Wednesday 24th May 2017,
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Dan Favale

Draymond Green on Warriors Sweeping Western Conference: ‘It Doesn’t Mean Too Much’

Draymond Green on Warriors Sweeping Western Conference: ‘It Doesn’t Mean Too Much’

Draymond Green basked in the Golden State Warriors’ third Western Conference title, because he and his teammates deserved to. But the celebration was neither extensive nor prolonged. Watching it, you seriously wouldn’t have known the Warriors became the first team to run through their conference’s bracket with a perfect 12-0 record. Which, it seems, is [...]

May 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Manu Ginobili Feels Like He Can Still Play, But His NBA Future Remains in Flux

Manu Ginobili Feels Like He Can Still Play, But His NBA Future Remains in Flux

Shortly after the San Antonio Spurs’ season-ending 129-115 loss at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, a 39-year-old Manu Ginobili was asked about his future in the NBA, because of course he was. Head coach Gregg Popovich inserted him into the starting lineup, not only suggesting the Spurs had conceded to losing, but recognizing [...]

May 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Has (Finally) Started Speaking with GM David Griffin About New Contract

Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Has (Finally) Started Speaking with GM David Griffin About New Contract

It’s. About. Damn. Time. Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin is slated for free agency over the summer, with his contract expiring this July. The absence of a new deal has felt ominous—especially as teams like the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic, with front-office openings, sought to interview him for certain positions. According to ESPN.com’s Brian [...]

May 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Steve Kerr Remains Unsure Whether He’ll Be Able to Coach Warriors in NBA Finals

Steve Kerr Remains Unsure Whether He’ll Be Able to Coach Warriors in NBA Finals

Although Steve Kerr has been more active in the Golden State Warriors’ day-to-day proceedings, even traveling with the team to San Antonio for Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals, he still isn’t sure whether he’ll return to the sidelines during the NBA Finals. Said Kerr to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears (via ESPN.com’s [...]

May 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Gordon Hayward Still Believed to Be Boston Celtics’ Top Target in Free Agency

Gordon Hayward Still Believed to Be Boston Celtics’ Top Target in Free Agency

  As everyone wonders whether the Boston Celtics will consider trading the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, we must remember that they also have cap space. That’s what, in large part, makes their situation truly unique. They can carve out max room and still have the No. 1 pick. Or they can sign [...]

May 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jeremy Lin Says a Few of His Past Teammates Have Interest in Playing for Brooklyn Nets

Jeremy Lin Says a Few of His Past Teammates Have Interest in Playing for Brooklyn Nets

Jeremy Lin plans to be an ambassador for the Brooklyn Nets in free agency, and he apparently already has an audience. In an interview with JD.com, Lin revealed that five of his past teammates have shown an interest in joining his new squad. Here’s the transcription via reddit user u/C_L_I_C_K, which we were pointed to thanks to SLAM: [...]

May 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Lakers Believe They Can Sign Paul George in 2018 Even if Pacers Trade Him to Another Team

Lakers Believe They Can Sign Paul George in 2018 Even if Pacers Trade Him to Another Team

Kudos to Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka. They get it. Armed with the second overall pick,  and with their ties to Paul George growing stronger, there will be calls for the Lakers to try trading for him now. He will be a free agent in 2018 (player option), but [...]

May 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Draymond Green Thinks Klay Thompson’s Absence from an All-NBA Team is Trash

Draymond Green Thinks Klay Thompson’s Absence from an All-NBA Team is Trash

Not one member of the Golden State Warriors earned First-Team All-NBA honors on Thursday. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant both received Second-Team bids, while Draymond Green snagged Third-Team dap. Klay Thompson was the only member of the Core Four excluded from the the All-NBA party, and that left Green pretty heated, per ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes: [...]

May 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 1

New York Knicks Have ‘Discussed’ Trading for Another First-Round Draft Pick

New York Knicks Have ‘Discussed’ Trading for Another First-Round Draft Pick

BREAKING: Sometimes, the New York Knicks are actually run like a normal basketball team. Exhibit A: According to ESPN.com’s Ian Begley, they not only plan on keeping their No. 8 pick, but they want another first-round selection. Here’s the skinny: “We’ll get a talented young player, hopefully someone that can contribute this next year,” [Phil Jackson] said. [...]

May 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Charlotte Hornets Announce Kemba Walker Underwent ‘Minor’ Procedure on His Left Knee

Charlotte Hornets Announce Kemba Walker Underwent ‘Minor’ Procedure on His Left Knee

Fresh off his first career All-Star appearance, Kemba Walker needed to undergo a “minor” procedure on his left knee—code for surgery of some sort. Here’s the announcement the Charlotte Hornets dropped on Wednesday: The Charlotte Hornets announced today that guard Kemba Walker underwent a successful minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. Typical recovery time [...]

May 18, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale, News 0