SAM AMICK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pelicans receiving trade interest in Ryan Anderson

It’s hard to tell if the struggling New Orleans Pelicans want to act as sellers at the NBA trade deadline, though they have quite the attractive piece to offer in forward Ryan Anderson. New Orleans sits at 11-25 and well out of the running in the Western Conference, so it only makes sense other teams—both rebuilders and hopeful contenders alike—examine the roster and make...
Via The Sports Daily
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Squashing the Cousins rumors (again)

As we noted yesterday, the NBA rumor season is officially upon us. They came out of the box strong with a Celtics-involved Boogie Cousins rumor. Today, those rumors are being categorically squashed We suggest holding off on DeMarcus Cousins to Boston rumors until the teams have at least, you know, one conversation about it… None yet. — Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) December 16...
Via Red's Army
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce compares Kristaps Porzingis to Andrea Bargnani

Is New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis the next Dirk Nowitzki? Well, not quite, according to Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce. From Clippers locker room last night: one player raves about Knicks' Porzingis, compares him to Dirk. Paul Pierce counters with Bargnani — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) November 5, 2015 Although by no means if Porzingis on the same level of...
Via Yardbarker
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonas Jerebko returning to Boston

Jonas Jerebko is back: Jonas Jerebko to Boston on a two-year, $10 million deal, I'm told. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2015Not sure what this means regarding the future of Jae Crowder.Stay tuned to CeltisLife!Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Via Celtics Life
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Agrees To 1-Year, $2 Million Deal

  The Rockets have won the Josh Smith auction and will land him once he clears waivers at 5 P.M. ET Wednesday. Smith will be signed for the rest of the season for around $2 million, and is expected to be in the starting lineup on Friday against the Grizzlies.   Josh Smith heading to Houston after clearing waivers, I can confirm. Wants to contend, excited about heading chance to...
Via Rockets Social
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Bobby Brown “has serious interest” in signing with L.A.

Yesterday, the Lakers held a work out for seven players including Michael Beasley, Tony Douglas and Bobby Brown. While it’s still unclear what will happen on the Beasley front – who worked out for the Lakers for the second time this summer – it seems that Douglas intends to play in China next season, according to Sam Amick from USA Today. While Douglas still has three days...
Via Lakerholicz.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Make Asset Acquisition Trade with Bulls

Reported first by USA Today Sports’ Sam Amick, the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls participated in a minor trade on Monday that has Chicago shedding salary, and Orlando gaining assets such as Anthony Randolph‘s contract  in return. As the Bulls keep clearing space, I’m told they’ll send Anthony Randolph and two second rounders to Orlando. Randolph expected to be waived...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls acquire Doug McDermott from Nuggets

The Chicago Bulls made the first draft night trade of the 2014 NBA Draft. Sam Amick first reported the trade, which allows the Bulls more cap space, as well as getting a scoring threat that they needed. Marc Spears of Yahoo reported that it would be the 16th and 19th overall picks in exchange for […]
Via Full Scale Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Brown not interested in Lakers’ head coaching job

Last night, it was reported that the Los Angeles Lakers were mulling over the possibility of reaching out to Larry Brown about their vacant head coaching position. However, according to Sam Amick from USA Today, Brown is content as the head coach of Southern Methodist University. “I’ve always kept in touch with Mitch; I admire the hell out of him,” Brown told Amick. “I talk...
Via Lakerholicz.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

RealGM Radio: Leroux Talks With Sam Amick, Larry Coon, Charles Modiano

In this episode of RealGM Radio, host Daniel Leroux talks with Sam Amick of USA Today, Larry Coon of CBAFAQ.com, ESPN and HoopsWorld, and Charles Modiano of RealGM. Sam (@sam_amick) and Daniel discuss the disparity between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference so far, the strong start of the Portland Trail Blazers, and the progress of DeMarcus Cousins. For the My Life in...
Via RealGM
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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