Wednesday 24th January 2018,
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There’s ‘Growing Sense’ Around NBA that Knicks Coach Jeff Hornacek is Coaching to Save His Job

There’s ‘Growing Sense’ Around NBA that Knicks Coach Jeff Hornacek is Coaching to Save His Job

Surely New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek cannot already be on the hot seat less than two years into the job. Except for the fact he might be. And not only may he be coaching to save his job, but the New York Daily News‘ Frank Isola says the Knicks could already have their eyes [...]

January 19, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Cavaliers Reportedly ‘Second Guessing’ Their Return From Kyrie Irving Trade with Celtics

Cavaliers Reportedly ‘Second Guessing’ Their Return From Kyrie Irving Trade with Celtics

And now, we bring you more anecdotal evidence that the Cleveland Cavaliers are in a psychological slump. At 2-8 since Christmas, with a bottom-10 offense, bottom-three defense and bottom-three net rating, the Cavaliers are feeling the weight of their own expectations being undermined by their inadequately built roster. And at times like these, they can [...]

January 18, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Milwaukee Bucks Still Pursuing DeAndre Jordan Trade, But They’re Not Frontrunners

Milwaukee Bucks Still Pursuing DeAndre Jordan Trade, But They’re Not Frontrunners

DeAndre Jordan apparently wants to be traded to the Houston Rockets. But the Milwaukee Bucks would really, really love it if he was traded to, well, Milwaukee. As the Bucks’ search for additional size continues, they remain enamored with the thought of adding Jordan. The problem? They’re hardly frontrunners in such a discussion, according to [...]

January 18, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Cleveland Cavaliers Expected to ‘Definitely’ Make At Least One Trade Before February’s Deadline

Cleveland Cavaliers Expected to ‘Definitely’ Make At Least One Trade Before February’s Deadline

Plenty of NBA teams are expected to remain idle through the Feb. 8 trade deadline. The Cleveland Cavaliers are not one of them. From The New York Times‘ Marc Stein: One trusted source pulled me aside at the NBA G League Showcase last week in suburban Toronto and insisted that the Cavs will “definitely” swing at [...]

January 17, 2018 dfavale Rumors 1

Atlanta Hawks Still Trying to Trade Dewayne Dedmon

Atlanta Hawks Still Trying to Trade Dewayne Dedmon

The Atlanta Hawks see you, Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic. They see you trying to give them a run for the NBA’s worst record and, thus, the top draft-lottery odds. And they’re going to do something about it: start wheeling and dealing. Guys like Luke Babbitt, Kent Bazemore and Ersan Ilyasova are all expected to [...]

January 17, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith: DeAndre Jordan Wants to Be Traded to Houston Rockets

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith: DeAndre Jordan Wants to Be Traded to Houston Rockets

DeAndre Jordan doesn’t hold a grudge against the Houston Rockets after they party-crashed the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room on Monday night. In fact, according to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, it’s just the opposite: Jordan wants to be traded to Houston. Here’s Smith talking about the big man’s apparent desires (via SI.com): [https://twitter.com/SInow/status/953345573494673409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fbleacherreport.com%2Farticles%2F2754494-lingering-questions-following-bizarre-chris-paul-clippers-locker-room-fiasco] This marks [...]

January 17, 2018 dfavale Rumors 1

Report: Cavs Players Feel Their Issues May be Too Much to Overcome Again

Report: Cavs Players Feel Their Issues May be Too Much to Overcome Again

The Cavaliers are in the midst of another swoon during the 2017-18 season. After a rough 5-7 start, they rallied to win 19 of 21 games at one point and everything seemed to be back on track. Ever since Christmas Day, and especially since the return of Isaiah Thomas, the Cavaliers have been struggling mightily [...]

January 16, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Kevin Durant Has ‘Serious Intentions’ of Buying NBA Team After He Retires

Kevin Durant Has ‘Serious Intentions’ of Buying NBA Team After He Retires

Kevin Durant is many things. An MVP. An All-Star. A champion. A future Hall of Famer. And now, if he has his way, we can add “Future owner of an NBA team” to this illustrious list. From ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes: Over the last year and a half, sources say Durant and his business partner Rich [...]

January 15, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Grizzlies Still Aren’t Trying to Trade Marc Gasol, But James Ennis and Ben McLemore Are Available

Grizzlies Still Aren’t Trying to Trade Marc Gasol, But James Ennis and Ben McLemore Are Available

The Memphis Grizzlies are willingly putting themselves in the NBA’s rumor mill! But not because they’re holding a fire sale. As Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck noted, the Grizzlies remain unwilling to move Marc Gasol, even though they should be pouncing at the chance to sell high on their soon-to-be 33-year-old big man. Memphis is, however, [...]

January 12, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Nikola Mirotic Trade Talks Between Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz are ‘Getting Serious’

Nikola Mirotic Trade Talks Between Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz are ‘Getting Serious’

Nikola Mirotic doesn’t seem like he’ll be a member of the Chicago Bulls much longer. ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier this week that two sides are still fixing for a divorce, and that the 26-year-old forward held the Utah Jazz in special regard. Well, the Jazz apparently feel the same way. They’ve spoken to the [...]

January 11, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0