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Terrance Ferguson said he expects to be a 3-and-D guy early in his career.

The Thunder drafted him because they believe he can bury some treys, which obviously was a huge problem for them. Ferguson barely played in Australia last year with just 4.6 points per game in 15.1 minutes, so he's a project. He did say he can add stuff to his game, but there's little need for him to create offense when Russell Westbrook is his teammate.
Jun 24 - 2:46 PM

The Nuggets "drew a line" on trade talks when other teams asked for Jamal Murray, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 24 - 2:32 PM

The Mavericks are not expected to pick up DeAndre Liggins' option for next season.

The Mavericks claimed Liggins off waivers during the final week of the season and were expected to take a "long look" at him this summer, but they are now prepared to move in another direction. The 29-year-old defensive specialist has career averages of 2.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.6 steals.
Source: ESPN
Jun 24 - 1:40 PM

ESPN's Marc Stein said that the Mavericks are focused on "cementing and developing its young core."

Stein adds that this includes Harrison Barnes, Nerlens Noel, Dennis Smith Jr. and Seth Curry. The Mavericks were originally expected to be major players in free agency and were heavily linked to Jrue Holiday, but now their offseason priority is to re-sign Noel as a restricted free agent and develop their young talent. As for Barnes, expect him to reprise his role as a go-to option on offense for the Mavericks in 2017-18, making him a safe pick in the middle rounds.
Jun 24 - 1:37 PM

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, re-signing Nerlens Noel is Dallas' offseason priority.

This has been reported several teams this offseason and it helps Noel's case to stay in Dallas with the Mavericks selecting PG Dennis Smith Jr. at No. 9. The Mavericks monitored Noel's minutes during his short time in Dallas and he was a mild disappointment, but assuming his knee is 100 percent, his role should grow in 2017-18. Dallas could offer him a five-year max deal worth roughly $146 million, or they could match an opposing max offer sheet of four years at $108 million.
Jun 24 - 12:39 PM

The Mavericks informed Yogi Ferrell that they will pick up his option for next season.

It was an easy decision for Dallas, as Ferrell will be on the books for just $1.3 million. The Mavericks selected Dennis Smith Jr. at No. 9 in the draft, so Ferrell will surely come off the bench next season and is off the standard league radar for now. With J.J. Barea and Seth Curry under contract, Ferrell will struggle to find minutes right out of the gate.
Source: ESPN
Jun 24 - 12:24 PM

Nets GM Sean Marks said Jeremy Lin is "definitely" still the leader of the team.

"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.
Source: Nets Daily
Jun 24 - 11:55 AM

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri said he thinks OG Anunoby will "develop quickly."

"He’s already a top defender type player, and then if we decide to go younger or another direction, he fits," Ujiri said. Anunoby was considered a lottery pick before he tore his ACL in January, but the Raptors had him ranked "significantly higher" than where they got him at No. 23 according to Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun. Anunoby believes he can defend all five positions at the NBA level, and once healthy, he should be able to fill the void left by impending free agent P.J. Tucker. Anunoby won't play in the Summer League, but he's hoping to be cleared for the start of the season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jun 24 - 11:47 AM

Pacers president Kevin Pritchard said T.J. Leaf works out three times a day and is "committed to winning."

Unless you're Stan Van Gundy, teams usually gush about their first round picks and this is no exception. "We feel like we got a top-10 pick in this kid, and when you’re picking 18, that’s pretty good," Pritchard said. "Whatever his ceiling is as a player, he’s going to get there." Thaddeus Young has one year left on his deal and should be a popular trade candidate with the Pacers rebuilding, so Leaf could see a lot of run next to Myles Turner as a rookie. As a freshman at UCLA, Leaf averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 boards, 2.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game, making him a player to keep an eye on at the Summer League.
Jun 24 - 11:32 AM

Pat Riley said Bam Adebayo is "an above the rim player for real while other guys try to play above the rim."

The Heat were gushing over the No. 14 pick at his press conference and Riley even compared him to former six-time All Star Shawn Kemp and said his jersey will one day be in the rafters. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he's excited about the defensive versatility he brings and added that he was "stunned" how well "a young man this large and athletic and explosive that can move his feet and be that light on the ground." Bam is more of a traditional big man, but he is working on his shooting and should be in the mix for minutes right away with Willie Reed entering free agency.
Jun 24 - 10:58 AM

76ers reporter Tom Moore said there's a "good chance" the team will decline Gerald Henderson's option for next season.

The 76ers are now expected to bring over draft-and-stash prospect Furkan Korkmaz next season and they already have Robert Covington, Timothe Luwawu and Nik Stauskas, so it makes sense for them to move on from Henderson since he's owed a non-guaranteed $9 million in 2017-18. The 29-year-old veteran averaged 9.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.8 3-pointers in 23.2 minutes per game last season.
Jun 24 - 10:38 AM

According to ESPN's Ian Begley, the Knicks have been shopping Joakim Noah.

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.
Source: ESPN
Jun 24 - 10:29 AM

Frank Ntilikina will join up with the Knicks for Summer League on Tuesday.

After he was selected by the Knicks with the No. 8 pick, the 18-year-old PG flew back to France at 2:00 a.m. for Strasbourg's championship game, but his team fell short. Ntilikina scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting with two assists, two rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes, finishing with a +3 in the nine-point loss. Knicks fans have had a rough few weeks with all the Kristaps Porzingis trade rumors, but at least Ntilikina gives them some hope for the future. The French PG will need some time to develop, but his long-term potential is exciting.
Source: NY Post
Jun 24 - 10:21 AM

According to 76ers managing owner Josh Harris, signing Joel Embiid to a contract extension is one of the the team's offseason priorities .

"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.
Jun 24 - 10:05 AM

The Suns are convinced they can play T.J. Warren next to Josh Jackson.

This isn't surprising to hear and coach Earl Watson said he thinks Jackson can play all five positions. Tucker has also played shooting guard, small forward and power forward with the Suns, so it makes sense on his end. However, it may be tough to start both with Devin Booker, Eric Bledsoe, Marquese Chriss and whoever they start at center as four of their starting five. It could make sense to bring Warren off the bench, which would hurt his fantasy value.
Jun 23 - 11:07 PM



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