Thursday 19th January 2017,
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Dan Favale

Al Horford Says ‘It’s Weird’ Returning to Atlanta as Member of Celtics

Al Horford Says ‘It’s Weird’ Returning to Atlanta as Member of Celtics

Al Horford will face the Atlanta Hawks as a member of the Boston Celtics for the first time on Friday night—a game he’s not exactly looking forward to, per Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Horford spent the first nine years of his career with the Hawks before bolting for the Celtics as a free agent [...]

January 12, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Derrick Rose Will Seek 5-Year, $150 Million Contract in Free Agency

Derrick Rose Will Seek 5-Year, $150 Million Contract in Free Agency

Derrick Rose will not be taking a discount to remain with the New York Knicks or join another NBA team this summer. Or so he thinks. The point guard, who went missing just before the Knicks’ Tuesday night loss over the New Orleans Pelicans, will apparently seek a five-year max deal when he becomes a free [...]

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DeMarcus Cousins Reportedly Plans to Sign Long-Term Extension with Kings this Summer

DeMarcus Cousins Reportedly Plans to Sign Long-Term Extension with Kings this Summer

If there was ever a chance that DeMarcus Cousins would be traded before this February’s deadline, it died with the inclusion of the Designated Player Exception in the new CBA. Because of the new rule, which comes with stipulations, Cousins will be eligible to receive a five-year extension from the Sacramento Kings this summer that’s [...]

January 11, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Miami Heat Apparently Not Open to Trading Hassan Whiteside

Miami Heat Apparently Not Open to Trading Hassan Whiteside

On a recent episode of ESPN’s The Lowe Post podcast, Zach Lowe intimated that everyone on the Miami Heat’s roster could be had via trade—even Hassan Whiteside. The news was a revelation. Goran Dragic’s name has meandered in and out of the rumor mill, but that’s to be expected. He turns 31 in May; he and the Heat [...]

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Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie Tallies All-Star Vote for Joel Embiid

Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie Tallies All-Star Vote for Joel Embiid

It finally happened fam: Former Philadelphia 76ers general manager/author of “The Process” tallied an All-Star vote on Joel Embiid’s behalf. Granted, Hinkie’s ballot was not unsolicited; Embiid coerced him into action with this tweet: Sam Hinkie responded with this shortly thereafter: Hot damn, that’s a lot of votes in one shot. The fan vote only [...]

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Rajon Rondo was Told Bulls Benched Him to ‘Save Me’ from ‘Myself’

Rajon Rondo was Told Bulls Benched Him to ‘Save Me’ from ‘Myself’

For those of us who thought Rajon Rondo’s situation with the Chicago Bulls couldn’t get any weirder, it turns out we were wrong. Leading into the Bulls’ Tuesday night loss to the Washington Wizards, Rondo hadn’t played in the last five games. A scheduled rest day for Dwyane Wade plus Jimmy Butler’s absence forced him back into [...]

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Los Angeles Clippers Hired Kevin Garnett as a Team Consultant

Los Angeles Clippers Hired Kevin Garnett as a Team Consultant

Kevin Garnett is back in the NBA. To consult with the Los Angeles Clippers. KG was spotted at Clippers practice on Tuesday, working with big man DeAndre Jordan, per Bleacher Report’s Josh Martin: Rowan Kavner has the official details over at Clippers.com: Garnett helped the Clippers at training camp earlier this season, offering tips to [...]

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Ty Lawson Wants to Remain with Sacramento Kings Long Term

Ty Lawson Wants to Remain with Sacramento Kings Long Term

Ty Lawson is not the player he was before leaving the Denver Nuggets. Far from it. There are nights when you see his quickness and evasiveness in its fullest forms, moments when you hearken back to his days as a fringe All-Star and, despite his diminutive frame, one of the most electric point guards in [...]

January 10, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Derrick Rose Went Missing Before New York Knicks’ Loss to New Orleans Pelicans

Derrick Rose Went Missing Before New York Knicks’ Loss to New Orleans Pelicans

Well, this is a new one. Minutes after the New York Knicks tipped off their eventual loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, it was announced that Derrick Rose, who was conspicuously absent from the starting five, was no longer with the team for undisclosed reasons. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski provided some context: [...]

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Just Like That, the Atlanta Hawks Take Paul Millsap Off the Trade Block

Just Like That, the Atlanta Hawks Take Paul Millsap Off the Trade Block

It looks like the Atlanta Hawks won’t be sellers at the trade deadline after all. For now. After trading Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Hawks moved Paul Millsap to the chopping block. But, roughly one second later, they took him off, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski: For now, Atlanta Hawks All-Star forward Paul [...]

January 10, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0