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  • Report: Warriors view Pau Gasol as Plan B
    If the Warriors are unable to nab Kevin Durant via free agency, they will reportedly try and retain Harrison Barnes while adding a proven big man like Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, David West or Timofey Mozgov.

    Advice: Mozgov is a rather odd name to appear on this list, but all the rest of the other guys make sense. The Spurs will also be in pursuit of Gasol, but the Dubs probably offer him the most realistic shot at competing for a championship, as he'd be a major upgrade to Andrew Bogut. Noah would likely be a backup with the Dubs, as would West, and neither of those guys would have much value. Free agency kicks off on July 1. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:35 pm
  • ORL gives Dewayne Dedmon qualifying offer
    The Magic have submitted a qualifying offer to Dewayne Dedmon.

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

    Advice: Stiemsma will try to showcase himself at summer league, but even if he does manage to secure a deal for the veteran's minimum, he'll be a non-factor in all fantasy leagues. The 30-year-old sat out the 2015-16 season and played in just 17 games for the Raptors during his 2014-15 campaign with all of his averages falling to the right side of the decimal point. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:33 pm
  • Al Horford expected to have multiple suitors
    Al Horford is expected to be pursued by the Hawks, Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Celtics, Wizards, Nets, and Pistons as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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

    Advice: Stein reports the Hawks are also interested in Kevin Durant (who isn't?), but the team has not been granted a sit down with KD so a run at Howard seems much more likely. Howard could serve as a contingent plan for his hometown team if Al Horford bolts in free agency and would continue to provide solid fantasy value for owners who are willing to stomach his abysmal free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:51 am
  • Knicks may be interested in Timofey Mozgov
    The Knicks are reportedly interested in Timofey Mozgov, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

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

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

    Advice: Kaminsky's recovery time is expected to be six weeks, which means he'll miss playing in Summer League. Frank the Tank averaged 7.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.1 minutes per game during his rookie season, but is morem of a late-round pick in fantasy drafts as he doesn't have a ton of upside. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:35 am
  • Hassan Whiteside would like to stay in Miami
    Hassan Whiteside would like to re-sign with the Heat, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

    Advice: According to Kyler, Whiteside would prefer to stay in Miami, but knows the NBA is a business and will listen to all offers. Whiteside will receive plenty of interest as one of the better unrestricted free agents on the market and should go off the board in the first round of 2016-17 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:28 am
  • Tristan Thompson will play for Canada
    Tristan Thompson will play for Canada in the qualifying round next month.

    Advice: The Canadians are going to have to win some games before they head into the August Olympics. Thompson played 32.4 minutes in the NBA Finals, averaging 10.3 points, 10.1 boards and 0.9 blocks. He should be a bigger part of the offense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:53 pm
  • Wizards also in on Ryan Anderson
    The Wizards have interest in signing Ryan Anderson.

    Advice: It's a really nice fit with the Wizards dying for a power forward. Plus, John Wall (knee) is at his best when he's kicking out for 3-pointers. Anderson made 36.6 percent from deep last year and ranked second among Western Conference power forwards in total 3-pointers made (Mirza Teletovic). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • Pau Gasol officially opts out, becomes UFA
    Pau Gasol will not pick up his player option and will be an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: The writing has been on the wall for quite some time. Gasol is likely to be targeted by the Knicks, which would be a great landing spot for him. He likely won't be back with the Bulls with the team looking to change its identity. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:13 pm
  • Kings targeting Ryan Anderson?
    The Kings are targeting unrestricted free agent Ryan Anderson.

    Advice: He's from the area and the Kings will need some threes. They have invested their last two draft picks on bigs and their multiple-year free agent signing last year was a big in Kosta Koufos. However, their offense is going to need some spacing. Anderson would be their top 3-point shooter next year and would be a mid-round target. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:07 pm
  • Wizards interested in Darrell Arthur
    The Wizards are interested in Darrell Arthur.

    Advice: It makes sense with the Wizards likely going to need a backup behind Markieff Morris. Arthur had a very productive season with 70 games played and Nuggets coach Mike Malone trusted him a lot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:05 pm
  • Felicio expected to play for Chicago SL team
    Cristiano Felicio is expected to play on Chicago's summer league team.

    Advice: Felicio showed some intrigue in short bursts with the Bulls last season, but he's going to have to show a whole lot more if he wants to enjoy a real role in the rotation in 2016-17. There is intriguing potential here, but it may be a while before it could be fully realized. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 am
  • Portis expected to play in summer league
    Bobby Portis is expected to play in summer league.

    Advice: If Chicago winds up moving on from Taj Gibson, the Free Bobby Portis movement is about to be restarted with an exclamation point. We could be looking at a breakout season from Portis, but he needs to work on enjoying sustainable success at this level. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 am
  • Report: Bismack Biyombo wants to stay w/ Raps
    Bismack Biyombo wants to re-sign with the Raptors, a source told USA Today's Sam Amick.

    Advice: According to Amick, Biyombo is willing to be patient while Toronto figures things out with DeMar DeRozan, the team's top priority in free agency. However, it's one thing to take that stance now, and it's entirely another when interested clubs are throwing as much as $15-$17M annually in your face. If DeRozan is willing to take a slight discount, it could greatly help in allowing for Biyombo's Toronto return. We'll soon learn how it will all play out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 am
  • Hoiberg likes Lopez's ability to 'rim roll'
    Fred Hoiberg praised Robin Lopez's ability to "rim roll" and play defensively.

    Advice: Lopez should serve as Chicago's new Joakim Noah, and right now he doesn't have a lot of competition for minutes with Pau Gasol also out of the picture. Even if the Bulls add a backup behind Lopez—which Chicago should do despite Cristiano Felicio's presence on the roster—the "other" Lopez projects as an underrated, under-appreciated fantasy asset ahead of the 2016-17 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:27 am
  • Reports: Issues existed between OKC, Ibaka
    According to multiple reports, issues existed between the Thunder and Serge Ibaka.

    Advice: This followup shouldn't be considered shocking given Ibaka's agent, Andy Miller, went on the record to say that OKC promised a "larger role" for his client without ever delivering. Ken Berger of CBS Sports echoed Chris Mannix of The Vertical in reporting Ibaka had grown unhappy with his role on the Thunder, while ESPN's Royce Young wrote that Ibaka was never very close with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, citing that the two superstars "were often frustrated with Ibaka's mental mistakes." Now in Orlando, Ibaka will have a chance to reinvent himself as a player under Frank Vogel. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 am
  • Ekpe Udoh now angling for return to the NBA
    Ekpe Udoh is angling for a return to the NBA.

    Advice: Udoh has set a deadline "early in July" to decide on his future. He'll be picking from a mix of six NBA teams and "two elite Euroleague clubs" in Fenerbahce and CSKA Moscow. "It’s definitely a possibility to come back to the NBA," Udoh told The Vertical. "I can see myself fitting back today. I have lowered my weight to 240, so I’m even more mobile. I protect the rim, get out in transition and I’m able to play with any team and guard one through five." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:59 am
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  • Report: Pelicans likely to let Perkins walk
    The Pelicans are likely to allow Kendrick Perkins to depart via free agency, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

    Advice: Perkins is an absolute non-factor when it comes to fantasy hoops. Unless, of course, you play in a points league where scowls and technicals are two of the categories. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:22 am
  • Report: Pelicans not likely to keep Anderson
    The Pelicans are not expected to make a "strong push" to re-sign Ryan Anderson, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

    Advice: This is hardly a surprise, and it seems like both sides have been bracing for this outcome since long before the season officially ended. Ryno is looking for a big payday in free agency, and it's overwhelmingly likely to come from someone other than New Orleans. Depending on how it all shakes out, Anthony Davis could be spending a lot more time at the four than the five in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:18 am
  • Report: Heat exploring their big man options
    According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat are discussing Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard as alternatives to Hassan Whiteside if the big man departs in free agency.

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

    Advice: "I think it's just about the best situation for myself and that's what I think it is," he said. After stating that he hoped to have his free agent decision in place by July 1, it's looking like we could have our answer on his future sooner rather than later. For what it's worth, Whiteside also acknowledged that Pat Riley and the Heat—who have called Whiteside their No. 1 priority—have already been in contact him about his future. "We had a meeting and we talked and it went good. And we'll see what happens." ESPN previously reported that the Lakers plan to pursue Whiteside aggressively, while the Mavericks and perhaps the Blazers are expected to enter the mix, as well. Whiteside said he's open to different options and would not commit to Miami if all things were equal, and it's further complicated by the fact that the Heat could attempt to sell Whiteside on the future at a perceived discount. As an aside, Whiteside's knee is fine and will not require surgery. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 am
  • Report: Gasol still without medical clearance
    Marc Gasol (foot) still does not have medical clearance, according to a report from Marca.com.

    Advice: Despite being included on Spain's 20-man roster for the 2016 Olympics, it's basically impossible to envision any kind of participation for the big man. Gasol had surgery toward the end of February, so we're now more than four months beyond the date of the operation. If the slow progress continues to linger this summer, Gasol's fantasy stock will be impacted accordingly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:35 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 Yesterday, 7:27 am
  • Bachynski to play w/ Pistons summer league
    Jordan Bachynski is expected to play on Detroit's summer league team.

    Advice: Bachynski was waived by the Pistons just before the 2015-16 campaign began, but it's possible he'll be able to stick around this time as a cheap insurance policy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:16 am
  • Report: DET likely to move on from J. Anthony
    The Pistons are not expected to pick up the $2.5 million option on Joel Anthony's contract for the 2016-17 season, according to Keith Langlois of NBA.com

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy did not mention Anthony by name when recently discussing the upcoming season, so Langlois took that as evidence that the big man is unlikely to return. Detroit already has Andre Drummond, Aron Baynes and the recently acquired Cameron Bairstow at center, so Anthony as an insurance policy is probably no longer necessary. For what it's worth, SVG added that he'd like to acquire two additional big men during the offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:13 am
  • SVG: Baynes & Drummond could play together
    Stan Van Gundy said the Pistons could play Aron Baynes and Andre Drummond together.

    Advice: "You saw Oklahoma City play a lot with two centers," he said. "They’re playing [Steven] Adams and [Enes] Kanter together. I think we can do that with Andre [Drummond] and Aron [Baynes]." We wouldn't expect the pairing for long stretches if Van Gundy commits to it all, especially with Tobias Harris penciled in as the starting four and Marcus Morris in the fold. Furthermore, SVG plans to pursue one additional power forward in free agency. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:07 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
  • Henry Sims to play for Nets at Summer League
    Free agent center Henry Sims will play for the Nets' Summer League team.

    Advice: Sims earned a few 10-day deals with the Nets last season, but averaged just 6.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting in 18.8 minutes per game. His career averages are unimpressive and Sims won't be a standard-league asset no matter where he's playing next season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:49 pm
  • Whiteside hopes to make a decision by July 1
    Hassan Whiteside said that he hopes that he'll be able to make his free agent decision by July 1.

    Advice: Whiteside is going to receive plenty of max offers as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and some of those max deals will likely come via the Lakers and Mavericks. Miami won't be able to offer him as much money as the aforementioned clubs, and while Whiteside acknowledged that not having a state tax in Miami will factor into his decision, he also understands that he could get traded which makes signing at a discount a risky endeavor. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:11 pm
  • 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
  • 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 Sunday, 7:43 am
  • 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 Thunder.

    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 Saturday, 11:32 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 Saturday, 11:22 am
  • Pau Gasol will play for Spain, Ibaka will not
    Pau Gasol announced that he will play for Spain in the Olympics this summer, but Serge Ibaka said that he will not participate.

    Advice: Gasol was considering skipping the Olympics due to concerns over the Zika virus, so this is great news for Spain. "My commitment to the national team is greater than my fears over what might happen," Gasol said in an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca. "My feelings of passion and responsibility toward my national team, my sport and my teammates are huge." This will be Gasol's fourth time competing in the Olympics, and Spain is expected to announce their final roster on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:46 am
  • 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 Saturday, 6:39 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Robin Lopez traded to Bulls
    Robin Lopez has been traded to the Bulls in Wednesday's Derrick Rose trade.

    Advice: This also means Pau Gasol is as good as gone from the Bulls. Lopez has really blossomed into a solid starting center and he should be looking at close to his 27.1 minutes per game average from last year. It might be tougher for him to fit in to coach Fred Hoiberg's system, but Lopez fared very well with Terry Stotts in Portland. He's a fine late round pick and should have more offensive chances on his new team. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:23 pm
  • Report: HOU wants to retain Dwight Howard?
    The Rockets have reportedly tried to convince Dwight Howard to remain in Houston.

    Advice: GM Daryl Morey spoke with Howard's agent, and Rockets' CEO Tad Brown spoke directly with Howard expressing his support, however, Howard still decided to opt out of his deal. The Rockets value Howard's defense and they're trying to sell him on Mike D'Antoni's offensive scheme, but with how things went with D-12 and D'Antoni in Los Angeles, it would be nothing short of shocking if he decided to remain in Houston. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 am
  • Report: ORL, LAL, DET will pursue Al Horford
    The Magic, Lakers and Pistons will reportedly go after Al Horford as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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

    Advice: The Mike D'Antoni hire essentially queued the end of Howard's tenure with the Rockets, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of deal the big man can earn on the open market. Howard is now 30 years old, and his knees and back have started to become an issue, although with the infusion of money coming into the NBA he should be able to earn something close to the max. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:01 pm
  • Tristan Thompson helps Cavs to Game 7 victory
    Tristan Thompson posted nine points, three rebounds and two blocks during the Cavs' heart-pounding road win on Sunday, clinching a Finals victory in front of a hostile crowd in Oakland.

    Advice: Thompson more than justified the contract lavished on him last summer (five years, $82 million), putting together a terrific playoff run that includes Finals averages of 10.3 points on 63.6 percent shooting, 10.1 rebounds and 0.9 blocks. His ability to check smaller opponents on the perimeter was crucial throughout the Finals, giving the Cavs an ideal center for small-ball lineups. He's not a great fantasy option, relative to his playing time, but there's no disputing his real-world impact. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 7:52 pm
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