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The Jazz will not bring Ty Corbin back for the 2014-15 season, according to Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News.

It seemed like Corbin was on thin ice considering how his team was the worst in the Western Conference. Plus, he wasn't even a lock to make it through the season in the last year of his deal. With Corbin out, the team doesn't seem to have any candidates that jump right out, but there should be some reports in the coming days.
Apr 18 - 5:23 PM

Darrell Arthur is planning to pick up his player option of $3.4 million this offseason.

It's kind of a no-brainer for Arthur after yet another injury-plagued season. He played just 17.1 minutes per game and couldn't really get much playing time despite the Nuggets having very little depth down the stretch. He The 26-year-old forward won't have much fantasy value next season.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 18 - 5:18 PM

J.J. Redick said he feels "refreshed" on Friday as the Clippers prepare for a deep playoff run.

He has been dealing with a bulging disc in his back, missing 25 games while rehabbing. When asked if he anticipates head coach Doc Rivers placing a limit on his minutes, Redick said he will remain ready when his number is called. "If we look at it from need in the game, needing every win we can get, if he needs me, I’m available." Redick posted a career-high 15.2 points per game in his first season in Los Angeles.
Apr 18 - 5:01 PM

Coach Frank Vogel said he'll adjust his rotations on a game-by-game basis during the playoffs.

"It’ll vary night by night and we’ll see how the flow of the game is going," Vogel said. The first player that comes to mind here is Roy Hibbert. He's been yanked from games on several occasions and has quickly become a huge liability on offense. In fact, he had the second-worst effective field goal percentage among qualifiers this season and looked as slow as his teammate Andrew Bynum.
Apr 18 - 4:52 PM

Sixers owner Josh Harris called the 2013-14 season a "huge success" on Friday.

"We want to be an elite team, challenging for a title as soon as possible," Harris said. He also mentioned he doesn't use the word "tanking" during his interview. Despite a 26-game losing streak allowing a league-worst 109.9 points per game, they still managed a better record than the Milwaukee Bucks. The Sixers are armed with their draft pick as well as New Orleans', so they'll have an opportunity to turn things around.
Apr 18 - 4:01 PM

Eric Bledsoe has remained noncommittal about his status as a restricted free agent this summer.

He was superb in his first season with the Suns and the team did not extend his contract heading into the season. However, the Suns will almost do anything they can to bring him back, and Bledsoe seems to be a part of the team and wasn't happy about missing out on the playoffs. "The way we lost the last couple games to the Spurs and Dallas, it definitely put a taste in my mouth," Bledsoe said. He'll have high-end fantasy value next year no matter where he lands.
Apr 18 - 3:48 PM

The Warriors recalled Ognjen Kuzmic from the D-League on Friday.

He was sent to the D-League for extra playing time against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Kuzmic grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds in the win. In three D-League games he posted averages of 20.3 points, 15.3 rebounds, and shot an outstanding 77.1 percent from the field.
Apr 18 - 3:36 PM

The Rockets recalled Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington on Friday.

The two were sent down to the D-League to get extra playing time. Canaan played well in the loss, scoring a game-high 25 points and he will continue to be the Rockets third-string point guard behind Patrick Beverley and Jeremy Lin.
Apr 18 - 3:26 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Lakers

General manager Mitch Kupchak said on Friday that Pau Gasol is a "priority" this offseason.

"If you look at the free agents, there probably isn't anyone as good as Pau on the board," Kupchak said. While this isn't a surprising quote, the Lakers should certainly look to bring Pau back despite their ending result on the standings. He finished with averages of 17.4 points, 9.7 boards and 1.5 blocks, so he'll be a high pick in fantasy leagues next year.
Apr 18 - 2:45 PM

Michael Beasley (ankle) said he is fine.

Beasley rolled his ankle during Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Sixers. He'll be available for Game 1 against the Bobcats Sunday, but probably will end up as a DNP-CD.
Apr 18 - 1:52 PM

Joakim Noah (personal) did not practice Friday.

Noah was excused for bereavement reasons. He's in New York, but is expected to rejoin the team in Chicago Saturday. The Bulls open up their first-round series against the Wizards at 7pm ET on Sunday night.
Apr 18 - 1:47 PM

The Lakers plan to pick up Kendall Marshall's $915,000 team option.

The Lakers need bodies given their nine unrestricted free agents. Marshall was asked to do more than he's capable of this year, but got valuable experience while running the show for most of the year. In 45 starts, he averaged 8.1 points, 9.5 assists, 1.3 3-pointers and 1.0 steals. Marshall isn't a good enough shooter and has too many physical limitations to be a plus NBA point guard, but he'd be a fine backup.
Apr 18 - 1:15 PM

Duke SF Rodney Hood has declared for the NBA draft.

Hood joins fellow Blue Devil Jabari Parker in fleeing Coach K's program. But unlike Parker, Hood is merely a borderline lottery pick at best. In his first season at Duke after transferring from Mississippi State, Hood averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists while showing excellent range (2.0 3-pointers per game on 42.0 percent shooting). He needs to prove he can guard NBA wings in order to raise his draft stock.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 18 - 12:37 PM

Shaun Livingston (toe) is practicing Friday.

Livingston sat out the final five games of the regular season to rest his sore big toe. He's fully expected to play and start in Game 1 against the Raptors Saturday. Livingston was an underrated glue guy during the regular season, averaging 9.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals in his 54 starts.
Apr 18 - 12:23 PM

Coach Brad Stevens believes Rajon Rondo will have a "monster year" in 2014-15.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that Rondo will be better as he gets further removed from his January 2013 ACL tear. This season, he only played in 30 games and was coddled to some degree, averaging just 11.7 points, 9.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds in 33.3 minutes. We'd expect Rondo back around 37 minutes next season.
Apr 18 - 12:14 PM



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