The nickname applies. He’s one of a kind in a league full of one-in-a-millions, and when he gets out in transition it’s not clear there’s been many – if any like him. “He’s one of the top three or four of those guys,” Lowry was saying between games. “You got Russell [Westbrook], James [Harden], Bron [LeBron James], those guys are unbelievable at finishing. The things he can do with the ball, one dribble, two dribbles, half court, dunk it, he did some incredible things the whole season.” “Those guys” are going to finish in the top three or four of the MVP voting this season. Antetokounmpo was fifth with a bullet on my ballot this year.
June 20, 2018 | 10:56 pm EDT Update
Chris Mannix: Luka Doncic continues to be a strong candidate in Sacramento at No. 2, league sources told @YahooSports. And something else worth remembering here: Doncic is a pretty safe pick, and would be a popular one in Sacto.
Ohm Youngmisuk: The Lakers brought Arizona’s Allonzo Trier in for a second workout this week, according to league sources. The Lakers are looking to improve their shooting and Trier shot better in the second workout than his first according to sources. The 6-5 guard’s stock could be rising.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Lakers worked out a ton of guys who could go in the second round. They’re targeting shooting and versatility in this draft and also could look at versatile bigs like Michigan’s Mo Wagner, who can rebound and stretch the floor. twitter.com/wojespn/status…
June 20, 2018 | 10:12 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon has exercised his $7.2M player option for next season, league sources tell Yahoo.
Bobby Marks: Kyle O’Quinn declining his $4.25M contract will only impact the Knicks cap space this offseason if Enes Kanter decides to decline his $18.6M option. If Kanter returns, New York will be right at the cap. New York will have the $8.6M non tax midlevel and $3.4M biannual exception.