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Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: OKC Thunder Could Move Chris Paul Via Sign-And-Trade In 2020 Free Agency

Despite being frequently mentioned in trade rumors since the 2019 NBA offseason, the 2020 February NBA trade deadline passed with veteran point guard Chris Paul still a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. That isn’t surprising at all. Aside from their inability to find an ideal trade partner, Paul is currently playing very well in the 2019-20 NBA season and has been one of the major reasons why the Thunder are in the playoff race in the deep Western Conference.Click here to continue and read more...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: GSW Could Trade Andrew Wiggins & Draft Picks To ‘Bring Back A Big Fish’ Next Summer

After going through plenty of ups and downs with the Minnesota Timberwolves, former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins found himself being traded to the Golden State Warriors before the 2020 February NBA trade deadline. To address the logjam in their backcourt, the Warriors sent D’Angelo Russell to the Timberwolves in exchange for Wiggins and a future first-round selection. Unfortunately, though he is expected to fill the huge hole in the Warriors’ wing, some people don’t see Wiggins staying long in Golden State.Click here to continue and read more...

ClutchPoints

Biggest questions for Lakers at the All-Star break

Despite leading the Western Conference with a terrific 41-12 record through the All-Star break, the Los Angeles Lakers face a few questions ahead of the last stretch of the season. 1. Will they get a quality point guard? The trade deadline went by and the Lakers were idle, never really in the thick of any […] The post Biggest questions for Lakers at the All-Star break appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets: Biggest questions for Houston at the All-Star break

At this year’s February trade deadline, the Houston Rockets traded away their only rim protector in Clint Capela and brought in an elite 3-and-D wing in Robert Covington. Just recently, they signed veterans Jeff Green and Demarre Carroll to bolster their wing depth ahead of the postseason. With these moves, the Rockets have made it […] The post Rockets: Biggest questions for Houston at the All-Star break appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Detroit Pistons: Post-trade deadline stretch run outlook

Now that trade season has past all that is left is to finish out the last 25 games. Winning is unlikely, so what do the Detroit Pistons have in store? The All-Star break is wrapping up and the dog days of the NBA season are here. There are only 25 games remaining in the season […] Detroit Pistons: Post-trade deadline stretch run outlook - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

ClutchPoints

DeMarre Carroll explains why the Spurs failed to trade him at Feb. 6 deadline

San Antonio Spurs wing DeMarre Carroll has played for eight different teams across his 11-year NBA career, so it’s safe to say he knows how the league works by now. Carroll’s name also circulated throughout trade rumors earlier this month during the NBA trade deadline. As a veteran 3-and-D player, Carroll offers an enticing option […] The post DeMarre Carroll explains why the Spurs failed to trade him at Feb. 6 deadline appeared first on ClutchPoints.

House of Houston

Houston Rockets should consider Bismack Biyombo in buyout market

The Houston Rockets should look into targeting Bismack Biyombo if they’re having remorse about not having an additional center. Why? Let’s dive into it. The Houston Rockets are nearly two weeks past the trade deadline and it appears that they’re going to be fully committed to their small-ball concept of doing business for at least […] Houston Rockets should consider Bismack Biyombo in buyout market - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Reportedly Allow Veteran To Work Out With Clippers Ahead Of Buyout

Minnesota Timberwolves forward/guard Evan Turner, who was acquired prior to this month’s trade deadline in the four-team deal that sent Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks and Robert Covington to the Houston Rockets, has reportedly been permitted to work out with the Los Angeles Clippers. On Saturday, Yahoo Sports‘ Chris Haynes took to Twitter, reporting that Turner was scheduled for a workout with the Clippers that same day. No further details were mentioned in the post, but a separate report from Sports Illustrated noted that the veteran wingman’s contract has yet to be officially...

Hoops Habit

The Houston Rockets are betting on themselves with a risky approach

The Houston Rockets have embraced the evolution of small-ball basketball with their new roster and rotations after the trade deadline. Before the trade deadline passed, the Houston Rockets shipped out their starting center Clint Capela in order to acquire their long-time target and 3-and-D wing Robert Covington. This transaction sparked the beginning of a new […] The Houston Rockets are betting on themselves with a risky approach - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Mavericks Were Very Close To Adding ‘Two Really Big Pieces’ Before Trade Deadline, Mark Cuban Says

Despite losing some steam after a hot start where they were among the top four teams in the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks didn’t exactly make any game-changing moves ahead of last Thursday’s trade deadline. However, as team owner Mark Cuban recently suggested, the Mavericks did make an effort to upgrade their roster in a more substantial manner. Speaking to The Dallas Morning News in an interview published Friday, Cuban discussed a variety of topics, including the flurry of activity that took place prior to the trade deadline and how his team didn’t figure in any...

ClutchPoints

Mark Cuban reveals Mavs almost landed 2 ‘really big pieces’ at trade deadline

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says the Mavs almost acquired two big players at the trade deadline. The Mavs traded for Willie Cauley-Stein earlier in the season after losing Dwight Powell to a season-ending Achilles injury. It looks like Cuban and the Mavs were this close to getting two more impact players next to stars Luka […] The post Mark Cuban reveals Mavs almost landed 2 ‘really big pieces’ at trade deadline appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Brandon Knight concedes it’s ‘almost impossible’ to update players they’re getting traded

The Detroit Pistons had a relatively busy few days around the NBA trade deadline. It’s been pretty well documented by now. This year’s edition of the recently-concluded trade window certainly did not disappoint. There were a number of big deals that will look to have a significant impact on the league not only for this […] The post Brandon Knight concedes it’s ‘almost impossible’ to update players they’re getting traded appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Kings have liked Jabari Parker for some time

New Sacramento Kings small forward Jabari Parker won’t make his team debut until after the All-Star break. Parker is currently out with a shoulder injury. The Kings acquired the Chicago native from the Atlanta Hawks before the Feb. 6 trade deadline and have liked him for some time, according to Jason Jones of The Athletic: The Kings […] The post Kings have liked Jabari Parker for some time appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

New York Knicks: The post-trade deadline outlook for the Knicks

Now that the trade deadline has come and gone for the New York Knicks, what is the outlook for the rest of their season after trading Marcus Morris? On the day of the trade deadline, New York Knicks were able to trade Marcus Morris to the LA Clippers. The Knicks received Maurice “Mo” Harkless, the Clippers’ […] New York Knicks: The post-trade deadline outlook for the Knicks - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Lakers & Clippers Expected To ‘Check In’ With Former Suns Guard Tyler Johnson

The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers are two teams that are expected to focus on the buyout market as they seek to improve their bench corps after last week’s trade deadline. At the moment, both organizations reportedly have several options to consider, including combo guard Tyler Johnson, who was recently waived by the Phoenix Suns. In a report published Tuesday, Sports Illustrated‘s Chris Mannix provided an update on some of the players that were waived or bought out in the aftermath of the trade deadline, noting that former Charlotte Hornets forwards Marvin Williams and Michael...

ClutchPoints

Moe Harkless hasn’t thought about possible buyout with Knicks

The New York Knicks acquired Moe Harkless from the Los Angeles Clippers in the Marcus Morris trade just before the trade deadline. Harkless went from being on a title contender to playing for a lottery team. It’s quite the change of scenery for the small forward. However, Harkless is actually living a childhood dream. He’s […] The post Moe Harkless hasn’t thought about possible buyout with Knicks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

At The Hive

Post-trade deadline Hornets mock draft roundup

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via The vets have mostly departed, and the youth movement is in full-swing. It’s #DraftSZN for the Hornets. When we did our last 2020 Hornets NBA mock draft roundup on Jan. 16, they were slotted anywhere between the fifth and eighth spot in the lottery. On the back of five and eight-game losing streaks since then, the Hornets have solidified themselves as contenders for the coveted top-three, where all teams have an equal percent-chance to select #1 overall. Where exactly the Hornets’ lottery odds are at the end of the year is beyond me; but I think it’s...

ClutchPoints

Warriors ‘having more fun’ with Andrew Wiggins

The Golden State Warriors are tinkering with their new core piece, Andrew Wiggins, shortly after exiling D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves hours before the trade deadline last week. Considering Wiggins will play a complementary role to the All-Star duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Warriors coaches are already masterminding ways to incorporate him […] The post Warriors ‘having more fun’ with Andrew Wiggins appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Dream Shake

Examining three potential buyout options for the Rockets

Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Despite their recent success with small-ball, the Houston Rockets should look to add some size through the buyout market. The Houston Rockets are heading into the All-Star break sitting fifth in the Western Conference with a 34-20 record. And with 28 games remaining in the regular season, the Rockets could use another piece or two in their quest to be a serious contender. Unable to make any further moves via trade due to the passing of the deadline, the Rockets can continue to improve their roster through the buyout market — a strategy in which Daryl...

At The Hive

Charlotte Hornets at Minnesota Timberwolves game thread

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports Things have changed quite a bit since the last time these two teams played. Remember when the Timberwolves trounced the Hornets in the season’s opening week and looked a sure bet to be a playoff team? Then they went 5-24 from December 1 until the trade deadline. Then they smacked the Clippers with Karl-Anthony Towns and a bunch of no names. Who knows what’ll happen tonight. Savor this game because it’s the last Hornets basketball you’ll get for the next eight days. This is now an open thread!

Grizzly Bear Blues

Report Card: Grizzlies Hold on to 8th with Win

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Grizzlies top Portland in key match-up The Memphis Grizzlies had a pivotal moment on Wednesday night when they faced the Portland Trail Blazers. Since the moves at the trade deadline, many members of the national media believed that the Grizzlies would be unable to hold onto the eighth playoff spot. Memphis rejected that notion with authority, claiming a hard fought 111-104 victory over Portland. Largely considered to be the biggest threat to the Grizzlies’ playoff hopes, Portland now sits a full 4 games behind Memphis in the standings. It wasn’t easy,...

ClutchPoints

Steve Kerr admits Golden State will ‘experiment’ with Andrew Wiggins

As part of a recent interview with The Athletic, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr admitted that he is open to the idea of experimenting with Andrew Wiggins as this season plays on. Wiggins spent the entirety of his NBA career with Minnesota Timberwolves until this season’s trade deadline, when the former No. 1 […] The post Steve Kerr admits Golden State will ‘experiment’ with Andrew Wiggins appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Minnesota Timberwolves: Examining the fit between KAT and D-Lo

Together at last, how well D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns mesh on the court will indicate the potential ceiling of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Both the Minnesota Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns finally got what they wanted at the trade deadline after months of a not-so-subtle pursuit. D’Angelo Russell is now a Timberwolf. Gone is Andrew Wiggins. There’s […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Examining the fit between KAT and D-Lo - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Lakers Nation

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Lakers ‘Expected To Check In’ On Tyler Johnson

Although the Los Angeles Lakers stood pat at the 2019-20 NBA trade deadline, they are expected to improve their roster...

ClutchPoints

Magic giving up on Aaron Gordon and trading him this offseason would be a big mistake

Apparently, the Orlando Magic tried to trade Aaron Gordon at the NBA’s deadline last week, and after failing to do that, they could be aiming to revisit trade talks during the offseason. Doesn’t this franchise ever learn? Gordon is not having a good year. I get it. He is averaging just 13.9 points and 7.3 […] The post Magic giving up on Aaron Gordon and trading him this offseason would be a big mistake appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Bogdan Bogdanovic could be in line for 4-year, $80 million contract, NBA exec predicts

The Sacramento Kings elected to retain shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic at this year’s trade deadline, and they are hoping to work out terms on an extension. But the Kings better be prepared to pay up. Bogdanovic will be a restricted free agent this summer, and one executive predicts he might be in line to receive […] The post Bogdan Bogdanovic could be in line for 4-year, $80 million contract, NBA exec predicts appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bright Side Of The Sun

Report: Suns fill final roster spot signing Jonah Bolden to 10-day contract

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Phoenix bets on a young stretch big like Bolden after waiving Tyler Johnson. After Tyler Johnson’s expiring contract wasn’t able to help improve the Suns’ bench at the trade deadline, the next step was waiving him earlier this week. With a roster spot in flux, how was Phoenix going to go about finding that piece to help their roster out? Well, we finally have our answer as The Athletic’s Shams Charania and 98.7 FM’s John Gambadoro both reported Wednesday afternoon the Suns were signing former 76ers stretch big Jonah Bolden to a 10-day...

NBA Front Office Podcast: Draft & Free Agency Rumors From Around the League

On the first ever episode of "NBA Front Office" Podcast, Host Trevor Lane and Keith Smith discuss all the rumors surrounding NBA teams leading up to the draft and the trade deadline. #NBAPodcast #NBADraft #NBAFreeAgency ✔️ Help us continue to provide

Jayson Tatum wants to retire with the Celtics, looks ahead to NBA playoffs | NBA on ESPN

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

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