Spin: In other words, the Pelicans will likely use a three guard lineup consisting of Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, and Evans. It's still not clear if Evans starts, or comes off the bench as the teams' sixth man, but he'll still be a primary component of the Pelicans' offense regardless of how he enters games. Evans is a late-mid round target heading into drafts.
Spin: "The fans, the people here, make me want to stay," said Rondo. "The organization has been great. I can't say enough about Danny and [majority owner] Wyc [Grousbeck]." Rondo is set to become a free agent next summer and Ainge expects him to get an offer of roughly $107 million over five years. Whether the Celtics will be ready to pony up that kind of cash next season is up for debate, but it is possible that Rondo stays with the Celtics if all goes well this year.
Spin: He could miss the first couple weeks of the season after his August toe surgery. The Warriors will use him in the second unit, but Livingston's role won't be as prominent as it was with the Nets. He's not worth drafting in most leagues.
Spin: "You have to give yourself a realistic starting point," West said. "So obviously we can't be talking about competing for a championship, even being in title contention, we've just have to talk about figuring out a way to get the best lineups on the floor." If the Pacers do exceed expectations and play better than they did down the stretch last season (which is actually a pretty low bar to hurdle), George and Stephenson will likely take a lot of heat in the press for what was wrong last year. But the Pacers have a ton of work to do before we get to that bridge, or think about crossing it.