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Damian Lillard Still Has Goal of Winning NBA’s MVP Award

Damian Lillard Still Has Goal of Winning NBA’s MVP Award

While most hoops heads wonder whether the Portland Trail Blazers will even be able to secure a playoff berth in the brutal Western Conference, Damian Lillard has set his sights on higher ground. He wants to be this year’s MVP. From Blazers.com’s Casey Holdahl: “If I don’t accomplish it, it don’t change,” said Lillard of [...]

October 18, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor Says Tom Thibodeau’s Job is Safe Despite Jimmy Butler Saga

Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor Says Tom Thibodeau’s Job is Safe Despite Jimmy Butler Saga

The Minnesota Timberwolves remain committed to trading disgruntled superstar Jimmy Butler, which means they’re at great risk of missing the playoffs altogether. They’re a fringe candidate with him, so they’d be lucky to make it without him. And given how publicly their drama has unfolded, it’s easy to wonder whether the Timberwolves will even give [...]

October 18, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Report: Phoenix Suns Tried Trading for Patrick Beverley, Spencer Dinwiddie, Cory Joseph, TJ McConnell

Report: Phoenix Suns Tried Trading for Patrick Beverley, Spencer Dinwiddie, Cory Joseph, TJ McConnell

So it seems the Phoenix Suns want a point guard pretty badly. We knew this, of course. General manager Ryan McDonough was relieved of his duties at least in part because he failed to secure a long-term solution at the point guard position. The Suns have apparently ramped up their pursuit of a floor general [...]

October 17, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Ben Simmons is Like Watching a Young Magic Johnson in 2018

Ben Simmons is Like Watching a Young Magic Johnson in 2018

Watching the opening night match-up between the Celtics and 76ers last night there was only one thing that kept running through my head, Ben Simmons is special. Simmons started his season great with a 19 point, 15 rebound, 8 assist, 4 steal and 2 block performance, albeit in a 76ers loss. He wowed with his [...]

October 17, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

FYI Alert: LeBron James Has Respect for Damian Lillard’s Game

FYI Alert: LeBron James Has Respect for Damian Lillard’s Game

Look, if LeBron James really has to, it seems he would embrace the chance to play with Damian Lillard. Kidding aside, this is apparently true, according to ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe: The most enticing mega-trade on the board not involving Anthony Davis: Lillard to the Lakers for a package centered around Lonzo Ball. Lillard is a perfect [...]

October 17, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Knicks Head Coach David Fizdale Decides to Start Frank Ntilikina Over Kevin Knox

Knicks Head Coach David Fizdale Decides to Start Frank Ntilikina Over Kevin Knox

If Kevin Knox wants to start for the New York Knicks, he’ll have to earn it. And he hasn’t doesn’t that yet, according to head coach David Fizdale. From ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: After studying film and going through preseason statistics, Fizdale decided that Ntilikina had earned a spot in the starting lineup. He will start [...]

October 17, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Amid Timberwolves Drama, Zach LaVine Offers Support for Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns

Amid Timberwolves Drama, Zach LaVine Offers Support for Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns

Both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins have, to some extent, seen their names get dragged through the mud as the Minnesota Timberwolves try to sort out their Jimmy Butler dilemma. Zach LaVine, their former teammate, wants everyone to know what they’re hearing about the duo isn’t true. Per the Chicago Tribune‘s K.C. Johnson: “KAT and Wigs [...]

October 16, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Warriors Owner Joe Lacob Isn’t Worried About Kevin Durant Leaving in 2019 Free Agency

Warriors Owner Joe Lacob Isn’t Worried About Kevin Durant Leaving in 2019 Free Agency

More and more people see a scenario in which Kevin Durant could leave the Golden State Warriors during free agency this summer. Owner Joe Lacob isn’t one of them. From the The Mercury News‘ Mark Medina: “For some reason, everyone thinks this year is different than last,” Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob told Bay Area News [...]

October 16, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Suns Sign Jamal Crawford

Suns Sign Jamal Crawford

Well the Suns have added a veteran guard to their roster in the final days leading up to the 2018-19 NBA season, but not exactly the kind of point guard they need. They have added 38-year-old bench scoring extraordinaire Jamal Crawford. Before you start saying how insane it is for them to think that Crawford [...]

October 16, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Ben Wallace Battled Depression in Years Following Retirement

Ben Wallace Battled Depression in Years Following Retirement

Ben Wallace was one of the toughest, most physical and powerful defensive forces the NBA has seen in the past 20 years. In his 17 NBA seasons he made 11 All-NBA appearances, 5x All-NBA, 6x All-Defensive, was a 4x NBA Defensive Player of the Year winner, led the league in rebounds and blocks for an [...]

October 16, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0