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Nicolas Batum is expected to meet with the Dallas Mavericks.

Batum has been thought to be headed back to Charlotte, but it looks like he'll do his due diligence as he hits unrestricted free agency on July 1. The Mavs have been linked to quite a few players thus far, so it would surprise if they don't make a splash with Batum or another big-name free agent. Batum put up mid-round fantasy numbers last season and could see a minor boost to those numbers in Dallas.
Source: ESPN
Jun 30 - 1:56 PM

The Clippers are reportedly attempting to sell Kevin Durant on teaming up with Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and DeAndre Jordan.

The Clippers are set to meet with Durant on Friday and have invited all three players to their sit down with the superstar. While they'll have quite a bit of competition as Durant is set to meet with five other teams, the Clippers have a compelling case to present to the 27-year-old. It's worth noting that the Clips would have to renounce the rights to quite a few player in order to Durant, but that's a problem they'd be happy to have.

Tyler Johnson could fetch up to $10 million per season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Johnson will be a restricted free agent this summer, so it will be interesting to see if the Heat match any eye-popping offer sheet the 24-year-old receives. While this figure looks askew, $10 million per season for Johnson isn't actually that crazy considering the big jump the salary cap is taking this year.
Jun 30 - 1:29 PM

Tomas Satoransky will decide whether or not to join the Wizards for the 2016-17 by July 15.

Satoranksy has until July 15 to exercise his NBA out clause and sources close to the guard put his chances of leaving FC Barcelona at 50 percent. We'll keep an eye on the 32nd pick of the 2012 NBA Draft as July 15 approaches, but he wouldn't serve as anything more than a late-round flier if he does decide to join the Wizards.
Jun 30 - 1:16 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh (blood clots) is hoping to be ready for the start of training camp.

The Heat are planning to use Bosh as part of their free agent pitches starting on Friday as the big man is reportedly working towards being ready for the start training camp for the 2016-17 season. Bosh will be a risky fantasy pick after having his last two seasons cut short by blood clots, but he also has enough upside that he could be worth a flier if he falls enough in drafts.
Source: ESPN
Jun 30 - 12:59 PM

The Lakers are interested in free agent Chandler Parsons, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

Parsons will have a fair share of suitors as the Mavericks focus their free agent attention elsewhere. The Grizzlies and Knicks have already been rumored to be interested in Parsons and the Lakers look to be in on the action now as well. We'll keep an eye on reports surrounding the 27-year-old, but he'd be a nice mid-round fantasy option with some upside if he ends up in Los Angeles.
Jun 30 - 12:49 PM

The Rockets have declined to extend a qualifying offer to Terrence Jones.

This will make Jones an unrestricted free agent and give him the chance to establish himself with another team. Jones is still just 24 years old and could be an interesting late-round flier depending on where he lands.
Jun 30 - 12:02 PM

The Rockets have extended a qualifying offer to Donatas Motiejunas, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

The move will make a D-Mo a restricted free agent and it would be a surprise to see him and up anywhere besides Houston next season. While Motiejunas can be a valuable bench piece, he doesn't do enough to warrant a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues.
Jun 30 - 11:49 AM

Marc Stein of ESPN reports that Kent Bazemore may not meet with teams until after July 4.

This is interesting news seeing as free agency begins on July 1 and teams will want to lock in players so they can move onto other free agents, but Bazemore will have plenty of suitors and shouldn't miss out on any money if he takes this approach. The Nets, Grizzlies, Bucks, Knicks, and others are expected to pursue Bazemore, so it's likely we'll see him with an increased fantasy value on a new team next season.
Jun 30 - 11:38 AM

Salah Mejri underwent a minor knee procedure on Thursday

Mejri's surgery was for right knee debridement and was performed by Dr. Daniel Worrel. The surgery had been described as a minor clearing, so Mejri should have no trouble being ready for training camp.
Jun 30 - 11:35 AM

Cleanthony Early (hamstring) is not practicing with the Knicks summer league team on Thursday.

While this isn't huge news, each day he can't practice and play prevents the 25-year-old from developing. Early is listed as day-to-day and should be able to play in summer league, but he isn't on the fantasy radar right now.
Jun 30 - 11:28 AM

Joakim Noah is scheduled to meet with the Knicks on Friday afternoon.

While the Knicks are believed to be the front-runner to land the unrestricted free agent, Noah will meet with the Knicks in the afternoon rather than on midnight. Noah is widely expected to land a deal worth around $18 million per season and would make for an interesting mid-round fantasy option as the Knicks starting center.
Jun 30 - 11:11 AM

John Wall is looking for the Wizards to make a splash in free agency.

After several years of dabbling in the free agent market, Wall wants the Wizards to make a big move in 2016. "To win in this new-era NBA, to try to have good pieces come, you might have to overpay people," Wall said. "Us as a team and the organization’s got to be willing to step up to the plate and get what needs to be done, done." While we'll have to wait and see if Wall's wishes come true, he's ahead of schedule after surgeries on both knees and will continue to be worth an early-round pick on draft day.
Jun 30 - 10:52 AM

The Miami Heat are exploring a trade of Josh McRoberts, according to Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald.

The McBob Experiment hasn't gone as well in Miami as it did in Charlotte and Skolnick reports the Heat have been looking to move McRoberts and may need to attach a pick from a third team to facilitate a deal. While McRoberts is still just 29 years old, he won't be much of a 2016-17 fantasy option outside of deeper leagues.
Jun 30 - 10:42 AM

The Nets are interested in making a run at free agent Jeremy Lin, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.

The Hornets are hopeful that they'll be able to re-sign Lin, but Bonnell reports the Nets may "hard-sell" the 27-year-old. Lin was a solid bench option for the Hornets last season, but would see a boost in fantasy value if he lands on a Nets squad that appears ready to part ways with Jarrett Jack.
Jun 30 - 10:21 AM



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