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YESTERDAY'S PERFECT LINEUP

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PG C. Joseph TOR $4,400 SALARY 10.3x VALUE 45.2 FP
SG J. Harden HOU $12,500 SALARY 4.2x VALUE 52.0 FP
PF S. Ibaka TOR $6,000 SALARY 4.5x VALUE 26.9 FP
PF M. Morris WSH $5,900 SALARY 6.4x VALUE 37.5 FP
C P. Gasol SA $5,000 SALARY 5.8x VALUE 28.9 FP
PG K. Irving CLE $8,500 SALARY 6.5x VALUE 55.5 FP
SF P. Tucker TOR $3,300 SALARY 11.2x VALUE 36.9 FP
SG B. Beal WSH $7,900 SALARY 4.4x VALUE 34.8 FP
SF O. Porter WSH $5,100 SALARY 7.0x VALUE 35.6 FP
      $58,600 TOTAL
SALARY
  353.3 TOTAL
FP
PG/SG C. Joseph TOR $4,000 SALARY 12.1x VALUE 48.5 FP
PG/SG J. Harden HOU $10,900 SALARY 5.3x VALUE 57.8 FP
PF M. Morris WSH $5,600 SALARY 7.6x VALUE 42.5 FP
PG K. Irving CLE $8,300 SALARY 6.9x VALUE 57.3 FP
SG/SF K. Korver CLE $2,900 SALARY 10.3x VALUE 29.8 FP
PG J. Wall WSH $10,400 SALARY 5.8x VALUE 59.8 FP
SF P. Tucker TOR $3,600 SALARY 11.5x VALUE 41.5 FP
PF/C K. Olynyk BOS $4,000 SALARY 5.4x VALUE 21.5 FP
      $49,700 TOTAL
SALARY
  358.5 TOTAL
FP
PG C. Joseph TOR $15 SALARY 3.1x VALUE 45.7 FP
PF M. Morris WSH $21 SALARY 1.8x VALUE 38.5 FP
C P. Gasol SA $15 SALARY 1.9x VALUE 28.9 FP
SG E. Gordon HOU $16 SALARY 1.9x VALUE 30.1 FP
PG K. Irving CLE $40 SALARY 1.4x VALUE 56.5 FP
PG J. Wall WSH $51 SALARY 1.1x VALUE 54.6 FP
SF P. Tucker TOR $11 SALARY 3.5x VALUE 38.9 FP
SF O. Porter WSH $23 SALARY 1.6x VALUE 36.1 FP
      $192 TOTAL
SALARY
  329.3 TOTAL
FP

Player News

Mavericks yet to decide on Dirk Nowitzki's team option

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki says that no decision has been made on his $25 million team option for the 2017-18 season, per ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

What It Means:

Nowitzki is guaranteed $5 million either way and could re-sign with the team at a lower cost if Dallas decides not to pick up the option. If the Mavericks pick up the option, Nowitzki would be the team's highest-paid player going into next season.

At 39 years old, the future Hall of Famer might finally be on the decline. Nowitzki's -0.9 nERD ranked him 12th on the team for the 2016-17 season.

Source: ESPN.com

Utah moves up to the 13th pick to draft Donovan Mitchell

The Utah Jazz have sent forward Trey Lyles and the 24th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Denver Nuggets for the 13th overall pick. Utah selected Lousiville Cardinals guard Donovan Mitchell.

What It Means:

The Jazz were looking for shooting and moved up in the draft to grab Mitchell. The former Cardinal provides flexibility as he can play either backcourt spot and gives Utah the long distance shooting they were looking for. The pick could signal that Utah is ready to part move on from George Hill, Joe Ingles or Shelvin Mack, as all three are free agents this summer.

Mitchell averaged 15.6 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.4 three-pointers per game while posting a 21.7 player efficiency rating in his sophomore season at Louisville.

Portland trades up to draft Zach Collins with the 10th pick

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded the 15th and 20th picks in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Sacramento Kings for the right to select Gonzaga Bulldogs center Zach Collins with the 10th overall pick.

What It Means:

The Blazers had three first-round picks and used their surplus to move up five spots to take the dynamic freshman big man Collins. Still young at 19, Collins will take some time to develop his game but will compete right away with Noah Vonleh for minutes at the four while also seeing time at center when Jusuf Nurkic is on the bench.

Collins is a versatile big man who can shoot the three (10-for-21 at Gonzaga) and protect the rim (5.8 blocks per 100 possessions).

Mavericks make Dennis Smith Jr. the ninth pick in the draft

The Dallas Mavericks have selected North Carolina State Wolfpack point guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

What It Means:

Dallas had a big need in their backcourt and got perhaps the most explosive scoring point guard in the draft with Smith. A bit undersized, the former Wolfpack will likely immediately step into the starting lineup in the fall and be an upgrade an anemic Mavs' offense.

Smith averaged 20.8 points and 7.1 assists per 40 minutes for NC State while the Mavericks were the lowest scoring team in the NBA last season with only 97.9 points per game.

Knicks draft Frank Ntilikina with the eighth pick in the draft

The New York Knicks have drafted French point guard Frank Ntilikina with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

What It Means:

With a glaring need for youth at the point guard position, the Knicks take Ntilikina who can step in and play extended minutes his rookie season. His selection should signal the end of Derrick Rose's tenure in New York, but with Phil Jackson at the helm, who knows.

With Ntilikina's length (7'0" wingspan) and ability to defend multiple positions, he can help a Knicks' team that ranked 25th in the NBA with a 108.7 defensive rating.

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Mavericks yet to decide on Dirk Nowitzki's team option

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki says that no decision has been made on his $25 million team option for the 2017-18 season, per ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

What It Means:

Nowitzki is guaranteed $5 million either way and could re-sign with the team at a lower cost if Dallas decides not to pick up the option. If the Mavericks pick up the option, Nowitzki would be the team's highest-paid player going into next season.

At 39 years old, the future Hall of Famer might finally be on the decline. Nowitzki's -0.9 nERD ranked him 12th on the team for the 2016-17 season.

Source: ESPN.com

Utah moves up to the 13th pick to draft Donovan Mitchell

The Utah Jazz have sent forward Trey Lyles and the 24th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Denver Nuggets for the 13th overall pick. Utah selected Lousiville Cardinals guard Donovan Mitchell.

What It Means:

The Jazz were looking for shooting and moved up in the draft to grab Mitchell. The former Cardinal provides flexibility as he can play either backcourt spot and gives Utah the long distance shooting they were looking for. The pick could signal that Utah is ready to part move on from George Hill, Joe Ingles or Shelvin Mack, as all three are free agents this summer.

Mitchell averaged 15.6 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.4 three-pointers per game while posting a 21.7 player efficiency rating in his sophomore season at Louisville.

Portland trades up to draft Zach Collins with the 10th pick

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded the 15th and 20th picks in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Sacramento Kings for the right to select Gonzaga Bulldogs center Zach Collins with the 10th overall pick.

What It Means:

The Blazers had three first-round picks and used their surplus to move up five spots to take the dynamic freshman big man Collins. Still young at 19, Collins will take some time to develop his game but will compete right away with Noah Vonleh for minutes at the four while also seeing time at center when Jusuf Nurkic is on the bench.

Collins is a versatile big man who can shoot the three (10-for-21 at Gonzaga) and protect the rim (5.8 blocks per 100 possessions).

Mavericks make Dennis Smith Jr. the ninth pick in the draft

The Dallas Mavericks have selected North Carolina State Wolfpack point guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

What It Means:

Dallas had a big need in their backcourt and got perhaps the most explosive scoring point guard in the draft with Smith. A bit undersized, the former Wolfpack will likely immediately step into the starting lineup in the fall and be an upgrade an anemic Mavs' offense.

Smith averaged 20.8 points and 7.1 assists per 40 minutes for NC State while the Mavericks were the lowest scoring team in the NBA last season with only 97.9 points per game.

Knicks draft Frank Ntilikina with the eighth pick in the draft

The New York Knicks have drafted French point guard Frank Ntilikina with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

What It Means:

With a glaring need for youth at the point guard position, the Knicks take Ntilikina who can step in and play extended minutes his rookie season. His selection should signal the end of Derrick Rose's tenure in New York, but with Phil Jackson at the helm, who knows.

With Ntilikina's length (7'0" wingspan) and ability to defend multiple positions, he can help a Knicks' team that ranked 25th in the NBA with a 108.7 defensive rating.

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Mavericks yet to decide on Dirk Nowitzki's team option

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki says that no decision has been made on his $25 million team option for the 2017-18 season, per ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

What It Means:

Nowitzki is guaranteed $5 million either way and could re-sign with the team at a lower cost if Dallas decides not to pick up the option. If the Mavericks pick up the option, Nowitzki would be the team's highest-paid player going into next season.

At 39 years old, the future Hall of Famer might finally be on the decline. Nowitzki's -0.9 nERD ranked him 12th on the team for the 2016-17 season.

Source: ESPN.com

Utah moves up to the 13th pick to draft Donovan Mitchell

The Utah Jazz have sent forward Trey Lyles and the 24th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Denver Nuggets for the 13th overall pick. Utah selected Lousiville Cardinals guard Donovan Mitchell.

What It Means:

The Jazz were looking for shooting and moved up in the draft to grab Mitchell. The former Cardinal provides flexibility as he can play either backcourt spot and gives Utah the long distance shooting they were looking for. The pick could signal that Utah is ready to part move on from George Hill, Joe Ingles or Shelvin Mack, as all three are free agents this summer.

Mitchell averaged 15.6 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.4 three-pointers per game while posting a 21.7 player efficiency rating in his sophomore season at Louisville.

Portland trades up to draft Zach Collins with the 10th pick

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded the 15th and 20th picks in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Sacramento Kings for the right to select Gonzaga Bulldogs center Zach Collins with the 10th overall pick.

What It Means:

The Blazers had three first-round picks and used their surplus to move up five spots to take the dynamic freshman big man Collins. Still young at 19, Collins will take some time to develop his game but will compete right away with Noah Vonleh for minutes at the four while also seeing time at center when Jusuf Nurkic is on the bench.

Collins is a versatile big man who can shoot the three (10-for-21 at Gonzaga) and protect the rim (5.8 blocks per 100 possessions).

Mavericks make Dennis Smith Jr. the ninth pick in the draft

The Dallas Mavericks have selected North Carolina State Wolfpack point guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

What It Means:

Dallas had a big need in their backcourt and got perhaps the most explosive scoring point guard in the draft with Smith. A bit undersized, the former Wolfpack will likely immediately step into the starting lineup in the fall and be an upgrade an anemic Mavs' offense.

Smith averaged 20.8 points and 7.1 assists per 40 minutes for NC State while the Mavericks were the lowest scoring team in the NBA last season with only 97.9 points per game.

Knicks draft Frank Ntilikina with the eighth pick in the draft

The New York Knicks have drafted French point guard Frank Ntilikina with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

What It Means:

With a glaring need for youth at the point guard position, the Knicks take Ntilikina who can step in and play extended minutes his rookie season. His selection should signal the end of Derrick Rose's tenure in New York, but with Phil Jackson at the helm, who knows.

With Ntilikina's length (7'0" wingspan) and ability to defend multiple positions, he can help a Knicks' team that ranked 25th in the NBA with a 108.7 defensive rating.

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