June 22, 2016, 11:44 am
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Jeff Teague is headed to the Pacers as part of a three-team deal with Atlanta and Utah.
Details are still pouring in, but it appears as if Atlanta will receive Utah’s No. 12, Teague will join the Pacers and George Hill will head to Utah in the deal.
Sources: Utah is sending the No. 12 pick in Thursday's Draft to Atlanta as part of deal that sends George Hill to Utah, Teague to Indy.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2016
The Pacers have to be hoping to take some pressure off of Paul George by getting a more capable ball handler to man their point guard position. From a fantasy angle, Teague’s usage will likely come down playing next to Paul George, making him much less valuable. Meanwhile, despite the risks of trading for an expiring contract, Utah finally gets a starting caliber point guard to go with their current core, and Hill should be an excellent defensive fit for coach Quin Snyder.
But short-term? G. Hill has long been ideal fit there. Jazz if healthy could win 50 games next year. Won 40 w/ injuries, awful PG play.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 22, 2016
Atlanta, conversely, could be heading towards a full rebuild. Look for Dennis Schroder to see a huge increase in role and usage rate next season.
Horford's a free agent. Bazemore's a free agent. Teague is gone. Suspect plenty of teams will be inquiring about Paul Millsap.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) June 22, 2016
April 25, 2019, 2:13 pmNikola Vucevic - C - Orlando Magic
Speaking at the exit interview, Nikola Vucevic said that it's too early to know where he will play next season, and it will be a mutual decision between him and management on if he stays with the Magic.
Vucevic didn't reveal his hand, but the Magic's season just ended on Tuesday, so there hasn't been much time to think about the future. There figures to be no shortage of suitors for Vooch's services this summer as he made his first all-star team by putting up career numbers virtually across the board and got the Magic back into the playoffs.
Source: John Denton
April 25, 2019, 2:02 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Speaking at the exit interview on Thursday Ricky Rubio said, "I honestly have no idea. … It depends on a lot of things. … I'm gonna look for the best situation for me with the coach and the team…"
Earlier in the interview, Rubio mentioned how the trade rumors that were leaked got to him. We'll have to wait and see how the market shapes up in the offseason, but it's possible that Rubio could be wearing a new jersey come next fall.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
April 25, 2019, 1:55 pmSemi Ojeleye - F - Boston Celtics
Celtics' forward Semi Ojeleye has taken his training up a notch in preparation for his looming battle with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in their upcoming second-round series, and his teammates have noticed.
Ojeleye hasn't played much this season, but he and the team know that he matches up to Giannis the best physically. If the Celtics want to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, they'll need to get productive minutes from Ojelyeye. Buckle up, this series is going to be exciting.
Source: NBC Sports
April 25, 2019, 1:44 pmLuke Walton - Team - Sacramento Kings
The Kings and the NBA announced a joint investigation into the allegations made against Luke Walton on Thursday.
This story is heating up by the day and the team and NBA figure to dive quickly into the fact-finding process of this investigation. With this being such a delicate issue, we will continue to update as more revelations are made and more information is available.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
April 25, 2019, 1:36 pmEvan Fournier - G/F - Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier revealed that he and his wife will be welcoming a baby boy as first-time parents in a month.
Congratulations to Fournier and his wife. The Magic's season ended earlier than they would have hopes, but Fournier has a lot to look forward to. Fournier should resume his role as the starting two-guard for the Magic next season.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
April 25, 2019, 1:21 pmPaul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul George said that he wasn't in much pain during the playoffs but he will address his shoulder situation soon.
Though he doesn't want it to be used as an excuse, George was clearly bothered by the shoulder through the end of the season and into the series with the Blazers. His shot wasn't the same and it showed in the first few games of the playoffs. George should be fully healthy entering next season and ready to be a to produce another top fantasy season.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
April 25, 2019, 1:13 pmMike Scott - F - Philadelphia Sixers
Sixers coach Brett Brown said that he wasn't proceeding as if the Sixers will have Mike Scott (right heel bruise/plantar fasciitis) against the Raptors and it would be a blessing if they did.
This comes on the heels of Scott exiting Game 5 against the Nets on Tuesday and being unable to practice on Thursday. If Scott is unable to go, that will open up 20-30 minutes off the bench. The minutes are likely to be dispersed amongst any of T.J. McConnell, James Ennis III, Jonah Bolden and Greg Monroe depending on game flow and matchups.
Source: Tom Moore on Twitter
April 25, 2019, 1:00 pmMagic Johnson - Team - Los Angeles Lakers
Jeanie Buss mistakenly CC’d Magic Johnson on emails directed to GM Rob Pelinka that were critical of Magic.
And the drama continues. For a team that hasn’t reached the playoffs or 40 wins for six consecutive seasons, they sure know how to gobble up the headlines. The Lakers are full of dysfunction right now, and the only way to change things is to win basketball games. We’ll see what the rest of the offseason brings.
Source: NBC Sports
April 25, 2019, 12:51 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thomson admitted to looking past the Clippers on Wednesday night and towards a rematch with the Rockets.
This scenario is always speculated throughout sports and hardly admitted, but Thompson didn't hold back his truth. You never want to see this from a player, but since Thompson was man enough to admit it, we can give the slick-shooting all-star and his two-time defending champion Warriors a mulligan. Expect the Warriors to come out laser focused in Game 6 on Friday.
Source: NBC Sports
April 25, 2019, 12:40 pmMichael Carter-Williams - G - Orlando Magic
During the exit interview, Michael Carter-Williams said, "I love the guys on the team, I love the organization & Coach Cliff is great. I could definitely see myself here. I’m comfortable here & I can play my game. I’d love to come back.”
MCW proved to be a good bargain for the Magic and for really deep-league fantasy owners with 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists in just 18.9 minutes off the bench. Those aren't eye-popping numbers, but for a backup seeing minutes in the teens, that was plenty valuable. Along with retaining Nikola Vicevic, PG will be a point of emphasis for the Magic this offseason.
Source: John Denton on Twitter