NBA News

Giannis Antetokounmpo    G/F  Bucks

 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo won the 2017 Most Improved Player Award. Giannis led the Bucks to a sixth place finish in the East with a 42-40 record, earning a spot on the Eastern All-Star starting five in the process. The Greek Freak was a top-5 asset in standard leagues with averages of 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.9 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers on 52.2 percent shooting, becoming the first player in NBA history to finish in the top 20 in total points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. Entering his age-23 season, you can make a strong argument of taking him with the No. 1 pick in fantasy drafts.

Jun 26 - 10:22 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic    G/F  Wizards

 

 

The Wizards have reportedly extended a qualifying offer to Bojan Bogdanovic. This means Bogdanovic will become a restricted free agent along with Otto Porter. The Wizards will prioritize re-signing Porter, so Bogdanovic will only be back in Washington if his price doesn't get out of hand. After his mid-season trade from Brooklyn, Bogdanovic averaged 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 triples.

Otto Porter    F  Wizards

 

 

The Wizards have reportedly extended a qualifying offer to Otto Porter, making the forward a restricted free agent. The Wizards have the ability to match any offer he receives, so it's hard to imagine them letting him go even though he could be looking at a max deal. The Nets are expected to make a strong push to pry him away from Washington, but several other teams should surface as we approach July 1. Porter averaged 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.9 treys on 51.6 percent shooting, returning top-25 value in standard leagues.

Otto Porter    F  Wizards

 

 

The Wizards have reportedly extended a qualifying offer to Otto Porter, making the forward a restricted free agent.

Eric Gordon    G  Rockets

 

 

Eric Gordon was named the 2017 Sixth Man of the Year, becoming the first Rockets player to win the award. You could make a strong case for both Andre Iguodala and Lou Williams, but Gordon was the favorite all along. He had one of his best seasons in years and thrived in coach Mike D'Antoni's run-and-gun system, averaging 16.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.6 steals. He was able to stay healthy and appeared in 75 regular season games, and he was third in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (3.3). The Rockets are rumored to be shopping Patrick Beverley and Williams, but Gordon likely isn't going anywhere with three more years left on his deal.

Jun 26 - 9:27 PM

Malcolm Brogdon    G  Bucks

 

 

Malcolm Brogdon won the 2017 Rookie of the Year Award. Joel Embiid would've been the favorite, but ultimately didn't play in enough games. Dario Saric was also deserving, but Milwaukee's strong season likely factored into this decision. Brogdon had a solid season with averages of 10.2 points, 4.2 assists, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 45.7 percent shooting, becoming the first player to win the Rookie of the Year Award without a single Rookie of the Month Award since 2001-02. The Bucks used their first round pick on a big in D.J. Wilson and don't have much cap space to work with, so Brogdon should have a similar role in 2017-18.

Spencer Hawes    C  Bucks

 

 

Hawes will pick up the player-option for his 2017-18 contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

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Jun 26 - 8:43 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr.    G/F  Hawks

 

 

The Hawks have officially extended a qualifying offer to Tim Hardaway Jr. The move makes THJ a restricted free agent, meaning the Hawks can match any offer he receives from other teams. Hardaway Jr. is coming off a breakout season with averages of 14.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.9 triples, and the Hawks made it clear that one of their top priorities is to bring him back. Entering his age-25 season, THJ will be one of the top free agent SGs on the market along with J.J. Redick, Dion Waiters and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Spencer Hawes    F/C  Bucks

 

 

Spencer Hawes will exercise his $6 million player option for the 2017-18 season according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Milwaukee won't have much financial flexibility this summer with Greg Monroe also opting in for $17.8 million. Hawes wasn't going to see that type of money on the open market after another disappointing season, so this was a no-brainer. Expect him to see very limited minutes behind Thon Maker and Monroe in 2017-18.

Jordan Hill    F/C  Timberwolves

 

 

The Timberwolves have waived Jordan Hill. Hill only managed to get on the court a total of seven times for the Wolves last season, so it's not surprising at all to see the two sides part ways. Hill is a capable backup at the NBA level, but it's unlikely he'll find himself in a situation where he holds legitimate fantasy value.