• The Los Angeles Lakers have lost interest in Maccabi Tel Aviv forward Dragan Bender, which means the Lakers will likely select Brandon Ingram. The pick will all come down to whether the Philadelphia 76ers goes with Ben Simmons as the number one pick.
  • Dwight Howard is expected to opt out of his contract during the off-season and become an unrestricted free agent. The Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, said he would “welcome” Dwight Howard back mainly due to the fact that Dwight Howard has a relationship with their new head coach Mike D’Antoni..
  • Bismarck Biyombo opted out of his $3 million dollar deal with the Toronto Raptors, making him an unrestricted free agent.
  • Ricky Rubio will likely demand a trade if Minnesota fails to miss the playoffs in the 2016-2017 season. The Timberwolves will likely make the playoffs if they are able to sign a few play-makers in the off-season.  They already signed Tom Thibodeau as their head coach, and he has already been established as one of the NBA’s top coaches.

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