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Kevin Durant ‘non-committal’ in meeting with Warriors but it went 'very well'

Kevin Durant has completed his free agent meeting with the Golden State Warriors, and while things reportedly went well, Durant wasn’t giving any hints as to which way he was leaning. Sam Amick of USA Today reported Friday that the meeting went well. And now, for the obligatory not-sure-it-means-anything free agency tidbit: I'm told Kevin Durant's meeting with Golden State...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Heat Interested in Acquiring All-Star DeMar DeRozan

The Toronto Raptors came out on top against the Miami Heat during the postseason. However, with free agency set to start in a few days, the Heat might get their payback in the offseason. According to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports, the Heat are interested in acquiring Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan: “The Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, and Orlando...
Via Heat Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards, Lakers will not get Kevin Durant meetings, Knicks have a chance

Now that we know who is getting an initial meeting with Kevin Durant once his free agency kicks off, it’s time to get a clearer picture of which teams are interested but have no real chance of landing the superstar. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards will not be landing meetings with Durant barring unforeseen changes. The New York...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: Draymond Green kick ‘was intentional’

While the Golden State Warriors may be defending Draymond Green's kick to Steven Adams' groin and calling it inadvertent, some in Oklahoma City's locker room are not as forgiving. Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook said after Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday that he thought Green's kick to Adams' groin during the second quarter (video here) was intentional...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Thunder knock off Warriors despite Durant and Westbrook’s shooting struggles

The Oklahoma City Thunder upset the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors 108-102 on their home court in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. They did so with Kevin Durant coming up with a clutch basket in the final minute and Russell Westbrook scoring 27 points and the two combining for 53 points, but there was still plenty of room for improvement for each of the Thunder’s...
Via The Comeback
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dave Joerger set to become the Sacramento Kings’ next head coach

The Sacramento Kings have their new head coach, according to Sam Amick at USA Today. Former Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger and the team have reportedly reached an agreement that will pay Joerger $16 million over four years. However, there is no official word yet. Dave Joerger has verbally agreed to a deal with the Kings on a four-year $16 million contract. Story here...
Via The Comeback
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kings coaching staff infighting, Nancy Lieberman exiled by George Karl

In case you needed further evidence that the Sacramento Kings are a dysfunctional mess, here we have it. USA Today’s Sam Amick noted on Thursday that the Sacramento coaching staff is in turmoil, with assistant Nancy Lieberman seen as a confidant of owner Vivek Ranadive and “exiled” by head coach George Karl. Karl, it is reported, is nearly certain to be fired after the season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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
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