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  • Nets work out guard Quinn Cook
    Quinn Cook attended the Nets' recent mini-camp.

    Advice: After getting cut from the Cavaliers in October, Cook emerged as one of the best prospects in the D-League where he was named the Rookie of the Year. He averaged 19.6 points, 5.4 assists and 3.9 rebounds for the Canton Charge, shooting 47 percent from the field. The Nets' biggest needs are at point guard next season, so don't be surprised if the 24-year-old PG gets an invite to play for them at summer league. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:34 am
  • Heat not expected to re-sign Dorell Wright
    The Heat are not expected to re-sign Dorell Wright.

    Advice: They signed him to provide emergency depth during the playoffs, but he only made five brief appearances. The 30-year-old veteran could get some NBA camp invites or head overseas again. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:50 am
  • Biyombo says starting doesn't matter to him
    Bismack Biyombo said that he doesn't necessarily need to land a starting job this summer.

    Advice: "It’s not as big as it sounds, really," Biyombo said. "I just want to win and obviously here the opportunity that was given to me was to win. For me it’s about winning. Starting or not starting, it doesn’t matter. I know I can start but with that being said it’s not the most important thing to me." Biyombo will opt out of his $2.94 million player option and become a free agent this summer, but it sounds like he's very open to the idea of returning to Toronto. He would be stuck behind Jonas Valanciunas in that case, so a move away from Toronto would be much better for his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:42 am
  • Steven Adams scores nine points with nine RBs
    Steven Adams scored nine points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 28 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He was a monster on the offensive glass with six on that end. Adams did make a few mistakes during this game and went underneath a couple screens on defense late in the loss as the Warriors hit plenty of clutch threes. Adams got into a bit of foul trouble in this game, but Enes Kanter stepped up while he was on the bench. Adams has a huge responsibility on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:53 pm
  • ESPN: Dejean-Jones called for girlfriend
    Bryce Dejean-Jones was calling for his girlfriend when an apartment owner shot him through a bedroom door, according to a report obtained by ESPN.

    Advice: According to the report: "The owner picked [up] a firearm to defender his/herself and fired through the bedroom door killing Bryce. An autopsy is currently underway. It will take a couple weeks for toxicology to return, but it is unknown at this time if a substance played a part in the incident." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:03 pm
  • Report: Dejean-Jones entered wrong apartment
    Bryce Dejean-Jones allegedly was attempting to break into the apartment of "an estranged acquaintance" and "inadvertently broke into the wrong apartment" before he was shot, according to a statement from a Dallas apartment manager.

    Advice: The details are still coming in on this tragic story. Dejean-Jones was shot in his abdomen and died at a hospital. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:17 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones shot after breaking in
    According to the Dallas police, Bryce Dejean-Jones was killed early Saturday after he "kicked open the front door" to an apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him.

    Advice: According to this report: "The commotion startled the man sleeping inside, who police say grabbed his handgun and 'called out' but got no answer. Police say Dejean-Jones then kicked the door to the bedroom — and the man fired. Dejean-Jones ran out of the apartment and 'collapsed in the breezeway,' police say. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:31 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones dies at age 23
    Bryce Dejean-Jones has died.

    Advice: He suffered a gun shot wound to his abdomen late Friday and bled to death. Dejean-Jones was 23 and got his big break into the league last year as one of the most exciting esoteric players in the league. Our thoughts are with his family. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:11 pm
  • Norman Powell to play in the summer league?
    Norman Powell said that he wants to play in the summer league.

    Advice: The Raptors were eliminated from the playoffs on Friday, but Powell said he isn't looking forward to time off and that he will ask about getting in the gym on Saturday. You have to love his work ethic and it's exciting that he wants to play in the summer league because he looked awesome in Vegas last summer. Powell should have a larger role next season, but his fantasy value could depend on whether or not the Raptors are able to re-sign DeMar DeRozan. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:04 am
  • Bismack Biyombo will decline player option
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Bismack Biyombo will decline his $2.9 million player option for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: This will make him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Biyombo's stock has grown significantly during the postseason and Stein is hearing that he will make at least $15 million per year. The Raptors will likely offer DeMar DeRozan a max deal this summer, so this would mean that they won't be able to retain Biyombo and it's also worth noting that they already have Jonas Valanciunas under contract for several more years. If Biyombo lands a starting job this summer, his fantasy value would get a significant boost. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:31 am
  • Luis Scola has another down game
    Luis Scola did not score in six minutes with one turnover and no other stats on Friday.

    Advice: He didn't play at all in the second half. Scola's offense was a waste for almost the entire postseason, putting up just a paltry 39.1 true shooting percentage. The 36-year-old forward will be a free agent this summer and he certainly won't have a big market after him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:24 pm
  • Bismack Biyombo scores four points
    Bismack Biyombo scored four points with nine rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: On top of being eliminated, Biyombo will be suspended to start next season for his elbow to Kevin Love. The contact was very hard and clear, so it almost certainly won't be rescinded. Perhaps no player made more money for this offseason than Biyombo in these playoffs with teams likely looking to give him a huge, multi-year deal. If he gets a starting job, the 23-year-old will have some fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:22 pm
  • 76ers more likely to trade Okafor than Noel
    According to Chad Ford of ESPN, the 76ers are more likely to trade Jahlil Okafor than Nerlens Noel this summer.

    Advice: The 76ers have a serious logjam in their frontcourt and it will likely get even more crowded this summer when they draft either Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram. "I think that there's a very high likelihood, that whether it's to move up in the draft or use them to grab a free agent in a sign and trade or just to a trade, that you will not see the Nerlens Noel-Jahlil Okafor pairing at the start of next season," Ford said. "I think that they'll gauge the interest of both players." A trade would likely benefit both Noel and Okafor, so this will be one of the most interesting storylines of the summer. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:18 am
  • Mo Buckets: Speights scores 14 in nine mins.
    Marreese Speights filled it up in just nine minutes with 14 points, two rebounds and one 3-pointer on Thursday.

    Advice: In true Mo Buckets fashion, he had a 48.1 usage rate and a 76.1 true shooting percentage. Speights' output off the bench was very helpful while the starters were resting. He won't play a bunch, but he sure can fill it up in minimal playing time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:11 pm
  • Dion Waiters goes scoreless in loss
    Dion Waiters did not score on Thursday with four rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Up until tonight, the Thunder were effective when he was on the court during this series, including a plus-56 in plus-minus during his 66 minutes in the last two games. Tonight was a different story with Waiters posting a team-low minus-18. Coach Billy Donovan used Waiters as a ball-handler once again during this game, but he couldn't get free too often for scoring. He will be as risky as ever for Game 6. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:39 pm
  • Andre Roberson scores six points vs. GSW
    Andre Roberson fouled out in 33 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with six points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's coming off the best career of his game because the Warriors left him alone in most offensive sets on Tuesday. However, it was a little different this time with his teammates missing him on some open looks. Roberson's minutes should be safe, but the Thunder may not go small as much now that the Warriors made an adjustment to go bigger. Still, Roberson's DFS owners have to be satisfied with this and can dial him up again in Game 6. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:37 pm
  • James Michael McAdoo is active
    James Michael McAdoo is active for Game 5 on Thursday.

    Advice: It's usually Brandon Rush on the inactive list, so this could be a hint the Warriors go bigger. They have been smoked on small-ball lineups in the last two, so maybe we see more Festus Ezeli and Andrew Bogut. He is just insurance. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:49 pm
  • Bismack Biyombo pushing towards max contract
    Bismack Biyombo could make up to $17 million per year as an unrestricted free agent this summer, according to an unnamed general manager.

    Advice: While Biyombo may not fetch a max contract, his play in the Eastern Conference Finals has him poised for a huge pay day as an unrestricted free agent this summer. "For someone like [Biyombo], I think when you look at a guy like Tyson Chandler and what he got from Phoenix last summer [four years, $52 million], that’s where you start for a contract," one Eastern Conference GM told Sporting News. "But you factor in the cap spike and it’s probably going to be high, I’d say, $16-17 million. It’ll be a heck of a $17 million-per-year gamble." While Biyombo can be an inconsistent player, he is still just 23 years old and will be an interesting fantasy target if he lands in a starting role in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:20 am
  • Adonis Thomas will attend mini-camps
    Adonis Thomas will attend mini-camps with the Rockets, Spurs, and Jazz, according to his agent.

    Advice: While the 23-year-old will attend multiple mini-camps, he is long shot to hook on with an NBA team and can be ignored by fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:09 am
  • Bismack Biyombo quiet in 38-point road loss
    Bismack Biyombo started Game 5 but posted only seven points, four boards and one block in 21 minutes during Toronto's 38-point road loss.

    Advice: In the wake of tonight's drubbing in Cleveland, it will be interesting to see if Dwane Casey opts to start Biyombo over Jonas Valanciunas for Game 6. Tonight's struggles come in the wake of a terrific stretch for Biyombo, who has raised his stock significantly. An unnamed Eastern Conference GM, citing the upcoming salary-cap increase, even suggested that Biyombo will be offered around $17 million per year as a free agent this summer. Considering the Raptors' long-term investment in Jonas Valanciunas, it could be very hard for them to retain Biyombo. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:24 pm
  • Bismack Biyombo starting over JV in Game 5
    Bismack Biyombo will start Game 5 on Wednesday despite the return of Jonas Valanciunas (ankle).

    Advice: "[Jonas Valanciunas] is our starting center but we've got to respect what Bismack is doing on the court," said Dwane Casey. Biyombo is averaging 6.8 points on 61.1 percent shooting, 12.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in four Conference finals games vs. Cleveland, though his minutes are likely to come down with Valanciunas in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:58 pm
  • Marco Belinelli says he wants to 'win now'
    Marco Belinelli stated during a recent interview with Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport that he wants to be a part of a winning team.

    Advice: "I want to win now. To make that happen, something has to happen," said Belinelli. "I'm still under contract with Sacramento and I have trust in the organization but in the NBA you never know what may happen." Belinelli doesn't sound like a guy that's all that happy to be on the books for another two years in Sacramento, but he was the guy that chose to go there as a free agent. With the Kings, Belinelli won’t be anything more than a deep league, 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:10 am
  • Dennis Schroder wants to be a better finisher
    Dennis Schroder said that he wants to come back stronger next season, and he'll be spending time this offseason working to become a better finisher at the rim.

    Advice: "I'll try to be stronger next year and dunk some more balls," Schroder said. "I've got to be better finishing at the rim." Schroder also confirmed that he will be playing for the German National Team again this offseason, as he tries to help the team qualify for the European Championship. Schroder's fantasy value next year will hinder on what happens with Jeff Teague, but if Teague ends up getting traded, Schroder would make for an intriguing late-round gamble in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:50 am
  • TOR could struggle to retain Bismack Biyombo
    The Raptors could struggle to retain Bismack Biyombo as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: Toronto signed Biyombo for cheap this past offseason, but with how well Biyombo has played during this postseason he's most assuredly earned himself a massive payday when he decides to opt out of his contract this summer. Biyombo will likely be able to secure a $10-15 million deal as a free agent, so the Raptors will need to move around some pieces if they hope to retain him. From a fantasy perspective, a move away from Toronto into a starting role elsewhere would put Biz firmly on the standard league radar. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:34 am
  • Billy Donovan praises Andre Roberson's play
    Billy Donovan praised Andre Roberson's play following Tuesday's Game 4 win over the Warriors.

    Advice: "It's funny," Donovan said. "After Game 2 people are saying to me: ‘Is this guy going to even play anymore?' Andre's a good basketball player and I think sometimes the things that go missing with him is he makes winning plays." Roberson, typically viewed as a defensive specialist, has suddenly emerged as an offensive option for the Thunder posting averages of 15.0 points, 9.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.0 triples, 3.0 steals and 1.0 block on 57.1 percent shooting over his past two outings. The Dubs have been completely ignoring him on defense, and Roberson has made them pay. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:15 am
  • Roberson scores 17 w/ 12 boards, 5 steals
    Andre Roberson scored 17 points with 12 rebounds, three assists, five steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes in Tuesday's Game 4 win over the Warriors.

    Advice: The Warriors hacked him several times and he hit just 2-of-8 free throws, but this was arguably the best game of his career. The points were a career high and he shot 7-of-12 from the field, and you have to love the minutes. This big game obviously puts him firmly on the DFS radar due to his low price, though he was averaging just 4.4 points in the postseason prior to Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:05 pm
  • Steven Adams tweaks ankle in Game 4 win
    Steven Adams tweaked his right ankle in Game 4, finishing with 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He's had some tough luck with injuries in this series, so give him credit for playing through the pain. While he was hobbling quite a bit, Adams simply had his ankle re-taped and this shouldn't impact his status for Game 5. He's been a monster in the postseason and the Warriors have no answer for him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:57 pm
  • Bizness Is Booming: Biyombo set for a pay day
    Bismack Biyombo was terrific yet again during a win over the Cavs on Monday, finishing with five points, 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 42 minutes.

    Advice: His motor was out of control with some very good perimeter defense while he was still able to grab 11 defensive rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) didn't play in this game, but he might have a better chance on Wednesday. If the Raptors can continue to use him like this, Biyombo might be too valuable to lose any minutes to JV. Biyombo has made himself some serious money in the past two games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:57 pm
  • Steven Adams might wear protective gear
    Steven Adams say he might wear some protective gear for Game 4 "due to the consistency of the hits."

    Advice: The NBA world will be talking about Steven Adams and Draymond Green for the next three days. Adams added he thinks the Thunder should beat the Warriors with or without Draymond, and that he's sore. All eyes are on the league office for the rest of the day. Rotoworld.com May 23, 11:57 am
  • Casey: Biyombo not getting any foul calls
    Dwane Casey, who was fined $25,000 for criticizing the officials, said that Bismack Biyombo is not getting any foul calls vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: "[Biyombo] is not getting the calls," Casey said. "We shoot zero free throws in the fourth quarter. Zero. He's getting hit. There's one play where they almost have a brawl. He gets killed on that play. I don't know if he's getting hit because of how physical and tough he is, but he's getting cracked. To his credit, I thought he was going to lose his head when he got the technical foul, but he kept playing." All eyes will be on Biyombo in Game 4 following a historic Game 3 performance with Jonas Valacniunas (ankle, doubtful) still expected to be on the shelf. Rotoworld.com May 23, 6:11 am
  • Andre Roberson stays hot from deep, scores 13
    Andre Roberson started again on Sunday and had 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with three 3-pointers, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Roberson is 8-of-13 from downtown in his past four games and the Warriors have dared him to beat them from the arc -- tonight Andrew Bogut began as his primary defender, and when Draymond Green has him he frequently roams to the opposite side of the court. Roberson did a good job cutting hard and moving without the ball, rewarding Billy Donovan's decision to keep him in the starting lineup. He'll be on Golden State's radar in Game 4. Rotoworld.com May 22, 8:00 pm
  • Dion Waiters thrives in 34 minutes off bench
    Dion Waiters was terrific in 34 minutes off the bench during Sunday's Game 3 victory, making 6-of-11 shots to finish with 13 points, three rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and one turnover.

    Advice: Waiters chose his shots wisely and set up his teammates for a few easy buckets, all while playing solid defense. The soon-to-be free agent (restricted) is having an impressive postseason, and he's a big reason the Thunder have a 2-1 series lead against the reigning champs. Rotoworld.com May 22, 7:59 pm
  • Steven Adams plays only 18 minutes Sunday
    Steven Adams was quiet in 18 minutes during Game 3, finishing with eight points, five boards, one assist, one block and four personal fouls.

    Advice: Adams is dealing with a bruised thumb and took another hit below the belt tonight, courtesy of Draymond Green, but his limited production was a result of fouls, the lopsided score, and small-ball lineups for OKC. We'll keep an eye out for injury updates, but there's no reason to think Adams will be limited during Game 4. Rotoworld.com May 22, 7:44 pm
  • Bizness Picks Up: Biyombo grabs 26 boards
    Bismack Biyombo grabbed a playoff franchise-record 26 boards against the Cavs on Saturday, adding seven points, one assist and four blocks in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He was awesome. Biyombo grabbed 20 boards without even recording a single point to start the game. He was also a major factor in protecting the paint with the Cavs only scoring 20 in the paint during this game -- the Cavs had at least 50 paint points in each of the last two. Biyombo also had some improved perimeter defense and even guarded LeBron James at times. Coach Dwane Casey said Biyombo was the spirit of the team and said he hit on almost every rebound and putback. According to SportVU, Biz grabbed 26 of his 27 rebound chances. It was arguably the best performance from a center in these playoffs. Rotoworld.com May 21, 8:43 pm
  • Luis Scola starts, doesn't score
    Luis Scola started again on Saturday with no points, no rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes.

    Advice: While he wasn't great on the offensive end, he didn't kill the Raptors on defense. It did help to see Kevin Love miss most of his shots while Scola was on him. He's not really a fantasy option even in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com May 21, 8:24 pm
  • Luis Scola starting again on Saturday
    Luis Scola is starting again on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Why? The Game 2 starters had a minus-28.4 net rating while the starters in Game 1 only had a minus-2.0 net rating. Scola should be on a short leash tonight. He'll join Bismack Biyombo, DeMarre Carroll, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan We should still see plenty of Patrick Patterson off the bench. Rotoworld.com May 21, 5:12 pm
  • Norman Powell only gets three minutes
    Norman Powell only played three minutes against the Cavs on Thursday, adding two points and one rebound.

    Advice: He wasn't really in the rotation until garbage time. The Raptors got very little out of Luis Scola, so that lineup probably won't stick. DFS owners still can't trust Powell right now. Rotoworld.com May 19, 8:06 pm
  • Luis Scola starts, Patrick Patterson to bench
    Luis Scola will start on Thursday with Patrick Patterson moving to the bench.

    Advice: The Raptors starters were actually OK on Tuesday, but their bench was destroyed. Scola will likely only play minutes in the teens, so he's not a great fantasy option. Rotoworld.com May 19, 5:22 pm
  • Dwane Casey possibly changing starters
    Coach Dwane Casey said the Raptors will make some rotation changes and could change the starting lineup.

    Advice: The Cavs destroyed the Raptors around the rim and LeBron James made an incredible 11-of-12 shots at the rim. It will likely be Norman Powell getting the starting nod with Patrick Patterson moving to the bench. There will likely be an update just before tip. Patterson is too risky to use now while Powell is only a tournament punt in DFS. Rotoworld.com May 19, 4:19 pm
  • Steven Adams feeling good after Game 2
    Steven Adams said he feels good after a couple injury scares in Game 2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Adams had to go to the locker room during the first quarter on Wednesday, but downplayed any injuries after the game. "I feel fine, mate," Adams said after the game. "A couple bumps and bruises, but it's okay." The 22-year-old has stepped up his game and is now averaging 10.5 points and 10.1 rebounds in the postseason. Rotoworld.com May 19, 7:54 am
  • Steven Adams OK despite mounting injury woes
    Steven Adams survived a variety of injury scares on Wednesday, finishing OKC's Game 2 defeat with nine points, 10 rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Adams came in with a bruised thumb, he briefly exited when Festus Ezeli landed on his back in the first quarter, and he was shaken up again when Draymond Green inadvertently kneed him prior to halftime. The Thunder's big lineups didn't have much success tonight, but Adams is averaging a double-double in the postseason and DFS owners can rely on him for hefty playing time as the series shifts to Oklahoma. Rotoworld.com May 18, 9:02 pm
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