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‘ESPN’ Insider Reveals ‘Complaints’ He Heard From Lakers And Raptors After Kawhi Leonard Signed With Clippers

‘ESPN’ Insider Reveals ‘Complaints’ He Heard From Lakers And Raptors After Kawhi Leonard Signed With Clippers

After helping the Toronto Raptors win their first NBA championship title and being named as the Finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard became one of the most coveted superstars in the 2019 NBA free agency. Though he didn’t rule out re-signing with the Raptors, Leonard also decided to give his two hometown teams – the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers – the opportunity to make their free agency pitch. After days of thinking and analyzing where he should play next, Leonard ended up signing a three-year, $103 million contract with the Clippers, who also acquired Paul George in a...
11 hours ago
NBA Rumors: Tobias Harris Not Worried About Nets, Says Sixers Will Be ‘At The Top In The East’ Next Season

NBA Rumors: Tobias Harris Not Worried About Nets, Says Sixers Will Be ‘At The Top In The East’ Next Season

The 2019 NBA offseason gave birth to several powerhouse teams, including the Brooklyn Nets. After ending their three-year playoff drought in the 2018-19 NBA season, the Nets became more ambitious in upgrading their roster and succeeded to land three superstars – Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and DeAndre Jordan – in the 2019 NBA free agency. With the “Big Three” of Irving, Durant, and Jordan, the Nets have managed to turn themselves from a mediocre team to a legitimate title contender in the Eastern Conference. Instead of being worried about having another tough opponent in the Eastern...
Jul 19, 2019
NBA Rumors: Memphis Grizzlies Could Be Wearing Vancouver Grizzlies Throwbacks For Select Games Next Season

NBA Rumors: Memphis Grizzlies Could Be Wearing Vancouver Grizzlies Throwbacks For Select Games Next Season

The jerseys donned by the Vancouver Grizzlies during their initial season in the NBA have been called the “dopest jerseys in NBA history,” and fans may get to see them make a comeback this season. On Thursday, social media was abuzz with rumors that Memphis was planning to wear the original iteration of their jersey, when the team debuted in Vancouver in 1995. The rumor originated with the podcast Fastbreak Breakfast, which shared on Twitter that team sources said the Vancouver jerseys are making a comeback in the coming season for select games.Click here to continue and read more...
Jul 19, 2019
NBA Rumors: Celtics GM Danny Ainge Had ‘Pretty Good Idea’ Kyrie Irving Would Leave Boston In March Or April

NBA Rumors: Celtics GM Danny Ainge Had ‘Pretty Good Idea’ Kyrie Irving Would Leave Boston In March Or April

A year ago, no one would have thought that Kyrie Irving would be leaving the Boston Celtics. Before the 2018-19 NBA season started, Irving gave an assurance that he would be re-signing with the Celtics in the 2019 NBA free agency. However, Irving had a change of heart in the middle of the season and already wanted to keep all his options open when he hit the open market. When the 2019 NBA free agency officially began, Kyrie Irving broke the hearts of lots of Celtics’ fans when he decided to leave Boston to team up with Kevin Durant on the Brooklyn Nets. However, Irving’s departure...
Jul 18, 2019
NBA Trade Rumors: Timberwolves Could Acquire D’Angelo Russell For Package Centered On Robert Covington

NBA Trade Rumors: Timberwolves Could Acquire D’Angelo Russell For Package Centered On Robert Covington

After failing to convince Kevin Durant to stay, the Golden State Warriors have found a way to prevent losing him as an unrestricted free agent without getting anything in return. In a sign-and-trade deal with the Brooklyn Nets, the Warriors acquired All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell in exchange for Durant. Russell may not be as good as Durant right now, but he could still somehow fill the hole he left on the offensive end of the floor. However, despite inking a new contract with the Warriors, rumors still continue to swirl around D’Angelo Russell. With the emergence of Stephen Curry...
Jul 18, 2019
NBA Rumors: Bucks & Two Other Teams Interested In Signing J.R. Smith, Per ‘Scoop B’

NBA Rumors: Bucks & Two Other Teams Interested In Signing J.R. Smith, Per ‘Scoop B’

The Cleveland Cavaliers headed into the 2019 NBA offseason with the hope that they could get a future draft pick by trading veteran shooting guard J.R. Smith and his partially guaranteed contract for the 2019-20 NBA season. Unfortunately, the Cavaliers were unable to find a trade partner for Smith who’s willing to pay their asking price. With their inability to trade him, the Cavaliers decided to waive Smith’s contract on Monday and let him become an unrestricted free agent. When the 2018-19 NBA season officially came to an end, rumors have circulated that J.R. Smith could potentially...
Jul 18, 2019
NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving Would Have Joined Knicks Instead Of Nets If KD Didn’t Suffer Injury

NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving Would Have Joined Knicks Instead Of Nets If KD Didn’t Suffer Injury

During the 2019 NBA All-Star weekend, rumors have started to circulate about the plan of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to play together in one team. The rumors heated up days before the 2019 NBA free agency started with the New York Knicks emerging as the top favorite to land both superstars. Durant and Irving really ended up as teammates but instead of signing with the Knicks, they decided to join the other team situated in New York – the Brooklyn Nets. The decision of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to team up in Brooklyn has undeniably changed the NBA landscape. With the “Big Three”...
Jul 18, 2019
NBA Rumors: Lakers Superstar Anthony Davis Reveals Qualities Of ‘Ideal Teammates’ He Needs To Win Championship

NBA Rumors: Lakers Superstar Anthony Davis Reveals Qualities Of ‘Ideal Teammates’ He Needs To Win Championship

The Los Angeles Lakers may have failed to acquire their superstar in the 2019 NBA free agency, but they still managed to surround Anthony Davis and LeBron James with quality players that can help them win the NBA championship title in the 2019-20 NBA season. After failing to acquire Kawhi Leonard, the Lakers used their salary cap space to sign DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green, Quinn Cook, Jared Dudley, Troy Daniels, and Avery Bradley. The Lakers also decided to bring back some of their own free agents like JaVale McGee, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo, and Alex Caruso.Click here to...
Jul 18, 2019
NBA Insider Reveals Why Warriors ‘Abandoned’ Idea Of Giving Klay Thompson Less Than The Max In Free Agency

NBA Insider Reveals Why Warriors ‘Abandoned’ Idea Of Giving Klay Thompson Less Than The Max In Free Agency

After the 2018-19 NBA season officially came to an end, Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson became one of the most coveted superstars on the free agency market. Unfortunately for NBA teams who were interested in getting his service, Thompson immediately signed a five-year, $190 million contract with the Warriors as soon as the 2019 NBA free agency started. Even during the regular season, Thompson has already said on numerous occasions that he intended to re-sign and finish his NBA career with the Warriors. Weeks before the 2019 NBA free agency, Warriors owner Joe Lacob also...
Jul 18, 2019
NBA Rumors: WNBA Legend Says Jimmy Butler’s Decision To Join Heat Was ‘Kind Of A Loser Move’

NBA Rumors: WNBA Legend Says Jimmy Butler’s Decision To Join Heat Was ‘Kind Of A Loser Move’

When Jimmy Butler was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers early in the 2018-19 season, he went from the Minnesota Timberwolves — a team that ultimately went on to miss the playoffs — to a team that made it to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Currently, the Sixers are a team that could also have a chance of fighting for the conference championship in 2019-20, now that former Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard has signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. And with Butler now with the Miami Heat thanks to a four-team sign-and-trade deal that was finalized earlier this month, not everyone is a...
Jul 17, 2019
NBA Rumors: Heat Seen Making Run At Bradley Beal

NBA Rumors: Heat Seen Making Run At Bradley Beal

The Miami Heat this offseason acquired one star player, Jimmy Butler, but have been stymied in efforts to land another. The team was not able to land Russell Westbrook before he was traded to Houston, and talks for Miami to get the player for whom Westbrook was traded, Chris Paul, have stalled, per The Inquisitr. Now, a new report says the Heat’s next step may be trying to land Bradley Beal from the Washington Wizards. Per The Inquisitr, Miami engaged the Wizards in an attempt to trade for Beal in early July, around the start of free agency. Now, Miami Herald reporter Barry Jackson says...
Jul 17, 2019
NBA Rumors: Trail Blazers Reportedly Hoping To Sign Another Center After Hassan Whiteside Trade

NBA Rumors: Trail Blazers Reportedly Hoping To Sign Another Center After Hassan Whiteside Trade

Although the Portland Trail Blazers lost Jusuf Nurkic to a broken leg late in the 2018-19 regular season, the team was able to land another capable starting center earlier this month, as they acquired Hassan Whiteside from the Miami Heat in a four-team trade that also involved the Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers. However, the Blazers might not be done reloading ahead of the new season, as a new report suggests that they plan to round out their roster with yet another center. In a Twitter post on Wednesday that cited an unnamed source, The Athletic‘s Jason Quick noted that the...
Jul 17, 2019
NBA Rumors: Miami Heat ‘Most Obvious Choice’ To Acquire Chris Paul From OKC Thunder, Per ‘Sports Illustrated’

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat ‘Most Obvious Choice’ To Acquire Chris Paul From OKC Thunder, Per ‘Sports Illustrated’

After two seasons, the Houston Rockets decided to break the explosive backcourt duo of Chris Paul and James Harden. In a blockbuster deal, the Rockets traded Paul, two future first-round picks (2024 and 2026), and the rights to two first-round swaps (2021 and 2025) to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Russell Westbrook. The Rockets pushed through with the trade to give James Harden a younger superstar teammate to maximize his championship window. Meanwhile, the deal allowed the Thunder to have a new point guard while acquiring future draft picks that will enable them to speed up the...
Jul 17, 2019
NBA Rumors: Chris Paul Probably Staying With Thunder, Woj Says

NBA Rumors: Chris Paul Probably Staying With Thunder, Woj Says

The blockbuster trade that sent Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets and Chris Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder was reported on over a week ago but only officially announced this week. And since then, Paul has been the subject of rumors of another trade. However, according to a new report, it doesn’t appear now that the Thunder are able to find a trade partner for Paul, and the veteran point guard is likely to at least begin the new NBA season in Oklahoma City. Adrian Wojnarowski reported for ESPN Wednesday that while the Thunder have engaged in trade talks involving Paul, those...
Jul 17, 2019
NBA Rumors: Pelicans Got Trade Offers For Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart

NBA Rumors: Pelicans Got Trade Offers For Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart

After Anthony Davis announced in January that he wanted a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans, the team engaged in trade talks with the Los Angeles Lakers, in which such players as Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart were mentioned in the rumors as possible pieces going back to New Orleans. No trade was made before the February trade deadline, leading to many reports of discord on the Lakers’ roster after months of trade rumors. But once the season ended, the Lakers did indeed acquire Davis, with Ball, Ingram and Hart going to the Pelicans along with a huge bundle of draft picks....