Transactions as of 6/23/17

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C Aron Baynes is declining his player option for next season and becoming a free agent.

TeamLogo Traded C Dwight Howard and the No. 31 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft to Charlotte for C Miles Plumlee, G Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick.

Minnesota_Timberwolves_logo_logotype      Minnesota Timberwolves waived C Nikola Pekovic.

celts Boston Celtics traded the 2017 first-round draft pick (No. 1) to Philadelphia for the 76ers’ 2017 first-round draft pick (No. 3) and a conditional first-round pick in 2018 or 2019.

wizWizards trade the 52nd Pick for Tim Frazier from the New Orleans Pelicans.

lakers SG Nick Young declined his option and will become a free agent.

kings_primary PG Langston Galloway has declined his option and will become a free agent.

bkn(As of 6/20/17) The Brooklyn Nets acquired D’Angelo Russell from the Lakers and Timofey Mozgov, in exchange for Brook Lopez and the 2017 27th Pick.

buckslogo C Greg Monroe has decided to opt in for the final year of his contract, therefore he will remain there for another year.

Minnesota_Timberwolves_logo_logotype Traded SG Zach Lavine & PG Kris Dunn and the 2017 #7 Pick to the Chicago Bulls for SF Jimmy Butler and the 2017 #16 pick.

mem Traded 2019 second round pick (via BKN) to the Orlando Magic for #35 pick in 2017 draft.

JAZZ1617-Logo-Primary Traded Trey Lyles PF & the #24 pick in the 2017 draft to the Denver Nuggets for the #13 pick in the 2017 draft.

kings_primary Traded #10 pick in the 2017 draft for picks #15 and #20.

Philadelphia_76ers_Logo Traded future first-rounder for #25 pick in 2017 NBA draft.


 

lac Signed F Isaiah Hicks

Minnesota_Timberwolves_logo_logotype Signed V.J. Beachem

Philadelphia_76ers_Logo Signed James Blackmon Jr.

gswSigned Chris Boucher.

Minnesota_Timberwolves_logo_logotype Signed Charles Cooke

houSigned Cameron Oliver.

wizSigned Marcus Keene.

nop Signed Peter Jok.

Philadelphia_76ers_Logo Signed Melo Trimble.

wizSigned Devin Robinson.

heatSigned London Perrantes.

lakers Signed P.J. Dozier

orlSigned Derrick Walton Jr.

nyk Signed Nigel Hayes.

buckslogo Signed Bronson Koenig.

wizSigned Kris Jenkins.

 

 

Updated: 10:06 am CT 6/23/17

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Greg Monroe Exercises Bucks Contract Option, Will Be Making $17.88 Million.

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On the last year of Greg Monroe’s three-year contract, he accepted the option that he was given and will be sticking around Milwaukee for another year.

Monroe has been a rather consistent player throughout his time, he had a sort of fall off during the season last year though. Once Monroe was shifted over to the sixth man position and Thon Maker took over the starting roles along with John Henson at the four. Some of the other split roles were shared with Mirza Teletovic and Michael Beasley. There were some other players who made supporting roles. In the 2016-17 season he averaged 11.7 ppg, and also 6.6 rpg, which are indeed his worst numbers since his rookie year. Although, in 2014-15 he did average 15.9 ppg, and 10.2 rpg, which was indeed his best season ever. That is something that probably will never happen again, due to the power & existence of big men already on that roster that Monroe may not really have the ability to exert himself into the lineup and have that much of an effect with the team in order to make himself score as much and gain as many rebounds as possible. But he’s a very good quality player to have come off the bench and run the sixth-man role.

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Greg Monroe of the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo Courtesy of NBA.com

 

Dwight Howard on the move!

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BIG NEWS!

The Atlanta Hawks have decided to move on from Dwight Howard and have sent him and the 31st pick over to the Charlotte Hornets for Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli & the 41st pick. This move is not as stunning as you’d assume, Dwight Howard did not have the outcoming of a great season like many thought he would once he entered the Atlanta area, averaging 13.5 points and 12.7 rebounds, which aren’t bad really at all, but he really doesn’t seem to be making too much of a difference for what he’s worth. On the other hand, Plumlee will probably either be released from Atlanta or he will be a role player, while Belinelli on the other hand, is starting to heat up, after being a late winner in that 3 point shooting contest, in 2014 which is also the same year he won his first ring with the Spurs. He’s a very nice player to have come off the bench and I believe he will have a significant impact for the Hawks.

His three-year, $70.5 million dollar contract was a very huge one for Atlanta to cover up, and for him to not be performing to the standards that they need, it was just time for them to move on. They’re clearly at this point starting their rebuilding revolution, and it’s going to be a long one. Last year, the team was strongly lead by Paul Millsap, the other big on the team. Millsap scored just outrageously and he played some phenomenal basketball for the Hawks, but with Dwight moving on over to the Hornets, him & Kemba may be able to cook up some chemistry.

 

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Miles Plumlee on top attempting to block Gordon Hayward, far right bottom, Marco Belinelli. Photo Credits: Courtesy of swarmandsting.com

 

 

 

D’Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets!

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So! This is my first post on here, and I’m very proud to get you guys started with all of my news! I will be updating daily transactions throughout the NBA and even draft picks on Thursday. But as this trade goes down, I will be here to further evaluate this.

The Los Angeles Lakers have made a move on their team that many Laker fans may be confused or upset about, they traded D’Angelo Russell, and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in the draft. Sources say that this trade was not only made to secure that Point Guard availability for Lonzo Ball to slide into, but it was also for them to shed off three years and $54 million that was on Mozgov’s contract, although, they’re gaining Lopez’s expiring $22.6 million deal, with Lopez ‘s contract ending soon though, the Lakers are expected to have around $30 million to take over the next season. Speculations could also be made that this move was a centerpiece for the Lakers to acquire Paul George as well, which may not happen till 2018.

 

 

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Far left, Brook Lopez (Nets), Middle, Timofey Mozgov (Lakers), Right, D’Angelo Russell (Lakers). Photo Credits Courtesy of inquisitr.com, infoforyour.com, defpen.com