Wednesday 22nd November 2017,
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Rumors

Los Angeles Lakers Reportedly Interested in Signing Former Knick Mindaugas Kuzminskas

Los Angeles Lakers Reportedly Interested in Signing Former Knick Mindaugas Kuzminskas

Mindaugas Kuzminskas was recently waived by the New York Knicks so they could make room for Jokaim Noah’s return from a 20-game suspension that began last season. And while he has yet to find another home, the instant-offense virtuoso could end up with the Los Angeles Lakers. According to ESPN.com’s Ohm Youngmisuk: The Lakers are [...]

November 21, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Denver Nuggets Lose Paul Millsap Indefinitely After Wrist Injury He Suffered in Loss to Lakers

Denver Nuggets Lose Paul Millsap Indefinitely After Wrist Injury He Suffered in Loss to Lakers

Sunday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers ended up being a disaster of epic proportions for the Denver Nuggets. Not only were Nikola Jokic and head coach Mike Malone ejected for having words with the referees, but Paul Millsap, one of this past summer’s primary free-agent prizes, left early with a wrist injury. He [...]

November 21, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Kevin Durant Isn’t Sure Whether He’ll Play When Golden State Warriors Face Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Durant Isn’t Sure Whether He’ll Play When Golden State Warriors Face Oklahoma City Thunder

When the Golden State Warriors travel to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thanksgiving Eve, they may do so without Kevin Durant. The 2017 NBA Finals MVP missed the Warriors’ game against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday with what the team deemed a sprained ankle. Though many just assumed he was grabbing a brief [...]

November 20, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

D’Angelo Russell to Miss Extended Time After Knee Surgery, But Brooklyn Nets Expect Him Back This Season

D’Angelo Russell to Miss Extended Time After Knee Surgery, But Brooklyn Nets Expect Him Back This Season

Healthy point guards and the Brooklyn Nets just don’t go together. Jeremy Lin is already done for the season and dealt with hamstring injuries for most of last year. Now D’Angelo Russell is set to join him on the extended shelf. The Nets announced on Friday, just before their win over the Utah Jazz, that [...]

November 20, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Celtics Have Little Desire to Trade for Jahlil Okafor But Are Interested in Signing Him as Free Agent

Celtics Have Little Desire to Trade for Jahlil Okafor But Are Interested in Signing Him as Free Agent

If Jahlil Okafor ends up on the Boston Celtics, it doesn’t sound like he’ll arrive via trade. From The Vertical’s Chris Mannix: That DPE is an interesting tool for Boston to work with. My understanding of the situation is that the Celtics would prefer to hold onto it until closer to the buyout deadline, when [...]

November 17, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Zach LaVine Could Be on Track to Make Chicago Bulls Debut in December

Zach LaVine Could Be on Track to Make Chicago Bulls Debut in December

Rumor has it Zach LaVine could make his Chicago Bulls debut sometime in mid-December. From the Chicago Tribune‘s K.C. Johnson: Hoiberg reiterated Zach LaVine is scheduled to be cleared for contact on the West Coast trip. LaVine has been pointing to the Nov. 20 practice in Los Angeles. The goal is for LaVine to play games likely in [...]

November 17, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Denver Nuggets in ‘Red Zone’ of Eric Bledsoe Trade Talks Before Suns Sent Him to Bucks

Denver Nuggets in ‘Red Zone’ of Eric Bledsoe Trade Talks Before Suns Sent Him to Bucks

When the Phoenix Suns made Eric Bledsoe available—or when they were forced to make him available, whichever way you prefer to say it—two teams stood out as the best potential suitors: The Milwaukee Bucks, and the Denver Nuggets. One of these two, the Bucks, ended up snagging him for what still appears to be pennies [...]

November 17, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Adam Silver and NBPA Director Michele Roberts are Trying to Address NBA Draft’s 1-and-Done Rule

Adam Silver and NBPA Director Michele Roberts are Trying to Address NBA Draft’s 1-and-Done Rule

Could we see a change to the NBA draft’s one-and-done rule in the near future? That seems to, apparently, be the plan. Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA director Michele Roberts have reportedly met with the Commission on College basketball to address the present-day prospect-pageant protocols. Here’s the lowdown, as brought to us by ESPN.com’s all-knowing [...]

November 17, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

There’s ‘Growing Sense’ Around Cleveland Cavaliers That Isaiah Thomas Could Play by Mid-December

There’s ‘Growing Sense’ Around Cleveland Cavaliers That Isaiah Thomas Could Play by Mid-December

Isaiah Thomas still seems on course to beat projections for his return from a hip injury. He was initially supposed to remain on the sidelines until sometime in 2018, but as Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck unearthed while reporting a fantastic piece on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team thinks he might be able [...]

November 17, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Robert Covington Is Expected to Sign 4-Year, $62 Million Extension with Philadelphia 76ers

Robert Covington Is Expected to Sign 4-Year, $62 Million Extension with Philadelphia 76ers

Another one of the Philadelphia 76ers’ core members of “The Process” is about to get paid. Joel Embiid was the first to secure a lucrative extension, albeit one with plenty of complex non-guarantees and performance-based incentives. Robert Covington will follow suit, though his deal will be significantly less absurd-sounding. The 26-year-old became eligible for a [...]

November 16, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0