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Dan Favale

Chauncey Billups Still Undecided About Accepting Cavs Team President Role

Chauncey Billups Still Undecided About Accepting Cavs Team President Role

The Cleveland Cavaliers still don’t have a replacement for David Griffin. Though they’ve offered the president of basketball operations position to Chauncey Billups, owner Dan Giblert’s first choice for the role, they have yet to hear his answer. And apparently, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge, he has yet to intimate which way he’s leaning: That [...]

June 26, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Dallas Mavericks No Longer Intend to Sign Point Guard in Free Agency After Drafting Dennis Smith Jr.

Dallas Mavericks No Longer Intend to Sign Point Guard in Free Agency After Drafting Dennis Smith Jr.

The NBA’s market for free-agent point guards is about to get weird. Exhibit A: The Dallas Mavericks. Long considered a primary destination for the bigger names like Jrue Holiday, George Hill, Kyle Lowry and Jeff Teague, Dallas is officially out of the running for an expensive floor general after drafting NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr. [...]

June 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Pacers President Kevin Pritchard Still Confident Indiana Will Get Value in Paul George Trade

Pacers President Kevin Pritchard Still Confident Indiana Will Get Value in Paul George Trade

Paul George didn’t get traded ahead of or during the NBA draft. This wouldn’t be surprising in most instances; the real shock, typically, is when big names get dealt—a la Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. But this situation is different. George isn’t only entering free agency next summer, but he has eyes for the [...]

June 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

San Antonio Spurs May Now Be a ‘Serious’ Contender in Paul George Trade Talks

San Antonio Spurs May Now Be a ‘Serious’ Contender in Paul George Trade Talks

Paul George? And Kawhi Leonard? Together? This was the scenario we were robbed of when the Indiana Pacers flipped George Hill in 2011. But the San Antonio Spurs may or may not be ready to play host to such a pairing. According to Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler, the Spurs are among the most “serious” suitors [...]

June 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson Want Two NBA Superstars to Join Lakers’ Current Core

Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson Want Two NBA Superstars to Join Lakers’ Current Core

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and team president Magic Johnson have a clear goal: Get two superstars to play with their current core. From ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes: “There’s just a renewed energy around here,” Pelinka said. “We feel it in the offices every day. We felt through this draft process. I think clearly [...]

June 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Phil Jackson Admits New York Knicks Are Open to Trading Kristaps Porzingis

Phil Jackson Admits New York Knicks Are Open to Trading Kristaps Porzingis

There’s no way New York Knicks president Phil Jackson went on MSG Network Thursday night and copped to shopping Kristaps Porzingis because he has to do what’s best for “the club.” Except that he did. Here’s the video via SI.com’s Kenny Ducey: And here’s the money quote courtesy of ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: Why yes, Phil [...]

June 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rockets Gearing Up to Pursue Chris Paul, Paul Millsap, Kyle Lowry, Gordon Hayward in Free Agency

Rockets Gearing Up to Pursue Chris Paul, Paul Millsap, Kyle Lowry, Gordon Hayward in Free Agency

So this is what Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey meant when he said the team has something up its sleeve. According ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Rockets are putting plans in motion to pursue free agents Kyle Lowry, Paul Millsap, Chris Paul and Gordon Hayward: Though the Rockets have the ability to start this offseason [...]

June 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Get Your Chris Paul Spurs Jersey Now: San Antonio Looking to Trade LaMarcus Aldridge

Get Your Chris Paul Spurs Jersey Now: San Antonio Looking to Trade LaMarcus Aldridge

If you were hoping for the Chris Paul-to-the-San Antonio Spurs chatter to die down anytime soon, you might want to take an extended vacation. It’s not going anywhere. Pau Gasol opting out of his contract only increased the noise. And now, with word that the Spurs are looking to trade LaMarcus Aldridge, the speculation train [...]

June 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Los Angeles Clippers Have ‘Gauged’ DeAndre Jordan’s Trade Value Around the NBA

Los Angeles Clippers Have ‘Gauged’ DeAndre Jordan’s Trade Value Around the NBA

DeAndre Jordan is the only member of the Los Angeles Clippers’ Core Four who isn’t a free agent this summer. But that doesn’t mean he’ll be with the team next season. According to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes, the Clippers are testing his value on the trade market: The LA Clippers have gauged the market on potentially [...]

June 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Manu Ginobili Still Deciding Between Retirement and Returning to San Antonio Spurs

Manu Ginobili Still Deciding Between Retirement and Returning to San Antonio Spurs

It’s been about a month since the San Antonio Spurs wrapped their 2016-17 season, but Manu Ginobili still hasn’t decided whether he’ll retire from the NBA or return for 2017-18. On the bright side, though, his brother, Sepo Ginobili, did say Manu will keep playing if he feels like he can help a team, per [...]

June 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0