Wednesday 22nd February 2017,

Dan Favale

Philadelphia 76ers Still Expect Ben Simmons to Play This Season

Philadelphia 76ers Still Expect Ben Simmons to Play This Season

Ben Simmons has yet to make his NBA debut while recovering from a Jones fracture in his right foot. Joel Embiid, who missed his first two seasons with foot issues of his own, hasn’t played since Jan. 27 after suffering a minor meniscus tear in his left knee. You know where this is going. But [...]

February 16, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Golden State Warriors Fine with Standing Pat at NBA Trade Deadline, Because Duh

Golden State Warriors Fine with Standing Pat at NBA Trade Deadline, Because Duh

Though this may come as a shock to some (read: none) of you, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers doesn’t anticipate his team being active ahead of the trade deadline. From the Bay Area New Group’s Bob Myers: Tell me every trade you currently have in the works. Bob Myers: “Look, there’s the stock answers [...]

February 16, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Raptors GM on Re-Signing Serge Ibaka This Summer: ‘It’s Extremely Important’

Raptors GM on Re-Signing Serge Ibaka This Summer: ‘It’s Extremely Important’

There’s no question the Toronto Raptors made a good move by acquiring Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic. The first-round pick they’ll give up probably won’t turn into anything, and Terrence Ross was made expendable by the emergence of Norman Powell. Still, the Raptors aren’t out of the woods yet. Aside from actually incorporating Ibaka [...]

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Spurs, Among Other NBA Teams, Tried to ‘Steal’ Stanley Johnson in Trade with Pistons

Spurs, Among Other NBA Teams, Tried to ‘Steal’ Stanley Johnson in Trade with Pistons

Could you imagine what Stanley Johnson would be like on the San Antonio Spurs? Sure, his jumper is whack (31.3 percent on threes), but he’s a workaholic on defense and developing nicely as a playmaker. Plus, everyone shoots better from three in San Antonio. Apparently the Spurs were thinking along the same lines this past [...]

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Carmelo Anthony Reiterates He Doesn’t Expect to Be Traded from Knicks

Carmelo Anthony Reiterates He Doesn’t Expect to Be Traded from Knicks

Here’s some free advice for people expecting the New York Knicks to trade Carmelo Anthony: Don’t. Anthony, who was named as an All-Star replacement for the injured Kevin Love, reiterated on Wednesday that the Knicks haven’t asked him to waive his no-trade clause, and as such, he doesn’t have any plans to: Exactly one week separates [...]

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Celtics May Have Passed on Serge Ibaka Trade Because They Didn’t Want to Deal…Terry Rozier

Celtics May Have Passed on Serge Ibaka Trade Because They Didn’t Want to Deal…Terry Rozier

How high is Boston Celtics team president Danny Ainge on the franchise’s assets? Incredibly high. Probably too high. Though the Toronto Raptors ultimately swung a trade for Serge Ibaka, the Celtics were involved in negotiations with the Orlando Magic. And according to Celtics Blog’s Jared Weiss, they might’ve got him if it they weren’t so damn [...]

February 15, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Indiana Pacers Open to Trading ‘Anyone Not Named Paul George’

Indiana Pacers Open to Trading ‘Anyone Not Named Paul George’

Could the Indiana Pacers be one of the NBA’s most active teams leading into the trade deadline? Personally, I doubt it. But at least one general manager could see a firestorm of transactions in their future, per HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy: The Pacers, Pelicans and Thunder are teams that have been active and are open to [...]

February 15, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Phoenix Suns ‘Would Love’ to Deal for Star Ahead of NBA’s Trade Deadline

Phoenix Suns ‘Would Love’ to Deal for Star Ahead of NBA’s Trade Deadline

I mean, wouldn’t we all? Armed with a ton of trade assets while being stuck between rebuilding and “competing,” the Phoenix Suns rank as one of the NBA’s most interesting teams ahead of the Feb. 23 trade deadline. You could totally see them cleaning house and selling off veterans and unwanted prospects. You can also [...]

February 15, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Anthony Davis: ‘I Don’t Plan on Leaving’ New Orleans Pelicans

Anthony Davis: ‘I Don’t Plan on Leaving’ New Orleans Pelicans

Where other NBA players might deflect or evade, Anthony Davis has no qualms about quashing rumors and conspiracy theories pertaining to his future with the New Orleans Pelicans. Within a piece for Bleacher Report written by Brian Boyles, a source indicated that Davis could one day leave his current digs to join forces with Russell [...]

February 15, 2017 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Magic Johnson Admits He’d Like to Be Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations—Jim Buss’ Job

Magic Johnson Admits He’d Like to Be Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations—Jim Buss’ Job

If Magic Johnson has his way, Jim Buss won’t be the Los Angeles Lakers’ Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for much longer. No, seriously, he said as much (kind of) during an appearance on ESPN’s First Take, per the Los Angeles Times’ Tania Ganguli (h/t Silver Screen and Roll): Don’t worry Lakers fans, I’m sure this [...]

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