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Rumor: In Addition to Heat, the Rockets, Clippers and Mavs All Interested in Jimmy Butler Trade

Rumor: In Addition to Heat, the Rockets, Clippers and Mavs All Interested in Jimmy Butler Trade

All has been quiet on the Jimmy Butler trade front in recent days. That doesn’t mean things aren’t happening behind the scenes. They might be. Plenty of teams, after all, remain interested in acquiring him. According to ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst, the Miami Heat are still in play, and they’re joined by the Los Angeles Clippers, [...]

October 24, 2018 admin Rumors 0

Cavaliers Reportedly Set to Prioritize Youth Over Playing Veterans JR Smith, Kyle Korver, Channing Frye

Cavaliers Reportedly Set to Prioritize Youth Over Playing Veterans JR Smith, Kyle Korver, Channing Frye

The Cleveland Cavaliers have apparently realized they won’t be winning anything in the aftermath of LeBron James’ departure anytime soon. Extending Kevin Love over the summer without trading any of the veterans inferred a different plan. The Cavs, the thinking went, wanted to contend for a playoff berth. Maybe they still do. But according to [...]

October 24, 2018 admin Dan Favale, Rumors 0

Report: Knicks Rookie Kevin Knox to Miss At Least One Week with Left Ankle Injury

Report: Knicks Rookie Kevin Knox to Miss At Least One Week with Left Ankle Injury

Just when it looked Kevin Knox was finding his more rhythm on the offensive end, he suffered a setback. The New York Knicks rookie injured his ankle during the team’s Saturday night loss to the Boston Celtics. Though an MRI came back negative, he’s expected to miss at least one week. From ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: [...]

October 23, 2018 admin Dan Favale, Rumors 0

Rumor: Lakers, Clippers and Knicks All Plan to Make a Run for Kevin Durant in 2019 Free Agency

Rumor: Lakers, Clippers and Knicks All Plan to Make a Run for Kevin Durant in 2019 Free Agency

If Kevin Durant wants to run his own show after (probably) winning three straight titles with the Golden State Warriors, he won’t have any shortage of suitors pining for him to be their leading man. There’s an element of “Well, duh!” to this statement. Every team will want to sign Durant if he declines his [...]

October 18, 2018 admin Rumors 0

Rumor: Jimmy Butler ‘Has Eyes’ for Philadelphia 76ers

Rumor: Jimmy Butler ‘Has Eyes’ for Philadelphia 76ers

Jimmy Butler is beginning the 2018-19 regular season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He doesn’t want to finish it there. He would much rather end it with the Miami Heat. Or the Los Angeles Clippers. Or Brooklyn Nets. Really, he may want to end the year on more than half of the league’s teams outside Minnesota. [...]

October 17, 2018 admin Rumors 0

Rumor: There are ‘Whispers’ That Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard Don’t Want to Play with LeBron James

Rumor: There are ‘Whispers’ That Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard Don’t Want to Play with LeBron James

After signing LeBron James in free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers methodically, if imperfectly, assembled a team around him that would allow them to carve out max money next summer. Could it have all been for naught? Conventional wisdom says no. The Lakers are the Lakers. LeBron is LeBron. Surely, together, they’ll attract another star. [...]

October 16, 2018 admin Rumors 0

Report: Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor Met with Jimmy Butler

Report: Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor Met with Jimmy Butler

For anyone who predicted the Minnesota Timberwolves would trade Jimmy Butler before the start of the regular season, we have some news: They, um, aren’t going to trade him before the start of the regular season. In advance of the Timberwolves’ first game of the year on Wednesday, owner Glen Taylor made a 90-minute trek [...]

October 15, 2018 admin Rumors 0

Report: Warriors Bracing for Durant to Leave Next Summer

Report: Warriors Bracing for Durant to Leave Next Summer

Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Warriors has paid off handsomely, two NBA titles and two NBA Finals MVPs. While much can change and there is still a whole season to play, it is hard to imagine a similar scenario not playing out in year three. Durant will enter free agency once again next summer [...]

October 12, 2018 Anou Enright Rumors 0

Report: Jimmy Butler Wanted to ‘Sit Down’ with Karl-Anthony Towns and Discuss ‘Several Issues’

Report: Jimmy Butler Wanted to ‘Sit Down’ with Karl-Anthony Towns and Discuss ‘Several Issues’

Let’s get this out of the way: You’ve probably stayed on top of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ preseason drama. Jimmy Butler wants a trade. He probably wants out at least in part because of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Coach-president Tom Thibodeau has yet to strike a deal despite Butler’s impending free agency. The whole thing [...]

October 11, 2018 admin Rumors 0

Report: Jimmy Butler Returned to Minnesota and Reiterated Trade Request to Tom Thibodeau

Report: Jimmy Butler Returned to Minnesota and Reiterated Trade Request to Tom Thibodeau

A new, old wrinkle has been added to the Jimmy Butler saga in Minnesota: Inside one week before the regular season officially tips off, he still wants to be traded. Shocking, right? It’s not like that’s all we’ve heard for the past few weeks ad nauseam. Apparently, though, Butler recently felt it was necessary to [...]

October 10, 2018 admin Rumors 0