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Kobe Bryant shares why he thinks Kawhi Leonard chose the Clippers over Lakers

Kawhi Leonard caught a lot of people by surprise when he chose the Los Angeles Clippers over Los Angeles Lakers in free agency. However, NBA legend Kobe Bryant is not one of them. Bryant shared his thoughts on what he thinks were the factors that led Leonard to choose the Clippers. According to Kobe, Leonard […] The post Kobe Bryant shares why he thinks Kawhi Leonard chose the Clippers over Lakers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Daily Knicks

New York Knicks: Injury changed Kevin Durant’s free agency, says Jalen Rose

At a PUMA event Saturday, Jalen Rose spoke on the New York Knicks’ lost chances at Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, and what happened next. The 2019 offseason did not result in a king’s ransom for the New York Knicks. Long speculated targets like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard signed elsewhere, leaving the […] New York Knicks: Injury changed Kevin Durant’s free agency, says Jalen Rose - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez don’t get extensions from Nuggets

Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez didn’t get extensions from the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Both players will enter restricted free agency next summer once the Nuggets offer each player a qualifying offer. Sources: Denvers Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez are not expected to reach agreements by 6 p.m. ET deadline. All sides showed effort in […] The post Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez don’t get extensions from Nuggets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Seth Curry reveals he and his family hid in a closet as tornado hit their Dallas home

There was a dangerous tornado which hit Dallas on Sunday, one which forced Dallas Mavericks point guard Seth Curry and his family to hide in their closet. Curry, who signed with the Mavs this summer in free agency, opened up about Sunday night with Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News: “It was serious. We […] The post Seth Curry reveals he and his family hid in a closet as tornado hit their Dallas home appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Golden State Of Mind

Alfonzo McKinnie finds a new home with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Will “Zo” teach his new team the secrets of Golden State and lead Cleveland to sweet revenge? Probably not, but it’s great that he’s back on a roster! Well, that didn’t take long. Small forward Alfonzo McKinnie has been picked up by the Cleveland Cavaliers only a few days removed from being released by the Golden State Warriors, per a report by The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Cleveland Cavaliers are claiming former Warriors forward Alfonzo McKinnie off free agency waivers, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania...

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Jalen Rose claims Kevin Durant was ‘really considering’ Knicks in free agency

At a Puma event in Brooklyn, Jalen Rose told Ian Begley of SNY.tv that Kevin Durant was ‘really considering’ signing with the New York Knicks in free agency. He even mentioned that Durant was almost the ‘lead recruiter’ for them. A point that Rose made was that things changed after Durant got injured and then […] The post Jalen Rose claims Kevin Durant was ‘really considering’ Knicks in free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Heat preparing for blockbuster 2021 free agency class

The Miami Heat aren’t considered heavy favorites to win the Larry O’Brien trophy this coming season. However, there are two summers that Heat fans can look forward to where they can snag some of the best free agents on the market. According to The Athletic’s Shams Chanaria, the team is looking ahead to snagging big […] The post Heat preparing for blockbuster 2021 free agency class appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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REPORT: Knicks promised Elfrid Payton starting PG spot during free agency

Apparently, when the New York Knicks signed Elfrid Payton to a two-year $16-million deal this past summer, they did so with a promise of a starting spot. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks assured Payton to be the team’s starting point guard when they recruit him during free agency. According […] The post REPORT: Knicks promised Elfrid Payton starting PG spot during free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Daily Knicks

Knicks rumors: Team was ‘stunned’ at Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant decisions

The New York Knicks struck out in free agency, and while the organization said its first comments on the offseason at Media Day, losing on Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant did not sit well. The New York Knicks were expected to factor into the top of the 2019 free agent market. With cap space from […] Knicks rumors: Team was ‘stunned’ at Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant decisions - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NetsDaily

Knick fans —and their enablers— still in denial about Nets ‘Clean Sweep’

Knicks propaganda will not die ... but as usual facts are getting in the way of their narrative. In his latest comments on the Nets “clean sweep” on opening night of free agency, ESPN’s Jalen Rose claimed Kevin Durant was “considering” the Knicks but his injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals killed New York’s chances. Speaking with reporters at a Puma event in New York, the former Knick laid out his theory, which has been embraced by Knicks fans as a way of retaining their belief that the Knicks, —despite having the NBA’s worst record since 2000— remain a marquee...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Trade Centered On Romeo Langford To Pacers For Domantas Sabonis

Since the departure of Al Horford in the 2019 NBA free agency, rumors continue to swirl around the Boston Celtics who are reportedly seeking improvements in their frontcourt. The Celtics may have signed Enes Kanter to replace Horford, but most people don’t see him filling the hole he left on the defensive end of the floor. Days before the start of the 2019-20 NBA season, the Celtics are being linked to several defensive-minded big men who are or will be available on the trade market before the 2020 February NBA trade deadline, including Domantas Sabonis of the Indiana Pacers.Click here to...

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Terry Rozier: 3 numbers to target for the 2019-20 season with the Hornets

After spending the first four years of his NBA career with the Boston Celtics and building quite a peculiar resume in the process, Terry Rozier is now about to kick off a new beginning with the Charlotte Hornets. The point guard signed a three-year contract with the Hornets in free agency in a deal that […] The post Terry Rozier: 3 numbers to target for the 2019-20 season with the Hornets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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ESPN: Expect Nets to be ‘front of the line’ if Warriors’ Alfonzo McKinnie clears waivers

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Free agency 2019 will never end. The Nets now appear to be interested in Alfonzo McKinnie, the 6’8” small forward the Warriors are expected to be waived officially on Saturday. In a summary of possible NBA last minute moves, Bobby Marks writes... Expect Brooklyn to be at the front of the line if former Warrior Alfonzo McKinnie clears waivers. The Nets have an open two-way spot available and can sign the forward as a replacement for the suspended Wilson Chandler (missing the first 25 games). If McKinnie is signed before the season, the...

Inquisitr

NBA Trade Rumors: Miami Heat Considered As ‘Obvious Destination’ For Chris Paul

The 2019 NBA offseason featured several NBA superstars leaving their respective teams to chase for an NBA championship title somewhere else. Though most big names on the free agency market have already found a new home, there are still a number of players who are expected to be available on the trade market before the 2020 February NBA trade deadline. As of now, one of the NBA superstars who is being frequently mentioned in trade rumors is Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder.Click here to continue and read more...

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NBA Rumors: Pistons Could Acquire Kyle Lowry For Reggie Jackson, Thon Maker, Langston Galloway & Draft Picks

Since Kawhi Leonard left in the 2019 NBA free agency, rumors have been continuously swirling around the Toronto Raptors. The remaining talents on their roster may be enough to extend their playoff streak in the 2019-20 NBA season but without the reigning Finals MVP, it remains a big question mark if they have what it takes to defend their throne. If they struggle earlier in the upcoming season, most people see the Raptors making their veterans available on the trade market before the 2020 February NBA trade deadline. As of now, one of the Raptors’ players who’s being frequently...

Hoops Habit

Different expectations for new-look Warriors in 2019-20

As the 2019-20 NBA season approaches, the Golden State Warriors are undoubtedly underdogs. Here’s a preview of what this new season has in store. Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors have their most difficult season ahead of them under his tenure. After losing veterans, Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins to free agency and Klay Thompson to injury, […] Different expectations for new-look Warriors in 2019-20 - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

CelticsBlog

‘Exciting’ time for Gordon Hayward to be playing alongside Kemba Walker

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Hayward and Walker almost became teammates five years ago in Charlotte. Now, Hayward is relishing the chance to play with the All-Star guard in Boston. Whether it has been Isaiah Thomas, Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier, and now Kemba Walker, the point guard position has been a revolving door for the Boston Celtics in recent years. Now the C’s are tasked with cultivating a rapport with Walker, who signed a four-year, $140.8 million deal with the C’s at the beginning of free agency this offseason after spending all eight of his NBA seasons with the Charlotte...

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Stephen Curry understands Golden State will have to ‘scrap’ through regular season

The outlook has changed dramatically for the Golden State Warriors. Once seen as the most dominant juggernaut in the NBA, the Warriors lost Klay Thompson to an ACL injury that will keep him sidelined until February, while Kevin Durant joined the Brooklyn Nets in free agency. Golden State signed D’Angelo Russell and still employ a […] The post Stephen Curry understands Golden State will have to ‘scrap’ through regular season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Could Be L.A. Lakers’ Plan B If They Fail To Acquire Andre Iguodala

Since the 2019 NBA free agency started, rumors continue to swirl around Andre Iguodala and his future with the Memphis Grizzlies. Having a veteran mentor with plenty of championship experience may benefit the Grizzlies’ young core, but at this point in his NBA career, Iguodala would definitely prefer to play for a legitimate title contender than stay on a rebuilding team. In an appearance on The Lowe Post, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN revealed that if the Grizzlies agree to buyout Andre Iguodala’s contract, the Los Angeles Lakers would emerge as one of his top favorite landing spots. The...

Grizzly Bear Blues

Memphis Grizzlies 2019-20 Player Previews: Ivan Rabb

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports Ivan Rabb enters a pivotal 3rd year on a potentially crowded roster. Can he stand out and force his way into the rotation? Ivan Rabb is now in his third season in the NBA and as a Memphis Grizzly, and it is a critical one. Rabb is set to hit restricted free agency in the Summer of 2020, a considerably weaker free agent class than this previous summer. This presents an opportunity for him to cash in on a front office that wants to take a chance on a younger player with potential; but first, he has to show that potential. 2019-20 would be a great time for Rabb...

Golden Gate Sports

Sacramento Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic’s extension could become a problem

The Sacramento Kings want to re-sign shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic before he hits restricted free agency but his indecision could create issues down the line. The Sacramento Kings may be less than a week away from the start of their 2019-20 season, but important financial decisions are still being discussed. One of which revolves around […] Sacramento Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic’s extension could become a problem - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

NetsDaily

In the battle for cool, Brooklyn Nets have already won

Brooklyn is cool. Has been for a long time. Now, the team that represents the borough is, too. KD pushed a lot of buttons last week when he noted that the Knicks —who he said he thought about in free agency for “a couple of seconds”— have been excommunicated from the world of cool. Speaking about the free agent appeal of the Knicks relative to other teams, Durant said... “So that whole brand of the Knicks to them is not as cool as, let’s say, the Golden State Warriors or even the Lakers or the Nets now. ”It’s like the cool thing right now is not the Knicks.” Or as...

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Stan Van Gundy thinks Knicks are now heading in the ‘right direction’

Former NBA coach and current TNT analyst Stan Van Gundy thinks the New York Knicks are actually headed in the “right direction.” After missing out on stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency this summer, the Knicks used their cap space on seven veterans, whom the franchise believes will teach the youngsters what […] The post Stan Van Gundy thinks Knicks are now heading in the ‘right direction’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Buddy Hield ‘likes’ tweet that asks, ‘Could Buddy’s time in Sacramento be ticking?’

Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield is looking to sign his rookie-scale extension as soon as possible. If Sacramento and Hield can’t agree to an extension by Oct. 21, Buddy would enter restricted free agency next summer if the franchise offers him a qualifying offer worth $6.5 million. A report from Yahoo Sports on Wednesday […] The post Buddy Hield ‘likes’ tweet that asks, ‘Could Buddy’s time in Sacramento be ticking?’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Heat Could Trade Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow, And 1st-Round Pick For Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry started to become the subject of various trade speculations after Kawhi Leonard left the reigning NBA champions, Toronto Raptors, to join the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2019 NBA free agency. The current talents left on their roster may still be enough to help the Raptors extend their playoff streak but without Leonard, it remains a big question if they are capable of defending their throne in the 2019-20 NBA season. Though the Raptors recently gave him a one-year, $31 million contract extension, most people still see Lowry as one of the NBA players who will be moved before the...

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Report: Celtics have offered $80/4-year extension to Jaylen Brown

Photo by Kathryn Riley/ Per a report from Yahoo Sport’s Chris Haynes, the Celtics and Jaylen Brown have been talking on a possible extension before Monday’s deadline: ...the Celtics have extended the 6-foot-7 swingman an offer of four years and $80 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports. But Brown believes in his ability to one day be a star and is pursuing a bigger offer, sources said. Next season the Celtics will have another major decision: figuring out if Jayson Tatum is worth the rookie-scale max. Should the 22-year-old Brown go the restricted free-agency route, he could end...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Russell Westbrook Reveals His Reaction After Learning Paul George Demanded A Trade From Thunder

When the 2018-19 NBA season came to an end, most people were expecting the Oklahoma City Thunder to surround Russell Westbrook and Paul George with a better supporting cast that could give them a strong chance of fully dominating the Western Conference and contending for the NBA championship title. Unfortunately, weeks after the 2019 NBA free agency started, the Thunder ended up losing both Westbrook and George in separate blockbuster deals. The chaos in Oklahoma City began when Paul George expressed his desire to team up with Kawhi Leonard on the Los Angeles Clippers. Most people were...

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Raptors, Pascal Siakam still in talks on possible extension ahead of Oct. 21 deadline

Toronto Raptors general manager Bobby Webster says he and Pascal Siakam’s camp are still in talks on a possible extension ahead of the Oct. 21 deadline. Siakam is eligible for a contract extension. If he doesn’t sign one before the upcoming season starts, he’ll enter restricted free agency next summer. Webster said he and Siakams […] The post Raptors, Pascal Siakam still in talks on possible extension ahead of Oct. 21 deadline appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Kawhi Leonard told Steve Ballmer 'if you don't change your team, I'm not coming' - report | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Dave McMenamin and Richard Jefferson react to a report in the Los Angeles Times in which Kawhi Leonard supposedly told LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer that he wouldn't sign in NBA free agency if he didn't change his team. Kawhi ended up jo

Giannis to the Warriors could happen if he enters free agency - Ramona Shelburne | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Ramona Shelburne and Nick Friedell discuss the prospects of Giannis Antetokounmpo signing a long-term contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, as opposed to signing with the Golden State Warriors. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔

Kobe explains why Kawhi chose the Clippers over the Lakers, gives KD injury advice | NBA Interview

Kobe Bryant analyzes Team USA's early exit in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, why Kawhi Leonard chose to sign with the LA Clippers instead of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019 NBA free agency and gives Kevin Durant advice on his rehabilitating Achilles t