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  • Report: Hawks targeting Dejounte Murray
    The Hawks have reportedly been in talks with the Spurs regarding a trade involving Dejounte Murray.

    Advice: According to Zach Klein's reporting, John Collins has not been included in these discussions, meaning that the deal would likely involve Danilo Gallinari and a bevy of picks as the Spurs look to rebuild. Murray could form a fun trio with Collins and Trae Young, but his scoring and assist numbers would likely dip, as he'd need to sacrifice some touches alongside such talented co-stars. 6 minutes ago
  • Josh Okogie not expected to receive QO from Min.
    The Timberwolves are not expected to extend a qualifying offer to Josh Okogie, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News.

    Advice: Okogie appeared in just 49 games in 2020-2021 and averaged just 2.7 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game. After a solid first two seasons in Minnesota, his last two seasons were underwhelming, mainly because of the arrival of Anthony Edwards. It looks like he will now be looking for a new home, as will McKinley Wright, who according to Wolfson, will likely be playing summer league with a different team after finishing this season on a two-way deal with the Timberwolves. Today, 11:35 am
  • Lakers only team pursuing sign-and-trade for Kyrie
    According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers are currently the only team in pursuit of Nets guard Kyrie Irving via a sign-and-trade.

    Advice: No sign-and-trades can be formally discussed until Thursday after 6 pm, but we know that hasn't stopped teams from having preliminary discussions. Brooklyn is not believed to have any interest in the Lakers' package at the moment, so it will be interesting to see if that changes in the coming days. If Irving declines his $36 million player option, he would be eligible to sign with the Lakers for the $6 million exception. He would have to decline his player option by Wednesday, so we should have some movement on that front in the coming days. Today, 9:33 am
  • Kyrie Irving seeking sign-and-trade partners
    According to a report on Monday by Kristian Winfield of the NY Daily News, Kyrie Irving has received permission from the Nets to find sign-and-trade offers from other teams.

    Advice: This is the latest development in the Irving saga, but it surely won't be the last. According to Winfield, a return package involving Russell Westbrook heading to Brooklyn remains unlikely. Winfield also stated that Kevin Durant still has not spoken to the Nets front office. This situation likely will get dicier before we reach a resolution so be sure to keep checking back for updates. Today, 8:30 am
  • Pistons unlikely to pick up Frank Jackson's option
    According to James Edwards of The Athletic, the Pistons are unlikely to pick up Frank Jackson's $3.1 million team option for next season. 

    Advice: The Pistons have until Tuesday to decide on Jackson and Diallo's team options. According to Edwards, they are likely to pick up Diallo's option, but we have not heard an official word yet. If Jackson becomes a free agent, he will likely command some interest from around the league, but he will not be a fantasy target on draft night no matter where he lands. Yesterday, 7:42 pm
  • Pistons likely to pick up Hamidou Diallo's option
    The Detroit Pistons are likely to pick up Hamidou Diallo's $5.2 million team option, according to James Edwards of The Athletic.

    Advice: Diallo got traded to Detroit midway through the 2020-2021 season, and after a year and some change in the Motor City, it looks like he will be back for the Pistons next season. He will add to a solid young core built around Cade Cunningham and now Jaden Ivey as well as Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart. He is not much of a fantasy option, but this is good news for Diallo and his bank account. Yesterday, 7:32 pm
  • Facundo Campazzo hopes to remain in the NBA
    Free agent guard Facundo Campazzo said on Sunday that his priority is to remain in the NBA.

    Advice: "My first, second, and third priority is to continue in the NBA," Campazzo said. "For now, I don’t have it in my head to return to Europe. It’s obvious that at some point a return to Europe will happen, but not right now. I have it very clear: I want to try again, with whichever NBA franchise, to try again.” Campazzo made it clear that he is open to playing for teams other than Denver, so it will be interesting to see if another team takes a swing on him for next season. Yesterday, 5:51 pm
  • Stein: John Wall may consider buyout option
    John Wall could be willing to negotiate a buyout with the Rockets in order to become a free agent, according to Marc Stein. 

    Advice: With Wall unwilling to accept a backup role and the Rockets unable to find a trade partner, the veteran point guard did not play at all last season. While he has opted into the final season of his current contract, which will be worth nearly $47.4 million, it's difficult to envision Wall being willing to sit out another season. So the buyout option, which he steadfastly refused to consider last season, could be on the table for Wall, and he doesn't lack potential suitors, either. The Clippers, Heat, and Lakers have all been mentioned as possible destinations for Wall if he hits the market as a free agent. Yesterday, 2:35 pm
  • Fischer: NYK, WAS possible options for Brogdon
    The Knicks and Wizards are the most likely trade options for Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, according to Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer. 

    Advice: With it being reported earlier this week that Brogdon is likely to be moved this summer, it should come as no surprise that possible destinations are being identified. Both the Knicks and Wizards are in need of an upgrade at the point guard position, with the former also expected to make a run at pending free agent Jalen Brunson. According to Fischer, the Knicks could be a player for Brogdon if they miss out on Brunson. Washington, which is looking for a lead guard to pair up with Bradley Beal (the Wizards are expected to re-sign him on a max deal), may be the more likely partner if the Pacers aim to get a deal done as soon as free agency begins due to New York's perceived focus on Brunson. Yesterday, 2:08 pm
  • Woj: 'Very likely' Bradley Beal re-signs with WAS
    It is "very likely" that Bradley Beal will opt out of the final year of his contract and sign a new, five-year deal with the Wizards, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

    Advice: While Beal's option would be worth $36.4 million, he can opt-out and then re-sign with the Wizards for a maximum amount of $246 million over five years. That's been the expectation of some, and according to Wojnarowski, the Wizards are planning for this to be the case. There's also a need to sign a veteran point guard to pair with Beal, with Malcolm Brogdon and pending free agent Tyus Jones being two players who have been mentioned in connection with the Wizards. Yesterday, 12:28 pm
  • Lloyd: Cavs 'very much interested' in Ricky Rubio
    The Cavaliers are "very much interested" in signing free agent Ricky Rubio (left ACL surgery), according to beat writer Jason Lloyd.

    Advice: Cleveland traded Rubio to the Pacers following his knee injury last season, but a reunion is feasible despite his ongoing rehab from a second ACL surgery. "Rubio certainly won’t be ready for the start of the season ... and likely wouldn’t be available until January," Lloyd writes. "If the Cavs elect to bring him back, they’ll likely have to try and make do with [Caris] LeVert and/or [restricted free agent] Collin Sexton sharing the backup point guard duties until Rubio is ready." Rubio has long been a three-category specialist for fantasy (assists, steals and FT%) and he's not worth reaching for at this stage of his career. Yesterday, 9:34 am
  • 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. Yesterday, 9:07 am
  • 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. Yesterday, 9:02 am
  • 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 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. Saturday, 2:24 pm
  • Murray: Asking price starts with 3 first-rounders
    In a recent podcast episode, Jake Fischer said that the benchmark for a Dejounte Murray deal is three first-round picks.

    Advice: Fischer also noted that the deal would need to be in the same ballpark as the one that sent Jrue Holiday to the Bucks in 2020 (Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three first-round picks, two additional pick swaps). It's not a steep asking price after Murray's breakout campaign in which he averaged 21.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 2.0 steals while posting 13 triple-doubles and finishing as a finalist for Most Improved Player. The Spurs currently have him under a very friendly contract that will pay him just $34.2M over the next two seasons. Teams will continue to inquire, but the Spurs would be unwise to part with him for anything less than a king's ransom. Saturday, 5:32 am
  • Kyrie Watch: Negotiations with Nets acrimonious
    According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, contract negotiations between the Nets and Kyrie Irving have turned acrimonious. 

    Advice: No surprises here. Irving missed most of last season due to vaccine requirements, and the Nets reportedly offered him an incentive-laden four-year deal with the first two years guaranteed. He's seeking max money, but the market is pretty scarce for him at that price. The Lakers are the most likely destination in a trade to reunite Irving with LeBron James, but it's unclear what the Lakers would offer in return. Negotiations with Irving will surely affect Kevin Durant's future with the team, so getting a deal done is even more important. It's possible Irving opts into his $36.5M player option and picks up talks again next offseason. This is just the beginning of another Kyrie saga, so strap in for the ride. Saturday, 5:16 am
  • Woj: Kyrie has list of sign-and-trade options
    According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Kyrie Irving has a list of preferred sign-and-trade destinations if he and the Nets are unable to come to terms on a new deal. 

    Advice: One day after it was reported that the Nets and Irving were working to find the middle ground in their contract negotiations, he apparently has a list of preferred destinations via sign-and-trade. The Lakers, Clippers, Knicks, Heat, Mavericks, and 76ers are among the teams on Irving's list should it come to that, and those are all franchises that would not be able to absorb his contract without making a deal with the Nets. And it should be noted that the reported interest, as of right now, is on Irving's end and not any of those franchises. Philadelphia being on this list is very interesting, given how the partnership with James Harden (who's expected to opt into the final year of his deal, and then sign an extension this offseason) worked out. Dallas may be focused more on re-signing Jalen Brunson, so we'll see if they would have any interest whatsoever in getting involved with Irving. Thursday, 1:21 pm
  • Kyrie Irving, Nets trying to find middle ground
    According to a report in the NY Post by Brian Lewis, the Nets are still Kyrie Irving's most likely landing spot, despite their recent impasse. 

    Advice: According to Lewis, Irving and the Nets are still in talks to find a happy medium between what they both want. Reports have stated that Irving wants a long-term deal, whereas the Nets prefer a shorter deal. There also could be conditions built into the contract, such as a minimum games requirement, to protect the Nets from insuring something similar to what they have put up with for the last two seasons. All in all, for the time being, it looks like Brooklyn is still the most likely landing spot for Irving. Wednesday, 8:43 am
  • Report: Bradley Beal to decline player option
    Wizards star Bradley Beal will reportedly decline his $36.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season and enter unrestricted free agency this summer, according to HoopsHype.

    Advice: Beal can still sign a five-year, $248 million deal with the Wizards or choose to go elsewhere. With Beal's status up in the air and them also rumored to be targeting Indiana's Malcolm Brogdon, it should be an interesting couple of weeks in Washington D.C. Tuesday, 8:06 pm
  • Woj: Malcolm Brogdon likely to be moved soon
    Adrian Wojnarowski says that Malcolm Brogdon is likely to be moved this week by the Pacers, while Myles Turner will possibly be moved sometime this summer. 

    Advice: Woj says the Wizards and Knicks are the two most likely landing places for Brogdon, which would clear the way for Tyrese Haliburton to run free at the point for the Pacers next season. Haliburton could be primed for an All-Star season. Tuesday, 7:39 pm
  • Pay day: John Wall exercises $47.4M player option
    Unsurprisingly, John Wall has picked up his $47.4M player option for the 2022-23 season.

    Advice: Wall didn't play a single minute last season and has appeared in just 113 games over the last five campaigns combined. Still, he'll trail only Steph Curry as the highest-paid player in the Association in 2022-23. He's expected to work with Houston on a trade or buy-out, and the veteran guard (who averaged 20.6 points and 6.9 dimes in 2020-21) could still make an impact for a contender. The Heat and Clippers have been mentioned as suitors, but he should draw interest from other teams if the price is right. Tuesday, 1:33 pm
  • Shams: Kyrie Irving, Nets at an impasse on future
    Kyrie Irving and the Nets are currently at an impasse in conversations about his future, clearing the way for  Irving to enter unrestricted free agency, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    Advice: Irving has until the June 29th deadline to make a decision on his 36.9 million dollar player option for next season, and according to Charania talks between him and the Nets have stalled out. This will clear the way for Irving to enter unrestricted free agency, where the Lakers, Clippers, and Knicks are all expected to pursue him.  For the Lakers and Clippers, Irving would likely have to opt into his contract and then agree to be traded in order for the two teams to match his incoming salary with players heading out. For the Knicks, the path would be a bit easier, as they would just have to shed a few contracts in order to sign Irving. This will be an intriguing development to follow, so be sure to check back with us for updates over the course of the next few weeks. Jun 20, 7:45 am
  • Bradley Beal has made a decision about his future
    Bradley Beal said that he’s made up his mind about his future, but he won’t disclose his decision, per Josh Robbins of The Athletic. 

    Advice: Beal has been insisting that he’ll resign with Washington, but this feels like he’s changed his mind. There’s a chance that he’s just waiting to announce that’s he’s resigning a long-term deal with the Wizards, but this seems to lean more towards him moving on. Hopefully we’ll get more concrete news over the coming weeks, especially with the NBA Draft this Thursday. We’ll see if his decision factors into Washington’s draft strategy. Jun 19, 6:35 am
  • Bradley Beal has 80-90% of ROM back in left wrist
    Bradley Beal said during a promotional appearance on Saturday that he has "80-90%" of the range of motion back in his left wrist after undergoing surgery in February.

    Advice: Beal's season came to an early end due to the wrist injury, and it's possible that he's played his last game as a Wizard. The star guard can opt out of the final season of his contract, and he won't lack suitors if that occurs. Beal has said in the past that he's leaning towards signing an extension with the Wizards, but anything can happen once a player hits free agency and is courted by other teams. As for his wrist, Beal is well on his way to making a full recovery, as he has anywhere from 80-90 percent of his range of motion back. "The rest is going to be strengthening and stuff," he said. "I'm cleared to do stuff on the court now, which is good." Beal didn't reach the production level that many fantasy managers hoped he would once the Wizards traded Russell Westbrook, with that being due in large part to his slow start. So long as he's fully healthy, look for Beal to bounce back in 2022-23. Jun 18, 4:04 pm