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Hayward to Meet With Heat, Followed by Jazz & Celtics in Free Agency

Hayward to Meet With Heat, Followed by Jazz & Celtics in Free Agency

There is no doubt, especially with Chris Paul now off the market (he was never really on it I guess) and a member of the Houston Rockets, that Gordon Hayward is the grand prize in NBA free agency 2017. Hayward is 27 and coming off a career year where he set a new career-high in [...]

June 29, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Rockets Acquire Chris Paul in Trade

Rockets Acquire Chris Paul in Trade

The first huge free agency related bomb of the 2017 NBA off-season has already been dropped and it is June 28. According to Adrian Wojnarowski in what may be his final official “Woj Bomb” as a member of The Vertical (he moves to ESPN on July 1), the Rockets have reportedly agreed to a trade [...]

June 28, 2017 Ryan Bawek Blogs 0

If LeBron James Leaves the Cavaliers in 2018, It Won’t Be for the Clippers (Apparently)

If LeBron James Leaves the Cavaliers in 2018, It Won’t Be for the Clippers (Apparently)

As hope around the NBA grows that LeBron James will consider leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent in 2018, one team can apparently remove itself from the running. And it’s the Los Angeles Clippers. The Undefeated’s Mike Wise recently made an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Freddie and Fitz show, at which time he indicated there’s [...]

June 28, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Boston Celtics Hoping to Acquire *Both* Gordon Hayward and Paul George

Boston Celtics Hoping to Acquire *Both* Gordon Hayward and Paul George

The Boston Celtics have high hopes for this offseason. How high, you ask? Try adding-both-Paul-George-and-Gordon-Hayward high. I’m not even sure if online bookies like sportingbet have that one listed with odds. Could the Celtics possibly pull it off? From The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski: The Boston Celtics are pursuing an aggressive summer plan of sequencing the [...]

June 28, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

James Harden Leading Houston Rockets’ Pursuit of Free Agent Chris Paul

James Harden Leading Houston Rockets’ Pursuit of Free Agent Chris Paul

There may be some legs to the Houston Rockets’ chances of poaching Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers. Serious ones. According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Rockets have emerged as a legitimate threat to sign Paul, a courtship that is being led by none other than James Harden: The Houston Rockets have emerged as increasingly serious [...]

June 28, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

No Less Than 7 NBA Teams Will Try Poaching Andre Iguodala From Warriors in Free Agency

No Less Than 7 NBA Teams Will Try Poaching Andre Iguodala From Warriors in Free Agency

If you had to describe Andre Iguodala’s free-agency market in one word, what should it be? Robust. And even that might be underselling it. At least seven teams plan to pursue the 33-year-old wing this summer, according to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes: Andre Iguodala has become the foremost target in an attempt to weaken the Golden State Warriors’ [...]

June 28, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

The New York Knicks and Phil Jackson Have Agreed to Part Ways…No, Seriously

The New York Knicks and Phil Jackson Have Agreed to Part Ways…No, Seriously

Phil Jackson’s reign of terror over the New York Knicks will not span more than 171 losses. The New York Knicks and team president Phil Jackson announced Wednesday morning that they mutually agreed to part ways. “After careful thought and consideration, we mutually agreed that the Knicks will be going in a different direction,” Knicks [...]

June 28, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Danilo Gallanari Says Nuggets Aren’t 1st Choice in Free Agency

Danilo Gallanari Says Nuggets Aren’t 1st Choice in Free Agency

Danilo Gallinari has always been known to not be the most buttoned up with his comments to the media. He’s also had a tendency to be refreshingly honest throughout his career. That was the case Tuesday morning as Gallanari basically said returning to the Nuggets isn’t at the top of his list in free agency, [...]

June 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Dirk Hopes To Play A Couple More Years

Dirk Hopes To Play A Couple More Years

It appears the tune has changed for future first ballot hall of famer and greatest European basketball player of all-time Dirk Nowitzki. At one point last season when he was dealing with an Achilles issue he though that the 2016-17 season could be it for him, now he intends to sign a new two-year contract [...]

June 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

LeBron Says Allen Iverson “Was a God”

LeBron Says Allen Iverson “Was a God”

There has been a lot of Allen Iverson chatter in recent days (don’t we all miss A.I. in our lives?) with the debut of the BIG3 league and Iverson’s first public appearance on a basketball court in about six years. As such, numerous players have shared their affinity for Iverson as a role model and [...]

June 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0