Wednesday 24th May 2017,
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New York Knicks Have Interest in Free-Agent P.J. Tucker

New York Knicks Have Interest in Free-Agent P.J. Tucker

The New York Knicks, apparently, aren’t all that interested in getting younger during free agency. According to ESPN.com’s Ian Begley, they are trying to find Courtney Lee-like talents, which makes sense, since three-and-D players are all the rage. Said search, however, has led them to lust for P.J. Tucker, the 32-year-old defensive specialist: The club [...]

May 23, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Brooklyn Nets Willing to Absorb Bad Contracts Via Trade for Draft Picks and Prospects

Brooklyn Nets Willing to Absorb Bad Contracts Via Trade for Draft Picks and Prospects

Tuesday night was a tough one for the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA held its annual draft lottery, and they watched—or rather, we think they watched—as the Boston Celtics ended up with the No. 1 pick, which they landed via a selection swap owed to them from Brooklyn. But that swap is on the previous regime [...]

May 17, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Agents Are Worried About NBA Draft Prospects Being Traded or Benched By Boston Celtics

Agents Are Worried About NBA Draft Prospects Being Traded or Benched By Boston Celtics

Apparently, as it pertains to the Boston Celtics, there is such a thing as having too much talent. Though the team is considered to be in an enviable situation, with cap space, a deep roster and a top-three pick on the way, agents of certain NBA draft prospects aren’t as high on the asset stable [...]

May 15, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Harden, Westbrook, Irving Among NBA Players Who Seek Advice from Kobe

Harden, Westbrook, Irving Among NBA Players Who Seek Advice from Kobe

Kobe Bryant has his hand in a lot of things since retiring from the NBA after last season. Including, well, the NBA. We already know that Isaiah Thomas and Kobe have been chatting on the regular since the playoffs started. But he revealed to ESPN.com’s Jackie MacMullan that the player he affectionately termed “Mighty IT” [...]

May 11, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

There Were ‘Late-Season Rumblings’ Kyle Lowry Would Leave Raptors for Western Conference Team

There Were ‘Late-Season Rumblings’ Kyle Lowry Would Leave Raptors for Western Conference Team

Kyle Lowry watched from the sidelines as his Toronto Raptors got bounced by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the second round. It was the second tilt in a row he missed after sustaining an ankle injury in Game 2. It may also be the last time he watches a Raptors game as a member [...]

May 8, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Some NBA Executives Think Knicks Should Deal Carmelo Anthony in Sign-and-Trade for J.J. Redick

Some NBA Executives Think Knicks Should Deal Carmelo Anthony in Sign-and-Trade for J.J. Redick

If you’re wondering whether Carmelo-Anthony-to-the-Los-Angeles-Clippers scenarios will die in light of the team’s uncertainty heading into this offseason, here’s your answer: LOL, no. In the latest episode of Melodrama, some NBA executives told the New York Post‘s Marc Berman they believe New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson should deal Anthony in a sign-and-trade for J.J. Redick: [...]

May 5, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Many ‘NBA Officials’ Expect J.J. Redick to Leave Los Angeles Clippers in Free Agency

Many ‘NBA Officials’ Expect J.J. Redick to Leave Los Angeles Clippers in Free Agency

Four members of the Los Angeles Clippers’ starting five are slated to hit free agency this summer. Two of them, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, are expected to return, so long as the team slings five-year maxes for each. The other two, Luc Mbah a Moute and J.J. Redick, are less certain. The Clippers only [...]

May 1, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Former Pacers Teammates Say Paul George Has ‘Never Made’ Desire to Play with Lakers a Secret

Former Pacers Teammates Say Paul George Has ‘Never Made’ Desire to Play with Lakers a Secret

How badly does Paul George want to play for the Los Angeles Lakers? So badly, he’s openly spoken about it in the past, according to former teammates. From the Sporting News’ Mitch Lawrence: A SoCal native, he’s been talking about playing for his hometown team, the Lakers, for a long time. He’s never made his long-term [...]

April 25, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Rajon Rondo Wants to Stay with Chicago Bulls—Even if Dwyane Wade Leaves

Rajon Rondo Wants to Stay with Chicago Bulls—Even if Dwyane Wade Leaves

The Chicago Bulls’ future was cloudy entering the postseason. Now, after jumping out to a surprise 2-0 series lead over the Boston Celtics, it’s even murkier. Or maybe it’s just uncomfortably clear. It was safe to assume the Bulls would take a stick of dynamite to this core over the summer. The combination of Rajon [...]

April 20, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Some NBA Officials ‘Were Livid’ Mark Cuban Let Tony Romo Suit Up for Mavericks’ Game Vs. Nuggets

Some NBA Officials ‘Were Livid’ Mark Cuban Let Tony Romo Suit Up for Mavericks’ Game Vs. Nuggets

Tony Romo, now the former quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, suited up as an honorary member for the Dallas Mavericks when they played the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night. Laughs and smiles and layups were shared by all. Romo didn’t get into the game for real, though he did jump up and run to the scorer’s table as [...]

April 13, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0