The Phoenix Suns ended their season in complete disappointment after getting blown out in game 7 of the second round to the Dallas Mavericks. In this game 7, it was clear to Suns fans that Deandre Ayton’s future with the team was in question. In this game, Ayton only played 17 minutes despite being a key part of the team’s finals run the year prior.
Ayton made it known to the team that he does not want to continue to play for Phoenix. The young center put up stats of a double-double averaging 17.2 points per game to go along with 10.2 rebounds.
The favorite team to land Ayton’s free agency contract currently is the Detroit Pistons at +150. The second favorite is the Phoenix Suns at +200. The Indiana Pacers are +700 as third favorites.
If I was betting on this I would take the Pacers at +700 which are great odds, I can see a Myles Turner and Ayton swap as the Pacers are eager to move Turner. If the Pistons can manage to get a trade done for Ayton they will be extremely compelling to watch.
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James Harden has had an interesting past season as he demanded out of Brooklyn and got traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Harden and the 76ers were able to make it to the second round of the playoffs as they lost to the one-seed heat.
The star shooting guard was able to score 22 points per game, 7.7 rebounds, and 10.3 assists. The favorite odds for Harden’s team next season is the 76ers at -7500 due to the news gotten just hours ago. The field line is set at +1200, but look for Harden to resign with Philadelphia.
As of today, June 29th, Harden declined his $47.3 million option for free agency. This was strictly a move to allow the sixers to have more cap space to make multiple roster moves this upcoming season.
Over the last few seasons Bradley Beal has been an electric scorer, however, will he remain an elite scorer for the Washington Wizards or will it be for another team? Beal has been the lone star on the wizards’ roster for a while and the team has not been exactly successful.
Last season put up stats of 23.2 points per game, 4.7 rebounds, and 6.6 assists. Beal recently declined his $36.4 million option for free agency. The question asked is did he do this to sign the 5-year max contract to return to the Wizards or does he want to sign with another team on a 4-year contract.
The favored odds for Beals’s next team is the Wizards at -125. The Celtics are second at +300, followed by the Trail Blazers at +400, and the Miami Heat at +500.
I think that if Beal does decide to leave the Wizards and go to a team where he can contend for a championship it will be the Boston Celtics at +300. Jayson Tatum and Bradley break grew up together as Tatum has even mentioned that Beal served as an older brother to him. With the Celtics losing in the finals this year, by adding Bradley Beal they would become a clear favorite to win next season.