• Jenny Boucek - Team - Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavericks hired former WNBA coach Jenny Boucek as assistant to the basketball staff/special projects.

    Boucek was with the Kings last season as a player development coach and is now the third woman to hold an NBA coaching position. This is interesting news in the aftermath of the Mavs recent sexual-misconduct scandal as they try to repair their reputation. Head Coach Rick Carlisle said, "I consider her to be one of the brightest minds in our game."

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Paul George - SF - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Paul George is expected to miss most of the preseason as he recovers from surgery to repair his right rotator cuff and left labrum.

    George is coming off a fantastic season, and it's unlikely that this will scare any fantasy players off from taking PG in the first round. That said, if he's already expected to miss most of the preseason, that won't leave a lot of leeway if any setbacks arise. There's no need to worry about George for the time being but keep your eyes open for updates on his progress as the summer rolls on.

    Source: The Oklahoman

  • DeAndre Jordan - C - New York Knicks

    The Lakers have reportedly shown interest in DeAndre Jordan.

    Jordan is in a strange spot, entering his decline at a position that is increasingly looking for more versatile skillsets than he has to offer but still good enough to command a large-ish paycheck. It's unlikely that he gets a big deal from the Lakers, as it means they'll have failed to spend their money elsewhere, but he'd fit as a lob threat and rebounder. His fantasy stock should be fairly predictable as long as he doesn't end up in a timeshare situation.

    Source: ESPN

  • Chris Paul - PG - Houston Rockets

    According to the Houston Chronicle, Chris Paul says he has not asked to be traded and downplays supposed rift with James Harden.

    This corroborates statements made by Rockets GM Daryl Morey earlier in the month denying rumors that there was a rift between Harden and Paul. While the Rockets are exploring options to improve their roster for the season, it appears that Paul is unlikely to be moved.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • Kawhi Leonard - SF - Toronto Raptors

    Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Kawhi Leonard will decline his player option and test unrestricted free agency, though he is "seriously considering" re-signing with the Raptors.

    There's nothing more that the Raptors could've possibly done in their first and potentially only year with Leonard, making a concerted effort to keep him healthy and fresh while amassing solid depth around him on a run to a championship. Leonard will have plenty of teams pitching him when free agency opens, with the Nets, Lakers and Knicks in the mix and the Clippers thought to be the biggest threat. The Raptors can pay Leonard more than any other team, but if the superstar wants to play close to home then there's not much they can do about it. Still, his one year in Toronto makes a pretty compelling case that sticking around would be the best move for his career.

    Source: Yahoo Sports

  • Yovel Zoosman - F - International

    Yovel Zoosman, who was not selected in Thursday’s draft, is focused on landing with an NBA team despite a four-year offer on the table from Maccabi Tel Aviv.

    Zoosman was widely expected to be chosen in the draft, and it’s not at all surprising that he feels he can make the jump. He may need to spend time in the G-League but the 21-year-old should be able to attract someone into giving him a shot. Our international hoops expert, Dio Nikiforos, calls Zoosman a more athletic version of Omri Casspi with a 7-foot wingspan and the ability to guard multiple positions.

    Source: JD Shaw on Twitter

  • Gustavo Ayon - PF - International

    Gustavo Ayon is eyeing a return to the NBA.

    Ayon last played in the NBA way back in 2014, when he appeared in 26 games with the Hawks. He would undergo season-ending shoulder surgery and has been playing overseas since. Ayon has been playing with ACB and EuroLeague fixture Barcelona, and it’s unclear if any NBA teams are as interested in the 34-year-old as he is in them.

    Source: Sportando

  • Vanja Marinkovic - PG - Sacramento Kings

    60th overall pick Vanja Marinkovic would reportedly like to play for the Kings this season.

    Marinkovic has a "modest" buyout clause for NBA or EuroLeague teams in his current pact with Partizan, and Vlade Divac has already hinted that he'd like to get Marinkovic over to the team. The 22-year-old is a steady shooter but will need some serious help on the defensive end to make some headway on a rotation spot.

    Source: Sportando

  • Jaron Blossomgame - SF - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jaron Blossomgame will be headed to unrestricted free agency with the Cavs declining to extend him a qualifying offer.

    Blossomgame had a couple weeks where the Cavs were giving him good minutes, but he didn't log any minutes over the final two months of the season. He should be able to find a spot in the G-League at the very least, but fantasy owners can look elsewhere for production.

    Source: Chris Manning on Twitter

  • Willie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings

    According to Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee, Wilie Cauley-Stein has decided that he "wants a new opportunity with another team."

    The Kings can extend WCS a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent. The team responded to the statement made by Cauley-Stein's representation that he "needs a fresh start," saying “Willie is a great player who has shown he can fit our style of play,” the team said. WCS was one of the more frustrating big men to own in fantasy last season due to his inconsistency, so maybe a change of scenery might do his value some good. Hopefully.

    Source: Sacramento Bee

  • Naz Mitrou-Long - SG - Utah Jazz

    Naz Mitrou-Long is expected to play for the Cavs in Summer League.

    Mitrou-Long was on a two-way deal with the Jazz last season but didn't make much of an impact in 14 games. Teams like Cleveland should be taking shots on just about anyone, so we'll see how NML looks in Vegas.

    Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter