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The Thunder will exercise their team option on Jerami Grant for the 2017-18 season.

He will be on the books for just $1.5 million, so it's an easy decision for the Thunder. Grant only averaged 5.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 0.6 triples on 46.9 percent shooting in 19.1 minutes per game last season, so he will be just a blocks specialist in deeper leagues unless his role grows.
Jun 27 - 10:27 PM

Jared Dudley underwent a left toe ligament and bone procedure and is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 months.

This means Dudley could miss training camp and potentially the start of the 2017-18 season. Dudley has two years on his deal with Phoenix, but with the Suns rebuilding, he will likely be more of a locker room guy again in 2017-18. He averaged 6.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 3-pointers in 21.3 minutes per game last season, so fantasy owners can plan on ignoring him in most formats.
Jun 27 - 7:55 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical said it's "increasingly likely" that the Celtics will let Kelly Olynyk become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

This comes on the heels of a report that the Celtics will pursue both Gordon Hayward and Paul George this summer, so they won't have the cap space to bring back Olynyk in that scenario. Wojnarowski adds that Olynyk will have a "strong market," so it sounds like he's as good as gone. On the other hand, this should increase the chances of draft-and-stash prospect Ante Zizic joining the Celtics for the 2017-18 season.
Jun 27 - 7:25 PM

Jamal Murray played 2-on-2 on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing groin surgery back in April.

"He’s close. He thinks he’s ready to go right now," Connelly said. "Jamal is champing at the bit to play. He played two-on-two [Tuesday] morning, so his progression is coming along and he’s approaching rehab with the same aggression as he approaches play on the court. So I’m not surprised. He’s also huge right now. He’s put on good weight." Murray isn't expected to play at summer league, but he should be 100 percent by training camp. He could start at point for the Nuggets next season, so Murray could be in for a breakout Year-2 in Denver.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 27 - 6:03 PM

The Knicks reportedly have "legitimate" interest in re-signing Derrick Rose as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

The Knicks reportedly aren't looking to pay a large salary to an incoming free agent, which could prove to be a sticking point for Rose, but at the same time, Rose's value is pretty depleted at the moment after yet another one of his seasons ended in knee surgery. If Rose does secure a deal with the Knicks this offseason, that'll put a damper on rookie Frank Ntilikina's fantasy potential.
Source: ESPN
Jun 27 - 5:55 PM

Tyler Ulis (right ankle surgery) has progressed to getting up set shots and doing light running.

Ulis won't be available for summer league, but he's fully expected to be 100 percent by training camp. Ulis played well after the break last year when Eric Bledsoe got shutdown, but as long as Bledsoe is healthy and in Phoenix, Ulis won't be playing enough minutes to make a difference in most leagues.
Jun 27 - 5:18 PM

Chris Paul and his agent reportedly met with the Clippers brass on Tuesday to discuss his future with the organization.

CP3 will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and while the Clippers will be able to offer him the most money during free agency, a team like the Spurs or the Rockets could grant him a competitive offer and also the chance to go further than the first round of the postseason. At 32 years old, this summer will essentially be Paul's final opportunity flirt with a long-term, max contract as a free agent, but he may be willing to sign a shorter-term deal at slightly less than the max if he believes another team would give him a better chance at competing for a championship.
Jun 27 - 5:01 PM

Chauncey Billups remains undecided as to whether or not he will take the GM job in Cleveland.

Thus far, Billups has been the only candidate interviewed for the open GM position in Cleveland after owner Dan Gilbert fired David Griffin just ahead of the 2017 NBA draft, and while Billups has had a working relationship with Gilbert for over a decade, he's reportedly somewhat hesitant to work for the "passionate-but-demanding" owner. Billups is also aware that LeBron James could leave as a free agent in 2018 if things go south, so that will also likely factor into his decision making process.
Source: AP News
Jun 27 - 4:51 PM

The Timberwolves, 76ers, Spurs, Clippers, Magic, Nets and Jazz will all reportedly pursue Andre Iguodala as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Kevin Durant is reportedly going to take less than the max as a free agent this offseason in an attempt to help the Warriors keep the band together, but some of these opposing teams will be able to offer the 33-year-old, 2015 Finals MVP significantly more money this summer. Iguodala's best shot of being a part of another championship team is obviously in Golden State, but at 33 years old, this will also be his final opportunity to sign a big-money, long-term deal during free agency.
Source: ESPN
Jun 27 - 4:22 PM

Zach LaVine (knee) said that he's "feeling really good" but he remains without an official timetable to return to the court.

"I’m feeling really good,’’ LaVine said. "Attacking this injury like I do everything in life. Working my butt off for it every day. In the gym doing as much as possible. There’s always that base timeline of nine to 12 months. I feel like with my ability I’m always able to come back early, but I really haven’t set a timetable for that." LaVine will be right around the nine-month mark in November, but the Bulls will likely exercise some caution in bringing him back considering they've begun their rebuild.
Jun 27 - 4:06 PM

The Suns have extended a qualifying offer to Alan Williams, making him a restricted free agent.

This was an easy decision for Phoenix to make after Williams' mini-bust out after the All-Star break this past season when he put in averages of 11.0 points, 8.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per contest on 51.4 percent shooting. It'll be interesting to see what kind of offers Williams sees on the open market, but if he remains in Phoenix and the Suns open the year with Alex Len and Tyson Chandler on the roster, it'll be difficult for Williams to crack the standard league equation.
Source: Real GM
Jun 27 - 3:21 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

The Suns have extended a qualifying offer to Alex Len, making him a restricted free agent.

The Suns will now be able to match any offer that Len receives on the open market this offseason, and they also can offer him the most money during free agency. Len has been consistently inconsistent throughout his career thus far, so he's not really on the standard league radar at the moment.
Source: Real GM
Jun 27 - 3:18 PM

The Celtics reportedly are reportedly pursuing a plan that would net them both Gordon Hayward and Paul George this offseason.

The Celtics will have the cap space to make a legitimate offer to Hayward, and the assets to present the Pacers with a competitive offer for Paul George, so they have the pieces in place to potentially put together a superteam of their own this offseason. Also, if the Celtics aren't able to secure Hayward via free agency, they will reportedly look to Blake Griffin as a plan B. If Boston is able to bring in another star player this offseason, Isaiah Thomas' value would take a slight hit.
Jun 27 - 2:41 PM

Carmelo Anthony has reportedly recently tried to engage Knicks' management in talks regarding a buyout.

To be clear, Anthony's preference would be to remain in New York, and the Knicks have thus far resisted the idea of buying Melo out of his contract, but this is the first report we've seen indicating that Anthony is at least considering leaving the Knicks. The Knicks obviously would prefer to trade Anthony, but the no-trade clause in his contract complicates that situation. If Melo is able to work out a buyout with New York, Cleveland would be one of the early favorites to secure his services.
Jun 27 - 2:33 PM

The Sixers are expected to make a "hard push" at free agent J.J. Redick, according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

Back in May, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical also reported that Philadelphia would be interested in pursuing Redick. The fit makes sense. The Sixers need to add consistent outside shooting and veteran leadership. Redick is a respected vet who has been one of the league's most lethal 3-point specialists since arriving in the NBA. Philly has more than $30 million lavish on free agents this summer, and Redick could end up receiving a healthy chunk of their cap space.
Source: The Ringer
Jun 27 - 1:32 PM



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