Wednesday 28th June 2017,
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Dan Favale

Kyrie Irving Told Former Team USA Running Mates He May Push for Trade From Cavaliers If LeBron James Leaves

Kyrie Irving Told Former Team USA Running Mates He May Push for Trade From Cavaliers If LeBron James Leaves

There is no bond in life stronger than the one shared between Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. Case in point: Kyrie (maybe) doesn’t want to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers if LeBron bolts as a free agent in 2018, as many expect him to do. From the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Joe Cowley: Irving has been contacting some [...]

June 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

After Dealing Dwight Howard to Hornets, the Hawks Now Exploring Sign-and-Trades for Paul Millsap

After Dealing Dwight Howard to Hornets, the Hawks Now Exploring Sign-and-Trades for Paul Millsap

With Dwight Howard gone, could Paul Millsap be next? Probably. But how he leaves the Atlanta Hawks is still up for debate. Millsap is an unrestricted free agent, so he can bolt on his own accord. But ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst says a sign-and-trade remains on the table, in the event he wants to join a [...]

June 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Houston Rockets ‘Actively Shopping’ Patrick Beverley on Trade Market

Houston Rockets ‘Actively Shopping’ Patrick Beverley on Trade Market

Patrick Beverley is the Houston Rockets’ best defensive player, the guy who takes on assignments like Russell Westbrook and lives to tell the tale. So it only makes sense that they would be trying to trade him, according to the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney: The Rockets have been actively shopping point guard Patrick Beverley, a [...]

June 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Cleveland Cavaliers Didn’t Consult LeBron James About David Griffin’s Departure…Which, Yikes

Cleveland Cavaliers Didn’t Consult LeBron James About David Griffin’s Departure…Which, Yikes

What in the actual frickity frick are the Cleveland Cavaliers thinking? Parting ways with general manager David Griffin is a risk. Even if he wasn’t directly responsible for LeBron James’ arrival and the Kevin Love trade, he helped build a championship-level supporting cast around them and Kyrie Irving. Owner Dan Gilbert has never valued front-office [...]

June 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Pacers President Kevin Pritchard ‘Tried to Create Bidding War’ for Paul George Between Warriors and Cavs

Pacers President Kevin Pritchard ‘Tried to Create Bidding War’ for Paul George Between Warriors and Cavs

Give Indiana Pacers president Kevin Pritchard this: The man has guts. Shopping Paul George is no easy task. He is a free agent after next season, and everyone expects him to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Any team that acquires him will do so under the guise that he’s a rental unless they can [...]

June 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kyle Lowry Claps Back at Report that He Has ‘Zero Interest’ in Re-Signing with Toronto Raptors

Kyle Lowry Claps Back at Report that He Has ‘Zero Interest’ in Re-Signing with Toronto Raptors

Kyle Lowry doesn’t want to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors. No, wait. Actually, he does. We think. Okay, we’re not sure. Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star reported that, as of mid-May, people around the league were being informed Lowry had “zero interest” in returning to the Raptors: Still, things can change. That’s what Ujiri is facing. [...]

June 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jimmy Butler May Try Forcing Chicago Bulls to Trade Him to Cleveland Cavaliers

Jimmy Butler May Try Forcing Chicago Bulls to Trade Him to Cleveland Cavaliers

Can the Cleveland Cavaliers pull off a trade for Jimmy Butler without a general manager in place? The logical answer is hell no. The actual answer might be yes. From the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Joe Cowley: According to multiple sources in Cleveland, not only have Cavaliers players – including LeBron James and Kyrie Irving – been reaching [...]

June 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Houston Rockets Plan on Offering James Harden Another Extension This Summer

Houston Rockets Plan on Offering James Harden Another Extension This Summer

The Houston Rockets don’t want James Harden going anywhere. So they’re going to make sure he doesn’t. After earning an All-NBA selection, Harden is now eligible for the designated player extension that was negotiated into the NBA’s new CBA. The deal, for him, would be worth four years and $168 million, and the Rockets plan [...]

June 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Clippers Will Pursue Sign-and-Trade Deal for Paul George If Pacers Keep Him Past NBA Draft

Clippers Will Pursue Sign-and-Trade Deal for Paul George If Pacers Keep Him Past NBA Draft

Add the Los Angeles Clippers to the growing list of NBA teams interested in prying Paul George away from the Indiana Pacers. From the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney: Instead of corralling a worthy package in February, Indiana is looking for a panic-time deal involving George, one they hope to close ahead of Thursday’s draft. The [...]

June 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Boston Celtics ‘Zeroing In’ on Jimmy Butler Trade…Again

Boston Celtics ‘Zeroing In’ on Jimmy Butler Trade…Again

Although the Chicago Bulls told Jimmy Butler they have no plans to trade him this offseason, the Boston Celtics aren’t buying it. That, or they aren’t taking no for an answer. Armed with even more draft-pick goodies after completing a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers that shipped out the No. 1 overall selection, the Celtics [...]

June 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0