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Jonas Valanciunas to start taking 3-pointers? 05-28-2016
Jonas Valanciunas C TOR
Raptors coach Dwane Casey said that Jonas Valanciunas is a year or two away from stretching out his game to the 3-point line.

Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
The big man just turned 24 years old in May, and while he's yet to hit a 3-pointer in his four-year career, Casey sounded pretty confident that he could add that to his game. That would be huge for his fantasy value, but it's probably too early to expect him to have the green light from deep next season. As always, there should be plenty of updates on his progress over the summer.
DeMarre Carroll says he was 70-75 percent 05-28-2016
DeMarre Carroll F TOR
DeMarre Carroll said that he was only 70-75 percent healthy during the playoffs.

Lori Ewing on Twitter
After returning from in-season knee surgery, Carroll battled through a hyperextended elbow, sprained wrist, hip pointer and a twisted ankle. He couldn't get into a rhythm on offense and couldn't contain LeBron James during the Eastern Conference Finals, but give him credit for playing through his ailments. If Carroll can get his body right during the summer, he could be available at a nice discount in fantasy drafts next season.
DeMar DeRozan hints about his future with TOR 05-28-2016
DeMar DeRozan G TOR
DeMar DeRozan said that he doesn't believe he could find a better situation than what he has in Toronto.

Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
"I don't think so," DeRozan said. "My mindset has always been Toronto... I don't want to switch it up now." The impending free agent could receive some max offers from teams such as the Lakers this summer, but it sounds like DeRozan wants to be back and it would be a surprise if the Raptors aren't able to re-sign him. The 26-year-old SG averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.6 3-pointers this season on 44.6 percent shooting.
Kyle Lowry will have elbow evaluated Saturday 05-28-2016
Kyle Lowry G TOR
Kyle Lowry will have his right elbow evaluated on Saturday.

Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
He said in his exit interview that his elbow is "fine" and he just dropped 35 points in Friday's Game 6 loss, so the Raptors are probably just going to look at it as a precaution. Lowry admitted that surgery could be an option, but there will hopefully be another update after the physical. Regardless, he should be 100 percent for the start of the 2016-17 season.
Norman Powell to play in the summer league? 05-28-2016
Norman Powell G TOR
Norman Powell said that he wants to play in the summer league.

Holly MacKenzie on Twitter
The Raptors were eliminated from the playoffs on Friday, but Powell said he isn't looking forward to time off and that he will ask about getting in the gym on Saturday. You have to love his work ethic and it's exciting that he wants to play in the summer league because he looked awesome in Vegas last summer. Powell should have a larger role next season, but his fantasy value could depend on whether or not the Raptors are able to re-sign DeMar DeRozan.
Carmelo Anthony to help lure free agents? 05-28-2016
Carmelo Anthony F NY
Carmelo Anthony believes that the Knicks will want him to help lure free agents this summer.

Newsday
"Pretty sure," Anthony said. "When that time comes, we'll do the work." Anthony confirmed that he wasn't consulted during the Knicks' coaching search even though he clearly wanted a say in the matter, but he's reportedly pretty happy with the expected hiring of Jeff Hornacek. The Knicks will likely play at a faster pace with Hornacek at the helm, so Anthony should get a nice bump in fantasy value.
Bismack Biyombo will decline player option 05-28-2016
Bismack Biyombo F TOR
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Bismack Biyombo will decline his $2.9 million player option for the 2016-17 season.

Marc Stein on Twitter
This will make him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Biyombo's stock has grown significantly during the postseason and Stein is hearing that he will make at least $15 million per year. The Raptors will likely offer DeMar DeRozan a max deal this summer, so this would mean that they won't be able to retain Biyombo and it's also worth noting that they already have Jonas Valanciunas under contract for several more years. If Biyombo lands a starting job this summer, his fantasy value would get a significant boost.