February 2, 2019, 9:54 pmTony Parker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Tony Parker (right ankle soreness) logged 13 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.
Parker scored no points and had two rebounds with two assists. He hasn't been good enough to crack the top-300 this season.
June 25, 2019, 12:19 pmWes Iwundu - SF - Orlando Magic
The Magic are picking up the $1.6 million 2019-20 team option on forward Wesley Iwundu.
This was an easy call for the Magic as Iwundu is an integral part of the rotation at a low price. Iwundu should return as a backup wing again next season with the potential for a more prominent role with Terrence Ross becoming an unrestricted free agent. Iwundu can be a late-round option in deeper leagues next season.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
June 25, 2019, 11:30 amJohn Wall - PG - Washington Wizards
On Monday night at the 2019 NBA Awards, John Wall gave affirmation that he is indeed continuing to get healthier and stronger.
Wall has been able to slowly increase what he can do on his legs. The recovery and rehab for an injury as severe as his is a long road, and the point guard is making sure not to speed up the process and risk hindering the progress. However, he's about to reach a pretty big milestone in the journey during the coming weeks. And while Wall's offseason has been a busy one, as he juggles rehab, he still has been very involved in everything going on inside the franchise, recently chatting with first-round draft pick Rui Hachimura.
Source: NBC Sports
June 25, 2019, 11:21 amD'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.
June 25, 2019, 10:52 amBradley 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
June 25, 2019, 7:34 amKawhi 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
June 25, 2019, 7:27 amKevin 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.
June 25, 2019, 7:19 amKawhi 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
June 25, 2019, 12:23 amGiannis 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
June 24, 2019, 11:01 pmJon 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
June 24, 2019, 10:57 pmRudy 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