1:44 AM EST, Mon February 20, 2017
Silver Screen and Roll 10 mins ago
Podcast: Should the Lakers have traded for DeMarcus Cousins?

Podcast: Should the Lakers have traded for DeMarcus Cousins?

What is the most they should’ve given up for the All-Star center? The Los Angeles Lakers have officially viewed the frothy waters of the trade deadline, dipped their toes in a little bit, and said “thanks, but no thanks.” Reports surfaced Sunday night that the Lakers engaged the Sacramento Kings in trade discussions involving perennially disgruntled big man DeMarcus Cousins, and passed on a potential deal for him when the Kings asked for rookie win Brandon Ingram as part of the package. Should the Lakers have made a move for Cousins before he was dealt to the Pelicans? Should Ingram...
The Bird Writes 15 mins ago
Pelicans fleece Kings in trading for DeMarcus Cousins

Pelicans fleece Kings in trading for DeMarcus Cousins

That’s all it took? Seriously? The New Orleans Pelicans traded for DeMarcus Cousins tonight. Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, Buddy Hield, the Pelicans 2017 first round pick (top three protected), and Philadelphia’s 2017 second round pick were all it cost to snag a second All-Star. That’s it. I know, I’m just as shocked as you. This isn’t a matter of New Orleans having the best potential offer. The Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, and Los Angeles Lakers could all have offered more. They chose not to offer more. (Or the Kings failed to suss out better deals,...
Net Income / NetsDaily 1 hour ago
Rumors fly but Indiana interest in Lopez seems far-fetched

Rumors fly but Indiana interest in Lopez seems far-fetched

There are a lot of rumors flying around All-Star weekend in New Orleans, the most likely about DeMarcus Cousins headed to New Orleans for players, picks and what not. But the one that has Indiana interested in Brook Lopez —and offering a 2017 first rounder, Al Jefferson and Rodney Stuckey— doesn’t seem to have legs. Peter Vecsey, who left the New York Post a few years back —but still has NBA contacts, tweeted this just before midnight. I leave u with this: Pacers R trying 2 get Lopez. Will their 2017 No. 1, Jefferson & Stuckey satisfy BK? Can Nets get more from C's or NO?—...
SLC Dunk 1 hour ago
Sacramento Kings trade DeMarcus Cousins away to New Orleans Pelicans for peanuts. Mass hysteria ensues.

Sacramento Kings trade DeMarcus Cousins away to New Orleans Pelicans for peanuts. Mass hysteria ensues.

#WojBomb The NBA Trade deadline is on February 23rd. But there are some bombs going off right now. The Vertical / Yahoo! Sports master and student Woj and Shams have this one covered. But the basics are that the Sacramento Kings and the New Orleans Pelicans are making a trade. DeMarcus Cousins is going to New Orleans - - - and the Kings aren’t really getting market value in return. Kings Get: Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, 2017 1st round pick, 2017 2nd round Pick (via Philadelphia 76ers) — the 2nd round pick has some protection Pelicans Get: DeMarcus Cousins, Omri...
Sactown Royalty 1 hour ago
DeMarcus Cousins traded to New Orleans

DeMarcus Cousins traded to New Orleans

Wow. In a complete 180 from the Sacramento Kings franchise, the Kings have decided to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans for a deal including Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, and New Orleans’ 2017 pick. Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the trade but it was soon confirmed by many others. The exact parameters of the deal have yet to be announced. Thus ends a tumultuous career for DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento.
Silver Screen and Roll 2 hours ago
NBA Trade Rumors: The Los Angeles Lakers tried to trade for DeMarcus Cousins

NBA Trade Rumors: The Los Angeles Lakers tried to trade for DeMarcus Cousins

Los Angeles is refused to include their prized rookie, Brandon Ingram Update 8:44 PM: Sacramento has reportedly traded Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Wojnarowski for a package of “Buddy Hield and a 2017 first-round pick.” Original story follows. The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly shut down talks on a possible trade for Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical. Wojnarowski reports that talks broke down when Sacramento tried to get the Lakers to include 2017 second-overall pick Brandon Ingram as part of a package for...
Sactown Royalty 2 hours ago
Cousins trade talk feels different this time

Cousins trade talk feels different this time

It really seems like the Kings could part ways with their big man. There have been literally hundreds of trade rumors involving DeMarcus Cousins since he joined the Sacramento Kings but I can’t recall the possibility of a trade ever feeling more real than it is now. The big difference appears to be Vivek Ranadivé’s seeming change of heart when it comes to giving DeMarcus Cousins a maximum contract extension for $200+ million this summer. From the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Mannix: In recent weeks, Ranadive has become more open to the front office’s willingness to...
The Bird Writes 2 hours ago
Anthony Davis wins All-Star MVP with record breaking 52 points

Anthony Davis wins All-Star MVP with record breaking 52 points

The host scores the most points in All-Star Game history Anthony Davis began the game with the first bucket and did not let up until the final buzzer. 52 points later he held the scoring record in an All-Star Game and the MVP trophy aloft. Wilt Chamberlain previously held the record of 42 points which has stood since 1962. While Davis got it started with a long jumper the majority of his work was done via alley-oop where any and all teammates were clearly looking to feed the All-Star Game's host. A hot streak behind the arc in the third quarter put Russell Westbrook in striking distance but...
Lake Show Life 2 hours ago

Lakers: When Can Fans Expect Another All-Star?

The Los Angeles Lakers have an exciting young roster filled with All-Star potential, but how many of them–if any–will make the big game in their careers? On Sunday night, NBA fans got the opportunity to watch the best of the best go at it in the All-Star game. East versus West. Red versus blue. God versus […] Lakers: When Can Fans Expect Another All-Star? - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Golden State Of Mind 2 hours ago
Anthony Davis, West All-Stars win 192-182 as Cousins might be traded from Kings

Anthony Davis, West All-Stars win 192-182 as Cousins might be traded from Kings

Future Warrior Anthony Davis put on a show in New Orleans. Many people joke that Anthony Davis will someday become a member of the Golden State Warriors. Perhaps we’ll see him in the blue and gold, playing under the $BILLION lights of the Chase Center, but for now the young prodigy is living it up in New Orleans. The 23 year old superstar led the West All-Stars to a 192-182 victory, while also setting a new record for points scored in an All-Star game (surpassing Wilt Chamberlain) by scoring 52 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Th final score seemed ... obtuse. And not like,...
Indy Cornrows 2 hours ago
Paul George scores 12, West beats East 192-182

Paul George scores 12, West beats East 192-182

Paul George scored 12 points in the All-Star Game, but the Eastern Conference fell again to the West, who were led by Anthony Davis’s 52 points. Paul George provided the NBA All-Star Game with some highlights, but wasn’t nearly as explosive as he was last year, scoring 12 points and pulling in five rebounds. The Indiana Pacers star couldn’t find his stroke from three point range, missing all seven of his attempts, but did come up with some nice dunks, including a Tracy McGrady off-the-backboard jam. #PaulGeorge taking a page out of T-Mac's #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/94OG87UrgB—...
Kris Willis / Peachtree Hoops 2 hours ago
NBA All-Star Game: West pulls away for 192-182 win

NBA All-Star Game: West pulls away for 192-182 win

Another record setting offensive performance at the NBA All-Star Game In a game that was lacking in defensive intensity but not short on highlights, the Western Conference All-Stars came away with a 192-182 win at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Anthony Davis took home MVP honors with an All-Star Game record 52 points breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s long-time record. The East took a 53-49 lead at the end of the first before the West came roaring back over the final three quarters. Russell Westbrook added 41 points including seven three-pointers while Kevin Durant logged a triple-double with 21...
Bright Side Of The Sun 3 hours ago
Cousins, Butler, George all in play and Suns have one of best packages available

Cousins, Butler, George all in play and Suns have one of best packages available

The Phoenix Suns want a star, and a few of them might be available this week for the right package. To varying degrees, at least three All-Stars could be available this week before the trade deadline on Thursday. Small forward Paul George, small forward Jimmy Butler and center DeMarcus Cousins will all be the subject of heavy trade talks this week as their teams decide which way to go forward. All are disgruntled to some extent, all want to make the playoffs on a regular basis, and all are in their athletic primes and within 18 months of the biggest paydays of their careers. A Jimmy...
Golden State Of Mind 3 hours ago
2017 NBA All-Star highlights: Steph buries head in sand to avoid getting posterized by Giannis

2017 NBA All-Star highlights: Steph buries head in sand to avoid getting posterized by Giannis

This was hilarious. The NBA All-Star game is in full swing, with dumb dunks, windmill flights of fancy, and zero defense. Stephen Curry, who started for the West team, wanted no part of this Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk. Having recently been posterized by him already, Curry saw Giannis barreling down the court and hit the deck, burying his head in the sand. #StephenCurry making sure he doesn't end up on a #Giannis poster #NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/0X9l3r4KDd— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 20, 2017 Lol, Steph. So far in this game, I would give the MVP award to either Giannis or...
Pounding The Rock 4 hours ago
Kawhi Leonard steals and slams in the NBA All Star Game

Kawhi Leonard steals and slams in the NBA All Star Game

Who says nobody plays defense in The Exhibition? It didn’t take long for Kawhi Leonard to get on the board in the NBA’s yearly offensive exhibition otherwise known as the All Star Game. In the first minute, he picked off DeMar DeRozan and took it the other way for a dunk. #Kahwi with the steal and slam. pic.twitter.com/hs4govPFlZ— J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) February 20, 2017 He also had this moment after Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook shared the court. After KD's alley-oop to Russ, the West applaud the duo, and #Kawhi looks like: "I'm so glad SA doesn't do drama."...
Golden State Of Mind 4 hours ago
Westbrook to Durant to Westbrook alley oop! Beef squashed?

Westbrook to Durant to Westbrook alley oop! Beef squashed?

Early in the 2017 NBA All-Star game, the two star-crossed lovers had a fantastic play. So, of course this storyline has spiraled almost entirely out of control. But, we are still all following it, and we are still all wrapped up within the inner-workings of these two grown adults’ relationship. Such is life, and such is the NBA grind. That being said, early in the first quarter of the 2017 NBA All-Star game, Westbrook got the ball on the break, passed the ball to his former teammate Kevin Durant, who threw it skyward for the Westbrook slam! Kevin Durant to Russell Westbrook alley-oop...
Watch: Kyrie and LeBron connect on alley-oop

Watch: Kyrie and LeBron connect on alley-oop

The Cavs’ two All-Star starters are making plays. The NBA All-Star game is sort of wonky and pointless But man, parts of it can be really fun. Case in point: here’s Kyrie Irving hitting LeBron James for an alley-oop early in the first quarter: That's our squad. #NBAAllStar || #CavsASW pic.twitter.com/DYTjHzQaJf— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 20, 2017 And here’s another angle. LOOK HOW HIGH LEBRON GOT: Kyrie OOP to Bron pic.twitter.com/LvPHy1GwPK— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) February 20, 2017 More of this, please.
2017 All-Star Game Thread: Carmelo Anthony vs. the West

2017 All-Star Game Thread: Carmelo Anthony vs. the West

Forget all the other players. The New York Knicks have dominated All-Star Weekend so far, with Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez teaming up to win the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday and the Unicorn taking home the Skills Challenge trophy on Saturday. Now Carmelo Anthony has a chance to complete the trifecta as the Easter Conference All-Stars take on the West. Tip-off is at 8 PM on TNT. This is your game thread. Please be excellent to one another, and go Melo!
Daily Thunder 6 hours ago

2017 All-Star Game primer

East All-Stars (37-28) vs. West All-Stars (28-37) TV: TNT Radio: NBA SiriusXM Time: 7:00 PM CST Ever since Kevin Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors, we knew this day would be a possibility. We knew,
Fear The Sword 6 hours ago
All-Star game live thread: Is it LeBron’s turn to put on a show?

All-Star game live thread: Is it LeBron’s turn to put on a show?

LeBron James isn’t quite at the end of the road, but it might be his night either way LeBron James is the most accomplished player in the NBA. He’s one of the best four or five players in the history of the league. He’s been an All-Star game MVP before. Just about everyone respects him. The East got blown out of this game last year. It never got competitive. I have a feeling James might take this one seriously. Go for another MVP. Try and keep the East in this. Maybe not. Either way, the Cavs have both James and Kyrie Irving starting in this one. Thinking about where the organization...

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  • 23 Anthony Davis

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  • 13 Russell Westbrook

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  • 11 LeBron James

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  • 10 Jimmy Butler

    Jimmy Butler

    Jimmy Butler: 'Hopefully I’m not going to get traded'

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