Houston’s James Harden and Cleveland’s LeBron James are among the finalists for the NBA’s MVP award, and Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell are among the finalists for the Rookie of the Year honor, the league announced Wednesday.
Most awards will be voted on by a panel of 100 media members. Fans will get to vote for several awards. The results will be announced June 25 during a televised show in Los Angeles.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Sources: Daryl Morey to Step Down as Rockets’ General Manager
Sources: Clippers, Tyronn Lue Agree to Deal
Ty Lue has agreed to a five-year deal to become the next head coach of the LA Clippers, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
The Clippers and Lue’s representative in the contract talks, Andy Miller, completed negotiations on a deal Thursday afternoon, sources said.
The Clippers’ search landed on Lue based upon a confidence that his championship pedigree and playoff successes as a head coach in Cleveland, as well as his strong ability to communicate with players, will resonate within a franchise that underachieved in the 2019-2020 season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Sources: Anthony Davis to Opt Out, Re-Sign with Lakers
Source: Shams Charania of The Athletic