NBA free agency is so much big that it is getting hard to keep a track of all the players. From Kevin Durant to Kawhi Leonard, most of the star players have already changed their teams. Along with that, each day we see a new trade deal between two teams. Here are the latest deals which happened in the last week and how it will change the dynamics in the next NBA season.
Lakers got Kostas Antetokounmpo
The Los Angeles Lakers managed to get the rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo in waiver claim deal. Kostas is the brother of Bucks superstar and 2019 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmp. The 21-year-old talented player has previously played for the Dallas Mavericks and their affiliate teams. In the last season, Kostas had an average of 10.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
The #Lakers have claimed Giannis' brother Kostas Antetokounmpo off the waivers. Kostas played in two games for the #Mavericks last season and scored two points during his 11 minutes played. Kostas played most of the year in the #NBA G-League and averaged 10.6 ppg.
— Baseline Basketball (@BaselineBasket1) July 23, 2019
Wizards re-signs Bradley Beal
The Washington Wizards team is offering a contract extension to Bradley Beal and wants him to re-sign it. A new deal for three years and $111 million is offered to Beal by the Wizards team. The 26-year-old star has a time limit till October 21 to sign the contract which makes him play for the Wizards till the NBA 2021-22 season.
@RealDealBeal23 Don’t sign that extension young boul, i met with Pat & everything will fall in place, the East is open, with you we can shift our focus to beating the Bucks-76ers-Celtics in the postseason, we are not rebuilding, we are trying to win NOW‼️
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 18, 2019
Kyle Korver goes to the Bucks
Kyle Korver has been finally signed by the team of Milwaukee Bucks for a one-year minimum contract. Korver was a free agent for a long time and the Philadelphia 76ers was also interested in him for a deal. But Korver had good relations with Mike Budenholzer from the Milwaukee team and hence a deal was finally made.
Welcome to Milwaukee, Kyle Korver pic.twitter.com/0KbnmUhMIU
— IKE Bucks (@IKE_Bucks) July 20, 2019
Justin Holiday deal with the Pacers
The point guard Justin Holiday is also signed for a one-year deal at $4.8 million by the team of Indiana Pacers. Even though an official announcement is not made, reports about the deals have surfaced online. The Pacers needed a point guard as most of their players had moved out and Holiday is a perfect choice.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 19, 2019
No deals for Chris Paul
The Oklahoma City Thunder gave up Russel Westbrook to the Houston Rockets and got Chris Paul in an exchange deal. The Thunder team planned to trade out Paul as an asset and get some other young players. But it looks like they are unable to find a team willing to deal and Chris Paul is stuck in the Oklahoma City.
James Harden when he hears Chris Paul is stuck in OKC: pic.twitter.com/Qj1SczdjTb
— Matthew McGovern (@MatthewMcGovern) July 17, 2019
Reggie Bullock deal with the Knicks
Reggie Bullock from the Lakers team has signed a new deal with the New York Knicks. He was offered an $8.2 million contract for two years which he gladly accepted. The original deal was for $21 million for two years, but due to the medical issue of Bullock, it was revised and the amount was deducted.
Free agent Reggie Bullock has signed a new two-year deal with the New York Knicks, agent David Bauman tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Bullock and the Knicks reworked his agreement over the last week after unanticipated health issues.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 16, 2019