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Bulls, Celtics, Knicks, Mavs, Clippers, Magic, Nuggets All Trying to Trade for Grizzlies’ No. 4 Pick

Bulls, Celtics, Knicks, Mavs, Clippers, Magic, Nuggets All Trying to Trade for Grizzlies’ No. 4 Pick

Things are heating up as the NBA speeds toward Thursday night’s draft—particularly in Memphis, where the Grizzlies are hocking the No. 4 pick to roughly one-quarter of the league. According to ESPN.com’s Jonathan Givony, the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic are all trying [...]

June 21, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Nets Acquire Dwight Howard in Trade With Hornets

Nets Acquire Dwight Howard in Trade With Hornets

There have been two players in NBA history who have made five All-NBA 1st Teams and played for six NBA franchises: Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard. Howard was traded to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday in a deal that sent back Timofey Mozgov and two second round picks for the Charlotte Hornets. So why would [...]

June 21, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Rumor: Cavaliers Interested in Keeping Kevin Love No Matter What LeBron James Does in Free-Agency

Rumor: Cavaliers Interested in Keeping Kevin Love No Matter What LeBron James Does in Free-Agency

Not so fast, Kevin Love trade enthusiasts. Most expect the Cleveland Cavaliers to heavily shop Love this summer, regardless of what LeBron James does in free agency. If LeBron leaves, they’ll have little use for a soon-to-be 30-year-old approaching his own free agency in 2019 (player option). If LeBron stays, he will instantly becomes their [...]

June 21, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

On Heels of Trade Request, Kawhi Leonard Meets with Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich

On Heels of Trade Request, Kawhi Leonard Meets with Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich

Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich have officially met. What that means for their future together, though, remains unclear. After requesting a trade through the media, apparently without notifying the Spurs, Leonard met with Pop in San Diego on Tuesday, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania: The meeting between the two [...]

June 20, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Chris Paul Focused on Recruiting LeBron James to the Houston Rockets

Chris Paul Focused on Recruiting LeBron James to the Houston Rockets

Chris Paul cares not for salary-cap gymnastics. He’s trying to recruit LeBron James to the Houston Rockets anyway. Consider what Adrian Wojnarowski said during ESPN’s Monday draft special (via NBC Sports’ Dan Feldman): Chris is going to return there. And listen, right now, Chris Paul’s focus isn’t so much on his own free agency. He’s [...]

June 19, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Preparing for the NBA Draft

Preparing for the NBA Draft

With the 1st pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns select … no, this is not another mock draft. Instead, we are going to take a behind the scenes look at what an NBA franchise goes through in preparation for the announcement by Adam Silver. Technology has certainly changed how teams are able [...]

June 19, 2018 Brad Leinbach Brad Leinbach 0

NBA Execs ‘Believe’ Knicks will Look Hard at Drafting Lonnie Walker or Kevin Knox with No. 9 Pick

NBA Execs ‘Believe’ Knicks will Look Hard at Drafting Lonnie Walker or Kevin Knox with No. 9 Pick

With the NBA draft on Thursday, the New York Knicks are still trying to figure out who they’ll take—a testament to the depth of this incoming class, and how hard it can be to project who will be available when they’re on the clock. Parsing the tealeaves doesn’t gives us too much to work these [...]

June 18, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

There is a Dark Horse in the Kawhi Leonard Sweepstakes…

There is a Dark Horse in the Kawhi Leonard Sweepstakes…

If you haven’t already heard, the first bomb of the 2018 NBA off season was officially dropped Friday afternoon: Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio. Everyone and their mother (seriously your mom probably is aware of this) is penciling in a super trio of LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on the Lakers [...]

June 18, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Rumor: Memphis Grizzlies Testing Trade Market for Chandler Parsons and No. 4 Pick in NBA Draft

Rumor: Memphis Grizzlies Testing Trade Market for Chandler Parsons and No. 4 Pick in NBA Draft

The Memphis Grizzlies might be willing to trade out of the fourth-overall pick in this year’s NBA draft—provided, it seems, they get rid of Chandler Parsons’ deal in the process. From The Athletic’s Michael Scotto: The Memphis Grizzlies have gauged the trade market on a package of Chandler Parsons and the No. 4 overall pick, [...]

June 15, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale, Rumors 0

Nuggets Still Trying to Trade Kenneth Faried

Nuggets Still Trying to Trade Kenneth Faried

The Nuggets have virtually no cap space or ability to improve their roster this season with their current $106 million payroll already being over the salary cap of about $102 million. That means the Nuggets want to shed some salary, and there is one guy on their roster who has seemingly been on the trade [...]

June 15, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0