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Celtics President Danny Ainge Says Boston Has ‘Touch Choice’ to Make with No. 1 Pick

Celtics President Danny Ainge Says Boston Has ‘Touch Choice’ to Make with No. 1 Pick

The Boston Celtics have champagne problems. After winning the NBA’s draft lottery on Tuesday night, via a Brooklyn Nets picks swap, they must decide who they’re going to select or for whom they’ll trade their spot. Danny Ainge indicated as much, per 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Brian Robb: Ainge also admitted the Celtics have been [...]

May 17, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Magic Asked Cavaliers for Permission to Speak with GM David Griffin, But Cleveland Hasn’t Responded

Magic Asked Cavaliers for Permission to Speak with GM David Griffin, But Cleveland Hasn’t Responded

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin continues to operate without a contract extension, which is weird. The Cavaliers won a title last season, and he’s responsible for many of the savviest post-LeBron James moves this franchise has made, despite its glaring lack of flexibility. The Orlando Magic, who remain in the hunt for a successor [...]

May 16, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

LaVar Ball is Convinced Lonzo Ball Will Be Drafted by Los Angeles Lakers

LaVar Ball is Convinced Lonzo Ball Will Be Drafted by Los Angeles Lakers

LaVar Ball has no doubt his son, Lonzo, will trade in his UCLA jersey for Los Angeles Lakers garb at this June’s draft. Holster your “The lottery is rigged!” takes for another time. This has nothing to do with existing knowledge, and everything to do with LaVar’s commitment to treating his gut feelings as future [...]

May 15, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Harden, Westbrook, Irving Among NBA Players Who Seek Advice from Kobe

Harden, Westbrook, Irving Among NBA Players Who Seek Advice from Kobe

Kobe Bryant has his hand in a lot of things since retiring from the NBA after last season. Including, well, the NBA. We already know that Isaiah Thomas and Kobe have been chatting on the regular since the playoffs started. But he revealed to ESPN.com’s Jackie MacMullan that the player he affectionately termed “Mighty IT” [...]

May 12, 2017 admin NBA 0

Mike D’Antoni Confirms What We Already Knew: He Left Knicks in 2012 Because of Carmelo Anthony

Mike D’Antoni Confirms What We Already Knew: He Left Knicks in 2012 Because of Carmelo Anthony

Why, yes, the relationship between Mike D’Antoni and Carmelo Anthony during their brief time together with the New York Knicks really was that bad. So bad, D’Antoni quit. And he clearly, and finally, admitted as much to ESPN The Magazine‘s Tim Keown: In New York in 2012, after Anthony said the team needed to choose [...]

May 11, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Kyle Lowry Confirms He’ll Opt Out of Contract, Denver Nuggets Might Be His ‘Top Option’

Kyle Lowry Confirms He’ll Opt Out of Contract, Denver Nuggets Might Be His ‘Top Option’

So much for Kyle Lowry’s return to the Toronto Raptors being a formality. The 31-year-old confirmed on Monday, a mere 24 hours after his team was eliminated from the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers, that he would be opting out of his contract this summer: We knew this was coming, so it’s not news. But [...]

May 10, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

There Were ‘Late-Season Rumblings’ Kyle Lowry Would Leave Raptors for Western Conference Team

There Were ‘Late-Season Rumblings’ Kyle Lowry Would Leave Raptors for Western Conference Team

Kyle Lowry watched from the sidelines as his Toronto Raptors got bounced by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the second round. It was the second tilt in a row he missed after sustaining an ankle injury in Game 2. It may also be the last time he watches a Raptors game as a [...]

May 8, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

NBPA Director Michele Roberts Says Phil Jackson Tried to ‘Shame’ Melo Out of New York

NBPA Director Michele Roberts Says Phil Jackson Tried to ‘Shame’ Melo Out of New York

Michele Roberts, the executive director of the National Basketball Player Association, still isn’t cool with how New York Knicks team president has treated Carmelo Anthony. Like, she’s not even a little bit over it. In an interview with Harvey Araton for The Vertical, she accused Jackson of trying to purposefully run the All-Star forward out [...]

May 4, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue Tried to Coax Kevin Garnett Out of Retirement After Andrew Bogut’s Injury

Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue Tried to Coax Kevin Garnett Out of Retirement After Andrew Bogut’s Injury

The Cleveland Cavaliers shot their shot, and they missed. After Andrew Bogut suffered his season-ending leg injury less than one minute into his Cavs tenure, head coach Tyronn Lue apparently tried coaxing Kevin Garnett out of retirement. Here’s what Lue told Dave McMenamin on ESPN’s NBA Lockdown podcast (via Dan Devine of Yahoo Sports): McMenamin: [...]

May 3, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Blake Griffin Officially Undergoes Surgery for Big Toe Injury That Ended His Season

Blake Griffin Officially Undergoes Surgery for Big Toe Injury That Ended His Season

Blake Griffin is officially on the mend. The All-Star power forward underwent surgery for a right big toe injury that prematurely ended his season. There is still no timetable for his full recovery, per the Los Angeles Times‘ Broderick Turner: Clippers forward Blake Griffin had successful surgery Monday in Charlotte, N.C., to address an injury [...]

May 2, 2017 admin Headlines, NBA 0