Wednesday 20th September 2017,
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Dan Favale

Enes Kanter Doesn’t Seem to Buy Kevin Durant’s Apology for Thunder Comments on Twitter

Enes Kanter Doesn’t Seem to Buy Kevin Durant’s Apology for Thunder Comments on Twitter

Kevin Durant is sorry for “Kevin Durant Social Media Aliasgate,” but Enes Kanter isn’t buying it. That, or he just won’t pass up the opportunity to troll his former teammate. While speaking at Tech Crunch in San Francisco, Durant apologized for since-deleted tweets from his account that sought to justify to detractors why he left [...]

September 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Nearly Half of the NBA’s Teams Reportedly Lost Money During 2016-17 Season

Nearly Half of the NBA’s Teams Reportedly Lost Money During 2016-17 Season

A confidential report obtained by ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst shows that nearly half of the NBA’s teams reported net losses last season. Though this field dwindles down to nine when taking into account the league’s revenue-sharing program, roughly one-third of the Association still finishes in the red. Here’s more from Lowe and Windhorst: [...]

September 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Golden State Warriors See ‘Bright Future’ with Kevin Durant But ‘Are’ Perplexed By ‘Oddball Offseason’

Golden State Warriors See ‘Bright Future’ with Kevin Durant But ‘Are’ Perplexed By ‘Oddball Offseason’

The Golden State Warriors are still trying to figure out Kevin Durant. Sure, they know this partnership is going to yield lucrative returns. It already has. The Warriors won 67 games last season, went 16-1 during the playoffs en route to a title and saw Durant nab the NBA Finals’ MVP award. And yet, his [...]

September 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Former Timberwolves GM David Kahn Says, in Essence, Michael Beasley Can Help Knicks Replace Carmelo Anthony

Former Timberwolves GM David Kahn Says, in Essence, Michael Beasley Can Help Knicks Replace Carmelo Anthony

Former Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn thinks the New York Knicks may already have Carmelo Anthony’s replacement on the roster. Or something. And it’s Michael Beasley. Speaking with the New York Post‘s Marc Berman, Kahn, who brought Beasley to Minnesota from the Miami Heat in 2010, expressed that the walking buckets-getter may be just what [...]

September 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 1

Damian Lillard Doesn’t Care About NBA Player Ranks, Yet Wasn’t Cool with ESPN Placing Carmelo Anthony No. 64

Damian Lillard Doesn’t Care About NBA Player Ranks, Yet Wasn’t Cool with ESPN Placing Carmelo Anthony No. 64

Damian Lillard’s recruitment of Carmelo Anthony continues. Whether this particular continuation is deliberate or inadvertent, contrived or genuine, remains to be seen. But Lillard is now among the players who have taken issue with ESPN ranking Anthony as the 64th-best player in the league. As he told NBA.com’s David Aldridge: “I do think that ranking [...]

September 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Celtics President Danny Ainge Has Tempered Expectations for Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum in 2017-18

Celtics President Danny Ainge Has Tempered Expectations for Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum in 2017-18

Jaylen Brown and rookie Jayson Tatum are incredibly important to the Boston Celtics’ future. But, by virtue of losing Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder, they’re also pivotal to the present. Yes, the Celtics signed Gordon Hayward, and Bradley’s departure came with Marcus Morris as compensation. Still, both Bradley (off-ball scorer, crafty defender) and Crowder (gutsy [...]

September 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Your Move, Russ: Paul George Has Sites Set on Winning NBA’s MVP Award

Your Move, Russ: Paul George Has Sites Set on Winning NBA’s MVP Award

By his own admission, Paul George is coming for Russell Westbrook’s MVP award. Granted, he didn’t put this pursuit in those terms. The topic was broached during his appearance on NBA TV, and George took the “I’m going for it” approach: The initial reaction: What the heck else is he going to say? Superstars are [...]

September 18, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kyrie Irving Why He Didn’t Tell LeBron James About Trade Request: ‘Why Would I Have To?’

Kyrie Irving Why He Didn’t Tell LeBron James About Trade Request: ‘Why Would I Have To?’

Bless the NBA offseason. Seriously, it’s awesome. It can be dull at points, but relative to other professional sports, we’re treated to a steady, if inundating, stream of amazing. Among the latest: Kyrie Irving appearing on ESPN’s First Take and saying everything without saying anything on the topic of LeBron James. Stephen A. Smith asked the [...]

September 18, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Zaza Pachulia Thinks 67-Win, Reigning NBA-Champion Golden State Warriors Will Be Better in 2017-19

Zaza Pachulia Thinks 67-Win, Reigning NBA-Champion Golden State Warriors Will Be Better in 2017-19

The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions. They won 67 games during the regular season. The went 16-1 through playoffs, mutilating pretty much everyone in their path. They have four All-NBA talents on their roster, all of them in their prime. They might be, and probably are, the best team in NBA history. The thought [...]

September 18, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Watch Out Michael Porter: NBA Exec Thinks Luka Doncic Could Go No. 1 in 2018 Draft

Watch Out Michael Porter: NBA Exec Thinks Luka Doncic Could Go No. 1 in 2018 Draft

Luka Doncic has the basketball world buzzing thanks to his Euroleague exploits for the Slovenian national team—momentum that could, it seems, vault him atop the NBA’s draft boards. The 6’7″ 18-year-old is already considered a top-five prospect, but following his detonation against Kristaps Porzingis and the Latvian national team, one league executive told Bleacher Report’s [...]

September 15, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0