Tuesday 22nd May 2018,
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Los Angeles Clippers Haven’t Talked Extension with Head Coach Doc Rivers

Los Angeles Clippers Haven’t Talked Extension with Head Coach Doc Rivers

Doc Rivers-to-the-New York Knicks conspiracy theorists and enthusiasts rejoice: The Los Angeles Clippers are not trying to extend their head honcho. Yet. ESPN.com’s Kevin Arnovitz penned an interesting profile on Rivers and the Clippers just after they were eliminated from playoff contention for the first time since 2012. Within it, he reports on Doc’s future [...]

April 11, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

LeBron James Wanted Pat Riley to Replace Erik Spoelstra During Early Part of Miami Heat Tenure

LeBron James Wanted Pat Riley to Replace Erik Spoelstra During Early Part of Miami Heat Tenure

LeBron James and Erik Spoelstra seemed to, for the most part, get along well enough during their time together with the Miami Heat. But if the former had his way in the early going of his arrival, the two never would have gotten the chance to mesh. Heat president Pat Riley said as much in [...]

April 10, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Could Politics Impact LeBron James Decision to Stay or Leave Cleveland?

Could Politics Impact LeBron James Decision to Stay or Leave Cleveland?

The murmurs on where LeBron James decides to sign as an unrestricted free agent this summer will only grow louder from here to July. Many think it is a four team race between the Cavaliers re-signing him, the Lakers, 76ers or the Rockets. Nobody truly knows what James will do at this point though, because [...]

April 6, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Dirk Nowitzki’s Ankle Injury Won’t Impact His Decision to Return for 21st NBA Season

Dirk Nowitzki’s Ankle Injury Won’t Impact His Decision to Return for 21st NBA Season

Dirk Nowitzki has played his last game for the Dallas Mavericks…this season. Rumor has it, though, he still has plenty of outings left in him for next year. The 20-year veteran underwent surgery on his left ankle and is now done for the year, which comes as a major bummer. On the bright side, this [...]

April 6, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Jimmy Butler Nearing Return to Timberwolves, But Won’t Play Against Denver Nuggets

Jimmy Butler Nearing Return to Timberwolves, But Won’t Play Against Denver Nuggets

Jimmy Butler is nearing a return from his meniscus injury…sort of. Following the Minnesota Timberwolves’ practice on Tuesday, Butler expressed optimism that he would be rejoining the rotation very soon, per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com): The All-Star shooting guard, whose fearlessness with the ball and tenacity defending it have been badly missed by the [...]

April 5, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale, Rumors 0

Knicks Were Expected to Hire Vogel Instead of Hornacek in 2016

Knicks Were Expected to Hire Vogel Instead of Hornacek in 2016

The New York Knicks have been marred by poor decisions and futility for almost the entirety of this millennium. They are currently staring at yet another less than 30 win season as their young stud Kristaps Porzingis recovers from a torn ACL and the rumors are swirling that current head coach Jeff Hornacek could be [...]

April 4, 2018 Ryan Bawek Rumors 0

Jeff Hornacek Suggests Knicks Won’t Sign Kristaps Porzingis to Extension This Summer

Jeff Hornacek Suggests Knicks Won’t Sign Kristaps Porzingis to Extension This Summer

Kristaps Porzingis will be eligible to sign an extension this summer. Obviously, then, the New York Knicks will offer him one. Or maybe not. Consider what head coach Jeff Hornacek said to reporters ahead of the Knicks’ Monday night loss to the Orlando Magic, per ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: More than a few people don’t expect [...]

April 4, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

NBA Exec Thinks Dante Exum May Cost $10 Million a Year in Free Agency Despite Injury Concerns

NBA Exec Thinks Dante Exum May Cost $10 Million a Year in Free Agency Despite Injury Concerns

If the Utah Jazz wish to keep Dante Exum, it may cost them a fairly pretty penny. The 22-year-old is just seven games into his return from what was initially deemed season-ending shoulder surgery, but he will become a restricted free agent in July. So while the Jazz don’t have a huge sample size to [...]

March 29, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Knicks ‘May Target’ Doc Rivers, Mark Jackson as Jeff Hornacek Replacements Over Offseason

Knicks ‘May Target’ Doc Rivers, Mark Jackson as Jeff Hornacek Replacements Over Offseason

The closer we get to the offseason, the less likely it seems that Jeff Hornacek will return as head coach of the New York Knicks next season. In fact, they may already have a replacement or two in mind: Mark Jackson and Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers. Here’s the skinny, replete with some [...]

March 28, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0

Danny Green Denies Spurs Held Players-Only Meeting to Try Convincing Kawhi Leonard to Play

Danny Green Denies Spurs Held Players-Only Meeting to Try Convincing Kawhi Leonard to Play

Danny Green has Kawhi Leonard’s back. ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Michael C. Wright and Ramona Shelburne reported on Thursday afternoon that the San Antonio Spurs recently held a players-only meeting aimed at trying to get their superstar forward to return from his right quad injury. The picture they painted was hardly a rosy one: Spurs guard¬†Tony [...]

March 23, 2018 dfavale Rumors 0