November 8, 2018, 4:28 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Friday's game.
This will be game number four on the sidelines for Isaac, though he is making progress. He was able to do some post-practice sprinting and shooting work today but there's still no real timeline for his return. Wesley Iwundu should stick in the starting lineup but it'll be Terrence Ross who captures the attention of fantasy owners.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
June 18, 2019, 4:55 pmPatrick 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
June 18, 2019, 4:49 pmRobert 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 me.
Source: Dane Moore on Twitter
June 18, 2019, 4:36 pmChris 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
June 18, 2019, 3:34 pmRicky 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
June 18, 2019, 3:13 pmRob 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
June 18, 2019, 3:01 pmGoga 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 the Hornets at 12 or the Celtics at 14.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
June 18, 2019, 2:47 pmBob 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
June 18, 2019, 2:32 pmHarrison Barnes - F - Sacramento Kings
Kings forward Harrison Barnes is declining his $25.1 million player option and becoming an unrestricted free agent.
Wow. File this under one of the shockers of the offseason. With Barnes off the books, the Kings suddenly just became players in free agency, and can now look at the top-tier big men. The report also states that the Kings and Barnes are open to exploring a new contract, but we have to believe that Barnes won't come close to the $25 million he would have made with the Kings. We'll have to wait and see if Barnes regrets this decision or not.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 18, 2019, 2:14 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - Los Angeles Lakers
According to Ramona Shelburne on ESPN, Anthony Davis intends to keep the $4 million he is due for the trade bonus, but things can always change.
While it is Davis' money and it is hard for anyone to tell another person to decline what is theirs, receiving the trade bonus would make the team's life much harder in free agency. With that said, Davis can make more money in endorsements and outside his NBA salary now that he is in LaLa Land with LeBron James. We'll see what happens, but conventional wisdom would say that AD will give his team more flexibility to provide himself with a better chance at a ring.
Source: Ramona Shelburne on ESPN
June 18, 2019, 2:05 pmAaron Brooks - Team - Minnesota Timberwolves
After signing LaMelo Ball on Monday, the Illawarra Hawks of the Australian NBL announced the signing of Aaron Brooks on Tuesday.
The former Oregon standout was a 10-year NBA vet who last appeared with the Wolves in the 2017-18 NBA season. Brooks is 34 years old and once put up 19.6 ppg with the Rockets in the 2009-10 season. While he doesn't offer NBA teams much at this stage in his career, he can probably still get buckets in Australia.
Source: Olgun Uluc on Twitter