July 1, 2019, 11:30 amTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
The Wizards and Bulls have agreed to a sign-and-trade that will send Tomas Satoransky to Chicago on a three-year, $30 million deal.
Satoransky finally got a chance to shine last season when John Wall was injured and he ended up delivering top-100 fantasy value over the final two months of the year while averaging 11.0 points, 6.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds after the All-Star break. Although Woj says that Satoransky will get a chance to start, it's not a great spot for him to land in terms of fantasy value because the Bulls already have Coby White and Kris Dunn rather than a wide open depth chart, and even if (when) Dunn moves on the future clearly lies with White. The Wizards got protections erased on a 2023 second-rounder that they obtained from Chicago for Otto Porter as well as the better of Memphis' or Chicago's second-rounders in 2020 and the right to swap a 2022 second-rounder.
June 30, 2019, 10:31 pmRobin LopezC, Chicago Bulls
The Bucks are expressing interest in signing Robin Lopez, per Shams Charania.
The world needs the Lopez brothers on the same team as the entertainment factor would be off the charts. Robin has been connected to the Knicks already, though there should be a number of teams that get in on the bidding here. His days as a standard-league fantasy asset are likely over but Lopez is a steady, veteran hand who would provide excellent frontcourt depth for any roster.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 6:10 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young will commit to a three-year, $41 million deal with the Bulls according to Yahoo’s Chris Haynes.
Young’s tenure in Indianapolis will be coming to an end in a surprise pivot to the rebuilding Chicago Bulls. Young’s departure wasn’t surprising given how the Pacers were looking to invest in T.J Warren and Domantas Sabonis instead. What is surprising, however, is the decision to go to a Chicago team that has young talent throughout their frontcourt, all of whom figure to start over Young. As it stands Young will be coming off the bench and figures to take a hit in fantasy value as a result, though you never know how the Bulls will deploy their personnel.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 3:38 pmDanny GreenSG, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors, Lakers, Rockets, Sixers, Knicks, Mavs and Bulls are expected to reach out to Danny Green in free agency, per Harrison D. Sanford.
Sanford co-hosts the Inside the Green Room podcast with Danny Green himself, so he's got a pretty good connection here. The Raptors' interest will likely be determined by Kawhi Leonard's decision, and although Green figures to wind up on a contending team it's worth noting that teams like the Knicks could offer him a more featured role. Green's 3-and-D skill set should earn him a nice deal this summer.
Source: Harrison D. Sanford on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 12:31 pmTerry RozierPG, Boston Celtics
Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe is reporting that the Mavs, Bulls and Magic have shown interest in Terry Rozier in addition to known suitors the Knicks, Hornets and Suns.
There were rumors last night that Rozier is Charlotte-bound but there are enough teams vying for his services that he can slow-play it if he'd like. All of these teams need some point guard help, and it looks like Rozier should be able to find himself a spot where he has good odds at a starting job. He figures to be someone that a lot of fantasy players are bullish about this upcoming year.
Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 12:10 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Phoenix Suns
Alex Kennedy is reporting that Richaun Holmes is attracting interest from the Lakers, Bucks, and Bulls.
The Hoop-Ball favorite would slide right into the backup center role with all of these teams, with the Lakers or Bulls potentially being able to offer him the best role. Holmes likely won't be picking a new home until a lot of free agency dust settles, but we will be sure to monitor where he lands when he does.
Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 11:45 amKyle O'QuinnC, Indiana Pacers
Per Alex Kennedy, Kyle O'Quinn is receiving interest from the Hawks, Magic, 76ers, Bulls, Kings and Knicks.
O'Quinn was assumed to not be in the Pacers' plans after they selected Goga Bitadze in the first round, and he is proving to be one of the more sought after cheap centers on the market. He can be a very appealing fantasy player when given the appropriate amount of minutes, which he could find in a few of the situations presented here.
Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 9:28 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Sean Deveney reports that the Mavs and Bulls have reached out to Patrick Beverley to set up meetings.
Beverley, who will be in LA meeting with the Lakers on Sunday, appears to have a strong market in free agency. His strong perimeter defense, passing ability and 3-point shooting make for an excellent role-player package for any NBA team.
Source: Sean Deveney on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 8:31 pmKevon LooneySF, Golden State Warriors
Mark Medina reports that Kevon Looney intends to speak with the Bulls once free agency begins.
Looney has already a meeting set up with the Rockets as well, so it appears that the Warriors forward's itinerary is pretty loaded. Looney has the upside to flirt with top-150 value if things align just right for him in 2019-20.
Source: Marc Medina on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 8:09 pmJulius RandlePF, New Orleans Pelicans
As per Jordan Schultz, Julius Randle is expected to have a strong market when free agency comes around, with as many as four teams interested to sign the big man.
Randle is coming off a career-season in 2018-19 with averages of 21.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists on .524 shooting from the field. It's therefore no surprise that the Nets, Kings, Knicks and Bulls are interested. The Nets and Knicks offer a roster favorable for his upside at the moment but obviously, the FA situation is still fluid at this point.
Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 3:59 pmTaj GibsonPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Darren Wolfson is reporting that the Clippers, Nets, Bucks, Raptors, Warriors, Lakers, Bulls, Hornets and Blazers all have "some level of interest" in Taj Gibson.
Not all of those teams figure to be in serious pursuit of Gibson, but there will clearly be a competitive market for his services. All of those teams have need for a hard-nosed rebounder and solid veteran, though at this point you'd imagine that teams close to title contention will capture Gibson's attention more easily than rebuilding ones. His days as a standard-league fantasy asset are likely over but Gibson still has some real-life utility and won't break the bank to sign.
Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 1:49 pmRobin LopezC, Chicago Bulls
Shams Charania is reporting that the Knicks have targeted free agent Robin Lopez.
Lopez played for the Knicks in the 2015-16 season where he started all 82 games but if he heads back this time, it will be to back up Mitchell Robinson according to Shams. Lopez became fantasy relevant down the stretch last season when the Bulls finally decided to give him some run but that may not continue next year especially if he signs to be a backup.
Source: The Athletic
June 28, 2019, 10:45 pmEnes KanterC, Portland Trail Blazers
Ian Begley reported on Friday night that the Bulls are expected to be among the teams showing interest in center Enes Kanter.
This would be a confusing move for a team expected to try and develop their young core, but it is the Bulls after all. Kanter would find ample minutes and opportunities to accumulate stats on a talent-starved Bulls team.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
June 28, 2019, 1:02 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bulls, Celtics, Suns and Mavs are among teams that could consider offer sheeting Malcolm Brogdon this summer, per a report from Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne on ESPN.
The Bucks will be facing a luxury tax payment if (and when) they re-sign Khris Middleton, other teams will have the ability to put together a "toxic" offer sheet for Brogdon with a high salary next season and then declining payments thereafter, as well as bonuses that Brogdon would be more likely to hit in Milwaukee than elsewhere. The Bucks want to bring their entire core back together but Brogdon looks like one of the prime offer sheet candidates around the league, with lots of guard-needy teams armed with the space to make things tough on Milwaukee.
June 26, 2019, 1:08 pmOmer AsikC, Chicago Bulls
The NBA has removed Omer Asik from Chicago’s salary books because of his career-ending injury/illness.
Asik missed eight months because of Crohn’s disease back in the 2016-17 season and has only played in 14 games since, missing all of last season. He was ruled out indefinitely because of inflammatory arthritis last summer and his NBA days are officially over. The Bulls add about $3 million in cap space as a result.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter