Wednesday 14th November 2018,
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Dan Favale

LeBron James Says He ‘Almost Cracked’ During Los Angeles Lakers’ Early-Season Struggles

LeBron James Says He ‘Almost Cracked’ During Los Angeles Lakers’ Early-Season Struggles

LeBron James knows what he signed up for by joining the Los Angeles Lakers—a more gradual process than he enjoyed with the Miami Heat or during his second go-round on the Cleveland Cavaliers.  He just forgot about that for a second. As he told Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes following the Lakers’ Saturday night victory over [...]

November 13, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Chicago Bulls Are Slow-Playing Lauri Markkanen’s Return from Elbow Injury

Chicago Bulls Are Slow-Playing Lauri Markkanen’s Return from Elbow Injury

When Chicago Bulls sophomore Lauri Markkanen first suffered his right elbow sprain, his timetable for return put him back sometime in mid-November. Now, however, it seems like he’ll be lucky to see the floor by mid-December. From Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times: The original timetable called for Markkanen to miss six to eight weeks, but [...]

November 13, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Pelicans Loosely Entered Jimmy Butler Trade Talks Before He Was Sent to 76ers

Pelicans Loosely Entered Jimmy Butler Trade Talks Before He Was Sent to 76ers

By holding onto Jimmy Butler for so long, the Minnesota Timberwolves were clearly hoping a surprise team would enter the running and blow them away with a massive offer. And while a dark horse did eventually enter talks, the knock-you-off-your-feet package never came. That team? The New Orleans Pelicans. Their official offer? We’re not quite [...]

November 12, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Report: Several Rockets Players Don’t Expect Carmelo Anthony to Rejoin Team

Report: Several Rockets Players Don’t Expect Carmelo Anthony to Rejoin Team

Carmelo Anthony has, it seems, played his last game as a member of the Houston Rockets. Over the weekend, in advance of him missing Saturday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs due to ‘illness,’ ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the following bomb: Marc Stein of The New York Times then added this: General manager Daryl Morey also [...]

November 12, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Report: Charlotte Hornets Rebuffing Kemba Walker Trade Inquiries

Report: Charlotte Hornets Rebuffing Kemba Walker Trade Inquiries

Kemba Walker is a natural trade target for teams in need of a point guard. He’s slated for free agency this summer, and the Charlotte Hornets are not contenders. They may make the playoffs, but they risk losing him for nothing on the open market or paying him near-max money into his mid-30s. Between now [...]

November 12, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Free-Agent-To-Be Tobias Harris Wants to Remain with Los Angeles Clippers

Free-Agent-To-Be Tobias Harris Wants to Remain with Los Angeles Clippers

Tobias Harris is going to make a lot of money this summer when he hits free agency. He’s apparently hoping that windfall comes from his current team, the Los Angeles Clippers. From The Athletic’s Shams Charania: Tobias Harris is off to the best start of his career, averaging 21.3 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting [...]

November 9, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Report: NBA Players Agree to Televise Draft for 2019 All-Star Game

Report: NBA Players Agree to Televise Draft for 2019 All-Star Game

The NBA appeared to be on to something last year when they implemented a captain-driven draft for February’s All-Star game. Stars choosing which other stars to play with? Regardless of conference? At the risk of potentially spurning teammates? How could that not be compelling? Um, well, if the league decided not to air said draft, [...]

November 8, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Derek Fisher ‘Never’ Would’ve Coached Knicks If He Knew Phil Jackson Would Force Him to Run Triangle

Derek Fisher ‘Never’ Would’ve Coached Knicks If He Knew Phil Jackson Would Force Him to Run Triangle

If Derek Fisher could do it all over again, he wouldn’t accept the New York Knicks’ head coaching position—not unless he knew he wouldn’t have to run the triangle offense. Speaking on FS1, Fisher admitted that he didn’t ask enough questions before agreeing to coach the Knicks under team president Phil Jackson (via the New York [...]

November 8, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Stephen Curry Calls Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Very Unique’

Stephen Curry Calls Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘Very Unique’

Stephen Curry is impressed at the way Giannis Antetokounmpo has evolved and improved over the course of his NBA career. Don’t you just love it when one of the three best players in the world shows respect for one of the five best players in the world? Here’s Curry’s full comments on Antetokounmpo, per ESPN.com’s [...]

November 8, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Despite Ruling Him Out vs Cavaliers, Thunder Don’t Consider Russell Westbrook’s Ankle Injury Serious

Despite Ruling Him Out vs Cavaliers, Thunder Don’t Consider Russell Westbrook’s Ankle Injury Serious

Deep breaths, Oklahoma City Thunder fans. Russell Westbrook is going to be just fine. At least, that’s what the team thinks. Though Westbrook has been ruled out for the Thunder’s next game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a left ankle injury, this is not considered to be a huge setback that will indefinitely sideline him, [...]

November 7, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0