• Michael Beasley - F - Los Angeles Clippers

    Michael Beasley has been waived by the Los Angeles Clippers.

    This came as no surprise given the team's focus on youth and rebuilding at this point. Beasley might land another gig once he clears waivers but is not likely to ping on fantasy radars. Leave him on the wire for now.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

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  • D'Angelo Russell - PG - Brooklyn Nets

    Zach Lowe of ESPN is reporting that the Lakers have “a lot to sort out” before they attempt to sign D'Angelo Russell, but he could be an option if they strike out on the rest of the major free agents.

    The future of DLo likely hinges on the futures of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant and the Lakers are still in play. A reunion would be quite the 180-degree turn, as the team traded Russell away after he famously lost the trust of the locker room, but Los Angeles will be looking for an upgrade at the point guard position.

    Source: ESPN

  • 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