Thursday 19th January 2017,
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Houston Rockets Interesting in Trading for Kosta Koufos

Houston Rockets Interesting in Trading for Kosta Koufos

With Clint Capela recovering from a fibula fracture in his left leg, the Houston Rockets have taken to the trade market in search of reinforcements. And that’s led them to Kosta Koufos of the Sacramento Kings, per ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: Makes sense. Koufos is owed under $8.1 million this season and $8.4 million next year, [...]

December 30, 2016 dfavale Rumors 0

Milwaukee Bucks Still Trying to Trade Greg Monroe

Milwaukee Bucks Still Trying to Trade Greg Monroe

This is your bi-weekly reminder that the Milwaukee Bucks remain open to moving Greg Monroe. From Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times: — A league executive told me over the weekend the Bucks are still looking to trade veteran center Greg Monroe. Monroe is currently backing up John Henson and is playing well. He’s [...]

December 27, 2016 dfavale Rumors 0

With Trade Rumors Swirling, Will Barton Says He Wants to Remain with Denver Nuggets

With Trade Rumors Swirling, Will Barton Says He Wants to Remain with Denver Nuggets

In the wake of a recent trade rumor, Will Barton has declared his allegiance to the Denver Nuggets. Here’s what the 25-year-old said, per The Denver Post‘s Christopher Dempsey: “It’s tough but you hear a lot of stuff going around,” Barton told The Denver Post. “I don’t pay any attention to it, I try not [...]

December 23, 2016 dfavale Rumors 0

Wizards, Pelicans Inquiring About Will Barton Trade

Wizards, Pelicans Inquiring About Will Barton Trade

The NBA trade rumor mill is starting to churn this time of year as disgruntled and underutilized talent around the NBA is being targeted by teams around the league looking for fill specific needs or dump salary. One name that has popped up in recent days is sixth man extraordinaire Will Barton of the Denver [...]

December 21, 2016 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Which Teams Have Best Chance of Beating the Golden State Warriors?

Which Teams Have Best Chance of Beating the Golden State Warriors?

Roughly one-third of the NBA’s 2016-17 season is in the books. Some people will say that’s too early to start taking stock of the championship picture. But those people are wrong. Truth is, the NBA already has the favorite to end all favorites in place. The Golden State Warriors, according to TopBet’s futures, are a [...]

December 20, 2016 Anklesnap Rumors 0

Growing Rift Between Kings, Afflalo

Growing Rift Between Kings, Afflalo

As you may have noticed over the past decade or so, the Sacramento Kings aren’t exactly operating at the San Antonio Spurs level when it comes to professionalism, organization and relations between the players and front office. We all know about the constant DeMarcus Cousins saga and the fact that Rudy Gay has seemingly been [...]

December 20, 2016 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Jimmy Butler-to-Boston Celtics Rumors on Draft Night had Real Weight

Jimmy Butler-to-Boston Celtics Rumors on Draft Night had Real Weight

Jimmy Butler almost became a member of the Boston Celtics on draft night. Kind of. Sort of. Maybe. Look, we’re not sure, okay? But the talks we heard about between the Chicago Bulls and Celtics were real. Equally real, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, was Chicago’s interest in Boston’s offer: Jimmy Butler’s [...]

December 15, 2016 dfavale Rumors 0

Kobe Bryant Texted Buddy Hield on Draft Night

Kobe Bryant Texted Buddy Hield on Draft Night

Before Buddy Hield was a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, he was just some dude Kobe Bryant texted on draft night. Yes, it’s true: Fresh into retirement, Bryant texted the would-be sixth-overall pick of this year’s NBA prospect pageant. Hield recounted the experience for The Players’ Tribune: On draft night, I got a text [...]

December 14, 2016 dfavale Rumors 0

Melo Seeks Advice From Kobe on Dealing with Phil Jackson

Melo Seeks Advice From Kobe on Dealing with Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson is many things. “A great basketball mind” is definitely one of them. Perhaps, so is “very tough to deal with.” We can’t deny his accomplishments, but, as rumor has it, the guy can sometimes be insufferable. Jackson’s recent reaction to LeBron taking offense to his business partners being labeled as a “posse” certainly [...]

December 13, 2016 Kevin Rumors 0

Some NBA Teams Believe There’s a Chance DeMarcus Cousins Gets Traded to Celtics

Some NBA Teams Believe There’s a Chance DeMarcus Cousins Gets Traded to Celtics

Those of you who thought the DeMarcus Cousins-to-the-Boston Celtics trade rumors would dissipate with the latter’s acquisition of Al Horford over the summer thought wrong. Per Adam Kaufman of CBS Sports Radio: Kaufman notes that he’s not hearing this from a Sacramento Kings or Celtics source, which is important. Just last week, word came from [...]

December 12, 2016 dfavale Rumors 0