• Alex Len - C - Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len responded nicely to Monday's dud, starting with Dewayne Dedmon (knee contusion) out and posting 11 points, seven rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes of Wednesday's loss.

    Len's had two explosive games, a dud and this usable but unspectacular line. There's no telling how long Dedmon will be out but you've likely already missed Len's peak. That said, he's still fine to deploy as long as you only need low-end big man numbers with the occasional 3-pointer.

Fantasy News

  • Dwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Dwight Powell officially opted into the final year of his contract with the Mavs for $10.2 million, with both sides hoping to agree to an extension in July.

    Powell took offense to an earlier report from Yahoo! Sports that stated he would be turning down his player option, and now we have official word on why he was so upset. Powell's role next season is less certain with Kristaps Porzingis imminent return and the Mavs having a ton of cap room available. Though, if the extension talks are accurate, we'd have to assume that Powell remains an important piece of the Mavs puzzle moving forward.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat

    According to Tim Reynolds of the AP, there is a growing sense that Hassan Whiteside will ask for a trade from the Heat when he is officially allowed to opt in to his player option for next season.

    A Whiteside trade has been the speculation of many Heat fans and pundits for a while now, as the big man has been upset about his role on the team. Now that Whiteside will be an expensive expiring contract next season, it'll be a lot easier for the Heat to find a trade partner willing to take a flier on him. With Whiteside's value dropping and the Heat having a cemented seat inside the luxury tax, it may not take much more than cap relief to get him.

    Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter

  • Gerrson Rosas - Team - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Wolves President of Basketball Operations Gerrson Rosas opened up a bit on the team's direction in a pre-draft press conference, revealing that the team has reached out to every team in the league to see what options are available, and it is their job to assess and find the talent in the draft.

    Rosas also said that they don't give players promises of the team drafting him, in addition to other tidbits. The new head man in Minnesota is leaving no stone unturned in his first crack at an NBA Draft. It'll be hard to predict what the Wolves will ultimately do if Rosas and the team have in fact reached out to every front office in the league. The NBA Draft is on Thursday.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Patrick Beverley - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverley acknowledged that he's heard the rumblings that the Lakers have interest in him by replying to a comment on twitter with, "That's what I heard. Shit real huh."

    In another tidbit from silly season, we have confirmation of a player showing he's listening to the rumblings out there as well. Beverley would make perfect sense for the Lakers especially if they landed a Jimmie Butler or Kyrie Irving in free agency. PBev will have quite a few suitors this summer and it will be interesting to see what he ultimately decides on doing.

    Source: Patrick Beverley on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Wolves President of operation Gerrson Rosas said that Robert Covington’s (right knee bone bruise) health is improving and he is on pace to be ready to go at the start of next season.

    Covington missed the majority of this past season with a knee injury that just could never heal. That said, when Covington was on the court he showed massive fantasy potential with averages of 2.1 steals, 1.3 blocks and 2.4 threes. Those numbers alone would make him a fantasy monster, and a name to keep tabs on should he put the knee issues behind him.

    Source: Dane Moore on Twitter

  • Chris Paul - G - Houston Rockets

    According to sources of Yahoo! Sports, Chris Paul wants to be traded off the Rockets as his relationship with James Harden is "unsalvageable."

    Whoa. There's been rumblings that the two were at odds, as well as Paul being shopped, but this may be the final blow for a team that disappointed their opportunities the last few years. Paul's contract makes it hard for him to be traded, though the asking price may be as low as ever. This offseason continues to get crazier.

    Source: Yahoo! Sports

  • Ricky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz

    Ricky Rubios is expected to be a top target for the Pacers in free agency.

    The Jazz informed Rubio earlier this month that he would not be a priority for them this offseason, so Rubio will be looking to don a new uniform next season. Rubio is a solid starter in this league, and is expected to get quite a bit of interest on the market as a second-tier PG.

    Source: The Ringer

  • Rob Pelinka - Team - Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers are discussing signing potential role-player free agents in the $10 million plus range.

    The Lakers made the splash of the offseason by finally getting their hands on Anthony Davis, and now it is time to figure out who will be filling out the roster after they get an expected 3rd max player. They'll surely be looking at players who would take a 1-year deal. Some names mentioned in the link were Marcus Morris, J.J. Reddick, Patrick Beverley, Seth Curry and Danny Green. Depending on who the third star is, any of these names make sense. We'd expect J.J. Reddick's floor spacing and Patrick Beverley's tenacity to get the first calls from the Laker front office.

    Source: Lakers Nation

  • Goga Bitadze - Team - College

    Goga Bitadze only worked out for the Spurs, Hawks, Pistons, Hornets and Celtics prior to the NBA draft on Thursday.

    Checking in at 6’11” and 250 lbs, the 20-year old big man from Georgia is a massive individual who has been invited to the NBA Draft Green Room. The Green Room is usually reserved for lottery and mid-first round selections, so it will be interesting to find out where he lands. The Spurs have shown a willingness to draft and develop overseas prospects more than any other franchise over the years and seem like a logical landing spot, but they’d have to see the four other teams all pass on Bitadze to get that chance. We’d expect Bitadze to go to somewhere at the edge of the lottery, possibly as early as the Hornets at 12 or the Celtics at 14.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Bob Myers - Team - Golden State Warriors

    Bob Myers said that the plan is to try and get a player who can be a “rotational guy,” and that the team will be looking for someone who can be a secondary scorer.

    We saw in the NBA Finals how much the Warriors need another player who can create on offense and be a threat to score the ball. With Kevin Durant’s (torn Achilles) future uncertain and Klay Thompson (torn ACL) out for a while, the Warriors badly need someone who can put the ball in the basket to complement Stephen Curry.

    Source: The Mercury News