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Dan Favale

Melo Reached Out to Kristaps Porzingis

Melo Reached Out to Kristaps Porzingis

Carmelo Anthony and New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis aren’t best friends. Yet. Rumors bandied about the NBA following the Knicks’ decision to select Kristaps Porzingis—hereto forth known as Krispy Pringles—with the No. 4 pick in this year’s draft. Anthony apparently wasn’t happy. The word betrayed was tossed around casually. Put simply: He was pissed. [...]

June 30, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Duncan, Parker and Pop to Pitch Aldridge on Joining Spurs

Duncan, Parker and Pop to Pitch Aldridge on Joining Spurs

The NBA dynasty that pitches star free agents together, stays together. Sometimes they even sign that superstar free agent in question. Depending on the person you talk to, and the time of today, and what color socks you’re wearing, LaMarcus Aldridge is a lock to join the San Antonio Spurs. Others claim that the Los [...]

June 30, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Report: Suns Ready for Eric Bledsoe Trade…Someone Tell Sam Hinkie

Report: Suns Ready for Eric Bledsoe Trade…Someone Tell Sam Hinkie

The Phoenix Suns are seriously serious about seriously trading Eric Bledsoe. Rumblings gained some traction ahead of the draft, the belief being that Phoenix was looking to move up. But with the team preparing to offer restricted free agent Brandon Knight a fat contract, Bledsoe isn’t yet considered safe. Per ESPN.com’s Marc Stein (h/t ProBasketballTalk: [...]

June 29, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Knicks Interested in Overpaying—Er, Signing—David West

Knicks Interested in Overpaying—Er, Signing—David West

After swinging for the fences by drafting Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks team president will now follow up his risk-taking with an all-out courtship of David West. Wait, what. From ESPN New York’s Ian Begley and Marc Stein: The New York Knicks will meet with free-agent forward David West, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports. Stein reports [...]

June 29, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Riley: Heat Want D-Wade for ‘Rest of His Career’

Riley: Heat Want D-Wade for ‘Rest of His Career’

There’s been another development in the ongoing contract dispute allegedly taking place between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat. The dispute in question means nothing. That, or there is no dispute of which to speak. Maybe Pat Riley was riding the post-draft after scooping up Justise Winslow, a top-five talent, with the 10th pick, or [...]

June 26, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Aldridge May or May Not Have Told Blazers He’s Leaving

Aldridge May or May Not Have Told Blazers He’s Leaving

LaMarcus Aldridge is planning on leaving the Portland Trail Blazers. Probably. Maybe. We think. Ahead of the 2015 NBA draft, The Columbian‘s Erik Gundersen reported that Aldridge had already informed the Blazers he was planning on leaving in free agency. ESPN Marc Stein and Chris Broussard then corroborated those findings, going as far as calling [...]

June 26, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Hornets Trade for Nicolas Batum and Jeremy Lamb

Hornets Trade for Nicolas Batum and Jeremy Lamb

Sometimes the NBA is quiet ahead of its yearly draft. This is not one of those times. The Charlotte Hornets are making moves. Yes, plural. First, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported that the Hornets acquired Nicolas Batum from the Portland Trail Blazers. Here are the details on that one: Portland is finalizing a trade [...]

June 25, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Can the Rockets Sign Love or Aldridge in Free Agency?

Can the Rockets Sign Love or Aldridge in Free Agency?

Daryl Morey’s Houston Rockets are at it again. Whiffing on Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony hasn’t quelled their appetite for superstars. And, frankly, why would it? They traded for James Harden and signed Dwight Howard in consecutive summers. Two out of three isn’t bad. Three out of four is better, though. According to ESPN.com’s Marc [...]

June 25, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale 0

George Karl Refutes DeMarcus Cousins Rumors

George Karl Refutes DeMarcus Cousins Rumors

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, but Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl is begging you to disregard the effusive exhaust emanating from his slacks. Things have reportedly soured between DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings, at least in the sense that Karl apparently doesn’t want him and would prefer to trade him. On Tuesday, though, Karl [...]

June 24, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Knicks Still Listening to Trade Offers for No. 4 Pick

Knicks Still Listening to Trade Offers for No. 4 Pick

Those hoping that the New York Knicks retain their 2015 draft pick aren’t in the clear just yet. The NBA draft is on Thursday, and the Knicks hold the No. 4 selection, their highest lottery position since 1985. Working off a 17-win campaign, most expect them to keep the pick. They’re by no means your [...]

June 23, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale 0