Wednesday 14th November 2018,
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Rumor: Lakers Don’t Have Interest Signing Carmelo Anthony If He Leaves Rockets

Rumor: Lakers Don’t Have Interest Signing Carmelo Anthony If He Leaves Rockets

It remains to be seen where Carmelo Anthony will end up after he’s officially done with the Houston Rockets. It’s not even clear when he’ll actually be waived. But one thing’s for sure: His time in Houston is coming to an end. Oh, and another thing’s apparently for sure: The Lakers have no interest in [...]

November 13, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor ‘Has Continued to Consider Eventually’ Firing Tom Thibodeau, Scott Layden

Rumor: Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor ‘Has Continued to Consider Eventually’ Firing Tom Thibodeau, Scott Layden

Could the Jimmy Butler saga ultimately end up costing Minnesota Timberwolves coach-president Tom Thibodeau, along with general manager Scott Layden, his job? It seems so. It might even be a given. From ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski: As Philadelphia ramps up its rise into contention, Minnesota is sorting through what’s left in Butler’s wake. Taylor considered firing [...]

November 12, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Seven Teams Waiting to See if Celtics Will Trade Rozier

Seven Teams Waiting to See if Celtics Will Trade Rozier

The Celtics are loaded. Their 8th through 10th player in their rotation would be fourth through sixth for at least the bottom third of the league. They may legitimately have three starting caliber point guards including highly sought after “Kyrie Lite” Terry Rozier. Rozier basically averaged 16 and 6 for the Celtics in Irving’s absence [...]

November 12, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

The Raptors Have ‘Pondered Making a Run at Jimmy Butler’ Trade

The Raptors Have ‘Pondered Making a Run at Jimmy Butler’ Trade

The Toronto Raptors already have Kawhi Leonard. Why not make it a double-feature and go for Jimmy Butler, too? Don’t think they haven’t thought about it, because according to The New York Times‘ Marc Stein, they absolutely have. Here’s what Stein wrote in his latest mailbag: Q: Why haven’t the Raptors been one of the teams [...]

November 7, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Report: Kyle Korver Asked to Be Traded From Cavaliers Over Offseason

Report: Kyle Korver Asked to Be Traded From Cavaliers Over Offseason

Everything is fine in Cleveland. LOL, just kidding. It’s not. Far from it. The Cavaliers have the worst record in basketball, there seems to be a disconnect between their roster and their intended direction, and the interim head coach, Larry Drew, refuses to accept that he is, in fact, the interim head coach. Amid all [...]

November 5, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Philadelphia 76ers Apparently Remain Uninterested in Jimmy Butler Trade Despite Slow Start

Rumor: Philadelphia 76ers Apparently Remain Uninterested in Jimmy Butler Trade Despite Slow Start

The Philadelphia 76ers apparently remain uninterested in trading for Jimmy Butler. Here’s Kyle Neubeck of Philly Voice:  Despite reports insisting the Sixers’ interest in Jimmy Butler has picked up, sources who spoke to PhillyVoice insist the team’s lukewarm stance on the Minnesota star has not changed despite Philadelphia’s tough start. . . Sources familiar with the [...]

November 1, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Philadelphia 76ers Could Still Get Involved in Jimmy Butler Trade Sweepstakes

Rumor: Philadelphia 76ers Could Still Get Involved in Jimmy Butler Trade Sweepstakes

For the longest time, it has seemed like the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes came down to only three teams. The Miami Heat lead the pack, with the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers looming. Now, though, a dark horse could enter the fray. That team: The Philadelphia 76ers. Here’s what The New York Times‘ Marc Stein wrote [...]

October 31, 2018 dfavale Rumors 1

Rumor: In Addition to Heat, the Rockets, Clippers and Mavs All Interested in Jimmy Butler Trade

Rumor: In Addition to Heat, the Rockets, Clippers and Mavs All Interested in Jimmy Butler Trade

All has been quiet on the Jimmy Butler trade front in recent days. That doesn’t mean things aren’t happening behind the scenes. They might be. Plenty of teams, after all, remain interested in acquiring him. According to ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst, the Miami Heat are still in play, and they’re joined by the Los Angeles Clippers, [...]

October 24, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Cavaliers Reportedly Set to Prioritize Youth Over Playing Veterans JR Smith, Kyle Korver, Channing Frye

Cavaliers Reportedly Set to Prioritize Youth Over Playing Veterans JR Smith, Kyle Korver, Channing Frye

The Cleveland Cavaliers have apparently realized they won’t be winning anything in the aftermath of LeBron James’ departure anytime soon. Extending Kevin Love over the summer without trading any of the veterans inferred a different plan. The Cavs, the thinking went, wanted to contend for a playoff berth. Maybe they still do. But according to [...]

October 24, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale, Rumors 0

Report: Knicks Rookie Kevin Knox to Miss At Least One Week with Left Ankle Injury

Report: Knicks Rookie Kevin Knox to Miss At Least One Week with Left Ankle Injury

Just when it looked Kevin Knox was finding his more rhythm on the offensive end, he suffered a setback. The New York Knicks rookie injured his ankle during the team’s Saturday night loss to the Boston Celtics. Though an MRI came back negative, he’s expected to miss at least one week. From ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: [...]

October 23, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale, Rumors 0