Daily Gossip – TalkBasket.net https://www.talkbasket.net NBA, EuroLeague, FIBA basketball news Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:41:53 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 Marcellus Wiley on Malik Beasley dating Larsa Pippen: “I can see why” https://www.talkbasket.net/119644-marcellus-wiley-on-malik-beasley-dating-larsa-pippen-i-can-see-why https://www.talkbasket.net/119644-marcellus-wiley-on-malik-beasley-dating-larsa-pippen-i-can-see-why#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:41:46 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=119644 In the latest VladTV clip, former NFL defensive end and current Fox Sports analyst Marcellus Wiley commented on Malik Beasley’s romance with Larsa Pippen. Wiley recalled seeing Larsa at an ESPY award show and said he could see the attraction and disregarded the pair’s age difference. Marcellus also pointed out older men dating younger women […]

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Marcellus Wiley on Malik Beasley dating Larsa Pippen: “I can see why”

In the latest VladTV clip, former NFL defensive end and current Fox Sports analyst Marcellus Wiley commented on Malik Beasley’s romance with Larsa Pippen.

Wiley recalled seeing Larsa at an ESPY award show and said he could see the attraction and disregarded the pair’s age difference.

Marcellus also pointed out older men dating younger women in addition to Larsa and Malik likely associating in the same social circles, meaning their paths were bound to cross.

Later in the clip, Wiley commented on the Minnesota Timberwolves guard Beasley’s legal situation:

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Andre Drummond expected to leave Cavaliers before trade deadline https://www.talkbasket.net/118889-andre-drummond-expected-to-leave-cavaliers-before-trade-deadline https://www.talkbasket.net/118889-andre-drummond-expected-to-leave-cavaliers-before-trade-deadline#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 18:10:19 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118889 The four-team trade involving James Harden will have an impact not only on the Brooklyn Nets and the Houston Rockets but other teams as well. One of the prominent names that could be moved following the trade is Andre Drummond of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs acquired Jarrett Allen from the Brooklyn Nets and gave […]

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Andre Drummond expected to leave Cavaliers before trade deadline

The four-team trade involving James Harden will have an impact not only on the Brooklyn Nets and the Houston Rockets but other teams as well. One of the prominent names that could be moved following the trade is Andre Drummond of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavs acquired Jarrett Allen from the Brooklyn Nets and gave up their first round pick. The expectation among some Eastern Conference executives is that Cleveland will trade Drummond as Allen plays the same position, but is five years younger.

“Drummond is definitely out of Cleveland,” one Eastern Conference executive predicted via Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. “Cleveland wouldn’t give up a first if they didn’t want Allen long-term.”

This season, the 27-year-old center is averaging 18 points, 15.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 blocks per game.

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Kylie Jenner’s photos that have been liked by Bronny James https://www.talkbasket.net/118458-kylie-jenners-photos-that-have-been-liked-by-bronny-james https://www.talkbasket.net/118458-kylie-jenners-photos-that-have-been-liked-by-bronny-james#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 13:46:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=118458 Not so long ago, Bronny James, son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, was caught liking Larsa Pippen’s photo on Instagram. All the gossips and confusion made LeBron angry with all that story. But despite that 16-year-old Bronny is being watched like a hawk on social media, he still uses his IG account […]

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Kylie Jenner’s photos that have been liked by Bronny James

Not so long ago, Bronny James, son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, was caught liking Larsa Pippen’s photo on Instagram.

All the gossips and confusion made LeBron angry with all that story. But despite that 16-year-old Bronny is being watched like a hawk on social media, he still uses his IG account as he wants.

Site Awesemo.com did a little research and discovered photos of Kylie Jenner that have been liked by Bronny James lately.

Here are some photos that he liked from the 23-year-old Jenner’s posts. Worth mentioning that Bronny doesn’t like all her posts, just the sexual ones.

More photos from the account of the beautiful Kylie Jenner:

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Report: LiAngelo Ball gets deal in NBA G League https://www.talkbasket.net/117788-report-liangelo-ball-gets-deal-in-nba-g-league https://www.talkbasket.net/117788-report-liangelo-ball-gets-deal-in-nba-g-league#respond Thu, 07 Jan 2021 15:23:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=117788 LiAngelo Ball, whose brother Lonzo and LaMelo are playing in the NBA, will have another go at trying to find a deal in the league. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the 24-year-old guard signed a contract in the G League to play in the bubble. The middle son of LaVar Ball has most […]

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Report: LiAngelo Ball gets deal in NBA G League

LiAngelo Ball, whose brother Lonzo and LaMelo are playing in the NBA, will have another go at trying to find a deal in the league. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the 24-year-old guard signed a contract in the G League to play in the bubble.

The middle son of LaVar Ball has most recently been cut by the Detroit Pistons before playing a single game this season. LiAngelo began his pro career in 2018 when he signed with Prienai in Lithuania.

On December 29, 2019 he was signed by a G League side, the Oklahoma City Blue, as a practice player but played no games and was waived in March.

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Celtics, Raptors make “courtesy calls” to Rockets inquiring about James Harden https://www.talkbasket.net/116799-celtics-raptors-make-courtesy-call-to-rockets-inquiring-about-james-harden https://www.talkbasket.net/116799-celtics-raptors-make-courtesy-call-to-rockets-inquiring-about-james-harden#respond Thu, 31 Dec 2020 15:15:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116799 Even though James Harden’s wish to be traded by the Houston Rockets failed to materialize during the offseason, it could still come through now when the season already began. According to ESPN’s NBA insider Brian Windhorst, the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors joined the Philadelphia 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat in […]

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Celtics, Raptors make “courtesy calls” to Rockets inquiring about James Harden

Even though James Harden’s wish to be traded by the Houston Rockets failed to materialize during the offseason, it could still come through now when the season already began.

According to ESPN’s NBA insider Brian Windhorst, the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors joined the Philadelphia 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat in making a “courtesy call” to the Rockets regarding possible Harden trade.

The Beard is averaging 39 points, 5 rebounds and 12.5 assists over two games that he played this season. Harden led the league in scoring last year with 34.3 points per game.

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Nets still in talks with Jamal Crawford https://www.talkbasket.net/116630-nets-still-in-talks-with-jamal-crawford https://www.talkbasket.net/116630-nets-still-in-talks-with-jamal-crawford#respond Wed, 30 Dec 2020 10:54:14 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116630 Following the loss of point guard Spencer Dinwiddie due to a season-ending injury, the Brooklyn Nets could be looking for a replacement. According to Yahoo Sports NBA insider Chris Haynes, the Nets are still in talks with veteran Jamal Crawford who played for the team in the bubble. Haynes revealed on the Posted Up with […]

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Nets still in talks with Jamal Crawford

Following the loss of point guard Spencer Dinwiddie due to a season-ending injury, the Brooklyn Nets could be looking for a replacement.

According to Yahoo Sports NBA insider Chris Haynes, the Nets are still in talks with veteran Jamal Crawford who played for the team in the bubble.

Haynes revealed on the Posted Up with Chris Haynes podcast that Crawford had a hamstring injury during the bubble which limited him.

Via Yahoo Sports:

“But a guy who was supposed to be on this roster, and that’s Jamal Crawford. Jamal had– what, he had some– he had a hamstring injury during the bubble. And that kind of hampered what he was able to do in the offseason. But he’s somebody that they’re still talking to, having conversations. So he can be somebody that they they pick up. Not to say that Jamal Crawford– I look at– I see the face.”

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Dennis Schroder on contract extension with Lakers: “I would love to” https://www.talkbasket.net/116070-dennis-schroder-on-contract-extension-with-lakers-i-would-love-to https://www.talkbasket.net/116070-dennis-schroder-on-contract-extension-with-lakers-i-would-love-to#respond Sat, 26 Dec 2020 09:44:07 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=116070 The Los Angeles Lakers point guard Dennis Schroder reacted to the reports that he entered into contract extension talks with the defending NBA champions. Even though the German point guard rejected the initial offer from the Lakers, he expressed desire to sing an extension. However, the deal must be fair to both sides, he said. […]

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Dennis Schroder on contract extension with Lakers: “I would love to”

The Los Angeles Lakers point guard Dennis Schroder reacted to the reports that he entered into contract extension talks with the defending NBA champions.

Even though the German point guard rejected the initial offer from the Lakers, he expressed desire to sing an extension. However, the deal must be fair to both sides, he said.

“I would love to. It’s just got to be fair on both sides,” Schroder said when talking about extending his deal with the Lakers, per Dan Woike.

Schroder is currently on a four-year, $70 million contract which expires at the end of this season. He is set to earn $15.5 million this year.

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Doc Rivers confirms special treatment of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, says he fought it https://www.talkbasket.net/115666-doc-rivers-confirms-special-treatment-of-kawhi-leonard-and-paul-george-says-he-fought-it https://www.talkbasket.net/115666-doc-rivers-confirms-special-treatment-of-kawhi-leonard-and-paul-george-says-he-fought-it#respond Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:18:40 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115666 Doc Rivers, now the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, confirmed the rumors that the Los Angeles Clippers superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were given special treatment last season. Reports suggested that Leonard and George were able to pick games they wanted to play, to cancel practices, among other things. It had a negative […]

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Doc Rivers confirms special treatment of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, says he fought it

Doc Rivers, now the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, confirmed the rumors that the Los Angeles Clippers superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were given special treatment last season.

Reports suggested that Leonard and George were able to pick games they wanted to play, to cancel practices, among other things. It had a negative effect on the team chemistry as not all players agreed with the powers the two superstars had.

“A lot of it is true,” Rivers conceded to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN. “There was special treatment, but what people don’t understand is I was the guy who didn’t like it and was fighting it.”

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Kawhi Leonard talks about his free agency https://www.talkbasket.net/115362-kawhi-leonard-talks-about-his-free-agency https://www.talkbasket.net/115362-kawhi-leonard-talks-about-his-free-agency#respond Mon, 21 Dec 2020 19:29:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115362 The Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard will have an important decision to make at the end of this season. It will be the year to decide on his player option. The 29-year-old forward appears to have made up his mind already. Leonard is currently under a three-year contract with the Clippers worth over $103 […]

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Kawhi Leonard talks about his free agency

The Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard will have an important decision to make at the end of this season. It will be the year to decide on his player option. The 29-year-old forward appears to have made up his mind already.

Leonard is currently under a three-year contract with the Clippers worth over $103 million. He is set to earn $34 this season. Should he exercise his player option, Kawhi would earn $36 million in 2021-2022 season.

However, it seems he will decline his player option as he revealed in a recent interview. At the same time, he clarified that it is not related with his future in LA, i.e. he could sign a new deal with the Clippers after declining his player option.

“I’m just focused on this season. Not saying I’m going anywhere else or staying here. The best decision is to decline player option, but that doesn’t mean I’m leaving or staying,” the two-time NBA champion said, per Tomer Azarly.

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Rapper DaBaby will appear in “NBA On TNT” studio https://www.talkbasket.net/115313-rapper-dababy-will-appear-in-nba-on-tnt-studio https://www.talkbasket.net/115313-rapper-dababy-will-appear-in-nba-on-tnt-studio#respond Mon, 21 Dec 2020 08:46:55 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115313 American rapper Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, better know as DaBaby, on his Instagram shared a short video clip teasing that he will perform on the “NBA on TNT” soon. The new NBA season is right around the corner, so keep an eye out for the North Carolina rap star sharing the studio with co-hosts Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, […]

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Rapper DaBaby will appear in “NBA On TNT” studio

American rapper Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, better know as DaBaby, on his Instagram shared a short video clip teasing that he will perform on the “NBA on TNT” soon.

The new NBA season is right around the corner, so keep an eye out for the North Carolina rap star sharing the studio with co-hosts Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, and the company.

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Jerry West allegedly called Lakers a “sh*t show” in released voicemail https://www.talkbasket.net/115052-jerry-west-allegedly-called-lakers-a-sht-show-in-released-voicemail https://www.talkbasket.net/115052-jerry-west-allegedly-called-lakers-a-sht-show-in-released-voicemail#respond Fri, 18 Dec 2020 17:25:17 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115052 Johnny Wilkes, who is suing Jerry West and the Los Angeles Clippers for allegedly helping bring Kawhi Leonard to the team in the summer of 2019, released a bombshell voicemail. In the recording, which was made on July 1, 2019, a man whose voice sounds like West’s, thanked Wilkes for his help and called the […]

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Jerry West allegedly called Lakers a “sh*t show” in released voicemail

Johnny Wilkes, who is suing Jerry West and the Los Angeles Clippers for allegedly helping bring Kawhi Leonard to the team in the summer of 2019, released a bombshell voicemail.

In the recording, which was made on July 1, 2019, a man whose voice sounds like West’s, thanked Wilkes for his help and called the Lakers a ‘sh*t show’.

Former Lakers legend, West, has been appointed as an executive board member of the Clippers in 2017. He occupies the position to this day.

Per TMZ:

TMZ Sports has obtained the voicemail — in which a man who sounds like West says, “Hey there, this is Jerry calling. I really want to thank you a lot for trying to help. I heard this morning that everyone over in the Lakers camp thinks they’re gonna get him.”

“I just find it hard to believe that he would want to go to that sh*t show where he would not even be … wouldn’t even get his name in the paper and he wouldn’t be the face of the franchise that’s for sure.”

Kawhi Leonard denied any involvement of Wilkes in his decision to sign with the Clippers, saying it is an attempt to take money.

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Skip Bayless suspects Rockets will trade James Harden before opening night https://www.talkbasket.net/115041-skip-bayless-suspects-rockets-will-trade-james-harden-before-opening-night https://www.talkbasket.net/115041-skip-bayless-suspects-rockets-will-trade-james-harden-before-opening-night#respond Fri, 18 Dec 2020 17:00:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=115041 Even though James Harden eventually joined the Houston Rockets’ training camp ahead of the 2020-2021 season, his future with the team is far from certain. Sports analyst Skip Bayless thinks that the Rockets will trade The Beard before the opening night. According to him, Harden, who appeared to have put on some weight this offseason, […]

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Skip Bayless suspects Rockets will trade James Harden before opening night

Even though James Harden eventually joined the Houston Rockets’ training camp ahead of the 2020-2021 season, his future with the team is far from certain. Sports analyst Skip Bayless thinks that the Rockets will trade The Beard before the opening night.

According to him, Harden, who appeared to have put on some weight this offseason, is causing more trouble than he’s worth which could have lead to Houston finally deciding to let go of its biggest superstar.

“I now suspect Houston will trade Harden before opening night. I think they have finally made the decision: ‘Enough. Harden is more trouble than he’s worth,'” Bayless said on UNDISPUTED.

Several NBA teams emerged as potential trade destinations for Harden. It has been reported that he has given a list of teams that would like to be traded to to the Rockets. The Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks are expected to be the favorites to land the former MVP.

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Malik Beasley goes public with his love for Larsa Pippen https://www.talkbasket.net/114798-malik-beasley-goes-public-with-his-love-for-larsa-pippen https://www.talkbasket.net/114798-malik-beasley-goes-public-with-his-love-for-larsa-pippen#respond Wed, 16 Dec 2020 13:40:52 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114798 Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Malik Beasley may have taken his relationship with model Larsa Pippen to the next level. The 24-year-old player went on her Instagram and pretty much confirmed that he loves Larsa (age 46) – who, by the way, is still legally married to the NBA and Bulls legend Scottie Pippen. When she […]

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Malik Beasley goes public with his love for Larsa Pippen

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Malik Beasley may have taken his relationship with model Larsa Pippen to the next level.

The 24-year-old player went on her Instagram and pretty much confirmed that he loves Larsa (age 46) – who, by the way, is still legally married to the NBA and Bulls legend Scottie Pippen.

When she posted “What makes you the happiest?” on an Instagram post, he commented “U” with a heart emoji.

Photo via dailymail.co.uk

Beasley career averages are 8.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 220 regular-season games. He was excellent for the Wolves in 14 games last season, averaging 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 33.1 minutes, and in the offseason agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal with Minnesota.

Previously, Beasley was noticed in public with Larsa Pippen, and a few days after the revelation of the photos, Beasley’s wife Montana Yao filed for divorce.

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Will Giannis Antetokounmpo three-peat for MVP? https://www.talkbasket.net/114696-will-giannis-three-peat-for-mvp https://www.talkbasket.net/114696-will-giannis-three-peat-for-mvp#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2020 18:10:09 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114696 After winning the past 2 MVP awards and now being considered one of the best players in the league, could he win it again this year? Only 3 players in league history have won 3 MVPs in a row, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Larry Bird, so Giannis would be joining elite company. Unfortunately for […]

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Will Giannis Antetokounmpo three-peat for MVP?

After winning the past 2 MVP awards and now being considered one of the best players in the league, could he win it again this year? Only 3 players in league history have won 3 MVPs in a row, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Larry Bird, so Giannis would be joining elite company. Unfortunately for Giannis, there are a few reasons as to why I don’t think he’ll win MVP again.

First of all, his competition will be tougher this year. Luka Doncic will have obviously improved, Kevin Durant is back healthy, Steph Curry is back healthy and Kawhi Leonard will be looking for redemption. Luka will still be the main star on his team once again and I predict a much higher placed finish, than last season, for the Dallas Mavericks. This past season, they finished 7th in the Western Conference but I could see them rising to the 4th or 3rd seed. If they finish as one of the top teams in the West, it could be hard to not vote for Luka.

Then with Kevin Durant being back healthy, the Brooklyn Nets could be one of the most dangerous teams in the league. I, like most people, have high expectations for the Nets this season, and if they finished 1st in the East, I wouldn’t be surprised. The duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving could prove to be very deadly and with Durant being the better of the two, he will be the main player and receive most of the credit for the Net’s success.

The Warriors should be dangerous this season as well, with Steph Curry coming back healthy. Many fans think Steph won’t be the same player without Klay Thompson or Kevin Durant, but if he can prove everyone wrong and take the Warriors to a high seed in the West, he’ll very much be in with the chance of another regular-season MVP award.

A player that I think is a dark horse, though, is Kawhi Leonard. A lot of fans haven’t even thought about Kawhi Leonard as an MVP candidate, but he’s still very relevant. If the Clippers can achieve the success that was expected of them last season, then Kawhi will certainly be in the MVP conversation. If they can do the unthinkable and knock the Lakers off their Number 1 spot in the West, then Kawhi will be the most favourable candidate.

Who do I think is the favourite for MVP this season though? It’s really hard to predict so early on, as the season has not even started yet, but if I had to predict now, I would go with Luka Doncic.

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Lakers reportedly waived Zavier Simpson https://www.talkbasket.net/114596-lakers-reportedly-waived-zavier-simpson https://www.talkbasket.net/114596-lakers-reportedly-waived-zavier-simpson#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2020 21:01:52 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114596 The defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers waived Zavier Simpson, who was on an Exhibit 10 deal, according to JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors. The 23-yer-old point guard spent four years with the Michigan Wolverines prior to signing a deal in Europe. Simpson’s last season in Michigan was the best for him individually as he […]

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Lakers reportedly waived Zavier Simpson

The defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers waived Zavier Simpson, who was on an Exhibit 10 deal, according to JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors.

The 23-yer-old point guard spent four years with the Michigan Wolverines prior to signing a deal in Europe. Simpson’s last season in Michigan was the best for him individually as he averaged 12.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game.

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Dwight Howard sued by woman who claims to have helped him get Lakers deal https://www.talkbasket.net/114402-dwight-howard-sued-by-woman-who-claims-to-have-helped-him-get-lakers-deal https://www.talkbasket.net/114402-dwight-howard-sued-by-woman-who-claims-to-have-helped-him-get-lakers-deal#respond Sun, 13 Dec 2020 17:08:35 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=114402 The 2020 NBA champion Dwight Howard has not allegedly fully settled for the services rendered to him by two women Armica Nabaa and Kamisha Shelman. According to TMZ, the two women have applied to court and are asking for $50,000 from Howard. They claimed to have been hired by the Philadelphia 76ers center to help […]

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Dwight Howard sued by woman who claims to have helped him get Lakers deal

The 2020 NBA champion Dwight Howard has not allegedly fully settled for the services rendered to him by two women Armica Nabaa and Kamisha Shelman. According to TMZ, the two women have applied to court and are asking for $50,000 from Howard.

They claimed to have been hired by the Philadelphia 76ers center to help him with administrative task but have eventually been assigned to do more work, including taking care of Howard’s snake collection. Nabaa and Shelman claimed they were fired back in January and have not been fully paid for their services.

Nabaa also said she helped the 35-year-old get a contract with the Lakers. According to her, she used her contacts to help Howard.

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Report: Lakers monitoring Trevor Ariza https://www.talkbasket.net/113938-report-lakers-monitoring-trevor-ariza https://www.talkbasket.net/113938-report-lakers-monitoring-trevor-ariza#respond Thu, 10 Dec 2020 14:51:20 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113938 The Los Angeles Lakers could make another move to bolster its roster. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the defending NBA champions are monitoring Trevor Ariza’s situation. The defending NBA champions would be interested in signing him if he is waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ariza changed two teams this offseason. On November […]

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Report: Lakers monitoring Trevor Ariza

The Los Angeles Lakers could make another move to bolster its roster. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the defending NBA champions are monitoring Trevor Ariza’s situation. The defending NBA champions would be interested in signing him if he is waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Ariza changed two teams this offseason. On November 22, the 35-year-old veteran, the draft rights to Isaiah Stewart, and a conditional future first round pick were traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Robert Covington.

Five days later, Ariza together with Justin Jackson, a 2023 second-round pick, and a 2026 second-round pick were traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three-team trade involving the Detroit Pistons.

Ariza split last season between the Sacramento Kings and the Portland Trail Blazers. During 32 games with the Kings, he averaged 6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. While with the Blazers, he averaged 11 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2 assists in 21 games.

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Quinn Cook contract with Lakers details revealed https://www.talkbasket.net/113586-quinn-cook-contract-with-lakers-details-revealed https://www.talkbasket.net/113586-quinn-cook-contract-with-lakers-details-revealed#respond Mon, 07 Dec 2020 16:14:39 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113586 As LeBron James hinted recently, the Los Angeles Lakers brought back Quinn Cook who became a free agent after this past season. Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports revealed details of Cook’s new contract with the defending NBA champions. According to Smith, who was a guest on the The Pick’n’Pod podcast a couple of weeks ago, […]

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Quinn Cook contract with Lakers details revealed

As LeBron James hinted recently, the Los Angeles Lakers brought back Quinn Cook who became a free agent after this past season. Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports revealed details of Cook’s new contract with the defending NBA champions.

According to Smith, who was a guest on the The Pick’n’Pod podcast a couple of weeks ago, the 27-year-old point guard signed a non-guaranteed training camp deal.

It will convert to a standard non-guaranteed contract (becoming fully guaranteed on February 27, 2021) if Cook makes the Lakers roster out of camp.

The two-time NBA champion averaged 5.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for Los Angeles last season.

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Lakers could trade Kyle Kuzma to get third star, per analyst https://www.talkbasket.net/113485-lakers-could-trade-kyle-kuzma-to-get-third-star-per-analyst https://www.talkbasket.net/113485-lakers-could-trade-kyle-kuzma-to-get-third-star-per-analyst#respond Sun, 06 Dec 2020 16:42:46 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113485 Kyle Kuzma is entering the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. If he does not sign an extension, he will become a restricted free agent after this season. The 25-year-old forward recently said his agent has already talked with the Lakers about a possible extension. The defending NBA champions could also […]

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Lakers could trade Kyle Kuzma to get third star, per analyst

Kyle Kuzma is entering the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. If he does not sign an extension, he will become a restricted free agent after this season. The 25-year-old forward recently said his agent has already talked with the Lakers about a possible extension.

The defending NBA champions could also use Kuzma as part of a trade to get a third star to Los Angeles, according to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports. After signing an extension with LeBron James and giving a new five-year deal to Anthony Davis the Lakers used their cap space that could have potentially been used to acquire another superstar. However, Smith sees ways for the Lakers to make trade packages that would help them achieve just that.

“Pelinka could send out a package of Caldwell-Pope, Gasol and any number of players who could be signed and traded like Schroder, Kuzma or Caruso. That’s enough to get the Lakers in the $35-40 million dollar range it would take to acquire a star free agent.”

“If LA needs him for depth, they’ll re-sign Kuzma and keep him. If not, he could be signed and traded to bring a star to Hollywood or to add two to three players to flesh out the rotation, with $20 million going a long way in salary-matching.”

Kuzma’s name has been included in trade rumors virtually every offseason and prior to trade deadline. He is drawing significant interest from other teams and eventually could be used to form a super team in Los Angeles.

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LeBron James’ extension likely ends hopes of Lakers landing Giannis Antetokounmpo https://www.talkbasket.net/113089-lebron-james-extension-likely-ends-hopes-of-lakers-landing-giannis-antetokounmpo https://www.talkbasket.net/113089-lebron-james-extension-likely-ends-hopes-of-lakers-landing-giannis-antetokounmpo#respond Thu, 03 Dec 2020 09:51:01 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113089 The chance of the Los Angeles Lakers signing Giannis Antetokounmpo is basically down to zero after LeBron James signed his two-year max extension with the defending NBA champions, Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report writes. LeBron’s extension is worth $85 million and will not leave enough cap space for the Lakers to land the reigning NBA […]

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LeBron James’ extension likely ends hopes of Lakers landing Giannis Antetokounmpo

The chance of the Los Angeles Lakers signing Giannis Antetokounmpo is basically down to zero after LeBron James signed his two-year max extension with the defending NBA champions, Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report writes.

LeBron’s extension is worth $85 million and will not leave enough cap space for the Lakers to land the reigning NBA MVP. While there may be theoretical possibilities to free enough cap space, they are highly unlikely. For example, Anthony Davis would have to cut $10 million off of his contract.

Giannis recently said in an interview that if LeBron and AD want to join him at the Milwaukee Bucks, he would be happy to have them as teammates.

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Kelly Oubre Jr. announces the engagement with Shylyn https://www.talkbasket.net/113081-kelly-oubre-jr-announces-the-engagement-with-shylyn https://www.talkbasket.net/113081-kelly-oubre-jr-announces-the-engagement-with-shylyn#respond Thu, 03 Dec 2020 08:30:52 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=113081 New Golden State Warriors player Kelly Oubre Jr. isn’t just winning on the basketball court. Recently, the small forward joined the Warriors after team star Klay Thompson got injured and will miss the entire season. Oubre Jr. came to the team as Klay’s replacement in the position. As it turns out, the 24-year-old Kelly Oubre […]

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Kelly Oubre Jr. announces the engagement with Shylyn

New Golden State Warriors player Kelly Oubre Jr. isn’t just winning on the basketball court. Recently, the small forward joined the Warriors after team star Klay Thompson got injured and will miss the entire season. Oubre Jr. came to the team as Klay’s replacement in the position.

As it turns out, the 24-year-old Kelly Oubre Jr. proposed to James Harden’s ex-girlfriend an Instagram model Shylynnitaa (aka Shylyn). They both had only been dating a few months before taking this huge step in their relationship. A wedding date has yet to be announced.

Kelly Oubre Jr. proposed to Shylyn with an IG post:

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The inside scoop on Jimmy Butler’s rumored relationship with Selena Gomez https://www.talkbasket.net/112987-the-inside-scoop-on-jimmy-butlers-rumored-relationship-with-selena-gomez https://www.talkbasket.net/112987-the-inside-scoop-on-jimmy-butlers-rumored-relationship-with-selena-gomez#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 21:14:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112987 Additional details on Jimmy Butler’s rumored relationship with singer and actor Selena Gomez have surfaced in the wake of the pair getting spotted together. Butler, who had himself quite the time inside the NBA bubble, might be having just an enjoyable a period out of it and, according to an insider, has been spending time […]

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The inside scoop on Jimmy Butler’s rumored relationship with Selena Gomez

Additional details on Jimmy Butler’s rumored relationship with singer and actor Selena Gomez have surfaced in the wake of the pair getting spotted together.

Butler, who had himself quite the time inside the NBA bubble, might be having just an enjoyable a period out of it and, according to an insider, has been spending time with the pop star. E! News reports Gomez is keeping her options open but has been out with the Miami Heat forward multiple times and thinks he’s “a great guy.”

The report reads:

“As the source put things, Selena is ‘keeping her options open but has been on a few dates with Jimmy and thinks he’s a great guy’.”

“They hung out a few times while Selena was in New York City,” it continues. “Jimmy asked her to go to dinner and they had a great time. It’s very casual and she’s open to seeing where things go, but isn’t settling down just yet.

“Per the source, the 28-year-old singer ‘is currently single but has recently been more open to dating.’”

Butler became a father late last year but it appears he’s no longer in a relationship with the mother of his baby girl. Should their dating bloom into something more, it would mark Selena’s first serious relationship in the last few years.

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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were choosing when to play, teammates believe https://www.talkbasket.net/112947-kawhi-leonard-and-paul-george-were-choosing-when-to-play-teammates-believe https://www.talkbasket.net/112947-kawhi-leonard-and-paul-george-were-choosing-when-to-play-teammates-believe#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:54:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112947 When the duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George joined the Los Angeles Clippers in the summer of 2019, the team instantly became one of the top favorites to win a championship. Many projected the Clippers would face the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. The reality was different. Surprisingly, Leonard and George went out […]

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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were choosing when to play, teammates believe

When the duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George joined the Los Angeles Clippers in the summer of 2019, the team instantly became one of the top favorites to win a championship. Many projected the Clippers would face the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.

The reality was different. Surprisingly, Leonard and George went out in the Western Conference semifinals against the Denver Nuggets despite holding a 3-1 lead in the series. While there may have been a number of reasons why the season for the Clippers ended in such fashion, one of them appears to be the status that the two superstars had on the team.

Both Leonard and George were believed by their teammates to have had the ability to choose the games they wanted to play and even to cancel practices. With Kawhi being a two-time NBA champion and two-time Finals MVP, his teammates reportedly accepted the special treatment that he received. But it was a different story with George, who had struggled in the playoffs prior to joining the Clippers.

Per Jovan Buha of The Athletic:

Teammates also believed that Leonard and George were able to pick and choose when they played. Not only did they sit out games entirely, but also at times they accepted or declined playing time in the moment. While star treatment can work in a locker room, and some of these practices aren’t necessarily unique to the Clippers, it resulted in a lack of buy-in from this particular group, league sources said.

This had a negative impact on the attitude of the Clippers players towards committing to a team effort, especially due to the treatment that George received.

Teammates had a level of acceptance of Leonard’s preferential treatment, as his status as a two-time champion and two-time Finals MVP — the then-reigning Finals MVP, at that — was indisputable. But George’s treatment was more of an issue within the locker room, league sources said. George, while a perennial All-Star and All-NBA candidate, didn’t carry the same cachet with his teammates. There was a sentiment among certain teammates of, “What have you accomplished in the playoffs?” multiple league sources said.

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LeBron James hints at Quinn Cook possibly returning to Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/112913-lebron-james-hints-at-quinn-cook-possibly-returning-to-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/112913-lebron-james-hints-at-quinn-cook-possibly-returning-to-lakers#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:17:24 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112913 Quinn Cook left the Los Angeles Lakers and is now a free agent. Despite that, the 27-year-old point guard could still find his way back to the defending NBA champions. According to LeBron James, Cook could return to the Lakers. “Quinn, he’s a pro, he’s definitely going to get a look…Hopefully back with us…Hopefully we […]

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LeBron James hints at Quinn Cook possibly returning to Lakers

Quinn Cook left the Los Angeles Lakers and is now a free agent. Despite that, the 27-year-old point guard could still find his way back to the defending NBA champions. According to LeBron James, Cook could return to the Lakers.

“Quinn, he’s a pro, he’s definitely going to get a look…Hopefully back with us…Hopefully we may bring him back,” LeBron said on Road Trippin’ podcast hosted by Allie Clifton, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye.

Cook joined the Lakers prior to the 2019-2020 season. He played 44 regular season games for Los Angeles averaging 5.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 11.5 minutes per game.

The two-time NBA champion also appeared in six playoff games, averaging 2.2 points, 0.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists in four minutes per game.

Listen to Part 1 of the Road Trippin’ podcast with LeBron James:

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Larsa Pippen is dating Timberwolves Malik Beasley https://www.talkbasket.net/112756-larsa-pippen-is-dating-timberwolves-malik-beasley https://www.talkbasket.net/112756-larsa-pippen-is-dating-timberwolves-malik-beasley#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:49:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112756 Larsa Pippen, an American TV personality and model, was recognized with the Minnesota Timberwolves Malik Beasley days after the player signed a $60 million deal. The couple was spotted holding hands. The 46-year-old Larsa is still married to Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen. She cheated on Scottie with rapper Future and recently revealed that she had a […]

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Larsa Pippen is dating Timberwolves Malik Beasley

Larsa Pippen, an American TV personality and model, was recognized with the Minnesota Timberwolves Malik Beasley days after the player signed a $60 million deal. The couple was spotted holding hands.

The 46-year-old Larsa is still married to Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen. She cheated on Scottie with rapper Future and recently revealed that she had a relationship with center Tristan Thompson before he hook-up with Khloe Kardashian.

The Denver Nuggets selected Malik Beasley with the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. In February 2020, he was traded to Minnesota as part of a multi-team trade deal.

Promising 24-year-old guard/forward Malik Beasley has been charged with fifth-degree drug possession and the threat of violence following a Sept. 27 arrest in Plymouth, Minnesota, but was later released without charge. Beasley is also married to IG model Montana Yao.

Beasley averaged 20.7 points in 14 games with the Wolves shooting 43% from three-point range.

Photo via www.egotasticsports.com

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LeBron James on Pau Gasol joining Lakers: “We’ll see” https://www.talkbasket.net/112738-lebron-james-on-pau-gasol-joining-lakers-well-see https://www.talkbasket.net/112738-lebron-james-on-pau-gasol-joining-lakers-well-see#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:36:47 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112738 The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James hinted at a possible return of Pau Gasol to join his brother Marc. There have been rumors floating around that Pau could sign with the Lakers after his younger brother signed a two-year deal with the defending NBA champions. Pau won back-to-back NBA titles with the Purple & […]

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LeBron James on Pau Gasol joining Lakers: “We’ll see”

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James hinted at a possible return of Pau Gasol to join his brother Marc. There have been rumors floating around that Pau could sign with the Lakers after his younger brother signed a two-year deal with the defending NBA champions.

Pau won back-to-back NBA titles with the Purple & Gold back in 2009 and 2010 as he led the team along with Kobe Bryant. LeBron was asked by Allie Clifton on Spectrum SportsNet “Do you think Pau is coming back?” to which James responded with “We’ll see”.

Gasol last played in the 2018-2019 season when he was with the Milwaukee Bucks. In the summer of 2019, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers but was waived before playing any games.

There were rumors that Pau would return to his hometown team Barcelona to play one last season and retire. Though the 40-year-old veteran decided to remain a free agent. The Lakers are reportedly looking to add big men to complete their roster.

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Clippers sign Malik Fits and Jordan Ford https://www.talkbasket.net/112570-clippers-sign-malik-fits-and-jordan-ford https://www.talkbasket.net/112570-clippers-sign-malik-fits-and-jordan-ford#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2020 16:22:40 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112570 The Los Angeles Clippers added two players for their training camp. According to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports, Malik Fitts and Jordan Ford were signed by the Clippers to non-guaranteed camp contracts. Ford is a 22-year-old 6’1″ point guard out of Saint Mary’s who went undrafted this year. Last season, he averaged 21.9 points, three […]

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Clippers sign Malik Fits and Jordan Ford

The Los Angeles Clippers added two players for their training camp. According to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports, Malik Fitts and Jordan Ford were signed by the Clippers to non-guaranteed camp contracts.

Ford is a 22-year-old 6’1″ point guard out of Saint Mary’s who went undrafted this year. Last season, he averaged 21.9 points, three rebounds and 2.3 assists per game for the Gaels.

Fitts, a 23-year-old power forward, also comes from Saint Mary’s. Last season, he averaged 16.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.

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J.J. Barea agrees to deal with Dallas Mavericks https://www.talkbasket.net/112387-j-j-barea-agrees-to-deal-with-dallas-mavericks https://www.talkbasket.net/112387-j-j-barea-agrees-to-deal-with-dallas-mavericks#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:22:05 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112387 Veteran point guard J.J. Barea will reportedly stay with the Dallas Mavericks for another season. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, the 36-year-old Puerto Rican agreed to a one-year deal with the Mavs for the veteran’s minimum. Barea appeared in 29 regular season games for Dallas last season averaging 7.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.9 […]

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J.J. Barea agrees to deal with Dallas Mavericks

Veteran point guard J.J. Barea will reportedly stay with the Dallas Mavericks for another season. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, the 36-year-old Puerto Rican agreed to a one-year deal with the Mavs for the veteran’s minimum.

Barea appeared in 29 regular season games for Dallas last season averaging 7.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. He also played in a single playoff game scoring 3 points in 5 minutes of play.

Barea joined the Mavericks back in 2014 after three years with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Prior to that he played for Dallas through 2006-2011 winning a championship in 2011.

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Kendrick Perkins suggests Clippers signing Isaiah Thomas https://www.talkbasket.net/112353-kendrick-perkins-suggests-clippers-signing-isaiah-thomas https://www.talkbasket.net/112353-kendrick-perkins-suggests-clippers-signing-isaiah-thomas#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:59:51 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112353 Former NBA champion and current analyst thinks the Los Angeles Clippers should give a chance to a free agent Isaiah Thomas. The 31-yer-old point guard, who was an All-Star in 2016 and 2017, is working on his return to the NBA. Thomas has been dealing with hip issues since the 2016-2017 season that he spent […]

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Kendrick Perkins suggests Clippers signing Isaiah Thomas

Former NBA champion and current analyst thinks the Los Angeles Clippers should give a chance to a free agent Isaiah Thomas. The 31-yer-old point guard, who was an All-Star in 2016 and 2017, is working on his return to the NBA.

Thomas has been dealing with hip issues since the 2016-2017 season that he spent with the Boston Celtics. Since then he played only 84 games in 3 seasons as he was moving between four teams. Perkins says that IT is healthy and should get an opportunity in the NBA.

“I’ve be hearing Isaiah Thomas been look really good in workouts and he’s back healthy. Clippers since y’all really didn’t do a damn thing in free agency might as well give him a shot! Carry on…” Perkins tweeted.

Thomas last played for the Washington Wizards. During the 2019-2020 season he averaged 12.2 points and 3.7 assists per game. He was traded to the Clippers in February and was waived before playing a single game.

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Marc Gasol’s contract with Lakers revealed https://www.talkbasket.net/112065-marc-gasols-contract-with-lakers-revealed https://www.talkbasket.net/112065-marc-gasols-contract-with-lakers-revealed#respond Tue, 24 Nov 2020 16:23:57 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=112065 Marc Gasol is set to spend two years with the Los Angeles Lakers after signing a two-year contract with the defending NBA champions. According to Shams Charania, the deal is worth $5.3 million and does not include player or team option in second season. The Lakers brought the Spanish center while parting ways with Dwight […]

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Marc Gasol’s contract with Lakers revealed

Marc Gasol is set to spend two years with the Los Angeles Lakers after signing a two-year contract with the defending NBA champions. According to Shams Charania, the deal is worth $5.3 million and does not include player or team option in second season.

The Lakers brought the Spanish center while parting ways with Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee who play in the same position.

The 35-year-old veteran averaged 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for the Toronto Raptors last season.

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Dario Saric re-signs with the Phoenix Suns https://www.talkbasket.net/111927-dario-saric-resigns-with-the-phoenix-suns https://www.talkbasket.net/111927-dario-saric-resigns-with-the-phoenix-suns#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:53:10 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111927 The Phoenix Suns made another move towards building a competitive team for the coming season by keeping Dario Saric. The 26-year-old Croatian forward has agreed to a three-year deal, worth $27 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Last season, Saric averaged 10.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game as Phoenix made a strong playoff […]

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Dario Saric re-signs with the Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns made another move towards building a competitive team for the coming season by keeping Dario Saric.

The 26-year-old Croatian forward has agreed to a three-year deal, worth $27 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Last season, Saric averaged 10.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game as Phoenix made a strong playoff bid with an 8-0 run inside the bubble.

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Anthony Davis contract rumors: Danny Green hints that deal is done? https://www.talkbasket.net/111909-anthony-davis-contract-rumors-danny-green-hints-that-deal-is-done https://www.talkbasket.net/111909-anthony-davis-contract-rumors-danny-green-hints-that-deal-is-done#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:34:10 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111909 There is virtually no doubt that Anthony Davis will sign a new contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The only matter is when and how will the contract be structured. Davis is reportedly waiting on what roster moves the defending NBA champions will make ahead of the coming season. However, it seems his former teammate […]

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Anthony Davis contract rumors: Danny Green hints that deal is done?

There is virtually no doubt that Anthony Davis will sign a new contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The only matter is when and how will the contract be structured.

Davis is reportedly waiting on what roster moves the defending NBA champions will make ahead of the coming season. However, it seems his former teammate Danny Green knows more.

Green, who joined the Philadelphia 76ers, posted an Instagram story with a picture of AD and words “He like dat!!!” and “Congrats King!” which could be a hint at Davis’ new contract. The three-time NBA champion then deleted his IG story but it was already captured.

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Donovan Mitchell agrees to rookie max extension with Utah Jazz https://www.talkbasket.net/111807-donovan-mitchell-agrees-to-rookie-max-extension-with-utah-jazz https://www.talkbasket.net/111807-donovan-mitchell-agrees-to-rookie-max-extension-with-utah-jazz#respond Sun, 22 Nov 2020 17:21:26 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111807 Donovan Mitchell has committed his future to the Utah Jazz after agreeing to a five-year, $195 million designated rookie max extension, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The 24-year-old guard was on a four-year, $14 million contract with the Jazz after signing it in 2017 as a rookie. The new contract is guaranteed for $163 million and […]

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Donovan Mitchell agrees to rookie max extension with Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell has committed his future to the Utah Jazz after agreeing to a five-year, $195 million designated rookie max extension, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The 24-year-old guard was on a four-year, $14 million contract with the Jazz after signing it in 2017 as a rookie.

The new contract is guaranteed for $163 million and could increase to the $195 million by meeting the All-NBA criteria for the 2020-2021 season, per Wojnarowski.

Last season, Mitchell averaged 24 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and one steal per game for Utah.

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Lakers emerged as a serious suitor for Marc Gasol, per report https://www.talkbasket.net/111804-lakers-emerged-as-a-serious-suitor-for-marc-gasol-per-report https://www.talkbasket.net/111804-lakers-emerged-as-a-serious-suitor-for-marc-gasol-per-report#respond Sun, 22 Nov 2020 17:11:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111804 The chances of Marc Gasol continuing his career with the defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers have increased. According to Sham Charania, the Lakers have emerged as a serious suitor for Gasol. The 35-year-old center won his only NBA title in 2019 with the Toronto Raptors. A chance of winning another one while playing for […]

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Lakers emerged as a serious suitor for Marc Gasol, per report

The chances of Marc Gasol continuing his career with the defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers have increased. According to Sham Charania, the Lakers have emerged as a serious suitor for Gasol.

The 35-year-old center won his only NBA title in 2019 with the Toronto Raptors. A chance of winning another one while playing for Los Angeles is reportedly appealing to Gasol.

This past season, Gasol averaged 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for the Raptors.

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Lakers Rumors on Bogdan Bogdanovic, JaVale McGee & Kyle Kuzma https://www.talkbasket.net/111721-lakers-rumors-on-bogdan-bogdanovic-javale-mcgee-kyle-kuzma https://www.talkbasket.net/111721-lakers-rumors-on-bogdan-bogdanovic-javale-mcgee-kyle-kuzma#respond Sun, 22 Nov 2020 01:03:47 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111721 The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly interested in a sign-&-trade that would bring swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic to the Lakers for Kyle Kuzma and/or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Lakers had interest in Bogdanovic during the 2020 NBA trade deadline. The Lakers are reportedly losing guard Avery Bradley to the Miami Heat in free agency. Avery Bradley started […]

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Lakers Rumors on Bogdan Bogdanovic, JaVale McGee & Kyle Kuzma

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly interested in a sign-&-trade that would bring swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic to the Lakers for Kyle Kuzma and/or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Lakers had interest in Bogdanovic during the 2020 NBA trade deadline.

The Lakers are reportedly losing guard Avery Bradley to the Miami Heat in free agency. Avery Bradley started most games for the Los Angeles Lakers but did not play in the 2020 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, who he will now sign with as a free agent:

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Lakers and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope interested in getting a deal done https://www.talkbasket.net/111640-lakers-and-kentavious-caldwell-pope-interested-in-getting-a-deal-done https://www.talkbasket.net/111640-lakers-and-kentavious-caldwell-pope-interested-in-getting-a-deal-done#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 16:42:10 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111640 Defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have mutual interest in signing a new contract, according to Brad Turner. KCP opted out of his player option and is currently a free agent. The main issue right now is for both parties to find a mutually acceptable salary for the 27-year-old guard. Caldwell-Pope […]

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Lakers and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope interested in getting a deal done

Defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have mutual interest in signing a new contract, according to Brad Turner. KCP opted out of his player option and is currently a free agent.

The main issue right now is for both parties to find a mutually acceptable salary for the 27-year-old guard. Caldwell-Pope was supposed to earn $8.4 million the coming season but he will look to get a better deal.

Last season, Caldwell-Pope averaged 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for the eventual champions.

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Lakers expected to target Bogdan Bogdanovic https://www.talkbasket.net/111460-lakers-expected-to-target-bogdan-bogdanovic https://www.talkbasket.net/111460-lakers-expected-to-target-bogdan-bogdanovic#respond Fri, 20 Nov 2020 20:11:56 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111460 After a reported sign and trade that would have sent Bogdan Bogdanovic from the Sacramento Kings to the Milwaukee Bucks appears to have failed, a new potential suitor for the Serbian forward appeared. According to The Athletic, the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers are expected to target Bogdanovic. Prior to the last season’s trade deadline, […]

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Lakers expected to target Bogdan Bogdanovic

After a reported sign and trade that would have sent Bogdan Bogdanovic from the Sacramento Kings to the Milwaukee Bucks appears to have failed, a new potential suitor for the Serbian forward appeared.

According to The Athletic, the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers are expected to target Bogdanovic. Prior to the last season’s trade deadline, Bogdanovic was linked with the Lakers.

The 28-year-old forward averaged 15.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for the Kings.

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Anthony Davis to decide on his future with Lakers after Thanksgiving https://www.talkbasket.net/111433-anthony-davis-to-decide-on-his-future-with-lakers-after-thanksgiving https://www.talkbasket.net/111433-anthony-davis-to-decide-on-his-future-with-lakers-after-thanksgiving#respond Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:10:34 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111433 The Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis, who became a free agent after declining his player option for the coming season, is expected to decide on his future after Thanksgiving, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. It is expected that Davis will return to the defending NBA champions but he will need some time to choose the […]

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Anthony Davis to decide on his future with Lakers after Thanksgiving

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis, who became a free agent after declining his player option for the coming season, is expected to decide on his future after Thanksgiving, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

It is expected that Davis will return to the defending NBA champions but he will need some time to choose the option for him. AD is represented by Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, the same agent who represents LeBron James.

Last season, Davis averaged 26.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the Lakers during the regular season. His stats increased during a 21-game playoff run as he averaged 27.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

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Clippers’ JaMychal Green to hit free agency https://www.talkbasket.net/111412-clippers-jamychal-green-to-hit-free-agency https://www.talkbasket.net/111412-clippers-jamychal-green-to-hit-free-agency#respond Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:26:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111412 The Los Angeles Clippers power forward JaMychal Green will become a free agent after declining his player option for the 2020-2021 season, per Shams Charania. Green was on a two-year contract with the Clippers worth $9,772,350. He was set to earn $5 million the coming season. Last season, Green averaged 6.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and […]

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Clippers’ JaMychal Green to hit free agency

The Los Angeles Clippers power forward JaMychal Green will become a free agent after declining his player option for the 2020-2021 season, per Shams Charania.

Green was on a two-year contract with the Clippers worth $9,772,350. He was set to earn $5 million the coming season.

Last season, Green averaged 6.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game for the Clippers.

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JaVale McGee to exercise his player option with Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/111411-javale-mcgee-to-exercise-his-player-option-with-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/111411-javale-mcgee-to-exercise-his-player-option-with-lakers#respond Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:17:59 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111411 JaVale McGee is likely to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers for the coming NBA season. According to Shams Charania, the 32-year-old center will exercise his $4.2 player option. Last season, McGee averaged 6.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game during the regular season for the Lakers. His role was reduced during the […]

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JaVale McGee to exercise his player option with Lakers

JaVale McGee is likely to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers for the coming NBA season. According to Shams Charania, the 32-year-old center will exercise his $4.2 player option.

Last season, McGee averaged 6.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game during the regular season for the Lakers. His role was reduced during the playoffs as he was averaging 9.6 minutes a game during which he had 2.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.7 blocks.

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Lakers are waiving Quinn Cook https://www.talkbasket.net/111297-lakers-are-waiving-quinn-cook https://www.talkbasket.net/111297-lakers-are-waiving-quinn-cook#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2020 19:33:11 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111297 Quinn Cook will not be a part of the Los Angeles Lakers for the coming season. The 27-year-old point guard is being waived by the defending NBA champions, according to Shams Charania. Cook was on a two-year contract worth $6 million with the Lakers. The 2020-2021 season was not guaranteed. The two-time NBA champion would […]

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Lakers are waiving Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook will not be a part of the Los Angeles Lakers for the coming season. The 27-year-old point guard is being waived by the defending NBA champions, according to Shams Charania.

Cook was on a two-year contract worth $6 million with the Lakers. The 2020-2021 season was not guaranteed. The two-time NBA champion would have earned $3 million the coming season.

According to Charania, Cook will receive $1 million out his $3 million deal for the coming season.

Last season, Cook played 44 regular season for the Lakers averaging 5.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He appeared in six playoff games for the eventual champion averaging 2.2 points, 0.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.

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Dennis Schroder may not be Lakers’ last big splash, per Rob Pelinka https://www.talkbasket.net/111294-dennis-schroder-may-not-be-lakers-last-big-splash-per-rob-pelinka https://www.talkbasket.net/111294-dennis-schroder-may-not-be-lakers-last-big-splash-per-rob-pelinka#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2020 19:20:34 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111294 Defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers made a big move by trading for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Dennis Schroder. Though this may not be the last big move that the Lakers make this offseason. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said he wants to keep most of the players from last season, but he didn’t rule […]

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Dennis Schroder may not be Lakers’ last big splash, per Rob Pelinka

Defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers made a big move by trading for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Dennis Schroder. Though this may not be the last big move that the Lakers make this offseason.

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said he wants to keep most of the players from last season, but he didn’t rule out another big move. Los Angeles “try to stay fluid and not paint ourselves into a corner,” Pelinka said, per Harrison Faigen.

A prominent name that the Lakers have been showing interest in is DeMar DeRozan. He has recently opted into his player option with the San Antonio Spurs. Though the Lakers could still work out a trade for him. One way for that would be to sign and trade Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

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Report: Lakers agree with Zavier Simpson https://www.talkbasket.net/111219-report-lakers-agree-with-zavier-simpson https://www.talkbasket.net/111219-report-lakers-agree-with-zavier-simpson#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:19:56 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111219 According to Shams Charania, the defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers agreed to an undrafted free agent Zavier Simpson, who joined the German Bundesliga team Science City Jena this past September. The 23-yer-old point guard spent four years with the Michigan Wolverines prior to signing a deal in Europe. Simpson’s last season in Michigan was […]

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Report: Lakers agree with Zavier Simpson

According to Shams Charania, the defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers agreed to an undrafted free agent Zavier Simpson, who joined the German Bundesliga team Science City Jena this past September.

The 23-yer-old point guard spent four years with the Michigan Wolverines prior to signing a deal in Europe. Simpson’s last season in Michigan was the best for him individually as he averaged 12.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game.

During this year’s NBA Draft the Lakers picked Jaden McDaniels at 28th overall and traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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DeMar DeRozan trade to Lakers ‘might not be completely dead’ https://www.talkbasket.net/111068-demar-derozan-trade-to-lakers-might-not-be-completely-dead https://www.talkbasket.net/111068-demar-derozan-trade-to-lakers-might-not-be-completely-dead#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2020 17:58:00 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111068 Even though DeMar DeRozan decided to opt into his player option with the San Antonio Spurs, he could still get traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He could still end up with the defending NBA champions if the Lakers decide to sign and trade Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The 27-year-old forward, who started 26 games for the […]

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DeMar DeRozan trade to Lakers ‘might not be completely dead’

Even though DeMar DeRozan decided to opt into his player option with the San Antonio Spurs, he could still get traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He could still end up with the defending NBA champions if the Lakers decide to sign and trade Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

The 27-year-old forward, who started 26 games for the Lakers last season, became a free agent after opting out of his player option. Though KCP could still a better contract with the Purple & Gold and be eventually traded for DeRozan.

Per Dave McMenamin of ESPN as transcribed by Corey Hansford of Lakers Nation:

“I certainly don’t think this means he has one foot out the door, but it does mean he’s earned a better salary than what he was making. $8.5 million, obviously in the real world that’s a great salary, but as a high-level NBA starter who was basically the Lakers’ third-best player throughout their playoff run, he should be looking at a salary in the $12 to $14 or $15 million range. The Lakers, because they have his bird rights, can offer that to him. Or he can be an attractive sign and trade piece. Things might not be completely dead in terms of their interest in a guy like DeMar DeRozan.”

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Dwight Howard: “I would love to come back and play for the Lakers again. Hopefully, this year, they give me a contract” https://www.talkbasket.net/111031-dwight-howard-i-would-love-to-come-back-and-play-for-the-lakers-again-hopefully-this-year-they-give-me-a-contract https://www.talkbasket.net/111031-dwight-howard-i-would-love-to-come-back-and-play-for-the-lakers-again-hopefully-this-year-they-give-me-a-contract#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2020 08:59:28 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111031 The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly interested in retaining free agent Dwight Howard. There is mutual interest as Howard would also love to come back next season. However, there is one condition he has for the Lakers. Howard, who won his first championship with the Lakers this past season, wants to get a guaranteed contract. […]

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Dwight Howard: “I would love to come back and play for the Lakers again. Hopefully, this year, they give me a contract”

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly interested in retaining free agent Dwight Howard. There is mutual interest as Howard would also love to come back next season. However, there is one condition he has for the Lakers.

Howard, who won his first championship with the Lakers this past season, wants to get a guaranteed contract. The 34-year-old center was on a one-year, $2.5 million non-guaranteed contract last season.

“I would love to come back and play for the Lakers again. Hopefully, this year, they give me a contract; that’s the biggest thing. I don’t want to play for free anymore. This year, it was like, ‘OK, I’ll do whatever.’ But I think I’ve earned… a contract,” Howard told former NBA center Etan Thomas.

Last season Howard averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks during 18.9 minutes per game.

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Anthony Davis may have cheated on Marlen P. https://www.talkbasket.net/111023-anthony-davis-may-have-cheated-on-marlen-p https://www.talkbasket.net/111023-anthony-davis-may-have-cheated-on-marlen-p#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:25:27 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=111023 NBA superstar Anthony Davis seak to sign a more significant long-term deal and has officially declined his $28.7 million player option with the Los Angeles Lakers to enter free agency. But that’s not the only headache for him because he has problems with his lifestyle. Despite that Davis keeps his personal life very private, rumors […]

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Anthony Davis may have cheated on Marlen P.

NBA superstar Anthony Davis seak to sign a more significant long-term deal and has officially declined his $28.7 million player option with the Los Angeles Lakers to enter free agency. But that’s not the only headache for him because he has problems with his lifestyle.

Despite that Davis keeps his personal life very private, rumors appeared that he might have cheated on his girlfriend Marlen P. Some of the fans spot him out, and rumors spread quickly. According to one outsider, Davis may get an adverse reaction. It is reported that he may have invited IG models to Los Angeles.

Marlen P. (age 27) is the longtime girlfriend of AD (age 27), and they both have a daughter named Nala (born 2018). There were reports a year ago that they were going to get married (engaged in November 2019), but so far they haven’t done so.

Davis previously was married to Brittney Griner (age 30), an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury.

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JaVale McGee and Avery Bradley yet to decide on their future with Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/110903-javale-mcgee-and-avery-bradley-yet-to-decide-on-their-future-with-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/110903-javale-mcgee-and-avery-bradley-yet-to-decide-on-their-future-with-lakers#respond Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:06:02 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110903 As the Los Angeles Lakers start making moves on their roster, there is still a whole bunch contracts to work on with players that played for the team last season. Broderick Turner of Los Angeles Times reports that veteran center JaVale McGee and guard Avery Bradley are yet to decide on their options for the […]

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JaVale McGee and Avery Bradley yet to decide on their future with Lakers

As the Los Angeles Lakers start making moves on their roster, there is still a whole bunch contracts to work on with players that played for the team last season.

Broderick Turner of Los Angeles Times reports that veteran center JaVale McGee and guard Avery Bradley are yet to decide on their options for the 2020-2021 season.

McGee, who won his third championship with the Lakers, spent the last two season in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old center averaged 6.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game this past season.

Bradley joined the Lakers before the last season. The 29-year-old point guard, who opted out of the NBA bubble in Orlando, averaged 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game for the Lakers.

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Lakers interested in keeping Dwight Howard and Markieff Morris https://www.talkbasket.net/110899-lakers-interested-in-keeping-dwight-howard-and-markieff-morris https://www.talkbasket.net/110899-lakers-interested-in-keeping-dwight-howard-and-markieff-morris#respond Tue, 17 Nov 2020 17:56:09 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110899 Seven players on the roster of the defending NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers are becoming free agents this offseason as their contracts expire. Several players, most notably Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have options for the 2020-2021. While Davis and Caldwell-Pope are expected to re-sign with the Lakers after declining their player […]

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Lakers interested in keeping Dwight Howard and Markieff Morris

Seven players on the roster of the defending NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers are becoming free agents this offseason as their contracts expire. Several players, most notably Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have options for the 2020-2021.

While Davis and Caldwell-Pope are expected to re-sign with the Lakers after declining their player options, Rondo will most likely leave Los Angeles. Especially with the acquisition of Dennis Schroder.

Among the players whose contracts have expired are Dwight Howard and Markieff Morris. According to Broderick Turner of Los Angeles Times, the Lakers are interested in retaining both of them after they performed well during the playoffs.

Howard averaged 5.8 points, 4.6 rebounds per game in 18 playoffs games for the eventual champions. Meanwhile, Morris averaged 5.9 points, three rebounds and one assist per game in 21 playoff appearances.

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Report: Lakers trade target DeMar DeRozan opting into his player option with Spurs https://www.talkbasket.net/110769-report-lakers-trade-target-demar-derozan-opting-into-his-player-option https://www.talkbasket.net/110769-report-lakers-trade-target-demar-derozan-opting-into-his-player-option#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 18:54:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110769 DeMar DeRozan, who has been linked with the Los Angeles Lakers, is opting into his player option for the 2020-2021 season, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The 31-year-old guard will enter the final year of his five-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs worth $139 million. He is set to earn $27,739,975 the coming […]

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Report: Lakers trade target DeMar DeRozan opting into his player option with Spurs

DeMar DeRozan, who has been linked with the Los Angeles Lakers, is opting into his player option for the 2020-2021 season, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

The 31-year-old guard will enter the final year of his five-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs worth $139 million. He is set to earn $27,739,975 the coming season. 

Last season, DeRozan averaged 22.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game for the Spurs.

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Lakers not getting Chris Paul: Suns finalizing deal to acquire All-Star guard https://www.talkbasket.net/110760-lakers-not-getting-chris-paul-suns-finalizing-deal-to-acquire-all-star-guard https://www.talkbasket.net/110760-lakers-not-getting-chris-paul-suns-finalizing-deal-to-acquire-all-star-guard#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 18:16:23 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110760 Chris Paul will not be joining LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers roster. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Phoenix Suns are finalizing a deal to land the All-Star point guard. The 35-year-old veteran averaged 17.6 points, five rebounds and 6.7 assists for the Oklahoma City Thunder helping his team qualify for the playoffs. OKC […]

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Lakers not getting Chris Paul: Suns finalizing deal to acquire All-Star guard

Chris Paul will not be joining LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers roster. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Phoenix Suns are finalizing a deal to land the All-Star point guard.

The 35-year-old veteran averaged 17.6 points, five rebounds and 6.7 assists for the Oklahoma City Thunder helping his team qualify for the playoffs. OKC was knocked out in the first round by Paul’s former team the Houston Rockets.

Paul was on a four-year contract with the Thunder worth almost $160 million. He is set to earn $41,358,814 during the 2020-2021 season, which will be the 3 of his contract. The 2021-2022 season is a player option.

According to Wojnarowski, the deal sends Chris Paul and Abdel Nader to the Suns for Kelly Oubre, Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick

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Ray Allen on James Harden joining Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in Brooklyn: “It could be a train wreck” https://www.talkbasket.net/110756-ray-allen-on-james-harden-joining-kyrie-irving-and-kevin-durant-in-brooklyn-it-could-be-a-train-wreck https://www.talkbasket.net/110756-ray-allen-on-james-harden-joining-kyrie-irving-and-kevin-durant-in-brooklyn-it-could-be-a-train-wreck#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 18:11:52 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110756 According to the latest report, James Harden could be traded by the Houston Rockets. One of the most likely destinations for The Beard, if such trade were to happen, is the Brooklyn Nets. It would be a reunion between Harden and Kevin Durant, who have last played together at the Oklahoma City Thunder back in […]

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Ray Allen on James Harden joining Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in Brooklyn: “It could be a train wreck”

According to the latest report, James Harden could be traded by the Houston Rockets. One of the most likely destinations for The Beard, if such trade were to happen, is the Brooklyn Nets.

It would be a reunion between Harden and Kevin Durant, who have last played together at the Oklahoma City Thunder back in the 2008-2009 season.

Two-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer Ray Allen has his doubts about whether such trade would be good for the Nets. According to him, it would be extremely difficult to make it work because there will be three ball dominant players/superstars on the same team in Harden, Durant and Kyrie Irving.

“If you look at Kyrie, you look at Harden if this happens, and then Kevin Durant, it’s going to be extremely difficult for them to get along together,” Allen said on SiriusXM NBA Radio. He pointed out that personality wise the three superstars might work great but it could be a different story when they are on the court.

“If they don’t decide that they want to win and scoring and have the ball in their hands does not matter to them. Because between the three of them KD did it in Golden State so understood… If they’re willing to do that it can be amazing what they accomplish. But if not it could be a train wreck,” Allen concluded.

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Nick Wright: “Rondo is gone almost assuredly to Atlanta” https://www.talkbasket.net/110752-nick-wright-rondo-is-gone-almost-assuredly-to-atlanta https://www.talkbasket.net/110752-nick-wright-rondo-is-gone-almost-assuredly-to-atlanta#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 16:48:49 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110752 Rajon Rondo is not coming back to the Los Angeles Lakers after winning his second NBA championship last season. According to sports analyst Nick Wright, the 34-year-old point guard is most likely going to join the Atlanta Hawks. “Rondo is gone almost assuredly to Atlanta,” Wright claimed on First Things First. The two-time NBA champion […]

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Nick Wright: “Rondo is gone almost assuredly to Atlanta”

Rajon Rondo is not coming back to the Los Angeles Lakers after winning his second NBA championship last season. According to sports analyst Nick Wright, the 34-year-old point guard is most likely going to join the Atlanta Hawks.

“Rondo is gone almost assuredly to Atlanta,” Wright claimed on First Things First. The two-time NBA champion was also linked with the Lakers’ city rivals the Clippers, but it appears he is moving to the East.

Last season, Rondo averaged 7.1 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists per game during regular season. His stats improved during the playoffs to 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game.

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Lakers have to decide between keeping Dwight Howard and getting Tristan Thompson or Serge Ibaka, says Nick Wright https://www.talkbasket.net/110748-lakers-have-to-decide-between-keeping-dwight-howard-and-getting-tristan-thompson-or-serge-ibaka-says-nick-wright https://www.talkbasket.net/110748-lakers-have-to-decide-between-keeping-dwight-howard-and-getting-tristan-thompson-or-serge-ibaka-says-nick-wright#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 16:41:28 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110748 The defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers have many important decisions to make during this short offseason. With the majority of the roster having a player option or being at the end of their contracts many changes could take place. Sports analyst Nick Wright shared his thoughts on what moves are happening on the Lakers […]

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Lakers have to decide between keeping Dwight Howard and getting Tristan Thompson or Serge Ibaka, says Nick Wright

The defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers have many important decisions to make during this short offseason. With the majority of the roster having a player option or being at the end of their contracts many changes could take place.

Sports analyst Nick Wright shared his thoughts on what moves are happening on the Lakers roster and what decisions the Purple & Gold need to make.

One of them, according to Wright, is between keeping Dwight Howard and getting either Tristan Thompson or Serge Ibaka to replace him.

“They have a decision to make. Do they try to keep Dwight [Howard] or do they let Dwight leave probably to Golden State and try to use their entire mid-level on maybe Tristan Thompson or the guy I think would fit better Serge Ibaka,” Wright said on First Things First.

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Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope declining player option, has several suitors https://www.talkbasket.net/110739-lakers-kentavious-caldwell-pope-declining-player-option-has-several-suitors https://www.talkbasket.net/110739-lakers-kentavious-caldwell-pope-declining-player-option-has-several-suitors#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 15:46:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110739 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of the Los Angeles Lakers will decline his player option for the 2020-2021 season and enter free agency, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. There were reports a month ago indicating that Pope will opt to try free agency. According to Charania, Pope is expected to have several suitors. The teams have an […]

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Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope declining player option, has several suitors

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of the Los Angeles Lakers will decline his player option for the 2020-2021 season and enter free agency, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. There were reports a month ago indicating that Pope will opt to try free agency.

According to Charania, Pope is expected to have several suitors. The teams have an impression that he is willing to listen to offers. It is possible that he will leave Los Angeles after winning a ring.

The 27-year-old guard was on a two-year contract with the Lakers and was to earn $8.5 million during the coming season. Pope joined the Lakers in 2017 as an unrestricted free agent. During three years in Los Angeles, he won one championship (last season).

Last season, Pope averaged 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists coming off the bench for the eventual champions.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to question if he is going to join Miami Heat https://www.talkbasket.net/110729-giannis-antetokounmpo-reacts-to-question-if-he-is-going-to-join-miami-heat https://www.talkbasket.net/110729-giannis-antetokounmpo-reacts-to-question-if-he-is-going-to-join-miami-heat#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 09:45:58 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110729 The future of Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee remains uncertain. The reigning NBA MVP has time until December 21 to sign a supermax contract extension with the Bucks. However, rumors are already linking Giannis to the Miami Heat. The Greek Freak may have hinted at what his plans are for the future when he was asked […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to question if he is going to join Miami Heat

The future of Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee remains uncertain. The reigning NBA MVP has time until December 21 to sign a supermax contract extension with the Bucks.

However, rumors are already linking Giannis to the Miami Heat. The Greek Freak may have hinted at what his plans are for the future when he was asked by Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios if he was going to join the Heat.

“I just asked him straight away if he was going to go join Miami, and then he had a massive smile on his face,” Kyrgios revealed Antetokounmpo’s reaction to his question.

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LeBron James’ contract will factor in Anthony Davis’ contract talks https://www.talkbasket.net/110727-lebron-james-contract-will-factor-in-anthony-davis-contract-talks https://www.talkbasket.net/110727-lebron-james-contract-will-factor-in-anthony-davis-contract-talks#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 09:28:33 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110727 Anthony Davis declined his player option with the Los Angeles Lakers to become a free agent. The 2020 NBA champion is expected to sign a new contract with the Lakers. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the contract situation of LeBron James will factor in AD’s contract talks. James is under contract with the Lakers for […]

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LeBron James’ contract will factor in Anthony Davis’ contract talks

Anthony Davis declined his player option with the Los Angeles Lakers to become a free agent. The 2020 NBA champion is expected to sign a new contract with the Lakers.

According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the contract situation of LeBron James will factor in AD’s contract talks. James is under contract with the Lakers for the 2020-2021 season. In 2021-2022, he has a player option.

ESPN NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks reported that Davis’ options with the Lakers will include 1+1-year contract with a player option for 2021/22 and 2+1-year contract with a player option for 2022/23.

Davis averaged 26.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game during his first season in Los Angeles, helping the Lakers win the championship.

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Report: Lakers’ Danny Green will not start season in OKC https://www.talkbasket.net/110725-report-lakers-danny-green-will-not-go-to-thunder https://www.talkbasket.net/110725-report-lakers-danny-green-will-not-go-to-thunder#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 09:14:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110725 The defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers are set to part ways with sharp-shooter Danny Green via a trade which will bring Dennis Schroder to LA. However, it seems that Green will not start the season in Oklahoma City. According to Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, the Thunder are looking to expand the trade which would […]

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Report: Lakers’ Danny Green will not start season in OKC

The defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers are set to part ways with sharp-shooter Danny Green via a trade which will bring Dennis Schroder to LA. However, it seems that Green will not start the season in Oklahoma City.

According to Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, the Thunder are looking to expand the trade which would send the three-time NBA champion to another team.

Last season, Green averaged eight points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He made 36.7% of his three-pointers. The 33-year-old guard was on a two-year, $30M contract with the Lakers. He was set to earn $15,365,854 this season.

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Bucks pursuing PJ Tucker and Robert Covington https://www.talkbasket.net/110562-bucks-pursuing-pj-tucker-and-robert-covington https://www.talkbasket.net/110562-bucks-pursuing-pj-tucker-and-robert-covington#respond Sat, 14 Nov 2020 17:23:17 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110562 The Milwaukee Bucks are looking to bulk up their frontline. According to HoopsHype, the team is pursuing PJ Tucker and Robert Covington. Both of them are players of the Houston Rockets. Tucker has already expressed unhappiness with his contract situation in Houston and is likely to move elsewhere. The 35-year-old forward will enter the final […]

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Bucks pursuing PJ Tucker and Robert Covington

The Milwaukee Bucks are looking to bulk up their frontline. According to HoopsHype, the team is pursuing PJ Tucker and Robert Covington. Both of them are players of the Houston Rockets.

Tucker has already expressed unhappiness with his contract situation in Houston and is likely to move elsewhere. The 35-year-old forward will enter the final year of his four-year contract. During the 2020-2021 season, he is set to earn $7,969,537. He averaged 6.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for the Rockets last season.

Covington, a 6’7″ forward, 12.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.3 assist per game this past season. He has two years left in his current contract with the Rockets. Covington will earn $12,138,345 during the coming season.

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Mavericks chasing Victor Oladipo, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Zach LaVine https://www.talkbasket.net/110433-mavericks-chasing-victor-oladipo-spencer-dinwiddie-and-zach-lavine https://www.talkbasket.net/110433-mavericks-chasing-victor-oladipo-spencer-dinwiddie-and-zach-lavine#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 10:12:12 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110433 With the NBA free agency set to begin next week (November 20) more and more rumors are appearing. According to a report, the Dallas Mavericks are chasing three point guards for the second playmaker behind Luka Doncic. All three are established names in the NBA: Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers, Spencer Dinwiddie of the […]

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Mavericks chasing Victor Oladipo, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Zach LaVine

With the NBA free agency set to begin next week (November 20) more and more rumors are appearing. According to a report, the Dallas Mavericks are chasing three point guards for the second playmaker behind Luka Doncic.

All three are established names in the NBA: Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers, Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets and Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls.

Per HoopsHype:

“The Mavericks are looking all over for a secondary playmaking presence behind Luka Doncic; they’re chasing Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie, and Chicago’s Zach LaVine.”

This past season, LaVine averaged 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. He played 60 games for the Bulls. Dinwiddie averaged 20.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists for the Nets. Oladipo, who missed most of the regular season, averaged 14.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.

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Larsa Pippen: “I was kinda seeing Tristan Thompson before Khloe Kardashian” https://www.talkbasket.net/110424-larsa-pippen-i-was-kinda-seeing-tristan-thompson-before-khloe-kardashian https://www.talkbasket.net/110424-larsa-pippen-i-was-kinda-seeing-tristan-thompson-before-khloe-kardashian#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2020 08:19:17 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110424 Larsa Pippen, the ex-wife of Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen, sat down for an exclusive interview with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn on the “Hollywood Raw podcast”. Opening up for the first time about why she blames Kanye for derailing her longtime friendship with Kim Kardashian and responding head-on to all the Tristan Thompson hook […]

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Larsa Pippen: “I was kinda seeing Tristan Thompson before Khloe Kardashian”

Larsa Pippen, the ex-wife of Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen, sat down for an exclusive interview with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn on the “Hollywood Raw podcast”.

Opening up for the first time about why she blames Kanye for derailing her longtime friendship with Kim Kardashian and responding head-on to all the Tristan Thompson hook up rumors, per Thesportsrush:

“I was kinda seeing Tristan before Khloe. Before Khloe or any of them knew he existed. I was seeing him, I had him come to LA. I brought him to a party Kim had. I introduced him to all of them. Then a week later, or 10 days later, he started seeing Khloe. Which is fine, I don’t even care. It’s whatever,” Larsa said in the interview.

The reality star didn’t hold back as she blamed Kanye for “brainwashing” the family, what her first date was like with Future, and the time Travis Scott accused Pippen of hitting on him in a club.

“I’m the type of person that doesn’t chase what’s not for me. I will never chase a man; I will never put a leash on a man. I don’t do that. I feel like, let you be great. If you want to be with other people, go ahead. I’m great by myself,” she continued.

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Brian Windhorst: “Wiseman, from what I understand, is Golden State’s guy” https://www.talkbasket.net/110294-brian-windhorst-wiseman-from-what-i-understand-is-golden-states-guy https://www.talkbasket.net/110294-brian-windhorst-wiseman-from-what-i-understand-is-golden-states-guy#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2020 10:03:40 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110294 With the NBA Draft getting closer, the speculations are increased on who the top picks will be. One of them will go to the Golden State Warriors. The Dubs have the second overall pick. According to ESPN’s NBA insider Brian Windhorst, the Dubs will most likely draft James Wiseman out of Memphis. “Wiseman, from what […]

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Brian Windhorst: “Wiseman, from what I understand, is Golden State’s guy”

With the NBA Draft getting closer, the speculations are increased on who the top picks will be. One of them will go to the Golden State Warriors. The Dubs have the second overall pick.

According to ESPN’s NBA insider Brian Windhorst, the Dubs will most likely draft James Wiseman out of Memphis. “Wiseman, from what I understand, is Golden State’s guy,” Windhorst said, per Aaron Mansfield of COMPLEX.

The 19-year-old center enters the draft after a single season with the Memphis Tigers. Though he played in just three games, averaging 19.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and three blocks per game.

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Jared Dudley wants to return to Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/110292-jared-dudley-wants-to-return-to-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/110292-jared-dudley-wants-to-return-to-lakers#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2020 09:45:47 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110292 After winning his first NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, veteran forward Jared Dudley became a free agent. He thinks that he could still be useful for the defending champions and would like to come back next season. Dudley described his relationship with the Lakers as a ‘perfect marriage’, because both sides get what […]

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Jared Dudley wants to return to Lakers

After winning his first NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, veteran forward Jared Dudley became a free agent. He thinks that he could still be useful for the defending champions and would like to come back next season.

Dudley described his relationship with the Lakers as a ‘perfect marriage’, because both sides get what they need from one another. According to Dudley, he can help the team by being another coach on the sideline. He can also be useful on the court, but the Lakers have better players on the roster.

Per Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen & Roll:

“You never know what (the future) holds, but it’s just such a perfect marriage between me and the Lakers. It’s a championship team, and you need veteran experience on the bench. I’m in the later part of my career where it’s like having another coach on the bench, but at the same time if you look at the analytics side — if you’re big into analytics — you look at my plus-minus, you look at my defensive rating, offensive rating when I’m in there, I can still play.

“Now, on this team I don’t need to because we have better players than me, but for a team that is going to miss guys throughout the year through resting, through whatever, potentially corona, it’s good to have vets towards the end to be able to help out.”

This will be Dudley’s fourteenth season in the league. Last season, he averaged 1.5 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists during 8.1 minutes per game. Dudley appeared in 45 regular season games and eight playoff games.

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James Harden will be next to leave Rockets, says Kendrick Perkins https://www.talkbasket.net/110290-james-harden-will-be-next-to-leave-rockets-says-kendrick-perkins https://www.talkbasket.net/110290-james-harden-will-be-next-to-leave-rockets-says-kendrick-perkins#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2020 09:29:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110290 One of the biggest stars of the NBA could be on the move this offseason. Recently, reports appeared that James Harden is not communicating with the Houston Rockets’ ownership or management for two weeks. Later, it was reported that Harden is committed to stay in Houston. However, former NBA champion and Kendrick Perkins, who was […]

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James Harden will be next to leave Rockets, says Kendrick Perkins

One of the biggest stars of the NBA could be on the move this offseason. Recently, reports appeared that James Harden is not communicating with the Houston Rockets’ ownership or management for two weeks.

Later, it was reported that Harden is committed to stay in Houston. However, former NBA champion and Kendrick Perkins, who was Harden’s teammate in Oklahoma City, thinks that the Rockets superstar will leave the team.

The reason behind that is that the team’s owner Tilman Fertitta did not consult with The Beard before making key appointments after head coach Mike D’Antoni and general manager Daryl Morey both left the Rockets.

“Tilman Fertitta is really dropping the ball right now. James and Russ are not happy. I talked to reliable sources and I told them I won’t mention their name today but James and Russ are not happy,” Perkins said on ESPN’s The Jump.

“James have not been answering the phone for the ownership, front office or even coach Silas for about two weeks now. Russell Westbrook is not happy. The reason why is cause they don’t feel included in the process. The front office, the owner they’re not including them in decision making. And news flash your franchise players got to know what’s going on.

“Tilman Fertitta, it’s common sense, it’s not rocket science. But for some people common sense is not that damn common.”

Perkins later expanded on his quotes via a tweet. “Did Russ Westbrook ask for a trade today?! I told y’all today that Russ and James weren’t happy with the Rockets organization…btw James will be headed out next! Carry on…,” he tweeted.

It has been reported that Harden named three teams that he would like to join if he was to leave Houston. They are the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers. Daryl Morey is now working in the front office in Philadelphia.

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Chris Paul would take Devin Booker up a level, says Skip Bayless https://www.talkbasket.net/110197-chris-paul-would-take-devin-booker-up-a-level-says-skip-bayless https://www.talkbasket.net/110197-chris-paul-would-take-devin-booker-up-a-level-says-skip-bayless#respond Wed, 11 Nov 2020 18:07:23 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110197 Sports analyst Skip Bayless shared his thoughts on the report that the Phoenix Suns and the Oklahoma City Thunder were discussing about a potential Chris Paul trade. According to Bayless, adding Paul to the roster would help the Suns significantly. One of the effects that Paul would have is he would take Devin Booker up […]

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Chris Paul would take Devin Booker up a level, says Skip Bayless

Sports analyst Skip Bayless shared his thoughts on the report that the Phoenix Suns and the Oklahoma City Thunder were discussing about a potential Chris Paul trade.

According to Bayless, adding Paul to the roster would help the Suns significantly. One of the effects that Paul would have is he would take Devin Booker up a level.

“Devin Booker is an All Star already and if he had Chris Paul, that would take him up a level. They would be a lethal backcourt combo,” Bayless said on UNDISPUTED.

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Clippers don’t need Russell Westbrook, says Skip Bayless https://www.talkbasket.net/110193-clippers-dont-need-russell-westbrook-says-skip-bayless https://www.talkbasket.net/110193-clippers-dont-need-russell-westbrook-says-skip-bayless#respond Wed, 11 Nov 2020 17:44:11 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110193 Sports analyst Skip Bayless reacted to a rumor that the Los Angeles Clippers are interested in the Houston Rockets superstar Russell Westbrook. According to him, this would not work well for the Clippers. The co-host of UNDISPUTED, who admitted to admiring Russ, argued that Westbrook is still too much of a solo act, which is […]

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Clippers don’t need Russell Westbrook, says Skip Bayless

Sports analyst Skip Bayless reacted to a rumor that the Los Angeles Clippers are interested in the Houston Rockets superstar Russell Westbrook. According to him, this would not work well for the Clippers.

The co-host of UNDISPUTED, who admitted to admiring Russ, argued that Westbrook is still too much of a solo act, which is not what the Clippers need.

“The Clippers don’t need Russell Westbrook. I admire him because he plays so hard, but he is so self absorbed, he’s still too much of solo act,” Bayless said on UNDISPUTED.

In his opinion, the only player that the Clippers need is Rajon Rondo. “They don’t need anybody except Rondo. And I’m gonna dig in on this because I don’t care who you wanna bring what other perennial All-Stars. They don’t need it,” he went to explain his position.

The 31-year-old guard averaged 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7 assists per game during his first season in Houston. The Rockets were knocked out by the Lakers in the second round of the playoffs.

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Tristan Thompson blasted for hooking up with Scottie Pippen’s ex Larsa before they broke up https://www.talkbasket.net/110117-tristan-thompson-blasted-for-hooking-up-with-scottie-pippens-ex-larsa-before-they-broke-up https://www.talkbasket.net/110117-tristan-thompson-blasted-for-hooking-up-with-scottie-pippens-ex-larsa-before-they-broke-up#respond Tue, 10 Nov 2020 22:02:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110117 Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson, who has garnered free agency interest from the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, gets dragged into more mess, but this time with Larsa Pippen who exposed the Cavs player for hooking up with her while she was still technically married to the Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen…

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Tristan Thompson blasted for hooking up with Scottie Pippen’s ex Larsa before they broke up

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson, who has garnered free agency interest from the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, gets dragged into more mess, but this time with Larsa Pippen who exposed the Cavs player for hooking up with her while she was still technically married to the Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen…

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There is no market for Kevin Love, says John Hollinger https://www.talkbasket.net/110080-there-is-no-market-for-kevin-love-says-john-hollinger https://www.talkbasket.net/110080-there-is-no-market-for-kevin-love-says-john-hollinger#respond Tue, 10 Nov 2020 11:17:09 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110080 The name of Kevin Love often comes up in trade rumors. This offseason is no exception. But, according to Senior NBA columnist at The Athletic John Hollinger, there is no market for Love. The 32-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers forward has three years left on his four-year $120 million contract. He is set to earn $31,258,256 this […]

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There is no market for Kevin Love, says John Hollinger

The name of Kevin Love often comes up in trade rumors. This offseason is no exception. But, according to Senior NBA columnist at The Athletic John Hollinger, there is no market for Love.

The 32-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers forward has three years left on his four-year $120 million contract. He is set to earn $31,258,256 this coming season, per Spotrac.

This past season, Love averaged 17.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the second worst team in the league.

“I don’t think there’s any market for him at all. I had people openly scoff at me last year when I was bringing up Kevin Love trades,” Hollinger said on Chad Ford’s NBA Big Board as transcribed by HoopsHype.

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Warriors reportedly interested in trading for LaMarcus Aldridge https://www.talkbasket.net/110013-warriors-reportedly-interested-in-trading-for-lamarcus-aldridge https://www.talkbasket.net/110013-warriors-reportedly-interested-in-trading-for-lamarcus-aldridge#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2020 17:56:16 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=110013 After ending the season as the worst team in the league, the Golden State Warriors are eager to return to their usual role as the league’s favorites. The Dubs have the number two pick in this year’s NBA Draft, but it seems likely they will use it to make a trade. According to Zach Lowe, […]

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Warriors reportedly interested in trading for LaMarcus Aldridge

After ending the season as the worst team in the league, the Golden State Warriors are eager to return to their usual role as the league’s favorites. The Dubs have the number two pick in this year’s NBA Draft, but it seems likely they will use it to make a trade.

According to Zach Lowe, the latest rumor from inside the league is that Golden State could trade their number two pick to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for LaMarcus Aldridge and Spurs’ number eleven pick.

“Someone within the League today texted me and said ‘hey, there is a little bit of buzz about No. 2 to San Antonio for LaMarcus Aldridge and No. 11, and obviously there has to be salary going out.’ And my response was ‘That’s crazy! The Warriors should not do that,'” Lowe said on The Lowe Post as transcribed by HoopsHype.

The 35-year-old forward averaged 18.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this past season for the Spurs, who missed the playoffs.

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Lakers will lose Rajon Rondo and will acquire Chris Paul, says Kendrick Perkins https://www.talkbasket.net/109814-lakers-will-lose-rajon-rondo-and-will-acquire-chris-paul-says-kendrick-perkins https://www.talkbasket.net/109814-lakers-will-lose-rajon-rondo-and-will-acquire-chris-paul-says-kendrick-perkins#respond Fri, 06 Nov 2020 15:21:20 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109814 Former NBA champion and current analyst Kendrick Perkins made a bold prediction about the roster changes for the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of the next season. According to him, the reigning NBA champions will part ways with point guard Rajono Rondo and will replace him with All-Star Chris Paul. Rondo, who won his second championship […]

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Lakers will lose Rajon Rondo and will acquire Chris Paul, says Kendrick Perkins

Former NBA champion and current analyst Kendrick Perkins made a bold prediction about the roster changes for the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of the next season.

According to him, the reigning NBA champions will part ways with point guard Rajono Rondo and will replace him with All-Star Chris Paul.

Rondo, who won his second championship with the Lakers, has already been linked with the city rivals Clippers. Meanwhile, Paul has said he would like to continue his career with either the Lakers or the Knicks.

“To be honest, I think the Lakers are gonna lose Rondo. I really do. I think the Lakers are going to land Chris Paul. I think Rondo is gonna be with the Clippers. And I think y’all gonna lose Playoff Rondo. That’s the guy I think that y’all are gonna lose,” Perkins said on Sedano & LZ.

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Bronny James caught liking photos of Instagram model https://www.talkbasket.net/109742-bronny-james-caught-liking-photos-of-instagram-model https://www.talkbasket.net/109742-bronny-james-caught-liking-photos-of-instagram-model#respond Thu, 05 Nov 2020 09:21:06 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109742 The life of a son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is under a microscope. Bronny James recently liked photos of an Instagram model who goes by the name Isabella. Pretty soon a screenshot of Bronny’s like caught attention of Twitter user Steez DiNucci who tweeted it for everyone to see. The 16-year-old […]

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Bronny James caught liking photos of Instagram model

The life of a son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is under a microscope. Bronny James recently liked photos of an Instagram model who goes by the name Isabella.

Pretty soon a screenshot of Bronny’s like caught attention of Twitter user Steez DiNucci who tweeted it for everyone to see.

The 16-year-old guard lately has been in the news not because of his basketball but for smoking on social media and posting TikTok video with his alleged girlfriend.

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Danny Green on his future with Lakers: “Hopefully, part of that process is still keeping me here” https://www.talkbasket.net/109707-danny-green-on-his-future-with-lakers-hopefully-part-of-that-process-is-still-keeping-me-here https://www.talkbasket.net/109707-danny-green-on-his-future-with-lakers-hopefully-part-of-that-process-is-still-keeping-me-here#respond Wed, 04 Nov 2020 17:20:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109707 Danny Green still has one more year left in his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the 33-year-old sharp-shooter understands that it does not guarantee he will stay in LA for the next season. Over his career, the three-time NBA champion got used to trade rumors and says he is not stressed about a […]

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Danny Green on his future with Lakers: “Hopefully, part of that process is still keeping me here”

Danny Green still has one more year left in his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the 33-year-old sharp-shooter understands that it does not guarantee he will stay in LA for the next season.

Over his career, the three-time NBA champion got used to trade rumors and says he is not stressed about a possibility of him getting traded by the Lakers.

At the same time, he would like to stay with the Purple & Gold and believes that the reigning champions, if they keep their core, could do ‘something great’ next season.

Per Larry Brown of Larry Brown Sports:

“It’s been almost 10 years now me hearing about trade rumors. You ignore the noise. If it happens, it happens. (Rob Pelinka) is a respectful guy. I’m sure he’ll give me a call. I understand the nature of the business. Everybody is going to get better. Everybody’s looking to make moves and get better, so we need to do that as well.

Hopefully, part of that process is still keeping me here. I think we bring everybody back and we do what we did this year and hopefully not in a bubble. I think the group that we have is special.”

“It’s going to be hard to bring back all 10 free agents. But if we bring back the majority with the nucleus that we have now, I still believe we have the potential to do something great.”

This past season, Green averaged 8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game for the Lakers.

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Devin Booker reportedly wants to leave the Phoenix Suns https://www.talkbasket.net/109703-devin-booker-reportedly-wants-to-leave-phoenix-suns https://www.talkbasket.net/109703-devin-booker-reportedly-wants-to-leave-phoenix-suns#respond Wed, 04 Nov 2020 16:35:52 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109703 One of the top young players in the NBA, Devin Booker, reportedly wants to leave the Phoenix Suns. According to Ryen Russillo, it is ‘the worst kept secret’ in the league. He shared this on The Bill Simmons Podcast. The Suns have not made it to the playoffs since 2010 — that is longer than […]

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Devin Booker reportedly wants to leave the Phoenix Suns

One of the top young players in the NBA, Devin Booker, reportedly wants to leave the Phoenix Suns. According to Ryen Russillo, it is ‘the worst kept secret’ in the league. He shared this on The Bill Simmons Podcast.

The Suns have not made it to the playoffs since 2010 — that is longer than Booker is on the team. This season, they were close to making the leap after going 8-0 in the bubble. However, that wasn’t enough.

The 23-year-old shooting guard averaged 26.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game for the Suns this season. He was arguably the brightest star in the bubble before the playoffs began, scoring 30+ points in five games, four of which he finished with 35 points.

Booker is currently in the second year of his five-year $158,253,000 contract, per Spotrac. He is set to earn $29,467,800 in 2020-2021.

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‘Rockets are 100 percent committed’ to keep James Harden, per Tim MacMahon https://www.talkbasket.net/109212-rockets-are-100-percent-committed-to-keep-james-harden-per-tim-macmahon https://www.talkbasket.net/109212-rockets-are-100-percent-committed-to-keep-james-harden-per-tim-macmahon#respond Thu, 29 Oct 2020 08:47:39 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109212 James Harden is highly unlikely to part ways with the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. Houston considers Harden the best player in league. The Rockets saw changes in their back office with general manager Daryl Morey leaving the team to later join the Philadelphia 76ers. Head coach Mike D’Antoni has also left the […]

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‘Rockets are 100 percent committed’ to keep James Harden, per Tim MacMahon

James Harden is highly unlikely to part ways with the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. Houston considers Harden the best player in league.

The Rockets saw changes in their back office with general manager Daryl Morey leaving the team to later join the Philadelphia 76ers. Head coach Mike D’Antoni has also left the team.

However, these changes have no impact on Harden’s value to the team. According to MacMahon, the Rockets want to get the most of the 31-year-old’s prime.

“What I can say is right now the Rockets are 100 percent committed to trying to cash in on James Harden’s prime. They consider him the best player in the league,” MacMahon told Adrian Wojnarowski on The Woj Pod.

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Last season, Harden led the NBA in scoring 34.3 points per game. He also averaged 6.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists.

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Bradley Beal on trade rumors: “A lot of teams are calling, a lot of them are inquiring and putting packages together” https://www.talkbasket.net/109124-bradley-beal-on-trade-rumors-a-lot-of-teams-are-calling-a-lot-of-them-are-inquiring-and-putting-packages-together https://www.talkbasket.net/109124-bradley-beal-on-trade-rumors-a-lot-of-teams-are-calling-a-lot-of-them-are-inquiring-and-putting-packages-together#respond Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:48:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=109124 The Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal is drawing interest from a number of NBA teams. While the Wizards are reportedly interested to see Beal play alongside John Wall, it is possible that the 27-year-old shooting guard could be available for a trade. Beal has been linked with several teams, such as the newly crowned champions […]

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Bradley Beal on trade rumors: “A lot of teams are calling, a lot of them are inquiring and putting packages together”

The Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal is drawing interest from a number of NBA teams. While the Wizards are reportedly interested to see Beal play alongside John Wall, it is possible that the 27-year-old shooting guard could be available for a trade.

Beal has been linked with several teams, such as the newly crowned champions the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors.

According to Beal, many teams are inquiring about him and putting different packages to see if they can sign him. But it does not distract him.

Per Drew Shiller of NBC Sports:

“Teams are trying. A lot of them are calling, a lot of them are inquiring and putting packages together — trying to see if they can get me,” he explained. “That’s not a secret. They’ve been doing that for the last couple of years.”

This past season, Beal averaged 30.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

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Chris Bosh says Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘fits in perfectly’ in Miami https://www.talkbasket.net/108942-chris-bosh-says-giannis-antetokounmpo-fits-in-perfectly-in-miami https://www.talkbasket.net/108942-chris-bosh-says-giannis-antetokounmpo-fits-in-perfectly-in-miami#respond Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:38:39 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=108942 The future of the reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the hottest topics in the league. Many analysts are speculating that the Greek Freak will leave the Milwaukee Bucks if the team fails to win a championship next season. Despite finishing the regular season with the best record, the Bucks once again failed […]

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Chris Bosh says Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘fits in perfectly’ in Miami

The future of the reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the hottest topics in the league. Many analysts are speculating that the Greek Freak will leave the Milwaukee Bucks if the team fails to win a championship next season.

Despite finishing the regular season with the best record, the Bucks once again failed to win a championship in 2020. Milwaukee was expected to at least reach the Finals, but were knocked out by the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Should Giannis decide to leave Milwaukee, two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh thinks he would fit perfectly with the Miami Heat.

Per Complex Sports:

“Yeah, that’d be pretty good. But I mean, yeah, it’s tough, man. I mean, they’ve had a crack at it. They were right there. They’ll have another opportunity next year. But that’d be devastating and painful for him in the city, if they don’t even at least make it to the Finals. I mean, in being in that position, you know, what do you do? Let’s be frank. I mean, I don’t really see a big time free agent, saying, ‘I’m going to Milwaukee’. Um, and that’s what makes it so tough sometimes. And they’ve done it the right way they’ve built around him. It’ll be really tough, man. And, and the allure of the game, it’s gonna be so many people coming after him.”

“I mean, if you look at Miami, that’s, um, he fits in perfectly there. And just like you say, with Golden State, but that’s always going to be the thing, right? We’ve got cap space, and you fit in here.”

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Rumor: Warriors expressed interest in Jeremy Lin https://www.talkbasket.net/108909-rumor-warriors-expressed-interest-in-jeremy-lin https://www.talkbasket.net/108909-rumor-warriors-expressed-interest-in-jeremy-lin#respond Sun, 25 Oct 2020 10:24:12 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=108909 Jeremy Lin could be headed back to the NBA after a season in China with the Beijing Ducks. According to Chinese website Weixin, the 32-year-old point guard is drawing serious interest from the Golden State Warriors. Lin, who was a member of the 2019 NBA champions Toronto Raptors, announced in September his departure from CBA […]

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Rumor: Warriors expressed interest in Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin could be headed back to the NBA after a season in China with the Beijing Ducks. According to Chinese website Weixin, the 32-year-old point guard is drawing serious interest from the Golden State Warriors.

Lin, who was a member of the 2019 NBA champions Toronto Raptors, announced in September his departure from CBA in order to return to the NBA.

Another potential landing spot for Lin, according to Weixin, is the Brooklyn Nets. He has previously played for the Nets through 2016-2018.

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Rumors tie Knicks to multiple star point guards https://www.talkbasket.net/108290-rumors-tie-knicks-to-multiple-star-point-guards https://www.talkbasket.net/108290-rumors-tie-knicks-to-multiple-star-point-guards#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2020 21:16:34 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=108290 Rumors are once again swirling around the New York Knicks, as the team looks to finally land a franchise point guard. They could try to acquire Russell Westbrook or Chris Paul via trade this offseason. Both are expected to be on the trade market and the Knicks are desperate to have a star player. However, […]

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Rumors tie Knicks to multiple star point guards

Rumors are once again swirling around the New York Knicks, as the team looks to finally land a franchise point guard.

They could try to acquire Russell Westbrook or Chris Paul via trade this offseason. Both are expected to be on the trade market and the Knicks are desperate to have a star player. However, both stars are in their 30s and are signed to massive contracts.

New York has also been linked to free agent Fred VanVleet, who is coming off an excellent season with the Raptors. It would take big contract to sign VanVleet but he is just 26 years old and likely has more upside than Westbrook and Paul.

The Knicks always seem to find themselves involved in rumors tying them to star players but rarely are able to land them. Perhaps Leon Rose can do what their previous general managers failed to do, and bring a star to New York this offseason.

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China’s CCTV implies Daryl Morey was forced out of Rockets for supporting Hong Kong protests https://www.talkbasket.net/108254-chinas-cctv-implies-daryl-morey-was-forced-out-of-rockets-for-supporting-hong-kong-protests https://www.talkbasket.net/108254-chinas-cctv-implies-daryl-morey-was-forced-out-of-rockets-for-supporting-hong-kong-protests#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2020 08:37:36 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=108254 The stepping down of Daryl Morey as the General Manager of the Houston Rockets may be the result of his actions before this season even began. At least that is what CCTV, a China state broadcaster, hints at. Although it has been reported that it was Morey’s own decision to leave the Rockets, CCTV’s comments […]

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China’s CCTV implies Daryl Morey was forced out of Rockets for supporting Hong Kong protests

The stepping down of Daryl Morey as the General Manager of the Houston Rockets may be the result of his actions before this season even began. At least that is what CCTV, a China state broadcaster, hints at.

Although it has been reported that it was Morey’s own decision to leave the Rockets, CCTV’s comments imply that his departure is related with his tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests.

“We reiterate that any words and deeds that attempt to hurt the feelings of the Chinese people will have to pay a price,” CCTV said in a statement on its website which was also read out on air, according to Agence France-Presse of Manilla Bulletin.

The news of Morey’s resignation were very well welcomed in Chinese equivalent of Twitter called Weibo. According to Manilla Bulletin article, the hashtag “Morey resigns” had 110 million views as of Friday lunchtime and was a top-25 trending topic.

The NBA-China business relationship has been a subject of many discussions. Recently, the Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he is okay to do business with China when pressed by Megyn Kelly to say if he condemns human rights violations in China.

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Kobe Bryant told Russell Westbrook he should win scoring titles, not Kevin Durant https://www.talkbasket.net/107298-kobe-bryant-told-russell-westbrook-he-should-win-scoring-titles-not-kevin-durant https://www.talkbasket.net/107298-kobe-bryant-told-russell-westbrook-he-should-win-scoring-titles-not-kevin-durant#respond Thu, 08 Oct 2020 18:08:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=107298 Did Kobe Bryant play a role in the parting of Russell Westbrook – Kevin Durant duo at the Oklahoma City Thunder? A story recently shared by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski suggests that Kobe’s trash talking might have had some impact. According to Woj, Kobe was telling Westbrook that he should be winning scoring titles, not Durant […]

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Kobe Bryant told Russell Westbrook he should win scoring titles, not Kevin Durant

Did Kobe Bryant play a role in the parting of Russell Westbrook – Kevin Durant duo at the Oklahoma City Thunder? A story recently shared by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski suggests that Kobe’s trash talking might have had some impact.

According to Woj, Kobe was telling Westbrook that he should be winning scoring titles, not Durant while all three were on the US Olympic roster in 2012.

Even though it took four more years until KD left the Thunder to form a dynasty with the Golden State Warriors, one of the reasons for his departure reportedly was Russ’ ball hogging.

Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN as transcribed by Dan Feldman of NBC Sports:

In 2012, what I remember with Kobe was he spent a lot of the – or he spent some of that – Olympics with Russell Westbrook telling Russ, “You know, you should be winning scoring titles. I don’t know why you’re letting Kevin win scoring titles. You should be the one winning them.” Anything he could do to plant a little seed of dissent with two teammates, it was pretty funny.

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Kevin Durant says the Brooklyn Nets are going to be his last stop https://www.talkbasket.net/107188-kevin-durant-says-that-brooklyn-nets-is-going-to-be-his-last-stop https://www.talkbasket.net/107188-kevin-durant-says-that-brooklyn-nets-is-going-to-be-his-last-stop#respond Thu, 08 Oct 2020 05:30:32 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=107188 Kevin Durant, who is now 32 years old, missed the entire 2019/2020 season due to an Achilles tendon injury, and fans still wait for his debut with the Brooklyn Nets team. One of the greatest scorers in NBA history, KD, talks about his road to the Brooklyn Nets team and explains why this could be […]

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Kevin Durant says the Brooklyn Nets are going to be his last stop

Kevin Durant, who is now 32 years old, missed the entire 2019/2020 season due to an Achilles tendon injury, and fans still wait for his debut with the Brooklyn Nets team.

One of the greatest scorers in NBA history, KD, talks about his road to the Brooklyn Nets team and explains why this could be the last stop in his NBA career.

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Derrick Rose and Kanye West met on a race track https://www.talkbasket.net/107173-derrick-rose-and-kanye-west-met-on-a-race-track https://www.talkbasket.net/107173-derrick-rose-and-kanye-west-met-on-a-race-track#respond Thu, 08 Oct 2020 04:37:14 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=107173 Former MVP Derrick Rose was pictured on a race track in Wyoming ranch with music artist Kanye West. GO-KART track belongs to the rapper’s Jackson Hole property infrastructure. It’s not just a coincidence meeting because they have a joint project together, in August, Kanye on his Twitter account showed upcoming sneaker collaboration with the current […]

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Derrick Rose and Kanye West met on a race track

Former MVP Derrick Rose was pictured on a race track in Wyoming ranch with music artist Kanye West. GO-KART track belongs to the rapper’s Jackson Hole property infrastructure.

It’s not just a coincidence meeting because they have a joint project together, in August, Kanye on his Twitter account showed upcoming sneaker collaboration with the current Detroit Pistons member.

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Gary Payton expects Clippers to move everyone except Kawhi Leonard and Paul George this offseason https://www.talkbasket.net/105498-gary-payton-expects-clippers-to-move-everyone-except-kawhi-leonard-and-paul-george-this-offseason https://www.talkbasket.net/105498-gary-payton-expects-clippers-to-move-everyone-except-kawhi-leonard-and-paul-george-this-offseason#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:19:31 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=105498 Former NBA champion Gary Payton thinks that the Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer will decide to disband his team after parting ways with head coach Doc Rivers. He expects the Clippers to move all the players on their roster except the two superstars in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, who joined the team last […]

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Gary Payton expects Clippers to move everyone except Kawhi Leonard and Paul George this offseason

Former NBA champion Gary Payton thinks that the Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer will decide to disband his team after parting ways with head coach Doc Rivers.

He expects the Clippers to move all the players on their roster except the two superstars in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, who joined the team last summer.

“I think they’re gonna do a little more moves. I think a lot of these players are not gonna be there. I think the main two is gonna be there in Kawhi and Paul George. But I think everybody else is probably gonna be on the move,” Payton said on NBA TV’s GameTime.

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Gary Payton: The Clippers should hire Ty Lue or Jason Kidd https://www.talkbasket.net/105496-gary-payton-the-clippers-should-hire-ty-lue-or-jason-kidd https://www.talkbasket.net/105496-gary-payton-the-clippers-should-hire-ty-lue-or-jason-kidd#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:13:37 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=105496 NBA legend Gary Payton thinks the Los Angeles Clippers should hire one of the two former point guards as the next head coach, after parting ways with Doc Rivers. According to Payton, the best options are Tyronn Lue, who worked as an assistant to Rivers this season, or Jason Kidd, who is an assistant coach […]

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Gary Payton: The Clippers should hire Ty Lue or Jason Kidd

NBA legend Gary Payton thinks the Los Angeles Clippers should hire one of the two former point guards as the next head coach, after parting ways with Doc Rivers.

According to Payton, the best options are Tyronn Lue, who worked as an assistant to Rivers this season, or Jason Kidd, who is an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers.

“Steve Ballmer is a very very energetic owner. He wants to win. That’s why he bought this team. So he’s gotta make a splash. He wants to overtake the Lakers,” former NBA champion said.

“What he’s gonna do I think he’s hire somebody. I think the best two for him to hire to make the splash would be Ty Lue or Jason Kidd. I think both of them two would be a great splash for people and people would be excited about these two guys. because they are… with Ty Lue he’s won a championship with LeBron.

“And then all of a sudden J-Kidd Hall of Famer big-time player and was very successful when he was coaching. I think that’s what Ballmer wants, I think that’s what Jerry West wants. I think they will go that route if they wanna make the splash.”

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Chris Broussard: “Some of the Clippers role players actually think they’re as good as Paul George” https://www.talkbasket.net/104598-chris-broussard-some-of-the-clippers-role-players-actually-think-theyre-as-good-as-paul-george https://www.talkbasket.net/104598-chris-broussard-some-of-the-clippers-role-players-actually-think-theyre-as-good-as-paul-george#respond Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:15:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=104598 When Paul George and Kawhi Leonard joined the Los Angeles Clippers last summer, it shocked the entire NBA. Instantly, the Clippers became title contenders in the eyes of many analysts and fans alike. However, the superstar duo did not take the Clippers to the top. They were knocked out in seven games by the Denver […]

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Chris Broussard: “Some of the Clippers role players actually think they’re as good as Paul George”

When Paul George and Kawhi Leonard joined the Los Angeles Clippers last summer, it shocked the entire NBA. Instantly, the Clippers became title contenders in the eyes of many analysts and fans alike.

However, the superstar duo did not take the Clippers to the top. They were knocked out in seven games by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.

A big part of the blame the for failure to reach the Western Conference Finals and meet the Lakers there was put on Paul George. In six playoff games, he finished with 15 or less points. George later admitted to have gone through a depression inside the bubble.

According to sports analyst Chris Broussard, some of the Clippers role players do not see George as a better player than them and are unhappy with the special treatment he receives.

“I’ve been told some of the Clippers role players actually think they’re as good as Paul George. They’re having problems w/ the special treatment he’s gotten from Doc Rivers. They can handle Kawhi getting special treatment because for the most part he delivered,” Broussard said.

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Michael Redd on Chris Paul joining Bucks: “Wow, Chris Paul is an upgrade for sure” https://www.talkbasket.net/104337-michael-redd-on-chris-paul-joining-bucks-wow-chris-paul-is-an-upgrade-for-sure https://www.talkbasket.net/104337-michael-redd-on-chris-paul-joining-bucks-wow-chris-paul-is-an-upgrade-for-sure#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 07:58:06 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=104337 Recently, the rumor appeared that Giannis Antetokounmpo would like to have Chris Paul as his teammate at the Milwaukee Bucks next season. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst also said he would not be surprised if such trade talks started after the Bucks were knocked out by the Miami Heat in the Western Conference semifinals. Former Bucks player […]

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Michael Redd on Chris Paul joining Bucks: “Wow, Chris Paul is an upgrade for sure”

Recently, the rumor appeared that Giannis Antetokounmpo would like to have Chris Paul as his teammate at the Milwaukee Bucks next season.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst also said he would not be surprised if such trade talks started after the Bucks were knocked out by the Miami Heat in the Western Conference semifinals.

Former Bucks player Michael Redd thinks that adding Paul next to Antetokounmpo would be an upgrade. Milwaukee struggled to make it to the NBA Finals for the second year in a row despite having the best record in the league.

“He proved this year that he could stay healthy compared to years before when he would get hurt due to probably age and whatnot but, that would roll the dice and so he has one year left on his deal, probably? So you got EB locked up for 3 years, there’s no certainty that Chris is going to stay in Milwaukee, it’s a roll of the dice. But obviously it paid off for Toronto a year ago with Kawhi so…definitely Chris could make a huge difference. Chris was phenomenal this year and I think he proved a lot of doubters that he can still play at a high level,” Redd said per Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson of Heavy.

The 35-year-old veteran averaged 17.6 points, 5 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game helping the Oklahoma City Thunder deny pre-season predictions and qualify for the playoffs.

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Chris Paul reportedly on the list of players Giannis Antetokounmpo wants Bucks to get https://www.talkbasket.net/103744-chris-paul-reportedly-on-the-list-of-players-giannis-antetokounmpo-wants-bucks-to-get https://www.talkbasket.net/103744-chris-paul-reportedly-on-the-list-of-players-giannis-antetokounmpo-wants-bucks-to-get#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:06:48 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=103744 The Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo would like his team to sign Chris Paul, according to NBA insider Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. Antetokounmpo had a meeting with the Bucks ownership over the weekend during which Giannis presented a list of players he would like have to have as teammates. This report corresponds with comments from […]

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Chris Paul reportedly on the list of players Giannis Antetokounmpo wants Bucks to get

The Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo would like his team to sign Chris Paul, according to NBA insider Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson.

Antetokounmpo had a meeting with the Bucks ownership over the weekend during which Giannis presented a list of players he would like have to have as teammates.

This report corresponds with comments from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst who said he would not be surprised if Paul to Milwaukee talks started.

The 35-year-old star averaged 17.6 points, 5 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game this season for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Bronny James gets roasted after posting TikTok with his alleged new girlfriend https://www.talkbasket.net/103726-bronny-james-gets-roasted-after-posting-tiktok-with-his-alleged-new-girlfriend https://www.talkbasket.net/103726-bronny-james-gets-roasted-after-posting-tiktok-with-his-alleged-new-girlfriend#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 05:05:20 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=103726 Bronny James, the oldest son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, just went viral on TikTok with a girl people think is his girlfriend. Bronny James’ assumed lover is named Peyton Sama (17 years old). The Fumble checks the details:

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Bronny James gets roasted after posting TikTok with his alleged new girlfriend

Bronny James, the oldest son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, just went viral on TikTok with a girl people think is his girlfriend. Bronny James’ assumed lover is named Peyton Sama (17 years old). The Fumble checks the details:

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#bronny and #peyton👀

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ahh how i’ve missed the beach 🤗 @madeby_meeks.

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been living in a baithing suit lately

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fun fact i’ve never been on a date 🙂

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catchin rays

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I missed the beach

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“Chris Paul to Milwaukee is going to become a conversation” – Brian Windhorst https://www.talkbasket.net/102836-chris-paul-to-milwaukee-is-going-to-become-a-conversation-brian-windhorst https://www.talkbasket.net/102836-chris-paul-to-milwaukee-is-going-to-become-a-conversation-brian-windhorst#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 15:00:19 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=102836 The season is over for the Milwaukee Bucks after they were eliminated by the Miami Heat in five games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The future of Giannis Antetokounmpo has been a subject of many speculations with many analysts predicting the Greek superstar to leave the Bucks if the team fails to win a title […]

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“Chris Paul to Milwaukee is going to become a conversation” – Brian Windhorst

The season is over for the Milwaukee Bucks after they were eliminated by the Miami Heat in five games in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The future of Giannis Antetokounmpo has been a subject of many speculations with many analysts predicting the Greek superstar to leave the Bucks if the team fails to win a title in two years.

However, Giannis quieted the rumors by saying he wants Milwaukee to improve and go further next time. Should he decide to stay, which seems likely, the reigning NBA MVP will probably try to push the Bucks management to add another star to the roster.

According to NBA Insider Brian Windhorst of ESPN, this could lead to Milwaukee’s interest in Chris Paul. “Chris Paul to Milwaukee is going to become a conversation. I don’t know how serious it will get. It will become a conversation,” Windhorst said on ESPN’s Get Up.

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Mavericks looking to add ‘physical tough guy’ for next season https://www.talkbasket.net/101567-mavericks-looking-to-add-physical-tough-guy-for-next-season https://www.talkbasket.net/101567-mavericks-looking-to-add-physical-tough-guy-for-next-season#respond Mon, 31 Aug 2020 06:58:00 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=101567 The season is over for the Dallas Mavericks after falling down 97-111 to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6. The team is already looking ahead to the next season. According to Mark Fisher, the Mavs are interested in adding a ‘physical tough guy’ to the roster. That would be a player who plays defense, […]

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Mavericks looking to add ‘physical tough guy’ for next season

The season is over for the Dallas Mavericks after falling down 97-111 to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6. The team is already looking ahead to the next season.

According to Mark Fisher, the Mavs are interested in adding a ‘physical tough guy’ to the roster. That would be a player who plays defense, takes care of rebounds and can play on both ends.

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EuroLeague teams ease to victories https://www.talkbasket.net/101203-euroleague-teams-ease-to-victories https://www.talkbasket.net/101203-euroleague-teams-ease-to-victories#respond Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:14:58 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=101203 Armani Milan made it three wins out of three in the early stages of pre-season friendly games as EuroLeague sides across Europe build up momentum ahead of the restart. The Italian giants defeated Cantu 101-71 on Thursday night in the LBA Supercoppa 2020 Thursday night in Milan, having previously bested Dinamo Sassari and Umana Reyer […]

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EuroLeague teams ease to victories

Armani Milan made it three wins out of three in the early stages of pre-season friendly games as EuroLeague sides across Europe build up momentum ahead of the restart.

The Italian giants defeated Cantu 101-71 on Thursday night in the LBA Supercoppa 2020 Thursday night in Milan, having previously bested Dinamo Sassari and Umana Reyer Venice.

Kevin Punter paced Milan with 17 points. Luigi Datome and Kyle Hines both chipped in 14 points and Davide Moretti had 11.

The bigger picture, however, is the fact that basketball is back in Italy. Having been one of the worst hit nations of the coronavirus, it is great to have the return of basketball and sport in general. And with more sport coming back, you can now benefit by taking advantage of the various promo codes at betfair.

CSKA Moscow opened its slate with a 102-67 victory over Runa Moscow in the Russian capital on Wednesday evening.

The reigning EuroLeague champs unleashed two of their newest stars with Nikola Milutinov scoring 20 points and Toko Shengelia 14.

Mike James was also in top form with 17 points, while Will Clyburn made his return to action after missing most of last season with a torn ACL and produced 9 points and 6 rebounds. 

Later Wednesday, FC Barcelona outscored MoraBanc Andorra 24-9 to start the fourth quarter en route to an 90-82 victory in Encamp, Andorra.

It was Barcelona’s first preseason game of the season and the first chance to see Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius’s team in action.

Barcelona debutant Nick Calathes scored 15 points to lead the charge, returnees Nikola Mirotic and Brandon Davies added 11 points each and Rolands Smits scored 10. Haukur Palsson paced Andorra with 19 points.

One EuroLeague side that didn’t fare too well was Bayern Munich, who lost 82-74 to Slovenian side Olimpija Ljubljana.

Valencia take on Joventut Badalona and Baskonia face San Pablo Burgas in today’s (Friday) friendly games with ASVEL vs Elan Chalon facing off in the French League All-Star game.

Fenerbahce get their campaign rolling on September 1, when they square off against Besiktas behind closed doors at an unannounced venue in Turkey.

The EuroLeague season was halted in March and declared void due to the coronavirus pandemic. All the teams that competed in the EuroLeague last season will play in this upcoming campaign.

The new EuroLeague season is set to commence on October 1 with Barcelona vs CSKA Moscow, Olympiacos vs Zalgiris and Bayern Munich vs Armani Milan the pick of the opening round match ups.

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Instagram Model claims she hooked up with SEVEN NBA players in one night https://www.talkbasket.net/100062-instagram-model-claims-she-hooked-up-with-seven-nba-players-in-one-night https://www.talkbasket.net/100062-instagram-model-claims-she-hooked-up-with-seven-nba-players-in-one-night#respond Fri, 21 Aug 2020 12:38:37 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=100062 An IG model went onto a popular podcast to reveal that she hooked up with seven different NBA players on the same night. When people started asking her details about who in the comments, she revealed all the dirty info:

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Instagram Model claims she hooked up with SEVEN NBA players in one night

An IG model went onto a popular podcast to reveal that she hooked up with seven different NBA players on the same night. When people started asking her details about who in the comments, she revealed all the dirty info:

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Knicks reportedly interested in Donovan Mitchell, worried about fit with RJ Barrett https://www.talkbasket.net/99731-knicks-reportedly-interested-in-donovan-mitchell-worry-about-fit-with-rj-barrett https://www.talkbasket.net/99731-knicks-reportedly-interested-in-donovan-mitchell-worry-about-fit-with-rj-barrett#respond Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:40:43 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=99731 As soon as the Knicks hired Utah Jazz’s assistant coach Johnnie Bryant, Donovan Mitchell rumors were to be expected for New York’s franchise. According to Forbes contributor Adam Zagoria, the Knicks want badly to acquire Donovan Mitchell, but they are not sure about the fit with the team’s young star RJ Barrett. “They want him badly […]

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Knicks reportedly interested in Donovan Mitchell, worried about fit with RJ Barrett

As soon as the Knicks hired Utah Jazz’s assistant coach Johnnie Bryant, Donovan Mitchell rumors were to be expected for New York’s franchise.

According to Forbes contributor Adam Zagoria, the Knicks want badly to acquire Donovan Mitchell, but they are not sure about the fit with the team’s young star RJ Barrett.

“They want him badly but may be a possible conflict with R.J. [Barrett],” a source with knowledge of the Knicks thinking said of Mitchell. “There’s a debate in the front office if they can play together.”

Of course, a team would like to have Mitchell on its squad. The Utah Jazz All-Star has become a franchise player from Day 1 having a great impact on the winning column for his team.

A couple of days ago, the New York native dropped 57 points to set a franchise record for most points in a playoff game. His scoring performance against Denver, which was the team that gave him up on the 2017 NBA Draft, was the third-best in the history of the NBA playoffs.

The Jazz will need a good package of talent and picks in order to trade a player like Mitchell, even if “Spida” is willing to leave Utah.

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Carmelo Anthony: Damian Lillard is the best player I’ve ever played with https://www.talkbasket.net/99199-carmelo-anthony-damian-lillard-is-the-best-player-ive-ever-played-with https://www.talkbasket.net/99199-carmelo-anthony-damian-lillard-is-the-best-player-ive-ever-played-with#respond Sun, 16 Aug 2020 03:38:27 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=99199 Carmelo Anthony has played with some top tier guys in his day. Melo has shared a locker room with stars such as Russell Westbrook, Allen Iverson, Paul George, Amar’e Stoudemire, and James Harden. All potential Hall of Famers. That being said, earlier today, Melo released a statement saying Damian Lillard, his current teammate on the […]

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Carmelo Anthony: Damian Lillard is the best player I’ve ever played with

Carmelo Anthony has played with some top tier guys in his day. Melo has shared a locker room with stars such as Russell Westbrook, Allen Iverson, Paul George, Amar’e Stoudemire, and James Harden. All potential Hall of Famers.

That being said, earlier today, Melo released a statement saying Damian Lillard, his current teammate on the Portland Trail Blazers, was the greatest player he has ever played alongside. This is high praise from one of the best scorers in NBA history and says a lot knowing who he’s played with in the past.

Here is Carmelo’s statement below:

“Dame’s at the top for me. I’ve never played with someone who lifted his team on the court with his play and as a leader. He genuinely cares for his teammates. What he’s been able to do is amazing. He’s the top guy I’ve played with.”

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Draymond Green to be fined $50k for publicly telling Devin Booker to leave Phoenix https://www.talkbasket.net/98272-draymond-green-to-be-fined-50k-for-publicly-telling-devin-booker-to-leave-phoenix https://www.talkbasket.net/98272-draymond-green-to-be-fined-50k-for-publicly-telling-devin-booker-to-leave-phoenix#respond Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:27:34 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=98272 The comments recently made by Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors will cost him $50,000. Green was a guest on NBA on TNT and talked about Devin Booker. He suggested Booker to leave the Phoenix Suns and go to a winning team. Green was asked by Ernie Johnson if that was tampering to which […]

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Draymond Green to be fined $50k for publicly telling Devin Booker to leave Phoenix

The comments recently made by Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors will cost him $50,000. Green was a guest on NBA on TNT and talked about Devin Booker. He suggested Booker to leave the Phoenix Suns and go to a winning team.

Green was asked by Ernie Johnson if that was tampering to which the Warriors forward responded with “maybe”. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the NBA will fine Green $50k for these comments.

Official announcement by the NBA:

Green’s reaction to the fine says it all:

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Damian Lillard calls Paul George a “chump”, tells him to “keep switching teams” after feisty end to Clippers-Blazers showdown https://www.talkbasket.net/98164-damian-lillard-calls-paul-george-a-chump-tells-him-to-keep-switching-teams-after-feisty-end-to-clippers-blazers-showdown https://www.talkbasket.net/98164-damian-lillard-calls-paul-george-a-chump-tells-him-to-keep-switching-teams-after-feisty-end-to-clippers-blazers-showdown#respond Sat, 08 Aug 2020 21:39:13 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=98164 Things are getting pretty interesting between the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers, leaving fans hoping the latter makes it to the playoffs and somehow gets matched up with Paul George and Co. George and teammate Patrick Beverley had some antics to throw Damian Lillard’s way as he missed a pair of late free […]

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Damian Lillard calls Paul George a “chump”, tells him to “keep switching teams” after feisty end to Clippers-Blazers showdown

Things are getting pretty interesting between the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers, leaving fans hoping the latter makes it to the playoffs and somehow gets matched up with Paul George and Co.

George and teammate Patrick Beverley had some antics to throw Damian Lillard’s way as he missed a pair of late free throws during the Blazers’ loss to the Clippers on Saturday. Dame would point out that he’s eliminated both players from the playoffs in the past and isn’t bothered.

The Clippers stars took to Instagram to continue trolling under Bleacher Reports‘s post of Lillard’s quote and things have taken quite the turn, with the Blazers guard pointing out George’s movement over the last few years.


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My, this is getting good!

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Rumor: Cavaliers are looking to add Ben Simmons this offseason https://www.talkbasket.net/98165-rumor-cavaliers-are-looking-to-add-ben-simmons-this-offseason https://www.talkbasket.net/98165-rumor-cavaliers-are-looking-to-add-ben-simmons-this-offseason#respond Sat, 08 Aug 2020 21:36:59 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=98165 According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers may have a persuading trade package to obtain 76ers guard, Ben Simmons this offseason. Simmons’ 2019-20 season has come to an end after a report that he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Simmons averaged 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 8 assists per game […]

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Rumor: Cavaliers are looking to add Ben Simmons this offseason

According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers may have a persuading trade package to obtain 76ers guard, Ben Simmons this offseason.

Simmons’ 2019-20 season has come to an end after a report that he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Simmons averaged 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 8 assists per game this season.

Chris Fedor on the potential blockbuster trade:

The Cavs believe they have enough to assemble an enticing package, especially with recent first-rounders littering the roster, a top six pick coming in October and a future first from the Milwaukee Bucks.

Those picks, combined with one of the young guys and some salary filler, is a good start. It’s also why the Cavs have spent the first few years of the post-LeBron era stockpiling assets. In any potential trade discussion, the Cavs would cling tightest to Kevin Porter Jr.”

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Charles Barkley: “The Portland Trail Blazers will make the NBA Finals” https://www.talkbasket.net/98101-charles-barkley-the-portland-trail-blazers-will-make-the-nba-finals https://www.talkbasket.net/98101-charles-barkley-the-portland-trail-blazers-will-make-the-nba-finals#respond Sat, 08 Aug 2020 05:09:24 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=98101 On TNT’s “Inside the NBA”, Charles Barkley made yet another bold prediction. He stated that the Portland Trail Blazers, who currently do not have a playoff spot, were going to make the NBA Finals. The Trail Blazers currently trail the Memphis Grizzlies by one game, with three games remaining. There is hope for Trail Blazers […]

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Charles Barkley: “The Portland Trail Blazers will make the NBA Finals”

On TNT’s “Inside the NBA”, Charles Barkley made yet another bold prediction. He stated that the Portland Trail Blazers, who currently do not have a playoff spot, were going to make the NBA Finals.

The Trail Blazers currently trail the Memphis Grizzlies by one game, with three games remaining. There is hope for Trail Blazers fans, though. The Memphis Grizzlies have the toughest remaining schedule. They will face the Bucks, Raptors, and Celtics. The Blazers must finish strong as they face the Clippers, 76ers, Mavericks, and the Nets as they attempt to steal the 8th seed.

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Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will receive $1.25 million in contract bonuses without playing https://www.talkbasket.net/98099-kevin-durant-and-kyrie-irving-will-receive-1-25-million-in-contract-bonuses-without-playing https://www.talkbasket.net/98099-kevin-durant-and-kyrie-irving-will-receive-1-25-million-in-contract-bonuses-without-playing#respond Sat, 08 Aug 2020 03:26:52 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=98099 Before signing with the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant’s agent, Rich Kleiman, got Durant the deal of a lifetime. The deal was that if the Nets secured a playoff spot, he would receive $1 million in incentives. After a 119-106 victory over the Sacramento Kings earlier today, the Nets made Durant’s pockets even fatter by clinching […]

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Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will receive $1.25 million in contract bonuses without playing

Before signing with the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant’s agent, Rich Kleiman, got Durant the deal of a lifetime. The deal was that if the Nets secured a playoff spot, he would receive $1 million in incentives. After a 119-106 victory over the Sacramento Kings earlier today, the Nets made Durant’s pockets even fatter by clinching a playoff berth. Keep in mind, Durant played a total of ZERO games this year…

There’s a reason they call him “Easy Money Sniper”.

Additionally, the Nets also owe Kyrie Irving, who played a total of 20 games this season, $250,000 in incentives. Irving finished the year shooting above 88.5% from the free-throw line and made more than 2.8 three-pointers per game, earning him those incentives.

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Dennis Rodman says he is the oldest of 47 siblings https://www.talkbasket.net/97488-dennis-rodman-says-he-is-the-oldest-of-47-siblings https://www.talkbasket.net/97488-dennis-rodman-says-he-is-the-oldest-of-47-siblings#respond Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:45:56 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=97488 During his Hall of Fame speech, former Chicago Bulls rebounding machine, Dennis Rodman, stated that he was the oldest of 47 siblings! He discussed about how his father walked out on his life at age five, and rambled about how he and his “46 brothers and sisters” deserved better. On the other hand, Philander Rodman, […]

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Dennis Rodman says he is the oldest of 47 siblings

During his Hall of Fame speech, former Chicago Bulls rebounding machine, Dennis Rodman, stated that he was the oldest of 47 siblings! He discussed about how his father walked out on his life at age five, and rambled about how he and his “46 brothers and sisters” deserved better.

On the other hand, Philander Rodman, Dennis’ father, made sure to inform Chris Palmer of ESPN, that he only had 29 children, but with SIXTEEN different women!

No one knows the truth, but either way, imagine how hectic the family get togethers are! No room whatsoever.

Check out Rodman’s Hall of Fame induction speech below:

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Bulls players concerned new front office is not listening to them https://www.talkbasket.net/96967-bulls-players-concerned-new-front-office-is-not-listening-to-them https://www.talkbasket.net/96967-bulls-players-concerned-new-front-office-is-not-listening-to-them#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2020 10:00:48 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=96967 With the arrival of the new President of Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas and General Manager Marc Everseley, changes were expected to come to the Chicago Bulls. One of the main speculations was the future of the head coach Jim Boylen, who was on the hot seat. Boylen did not have the best of relationship with […]

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Bulls players concerned new front office is not listening to them

With the arrival of the new President of Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas and General Manager Marc Everseley, changes were expected to come to the Chicago Bulls. One of the main speculations was the future of the head coach Jim Boylen, who was on the hot seat. Boylen did not have the best of relationship with the team’s star Zach LaVine and some other players were not satisfied with their coach either.

However, it seems like Boylen’s position is safer than originally thought. Moreover, the Bulls players are reportedly concerned that the new front office is not listening to them. This would contradict the new front office’s statements that the players will be the foundation of the new Bulls.

Per Joe Cowley of Chicago Sun-Times:

“As one Bulls player told the Sun-Times on Wednesday, however, the growing concern is no current player is really being listened to. LaVine, several veterans, a seemingly disgruntled rookie, no one. For a new-look front office that came out on Day 1 and said they would build a foundation on being “players first,” it’s now starting to feel like they’re not even in the top three.”

After missing the playoffs for the third season in a row, Chicago’s management will have to put in serious work to bring the team back among the top teams in the league.

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Scottie Pippen denies he was upset with Michael Jordan over his portrayal in The Last Dance https://www.talkbasket.net/96957-scottie-pippen-denies-he-was-upset-with-michael-jordan-over-his-portrayal-in-the-last-dance https://www.talkbasket.net/96957-scottie-pippen-denies-he-was-upset-with-michael-jordan-over-his-portrayal-in-the-last-dance#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:21:20 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=96957 It was widely rumored that Scottie Pippen was upset with Michael Jordan over the way he was portrayed in the Chicago Bulls documentary, The Last Dance, earlier this year. And, to be fair, the Hall of Famer fell off the grid right around the time the series was released. Many sources claimed Pippen was angry […]

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Scottie Pippen denies he was upset with Michael Jordan over his portrayal in The Last Dance

It was widely rumored that Scottie Pippen was upset with Michael Jordan over the way he was portrayed in the Chicago Bulls documentary, The Last Dance, earlier this year. And, to be fair, the Hall of Famer fell off the grid right around the time the series was released.

Many sources claimed Pippen was angry because Jordan called him “selfish” due to his delaying of an off-season surgery in 1997. However, Pippen insists he wasn’t upset and has had communication with MJ since.

“Why would I be offended by anything that happened 30 years ago?” he asked, per the Associated Press. “I wasn’t upset about it.”

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The Last Dance also brought Pippen’s refusal to enter an Eastern Conference semifinal game back to the fore but he claims he was unbothered.

“It didn’t bother me at all,” the former Bulls superstar declared. “It was an opportunity for our younger generation that hadn’t seen or knew anything about basketball in the ’90s.”

Praise went Pippen’s way quite often during the documentary in which Jordan said, “Whenever they speak Michael Jordan, they should speak Scottie Pippen.” Yet the pair of instances portrayed him in a very bad light.

Of course, they’ve done very little to taint his legacy and, fortunately, he isn’t holding a grudge against his former teammate. At least that’s what he says.

Speaking of legacy, you could check out this amazing Scottie Pippen Product Guide from BuySideSports. BuySideSports is a new platform dedicated to keeping fans in the know as it pertains to gear from the biggest names in the NBA and NFL.

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Rumor: Nets and Knicks monitoring Zach LaVine’s situation https://www.talkbasket.net/96360-rumor-nets-and-knicks-monitoring-zach-lavines-situation https://www.talkbasket.net/96360-rumor-nets-and-knicks-monitoring-zach-lavines-situation#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:48:54 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=96360 Teams are lining up for Zach LaVine should the 25-year-old point guard ask to be traded by the Chicago Bulls. According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks are monitoring LaVine’s situation in Chicago. The Bulls star averaged 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game this season.

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Rumor: Nets and Knicks monitoring Zach LaVine’s situation

Teams are lining up for Zach LaVine should the 25-year-old point guard ask to be traded by the Chicago Bulls. According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks are monitoring LaVine’s situation in Chicago.

The Bulls star averaged 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game this season.

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Rumor: Kevin Durant supports Mark Jackson as the next Nets head coach https://www.talkbasket.net/95614-rumor-kevin-durant-supports-mark-jackson-as-the-next-nets-head-coach https://www.talkbasket.net/95614-rumor-kevin-durant-supports-mark-jackson-as-the-next-nets-head-coach#respond Fri, 17 Jul 2020 07:48:32 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=95614 The Brooklyn Nets are yet to decide on who will be the team’s next head coach. Current coach Jacque Vaughn, who replaced Kenny Atkinson, is one of the candidates. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, there is growing speculation that the Nets’ superstar Kevin Durant supports Brooklyn native and former Warriors coach Mark Jackson. “You […]

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Rumor: Kevin Durant supports Mark Jackson as the next Nets head coach

The Brooklyn Nets are yet to decide on who will be the team’s next head coach. Current coach Jacque Vaughn, who replaced Kenny Atkinson, is one of the candidates. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, there is growing speculation that the Nets’ superstar Kevin Durant supports Brooklyn native and former Warriors coach Mark Jackson.

“You know, (Kleiman) pretty much said he liked the idea. It is known that Mark Jackson and Kevin Durant have a good relationship. Those Tweets and the Jackson/Nets possible connection with Durant have not gone unnoticed in the NBA. There are people who are speaking about Mark Jackson as a candidate there,” Windhorst said on his podcast as transcribed by Real GM.

Jackson coached the Warriors through 2011-2014 and left the team just before Golden State became one of the most dominant teams in modern NBA.

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NBA Players Worst Fears (LeBron James, Michael Jordan, etc.) https://www.talkbasket.net/95528-nba-players-worst-fears https://www.talkbasket.net/95528-nba-players-worst-fears#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2020 02:34:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=95528 1) LeBron James Is Afraid of Failure In an interview with ESPN, LeBron James said he admired how Michael Jordan was never afraid of failure. He stated: That’s one of my biggest obstacles. I want to succeed so bad that I become afraid of failing.” He added that if he kept winning, he wouldn’t have […]

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NBA Players Worst Fears (LeBron James, Michael Jordan, etc.)

1) LeBron James Is Afraid of Failure

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In an interview with ESPN, LeBron James said he admired how Michael Jordan was never afraid of failure. He stated: That’s one of my biggest obstacles. I want to succeed so bad that I become afraid of failing.” He added that if he kept winning, he wouldn’t have to worry about it.

2) Michael Jordan Has a Phobia of Water

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Jordan’s fear of water rooted from an incident during his childhood. He once saw his good friend drown after getting sucked into the undertow. Shortly after this occurred, Jordan somehow almost drowned while at a baseball camp. Jordan says he still has not recovered from his phobia, which is understandable. He added that he “feels uncomfortable when on a small boat or when near big bodies of water.”

3) Kobe Bryant Is Afraid of DOG POOP

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In an interview with Complex magazine back in 2009, Kobe Bryant revealed his fear of dog feces. He stated that the fear aroused from going to the park and stepping in a “huge pile of dog s*** wearing brand new Jordan’s.”

4) Tim Duncan Is Afraid of Sharks

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As a kid, Tim Duncan grew up wanting to become a professional swimmer. When Hurricane Hugo swept through the Virgin Islands (where Duncan is from), it ruined the only Olympic pool on the island. If Duncan wanted to train, he would have to do it in the ocean. His fear of sharks crushed his dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer and he resorted to becoming a 5x NBA champion.

5) Damian Lillard Is Afraid of STATUES

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According to Damian Lillard himself, his fear of statues came from a “bad experience at the wax museum.” He has a condition called automatonophobia, which is a fear of human-like figures. No one knows what happened, but Lillard refuses to talk about it.

6) Kevin Durant Is Afraid of Taking Basketball for Granted

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In 2015, Kevin Durant revealed his fear of taking hoops for granted. He stated: “My biggest fear is that I might be taking it all for granted. Being able to do something I love every single day is a blessing. We play so many games, we have so many practices – it flies by. By the time it’s all said and done, I worry that I might not have really enjoyed every single day as a pro.” Humbling words from KD.

7) Shaq Is Afraid of Sharks

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In 2018, Shaw revealed in an interview with the Post that he was “terrified of sharks.” He stated: “I’ve watched ‘When Animals Attack’ 1 through 10. Remember ‘Jaws?’ I live in Florida, all the shark attacks are in Florida.” Turns out even someone Shaq’s size can be afraid of something.

8) Nick Young Is Afraid Of Dolphins

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According to Swaggy P, the fear came from when he rode a dolphin that was intentionally trying to drown him. He stated: He went straight down. He was trying to kill me. I think he was trying to get on Iggy (his ex-girlfriend). He was a little friendly, kissing her and stuff. He was trying to take my woman.”

9) Russell Westbrook Has a Loose Hair Phobia

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Russell Westbrook was once asked if he had any weird phobias. His answer was, “Yeah, like hair s***. I don’t like that. There ain’t no hair at my house, I promise you that. If there’s hair laying around, I can’t handle that. If I find someone’s hair laying on me, I’ll lose it.” Even one of league’s most fierce competitors has fears.

10) Carmelo Anthony Is Afraid Of House Cats

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Carmelo Anthony revealed that he was most afraid of cats. He says “I don’t like how they look at me, like they know something that I don’t.” He added that there is no cat that gave him a traumatic experience, he just simply does not like them.

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Jason Kidd has reportedly “wowed” the Knicks with “a great interview” https://www.talkbasket.net/95455-jason-kidd-has-reportedly-wowed-the-knicks-with-a-great-interview https://www.talkbasket.net/95455-jason-kidd-has-reportedly-wowed-the-knicks-with-a-great-interview#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:09:56 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=95455 The New York Knicks continue the process of finding a new head coach. Recently, Jason Kidd, who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, had been interviewed by the Knicks. He left a great impression, but Tom Thibodeau still remains the favorite to get the job. Per Marc Berman of New […]

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Jason Kidd has reportedly “wowed” the Knicks with “a great interview”

The New York Knicks continue the process of finding a new head coach. Recently, Jason Kidd, who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, had been interviewed by the Knicks. He left a great impression, but Tom Thibodeau still remains the favorite to get the job.

Per Marc Berman of New York Post:

“While sources says Jason Kidd wowed Knicks brass with “a great interview,” it might not be enough to topple Thibodeau, whose relationship with Knicks president Leon Rose and senior vice president William Wesley should prove insurmountable.”

Kidd, 47, has previously worked as a head coach of the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. He played an important role in the development of reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

He spent nineteen seasons in the NBA as a player. In 2011, Kidd won his only championship with the Dallas Mavericks.

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Rumor: Markieff and Marcus Morris not in the Orlando bubble https://www.talkbasket.net/95439-rumor-markieff-and-marcus-morris-not-in-orlando-bubble https://www.talkbasket.net/95439-rumor-markieff-and-marcus-morris-not-in-orlando-bubble#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2020 07:12:18 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=95439 There is growing speculation that the Morris twins, who joined the two Los Angeles sides in February, are not with the Lakers and Clippers, respectively. Markieff Morris has not been spotted in any of the Lakers photos or video, as reported by Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen & Roll. His twin Marcus, who is a […]

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Rumor: Markieff and Marcus Morris not in the Orlando bubble

There is growing speculation that the Morris twins, who joined the two Los Angeles sides in February, are not with the Lakers and Clippers, respectively. Markieff Morris has not been spotted in any of the Lakers photos or video, as reported by Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen & Roll.

His twin Marcus, who is a Clipper, has not been seen in Orlando either, according to J.R. De Groote of Heavy.

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Neither team made any comments about the players or staff who have not joined their respective teams for the NBA season resumption in Orlando.

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Jimmy Butler was the victim of a noise complaint in the NBA’s bubble facilities last week https://www.talkbasket.net/95426-jimmy-butler-was-the-victim-of-a-noise-complaint-in-the-nbas-bubble-facilities-last-week https://www.talkbasket.net/95426-jimmy-butler-was-the-victim-of-a-noise-complaint-in-the-nbas-bubble-facilities-last-week#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2020 00:49:13 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=95426 This could not happen to anyone else… Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler was reported to hotel security last week after touching down in the NBA’s Orlando Bubble. Apparently, the forward was making the most of his accommodations, working up a full sweat while quarantined in his room. Here’s Chris Haynes with the report, via NBA […]

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Jimmy Butler was the victim of a noise complaint in the NBA’s bubble facilities last week

This could not happen to anyone else…

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler was reported to hotel security last week after touching down in the NBA’s Orlando Bubble. Apparently, the forward was making the most of his accommodations, working up a full sweat while quarantined in his room.

Here’s Chris Haynes with the report, via NBA on TNT.

Only Jimmy right?

Oh, we gotta give a solid A+ to that “entanglement” joke. But we know Butler’s probably the last guy who would get caught breaching such rules in the bubble.

The Heat All-Star has also revealed he won’t be wearing any wording on the back of his jersey during games moving forward – not even his name.

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IG Model says NBA player has invited her to Bubble, Twitter finds out which player it is https://www.talkbasket.net/95383-ig-model-says-nba-player-has-invited-her-to-bubble-twitter-finds-out-which-player-it-is https://www.talkbasket.net/95383-ig-model-says-nba-player-has-invited-her-to-bubble-twitter-finds-out-which-player-it-is#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:29:29 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=95383 Here’s the headline the NBA Bubble is going to come crashing down right in front of our faces because, as expected, some NBA players just can’t keep it in their pants and apparently the player who might ruin it all for everyone is the Los Angeles Clippers center Montrezl Harrell, according to the trolls on […]

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IG Model says NBA player has invited her to Bubble, Twitter finds out which player it is

Here’s the headline the NBA Bubble is going to come crashing down right in front of our faces because, as expected, some NBA players just can’t keep it in their pants and apparently the player who might ruin it all for everyone is the Los Angeles Clippers center Montrezl Harrell, according to the trolls on social media. There is a girl who took to Twitter to share her excitement about getting invited to the Bubble:

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Lakers’ Rajon Rondo Suffers Fractured Thumb https://www.talkbasket.net/95195-rajon-rondo-suffers-fractured-thumb https://www.talkbasket.net/95195-rajon-rondo-suffers-fractured-thumb#respond Mon, 13 Jul 2020 04:30:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=95195 Lakers guard Rajon Rondo will undergo surgery on thumb and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Rondo suffered a thumb injury in practice on Sunday evening. This means Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook will be getting more minutes and become more reliant.

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Lakers’ Rajon Rondo Suffers Fractured Thumb

Lakers guard Rajon Rondo will undergo surgery on thumb and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Rondo suffered a thumb injury in practice on Sunday evening. This means Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook will be getting more minutes and become more reliant.

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Kyle Kuzma’ ex Katya Elise Henry cuddles up with Tyler Herro, Kuz responds https://www.talkbasket.net/94494-kyle-kuzma-ex-katya-elise-henry-cuddles-up-with-tyler-herro-kuz-responds https://www.talkbasket.net/94494-kyle-kuzma-ex-katya-elise-henry-cuddles-up-with-tyler-herro-kuz-responds#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2020 22:33:12 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=94494 The resumption of the NBA season is right around the corner with the players scheduled to report to the bubble later this week and the competition is already getting started.

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Kyle Kuzma’ ex Katya Elise Henry cuddles up with Tyler Herro, Kuz responds

The resumption of the NBA season is right around the corner with the players scheduled to report to the bubble later this week and the competition is already getting started.

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Damian Lillard’s Top Trade Destinations are Lakers and Knicks https://www.talkbasket.net/94331-damian-lillards-top-trade-destinations-are-knicks-and-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/94331-damian-lillards-top-trade-destinations-are-knicks-and-lakers#respond Sat, 04 Jul 2020 22:59:45 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=94331 NYPOST writer, Marc Berman, this afternoon stated: “If scoring point guard Damian Lillard asks for a trade, it’s believed the Knicks and Lakers would be his choices.” Depending on who the Knicks select in this years draft, Lillard would be the box office player they have been searching for. The Knicks have the cap space […]

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Damian Lillard’s Top Trade Destinations are Lakers and Knicks

NYPOST writer, Marc Berman, this afternoon stated: “If scoring point guard Damian Lillard asks for a trade, it’s believed the Knicks and Lakers would be his choices.”

Depending on who the Knicks select in this years draft, Lillard would be the box office player they have been searching for. The Knicks have the cap space for a blockbuster addition to their team, but the question has always been whether or not people want to be a part of the rebuild. We saw this during the summer when Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving chose the Nets over the Knicks. The Knicks need to be able to make their franchise more attractive to superstars.

The Lakers, on the other hand, might need to get rid of a few players to add Lillard to the squad. I doubt they touch Anthony Davis or Lebron, so what else would they do? Would getting rid of solid role players such as Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, or Dwight Howard be the answer? Who knows.

Lillard has noted in the past that he is unhappy with the Trail Blazers’ front office. He has also made it known that he thinks Lebron James is the “best player in the NBA and that he should win this year’s MVP.” Lillard has never made an NBA Finals and is in the prime of his career. Most players that have been considered “great,” have a championship to their name. If he wants to make a big-time career move, the time is now.

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Madonna reportedly turned down Michael Jordan for a “better endowed” Scottie Pippen https://www.talkbasket.net/93845-madonna-reportedly-turned-down-michael-jordan-for-a-better-endowed-scottie-pippen https://www.talkbasket.net/93845-madonna-reportedly-turned-down-michael-jordan-for-a-better-endowed-scottie-pippen#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:04:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=93845 A five-time NBA MVP, six-time NBA champion and 14-time All-Star Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan has always been a big competitor on and off the court. But did you know that Jordan was rejected by singer, songwriter and actress Madonna for his teammate Scottie Pippen? Discover the story of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Madonna […]

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Madonna reportedly turned down Michael Jordan for a “better endowed” Scottie Pippen

A five-time NBA MVP, six-time NBA champion and 14-time All-Star Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan has always been a big competitor on and off the court.

But did you know that Jordan was rejected by singer, songwriter and actress Madonna for his teammate Scottie Pippen?

Discover the story of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Madonna in this video:

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Damian Lillard announced as ONE of the 2K21 cover athletes https://www.talkbasket.net/93762-damian-lillard-announced-as-one-of-the-2k21-cover-athletes https://www.talkbasket.net/93762-damian-lillard-announced-as-one-of-the-2k21-cover-athletes#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:49:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=93762 Damian Lillard has been announced as one of the cover athletes for NBA 2K21. NBA 2K released this information on their Twitter account earlier. Lillard has been named as the cover athlete for the “Current Gen” consoles. Fans have been guessing about who this would be since the game developers released the trailer for NBA […]

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Damian Lillard announced as ONE of the 2K21 cover athletes

Damian Lillard has been announced as one of the cover athletes for NBA 2K21. NBA 2K released this information on their Twitter account earlier. Lillard has been named as the cover athlete for the “Current Gen” consoles.

Fans have been guessing about who this would be since the game developers released the trailer for NBA 2K21 earlier this month.

Many are speculating that Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans will feature on the “Next Gen” cover. In addition to this, speculation has begun in regards to whether or not the late Kobe Bryant will feature on the Legend edition of the game. With many fans hoping so, this may be completed by NBA2K.

The release date is still uncertain, however fans will be able to pre-order the game from July 2nd, as per Twitter.

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Report: Knicks were LeBron James’ first choice in 2010 https://www.talkbasket.net/93739-report-knicks-were-lebron-james-first-choice-in-2010 https://www.talkbasket.net/93739-report-knicks-were-lebron-james-first-choice-in-2010#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:19:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=93739 LeBron James rocked the NBA by choosing to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 for the Miami Heat where he teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. He won two championships during the four years he spent in Miami. But, it could have been a different story. According to NBA analyst Bill Simmons, it […]

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Report: Knicks were LeBron James’ first choice in 2010

LeBron James rocked the NBA by choosing to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 for the Miami Heat where he teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. He won two championships during the four years he spent in Miami. But, it could have been a different story.

According to NBA analyst Bill Simmons, it was the New York Knicks that was LeBron’s first choice in 2010. Though, the Knicks could not handle the situation the right way and ended up losing the opportunity to sign one of the league’s biggest stars.

“From everyone I’ve talked to, it’s clear that the Knicks were the first choice. It was basically the Knicks’ to lose, and they just couldn’t stay out of their own way,” Simmons said.

James has said in the past that Madison Square Garden, the home of the Knicks, is his favorite venue to play in the NBA.

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Instagram comment from LeBron James suggests JR Smith is set to join the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/93639-instagram-comment-from-lebron-james-suggests-jr-smith-is-set-to-join-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/93639-instagram-comment-from-lebron-james-suggests-jr-smith-is-set-to-join-the-lakers#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:01:59 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=93639 LeBron James’ recent activity on social media has left fans speculating over the possibility of JR Smith joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Smith, who was teammates with King James on the Cleveland Cavaliers, has emerged as one of the top candidates to replace Avery Bradley, with the guard having opted to sit out the NBA’s […]

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Instagram comment from LeBron James suggests JR Smith is set to join the Lakers

LeBron James’ recent activity on social media has left fans speculating over the possibility of JR Smith joining the Los Angeles Lakers.

LeBron James at the NBA Summer League, wearing Supreme Lakers shorts. Photo: Ty Nowell/Los Angeles Lakers

Smith, who was teammates with King James on the Cleveland Cavaliers, has emerged as one of the top candidates to replace Avery Bradley, with the guard having opted to sit out the NBA’s restart in Orlando at the end of next month.

LeBron piped up in the comments section after seeing a video of Smith working out on Instagram. You could check it out right below.

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@kingjames @teamswish 👀🔥

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Make of this what you will. The comment from LeBron James isn’t necessarily an indication of a reunion in Los Angeles. But who’s to say it’s not?

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Rumor: Lakers contacted Nick Young https://www.talkbasket.net/93481-rumor-lakers-contacted-nick-young https://www.talkbasket.net/93481-rumor-lakers-contacted-nick-young#respond Sat, 27 Jun 2020 08:38:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=93481 Even though JR Smith emerged as the favorite to replace Avery Bradley on the Los Angeles Lakers roster when the season resumes, it seems he will have to seriously compete for the spot. Nick Young is reportedly in talks with the Purple & Gold too. One of Young’s best friends wrote on Instagram that the […]

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Rumor: Lakers contacted Nick Young

Even though JR Smith emerged as the favorite to replace Avery Bradley on the Los Angeles Lakers roster when the season resumes, it seems he will have to seriously compete for the spot. Nick Young is reportedly in talks with the Purple & Gold too.

One of Young’s best friends wrote on Instagram that the Lakers contacted Swaggy P. The 35-year-old shooting guard has already played for the team through 2013-2017. The best season for Young was in 2013-2014 when he averaged 17.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

After leaving the Lakers in 2017, the Los Angeles native joined the Golden State Warriors and won his only championship with them in 2018.

Young played just four NBA games since the 2018-2019 season when he joined the Denver Nuggets in December for twenty days.

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San Antonio Spurs reportedly signing Tyler Zeller https://www.talkbasket.net/93217-san-antonio-spurs-reportedly-signing-tyler-zeller https://www.talkbasket.net/93217-san-antonio-spurs-reportedly-signing-tyler-zeller#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2020 18:52:57 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=93217 The San Antonio Spurs are signing free agent center Tyler Zeller for the remainder of the season, per Shams Charania. The contract also includes a non-guaranteed second year. The 30-year-old center las played for the Memphis Grizzlies in the end of 2018-19 season. He appeared in just four game for Memphis. In the entire 2018-19 […]

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San Antonio Spurs reportedly signing Tyler Zeller

The San Antonio Spurs are signing free agent center Tyler Zeller for the remainder of the season, per Shams Charania. The contract also includes a non-guaranteed second year.

The 30-year-old center las played for the Memphis Grizzlies in the end of 2018-19 season. He appeared in just four game for Memphis. In the entire 2018-19 season Zeller played just six games – 2 for Atlanta and 4 for Memphis.

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3 solutions for the Lakers with Avery Bradley deciding to sit out https://www.talkbasket.net/93198-3-solutions-for-the-lakers-with-avery-bradley-deciding-to-sit-out https://www.talkbasket.net/93198-3-solutions-for-the-lakers-with-avery-bradley-deciding-to-sit-out#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2020 13:38:56 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=93198 Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley has opted to sit out the remainder of the NBA season. He will not be part of the team as the season resumes in Orlando at the end of July. It has been reported that Bradley’s decision was due to the well-being of his family. Specifically, his 6-year-old son […]

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3 solutions for the Lakers with Avery Bradley deciding to sit out

Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley has opted to sit out the remainder of the NBA season. He will not be part of the team as the season resumes in Orlando at the end of July. It has been reported that Bradley’s decision was due to the well-being of his family. Specifically, his 6-year-old son who has had a history of respiratory illness.

The decision is completely understandable, especially when it pertains to the health of his family. Bradley was quoted saying “As committed to my Lakers teammates and the organization as I am, I ultimately play basketball for my family”. The 29-year-old continued with “And so, at a time like this, I can’t imagine making any decision that might put my family’s health and well-being at even the slightest risk”.

Bradley has been a part of the Lakers’ success to date, averaging 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists, through 49 games. On 44.4% shooting from the field, 36.4% from 3-point land. He’s been an important factor on the defensive end, constantly hounding opponents.

Where does this leave the Lakers from a basketball standpoint? Here are some solutions following Avery Bradley’s decision.

J.R. Smith:

Almost instantly after the Avery Bradley news broke, J.R. Smith’s name was thrown around as being a front runner to fill the vacancy. Smith had a workout with the Lakers back in March and was touted to join the team then. But the Lakers opted to sign Dion Waiters instead.

It looks like the 34-year-old could finally find himself representing the purple and gold. Chasing another title alongside LeBron James. Of whom he won a championship with back in 2016. Standing at 6-foot-6, with a large frame, Smith suits what the Lakers need on the defensive end. He’s capable of heating up from range too, where he’s a 37.4% career shooter. A downside though, he hasn’t played since November 2018, after being frozen out by his previous team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

All-in-all, he could certainly play a roll for the Lakers. He’s more than capable of producing when called upon

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope:

The start of the season for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was rough. He was the subject of intense scrutiny as his performances lacked. Although, since the middle of December he’s been extremely productive for the purple and gold. His numbers have ballooned up, with his 3-point percentage sitting at an impressive 39.4%. His averages; 9.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, on 47.2% shooting from the field.

Even though he’s averaging the 2nd-lowest points of his career to date. Caldwell-Pope is arguably playing the best basketball of his career. His shooting numbers are at a career-high and his defensive contributions have been huge for the Lakers’ success this season.

He’s not as fierce as Avery Bradley on the defensive end, but he can certainly hold his own. He’s definitely regarded as an above-average defender. Expect KCP to be inserted into the started line-up amid Bradley’s absence. His main purpose on the defensive end will be to chase opposing guards, putting in the leg work. On the offensive end, it will be to spread the floor with LeBron James taking over point guard duties. He’ll be waiting in the wings, knocking down shots when required. “3-and-D”.

Alex Caruso:

Many fans have been pleading for Alex Caruso’s minutes to be increased for quite some time now. Well, here’s the opportunity. Caruso has been a flamethrower off-the-bench at times this season. With his highlight-worthy dunks energising the Lakers. Additionally, he’s a high IQ player that puts his body on the line. Whether this be through taking charges or fighting for lose balls. Causing opponent errors due to persistent hassling and cutting out the passing lane are other major fortes of Caruso. Defensively he’s an important piece of the Lakers’ championship-contending roster.

Caruso’s averages for the season sit at 5.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1 steal. But he is far more valuable to the team than these statistics suggest. He is 4th-highest on the roster in plus/minus, with a rating of 3.9 on the season. The players ahead of him; LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Danny Green.

When Caruso is on the court, the Lakers produce 114 points per 100 possessions. This is only +1.2 from when he’s not on the court. However, it shows that when Caruso enters the game, the offensive production of the Lakers not only maintains but actually increases ever-so-slightly. With the effective field goal conversion rate of the team sitting at 55.2%. Defensively, with Caruso’s contributions, the team lock-up to concede just 103.8 points per 100 possessions. That’s good for a 95th percentile. Statistics are via Cleaning the Glass.

He’s a vital component to the Lakers off the bench. As well, it’s no secret that Caruso shines alongside LeBron James, as both have natural chemistry. Now’s the time to see more of the duo, via extending Caruso’s minutes.

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Rumor: Anthony Davis wanted to join Paul George in Indiana https://www.talkbasket.net/93194-rumor-anthony-davis-wanted-to-join-paul-george-in-indiana https://www.talkbasket.net/93194-rumor-anthony-davis-wanted-to-join-paul-george-in-indiana#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:05:39 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=93194 Recently Paul George revealed an interesting detail about his departure from Indiana. As it turns out, PG had “the best power forward in league” wanting to join the Pacers. When George asked the team to make the trade, they refused. He took it that the Pacers didn’t want to win and asked to be traded. […]

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Rumor: Anthony Davis wanted to join Paul George in Indiana

Recently Paul George revealed an interesting detail about his departure from Indiana. As it turns out, PG had “the best power forward in league” wanting to join the Pacers. When George asked the team to make the trade, they refused. He took it that the Pacers didn’t want to win and asked to be traded.

George’s quote started speculations about who the player he mentioned actually was. Despite popular guess that it was Blake Griffin, it was not him. According to Pacers reporter J. Michael, Anthony Davis was prepared to join the Pacers but Indiana did not want to make the move because he wasn’t willing to commit after expiration of his contract.

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JR Smith is Leading Candidate to Replace Avery Bradley on Lakers Roster https://www.talkbasket.net/93190-jr-smith-is-leading-candidate-to-replace-avery-bradley-on-lakers-roster https://www.talkbasket.net/93190-jr-smith-is-leading-candidate-to-replace-avery-bradley-on-lakers-roster#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2020 03:24:45 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=93190 Earlier today, Lakers guard Avery Bradley said he was opting out of playing the rest of the season. The league has said substitutions are allowed and the leading candidate to take Bradley’s spot is JR Smith. Smith played alongside Lebron James in Cleveland for many years and is a career 12.5 points per game scorer. […]

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JR Smith is Leading Candidate to Replace Avery Bradley on Lakers Roster

Earlier today, Lakers guard Avery Bradley said he was opting out of playing the rest of the season. The league has said substitutions are allowed and the leading candidate to take Bradley’s spot is JR Smith.

Smith played alongside Lebron James in Cleveland for many years and is a career 12.5 points per game scorer. He will be an immediate scoring impact if signed by the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Victor Oladipo reportedly uncertain about playing this season https://www.talkbasket.net/93065-victor-oladipo-reportedly-uncertain-about-playing-this-season https://www.talkbasket.net/93065-victor-oladipo-reportedly-uncertain-about-playing-this-season#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:17:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=93065 Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo is still undecided whether he will take part in the NBA season resumption in Orlando, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. One of the main factors that will determine his decision is his health. “I talked with Victor Oladipo … over the weekend, and he’s still uncertain whether he’s going to fully […]

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Victor Oladipo reportedly uncertain about playing this season

Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo is still undecided whether he will take part in the NBA season resumption in Orlando, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. One of the main factors that will determine his decision is his health.

“I talked with Victor Oladipo … over the weekend, and he’s still uncertain whether he’s going to fully commit to the bubble. He’s going to return to their camp this week with the Pacers,” Woj said on ESPN’s Get Up.

The 28-year-old guard suffered a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee in January of 2019 during a game agains the Toronto Raptors. He was ruled out for the rest of the season. Oladipo returned to action a year later.

He appeared in thirteen games for the Pacers this season before the shutdown averaging 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Oladipo has one year left in his contract.

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Report: Knicks interviewing Warriors’ Mike Brown for head coach position https://www.talkbasket.net/93059-report-knicks-interviewing-warriors-mike-brown-for-head-coach-position https://www.talkbasket.net/93059-report-knicks-interviewing-warriors-mike-brown-for-head-coach-position#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:17:17 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=93059 The search for the new Knicks head coach continues. According to Shams Charania, New York is interviewing Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown for the position. The 50-year-old coach has perviously coached the Cavaliers (2005-2010 and 2013-2014) and Lakers (2011-2012). In 2009 he was named the Coach of the Year. He has won 347 games […]

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Report: Knicks interviewing Warriors’ Mike Brown for head coach position

The search for the new Knicks head coach continues. According to Shams Charania, New York is interviewing Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown for the position.

The 50-year-old coach has perviously coached the Cavaliers (2005-2010 and 2013-2014) and Lakers (2011-2012). In 2009 he was named the Coach of the Year. He has won 347 games and lost 216 as a head coach.

While being an assistant Brown won three NBA championships (in 2003 with the Spurs and in 2017, 2018 with the Warriors).

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Rockets eyeing Tyler Johnson for NBA restart https://www.talkbasket.net/92901-rockets-eyeing-tyler-johnson-for-nba-restart https://www.talkbasket.net/92901-rockets-eyeing-tyler-johnson-for-nba-restart#respond Fri, 19 Jun 2020 21:34:39 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=92901 The Houston Rockets are considering making a roster move to sign free agent Tyler Johnson ahead of the NBA’s return-to-play in Orlando, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. Johnson played 31 games for the Phoenix Suns this season before being waived in February and is eligible to join a team for the season’s […]

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Rockets eyeing Tyler Johnson for NBA restart

The Houston Rockets are considering making a roster move to sign free agent Tyler Johnson ahead of the NBA’s return-to-play in Orlando, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle.

Johnson played 31 games for the Phoenix Suns this season before being waived in February and is eligible to join a team for the season’s return.

After two solid seasons as a rotation player for the Miami Heat in 2017 and 2018, he only averaged 5.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game this season.

If the Rockets ultimately want to sign Johnson, they’ll have to free up a roster spot to do so.

After signing Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll earlier in the season, the Rockets have a full 15-man roster with both two-way spots also filled.

Feigen doesn’t specifically name a player whose roster spot may be in jeopardy, but players like Tyson Chandler, Bruno Caboclo, Isaiah Hartenstein and Thabo Sefolosha are players who have limited roles and aren’t guaranteed money after this season.

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Michael Wilbon to Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard: “Playing in the NBA IS your platform” https://www.talkbasket.net/92523-michael-wilbon-to-kyrie-irving-and-dwight-howard-playing-in-the-nba-is-your-platform https://www.talkbasket.net/92523-michael-wilbon-to-kyrie-irving-and-dwight-howard-playing-in-the-nba-is-your-platform#respond Tue, 16 Jun 2020 14:48:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=92523 The big news out of the NBA recently is the 200-player zoom call that was led by Kyrie Irving. Irving voiced his concern that playing in the Orlando bubble would take away from the fight against racial injustice. This didn’t sit well with ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon. He said: “Guess what … playing in the […]

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Michael Wilbon to Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard: “Playing in the NBA IS your platform”

The big news out of the NBA recently is the 200-player zoom call that was led by Kyrie Irving. Irving voiced his concern that playing in the Orlando bubble would take away from the fight against racial injustice. This didn’t sit well with ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon.

He said:

“Guess what … playing in the NBA IS your platform. You are a pro athlete you have a camera in front of you everyday, you have access to the public, use it to call attention to what you need! It’s a damn shame that you don’t.”

LeBron James has said he wants to use his platform to be able to inspire others. He has been all for playing in the Orlando bubble. James has the best chance to win the NBA title though and Irving will not even play. The Nets do not realistically have a shot at the title.

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Draymond Green LIKES Tweet smack talking Ayesha Curry calling her “PATHETIC” https://www.talkbasket.net/92161-draymond-green-likes-tweet-smack-talking-ayesha-curry-calling-her-pathetic https://www.talkbasket.net/92161-draymond-green-likes-tweet-smack-talking-ayesha-curry-calling-her-pathetic#respond Fri, 12 Jun 2020 20:14:19 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=92161 Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors just liked a tweet that totally drags Stephen Curry’s wife Ayesha Curry… is there something going on here? Lets dive in:

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Draymond Green LIKES Tweet smack talking Ayesha Curry calling her “PATHETIC”

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors just liked a tweet that totally drags Stephen Curry’s wife Ayesha Curry… is there something going on here? Lets dive in:

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Report: DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, JR Smith, Jamal Crawford could play in NBA this season https://www.talkbasket.net/92106-report-demarcus-cousins-isaiah-thomas-jr-smith-jamal-crawford-could-play-in-nba-this-season https://www.talkbasket.net/92106-report-demarcus-cousins-isaiah-thomas-jr-smith-jamal-crawford-could-play-in-nba-this-season#respond Fri, 12 Jun 2020 07:59:38 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=92106 Top free agents, such as DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, JR Smith and Jamal Crawford, could play in the NBA this season. The rule changes which allow the teams to bring 17 instead 15 players will open the door to free agents to sign into open roster spots. Per Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks of ESPN: […]

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Report: DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, JR Smith, Jamal Crawford could play in NBA this season

Top free agents, such as DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, JR Smith and Jamal Crawford, could play in the NBA this season. The rule changes which allow the teams to bring 17 instead 15 players will open the door to free agents to sign into open roster spots.

Per Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks of ESPN:

“Free-agent players such as DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas — who were on NBA rosters this season — and those who weren’t — JR Smith and Jamal Crawford, for example — are eligible to sign into open roster spots.”

Cousins signed with the Lakers last summer, but suffered a torn ACL during pre-season. He was waived in February of this year. According to various reports, the Lakers might be interested in bringing Cousins back for the playoffs. Miami Heat is another team that could try to sign the 29-year-old center.

Thomas started the season in Washington. The Wizards traded him to the Clippers on trade deadline. Two days later he was waived and remained a free agent since.

Both Smith and Crawford were free agents since the end of last season. Smith worked out for the Lakers but LA signed Dion Waiters instead.

However, this will not apply to international players, who did not have FIBA clearances when the NBA season got suspended:

“Teams won’t be allowed to sign international players, such as Nikola Mirotic, who weren’t on NBA rosters this season. Players who were playing internationally and did not have FIBA clearance at the time the season was postponed would be ruled ineligible.”

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Brian Windhorst explains why Anthony Davis may not re-sign with the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/91908-brian-windhorst-explains-why-anthony-davis-may-not-resign-with-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/91908-brian-windhorst-explains-why-anthony-davis-may-not-resign-with-the-lakers#respond Wed, 10 Jun 2020 07:15:23 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=91908 Anthony Davis is enjoying himself in Los Angeles but the changed circumstances could make him weigh his option and not to sign a long-term contract this season. It is likely that the salary cap will shrink due to significant decrease in revenue which was caused by season suspension. If that is the case, superstars like […]

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Brian Windhorst explains why Anthony Davis may not re-sign with the Lakers

Anthony Davis is enjoying himself in Los Angeles but the changed circumstances could make him weigh his option and not to sign a long-term contract this season. It is likely that the salary cap will shrink due to significant decrease in revenue which was caused by season suspension.

If that is the case, superstars like Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo could opt to not sign long-term contracts with the Lakers and Bucks respectively, NBA insider Brian Windhorst thinks.

Via J.R. De Groote of Heavy:

“The reason the supermax was put into the NBA was for this exact reason — to offer superstars so much money they don’t want to leave. It’s had mixed success. The problem however is we don’t know what the salary cap is going to look like next year,” Windhorst said. “And even if the Bucks went 16-0 through the playoffs, if the salary cap collapses, it may not make economic sense for Giannis to extend. And this could also even apply to Lakers and Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis could be smiling from ear-to-ear, so happy to be in LA. But it may not behoove him to sign a long-term contract this summer. The results on the floor obviously matter, but the negotiations with the CBA and what happens with the salary cap may matter more about whether these guys resign this summer.”

Davis is averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Western Conference leaders this season. The 27-year-old forward has a player option this offseason.

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Heat could reportedly target DeMarcus Cousins for playoffs https://www.talkbasket.net/91868-heat-could-reportedly-target-demarcus-cousins-for-playoffs https://www.talkbasket.net/91868-heat-could-reportedly-target-demarcus-cousins-for-playoffs#respond Tue, 09 Jun 2020 21:06:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=91868 Former Los Angeles Lakers big man DeMarcus Cousins could be an addition for the Miami Heat for the playoffs this season. After the Heat dealt Justise Winslow, James Johnson and Dion Waiters at the trade deadline, Pat Riley mentioned that there was enough room to potentially add a player from the buyout market in time […]

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Heat could reportedly target DeMarcus Cousins for playoffs

Former Los Angeles Lakers big man DeMarcus Cousins could be an addition for the Miami Heat for the playoffs this season.

After the Heat dealt Justise Winslow, James Johnson and Dion Waiters at the trade deadline, Pat Riley mentioned that there was enough room to potentially add a player from the buyout market in time for this season’s playoffs.

The NBA postponed the season during the period when the Heat were able to gauge who could be available.

However, the problem is making room for someone like Cousins.

“So unless the Heat cut a player (Solomon Hill? Udonis Haslem? Chris Silva?), another cannot be added,” according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “Remember, a year ago, when the Heat had an open roster spot, they signed Kendrick Nunn on the final day of the 2018-19 season. By now, we know the rest of that story. So it’s not as if moves don’t get done just before the close of the regular season.”

The Heat are unlikely to cut Haslem, leaving Hill or Silva as the more likely cut.

Haslem just turned 40 years old on June 9 (now the only 40-year-old in the NBA) and is reportedly polling teammates about a return.

Cousins is currently a free agent after the Lakers waived him back in February.

A potential reunion with the Lakers also isn’t off the table for Cousins.

He has not played since the 2019 NBA Finals, as he recovers from a torn ACL he suffered last offseason.

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NBA rule changes could pave the way for DeMarcus Cousins to the Lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/91836-nba-rule-changes-could-pave-the-way-for-demarcus-cousins-to-the-lakers https://www.talkbasket.net/91836-nba-rule-changes-could-pave-the-way-for-demarcus-cousins-to-the-lakers#respond Tue, 09 Jun 2020 11:36:05 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=91836 The partnership between DeMarcus Cousins and the Los Angeles Lakers may not be over yet. Possible NBA rule changes that will allow teams to bring more than 15 players for the season resumption could open the door for the 29-year-old to return to the Lakers. Cousins signed with Los Angeles last summer, but has not […]

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NBA rule changes could pave the way for DeMarcus Cousins to the Lakers

The partnership between DeMarcus Cousins and the Los Angeles Lakers may not be over yet. Possible NBA rule changes that will allow teams to bring more than 15 players for the season resumption could open the door for the 29-year-old to return to the Lakers.

Cousins signed with Los Angeles last summer, but has not made a debut for the Lakers after tearing his ACL during a preseason workout. The last time he played in game was back in June 13, 2019 during Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

Per Dave McMenamin of ESPN:

When we last left the Lakers, Cousins — signed last summer and subsequently lost for the season with a blown knee — had been waived to make room for forward Markieff Morris. There is speculation the league may allow expanded playoff rosters in the bubble — perhaps carrying 17-20 players — in order to have more reserves available should a rash of COVID-19 cases hit. With the extra time off to rehab, combined with potential expanded rosters, will Cousins make his return to L.A.? The former All-Star center would give the Lakers the stretch 5 they missed most of the season and, with crowd noise a nonfactor in Orlando’s empty arenas, he could certainly have an impact as a vocal bench presence.

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Goran Dragic would be the right move for the Lakers, says analyst https://www.talkbasket.net/91583-goran-dragic-would-be-the-right-move-for-the-lakers-says-analyst https://www.talkbasket.net/91583-goran-dragic-would-be-the-right-move-for-the-lakers-says-analyst#respond Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:17:17 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=91583 The Los Angeles Lakers, who are the odds-on favorites to win the championship this season, are in the need of a ball handler with the ability to shoot, who could relieve LeBron James from playmaking duties. According to Dan Favale of Bleacher Report, Goran Dragic would be the right move to fill that role. The […]

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Goran Dragic would be the right move for the Lakers, says analyst

The Los Angeles Lakers, who are the odds-on favorites to win the championship this season, are in the need of a ball handler with the ability to shoot, who could relieve LeBron James from playmaking duties. According to Dan Favale of Bleacher Report, Goran Dragic would be the right move to fill that role.

The 34-year-old Slovenian guard is currently with the Miami Heat. In his sixteenth season in the NBA, Dragic is averaging 16.1 points and 5.1 assists per game. He will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

And with few to no alternative wings worth the Lakers’ time, settling on Goran Dragic is the move.

Bench-heavy lineups that have him spell LeBron as the primary ball-handler would be infinitely more potent than Rajon Rondo-led combinations. He also poses less of an overlap next to LeBron himself.

Spot-up possessions have accounted for more than 15 percent of Dragic’s total offense so far this season. He rates inside the 70th percentile of efficiency in these situations. By comparison, more than 18 percent of Rondo’s offensive possessions have come as spot-ups. He’s in the 27th percentile of efficiency.

Dan Favale

The Lakers are on a quest to win their 17th NBA title this season. They are sitting atop the Western Conference with 49 wins and 14 losses.

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Report: Kevin Durant will not play this season despite eligibility https://www.talkbasket.net/91528-report-kevin-durant-will-not-play-this-season-despite-eligibility https://www.talkbasket.net/91528-report-kevin-durant-will-not-play-this-season-despite-eligibility#respond Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:14:01 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=91528 NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed that the Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant will be eligible to play this season. Though it appears that KD himself has no plans to play even though he has recovered from Achilles injury. According to Anthony Puccio, the two-time NBA champion will not help Brooklyn when the season resumes. He […]

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Report: Kevin Durant will not play this season despite eligibility

NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed that the Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant will be eligible to play this season. Though it appears that KD himself has no plans to play even though he has recovered from Achilles injury.

According to Anthony Puccio, the two-time NBA champion will not help Brooklyn when the season resumes. He cites multiple undisclosed sources. This confirms previous reports that Durant would not return to play this season.

Durant is yet to make his debut for the Nets. He suffered an Achilles injury in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals while playing for the Golden State Warriors.

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Report: Warriors had Zoom meetings with James Wiseman and LaMelo Ball https://www.talkbasket.net/91473-report-warriors-had-zoom-meetings-with-james-wiseman-and-lamelo-ball https://www.talkbasket.net/91473-report-warriors-had-zoom-meetings-with-james-wiseman-and-lamelo-ball#respond Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:23:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=91473 Golden State Warriors are getting ready for the upcoming NBA Draft which will take place on October 15. The Dubs have the worst record in the entire league and are expected to get one of the top draft picks. Since the team will not take part in NBA season resumption, all thoughts are on next […]

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Report: Warriors had Zoom meetings with James Wiseman and LaMelo Ball

Golden State Warriors are getting ready for the upcoming NBA Draft which will take place on October 15. The Dubs have the worst record in the entire league and are expected to get one of the top draft picks. Since the team will not take part in NBA season resumption, all thoughts are on next season.

According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the Warriors met with draft prospects on Zoom, among them were James Wiseman and LaMelo Ball. Previously, it’s been reported that Golden State is not interested in neither Wiseman nor Ball.

NBADraft.net predicts that the Warriors will get the number one pick and will draft Anthony Edwards, shooting guard freshman out of Georgia.

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Three players the Lakers should trade for Kyle Kuzma, per analyst https://www.talkbasket.net/91469-three-players-the-lakers-should-trade-for-kyle-kuzma-per-analyst https://www.talkbasket.net/91469-three-players-the-lakers-should-trade-for-kyle-kuzma-per-analyst#respond Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:38:06 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=91469 Kyle Kuzma’s future in Los Angeles remains uncertain. The 24-year-old forward is used to being included in trade rumors. So far, the Lakers refrained from trading him to another team. According to NBA analyst Eric Pincus, it would make sense for both Kuzma and Lakers to part ways. With the arrival of Anthony Davis, the […]

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Three players the Lakers should trade for Kyle Kuzma, per analyst

Kyle Kuzma’s future in Los Angeles remains uncertain. The 24-year-old forward is used to being included in trade rumors. So far, the Lakers refrained from trading him to another team. According to NBA analyst Eric Pincus, it would make sense for both Kuzma and Lakers to part ways.

With the arrival of Anthony Davis, the young forward saw his playing time diminish. Kuzma’s minutes per game dropped from 33.1 (in 2018-19 season) to 24.6 this season. Naturally, he is scoring less points – 12.5 instead of 18.7. Davis is likely to remain with the Lakers for the foreseeable future, which means that Kuzma would not see his minutes grow.

Los Angeles is in need of a guard with playmaking and shooting abilities. Free-agent Dion Waiters was signed to at least in part cover this. Though another guard on a higher level would still be needed. Pincus made the case for Spencer Dinwiddie, Buddy Hield and Zach LaVine as players that would fit the task with the Nets guard being ‘an ideal’ option.

Per Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report:

“Kuzma may be better suited for a team that needs a young, scoring power forward. The Lakers need playmaking and shooting.

“Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie would be an ideal target if he became available. Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield is an elite shooter and could feast on open looks that James and Davis generate. An athletic scorer like Zach LaVine might be interesting as well, given the Chicago Bulls’ recent front-office turnover.”

If such trade was to be made, the Lakers would have to add more pieces because of Kuzma’s contract which is at $3.6 million for the coming season if it is extended.

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Trail Blazers could plan to target JaVale McGee or Dwight Howard if Hassan Whiteside leaves https://www.talkbasket.net/91205-trail-blazers-could-plan-to-target-javale-mcgee-or-dwight-howard-if-hassan-whiteside-leaves https://www.talkbasket.net/91205-trail-blazers-could-plan-to-target-javale-mcgee-or-dwight-howard-if-hassan-whiteside-leaves#respond Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:00:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=91205 Hassan Whiteside is unlikely to return to a backup role behind Jusuf Nurkic, so the Portland Trail Blazers could pursue JaVale McGee or Dwight Howard. Without Nurkic this season, Whiteside proved that he is a more-than-capable starting center, averaging 16.3 points, 14.2 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. Whiteside will likely get a shot as […]

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Trail Blazers could plan to target JaVale McGee or Dwight Howard if Hassan Whiteside leaves

Hassan Whiteside is unlikely to return to a backup role behind Jusuf Nurkic, so the Portland Trail Blazers could pursue JaVale McGee or Dwight Howard.

Without Nurkic this season, Whiteside proved that he is a more-than-capable starting center, averaging 16.3 points, 14.2 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game.

Whiteside will likely get a shot as starting center on another team.

If he does in fact leave in the offseason, McGee or Howard could be valuable, inexpensive backup centers for a healthy Nurkic.

McGee and Howard were productive this season in their roles for the Los Angeles Lakers.

McGee averaged 6.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game (16.8 minutes per game) while Howard averaged 7.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game (19.2 minutes per game).

Zach Collins is also an option to pickup minutes off the bench at the center position.

He only played three games this season after having surgery to repair his left labrum last November.

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Report: ‘Loads of people’ in NBA think Wizards should trade Bradley Beal https://www.talkbasket.net/91002-report-loads-of-people-in-nba-think-wizards-should-trade-bradley-beal https://www.talkbasket.net/91002-report-loads-of-people-in-nba-think-wizards-should-trade-bradley-beal#respond Mon, 01 Jun 2020 07:27:10 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=91002 The rumors of interest by the Brooklyn Nets in trading for Bradley Beal were denied by his agent, but many people inside the NBA believe that the Washington Wizards would benefit from parting ways with the 26-year-old guard. Despite the fact that Beal is the second top scorer in the league this season, with 30.5 […]

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Report: ‘Loads of people’ in NBA think Wizards should trade Bradley Beal

The rumors of interest by the Brooklyn Nets in trading for Bradley Beal were denied by his agent, but many people inside the NBA believe that the Washington Wizards would benefit from parting ways with the 26-year-old guard. Despite the fact that Beal is the second top scorer in the league this season, with 30.5 points per game, the Wizards are struggling as a team.

Washington is 9th in the Eastern Conference with 24 wins and 40 losses. The last playoff spot currently is occupied by the Orlando Magic with a 30-35 record. The Wizards are out of the playoff picture if the regular season is truncated. Their chances could increase if a play-in tournament is used to determine the last playoff seeds.

Per Fred Katz of The Athletic, via HoopsHype:

“The Beal-should-be-traded storyline isn’t only media-driven. There are loads of people inside the league who believe the Wizards would be better off if they dealt him for young players and/or draft picks as soon as they could. Such is life when the NBA’s second-leading scorer plays on a .375 squad. And it’s not just the winning percentage.”

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Michael Jordan Speaks Out About George Floyd https://www.talkbasket.net/90966-michael-jordan-speaks-out-about-george-floyd https://www.talkbasket.net/90966-michael-jordan-speaks-out-about-george-floyd#respond Sun, 31 May 2020 21:39:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=90966 Michael Jordan released a statement regarding the George Floyd situation. He says there is a need for change, but it’s up to everyone to make it happen. Here’s his statement below: “I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry. I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are […]

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Michael Jordan Speaks Out About George Floyd

Michael Jordan released a statement regarding the George Floyd situation. He says there is a need for change, but it’s up to everyone to make it happen. Here’s his statement below:

“I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry. I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.

I don’t have the answers, but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others. We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality. We need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability. Our unified voice needs to put pressure on our leaders to change our laws, or else we need to use our vote to create systematic changes. Every one of us needs to be a part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all.

My heart goes out to the family of George Floyd and to the countless others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken through acts of racism and injustice.”

Photo: @Jumpman23/Twitter

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Celtics Guard Jaylen Brown Drives 15 Hours To Protest in Atlanta! https://www.talkbasket.net/90912-celtics-guard-jaylen-brown-drives-15-hours-to-protest-in-atlanta https://www.talkbasket.net/90912-celtics-guard-jaylen-brown-drives-15-hours-to-protest-in-atlanta#respond Sun, 31 May 2020 03:44:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=90912 Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown was seen protesting in Atlanta alongside Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon, rapper Lil Yachty, and Justin Anderson. Brown was seen walking the streets holding up a “I Can’t Breathe” sign. Brown, on Instagram live, stated that it was a “peaceful protest” and that “being an NBA player doesn’t exclude him from […]

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Celtics Guard Jaylen Brown Drives 15 Hours To Protest in Atlanta!

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown was seen protesting in Atlanta alongside Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon, rapper Lil Yachty, and Justin Anderson. Brown was seen walking the streets holding up a “I Can’t Breathe” sign. Brown, on Instagram live, stated that it was a “peaceful protest” and that “being an NBA player doesn’t exclude him from any conversation”. Jaylen also drove 15 hours from Boston to serve justice for George Floyd.

via @FCHWPO on Twitter

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Steve Kerr remembers Michael Jordan fight differently from version MJ shared in his documentary https://www.talkbasket.net/90866-steve-kerr-remembers-michael-jordan-fight-differently-from-version-mj-shared-in-his-documentary https://www.talkbasket.net/90866-steve-kerr-remembers-michael-jordan-fight-differently-from-version-mj-shared-in-his-documentary#respond Sat, 30 May 2020 18:28:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=90866 The infamous scuffle between Steve Kerr and Michael Jordan – mainly Kerr getting punched in the face by the former Chicago Bulls star – is one of the most popular tidbits from Jordan’s alluring off-court story. So, there was really no way it was going to be left out of the recently completed 10-part documentary […]

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Steve Kerr remembers Michael Jordan fight differently from version MJ shared in his documentary

The infamous scuffle between Steve Kerr and Michael Jordan – mainly Kerr getting punched in the face by the former Chicago Bulls star – is one of the most popular tidbits from Jordan’s alluring off-court story. So, there was really no way it was going to be left out of the recently completed 10-part documentary rightfully dubbed The Last Dance.

In Jordan’s version of events, he got upset at head coach Phil Jackson for calling “ticky-tack fouls” during a scrimmage ahead of the 1995/96 season and ended up socking Kerr in the face.

“I’m getting mad because if you’re protecting this guy, that’s not going to help us when we play New York,” Jordan recalled. “That’s not going to help us when we play these teams. They’re very physical.”

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According to Kerr, however, Jackson wasn’t even present when the bust-up occurred.

“I had a different memory from what Michael described on the show,” Kerr said on the Green Light podcast on Friday (H/T Clutchpoints).

“My memory was that Phil had gone upstairs to his office while we were scrimmaging because he had to take a phone call from the league or something, and that’s when we got into it. So, Phil came down to see what was going on. And I remember him coming over to me, he goes, ‘You’re gonna have to clean that up.’ And I go, ‘My eye or my relationship with Michael?’”

Steve Kerr isn’t the first one to cast doubt on one of MJ’s recollections. Horace Grant recently claimed Jordan flat-out lied about certain things while journalist Sam Smith dismissed the pizza/food poisoning story as “made-up” this week.

Ultimately, though, Jordan’s take is what will really be taken into account; fans hardly care about what anyone else has to say.

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Sam Smith says Michael Jordan made up pizza poisoning story https://www.talkbasket.net/90714-sam-smith-says-michael-jordan-made-up-pizza-poisoning-story https://www.talkbasket.net/90714-sam-smith-says-michael-jordan-made-up-pizza-poisoning-story#respond Fri, 29 May 2020 14:04:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=90714 Sportswriter Sam Smith, who wrote the book “Jordan Rules” chronicling the Chicago Bulls’ 1990–91 championship season, shared his views on the famous Michael Jordan “Flu Game”. It happened on June 11, 1997 during Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Bulls and Utah Jazz. Jordan was visibly feeling ill and experienced flu-like symptoms. Despite […]

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Sam Smith says Michael Jordan made up pizza poisoning story

Sportswriter Sam Smith, who wrote the book “Jordan Rules” chronicling the Chicago Bulls’ 1990–91 championship season, shared his views on the famous Michael Jordan “Flu Game”. It happened on June 11, 1997 during Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Bulls and Utah Jazz. Jordan was visibly feeling ill and experienced flu-like symptoms.

Despite being clearly not in a good condition, MJ still dropped 38 points and helped Chicago win the game by two points – 90-88. A theory emerged that it was food poisoning that hit Jordan. Supposedly, he was delivered a poisoned pizza. The guy who delivered the pizza even denied such rumors.

According to Smith, the whole food poisoning story is a lie and was made up by Jordan because the Bulls superstar was under such tight protection that such incident couldn’t have occurred. He thinks that altitude sickness was the real cause of illness.

Via Dan Feldman of NBC Sports:

“It wasn’t food poisoning. He made that up. He wasn’t poisoned. That’s not what happened. Michael Jordan, the most protected, nobody knows where he is, secure person – all of a sudden, five guys from the pizza place show? He was ill. There’s no question. I think – I think – he had something that wasn’t as manly as maybe some other episodes.

“I think because what they were doing was going up to Park City, in the mountains, in the ski area to stay. That’s where they stayed. So, they had to practice in Salt Lake City. They kept coming in and out, in and out. And I think it was altitude sickness. The symptoms that he had fit that much more than anything else that he had. There was some sort of illness. There’s no question he was ill. I wouldn’t deny that. He definitely was. He was sick. But he wasn’t poisoned.”

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Report: Half of NBA GMs voted for going straight to playoffs https://www.talkbasket.net/90683-report-half-of-nba-gms-voted-for-going-straight-to-playoffs https://www.talkbasket.net/90683-report-half-of-nba-gms-voted-for-going-straight-to-playoffs#respond Fri, 29 May 2020 08:01:47 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=90683 While the NBA is still looking for the best format to resume the season, it seems the league’s general managers are divided on whether there should be any regular-season games or the teams should go directly to playoffs. Per Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer: “Half of the league’s general managers voted to go straight to […]

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Report: Half of NBA GMs voted for going straight to playoffs

While the NBA is still looking for the best format to resume the season, it seems the league’s general managers are divided on whether there should be any regular-season games or the teams should go directly to playoffs.

Per Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer:

“Half of the league’s general managers voted to go straight to the playoffs and cancel the rest of the regular season, sources said. Just over half of the league voted to reseed the playoffs 1 to 16 without factoring in conference affiliation.”

Since it is unlikely for the full regular season to be played upon NBA return, the teams with no chance of making the playoffs would be coming just to play a few games. Therefore, the NBA needs to find a solution that would give motivation for the bottom positioned teams to play.

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Report: Wizards have zero interest in moving Bradley Beal https://www.talkbasket.net/90682-report-wizards-have-zero-interest-in-moving-bradley-beal https://www.talkbasket.net/90682-report-wizards-have-zero-interest-in-moving-bradley-beal#respond Fri, 29 May 2020 07:45:42 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=90682 The Wizards star Bradley Beal should remain in Washington for another season, despite the rumors that the Brooklyn Nets would like to make a trade for the 26-year-old guard. “Wizards have zero interest in moving Beal, and certainly aren’t going to even think about doing so until he and Wall play together again for a […]

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Report: Wizards have zero interest in moving Bradley Beal

The Wizards star Bradley Beal should remain in Washington for another season, despite the rumors that the Brooklyn Nets would like to make a trade for the 26-year-old guard.

“Wizards have zero interest in moving Beal, and certainly aren’t going to even think about doing so until he and Wall play together again for a season,” David Aldridge of The Athletic wrote when answering a reader’s question, per HoopsHype.

Beal’s agent has reportedly denied the notion that his agent would leave the Wizards.

This season, the Wizards star is having a breakout season, as he is the second top scorer in the NBA behind James Harden. Beal is averaging 30.5 points per game for Washington.

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Report: Knicks to interview Kenny Atkinson https://www.talkbasket.net/90457-knicks-interview-kenny-atkinson-tom-thibodeau-mike-miller https://www.talkbasket.net/90457-knicks-interview-kenny-atkinson-tom-thibodeau-mike-miller#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 19:19:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=90457 Under the new president Leon Rose, the New York Knicks are looking for a head coach. Mike Miller is currently an interim head coach after the firing of David Fizdale. According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Knicks are expected to interview the former Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson. The 52-year-old coached the Nets […]

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Report: Knicks to interview Kenny Atkinson

Under the new president Leon Rose, the New York Knicks are looking for a head coach. Mike Miller is currently an interim head coach after the firing of David Fizdale. According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Knicks are expected to interview the former Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson.

The 52-year-old coached the Nets from 2016 until March 7, 2020. Upon his firing, reports appeared suggesting that Brooklyn’s stars, especially Kyrie Irving, did not have respect for Atkinson.

Tom Thibodeau is another prominent name, who is reportedly drawing interest from the Knicks. Interim coach Mike Miller is also a candidate and could be promoted to permanent head coach position.

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Adrian Wojnarowski: Everything is pointing toward return of NBA at Disney World https://www.talkbasket.net/90192-adrian-wojnarowski-everything-is-pointing-toward-return-of-nba-at-disney-world https://www.talkbasket.net/90192-adrian-wojnarowski-everything-is-pointing-toward-return-of-nba-at-disney-world#respond Mon, 25 May 2020 13:45:32 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=90192 The chances of the NBA season being resumed in Orlando at Disney World are getting higher. It has been reported already that the location is a clear front-runner to host the remainder of the season. According to ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the emerging information is suggesting that Disney World will indeed be the site […]

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The chances of the NBA season being resumed in Orlando at Disney World are getting higher. It has been reported already that the location is a clear front-runner to host the remainder of the season. According to ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the emerging information is suggesting that Disney World will indeed be the site where games will take place.

“Everything is pointing toward a return of the NBA this season at a single site in Orlando at Disney World,” Wojnarowski said on ESPN’s Get Up. “Teams expect the league to tell them to start recalling their players as soon as next week. There will be a two-week quarantine back in markets. Some teams might go directly to Disney to start training or somewhere in-between. But the league has started to not only put the plans in place for return in terms of testing and safety, health-wise. But really digging this week into what that format is going to look like.”

Another important issue is the format of the resumed season. The NBA is focused on this topic this week. Several alternatives are being considered, per Wojnarowski. “Well, they’re still considering a number of variations, Greeny, everywhere form bringing all 30 teams back to just bringing the playoffs teams back to something in between. Less than 30 but more than 16 of the playoff teams. How many teams they bring back will impact the kind of format they’re gonna have.

Are they just gonna play regular-season games with all 30 teams and then go to the playoffs, play as many as they can that are left on the schedule. Are they gonna go to a play-in tournament and maybe have teams compete for the 7th and 8th seed go down to the 9th and 10th. Maybe they go as far as the 12th seed. They also talked about a pool play to get those final seeds of the Eastern and Western Conference group.”

The format will have to be agreed between the league office and National Basketball Players Association.

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NBA columnist thinks Bradley Beal should leave the Wizards, possibly for the Lakers or the Nuggets https://www.talkbasket.net/90188-nba-columnist-thinks-bradley-beal-should-leave-wizards-possibly-for-lakers-or-nuggets https://www.talkbasket.net/90188-nba-columnist-thinks-bradley-beal-should-leave-wizards-possibly-for-lakers-or-nuggets#respond Mon, 25 May 2020 13:23:54 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=90188 It has been reported recently that the Brooklyn Nets are interested in trading for Bradley Beal to add a third star next to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Beal’s agent later denied the rumors, but is the time for the 26-year-old shooting guard to part ways with the Wizards? NBA columnist Grant Hughes posted an […]

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NBA columnist thinks Bradley Beal should leave the Wizards, possibly for the Lakers or the Nuggets

It has been reported recently that the Brooklyn Nets are interested in trading for Bradley Beal to add a third star next to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Beal’s agent later denied the rumors, but is the time for the 26-year-old shooting guard to part ways with the Wizards?

NBA columnist Grant Hughes posted an article on Bleacher Report in which he made a case for why Beal should leave Washington. First of all, it’s the Wizards’ performance. This season, the former third overall draft pick is averaging 30.5 points per game which puts him in second place in the entire league, just behind James Harden (34.4 PPG) but his team is just 24-40 (9th place in the Eastern Conference).

The return of John Wall could help with the team results but at the same time Beal would have to sacrifice his shots as he will have to share the basketball with Wall. This might be a factor for the 26-year-old, who is having the best season individually.

Another point to consider is Wall’s contract. “Most importantly, Wall is due to collect about $133 million from 2020-21 to 2022-23, his age-30 through age-32 seasons. That deal will be almost impossible to move without sacrificing a mountain of sweetening throw-ins,” Hughes writes. Beal would have to decide whether to bet on his All-Star teammate or have Washington’s future assets traded to other teams. Either way, it would be a waste of his prime years.

Hughes listed the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets as possible destinations for Beal to continue his career. The Lakers have reportedly shown interest in the Wizards guard in the past. However, Beal himself played down such rumors saying ‘I’m good.’ Before the start of the current season, Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report made the case for a potential Beal trade to Denver.

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John Salley remembers when Scottie Pippen met ex-wife Larsa https://www.talkbasket.net/90123-john-salley-remembers-when-scottie-pippen-met-his-ex-wife-larsa https://www.talkbasket.net/90123-john-salley-remembers-when-scottie-pippen-met-his-ex-wife-larsa#respond Sun, 24 May 2020 21:59:35 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=90123 In this VladTV clip in 2019, a four-time NBA champion John Salley remembers when his former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen met his ex-wife Larsa Pippen, future cheating rumors and more:

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John Salley remembers when Scottie Pippen met ex-wife Larsa

In this VladTV clip in 2019, a four-time NBA champion John Salley remembers when his former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen met his ex-wife Larsa Pippen, future cheating rumors and more:

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John Salley says Dennis Rodman had a transgender in his crew to trick men https://www.talkbasket.net/90044-john-salley-says-dennis-rodman-had-a-transgender-in-his-crew-to-trick-men https://www.talkbasket.net/90044-john-salley-says-dennis-rodman-had-a-transgender-in-his-crew-to-trick-men#respond Sun, 24 May 2020 00:27:05 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=90044 In an appearance on Vlad TV, a four-time NBA champion John Salley shared a story about being at a dinner party that Dennis Rodman was hosting, and men looking at a blonde woman that was with Rodman. John explained that everyone at the party was enamored with the woman, but he explained that Dennis liked […]

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John Salley says Dennis Rodman had a transgender in his crew to trick men

In an appearance on Vlad TV, a four-time NBA champion John Salley shared a story about being at a dinner party that Dennis Rodman was hosting, and men looking at a blonde woman that was with Rodman. John explained that everyone at the party was enamored with the woman, but he explained that Dennis liked having the blonde around because she was transgender and he wanted to see which of his guy friends would go after her. To hear the full story, hit the above clip:

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The real reason nobody wants to buy Michael Jordan’s mansion https://www.talkbasket.net/89834-the-real-reason-nobody-wants-to-buy-michael-jordans-mansion https://www.talkbasket.net/89834-the-real-reason-nobody-wants-to-buy-michael-jordans-mansion#respond Fri, 22 May 2020 14:48:43 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=89834 Everyone might want to be like Mike, but apparently no one wants to buy Michael Jordan’s Chicago mansion. It’s actually pretty hilarious that the billionaire can’t get the property off of his hands – it’s been on the market for eight years and was originally listed for $29 million. It’s now listed for $14.9 million, […]

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The real reason nobody wants to buy Michael Jordan’s mansion

Everyone might want to be like Mike, but apparently no one wants to buy Michael Jordan’s Chicago mansion. It’s actually pretty hilarious that the billionaire can’t get the property off of his hands – it’s been on the market for eight years and was originally listed for $29 million. It’s now listed for $14.9 million, which is almost half price! Why does no one want this massive home?

Watch the video to learn the reason, per Nicki Swift:

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The real reason Larsa and Scottie Pippen split https://www.talkbasket.net/89818-the-real-reason-larsa-and-scottie-pippen-split https://www.talkbasket.net/89818-the-real-reason-larsa-and-scottie-pippen-split#respond Fri, 22 May 2020 11:43:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=89818 Despite calling it quits in 2018, Scottie and Larsa Pippen have been all over the news lately, Scottie is featured in the Chicago Bulls documentary, The Last Dance, on ESPN, while Larsa is known for her steamy bikini posts on Instagram and being close with the Kardashian family. The former flames, who share four children, […]

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The real reason Larsa and Scottie Pippen split

Despite calling it quits in 2018, Scottie and Larsa Pippen have been all over the news lately, Scottie is featured in the Chicago Bulls documentary, The Last Dance, on ESPN, while Larsa is known for her steamy bikini posts on Instagram and being close with the Kardashian family. The former flames, who share four children, got married in 1997, but things haven’t always been great between the pair.

They initially announced plans to divorce in 2016, and shortly after their separation, rumors circulated that Larsa was dating rapper Future. However, sources told Us Weekly nothing happened and they were just friends. The insider explained that Larsa was, quote, “focused and dedicated to her children” at the time.

As of May 2020, their divorce has not yet been finalized. Watch the video to learn the real reason Larsa and Scottie split, per Nicki Swift:

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Paul Pierce confirms he spat at Cavs bench which started beef with LeBron James https://www.talkbasket.net/89799-paul-pierce-confirms-he-spat-at-cavs-bench-which-started-beef-with-lebron-james https://www.talkbasket.net/89799-paul-pierce-confirms-he-spat-at-cavs-bench-which-started-beef-with-lebron-james#respond Fri, 22 May 2020 08:38:29 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=89799 Paul Pierce recently announced his All-Time Top 5 players leaving LeBron James out. It stirred lots of controversy and discussions. Former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins gave some context by sharing an interesting story about how Pierce spat at the Cleveland Cavaliers bench which started a beef with LeBron James. “I’m glad social media wasn’t out […]

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Paul Pierce confirms he spat at Cavs bench which started beef with LeBron James

Paul Pierce recently announced his All-Time Top 5 players leaving LeBron James out. It stirred lots of controversy and discussions. Former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins gave some context by sharing an interesting story about how Pierce spat at the Cleveland Cavaliers bench which started a beef with LeBron James.

“I’m glad social media wasn’t out then because I spit at they bench. I probably would’ve got fined,” The Truth confirmed Perkins’ story on ESPN’s NBA Countdown. “It was a preseason game. It didn’t mean anything. Me and LeBron were going back and forth, the bench is yelling something. I look over to the bench and I’m like ‘That’s why you’re all on the bench’ or something and I spit at them. I’m not sure if I hit somebody or not but I spit on that direction.”

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Nets eyeing Bradley Beal as a third star https://www.talkbasket.net/89713-nets-eyeing-bradley-beal-as-a-third-star https://www.talkbasket.net/89713-nets-eyeing-bradley-beal-as-a-third-star#respond Thu, 21 May 2020 20:44:36 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=89713 The Brooklyn Nets have had internal discussions about ways that they can trade for Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal. The Nets are in the market for a third star to go along with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, so it’s not surprising they’ve internally discussed Beal, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily […]

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Nets eyeing Bradley Beal as a third star

The Brooklyn Nets have had internal discussions about ways that they can trade for Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal.

The Nets are in the market for a third star to go along with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, so it’s not surprising they’ve internally discussed Beal, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

Whether Bradley Beal becomes available is the question, but the current circumstances have caused some speculation.

The Nets will have to match salaries for any trade with Beal earning about $29 million next year, as their best assets are Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen, according to Bondy.

Back in January, Irving acknowledged a “pretty glaring” need to upgrade the roster.

“I mean, it’s transparent. It’s out there. It’s glaring, in terms of the pieces that we need in order to be at that next level,” Irving said. “I’m going to continue to reiterate it. We’re going to do the best with the guys that we have in our locker room now, and we’ll worry about all the other stuff, in terms of moving pieces and everything else, as an organization down the line in the summer.”

Beal has indicated several different times that he intends to stay in Washington and retire with the Wizards.

“I hate change. If it happens, it happens,” Beal previously told ESPN. “But if I can control it, I will finish in D.C. For me, I am kind of loyal to a fault.”

Beal enjoyed the most productive season of his career, averaging 30.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

It will be interesting to see if the Nets can pull a trade off of this magnitude in the future.

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Report: Walt Disney World ‘confident they’ll be hosting the NBA in some fashion’ https://www.talkbasket.net/89555-report-walt-disney-world-confident-theyll-be-hosting-the-nba-in-some-fashion https://www.talkbasket.net/89555-report-walt-disney-world-confident-theyll-be-hosting-the-nba-in-some-fashion#respond Wed, 20 May 2020 17:09:27 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=89555 When talks about the resumption of NBA season started, Walt Disney World was mentioned as a potential location where the games could take place. The latest report suggests that it should host the last part of the resumed season. “We are confident we’ll be hosting the NBA in some fashion,” a Walt Disney World source […]

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Report: Walt Disney World ‘confident they’ll be hosting the NBA in some fashion’

When talks about the resumption of NBA season started, Walt Disney World was mentioned as a potential location where the games could take place. The latest report suggests that it should host the last part of the resumed season.

“We are confident we’ll be hosting the NBA in some fashion,” a Walt Disney World source told Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports. “It may not be the entire league, but we believe the NBA will be here to at least finish part of their season. Still hurdles to cross, but we are preparing as if that is the case.”

NBA insider Shams Charania reports that Orlando emerged as a clear favorite to host the NBA return.

According to Wikipedia, the Walt Disney World Resort, also called Walt Disney World and Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in the United States, near the cities Orlando and Kissimmee.

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Warriors reportedly view Marquese Chriss as a “potential franchise building block” https://www.talkbasket.net/89444-warriors-reportedly-view-marquese-chriss-as-a-potential-franchise-building-block https://www.talkbasket.net/89444-warriors-reportedly-view-marquese-chriss-as-a-potential-franchise-building-block#respond Tue, 19 May 2020 22:32:08 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=89444 Marquese Chriss may have found his best version of him when he decided to play for the Golden State Warriors. The explosive center became a vital part of the Warriors playstyle with his great passing and rim-running skills. According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, Chriss could be an important building block for his team […]

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Warriors reportedly view Marquese Chriss as a “potential franchise building block”

Marquese Chriss may have found his best version of him when he decided to play for the Golden State Warriors. The explosive center became a vital part of the Warriors playstyle with his great passing and rim-running skills.

According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, Chriss could be an important building block for his team in the next few seasons.

Golden State views Chriss as a potential franchise building block, whose knack for rim-running, passing and interior defense makes him an ideal fit in its system. The front office is so optimistic about his future, according to multiple sources, that it would be comfortable entering next season with him as the starting center. This makes the Warriors less apt to use an early pick on Wiseman – or any other big man, for that matter – than some pundits might assume,” Letourneau noted in his article on the San Francisco Chronicle, per Bleacher Report.

Chriss, in contrast with the Warriors, had a solid season averaging a career-highs in points (9.3), rebounds (6.2), assists (1.9) and blocks (1.1).

The 2016 No. 8 overall pick had four disappointing seasons in the NBA playing for the Phoenix Suns, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets. The Warriors offered him a two-way contract in the summer and then “upgraded” him to a two-year deal.

Steve Kerr used Chriss as a rim-running center as Letourneau noted and that free the young prospect from the obligation to stretch the floor. The Golden State may have the worst record in the league this season, but it seems they found their future center something that it will affect their draft decision.

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Karl Malone and Bryon Russell declined ‘The Last Dance’ interviews https://www.talkbasket.net/89420-karl-malone-and-bryon-russell-declined-the-last-dance-interviews https://www.talkbasket.net/89420-karl-malone-and-bryon-russell-declined-the-last-dance-interviews#respond Tue, 19 May 2020 20:11:28 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=89420 Not all of the big-time players wanted to be interviewed for ‘The Last Dance’ docuseries, director Jason Hehir revealed, via Andrew Perloff. According to Hehir, Karl Malone and Byron Russell, two of the Utah Jazz greats, declined to be interviewed. The Jazz faced the Bulls in both 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals, losing both times. […]

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Karl Malone and Bryon Russell declined ‘The Last Dance’ interviews

Not all of the big-time players wanted to be interviewed for ‘The Last Dance’ docuseries, director Jason Hehir revealed, via Andrew Perloff. According to Hehir, Karl Malone and Byron Russell, two of the Utah Jazz greats, declined to be interviewed.

The Jazz faced the Bulls in both 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals, losing both times. The Utah – Chicago Finals were full of tension. It seems the old wounds have not healed.

Malone is considered by many as one of the best players to never win a championship. It was at least in part a ‘fault’ of Michael Jordan’s Bulls.

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Antoine Carr says the Bulls sent nude Playboy models to their hotel rooms before Finals games https://www.talkbasket.net/89415-antoine-carr-says-the-bulls-sent-nude-playboy-models-to-their-hotel-rooms-before-finals-games https://www.talkbasket.net/89415-antoine-carr-says-the-bulls-sent-nude-playboy-models-to-their-hotel-rooms-before-finals-games#respond Tue, 19 May 2020 19:50:24 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=89415 Former Utah Jazz power forward Antoine Carr revealed that the Chicago Bulls sent Playboy models to their hotel rooms as a way to distract them before Finals games, per ESPN’s David Fleming: “One thing I did enjoy about playing the Bulls that was different was the city of Chicago was always trying to do something […]

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Antoine Carr says the Bulls sent nude Playboy models to their hotel rooms before Finals games

Former Utah Jazz power forward Antoine Carr revealed that the Chicago Bulls sent Playboy models to their hotel rooms as a way to distract them before Finals games, per ESPN’s David Fleming:

“One thing I did enjoy about playing the Bulls that was different was the city of Chicago was always trying to do something too. You’d be in your hotel room the night before a Finals game in Chicago and all of a sudden a Playboy model would show up at your door with a cake. That happened to me more than once.

They show up in a trench coat, and when they get to present you with your cake, the coat comes off, and it’s ‘Welcome to Chicago!’

But if you’re a young man and all you can think of the night before the Finals is a beautiful girl now, that’s going to throw you all the way off. It didn’t work on me. It was good cake, though,” Carr said.

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Shaquille O’Neal and Gary Payton recall Shaq’s fight with Pat Riley, “Gary Payton had to grab me from choking Pat Riley” https://www.talkbasket.net/89368-shaquille-oneal-and-gary-payton-recall-shaqs-fight-with-pat-riley-gary-payton-had-to-grab-me-from-choking-pat-riley https://www.talkbasket.net/89368-shaquille-oneal-and-gary-payton-recall-shaqs-fight-with-pat-riley-gary-payton-had-to-grab-me-from-choking-pat-riley#respond Tue, 19 May 2020 14:18:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=89368 Shaquille O’Neal proved to be a huge hit after landing in Miami, helping the Heat win their first NBA championship in 2006. But it appears his relationship with Pat Riley got off to a rocky start. The Heat president took over the coaching reins in 2005, having brought in veterans such as O’Neal, Gary Payton, […]

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Shaquille O’Neal and Gary Payton recall Shaq’s fight with Pat Riley, “Gary Payton had to grab me from choking Pat Riley”

Shaquille O’Neal proved to be a huge hit after landing in Miami, helping the Heat win their first NBA championship in 2006. But it appears his relationship with Pat Riley got off to a rocky start.

The Heat president took over the coaching reins in 2005, having brought in veterans such as O’Neal, Gary Payton, Jason Williams and Antoine Walker to complement a young Dwyane Wade. So managing their inflated egos was always going to be a difficult job.

Shaq and Payton were part of Ahmad Rashad’s NBA Inside Stuff 90s Reunion on Sunday night, one that featured a stellar cast of former NBA superstars. At one point, the host had to tell his Zoom guests they were getting out of control as the ex-Heat players would recall cursing Riley out and Shaq getting into a fight with the then-head coach.

“You know why I love G.P.?” O’Neal asked. “Because when I first got to Miami and Pat was calling all these plays and he was yelling at G.P. G.P. is like, ‘Man f**k that s**t man I’m throwing that motherf***** to Shaq, I don’t give a f**k what you say.”

“I had a fight with Pat Riley,” Shaq continued. “Gary Payton had to grab me from choking Pat Riley.

“You was going to choke him out too, boy,” Payton chimed in. “You should’ve choked him because I was going to choke him right after that.”

Of course, things worked out for the group in the end as they were crowned NBA champions after beating the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 Finals, with Shaq winning his fourth ring, Gary Payton his first and only, and Riley his eighth in total as a player, coach and executive.

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Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife Larsa Pippen enjoyed watching The Last Dance https://www.talkbasket.net/89356-scottie-pippens-ex-wife-larsa-pippen-enjoyed-watching-the-last-dance https://www.talkbasket.net/89356-scottie-pippens-ex-wife-larsa-pippen-enjoyed-watching-the-last-dance#respond Tue, 19 May 2020 13:34:37 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=89356 Larsa Pippen, the ex-wife of former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen, enjoyed watching The Last Dance. It was previously reported that Larsa was cheating on Pippen with singer and songwriter Future, but Larsa claims that she and Scottie are really best friends. So, there is no surprise that she was posting footage on Instagram from […]

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Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife Larsa Pippen enjoyed watching The Last Dance

Larsa Pippen, the ex-wife of former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen, enjoyed watching The Last Dance. It was previously reported that Larsa was cheating on Pippen with singer and songwriter Future, but Larsa claims that she and Scottie are really best friends. So, there is no surprise that she was posting footage on Instagram from the final two episodes of The Last Dance.

Check out her screenshots below, per Sportsgossip:

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How pandemic impacted Giannis Antetokounmpo’s future in Milwaukee https://www.talkbasket.net/86594-how-pandemic-impacted-giannis-antetokounmpos-future-in-milwaukee https://www.talkbasket.net/86594-how-pandemic-impacted-giannis-antetokounmpos-future-in-milwaukee#respond Sat, 16 May 2020 14:40:36 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=86594 Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most wanted players in the league. It has been reported numerous times that the Greek forward is happy in Milwaukee. But, according to numerous reports, his decision to stay with the Bucks will depend on how well the teams do in the playoffs. With the this […]

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How pandemic impacted Giannis Antetokounmpo’s future in Milwaukee

Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most wanted players in the league. It has been reported numerous times that the Greek forward is happy in Milwaukee. But, according to numerous reports, his decision to stay with the Bucks will depend on how well the teams do in the playoffs.

With the this season still hanging in the balance due to coronavirus pandemic, the Eastern Conference leaders might not even get the chance to make a run for the title. This situation has reportedly changed things so drastically for Giannis that it is difficult to predict his future moves, per Marc Berman of the New York Post:

“Antetokounmpo seems to want to stay in Milwaukee when he becomes a 2021 free agent, but only if the Bucks stand as a title contender. Sources indicate the pandemic has changed things so drastically, it’s hard to pinpoint Antetokounmpo’s future plans.”

The above was posted in response to a fan’s question about the possibility for Knicks to land Antetokounmpo in 2021 when he becomes a free agent. But New York will be just one of many teams that will be making plans lure the 25-year-old superstar. Golden State often comes up in rumors as the favorite to make the big signing.

This season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and assists per game and is widely considered a favorite for another MVP title.

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Report: Clippers will not re-open facilities on Saturday https://www.talkbasket.net/86576-report-clippers-will-not-re-open-facilities-on-saturday https://www.talkbasket.net/86576-report-clippers-will-not-re-open-facilities-on-saturday#respond Sat, 16 May 2020 12:02:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=86576 Los Angeles Clippers will not follow their city rivals Lakers in re-opening their facilities this Saturday, per Ohm Yungmisuk of ESPN. No specific date for re-opening has been released at this point. With the NBA teams slowly giving access to their players to practice facilities, there is a growing optimism that the season will be […]

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Report: Clippers will not re-open facilities on Saturday

Los Angeles Clippers will not follow their city rivals Lakers in re-opening their facilities this Saturday, per Ohm Yungmisuk of ESPN. No specific date for re-opening has been released at this point.

With the NBA teams slowly giving access to their players to practice facilities, there is a growing optimism that the season will be resumed. Recently, the Lakers forward Jared Dudley said the league could resume in July with games taking place in Orlando and maybe Las Vegas. Though it will be without any fans, unless epidemic situation changes, which would allow for some fans to enter the games.

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Report: NBA free agency will ‘essentially be frozen’ https://www.talkbasket.net/86571-report-nba-free-agency-will-essentially-be-frozen https://www.talkbasket.net/86571-report-nba-free-agency-will-essentially-be-frozen#respond Sat, 16 May 2020 11:43:49 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=86571 NBA free agency is usually one of the most active times in the league. But, that is expected to not be the case this offseason due to the reduction of the salary cap. ESPN’ Bobby Marks is anticipating players who have opt-outs in their contract to opt-in, which would have a big impact on free […]

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Report: NBA free agency will ‘essentially be frozen’

NBA free agency is usually one of the most active times in the league. But, that is expected to not be the case this offseason due to the reduction of the salary cap. ESPN’ Bobby Marks is anticipating players who have opt-outs in their contract to opt-in, which would have a big impact on free agency as reported by Marc Berman of the New York Post.

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis was expected to headline the list of high-profile players, who could have become free agents in the summer of 2020. However, the changed economic projections of the league mean AD will almost certainly choose to opt-in.

The same applies to other stars with opt-outs in their contract for the 2020 offseason, such as New Orleans’ Brandon Ingram, Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan, Boston’s Gordon Hayward.

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Tristan Thompson has reportedly fathered a 3rd baby by an unknown woman, Khloe Kardashian also rumored to be pregnant https://www.talkbasket.net/86275-tristan-thompson-has-reportedly-fathered-a-3rd-baby-by-an-unknown-woman-khloe-kardashian-also-rumored-to-be-pregnant https://www.talkbasket.net/86275-tristan-thompson-has-reportedly-fathered-a-3rd-baby-by-an-unknown-woman-khloe-kardashian-also-rumored-to-be-pregnant#respond Thu, 14 May 2020 16:28:51 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=86275 Cleveland Cavaliers star Tristan Thompson is reported as having a third baby with an unknown woman while there are rumors that Khloe Kardashian could be pregnant for him again. Thompson was waist deep in a cheating scandal when Khloe was pregnant with his daughter True, Tristan’s second child but his first with Khloe. Their relationship […]

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Tristan Thompson has reportedly fathered a 3rd baby by an unknown woman, Khloe Kardashian also rumored to be pregnant

Cleveland Cavaliers star Tristan Thompson is reported as having a third baby with an unknown woman while there are rumors that Khloe Kardashian could be pregnant for him again.

Thompson was waist deep in a cheating scandal when Khloe was pregnant with his daughter True, Tristan’s second child but his first with Khloe. Their relationship has been rocky ever since but they seemed to be in a much better place as of late.

According to a very long letter obtained by Gossip of the City, the Cleveland forward took a DNA test in January this year after a woman claimed he was the father of their child. Tristan is said to have agreed to take a second test as he’d picked the specialist for the first one and the practitioner is believed to be linked to the Kardashians.

Khloe has also been accused of trying to bury the story.

Per Ace Showbiz:

“In a lengthy message obtained by Gossip of the City, the unnamed woman claims that they had quietly taken DNA test in January of this year, but she suspected that it was compromised because he picked his own DNA specialist, who may be linked to the Kardashians. The woman says Tristan has agreed to take a second DNA test as she insists that she was ‘100% only with him and he knows it that’s why he took the test.’ She also claims that she has a sex tape of her performing oral sex on the NBA star and ‘also other s**t’. She goes on accusing Tristan’s ex Khloe of paying ‘some folks off because they know I know lots of dirt on him’ and to shut her up. ‘So basically they think I will go away but I won’t I know for a fact he is my son’s father!!’ she continues. Tristan has not responded to the claims. He is already a father to two children, 3-year-old son Prince Tristan Thompson from his relationship with Jordan, and 2-year-old daughter True whom he shares with reality TV star Khloe.”

Gossip of the City has also made claims of Khloe possibly being pregnant.

“Khloe And Tristan are expecting their second child and it may be another princess,” the publication wrote last week. “Khloe has been hinting at the gender of the baby for weeks now on Instagram. Every morning Khloe is posting nothing but pink and her friends are sending her gifts for no apparent reason in pink.”

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Celtics reportedly interested in Pistons’ forward Christian Wood https://www.talkbasket.net/86042-celtics-reportedly-interested-in-pistons-forward-christian-wood https://www.talkbasket.net/86042-celtics-reportedly-interested-in-pistons-forward-christian-wood#respond Wed, 13 May 2020 11:43:06 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=86042 Christian Wood has steered interest in the NBA, after experiencing a career season this year. Wood became the starting forward/center of the Detroit Pistons elevating his game this season. The Athletic’s James L. Edwards III reported this week that the Boston Celtics have an interest in acquiring the Pistons big man, who is set to be […]

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Celtics reportedly interested in Pistons’ forward Christian Wood

Christian Wood has steered interest in the NBA, after experiencing a career season this year. Wood became the starting forward/center of the Detroit Pistons elevating his game this season.

The Athletic’s James L. Edwards III reported this week that the Boston Celtics have an interest in acquiring the Pistons big man, who is set to be an unrestricted free agent in the summer.

As Edwards wrote, the Celtics inquired about him on more than one occasions at this year’s trade deadline, but they couldn’t reach an agreement with the Pistons.

Wood was averaging 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game this season and scored a career-high 31 points in Detroit’s last game before the shutdown on March 11. The Celtics will not have room to sign the “up and coming” forward unless Enes Kanter and Gordon Hayward decline their options for next season.

With the uncertainty around the salary cap due to the coronavirus pandemic, no one knows what the future holds for the upcoming free agency, but the Celtics are really in need of an upgrade in their front-line and they would definitely love to have Wood in their roster next season.

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Jalen Rose responds to Kevin Durant calling him out by trolling Skip Bayless https://www.talkbasket.net/85880-jalen-rose-responds-to-kevin-durant-calling-him-out-by-trolling-skip-bayless https://www.talkbasket.net/85880-jalen-rose-responds-to-kevin-durant-calling-him-out-by-trolling-skip-bayless#respond Tue, 12 May 2020 15:27:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85880 Former NBA star Jalen Rose coolly deflected Kevin Durant’s shot at him by referencing an old knock on Skip Bayless. Rose, who now works as an analyst for ESPN, was called out by Durant over the weekend, with the Brooklyn Nets forward tweeting he wants to know how many points Rose would have averaged in […]

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Jalen Rose responds to Kevin Durant calling him out by trolling Skip Bayless

Former NBA star Jalen Rose coolly deflected Kevin Durant’s shot at him by referencing an old knock on Skip Bayless. Rose, who now works as an analyst for ESPN, was called out by Durant over the weekend, with the Brooklyn Nets forward tweeting he wants to know how many points Rose would have averaged in today’s NBA.

The ex-Pacers guard responded with a short quip. “That’s easy….1.4 pts,” he shot back.

Not funny at all if you don’t know what he’s referring to – probably very funny if you do. If it’s not the latter, then check out the clip below:

Get it now?

Smooth move, Jalen.

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Possible trade scenarios: Derrick Rose to the Lakers, Ben Simmons to the Warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/85689-possible-trade-scenarios-derrick-rose-to-the-lakers-ben-simmons-to-the-warriors https://www.talkbasket.net/85689-possible-trade-scenarios-derrick-rose-to-the-lakers-ben-simmons-to-the-warriors#respond Mon, 11 May 2020 15:48:32 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85689 In this video, you will see an in-depth look at possible scenarios of the NBA 2020 trades offseason including Derrick Rose’s move from the Detroit Pistons to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers’ leader Ben Simmons joining Steph Curry and Klay Thompson on the Golden State Warriors. TalkBasket.net reminds you that Rose has […]

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Possible trade scenarios: Derrick Rose to the Lakers, Ben Simmons to the Warriors

In this video, you will see an in-depth look at possible scenarios of the NBA 2020 trades offseason including Derrick Rose’s move from the Detroit Pistons to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers’ leader Ben Simmons joining Steph Curry and Klay Thompson on the Golden State Warriors.

TalkBasket.net reminds you that Rose has been heavily linked to LA during the latest trade window, but the agreement hasn’t been reached and the trade collapsed. Meanwhile, Simmons didn’t seem to get along with the Sixers’ co-star Joel Embiid and there have been rumors that one of them will be required to leave.

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Will Giannis Antetokounmpo leave the Milwaukee Bucks? https://www.talkbasket.net/84675-will-giannis-antetokounmpo-leave-the-milwaukee-bucks https://www.talkbasket.net/84675-will-giannis-antetokounmpo-leave-the-milwaukee-bucks#respond Mon, 11 May 2020 15:46:07 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=84675 Giannis Antetokounmpo and his pending free-agency has been a topic of conversation for some time. Excitement levels for some fans is rising. Whilst Bucks fans may be confident of him extending his time in Milwaukee, there will be some nerves in case he opts to go elsewhere. The Bucks superstar is set to earn $27,528,090 […]

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Will Giannis Antetokounmpo leave the Milwaukee Bucks?

Giannis Antetokounmpo and his pending free-agency has been a topic of conversation for some time. Excitement levels for some fans is rising. Whilst Bucks fans may be confident of him extending his time in Milwaukee, there will be some nerves in case he opts to go elsewhere.

The Bucks superstar is set to earn $27,528,090 in the 2020/21 season, before hitting unrestricted free-agency. For this current campaign, he has been averaging 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. On 54.7% shooting from the field.

He has been regarded as a superstar in the NBA for a few years now. But over the past two seasons he has propelled the Bucks into a legitimate title contender. Despite suffering a 4-2 series defeat to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals last time out, many think the Bucks could go all the way this season.

He’s in demand, by front offices and fans. Let’s take a look at three potential locations for the Greek Freak come 2021 free-agency.

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Golden State Warriors:

The Antetokounmpo-Golden State Warriors link has been thrown around for quite a while. However, it has been reported via trade.

If Antetokounmpo rejects a contract extension in Milwaukee, the Bucks may panic and opt to move him via trade. In order to get back some value. Instead of losing him for nothing in free-agency.

Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report has recently put together a trade package of Andrew Wiggins, Golden State’s 2020 first-round pick, and 2022 first-round pick. Along with Minnesota’s 2021 first-round pick, which the Warriors own. Will that be enough to acquire Antetokounmpo? Who knows, but that’s one trade package being thrown around.

It appears that the Warriors are desperate to return to glory. If Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson can regain consistent health, that could happen. But if they push to, and succeed in acquiring Giannis Antetokounmpo, whether it be via trade or even free-agency, then it’s a certainty. Salary may be an issue, so further pieces may have to be moved on.

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Los Angeles Lakers:

The Los Angeles Lakers have been linked with superstars for forever, it seems. Each year a star-studded list of names appears in rumours. Now, it’s Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The difference is, as opposed to the last five years or so, the Lakers have a superstar core of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Davis hasn’t signed long-term, but it’s expected that he will do so this coming off-season. In his peak at 27-years-old, this alone will keep the purple and gold in postseason contention for the foreseeable.

35-year-old LeBron James is under contract next season and then has a player option of $41,000,000 for the 2021-22 season. He may take that extension and finish his career in Los Angeles, or he may be on the move again. But if he takes the extension, along with a maximum contract for Davis, the chances of landing Antetokounmpo to a maximum contract too would be unlikely. Someone would most likely have to take a pay-cut. In order to form a scary-looking super-team that would dominate the NBA.

In addition, the Lakers’ G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers, have Kostas Antetokounmpo on their books. The younger brother of Giannis. In February 2020, Giannis was quoted saying it would be “awesome” for his brothers (along with Thanasis), to team-up on the same team. Before stating possible locations as being “Milwaukee, L.A., whatever”.

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Rewinding back to July 2018, Antetokounmpo was quoted saying “I like finishing the stuff that I have with Milwaukee. My goal is to win in Milwaukee, bring a championship to the city. … I would never leave for L.A”.

That was coming up to two years ago, so a lot could have changed since then. If the Bucks fail in the postseason again, he may look elsewhere to gain championship glory. But if they go all the way to the NBA Finals, and even win a Championship, odds must be stacked on a Bucks return.

He’s pushed the Bucks to championship contention without a second superstar, so if there were assurances from the front office to acquire further talent, he may stay loyal. Antetokounmpo will be eligible for a five-year supermax this summer, so he may put all the rumours down a year early and commit. The financial incentive is there to do so.

However, players like Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard rejected supermax extensions in the past to take their careers elsewhere. The amount of money a supermax contract would bring may decrease too due to the current COVID-19 suspension. With the NBA salary cap set to take a hit.

But the Giannis Antetokounmpo free-agency rumours will continue to spiral, right up until the summer of 2021 most likely. Only time will tell with this one.

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Michael Jordan does not want you to see what his house looks like on the inside https://www.talkbasket.net/85549-michael-jordan-does-not-want-you-to-see-what-his-house-looks-like-on-the-inside https://www.talkbasket.net/85549-michael-jordan-does-not-want-you-to-see-what-his-house-looks-like-on-the-inside#respond Sun, 10 May 2020 15:20:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85549 Michael Jordan is an extremely private person and, despite being opening up to fans in The Last Dance, there’s a whole lot he’d rather not share. According to the documentary’s director Jason Hehir, His Airness did not want his interviews shot inside of his own house so they had to be done in three nearby […]

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Michael Jordan does not want you to see what his house looks like on the inside

Michael Jordan is an extremely private person and, despite being opening up to fans in The Last Dance, there’s a whole lot he’d rather not share.

According to the documentary’s director Jason Hehir, His Airness did not want his interviews shot inside of his own house so they had to be done in three nearby locations.

“There are certain aspects of his life that he wants to keep private,” Hehir explained to Insider. “He just didn’t want people to see all that. I respected that, so I never pushed back.”

The director revealed two of the houses belong to friends from the production crew but they could easily be mistaken for Michael’s residence given the exquisite backdrops.

“I looked for places that seemed like Michael might live in,” Hehir added. “I knew what his real house looked like and I knew this is a wealthy guy who has certain tastes, so we wanted something to match that.

“You’d be surprised how quickly people will open their doors when you say, ‘Can Michael Jordan come over and be interviewed at your house?’”

MJ lives in a $12.4 million, 28,000 sq ft mansion at the Bear’s Club golf course in Jupiter, Florida. The 3-acre property is made up of 18 structures and has 11 bedrooms, while one of the wings is complete with a workout facility and basketball court.

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NBA Rumors: possible trade between the Kings and the Knicks https://www.talkbasket.net/85536-nba-rumors-possible-trade-between-kings-and-knicks https://www.talkbasket.net/85536-nba-rumors-possible-trade-between-kings-and-knicks#respond Sun, 10 May 2020 12:26:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85536 Mitchell Robinson Gets a Starting Job in Sacramento

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NBA Rumors: possible trade between the Kings and the Knicks

Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks could trade guard Buddy Hield and big man Mitchell Robinson in an agreement that could benefit both teams and allow Robinson to get significantly longer playing time.

As explained by Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report, Robinson was the best Knicks player, who had a 21-45 record when the NBA suspended operations in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite his height, athleticism and ability to block shots, the former second-round pick has just come off the bench behind the 34-year-old Taj Gibson.

Swartz suggested the Kings could acquire Robinson and give him the starting role he deserves, while also the landing point guard Frank Ntilikina, power forward Bobby Portis and a choice of the second round of 2021 in a theoretical agreement that would send Hield in New York.

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Keith Smith on Anthony Davis: “He’s not going anywhere after spending half a year angling to get to Hollywood” https://www.talkbasket.net/85528-keith-smith-on-anthony-davis-hes-not-going-anywhere-after-spending-half-a-year-angling-to-get-to-hollywood https://www.talkbasket.net/85528-keith-smith-on-anthony-davis-hes-not-going-anywhere-after-spending-half-a-year-angling-to-get-to-hollywood#respond Sun, 10 May 2020 08:33:17 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85528 It seems at least the nearest future of Anthony Davis is with the Lakers. An earlier report that Los Angeles did enough to convince the superstar power forward stay was further solidified by Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports. According to him, the 27-year-old will most likely remain a Laker, the only question is the details […]

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Keith Smith on Anthony Davis: “He’s not going anywhere after spending half a year angling to get to Hollywood”

It seems at least the nearest future of Anthony Davis is with the Lakers. An earlier report that Los Angeles did enough to convince the superstar power forward stay was further solidified by Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports. According to him, the 27-year-old will most likely remain a Laker, the only question is the details of his new deal.

The seven-time NBA All-Star is expected to opt-out of the final year of the current five-year contract which runs through 2021. Then, all will depend on the salary cap which will determine the length of the new contract with the Lakers.

Per Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports:

“Barring something really unexpected with the salary cap dropping dramatically, Davis will opt out of the final year of his contract. Then, it’s just a question of how long Davis’ new deal with the Lakers will be. If the cap is a concern, Davis could opt for a shorter contract and hit the market again when his max starting salary will push close to $40 million. If the max salary isn’t a concern, Davis will sign a long-term deal this summer. He’s not going anywhere after spending half a year angling to get to Hollywood.”

This season, Davis is averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Purple and Gold. The Lakers are sitting atop the Western Conference with sights set on the championship.

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Golden State Warriors’ ultimate plan for Giannis Antetokuonmpo and Rudy Gobert https://www.talkbasket.net/85525-golden-state-warriors-ultimate-plan-for-giannis-antetokuonmpo-and-rudy-gobert https://www.talkbasket.net/85525-golden-state-warriors-ultimate-plan-for-giannis-antetokuonmpo-and-rudy-gobert#respond Sun, 10 May 2020 07:53:37 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85525 Imagine the Golden State Warriors previous super-team with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant. But then take it to another level! Add Giannis Antetokuonmpo and Rudy Gobert to the roster!

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Golden State Warriors’ ultimate plan for Giannis Antetokuonmpo and Rudy Gobert

Imagine the Golden State Warriors previous super-team with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant. But then take it to another level! Add Giannis Antetokuonmpo and Rudy Gobert to the roster!

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Kevin Durant takes shot at Jalen Rose, “I wanna know how many points Jalen thinks he would average today” https://www.talkbasket.net/85445-kevin-durant-takes-shot-at-jalen-rose-i-wanna-know-how-many-points-jalen-thinks-he-would-average-today https://www.talkbasket.net/85445-kevin-durant-takes-shot-at-jalen-rose-i-wanna-know-how-many-points-jalen-thinks-he-would-average-today#respond Sat, 09 May 2020 18:22:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85445 Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant took a swipe at Jalen Rose via Twitter on Friday after a fan told him the ESPN analyst was making claims over what former players like Michael Jordan and Jerry West would average in today’s NBA. Durant, known for engaging with fans and journalists alike on social media, replied with […]

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Kevin Durant takes shot at Jalen Rose, “I wanna know how many points Jalen thinks he would average today”

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant took a swipe at Jalen Rose via Twitter on Friday after a fan told him the ESPN analyst was making claims over what former players like Michael Jordan and Jerry West would average in today’s NBA.

Durant, known for engaging with fans and journalists alike on social media, replied with the statement below.

To be fair, though, a prime Jalen Rose would likely hold his own on the floor if he were playing today. As for Jordan, there’s little doubt he’d be able to score at least 40 points a night given the modern-day hand-checking rules and the change in defensive play over the years.

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Bronny James shares Amara Wayans photo on IG story https://www.talkbasket.net/85396-bronny-james-shares-amara-wayans-photo-on-ig-story https://www.talkbasket.net/85396-bronny-james-shares-amara-wayans-photo-on-ig-story#respond Sat, 09 May 2020 08:58:36 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85396 The oldest son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James added more fuel to rumors that he is dating Amara Wayans. Bronny James shared Amara’s photo on his Instagram story. The original post shared by Bronny James: Amara Wayans is the daughter of Damon Wayans, Jr., the granddaughter of Damon Wayans, Sr., and a […]

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Bronny James shares Amara Wayans photo on IG story

The oldest son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James added more fuel to rumors that he is dating Amara Wayans. Bronny James shared Amara’s photo on his Instagram story.

The original post shared by Bronny James:

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Amara Wayans is the daughter of Damon Wayans, Jr., the granddaughter of Damon Wayans, Sr., and a member of the Wayans family of actors and producers.

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NBA writer’s tweet on Giannis Antetokounmpo possibly leaving Bucks gets strong reply from Kevin Durant https://www.talkbasket.net/85312-nba-writers-tweet-on-giannis-antetokounmpo-possibly-leaving-bucks-gets-strong-reply-from-kevin-durant https://www.talkbasket.net/85312-nba-writers-tweet-on-giannis-antetokounmpo-possibly-leaving-bucks-gets-strong-reply-from-kevin-durant#respond Fri, 08 May 2020 20:08:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85312 With the NBA season getting closer to the end (whether it’s played or not), the talks about the future of some of the league’s stars begin. One of them is Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who will enter the last year of his contract. It has been reported that his future in Milwaukee will depend […]

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NBA writer’s tweet on Giannis Antetokounmpo possibly leaving Bucks gets strong reply from Kevin Durant

With the NBA season getting closer to the end (whether it’s played or not), the talks about the future of some of the league’s stars begin. One of them is Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who will enter the last year of his contract. It has been reported that his future in Milwaukee will depend on the team’s success in the playoffs.

NBA writer Matt Moore (Hardwood Paroxysm on Twitter) tweeted that he would respect the Greek Freak’s choice to leave the Bucks as it is a professional choice. He also added that he would be disappointed, like he was with Kevin Durant, if Giannis bails. This tweet was noticed by KD who replied with “sensitive ass” remark.

It escalated further with Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area tweeting that it’s the word “bails” that caused Durant’s response. The two then exchanged further messages.

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Jeff Van Gundy could replace Mike D’Antoni as head coach in Houston https://www.talkbasket.net/85199-jeff-van-gundy-could-replace-mike-dantoni-as-head-coach-in-houston https://www.talkbasket.net/85199-jeff-van-gundy-could-replace-mike-dantoni-as-head-coach-in-houston#respond Fri, 08 May 2020 00:35:53 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85199 Mike D’Antoni could be on his way out after this season ends, with a possible replacement for the head coach position being Jeff Van Gundy. According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the veteran coach’s name is the one he is hearing very often around the Rockets organization. That’s what Amick said in the Kelly […]

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Jeff Van Gundy could replace Mike D’Antoni as head coach in Houston

Mike D’Antoni could be on his way out after this season ends, with a possible replacement for the head coach position being Jeff Van Gundy.

According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the veteran coach’s name is the one he is hearing very often around the Rockets organization.

That’s what Amick said in the Kelly Iko and NBA analyst Mo Dakhil podcast, per NBC Sports:

“As I reported a couple months ago, barring a championship, if they do save the season, I do not get the sense that Mike D’Antoni is going to be back. They’ve had a major divide in the contract negotiations. I’m always cautious when it comes to reporting. So, I’m going to throw in the never say never. Pro sports is a crazy thing. You know what I mean? But the information that we’ve constantly heard is that that bridge, for the most part, has been burned, and now they’re just kind of mutually agreeing to make the best of the time they have together.”

“Jeff Van Gundy’s name is the one that I had heard consistently as a very possible replacement for Mike.”

The previous days, Tom Thibodeau’s name also emerged in the rumor mill for the Rockets’ head coach position. D’Antoni’s future is pretty uncertain, especially if the Rockets won’t have success in the postseason, whenever the NBA returns.

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Shannon Sharpe says he would have “whipped Mike’s a**” if Michael Jordan kept food from him as a teammate https://www.talkbasket.net/85135-shannon-sharpe-says-he-would-have-whipped-mikes-a-if-he-kept-food-from-him-as-a-teammate https://www.talkbasket.net/85135-shannon-sharpe-says-he-would-have-whipped-mikes-a-if-he-kept-food-from-him-as-a-teammate#respond Thu, 07 May 2020 17:19:51 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85135 Shannon Sharpe says he would have never tolerated Michael Jordan instructing hostesses not to feed him as a teammate and would have gone to blows with the former NBA superstar had that been the case. This comes in the wake of a report claiming MJ kept food away from Horace Grant if His Airness deemed […]

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Shannon Sharpe says he would have “whipped Mike’s a**” if Michael Jordan kept food from him as a teammate

Shannon Sharpe says he would have never tolerated Michael Jordan instructing hostesses not to feed him as a teammate and would have gone to blows with the former NBA superstar had that been the case.

This comes in the wake of a report claiming MJ kept food away from Horace Grant if His Airness deemed his former teammate’s performance to be subpar.

Speaking on UNDISPUTED this Thursday, Sharpe said, “I’d have whipped Mike’s a**. Mike would have had to whip me, or I’ma whip him. Because for you to tell someone not to feed me because you didn’t think I had a good game, we gon’ fight every day until I beat Mike. Mike might whip me, but I’ma make it so difficult, he’d never wanna fight me again.”

What we wouldn’t give to see Shannon and Mike square off…

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Michael Jordan reportedly took Horace Grant’s food away if he had bad games https://www.talkbasket.net/85129-michael-jordan-reportedly-took-horace-grants-food-away-if-he-had-bad-games https://www.talkbasket.net/85129-michael-jordan-reportedly-took-horace-grants-food-away-if-he-had-bad-games#respond Thu, 07 May 2020 17:06:13 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85129 Sam Smith says he was told Michael Jordan used to keep food away from Horace Grant if he had bad games when they were teammates in Chicago. Smith, a longtime journalist who wrote The Jordan Rules and makes several appearances in The Last Dance, spoke to KNBR this week and revealed as much. Players would […]

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Michael Jordan reportedly took Horace Grant’s food away if he had bad games

Sam Smith says he was told Michael Jordan used to keep food away from Horace Grant if he had bad games when they were teammates in Chicago.

Smith, a longtime journalist who wrote The Jordan Rules and makes several appearances in The Last Dance, spoke to KNBR this week and revealed as much.

Players would come to me over the years and said, ‘You know what he did? He took Horace’s food away on the plane because Horace had a bad game. [Michael] told the stewardesses ‘Don’t feed him, he doesn’t deserve to eat.

Smith claims the players who told him the above were unwilling to go on the record as sources.

“They would tell me stuff like that and they’d say ‘Why don’t you write this?’ And I would say ‘Well I can’t write it unless you say it.’ I don’t do ‘league sources’,” he said. “You can’t do that kind of stuff on these kinds of things. ‘If you want to be quoted I’ve got no problem with that.’ ‘No, no, no we can’t say that about Michael Jordan.’”

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Rumors: Golden State Warriors could trade Draymond Green and go for Rudy Gobert https://www.talkbasket.net/85068-rumors-golden-state-warriors-could-trade-draymond-green-and-go-for-rudy-gobert https://www.talkbasket.net/85068-rumors-golden-state-warriors-could-trade-draymond-green-and-go-for-rudy-gobert#respond Thu, 07 May 2020 10:13:44 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85068 The Warriors are going to be very busy this offseason and rumors of both Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green being traded are on the table! The question is if it is worth trading Draymond, a firm factor of why Dub Nation is so strong. Is his time up in Golden State? Here is the latest […]

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Rumors: Golden State Warriors could trade Draymond Green and go for Rudy Gobert

The Warriors are going to be very busy this offseason and rumors of both Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green being traded are on the table! The question is if it is worth trading Draymond, a firm factor of why Dub Nation is so strong. Is his time up in Golden State?

Here is the latest Golden State trade rumors’ analysis, per ezBUCKETz:

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Report: The Warriors have been preparing for years to make a bid for Giannis Antetokounmpo https://www.talkbasket.net/85066-report-the-warriors-have-been-preparing-for-years-to-make-a-bid-for-giannis-antetokounmpo https://www.talkbasket.net/85066-report-the-warriors-have-been-preparing-for-years-to-make-a-bid-for-giannis-antetokounmpo#respond Thu, 07 May 2020 09:19:25 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=85066 Could the Golden State Warriors bring another superstar to the team this summer like they did with Kevin Durant back in 2016? According to Connor Letourneau of San Francisco Chronicle, the Dubs have been preparing for years to make a bid for Giannis Antetokounmpo and this year could be a breakthrough. But, it will depend […]

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Report: The Warriors have been preparing for years to make a bid for Giannis Antetokounmpo

Could the Golden State Warriors bring another superstar to the team this summer like they did with Kevin Durant back in 2016? According to Connor Letourneau of San Francisco Chronicle, the Dubs have been preparing for years to make a bid for Giannis Antetokounmpo and this year could be a breakthrough. But, it will depend on how the Milwaukee Bucks do.

It has been reported in the past and observed by several analysts that Giannis’ future in Milwaukee will depend on the Bucks ability to win a championship. If that doesn’t happen in the near future, i.e. in 1-2 years, the reigning NBA MVP could leave the team. For now, the 25-year-old is reportedly happy in Milwaukee.

Letourneau also made the case how the NBA shutdown could increase the Warriors’ chances of landing Antetokounmpo. With the growing optimism around the league, there might be a season completion. However, it would most likely be a shortened version. Possibly with truncated playoff series.

If so, that would increase the chances of an upset. Especially with different teams potentially being at different levels of readiness. In case the Bucks face an early exit in the playoffs, Giannis could start doubting whether to sign an extension this summer. If he opts out not το sign it, he would become a free agent in 2021.

Milwaukee would then be motivated to find a trade for Antetokounmpo instead of losing him as a free agent next summer. That’s where the Warriors could step in.

This season, the Bucks star is averaging 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game for the team which is sitting atop the Eastern Conference with the best record (53-12) in the league. Giannis is again primed to win the MVP title.

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LaVar Ball on Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo: “They coming back to the Lakers later” https://www.talkbasket.net/84857-lavar-ball-on-lonzo-liangelo-and-lamelo-they-coming-back-to-the-lakers-later https://www.talkbasket.net/84857-lavar-ball-on-lonzo-liangelo-and-lamelo-they-coming-back-to-the-lakers-later#respond Wed, 06 May 2020 08:20:46 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=84857 The Ball family is not done with Los Angeles yet. According to LaVar Ball, his sons Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo will be coming back to the Lakers in the future. “They coming back to the Lakers later. That’s the inside scoop, don’t let them know that yet. We pop up all three of them over […]

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LaVar Ball on Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo: “They coming back to the Lakers later”

The Ball family is not done with Los Angeles yet. According to LaVar Ball, his sons Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo will be coming back to the Lakers in the future.

“They coming back to the Lakers later. That’s the inside scoop, don’t let them know that yet. We pop up all three of them over there,” father Ball said, per ClutchPoints.

Lonzo is currently with the New Orleans Pelicans after being traded by the Lakers last summer. LiAngelo is yet to name his G League debut with the Oklahoma City Blue, while LaMelo is projected to be a top 5 pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

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Knicks Rumors: New York Could Trade Julius Randle for Blake Griffin https://www.talkbasket.net/84747-knicks-rumors-new-york-could-trade-julius-randle-for-blake-griffin https://www.talkbasket.net/84747-knicks-rumors-new-york-could-trade-julius-randle-for-blake-griffin#respond Tue, 05 May 2020 19:14:45 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=84747 According with Bleacher Report Blake Griffin is a Knicks target

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Knicks Rumors: New York Could Trade Julius Randle for Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin could be made available. Several teams, who want a superstar on their roster, could express a strong interest in adding Griffin, including the New York Knicks. According to Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report, if the Pistons are planning a large-scale reconstruction, they could exchange Griffin for the Knicks in exchange for Julius Randle. If the Pistons decide to undertake a full-scale reconstruction, they could turn to the star-hungry New York Knicks as potential business partners.

Casting Griffin for Julius Randle would give the Pistons nearly $18 million of additional roof space, allowing them to sign more free agents or accepting wages to acquire additional resources Randle also hardly lost any weight, averaging 19.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in just 32.5 minutes per game last season. Plus, only $ 4 million of Randle’s $ 19.8 million salary in 2021-22 is guaranteed, so the Pistons could have even more financial flexibility next season.

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LeBron James could team up with Bronny in New York, thinks analyst https://www.talkbasket.net/84565-lebron-james-could-team-up-with-bronny-in-new-york-thinks-analyst https://www.talkbasket.net/84565-lebron-james-could-team-up-with-bronny-in-new-york-thinks-analyst#respond Mon, 04 May 2020 17:56:04 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=84565 Could LeBron James come to play for the New York Knicks at some point in the future? That was the question one fan asked Marc Berman of the New York Post. To the fan’s presumed delight, the response was positive. Berman thinks such a possibility should not be ruled out and made the case for […]

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LeBron James could team up with Bronny in New York, thinks analyst

Could LeBron James come to play for the New York Knicks at some point in the future? That was the question one fan asked Marc Berman of the New York Post. To the fan’s presumed delight, the response was positive. Berman thinks such a possibility should not be ruled out and made the case for how it could happen.

According to him, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar could make such a move towards the end of his career. Though it would be a little bit further in the future. LeBron’s contract with the Lakers expires in 2022. At that point, James will be 37 and will have to decide on his future. With Madison Square Garden being LeBron’s favorite venue, the veteran could be tempted to leave his mark in New York as well.

“I will never rule this one out — especially for his last season before retiring.

“James has said the Garden is his favorite arena to play in. A lot depends not just on how his Lakers’ title journey pans out, but his son Bronny’s timetable.”

Marc Berman

Another reason for the three-time champion to join the Knicks is his son Bronny, who could enter the NBA in 2024. If LeBron teams up with his son, it would be the first case of father and son playing together in the NBA.

“Bronny James, finishing his freshman year at Sierra Canyon High School, is 15 years old and not eligible for the NBA draft until 2024 under current guidelines.”

Marc Berman

With the changes inside the Knicks’ management taking place, it should give the New York fans some home of landing the biggest name in today’s game. At some point in the future.

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Zach LaVine to the Los Angeles Lakers crazy trade scenario https://www.talkbasket.net/84270-zach-lavine-to-los-angeles-lakers-crazy-trade-scenario https://www.talkbasket.net/84270-zach-lavine-to-los-angeles-lakers-crazy-trade-scenario#respond Sun, 03 May 2020 15:19:32 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=84270 Zach LaVine has been one of the brightest spotlights during the 2019-2020 season. He wants to play for a playoff team and has said it in many interviews. During the NBA Trade Deadline, rumors came out of him joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis in Los Angeles. Can this happen? Here is a video on […]

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Zach LaVine to the Los Angeles Lakers crazy trade scenario

Zach LaVine has been one of the brightest spotlights during the 2019-2020 season. He wants to play for a playoff team and has said it in many interviews.

During the NBA Trade Deadline, rumors came out of him joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis in Los Angeles. Can this happen? Here is a video on why LaVine could become the Lakers player in the future, per ezBUCKETz:

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Trades that might be coming to the NBA this offseason (Chris Paul, DeMar DeRozan, Donovan Mitchell, etc.) https://www.talkbasket.net/84009-trades-that-might-be-coming-to-nba-this-offseason-chris-paul-demar-derozan-donovan-mitchell-etc https://www.talkbasket.net/84009-trades-that-might-be-coming-to-nba-this-offseason-chris-paul-demar-derozan-donovan-mitchell-etc#respond Fri, 01 May 2020 19:07:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=84009 Take an in-depth look at some players, including Chris Paul, DeMar DeRozan, and Donovan Mitchell, in the NBA who might be traded before the NBA even comes back and a lot of these might surprise you:

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Trades that might be coming to the NBA this offseason (Chris Paul, DeMar DeRozan, Donovan Mitchell, etc.)

Take an in-depth look at some players, including Chris Paul, DeMar DeRozan, and Donovan Mitchell, in the NBA who might be traded before the NBA even comes back and a lot of these might surprise you:

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Jason Kidd is being considered as a possible Nets coach https://www.talkbasket.net/82681-jason-kidd-is-being-considered-as-possible-nets-coach https://www.talkbasket.net/82681-jason-kidd-is-being-considered-as-possible-nets-coach#respond Thu, 23 Apr 2020 19:28:31 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=82681 Marc Stein of The New York Times has published a list from which the Brooklyn Nets could select a potential head coach. One of the candidates is former player and ex-coach of the Nets – Jason Kidd. At the moment, he is an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. Other coaches on the list: […]

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Jason Kidd is being considered as a possible Nets coach

Marc Stein of The New York Times has published a list from which the Brooklyn Nets could select a potential head coach. One of the candidates is former player and ex-coach of the Nets – Jason Kidd. At the moment, he is an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Other coaches on the list: Tyronn Lue, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy and current interim coach Jacque Vaughn.

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Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife Larsa defends herself cheating on Scottie with rapper Future in a now-deleted post https://www.talkbasket.net/82429-scottie-pippens-ex-wife-larsa-defends-herself-cheating-on-scottie-with-rapper-future-in-a-now-deleted-post https://www.talkbasket.net/82429-scottie-pippens-ex-wife-larsa-defends-herself-cheating-on-scottie-with-rapper-future-in-a-now-deleted-post#respond Wed, 22 Apr 2020 12:55:07 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=82429 Since the premiere of Michael Jordan’s ”The Last Dance aired on Sunday, fans have been non-stop talking about a few topics, including Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife Larsa Pippen defending herself cheating on Pippen with singer and songwriter Future in a now-deleted post:

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Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife Larsa defends herself cheating on Scottie with rapper Future in a now-deleted post

Since the premiere of Michael Jordan’s ”The Last Dance aired on Sunday, fans have been non-stop talking about a few topics, including Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife Larsa Pippen defending herself cheating on Pippen with singer and songwriter Future in a now-deleted post:

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Rumors: Knicks eyeing star trade https://www.talkbasket.net/82309-rumors-knicks-eyeing-star-trade https://www.talkbasket.net/82309-rumors-knicks-eyeing-star-trade#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:12:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=82309 Multiple people with the New York Knicks organization believe that they’re “incredibly well positioned to trade for a disgruntled star.” It’s unclear when the next star will ask for a trade, but based on recent years (Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Kristaps Porzingis, Anthony Davis), there is bound to be someone who wants out of their […]

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Rumors: Knicks eyeing star trade

Multiple people with the New York Knicks organization believe that they’re “incredibly well positioned to trade for a disgruntled star.”

It’s unclear when the next star will ask for a trade, but based on recent years (Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Kristaps Porzingis, Anthony Davis), there is bound to be someone who wants out of their current situation in the next year or two.

“It’s the best path for us,” one front office member recently said, per Ian Begley of SNY.tv.

The Knicks currently still have all of their own first-round picks going forward.

They also will receive the Los Angeles Clippers’ 2020 first-rounder plus first rounders from the Dallas Mavericks in 2021 and 2023.

Under former presidents of basketball operations Phil Jackson and Steve Mills, the Knicks were reluctant to give up first-round picks in trades.

That stance appears to be changing under Leon Rose.

The feeling among some within the organization is that they have so many picks (seven in the next four drafts) that they can afford to send a couple away in a trade if it will help land them a star, according to Begley.

Rose wrote a letter to Knicks fans in March, offering how he might plan to build the roster.

“Nothing about this is easy, or quick, so I ask for your continued patience. What I promise you in return is that I will be honest and forthright. We will develop a plan that makes sense, both to jumpstart our short-term growth and ensure our long-term success.”

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Giannis Antetokounmpo sheds one more hint about Steph Curry and the Warriors team https://www.talkbasket.net/81939-giannis-antetokounmpo-sheds-one-more-hint-about-steph-curry-and-the-warriors-team https://www.talkbasket.net/81939-giannis-antetokounmpo-sheds-one-more-hint-about-steph-curry-and-the-warriors-team#respond Sun, 19 Apr 2020 10:59:41 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=81939 Per NBC Sports: If interpreted individually, they’re clear to cut as nothing of the matter. But when mixed, all of the hints made by the Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has released about his sympathy for Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are very difficult to ignore. The latest case came on Saturday when […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo sheds one more hint about Steph Curry and the Warriors team

Per NBC Sports: If interpreted individually, they’re clear to cut as nothing of the matter. But when mixed, all of the hints made by the Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has released about his sympathy for Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are very difficult to ignore.

The latest case came on Saturday when Antetokounmpo was picking his squad for a game of NBA 2K20.

A month ago, the Bucks star was answering questions on Instagram live and named his favorite NBA players, mentioning Steph Curry twice.

Previously, even ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith said he would love to see Giannis Antetokounmpo joining the Golden State Warriors next season.

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Knicks reluctance to let go Mitchell Robinson prevented Anthony Davis trade https://www.talkbasket.net/81275-knicks-reluctance-to-let-go-mitchell-robinson-prevented-anthony-davis-trade https://www.talkbasket.net/81275-knicks-reluctance-to-let-go-mitchell-robinson-prevented-anthony-davis-trade#respond Wed, 15 Apr 2020 09:02:09 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=81275 Before Anthony Davis left the New Orleans Pelicans and joined the Los Angeles Lakers he was targeted by the New York Knicks. A potential trade would have required New York to part ways with Mitchell Robinson, something the Knicks were reluctant to do. Per Ian Begley of SNY: That depends on who the Knicks would […]

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Knicks reluctance to let go Mitchell Robinson prevented Anthony Davis trade

Before Anthony Davis left the New Orleans Pelicans and joined the Los Angeles Lakers he was targeted by the New York Knicks. A potential trade would have required New York to part ways with Mitchell Robinson, something the Knicks were reluctant to do.

Per Ian Begley of SNY:

That depends on who the Knicks would receive in a trade of Robinson. Steve Mills and Scott Perry were not open to moving Robinson last year in any package that would have returned Anthony Davis, per sources. But Mills and Perry also drafted Robinson. Generally speaking, executives who draft a player are more reluctant to trade the prospect.

Robinson, the 36th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, is averaging 9.7 points and 7 rebounds per game for New York this season.

Meanwhile, Davis is averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, helping the Lakers occupy the first place in the Western Conference.

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Kings’ Harry Giles likely to play somewhere else next season https://www.talkbasket.net/81155-kings-harry-giles-likely-to-play-somewhere-else-next-season https://www.talkbasket.net/81155-kings-harry-giles-likely-to-play-somewhere-else-next-season#respond Tue, 14 Apr 2020 17:29:49 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=81155 Sacramento Kings center Harry Giles will be an unrestricted free agent and the team appears reluctant to extend his contract. The Kings already declined the 21-year-old’s fourth year of his contract. There were reportedly “multiple teams” contacting the Kings during the season to check on the availability of Giles, according to NBC Sports’ James Ham. […]

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Kings’ Harry Giles likely to play somewhere else next season

Sacramento Kings center Harry Giles will be an unrestricted free agent and the team appears reluctant to extend his contract.

The Kings already declined the 21-year-old’s fourth year of his contract.

There were reportedly “multiple teams” contacting the Kings during the season to check on the availability of Giles, according to NBC Sports’ James Ham.

The Kings ultimately turned away all teams.

Giles was averaging 7.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, but picked up his level of play before the season’s suspension.

In his last nine games, he averaged 11.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Giles could function as a “poor man’s Al Horford” by working out of the high post and guarding multiple positions on defense.

He could be a solid pickup for a team like the Detroit Pistons or San Antonio Spurs that lack salary cap space.

“Hope isn’t completely gone for Kings fans who would love to see Giles stick around long term, but it’s waning,” said Ham. “We’ll know more when the NBA reopens for business, but Giles did enough during his opportunity to intrigue plenty of teams around the league.”

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Rumor: Heat’s Pat Riley expected to try to land either Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert if situation in Utah persists https://www.talkbasket.net/81131-rumor-heats-pat-riley-expected-to-try-to-land-either-donovan-mitchell-or-rudy-gobert-if-situation-in-utah-persists https://www.talkbasket.net/81131-rumor-heats-pat-riley-expected-to-try-to-land-either-donovan-mitchell-or-rudy-gobert-if-situation-in-utah-persists#respond Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:46:19 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=81131 Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel expects Miami Heat President Pat Riley to make a move for either Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert at some point, with the relationship between the two players thought to be frayed beyond repair. The journalist was responding to fan questions in his “ASK IRA” segment when he claimed it would […]

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Rumor: Heat’s Pat Riley expected to try to land either Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert if situation in Utah persists

Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel expects Miami Heat President Pat Riley to make a move for either Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert at some point, with the relationship between the two players thought to be frayed beyond repair.

The journalist was responding to fan questions in his “ASK IRA” segment when he claimed it would be safe to assume the Heat would look to bring one of the Utah Jazz stars to Miami. Both Mitchell and Gobert will be free agents next year but there’s always the possibility of moving sooner, given the circumstances.

“But, yes, whenever there is a distressed asset, it is safe to assume that Pat Riley and the Heat will be sniffing around,” Winderman wrote. “Both Gobert and Mitchell will be free agents in the 2021 offseason. But the divorce could come before that.

So, if you’re the Heat, do you move in advance? And for which? While Gobert is far more of a team component than Hassan Whiteside, would that prove limiting to Bam Adebayo? Mitchell, by contrast, would seem to work for any team.”

Both players seem like good prospects for the ambitious Heat but, as Winderman points out, Mitchell would likely be a better fit when Bam Adebayo’s development is taken into consideration.

Of course, this is all speculation for now. But it wouldn’t shock anyone if Riley made attempts to land one of the two.

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Report: Karl-Anthony Towns’ selfishness was behind Tom Thibodeau’s departure from Minnesota https://www.talkbasket.net/80950-report-karl-anthony-towns-selfishness-was-behind-tom-thibodeaus-departure-from-minnesota https://www.talkbasket.net/80950-report-karl-anthony-towns-selfishness-was-behind-tom-thibodeaus-departure-from-minnesota#respond Mon, 13 Apr 2020 09:11:15 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=80950 Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News answered fan questions about the New York Knicks. One of them was about the Knicks hiring Tim Thibodeau as the new head coach. The 62-year-old coach has previously coached the Minnesota Timberwolves for almost three years before getting fired in January 2019. Bondy explained that the real […]

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Report: Karl-Anthony Towns’ selfishness was behind Tom Thibodeau’s departure from Minnesota

Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News answered fan questions about the New York Knicks. One of them was about the Knicks hiring Tim Thibodeau as the new head coach.

The 62-year-old coach has previously coached the Minnesota Timberwolves for almost three years before getting fired in January 2019. Bondy explained that the real reason why Thibodeau had to leave the team was not Andrew Wiggins but Karl-Anthony Towns.

The first pick of the 2015 NBA Draft is reportedly gaining a reputation of being selfish and less concerned with winning. Such attitude did not go well with Thibodeau’s way of coaching and it was the coach who was forced to go.

Per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News:

The issues with Thibodeau in Minnesota were more concerning, but they’re also not all his fault. Word is Thibodeau was fine with Andrew Wiggins but the problem was Karl-Anthony Towns, who is gaining a reputation of being a selfish player less concerned with winning. It’s not surprising that his personality didn’t mesh with the demanding Thibodeau.

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Reports: Knicks would have to trade Barrett or Robinson and picks to land Donovan Mitchell https://www.talkbasket.net/80815-reports-knicks-would-have-to-trade-barrett-or-robinson-and-picks-to-land-donovan-mitchell https://www.talkbasket.net/80815-reports-knicks-would-have-to-trade-barrett-or-robinson-and-picks-to-land-donovan-mitchell#respond Sun, 12 Apr 2020 00:24:26 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=80815 A report from Sam Amick and Tony Jones of The Athletic said that Donovan Mitchell’s relationship with Rudy Gobert may be beyond repair. This could lead the Utah Jazz to trade one of their all-stars. Mitchell has been linked to the New York Knicks for years and this could be their opportunity to finally get […]

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Reports: Knicks would have to trade Barrett or Robinson and picks to land Donovan Mitchell

A report from Sam Amick and Tony Jones of The Athletic said that Donovan Mitchell’s relationship with Rudy Gobert may be beyond repair.

This could lead the Utah Jazz to trade one of their all-stars. Mitchell has been linked to the New York Knicks for years and this could be their opportunity to finally get him.

Via si.com

He would not be cheap though. According to SNY’s Ian Begley an NBA executive said that he believes the Knicks will have to trade RJ Barrett or Mitchell Robinson along with at least two first round picks to get him.

However, if Mitchell refuses to play with Gobert, that would give the Knicks more leverage in trade talks.

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Some Knicks players reportedly frustrated by Julius Randle’s playing style https://www.talkbasket.net/79369-some-knicks-players-reportedly-frustrated-by-julius-randles-playing-style https://www.talkbasket.net/79369-some-knicks-players-reportedly-frustrated-by-julius-randles-playing-style#respond Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:41:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=79369 Some New York Knicks players including rookie RJ Barrett, were frustrated this season by Julius Randle’s approach on offense. Barrett, who is accustomed to having the ball in his hands, was among those who were displeased with Randle’s tendency to hang onto the ball too long and dribble too much, according to Marc Berman of […]

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Some Knicks players reportedly frustrated by Julius Randle’s playing style

Some New York Knicks players including rookie RJ Barrett, were frustrated this season by Julius Randle’s approach on offense.

Barrett, who is accustomed to having the ball in his hands, was among those who were displeased with Randle’s tendency to hang onto the ball too long and dribble too much, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post.

The chemistry between Randle and Barrett will be something worth monitoring in the future, but Barrett wasn’t alone.

“A lot of players felt like that with the exception of Elfrid Payton,” one source told The New York Post.

Randle received a guaranteed contract where he’ll earn $18.9 million in 2020-2021, so more than likely, he’ll be back with the team unless there’s an offseason trade.

An Eastern Conference personnel person told Berman that the Knicks would be wise to avoid making Randle their go-to scorer, despite him averaging 19.5 points per game this season.

Randle did struggle when he was the center of attention for opposing defenses, as he frequently turned the ball over.

“He absolutely should not be your No. 1 or even No. 2 option, maybe not even No. 3 on a serious contender,” the personnel person told Berman. “He doesn’t have a good enough feel (and is) much too ball-dominant. I don’t trust his decisions with the ball. As sixth man, he would fit perfectly because I don’t think he gives you much defensively either. That’s more in line with a sixth-man role.”

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Damian Lillard responds to Lakers April Fools tweet https://www.talkbasket.net/79043-damian-lillard-responds-to-lakers-april-fools-tweet https://www.talkbasket.net/79043-damian-lillard-responds-to-lakers-april-fools-tweet#respond Wed, 01 Apr 2020 18:42:50 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=79043 No one is safe on April 1. A tweet from Lakers UK to Damian Lillard suggested that the Portland superstar may be Los Angeles bound. Well, that tweet was curated and sent from myself. The founder and the man behind the Lakers UK social media accounts. Within 10 minutes a response worthy of my amusement […]

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Damian Lillard responds to Lakers April Fools tweet

No one is safe on April 1. A tweet from Lakers UK to Damian Lillard suggested that the Portland superstar may be Los Angeles bound.

Well, that tweet was curated and sent from myself. The founder and the man behind the Lakers UK social media accounts. Within 10 minutes a response worthy of my amusement started flowing in. Never in my wildest imagination did I think the man himself would respond. Especially as he wasn’t tagged in the tweet.

The living room “report” from myself has recently featured on Bleacher Report, as I am well on my way to global NBA domination. Maybe not global NBA domination, but tampering Damian Lillard to pair up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the Lakers.

Thank me later, Laker Nation. Contact has been made. Next step, seeing Lillard in the purple and gold.

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NBA “considering canceling games”, the financial implications for LeBron James https://www.talkbasket.net/78808-nba-considering-canceling-games-the-financial-implications-for-lebron-james https://www.talkbasket.net/78808-nba-considering-canceling-games-the-financial-implications-for-lebron-james#respond Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:12:22 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=78808 Speculation is running wild as to when the NBA will return and how. The league has been suspended due to the Coronavirus since March 11, for an initial 4 week period. The chances of the suspension lasting much longer are high. On a recent episode of The Lake Lake Show podcast, Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report suggested […]

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NBA “considering canceling games”, the financial implications for LeBron James

Speculation is running wild as to when the NBA will return and how. The league has been suspended due to the Coronavirus since March 11, for an initial 4 week period. The chances of the suspension lasting much longer are high.

On a recent episode of The Lake Lake Show podcast, Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report suggested that “it could be three or four years until the league is back in balance”.

Pincus also went into depth on how the NBA will return. Where he stated that the league are considering canceling games. Which will create financial implications for players, even more so the high-end stars like LeBron James.

“Players typically get paid on the 1st and 15th of every month and the 1st would be a full check. But the league hasn’t committed to the 15th… it means they’re considering canceling games. Because by the rules, they can’t dock players for games that are rescheduled. They can only dock from players for games that are canceled.”

“If they were going down that path they might start with canceling a few games. Why cancel a lot, right? There’s no reason to until you have a better feel. I could see them canceling 3 games and start deducting 3 games worth of money from each player’s check. For someone like LeBron James, that’s in the neighbourhood of $400,000 per game. So you’re talking about deducting $1.2 million from LeBron’s check. So it’s not a small amount.”

Check out Eric Pincus on episode 26 of The Lake Lake Show podcast here. Where he also spoke about the NBA potentially resuming in Las Vegas.

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Potential targets for Warriors’ Andre Iguodala trade exception https://www.talkbasket.net/78749-potential-targets-for-warriors-andre-iguodala-trade-exception https://www.talkbasket.net/78749-potential-targets-for-warriors-andre-iguodala-trade-exception#respond Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:42:30 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=78749 The Golden State Warriors will reportedly look to utilize the $17.2 million trade exception they received for sending Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors can’t acquire a player making more than $17.2 million, but trade exceptions can be split. That means the Warriors could technically use the trade exception to acquire multiple players, […]

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Potential targets for Warriors’ Andre Iguodala trade exception

The Golden State Warriors will reportedly look to utilize the $17.2 million trade exception they received for sending Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Warriors can’t acquire a player making more than $17.2 million, but trade exceptions can be split.

That means the Warriors could technically use the trade exception to acquire multiple players, as long as the combined salaries don’t exceed the limit.

Ricky Rubio, Evan Fournier, Dennis Schroder, Will Barton, Kelly Oubre, Thaddeus Young and Rudy Gay are seven players that the Warriors could add, according to Brian Witt of NBC Sports Bay Area.

  • Rubio’s 2020-2021 salary: $17 million, 2021-2022 salary: $17.8 million
  • Fournier’s 2020-2021 salary: $17 million
  • Schroder’s 2020-2021 salary: $15.5 million
  • Barton’s 2020-2021 salary: $13.92 million, 2021-2022 salary: $14.88 million (player option)
  • Oubre’s 2020-2021 salary: $14.375 million
  • Young’s 2020-2021 salary: $13.545 million, 2021-2022 salary: $14.19 million
  • Gay’s 2020-2021 salary: $14 million

The trade exception is set to expire on July 7, but it will likely be extended with the current situation as a result from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Report: Chances of Warriors drafting LaMelo Ball are ‘very, very low’ https://www.talkbasket.net/78638-report-chances-of-warriors-drafting-lamelo-ball-are-very-very-low https://www.talkbasket.net/78638-report-chances-of-warriors-drafting-lamelo-ball-are-very-very-low#respond Mon, 30 Mar 2020 08:56:17 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=78638 Golden State Warriors are expected to have a high NBA Draft pick but it seems that it will not be used to draft LaMelo Ball, according to league sources. And it is not because of LaVar Ball. The main reason why the Dubs are not high on the youngest Ball brother is his flaws. First […]

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Report: Chances of Warriors drafting LaMelo Ball are ‘very, very low’

Golden State Warriors are expected to have a high NBA Draft pick but it seems that it will not be used to draft LaMelo Ball, according to league sources. And it is not because of LaVar Ball.

The main reason why the Dubs are not high on the youngest Ball brother is his flaws. First of all, he is not a reliable three-point shooter. Then it’s his questionable shot selection and ability to defend NBA athletes.

Per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Very, very low. League sources don’t believe the Warriors are high on Ball — not because of the drama surrounding his father, but because he’s quite flawed for a top-3 prospect.

Ball’s court vision and passing ability are superb, but he has yet to prove he can knock down 3-pointers consistently, defend NBA athletes or improve his shot selection. There’s also the matter of positional fit. Ball projects as a point guard at the next level, and the Warriors already have a pretty darn good one in Curry.

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NBA Return: The “isolated, centralized location” theory https://www.talkbasket.net/78376-the-isolated-centralised-location-theory-for-the-nba-return https://www.talkbasket.net/78376-the-isolated-centralised-location-theory-for-the-nba-return#respond Sun, 29 Mar 2020 14:37:23 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=78376 Fans and the media have been speculating an NBA return ever since the suspension due to the Coronavirus on March 11. One of those people is Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, who reported a possibility of the NBA resuming in a single, isolated, centralized location. Pincus featured on the latest episode of The Lake Lake […]

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NBA Return: The “isolated, centralized location” theory

Fans and the media have been speculating an NBA return ever since the suspension due to the Coronavirus on March 11. One of those people is Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, who reported a possibility of the NBA resuming in a single, isolated, centralized location.

Pincus featured on the latest episode of The Lake Lake Show podcast and discussed his theory.

“One person could infect the whole league again, just like that.. they don’t want to start it up only to have it shut down again, they want to do it right. So that line of thought, how do you do that for 30 teams? My thought was, do it in a centralized location and if there’s one place that the NBA has experienced playing it’s in Las Vegas every summer.”

In a report on March 23, Pincus went into much depth regarding a Las Vegas-NBA return. Describing the neutral site theory as holding the potential to “alleviate the complications”. In Las Vegas infrastructure is already in place, like the T-Mobile Arena and the Thomas & Mack Center. As well as hotels.

However, an issue of getting broadcast partners on-board was brought up as being another factor. With Pincus suggesting “games could be played throughout the day, one after another, until the schedule is complete”.

On the latest episode of The Lake Lake Show, Pincus went into further depth on a time-frame. Stating that returning NBA teams will need a training camp, possibly around 3 weeks to return to fitness. To minimise injury, especially with a high-intensity postseason just around the corner.

The NBA’s viewpoint:

Further details have been provided in a report on March 26 by Jabari Young of CNBC.

“But if the NBA does return, team executives told CNBC they favored Las Vegas as a possible location to conclude the season.”

“An NBA spokesperson told CNBC the league has considered many “scenarios” but is not close to rolling out a plan. When asked if the NBA would pick up where it left off or jump into the postseason, Silver said he didn’t have “a good enough sense of how long a period this is going to be” to give a definite answer.”

Check out Eric Pincus on episode 26 of The Lake Lake Show podcast here. In addition, read his in-depth report from March 23 here.

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Shane Larkin to reportedly receive significant interest from NBA teams in offseason https://www.talkbasket.net/78114-shane-larkin-to-reportedly-receive-significant-interest-from-nba-teams-in-offseason https://www.talkbasket.net/78114-shane-larkin-to-reportedly-receive-significant-interest-from-nba-teams-in-offseason#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2020 01:23:34 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=78114 Shane Larkin is expected to receive significant interest from NBA teams in the offseason, according to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports. Larkin is the leader of Anadolu Efes and has helped the team remain on top of the EuroLeague standings (24-4), averaging 22.2 points (55.6% in two-pointers and 50.9% in three-pointers) and 4.1 assists per […]

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Shane Larkin to reportedly receive significant interest from NBA teams in offseason

Shane Larkin is expected to receive significant interest from NBA teams in the offseason, according to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports.

Larkin is the leader of Anadolu Efes and has helped the team remain on top of the EuroLeague standings (24-4), averaging 22.2 points (55.6% in two-pointers and 50.9% in three-pointers) and 4.1 assists per game.

“Whenever the NBA offseason starts, one player that is expected to receive significant interest is Shane Larkin. Larkin had a dominant season for Anadolu Efes in Turkey this year and has an NBA opt-out for 2020-21. Multiple teams like Larkin as spot-starter/high-end backup PG,” Smith reports.

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O.J. Mayo agreed to a deal with a CBA team https://www.talkbasket.net/77951-o-j-mayo-agreed-to-a-deal-with-a-cba-team https://www.talkbasket.net/77951-o-j-mayo-agreed-to-a-deal-with-a-cba-team#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:40:21 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=77951 Former NBA star O.J. Mayo has reportedly reached an agreement with a Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) team. The 32-year-old shooting guard has been with Taipei Fubon Braves of Taiwan most recently. Mayo’s last NBA team was the Milwaukee Bucks. Since leaving the league, he played in Puerto Rico and Taiwan. It will be his first […]

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O.J. Mayo agreed to a deal with a CBA team

Former NBA star O.J. Mayo has reportedly reached an agreement with a Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) team. The 32-year-old shooting guard has been with Taipei Fubon Braves of Taiwan most recently.

Mayo’s last NBA team was the Milwaukee Bucks. Since leaving the league, he played in Puerto Rico and Taiwan. It will be his first deal in the CBA. The specific team has not been disclosed yet.

The CBA season has re-scheduled to continue in May after the mid-April return after suspension due to coronavirus outbreak has been postponed.

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Rumors: Donovan Mitchell will sign max contract before next season https://www.talkbasket.net/77653-rumors-donovan-mitchell-will-sign-max-contract-before-next-season https://www.talkbasket.net/77653-rumors-donovan-mitchell-will-sign-max-contract-before-next-season#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:10:32 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=77653 The Utah Jazz may reportedly come to an agreement on a five-year max contract with Donovan Mitchell in the near future. “I can say with confidence that Mitchell loves Utah, has embraced the community and genuinely loves playing for the Jazz,” according to Tony Jones of The Athletic. “Mitchell will sign a max contract extension […]

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The Utah Jazz may reportedly come to an agreement on a five-year max contract with Donovan Mitchell in the near future.

“I can say with confidence that Mitchell loves Utah, has embraced the community and genuinely loves playing for the Jazz,” according to Tony Jones of The Athletic. “Mitchell will sign a max contract extension at some point before next season. That extension will kick in for him in year five, and he will be here for the length of his second contract. Anything can happen. But, I can certainly say with confidence that Mitchell loves it here.”

This doesn’t guarantee that Rudy Gobert will leave the Jazz, as it was reported earlier this month that Mitchell was frustrated with Gobert’s actions in the wake of his (Mitchell’s) positive coronavirus test.

The two can still work out their differences and the Jazz are hopeful that the bad feelings between the two will heal.

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Coronavirus update, who in the NBA has tested positive? https://www.talkbasket.net/76842-coronavirus-update-who-in-the-nba-has-tested-positive https://www.talkbasket.net/76842-coronavirus-update-who-in-the-nba-has-tested-positive#respond Fri, 20 Mar 2020 08:22:03 +0000 https://www.talkbasket.net/?p=76842 Over the past day or so, a flurry of cases have come to the forefront of NBA players being tested positive for the Coronavirus. Also known as COVID-19. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz was the first NBA player to be tested positive. Followed by teammate Donovan Mitchell. A case involving Christian Wood of the […]

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Coronavirus update, who in the NBA has tested positive?

Over the past day or so, a flurry of cases have come to the forefront of NBA players being tested positive for the Coronavirus. Also known as COVID-19.

Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz was the first NBA player to be tested positive. Followed by teammate Donovan Mitchell. A case involving Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons arose a short time after.

Four players on the Brooklyn Nets were tested positive for COVID-19, additionally. With one of the players being 2-time NBA Champion, Kevin Durant.

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Additional Cases:

Late on March 19, it came to the forefront that a member of the Denver Nuggets had tested positive for the virus. A flurry of cases then came to public attention. Including three members of the Philadelphia 76ers organisation. Two Lakers players. As well as a member of the Boston Celtics.

Marcus Smart announced that he was the Celtic that was tested positive. He added that he was not currently experiencing any symptoms. The Lakers then released an official statement, implying the same. That the two positive-tested players were not experiencing symptoms.

It is possible that the Lakers were exposed to the virus by the Brooklyn Nets on March 11. Who they played in their final game before the league was suspended due to the virus.

As per Tim Bontemps of ESPN, the NBA has closed the team’s practice facilities to players as of March 20. In addition, players are prohibited from using public health clubs, fitness centers, gyms, and college facilities.

To date, the list of positive tested players/cases in the NBA is the following:

  • Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz)
  • Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz)
  • Christian Wood (Detroit Pistons)
  • Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
  • Three other members of the Brooklyn Nets
  • One member of the Denver Nuggets
  • Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics)
  • Two Lakers players
  • Three members of the Philadelphia 76ers

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