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Larry Sanders Still Attempting NBA Comeback, Set to Work Out for Cleveland Cavaliers

Larry Sanders Still Attempting NBA Comeback, Set to Work Out for Cleveland Cavaliers

Larry Sanders’ latest go at an NBA comeback is leading him to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Though the 6’11” big man hasn’t played in a game since December 2014, he’s had something of a workout tour over the last few weeks. His next stop is Cleveland, which is his preferred destination, according to Amico Hoops’ Sam Amico: The [...]

February 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Boston Celtics Remain Fixated on Trading for Jimmy Butler and Paul George

Boston Celtics Remain Fixated on Trading for Jimmy Butler and Paul George

Do you buy into the notion that the Chicago Bulls aren’t shopping Jimmy Butler? Or that the Indiana Pacers won’t even listen to Paul George offers with the possibility of signing him to a designated extension, should he qualify, still in play? The Boston Celtics sure don’t. Or maybe they’re just hoping against hope things [...]

February 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Clippers Contacted Wizards About Otto Porter Trade…and Washington Laughed

Clippers Contacted Wizards About Otto Porter Trade…and Washington Laughed

Imagine trying to get the Washington Wizards to trade Otto Porter. Funny, right? Now imagine the Los Angeles Clippers being the team that tries getting Washington to sell its stud wing. Unfathomable, right? Yes, and no. It’s ridiculous in the sense it’s never going to happen, but possible in the sense Los Angeles tried, per [...]

February 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Add the Indiana Pacers to List of NBA Teams Pursuing Jahlil Okafor Trade

Add the Indiana Pacers to List of NBA Teams Pursuing Jahlil Okafor Trade

The trade market for Jahlil Okafor, already tepid, was supposed to be freezing cold if many of his thought-to-be suitors in the New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets pulled the trigger on other deals involving big man. That, apparently, hasn’t been the case. Both the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls remain in [...]

February 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Chicago Bulls ‘Are Telling Other Teams’ Jimmy Butler Won’t Be Traded

Chicago Bulls ‘Are Telling Other Teams’ Jimmy Butler Won’t Be Traded

If the NBA is going to play host to another blockbuster deal ahead of the Feb. 23 trade deadline, it won’t include Jimmy Butler. Apparently. As ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst said (via HoopsHype): The Bulls are telling other teams that everyone except Jimmy Butler is available for trades and believes the team is more inclined to [...]

February 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 2

There is a Trade Market for Derrick Rose

There is a Trade Market for Derrick Rose

The Derrick Rose experiment in the Big Apple hasn’t been a huge success and has included a few bizarre speed bumps, most notably Rose leaving the team on a game day and going AWOL to be with family. Despite all of this, there appears to be a trade market for the 28-year-old former MVP (seems [...]

February 21, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Pelicans May Be Willing to Give Jrue Holiday Max Money in Free Agency

Pelicans May Be Willing to Give Jrue Holiday Max Money in Free Agency

It turns out the New Orleans Pelicans’ acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins is great news for Jrue Holiday. There are the obvious reasons, starting with the fact Cousins give Holiday yet another weapon to which he can pass. But the big man’s arrival also gives the Holiday leverage in contract negotiations this summer when he enters [...]

February 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Los Angeles Lakers Still Seeking 1st-Round Pick in Trade for Lou Williams

Los Angeles Lakers Still Seeking 1st-Round Pick in Trade for Lou Williams

Lou Williams looks more and more out of place on the Los Angeles Lakers by the day. He’s on the wrong side of 30, he takes touches away from the kiddies by default, and while he hasn’t hurt their tank, his absurd offensive output doesn’t do their top-three protected first-round pick (owed to the Philadelphia [...]

February 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Clippers, Chris Paul “Verbally Agree” On $200 Million Extension

Clippers, Chris Paul “Verbally Agree” On $200 Million Extension

According to the daily NBA round-up by Basketball Insiders Writer Steve Kyler, the Clippers and Chris Paul have already verbally agreed to a new over $200 million max extension when Paul becomes a free agent this summer. Chris Paul has been expected for some time to opt out of the final year and $24.6 million [...]

February 21, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Kings Shopping Arron Afflalo Darren Collison, Ben McLemore After Trading DeMarcus Cousins

Kings Shopping Arron Afflalo Darren Collison, Ben McLemore After Trading DeMarcus Cousins

Dealing DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans may be the first of many moves for the Sacramento Kings leading into the NBA’s Feb. 23 trade deadline. From The Vertical’s Chris Mannix: The Kings excised Cousins, and there are strong indications they are not done dealing, either. Sacramento is determined to restock the franchise with assets, [...]

February 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0