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  • Norman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell scored 18 points with four threes, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in a big Game 4 victory over the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Powell got big minutes again (32) and had it going early. His final line of 6-for-18 from the field (4-for-13 from deep) looks pretty inefficient, but Powell was a major factor in building tonight's big lead. With Kawhi Leonard hobbling a bit, the Raptors may need to continue leaning on Powell more than usual.

  • Malcolm Brogdon - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    Malcolm Brogdon shot just 2-for-11 from the field for four points in Tuesday's Game 4 road loss to the Raptors, adding just five rebounds and three assists in his 28 minutes.

    Brogdon missed his only free throw attempt and all three of his shots from distance. It wouldn't have been so deflating if George Hill (five points on 1-for-2 shooting in 27 minutes) and Eric Bledsoe (five points on 2-for-7 shooting in 20 minutes) had produced, but the whole backcourt had a tough time getting going tonight.

  • Fred VanVleet - G - Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet was nearly perfect in Tuesday's Game 4 win over Bucks as he hit 5-of-6 from the field including all three of his triples for 13 points in 25 minutes.

    Coming off of a 1-for-11 performance in Game 3, this was huge for the Raptors. VanVleet also had six assists, one rebound and one steal on the night. He'll look to keep it rolling in Milwaukee on Thursday.

  • Khris Middleton - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton was on fire in Tuesday's 120-102 Game 4 loss on Tuesday in Toronto, shooting 11-for-15 from the field on his way to a game-high 30 points in 36 minutes.

    Middleton drained 4-of-7 threes, 4-of-5 free throws, had six boards and seven assists with zero turnovers as well. The Bucks will need some supporting cast members to step up once again in Thursday's Game 4 back in Milwaukee. This series could easily go the distance, giving the Warriors an extra seven days of rest for the Finals.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo double-doubled with 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes, but it was not enough in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to the Raptors.

    Giannis hit 9-of-17 from the field but just 6-of-10 from the line in a minus 19 performance. He came out aggressive with some first quarter driving dunks, but the Raptors have been able to slow him down in the lane over the last couple of games. His next shot at them comes on Thursday in Milwaukee.

  • Eric Bledsoe - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe was nearly invisible in Tuesday's Game 4, going for just five points (2-of-7 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes.

    Bledsoe has been pretty abysmal in this series and it seems to be getting worse. George Hill and Malcolm Brogdon played more than him in this game (27 and 28 minutes, respectively) and there's a good chance that could continue with Bledsoe not being much of a threat on offense lately. Though, Hill and Brogdon did combine for just nine points in this game too.

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Tim Kawakami of The Athletic San Francisco is reporting he received a text from Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob saying he is "confident about BOTH" Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson re-signing with the Warriors this offseason.

    The rumors are in full motion as the NBA heads toward free agency in less than five weeks. Durant is hotly rumored to leave the Warriors this offseason, with the Knicks as a consensus favorite among members of the media. Thompson's rumors have been much more tempered, as he is seen as an original piece to the Warriors dynasty. It will be interesting, to say the least, to see how this season plays out.

    Source: Tim Kawakami from The Athletic

  • Kevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors

    Speaking about the impact that Kevon Looney has had on a Warriors team playing without Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins, Steve Kerr said, “Looney has become one of our foundational pieces. He does this every single night.”

    Looney has been instrumental off the bench for the Warriors this postseason after the loss of both Cousins and Durant, and he is a big reason why they are making a fifth straight NBA Finals appearance. Looney is averaging 7.5 points and 2.1 offensive rebounds on .725 shooting from the floor in just 20.5 minutes per game this postseason. Entering free agency this offseason, Looney is doing all he can to ensure he gets paid this summer.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Enes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers

    Speaking about signing with the Blazers after being released from the Knicks, Enes Kanter said, "I've been in the league eight years. Signing here is probably the best thing that's ever happened in my career."

    Kanter chose to sign with the Blazers over his former team, the Thunder, after being released from the Knicks in February. Kanter made a good call as he played an integral role in helping the Blazers advance to the Western Conference Finals after the unfortunate injury to Jusuf Nurkic.

    Source: Sean Highkin on Twitter

  • Zach Collins - F/C - Trail Blazers

    Zach Collins said, "I've always wanted to be the guy and be a starter," and that he absolutely sees himself as a starter next season.

    With Al-Farouq Aminu and Enes Kanter entering free agency and Jusuf Nurkic coming back from a season-ending injury, there are some openings in the lineup come next season. Collins put up 6.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in just 17.5 minutes per game this season and showed he could be a productive player if given the time. With Meyers Leonard going ballistic against the Warriors, there will be some competition even if the Blazers don't bring anyone else in.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter

  • Terry Stotts - Team - Trail Blazers

    The Blazers and Terry Stotts have agreed to a multi-year contract extension.

    Stotts is very deserving of this extension as the Blazers had a great season, finishing third in the west and reaching the Western Conference Finals. The Blazers surprised everyone this year with their play and kept it rolling even after losing their starting center Jusuf Nurkic to a gruesome leg injury. With a similar looking roster on the books for next season, the Blazers look to be in good shape for the future.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who led the way in the NBA All-Rookie Second Team with 40 first team votes and 138 points overall, was joined by Collin Sexton, Landry Shamet, Mitchell Robinson and Kevin Huerter.

    SGA showed plenty of promise, especially in the playoffs, in helping the Clippers take a few games from the Warriors along with the historic 31 point comeback on the road. Robinson, who received the second-fewest points of the selections, showed tremendous potential in limited playing time and had the look of becoming a force in the paint.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Trae Young - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young and Luka Doncic headlined the NBA All-Rookie First Team with Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Deandre Ayton rounding out the rest of the selections.

    Young and Doncic were unanimous votes, while Ayton was near unanimous and Jackson and Bagley held a slight edge over a few of the other selections. All of the rookies showed promise and a nice future ahead of them.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Paul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets

    When asked about Paul Millsap's impending team option, Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said, “Paul is everything we hoped…I fully expect Paul to be back in a Nuggets uniform (next season).” Both sides want the same thing, Connelly said.

    The Nuggets were 18th in NBA team salaries this season with Paul Millsap being the highest paid player on the team. The Nuggets have a tough call to make with Millsap's $30 million team option, as he is now 34 years old and has seen his numbers decline as a member of the Nuggets.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina's new agent Bouna Ndiaye denied the rumors of Nitilikina switching agents because he wants a trade and said, “I can just tell you that the fact he was not traded has nothing to do with this change of agent. Frank is extremely happy to be part of the Knicks.”

    Ultimately, the Knicks are going to explore every avenue available to shedding salary cap space, and Nitilikina and his roughly $5 million 2019-20 salary are likely to be shipped somewhere else. With a $6 million team option in 2020 followed by an $8 million qualifying offer in 2021, there should be a rebuilding team looking to see if they can tap into the potential of the former eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft.

    Source: New York Post