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Heat sign F Justise Winslow.

Considered as the steal of the draft, Winslow also fills a major need at small forward. The Heat were huge fans of Luol Deng at the stretch four last year and now they'll be able to continue doing that. Winslow was terrific from 3-point range at Duke, but he was assisted on 93.5 percent of those makes. We'll see how it works out in the NBA, but don't expect him to be a 40 percent guy from deep. He's only a late-round lottery ticket in standard leagues and probably wouldn't get on the radar until Deng misses time.
Jul 3 - 11:29 AM

If the Wizards sign unrestricted free agent David West, Nene could be available for a trade.

The Wizards are going to try and figure out a way to keep West and Nene, but it's not going to be easy. Nene would instantly be one of the best trade targets for teams who struck out in free agency. Expect the loser of the DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes to be the favorite here.
Jul 3 - 11:22 AM

Despite Pat Riley's meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge going longer than expected on Thursday night, the Spurs and Mavs reportedly remain the frontrunners for acquiring LaMarcus Aldridge's services.

The Suns are also in the mix, but it sounds like Miami won't be a realistic option for Aldridge. He's running out of teams to meet and re-meet with, so an official decision from the unrestricted free agent should be coming relatively soon.
Jul 3 - 11:08 AM

Unrestricted free agent DeAndre Jordan will make a decision in the next few days.

Jordan is said to be debating between the Mavs and the Clippers, with no one team being a clear favorite right now. The Clippers have the ability to offer Jordan an extra year and about $28 million more than the Mavs can offer, and his close relationship with head coach Doc Rivers is a selling point. Jordan did however meet with the Mavs for 4.5 hours, so he was obviously interested in what they had to say and reportedly walked away "impressed" with the team's presentation. Wherever Jordan lands, he'll make for an excellent early-round selection due to his ability to rack up monster totals in the rebounding and shot blocking categories.
Jul 3 - 11:04 AM

The Wizards are making a hard push to sign David West.

After losing Paul Pierce, the Wizards may be able to add a couple nice spacing options with West and Jared Dudley. West is going to choose either the Wizards or Spurs and it sounds like a deal could go down today.
Jul 3 - 10:58 AM

The Hornets would like Troy Daniels to become a more well-rounded player.

"I’d like to see a total all-around game," Clifford said of Daniels. "He can really shoot and he’s learned how to find space to get his shots off. He’s worked really hard this summer at playing off the second dribble. Now I want to see it all; him knowing the defense, all of what we’re doing. He’ll get plenty of opportunities [in Orlando] in pick-and-rolls and catch-and-shoot." Daniels will be fighting for playing time with the likes of Nicolas Batum, P.J. Hairston and Jeremy Lamb, so it'll be difficult for him to earn enough minutes to be a difference maker in fantasy hoops. He won't be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Jul 3 - 10:50 AM

Unrestricted free agent Sonny Weems has yet to receive an offer from an NBA team, and FC Barcelona is making a strong push to sign him.

Weems will be an afterthought during free agency, so it's not surprising that he has yet to receive any deals with a number of big name free agents still on the board. If he does end up coming stateside, Weems is still unlikely to be a regular rotation player, and he won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Jul 3 - 10:38 AM

Unrestricted free agent Marco Belinelli would reportedly like to return with the Spurs next season.

Belinelli has received interest from the Warriors and Hornets, but it looks like he'd still like to return to the team that he won a championship with in 2014. However, San Antonio may not have the room financially if they're able to land LaMarcus Aldridge via free agency, so that will be a determining factor in Belinelli's options. Marco won't be anything more than a backup wherever he lands, so he's not going to have any value in standard leagues next season.
Jul 3 - 10:33 AM

Timofey Mozgov (knee) will wait another two weeks before deciding whether or not he will play for Team Russia this summer.

Mozgov underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday, and was given a 6-week recovery timetable. He reportedly injured his knee during the playoffs, but played through it, and the fact he hasn't ruled out playing for Russia this summer can be viewed as a positive. Mozgov has plenty of time to get himself right for the 2015-16 season, and after averaging 10.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game with the Cavs last season, he'll make for a decent selection in next year's fantasy drafts once the big name centers are off the board.
Jul 3 - 10:29 AM

Unrestricted free agent Lou Williams is set to meet with the Kings on Friday.

Williams could potentially slide into the starting shooting guard position with the Kings, so he could potentially see a small boost in value in Sacramento. Williams averaged 15.5 points, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 three-pointers per game on his way to winning the Sixth Man of the Year award during the 2014-15 season, and he'll be worthy of a late-round selection regardless of where he winds up.
Jul 3 - 10:17 AM

The Kings will reportedly meet with Josh Smith on Friday.

Sacramento continues to lose out on the big name free agents, despite the ability to throw plenty of money at them, so it looks like the apparent dysfunction in the Kings front office is steering some perspective free agents away. The Rockets would like to try and re-sign Smith, but that could become tricky depending on the kind of deal Patrick Beverley earns. The Kings have expressed interest in Smith before, and it'll be interesting to see if they can acquire his services via free agency.
Jul 3 - 10:11 AM

The Cavs and Matthew Dellavedova are reportedly closing in on a multi-year deal.

The deal will reportedly give Delly an annual salary in the $3-5 million range, and it sounds like he'll be returning to Cleveland next season. Dellavedova is a decent guy to target in daily leagues when Kyrie Irving is unavailable, but he won't be worth drafting in most leagues as the backup point guard in Cleveland.
Jul 3 - 10:01 AM

Ed Davis said that the Lakers wanted him back as an unrestricted free agent, but he didn't want to "wait around" for them to make a decision.

"[The Lakers] wanted me to come back," Davis said. "But I felt like this was the right decision for me. I didn’t really want to wait around. I was comfortable with everything there. I wanted to go back. Nothing went bad or anything." Davis could very well be looking at a starting role in Portland, and if that's the case, he could make for a quality late-round selection for those seeking to add some rebounding and shot blocking to their fantasy roster.
Jul 3 - 9:24 AM

Jimmy Butler downplayed the reported tension between himself and Derrick Rose during a recent interview.

"I don’t think we have any issues. I think we’re fine," said Butler of his relationship with Rose. "I think we’re two basketball players that want to win games. That’s where I’ll leave it at. I think we just wanna win, bring a championship the city, to the organization. I think that’s our job. And I think we’re gonna do whatever it takes to make that happen. I have a lot of respect for the guy." Butler's willingness to sign a five-year deal with Chicago would make it appear that this supposed tension will be a non-issue moving forward.
Jul 3 - 9:18 AM

Unrestricted free agent Quincy Acy has reportedly received interest from at least five NBA teams.

So far the Spurs, Magic, Kings, Pelicans and Hawks have all expressed interest in Acy, but he only averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds playing for the Knicks last season, and there's not a situation out there that will provide him with a better opportunity to produce. He'll be a negligible fantasy option next year.
Jul 3 - 9:12 AM


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