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T’Wolves Still Looking to Shop Rubio for Shooting

T’Wolves Still Looking to Shop Rubio for Shooting

According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein Monday morning, despite having dealt Kris Dunn and recently acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls, the T’Wolves are still trying to trade Ricky Rubio to acquire more shooting power. While in some ways Rubio seems like the perfect point guard to feed and put the T’Wolves [...]

June 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Don’t Worry Brooklyn Nets Fans: Timofey Mozgov Will Shoot 3s if Kenny Atkinson Asks Him To

Don’t Worry Brooklyn Nets Fans: Timofey Mozgov Will Shoot 3s if Kenny Atkinson Asks Him To

Timofey Mozgov remains awesome. Everyone always mentions his salary when talking about his involvement in the D’Angelo Russell trade that landed them both with the Brooklyn Nets. He is owed $48 million over the next threes. He wasn’t the throw-in; he was the entire reason the Los Angeles Lakers pulled the trigger on this deal–to [...]

June 27, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Cleveland Cavaliers Haven’t Abandoned Pursuit of Paul George Trade

Cleveland Cavaliers Haven’t Abandoned Pursuit of Paul George Trade

Not having a general manager or team president in place hasn’t stopped the Cleveland Cavaliers from continuing their pursuit of Paul George. According to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes and Marc Stein, the Cavaliers remain hot on George’s trail. They even held “serious” discussions with the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers about a three-team deal that would [...]

June 26, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Denver Nuggets Hope to ‘Crash’ List of Free-Agent Suitors for Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap

Denver Nuggets Hope to ‘Crash’ List of Free-Agent Suitors for Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap

Superstar free agents with foresight would be wise to consider signing with the Denver Nuggets. They were basically a playoff team last season and are one transcendent player away from making a small ruckus in the Western Conference. But they’re also young and flexible enough to be juggernauts three, four, five years down the line. [...]

June 26, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Dallas Mavericks Decline Dirk Nowitzki’s Team Option, Figure to Be Major Players in Free Agency

Dallas Mavericks Decline Dirk Nowitzki’s Team Option, Figure to Be Major Players in Free Agency

The Dallas Mavericks informed Dirk Nowitzki they would be declining his team option on Sunday. But don’t worry: This is all part of a plan. He isn’t going anywhere. Here’s ESPN.com’s Marc Stein with the deets: The Dallas Mavericks have informed Dirk Nowitzki that they will decline their $25 million team option for next season [...]

June 26, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Magic Johnson on Why Lakers traded D’Angelo Russell: ‘I Needed a Leader’

Magic Johnson on Why Lakers traded D’Angelo Russell: ‘I Needed a Leader’

Magic Johnson just low-key trashed D’Angelo Russell. The Los Angeles Lakers team president spoke briefly about why he moved the 21-year-old combo guard, and his answer can only be described as a complimentary dis. Here it is, via ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes: Oh. Imagine a 21-year-old just two seasons deep into his career playing for a [...]

June 26, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Chauncey Billups Still Undecided About Accepting Cavs Team President Role

Chauncey Billups Still Undecided About Accepting Cavs Team President Role

The Cleveland Cavaliers still don’t have a replacement for David Griffin. Though they’ve offered the president of basketball operations position to Chauncey Billups, owner Dan Giblert’s first choice for the role, they have yet to hear his answer. And apparently, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge, he has yet to intimate which way he’s leaning: That [...]

June 26, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rookie of the Year Betting Odds Are Out

Rookie of the Year Betting Odds Are Out

Now that the 2017 NBA Draft is a thing of the past, unless you delight in reading draft grade pieces from all over the internet like me, the sports books have already gotten a jump on which of these rookies they see having the most success on the hardwood in 2017-18. While it is a [...]

June 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Dallas Mavericks No Longer Intend to Sign Point Guard in Free Agency After Drafting Dennis Smith Jr.

Dallas Mavericks No Longer Intend to Sign Point Guard in Free Agency After Drafting Dennis Smith Jr.

The NBA’s market for free-agent point guards is about to get weird. Exhibit A: The Dallas Mavericks. Long considered a primary destination for the bigger names like Jrue Holiday, George Hill, Kyle Lowry and Jeff Teague, Dallas is officially out of the running for an expensive floor general after drafting NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr. [...]

June 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Pacers President Kevin Pritchard Still Confident Indiana Will Get Value in Paul George Trade

Pacers President Kevin Pritchard Still Confident Indiana Will Get Value in Paul George Trade

Paul George didn’t get traded ahead of or during the NBA draft. This wouldn’t be surprising in most instances; the real shock, typically, is when big names get dealt—a la Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. But this situation is different. George isn’t only entering free agency next summer, but he has eyes for the [...]

June 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0