SANTA MONICA, California (AP) – The latest edition of the NBA Awards in Santa Monica, California (all local times):
Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards has released the NBA Cares Community Assist Award at the NBA Awards.
Lou Williams has won the sixth man in the world year at the NBA Awards for the second consecutive year and for the third time in his career.
The Guard also won with the Los Angeles Clippers last year. He received his first award in 2015 in Toronto.
Williams beat his team-mate Montrezl Harrell, with whom he made the most successful bank duo in NBA history last season, and Domanta Sabonis of Indiana.
Williams became the career leader of points from the bench during the season. He said behind-the-scenes that this year's award was different because he had entered the season to receive a third award that would cement his legacy in his career.
Newly styled for Utah Jazz, Mike Conley Jr. was named teammate and athlete of the year at the NBA Awards.
Conley received the award for his twelve-year tenure at the Memphis Grizzlies.
Backstage called Conley the lends the result of the respect of his colleagues in the league. He thanked his parents for his education.
NBA Champion Pascal Siakam of Toronto Raptors has won the most improved player in the NBA Awards.
The 25-year-old from Cameroon scored 16.9 points on average and in his third year started 79 out of 80 season games for the Raptors.
Siakam had 26 20-point games after he had scored only 20 points in a game his first two seasons. He then scored 32 points in Game 1 of the NBA Final.
Siakam defeated De 'Aaron Fox of Sacramento and D & # 39; Angelo Russell of Brooklyn.
According to Siakam, his award can give African children hope to work hard to chase their dreams.
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks won the Rookie of the Year at the NBA Awards.
The 20-year-old little striker from Slovenia received his trophy from RJ Barrett, who went to the New York Knicks last week as the No. 3 NBA Draft.
Doncic was # 3 last year.
The other finalists were Deandre Ayton of Phoenix and Trae Young of Atlanta.
Mark Cuban says that businesses are not usually completed on the first night of the free agency presentation – which Cuban calls "the dog-and-pony show" – while others only Ask questions and it is not necessary to have a meeting with th em.
Cubans say that some players want to meet the coach and others want to discuss the business side of things.
In the end, Cubans says that there are not many secrets and that he will not tell potential players about agents much they do not know about his team.
Mike Conley Jr. was part of a wave of shops around the draft and moved from Memphis to Utah. And the veteran says he expects many players to play in different teams in the next season.
Kyrie Irving is one of more than 200 free agents. Conley says he does not know if the Los Angeles Lakers are "in there" like the Brooklyn Nets to land Irving.
Former NBA final MVP Isiah Thomas credits the Lakers the best two summers to an NBA team that landed last year LeBron James and now Anthony Davis, though his upcoming trade will not be official until next month.
Shaquille O'Neal, who hosts the NBA Awards, has put a hickey on Los Angeles Lakers' owner Jeanie Buss on the red carpet.
Buss calls the event "our version of the Golden Globes" on Monday evening.
Buss states that since the end of the season she had & # 39; & # 39; a big surprise when Magic Johnson suddenly stopped as president of the basketball operations. She had not spoken publicly since Johnson's impressive announcement before the final game of the sixth consecutive defeat at the Lakers.
Buss says she is "very confident" in terms of general manager Rob Pelinka, and she notes that coach Frank Vogel's teams are constantly new to playing defense.
She says the Lakers have "a lot of other changes coming", but she quoted NBA rules so as not to discuss them yet.
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The biggest names in professional basketball meet for the annual NBA awards ceremony.
Shaquille O'Neal presides over the celebrations on Monday evening from Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport.
The Finalists The most valuable players are Giannis Antetokounmpo from Milwaukee, Paul George from Oklahoma City and Houston James Harden, who won last year.
Antetokounmpo and George compete with Utah's Rudy Gobert for Defensive Player of the Year.  Larry Bird and Magic Johnson will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award during the two-hour broadcast on TNT.
Moderators include Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae and Samuel L. Jackson.
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