that he's seeking to upgrade the backup point guard position, so the feeling may not be mutual. Blake won't be a fantasy option regardless of where he winds up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:28 am
  • Report: NBPA requests meeting with Miami
    The NBPA has reportedly requested to have a meeting with the Heat to try and resolve the situation with Chris Bosh (blood clots).

    Advice: Bosh wants to get back on the court, but the Heat continue to list him as "out indefinitely" after a second blood clot scare prematurely ended his season. Bosh may be letting his competitiveness get in the way of his better judgement, as he his condition could turn into a life threatening one if something went wrong on the basketball court. He may get a meeting, but thus far, there's been no indication that he's close to a return. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:26 am
  • Festus Ezeli looks great in 13 minutes
    Festus Ezeli gave the Warriors a spark off the bench on Tuesday in Game 2, scoring eight points with six rebounds, one assist and one block in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up a DNP-CD in Game 1, but coach Steve Kerr told him to stay ready and the big man proved his worth tonight. He shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the field and was a +13 in 13 minutes. He may not see many minutes on a consistent basis, but he probably leapfrogged Anderson Varejao (three minutes) in the rotation with his performance tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:39 pm
  • Chris Bosh will attend Game 1 in Toronto
    Chris Bosh (blood clots) will be in attendance for Tuesday's Game 1 against the Raptors, although he remains "out indefinitely."

    Advice: Bosh caught a flight up to Toronto with Heat owner Micky Arison on Tuesday, but he did not go through shootaround, and it remains unlikely that he'll be able to return at any point during Miami's playoff run. He still has not practiced with the team in any capacity since hitting the sidelines back in February. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:10 pm
  • NBPA releases statement on Chris Bosh
    The NBPA has released a statement on Chris Bosh (blood clots), saying that their top priority is Bosh's health and well being.

    Advice: "Our top priority is Chris' health and well being," read the statement. "We have spoken with Chris and his agent, and have reached out to the Miami Heat. We are hopeful that all parties involved can meet as soon as possible to resolve the situation." Bosh is trying to force his way back onto the basketball court, and has reportedly found a doctor outside of Miami's medical staff that may clear him. However, Miami will have the final call in this situation, and given that he hasn't practiced since hitting the sidelines back in February, it would be surprising to see Bosh back on the court this postseason after yet another blood clot scare. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:41 pm
  • Chris Bosh not in Toronto for Game 1
    Chris Bosh (blood clots) did not travel to Toronto with the Heat in advance of Tuesday's Game 1.

    Advice: Bosh will travel to Toronto with Heat owner Micky Arison, but was not present at shootaround on Tuesday. While Bosh has been rumored to be pushing for a return, the Heat are going to be careful not to rush things so it would be a bit of a surprise to see Bosh take the court against the Raptors in Round 2. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:12 am
  • Bosh pressuring the Heat to play
    Chris Bosh (blood clot) has been pressuring the Heat to play, according to ESPN's Dan Le Batard.

    Advice: Bosh could be looking to the NBPA to get help to play again. He has been taking some shots and could be looking for a different doctor to clear him. Obviously, the Heat want to be very, very careful with the former All-Star. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:27 pm
  • Clifford: Zeller has to improve outside shot
    Steve Clifford said Cody Zeller needs to improve his shot from the perimeter.

    Advice: Zeller shot a career-high 52.9 percent from the field this season, but he doesn't have the size or strength to bang around with the bigger bodies in the league on a consistent basis down low. Developing a perimeter jumper would help Zeller stretch the floor while potentially taking advantage of any mismatches, something that could help his game further grow. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:09 am
  • Griffin: Channing Frye is helping locker room
    Cavs GM David Griffin praised Channing Frye for being a "huge, huge plus" in the locker room.

    Advice: "We needed someone who was truly joyful to be part of the process to remind everybody how blessed we are to be together," Griffin said. It's a little odd that a Cavs team filled with talent needed a reminder to enjoy the chance to achieve greatness, but it speaks volumes that Frye, Dahntay Jones and James Jones have such an impact on team chemistry for a roster that includes LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:19 am
  • Austin Rivers gets 11 stitches, scores 21
    Austin Rivers needed 11 stitches after an Al-Farouq Aminu elbow to his face during a season-ending loss to the Blazers on Friday, finishing with 21 points, six rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had four stitches above his eye and seven below it. Rivers made the offense go and the Clippers may have been blown out without him. He'll likely be getting more attention in free agency this summer with the Clippers as the favorites to sign him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Austin Rivers (face) probable to return
    Austin Rivers (face) is probable to return on Friday.

    Advice: He needed stitches to two different cuts, but he'll be back out there. The Clippers will need Rivers, too. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:11 pm
  • Austin Rivers (face) goes to the locker room
    Austin Rivers caught an accidental Al-Farouq Aminu elbow to his face and went to the locker room.

    Advice: It was pretty bad with Rivers' face gushing with blood. He'll likely be getting a concussion test along with some stitches. Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick are going to have to play a ton while the Clippers have to go bigger, as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:55 pm
  • Olynyk says shoulder surgery is a possibility
    Kelly Olynyk said that he will consider undergoing shoulder surgery this summer.

    Advice: He admitted that his shoulder wasn't even 80 percent during the playoffs, so give him credit for playing though the injury. Olynyk is still evaluating different options and is getting a second opinion as well, so it's not a lock that he will need surgery. Olynyk only averaged 10.0 points, 4.1 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 3-pointers this season in 20.2 minutes per game in Boston's crowded frontcourt, so the Celtics would likely have to move some pieces around in order for him to have a larger role. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:35 am
  • Amir Johnson plays just 18 minutes
    Amir Johnson played 18 minutes with three points, four rebounds and two turnovers against the Hawks on Thursday.

    Advice: He did have a hand injury during this game, but it didn't cost him time. Johnson didn't have a great regular season with multiple cold runs due to a lack of offense despite being solid on D all year. The problem is coach Brad Stevens takes him out when the Celtics are trailing. Johnson will enter the last year of his deal in the 2016-17 season, but expect him to move down the depth chart with the Celtics likely to add some pieces. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko scores 13 points
    Jonas Jerebko scores 13 points with one rebound, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes during a loss to the Hawks on Thursday.

    Advice: The Celtics gave him some minutes at small forward with some foul trouble for Jae Crowder. Jerebko benefited from the matchup in the postseason and certainly because of Avery Bradley (hamstring) missing time -- the Celtics needed spacing. He'll be under contract next year and will likely slide down the depth chart again. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:46 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk says shoulder feeling better
    Kelly Olynyk said after Thursday's shootaround that his right shoulder is feeling the best it's felt through Boston's first-round series.

    Advice: Olynyk has been used sparingly through Boston's first-round matchup against the Hawks, and he'll be battling Jared Sullinger for reserve minutes on Thursday night. His shoulder may be feeling better, but it's unlikely we see him earn much more than 10 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:53 pm
  • Cody Zeller (knee) expected to play in Game 6
    Cody Zeller (knee) is expected to play in Friday's Game 6 against Miami.

    Advice: Zeller tweaked his right knee during Game 5, but it doesn't sound like he's dealing with anything serious. He should play around 20 minutes off the bench, which isn't enough floor time for him to put up a meaningful stat line. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:26 pm
  • Chris Bosh wants to play in 15-16 postseason
    Chris Bosh (blood clots) would like to return for the 2015-16 postseason.

    Advice: While Bosh would like to return, the Heat continue to insist that he is out indefinitely. Bosh has been traveling with the Heat, but hasn't played since February 9 and would likely have a bit of rust to shake off. We'll keep an eye on the situation, but it doesn't look as though a return is imminent for Bosh. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:50 am
  • Austin Rivers logs 37 mins as fill-in starter
    Austin Rivers started Wednesday's game in place of Chris Paul (broken metacarpal) and had 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Rivers faces a daunting task with CP3 out of commission, assuming lead playmaking duties while defending Damian Lillard at the other end. Paul had the second-highest Player Impact Estimate in the playoffs prior to his injury, trailing only Paul George, and nobody is expecting Rivers to approach that production. DFS owners can still view him as a viable punt play, assuming his price doesn't spike prior to Game 6. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:04 pm
  • Cody Zeller returns despite right knee injury
    Cody Zeller (right knee) scored four points in 21 minutes during Wednesday's road win, adding three boards, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Zeller headed into the Hornets' locker room during the second quarter with a knee injury, and he occasionally favored that leg during the second half. It's a pre-existing injury and we'll include him on the injury report as a precaution for Game 6 -- if he can't suit up there will be more minutes available for Frank Kaminsky, Al Jefferson and Spencer Hawes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:54 pm
  • Austin Rivers, Pierce, Crawford all starting
    Austin Rivers will start Game 5 on Wednesday with Chris Paul (hand) done for the postseason.

    Advice: Paul Pierce and Jamal Crawford are also starting, with Luc Mbah a Moute coming off the bench. Rivers and Crawford should share primary ball-handling duties and his minutes will spike by default with CP3 out of commission, but Rivers remains a gamble in DFS lineups. In seven starts this season he averaged 13.7 points, 2.0 threes, 2.7 boards, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 turnovers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:00 pm
  • Cody Zeller heads to locker room Wednesday
    Cody Zeller (knee) headed into the locker room during the second quarter of Wednesday's game, but he has since returned.

    Advice: We should have more details about Zeller's injury after the game, but it doesn't sound like it will be an issue going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:54 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko slows down, scores six points
    Jonas Jerebko cooled off in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks, scoring six points on 2-of-4 shooting.

    Advice: The Celtics lost by 27 points, so Jerebko only played 24 minutes and added eight rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals. His DFS owners were expecting a lot more from him tonight after posting two straight double-doubles, but no one on the Celtics played well in Game 5 except for Evan Turner. If anything, hopefully this will keep his price low in DFS. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:22 pm
  • Austin Rivers expected to start Wednesday
    Austin Rivers is expected to start at point guard for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Blazers, according to Arash Markazi of ESPN.

    Advice: Chris Paul (hand) will be sidelined for at least the next 4-6 weeks, meaning that Rivers should be the Clippers starting point guard the rest of the way. Consistency tends to be a major issue with Rivers, but with both CP3 and Blake Griffin (quad) on the sidelines, he's going to have a ton of opportunity coming his way. He'll be on the radar as a potential DFS target on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:30 pm
  • Austin Rivers headed for more run
    Austin Rivers scored four points with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 23 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He's probably going to start Game 5 in Los Angeles with Chris Paul (hand) likely out for the postseason. Rivers did turn in some decent starts this year, averaging 13.7 points, 2.7 boards, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.0 treys in seven games. He'll be on the radar in DFS. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:32 pm
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