Saturday 24th June 2017,

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Rookie of the Year Betting Odds Are Out

Rookie of the Year Betting Odds Are Out

Now that the 2017 NBA Draft is a thing of the past, unless you delight in reading draft grade pieces from all over the internet like me, the sports books have already gotten a jump on which of these rookies they see having the most success on the hardwood in 2017-18. While it is a [...]

June 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Dallas Mavericks No Longer Intend to Sign Point Guard in Free Agency After Drafting Dennis Smith Jr.

Dallas Mavericks No Longer Intend to Sign Point Guard in Free Agency After Drafting Dennis Smith Jr.

The NBA’s market for free-agent point guards is about to get weird. Exhibit A: The Dallas Mavericks. Long considered a primary destination for the bigger names like Jrue Holiday, George Hill, Kyle Lowry and Jeff Teague, Dallas is officially out of the running for an expensive floor general after drafting NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr. [...]

June 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Pacers President Kevin Pritchard Still Confident Indiana Will Get Value in Paul George Trade

Pacers President Kevin Pritchard Still Confident Indiana Will Get Value in Paul George Trade

Paul George didn’t get traded ahead of or during the NBA draft. This wouldn’t be surprising in most instances; the real shock, typically, is when big names get dealt—a la Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. But this situation is different. George isn’t only entering free agency next summer, but he has eyes for the [...]

June 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jimmy Butler’s Trainer Trashes Bulls GM Gar Foreman

Jimmy Butler’s Trainer Trashes Bulls GM Gar Foreman

The Bulls and Timberwolves finalized a blockbuster trade on draft night and the Bulls Jimmy Butler drama finally came to a halt, he was traded to the T’Wolves for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and the No. 7 pick, which turned into former Arizona big man Lauri Markkanen. While Butler seems pleased with the trade and [...]

June 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

San Antonio Spurs May Now Be a ‘Serious’ Contender in Paul George Trade Talks

San Antonio Spurs May Now Be a ‘Serious’ Contender in Paul George Trade Talks

Paul George? And Kawhi Leonard? Together? This was the scenario we were robbed of when the Indiana Pacers flipped George Hill in 2011. But the San Antonio Spurs may or may not be ready to play host to such a pairing. According to Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler, the Spurs are among the most “serious” suitors [...]

June 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson Want Two NBA Superstars to Join Lakers’ Current Core

Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson Want Two NBA Superstars to Join Lakers’ Current Core

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and team president Magic Johnson have a clear goal: Get two superstars to play with their current core. From ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes: “There’s just a renewed energy around here,” Pelinka said. “We feel it in the offices every day. We felt through this draft process. I think clearly [...]

June 23, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Warriors Spend $3.5 Million for Draft Rights to Jordan Bell

Warriors Spend $3.5 Million for Draft Rights to Jordan Bell

The greatest team in NBA history potentially just got a little better last night. The Warriors set a new record for money spent to acquire the rights to a draft pick by spending $3.5 million to acquire No. 38 pick Oregon forward Jordan’s Bell’s draft rights from the Chicago Bulls. The Warriors did the same [...]

June 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

NBA Projected Salary Cap Down to $99 Million for 2017-18 Season

NBA Projected Salary Cap Down to $99 Million for 2017-18 Season

After an initial projection of $107 million, that has already been lowered to $101 million, the salary cap is now officially projected to land at $99 million for the 2017-18 season. This is bad news for NBA teams that are attempting to add a max-level player or avoid the luxury tax this upcoming season. This [...]

June 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

The Knicks Want Everything and Your Mom for Porzingis

The Knicks Want Everything and Your Mom for Porzingis

Phil Jackson has made it pretty clear in his zen-master way that the Knicks are open and willing to trade 21-year-old budding star and NBA Unicorn (shout out to Bill Simmons) Kristaps Porzingis, “if it is better for the organization.” As one can imagine, these kinds of players at this age aren’t available very often, [...]

June 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Phil Jackson Admits New York Knicks Are Open to Trading Kristaps Porzingis

Phil Jackson Admits New York Knicks Are Open to Trading Kristaps Porzingis

There’s no way New York Knicks president Phil Jackson went on MSG Network Thursday night and copped to shopping Kristaps Porzingis because he has to do what’s best for “the club.” Except that he did. Here’s the video via SI.com’s Kenny Ducey: And here’s the money quote courtesy of ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: Why yes, Phil [...]

June 22, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0
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