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Ryan Bawek

Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls Still Have Interest in Jahlil Okafor Trade

Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls Still Have Interest in Jahlil Okafor Trade

Big men-headlined NBA trades continue to go through, and yet still Jahlil Okafor remains with the Philadelphia 76ers. As has been the case for roughly forever, though, the expectation is for this to change. And while the New Orleans Pelicans (DeMarcus Cousins trade), Denver Nuggets (Mason Plumlee trade) and Portland Trail Blazers (Jusuf Nurkic trade) [...]

February 20, 2017 dfavale Ryan Bawek 0

Joel Embiid Considered Retirement During Injury Plagued Seasons

Joel Embiid Considered Retirement During Injury Plagued Seasons

Although he has been a breath of fresh air for an organization who badly needed it and has been nothing short of a sensation on and off the court in the 2016-17 season (despite his current injury) there was a time not long ago when Embiid was the butt of many a joke as “The [...]

February 17, 2017 Ryan Bawek Blogs, News, Ryan Bawek 0

T’Wolves Owner Says Team Aiming for Playoff Berth

T’Wolves Owner Says Team Aiming for Playoff Berth

Coming into the 2016-17 season the Minnesota Timberwolves were the darlings of the NBA, an incredibly young team flush with talent and potential that many prognosticators thought were ready to take the leap to being a playoff team. A 6-18 start quelled those notions pretty quickly as even with defensive guru Tom Thibodeau in tow [...]

February 17, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Suns Not Expected to Trade Eric Bledsoe and They Shouldn’t

Suns Not Expected to Trade Eric Bledsoe and They Shouldn’t

As we enter the final week before the NBA trade deadline, the rumors will only continue to intensify, and a number of trades that were never rumored will actually occur as teams play musical chairs. Because of a confluence of factors for the Phoenix Suns, including their status as a rebuilding team, the fact that [...]

February 16, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Knicks Somehow Most Valuable Franchise in NBA Still

Knicks Somehow Most Valuable Franchise in NBA Still

Forbes released an article Wednesday morning breaking down the valuation of NBA franchises in 2017. Believe it or not despite the constant futility on the court, the constant drama off the court surrounding the franchise, the president taking mid-season vacations and former fan favorites being banned from the arena, the New York Knicks are still [...]

February 15, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Magic Trade Ibaka to Raptors for Ross, 1st Round Pick

Magic Trade Ibaka to Raptors for Ross, 1st Round Pick

News came down early Tuesday afternoon that the Orlando Magic have agreed to send free agent to be Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for scoring wing Terrance Ross and the Raptors 2017 first round pick, as first reported by The Vertical. Not to toot my own horn, but I predicted and called [...]

February 14, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

The D-League is now the G-League

The D-League is now the G-League

The NBA Developmental League has gone through a number of makeovers and iterations since its inception in the 2001-02 season. It was originally known as the NBDL and for years now has been known as and referred to as the D-League. The D-League had a nice ring to it and was an accurate descriptor, a [...]

February 14, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Kevin Love to Have Knee Surgery, Miss 6 Weeks

Kevin Love to Have Knee Surgery, Miss 6 Weeks

Kevin Love has easily been having his best season since joining the Cavaliers in 2014, he has found a way to maximize his skill set to fit in seamlessly with LeBron and Kyrie Irving and is back to his 20 and 11 ways without having to be the focal point or even the second option [...]

February 14, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Cavs Trade Andersen, Cash for Conditional 2nd Round Pick

Cavs Trade Andersen, Cash for Conditional 2nd Round Pick

The Cavaliers have been active in the trade market for the past few days trying to find a taker for veteran and currently injured big man Chris “Birdman” Andersen. Andersen appeared in 12 games for the Cavs this season, averaging 2.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 9 minutes per game and his season and career [...]

February 14, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Nuggets Clear Losers Long Term in Trade Over the Weekend

Nuggets Clear Losers Long Term in Trade Over the Weekend

Now that we are a mere 10 days away from the 2017 NBA trade deadline, a very active trade market behind the scenes will finally materialize into some player and asset movement as teams try to improve their rosters and prepare themselves for a postseason run, the 2017 off-season and beyond. The second real trade [...]

February 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Blogs, Ryan Bawek 0