Monday 16th July 2018,
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Rumors

Damian Lillard Has Asked for Meeting with Portland Trail Blazers Owner Paul Allen

Damian Lillard Has Asked for Meeting with Portland Trail Blazers Owner Paul Allen

After meeting with Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen during the middle of this past season, Damian Lillard wants to—well, he wants to do it again. From The Oregonian‘s John Canzano: Lillard is a nice player. A superb offensive player. And he’s carried a Blazers roster that is marginal outside of guard CJ McCollum. But if [...]

May 25, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Suns Could Have Had Porzingis Last Offseason

Rumor: Suns Could Have Had Porzingis Last Offseason

Remember the Phil Jackson as president of basketball operations era for the New York Knicks? Knicks have probably done their best to suppress the memory in order to avoid waking up in the middle of the night with cold sweats. It seems as though the last straw for Jackson in New York was the fact [...]

May 24, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Report: Kings, Hawks Could Pass on Doncic in NBA Draft if Available

Report: Kings, Hawks Could Pass on Doncic in NBA Draft if Available

Now that the draft order is set, the rumor mill is up and churning in advance of the 2018 NBA Draft on June 21. The Suns are reportedly debating between DeAndre Ayton and Luka Doncic with the No. 1 pick and the assumption was that the Kings would take whomever the Suns didn’t at No. [...]

May 22, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

It Will Take ‘Grand Slam Offer’ for San Antonio Spurs to Trade Kawhi Leonard

It Will Take ‘Grand Slam Offer’ for San Antonio Spurs to Trade Kawhi Leonard

To everyone hoping their favorite NBA team has a viable shot at trading for Kawhi Leonard, we’ve got a message for you: Good luck. Though things between the two-time Defensive Player of the Year and San Antonio Spurs are not hunky-dory, prospective suitors for his services should not expect to swoop in and steal him [...]

May 18, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Toronto Raptors ‘Quietly’ Shopped DeMar DeRozan on Trade Market Last Offseason

Toronto Raptors ‘Quietly’ Shopped DeMar DeRozan on Trade Market Last Offseason

If and when the Toronto Raptors make DeMar DeRozan available over the offseason, it won’t be the first time in the last year they’ve tested his trade market. According to The New York Times‘ Marc Stein, the team quietly gauged his value around the league this past summer and could do so again in the aftermath [...]

May 16, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Knicks Likely to Waive Noah on September 1st

Knicks Likely to Waive Noah on September 1st

When the Knicks signed Joakim Noah to a four-year, $72 million contract in the summer of 2016, many analysts and prognosticators thought it was a big mistake. They were right. Noah, now 33, has been unable to regain his health and return to being anywhere close to the rim protecting, glass cleaning, high-level passer and [...]

May 15, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Report: T’Wolves Want D-Rose Back

Report: T’Wolves Want D-Rose Back

Derrick Rose felt like he may be coming to the end of his NBA run at least for the time being, a very sad way to end his stint in the NBA at the age of 30 after winning an MVP at the age of 22. After his time with the Cavaliers was a dud [...]

May 14, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

LaMarcus Aldridge May Have Asked Damian Lillard to Get the Blazers to Trade For Him Last Season

LaMarcus Aldridge May Have Asked Damian Lillard to Get the Blazers to Trade For Him Last Season

Last season, back when LaMarcus Aldridge was doubting his role with the San Antonio Spurs, he may have tried getting Damian Lillard to ask the Portland Trail Blazers to re-acquire him via trade. No, seriously. This sounds like it happened. Here’s the skinny, according to Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger: Still, multiple league sources advised not [...]

May 11, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rodney Hood Won’t Be Disciplined for Refusing to Enter Cavaliers’ Game 4 Win Over Raptors

Rodney Hood Won’t Be Disciplined for Refusing to Enter Cavaliers’ Game 4 Win Over Raptors

Rodney Hood did not play during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 4 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. But he apparently could have—in garbage time, at least. He just didn’t want to. From The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd: When the Cavs called a timeout with a 30-point lead and 7:38 left Monday, Lue tried inserting [...]

May 9, 2018 dfavale Rumors 1

Some NBA Executives Expect the Toronto Raptors to Fire Head Coach Dwane Casey

Some NBA Executives Expect the Toronto Raptors to Fire Head Coach Dwane Casey

The speculation factory wasted little time putting Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey on the hot seat. His name, in fact, was thrown onto the hypothetical chopping block before his team even submitted to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4. According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, certain executives around the league believe Toronto will move [...]

May 8, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0