Thursday 23rd March 2017,
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Eric Gordon: Kyrie Has Best Handle of All-Time

Eric Gordon: Kyrie Has Best Handle of All-Time

Ever since entering the league, Kyrie Irving has been regarded as one of the best ball handlers. And in recent years, many say he’s the best in that category, along with Steph Curry. Steph is no doubt crafty with the ball, but his handling is not quite of the same caliber of Kyrie. Both Paul [...]

March 7, 2017 Kevin Rumors 0

Video: Andrew Bogut Breaks Leg in Cavs Debut

Video: Andrew Bogut Breaks Leg in Cavs Debut

LeBron’s public plea for a better roster didn’t fall on deaf ears. Management was active and acquired Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut. Sure, these two guys are well past their respective primes, but they are still more than serviceable. Williams is the playmaker that LeBron coveted, and Bogut potentially brings the inside scoop from Golden [...]

March 7, 2017 Kevin Rumors 0

Cavs Were Nervous About Possibility of Celtics Acquiring Jimmy Butler or Paul George

Cavs Were Nervous About Possibility of Celtics Acquiring Jimmy Butler or Paul George

Intrepid ESPN Reporter and longtime inside source close to LeBron James, Brian Windhorst was on The Lowe Post podcast recently and gave an interesting peek into the defending champs state of mind heading into the trade deadline last week. While discussing the eastern conference contenders after the deadline and how the Cavaliers appear to have [...]

February 28, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Suns-Pistons May Have Discussed Blockbuster Deal Before Deadline

Suns-Pistons May Have Discussed Blockbuster Deal Before Deadline

Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough was on Arizona Sports Radio, 98.7 FM on Friday and let it be known that the Suns had discussions and were presented with an offer from an unnamed eastern conference team that involved each team swapping three of their best assets. Here is McDonough’s quote from the Doug and Wolf [...]

February 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Knicks Were Ready to Trade Derrick Rose for Ricky Rubio, But Timberwolves ‘Balked’

Knicks Were Ready to Trade Derrick Rose for Ricky Rubio, But Timberwolves ‘Balked’

If the New York Knicks had their way, Derrick Rose would be playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Alas, Timberwolves coach-president Tom Thibodeau “balked” at giving up Ricky Rubio in exchange for his former point guard, per ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: Here’s more from ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: For much of Thursday afternoon, the Knicks and Timberwolves were [...]

February 24, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Hawks Offered ‘More’ than 3 1st-Round Picks for Jimmy Butler at Trade Deadline

Hawks Offered ‘More’ than 3 1st-Round Picks for Jimmy Butler at Trade Deadline

Talk about your extensive about-faces. The Atlanta Hawks seemed ready to hold a fire sale back in January after they traded Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But then they took everyone off the chopping block. And then, leading into Thursday’s trade deadline, they traded for Ersan Ilyasova. And then, after that, they targeted Jimmy [...]

February 24, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Wizards Targeting Shabazz Muhammad

Wizards Targeting Shabazz Muhammad

The Wizards have been one of the three best teams in the NBA since the calendar year hit 2017. As a team that was 7-13 on December 6, it is now 34-21 and in 3rd place in the eastern conference. While their talented starting lineup has gotten healthy and found their groove and chemistry with [...]

February 22, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Suns-Jazz Talking Derrick Favors Trade?

Suns-Jazz Talking Derrick Favors Trade?

According to a report from Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune Wednesday, The Suns have shown in interest in acquiring 25-year-old big man Derrick Favors from the Utah Jazz. Here is an excerpt form the Salt Lake Tribune story: “Even through he has been dealing with a nagging knee injury throughout the season, Favors [...]

February 22, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

DeMarcus Cousins Almost Ruined Nik Stauskus

DeMarcus Cousins Almost Ruined Nik Stauskus

Intrepid ESPN Reporter Zach Lowe confirmed some of the longstanding rumors of Cousins being a nightmare behind the scenes on his podcast, “The Lowe Post” on Monday. When discussing and reacting to the blockbuster trade that sent Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night, Lowe talked with fellow ESPN Reporter Brian Windhorst about [...]

February 22, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Lakers Fire GM Kupchak, Magic Johnson Takes Over Basketball Operations

Lakers Fire GM Kupchak, Magic Johnson Takes Over Basketball Operations

When the Los Angeles Lakers brought Magic Johnson into the fold a few weeks ago, who knows what their long-term intent was. It was evident from the very beginning that Magic wanted an elevated level of control in the team’s front office. He was not bashful about that assertion even though the team never publicly [...]

February 21, 2017 Kevin Rumors 0