Thursday 29th June 2017,
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Dan Favale

If LeBron James Leaves the Cavaliers in 2018, It Won’t Be for the Clippers (Apparently)

If LeBron James Leaves the Cavaliers in 2018, It Won’t Be for the Clippers (Apparently)

As hope around the NBA grows that LeBron James will consider leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent in 2018, one team can apparently remove itself from the running. And it’s the Los Angeles Clippers. The Undefeated’s Mike Wise recently made an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Freddie and Fitz show, at which time he indicated there’s [...]

June 28, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Boston Celtics Hoping to Acquire *Both* Gordon Hayward and Paul George

Boston Celtics Hoping to Acquire *Both* Gordon Hayward and Paul George

The Boston Celtics have high hopes for this offseason. How high, you ask? Try adding-both-Paul-George-and-Gordon-Hayward high. I’m not even sure if online bookies like sportingbet have that one listed with odds. Could the Celtics possibly pull it off? From The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski: The Boston Celtics are pursuing an aggressive summer plan of sequencing the [...]

June 28, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

James Harden Leading Houston Rockets’ Pursuit of Free Agent Chris Paul

James Harden Leading Houston Rockets’ Pursuit of Free Agent Chris Paul

There may be some legs to the Houston Rockets’ chances of poaching Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers. Serious ones. According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Rockets have emerged as a legitimate threat to sign Paul, a courtship that is being led by none other than James Harden: The Houston Rockets have emerged as increasingly serious [...]

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No Less Than 7 NBA Teams Will Try Poaching Andre Iguodala From Warriors in Free Agency

No Less Than 7 NBA Teams Will Try Poaching Andre Iguodala From Warriors in Free Agency

If you had to describe Andre Iguodala’s free-agency market in one word, what should it be? Robust. And even that might be underselling it. At least seven teams plan to pursue the 33-year-old wing this summer, according to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes: Andre Iguodala has become the foremost target in an attempt to weaken the Golden State Warriors’ [...]

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The New York Knicks and Phil Jackson Have Agreed to Part Ways…No, Seriously

The New York Knicks and Phil Jackson Have Agreed to Part Ways…No, Seriously

Phil Jackson’s reign of terror over the New York Knicks will not span more than 171 losses. The New York Knicks and team president Phil Jackson announced Wednesday morning that they mutually agreed to part ways. “After careful thought and consideration, we mutually agreed that the Knicks will be going in a different direction,” Knicks [...]

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Don’t Worry Brooklyn Nets Fans: Timofey Mozgov Will Shoot 3s if Kenny Atkinson Asks Him To

Don’t Worry Brooklyn Nets Fans: Timofey Mozgov Will Shoot 3s if Kenny Atkinson Asks Him To

Timofey Mozgov remains awesome. Everyone always mentions his salary when talking about his involvement in the D’Angelo Russell trade that landed them both with the Brooklyn Nets. He is owed $48 million over the next threes. He wasn’t the throw-in; he was the entire reason the Los Angeles Lakers pulled the trigger on this deal–to [...]

June 27, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Cleveland Cavaliers Haven’t Abandoned Pursuit of Paul George Trade

Cleveland Cavaliers Haven’t Abandoned Pursuit of Paul George Trade

Not having a general manager or team president in place hasn’t stopped the Cleveland Cavaliers from continuing their pursuit of Paul George. According to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes and Marc Stein, the Cavaliers remain hot on George’s trail. They even held “serious” discussions with the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers about a three-team deal that would [...]

June 26, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Denver Nuggets Hope to ‘Crash’ List of Free-Agent Suitors for Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap

Denver Nuggets Hope to ‘Crash’ List of Free-Agent Suitors for Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap

Superstar free agents with foresight would be wise to consider signing with the Denver Nuggets. They were basically a playoff team last season and are one transcendent player away from making a small ruckus in the Western Conference. But they’re also young and flexible enough to be juggernauts three, four, five years down the line. [...]

June 26, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Dallas Mavericks Decline Dirk Nowitzki’s Team Option, Figure to Be Major Players in Free Agency

Dallas Mavericks Decline Dirk Nowitzki’s Team Option, Figure to Be Major Players in Free Agency

The Dallas Mavericks informed Dirk Nowitzki they would be declining his team option on Sunday. But don’t worry: This is all part of a plan. He isn’t going anywhere. Here’s ESPN.com’s Marc Stein with the deets: The Dallas Mavericks have informed Dirk Nowitzki that they will decline their $25 million team option for next season [...]

June 26, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Magic Johnson on Why Lakers traded D’Angelo Russell: ‘I Needed a Leader’

Magic Johnson on Why Lakers traded D’Angelo Russell: ‘I Needed a Leader’

Magic Johnson just low-key trashed D’Angelo Russell. The Los Angeles Lakers team president spoke briefly about why he moved the 21-year-old combo guard, and his answer can only be described as a complimentary dis. Here it is, via ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes: Oh. Imagine a 21-year-old just two seasons deep into his career playing for a [...]

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