• DeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors

    DeMarcus Cousins put up 15 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks on 3-of-6 shooting in 17 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    He is hovering around top-50 value despite averaging just 22.7 minutes per game and being on a 25-minute limit, so he could potentially have early-round value in the second half of the season.

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  • Clint Capela - C - Houston Rockets

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Rockets have offered up Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker to teams with cap space in hopes of recouping draft picks that can be used in a sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler.

    Butler has been adamant that he's a max player and seems likely to pursue the best financial offer available, which would put Philadelphia in the driver's seat. If the Rockets do make a compelling case, however, the Sixers might be willing to work on a sign-and-trade considering how Butler behaved last year when he wasn't in a situation that he liked. This way Butler would get his five-year deal and the Sixers would get plenty of assets in return. There are not many teams with tons of cap space available, which is why Capela, Gordon and Tucker are being offered up individually, but they all would be solid additions to most rosters around the league.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Delon Wright - PG - Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies will extend a qualifying offer to Delon Wright, making him a restricted free agent.

    Wright posted top-50 value over the last month of the season, and Mike Conley's departure should open up some playing time even with Ja Morant arriving. Wright is versatile enough to factor into the rotation at multiple positions and should be looking at quality minutes no matter what, even if he won't be looked at to handle the bulk of the point guard work. Assuming he does stay with Memphis, there's definite sleeper potential for a guy that figures to be overlooked because of Morant.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Kawhi Leonard - SF - Toronto Raptors

    According to Ian Begley of SNY, there are multiple teams expressing interest in pairing Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler this summer.

    Leonard does not care about teaming up with other stars, but people around the league believe that he and Butler would get along and enjoy playing with one another. It makes some sense given their obsessive approaches to the game. The team with the best shot at it appears to be the Clippers — the other frontrunner for Kawhi, Toronto, does not have the space to absorb Butler, while the teams most interested in Butler do not have the space or pitches to attract Leonard. It's highly unlikely that the duo ends up together, but stranger things have happened.

    Source: SNY

  • Thomas Robinson - PF - San Antonio Spurs

    Thomas Robinson will be joining the Spurs for Summer League.

    The former 5th overall pick has bounced around the league and recently spent time with Maine in the G-League. Robinson last appeared in the NBA in 2016-17 and has stints with the Kings, Rockets, Blazers, Sixers, Nets and Lakers under his belt. Perhaps this will be the stint that establishes his place in the league.

    Source: JD Shaw on Twitter

  • Omer Asik - C - Chicago Bulls

    The NBA has removed Omer Asik from Chicago’s salary books because of his career-ending injury/illness.

    Asik missed eight months because of Crohn’s disease back in the 2016-17 season and has only played in 14 games since, missing all of last season. He was ruled out indefinitely because of inflammatory arthritis last summer and his NBA days are officially over. The Bulls add about $3 million in cap space as a result.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Josh Reaves - SG - Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs will add Josh Reaves to their Summer League roster and sign him to an Exhibit 10 contract.

    The Exhibit 10 means that he’ll be paid at the minimum for one year with the Mavs having the option of converting his deal to a two-way contract before the season begins. If that were to happen, one of the team’s current two-way contract holders, Daryl Macon or Kostas Antetokounmpo, will need to be waived. Reaves spent four seasons at Penn State where he showcased top-flight defensive abilities and averaged 2.1 steals and 0.8 blocks for his career. If he can fix his jumper then the Mavs will have a solid 3-and-D prospect to work with.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Danuel House - PF - Houston Rockets

    The Rockets are expected to give Danuel House a qualifying offer in the coming days.

    Houston played contract chicken with House last season after he used up the NBA days on his contract, but they did eventually bring him back for the postseason. House was a solid part of the rotation and figures to play a steady role for the Rockets this year given their lack of depth.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Tyus Jones - PG - Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves have extended a qualifying offer to Tyus Jones, per Adrian Wojnarowski, meaning he will be a restricted free agent.

    Jones allegedly asked for a trade last offseason before Tom Thibodeau reassured him that a larger role was coming. Instead, the team added Derrick Rose. Jones is too good for the Wolves to let him go UFA without having the chance to match, but given their reported interest in players like D'Angelo Russell, it certainly doesn't look like Jones will play a serious role. There's standard-league potential with Jones if he ever gets the proper playing time, so fantasy players should be hoping that another team produces an offer that's too rich for Minnesota.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe - SG - Atlanta Hawks

    Allen Crabbe was arrested for DUI in California on Tuesday night, per a report from TMZ.

    TMZ also adds that Crabbe blew the legal limit of .08, resulting in him being booked for a misdemeanor DUI. There could be some supplemental discipline headed his way, but it will not be anything major.

    Source: TMZ

  • Kevin Durant - SF - Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant (torn Achilles) is headed for unrestricted free agency after deciding to decline his player option.

    Durant's injury, which will take all of next season to heal, cast some doubt on whether he would pass up $31.5 million, but it's unlikely that teams would allow that to limit their offers to Durant. He's drawing interest from the Warriors, Knicks, Nets and surely other teams we haven't heard about, but word is that the Nets are prepared to offer KD a four-year max. His decision will be the first big domino in free agency.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter