Wednesday 28th June 2017,
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Harden, Westbrook, Irving Among NBA Players Who Seek Advice from Kobe

Harden, Westbrook, Irving Among NBA Players Who Seek Advice from Kobe

Kobe Bryant has his hand in a lot of things since retiring from the NBA after last season. Including, well, the NBA. We already know that Isaiah Thomas and Kobe have been chatting on the regular since the playoffs started. But he revealed to ESPN.com’s Jackie MacMullan that the player he affectionately termed “Mighty IT” [...]

May 11, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

There Were ‘Late-Season Rumblings’ Kyle Lowry Would Leave Raptors for Western Conference Team

There Were ‘Late-Season Rumblings’ Kyle Lowry Would Leave Raptors for Western Conference Team

Kyle Lowry watched from the sidelines as his Toronto Raptors got bounced by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the second round. It was the second tilt in a row he missed after sustaining an ankle injury in Game 2. It may also be the last time he watches a Raptors game as a member [...]

May 8, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Some NBA Executives Think Knicks Should Deal Carmelo Anthony in Sign-and-Trade for J.J. Redick

Some NBA Executives Think Knicks Should Deal Carmelo Anthony in Sign-and-Trade for J.J. Redick

If you’re wondering whether Carmelo-Anthony-to-the-Los-Angeles-Clippers scenarios will die in light of the team’s uncertainty heading into this offseason, here’s your answer: LOL, no. In the latest episode of Melodrama, some NBA executives told the New York Post‘s Marc Berman they believe New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson should deal Anthony in a sign-and-trade for J.J. Redick: [...]

May 5, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Many ‘NBA Officials’ Expect J.J. Redick to Leave Los Angeles Clippers in Free Agency

Many ‘NBA Officials’ Expect J.J. Redick to Leave Los Angeles Clippers in Free Agency

Four members of the Los Angeles Clippers’ starting five are slated to hit free agency this summer. Two of them, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, are expected to return, so long as the team slings five-year maxes for each. The other two, Luc Mbah a Moute and J.J. Redick, are less certain. The Clippers only [...]

May 1, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Former Pacers Teammates Say Paul George Has ‘Never Made’ Desire to Play with Lakers a Secret

Former Pacers Teammates Say Paul George Has ‘Never Made’ Desire to Play with Lakers a Secret

How badly does Paul George want to play for the Los Angeles Lakers? So badly, he’s openly spoken about it in the past, according to former teammates. From the Sporting News’ Mitch Lawrence: A SoCal native, he’s been talking about playing for his hometown team, the Lakers, for a long time. He’s never made his long-term [...]

April 25, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Rajon Rondo Wants to Stay with Chicago Bulls—Even if Dwyane Wade Leaves

Rajon Rondo Wants to Stay with Chicago Bulls—Even if Dwyane Wade Leaves

The Chicago Bulls’ future was cloudy entering the postseason. Now, after jumping out to a surprise 2-0 series lead over the Boston Celtics, it’s even murkier. Or maybe it’s just uncomfortably clear. It was safe to assume the Bulls would take a stick of dynamite to this core over the summer. The combination of Rajon [...]

April 20, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Some NBA Officials ‘Were Livid’ Mark Cuban Let Tony Romo Suit Up for Mavericks’ Game Vs. Nuggets

Some NBA Officials ‘Were Livid’ Mark Cuban Let Tony Romo Suit Up for Mavericks’ Game Vs. Nuggets

Tony Romo, now the former quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, suited up as an honorary member for the Dallas Mavericks when they played the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night. Laughs and smiles and layups were shared by all. Romo didn’t get into the game for real, though he did jump up and run to the scorer’s table as [...]

April 13, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Cavs Waive DeAndre Liggins, Could Add Varejao

Cavs Waive DeAndre Liggins, Could Add Varejao

This news is upsetting to many a basketball fan around the world. Obviously it is unfortunate for DeAndre Liggins that he won’t be a part of the Cavaliers NBA championship defense in the 2017 NBA Playoffs, but the reason people are upset (including myself) is because of the player who could reportedly take his place: [...]

April 10, 2017 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Kansas’ Josh Jackson ‘Getting a Lot of Buzz’ as Potential No. 1 Pick in NBA Draft

Kansas’ Josh Jackson ‘Getting a Lot of Buzz’ as Potential No. 1 Pick in NBA Draft

Every year, we spend a majority of the NBA’s regular season talking about two draft prospects jostling for position as the consensus No. 1 overall pick. And every year, at least one other player seems to creep their way into the discussion. This year is no different. Because Kansas’ Josh Jackson has joined UCLA’s Lonzo [...]

April 7, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

There are ‘Whispers’ that Gordon Hayward Could Sign with Heat if He Leaves Jazz

There are ‘Whispers’ that Gordon Hayward Could Sign with Heat if He Leaves Jazz

Gordon Hayward’s free-agency decision may be more than a two-team affair after all. According to the New York Daily News‘ Frank Isola, there are rumblings that the All-Star forward may join the Miami Heat if he decides to move on from the Utah Jazz: Riley has a home court advantage because Miami is a prime free [...]

March 31, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0