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Lakers and Clippers ‘Concerned’ About Trading for Kawhi Leonard Due to Quad Injury

Lakers and Clippers ‘Concerned’ About Trading for Kawhi Leonard Due to Quad Injury

There might be a chance that neither the Los Angeles Lakers nor Los Angeles Clippers fully commit themselves to the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes. Granted, it’s a slim chance. Hollywood in general is considered his preferred landing spot. But the possibility exists that neither team will throw everything they have, plus the kitchen sink, at the [...]

June 18, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Memphis Grizzlies Testing Trade Market for Chandler Parsons and No. 4 Pick in NBA Draft

Rumor: Memphis Grizzlies Testing Trade Market for Chandler Parsons and No. 4 Pick in NBA Draft

The Memphis Grizzlies might be willing to trade out of the fourth-overall pick in this year’s NBA draft—provided, it seems, they get rid of Chandler Parsons’ deal in the process. From The Athletic’s Michael Scotto: The Memphis Grizzlies have gauged the trade market on a package of Chandler Parsons and the No. 4 overall pick, [...]

June 15, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale, Rumors 0

Few Believe Gregg Popovich Will Keep Coaching San Antonio Spurs Beyond 2020 Olympics

Few Believe Gregg Popovich Will Keep Coaching San Antonio Spurs Beyond 2020 Olympics

The end of Gregg Popovich’s illustrious tenure with the San Antonio Spurs may soon be coming to an end. Relax, he’s returning to the sidelines next year. Probably the year after that, too. But beyond the 2019-20? Not so much. According to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, those close to Pop do not believe he’ll still be [...]

June 15, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Kawhi Leonard’s Future with the San Antonio Spurs Expected to be Hammered Out Pretty Soon

Kawhi Leonard’s Future with the San Antonio Spurs Expected to be Hammered Out Pretty Soon

It seems Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs are going to be just fine—for real this time. According to the San Antonio Express-News‘ Jabari Young, head coach Gregg Popovich is expected to sit down with his franchise cornerstone sometime this week, with a decision on whether to sign Leonard to a supermax extension coming shortly [...]

June 13, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Gregg Popovich ‘Bound to Try to Force’ Spurs into LeBron James Free-Agency Sweepstakes

Gregg Popovich ‘Bound to Try to Force’ Spurs into LeBron James Free-Agency Sweepstakes

Four teams are typically mentioned in the LeBron James free-agency sweepstakes: The Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers. People have tried making the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and even the Miami Heat a thing, but this really appears to be a four-team race. Gregg Popovich, though, may be hoping to [...]

June 11, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Boston Celtics ‘Scared’ of Losing Kyrie Irving in Free Agency Next Summer

Rumor: Boston Celtics ‘Scared’ of Losing Kyrie Irving in Free Agency Next Summer

The Boston Celtics haven’t even had Kyrie Irving on their roster for a year, and yet they’re already afraid of losing him. During a conversation on Yahoo Sports’ NBA podcast with Shams Charania, Chris Mannix said that the organization is seriously worried about losing the All-Star point guard in free agency next summer when he [...]

June 8, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Nobody on Toronto Raptors is Untouchable in Trade Talks

Rumor: Nobody on Toronto Raptors is Untouchable in Trade Talks

Firing head coach Dwane Casey, the most successful clipboard-wielder in franchise history, may not be the only drama the Toronto Raptors author this offseason. Apparently, they’re open to trading, well, everyone. Here’s ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski speaking on the matter (via Def Pen Hoops’ Rob Lopez): And here’s Woj’s exact words, courtesy of Bleacher Report’s Alec [...]

June 7, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

R.I.P. Cavs? Pain-Free Andre Iguodala Planing to Return from Knee Injury Before NBA Finals End

R.I.P. Cavs? Pain-Free Andre Iguodala Planing to Return from Knee Injury Before NBA Finals End

On the heels of a Game 2 loss that put them in a 2-0 series hole, the Cleveland Cavaliers certainly didn’t want to hear this: Andre Iguodala is progressing in his return from a left knee contusion and plans to rejoin the Golden State Warriors before the NBA Finals conclude. Here’s ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes with [...]

June 5, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Boston Celtics Might Look at Trading Up in NBA Draft to Select Mo Bamba

Rumor: Boston Celtics Might Look at Trading Up in NBA Draft to Select Mo Bamba

So much for the Boston Celtics letting their roster ride into next season. Standing pat appears to make sense for the Celtics. Their roster is overloaded with talent, they came within one victory of an NBA Finals appearance and, above all else, they’ve yet to even see the best version of themselves. Gordon Hayward missed [...]

May 31, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Warriors Don’t Know if Andre Iguodala Will Return from Left Knee Injury by Start of NBA Finals

Warriors Don’t Know if Andre Iguodala Will Return from Left Knee Injury by Start of NBA Finals

Andre Iguodala missed the final four games of the Western Conference Finals while dealing with a left knee injury. And as it turns out, he may not be ready for the start of the NBA Finals. Or maybe he will be. Truth be told, he doesn’t know. Nor do the Warriors. Everyone involve still seems [...]

May 29, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0