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  • Griffin wants to keep the Cavs group together
    David Griffin said that he intends to keep the Cavs' core group together to see what they are capable of.

    Advice: This won't stop the trade rumors from swirling around Kevin Love, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Love moved if the right deal came along, but this is also the second time a Cleveland official has alluded to keeping Love on the roster. Love produced top-40 value in 9-cat leagues this past season behind averages of 16.0 points, 9.9 boards, 2.4 assists and 2.1 triples per contest, so he'll be worth an early mid-round selection on draft day if he does indeed remain with the Cavs. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:45 pm
  • Jeremy Lin 'open' to a return to the Knicks
    Jeremy Lin said that he's "open" to returning to the Knicks, although he doesn't feel it's very likely that it will happen.

    Advice: "It’s not looking likely, because they just traded for Derrick Rose," Lin said. "But I will say, ever since I left I’ve been open to going back, and I still am. Never say never. That’s the one thing in the NBA. Never say never. So I’ve always been open, but right now, I’m not sure it’s the best timing." Lin will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but the Knicks wouldn't be a great fit, particularly with playing time being one of the more important things for him. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:18 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (eye) requires hospital visit
    Marco Belinelli went to the hospital after being hit in the left eye during an exhibition game for Team Italy on Sunday.

    Advice: Currently there aren't any additional details regarding Belinelli's eye, although a hospital visit indicates that he could be dealing with a significant injury. A worst-case scenario here would likely be an orbital fracture, and while that would likely force Belinelli out of the Olympics, he'd still have plenty of time to recover for the 2016-17 season. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:03 pm
  • Whiteside hopes to make a decision by July 1
    Hassan Whiteside said that he hopes that he'll be able to make his free agent decision by July 1.

    Advice: Whiteside is going to receive plenty of max offers as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and some of those max deals will likely come via the Lakers and Mavericks. Miami won't be able to offer him as much money as the aforementioned clubs, and while Whiteside acknowledged that not having a state tax in Miami will factor into his decision, he also understands that he could get traded which makes signing at a discount a risky endeavor. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:11 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (eye) exits exhibition game
    Marco Belinelli was forced to exit Sunday's exhibition game between Team Canada and Team Italy after suffering an apparent left eye injury.

    Advice: Belinelli not returning to the court for an exhibition game doesn't mean much, and there's really no way this injury will impact his status for the 2016-17 season. Belinelli is going to be a backup in Charlotte, so he won't be worth drafting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:00 pm
  • John Wall (knees) says he's ahead of schedule
    John Wall said that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from surgeries to his left and right knee, and he expects to be able to run at full speed by the end of July.

    Advice: "This week I can start doing a little bit of running, like jogging and stuff like that," said Wall. "Probably not until the end of July I can really start having full out sprints and stuff. Start really working out. I can start doing basketball drills and stuff like that. I can stand up now. I just can’t change directions and cut." Wall is on track to be ready for training camp, although he's made it clear that he will not rush his recovery. Either way, he should be good to go when the 2016-17 season kicks off, and he'll be worth an early-round selection on draft day. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:37 am
  • Looney hopes to be ready for training camp
    The goal for Kevon Looney (hip surgery) is to be ready in time for training camp.

    Advice: He won't play in the summer league, but this report means he could be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. He had surgery back in April and was given a 4-6 month timetable, but it sounds like he's progressing well. It's too early to tell if Looney will have a chance to crack the rotation next season, as the Warriors are going to be very aggressive in free agency. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:20 am
  • Trey Lyles will play in the summer league
    Trey Lyles will play in the summer league.

    Advice: He showed some serious skill after the All-Star break and finished the season on a high note, averaging 12.9 points, 5.4 points, 1.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.6 treys through seven appearances in April. Trevor Booker is a free agent, so Lyles will likely be the first big off Utah's bench next season. He's firmly on the radar in standard leagues and should already be owned in dynasty formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:31 am
  • Jabari Brown will play summer league for LAL
    Jabari Brown will play for the Lakers during the summer league.

    Advice: "I’m just trying to be positive and hope that something works out," Brown said. "I just need a team that believes in me." He spent last season in China before coming back to the states to play for the D-Fenders in the D-League. With a strong performance this summer, Brown could earn a spot on the Lakers' training camp roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:10 am
  • James Young likely to play in summer league
    James Young is expected to play in the summer league.

    Advice: His roster spot with the Celtics is in jeopardy because he hasn't improved much since joining the NBA, so this a huge summer for Young. The Celtics drafted Jaylen Brown with the third pick, so the path to minutes on the wings just got even more difficult for Young. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:30 am
  • Alec Burks expected to be ready for camp
    Alec Burks (knee, ankle) is expected to be healthy for training camp.

    Advice: He had arthroscopic surgery to clean out debris in his left knee and ankle in early June, but it was said to be a minor procedure. Burks has had some tough luck with injuries in his career, and the addition of George Hill and return of Dante Exum (knee) from injury means that his minutes could take a hit next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:18 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 Today, 7:57 am
  • Bulls might trade Mike Dunleavy?
    ESPN's Nick Friedell says that the Bulls might look to move Mike Dunleavy in the coming weeks.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Taj Gibson could also be on the move as the Bulls look to restructure their roster. Dunleavy is on the books for $4.8 million next season, but the Bulls probably wouldn't get much in return for the veteran sharpshooter. Doug McDermott should see more minutes on the wings if Dunleavy is moved. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:50 am
  • Bulls might look to trade Taj Gibson?
    According to ESPN's Nick Friedell, Taj Gibson could be traded in the coming weeks.

    Advice: With the Bulls rebuilding, this isn't a surprise and it's no secret that Chicago has listened to offers for Gibson in the past. He has just one year left on his deal that will pay him nearly $9 million, but he should have some value around the league. If the Bulls end up trading him, Bobby Portis' fantasy value would get a bump along with Nikola Mirotic. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:43 am
  • Gar Forman says Bulls are high on Grant
    Bulls GM Gar Forman said that the franchise is high on Jerian Grant.

    Advice: A report by the Chicago Tribune indicated that Jose Calderon will likely be the penciled-in starter, but Grant should be able to at least compete for the starting job. He didn't get much of a chance in New York, but Grant has a great opportunity in front of him with the Bulls rebuilding for the future. He will play in the summer league, but he will need to have a dominant performance to emerge on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
  • Kings linked to UFA Courtney Lee
    The Kings are interested in free agent shooting guard Courtney Lee according to Kings Insider James Ham.

    Advice: The Kings could use an upgrade at shooting guard and Ben McLemore is rumored to be available in trade talks, so Lee would make sense. Coach Dave Joerger is said to be a fan of Lee and obviously coached him in Memphis, but it's unclear if the interest is mutual. The Hornets traded for Marco Belinelli which might mean they're preparing to lose Lee in free agency, as he will reportedly demand around $10 million per season. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:37 am
  • 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 Today, 6:12 am
  • ESPN: Lakers to aggressively pursue Whiteside
    The Lakers plan to "aggressively pursue" Hassan Whiteside in free agency, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne.

    Advice: In other words, it sounds like they might offer him a max contract. The Lakers have a gaping hole at center with Julius Randle logging the overwhelming majority of his minutes at power forward, so they will be investing most of their cap space on a center. The Heat have made him their top priority and are likely the frontrunner to have him next year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:22 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
  • 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
  • Hassan Whiteside still prefers Heat?
    Hassan Whiteside reportedly would prefer to stay with the Heat if it works out financially.

    Advice: Translation: Whiteside will stay with the Heat if they offer him a max deal. The Mavs have reportedly made Whiteside one of their top free agency targets, while teams such as the Lakers and Blazers have also been linked with the big man. With the salary cap jumping up to $94 million, Whiteside is going to get his max deal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:01 am
  • Kings trade Marco Belinelli to CHA for No. 22
    The Kings are trading Marco Belinelli to Charlotte for the No. 22 pick in the 2016 draft.

    Advice: Belinelli took a public swipe at the Kings in May, saying that he wants to win now, and "to make that happen, something has to happen." It's a fine haul for the Kings, who open up more minutes for Ben McLemore and Seth Curry, while acquiring a valuable pick, but Charlotte's reasoning isn't as clear. Belinelli is owed a guaranteed $12.9 million over the next two seasons and could claim a significant role in Charlotte's backcourt, but he's a very dubious fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:52 pm
  • Jerian Grant to play in Summer League
    Jerian Grant will play in Summer League for the Bulls next month.

    Advice: He wasn't very good at Summer League last year and struggled in his rookie season. Grant has the inside track to be the team's starting point guard and he should have a ton of responsibility in Vegas. He'll really need to show some improvement to warrant anything more than a late-round pick in standard drafts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:45 pm
  • Report: Mavs will go after Whiteside, Conley
    The Mavs have reportedly made Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley their top two free agency targets.

    Advice: The Mavs expect to be granted a meeting with Whiteside during the early hours of free agency, and while Whiteside's preference would be to remain with Miami, other teams around the league will be able to offer him significantly more money (assuming Chris Bosh doesn't retire). Whiteside should be able to rack up first-round value regardless of his jersey. A Conley signing in Dallas would queue the end of Deron Williams' tenure with the Mavs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:06 pm
  • 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
  • Jeremy Lin opts for unrestricted free agency
    Jeremy Lin declined to pick up his player option for 2016-17, making him an unrestricted free agent as of July 1.

    Advice: It was already reported that Lin would opt for free agency, so this merely confirms his decision. Addressing his priorities as a free agent earlier this month, Lin said, "To be happy, I need to consider a few things. Of course I am going to consider who is coaching the team, the team’s style, the players on the team and their chance of winning, as well as the on-court time I have and if I have a chance to start." A starting job might be feasible but there are copious teams in need of backcourt depth, so Lin should have no lack of suitors. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • Jerian Grant traded to Bulls in 5-player deal
    Jerian Grant has been traded to the Bulls as part of Wednesday's five-player deal with the Knicks.

    Advice: Grant's fantasy value hinges upon what the Bulls' backcourt looks like on opening night -- as of now he faces competition from Spencer Dinwiddie and Jose Calderon. Grant averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.7 steals in just 16.6 minutes per game as a rookie, but he'll need to improve his 39.4 percent shooting to emerge as a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:25 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ford: Looney will make full recovery
    ESPN's Chad Ford said that the Warriors are confident that Kevon Looney (hip surgery) will come back at full strength.

    Advice: Ford didn't give many details, but he did hear that the surgery was a success. We already know that Looney won't play in the summer league, but it's possible that he could miss part of training camp as well. He had surgery back in April and was given a 4-6 month timetable. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 8:41 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
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