Saturday 21st October 2017,
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Report: Phil Jackson Woefully Unprepared for Free Agency Meetings

Report: Phil Jackson Woefully Unprepared for Free Agency Meetings

For as good of a motivator as he was as an NBA coach, Phil Jackson was that bad at being a personnel person (except for drafting Kristaps) and made numerous questionable moves while demanding his team play a style from the 1990s. One area where he was particularly bad: free agent recruiting. We have probably [...]

October 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Kristaps Porzingis Doesn’t Want to Play Center

Kristaps Porzingis Doesn’t Want to Play Center

The Knicks just dealt with the face of their franchise being unwilling to play the position that would help them win most with the style of play in the current NBA, I am talking about Carmelo Anthony’s unwillingness to play the four for the Knicks the past few years despite the fact that he could [...]

October 6, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 1

NBA 2K18 Alternate Jerseys Leak Around NBA

NBA 2K18 Alternate Jerseys Leak Around NBA

Now that every team has unveiled their normal home and away uniforms for the 2017-18 season with the transition to Nike as the official apparel sponsor of the NBA, many teams alternate uniforms (every team will have four) are set to be unveiled around the NBA in the next few weeks, or so we thought… [...]

September 14, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Parker Seeking Max Contract Extension From Bucks

Parker Seeking Max Contract Extension From Bucks

Jabari Parker, the former No. 2 pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, has blossomed in his third season with the Milwaukee Bucks and was averaging 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists on 49% shooting and 36.5% shooting from three before tearing his ACL for the second time this February. Parker is one of a slew [...]

September 11, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Pelicans Interested in Shumpert

Pelicans Interested in Shumpert

The New Orleans Pelicans have a gaping hole on their roster currently on the wing as a team that was already thin at the shooting guard and small forward position became even thinner with the hamstring injury to Solomon Hill that will keep him out much of the season. With the acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins [...]

September 6, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Tony Parker Could Be Back Sooner Than Anticipated

Tony Parker Could Be Back Sooner Than Anticipated

Longtime Spurs point guard and future hall of famer Tony Parker is rehabbing his torn left quadriceps this off-season, an injury he suffered against the Rockets in the western conference semi-finals last season. While initial prognosis for the injury was for Parker to return around or even after the all-star break, Parker has said numerous [...]

September 5, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Could Wade Be Headed to Miami or Los Angeles?

Could Wade Be Headed to Miami or Los Angeles?

Whether or not talks have officially started or gotten serious, it is pretty obvious that the Bulls and Dwyane Wade will agree to a buy out for the final year and $24 million of his contract. It makes little sense for a 35-year-old Wade to be playing for a team trying to reach the top [...]

September 5, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Cavaliers Listening to Offers for Brooklyn Pick

Cavaliers Listening to Offers for Brooklyn Pick

While Isaiah Thomas (if and when he is truly healthy) and Jae Crowder are the major pieces to help the Cavaliers reach their fourth straight NBA Finals next season, the crown jewel of their trade with the Celtics for Kyrie Irving is Brooklyn’s unprotected 1st round pick in 2018. If LeBron James does leave in [...]

September 5, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Celtics Were Concerned How Butler, Hayward Would Have Meshed

Celtics Were Concerned How Butler, Hayward Would Have Meshed

As we all know and have for over a year now at least, the Boston Celtics have been in the perfect position to utilize their treasure chest of assets and their status as a fringe contender to make a big splash or two and acquire at least one of the many stars that have been [...]

August 31, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Cavs Called Warriors for Irving for Klay Swap

Cavs Called Warriors for Irving for Klay Swap

While the trade that did occur between the Cavaliers and Celtics was as blockbuster as it gets and unprecedented in some ways, there was one other trade offer that was on the table that would have been exponentially more insane: Kyrie Irving for Klay Thompson. This was first reported by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears on [...]

August 24, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0