Noah is going to be a popular target this offseason as he offers the rebound, defensive presence and passing ability that few bigs in the NBA do. He would be an interesting choice for the Warriors seeing as they have Marcin Gortat and Noah would likely rather go somewhere that he would be the unquestioned starter at center.
We have heard that he will make a decision within the next few weeks but nothing new to report. Whether he does or does not retire, Pierce was basically a non-factor in the fantasy hoops world during the 2015-16 season. The 38-year-old veteran had career-lows in all categories averaging just 6.1 points, 2.7 boards, 1.0 assist and 1.1 triples per game.
The Magic are planning to match any offer that restricted free agent Evan Fournier receives this summer according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. We also heard Magic GM Ryan Hennigan say that re-signing Fournier will be one of Orlando's top priorities this summer especially after he traded Victor Oladipo on draft night. Fournier averaged 15.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.0 treys last season. He should have a lot more fantasy value this season with Oladipo now in Oklahoma City.
The Nets still do have until June 30 to make their final decision but it looks like they are ready to move on. Jack would have been owed $6.3 million but that money was non-guaranteed. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that New Jersey has been shopping the point guard but if they don't get an offer they like, they'll waive him. Jack is now 32 years old but coming off of a very nice season but returning from a torn right ACL and meniscus is not something teams want to deal with. It is reported that he'll be ready for training camp and should generate interest around the league if he's waived. Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead would be the remaining point guards in New Jersey, if Jack is released.
The 76ers will pick up Thompson's team option at $1.01 million for the 2016-17 season. He averaged 9.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and shot nearly 40 percent from the field. Thompson will continue to be a nice depth piece for Philadelphia going forward and should not be counted on in Fantasy Basketball leagues this season.
The big man from Bucknell played in just 60 games for the Hawks during the 2015-16 season. The Hawks feel they can get more than 3.3 points and two rebounds a game from the center. The option will only cost Atlanta $1.01 million.
The procedure is said to be minor according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon, "a minor cleaning," which means arthroscopic knee surgery. Mejri will not be able to play for his homeland of Tunisia at the Olympics, but everyone expects him to make a full recovery by training camp.
The Jazz are loaded at the point guard position so they would be trading from strength if they do indeed move Burke. The minutes just won’t be there for Burke so if they can add more depth at the other positions this makes sense. Burke averaged 10.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 21 minutes per game.