Tuesday 25th September 2018,
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Rumor: Karl-Anthony Towns’ Agent Told Timberwolves He ‘Can’t Coexist’ with Jimmy Butler

Rumor: Karl-Anthony Towns’ Agent Told Timberwolves He ‘Can’t Coexist’ with Jimmy Butler

Perhaps Jimmy Butler’s desire to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves has more to do with Karl-Anthony Towns—and, by extension, Andrew Wiggins—than we were led to believe. At the very least, it seems like Towns may have a problem with the way Butler goes about his business. Here’s Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN speaking on the Mackey & [...]

September 21, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Brandon Knight Expected to Miss ‘Some Time’ for Rockets After Undergoing Knee Surgery

Rumor: Brandon Knight Expected to Miss ‘Some Time’ for Rockets After Undergoing Knee Surgery

It sounds like Brandon Knight’s debut with the Houston Rockets will have to wait. After undergoing surgery on his left knee, the recently acquired guard is expected to miss “some time,” according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania: This is significant because it’s the same knee that caused Knight to miss all of last season with [...]

September 21, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale, Rumors 0

Butler Prefers Clippers, There May Be Big Players in 2019 Off-Season

Butler Prefers Clippers, There May Be Big Players in 2019 Off-Season

The wheels are falling off for the very short lived resurgence of the Minnesota Timberwolves as a newsworthy and successful organization for the first time since Kevin Garnett was traded in 2007. After a 47-35 record, the No.8 seed and their first playoff berth in 14 years the future of the T’Wolves organization is once [...]

September 20, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Courtney Lee Refutes Rumors That He Wants to Be Traded From New York Knicks

Courtney Lee Refutes Rumors That He Wants to Be Traded From New York Knicks

Courtney Lee does not want to be traded from the New York Knicks—at least not right now. On Tuesday night, the New York Post‘s Marc Berman reported that the soon-to-be 33-year-old swingman would rather play for a contender: According to an NBA source, Lee’s preference if he gets traded is to be dealt to a playoff [...]

September 19, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Spurs Preferred Embiid or Simmons in Leonard Trade

Spurs Preferred Embiid or Simmons in Leonard Trade

There were a few big suitors for Kawhi Leonard this off-season besides the Toronto Raptors, who ultimately ended up acquiring him in a swap for DeMar DeRozan, one of them was the Philadelphia 76ers. Once the dream of LeBron James was a thing of the past, some thought the 76ers would be able to snag [...]

September 14, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Jamal Crawford Has Drawn Interest from Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers

Jamal Crawford Has Drawn Interest from Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers

Despite being unsigned as the NBA gears up for the opening of training camps, Jamal Crawford remains a wanted man. During an appearance on The Jump, ESPN.com’s Marc J. Spears that, in addition to the Golden State Warriors, the soon-to-be 19-year-old veteran is drawing interest from the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers (via Clutch Points’ [...]

September 14, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale, Rumors 0

Rumor: Kyrie Irving Is New York Knicks’ Top Target in 2019 Free Agency

Rumor: Kyrie Irving Is New York Knicks’ Top Target in 2019 Free Agency

Who ordered more Kyrie Irving-to-the-New York Knicks rumors? While appearing on the Bulls Talk podcast, NBC Sports Boston’s A. Sherrod Blakely dropped a little bit of intel on how hot the Knicks are for the Boston Celtics’ All-Star floor general. Spoiler alert: New York wants him bad. Here’s what Blakely said, via ProBasketballTalk’s Dan Feldman: I can tell [...]

September 14, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Timberwolves Have ‘No Current Plans’ to Pursue Joakim Noah If Knicks Waive Him

Rumor: Timberwolves Have ‘No Current Plans’ to Pursue Joakim Noah If Knicks Waive Him

Don’t worry: You’re TimberBulls jokes can live on. The Minnesota Timberwolves have Jimmy Butler, and Taj Gibson, and Derrick Rose, and now Luol Deng, in addition to coach-president Tom Thibodeau. That’s enough. But for anyone hoping the legendary Thibs-era Bulls reunion would continue with the arrival of Joakim Noah, The New York Times‘ Marc Stein has [...]

September 13, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Lakers Apparently Have Eyes for Klay Thompson in 2019 Free Agency

Rumor: Lakers Apparently Have Eyes for Klay Thompson in 2019 Free Agency

The Los Angeles Lakers are already thinking about 2019 free agency. That’s always been clear, and it became even more transparently obvious after they waived Luol Deng. But while many have them pegged as a likely destination for Kawhi Leonard, they might have another plan. That plan’s name is Klay Thompson. Consider what ESPN.com’s Ramona [...]

September 12, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Former Laker Andrew Bynum Gearing Up for NBA Comeback

Rumor: Former Laker Andrew Bynum Gearing Up for NBA Comeback

The last time we saw Andrew Bynum in an NBA game, it was 2014, and he was wearing an Indiana Pacers jersey. His career was supposed to be over after that—derailed by injury and disinterest. It seems, however, Bynum is ready to give it another shot. From The Athletic’s Shams Charania: Former Lakers two-time champion [...]

September 10, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0