March 16, 2019, 12:30 amRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay returned from a two-game absence due to an illness on Friday and quietly posted 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting with three rebounds, four dimes, one 3-pointer and one steal in 19 minutes.
There was no need for Gay to log heavy minutes in this one as the Spurs had this one in the bag early. The good news is he's over his illness and should return to delivering mid-round value once he's back in form.
June 24, 2019, 3:51 pmWayne Selden - SG - Chicago Bulls
The Bulls will not extend a qualifying offer to Wayne Selden, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Selden got a lot of playing time towards the end of the year given Chicago's injuries and shutdowns, and his showing there might get him some interest on the open market. Teams could do a lot worse as far as cheap wing depth goes.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
June 24, 2019, 3:49 pmKawhi Leonard - SF - Toronto Raptors
According to Chris Sheridan of the Daily News, the Mavs expect that they'll get a meeting with Kawhi Leonard in free agency.
To this point it's been the Raptors, Clippers, Lakers, Knicks and Nets as the main candidates in the Leonard race but Dallas would be a very interesting landing spot considering their wealth of young talent. The Mavs are never afraid to throw their hat in the ring when it comes to free agents, and while they're not likely to actually sign Leonard, who knows what happens if they do get a meeting? There are a lot of teams that are probably hoping to talk to Kawhi when free agency opens, and you can add the Mavs to that list of confirmed suitors.
Source: Chris Sheridan on Twitter
June 24, 2019, 3:45 pmRyan Arcidiacono - PG - Chicago Bulls
The Bulls will make Ryan Arcidiacono a restricted free agent by extending him a qualifying offer.
Arcidiacono is coming off a season where he finished around the top-200 in terms of fantasy value, though that largely occurred as a result of injuries to Chicago's other guards. With Coby White and Kris Dunn ahead of him on the depth chart, Arcidiacono has some serious impediments to minutes. A new home might be the best for his fantasy outlook, but the Bulls obviously value having him around as insurance.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
June 24, 2019, 3:43 pmPatrick McCaw - SG - Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have extended a qualifying offer to Patrick McCaw, making him a restricted free agent.
McCaw didn't play a ton for Toronto down the stretch but he offers great length at the wing position and the Raptors have an established track record of getting a lot out of developmental projects. There's potential for McCaw to just accept the QO but either way the Raptors have made it known that they at least want the option of keeping him around going forward.
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
June 24, 2019, 2:54 pmMalik Monk - SG - Charlotte Hornets
GM Mitch Kupchak stated that Malik Monk might play "a couple of games" in the Summer League.
"He may just come and be a part of the team or he may come and play a couple of games. And Dwayne may just play a couple. That’s normally how it goes for the veterans" said Kupchak. It's interesting that both Monk and Dwayne Bacon might make appearances as their both entering their third years. Regardless, they'll likely only play two or three games before being shutdown as they might be rotation guys for the Hornets this season.
Source: The Athletic
June 24, 2019, 2:49 pmPJ Washington - PF - Charlotte Hornets
GM Mitch Kupchak stated that all of the Hornets rookies, including PJ Washington, would be spending time in the G-League this upcoming season.
"So getting that extra G League seasoning is on the docket for this year’s second-rounders and, yes, even Washington." said Kupchak. He also went on to cite how much the G-League contributed to the development of Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon last season, even stating that Bacon would request to be sent down to the G-League because he got more playing time. It looks as though it'll be at least a season before the Hornets' young players start contributing to the team and fantasy owners.
Source: The Athletic
June 24, 2019, 2:42 pmJohn Collins - PF - Atlanta Hawks
Coach Lloyd Pierce stated that he wants John Collins to remain a PF next season and declared that he won't be playing much C.
Pierce went on to say that it's because he doesn't want his team to play too small. Not only that, but he wants Collins to develop into a better ball handler and floor general, stating that "You don’t need a traditional point guard to come down and get everyone organized,” Pierce said. “Anyone can bring it. I’m trying to get John Collins to get a defensive rebound and push the ball up the floor." Even with the addition of DeAndre Hunter and Cam Reddish in this last week's NBA Draft, Collins still seems as though he'll be a focal point of Atlanta's offense next season.
Source: SB Nation
June 24, 2019, 2:33 pmDeAndre Jordan - C - New York Knicks
According to Marc Stein of the NY Times, the Nets are exploring the possibility of signing DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant's close friend, with the hopes that his addition will make Brooklyn a more enticing spot for Durant.
Stein went on to state that the Knicks, who are also in the Durant race, are still interested in re-signing Jordan. The Nets are the favorites to land Kyrie Irving right now and his addition will undoubtedly make them a more attractive option so if they could also manage to poach Jordan away from the Knicks, they'd have two of Durant's good friends on the same team. Although he'll likely miss the entirety of next season, Durant is still garnering quite a market and the Nets look to be getting more and more aggressive as July 1 nears.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
June 24, 2019, 12:52 pmLouis King - F - Detroit Pistons
The Pistons will sign Louis King to a two-way contract.
King averaged 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.9 triples at Oregon last season and will give Detroit some organizational depth at the forward spots. He’s going to be doing most of his work in the G-League and this news only makes waves in deep dynasty formats.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 24, 2019, 12:39 pmFurkan Korkmaz - SG - Philadelphia Sixers
It appears as though Furkan Kprkmaz has agreed to a deal with Fenerbahce.
Korkmaz never found his footing with the Sixers despite their need for a perimeter shooter. At just 21 years old it would be surprising if this was the last we saw of him in the NBA, but it does seem as though it'd be better for Korkmaz to go somewhere where he'll actually play during the formative years of his career.
Source: Ajansspor on Twitter