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  • 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. Today, 8:31 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. Today, 7:08 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. Yesterday, 6:29 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 8:45 am
  • 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. Thursday, 3:45 pm
  • 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. Thursday, 10:10 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. Thursday, 6:21 am
  • David West contemplating retirement?
    David West officially declined to pick up his player option with the Spurs for the 2016-17 season, and his agent said that he hasn't decided if he'll suit up for another season.

    Advice: While the 35-year-old is past his days of being a relevant name in fantasy hoops, he should still have enough in the tank to give a meaningful contribution off the bench on a contending team. West gave up roughly $12 million for a chance to win a title with the Spurs, but his team ended up getting bounced in the second round of the playoffs. The opportunity to win a championship will likely again be more important than the paycheck for West this offseason. Wednesday, 11:20 am
  • Derrick Williams would like to re-sign w/ NYK
    Derrick Williams would reportedly like to re-sign with the Knicks.

    Advice: "He liked it here in New York, loved playing for a Phil Jackson team," said an unnamed source. "I think the Knicks are trying to keep their young athletes so they can continue to develop." While Williams would reportedly like to return to New York, he's also expected to receive some interest from the Lakers as an unrestricted free agent, and he'll likely go with the club that offers him the most money. Williams won't be worth drafting in standard leagues next year, regardless of his jersey. Wednesday, 10:25 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. Tuesday, 6:31 pm
  • Report: Derrick Williams won't pick up option
    Derrick Williams reportedly will not pick up his player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Williams had a nice season with the Knicks, so it makes sense for him to test his worth on the open market with the salary cap set to spike to $94 million. That being said, Williams only managed to produce 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds on 45.0 percent shooting this past year, and those numbers are probably pretty close to his ceiling. He won't be worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues next season. Tuesday, 11:52 am
  • Omer Asik played through a back injury
    Omer Asik played through a back injury last year and "wasn't able to exercise at all" for part of the season, according to general manager Dell Demps.

    Advice: The Pelicans signed him to one of the worst contracts last year and they'll likely have to live with it. Anthony Davis is more effective when he's not out there with Asik, so the Asik-Davis lineups might not be used as much. Monday, 2:21 pm
  • Matt Bonner wants to stay with Spurs
    Matt Bonner said he is hopeful to remain with the Spurs next year.

    Advice: He says he's planning to play as long as he can. Bonner played a career-low 30 regular season games along with just 6.9 minutes per game last season. He is a free agent and likely won't get anything more than a minimum deal. Monday, 2:03 pm
  • Demps wants Asik to show improvement
    Pelicans GM Dell Demps said he had a "very candid conversation" with Omer Asik after the season.

    Advice: "Omer is a no excuses guy and he will tell you that," Demps said. "He had a back injury and wasn't in basketball shape. He didn't have a good season." That's putting it nicely. Asik looked terrible during the 2015-16 campaign with averages of 4.0 points and 6.1 boards, and he eventually fell behind Kendrick Perkins in the rotation. The Pelicans still owe him $31.8 million over the next three seasons. Monday, 9:32 am
  • Kyle O'Quinn says he will learn from mistakes
    Kyle O'Quinn said that he will use his disappointing 2015-16 season as an opportunity to grow.

    Advice: "I look back on it as an opportunity to grow as a pro, another year in the NBA," O'Quinn said. "I look at some parts of the season as very solid and want to build off of. Other parts of the season I look at as maybe I can’t do that because it leads to minutes going down or finding myself outside the rotation." O'Quinn has three years left on his four-year, $16 million deal, but maybe a fresh start under new coach Jeff Hornacek will be good for him. KOQ will be a role player at best for the Knicks next season. Monday, 6:30 am
  • Mitch McGary will play in summer league
    Mitch McGary will play for the Thunder's summer league team.

    Advice: "If I want to prove the player that I am and that I have the potential to be, that I know I can play at this level and be an elite player with some of the guys up there, this is a big time for me to prove myself," McGary said. The big man played a total of 72 minutes in the 2015-16 campaign and his future with the Thunder could be in jeopardy if he doesn't show some improvement this summer. Sunday, 9:03 am
  • Sam Thompson will play for Hornets
    Sam Thompson will play for the Hornets' summer league team.

    Advice: The undrafted Ohio State forward was invited to the Hornets' training camp last season before he was eventually cut, so he will now get a second chance to impress. The 6'7" forward spent the year in the D-League, but his chances of making the final roster in Charlotte might be slim unless the Hornets strike out in free agency. Sunday, 7:11 am
  • Anthony Bennett has a deal lined up?
    Anthony Bennett could have an agreement with an NBA team because he was able to get insurance to play with Canada.

    Advice: Bennett has worked out for the Knicks and the Nets and Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders reported that he looked great at both. Still just 23 years old, it wouldn't be a surprise if the former No. 1 pick got another chance. At the worst, Bennett should at least get an invite to the summer league. Sunday, 7:03 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. Saturday, 8:41 am
  • Anthony Bennett joins Team Canada camp
    Anthony Bennett participated in the final day of Team Canada's training camp on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bennett has reportedly slimmed down and will join the team as they attempt to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. The 23-year-old has recently worked out for several NBA teams and could help his case with a strong showing on the international stage. While the former No. 1 pick could earn a training camp invite somewhere, he won't have much fantasy value 2016-17. Thursday, 7:56 am
  • Looney (hip) will not play at Summer League
    Kevon Looney will not play in Summer League, although he will likely be in attendance as he continues to rehab from arthroscopic hip surgery.

    Advice: Looney underwent the procedure on his hip in late-April and was given a 4-6 month timetable, so he might not even be ready for training camp. The No. 30 overall selection in the 2015 NBA draft has a ways to go before we can even consider him a fantasy asset in any setting. Wednesday, 6:50 am
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