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Dwyane Wade is looking to be in the neighborhood of a three-year, $50 million deal this summer, according to ESPN's Michael Wallace.

This isn't from Wade and is just a rumor, but it makes sense. Wade is getting dangerously close to the tail end of his career and even the biggest Wade fan will say he's past his prime. The Heat are still the favorites for Wade, but expect a number of times to try and pick him up.
May 28 - 9:32 PM

At least three Bulls starters ripped coach Tom Thibodeau in their exit interviews and said they'd avoid team facility this summer if he were still there, according to Dan Bernstein of CBS Chicago.

Let the guessing game begin. Pau Gasol has been a class act for his entire NBA career, so he's the least likely of the five. Of course, the term "ripped" could be translated loosely here. The bottom line is this drama is over and the Bulls and Thibodeau will likely have to face each other next season.
May 28 - 9:24 PM

Sonya Curry said her son is "loving this whole thing about playing against LeBron" in the NBA Finals.

To make Knicks fans feel worse, Stephen's mom also said on 2009 draft night that she thought her son was going to New York. Instead, the Knicks took Jordan Hill at eight with Curry going just in front of them at seven. We've had some sub-par basketball in the past couple weeks, but the NBA Finals should be a doozy.
Source: CBS Sports
May 28 - 9:18 PM

Vinny Del Negro discussed the Pelicans coaching vacancy with general manager Dell Demps on Thursday.

The Pelicans may have the best coaching job on the market and they'll undoubtedly pursue Tom Thibodeau. Del Negro hasn't been in the coaching discussion since December when the Kings let go of Mike Malone and the Pelicans probably won't have him too high up on their list of candidates.
May 28 - 8:41 PM

Klay Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, said his client cleared tests and did not have a concussion.

This is getting weird. First, Klay passed a concussion test just after being kneed in the head, then the Warriors released a statement after the game that he had concussion-like symptoms. Now, his agent is saying something different. Thompson was dizzy, had to throw up and didn't feel well last night, so this new report is a little harder to believe than usual. We'll see what the Warriors say next. If this is true, he should be ready to go in the next couple days.
May 28 - 7:49 PM

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers stated on Thursday that Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan have a good relationship.

"I can put this to rest: [Paul and Jordan] get along great," Rivers said. "Clearly, like everybody, they don't get along all the time, and they don't get along with me all the time, either, by the way. I don't see that as an issue. I think all three, and I'm including Blake [Griffin] in this as well, understand how important the other guy is to them. Meaning, they all three need each other to win, and I think all three get that and all three know that and all three want to do it together. To me, that's the most important thing." The Clippers can offer Jordan an extra year and $20 million more than any other team this offseason, so from a numbers standpoint, the odds are in their favor of retaining his services.
Source: ESPN
May 28 - 6:50 PM

The Bulls and Pelicans have reportedly emerged as suitors for Royce White as he attempts an NBA comeback.

In addition to the Bulls and Pelicans interest, White also reportedly has offers from both the Clippers and Spurs to play for their Summer League squads, and he'll be an interesting guy to watch this offseason. However, he'd need to land in an ideal situation in order to gain any sort of relevancy in fantasy leagues, and none of the aforementioned teams would present that opportunity.
May 28 - 6:16 PM

Wayne Ellington said on Thursday that his shoulder has fully healed.

Ellington was forced to miss the end of the Lakers 2014-15 season with a Grade 1 shoulder separation, but he's now back to 100 percent. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see where he lands. Ellington had some nice spurts with the Lakers this year, but his averages of 10.0 points and 1.4 three-pointers per game leave a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective. He's unlikely to hold any standard league value next season, regardless of where he lands.
May 28 - 5:44 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Heat are reportedly at an early impasse on his contract negotiations.

Wade reportedly wants to opt out of his contract this summer, with the hope of landing a lucrative three-year deal with Miami. However, the Heat would prefer he opts in to his $16 million deal and then signs a good, but not huge amount of money in 2016. There's reportedly a "sizable gap" on what Wade hopes to earn and what the Heat are prepared to offer, and Wade is reportedly now open to considering other teams this summer if Miami doesn't present him with a number to his liking. This will be a very interesting story to watch develop over the course of the offseason.
May 28 - 5:36 PM

Klay Thompson (concussion-like symptoms) will be reevaluated by the Warriors' medical staff at his home on Thursday, and GM Bob Myers expects to have an update on his status sometime tomorrow.

So far, the Warriors have not officially labeled Thompson's condition as a concussion, but the reports so far have implied that's what he's dealing with. He'll have a full week to recover for the NBA Finals, and we'll be monitoring his status closely, with another update likely coming on Friday. Stay tuned.
May 28 - 5:21 PM

Elton Brand said during his exit interview that he will take several weeks before making a decision on whether or not he will return for a 17th season.

"I’ll see if I have another year of trying to get prepared and what it takes to be on an NBA roster," Brand said. "There is a lot of work you have to put in… After two or three weeks, I’ll know. See if I have that itch." Brand will offer veteran leadership to any team's roster, but his days of fantasy relevancy are long behind him.
May 28 - 5:04 PM

Shelvin Mack will be sidelined for the next 3-4 months with a Grade 5 separation of the right shoulder that will require surgery.

Mack sustained the injury during the closing minutes of Game 4's season-ending loss to the Cavs, and he's scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday. He'll have plenty of time to get ready for training camp, but as the third-string point guard in Atlanta, his fantasy value is right around zero.
May 28 - 4:53 PM

Draymond Green said that he was "horrible" during Wednesday's series-clinching Game 5 win over the Rockets.

"Shaun [Livingston] stepped up huge. L.B. [Leandro Barbosa] stepped up. Andre [Iguodala] stepped up," said Green after Game 5. "Everybody who came in made an impact. Festus Ezeli, not in Klay [Thompson's] spot, but was huge off the bench. They stepped up for us and made plays and that’s what helped us get to this win, because I know I was horrible. So they definitely picked me up." Green couldn't get his shot to fall, going just 3-of-15 from the field during Game 5, but he made a big impact on defense, and hit the glass hard hauling in 13 rebounds. He'll be a major X-factor for the Dubs in their Finals matchup with the Cavaliers.
May 28 - 4:48 PM

Bulls' GM Gar Forman stated during Thursday's press conference that Chicago will begin their head coaching search Thursday night, and the process will carry into the weekend.

Currently the Chicago's head coaching vacancy is Fred Hoiberg's for the taking, but it remains to be seen if Hoiberg is interested in coaching at the NBA level. Forman said that the Bulls are looking for the "right fit," and someone who has "excellent communication skills," which is a subtle shot at Tom Thibodeau as communication was a documented problem during his time in Chicago. The Bulls also fired Thib's assistant, Andy Greer on Thursday, so there won’t be many remnants of Thibodeau in Chicago when all is said and done.
May 28 - 3:59 PM

Paul Millsap said that he will require shoulder surgery this offseason, just rest.

Millsap is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and he's sure to have no shortage of suitors. He's put together a strong two years in Atlanta, and he finished the 2014-15 season with averages of 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.1 three-pointers per game on 47.6 percent shooting from the field. Regardless of what uniform he's wearing next season, he's a safe bet to put up early-round value for his across-the-board contributions to the stat sheet.
May 28 - 3:38 PM

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