12:23 AM EST, Tue February 19, 2019
Blazer's Edge

Kanter Solid Choice For Blazers

Matt John of Basketball Insiders rates Portland’s acquisition of Enes Kanter The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone, and buyout season is upon us. The Portland Trailblazers went into the buyout market to pick up Enes Kanter after he was bought out by the New York Knicks. The Blazers originally gave Kanter a four-year/$70 million offer sheet in the summer of 2015, which the Oklahoma City Thunder matched. Matt John of Basketball Insiders wrote about the value of the players teams picked up, and pointed to Kanter’s ability to eat up second units with his offense and rebounding should...

Daily Knicks

New York Knicks: Updated expiring contracts after trade deadline

With the Kristaps Porzingis trade and other events around the deadline, which expiring contracts do the New York Knicks have on their roster? The New York Knicks were more active at the trade deadline than anticipated. Instead of shipping off only role players, Kristaps Porzingis went to the Dallas Mavericks, taking Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway […] New York Knicks: Updated expiring contracts after trade deadline - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Clipperholics

Why adding Landry Shamet was key for the LA Clippers

He may be in his first year, but the LA Clippers made a smart move in bringing in aLandry Shamet right at the trade deadline. The LA Clippers made a massive trade before the deadline. The trade sent Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott to the Philadelphia 76ers for Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, Landry […] Why adding Landry Shamet was key for the LA Clippers - Clipperholics - Clipperholics - LA Clippers News, Rumors, Scores and More

ClutchPoints

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar thinks Anthony Davis and his representation ‘messed up’ trade request

Earlier this month, Anthony Davis asked for a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans after spending six-and-a-half seasons with the team. The Pelicans were not able to get a deal done before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, but they will almost certainly trade him this summer. Hall-of-Fame big man Kareem Abdul-Jabbar understands Davis’ situation. Once […] The post Kareem Abdul-Jabbar thinks Anthony Davis and his representation ‘messed up’ trade request appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Liberty Ballers

Where do James Ennis and Jonathon Simmons fit in the Sixers’ rotation?

The two new acquisitions are getting used to playing in Philadelphia, but how much playing time will they actually get? The Sixers were arguably the busiest team in the NBA during the trade deadline, making moves that should theoretically help them take the next step toward competing for a championship. Everyone is still talking about the trades for Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler, and for good reason, but some of the smaller moves the team made could also have a pretty sizable effect on how the team plays down the stretch. General manager Elton Brand was not afraid to make a splash at the...

Thunderous Intentions

Closing time: OKC Thunder need rest in anticipation of playoff push

The OKC Thunder rest up for what should be an exciting conclusion to an already stellar season with home-court advantage on the mind. Now that the All-Star festivities have come to an end and the dust from the trade deadline has settled, things are about to get real for the OKC Thunder. From contenders working […] Closing time: OKC Thunder need rest in anticipation of playoff push - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blazer's Edge

What are the Prospects of Rodney Hood Re-Signing in Portland?

The Blazers don’t own Hood’s Bird Rights. Here’s how that happened and what it means. Rodney Hood has made a good impression since coming to the Portland Trail Blazers from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a mid-season, trade deadline deal. Averaging 10 points on 66.7% shooting from the field, 50.0% from the arc will open eyes! Already Blazers fans have designs on keeping Hood beyond his current contract, which expires this summer. That brings us to our Blazer’s Edge Mailbag question of the day. HI Dave, Long time. Just a quick question. What did it mean for Rodney Hood when it was...

ClutchPoints

Mark Cuban reiterates that plan for Kristaps Porzingis is to sit out all season, even if Mavs make playoffs

When the Dallas Mavericks acquired big man Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks prior to the trade deadline, they knew what they were getting into. Porzingis is still recovering form a torn ACL he suffered last February and is yet to return to the court. However, Mavs owner Mark Cuban has no intention of […] The post Mark Cuban reiterates that plan for Kristaps Porzingis is to sit out all season, even if Mavs make playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bright Side Of The Sun

Solar Panel, ep. 114: Staying positive about the Phoenix Suns

Subscribe to the Suns Solar Panel Podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Overcast, Google Play & Stitcher On this episode of the Solar Panel, the guys have their takes on the trade deadline around the league as well as with the Phoenix Suns. Our topics include: Mikal Bridges defense & his high ceiling as a player Devin Booker offensive play type statistical breakdown/Synergy How to fix All-Star weekend What Suns player should be in the skills contest World vs USA Game and how Deandre Ayton performed How to improve the dunk contest Smart Jersey’s and why Lakers fans will love it Markieff...

Jayson Tatum leaves trade deadline behind, poised for deep Celtics playoff run | NBA on ESPN

Boston Celtics young star Jayson Tatum sits down with ESPN's Sage Steele to reflect on the suspenseful 2019 NBA trade deadline, his experience gained in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals vs. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (1:10), his overall gr

CelticsBlog

Boston forever: Jayson Tatum wants to play entire career with Celtics

On an All Star Saturday when Anthony Davis told the NBA world that the Celtics are on his list of preferred destinations and Jayson Tatum, the potential crown jewel of a trade that could send Davis to Boston, was crowned the most skilled basketball player in the world, Tatum talked about the trade deadline, his sophomore season, and his future with the franchise with ESPN’s Sage Steele. For most teams, the passing of the trade deadline is cause for relief, but for Boston, it poses a unique limbo. Sandwiched between now and July 1st is the rest of this season and hopefully, a long playoff...

Blazer's Edge

Adam Silver Voices Concerns Over Trade Demands

In the shadow of the Anthony Davis situation, commissioner Adam Silver voiced his displeasure with trade demands. The All-Star festivities are upon us and the NBA Trade Deadline is firmly in the rearview mirror. Even with those to factors in mind, the shadow cast by Anthony Davis’ trade request looms over the entire league. During his trip to Charlotte, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shared his views on player-driven trade demands. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin recorded Silver’s explanation of how he wished trade demands would be handled. “I would just say, blanketedly, no, I don’t like...

ClutchPoints

Otto Porter to the Chicago Bulls – the long term ripple effect

At the trade deadline, the Chicago Bulls pulled the trigger and sent Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis, and a second-round pick to the Washington Wizards for Otto Porter. This trade was a bit of a surprise. The Washington Wizards had announced in mid-November that their entire squad was up for trade. They were very interested in trading […] The post Otto Porter to the Chicago Bulls – the long term ripple effect appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Kyle Kuzma named Rising Stars Challenge MVP

Quick, someone send the New Orleans Pelicans film of the Rising Stars Challenge. Maybe it will be what finally prompts the team to trade Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers come summer? Kyle Kuzma, included in the trade package offered by Los Angeles to New Orleans before the trade deadline, was named MVP of […] The post Kyle Kuzma named Rising Stars Challenge MVP appeared first on ClutchPoints.

CelticsBlog

Anthony Davis is giving the Celtics a chance

The New Orleans superstar forward refuted reports claiming that he was opposed to playing Boston, giving the Celtics more confidence in their pursuit of his services this summer. The Anthony Davis clarification tour continues. After reports surfaced before the trade deadline that the Boston Celtics were definitively not on his preferred destination list, Davis changed his tune during All-Star Saturday’s media availability. It’s a far cry from what was reported leading up to the deadline but also, not a surprise. With so much information and disinformation swirling around, did anything...

Daily Knicks

Knicks Trade Rumors: Marvin Bagley III interest was ‘flatly rejected”

The New York Knicks attempted to work a deal with the Sacramento Kings around Kristaps Porzingis and Marvin Bagley III, but was “flatly rejected.” The New York Knicks moved Kristaps Porzingis before the trade deadline to the Dallas Mavericks, ending a relationship that frayed over a 20-month span. However, this was not the only team […] Knicks Trade Rumors: Marvin Bagley III interest was ‘flatly rejected” - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Kevin Durant is excited about seeing Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic duo

The Dallas Mavericks landed big man Kristaps Porzingis in a deal with the New York Knicks prior to the Feb. 7 trade deadline, resulting in a very intriguing young duo of Porzingis and Luka Doncic. Now, Porzingis probably won’t play at all this season as he recovers from a torn ACL he suffered last February, […] The post Kevin Durant is excited about seeing Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic duo appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Kawhi Leonard says Marc Gasol can ’cause a lot of tension on that low block’

The Toronto Raptors acquired center Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies at the trade deadline, and Raptors star small forward Kawhi Leonard says the veteran big man is a great addition to the team. The Raptors traded shooting guard C.J. Miles, power forward Jonas Valanciunas, swingman Delon Wright, and a 2024 second round pick to […] The post Kawhi Leonard says Marc Gasol can ’cause a lot of tension on that low block’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Rodney Hood not surprised by trade, happy to be with Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers netted themselves a solid piece before the trade deadline in Rodney Hood, one of the Cleveland Cavaliers players who were up for sale after a rebuilding year. The 6-foot-8 wing wasn’t shocked his name came up once again for a second straight season at the deadline — not only aware but […] The post Rodney Hood not surprised by trade, happy to be with Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

NBA Rumors: After Firing Dell Demps, Pelicans Owner Gayle Benson Wants To Avoid ‘Outside Forces’ Influencing Anthony Davis Trade Talks

While the Los Angeles Lakers went all-in with their effort to complete an Anthony Davis trade before the deadline, they received little...

ClutchPoints

Kyle Kuzma is sick of talking about Lakers trade rumors

While the Los Angeles Lakers were aggressively pursuing a deal for New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis prior to the Feb. 7 trade deadline, forward Kyle Kuzma naturally found himself at the center of trade talks. A report surfaced that Los Angeles made a godfather offer to the Pelicans for Davis that includes Kuzma, Brandon […] The post Kyle Kuzma is sick of talking about Lakers trade rumors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Donovan Mitchell on Anthony Davis situation: ‘Players should be able to choose where they want to go’

By now, you know that Anthony Davis has asked for a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. He didn’t get one at the deadline, but he will almost surely get his wish this offseason when the Pelicans can take more time to field offers. While Davis has taken some criticism for his trade demand, Utah […] The post Donovan Mitchell on Anthony Davis situation: ‘Players should be able to choose where they want to go’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers lose out on Markieff Morris to Oklahoma City Thunder

The Los Angeles Lakers look like they missed out on another buyout candidate, as Markieff Morris will reportedly sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Los Angeles Lakers made a trade many people questioned prior to the NBA Trade Deadline. They sent Ivica Zubac and Michael Beasley across the hallway to the Los Angeles Clippers […] Los Angeles Lakers lose out on Markieff Morris to Oklahoma City Thunder - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Grizzly Bear Blues

Memphis Grizzlies All-Star Weekend History

At a time when memories are needed more than ever, The Grizzlies have created several of them during All-Star Weekend. The All-Star Break is finally here, and for the Memphis Grizzlies and their fans, it couldn’t have come at a better time. It has been a week since all the drama ended when the NBA Trade Deadline passed. While the new roster has shown encouraging signs, Wednesday night’s performance showed the same inconsistencies that has plagued this team for months. All things considered, most involved with the Grizzlies are likely relieved to step away for a few days. Fortunately,...

ClutchPoints

Rumor: Pelicans GM Dell Demps likely fired for lack of accountability

The firing of New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps came at a surprising time, shocking many outside of the organization who would’ve expected a move of this magnitude to take place before the trade deadline instead of now. Yet insiders have drawn their own conclusions based on their observations of Demps’ nine-year tenure. ESPN […] The post Rumor: Pelicans GM Dell Demps likely fired for lack of accountability appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Sixer Sense

Philadelphia 76ers Rookie Report: No NBA minutes

For the first time this season, none of the Philadelphia 76ers rookies didn’t play in any games for the franchise this past week. In regards to playing in the NBA, this was by far the worst week for the Philadelphia 76ers. Due to injuries and added depth after the trade deadline, it has made minutes […] Philadelphia 76ers Rookie Report: No NBA minutes - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

3 Bold Predictions For The Rest Of The Philadelphia 76ers’ Season

The Philadelphia 76ers made a splash at the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, acquiring Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers in a multi-player deal. The Sixers add Harris to a starting lineup of Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid, widely regarded as the best starting five in the Eastern Conference. So far, […] The post 3 Bold Predictions For The Rest Of The Philadelphia 76ers’ Season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Report: Former Cavs GM David Griffin a preliminary candidate to replace Dell Demps as Pelicans GM

Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans dominated the rumor mill prior to the NBA trade deadline. While that date passed and Davis remains on the Pelicans, he is almost certain to be moved in the offseason. On Friday, the Pelicans fired general manager Dell Demps. Team owner Gayle Benson was reportedly unhappy with Davis’ […] The post Report: Former Cavs GM David Griffin a preliminary candidate to replace Dell Demps as Pelicans GM appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers are over talking about the trade deadline l NBA Sound

Kyle Kuzma breaks down his outstanding performance in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 143-120 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the team’s defensive struggles and the impact of the trade deadline. Kuzma also discusses Lakers preisdent of basketball operations Magic

Chris Paul opens up about Houston Rockets' up-and-down 2018-19 season l NBA Sound

Chris Paul discusses basketball in his family, the Houston Rockets' newly acquired players from the trade deadline, James Harden's MVP-caliber season and his relationship with Russell Westbrook. Paul also praises his teammates, jokes about using Mike Bree