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Dan Favale

Pau Gasol Is Setting Stage for LA Lakers to Trade Him

Pau Gasol Is Setting Stage for LA Lakers to Trade Him

Pau Gasol is taking up a good part of my NBA life lately. Out of necessity, I’ve written about the 32-year-old big man numerous times in the last week. I say “out of necessity” because, well, I mean it. The Los Angeles Lakers have won three in a row, and are finally playing like a [...]

January 31, 2013 Anklesnap Blogs, Dan Favale 2

Why It’s So Tough For Hawks to Trade Josh Smith

Why It’s So Tough For Hawks to Trade Josh Smith

Trading Josh Smith isn’t going to be easy for the Atlanta Hawks. It’s not that there won’t be a market for Smith, because there will be. Though Smith’s attitude and lack of experience on a contender could prevent him from landing the max contract he so desperately seeks, neither will be a deal-breaker for a [...]

January 30, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Does Rudy Gay to Raptors Make Sense?

Does Rudy Gay to Raptors Make Sense?

When it comes to Rudy Gay, I’m an optimist. I try not to pay attention to his 40.8 percent shooting from the floor and 31 percent shooting from deep in favor of his athleticism, ability to develop efficiency and understated defense. Though I’m against teams with isolation-heavy scorers pursuing him(cough, the Los Angeles Lakers, cough) [...]

January 29, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Pau Gasol Must Put LA Lakers Before Himself

Pau Gasol Must Put LA Lakers Before Himself

Super teams are about sacrifice, and someone needs to tell Pau Gasol just that. It’s universal knowledge that the seven-footer hasn’t been happy with his role on the bench, but the Los Angeles Lakers were hoping that would change. Especially if it proved effective. But while it has proved effective, Gasol still isn’t happy. At [...]

January 29, 2013 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 1

Lakers Rumors: LA Would Be Foolish to Trade for Rudy Gay

Lakers Rumors: LA Would Be Foolish to Trade for Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay should not go to the Los Angeles Lakers. Not as long as Kobe Bryant is still donning purple and gold. Though the Memphis Grizzlies pulled the trigger on a deal that brought them beneath the luxury tax line and eliminated the need to deal Gay, speculation continues to run rampant. According to Ken [...]

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NBA Rumors: Rajon Rondo’s Injury Opens Door for Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Rumors: Rajon Rondo’s Injury Opens Door for Philadelphia 76ers

Rajon Rondo’s torn ACL comes as a crushing blow to the Boston Celtics, but it stands to inject life into the Philadelphia 76ers. Per Doris Burke of ESPN (via Mike Petraglia of WEEI.com), the point guard has officially torn his ACL and will be shut down for the season. Rondo has a torn ACL.. per [...]

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Did Stephen Curry Get Robbed of 2013 NBA All-Star Selection?

Did Stephen Curry Get Robbed of 2013 NBA All-Star Selection?

Stephen Curry should have been selected to the 2013 NBA All-Star…we think. Though the point guard is having a career-year en route to rendering the Golden State Warriors legitimate contenders, he was passed over for the All-Star game in favor of James Harden, Tony Parker and Russell Westbrook. But was such a snub justified? I [...]

January 25, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

LA Lakers Smart Not to Fire Mike D’Antoni

LA Lakers Smart Not to Fire Mike D’Antoni

The Los Angeles Lakers, well, they suck. But that’s not on Mike D’Antoni. Not entirely. Barely three months into his tenure in the Land of Make Believe, D’Antoni’s head is already being called for. If Dwight Howard isn’t not-so-subtly complaining about his coaching methods, then Kobe Bryant questioning the direction of the team. And if [...]

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NBA Rumors: Kevin Martin to Re-Sign With OKC Thunder?

NBA Rumors: Kevin Martin to Re-Sign With OKC Thunder?

Kevin Martin was essentially considered a one-year rental upon joining the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he may now be here to stay. Most scoffed at the notion of him replacing James Harden as the end-all for Oklahoma City’s bench, yet he’s thrived off the pine and the Thunder are just as dominant (if not more) [...]

January 25, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Delonte West Deserves to Play in the NBA

Delonte West Deserves to Play in the NBA

Delonte West is chock full of baggage, but I remain surprised that he has not found a new home in the NBA. Since unceremoniously departing from the Dallas Mavericks, West really hasn’t been linked heavily to any teams. The Los Angeles Lakers toiled with signing him for awhile, but ultimately passed. Aside from them, that’s [...]

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