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Big Surprise: Kings Rushed DeMarcus Cousins Trade Out of Fear Owner Would Change His Mind

Big Surprise: Kings Rushed DeMarcus Cousins Trade Out of Fear Owner Would Change His Mind

Hello! Welcome to this space, where we will now confirm everything you suspected about the DeMarcus Cousins trade. Yes, the Sacramento Kings could have done better than Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a top-three protected pick that probably won’t land in the top 10, and a second-round pick (via the Philadelphia 76ers! But still.). [...]

February 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rodney Hood Eyeing Return to Utah Jazz’s Rotation Against Milwaukee Bucks

Rodney Hood Eyeing Return to Utah Jazz’s Rotation Against Milwaukee Bucks

YOU GUYS: The Utah Jazz might be getting—pauses for effect—healthy(!!!!!!). No team except for the Los Angeles Clippers have been more adversely impacted by injuries. And where the Clippers’ issues can be isolated to freak, albeit protracted, absences from Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, the Jazz have suffered losses at pretty much every position since [...]

February 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Should the Pacers Trade Paul George?

Should the Pacers Trade Paul George?

As we rapidly approach the 2017 NBA trade deadline, the rumor mill is starting to intensify by the minute and some real player and draft pick movement is actually happening. Now that one mega deal has already taken place and the go to “star who could be traded” mantle that Demarcus Cousins had held for [...]

February 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

DeMarcus Cousins Won’t Commit to Re-Signing with Pelicans But Says He’s ‘All In”

DeMarcus Cousins Won’t Commit to Re-Signing with Pelicans But Says He’s ‘All In”

DeMarcus Cousins is officially excited to the leave the Sacramento Kings for the New Orleans Pelicans. Not so excited he’ll commit to re-signing with them, but happy enough to, well, sound happy enough. The Pelicans pulled out all the stops to make sure they were welcoming right way. Michael Lee detailed their efforts in a [...]

February 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Wizards Land Bogdanovic for 1st Round Pick

Wizards Land Bogdanovic for 1st Round Pick

The scorching Washington Wizards made a deal to bolster their bench and add some much needed shooting and depth by adding now former Brooklyn Net sharp shooter Bojan Bogdanovic. This is a great deal for Washington for a number of reasons. They not only picked up a player who is averaging 14.2 points on 36% [...]

February 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Paul George Will Consider Signing with Lakers in Free Agency…If He Gets There

Paul George Will Consider Signing with Lakers in Free Agency…If He Gets There

Good news, Los Angeles Lakers apologists: Paul George will consider signing with your team in free agency. If he gets there. Which isn’t slated to happen until 2018. From The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski: For teams considering a trade for George, here’s the risk: As a free agent in the summer of 2018, he has considered [...]

February 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Philadelphia 76ers ‘Pitched’ Detroit Pistons on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Trade

Philadelphia 76ers ‘Pitched’ Detroit Pistons on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Trade

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo shot his shot, and he missed. According to SI.com’s Jake Fischer, the Sixers apparently tried to poach Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from the Detroit Pistons using Jahlil Okafor as the primary bait: Oh, Bryan. There is a scenario in which Okafor makes sense for the Pistons. Head coach and president Stan [...]

February 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Knicks ‘Have Been Really Aggressive’ Trying to Trade Derrick Rose for ‘Almost Anything’

Knicks ‘Have Been Really Aggressive’ Trying to Trade Derrick Rose for ‘Almost Anything’

We know multiple NBA teams have discussed a Derrick Rose trade with the New York Knicks, per ESPN.com’s Ian Begley , and now we know why: He can be had for pretty much anything. From The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via HoopsHype): Teams have told me in the last 24 hours that (the Knicks) have been really aggressive [...]

February 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Pistons Coach Stan Van Gundy (Sort of) Quashes Andre Drummond Trade Rumors

Pistons Coach Stan Van Gundy (Sort of) Quashes Andre Drummond Trade Rumors

For the first time in his NBA career, Andre Drummond finds himself immersed in trade rumors. None of which will ever materialize into anything real. This, at least, is the stance Detroit Pistons head coach and president Stan Van Gundy assumed, per Pistons.com’s Keith Langlois: But Van Gundy dispelled any notion that Drummond was being [...]

February 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Philadelphia 76ers Will Look into Trading Nerlens Noel If They Can’t Move Jahlil Okafor

Philadelphia 76ers Will Look into Trading Nerlens Noel If They Can’t Move Jahlil Okafor

In case you were wondering: Yes, the Philadelphia 76ers are aware they have too many bigs. Jahlil Okafor has been the name most bandied about the rumor mill in recent weeks, which is no surprise. Joel Embiid is untouchable, and Nerlens Noel has resumed playing like a defensive terror. Even Richaun Holmes looks like he [...]

February 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0