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Draymond Green on Warriors Sweeping Western Conference: ‘It Doesn’t Mean Too Much’

Draymond Green on Warriors Sweeping Western Conference: ‘It Doesn’t Mean Too Much’

Draymond Green basked in the Golden State Warriors’ third Western Conference title, because he and his teammates deserved to. But the celebration was neither extensive nor prolonged. Watching it, you seriously wouldn’t have known the Warriors became the first team to run through their conference’s bracket with a perfect 12-0 record. Which, it seems, is [...]

May 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Manu Ginobili Feels Like He Can Still Play, But His NBA Future Remains in Flux

Manu Ginobili Feels Like He Can Still Play, But His NBA Future Remains in Flux

Shortly after the San Antonio Spurs’ season-ending 129-115 loss at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, a 39-year-old Manu Ginobili was asked about his future in the NBA, because of course he was. Head coach Gregg Popovich inserted him into the starting lineup, not only suggesting the Spurs had conceded to losing, but recognizing [...]

May 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Has (Finally) Started Speaking with GM David Griffin About New Contract

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Has (Finally) Started Speaking with GM David Griffin About New Contract

It’s. About. Damn. Time. Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin is slated for free agency over the summer, with his contract expiring this July. The absence of a new deal has felt ominous—especially as teams like the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic, with front-office openings, sought to interview him for certain positions. According to ESPN.com’s Brian [...]

May 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Steve Kerr Remains Unsure Whether He’ll Be Able to Coach Warriors in NBA Finals

Steve Kerr Remains Unsure Whether He’ll Be Able to Coach Warriors in NBA Finals

Although Steve Kerr has been more active in the Golden State Warriors’ day-to-day proceedings, even traveling with the team to San Antonio for Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals, he still isn’t sure whether he’ll return to the sidelines during the NBA Finals. Said Kerr to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears (via ESPN.com’s [...]

May 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Orlando Magic Hire Jeff Weltman as President of Basketball Operations

Orlando Magic Hire Jeff Weltman as President of Basketball Operations

Toronto Raptors general manager Jeff Weltman, a highly-regarded long-time NBA front-office executive, has been hired by the Orlando Magic as their president of basketball operations. “Jeff Weltman brings tremendous experience and a team-first approach to our president of basketball operations position,” Magic CEO Alex Martins said in a statement. “Jeff is a strategic thinker and [...]

May 23, 2017 Anou Enright Blogs 0

Millsap Opting Out of Contract

Millsap Opting Out of Contract

It appears Paul Millsap will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. According to ESPN sources, Millsap has informed the Atlanta Hawks he’s opting out of the $21.4-million player option on his deal. This comes as no surprise as most expected the 32 year old to opt out of his final year in order to [...]

May 22, 2017 Anou Enright Blogs 0

Gordon Hayward Still Believed to Be Boston Celtics’ Top Target in Free Agency

Gordon Hayward Still Believed to Be Boston Celtics’ Top Target in Free Agency

  As everyone wonders whether the Boston Celtics will consider trading the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, we must remember that they also have cap space. That’s what, in large part, makes their situation truly unique. They can carve out max room and still have the No. 1 pick. Or they can sign [...]

May 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jeremy Lin Says a Few of His Past Teammates Have Interest in Playing for Brooklyn Nets

Jeremy Lin Says a Few of His Past Teammates Have Interest in Playing for Brooklyn Nets

Jeremy Lin plans to be an ambassador for the Brooklyn Nets in free agency, and he apparently already has an audience. In an interview with JD.com, Lin revealed that five of his past teammates have shown an interest in joining his new squad. Here’s the transcription via reddit user u/C_L_I_C_K, which we were pointed to thanks to SLAM: [...]

May 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Isaiah Thomas Says Celtics Aren’t Scared of Cavaliers: ‘They’re Not the Monstars’

Isaiah Thomas Says Celtics Aren’t Scared of Cavaliers: ‘They’re Not the Monstars’

Isaiah Thomas isn’t fazed by the Boston Celtics being blown out by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Nor are his teammates. After all, it’s not like the Cavaliers are actual basketball aliens. His words, basically, not mine. From Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor: “I’m very confident,” Thomas said after the Celtics’ [...]

May 19, 2017 dfavale Daanyal Saeed 0

Lakers Believe They Can Sign Paul George in 2018 Even if Pacers Trade Him to Another Team

Lakers Believe They Can Sign Paul George in 2018 Even if Pacers Trade Him to Another Team

Kudos to Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka. They get it. Armed with the second overall pick,  and with their ties to Paul George growing stronger, there will be calls for the Lakers to try trading for him now. He will be a free agent in 2018 (player option), but [...]

May 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0