2016 NBA Draft Recap: Reaction and Analysis
Brett Squires
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Paul Pierce is reportedly still undecided on his future

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.
23 minutes ago

Magic have extended a qualifying offer to Evan Fournier.

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.
1 hour ago

Jarrett Jack reportedly will not return to the Nets.

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.
1 hour ago

76ers have picked up the fourth-year team option on Hollis Thompson.

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.
1 hour ago

Hawks picked up their team option on Mike Muscala Wednesday.

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.
2 hours ago

Salah Mejri will undergo knee surgery on Thursday.

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.
2 hours ago

Jazz have made Trey Burke available for trade.

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.
2 hours ago

Heat are close to an extension with coach Erik Spoelstra.

Spoelstra has a career record of 399-241 in the regular season and 70-43 in the playoffs and surprisingly, is the longest tenured coach in the Eastern Conference and second in the NBA altogether next to Gregg Popovich. The Heat have a lot of decisions to make which includes Spoelstra as nine players are set to become free agents which includes Dwayne Wade.
2 hours ago

Knicks have heavy interest in Hawks shooting guard Kent Bazemore.

The Knicks have already added Derrick Rose and they are looking to add more talent to surround Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzi??is. Bazemore would fit that description as he averaged 11.6 points, 2.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game. The price may end up being too high for both parties to come to terms, but Bazemore would be a perfect compliment for the rest of the team if he indeed landed with the Knicks.
3 hours ago
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