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NBA Rumors: Sixers, Nets ‘Could Orchestrate’ Sign-And-Trade Deal Involving Joe Harris In 2020 Free Agency

Regardless of the outcome of the 2019-20 NBA season, the Philadelphia 76ers are highly expected to make a huge roster overhaul this fall. The Sixers have plenty of things that they need to address on their roster, including their need for a major improvement with their perimeter shooting. One of the top targets for the Sixers in the 2020 free agency is Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets. With the team currently buried deep in the luxury tax hell, some people may think that it would be impossible for the Sixers to go after player of Harris’ caliber. Though he’s not an All-Star, Harris is...

Hoops Habit

New York Knicks: 10 free agents who can help Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau claims he wants his New York Knicks to shoots more threes. The free agency market has players who can help him do that. Tom Thibodeau wants to prove he can still coach in the modern NBA. One of the best ways to do that is by modernizing his offense. The New York Knicks […] New York Knicks: 10 free agents who can help Tom Thibodeau - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

NetsDaily

Sean Marks on signing Joe Harris: ‘Priority number one’

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via In a 10-minute sitdown interview that will air on the YES Network’s Nets pre-game show Thursday, Michael Grady asked Sean Marks about the Nets’ free agency plans, specifically Joe Harris. Grady: “Is signing Joe a priority this off-season?” Marks: “Priority number one. It’s that simple, yeah. Joe, I think we’ve talked about plenty of times. We’re obviously very proud of where Joe has come from. And where he is today. And he still continues to get better. (He) Still wants to work on his craft. So, yeah, signing him and seeing him with...

Wiz of Awes

Free Agency: Washington Wizards need to be smart with Davis Bertans negotiations

As the offseason approaches, Davis Bertans is the main focus for the Washington Wizards. They need to be smart with how they negotiate with him. With the regular season wrapping up, we are finally approaching what could be one of the most important offseasons in recent memory for the Washington Wizards. They are about to […] Free Agency: Washington Wizards need to be smart with Davis Bertans negotiations - Wiz of Awes - Wiz of Awes - A Washington Wizards Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Pacers’ Myles Turner calls out media for ‘gaslighting’ Victor Oladipo rumors

Indiana Pacers starting center Myles Turner will not be entertaining any of the Victor Oladipo free agency rumors at the moment. On the HoopsHype podcast with Michael Scotto, the 24-year-old Pacers big man called out the media for sensationalizing the situation: Scotto: Since he’s come back to you guys, there’s been some noise about him […] The post Pacers’ Myles Turner calls out media for ‘gaslighting’ Victor Oladipo rumors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Pelicans star Brandon Ingram teases mindset going into free agency

Despite being disappointed in the bubble, New Orleans Pelicans star Brandon Ingram star is positive about the team’s future. Ingram, who’s set to be a restricted free agent, addressed his upcoming free agency on Tuesday and showed his love to New Orleans: Brandon Ingram said he New Orleans will be one of his “top choices” […] The post Pelicans star Brandon Ingram teases mindset going into free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: 3 underrated trade targets for the offseason

A potentially volatile offseason in terms of trade rumors for the Chicago Bulls should start with targeting the right players to re-direct the rebuild. It is almost about that time where the speculation will begin as to which players the Chicago Bulls are going to be able to target in the free agency and trade […] Chicago Bulls: 3 underrated trade targets for the offseason - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Grizzly Bear Blues

Five Questions with Raptors HQ

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ Let’s talk about how Toronto somehow are still really good after losing their best player So who had the Toronto Raptors, defending NBA champions, as legitimate threats to repeat the next season after their best play Kawhi Leonard left in free agency? Not too many. Like the Memphis Grizzlies, who Pascal Siakam and company take on this afternoon, Toronto is overachieving. They had the talent and coaching to stay good - but the Raptors are more than that. They’re a top-5 (ish) team in the NBA that, if they can get past the Boston Celtics in a likely semifinals...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Cavaliers Could Land Victor Oladipo For Sexton, Exum, Osman & Draft Pick, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

With the Cleveland Cavaliers in the middle of a rebuild that has seen them miss the playoffs in the last two seasons, a recent article suggested that the organization could trade for Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo to potentially speed up the process and help them return to the postseason sooner rather than later. As explained by Bleacher Report on Saturday, the Cavaliers have won just 38 games since LeBron James left the team in the 2018 free agency period to join the Los Angeles Lakers. While the team missed the playoffs for four straight years following James’ decision to sign with...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Bulls Could ‘Emerge As A Favorite’ To Sign Anthony Davis If He Leaves Lakers In 2020 Free Agency

All-Star center Anthony Davis is currently focused on helping the Los Angeles fully dominate the Western Conference and win the NBA championship title, but when the season is over, he would be needing to make a tough decision regarding his future in the league. Davis has a player option on his contract that would allow him to test the free agency market this fall. Though he’s highly expected to re-sign with the Purple and Gold, there are still plenty of things that could happen that could change his mind in the 2020 free agency. In his recent article, Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Nets Could Acquire Anthony Davis Via Sign-And-Trade Deal With LA Lakers In 2020 Free Agency

Multiple signs are already pointing out the All-Star center Anthony Davis will be signing a new contract with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 free agency. However, if things won’t go as they expected in the Orlando bubble, there is a strong possibility for “The Brow” to reconsider his decision to stay long-term in Los Angeles. Once he decides to entertain other offers for him this fall, several teams who are in dire need of additional star power would likely do everything they can to steal him from the Purple and Gold, including the Brooklyn Nets.Click here to continue and read...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Blazers Could Execute Sign-And-Trade Deal To Acquire DaniIo Gallinari In 2020 Free Agency

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Danilo Gallinari is expected to be one of the most coveted players on the free agency market in the 2020 offseason. He may be among the reasons why they are currently in the playoff race, but if the team finally decides to undergo a full-scale rebuild, they would be forced to let him go this fall. One of the teams that could express a strong interest in acquiring Gallinari is the Portland Trail Blazers. According to Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report, the Trail Blazers could execute a sign-and-trade deal with the Thunder to acquire Gallinari in the 2020...

Dunking with Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves should pursue Fred VanVleet in free agency

The Minnesota Timberwolves could use two-way guards. There is a really good one available through free agency this year. The Minnesota Timberwolves need to solidify their guard rotation. With D’Angelo Russell already in the mix, Minnesota needs to find either another starter or a sixth man (should they bring back Malik Beasley). One of the […] The Minnesota Timberwolves should pursue Fred VanVleet in free agency - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Inquisitr

NBA News: Kemba Walker Explains Why He Didn’t Sign With Knicks In 2019 Free Agency

After spending the first eight seasons of his career with the Charlotte Hornets, Kemba Walker signed with the Boston Celtics in the 2019 NBA free agency period, giving the team a capable replacement for Kyrie Irving at point guard. However, as he recently admitted, he strongly considered signing with the New York Knicks and felt they were “definitely a priority” before he decided to sign with their Atlantic Division rival. “Before Boston actually came along, the Knicks [were] one of my top priorities because I was thinking that they were gonna get another player. But it didn’t work...

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NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant Reveals Main Reason Why He Signed With Brooklyn Nets In 2019 Free Agency

Three years since his controversial departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder, two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant made one of the biggest headlines once again last summer. After three consecutive trips to the Finals and winning two NBA championship titles, Durant decided to leave the Golden State Warriors to join forces with Kyrie Irving on the Brooklyn Nets in free agency. Though winning another championship ring remains his main goal, there seems to be another major reason why KD took his talent to Brooklyn in the 2019 offseason.Click here to continue and read more...

NetsDaily

Bench guys hoping for bigger deals, job security in ‘bubble’

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The Nets roster is decimated by injury and illness. On a good day, they have 14 healthy players, the smallest number in the “bubble” and five of them were signed in the last six weeks. For each of them, the remaining four seeding games and (hopefully) the playoffs will be a testing time ... and an opportunity to advance their careers, make some money, get some job security. For the Nets, of course, the big free agency come October will be that of Joe Harris, who is an unrestricted free agent. But because the Nets have his full Bird Rights, the Nets...

Daily Knicks

Knicks: Kemba Walker ‘seriously’ considered NYK before signing with Boston Celtics

Another top free agent reveals he “almost” signed with the New York Knicks. This is a familiar song to New York Knicks fans; they know all of the lyrics. A star player is linked to them in free agency, the star player signs somewhere else, and then a report comes out indicating said player was […] Knicks: Kemba Walker ‘seriously’ considered NYK before signing with Boston Celtics - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Grizzly Bear Blues

Recreating the Memphis unicorn

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Let’s Moneyball this problem. There is a scene in the film “Moneyball” starring Brad Pitt as Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane in which he unleashes his new-age analytical approach to team construction on unsuspecting baseball lifers. He is in the process of trying to “replace” star players like Jason Giambi and Johnny Damon on a minuscule budget, seemingly caught up in a vicious cycle of finding talent then losing out on them once they hit free agency because they could not spend with the likes of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. But then he comes...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Hawks Could Acquire Eric Gordon & 2020 Draft Pick For Dewayne Dedmon, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

As a rebuilding team, the Atlanta Hawks have usually been linked to youngsters such as Brandon Ingram and Andrew Wiggins when it comes to free-agency and trade rumors and suggested deals. A recent report, however, hinted that the organization could benefit by acquiring veteran shooting guard Eric Gordon and a second-round pick in the 2020 draft in exchange for center Dewayne Dedmon. As explained by Bleacher Report‘s Andy Bailey on Monday in a list of trade ideas for the 2019-20 season’s prospective lottery teams, Atlanta has been known as a team that acquires players on expensive...

ClutchPoints

Raptors’ biggest edge over the Bucks, according to Kendrick Perkins

The Toronto Raptors are indeed the defending NBA champions, though the Eastern Conference franchise did lose All-Star swingman Kawhi Leonard to free agency this past offseason. As a result, the surging Milwaukee Bucks have remained the favorites to ultimately come out of the East this time around. However, with the Raptors playing quite well since […] The post Raptors’ biggest edge over the Bucks, according to Kendrick Perkins appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: Markkanen ‘ridiculed’ offense most of the season

The Chicago Bulls are not going to be in a good position heading into this cycle of free agency and the NBA Draft in all likelihood. The dysfunction within the Chicago Bulls organization is hitting a new high this offseason with all of the turmoil in the locker room and with the coaching staff. The […] Chicago Bulls: Markkanen ‘ridiculed’ offense most of the season - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Soaring Down South

How the Atlanta Hawks Could Acquire Brandon Ingram

Picturing a sign-and-trade deal for the Atlanta Hawks to acquire Brandon Ingram. Once you take away Anthony Davis, who has all but signed the dotted line on his inevitable extension with the Lakers, Brandon Ingram is the best player in 2020’s free agency class. The Atlanta Hawks, along with nearly every other team with sufficient cap […] How the Atlanta Hawks Could Acquire Brandon Ingram - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen & Spencer Dinwiddie Could ‘Headline’ Nets’ Blockbuster Deal This Fall

Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, and Spencer Dinwiddie were essential parts of the core group that helped the Brooklyn Nets end their three-year playoff drought last season. After seeing the potential of their team, the Nets’ front office became more aggressive in building a roster that can legitimately contend for the NBA championship title. However, when they acquired Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the 2019 free agency, LeVert, Allen, and Dinwiddie suddenly faced an uncertain future in Brooklyn. Since the arrival of KD and Uncle Drew, rumors are circulating that the Nets are planning to...

NetsDaily

Shorthanded Liberty take on the Mercury

Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Bad luck. The New York Liberty put up a fight, but lost another close one, this time to the Atlanta Dream on Friday night. The loss was severe on another level, which we’ll get to in a bit. The opponent today will be the Phoenix Mercury. They’re looking pretty different after trading multiple time All Star and current 2020 scoring leader DeWanna Bonner to the Connecticut Sun and signing former Liberty Bria Hartley in free agency. After a rocky 0-2 start, they got back on track with a great win against the Las Vegas Aces on Friday night. Where to...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Hornets Could Target Danilo Gallinari Or Gordon Hayward In 2020 Free Agency, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

Having finished 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 23-42 record, the Charlotte Hornets were among the eight teams who were not invited to Orlando for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season. Given their continued lack of postseason success, a new report suggested that the team should sign one of two forwards if they become available in the 2020 free-agency period — Danilo Gallinari of the Oklahoma City Thunder or Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics.Click here to continue and read more...

Daily Knicks

Knicks: How New York can set themselves apart in the NBA

Four ways the New York Knicks can become their own universe in the NBA. I was texting with my boss, Knicks twitter legend @JeffreyBellone (JB), about the franchise’s approach to free agency under New York Knicks owner James Dolan. I made the observation that the Knicks spend money like a big market team, but cater […] Knicks: How New York can set themselves apart in the NBA - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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NBA Rumors: Giannis Antetokounmpo Could Become ‘Another Kevin Durant Situation,’ Says Charles Barkley

Since the 2019 offseason, the Milwaukee Bucks have already revealed their plan to offer reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo a massive contract extension this fall. However, as of now, the “Greek Freak” still hasn’t given them any assurance whether he’s planning to ink a new deal in the 2020 offseason or test the free agency waters in the summer of 2021. There are several factors that could affect Antetokounmpo’s decision to stay in Milwaukee, including the outcome of the 2019-20 NBA season.Click here to continue and read more...

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