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Carmelo Anthony Will Not Waive No Trade Clause

Carmelo Anthony Will Not Waive No Trade Clause

In spite of the New York Knicks’ recent struggles, losers of nine of their last 11 games and sitting in 10th place in the eastern conference, Carmelo Anthony has reiterated that he has no desire to jump ship. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders is reporting that Melo is unwilling to green-light any potential trade from [...]

January 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Adam Silver Says NBA Looking into Speeding Up the End of Games

Adam Silver Says NBA Looking into Speeding Up the End of Games

Although the NBA plays host to relatively fast-paced games, the league is looking into how to cycle through its events even faster, according to commissioner Adam Silver. From the Bay Area News Group’s Anthony Slater: NBA commissioner Adam Silver made a little news in London on Thursday, telling reporters that the league is looking into [...]

January 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jeremy Lin Expects to Make Return to Brooklyn Nets Soon

Jeremy Lin Expects to Make Return to Brooklyn Nets Soon

Jeremy Lin’s first season with the Brooklyn Nets has not gone according to plan. He has appeared in just 12 games all season, missing the other 25 with two different hamstring injuries. The latest hamstring injury has sidelined him for the team’s last seven games—all losses. And while the Nets have yet to provide a [...]

January 13, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Zaza Pachulia is Still 2nd in Western Conference Front Court Voting

Zaza Pachulia is Still 2nd in Western Conference Front Court Voting

Let’s play a quick game, which of these names does not belong on this list: Kevin Durant, Zaza Pachulia, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Karl-Anthony Towns, LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin and Marc Gasol? If you follow the NBA in any way and are being serious and honest with yourself, Zaza Pachulia does [...]

January 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Joel Embiid Still Thinking About the Philadelphia 76ers Making NBA Playoffs

Joel Embiid Still Thinking About the Philadelphia 76ers Making NBA Playoffs

It turns out Joel Embiid wasn’t kidding when he talked about the Philadelphia 76ers’ making the playoffs. Well that, or he’s still kidding. Following the Sixers’ come-from-behind victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday—which featured a game-winner from T.J. McConnell, because it’s 2017, and apparently T.J. McConnell hits game-winners in 2017—Embiid doubled down on [...]

January 12, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Clippers ‘Hopeful’ Blake Griffin Returns from Injury by End of January

Clippers ‘Hopeful’ Blake Griffin Returns from Injury by End of January

Blake Griffin hasn’t suited up since Dec. 18 after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee knee. The Los Angeles Clippers are hoping that changes in the near future—perhaps by the end of January. From ESPN.com’s Kevin Arnovitz: – Clippers forward Blake Griffin is on target for his return, coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday night. [...]

January 12, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Klay Thompson Would Be Totally Cool with Spending Entire Career with Warriors

Klay Thompson Would Be Totally Cool with Spending Entire Career with Warriors

With the introduction of the NBA’s Designated Player Exception, get ready for a lot of way-off-in-the-distance-extension talk. Essentially, the clause allows NBA teams to offer a fat extension to players they drafted, or players they acquired while still on their rookie deals, before they reach free agency. Hence why everyone assumes DeMarcus Cousins will re-up [...]

January 12, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

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 [...]

January 12, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 1

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