Jae Crowder F BOS 2 days ago
Crowder (knee) officially received a qualifying offer from the Celtics on Monday, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.
As expected, Crowder will be a restricted free agent this summer, enabling Boston the opportunity to match any offer he may receive from another franchise. The Celtics are likely to retain Crowder, barring another team extending him an unexpectedly lucrative offer.
Bismack Biyombo PF/C CHA 2 days ago
Biyombo will head into free agency after the Hornets failed to extend a qualifying offer Monday, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Biyombo averaged 19 minutes on the court during his 64 appearances last season but the Hornets acquired Spencer Hawes and rookie Frank Kaminsky this offseason, leaving little room for Biyombo when considering that Al Jefferson and Cody Zeller will likely begin the season as starters. Regardless of where Biyombo ends up, he'll likely have a role off the bench and should struggle for relevancy in standard leagues this upcoming season.
Darius Morris PG BKN 2 days ago
Morris was waived by the Nets on Monday.
The move prevents Morris' deal from becoming guaranteed in advance of Wednesday's deadline. Morris appeared in 38 games for the Nets last season, averaging 2.2 points and 1.3 assists in fewer than eight minutes per game. The reserve guard has spent time with five NBA teams since entering the league in 2011, and he'll be in search of another new home this summer.
Pero Antic C ATL 2 days ago
Antic is expected to finalize a deal with Fenerbahce/Ulker in the near future, EuroHoops reports.
The restricted free agent reportedly already has a deal in place with Fenerbahce after spending the last two years with the Hawks. The big man appeared in 63 games last season, averaging 5.7 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting just 36.5 percent for the floor.
Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 2 days ago
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.
Marreese Speights PF/C GS 2 days ago
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.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 2 days ago
Wade has decided to opt out of his current contract with the Heat, making him a free agent, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reports.
This decision from Wade has been anticipated by many who believe that he'll ultimately be playing for another team next season instead of spending his 13th season in Miami. While there's still the possibility that he'll remain in Miami, the Heat's selection of Justise Winslow in the 2015 NBA Draft may have been the tipping point for Wade to consider a departure from the only franchise he's every played with during his career. His value heading into the 2015-16 season remains unclear until he signs a new deal, although he'll likely remain a starter with plenty of minutes regardless of his final destination.
Luol Deng SF MIA 2 days ago
Deng will remain with the Heat for the 2015-16 season after opting into his contract Monday, Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald reports.
Deng is now slated to spend his second year in Miami after his inaugural season with the Heat ended in the disappointing totals of 14.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.3 blocks per game after 72 appearances. While he remains the favorite to start at small forward, incoming rookie Justise Winslow could provide some competition for time on the court as the aging Englishman will be entering his 12th year in the NBA.
Jeff Teague PG ATL 2 days ago
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.
Glenn Robinson SF PHI 2 days ago
Robinson was picked up off of waivers by the 76ers in March. In 10 regular season games with the 76ers he averaged 4.4 points (42% FG, 31% 3Pt, 50% FT), 0.4 three-pointers, 0.8 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 0.3 steals in 15 minutes per game in 2014-15. He has a qualifying offer for 2015-16.
In his rookie year, Robinson didn't make a big impact, as he was waived by the Timberwolves and had a minimal bench role for the 76ers. Entering his sophomore year, Robinson will need to show improvement to garner more minutes in the NBA. For fantasy use, he is an afterthought until he secures a bigger role for himself.