Fantasy News

  • Bradley Beal - SG - Washington Wizards

    After winning the NBA Cares Community Assist Award on Monday, All-Star guard Bradley Beal said that he is “definitely” open to discussing a contract extension with the Wizards this summer.

    The 25-year-old shooting guard was snubbed from the 2019 All-NBA teams and therefore missed out on being eligible for a so-called “supermax” contract extension, but he remains eligible for a multiyear extension in July. And while his name surfaced in trade rumors following John Wall’s season-ending achilles’ injury in February, Beal said that Ted Leonsis and coach Scott Brooks have each independently told him in recent weeks that he would not be moved.

    Source: Washington Post

  • Kawhi Leonard - SF - Toronto Raptors

    Kawhi Leonard could meet with the Clippers on July 2nd, according to Frank Isola of the Athletic.

    Kawhi will be free agent on July 1st and he is expected to listen to offers from the Raptors and the Clippers. No one really knows what’s in his mind right now but both teams are expected to make a strong case in their efforts to sign him.

    Source: Frank Isola on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant - SF - Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors are expected to meet with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson this week.

    KD has a $31M player option that he is expected to decline despite the severe achilles injury that will sideline him for most of next season. Thompson on the other hand, out as well with a torn ACL, will be an unrestricted free agent and will have surgery later this week. The injuries have not changed the feeling inside the organization regarding the pair's potential future with the team. Warriors owner Joe Lacob has publicly stated that he would give each player a max extension and the intention has been that the team would like to re-sign both players and continue their dynasty.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kawhi Leonard - SF - Toronto Raptors

    NBA insider Chris Broussard said that based on the recent news he has received, Kawhi Leonard will not be signing with the Lakers.

    The Lakers had joined the Clippers, Knicks, and Raptors as the four teams reportedly with the best chance to sign the two-time Finals MVP, but Broussard believes the Lakers are out on The Board Man’s services. Leonard is a Los Angeles native and many around the league believe his desire to win championships could give the Lakers the upper-hand but that doesn’t seem to be the case right now. Kawhi is expected to take some meetings but we haven’t heard anything about him visiting the Lakers.

    Source: FOX Sports

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - PF - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo has won the 2018-2019 MVP award.

    It was only a matter of time until Antetokounmpo would start to wreak havoc upon the league and that day came sooner rather than later. There are still obvious flaws to his game, but it is a regular season award and the Greek Freak had a historic regular season. He led the team to the best record in the league and the Bucks team and staff brought home a lot of well-deserved hardware tonight.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Jon Horst - Team - Milwaukee Bucks

    Jon Horst has been awarded the Executive of the Year award.

    Horst added Coach Budenholzer and retooled the roster to perfectly fit Giannis Antetokoumpo and his style of play. This led to the best record in the NBA and to a team that many believed to be the favorites to come out of the east. Obviously this was a regular season award, because Masai Ujiri came in fourth place and if voting were done today it would look a lot different.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Rudy Gobert - C - Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert has won the 2018-2018 Defensive Player of the Year Award.

    Gobert helped anchor one of the best defenses in the league and this makes it the second consecutive year he's taken home the award. The Jazz are always steady due to his efforts on that end of the floor and the team's identity starts with him.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer - Team - Milwaukee Bucks

    Mike Budenholzer has been named the Coach of the Year for the 2018-2019 season.

    In his first season as the Bucks’ coach, Budenholzer helped propel the team to an NBA-best 60 wins. The Bucks revamped their offense and did their best to play through Giannis Antetokounmpo’s strengths and the drastic shift in performance compared to years past makes this a well deserved award.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Lou Williams - SG - Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams collected his third Kia NBA Sixth Man Award on Monday night, winning it over Domantas Sabonis and Montrezl Harrell.

    Williams wasn't needed quite as much this season due to the heath of his teammates. That caused his minutes to drop from 32.8 to 26.6 per game, but he still scored 20.0 points per game and even increased his rebounds and assists to career-highs.

    Source: NBA on TNT on Twitter

  • Mike Conley - PG - Memphis Grizzlies

    Mike Conley won two awards Monday night that were voted on by the players, the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award and the Sportsmanship Award.

    It's nice to see Conley getting some attention this summer. This is his third Sportsmanship Award, and he'll be taking that and his Teammate of the Year Award to probably the best team he's ever been a part of in Utah. Now let's see if he can get his first All Star nod, too.

    Source: NBA on TNT on Twitter

  • Pascal Siakam - PF - Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam took home the Kia Most Improved Player Award, beating De'Aaron Fox and D'Angelo Russell.

    This award was seemingly wrapped up back in November. Siakam exploded this season, improving significantly is every fantasy category (excluding turnovers). He finished the regular season with per-game averages of 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 threes on 54.9 percent from the field and 78.5 percent from the line. His three-point percentage has increased from 14.3 to 22.0 to 36.9 as well. Whether or not Kawhi Leonard returns, Siakam should easily make his way into the top-40 ranks next season.

    Source: NBA on TNT on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic - PG - Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic won the Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award, beating finalists Trae Young and Deandre Ayton.

    Ayton had the best fantasy season and Young had an amazing second half. However, Luka was a team leader, primary ball-handler and clutch shot-maker all season. His per-game averages of 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.3 threes exceed most expectations. If he can bump up his percentages, he could be an early-round fantasy star for over a decade.

    Source: NBA on TNT

  • Patrick Beverley - PG - Los Angeles Clippers

    According to Brad Townsend, Patrick Beverley plans to meet with the Mavs, though a meeting has not been scheduled.

    He's also planning to meet with other teams, as we've heard before. Beverley appears to be in-demand this summer and he should produce similar stats to what he's put up over the last few seasons regardless of his landing spot. Whether he's with a bad team like the Bulls, a middling team like the Mavs or a potential contender like the Lakers, one would think he'll be signing in a spot where he'll be starting.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz - PG - Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz (shoulder) will not play at Summer League, according to GM John Hammond.

    Fultz has reportedly been making good progress and the Magic are excited about what he's been able to do since coming over at the trade deadline, but this is not great news. Hopefully Fultz will be ready to contribute in the preseason so we can get a look at how he'll fit in Orlando. The upside is immense but it would take a strong showing to confidently draft Fultz in redraft formats as his shoulder issues have completely derailed the first few years of his career.

    Source: 96.9 The Game on Twitter

  • Haywood Highsmith - PF - Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers have waived Haywood Highsmith.

    Highsmith joined the Sixers on a two-way deal last season but only appeared in five games. Expect them to use that spot on a more established G-League player or a rookie with some upside.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter