Friday 20th July 2018,
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Rumors

Rumor: Kawhi Leonard Has ‘No Interest’ in Joining Raptors, Could Sit Out Entire Season

Rumor: Kawhi Leonard Has ‘No Interest’ in Joining Raptors, Could Sit Out Entire Season

And you thought the Kawhi Leonard situation couldn’t get any weirder. The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to trade their disgruntled superstar and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a top-20 protected 2019 first-round pick, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Though the return seems underwhelming for someone who’s a [...]

July 18, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: The Philadelphia 76ers Tried Hiring Daryl Morey Away from the Rockets—And Failed

Rumor: The Philadelphia 76ers Tried Hiring Daryl Morey Away from the Rockets—And Failed

The Philadelphia 76ers are a pretty gutsy group, apparently. As they continue to search for new front-office leadership in the aftermath of Bryan Colangelo’s departure, they’ve reportedly already been rebuffed by one of their targets…because he’s currently employed….by the Houston Rockets…and his name is Daryl Morey. From The New York Times‘ Marc Stein: The Philadelphia 76ers [...]

July 17, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Philadelphia Have Yet to Include Markelle Fultz in Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks

Rumor: Philadelphia Have Yet to Include Markelle Fultz in Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks

It doesn’t sound like the Philadelphia 76ers have built their best offer for Kawhi Leonard. Well that, or they don’t consider Markelle Fultz a valuable enough asset to help swing talks with the San Antonio Spurs. From ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe: P.S.: The more conflicting information I hear from people one or two steps away about [...]

July 12, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

NBA Execs Consider Rockets Favorites to Land Carmelo Anthony, with Heat, 76ers, Lakers Looming

NBA Execs Consider Rockets Favorites to Land Carmelo Anthony, with Heat, 76ers, Lakers Looming

The Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes are heating up…kind of. Though the Oklahoma City Thunder have yet to officially part ways with their overpriced and unhappy forward, more than a few teams are already vying to become his next landing spot. The Houston Rockets appear to be the early frontrunners, because, well, they’ve been circling Anthony since [...]

July 9, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Kawhi Leonard Interest in Playing with LeBron James on the Lakers is ‘Overstated’

Rumor: Kawhi Leonard Interest in Playing with LeBron James on the Lakers is ‘Overstated’

So, um, about Kawhi Leonard wanting to play with LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers…That’s apparently not a real desire of his. Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania said as much during an appearance on Fox Sports’ The Herd with Colin Cowherd, calling the two-time Defensive Player of the Year’s interest in syncing up with the Lakers “overstated.” [...]

July 6, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Devin Booker Isn’t Happy Phoenix Suns Waived Best Friend Tyler Ulis

Devin Booker Isn’t Happy Phoenix Suns Waived Best Friend Tyler Ulis

Devin Booker is entering extension negotiations with the Phoenix Suns as a relatively unhappy camper. According to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, the team’s franchise cornerstone is none too thrilled that they waived his best friend, Tyler Ulis: Could this prevent Booker from signing the max extension the Suns are invariably going to offer him? Probably [...]

July 2, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Crawford Could Take Minimum to Join Warriors

Crawford Could Take Minimum to Join Warriors

Beyond the the top-tier free agents like LeBron James and Paul George and even the mid-tier free agents like Marcus Smart and Julius Randle, lies the veterans who are in the twilight of their career and usually in search of a championship contending team to go out as a winner. One veteran who will be [...]

June 29, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Kings Likely to Pursue Parker, Hezonja

Kings Likely to Pursue Parker, Hezonja

According to Vlade Divac the Sacramento Kings have a super team, just young. The rest of the world knows that isn’t true, even if Marvin Bagley develops into a perennial all-star and De’Aaron Fox becomes one of the best two-way point guards in the league. That means the Kings still need to bring in more [...]

June 28, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Rumor: Dallas Mavericks May Be Interested in Trading for DeAndre Jordan

Rumor: Dallas Mavericks May Be Interested in Trading for DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan? The Dallas Mavericks? Together again? This time for real? Surely not. Or, um, maybe yeah. From The New York Times‘ Marc Stein: Among the various options DeAndre Jordan has been weighing, according to league sources, is opting into the final season of his current contract (at $24.1 million) before Friday’s midnight deadline to facilitate [...]

June 26, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

New York Knicks Don’t Plan to Be Active in Free Agency This Summer

New York Knicks Don’t Plan to Be Active in Free Agency This Summer

Don’t expect the New York Knicks to be very active in free agency this summer. As of now, they have no plans to burn through their cap space in advance of 2019. From Newsday’s Al Iannazzone: “We’re not going to be highly active people in the summer,” general manager Scott Perry said of this offseason. [...]

June 25, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0