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Thomas: “I May Never Talk to Danny Ainge Again”

Thomas: “I May Never Talk to Danny Ainge Again”

Growing up being the smallest guy on the court your whole life, playing with an extra chip on your shoulder to prove all of your doubters wrong and to dominate your enemies (on a basketball court) becomes ingrained into your DNA. Isaiah Thomas has been doubted, overlooked and underappreciated seemingly his whole NBA career after [...]

October 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Wiggins, T’Wolves Agree to Five-Year, $146 Million Extension

Wiggins, T’Wolves Agree to Five-Year, $146 Million Extension

The No.1 pick of the 2014 NBA Draft is now the 3rd player in his class to sign an over $100 million extension in the past week, joining Joel Embiid and Gary Harris. Andrew Wiggins has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $146.5 million max extension with the T’Wolves. It’s interesting that the deal includes no [...]

October 12, 2017 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

Milwaukee Bucks Aren’t Expected to Get Jabari Parker Back From ACL Injury Until February

Milwaukee Bucks Aren’t Expected to Get Jabari Parker Back From ACL Injury Until February

The Milwaukee Bucks aren’t going to get Jabari Parker back from his second ACL injury anytime soon. According to ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe, the sweet-shooting forward, who cleared 20 points per game last season before suffering his latest setback, isn’t expected to rejoin the team until sometime in February: Continuity helps, and their starting lineup with Malcolm [...]

October 11, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

LeBron James is a Fan of NBA’s New All-Star Game Format

LeBron James is a Fan of NBA’s New All-Star Game Format

LeBron James is vibing the NBA’s captain-centric tweaks to its All-Star game. Under the new format, which was announced last week, the Eastern and Western Conference will still send 12 representatives apiece, with the five starters being chosen through a weighted fan (50 percent), player (25 percent) and media (25 percent) voting process. Coaches will [...]

October 11, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Joel Embiid’s $148 Million Extension with Sixers Described as ‘Perhaps The Most Complex’ in NBA History

Joel Embiid’s $148 Million Extension with Sixers Described as ‘Perhaps The Most Complex’ in NBA History

Joel Embiid just got PUH-AID…in apparently the most complicated manner imaginable. ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski first broke the news that the Philadelphia 76ers struck a five-year, $148 million extension with the skyscraper that could rise to as much as $178 million if he meets certain qualifications and incentives during it: Embiid, one of the NBA’s most [...]

October 11, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

It’s Official: D-Wade Starting for Cavaliers

It’s Official: D-Wade Starting for Cavaliers

No surprise here, the newest Cavalier signing and reunited second banana to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade will be starting at shooting guard for the Cavaliers this season. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, Rose will start at point guard with Thomas’s absence, but will leave the game early and come back in with the second [...]

October 11, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Celtics Haven’t Talked Extension with Marcus Smart, But He Wants to Stay in Boston Long Term

Celtics Haven’t Talked Extension with Marcus Smart, But He Wants to Stay in Boston Long Term

It doesn’t sound like Marcus Smart will sign an extension with the Boston Celtics before the regular-season deadline. It also doesn’t sound like he has any intention of leaving Beantown. From ESPN.com’s Chris Forsberg: While league sources indicate the Celtics are interested in an extension, Smart confirmed a Yahoo! Sports report Monday that suggested that neither he [...]

October 11, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jordan Donates $7 Million to Build Medical Clinics

Jordan Donates $7 Million to Build Medical Clinics

Michael Jordan may be the most decorated and profitable athlete in the history of American sports. He is giving back part of that wealth in order to help his home community of Charlotte, North Carolina by donating $7 million to fund two medical clinics for at-risk communities in the Charlotte area. This is the largest [...]

October 11, 2017 Ryan Bawek Blogs 0

Rajon Rondo’s Pelicans Initiation Is Complete: New Orleans Loses Point Guard for 4 to 6 Weeks After Hernia Surgery

Rajon Rondo’s Pelicans Initiation Is Complete: New Orleans Loses Point Guard for 4 to 6 Weeks After Hernia Surgery

Rajon Rondo will miss the first month-plus of the 2017-18 regular season following surgery to repair a sports hernia injury, which basically just means he’s completed his New Orleans Pelicans initiation. Here’s The Vertical’s Shams Charania with the details: New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery Tuesday for a sports hernia injury and will miss [...]

October 11, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Klay Thompson Says Warriors Aspiring for Bulls Level Success

Klay Thompson Says Warriors Aspiring for Bulls Level Success

The current version of the Warriors, in my opinion, are likely the greatest team in NBA history with their perfect storm of stars with the right attitudes and skill sets to compliment one another and mesh perfectly for an offensive and defensive juggernaut. While the Warriors have already won more games than any team in [...]

October 10, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0