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Lakers Rumors: Marc Gasol Listed As ‘Name To Watch’ For Warriors In Free Agency

The Los Angeles Lakers made sure to rebuild their center rotation in free agency after they signed Dwight Howard...

Rip City Project

Why didn’t the Portland Trail Blazers call Carmelo Anthony in Free Agency?

NBA Legend Carmelo Anthony revealed on a recent podcast, that after two years with the Portland Trail Blazers, that the team didn’t reach out in Free Agency to offer him a deal, or to try to negotiate a potential return in 2022. Melo revealed this on the posted up podcast with Yahoo’s NBA Insider Chris […] Why didn’t the Portland Trail Blazers call Carmelo Anthony in Free Agency? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Carmelo Anthony Reveals Teams That Showed Interest In Free Agency

Of all the Los Angeles Lakers free-agent additions this year, the biggest name among them was undoubtedly future Hall of Fame...

ClutchPoints

Ex-Clippers center DeMarcus Cousins hit with harsh reality on NBA career

The dust has settled on NBA free agency, and yet DeMarcus Cousins has yet to find at home. The big man last played for the Los Angeles Clippers, but hasn’t been able to latch onto a roster as of yet. Now it appears he’s drawing some massive interest from teams in China. Reports have surfaced […] The post Ex-Clippers center DeMarcus Cousins hit with harsh reality on NBA career appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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The bold strategy Bulls must use to maximize DeMar DeRozan-Zach LaVine duo

The Chicago Bulls made a big splash right at the start of free agency when they agreed to terms with Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso, and then came the huge shocker of a DeMar DeRozan deal. The Bulls added a lot of talent this offseason as they try to change their fortunes. However, there are […] The post The bold strategy Bulls must use to maximize DeMar DeRozan-Zach LaVine duo appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Miami Heat: Grading their signings in NBA free agency

The Miami Heat had a very busy offseason, they needed to given they were not the same team that made it to the NBA Finals in the bubble season. It can be argued that the Heat got lucky in that they did not have to face the gauntlet of away playoff games but no other […] Miami Heat: Grading their signings in NBA free agency - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Lakers Nation

Carmelo Anthony Wasn’t Expecting Lakers To Have Interest In Free Agency But Came To L.A. With Desire To Win

After years and years of chasing after him, the Los Angeles Lakers and Carmelo Anthony finally have joined forces as the former...

Liberty Ballers

Sixers Player Profile: Georges Niang

Photo by Alex Goodlett/ Niang hive, assemble Over the next few weeks, we’ll be profiling every player currently on the Sixers’ roster ahead of training camp, which begins on September 28. Georges Niang Age: 28 (turns 29 on June 17) Contract status: First year of two-year, $6.8 million contract Signed in free agency this past offseason, Niang played four years of collegiate ball at Iowa State before being selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 50th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. The 6-foot-7 power forward only saw the court with the Pacers for 93 minutes during...

Blazer's Edge

What’s the Ceiling for this Blazers Team?

Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via On this week’s mailbag edition of Jacked Ramsays, host Danny Marang gets into it. On this episode of Jacked Ramsays, it’s a delayed mail bag edition as host Danny Marang broke everything Sunday night which forced the pod to release later than usual, but we will not be denied! Questions about the Portland Trail Blazers run the gamut as listeners ask about the Ben Simmons saga, trading Jusuf Nurkic before he hits free agency, the best and worst owners in the NBA, if Norman Powell or CJ McCollum should or...

ClutchPoints

Celtics guard Dennis Schroder lets fans make ‘fumbled the bag’ jokes

When Dennis Schroder turned down a reported $84 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers during last season, he was banking in on himself to land a bigger deal in free agency. What ended up happening was not what Schroder could’ve expected, as he agreed to a $6 million deal with the Boston Celtics. The […] The post Celtics guard Dennis Schroder lets fans make ‘fumbled the bag’ jokes appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blazer's Edge

Trail Blazers Never Contacted Carmelo Anthony

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports On Chris Haynes’ podcast, the future Hall of Famer reveals Portland never called him during free agency. Carmelo Anthony is no longer a member of the Portland Trail Blazers since signing with the Los Angeles Lakers during the offseason, but he still has love for Portland. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports sat down with Melo on his podcast, “Posted Up with Chris Haynes.” Haynes and Melo discussed the star’s offseason thus far and where he considered going other than Los Angeles. They also discussed his new memoir, Where Tomorrows Aren’t...

Hoops Habit

2021 NBA Free Agency: 5 players that need to be signed immediately

2021 NBA Free Agency officially kicked off on August 2, and it was unquestionably a hectic period for the league as millions of dollars got spent. Left in the rubble from free agency are several household names that some are still surprised to see not on a roster. With the start of training camp for next […] 2021 NBA Free Agency: 5 players that need to be signed immediately - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

ClutchPoints

Carmelo Anthony’s truth bomb on what really happened with Blazers in free agency

After two seasons alongside Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, Carmelo Anthony left the Portland Trail Blazers this summer to join LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in Free Agency, During his time with the team, Melo proved to be a key piece in their success and recently spoke on why he ended up leaving […] The post Carmelo Anthony’s truth bomb on what really happened with Blazers in free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: 3 hidden gem free agents to sign before camp

At this point of the offseason, free agency is mostly an afterthought for the Chicago Bulls. That is especially true considering the fact that executive vice president of basketball Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley were so busy in free agency already this month to help round out the roster heading into Training Camp. […] Chicago Bulls: 3 hidden gem free agents to sign before camp - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Daily Knicks

Knicks Rumors: NY was reportedly interested in DeMar DeRozan

The Knicks seemed to have their eyes on a few different names during this summer’s free agency. New York was linked to numerous big-name free agents this offseason and ultimately came away with new additions Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier on top of re-signing familiar faces Derrick Rose, Nerlens Noel, and Alec Burks. Knicks Rumors: […] Knicks Rumors: NY was reportedly interested in DeMar DeRozan - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NESN.com

NBA Rumors: Could Celtics Target This All-Star As Bradley Beal Backup Plan?

If all those hopes to land Bradley Beal don’t work out, Zach LaVine would make a great consolation prize. The Boston Celtics have been linked to Beal for years at this point, and the pressure is mounting as we’re now one season out from his unrestricted free agency. But according to one report, the team […] The post NBA Rumors: Could Celtics Target This All-Star As Bradley Beal Backup Plan? appeared first on NESN.com.

ClutchPoints

The biggest ‘What if’ in Rockets franchise history, and it’s not Chris Paul’s hamstring

In 2014, I was blogging about the Houston Rockets for a local Houston sports blog. The Rockets had just come off of a crushing defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers in the playoffs and missed on signing Chris Bosh in free agency so fan morale was down. I pitched a story to my editor titled, […] The post The biggest ‘What if’ in Rockets franchise history, and it’s not Chris Paul’s hamstring appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Brew Hoop

Monday Morning Media Roundup: September 13th, 2021

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The “Hey, George Hill is back!” Edition George Hill is a Buck again! I’d have never expected his return to Milwaukee, and if you keep your eye off the ball you’d almost have forgotten the Bucks signed him on the back end of the free agency feeding frenzy. In theory, both on- and off-court, it’s a move that makes sense for both sides: For George, he returns to a locker room in which he was regarded as a leader and integral component of those capable “Bench Mob” units Milwaukee ran. He’ll be as capable of picking up and...

CelticsBlog

Boston Celtics Daily Links 9/13/21

Kemba Walker vs Pelicans 2/21/21 | Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe 5 takeaways from Paul Pierce’s Hall of Fame induction speech CelticsBlog Boston Celtics basketball, unicorns, and Schroeder’s Cat (mailbag answers) Paul Pierce is more than what the last few years have made him The Undefeated Bill Russell, two-time NBA Hall of Fame inductee, captivates all those he encounters NBC Sports Boston NBA Rumors: Celtics could pursue Zach LaVine in free agency NESN NBA Rumors: Celtics Targeting...

Rip City Project

Should the Portland Trail Blazers trade Jusuf Nurkic before the deadline?

The Portland Trail Blazers have three players entering free agency in 2022: Jusuf Nurkic, Robert Covington, and Anfernee Simons. It’s highly unlikely that they retain all three, considering that Nurk and Ant are both due for significant pay raises and Jody Allen hasn’t been the type of owner to willingly go into the luxury tax […] Should the Portland Trail Blazers trade Jusuf Nurkic before the deadline? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Hoops Habit

Chicago Bulls: Zach LaVine’s contract could be a time bomb ready to blow

The Chicago Bulls came out with such an unmatched pace this NBA free agency, that they ended up getting investigated for league tampering. Lonzo Ball, Nikola Vucevic and DeMar DeRozan drained the Bulls’ whole house of draft picks, three of them being firsts. But with all the wheels moving so fast, one decision could blow […] Chicago Bulls: Zach LaVine’s contract could be a time bomb ready to blow - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Hoops Habit

Boston Celtics: 3 former players still unsigned in 2021 NBA Free Agency

Following an early postseason exit, the Boston Celtics spent the 2021 NBA offseason retooling their roster. Their moves have certainly been interesting, with the team making a handful of trades for players like Al Horford, Josh Richardson, and Juancho Hernangomez. They were also busy in free agency by adding household names like Dennis Schröder and […] Boston Celtics: 3 former players still unsigned in 2021 NBA Free Agency - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Hoops Habit

NBA Power Rankings: Way too early pre-season predictions

All of a sudden, we are just a few short weeks away from the return of the NBA season. Free agency has settled down. Outside of whatever lays in Ben Simmons’s future, the trade scene is quiet. Now, all there is left to do is look ahead. With free agency and the draft behind us, […] NBA Power Rankings: Way too early pre-season predictions - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

ClutchPoints

RUMOR: DeMar DeRozan’s true level of interest in joining Knicks during free agency

The New York Knicks made some significant moves this offseason, bringing in the likes of Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier while retaining their core and veteran role players. Interestingly, though, the Big Apple franchise had a bigger target heading to free agency: DeMar DeRozan. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks […] The post RUMOR: DeMar DeRozan’s true level of interest in joining Knicks during free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Canis Hoopus

Timberwolves Re-Sign Both Jarred Vanderbilt and Jordan McLaughlin

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Run it back, baby! Talk about a Friday news dump, am I right? After days weeks of waiting for the Minnesota Timberwolves to make some sort of splash in free agency, news broke late Friday afternoon that the team had officially re-signed both of their restricted free agents — Jarred Vanderbilt and Jordan McLaughlin — to three-year deals: Restricted free agent F Jarred Vanderbilt has agreed to stay with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a new three-year, $13.8 million deal, his agent Kevin Bradbury of @Rep1Basketball tells ESPN.—...

ClutchPoints

JaVale McGee’s unique reason on why he signed with the Suns

Free agency can be a chaotic period for many NBA players as they scour their options and decide on just what to do next in their careers. For JaVale McGee, he once again became a free agent in August, and there is a unique reason for his decision to sign with the Phoenix Suns. McGee […] The post JaVale McGee’s unique reason on why he signed with the Suns appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Celtics rumors: Boston planning to make a run at Bulls star Zach LaVine

Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine has yet to sign an extension with his current team, and new reporting confirms that there will of course be many teams waiting in the wings to snatch the All-Star up should he enter free agency after this season. Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe recently wrote that the Boston […] The post Celtics rumors: Boston planning to make a run at Bulls star Zach LaVine appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: 4 best options to fill last two-way contract slot

With the roster nearly complete for head coach Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls heading into Training Camp and the preseason, there’s likely not much left to do in free agency for the front office. That’s not to say, though, that executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley didn’t […] Chicago Bulls: 4 best options to fill last two-way contract slot - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and 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