Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Suspended two games
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, DET
6/23/2017
News: Caldwell-Pope has been suspended for the first two games of the 2017-18 regular season, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.

Caldwell-Pope's suspension stems from his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence back in March. A restricted free agent this offseason, Caldwell-Pope is expected to garner significant interest around the league, but the Pistons ultimately reserve the right to match any offer he receives. Despite the lottery selection of fellow sharpshooter Luke Kennard on Thursday, it's anticipated that Detroit will exercise that right an keep KCP, even though he'll now be forced to sit out the first two games next season. Just 24 years old, Caldwell-Pope averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 three-pointers on 35 percent shooting from deep last season.

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Derrick Rose
Knicks' Derrick Rose: Future could be impacted by Ntilikina pick
Derrick Rose, PG, NY
6/22/2017
News: With the Knicks selecting Frank Ntilikina with the eighth overall pick in Thursday's draft, Rose's future could be impacted.

The Knicks have indicated that they're interested in bringing Rose, an unrestricted free agent, back next season, but at this point it's unclear where he'd fit in their future plans. While Ntilikina may not be ready to command the offense right away, he's clearly the Knicks' point guard of the future, so his addition to the team could potentially influence the Knicks' front office as it decides whether or not to make a run at keeping Rose this summer.

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Seth Curry
Mavericks' Seth Curry: Moves down depth chart
Seth Curry, SG, DAL
6/22/2017
News: Curry (shoulder) no longer has a clear path to minutes in the 2017-18 season after the Mavericks selected Dennis Smith with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Yogi Ferrell might be more in danger of falling out of the rotation than Curry, if not off the roster entirely, but Curry's value takes a hit nonetheless with the selection of Smith. At 24-years-old, it seems that Curry will move into a reserve role behind Smith and Wesley Matthews, with J.J. Barea and Devin Harris also threatening for a portion of reserve guard minutes.

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Zach LaVine
Timberwolves' Zach LaVine: Dealt to Bulls
Zach LaVine, PG, CHI
6/22/2017
News: LaVine was traded to the Bulls on Thursday as part of a deal that will bring Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Wolves nearly acquired Butler at the 2016 draft and have now finally pulled the trigger on a deal a year later. LaVine will head to Chicago, along with the No. 7 pick and Kris Dunn, while Butler and the No. 16 pick come back to Minnesota. LaVine, who is currently recovering from a torn ACL suffered in February, could miss the start of the 2017-18 season, but he'll likely be one of the Bulls' top offensive options once he returns.

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Marco Belinelli
Hawks' Marco Belinelli: Traded to Atlanta
Marco Belinelli, SG, ATL
6/20/2017
News: Belinelli (finger), Miles Plumlee (knee), and the 41st pick were traded from the Hornets to the Hawks on Tuesday in exchange for Dwight Howard and the 31st pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

This trade was likely largely influenced by Atlanta wanting to dump Dwight Howard and the remaining two years of his three-year, $70.5 million deal. Belinelli will likely come off the bench at shooting guard and small forward behind Kent Bazemore, Tim Hardaway, and Taurean Prince while in Atlanta. Belinelli scored 10.5 points per game while averaging 24.0 minutes per contest, but he could see a dip in minutes and stats due to the Hawks' logjam at his position.

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Miles Plumlee
Hawks' Miles Plumlee: Traded to Hawks
Miles Plumlee, C, ATL
6/20/2017
News: Plumlee (knee), along with Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick in the draft were traded to the Hawks in exchange for Dwight Howard and the 31st pick on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Plumlee has bounced around quite a bit in the past year. He began last season with the Bucks before being dealt to Charlotte before the trade deadline. His four-year, $52 million contract was largely seen as an unfavorable deal when he signed it last season, but it appears the Hawks were willing to absorb it in order to get the first pick of the 2nd round in Thursday's draft and unload Dwight Howard's three-year, $70.5 million deal. Plumlee will likely split time at center with Mike Muscala if he remains in Atlanta. Plumlee averaged 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds across 10.8 minutes per game in 2017.

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Ivica Zubac
Lakers' Ivica Zubac: Value takes hit with acquisition of Brook Lopez
Ivica Zubac, , LAL
6/20/2017
News: Zubac no longer has a clear path to minutes for the 2017-18 season after the Lakers' acquisition of Brook Lopez on Tuesday.

Zubac started in 10 consecutive games to close out his rookie campaign and was gaining momentum heading into the offseason. That all changes with the addition of Lopez, though, as Lopez is the favorite to start and see the lion's share of minutes at center this coming season. With Timofey Mozgov headed to Brooklyn, Zubac will seemingly serve as the main backup to Lopez and have only limited fantasy value in a reserve role. Lopez only has one more year remaining on his current contract, so Zubac still has significant keeper value.

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David Lee
Spurs' David Lee: Will decline player option
David Lee, C, SA
6/20/2017
News: Lee (knee) will decline his $2.3 million player option for the 2017-18 season and become an unrestricted free agent, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Despite turning 34 years old, Lee was once again a solid contributor off the bench for the Spurs during his most recent campaign, posting averages of 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists across 79 games. While he did suffer a sprained patellar tendon during the playoffs, Lee isn't in need of surgery and should be back to full strength by mid-July, so there's currently no concerns over his training camp availability. If he opts to sign elsewhere, Lee should be able to find a raise and would offer a decent veteran presence off the bench for a contending team.

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Andre Drummond
Pistons' Andre Drummond: Cleared for conditioning
Andre Drummond, C, DET
6/20/2017
News: Drummond (nose) has been cleared to start working on his conditioning but hasn't participated in any contact drills since his sinus surgery, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

Drummond underwent surgery to repair a deviated septum -- an injury he suffered in college -- in early May. It's seemingly still healing, considering the lack of contact work. There's currently no timetable for a return to full basketball activity, though it's probably safe to assume that he'll be good to go for training camp.

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Chandler Parsons
Grizzlies' Chandler Parsons: Expected to be ready for training camp
Chandler Parsons, SF, MEM
6/19/2017
News: Parsons (knee) is expected to be a full participant in training camp, Michael Wallace of Grizzlies.com reports.

Parsons once again saw his season cut short due to an injury, as he played in just 34 games with the Grizzlies and eventually ended up undergoing a meniscectomy on his left knee in March. With training camp not until late September, Parsons should have plenty of time to make a full recovery throughout the offseason, although when you take Parsons' injury history into account, the Grizzlies will likely be as safe as they can with his workload ahead of the team's season opener. Parsons is heading into the second year of a four-year, $94.5 million contract and is slated to net just over $23 million during the 2017-18 campaign. That certainly indicates that Parsons should rejoin the starting five right out of the gates, but it still remains to be seen if he'll be able to return to his previous form that netted him his original max deal with the Grizzlies in Jul. of 2016.

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