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  • Report: Kevon Looney expected to re-sign with GSW
    Kevon Looney is reportedly expected to re-sign with the Warriors.

    Advice: Loon was absolutely crucial in the Warriors championship run, and it sounds like he's going to pass up more money for the chance to run it back. He's great for the Warriors, but that doesn't translate to fantasy hoops. If he does return to Golden State, he'll have some increased competition for minutes from James Wiseman next season. 34 minutes ago
  • 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
  • DET, IND are ‘major threats’ to land Miles Bridges
    According to Kenneth Teape of NBA Analysis Network, the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers are “major threats” to land Charlotte forward Miles Bridges.

    Advice: Both teams mentioned are expected to be some of the more active teams this summer, and at this moment, they’ve been the lone teams linked as potential threats to sign Bridges away from the Hornets. Regardless of destination, Bridges is going to land a pretty massive contract this season, but whether it’s with the Hornets or another suitor remains to be seen. Charlotte had originally said that they were hesitant to offer Bridges a max deal, but more recently stated that they could be looking to offload salary in order to retain the emerging star. Gordon Hayward is the first name that comes to mind in terms of shedding some contracts in Charlotte, and Bridges could be even better than his 2021-2022 third-round fantasy value if Hayward heads elsewhere. Bridges bet on himself last summer when he declined a four-year deal worth nearly $60 million, and because of that, he could now earn twice that this summer. Be prepared to draft him as soon as the second round of all re-draft leagues. Saturday, 12:17 pm
  • Rockets pick up Jae'Sean Tate's option for 2022-23
    The Rockets picked up Jae'Sean Tate's $1.8M option for the 2022-23 season.

    Advice: Tate was an All-Rookie selection in 2020-21 and finished his second season with similar numbers in a reduced role. Tate played at least 70 games in both seasons and averaged 11.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 stocks while shooting better than 50% from the field and 71% from the charity stripe. He's not the most appealing fantasy option for next season, especially after the Rockets reloaded in the NBA Draft. Saturday, 10:33 am
  • Kevin Durant: Teams prepping for his availability
    On a recent episode of the Lowe Post Podcast, Zach Lowe said that NBA teams are preparing for the possibility of Kevin Durant being available if Kyrie Irving leaves Brooklyn.

    Advice: According to Lowe, “I can tell you this. This is what teams are doing. Teams are already operating under, not the assumption, but ‘we need to prepare for the contingency that Kevin Durant is available via trade in six days or seven days.’ … The whole league is now.” It's been strongly rumored that Durant will explore an avenue out of Brooklyn if Kyrie Irving does. It's extremely rare that a player of Durant's caliber becomes available in a trade, and this could be a franchise-altering move for any team if Durant is indeed made available. The Nets' drama is just getting started ahead of free agency, which starts at 6PM EST on June 30. Saturday, 5:42 am
  • Spurs to guarantee Zach Collins’ $7.4 mil contract
    The San Antonio Spurs have decided to guarantee Zach Collins' $7.35 million contract for the 2022-23 season, per his agent Mark Bartelstein.

    Advice: Today was the deadline and Collins is now on San Antonio’s books until the beginning of the 2024-2025 season. He had a couple nice games towards the end of last season and has nice upside, but Jakob Poeltl is still in town, which limits Collins’ ceiling quite substantially. Collins is only worth a look at the end of drafts in deep fantasy leagues, at best. Friday, 1:09 pm
  • Source close to Collins says he's done in Atlanta?
    Per a piece by Chris Kirschner of The Athletic, a source close to Hawks big man John Collins said that “[h]e’s done in Atlanta.”

    Advice: While Kirschner said before Thursday’s draft that Collins was likely to remain with the Hawks through Thursday, the draft dust has settled and now Atlanta is looking ahead to their future with their big man. It’s pretty clear that one of the Hawks’ routes to improving is trading Collins, something that has been circulating for some time now. Some potential landing destinations include San Antonio, which would more than likely include first-time All-Star Dejounte Murray in the deal, along with the Nets, who have their two biggest stars unsure of their near future. At this point it’s difficult to envision Collins wearing a Hawks uniform come next season, but no deals have officially been made just yet. Friday, 12:31 pm
  • KD staying out Kyrie Irving's free agency plans
    Kevin Durant said on his podcast "The ETCs" on Friday that he won't be involved in Kyrie Irving's free agency decision.

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

    Advice: Collins' name has come up in trade rumors frequently over the last week, but it appears that he will not be involved in a draft-night deal. That's the key here; Kirschner's report simply states that Collins is unlikely to be traded on Thursday, so there's still a chance that he will be moved at some point this offseason. Atlanta is looking to make improvements around Trae Young, and the front office will likely listen to attractive offers for any of their other rotation players. Thursday, 6:03 pm
  • Report: Kevin Durant now 'considering options'
    Kevin Durant is "monitoring the Brooklyn Nets' situation and considering options with his future," according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. 

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

    Advice: Given the number of trade rumors that have involved Collins in recent days, it feels likely that he'll call another city home next season. But that doesn't mean that the Hawks will accept a cut-rate offer for the talented forward. Per Amick, the Kings proposed an offer that includes veteran forward Harrison Barnes, but not the team's fourth overall pick. Safe to say, that isn't going to get the job done. We'll see if anything changes on Sacramento's end, or if they look in another direction for frontcourt help. Thursday, 12:05 pm
  • Toronto, Minnesota, Charlotte in play for Myles
    Myles Turner has been linked to the Hornets, Raptors and Wolves according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. 

    Advice: New York is also said to be interested, but only if they don't re-sign Mitchell Robinson and it sounds like they will. Charlotte would probably be the most ideal landing spot for Turner for fantasy basketball purposes, as he'd be able to play a ton of minutes as the featured big and would have LaMelo Ball feeding him easy looks. Thursday, 7:46 am
  • Report: Suns gauging Jae Crowder's trade value
    The Suns are gauging Jae Crowder's trade value according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. 

    Advice: This makes some sense as the Suns are probably eyeing a larger role for Cam Johnson next season while Crowder is entering the last year of his deal at $10.1M. Fischer also mentions that the Suns are looking into acquiring Eric Gordon from Houston and may also be in the market to grab a second-round pick. Crowder should have a decent market for his 3-and-D ability on an expiring contract. Thursday, 7:24 am
  • Report: Hawks, Spurs talking Collins, Murray swap
    The Hawks and Spurs are reportedly talking about a John Collins for Dejounte Murray deal. 

    Advice: This doesn't sound like something that is imminent but it does sound like it could happen and the two sides appear to be talking. The Hawks appear to be completely sold on trading Collins and getting Murray back would be a nice prize, although it's unclear how he and Trae Young would pair in the backcourt. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 7:41 pm
  • Haynes: Trail Blazers in pursuit of OG Anunoby
    As reported by Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, the Portland Trail Blazers are in pursuit of Raptors forward OG Anunoby with the No. 7 pick in Thursday’s draft in play.

    Advice: About a week ago, the Blazers said that they had interest in Anunoby, but Haynes makes it seem like they’re even more interested now. Portland just landed Jerami Grant from the Pistons, so Anunoby would be another guy to fill out one of the forward spots alongside Grant. The prior season for Portland was one to forget, partially due to Damian Lillard only making it through 29 games, but they’ve always been said to be one of the more active teams around this part of the year. If Anunoby is traded to Portland, their potential starting five could consist of Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, OG Anunoby, Jerami Grant and Jusuf Nurkic, which is a massive upgrade from what they were looking at in the second half of last season. We’re hoping all of these rumors will either start to settle in or dissolve by tomorrow evening, and the draft should have a lot to do with it. Wednesday, 5:07 pm
  • Woj: Jerami Grant traded to Trail Blazers
    Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Detroit Pistons have traded Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers for a 2025 first-round pick via Milwaukee.

    Advice: If that’s all it took for Portland to add a guy that fits their main positional need, they’ll take that seven days a week and twice on Sundays. The pick is protected for picks one through four, and Detroit sends Grant into a $21 million trade exception, with the Pistons now having $43 million in salary space for free agency. The trade exception was created in the CJ McCollum trade earlier this year, and Grant is eligible to sign a four-year, $112 million extension six months after the trade is finalized. Grant has been a popular name in trade rumors for quite some time now, and the Blazers have seemingly gotten a good deal who will be a clear-cut No. 2 scoring option behind Damian Lillard. This might be the trade that signifies the fall of the first domino, so buckle up. Wednesday, 3:02 pm
  • Miami wants 2nd-rounder, will prioritize adding JG
    The Miami Heat are reportedly trying to find their way into the second round of the draft on Thursday and consider the potential addition of Jerami Grant a priority, per Adam Borai of Bleacher Report.

    Advice: Miami currently holds just one pick in the draft, which is pick No. 27. The potential addition of Jerami Grant is still considered one of the priorities for the Heat, so if they’re able to get a second-round pick, they could potentially package that with pick No. 27 (and more) to get the Detroit forward, but there are a lot of things that would need to occur for Grant to become a member of the Heat. However, especially if the 76ers land P.J. Tucker, who are the current favorites to land him, Grant would slide right into one of the starting forward spots but would lose some shots and usage to guys like Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro. Wednesday, 2:25 pm
  • Hawks "operating with the goal" of trading Collins
    The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly “operating with the goal” of trading John Collins before the draft gets underway on Thursday night, per Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.

    Advice: Collins has popped up in plenty of rumors over the last couple of weeks, and it looks like he’ll be wearing a new uniform as soon as tomorrow. Atlanta has discussed a potential deal with Sacramento, but the Kings are unwilling to give up their No. 4 pick for him, so they’ll have to go a different route if they want to get him. The Blazers, however, who pick seventh overall tomorrow, are said to be willing to trade their pick for Collins, and both of these potential destinations are in pretty dire need of some frontcourt depth. Tomorrow should be a lot of fun. Wednesday, 1:25 pm
  • Cavaliers exercise $1.9 million TO on Dean Wade
    Sources told The Athletic on Wednesday that the Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised the $1.9 million team option on Dean Wade.

    Advice: Wade underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee at the end of March and missed the remainder of the season, and has most recently said to be doing some on-court work. Wade actually started 28 games this season due to injuries to Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley, but he averaged just 7.3 points per game in those. Even if he re-assumes a role of a similar size, which is far from set in stone, his fantasy appeal isn’t very exciting. Wednesday, 12:30 pm
  • Multiple teams interested in Nicolas Batum as FA
    The Lakers, Celtic, Bulls, Suns, and Jazz are expected to pursue Nicolas Batum in free agency according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

    Advice: Batum will reportedly decline his $3.3 million player option for next season, but he has until June 29th to officially do so. The expectation is that once he does, he will re-sign with the Clippers on a two-year deal, according to Haynes. This will not come without some pursuit from teams around the league though as multiple teams will reportedly vie for his services. We will have more information on the situation as it becomes available. Wednesday, 11:48 am
  • Multiple contenders to pursue P.J. Tucker in FA
    P.J. Tucker is expected to draw interest from multiple contenders offering the full mid-level exception once free agency begins, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

    Advice: A report surfaced on Tuesday saying that the Sixers would be willing to offer Tucker a three-year deal worth around $30 million. Just one day later, now there are reports that multiple contenders will be vying for Tucker's services this summer. This doesn't come as too much of a surprise given the role that he has played on both Milwaukee and Miami the last two seasons, but the veteran wing is now 37 years old, so the length of these contracts will be interesting to monitor. Wednesday, 9:17 am
  • Sixers looking to acquire free agent P.J. Tucker
    The Sixers are said to be looking to acquire free agent P.J. Tucker, and are also looking to move Matisse Thybulle and a pick in order to create cap space. 

    Advice: Interesting. P.J. Tucker is a proven winner, locker-room guy and a lockdown defender that would make Thybulle expendable. And a team with James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid and others is going to be a force to be reckoned with as long as they're together. And the Sixers adding cap space could make things even more interesting going forward. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • ESPN: CHO aims to cut salary to keep Miles Bridges
    The Hornets are looking to offload salary in order to help in their push to re-sign pending free agent forward Miles Bridges, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. 

    Advice: While it was reported on Monday that the Hornets may be hesitant to fully max out Bridges, who was one of the NBA's most improved players this season, that doesn't mean that they aren't interested in re-signing him. Armed with two first-round picks (13th and 15th) in Thursday's draft, Charlotte is reportedly willing to attach one of those picks to a large salary in order to clear up the space needed to keep Bridges in the Queen City. In his report, Windhorst mentioned Gordon Hayward as a player who could be on the move in this scenario. Bridges returning to Charlotte, even though we still don't know who will be coaching him next season, would do wonders for his fantasy value (which was already at a career-high). As for Hayward, while a change of scenery could do him some good, the veteran forward has to stay healthy (first and foremost). Tuesday, 4:22 pm
  • Report: 76ers interested in signing P.J. Tucker
    The 76ers are interested in signing pending free agent forward P.J. Tucker once free agency begins, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

    Advice: It was reported on Monday that Tucker declined his player option for the 2022-23 season, which means that he'll be an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Miami has made it clear since the end of its season that Tucker is a valued member of the team's rotation, so look for the Heat to pull out all the stops in order to bring him back. But the Heat will have plenty of competition for Tucker's services, including the 76ers. The combination of defensive ability, intangibles, and corner 3-point marksmanship make Tucker a player of great value to contending teams. Tuesday, 4:15 pm
  • KJ Martin Jr. seeking trade from Houston
    KJ Martin Jr. approached the Rockets about a trade with his spot in the rotation likely not guaranteed after this draft, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reported on Tuesday.

    Advice: After being drafted late in the second round in 2020, Martin Jr. has more than exceeded expectations through his first two seasons in the league. However, with the Rockets likely to land one of Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, or Jabari Smith Jr., Martin Jr.'s path to playing time isn't clear. It has been reported that there isn't any bad blood between Martin Jr. and Houston, but he's seeking to go to a team where he can play. Multiple contending teams have called Houston about his availability. Tuesday, 8:14 am
  • Shams: Kings, Hawks discussing John Collins trade
    Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Monday that the Kings and Hawks have discussed a trade for John Collins, but the 4th pick hasn’t been part of the negotiations. 

    Advice: With De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis presumably off the table, it appears that a deal centered around Harrison Barnes is the most likely. We’ll have to see what Monte McNair and Travis Schlenk decide to include, but Marc Stein also reported that Collins is more likely to be traded now than he ever has been. A trio of Fox, Sabonis, and Collins would be the most talented team that Sacramento has had since Chris Webber left. Tuesday, 6:28 am
  • Nicolas Batum plans to decline player option
    Nicolas Batum plans to decline his $3.3 million player option with the Clippers and has until June 29th to officiall decide, Law Murray of The Athletic reported on Tuesday. 

    Advice: Batum started 54 games for the Clippers last season, averaging 8.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, one steal, and 1.2 triples in 24.8 minutes per game. He’s still a capable player, but he tends to be more of a role player at this point in his career. His output wasn’t very consistent last season. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that there is mutual interest in him resigning with the Clippers, but we’ll have to see what he ultimately decides when free agency begins July 1st. Tuesday, 6:20 am
  • Report: Hornets have expressed interest in Turner
    The Hornets have reportedly "expressed interest" in Myles Turner.

    Advice: Here's yet another report indicating that the Pacers are actively shopping Turner, so he could be a guy who switches jerseys this offseason. In terms of fantasy hoops, Charlotte would be an excellent landing spot, as that team has been searching for a starter center, and Turner can put up monster numbers in a 30-plus minute role. Monday, 3:44 pm
  • P.J. Tucker declines player option; headed for FA
    P.J. Tucker has reportedly declined the player option on his contract worth $7.4 million and will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: Tucker is 36 years old, so this might be one of the last times in his career that he'll be able to lock up a multi-year deal for more than the minimum. He's still capable of serving an NBA team, but he's past his days of relevancy in fantasy hoops. Monday, 3:14 pm
  • Shams: Hornets hesitant to max out Miles Bridges
    There is hesitancy around Charlotte on whether or not to match a max offer sheet on Miles Bridges, according to a report by Shams Charania. 

    Advice: According to rival executives, the belief is that Miles Bridges will command a max, or near max, contract this off-season. He is coming off of a career year where he averaged 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game for the Hornets. They now will have a decision to make if they want to lock him in for the next five seasons or if they will opt to let him walk in free agency. We will have more updates on the situation as the summer progresses, so be sure to check back with us. Jun 20, 9:44 am
  • Hornets, Kings among teams interested in Looney
    Per Marc Stein of Substack, the Charlotte Hornets and Sacramento Kings are among teams said to be interested in signing Kevon Looney away from the Warriors.

    Advice: Looney played a far more pivotal role in Golden State’s championship success than many would have expected, so other teams monitoring his free agency makes more sense than it would have even just a month ago. Looney just finished up the final year of his three-year contract with the Dubs worth around $14.5 million, so he’ll enter unrestricted free agency this offseason and will technically be free to sign with any team that send an offer his way. Both teams mentioned could use some help in their front court, a void Looney could fill immediately, so we’ll see if any team actually makes a move on the big man this summer. Jun 18, 5:15 pm
  • Stein: SAC, CHA expected to pursue Kevon Looney
    The Kings and Hornets are expected to pursue Kevon Looney in free agency, according to Marc Stein. 

    Advice: Looney was in the final year of a three-year contract that paid him $14.4 million, and it should come as no surprise that there's interest in the Warriors center. Sacramento is now being led by Mike Brown, who was hired as the team's new head coach during Golden State's run to the title, so there's obviously familiarity there. As for Charlotte, it's well-known that the Hornets are in search of an upgrade at the center position. As for what Looney wants, he's made it clear that a return to Golden State is his top priority. Golden State can exceed the cap in order to re-sign Looney since they hold his Bird rights, but the front office will need to decide just how far into the luxury tax they want to go this summer. Gary Payton II and Otto Porter will also be free agents, so this stands to be an expensive offseason if the Warriors want to keep the entire rotation together for another run. Jun 18, 3:16 pm