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ClutchPoints

Magic Johnson’s thoughts on adding JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, and Michael Beasley to LeBron James-led Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers fans are in for a show this upcoming season as the team has revamped their roster, hauling in LeBron James in free agency. Aside from James, the Lakers also acquired Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Michael Beasley, and JaVale McGee. But Magic Johnson, the team’s president of basketball operations, doesn’t see any concerns […] The post Magic Johnson’s thoughts on adding JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, and Michael Beasley to LeBron James-led Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Clippers Emerging As Frontrunner To Sign Kawhi Leonard In 2019

The 2018-19 NBA season has not officially started, but upcoming free agents like Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard... Continue reading NBA Free Agency Rumors: Clippers Emerging As Frontrunner To Sign Kawhi Leonard In 2019 at Lakers Nation.

The J-Notes

Report: Utah Jazz had interest in Fred VanVleet this summer

It appears as though the Utah Jazz showed interest in Fred VanVleet when he was a free agent earlier this offseason. The Utah Jazz didn’t make any major moves in free agency this year. Dennis Lindsey and company had another goal in mind this summer: to retain all of the team’s impending free agents. They […] Report: Utah Jazz had interest in Fred VanVleet this summer - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Grizzly Bear Blues

Memphis Grizzlies survival guide for the rest of the offseason

What can fans do for the last month to calm the anxiety of the new season? Here are a few options. The NBA offseason is easily the best offseason in pro sports, but it is still the offseason nonetheless. It has it’s high points: the NBA Draft, Free Agency, and the Summer League, but those are still no substitutes for real NBA action on a nightly basis. The Memphis Grizzlies open their regular season on October 17th against Tyreke Evans and the Indiana Pacers. While October is just around the corner, it still seems we have to wait forever for the season to finally get here. So while we...

Lakers Nation

Luke Walton Excited For 2018-19 Season, Not Feeling Added Pressure By Lakers Signing LeBron James

After some of the buzz around the Los Angeles Lakers signing LeBron James in free agency began to subside, one... Continue reading Luke Walton Excited For 2018-19 Season, Not Feeling Added Pressure By Lakers Signing LeBron James at Lakers Nation.

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka Not Worried About Checkered Pasts Of Lance Stephenson, Rajon Rondo Or Michael Beasley

For the first time since free agency, Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general... Continue reading Lakers News: Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka Not Worried About Checkered Pasts Of Lance Stephenson, Rajon Rondo Or Michael Beasley at Lakers Nation.

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: DeAndre Jordan takes massive tumble in ESPN NBArank

The Dallas Mavericks new starting center DeAndre Jordan was ranked 30th in ESPN’s NBArank in 2017, but he fell 50 spots in the list for this season. The Dallas Mavericks made a significant splash in free agency this summer by signing DeAndre Jordan.  Jordan turned 30 in July and is a former All-Star and All-NBA player.  […] Dallas Mavericks: DeAndre Jordan takes massive tumble in ESPN NBArank - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The J-Notes

Utah Jazz: The 2019 free agent target you haven’t thought of yet

Pistons wing Reggie Bullock could (and should) emerge as an option for the Utah Jazz once 2019 free agency arrives next summer. I know, the 2018-19 season hasn’t even started yet. It’s still so early to be even thinking about the Utah Jazz’s next foray into free agency, but I can’t help myself. Being the […] Utah Jazz: The 2019 free agent target you haven’t thought of yet - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Nothin' But Nets

Brooklyn Nets: Letting contracts ride to free agency the tough, right call

It appears the Brooklyn Nets are content to let the extension deadlines for D’Angelo Russell and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson pass. It’s the right call. Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks appears content to roll the dice and let the rookie contracts of point guard D’Angelo Russell and combo forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson play out to free agency […] Brooklyn Nets: Letting contracts ride to free agency the tough, right call - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - A Brooklyn Nets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lakers Nation

NBA Free Agency Rumors: LeBron James Signing Made Lakers ‘Less Appealing’ For Jimmy Butler

Heading into the 2018-19 NBA season, Jimmy Butler informed Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president of... Continue reading NBA Free Agency Rumors: LeBron James Signing Made Lakers ‘Less Appealing’ For Jimmy Butler at Lakers Nation.

Los Angeles Times

Why the Clippers landed Lee Jenkins as executive director of research and identity

More than a year before the Clippers set out to take a big swing in 2019 NBA free agency, the team began pursuing top talent of a different type. General manager Michael Winger invited Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated’s lead NBA writer, to the team’s Playa Vista facility near the end of last season....

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat do not make Jimmy Butler wish list, with All-Star requesting a trade

Amid reports of Jimmy Butler requesting a trade, the Miami Heat apparently have not made the wish list of the Minnesota Timberwolves forward. In the wake of The Athletic reporting that Butler informed Minnesota management that he is seeking a trade in advance of his anticipated free agency next...

ClutchPoints

Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins says Lakers ‘have a chance’ to beat Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers won the 2018 free agency period by signing the best player in the world, LeBron James, but the Golden State Warriors were a close runner-up, as the back-to-back champions added four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins, who won’t be ready to begin the season due to an Achilles injury, signed a one-year, […] The post Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins says Lakers ‘have a chance’ to beat Warriors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Rockets acquired Brandon Knight, Michael Carter-Williams in case of Chris Paul injury

The Houston Rockets have revamped their roster since last year’s heartbreaking exit in the Western Conference Finals by acquiring Brandon Knight in a trade with the Phoenix Suns earlier this offseason and adding Michael Carter-Williams through free agency. Knight is a talented guard who is more than capable of running point and also provides another […] The post Rockets acquired Brandon Knight, Michael Carter-Williams in case of Chris Paul injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Rajon Rondo Was ‘Kinda Pissed’ After Learning Kobe Bryant Solved Celtics During Game 7 Of 2010 NBA Finals

While it was clear the Los Angeles Lakers would pursue LeBron James in free agency, that they also would sign Rajon... Continue reading Lakers News: Rajon Rondo Was ‘Kinda Pissed’ After Learning Kobe Bryant Solved Celtics During Game 7 Of 2010 NBA Finals at Lakers Nation.

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers: Jeanie Buss admits she was ‘concerned’ when Magic Johnson discussed stepping down

The Los Angeles Lakers’ controlling owner, Jeanie Buss, reveals she was worried when Magic Johnson said he would step down if the team struggled in free agency. Before free agency kicked off, Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson made quite a bold remark. Given the Lakers’ desire to return to relevancy, he […] Los Angeles Lakers: Jeanie Buss admits she was ‘concerned’ when Magic Johnson discussed stepping down - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Nets GM Sean Marks has no update on possible D’Angelo Russell extension

Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks says there is no update on a possible contract extension for starting point guard D’Angelo Russell. Russell is slated to make $7.02 million this upcoming season. If he and the Nets are unable to agree upon an extension before the season starts, Russell will enter restricted free agency in the […] The post Nets GM Sean Marks has no update on possible D’Angelo Russell extension appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Daily Knicks

New York Knicks: Steve Mills says team will not trade first round picks

New York Knicks executive Steve Mills said the organization will not trade any first round picks, in regard to players they can sign in free agency. The New York Knicks have used their first round picks in each of the past two drafts, with Frank Ntilikina in 2017 and Kevin Knox in 2018. Both players, and […] New York Knicks: Steve Mills says team will not trade first round picks - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: An early 2019 Free Agency primer

The Dallas Mavericks will have plenty of cap space next year, so it makes sense to start thinking about what moves they can make in free agency. In the last two drafts, the Dallas Mavericks have laid a good foundation with two top ten picks in Dennis Smith Jr. and Luka Doncic. The Mavericks will […] Dallas Mavericks: An early 2019 Free Agency primer - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lakers Nation

Jeanie Buss Was ‘Concerned’ But Maintained Confidence When Magic Johnson Promised To Step Down If Lakers Didn’t Sign Marquee Free Agents

Less than one week before 2018 NBA free agency began, Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic... Continue reading Jeanie Buss Was ‘Concerned’ But Maintained Confidence When Magic Johnson Promised To Step Down If Lakers Didn’t Sign Marquee Free Agents at Lakers Nation.

NetsDaily

Allen Crabbe on Nets: ‘It’s a match made in heaven’

We haven’t heard a lot from Allen Crabbe this summer. No trade rumors, no free agency. Just a lot of work. And in an interview published Monday, Crabbe told WCBS’s D.J. Sixsmith he’s happy where he’s at and hopes to pick up right where left off. “It’s a match made in heaven,” Crabbe told Sixsmith, noting that Wesley Matthews, a teammate on the Blazers had told him, “There are 30 teams in the league, but it only takes one team to love you. And for me, it’s Brooklyn.” And Crabbe, like his teammates, says he’s looking forward to the season. “I definitely feel we...

ClutchPoints

REPORT: Rockets won’t sign Corey Brewer despite recent workout at team facility

The Houston Rockets have had quite the eventful offseason, trading away Ryan Anderson and acquiring Carmelo Anthony via free agency. Last week, GM Daryl Morey posted a photo hanging out with former player Corey Brewer, hinting at the possibility of a reunion between the two parties. View this post on Instagram Brewing something up with […] The post REPORT: Rockets won’t sign Corey Brewer despite recent workout at team facility appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen is the key to making the core work

How do the Chicago Bulls manage to make all of the new pieces fit and create an opportunity to compete in the playoffs? It all starts with Lauri Markkanen. Two of the most important offseason moves for the Chicago Bulls were picking up Jabari Parker in free agency and drafting Wendell Carter Jr. with the […] Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen is the key to making the core work - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Republican

Kyrie Irving Rumors 2018: If Boston Celtics lose star in free agency, it might start with Jimmy Butler

If there is a pathway to the New York Knicks signing Kyrie Irving away from the Boston Celtics, it may involve someone like Jimmy Butler.

Lakers Nation

NBA Free Agent Rumors: Kawhi Leonard May Prefer Signing With Clippers Or Raptors To Lakers

As the Los Angeles Lakers were preparing to chase two max-level players in free agency, they also were connected... Continue reading NBA Free Agent Rumors: Kawhi Leonard May Prefer Signing With Clippers Or Raptors To Lakers at Lakers Nation.

Lakers Nation

2018-19 Lakers Season Preview: Can Lance Stephenson Fit Alongside LeBron James?

After agreeing to a deal with LeBron James in free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers quickly set about their task of... Continue reading 2018-19 Lakers Season Preview: Can Lance Stephenson Fit Alongside LeBron James? at Lakers Nation.

SportsDay

This is what the DeAndre Jordan experiment will come down to for the Dallas Mavericks

Editor's note: Originally posted August 18, 2018, this is the 13th in a series of Mavs player profiles about the 2018-19 roster.DeAndre JordanPosition: CenterAge: 30Size: 6-11, 265 poundsExperience: 11th seasonContract: After he opted out of the final season of his deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, Jordan signed a one-year deal worth a shade under $23 million with the Mavericks. He will return to unrestricted free agency next summer.2017-18 recap: It was the first time in seven seasons that the Clippers had not won at least 60 percent of their games, barely cracking .500 at 42-40. In spite...

Daily Knicks

New York Knicks: The Jimmy Butler meeting at least raises some intrigue

If Jimmy Butler wants off the Minnesota Timberwolves, should the New York Knicks swoop in? The 2018-19 NBA season remains one month away, and the focus has already shifted towards 2019. Kyrie Irving already sits as a top target for the New York Knicks in July’s free agency, but he will hardly be the only […] New York Knicks: The Jimmy Butler meeting at least raises some intrigue - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lakers Podcast: Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Paul George Trade, Who L.A. Would Have To Give Up

It’s a well-known fact that the Los Angeles Lakers are searching for superstars. President of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka have painstakingly cleared cap space to make a push for one in free agency this summer. But

Lakers Podcast: Kawhi Leonard Trade Scenarios, Julius Randle’s Free Agency & More

Since the Los Angeles Lakers have been hoping to find a star to join their young core, could they make a push and trade for San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard? The Lakers are always near the center of the rumor mill, and with tension brewing between Leo

LN News Feed: How DeMarcus Cousins’ Achilles Injury Impacts NBA Trade Deadline, Free Agency

Injuries are a part of sports, but that doesn’t make them any easier to tolerate. Unfortunately, New Orleans Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn Achilles on Friday night in a win over the Houston Rockets, and the ramifications will be far-re