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  • JaVale McGee wants to come back to GSW
    JaVale McGee said he hopes to play for the Warriors next year.

    Advice: He was a cool story this year after he wasn't a lock to make the roster back in October. McGee was used situationally last year and really shined for his brief stints in the first quarter while Zaza Pachulia was out. He'll be a free agent next month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:31 pm
  • Knicks shopping Joakim Noah?
    According to ESPN's Ian Begley, the Knicks have been shopping Joakim Noah.

    Advice: He's owed $55.6 million over the next three years and is entering his age-33 season, making this one of the worst contracts in the league. It's no secret that the Knicks have been listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis this week, but one roadblock in trade talks is that the team tried to include Noah in the talks. The big man had surgery to repair his rotator cuff in his right shoulder back in April and is suspended for the first 12 games of the season for failing a drug test. In case it needs to be said, fantasy owners should look the other way on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:29 am
  • Joel Embiid, 76ers talking extension?
    According to 76ers managing owner Josh Harris, signing Joel Embiid to a contract extension is one of the the team's offseason priorities .

    Advice: "Look, I'd just say we want Joel to be on the team for a long time," Harris said. "We want us all to grow old together. That's the way I would put it." The window to extend Embiid is from July 1 until the day before the season opener in mid-October. Even with the durability concerns, a max extension is likely which means he could be looking at $130 million over five years or $100 million over four years. Coach Brett Brown did say on Friday that Embiid will more than likely have minute restrictions again next season, but we'll have a better idea of what those are as training camp approaches. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:05 am
  • Pacers decline team option on Lavoy Allen
    The Pacers have declined the $4 million team option on Lavoy Allen.

    Advice: It's not surprising as the Pacers get ready to rebuild. Allen showed he could play both big spots for the Pacers, but most teams may not want the 6'9" Allen as a backup big for next season. He's still likely to get some interest at age 28. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:03 pm
  • Ante Zizic may not play Summer League
    Ante Zizic may not play in the Summer League due to visa issues.

    Advice: This would be a huge blow for Celtics fans and for fans of the Summer League in general. Zizic was the 23rd overall pick in 2016 and is one of the top prospects in all of Europe. The Celtics could certainly use more depth at center and Tyler Zeller's contract for next season isn't guaranteed. so Zizic would be in the mix for minutes if the Celtics can bring him over to the states. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:18 am
  • Embiid will likely have minute restrictions?
    76ers coach Brett Brown said it would be "very ambitious" for Joel Embiid to not have minute restrictions next season.

    Advice: Brown also said the same thing regarding Ben Simmons. Embiid's durability is really the only thing holding him back right now and it makes sense for the 76ers to bring him along slowly after he had surgery to repair a torn left meniscus back on March 24th. Embiid did say a while ago that he was hoping to play in all 82 games, but that wasn't realistic and it's not up to him anyways. We should have a better idea of what the restrictions are as we approach camp in September, but there's a good chance he will sit out in one game of back-to-back sets as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:01 am
  • Report: Jazz receiving interest on D. Favors
    The Jazz are receiving "a lot of interest" on Derrick Favors, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

    Advice: This report adds that Utah isn't looking to deal Favors, but he isn't off limits. Favors had a terrible year in 2016-17 due to lingering knee issues, playing in just 50 games and starting just 39. He even tweeted he was playing on one leg, which caused the drop in minutes and productivity. If Favors can recover from this knee issue, the 25-year-old big man could have a bounce-back season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:57 am
  • Nuggets tender qualifying offer to Plumlee
    The Nuggets have tendered a qualifying offer to Mason Plumlee, making him a restricted free agent.

    Advice: Nuggets GM Tim Connelly called Plumlee "a huge piece of our core" back in April and they traded away Jusuf Nurkic and a first round pick to acquire him from Portland, so expect them to bring him back unless his price gets out of hand. Assuming he returns to Denver, Plumlee will back up Nikola Jokic in 2017-18 and may see sporadic minutes beside him as well, but he will likely be a low-end fantasy asset. In 27 games for the Nuggets, he averaged 9.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 blocks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:22 am
  • Wizards' president supports Marcin Gortat
    Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld confirmed that he's spoken to Marcin Gortat about his future with the franchise, adding, "He's going to be a big part of what we're doing."

    Advice: Gortat questioned his fit in Washington after they were eliminated from the playoffs, saying that he'd sacrificed more than anyone without due appreciation. "[Gortat] has averaged a double-double for four years," Grunfeld said. "He's been in the second round for three out of those four years ... Everybody has frustration after a tough loss and a tough series. [He] is with us." Considering Gortat is still under contract for two more seasons, that was never truly in doubt. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:25 pm
  • Van Gundy hopes he can re-sign Aron Baynes
    Stan Van Gundy is hopeful that he'll be able to re-sign Aron Baynes as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: "There are a lot of scenarios where we can bring Aron back so that’s not a done deal, but we knew the opt-out was coming," Van Gundy said. "Right now on our salary structure, if you look at where our roster is, we can’t pay him that right now and be under the tax." Baynes should be able to get an offer at around $12 million annually, so it'll be tough for Detroit to keep him based on the team's current salary structure. If Baynes isn't retained, that would open up more minutes for Boban Marjonovic. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:27 am
  • Miles Plumlee traded to the Hawks
    Miles Plumlee has been traded to the Hawks.

    Advice: The Hornets will also send Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick to Atlanta in exchange for Dwight Howard and the 31st pick. Plumlee has one of the worst contracts in the NBA with three years and about $40 million left on his deal, but he had to be included to make the numbers work -- Howard is owed $57 million over the next two seasons. Plumlee had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee back in May, but he's expected to be a full go for camp. With career averages of 5.1 points and 4.7 rebounds, expectations for him in Atlanta should be very low. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:31 pm
  • Report: Timofey Mozgov traded to the Nets
    Timofey Mozgov has been traded to the Nets as a part of the Brook Lopez deal, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: Brooklyn was one of the few teams out there capable of taking on Mozgov's horrendous contract without it severely hampering the franchise, and while he could be a starter for the Nets next season, that doesn't mean much. Through 52 games as a starter for the Lakers this past season, Mozgov only managed to contribute averages of 7.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and just 0.6 blocks per contest. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:38 pm
  • Timberwolves waive Nikola Pekovic
    The Timberwolves waived Nikola Pekovic on Tuesday.

    Advice: The last time Pekovic was able to take the court was January 6 of 2016, and it's looking like that might end up being his final NBA game, as he hinted back in December that he was contemplating retirement. Assuming calling it quits is the next step, he will end his career with averages of 12.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:13 pm
  • Aron Baynes declines his player option
    Aron Baynes has declined his $6.5 million player option for the 2017-18 season and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

    Advice: Baynes is coming off a disappointing season in which he averaged 4.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in 15.5 minutes off the bench. However, he has been durable, playing at least 70 games in each of the last three seasons. His new annual salary may not exceed $6 million, but Baynes should be able to secure a multi-year deal thus summer that increases his amount total guaranteed money. It is safe to assume Baynes will not re-sign with Detroit, which should open up plenty of minutes for backup center Boban Marjanovic. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:51 am
  • J.J. Hickson works out for the Mavericks
    J.J. Hickson worked out for the Mavericks on Monday.

    Advice: Hickson spent the past year playing overseas in China, but it looks like he's trying to get back into the NBA. Maybe he can fetch a minimum level deal to serve as a veteran presence on an NBA roster, but he's entirely irrelevant in terms of fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:29 pm
  • Heat 'unsure' if they can retain Willie Reed
    The Heat are reportedly "unsure" whether they'll be able to retain free agent C Willie Reed this summer.

    Advice: Reed declined his $1.6 million player option and it was an easy choice, but the market will dictate whether Miami can afford his new salary. They reportedly scheduled "at least five pre-draft workouts [for] centers," none of whom are projected lottery picks -- the Heat would most likely trade down or buy second-round picks to bolster their center rotation. Miami's moves on draft day could telegraph how confident they are about keeping Reed as Hassan Whiteside's backup. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:43 pm
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