Sunday 23rd July 2017,

Dan Favale

Damian Lillard on Warriors’ Chances Vs. Blazers if They Trade for Carmelo Anthony: ‘Good Luck’

Damian Lillard on Warriors’ Chances Vs. Blazers if They Trade for Carmelo Anthony: ‘Good Luck’

Damian Lillard has sky-high hopes for the Portland Trail Blazers in the event they trade for Carmelo Anthony. Like, way-too-high hopes. When commenting on what Blazers’ chances would be in the Western Conference with Melo on the roster, Lillard went as far as suggesting the reigning-champion Golden State Warriors would need “good luck” to get [...]

July 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Danny Ainge Credits Brad Stevens for Helping Celtics Win Over Gordon Hayward and Al Horford

Danny Ainge Credits Brad Stevens for Helping Celtics Win Over Gordon Hayward and Al Horford

Would the Boston Celtics have signed Al Horford last summer and then Gordon Hayward this year if Brad Stevens wasn’t their head coach? Probably not. And this answer isn’t purposely incendiary. It basically has Danny Ainge’s stamp of approval. From ESPN.com’s Chris Forsberg: Armed with little more than a MacBook, Stevens has led a series [...]

July 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Dwane Casey Says Toronto Raptors Will Give DeMar DeRozan More Time at Point Guard Next Season

Dwane Casey Says Toronto Raptors Will Give DeMar DeRozan More Time at Point Guard Next Season

Watch out, Kyle Lowry. DeMar DeRozan is coming for your job. Not really, of course. But the Toronto Raptors do have plans to slot DeRozan at point guard more in 2017-18. As head coach Dwane Casey told The Andrew Walker Show on Sportsnet 590 The FAN (via Sportsnet) “We got to have a better mentality of [...]

July 21, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kyrie Irving Says the Cleveland Cavaliers are in ‘Peculiar Place’ Following Lackluster Offseason

Kyrie Irving Says the Cleveland Cavaliers are in ‘Peculiar Place’ Following Lackluster Offseason

LeBron James isn’t the only one who doesn’t feel great about the Cleveland Cavaliers offseason. Kyrie Irving is right there with him. Asked by SI.com’s Maggie Gray about how different the Cavaliers could look in the next couple years given that LeBron is a free agent in 2018, Irving gave a less-than-reassuring answer: SI‘s Maggie [...]

July 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

C.J. McCollum, Damian Lillard Think Carmelo Anthony Is Interested in Playing for Blazers

C.J. McCollum, Damian Lillard Think Carmelo Anthony Is Interested in Playing for Blazers

Carmelo Anthony would never waive his no-trade clause to play for anyone other than the Cleveland Cavaliers or Houston Rockets. Or would he? Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum seem think Anthony is open to playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, who have entered, unofficially, the now-anemic Melo sweepstakes. Both stars have copped to recruiting the [...]

July 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Blake Griffin Doesn’t Expect Toe Injury to Keep Him From Participating in Los Angeles Clippers Training Camp

Blake Griffin Doesn’t Expect Toe Injury to Keep Him From Participating in Los Angeles Clippers Training Camp

Blake Griffin is confident the Los Angeles Clippers didn’t just hand him a five-year, $173 million contract to begin next season on the bench. So, yay(?) Griffin’s 2016-17 campaign ended less than three games into the Clippers’ first-round playoff matchup with the Utah Jazz due to a right big toe injury. While the timetable for [...]

July 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Washington Wizards Owner Expects John Wall to Sign Designated Player Extension

Washington Wizards Owner Expects John Wall to Sign Designated Player Extension

Though John Wall has yet to sign the designated player extension the Washington Wizards have placed in front of him, team owner Ted Leonsis isn’t worried. He believes the All-Star point guard will put pen to paper soon enough, per the Washington Post‘s Candace Buckner: It also helps, of course, that we’re talking about a lot [...]

July 20, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rival Executives Believe Boston Celtics will ‘Make a Strong Run’ at Anthony Davis Trade

Rival Executives Believe Boston Celtics will ‘Make a Strong Run’ at Anthony Davis Trade

As of now, right this moment, Anthony Davis ranks among the most untouchable players in the NBA. The Boston Celtics don’t care. People around the league believe the Celtics will be blowing up the New Orleans Pelicans’ phones if the Davis-DeMarcus Cousins pairing goes south in any way this season, according to The Vertical’s Chris [...]

July 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Carmelo Anthony Is ‘Not Interested’ in Remaining with New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony Is ‘Not Interested’ in Remaining with New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony has officially had enough of the New York Knicks. With trade talks grinding to a halt following the arrival of new general manager Scott Perry, the Knicks, it seems, had hoped to possibly convince Anthony he belongs in New York, at least until the start of next season. But he isn’t having it. [...]

July 19, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Portland Trail Blazers Hope to Enter Carmelo Anthony Trade Sweepstakes

Portland Trail Blazers Hope to Enter Carmelo Anthony Trade Sweepstakes

Is there a team other than the Cleveland Cavaliers or Houston Rockets that can convince Carmelo Anthony to waive his no-trade clause? The New York Knicks sure hope so. And the Portland Trail Blazers are thinking it could be them. From ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski: One team that New York and Houston had hoped would facilitate [...]

July 17, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0
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