Wednesday 21st November 2018,
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Rumors

Heat, Rockets, Clippers, 76ers, Nets Are Skeptical About Wolves’ Intentions in Jimmy Butler Talks

Heat, Rockets, Clippers, 76ers, Nets Are Skeptical About Wolves’ Intentions in Jimmy Butler Talks

As the Jimmy Butler saga continues, plenty of, if not most, potential suitors remain skeptical about the Timberwolves’ stated desire to actually move him. Consider this note from The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski: There has been widespread skepticism throughout the league that Tom Thibodeau truly does want to pull the trigger and send out one of [...]

October 8, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Report: Jokic, Harris, Murray All Untouchable in Trades

Report: Jokic, Harris, Murray All Untouchable in Trades

Whenever a star like Jimmy Butler is rumored to be on the trade market it creates a debate as to which teams should be in the sweepstakes and what they should be willing to offer. One of the teams that is trying to make the leap in the western conference this season and could use [...]

September 28, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors, Ryan Bawek 0

Report: Timberwolves Asking Price in Jimmy Butler Trade Talks ‘Remains Too Steep’

Report: Timberwolves Asking Price in Jimmy Butler Trade Talks ‘Remains Too Steep’

Get ready to slog through a few more Jimmy Butler rumors—and then some more after that. It sounds like his divorce from the Minnesota Timberwolves may not be completed post-haste. Though owner Glen Taylor is thought to want a quick resolution, sources told ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe that coach-president Tom Thibodeau is asking [...]

September 27, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Jimmy Butler’s Reps Apparently Communicated His Unhappiness Timberwolves Back in July

Rumor: Jimmy Butler’s Reps Apparently Communicated His Unhappiness Timberwolves Back in July

As many have suspected and hinted at, Jimmy Butler’s trade demand should not have come as a surprise to the Minnesota Timberwolves just because it officially came so close to the start of training camp. Indeed, it seems coach-president Tom Thibodeau has known about his All-Star’s unhappiness since the end of the postseason—and most definitely [...]

September 26, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Karl-Anthony Towns’ Agent Told Timberwolves He ‘Can’t Coexist’ with Jimmy Butler

Rumor: Karl-Anthony Towns’ Agent Told Timberwolves He ‘Can’t Coexist’ with Jimmy Butler

Perhaps Jimmy Butler’s desire to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves has more to do with Karl-Anthony Towns—and, by extension, Andrew Wiggins—than we were led to believe. At the very least, it seems like Towns may have a problem with the way Butler goes about his business. Here’s Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN speaking on the Mackey & [...]

September 21, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Brandon Knight Expected to Miss ‘Some Time’ for Rockets After Undergoing Knee Surgery

Rumor: Brandon Knight Expected to Miss ‘Some Time’ for Rockets After Undergoing Knee Surgery

It sounds like Brandon Knight’s debut with the Houston Rockets will have to wait. After undergoing surgery on his left knee, the recently acquired guard is expected to miss “some time,” according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania: This is significant because it’s the same knee that caused Knight to miss all of last season with [...]

September 21, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale, Rumors 0

Butler Prefers Clippers, There May Be Big Players in 2019 Off-Season

Butler Prefers Clippers, There May Be Big Players in 2019 Off-Season

The wheels are falling off for the very short lived resurgence of the Minnesota Timberwolves as a newsworthy and successful organization for the first time since Kevin Garnett was traded in 2007. After a 47-35 record, the No.8 seed and their first playoff berth in 14 years the future of the T’Wolves organization is once [...]

September 20, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Courtney Lee Refutes Rumors That He Wants to Be Traded From New York Knicks

Courtney Lee Refutes Rumors That He Wants to Be Traded From New York Knicks

Courtney Lee does not want to be traded from the New York Knicks—at least not right now. On Tuesday night, the New York Post‘s Marc Berman reported that the soon-to-be 33-year-old swingman would rather play for a contender: According to an NBA source, Lee’s preference if he gets traded is to be dealt to a playoff [...]

September 19, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Spurs Preferred Embiid or Simmons in Leonard Trade

Spurs Preferred Embiid or Simmons in Leonard Trade

There were a few big suitors for Kawhi Leonard this off-season besides the Toronto Raptors, who ultimately ended up acquiring him in a swap for DeMar DeRozan, one of them was the Philadelphia 76ers. Once the dream of LeBron James was a thing of the past, some thought the 76ers would be able to snag [...]

September 14, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Jamal Crawford Has Drawn Interest from Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers

Jamal Crawford Has Drawn Interest from Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers

Despite being unsigned as the NBA gears up for the opening of training camps, Jamal Crawford remains a wanted man. During an appearance on The Jump, ESPN.com’s Marc J. Spears that, in addition to the Golden State Warriors, the soon-to-be 19-year-old veteran is drawing interest from the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers (via Clutch Points’ [...]

September 14, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale, Rumors 0