Friday 20th July 2018,
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Dan Favale

Toronto Raptors Told DeMar DeRozan at Summer League They Wouldn’t Trade Him—And Then Did

Toronto Raptors Told DeMar DeRozan at Summer League They Wouldn’t Trade Him—And Then Did

DeMar DeRozan isn’t happy about being traded to the San Antonio Spurs, a move first reported by ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It’s hard to blame him under the circumstances. As rumors that the Toronto Raptors were moving him in a deal for Kawhi Leonard were bandied about, DeRozan’s Instagram story churned out cryptic hints at betrayal: A Kawhi [...]

July 18, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Lakers Want to See Youth Grow with LeBron James, Seem Less Likely to Trade for Star

Lakers Want to See Youth Grow with LeBron James, Seem Less Likely to Trade for Star

It seems the Los Angeles Lakers’ decisions following LeBron James’ arrival are, in fact, part of a larger plan. People laughed at them signing Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson, as they should have. The Lakers, the thinking went, were foolish to prioritize non-spacers, even if they were on one-year deals. After all, how much good [...]

July 17, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kemba Walker Plans on Being with Charlotte Hornets for ‘a Long Time’

Kemba Walker Plans on Being with Charlotte Hornets for ‘a Long Time’

If the Charlotte Hornets ever embrace a full-on rebuild, Kemba Walker will be the first to go. Yes, he’s an unquestioned star. But he’s also a free agent summer. And the Hornets should want no part of a near-max deal that runs through his 33rd or 34th birthday. Their books are messy enough. Signing him [...]

July 17, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Toronto Raptors Now Vegas Favorites to Trade for Kawhi Leonard (Seriously)

Toronto Raptors Now Vegas Favorites to Trade for Kawhi Leonard (Seriously)

The Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes have taken a turn for the weird. According to certain oddsmakers, the Toronto Raptors are now the team favored to begin next season with the San Antonio Spurs’ All-Star forward: Wow. Just, wow. As we’ve gone over in this space, these lines say more about betting tendencies and reactions to in-the-moment [...]

July 16, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Goodbye Dennis Schroder? Atlanta Hawks Plan on Keeping Jeremy Lin After Trade with Nets

Goodbye Dennis Schroder? Atlanta Hawks Plan on Keeping Jeremy Lin After Trade with Nets

Did you try going to bed at a reasonable hour on Thursday night? Well, shame on you. Because the NBA got weird. A ton of things happened—two trades and one Isaiah Thomas signing, to be exact. One of those deals included Jeremy Lin being shipped from the Brooklyn Nets to the Atlanta Hawks. The news was, [...]

July 13, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Stephen Curry Seems Unconcerned with LeBron James Joining Los Angeles Lakers

Stephen Curry Seems Unconcerned with LeBron James Joining Los Angeles Lakers

Most of the NBA world has been on tilt since LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers. Stephen Curry does not count himself among those who are especially concerned with the four-time MVP’s latest relocation. As he told USA Today‘s Sam Amick: There’s a lot that’s been made about the competition in [...]

July 12, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Says Golden State Warriors’ Dynasty Isn’t Bad for League

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Says Golden State Warriors’ Dynasty Isn’t Bad for League

Give NBA commissioner Adam Silver truth serum, and he’ll probably cop to wishing the Golden State Warriors never signed Kevin Durant. As far as them ruining the league, though? You’ll never get him to admit that. Silver was asked about the potentially adverse impact the Warriors’ dominance is having on the NBA while speaking with [...]

July 11, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rumor: Thunder Grant Carmelo Anthony Permission to Talk with Rockets and Heat

Rumor: Thunder Grant Carmelo Anthony Permission to Talk with Rockets and Heat

Carmelo Anthony’s departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder has never felt more inevitable. In the face of buyout talks and trade negotiations, the 34-year-old forward has been granted permission to speak with the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat about joining their roster once his future in Oklahoma City is resolved. Here’s the lowdown, according to ESPN.com’s [...]

July 11, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Houston Rockets ‘Absolutely’ Believe They’ll Re-Sign Clint Capela

Houston Rockets ‘Absolutely’ Believe They’ll Re-Sign Clint Capela

Clint Capela is the NBA’s best remaining free agent, even though the Houston Rockets don’t really fancy him a flight risk. And why should they? Restricted free agents have generally been squeezed in this market. Even if Capela goes out and finds a lucrative offer sheet, the Rockets retain the rights to match. For now, [...]

July 11, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

After Missing on Zach LaVine, Sacramento Kings Showing Interest in Rodney Hood and Marcus Smart

After Missing on Zach LaVine, Sacramento Kings Showing Interest in Rodney Hood and Marcus Smart

The Sacramento Kings are not done handing out offer sheets to restricted free agents…apparently. After slinging four years and $78 million to Zach LaVine, only to see the Chicago Bulls match said overture, the Kings are now shifting their attentions to Rodney Hood and Marcus Smart. Here is NBC Sports Boston’s A. Sherrod Blakely on [...]

July 10, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0