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Robert Pera Reportedly Must Buyout Memphis Grizzlies’ Minority Owners or Sell Majority Stake in Team

Robert Pera Reportedly Must Buyout Memphis Grizzlies’ Minority Owners or Sell Majority Stake in Team

Robert Pera, majority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, apparently has a tough decision on his hands. According to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski, minority team owners Steve Kaplan and Daniel Strausthe exercised a clause that requires the 39-year-old tech mogul to choose between buying them out or selling back his own stake in the franchise. The [...]

December 1, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Cleveland Cavaliers Reportedly Lose Iman Shumpert for 6 to 8 Weeks with Knee Injury

Cleveland Cavaliers Reportedly Lose Iman Shumpert for 6 to 8 Weeks with Knee Injury

Iman Shumpert has missed the past four games with a left knee injury, and the Cleveland Cavaliers shouldn’t expect him back anytime soon. The team announced prior to Thursday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks that Shumpert’s injured knee will require surgery: Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (left knee effusion) was reevaluated following Tuesday’s game by team physicians Dr. [...]

December 1, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Marc Gasol and David Fizdale Hadn’t Really Spoken in Almost a Year When Grizzlies Fired the Head Coach

Marc Gasol and David Fizdale Hadn’t Really Spoken in Almost a Year When Grizzlies Fired the Head Coach

Details about the Marc Gasol-David Fizdale relationship that wasn’t continue to trickle out. The latest comes from USA Today‘s Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt, who heard that when the Memphis Grizzlies fired their head coach, he and Big Spain hadn’t really spoken over the past 10 months: But while the widespread confusion about the Fizdale move [...]

November 30, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Certain NBA Execs Believe Philadelphia 76ers Will Make a Run at LeBron James This Summer

Certain NBA Execs Believe Philadelphia 76ers Will Make a Run at LeBron James This Summer

Plenty of teams will be waiting when LeBron James enters free agency this summer (player option). And the Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be among them, according to some NBA executives. From USA Today‘s Jeff Zillgitt: J.J. Redick is a smart man. He went to Duke, an excellent academic institution. So when asked about any Ben [...]

November 30, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Multiple NBA GMs Don’t See Michael Porter Jr.s’ Back Injury Hurting Draft Stock All That Much

Multiple NBA GMs Don’t See Michael Porter Jr.s’ Back Injury Hurting Draft Stock All That Much

Michael Porter Jr. needn’t worry about season-ending back surgery torpedoing his NBA draft stock. Though he is most likely out of contention for the No. 1 overall pick, at least a couple of general managers don’t see him slipping much further in the order. David Aldridge of NBA.com polled a bunch of front-office types about [...]

November 28, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Poor Relationship with Marc Gasol May Have Led to David Fizdale Getting Fired by Grizzlies

Poor Relationship with Marc Gasol May Have Led to David Fizdale Getting Fired by Grizzlies

David Fizdale didn’t even make it through one-and-a-half seasons as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies elected to fire the second-year clipboard-carrier 19 games in 2017-18, as first reported by ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, for reasons that aren’t totally clear. Sure, the team is 7-12, their playoff hopes fading fast. But they’ve dealt with [...]

November 28, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Jahlil Okafor Still Hoping for Trade or Buyout from Philadelphia 76ers

Jahlil Okafor Still Hoping for Trade or Buyout from Philadelphia 76ers

Jahlil Okafor hasn’t yet given up hope that he’ll soon escape the Philadelphia 76ers. Buried on the bench, with his fourth-year team option long since declined, he knows his future isn’t in the City of Brotherly Love. The Sixers have Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, Ben Simmons and Richaun Holmes to develop up front. Okafor’s future [...]

November 27, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Cleveland Cavaliers Might ‘Consider’ a Tristan Thompson-for-DeAndre Jordan Trade

Cleveland Cavaliers Might ‘Consider’ a Tristan Thompson-for-DeAndre Jordan Trade

Would the Cleveland Cavaliers consider dangling Tristan Thompson in a trade for DeAndre Jordan? At least one NBA source believes they would. As Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon wrote while responding to a mailbag question: Hey, @jeneraljosh: DeAndre Jordan’s numbers are down this season. He’s averaging 10.4 points and shooting .664 from the field (he only shoots twos). Even [...]

November 27, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

After 9 Straight Losses, Is Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers on the Hot Seat?

After 9 Straight Losses, Is Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers on the Hot Seat?

Will head coach Doc Rivers be finishing the season with the Los Angeles Clippers? The question seemed a little ludicrous a few weeks ago. The Clippers were 4-0 and sporting one of the NBA’s best defenses. Since, then, though, they’ve lost 11 of 12 games, including their last nine. No team in the league is [...]

November 22, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Los Angeles Lakers Reportedly Interested in Signing Former Knick Mindaugas Kuzminskas

Los Angeles Lakers Reportedly Interested in Signing Former Knick Mindaugas Kuzminskas

Mindaugas Kuzminskas was recently waived by the New York Knicks so they could make room for Jokaim Noah’s return from a 20-game suspension that began last season. And while he has yet to find another home, the instant-offense virtuoso could end up with the Los Angeles Lakers. According to ESPN.com’s Ohm Youngmisuk: The Lakers are [...]

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