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Source: Brad Wanamaker has put all Euroleague offers on hold with hopes of scoring an NBA deal with the Pelicans or Celtics. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) 27 giugno 2017Source: David Pick
Bulls will not submit a qualifying offer to Michael Carter-Williams + he will become unrestricted free agent. Per John Paxson on @ESPN1000 — David Kaplan (@thekapman) 27 giugno 2017Source: David Kaplan
Per league source, #Wizards have extended qualifying offers to Otto Porter Jr. and Bojan Bogdanovic. — Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) 27 giugno 2017
Milwaukee Bucks' Spencer Hawes will opt-in on his $6M 2017-18 contract, league source tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) 27 giugno 2017
LaMelo and Lonzo's reaction to their dad morphing into the biggest heel in sports history easily my favorite thing this year. Unreal ???? pic.twitter.com/TGZP9GAHt6 — Wobsell Perezbrook???? (@World_Wide_Wob) 27 giugno 2017LaVar Ball was one of the guests of WWE Raw with his sons Lonzo and LaMelo. And LaVar put up a show.
The 2017 @Kia Rookie of the Year is Malcolm Brogdon of the @Bucks ! #NBAAwards #KiaROY pic.twitter.com/kxQKQ9QuW2 — NBA (@NBA) 27 giugno 2017Malcolm Brogdon was named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, the league announced tonight at its inaugural NBA Awards show. Brogdon joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1969-70) as the only players in team history to win Rookie of the Year. He is the first player not drafted in the first round to win Rookie of the Year since 1966. “I am both humbled and honored to win this award,” said Brogdon. “As the oldest rookie to win this award in decades, I know it is the culmination of many special people who believed in me, starting with my mother, and continuing with my owners, my teammates, Coach Kidd and the entire Bucks’ staff. My five years at Virginia truly prepared me for the NBA and for life after the NBA. Thanks to Coach Bennett for a great education in basketball and for making me better. Thanks to the great fans of Milwaukee. Their work ethic truly inspires me every night.” A second round pick (36th overall) from Virginia, Brogdon played in 75 games (28 starts) during a stellar rookie season that saw him lead all rookies in assists (4.2) and steals (1.1) per game, while ranking second in 3-point field goal percentage (.404) and free-throw percentage (.865). He also ranked third in field goal percentage (.457) and fourth in points per game (10.2) among rookies, and became one of just five rookies in NBA history to shoot over 40 percent from beyond the arc while averaging at least four assists per game. Brogdon recorded the first rookie triple-double in team history when he scored 15 points with 12 assists and 10 rebounds at Chicago on Dec. 31. Brogdon started all six playoff games for the Bucks in 2017, and ranked first among rookies in the playoffs with 3.5 assists per game, and was second in points (9.0) and rebounds (4.3) per game. “Malcolm worked tirelessly to improve his game and became a valuable contributor,” said Bucks Head Coach Jason Kidd, who won co-Rookie of the Year honors with Grant Hill in 1995. “In fact, he was so reliable it was easy to forget that he was a rookie. Malcolm has a boundless future and we want to congratulate him on winning this well-earned award.” Earlier today, Brogdon was unanimously selected to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team, joining Joel Embiid (Philadelphia), Willy Hernangomez (New York), Buddy Hield (Sacramento) and Dario Saric (Philadelphia). Brogdon is the 13th Buck to be named to an All-Rookie Team, and is the team’s first All-Rookie First Team selection since Brandon Jennings in 2009-10. Source: Milwaukee Bucks
The 2017 @Kia #NBA Sixth Man of the Year is...@TheofficialEG10 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBAAwards #KiaSixth pic.twitter.com/gMHDfBKJ9W — NBA (@NBA) 27 giugno 2017During tonight’s inaugural NBA Awards on TNT, Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year as selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. He is the first player in franchise history to receive the award. In his first season with the Rockets, Gordon came off the bench in 60 of his 75 games played after starting 398 of 417 career games entering 2016-17. He finished second on the team in scoring with 16.2 points per game and had the third-highest scoring average (16.3 ppg) of any reserve with at least seven appearances this season. Gordon ranked fourth in the NBA with 246 3-pointers made this season after not having more than 141 in a season prior. He set the NBA single season record for the most 3FGM by a reserve with 206, breaking the previous mark of 179 by Mirza Teletovic in 2015-16. Gordon also became the first player in Rockets history to win the 3-point contest during NBA All-Star Weekend. Over a 21-game span from Nov. 27 through Jan. 5, Gordon averaged 4.6 3-pointers made on 47.1% shooting. He hit at least three 3FGM in each of the first 13 games of that stretch, tying for the third-longest streak in NBA history. The Rockets were 35-7 in games in which Gordon scored at least 15 points, including 17-2 when he scored 20 or more. He averaged 17.6 ppg on 43.6% shooting (41.3% 3FGs) in wins compared to 13.4 ppg on 34.3% shooting (28.4% 3FGs) in losses. Source: Houston Rockets
The 2017 @Kia NBA Most Improved Player is...@Giannis_An34 of the @Bucks! #NBAAwards #KiaMIP pic.twitter.com/h6jVuGmUGd — NBA (@NBA) 27 giugno 2017Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player, the league announced tonight at the inaugural NBA Awards show. Antetokounmpo is the first player in Bucks history to be named Most Improved Player. “I’m honored and humbled to be named the NBA’s Most Improved Player and grateful to so many people for helping me reach this point in my young career,” said Antetokounmpo. “Thank you to my family whose love and support means the world to me. Thank you to my teammates, coaches and staff with the Bucks who push me to succeed every day. Thank you to our fans who never stop cheering for us. Thank you.” In his fourth season, Antetokounmpo set career highs in scoring (22.9 ppg), rebounding (8.8 rpg), assists (5.4 apg), blocks (1.9 bpg) and steals (1.6 spg), as well as field goal percentage (.521). He became just the fifth player in NBA history to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks for a season, and was the first player in NBA history to rank in the top-20 for total points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. Despite playing nearly the same number of minutes per game in 2016-17 (35.6) as he did in 2015-16 (35.3), Antetokounmpo increased his scoring average from 16.9 points per game, to 22.9 points per game this season. Antetokounmpo earned his first All-Star appearance when he was selected as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 66th NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans in February. He was the Bucks’ first All-Star since Michael Redd in 2004 and the first All-Star starter since Sidney Moncrief in 1986. Antetokounmpo scored an Eastern Conference-high 30 points on 14-for-17 shooting. “Giannis wants to be the best and this is a terrific achievement for him and for our organization,” said Bucks head coach Jason Kidd. “No one puts in more work than Giannis and we’re thrilled for him to receive this honor.” During the 2016-17 season, Antetokounmpo recorded three triple-doubles to give him eight for his career, which ties him with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most in team history. He was also one of just five players in the NBA this season to average over 20 points per game while shooting 50 percent or better. In May, Antetokounmpo was named Second Team All-NBA, the highest All-NBA Team selection for the Bucks since Moncrief in 1986.
The 2017 #NBA Coach of the Year is...Mike D'Antoni of the @HoustonRockets! #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/OeIxOJZ24V — NBA (@NBA) 27 giugno 2017During tonight’s inaugural NBA Awards on TNT, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni was named NBA Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season as selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. He is the third coach in franchise history to win the award, joining Tom Nissalke (1976-77) and Don Chaney (1990-91). This marks D’Antoni’s second Coach of the Year award, having won in 2004-05 after leading Phoenix to a franchise-high tying 62 wins. He is the eighth coach in NBA history with multiple Coach of the Year honors and joins Gregg Popovich as the only ones who are active. In his first season as head coach of the Rockets, D’Antoni guided the team to a 55-27 mark after Houston went 41-41 in 2015-16. The 55 wins tied for the fourth-most in franchise history. The Rockets clinched a playoff spot on March 14, 2017 after not securing one until the regular season finale in 2015-16. D’Antoni was named Western Conference Coach of the Month in December after Houston went 15-2, tying for the most wins in a single month in franchise history. D’Antoni engineered an offense which set the NBA record for the most 3-pointers made in a single season with 1,181. Houston finished second in the league in scoring with 115.3 points per game, tying for the second-highest scoring average in franchise history. The Rockets scored at least 130 points 12 times in 2016-17, marking the highest single season total by any team dating back to 1992-93. During his time in Phoenix, the Suns posted the NBA’s three-highest single season totals for 3-pointers made from 2004-05 through 2006-07. Prior to 2004-05, only three teams had more than 700 3FGM in a single season. Since D’Antoni’s final season with Phoenix in 2007-08, 73 teams have hit at least 700 3-pointers in a single season, including 25 of the 30 teams in 2016-17. Source: Houston Rockets
The 2017 @Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year is...@Money23Green of the @warriors! #NBAAwards #KiaDPOY pic.twitter.com/ru8hZtWf6I — NBA (@NBA) 27 giugno 2017Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been named the 2016-17 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, the league announced tonight at the inaugural NBA Awards in New York. Green, who finished as the runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year in each of the past two seasons, is the first player in Warriors history to earn the award. The Warriors also won Fan Vote awards for Best Assist (Stephen Curry and Draymond Green), Best Performance (Klay Thompson) and Best Playoff Moment (Kevin Durant), as announced at the awards show. Green was named to the All-NBA Third Team this season after averaging 10.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.38 blocks in 32.5 minutes over 76 games, while leading the league with a career-high 2.03 steals. The 6’7” forward became the first player to tally averages of at least 10 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block over the course of a season since blocks and steals were first recorded in 1973-74, while becoming the first player in Warriors history to total at least 150 steals and 100 blocks in a single campaign. Earlier today, Green was named to the All-Defensive First Team for a third consecutive season, becoming the first player in Warriors history to earn First Team honors three times. Source: Golden State Warriors
???? @russwest44 of the @OKCThunder! ???? #KiaMVP #NBAAwards #WhyNot #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/FlYuuTuf4F — NBA (@NBA) 27 giugno 2017Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was named the winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2016-17 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, it was announced this evening during the first-ever NBA Awards Show. Westbrook earned MVP honors after joining Oscar Roberson as the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double. Westbrook registered a league-best 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds (10th in the NBA), 10.4 assists (third in the NBA) and 1.63 steals in 34.6 minutes per game. During the 2016-17 season, Westbrook established a new NBA record with 42 triple-doubles (Oklahoma City went 33-9 in those games) as he helped lead the Thunder to a spot in the Western Conference Playoffs. The six-time All-Star and two-time All-Star game MVP recorded triple-doubles in seven consecutive games on two separate occasions this past season (11/25-12/9 and 3/22-4/4), to become the first player in NBA history to accomplish the feat. He was named Western Conference Player of the Month for November and February and earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors four times. In winning his second scoring title in three seasons, Westbrook paced the NBA in games with at least 20 points (72), 30 points (44), 40 points (18) and 50 points (four). Last month Westbrook was named to the All-NBA First Team for a second consecutive season after receiving 99 First Team votes (498 total points). The NBA MVP trophy is named in honor of the late Maurice Podoloff, the first commissioner of the NBA who served from 1946 until his retirement in 1963. Source: Oklahoma City Thunder
#Twolves announce the team has waived F/C Jordan Hill pic.twitter.com/Hhm8sxjjCy — Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) 26 giugno 2017Source: Minnesota Timberwolves
Per Sources: @WojVerticalNBA will start at ESPN on July 1. — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) June 26, 2017
C's renounced stash player Marcus Thornton's contract today at his request. Would like to play for another summer league team. — Mark Murphy (@Murf56) 26 giugno 2017Source: Mark Murphy
Damn Avery, Smart or Jae didn't get all defense??? That's a JOKE!!! — Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) June 26, 2017Source: Isaiah Thomas
"THE 12 IS BACK." ???????? @dwighthoward pic.twitter.com/peT124oyAm — Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) 26 giugno 2017Source: Charlotte Hornets
League sources say Minnesota, in the wake of the Jimmy Butler deal, remains intent on trading Ricky Rubio as it searches for more shooting. — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 26, 2017
Raptors are expected to announce Bobby Webster (formerly asst GM) as new GM this week. Will replace Jeff Weltman under President Masai Ujiri — Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) 26 giugno 2017
Sources: Brooklyn plans to decline team option on guard K.J. McDaniels, making him a free agent. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 26, 2017
@DwyaneWade or Dwayne Bacon? wishful thinking Rich Cho?! pic.twitter.com/AnyF1cm4ms — Josh Sims (@JoshFox46) 23 giugno 2017
Former @ICGaels and UConn G Sam Cassell Jr. Will play summer league with the Cavs, per sources. — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) 24 giugno 2017Source: Adam Zagoria
Danny Ainge on @985TheSportsHub on Jimmy Butler trade: "[We] weren't really [close]. I think MN gave up a lot. Good trade for both" #Celtics — Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) 23 giugno 2017
Lavar Ball: "Mi hijo llevará a los Lakers a los Playoffs en su primera temporada". #LaNocheDelDraft pic.twitter.com/2sNvIA1v9Q — NBA en Movistar+ (@nbaplus) 23 giugno 2017LaVar Ball said that Lonzo will bring the Lakers to the playoffs in his rookie year in the NBA. The Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the 2nd overall pick in the NBA Draft.
Undrafted rookie George de Paula (Brazil) has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell ESPN. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 23, 2017
UPDATE: SMU’s Ben Moore backed out of his commitment to Memphis to sign partial-guaranteed deal with Indiana. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) 23 giugno 2017Source: David Pick
Source: Arizona's Kobi Simmons will sign a free agent deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2017Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources say. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 23 giugno 2017Source: Shams Charania
Undrafted rookie P.J. Dozier out of South Carolina has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell ESPN. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) 23 giugno 2017Source: Chris Haynes
Undrafted guard Melo Trimble of Maryland has agreed to a free-agent deal with Philadelphia, league sources tell ESPN. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) 23 giugno 2017Source: Chris Haynes
Undrafted seven-footer rookie Luke Kornet out of Vanderbilt has agreed to a two-way deal with the New York Knicks, league sources tell ESPN. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) 23 giugno 2017Source: Chris Haynes
Undrafted rookie Charles Cooke out of Dayton has agreed to a free-agent contract with Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) 23 giugno 2017Source: Chris Haynes
The Golden State Warriors and Oregon's Chris Boucher have agreed to a two-way NBA contract, league sources say. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 23 giugno 2017Source: Shams Charania
Source: Undrafted Nevada big Cameron Oliver has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Houston Rockets. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) 23 giugno 2017Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
0-82.worst culture in the league.I met drug dealers with better morals then their GM. He is a liar and everyone knows — Travelle Gaines (@travellegaines) June 23, 2017
Sources: Clippers are trading for Philadelphia's No. 39 selection and taking Juwan Evans. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 23 giugno 2017Source: Shams Charania
Sources: Milwaukee is acquiring Philadelphia's No.46 overall pick for Sterling Brown. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 23 giugno 2017Source: Shams Charania
We've acquired the rights to Edmond Sumner from New Orleans in exchange for cash considerations. He was the 52nd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. pic.twitter.com/Ax175R0hG2 — Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) 23 giugno 2017Source: Indiana Pacers
Utah will trade Nos. 30 and 42 to Lakers for No. 28, securing Tony Bradley, league sources tell @TheVertical. https://t.co/wmPNky95N2 — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) 23 giugno 2017Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
Utah will send Trey Lyles and the No. 24 pick to Denver for No. 13, league source tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) 23 giugno 2017Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
Sacramento is trading the No. 10 pick to Portland for Nos. 15 and 20 in draft, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) 23 giugno 2017Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
Sources: Boston, Indiana talks for Paul George had gained significant momentum, but sides are still apart on a possible deal. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) 23 giugno 2017Source: Adrian Wojnarowski
Sources: Chicago and Minnesota have completed trade of Jimmy Butler to Wolves for Zach LaVine, No. 7 and Kris Dunn. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 22 giugno 2017Source: Shams Charania
ESPN Sources: Phoenix, Denver discussed trade that would feature Eric Bledsoe in exchange for Emmanuel Mudiay and No. 13 pick. Talks fluid. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 22, 2017.
The Cavs and Spurs have been in trade talks involving Danny Green, sources say. Spurs' asking price has been high, though. — Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) 22 giugno 2017Source: Brian Windhorst