|Mon Jun 29||21:21||Korver (ankle) will undergo procedure to clean up loose bodies i...||Kyle Korver||SG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Korver (ankle) will undergo a procedure to clean up loose bodies in his right elbow Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Korver, who underwent ankle surgery just over a month ago, was bothered by the elbow injury for much of the season, and it's why he wore a compression sleeve on his shooting arm. Korver will spend the next two months recovering from both procedures, but he said he expects to be ready for the start of training camp in September.
|Mon Jun 29||16:34||Hill will head into free agency after Lakers decided not to pick...||Jordan Hill||PF||Rockets||Free Agent|
Hill will head into free agency after the Lakers decided not to pick up his option for the 2015-16 season, Baxter Holmes of ESPN reports.
Hill actually had the best statistical season of his six-year career last year in Los Angeles but he's apparently not a part of their long-term plans as the franchise regroups after a lackluster finish to their 2014-15 campaign. His departure creates more opportunities for Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black, and incoming rookie Larry Nance, while also allowing Julius Randle to step into the starting five after spending last year recovering from a broken leg. As for Hill's value moving forward, it's entirely dependent upon where he ends up as he could easily be a starter or a rarely-used bench player depending on the quality of his new team.
|Mon Jun 29||16:21||Speights will remain with Warriors next season after team picked...||Marreese Speights||C||76ers||Free Agent|
Speights will remain with the Warriors next season after the team picked up his $3.8 million option Monday, Diamond Leung of the Mercury News reports.
Speights averaged 16 minutes on the court after 76 appearances for the Warriors last season and was a reliable frontcourt option off the bench during the championship campaign. He's in line for a similar role during the 2015-16 season, making him a viable option in deeper formats that can withstand limited production for the majority of the season.
|Mon Jun 29||13:17||Teague averaged 15.9 points, 1.0 three-pointers, 2.5 rebounds, 7...||Jeff Teague||PG||Hawks||Free Agent|
Teague averaged 15.9 points, 1.0 three-pointers, 2.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 1.7 steals in 31 minutes per game through 73 games in 2014-15.
At 27 years-old, the six-year NBA veteran is under team control through 2016-17. Teague averaged his second-best career rebounds, assists, and points total this season, becoming an All-Star for the first time. He had a fairly efficient year, shooting 46 percent from the field, 34 percent from three, and 86 percent from the free-throw line. Next season, Teague will be a starter for the Hawks barring injury, and should play similar minutes with similar production. Teague is a top tier fantasy player in any league.
|Mon Jun 29||12:51||Sefolosha had his season cut short after breaking his ankle in o...||Thabo Sefolosha||SG||Thunder||Free Agent|
Sefolosha had his season cut short after breaking his ankle in an off-court incident. He averaged 5.3 points, 0.5 three-pointers, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 1.0 steals in 19 minutes per game through 52 games in 2014-15.
The 31-year-old, who finished his ninth NBA season, is under team control through 2016-17. Sefolosha missed all of February and most of March with a calf injury, coming back for just seven games before missing the rest of the season due to a broken ankle he sustained in an off-court incident. Known as a defensive specialist, Sefolosha displayed a modest shooting efficiency this season, averaging 42 percent from the field, 32 percent from three, and 78 percent from the free-throw line. Though he is unsure he will be healthy enough to play at the start of the 2015-16 season, Sefolosha should continue to be a defensive option off the bench when healthy.
|Sun Jun 28||17:43||Brewer wants long-term deal||Corey Brewer||SG||Mavericks||Free Agent|
Brewer wants a long-term deal, but still is considering re-signing with the Rockets, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! reports.
After being traded from the Timberwolves to the Rockets this past season, Brewer came up huge off the bench down the final stretch of the season for Houston. He finished with averages of 11.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 25 minutes per game. The Rockets would likely love to have Brewer back, seeing as though he excels in their high-paced offensive attack, but the team may be reluctant to commit to a long-term deal with small forward, especially after they spent a first round pick in Thursday's draft on swingman Sam Dekker.
|Sat Jun 27||22:20||Gordon will become unrestricted free agent after Magic declined ...||Ben Gordon||SG||Pistons||Free Agent|
Gordon will become an unrestricted free agent after the Magic declined the team option for 2015-16, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.
Gordon averaged 6.2 points per game for the Magic last season. This option clears up $4.5 million in cap space and gives them $14.5 million total to work with. The 32 year-old signed a two-year deal last July.
|Thu Jun 25||23:52||Blake traded to Nets along with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in excha...||Steve Blake||PG||Lakers||Free Agent|
Blake has been traded to the Nets along with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in exchange for Mason Plumlee and Pat Connaughton.
Blake, at this stage will be behind Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack on the depth chart, rendering him alost unownable for most fantasy leagues, but if a move comes for either Jack or Williams, is relevance will be for deep leagues only.
|Thu Jun 25||21:11||Greivis Vasquez: Traded to Bucks||Greivis Vasquez||PG||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
Vasquez will be traded to Milwaukee for two draft picks, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
The Bucks will send the 46th overall pick in the 2015 Draft and a first-round pick in 2017 that originally belonged to the Clippers. The acquisition could be an indication that the Bucks are concerned they'll lose Khris Middleton, a restricted free agent.
|Thu Jun 25||19:50||Pekovic, coming off yet another injury, looks set to lose minute...||Nikola Pekovic||C||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Pekovic, coming off yet another injury, looks set to lose minutes with the Minnesota Timberwolves selecting Karl-Anthony Towns with the number one pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Pekovic played just 31 games in 2014-15, at 26 minutes per night, and that time on the court will likely decrease. Pekovic is no longer someone who should be considered an option in most standard leagues.
|Wed Jun 24||20:29||Rush has officially opted into his contract for 2015-16 season||Brandon Rush||SG||Pacers||Free Agent|
Rush has officially opted into his contract for the 2015-16 season, Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Rush played in just 33 games for the Warriors during the 2014-15 season, while also recording a career low of eight minutes per game. With the majority of the Warriors' lineup set to stay intact, Rush will most likely continue to see very limited minutes and thus remain irrelevant in the fantasy sphere barring any injuries higher up in the depth chart.
|Wed Jun 24||15:14||West informed Pacers that he will decline his player option for ...||David West||PF||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
West informed the Pacers that he will decline his player option for next season, Candace Buckner of the Indy Star reports.
West was set to make $12.6 million next season, but he'll opt out in hopes of landing a longer-term deal. At age 34, West is unlikely to find a deal that pays him upwards of $10 million per season, but he's still a productive player, so securing a multi-year deal is certainly feasible. West averaged 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds in 28.7 minutes per game last season. At this point, it's unclear whether the Pacers, who are looking to become a more versatile team, will be interested in bringing him back.
|Wed Jun 24||12:51||Korver (ankle) said Wednesday that he expects to be back in time...||Kyle Korver||SG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Korver (ankle) said Wednesday that he expects to be back in time for the start of training camp, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Korver underwent ankle surgery on May 27 and has been slowly progressing over the past month. He's without a firm timetable, but the shooting guard believes he'll be fully recovered by the time camp rolls around in October.
|Wed Jun 24||12:33||Ajinca averaged 6.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 0.7 assist...||Alexis Ajinca||PF||Raptors||Free Agent|
Ajinca averaged 6.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 0.7 assists, and 0.3 steals in 14 minutes per game through 68 games during the 2014-15 season.
Ajinca had one of his best seasons statistically, averaging a career high in points. More importantly, he was able to stay healthy the entirety of the season, playing a career-high 68 games. Against the Heat in late February, Ajinca had 24 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks. He will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but unless he signs with a team that would promise him a significant role, it's hard to imagine Ajinca being draft-worthy in standard leagues next season based on the limited role he's played so far in his career.
|Tue Jun 23||19:03||Gay (concussion) averaged 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists...||Rudy Gay||SF||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
Gay (concussion) averaged 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.2 three-pointers, 1.0 steal, and 0.6 blocks in 35 minutes in 68 regular season games during the 2014-15 season.
In his first full season with the Kings, Gay had career-highs in both points and assists per game. Earlier this month in an interview on SiriusXM, Gay went on record saying that coach George Karl intends to play him more at the power forward position in the 2015-16 season. Gay averaged 22.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.2 three-pointers, 1.0 steal, and 0.8 blocks in 35 minutes in five games starting at power forward in March. However, Gay's name has been swirling in trade rumors before the draft revolving around Sacramento All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. Gay could potentially be moved to his fourth team in as many years, but wherever he ends up, he should continue to be a high-profile scorer. He is on the books for the $40 million over the next three seasons, keeping him under contract through the 2017-18 season.
|Tue Jun 23||11:04||Kirilenko officially announced his retirement Tuesday||Andrei Kirilenko||SF||Jazz||Free Agent|
Kirilenko officially announced his retirement Tuesday, EuroHoops reports. "This is the end of my career as a player," Kirilenko said. "It's enough. I was playing for a long time and with enough success, but now it's my time to have a different role in basketball"
Reports surfaced at the beginning of the month suggesting that Kirilenko had opted to retire, but about a week later he revealed that he hadn't yet made up his mind. After a couple more weeks of deliberation, Kirilenko, a 13-year NBA veteran, will step away from the game with the expectation that he will work with the Russian basketball federation in some capacity. Kirilenko began last season with the Nets but appeared in only seven games before leaving the team, which led to a mid-season trade to Philadelphia. Kirilenko never reported to the 76ers.
|Fri Jun 19||21:17||Blake exercised player option on his contract for next season Fr...||Steve Blake||PG||Lakers||Free Agent|
Blake exercised the player option on his contract for next season Friday.
Blake had the option to remain with Portland or become a free agent, and he decided to stick with the Trail Blazers. He will likely be firmly behind Portland's starting guards and also C.J. McCollum in next year's rotation, and as such, his fantasy contributions figure to be minimal.
|Thu Jun 18||13:07||Korver averaged 12.1 points, 2.9 three-pointers, 4.1 rebounds, 2...||Kyle Korver||SG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Korver averaged 12.1 points, 2.9 three-pointers, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.6 blocks, and 0.7 steals in 32 minutes per game through 75 games in 2014-15.
The 34-year-old, who finished his 12th season in the NBA, is under team control through 2016-17. Korver made the NBA All-Star team for the first time in his career this season, averaging an incredibly efficient 49 percent from the field, 49 percent from three, and 90 percent from the free-throw line. Posting career averages of 10 points, 2.0 three-pointers, 3.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.3 blocks, and 0.7 steals in 26 minutes per game through 12 seasons, Korver stepped his game up significantly this season. With starters like Paul Milsap and Demarre Carroll as unrestricted free agents this offseason, Korver should be a primary option in the rotation for the Hawks next season, especially if one or both of Milsap or Carroll are not re-signed.
|Thu Jun 18||10:47||Foye averaged 8.7 points (37% FG, 36% 3Pt, 82% FT), 1.7 rebounds...||Randy Foye||PG/SG||Clippers||Free Agent|
Foye averaged 8.7 points (37% FG, 36% 3Pt, 82% FT), 1.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 22 minutes per game during 50 regular season games in 2014-15.
Foye's 37 percent field goal percentage is the worst he's shot during his nine-year career. The 31-year-old guard is on the Nuggets' payroll for $3.3 million in 2015-16.
|Wed Jun 17||14:59||Varejao (Achilles) limited to 26 games after signing contract ex...||Anderson Varejao||C||Cavaliers||Free Agent|
Varejao (Achilles) was limited to 26 games after signing a contract extension. He averaged 9.6 points and 6.5 rebounds before going down for the season in late December.
Varejao was limited to 31 games or fewer for the fourth time in five seasons. He brings a similar skillset as Tristan Thompson, but the younger Cavalier may be more versatile defensively. Varejao is the only Cavalier signed beyond next season, so the team will hope that he can rehabilitate and stay healthy in 2015-16.