Wednesday 26th September 2018,
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One NBA Exec Doesn’t Think Kawhi Leonard Ever Bought into San Antonio Spurs Culture

One NBA Exec Doesn’t Think Kawhi Leonard Ever Bought into San Antonio Spurs Culture

At least one NBA executive sounds like they believe Kawhi Leonard’s divorce from the San Antonio Spurs may have been a long time coming—longer than even the year-long soap opera that persisted before his trade to the Toronto Raptors. From Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher: The Spurs, as they had with other stars—Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili [...]

July 30, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Boston Celtics Offered Some of Their Best Draft Pick Assets in Kawhi Leonard Trades

Rumor: Boston Celtics Offered Some of Their Best Draft Pick Assets in Kawhi Leonard Trades

It never quite seemed like the Boston Celtics were totally in the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes. But it turns out they might have been. At the very least, they were more in than perhaps initially advertised. Speaking with ESPN.com’s Michael C. Wright on the most recent episode of The Lowe Post podcast, here’s what Zach Lowe had to [...]

July 26, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Kawhi Leonard’s ‘Uncle Dennis’ May Have Ambitions of Managing Other NBA Players

Kawhi Leonard’s ‘Uncle Dennis’ May Have Ambitions of Managing Other NBA Players

Toronto Raptors All-Star Kawhi Leonard —boy, does that feel weird to write— seems to have quite the ambitious uncle. Dennis Robertson, Leonard’s uncle and someone who is considered a driving decision-maker in his life, apparently has dreams of managing the careers of NBA players other than his nephew. Consider what the San Antonio Express-News‘ Jeff McDonald [...]

July 24, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Tobias Harris Turned Down $80 Million Extension From Clippers

Tobias Harris Turned Down $80 Million Extension From Clippers

Tobias Harris is a talented combo forward that can give you 18 and 6 every night and shoot around 40% from three-point range. Combine that with the fact that he is entering his prime at age 26, and you have a player that many teams would covet. Harris is definitely assured of that as he [...]

July 23, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

After Being Traded to Atlanta, Carmelo Anthony to (Probably) Join Rockets Following Buyout

After Being Traded to Atlanta, Carmelo Anthony to (Probably) Join Rockets Following Buyout

Carmelo Anthony is a member of the Atlanta Hawks, kind of, but not really. The Oklahoma City Thunder sent Melo and a 2022 protected first-rounder to Atlanta in exchange for Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala, who will be sent to the Philadelphia 76ers for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Anthony will promptly be [...]

July 20, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Kawhi Leonard Has ‘No Interest’ in Joining Raptors, Could Sit Out Entire Season

Rumor: Kawhi Leonard Has ‘No Interest’ in Joining Raptors, Could Sit Out Entire Season

And you thought the Kawhi Leonard situation couldn’t get any weirder. The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to trade their disgruntled superstar and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a top-20 protected 2019 first-round pick, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Though the return seems underwhelming for someone who’s a [...]

July 18, 2018 dfavale Rumors 1

Rumor: The Philadelphia 76ers Tried Hiring Daryl Morey Away from the Rockets—And Failed

Rumor: The Philadelphia 76ers Tried Hiring Daryl Morey Away from the Rockets—And Failed

The Philadelphia 76ers are a pretty gutsy group, apparently. As they continue to search for new front-office leadership in the aftermath of Bryan Colangelo’s departure, they’ve reportedly already been rebuffed by one of their targets…because he’s currently employed….by the Houston Rockets…and his name is Daryl Morey. From The New York Times‘ Marc Stein: The Philadelphia 76ers [...]

July 17, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Philadelphia Have Yet to Include Markelle Fultz in Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks

Rumor: Philadelphia Have Yet to Include Markelle Fultz in Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks

It doesn’t sound like the Philadelphia 76ers have built their best offer for Kawhi Leonard. Well that, or they don’t consider Markelle Fultz a valuable enough asset to help swing talks with the San Antonio Spurs. From ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe: P.S.: The more conflicting information I hear from people one or two steps away about [...]

July 12, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

NBA Execs Consider Rockets Favorites to Land Carmelo Anthony, with Heat, 76ers, Lakers Looming

NBA Execs Consider Rockets Favorites to Land Carmelo Anthony, with Heat, 76ers, Lakers Looming

The Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes are heating up…kind of. Though the Oklahoma City Thunder have yet to officially part ways with their overpriced and unhappy forward, more than a few teams are already vying to become his next landing spot. The Houston Rockets appear to be the early frontrunners, because, well, they’ve been circling Anthony since [...]

July 9, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Rumor: Kawhi Leonard Interest in Playing with LeBron James on the Lakers is ‘Overstated’

Rumor: Kawhi Leonard Interest in Playing with LeBron James on the Lakers is ‘Overstated’

So, um, about Kawhi Leonard wanting to play with LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers…That’s apparently not a real desire of his. Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania said as much during an appearance on Fox Sports’ The Herd with Colin Cowherd, calling the two-time Defensive Player of the Year’s interest in syncing up with the Lakers “overstated.” [...]

July 6, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0