Clippers point guard Darren Collison "definitely opting out" to become an unrestricted free agent this summer
Collison reportedly was quoted saying he will opt out of his contract with the Clippers and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Collison will likely seek out a team that needs a starting point guard and he should be a hot commodity based on his talents and the way he played this season, especially when he had the opportunity to start while Chris Paul was out. Collison averaged 14.8 points, 5.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds, with 54 steals in 35 games as a starter this past season.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Noah Vonleh will start for the Blazers on Saturday.
It is easy to forget that Noah Vonleh is a former first round draft pick. He has been playing better recently for the Blazers and will start for Portland on Saturday. His talent should get him better statistics as the season moves forward. Especially with Portland in the midst of a rebuild. Monitor Vonleh's minutes and how he makes use of them in the next few games. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Omri Casspi will start for the Kings on Saturday.
With DeMarcus Cousins injured, Omri Casspi has been getting more playing time. Casspi has scored in double digits in four of the last five games for the Kings. More impressive is that Casspi has shot over 60 percent from the field in three of those games. For the season Casspi is now averaging 11.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game but those numbers may continue to increase with his playing time on the rise. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Sean Nolin will compete for a rotation spot next season.
Due to the question marks outside of Sonny Gray and Rich Hill for the Oakland rotation, Sean Nolin is a prospect worth monitoring for the upcoming season. Nolin was a part of the Josh Donaldson trade from Toronto. He was 2-2 at Triple-A in 2015 with a 2.66 ERA in 47 1/3 innings pitched. Nolin also made six starts with Oakland last year with a 1-2 record and a 5.28 ERA. But being left-handed and in a pitchers park will give Nolin a chance to improve in 2016. Analysis: Greg Jewett