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The Raptors Have ‘Pondered Making a Run at Jimmy Butler’ Trade

The Raptors Have ‘Pondered Making a Run at Jimmy Butler’ Trade

The Toronto Raptors already have Kawhi Leonard. Why not make it a double-feature and go for Jimmy Butler, too? Don’t think they haven’t thought about it, because according to The New York Times‘ Marc Stein, they absolutely have. Here’s what Stein wrote in his latest mailbag: Q: Why haven’t the Raptors been one of the teams [...]

November 7, 2018 admin Rumors 0

Report: Kyle Korver Asked to Be Traded From Cavaliers Over Offseason

Report: Kyle Korver Asked to Be Traded From Cavaliers Over Offseason

Everything is fine in Cleveland. LOL, just kidding. It’s not. Far from it. The Cavaliers have the worst record in basketball, there seems to be a disconnect between their roster and their intended direction, and the interim head coach, Larry Drew, refuses to accept that he is, in fact, the interim head coach. Amid all [...]

November 5, 2018 admin Rumors 0

Rumor: Philadelphia 76ers Apparently Remain Uninterested in Jimmy Butler Trade Despite Slow Start

Rumor: Philadelphia 76ers Apparently Remain Uninterested in Jimmy Butler Trade Despite Slow Start

The Philadelphia 76ers apparently remain uninterested in trading for Jimmy Butler. Here’s Kyle Neubeck of Philly Voice:  Despite reports insisting the Sixers’ interest in Jimmy Butler has picked up, sources who spoke to PhillyVoice insist the team’s lukewarm stance on the Minnesota star has not changed despite Philadelphia’s tough start. . . Sources familiar with the [...]

November 1, 2018 admin Rumors 0

Rumor: Philadelphia 76ers Could Still Get Involved in Jimmy Butler Trade Sweepstakes

Rumor: Philadelphia 76ers Could Still Get Involved in Jimmy Butler Trade Sweepstakes

For the longest time, it has seemed like the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes came down to only three teams. The Miami Heat lead the pack, with the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers looming. Now, though, a dark horse could enter the fray. That team: The Philadelphia 76ers. Here’s what The New York Times‘ Marc Stein wrote [...]

October 31, 2018 admin Rumors 1

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