November 30, 2018, 9:53 pmWendell Carter Jr. - F - Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. scored a career-high 28 points and added seven rebounds and three blocks in Friday’s road loss to the Pistons.
As a rookie, Carter Jr. has had and will have his ups and downs from a statistical perspective but the eye test shows he’s getting better as the season rolls on. He has top-90 value in 8/9-cat and should get more consistent as the season rolls on although he’ll have Lauri Markkanen and Bobby Portis back soon to take a way a few of his touches.
June 20, 2019, 3:51 pmGoga Bitadze - C - College
The Spurs have been strongly linked to Georgia’s Goga Bitadze, per SI’s Jeremy Woo.
San Antonio will pick at Nos. 19 and 29 in the first round, and it’s possible that they’ll need to trade up to ensure that they get Bitadze if he is indeed their top target. He’s got experience playing top competition is Europe, can shoot threes and has a 9’2″ standing reach. There is immense upside in Bitadze, and he figures to be drafted right around the edge of the lottery, give or take a couple spots.
Source: Jeremy Woo on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 3:51 pmFrank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks
Ian Begley of SNY reported that the Knicks asked for a 2nd-round pick in exchange for Frank Ntilikina.
Ntilikina has had a disappointing career thus far with the Knicks as he has struggled to score on the NBA level. He has a ways to go before entering the fantasy landscape but a change of scenery could end up as a positive.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 3:47 pmCoby White - G - College
Coby White worked out for the Knicks on Thursday.
White’s draft stock is on the rise, and he’s worked out for a number of teams picking between Nos. 3 and 9. It would be a major upset if he ended up being taken at No. 3, though the fact that the Knicks have worked out White and Darius Garland on the eve of the draft does raise some eyebrows. It’s been said that New York is locked in on R.J. Barrett with the third pick, but perhaps they’re getting their house in order should a team want to trade into that slot.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 3:45 pmTJ Warren - F - Phoenix Suns
In addition to the Mavs, the Pacers are another team that is reportedly interested in T.J. Warren.
The Suns look ready to deal Warren, whose season was ended with 33 straight games on the shelf because of a right ankle problem. A lot of that had to do with the lottery odds, and Warren was putting up a career year prior to the shutdown. The Pacers are likely to let Thad Young walk in free agency and have been rumored to want more scoring out of their frontcourt, so Warren, and his 18.0 points per game, certainly make a natural fit.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 3:43 pmTyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns
Zach Lowe writes that Tyler Johnson could be made available if he opts into his player option for next season.
The Suns appear set to either draft a point guard or acquire an established one, which would make Johnson a bit of a luxury. He's coming off arthroscopic knee surgery and is owed $19.2 million next season — spoiler alert: he's not passing that up — so it might not be a huge market, but the Suns figure to be active in trade talks in the coming weeks. A deal like Johnson's might not be movable until the season begins, however.
June 20, 2019, 3:41 pmDavid Griffin - Team - New Orleans Pelicans
Pelicans GM David Griffin is looking to move the No. 4 pick on Thursday in exchange for a veteran along with a later first-round pick.
The Pelicans have been very active over the last week and will continue to be aggressive going into draft night. There has been speculation surrounding the No. 4 pick and one potential partner, the Wolves, have emerged as a candidate as they could send their No. 11 pick in return. The player rumored to be involved is 3-and-D specialist Robert Covington.
Source: Jeff Goodman on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 3:38 pmEd Davis - C - Brooklyn Nets
Ed Davis declared that money will be his top priority in free agency.
Behind cash are fit and whether or not a team is close to contention, said Davis. It means that he might have to wait a bit as teams hunt for the big fish early on in free agency. Davis will not have any issues finding good offers on the open market, and he'll be a rebounding specialist for fantasy purposes regardless of what jersey he's wearing. We'll see how much teams pony up this summer.
Source: The Athletic
June 20, 2019, 3:34 pmRobin Lopez - C - Chicago Bulls
Robin Lopez is unlikely to return to the Bulls next season, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Lopez was looking for a buyout last season but Chicago held onto him to help establish a positive culture, and the big man ended up playing a healthy amount down the stretch. Lopez will have no shortage of suitors on the open market as a quality player who won't break the bank. He's unlikely to hold much fantasy value, however, while Wendell Carter Jr. should be looking at big minutes for the Bulls.
Source: Chicago Tribune
June 20, 2019, 2:41 pmGlenn Robinson III - G/F - Detroit Pistons
James Edwards III of The Athletic is reporting the Pistons are “unlikely” to exercise their team option on Glenn Robinson III.
Robinson would be a $4.27 million cap hit next season. Blake Griffin isn’t getting any younger, so the Pistons are hoping to clear room to be active in the trade market.
Source: James Edwards III on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 12:51 pmTJ Warren - F - Phoenix Suns
SportsNet New York's Ian Begley is reporting the Mavs are among teams interested in acquiring the Suns' T.J. Warren via trade.
Begley also reports the Suns are open to moving both Warren and Josh Jackson. Both Warren and Jackson have been recently included in trade rumors over the past few weeks, so there is some traction to the reports from several outlets. With many young assets and teams kicking the tires, it won't be surprising if the Suns re-tool a little bit.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter