DFS NBA Optimal Lineups: May 1
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Carmelo Anthony said the Knicks didn't consult him about coaching hire.

The Knicks are looking for a new head coach, and Jeff Hornacek is currently a front runner for the job. Anthony recently revealed that he hadn't been consulted about the decision regarding Hornacek, with the front office instead handling it by themselves.
9 hours ago

76ers could look to trade Jahlil Okafor before the draft.

Just like Noel before him, the 76ers seem interesting in moving one of their big men. They have three that they need to develop and there's simply not enough time for all three of them to do that. The 76ers could move the player that is going to get the biggest return and at this juncture, Jahlil Okafor is that guy.
13 hours ago

76ers could look to trade Nerlens Noel before the draft.

The 76ers have taken three big men in three consecutive NBA drafts. With Joel Embiid seemingly healthy to finally make his mark in the league, Noel seems the most likely of the three big men -- including Jahlil Okafor -- to be dealt. Noel's an athletic big that would benefit offensively playing with an elite passing point-guard. If he is dealt to a team with a solid facilitator, Noel could be poised to have a breakout campaign in 2016-'17.
13 hours ago

Wizards plan to offer Bradley Beal the max contract offer that he is seeking.

Given that Beal is one of the higher upside guys in the upcoming free agency class, he'll likely find a team out there willing to pay him big money if Washington isn't willing to do just that. The Wizards will have the right to match any offer that Beal receives on the open market, and early indications are that they will do whatever they can to retain him, despite his constant struggles with staying healthy.
19 hours ago

According to reports, it's highly unlikely that both Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor are on the 76ers roster at the start of next season.

Technically, the Sixers don't have to trade any of their big men just yet. Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor are still both under contract and that's what gives the organization time evaluating which pieces should lay the foundation for the post-process era. That being said, it's already known Noel and Okafor don't work well together at all and Philadelphia already has quite a cluster to deal with at quite a few spots already being filled up by bigs. With that in mind, NBA insider Chad Ford doesn't think the Sixers will wait to make a decision on what big men to keep around this upcoming season. In fact, in an interview for 97.3 ESPN, the veteran reporter went on to describe the possibility of either Okafor or Noel being traded before the 2016-17 season as likely.
21 hours ago

Patrick Patterson (hand) is expected to play in Game 6 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Patterson was diagnosed with a hand contusion in the last game but was able to return to play so this shouldn't come as a shock. It also should be mentioned that it is Game 6 and as long as you can walk you should play. Patterson has been a nice depth piece for Toronto but hasn't been the lynchpin of the Raptors offensive attack.
1 day ago

James Michael McAdoo is active for the Warriors Game 5 contest against the Thunder.

McAdoo will be active for Game 5 tonight after only playing two minutes in the Warriors last 10 games. McAdoo shouldn't see too much time tonight, but the coaching staff feels that he brings a different skill set to the team than Rush, who hasn't played much in the postseason much either.
1 day ago

Brandon Rush is inactive for the Warriors Game 5 contest against the Thunder.

It appears as though Rush will take a seat tonight in favor of James Michael McAdoo. Rush has only played in 23 minutes so far in the Warriors series against the Thunder, so it's no shock that he's not going to be active for tonight's game. McAdoo has only played two minutes in the last two series, but he will be on the bench tonight for Golden State.
1 day ago

Markieff Morris was detained Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport because of suspected marijuana in his bag.

This will do little to help Morris' reputation as a self-centered player and a red flag player for many NBA teams. Of course, it is not yet confirmed that there was actually marijuana in his bag.
1 day ago
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