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  • Celtics sign Guerschon Yabusele
    Celtics sign F Guerschon Yabusele.

    Advice: The Dancing Bear has been expected to sign a deal with the Celtics and will now be the 16th player with a guaranteed contract. Yabusele didn't get to play in summer league due to surgery on his foot for bone spurs, and the 2016 16th pick is expected to be a major project. Still, he has upside with a lot of skill at the four and five spots. Today, 1:49 pm
  • Mavs do not guarantee money on Brussino
    The Mavs let the deadline pass without guaranteeing the contract of Nicolas Brussino.

    Advice: Now that he doesn't have guaranteed money, that means Brussino could look to go overseas. Brussino had a decent summer league as one of the floor-spacing forwards for their slashing guards, and he did score 9.6 points per game over his final seven games of the 2016-17 season. Today, 1:46 pm
  • Derrick Rose meeting with the Bulls?
    Derrick Rose and his agent could meet with the Bulls this weekend, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: Besides the fact that Rose won an MVP with the Bulls, this doesn't really make much sense. The Bulls are in a full rebuild and they already have three point guards who can't hit treys, so adding another would be a head-scratching move. Expect Rose to sign with the Cavs or Lakers this weekend. Today, 12:23 pm
  • Udonis Haslem signs one-year deal with Heat
    Udonis Haslem has signed a one-year, minimum deal to return to the Heat.

    Advice: This has been expected for two weeks and Thursday morning owner Micky Arison tweeted out "UD" with a party hat emoji, so the captain is back. He's basically just going to be an extension of the coaching staff in what will be his 15th season. Today, 11:40 am
  • Lakers to meet w/ Derrick Rose Thursday
    The Lakers will meet with free agent PG Derrick Rose on Thursday.

    Advice: The Cavaliers have reportedly offered Rose a one-year deal worth anywhere from $2.1 to $2.5 million, while the Lakers can offer a $4.3M exception. It's no secret that they want to bring in a veteran to mentor Lonzo Ball, and ESPN's Ramona Shelburne said the Lakers believe "they can offer more playing time in a better environment after his tumultuous year in New York." While no deal is imminent, it seems like the Cavaliers and the Lakers are the frontrunners to sign Rose, while the Bucks are fading from view. Today, 10:49 am
  • Troy Williams agrees to 3-year deal w/ HOU
    Troy Williams has agreed to a 3-year deal to stay with the Houston Rockets.

    Advice: The first year of the deal is fully guaranteed, but he will have to earn the second and third seasons. Williams played well in stints with the Rockets and Grizzlies last season, but he really made an impression in Vegas during the Summer League with averages of 22.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.4 treys. The 22-year-old wing looks like he's ready to contribute next season, so he'll be in the mix to fill the void left by Sam Dekker. Today, 10:13 am
  • Guerschon Yabusele still in Boston's plans
    Guerschon Yabusele is still in Boston's plans according to Jay King of

    Advice: The Celtics have 14 players under contract for 2017-18, so Yabusele still has a chance to earn the 15th and final spot. The 6-foot-8, 265-pound forward is an intriguing prospect with lots of two-way potential, but he's unlikely to be a significant part of the rotation right out of the gate. He's currently recovering from surgery to remove bone spurs from the top of both feet, but he's targeting training camp for his return. Today, 9:31 am
  • Derrick Rose in 'serious talks' w/ Cavaliers
    Derrick Rose is in "serious talks" with the Cavaliers on a one-year deal according to ESPN.

    Advice: Rose is the top free agent PG left on the market, but he's drawn very little interest so far. The Bucks were considered a potential suitor last week, but the two sides weren't able to schedule a meeting for reasons unknown. Rose would be an odd fit in Cleveland because they already have Kyrie Irving, but it's at least worth noting that Irving excels off the ball. In order to join the Cavs, Rose would have to take a discount because they can only offer a portion of the taxpayer midlevel exception (up to $2.5 million) or a veteran's minimum deal according to Jeff Zilgitt of USA Today. Today, 8:25 am
  • Report: Shane Larkin's deal is guaranteed
    Updating a previous report, Shane Larkin's deal with the Celtics is fully guaranteed for next season.

    Advice: It's likely a deal for the minimum, as Larkin hasn't found much success at the NBA level yet -- he has career averages of 5.8 points and 3.2 assists with three different NBA teams. Expect him to open the season behind Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier. Today, 7:58 am
  • Mavs, Wolves and Pacers interested in Rush
    According to Darren Wolfson of ESPN, The Mavericks, Pacers and Heat have all expressed interest in Brandon Rush.

    Advice: Rush is 32, but injuries have really derailed his career. Despite playing 21.9 minutes per game with the Wolves last season, he averaged just 4.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.9 treys. He likely won't have much fantasy value regardless of where he lands. Today, 7:54 am
  • Wolves, Wiggins working on 5-year extension
    The Wolves are working on a five-year extension for Andrew Wiggins according to head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: The extension would be worth nearly $148 million, but it wouldn't kick in until 2018-19. Wiggins has already established himself as an elite scorer with a career-high 23.2 points per game last season, but Thibodeau said he wants to see him become a "complete player" and believes Jimmy Butler will help with his development. Wiggins was only a 10th-round value in standard leagues last season due to a lack of peripheral stats, but he's still only 22 and is just scratching the surface of his potential. Today, 7:35 am
  • Matt Costello to join Spurs on 2-way deal
    Matt Costello will sign a two-way contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

    Advice: This means he can spend up to 45 days in the NBA next season and the rest of his time with the Austin Spurs in the G-League. The 23-year-old PF went undrafted in 2016, but impressed at this year's Summer League with averages of 8.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 blocks. Today, 7:14 am
  • Shane Larkin agrees to deal w/ Boston
    Shane Larkin has agreed to a deal to return to the NBA and join the Boston Celtics.

    Advice: Assuming Marcus Smart plays a lot of SG to fill the void left by Avery Bradley, the Celtics do have a need for a third-string PG behind Isaiah Thomas and Terry Rozier. While this is likely a make-good deal, Larkin is leaving $6.3 million on the table to join the Celtics. He has career averages of 5.8 points and 3.2 assists with the Mavericks, Knicks and Nets, but he's only 24 and is coming off an excellent year in Spain where he averaged 13.6 points and 5.3 assists. To be clear, he won't have much fantasy value in Boston. Today, 6:22 am
  • Report: Rockets, Bobby Brown agree to deal
    The Rockets and free agent G Bobby Brown have agreed to a deal, according to David Pick.

    Advice: Brown returned to the NBA with Houston last season, averaging 4.9 minutes in 25 appearances. The 32-year-old guard will be fighting for a roster spot this offseason, but even if he makes the cut he won't have any fantasy appeal. Yesterday, 7:35 pm
  • Scott Brooks praises Otto Porter in presser
    Wizards coach Scott Brooks praised Otto Porter during Wednesday's press conference, saying, "He does so many little things that the stats don't show."

    Advice: "I never look at Otto and judge him by the stat sheet," Brooks said. "He dives on the floor for a loose ball, he sets screens. He makes the extra pass to the corner, offensive rebounds." Across-the-board stats are the bedrock of Porter's roto-league fantasy appeal. He was a top-20 player on a cumulative basis in 9-cat leagues last year, averaging 13.4 points (51.5% FGs, 83.2% FTs), 1.9 threes, 6.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 turnovers, with only two missed games all season. He doesn't jump out in any category, however, and is likely to be undervalued in most drafts. Yesterday, 6:12 pm
  • Rajon Rondo signs for $3.3 million
    Rajon Rondo signed his one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Pelicans.

    Advice: It's a fairly cheap deal on Rondo and it may have to do with how the Pelicans are willing to play him more minutes than most teams. Rondo is also going to get another $3 million to not play for the Bulls. He's expected to be used on two-PG lineups with Jrue Holiday, but Rondo isn't a player most fantasy owners should be targeting. Yesterday, 3:11 pm
  • Lillard: A 'real possibility' Melo joins POR
    Damian Lillard said he's reached out to Carmelo Anthony and said it's a "real possibility" that Anthony could join the Blazers.

    Advice: The Blazers reportedly have made it clear they won't be involved in a Melo trade unless they're the ones getting the All-Star forward. Lillard isn't usually the recruiting type, but C.J. McCollum has touched on this subject and even posted a photoshopped picture of Anthony in a Blazers uniform. Anthony does have a no-trade clause and several reports say he wants to go to Houston, so the Rockets should be considered as the frontrunners. Yesterday, 2:24 pm
  • Leonsis predicts J. Wall will sign extension
    Wizards owner Ted Leonsis predicted John Wall will sign his designated player extension.

    Advice: "He wants to be here and my goal is to have no drama," Leonsis said. It's obvious that the Wizards want to have Wall around at the max, but they do have to convince Wall that the Wizards will be able to compete for a title. Despite surgery on both knees last offseason, Wall played in 78 games with career-high averages in points, assists, steals and offensive rebounds. Yesterday, 2:00 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll excited he was traded
    DeMarre Carroll said he was excited to get traded from the Raptors.

    Advice: "It was like a rush of joy just ran through my body," Carroll said when he found out about the deal. Coach Kenny Atkinson was with Carroll in their Atlanta days and Carroll said Atkinson really helped him on cutting and playing on the move. "Me being in a system where the coach gets me and now I can do what I do, play defense and shoot the three ball, I feel like this is the best environment for me," Carroll added. The Nets are likely to go young and Carroll's knee injuries have held him back, so he's not the best fantasy target. Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Damian Lillard planning to lose weight
    Damian Lillard said he is planning to come to training camp lighter.

    Advice: He's listed at 6'3", 195 pounds and is coming off his second consecutive season with 75 games played. Lillard turned 27 earlier this month and just posted a career-high 27.0 points per game last season. At summer league, coach Terry Stotts said he wants to see Lillard do more than just score and make his teammates better. Regardless, Lillard should be a top-20 fantasy target in just about all formats. Yesterday, 1:42 pm
  • Suns name James Jones VP of basketball ops
    The Suns named James Jones as the vice president of basketball operations.

    Advice: The Suns created this new position for the 14-year veteran, who is now officially retired. Jones will help in evaluating younger players, working with general manager Ryan McDonough on trades, and also work with the coaching staff to help put the best team on the floor for the Suns. Yesterday, 11:14 am
  • Blake Griffin expects to be ready for camp
    Blake Griffin (toe surgery) said he's met with five foot specialists this summer and they believe that being fully cleared for training camp is a "realistic possibility."

    Advice: Griffin added that he's hoping to get back on the floor for non-contact work in the next few weeks, so he appears to be trending in a very positive direction following his May 1 surgery. There was a report in late-June speculating that Griffin might not be ready for the start of the season and that he could be out until December, but Ramona Shelburne of ESPN refuted that story, and it seems that the five foot specialists that met with Griffin are in agreement with Ramona's sources. Yesterday, 10:41 am
  • Riley has made contract with Babbitt's agent
    Pat Riley said he's been in contact with Luke Babbitt's agent.

    Advice: "We’ve made contact with Luke’s agent," Riley said. "That’s a thought process we’re going to go through. We really like Luke and he can shoot the ball, so, it’s still open there." Despite starting 55 games for Miami last season, Babbitt was only able to muster up averages of 4.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 triples per contest on 40.2 percent shooting. Maybe he'll be able to snag a deal for the veteran's minimum, but he'll be a non-factor in fantasy hoops, regardless of his jersey. Yesterday, 9:09 am
  • Kyrie Irving says Cavs in a 'peculiar' place
    Kyrie Irving said he understands that the Cavs are in a "very peculiar place" after failing to make any major acquisitions this summer.

    Advice: Instead of trying to make major improvements to the roster after falling short to the Warriors in the NBA Finals, Cavs' owner Dan Gilbert parted ways with David Griffin just ahead of the draft and free agency, and Cleveland still has not found a GM to replace him. Thus far, the Cavs offseason signings have included Jeff Green, Jose Calderon, Kyle Korver and Cedi Osman, but they missed out on guys like Paul George and Jimmy Butler, which reportedly hasn't sat well with LeBron James. Yesterday, 8:40 am
  • Wayne Ellington happy to remain in Miami
    Wayne Ellington said it meant "a heckuva lot" to him that the Heat picked up his $6.3 million player option for the 2017-18 season.

    Advice: "At the end of the season, Pat told me ‘I want to get better, but I want to get better with you,’" said Ellington. "It made me feel like he was going to do what he had to do to get our team better – which I feel like he did – but at the same time I was able to stay on board. I’m ecstatic about that." Ellington was able to get on the floor more than usual last year with due to a plethora of injuries in Miami's backcourt, but he might not be quite as involved next season if the guys like Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters are able to stay healthy. Yesterday, 8:24 am
  • Beverley expects to have more freedom w/ LAC
    Patrick Beverley said he's expecting to have more freedom in the Clippers' offense.

    Advice: Beverley wasn't a major component of the offense in Houston, and understandably so, considering he was playing alongside the runner up to the MVP award, but he'll certainly have more opportunity for touches in Los Angeles this upcoming season. He'll likely be battling Milos Teodosic for the starting point guard spot over the course of training camp and the preseason, but regardless of how he enters the game, there is the potential for this to turn into a value killing, timeshare situation. Yesterday, 8:02 am
  • Watson impressed with Dragan Bender's growth
    Earl Watson was particularly impressed with Dragan Bender's play during Summer League.

    Advice: "I think we saw amazing growth from Bender," said Watson. "From the way he started to the way he finished, he was aggressive, making plays, getting to the rim, hitting threes and just being a playmaker." Aside from only connecting on 39.4 percent of his shots, Bender had a solid showing at Summer League with averages of 14.2 points, 6.0 boards and 2.4 dimes per contest. He's reportedly added 20 pounds to his frame and the Suns want to utilize him more at center next season, but he still doesn't necessarily have a clear path to minutes with the current construction of the roster. Yesterday, 7:47 am
  • CLE nearly pulled off a trade for Paul George
    The Cavs reportedly nearly pulled off a trade for Paul George, but the Pacers backed out at the last minute.

    Advice: "Koby Altman was very close to a deal on June 30th for Paul George. It was so close, in fact, that Indiana was about to give permission to Paul George to get on the phone with Dan Gilbert," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "Indiana backed out of it and did the Oklahoma City deal." This report isn't quite as discouraging as the Jimmy Butler rumor because it was the Pacers who ultimately pulled out of the deal, but the Cavs not making any obvious improvements this offseason has to have LeBron James at odds with Cleveland management. Yesterday, 7:41 am
  • Magic GM praises Jonathon Simmons
    Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman said he believes Jonathon Simmons can reach a "whole other level" in Orlando.

    Advice: "Jonathon’s such a good defender, he’s such an aggressive player that that kind of captures your attention," Weltman said. "But Jonathon gets to the rim. He’s a capable passer, and I think his shooting has shown improvement. So at this stage of his career, he’s still a young guy." Simmons said the opportunity for a larger role drove him to Orlando, and while the Magic already have Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross and Jonathan Isaac on the wings, Simmons' ability to play multiple positions will help him see plenty of minutes. Tuesday, 7:46 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony ready to leave New York
    Carmelo Anthony has made it clear to New York management that he no longer wants to be a Knick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

    Advice: "Carmelo Anthony has made it clear to [the Knicks]: I want to go to Houston, I am not interested in talking to you about being reincorporated back into this New York roster," said Woj. "Houston is now prepared for the fact that these negotiations with the Knicks could run through August, September, into possibly the start of training camp." Cleveland has been rumored to have an interest in Anthony, but they can't really offer New York anything they're interested in, and Melo won't waive his no-trade clause to go to Portland, so it seems all but a certainty that Anthony is headed for a reunion with Mike D'Antoni in Houston. Tuesday, 1:03 pm
  • Pels plans to start Rondo & Holiday together
    Coach Alvin Gentry said the plan going into next season is to start Rajon Rondo at point guard and Jrue Holiday at shooting guard.

    Advice: The Pelicans started both Tim Frazier and Holiday in the same backcourt frequently over the final month of the 2016-17 season, so Holiday has some experience playing off the ball. However, it will still be an adjustment for both Rondo and Holiday playing alongside each other. Nonetheless, this is good news for Rondo's fantasy value, as it means his playing time should be fairly steady and predictable. Rondo will rack up assists passing to Holiday, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis. Tuesday, 8:49 am
  • Anthony not interested in joining the Blazers
    Carmelo Anthony is not currently willing to waive his no-trade clause to clear the way for a trade to Portland, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: The Knicks and Rockets had been trying to find additional teams to help facilitate a deal that allowed Anthony to land in Houston. However, it has been reported that the Blazers want to acquire Melo themselves. With new GM Scott Perry now in New York, the Knicks put a pause on all trade talks and plan to sit down with Anthony shortly and figure out exactly what his preference is going forward. Tuesday, 8:34 am
  • Mills hints Melo not a part of future plans
    Knicks' president Steve Mills did not mention Carmelo Anthony when listing players he's looking to build around.

    Advice: Mills would only say that the Knicks future "may be with Carmelo or it may be without Carmelo," and that he would not pursue a buyout, so essentially Melo's only way out of New York will be via trade. Thus far he's been linked to Houston, Cleveland and Portland, and as of right now, the Rockets look like the frontrunners to land his services. Monday, 11:45 am
  • No meeting set between Rose and Bucks yet
    Derrick Rose and the Bucks still haven't scheduled a meeting.

    Advice: The meeting was supposed to happen this weekend, so it's not clear why it didn't go through. Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today said there's still mutual interest between the two sides, but maybe Rose is waiting for them to shed a contract or two so they can offer more money -- they are already over the tax and can only offer $5.2 million for next season. Hopefully we'll have some clarity by the end of the day. Sunday, 9:51 am
  • Blazers could pursue Carmelo Anthony?
    Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said the Blazers could pursue Carmelo Anthony.

    Advice: Woj adds that the Blazers feel like the addition of Anthony would "furnish it with talent and depth comparable to those of the top Western Conference contenders." Anthony has only been willing to waive his no-trade clause if he can join the Rockets or Cavaliers, so it's not clear if he'd be interested in joining Portland. It sounds like the Rockets are the favorites to sign Melo and Woj said they are still "determined" to get a deal done, but nothing is imminent for now. Sunday, 7:01 am
  • Woj: Melo expects NYK to resume trade talks
    Adrian Wojnarowski of reports that Carmelo Anthony is "counting on" the Knicks to trade him to the Rockets.

    Advice: Woj adds that Melo expects the Knicks to resume their trade talks after their recent front office changes. Anthony is expected to waive his no-trade clause, so it would appear it may be Houston or bust for the 10-time All-Star to sign off on a move. Anthony's value took a hit after the Phil Jackson disaster, but it sounds like he may be traded at some point. Saturday, 4:43 pm
  • Rajon Rondo agrees to 1-year deal w/ Pelicans
    Rajon Rondo has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

    Advice: The Pelicans re-signed PG Jrue Holiday to a massive contract earlier this month, but clearly feel comfortable playing him off the ball at times. New Orleans doesn't have much depth at shooting guard, with E'Twaun Moore and Jordan Crawford as the only two options currently on the roster. Thus, it is possible Rondo and Holiday play significant minutes together in the same backcourt. It will be difficult to predict just how much playing time Rondo will see on a nightly basis until we get into training camp and the preseason. Saturday, 8:45 am
  • Jonathon Simmons agrees to deal with Magic
    Jonathon Simmons has agreed to a three-year, $20 million deal with the Magic.

    Advice: The Spurs renounced his rights, so they aren't going to be able to match on this deal. The Magic do have some decent wing depth now that they've added Terrence Ross and should play Jonathan Isaac at the three on occasion, so Simmons is likely going to see minutes at the two and three behind Ross and Evan Fournier, respectively. This also probably isn't the best news for Mario Hezonja. This move has general manager John Hammond's fingerprints all over it as he looks to get some perimeter defense with Simmons in the mix. Friday, 12:41 pm
  • Knicks hoping Melo will expand his wish list
    According to the New York Post, the Knicks are hoping that Carmelo Anthony is willing to expand the list of teams to which he would accept a trade.

    Advice: It was reported on Thursday that the Knicks had put a pause on trade talks and were going to "hit the reset button." New York clearly felt they were not getting fair value in return for Melo. With a new GM hired, the Knicks front office wants to sit down with Anthony and see if he would be interested in staying in New York for another season, or if he'd be open to waiving his no-trade clause for teams outside of Cleveland and Houston. Friday, 8:57 am
  • Report: Pacers offered George to GSW for Klay
    Before the Pacers traded Paul George to OKC, they offered him to the Warriors in exchange for Klay Thompson, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: The Warriors obviously declined, and the talks died there. Thompson is locked up for two more seasons, whereas George will be an unrestricted free agent next summer. Nonetheless, it's fascinating to think about the lineups the Warriors could have rolled out this season had they acquired PG-13. Friday, 7:25 am
  • Dragan Bender scores 20 points in loss to MEM
    Dragan Bender scored 20 points with seven rebounds, five assists, three turnovers and one 3-pointer against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

    Advice: He had more freedom on offense than maybe ever. Bender was even bringing the ball up and had plenty of plays drawn up for him to create, so he wasn't just a stretch five like he was earlier in this event. This probably won't be happening too often in October, but Bender's growth compared to last July is clearly there. He'll be vying for minutes at three positions with the Suns, but he won't have too much fantasy value out of the gate. Thursday, 6:57 pm
  • ESPN: Bucks, Rose looking to schedule meeting
    Derrick Rose and the Bucks are in "discussions to schedule a meeting" as early as this weekend, according to Chris Haynes of

    Advice: When the date is set, the meeting is expected to be in Los Angeles. Rose and the Bucks have already met once, and this report adds that the toughest obstacle is compensation for Rose. The Bucks are already over the tax, so the most they could offer right now would be $5.2 million for the upcoming season. Thursday, 6:29 pm
  • ESPN: Knicks have paused Carmelo trade talks
    The Knicks have paused Carmelo Anthony trade talks with Houston and Cleveland, according to

    Advice: This probably has a lot to do with the Knicks hiring Scott Perry to be their new general manager. The Knicks aren't really in a rush to get a deal done anyway, especially since the Rockets and Cavs aren't oozing with young talent or draft picks. Thursday, 6:16 pm
  • Spurs still working to sign Jonathon Simmons
    Despite withdrawing their qualifying offer to Jonathon Simmons, the Spurs are still working to complete a contract that would bring him back to San Antonio.

    Advice: The Spurs renounced his rights, which means they are no longer able to match another team's offer, but San Antonio is still negotiating with Simmons and hopes to re-sign him. Simmons struggled on the offensive end in 2016-17 during the regular season, as his field goal percentage dropped from his rookie mark of 50.4 percent to 42.0, and his 3-point percentage dipped below 30 percent. However, he proved his worth in the postseason. Following an injury Kawhi Leonard, Simmons averaged 15.3 points in the WCF vs. the Warriors. Thursday, 10:18 am
  • Spurs renounce free agent Jonathon Simmons
    The Spurs have renounced Jonathon Simmons, making him an unrestricted free agent. Thursday, 9:05 am
  • Dragan Bender scores 18 points w/ three 3s
    Dragan Bender bounced back vs. Utah on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-13 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs to finish with 18 points, five rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: Bender was shooting 32.4 percent in Vegas prior to tonight's game, but he found his jumper and knocked down three triples. The two assists are a bit disappointing, though, as Earl Watson said he'd groom Bender as a 'point forward' in Vegas. Marquese Chriss was quiet with 13 points and two rebounds, while Mike James posted an impressive 18 points, seven assists and three boards in 32 minutes for Phoenix. Wednesday, 7:09 pm
  • Report: Melo to Houston on two-yard line
    A deal to send Carmelo Anthony to Houston is on the "two yard line," according to Frank Isola of the NY Daily News.

    Advice: The biggest obstacle appears to be Ryan Anderson, so it'll likely have to be a multiple-team trade. Anthony has reportedly been open to waiving his no-trade clause and he is close with Chris Paul, so it's possible this can go down. General manager Daryl Morey hasn't been shy about dropping hints he's after Melo, so this story could pick up even more steam. Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • NYK, HOU working on Carmelo Anthony trade
    The Knicks and Rockets are reportedly working on a trade centered around Carmelo Anthony.

    Advice: It's unclear at the moment exactly who the Rockets would be sending away to make this deal go down, but Adrian Wojnarowski reports that this potential blockbuster deal could involve two additional teams. In order to make the numbers work, Ryan Anderson would assuredly have to go, which could be a good thing for his fantasy value considering he likely wouldn't get many touches on Houston's new Superteam. The Melo-Mike D'Antoni pairing didn't go all that well the first time around, but perhaps Anthony will be more willing to embrace D'Antoni's system now that he'll no longer be the franchise player. Wednesday, 8:13 am
  • Paul George says he may stay in OKC
    In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Paul George says he will definitely consider re-signing with the Thunder if they advance deep into the playoffs.

    Advice: George reiterates on multiple occasions that winning is his highest priority. For that reason, he's not sold on the Lakers, even though he admits it would be the fulfillment of a childhood dream to play for L.A. "For me, it’s all about winning," said George. "If we get a killer season in Oklahoma, we make the conference finals or upset the Warriors or do something crazy, I’d be dumb to want to leave that." Tuesday, 8:09 am
  • John Wall not ready to talk extension
    John Wall said he's not ready to talk about a contract extension.

    Advice: The Wizards have a four-year max extension on the table that would start after the 2019 season, but it sounds like Wall is going to take his time making a decision. "Not yet," he said. "Everybody knows where I want to be." He added that his offseason goal is work on his conditioning so that he will have the stamina to better close out games. Wall underwent surgeries to both knees prior to last season, but he was excellent with averages of 23.1 points, 10.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.1 3-pointers. Fantasy owners can feel comfortable about selecting him at the turn of the first and second rounds. Monday, 6:27 pm
  • Troy Williams leads Rockets w/ 27 points
    Troy Williams scored 27 points in a 99-94 win over the Suns on Monday to give the Rockets a 2-1 record in the Vegas Summer League.

    Advice: He shook off a tough start from the field and finished 7-of-18 shots with six boards, one steal, one block and three triples. His energy levels are through the roof and he looks like he's way too good to be out there with averages of 25.0 points in his previous two outings. With Sam Dekker no longer around, Williams has made a strong case to be in the rotation behind Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon on the wings. Monday, 5:56 pm
  • Jeremy Lin confident that Carroll will help
    Jeremy Lin said that the Nets "desperately" needed someone like DeMarre Carroll.

    Advice: "He can definitely shoot the [3-point shot] and he can definitely play defense, which we really, really need help with," Lin said. "And he can do more than that. But just veteran leadership, toughness, grit. I’m hoping he comes in and is a vocal leader. Those are some things that we need." Carroll was just a salary dump and Brooklyn received two drafts picks in return, but there's a chance he could get his career back on track with the Nets. Brooklyn head coach Kenny Atkinson was an assistant for Atlanta during Carroll's best years in the NBA, so maybe he can help get him going. Jul 10, 6:54 am
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