Western Conference Predictions
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Eastern Conference Predictions
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Karl Anthony Towns is expected to accept his 5 year 188 Million dollar extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Shams Charamia is a FA from Yahoo and is expected to draw offers from ESPN, Fox Sports and many other networks.
Former 3rd overall pick Jahlil Okafor is drawing multiple offers from Chinese league teams. Interest from the NBA has been limited a move is likely.
A Chinese team is reportedly prepared to offer Heat's Dwyane Wade a 'monster deal.
Here are the current whispers around the NBA
The Bulls are deeply interested in signing Jahlil Okafor and a deal is expected any day now.
Demar Derozen is angry about being trade by Toronto and feels betrayed.
Kawhi Leonard will play for Toronto despite his initial resistance to the idea.
Nick Young and the Sacramento Kings have mutual interest.
The Sacramento Kings are in advanced discussions with Nemanja Bjelica on a 2 yr deal.
Here we will keep track of all off season trades as well as any transactions that happen in season check back regularly for updates.
Nuggets dump salary on Nets
Brooklyn Nets get:
2019 protected Denver first-round pick (1-12)
2020 unprotected Denver second-round pick
Denver Nuggets get:
Isaiah Whitehead (plan to waive)
Hawks acquire Lin from Nets
Atlanta Hawks get:
2025 Brooklyn second-round pick
Right to swap picks with Nets in 2023
Brooklyn Nets get:
Future Atlanta second-round pick
Draft rights to Isaia Cordinier
Magic get Bulls' Grant in 3-team deal
Chicago Bulls get:
Orlando Magic get:
Jerian Grant, Timofey Mozgov
Charlotte Hornets get:
Nuggets send Wilson Chandler to 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers get:
Wilson Chandler and a future second-round pick
Denver Nuggets get:
Raptors and Spurs Swap All Stars
2019 1st round pick top 20 protected
The Grizzlies have agreed to a trade that will send Jarell Martin and cash to the Magic, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Memphis will acquire Dakari Johnson in the deal.
Dallas Mavs recieve the rights to forward Maarty Leunen and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for two-way man Motley and the rights to guard Renaldas Seibutis. The Mavs will recieve 50k in the deal.
Scouting Las Vegas Summer League Day 1
Names that stood out:
His basketball IQ and passing ability really stood out against the Rockets he displays real point forward potential.
He displays 3 level scoring ability and a solid handle as well as the ability to collapse the defense and create room for shooters.
Lunch pail type big who rebounds well and defends could have real value long term as a bench big.
Not only is an efficient scorer and solid defender but Blueitt is a bulldog of a defender who is always looking to ballhawk.
Monk flashed the scoring ability that made him so intriguing in college. His defense was also better than expected, he plays passing lanes well and his athleticism helps hide any fundamental flaws.
Not only did he display high level scoring ability but his energy and competiveness were drastically above what he displayed at Kentucky. The Calipari effect is quite real.
Names That Dissapointed:
The numbers don’t tell the whole story Ayton posted several double, doubles and dominated in the post. However his effort level was virtually non existent. Against fringe NBA talent he can coast the concern is he doesn’t have a next gear to go to.
He has struggled with his shot and has turned the ball over way too much. On the positive side he did have 11 assists in his last game.
Jaren Jackson Jr
He had a big 1st game and then has mostly been MIA. The raw tools on defense exist but will they ever translate?
Vernon Carey is a bad man, he displays elite handles for a big, strong passing ability and high basketball IQ.
Rj Barret displays a level of unselfishness rarely seen, he has Lebron like handles and explosion and a developing jumpshot.
Scottie Barnes reminds me a lot of Pippen he passes well, defends at a high level and is a bulldog of a competitor.
Later this week will post a scouting review of Las Vegas Summer League.
Paul George is returning to OKC on a 4 YR 137 Million dollar deal
Chris Paul Is returning to Houston on a 4 yr 159.7 Million dollar deal.
Lebron James 4 yrs 154 Million to LA Lakers
Other deals so far:
Kevin Durant: GSW 2-Year $61.5 Million
Nikola Jokic: Denver 5-Year $148 Million
DeAndre Jordan: Dallas 1-Year $24.1 Million
Trevor Ariza: Phoenix 1-Year $15 Million
Doug Mcdermott: Indiana 3 yrs 22 Million
Ed Davis: Brooklyn 1 yr 4.4 Million
Ersan Ilyasova: Milwaukee 3 yrs 21 Million
Rudy Gay: San Antonio 1 yr 10 Million
Marco Bellineli: San Antonio 2 yrs 12 Million
Aaron Baynes: Boston 2 yrs 11 Million
Brad Wanamaker: Boston 1 yr 831k
Joe Harris: Brooklyn 2 yrs 16 Million
Omri Casspi: Memphis 1 yr
Jerami Grant: OKC 3 yrs 27 Million
Will Barton: Denver 4 yrs 54 Million
Derrick Rose: Minn 1 yr 2.1 Million
Gerald Green : Hou 1 yr 2.4 Million
Aaron Gordon, Magic four-years, $84 Million.
Kentavious Caldwell Pope Lakers one-year, $12Million
Elfrid Payton Pelicans one-year terms unknown
Michael Carter Williams Rockets 1 yr minimum
Jeff Green Wizards 1 yr Minimum
Demarcus Cousins Warriors 1 yr 5.3 Million
Avery Bradley Clippers 2 yrs 25 Million
Julius Randle Ppelicans 2 yrs 18 Million
Rajon Rondo Lakers 1 yr 9 Million
Anthony Tolliver Twolves 1 yr 5.75 Million
Derrick Favors Jazz 2 yrs 36 Million
This page will be updated as new deals become public.