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Spurs Worried Leonard’s People Are Trying to Get Him to the Lakers, Clippers, Knicks or 76ers

Spurs Worried Leonard’s People Are Trying to Get Him to the Lakers, Clippers, Knicks or 76ers

The situation between Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs has been covered ad nauseam over the past few months. Leonard was cleared to return to action months ago from his quad injury but decided to seek a second opinion and opted not to return to the team this season as they were defeated by the Warriors [...]

May 1, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Blazers Assistant Nate Tibbetts a ‘Serious’ Candidate to Replace Mike Budenholzer in Atlanta

Blazers Assistant Nate Tibbetts a ‘Serious’ Candidate to Replace Mike Budenholzer in Atlanta

The Atlanta Hawks have a type. That much has become clear in the aftermath of their mutual dissolution with head coach Mike Budenholzer. A list of prospective candidates has already been making the rounds, with Charlotte Hornets assistant Stephen Silas and San Antonio Spurs assistants Ime Udoka and James Borrego all considered viable candidates. They’re clearly, [...]

April 27, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

New York’s Coaching Carousel Continues: Knicks Reportedly Interviewed Celtics Assistant Jay Larranaga

New York’s Coaching Carousel Continues: Knicks Reportedly Interviewed Celtics Assistant Jay Larranaga

The New York Knicks’ list of candidates to replace the fired Jeff Hornacek is inching closer and closer to a dozen names. The latest sideline prospect to join the fold? Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga. Not only is Larranaga on the Knicks’ radar, but he’s apparently already interviewed for the position, according to Newsday‘s Al Iannazzone: The Knicks’ [...]

April 26, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Phoenix Suns Reportedly Spoke with Jason Kidd, Vinny Del Negro About Head Coaching Job

Phoenix Suns Reportedly Spoke with Jason Kidd, Vinny Del Negro About Head Coaching Job

Anyone clamoring for the Phoenix Suns to speak with Jason Kidd about their head coaching vacancy has officially received their wish. The same goes for anyone who wanted Vinny Del Negro to get some face time, too. (Props to someone if they actually belong to this group.) After cycling through some of the top candidates, [...]

April 24, 2018 dfavale Rumors 1

Some NBA Executives Seem to Expect Blazers will Bust Up Damian Lillard-CJ McCollum Duo

Some NBA Executives Seem to Expect Blazers will Bust Up Damian Lillard-CJ McCollum Duo

Heads seem like they’re about to roll following the Portland Trail Blazers’ first-round sweep from the playoffs. Head coach Terry Stotts’ name has already entered the speculation mill, and apparently, the CJ McCollum-Damian Lillard backcourt isn’t far behind. According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, certain NBA execs believed Blazers general manager Neil Olshey would break [...]

April 23, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Mutual Interest Between Leonard and Lakers?

Mutual Interest Between Leonard and Lakers?

Whether or not you believe that the Spurs will actually trade Kawhi Leonard this summer there is no denying there is a strained relationship between he and the organization. Because of the strained relationship with the team and his absence despite being cleared by team doctors, teams around the league are salivating about a prospect [...]

April 20, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Owner of Tanking NBA Team Apparently Scolded Head Coach for Winning Too Many Games

Owner of Tanking NBA Team Apparently Scolded Head Coach for Winning Too Many Games

So it turns out certain NBA owners are pretty invested in tanking. During a recent, pre-playoff episode of The Woj Pod, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski relayed an uber-interesting anecdote about the owner of a team laying into his head coach for failing to lose enough games down the stretch of the season. Here’s what Woj said (h/t [...]

April 18, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Spurs Giving ‘Signals Behind the Scenes’ That They Won’t Trade Kawhi Leonard

Spurs Giving ‘Signals Behind the Scenes’ That They Won’t Trade Kawhi Leonard

If the San Antonio Spurs’ closed-door hints are to be taken seriously, Kawhi Leonard isn’t going anywhere. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year has been noticeably absent from the sidelines during the Spurs’ first two games, both losses, against the Golden State Warriors. Coupled with everything else that’s happened this year, including seemingly veiled [...]

April 18, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

NBA Updates Salary Cap Projections: $101 Million for 2018-19 and $108 Million for 2019-20

NBA Updates Salary Cap Projections: $101 Million for 2018-19 and $108 Million for 2019-20

The NBA doesn’t expect to see its salary-cap projections for this year or next year change by considerable margins. In a memo it sent to teams, the financial forecasts for the next two seasons remained largely the same, per Basketball Insiders’ Eric Pincus: Some other food for thought as well: The NBA’s actual salary cap [...]

April 17, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Knicks to Look at David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, David Blatt, Jerry Stackhouse After Firing Jeff Hornacek

Knicks to Look at David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, David Blatt, Jerry Stackhouse After Firing Jeff Hornacek

The New York Knicks wasted little time in firing head coach Jeff Hornacek following their final game of the season. And they wasted even less time coming up with a list of potential replacements. According to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks canned Hornacek almost immediately after they returned from their road victory over the Cleveland [...]

April 12, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0