Tuesday 25th September 2018,
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Dan Favale

Tom Thibodeau Doesn’t Buy That Jimmy Butler is Unhappy with Minnesota Timberwolves

Tom Thibodeau Doesn’t Buy That Jimmy Butler is Unhappy with Minnesota Timberwolves

Despite numerous reports to the contrary, Minnesota Timberwolves coach-president Tom Thibodeau isn’t buying into Jimmy Butler’s purported unhappiness with the team’s current situation and youngsters. Speaking at the Minnesota State Fair, Thibs addressed a couple of the elephants in the room, including the looming prospect of a Karl-Anthony Towns extension. Here’s what he had to [...]

August 29, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

With His Max Extension Hashed Out, Devin Booker Say ‘It’s Winning Time’ for the Phoenix Suns

With His Max Extension Hashed Out, Devin Booker Say ‘It’s Winning Time’ for the Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker knows he’ll be making max money when his extension kicks in for the 2019-20 season. And now, with that out of the way, he believes it’s winning time for the Phoenix Suns. Making an appearance on CBS Sports’ Reiter’s Block with Bill Reiter, the 21-year-old microwave scorer not-so-subtly intimated that it’s time for the young [...]

August 29, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant Other NBA Stars React to Manu Ginobili’s Retirement

LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant Other NBA Stars React to Manu Ginobili’s Retirement

After 16 years in the NBA, Manu Ginobili is calling it quits. Please take a moment or a few jillion moments to bask in your subsequent sadness. I know I will. This is a big loss for the NBA. Ginobili, 41, remained exciting to watch even as he ebbed out of his heyday. Anywho, Ginobili [...]

August 28, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Enes Kanter Explains Root of His Beef with LeBron James

Enes Kanter Explains Root of His Beef with LeBron James

The beef between Enes Kanter and LeBron James is well-documented, but the exact root of it is something of an unknown. Yes, part of their squabble is just for fun. NBA players are entertaining that way. But while speaking with ESPN.com’s Royce Young, Kanter explained that the crux of his issues with James began because [...]

August 28, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kobe Bryant Believes Resistant Lakers Fans will ‘Fall in Line’ and Root for LeBron James

Kobe Bryant Believes Resistant Lakers Fans will ‘Fall in Line’ and Root for LeBron James

Kobe Bryant has a message for all the Los Angeles Lakers fans who are not rolling out the red carpet for LeBron James’ arrival: You’re kidding yourselves if you think this distaste for the three-time champ will last. Speaking on the The Rich Eisen Show, the Lakers legend didn’t so much as call for fans [...]

August 27, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Isaiah Thomas Believes the Denver Nuggets will Makes NBA Playoffs This Season

Isaiah Thomas Believes the Denver Nuggets will Makes NBA Playoffs This Season

The Denver Nuggets’ have failed to make the postseason for the past five years. Isaiah Thomas doesn’t see that drought reaching Year No. 6. Sitting alongside Jamal Murray, Thomas made a pretty definitive, yet off-handed, statement about how the Nuggets are going to make the playoffs this season: I mean, you have to at least [...]

August 27, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rumor: Kawhi Leonard May Be Open to Re-Signing with Toronto Raptors in Free Agency

Rumor: Kawhi Leonard May Be Open to Re-Signing with Toronto Raptors in Free Agency

Rejoice Toronto Raptors fans, because it seems Kawhi Leonard is approaching his time in Canada with an open mind. Now that doesn’t mean that NBA Sports Books think he will yet. In fact, according to TopBet sportsbook, he’s still not likely to re-sign in Toronto. But one thing that could make the odds a bit [...]

August 23, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Lakers Apparently Weren’t Happy Paul George Ghosted on Them Before Re-Signing with Thunder

Lakers Apparently Weren’t Happy Paul George Ghosted on Them Before Re-Signing with Thunder

The Los Angeles Lakers were apparently ticked off that Paul George didn’t grant them a meeting in free agency—and this revelation comes from PG13 himself. Speaking Chris Pfaff’s Short Story Long podcast, George indicated that Lakers president Magic Johnson and Co. were not especially pleased with him rejoining the Oklahoma City Thunder before giving them face-time (h/t The [...]

August 23, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rockets GM Daryl Morey Is Intrigued by Warriors’ Addition of DeMarcus Cousins

Rockets GM Daryl Morey Is Intrigued by Warriors’ Addition of DeMarcus Cousins

Count Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey among those who are intrigued by the Golden State Warriors’ addition of DeMarcus Cousins—not entirely sold, to be sure, but definitely interested in what it may or may not mean. Here’s an excerpt from his appearance on The Dan Patrick Show (h/t ProBasketballTalk’s Dan Feldman): I was really curious. [...]

August 22, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

FYI: No, Kobe Bryant Isn’t Planning to Play in Big3 League Next Year

FYI: No, Kobe Bryant Isn’t Planning to Play in Big3 League Next Year

Kobe Bryant’s return to the hardwood will have to wait—assuming, of course, it ever comes. Oh, no, he isn’t rejoining the Los Angeles Lakers or playing in the NBA again. Get that conspiracy theory out of your pretty little head. But there has been hope that he might possibly lace them up to play in [...]

August 22, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0