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  • Knicks make Ron Baker a restricted free agent
    The Knicks are expected to extend Ron Baker a qualifying offer, making the PG a restricted free agent.

    Advice: He didn't light it up in his rookie season with averages of 4.1 points, 2.1 assists, 1.9 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.4 3-pointers, but he impressed the coaching staff with his hustle and defense. The Knicks will likely bring in a veteran PG to mentor their first-round draft pick Frank Ntilikina, so Baker will probably be the third-string PG if he stays in New York. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
  • James Harden back to SG w/ CP3 in Houston?
    Mike D'Antoni suggested in a recent interview that James Harden will play shooting guard "for a large part of the game," now that Chris Paul is in Houston.

    Advice: There's no surprise here, and D'Antoni also said that Harden will remain "on the point a lot." CP3 and Harden will likely be staggered in the rotation, keeping one of them on the court at all times, which was hinted at in D'Antoni's quotes. "The year before ... we moved [Harden] over to point guard, and now we're going [to] probably move him back [to shooting guard] for a large part of the game. He'll still be on the point a lot." The newly-minted Coach of the Year had one of the league's fastest and most-efficient offenses, prior to CP3's arrival, so this superstar backcourt shouldn't be an issue for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 pm
  • Mo Williams working towards an NBA comeback
    Mo Williams is working towards making an NBA comeback.

    Advice: After being waived on Jan. 24, Williams didn't get picked up and didn't play at all in the 2016-17 season. Williams is going to turn 35 later this year and his 8.2 points per game in 2015-16 is his lowest average since his rookie year way back in 2003-04. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:06 pm
  • Quarterman headed to the Clippers
    The Rockets traded Tim Quarterman to the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Blazers dealt him to the Rockets earlier today, so he didn't stay on Houston's roster for long. The Blazers Twitter also had a great tweet about acquiring cash considerations (tweet in link below). While Quarterman can get on a highlight for his dunks, he likely won't be getting minutes with the Clippers, assuming he stays there. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:31 am
  • Report: Knicks interested in UFA Jeff Teague
    The Knicks will reportedly go after unrestricted free agent Jeff Teague this offseason.

    Advice: With Phil Jackson no longer with the Knicks, the triangle will no longer be an overarching philosophy in the offensive scheme in New York, which is a positive for Teague who wasn't much a fan of exclusively running the triangle. The Knicks have been linked to Teague more than a few times over the past couple years, and there's reportedly mutual interest here, so this is certainly a free agent acquisition that could come to fruition under GM Steve Mills. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:07 am
  • Tim Quarterman traded to Houston for cash
    Portland will be sending Tim Quarterman to Houston in exchange for cash considerations.

    Advice: Rockets' GM Daryl Morey is in the process of collecting non-guaranteed contracts to send to the Clippers in order to make the financials work in the Chris Paul deal, so Quarterman will likely be shipped off to Los Angeles once the CP3 deal goes through. He has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 am
  • Pat Beverley headed to the Clippers
    The Clippers will trade for Patrick Beverley.

    Advice: It's an interesting week for Beverley, who was just named to First-Team All Defense on Monday. Beverley techincally started at shooting guard last year and wasn't much of an offensive factor, turning in a 14.1 usage rate in his 67 games. He'll almost certainly see more scoring opportunities with the Clippers and possibly even more than his 30.7 minutes per game. If the Clippers don't add much next month, he could be a solid fantasy target in the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:52 am
  • Lou Williams to be traded to Clippers
    The Clippers will trade for Lou Williams as part of the Chris Paul deal.

    Advice: Williams has been one of the best sixth men over the past decade and he'll likely be in a similar role next year. It's still unclear what the Clippers are planning to do with their roster, but there's a very good chance they lose a lot of their big-name players and may opt to rebuild. Lou was outstanding in his time with the Lakers last year, averaging 18.6 points, 2.3 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.1 treys. If the Clips don't add much next month, Williams can be viewed as an mid-round target. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:49 am
  • Report: Chris Paul headed to the Rockets
    Chris Paul will be traded to the Rockets in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams and a 2018 first-round pick.

    Advice: Paul reportedly informed that Clippers that he was going to sign with the Rockets as a free agent, which forced the Clippers to execute this deal rather than lose him for nothing. CP3's value should hold steady playing in Houston's uptempo offense, while James Harden should spend a bit more time playing off the ball, meaning Harden's assist numbers could take a slight hit although his scoring could increase. Paul is opting into the final year of his contract, so he'll hit free agency again in 2018. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:48 am
  • Report: James Harden recruiting Chris Paul
    James Harden has reportedly been prodding Houston management to make a strong push for signing Chris Paul as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: Harden has also reached out to CP3 directly, and Houston has reportedly emerged as an "increasingly serious threat" to lure Paul away from Los Angeles during free agency. In order for the Rockets to create the cap space necessary to bring in CP3, they'll need to part ways with guys like Patrick Beverley, Ryan Anderson and Lou Williams. The Spurs are another team that will be contending for Paul's services, and should CP3 opt to leave the Clippers, he'd be leaving roughly $50 million on the table. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:09 am
  • Jamal Murray (groin) goes through 2-on-2 work
    Jamal Murray played 2-on-2 on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing groin surgery back in April.

    Advice: "He’s close. He thinks he’s ready to go right now," Connelly said. "Jamal is champing at the bit to play. He played two-on-two [Tuesday] morning, so his progression is coming along and he’s approaching rehab with the same aggression as he approaches play on the court. So I’m not surprised. He’s also huge right now. He’s put on good weight." Murray isn't expected to play at summer league, but he should be 100 percent by training camp. He could start at point for the Nuggets next season, so Murray could be in for a breakout Year-2 in Denver. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:03 pm
  • Report: NYK interested in re-signing Rose
    The Knicks reportedly have "legitimate" interest in re-signing Derrick Rose as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: The Knicks reportedly aren't looking to pay a large salary to an incoming free agent, which could prove to be a sticking point for Rose, but at the same time, Rose's value is pretty depleted at the moment after yet another one of his seasons ended in knee surgery. If Rose does secure a deal with the Knicks this offseason, that'll put a damper on rookie Frank Ntilikina's fantasy potential. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:55 pm
  • Ulis (ankle) doing light shooting, running
    Tyler Ulis (right ankle surgery) has progressed to getting up set shots and doing light running.

    Advice: Ulis won't be available for summer league, but he's fully expected to be 100 percent by training camp. Ulis played well after the break last year when Eric Bledsoe got shutdown, but as long as Bledsoe is healthy and in Phoenix, Ulis won't be playing enough minutes to make a difference in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:18 pm
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  • Report: Chris Paul meets with Clippers brass
    Chris Paul and his agent reportedly met with the Clippers brass on Tuesday to discuss his future with the organization.

    Advice: CP3 will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and while the Clippers will be able to offer him the most money during free agency, a team like the Spurs or the Rockets could grant him a competitive offer and also the chance to go further than the first round of the postseason. At 32 years old, this summer will essentially be Paul's final opportunity flirt with a long-term, max contract as a free agent, but he may be willing to sign a shorter-term deal at slightly less than the max if he believes another team would give him a better chance at competing for a championship. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:01 pm
  • LaVine (knee) feeling good, w/out timetable
    Zach LaVine (knee) said that he's "feeling really good" but he remains without an official timetable to return to the court.

    Advice: "I’m feeling really good,’’ LaVine said. "Attacking this injury like I do everything in life. Working my butt off for it every day. In the gym doing as much as possible. There’s always that base timeline of nine to 12 months. I feel like with my ability I’m always able to come back early, but I really haven’t set a timetable for that." LaVine will be right around the nine-month mark in November, but the Bulls will likely exercise some caution in bringing him back considering they've begun their rebuild. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:06 pm
  • Bulls not seeking buyout of Dwyane Wade
    Bulls executive John Paxson said that Chicago is "working under the impression" that Dwyane Wade will play for the Bulls next season.

    Advice: Wade has stated he will pick up his $24 million player option for the 2017-18 season. Subsequently, there have been rumors that Chicago will look to buyout Wade's contract. However, Paxson said on Tuesday that buyout talks would have to be "advantageous" to the team in order for Chicago to consider going that route. Thus, we'll have to see if Wade and is agent are willing to leave some money on the table to sign with a contender. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:50 am
  • Carter-Williams to become unrestricted FA
    The Bulls will not submit a qualifying offer to Michael Carter-Williams, enabling him to become unrestricted free agent in July.

    Advice: The Bulls traded Tony Snell to Milwaukee in exchange for Carter-Williams last summer, but MCW struggled mightily during his lone season in Chicago, averaging career-lows in points (6.6), assists (2.5), FG percentage (.366) and assist rate (.200). The qualifying offer would have been worth approximately $4.2 million. With plenty of point guards on the roster, including the recently acquired Kris Dunn, it was an easy decision for Chicago to pass. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:23 am
  • Westbrook not thinking about extension
    Russell Westbrook said on Monday night that he has not yet started thinking about his contract extension.

    Advice: Shortly after being named MVP, reporters asked Westbrook if he had decided whether or not he planned on signing a lucrative extension with OKC. "Man, tonight is so important for me, and obviously with the contract and stuff coming up, it's not really on my mind at the moment honestly," Westbrook said. On July 1, he’s eligible to sign an extension worth up to $215 million over the next five seasons. If Russ does not sign the extension, he would be able to hit free agency in 2018, which would put the Thunder in a precarious position. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:19 am
  • John Wall recruiting Indy's Paul George
    John Wall spoke about trying to recruit Pacers forward Paul George, who will be a free agent after the upcoming season.

    Advice: "Look at our team. We are one piece away," Wall said. "We have the point guard, we have the shooting guard, we have the center, we have the power forward. Our 3-man, [Otto Porter Jr.], did great for us. You can't take nothing away from what he did. But, [George] is a guy that can guard LeBron and go back at LeBron. It's a piece that you're going to need to win. If you don't have a guy who can do that, you don't have a chance. George appears to have his sights set on L.A. or Cleveland in the end, but it's not unthinkable that he could opt to join forces with Wall and Beal in Washington for the right deal. Either way, George's days in Indy appear to be numbered and it will be fun to watch his negotiations until we see where he'll finally land. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:23 am
  • Russell Westbrook named league MVP
    Russell Westbrook was named the league MVP for the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Kevin Durant's departure set the franchise back several years, but Westbrook kept them relevant in the West by helping his team finish sixth in the West with a 47-35 record. Westbrook averaged a triple-double with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, 10.4 assists, 1.6 steals, 2.5 treys and 5.4 turnovers, breaking Oscar Robertson's record for most triple-doubles in a season with 43. Westy seems pretty happy to be the man in OKC and could be looking at an extension this worth $200+ million over five seasons this summer. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:13 pm
  • Giannis wins Most Improved Player Award
    Giannis Antetokounmpo won the 2017 Most Improved Player Award.

    Advice: Giannis led the Bucks to a sixth place finish in the East with a 42-40 record, earning a spot on the Eastern All-Star starting five in the process. The Greek Freak was a top-5 asset in standard leagues with averages of 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.9 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers on 52.2 percent shooting, becoming the first player in NBA history to finish in the top 20 in total points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. Entering his age-23 season, you can make a strong argument of taking him with the No. 1 pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:22 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon wins Rookie of the Year
    Malcolm Brogdon won the 2017 Rookie of the Year Award.

    Advice: Joel Embiid would've been the favorite, but ultimately didn't play in enough games. Dario Saric was also deserving, but Milwaukee's strong season likely factored into this decision. Brogdon had a solid season with averages of 10.2 points, 4.2 assists, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 45.7 percent shooting, becoming the first player to win the Rookie of the Year Award without a single Rookie of the Month Award since 2001-02. The Bucks used their first round pick on a big in D.J. Wilson and don't have much cap space to work with, so Brogdon should have a similar role in 2017-18. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:18 pm
  • D'Angelo Russel ready to be a leader in BKN
    D'Angelo Russell said that he's ready to step into a leadership role with the Nets.

    Advice: "Wherever they put me, I am going to take advantage of it to the fullest and that's me being the leader right away," Russell said when asked if he sees an opportunity to be a leader in Brooklyn. "I am looking forward to the challenge. You saying my leadership is being questioned, this is an opportunity to make the best out of it." Magic Johnson hinted that Russell's lack of leadership skills factored into the decision to trade him away, so he'll be looking to prove himself on the court this year. D-Lo will be a high-upside player to gamble on in the mid-rounds on draft day. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:00 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (foot) will be ready for camp
    Allen Crabbe (foot) has been cleared for on-court work, and Trail Blazers' GM Neil Olshey expects him to be 100 percent healthy by training camp.

    Advice: Crabbe is recovering from a stress reaction of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, but he has plenty of time to get himself ready for the 2017-18 season, and it's encouraging to see he's already been cleared for on-court work. Crabbe put in averages of 10.7 points, 1.7 triples and not much else on 46.8 percent shooting this past season, so he's basically nothing more than a 3-point shooting specialist in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:51 am
  • Patrick Beverley named First-Team All Defense
    Patrick Beverley was named First-Team All Defense.

    Advice: Maybe this helps Houston's leverage in trade talks -- they are reportedly shopping Beverley and he's been linked to the Jazz. In addition to Beverley and Chris Paul, Defensive Player of the Year finalists Draymond Green, Rudy Gobert, and Kawhi Leonard all earned a place on the First Team. Tony Allen, Danny Green, Andre Roberson, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis make up the Second-Team All Defense. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:22 am
  • ESPN: Wolves still looking to deal Rubio
    According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Minnesota "remains intent" on trading Ricky Rubio.

    Advice: Stein adds that the one of the reasons why Rubio could be on the move is the Wolves are looking for more shooting. This report contradicts Wolves GM Scott Layden's comments this week, as Layden said the team was "planning" on keeping Rubio and gushed about his strong finish to the 2016-17 season. With Kris Dunn in Chicago, whoever the Wolves bring back in a deal for Rubio would immediately step into a large role in Minnesota. For now, it doesn't sound like a deal is in the works yet. Rubio has two years and $29 million left on his deal, so the Wolves won't give him away for cheap. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:35 am
  • Ramon Sessions expected to leave Charlotte
    The Hornets aren't expected to exercise Ramon Sessions' team option for 2017-18.

    Advice: Thursday is the deadline, but Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer said the Hornets won't pick up his $6.3 million option "barring an extreme change in circumstance." Hornets GM Rich Cho has said many times that he wants to address the backup PG this spot this offseason, so this shouldn't be a surprise. If the Hornets aren't able to bring in a quality backup behind Kemba Walker, we could see Malik Monk play some PG during his rookie season -- the Hornets are going to experiment with him there during the Summer League. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:24 am
  • Wizards bring in Frazier for his experience
    Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said he traded the No. 52 pick for Tim Frazier because he's "someone who we feel can help us because he’s experienced."

    Advice: Frazier has some holes in his game because he's an average shooter and his size is a liability on defense, but he's a very good playmaker and should step in right away as John Wall's backup. "He’s a good teammate, he pushes the ball, he’s a competitive guy and, again, he has experience," Grunfeld added. Coach Scott Brooks was also a fan of the move, saying Frazier is "a tough kid, gritty, knows how to play, another guy that can push the pace and continue our pace and play fast." While he won't be on the standard league radar, Frazier will be a quality handcuff for Wall's owners in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:49 am
  • Jazz to target a veteran PG
    Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said he will target a veteran point guard in free agency.

    Advice: The Jazz would obviously like to bring back George Hill and the feeling is mutual, but they may not be able to afford him with Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles also hitting the open market. The Jazz have been linked to point guards such as Ricky Rubio and Patrick Beverley, but the latter is likely more available. Lindsey did say that Dante Exum has "responded in a big way" in terms of offseason improvement and he's expected to showcase that growth at Summer League, but it's clear that the Jazz aren't ready to hand the keys over to him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:38 am
  • Derrick Rose's agent hopes to meet w/ NYK
    Derrick Rose's agent, B.J. Armstrong, said he hopes to meet with the Knicks before free agency begins on July 1.

    Advice: Armstrong said a couple weeks ago that his client wants to stay in New York and his stance hasn't changed. The Knicks drafted their point guard of the future in Frank Ntilikina, but he's only 18 years old and will need time to develop. Rose is expected to draw interest from at least two other teams in the Spurs and Wolves, but his asking price has reportedly dropped to the $10 million-$12 million range per year. He is reportedly 100 percent after undergoing a left knee arthroscopy back in April and will enter the 2017-18 season at full strength. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:31 am
  • Rockets have a 'serious chance' to sign CP3
    According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Rockets have a "serious chance of luring Chris Paul away" from the Clippers.

    Advice: With Stephen Curry fully expected to re-sign in Golden State, Paul will be the top free agent PG on the market and will have several suitors this summer. Paul and James Harden are both ball-dominant players, so the Rockets probably aren't the best fit on paper. At least now we know why the Rockets are shopping both Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams. In addition to the Rockets, the Spurs and Nuggets are the most common teams linked to Paul, but the Clippers are still the favorites to re-sign CP3 since they can offer him a "supermax" deal for over $200 million. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:21 am
  • Report: DEN refused to include Jamal Murray
    The Nuggets "drew a line" on trade talks when other teams asked for Jamal Murray, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

    Advice: The Nuggets really like Murray and they absolutely should. It showed last spring when they pushed him into the starting unit despite little experience and not even playing much point guard earlier in his career. Murray gave us a glimpse of what could be next based on his April averages of 15.1 points, 3.6 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.6 treys. Once the early-round PGs are gone in drafts, you'll have a tough time finding a guard with higher upside than Murray. He's one of our favorite targets and we're expecting his ADP to rise as we get closer to the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:32 am
  • Sean Marks calls Jeremy Lin the leader
    Nets GM Sean Marks said Jeremy Lin is "definitely" still the leader of the team.

    Advice: "We’ve got young players. He’s definitely the leader of that clubhouse, with his work ethic and the stuff he does in there," Marks said. "He’s tremendous." Lin has one more year left on his deal with a player option for a second, and Marks made it clear that he "certainly" wants him around. It's going to be interesting to see how he coexists with D'Angelo Russell, but Lin said he's excited to share the court alongside another player who is dynamic because it will make the game easier. The Nets should use plenty of two-PG lineups, so Lin's value should be fine. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:55 am
  • Chris Paul declines his player option
    Chris Paul has informed the Clippers he is declining his option to become an unrestricted free agent, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

    Advice: This has been expected for a long time as CP3 looks to get another long-term deal. Of course, there are the rumors of Paul looking to join the Spurs while there has also been some talk of him looking at the Rockets or Nuggets. Paul is past his prime at age 32, but his style of play should translate much longer than other point guards who rely so much on athleticism. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:23 pm
  • Dante Exum will play in summer league
    Dante Exum will play in the Utah Jazz Summer League, but not in Las Vegas.

    Advice: The Jazz are still waiting for Exum to come around. It's not often you see a player with as much experience as Exum play in summer league, but the 2014 pick has a slew of holes in his game on both ends. Coach Quin Snyder and general manager Dennis Lindsey both challenged Exum this summer, so they'll probably be using him a ton when he's active next month. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:40 pm
  • Bulls will be cautious with Zach LaVine
    The Bulls will "err on the side of caution" with Zach LaVine (knee) next season, according to vice president John Paxson.

    Advice: LaVine tore his ACL on Feb. 3 and an ACL recovery can vary anywhere from 8-12 months, so that would put him highly doubtful for the start of the season. Plus, the Bulls could be tanking next year, so they may not want the former dunk champ out there to help them win games. While he was in the midst of a breakout season before his injury, LaVine will be tough to stash in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:46 am
  • Marks not concerned about Russell's maturity
    Nets GM Sean Marks said he's not concerned about D'Angelo Russell's maturity and is excited about getting a young player "with a lot of upside.’’

    Advice: Marks also added that he wants to "develop him as a basketball player and a young man." Russell will likely share ball-handling responsibilities with Jeremy Lin in Brooklyn, but he couldn't ask for a better landing spot for fantasy value -- the Nets should play at one of the fastest paces in the NBA and Russell's 3-point attempts and playing time should increase. It also helps that the Nets have one of the best player development coaches in Kenny Atkinson. Per Synergy Sports, Russell scored or assisted on 44.8 points per 48 minutes in his second year in the NBA (up from 35.2 per 48 as a rookie), so it's easy to see why the Nets are so thrilled with this trade. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:22 am
  • Wolves planning to keep Ricky Rubio?
    Wolves GM Scott Layden said that the Wolves are planning to keep Ricky Rubio.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported prior to the draft that Rubio's name was still being shopped around, but then they traded away Kris Dunn to the Bulls in the Jimmy Butler deal. Layden said the Wolves were excited about Rubio's strong finish to the season and added that he's "going to have a great career here," so it now sounds like he will stick around in Minnesota. His usage rate should drop with Butler around, but Rubio should still be an elite source of assists in 2017-18. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:03 am
  • D'Angelo Russell, Brook Lopez trade official
    The trade that sent D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Nets has been finalized by the NBA.

    Advice: Brook Lopez is officially a member of the Lakers and there were no surprises during player physicals, so it's a done deal. Lopez should play a huge role in L.A.'s offense, while Russell has one of the more exciting outlooks with his responsibilities and playing time expected to spike in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:13 pm
  • Report: Zach LaVine to Bulls in Butler trade
    Zach LaVine will reportedly head to Chicago as part of the trade sending Jimmy Butler to the Wolves.

    Advice: Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick in the draft are also headed to Chicago, as coach Tom Thibodeau pulled off a major deal to land Butler, whom he's been interested in since taking over in Minnesota. LaVine should have a massive role once he's fully recovered from ACL surgery, filling in the void left by Butler on the wing. LaVine's fit alongside Dwyane Wade will be interesting, but from a fantasy perspective he should still pull down mid-round value once at full strength. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:46 pm
  • Report: Jazz still in talks for Pat Beverley
    The Jazz remain in talks for Patrick Beverley and are also in talks for a different point guard, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

    Advice: This report adds the Jazz are looking for another point guard. While Beverley is believed to be on the block, the Rockets are not going to deal him unless they feel confident they can replace him or they're getting assets back in return. The Jazz remain one of the wild cards in this draft for a litany of reasons. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:28 am
  • Woj: Wolves actively shopping Ricky Rubio
    Ricky Rubio is an active name in Minnesota's trade discussions, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Rubio's name has been in the rumor mill for years, but he's had one foot out the door ever since the Wolves drafted Kris Dunn. He's coming off a strong season with averages of 11.1 points, 9.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 0.8 3-pointers, and with just two years and $29 million left on his deal, he should draw plenty of interest. The Wolves have been in talks with the Bulls about Jimmy Butler, but it's not clear if they would take Rubio if their plan is to rebuild. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:01 am
  • Tim Frazier traded to Wizards for No. 52 pick
    Tim Frazier has been traded from the Pelicans to the Wizards in exchange for the No. 52 pick in this year's draft.

    Advice: The Wizards gave up their first-round pick last year in the deal for Bojan Bogdanovic, but they made great use of their second-round pick to land a solid guard in Frazier. He should step into the backup PG role vacated by Brandon Jennings, who is a free agent, but fantasy owners won't have much interest as long as John Wall is healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:30 pm
  • Report: Mavs talks about Rubio are now 'dead'
    The Mavericks and Timberwolves reportedly discussed a trade involving Wes Matthews and the No. 9 pick for Ricky Rubio and the No. 7 pick, but those talks are now "dead."

    Advice: "Dallas does not feel urgency to move up from No. 9," according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. This is also a vote of confidence in Wes Matthews, who is coming off another rough shooting season in which he averaged 13.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Rubio's name has been in the rumor mill for years, so this is nothing new. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:21 pm
  • Jazz are one of eight teams on Pat-Bev?
    The Jazz have made a trade inquiry on Patrick Beverley, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

    Advice: Sam Amick of USA Today adds that there are eight teams in the mix to get Mr. 94 Feet. The Rockets have high hopes this offseason as they'll look to clear out as much cap space as they can to go after players like Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Paul George and others. Beverley clearly showed he's a capable starter and he'd compete with just about any other starting unit because he can play both guard spots. As for the Jazz, they have a lot of cap space now, but that could change on July 1. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:38 am
  • Report: Dwyane Wade to pick up player option
    Dwyane Wade will reportedly pick up his player option worth $24 million for the 2017-18 season.

    Advice: The Bulls appear to be headed towards a rebuild with reports coming out that they're actively shopping Jimmy Butler, so Wade opting in does complicate things somewhat. If a Butler deal does go through, perhaps Wade will be included as a part of the package, but if he's not, he could put up big numbers next season as the best player on a pretty bad team. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:56 pm
  • Report: D'Angelo Russell, Mozgov headed to BK
    D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov have reportedly been sent to the Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in Thursday's NBA draft.

    Advice: This is a great move for Russell as he'll be free to chuck up as many shots as he sees fit in Brooklyn's uptempo offense, and his arrival will likely relegate Jeremy Lin to a reserve role next season. D-Lo should be able to average around 30 minutes a game as the Nets de facto franchise point guard, and while the shooting percentages might not be pretty, he should be able to put up enough counting stats to warrant an early mid-round pick on draft day. Lin, however, won't be worth much more than a late-round flier. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:15 pm
  • Report: Houston shopping Patrick Beverley
    The Rockets are reportedly "actively shopping" Patrick Beverley ahead of Thursday's 2017 NBA draft.

    Advice: The Rockets currently do not have the cap space to pursue a top-tier free agent this offseason but getting Beverley's contract worth roughly $10.5 million over the next two years would be step one in freeing up some salary. There have been some reports that the Rockets would like to be a part of the Paul George or Chris Paul sweepstakes, but they'll need to do more than shedding Beverley's deal to make that happen. For what it's worth, Beverley is reportedly open to a trade away from Houston. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:03 pm
  • Report: HOU will offer Harden an extension
    The Rockets reportedly "plan" to offer James Harden a four-year extension this offseason worth roughly $168 million.

    Advice: Harden accepted an extension with the club last summer that put him under contract through 2019, although if he waits another year before committing to another extension with Houston, he would be able to sign a five-year deal somewhere in the ballpark of $217 million. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:15 pm
  • Dwyane Wade 'leaning toward' staying in CHI
    Dwyane Wade is leaning toward picking up his $24 million player option to remain with the Bulls next season, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

    Advice: From a financial standpoint, opting into the final year of his deal makes the most sense. There is very little chance Wade would get offered anything close to the $24 million he'd make in Chicago. However, with rumors swirling that the Bulls may trade Jimmy Butler and embrace a full rebuild, Wade may choose to hit free agency in order to sign with a team that promises to be competitive, even if it results in a lower salary. Wade has until June 27th to make his final decision. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:15 am
  • Lakers 'dangling' D'Angelo Russell?
    ESPN's Chad Ford is reporting that the Lakers are "dangling" D'Angelo Russell in trade talks.

    Advice: It's already been reported that the Lakers are looking for an additional pick in the first round, but take this report with a grain of salt. Ford adds that the Lakers would be looking for a pick in the top 12 to select either Gonzaga's Zach Collins or Duke's Luke Kennard, but it's hard to imagine LAL giving up Russell for so little. Russell proved that he can play off the ball during the final months of the season, so there's no reason that he can't coexist with Lonzo Ball if that's who they take with the No. 2 pick. Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle have also been in the rumor mill, but nothing is imminent by any means. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:52 pm
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