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  • Corey Kispert won't participate in Summer League
    Corey Kispert will not participate in the Wizards' Summer League, according to GM Tommy Sheppard.

    Advice: The No. 15 pick in 2021 had a fine rookie campaign offensively, including 36 starts in which he averaged 11.8 points on 48/38/90 shooting splits. His defense left a lot to be desired, though, and those starts generated paltry supporting stats with 3.3 boards, 1.5 dimes, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks in 31.4 minutes. He finished his rookie season healthy, so the Wizards must feel that he wouldn't gain much from a handful of exhibitions in the desert. 22 minutes ago
  • Free agent Kris Dunn to join Wizards' mini-camp
    Veteran guard Kris Dunn will join the Wizards for their mini-camp in late June.

    Advice: Presumably, Dunn's presence in the mini-camp will serve two purposes. First, he'll provide veteran leadership and welcome defensive intensity whenever he's on the court. Second, he'll stay in shape and potentially raise his profile enough to earn a guaranteed deal for the 2022-23 season. Even if the latter scenario works out, it's hard to see Dunn having more than steals-specialist appeal in D.C. or anywhere else. 27 minutes ago
  • Jamal Murray (ACL) at Canada's camp as spectator
    Jamal Murray (left ACL surgery) is attending training camp with Canada's men's national team, though he will not participate in upcoming FIBA World Cup 2023 qualifiers.

    Advice: Murray hasn't played since tearing his ACL in April 2021, and the Nuggets are already downplaying expectations for him to begin the 2022-23 season. He was extremely durable to begin his career, missing a total of eight games in his first three NBA seasons, and he'll be a risk/reward pick in fantasy drafts. He was producing career-best fantasy value prior to his ACL tear (third-round value in 9-cat), but should have an Average Draft Position closer to the middle rounds this year. Today, 7:47 am
  • FA Facundo Campazzo uncertain about NBA future
    Free agent guard Facundo Campazzo said he'll consider returning to Real Madrid if he doesn't get an attractive offer from an NBA team.

    Advice: "It would be naïve to be obsessed with staying in the NBA," Campazzo told "Maybe I don’t get any [NBA] offers. Real Madrid has always been like a second home for me." The 31-year-old Campazzo has filled a niche for Denver the past two seasons, chipping in 5.6 points, 3.5 dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.0 triples in 20.1 minutes per game. But with Jamal Murray returning from a torn ACL, plus guaranteed deals for Monte Morris, Will Barton and Bones Hyland, it's not a given that Denver will seek to retain Facu's services in free agency. Today, 7:19 am
  • Tomáš Satoranský inks four-year deal w/ Barcelona
    Tomáš Satoranský is reportedly signing a four-year deal with FC Barcelona.

    Advice: Satoranský spent six seasons in the NBA, but found himself with a diminished role in 2021-22 for the Pelicans, Wizards and Spurs (for one nine-minute stint). He's still only 30 years old and should help Barcelona vie for championships in the EuroLeague and Spain's Liga ACB. If his NBA career is indeed over, as seems likely, he'll finish with stateside averages of 6.9 points, 4.1 dimes, 2.9 boards and 0.8 steals. Today, 7:03 am
  • Presti thinks they'll find another team for Green
    Thunder general manager Sam Presti spoke on Saturday at the team’s introductory press conference and said he thinks they’ll find a different team for JaMychal Green. 

    Advice: “I think we’ll probably find a situation for him that’s not with us, but not because we don’t value him as a player, but because of where he is right now,” said Presti.  Green, along with a 2027 draft pick, was traded from the Nuggets to the Thunder in exchange for the No. 30 pick in the 2022 draft (Peyton Watson) and two future second-rounders. This statement from Presti comes as little to no surprise given OKC’s youth movement, and with Green being 32 years old, he doesn’t fit all too well into their plans. Green will likely be on the move, but regardless of his ultimate landing spot, it’s unlikely he’ll be a consistent fantasy contributor. Yesterday, 2:24 pm
  • Presti says plan is to exercise Lu Dort’s option
    Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Same Presti said on Saturday that the plan is to exercise Lu Dort’s 2022-2023 team option.

    Advice: Presti said “[w]e have an option on that agreement. It’s our plan to exercise that. Everybody knows how we feel about Lu and what he means to the team. That said, he’ll be a free agent next season and we’ll be able to have conversations with him about that then.” This is significant news because the Thunder could have very well declined the option to make Dort a restricted free agent this summer, but it’s looking like Presti and the team trust Dort enough to include him in their core young group. As it stands, that core includes guys like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey and 2022 No. 2 overall pick Chet Holmgren, and those four alone are plenty enough to think that this team could be a lot of fun pretty soon. Plus, OKC has about nine million draft picks over the next few years, accumulated in its myriad of trades, so as long as the developmental steps go well, they’re going to keep getting better and better and back to contention before we know it. Yesterday, 1:49 pm
  • DET, IND are ‘major threats’ to land Miles Bridges
    According to Kenneth Teape of NBA Analysis Network, the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers are “major threats” to land Charlotte forward Miles Bridges.

    Advice: Both teams mentioned are expected to be some of the more active teams this summer, and at this moment, they’ve been the lone teams linked as potential threats to sign Bridges away from the Hornets. Regardless of destination, Bridges is going to land a pretty massive contract this season, but whether it’s with the Hornets or another suitor remains to be seen. Charlotte had originally said that they were hesitant to offer Bridges a max deal, but more recently stated that they could be looking to offload salary in order to retain the emerging star. Gordon Hayward is the first name that comes to mind in terms of shedding some contracts in Charlotte, and Bridges could be even better than his 2021-2022 third-round fantasy value if Hayward heads elsewhere. Bridges bet on himself last summer when he declined a four-year deal worth nearly $60 million, and because of that, he could now earn twice that this summer. Be prepared to draft him as soon as the second round of all re-draft leagues. Yesterday, 12:17 pm
  • Josh Hart's contract guaranteed by Blazers
    Updating a previous report, the Blazers have fully guaranteed Josh Hart's $12.9M contract for the 2022-23 season.

    Advice: This wasn't a hard call to make by the Blazers' front office. With a mutual option in place for the 2023-24 season, there's a good chance we see Hart in Rip City for the next two seasons. He figures to play big minutes in a retooled starting lineup that will likely include Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Jerami Grant and Jusuf Nurkic. Yesterday, 11:55 am
  • Reddish on the trade block to create cap space?
    Michael Scotto of HoopsHype reports that the Knicks may try to trade Cam Reddish this offseason to create cap space for a Jalen Brunson signing.

    Advice: Reddish appeared in just 15 games for New York last season after his trade from Atlanta, and there's a good chance he'll be on the move once again. Owed nearly $6M for the 2022-23 season, he and Alec Burks will likely be part of any trade discussions in which the Knicks engage. Don't be surprised if veteran Taj Gibson is waived to free up even more space. New York is apparently "all in" on signing Brunson after his breakout campaign with Dallas. Yesterday, 11:33 am
  • Rockets pick up Jae'Sean Tate's option for 2022-23
    The Rockets picked up Jae'Sean Tate's $1.8M option for the 2022-23 season.

    Advice: Tate was an All-Rookie selection in 2020-21 and finished his second season with similar numbers in a reduced role. Tate played at least 70 games in both seasons and averaged 11.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 stocks while shooting better than 50% from the field and 71% from the charity stripe. He's not the most appealing fantasy option for next season, especially after the Rockets reloaded in the NBA Draft. Yesterday, 10:33 am
  • Hart's contract fully guaranteed if not waived
    Josh Hart's $12.96 salary for 2022-23 becomes fully guaranteed if not waived by Saturday, June 25.

    Advice: Hart showed a lot of heart in 13 appearances with Portland, averaging 19.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists erupting for a career-best 44 points against the Wizards on March 12. With such a team-friendly salary, it makes perfect sense for Portland to keep Hart around with Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons and the newly-acquired Jerami Grant. We'd expect Hart to be a Blazer this season. Yesterday, 9:09 am
  • Roby's team option deadline extended to June 29
    Isaiah Roby and the Oklahoma City Thunder have extended the team's deadline to pick up his option to June 29.

    Advice: The original deadline was June 25, and the Thunder now have four additional days to come to a decision. If the Thunder pick it up, his contract will be non-guaranteed until July 3 when it becomes fully guaranteed. If OKC declines the option, Roby will be a restricted free agent. Roby flashed upside at times last season, but the team just drafted center Chet Holmgren in Thursday's draft, so there's no guarantee Roby will be back with the Thunder next season. Yesterday, 8:51 am
  • Andrew Wiggins: 'Shout out to all my haters'
    In a recent interview with Complex, Andrew Wiggins explained how motivating it was to listen to his detractors when he first arrived in Golden State and how fulfilling it is to have won a championship.

    Advice: Wiggins said, “When they talk it’s all motivation. When I first got here, everyone had something to say, now everyone is quiet. It’s good to just make those guys kick rocks.” The Wiggins deal got a lot of scrutiny when it first went down, with many labeling him a bust. He's got one more year left on his deal, and after playing a pivotal role in the Warriors' championship run, it wouldn't be surprising if the Dubs locked him up for another contract. Yesterday, 8:43 am
  • Ayton: No longer Pistons Plan A in free agency
    According to James Edwards III, the Pistons have changed course in their plans to pursue Deandre Ayton this offseason.

    Advice: Detroit's front office was masterful over the last week, trading Jerami Grant for a future first-round pick to clear cap space then landing Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren (two top-10 prospects) in the Draft. With Duren and Isaiah Stewart anchoring the center position, paying Ayton max money doesn't make a ton of financial sense, considering the Pistons can spend that money elsewhere to upgrade the roster. Ayton isn't completely off the radar, but the chances of Detroit signing him are now much more likely. Yesterday, 5:54 am
  • Kevin Durant: Teams prepping for his availability
    On a recent episode of the Lowe Post Podcast, Zach Lowe said that NBA teams are preparing for the possibility of Kevin Durant being available if Kyrie Irving leaves Brooklyn.

    Advice: According to Lowe, “I can tell you this. This is what teams are doing. Teams are already operating under, not the assumption, but ‘we need to prepare for the contingency that Kevin Durant is available via trade in six days or seven days.’ … The whole league is now.” It's been strongly rumored that Durant will explore an avenue out of Brooklyn if Kyrie Irving does. It's extremely rare that a player of Durant's caliber becomes available in a trade, and this could be a franchise-altering move for any team if Durant is indeed made available. The Nets' drama is just getting started ahead of free agency, which starts at 6PM EST on June 30. Yesterday, 5:42 am
  • Hawks would sign Deandre Ayton for less than max
    The Athletic's Chris Kirschner reported early Friday morning that the Hawks would be interested in signing Deandre Ayton if it were for less than a max contract.

    Advice: With the Pistons having the cap space for a max deal and having heavy interest in Ayton, it seems unlikely that the Hawks land him, especially if the Suns decide to match an offer that is less than a max. Ayton's fit would also be interesting, with Clint Capela and Onyeka Okongwu currently on the Hawks' roster. If the Hawks land Ayton, assume that either Capela or Okongwu would be on the move. Friday, 11:34 am
  • KD staying out Kyrie Irving's free agency plans
    Kevin Durant said on his podcast "The ETCs" on Friday that he won't be involved in Kyrie Irving's free agency decision.

    Advice: With recent reports that Kyrie may leave Brooklyn, KD is waiting to see what happens. He's not going to influence Irving, but Kyrie's decision will certainly influence what KD does. Durant doesn't have much of a chance to win a championship if he stays in Brooklyn without Irving, even with the acquisition of Ben Simmons. While a trade for a player as dominant as KD would take quite the haul of draft picks and players, it shouldn't be ruled out if Durant has no interest in staying with Brooklyn. Like Durant, we'll have to play the waiting game until Kyrie makes a decision. Friday, 10:00 am
  • Report: Kevin Durant now 'considering options'
    Kevin Durant is "monitoring the Brooklyn Nets' situation and considering options with his future," according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. 

    Advice: No surprise here, as it was reported a few days ago that the Nets and Kyrie Irving were at an "impasse" with regard to negotiations for a new deal. Given how close Irving and Durant are, a reported concern of the Nets was that not working something out with the point guard could prompt KD to consider moving on via trade. But is this a legitimate issue for Durant? Or could this be a ploy by Irving's camp to apply pressure on the Nets and get him the deal that he desires? Per Charania's report, Durant's concern could open the door for Irving to find a new team via opt-in (to the final season of his contract) and trade. This will be one of the biggest NBA "soap operas" to watch this summer, as the Nets don't have the cap space needed to replace Irving if he were to walk via free agency. Thursday, 1:14 pm
  • Pistons expected to heavily pursue Deandre Ayton
    The Detroit Pistons are expected to heavily pursue Phoenix big man Deandre Ayton, per James L. Edwards III of The Athletic.

    Advice: The Pistons just dealt Jerami Grant to the Blazers for a 2025 first-round pick (via Milwaukee), so they have a bit more wiggle room than they did this morning. As it stands, Detroit has Isaiah Stewart as their center, but he had a down season at a time when many thought he would make a jump, so they’d likely have no problem placing him in a backup role if Ayton does end up in Motor City. The Pistons don’t have to use all of their $43 million worth of cap space this offseason though, so they could just take on some so-so contracts and collect more assets, but at least they’d be flexible. Ayton’s time in Phoenix has appeared as if it was over since Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals, and hopefully some deals are settled when the draft rolls around in about 24 hours. Wednesday, 4:36 pm
  • ESPN: CHO aims to cut salary to keep Miles Bridges
    The Hornets are looking to offload salary in order to help in their push to re-sign pending free agent forward Miles Bridges, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. 

    Advice: While it was reported on Monday that the Hornets may be hesitant to fully max out Bridges, who was one of the NBA's most improved players this season, that doesn't mean that they aren't interested in re-signing him. Armed with two first-round picks (13th and 15th) in Thursday's draft, Charlotte is reportedly willing to attach one of those picks to a large salary in order to clear up the space needed to keep Bridges in the Queen City. In his report, Windhorst mentioned Gordon Hayward as a player who could be on the move in this scenario. Bridges returning to Charlotte, even though we still don't know who will be coaching him next season, would do wonders for his fantasy value (which was already at a career-high). As for Hayward, while a change of scenery could do him some good, the veteran forward has to stay healthy (first and foremost). Tuesday, 4:22 pm
  • Suns interested in 8th pick to clear cap for Ayton
    The Suns are interested in trading a veteran player to the Pelicans for the 8th pick to clear cap space to sign Deandre Ayton, Jonathan Givony of ESPN reported Tuesday. 

    Advice: The report lists Cameron Johnson a player that could be dealt to create cap space, though it’s not confirmed that he’s the only candidate to be traded. Other reports suggested that Ayton’s tenure with the Suns was practically over, so we’ll see if anything has actually changed. Tuesday, 7:09 am
  • Shams: Hornets hesitant to max out Miles Bridges
    There is hesitancy around Charlotte on whether or not to match a max offer sheet on Miles Bridges, according to a report by Shams Charania. 

    Advice: According to rival executives, the belief is that Miles Bridges will command a max, or near max, contract this off-season. He is coming off of a career year where he averaged 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game for the Hornets. They now will have a decision to make if they want to lock him in for the next five seasons or if they will opt to let him walk in free agency. We will have more updates on the situation as the summer progresses, so be sure to check back with us. Monday, 9:44 am
  • Wiggins on extension: “I would love to stay here”
    Andrew Wiggins spoke on a possible contract extension with the Warriors, saying that he would love to stay in Golden State.

    Advice: Wiggins’ full quote reads as such: “I would love to stay here. This is top-notch. The way they treat their players, the way they treat your family. We’re all one big family. A lot of places might say that, but here their actions show it. I would love to stay here.” While there’s a chance he’s still riding the high of winning his first championship (after contributing to it heftily, at that), Wiggins played the best basketball of his life this postseason and it comes as no surprise that he’d like to stay with Golden State. Wiggins is entering the final year of his five-year, nearly $148 million contract, and if he carries over what he did in the playoffs into next season in any regard, the Warriors should have no problem extending him. There are a ton of studs on the Warriors deserving of making the big bucks, however, so it’s something to monitor going forward, but it’s not a pressing concern at this very moment. Saturday, 5:08 pm
  • This little Wiggy: Andrew Wiggins goes 18/6/5/4/3
    Andrew Wiggins ended Thursday’s victory with 18 points, six rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks as the Warriors won the 2022 NBA Finals.

    Advice: Wiggins’ Game 6 performance was a microcosm of his Finals series, as he displayed elite two-way skills with scoring, rebounding, playmaking and defense. To say Wiggins played well in the Finals is an absolute understatement, as he was easily the second-best Warrior on the floor in Games 1-4 and 6 and the best player out there in Game 5. He averaged 18.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 3.0 stocks through six games and operated as the Warriors’ second option on offense and a true difference-maker on defense. Though Steph Curry deservedly won Finals MVP, Wiggins’ fingerprints are still all over this title run. Thursday, 9:14 pm
  • Portland not a legitimate destination for Ayton?
    Portland is not a "legitimate landing spot" for Deandre Ayton according to Jake Fischer. 

    Advice: Fischer notes that the Blazers are focused on Toronto's OG Anunoby in a deal involving their 7th overall pick. The Blazers are expected to retain starting center Jusuf Nurkic according to Fischer, but obviously things can change. The Hawks and the Pistons are two of the teams most frequently mentioned as Ayton suitors. Thursday, 9:57 am