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Cavs GM talked to LeBron James about his social media use

It sounds like LeBron James got a talking-to from the Cavs’ GM about his recent social media use. James has been causing a stir in the sports world with the cryptic tweets he’s been sending lately. Many have speculated that the tweets were passive-aggressive messages towards teammates. James denies that is the case. Even if the tweets are not subtle messages about his teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kings to make John Calipari offer he 'can't refuse'

John Calipari has been linked to numerous NBA head coaching jobs over the past several years, and he has obviously turned down any formal offers he has received. But if the Sacramento Kings have their way, he simply won’t be able to say no to the next offer they make him. According to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive’s “biggest dream” is to hire...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Timberwolves scrap Ricky Rubio?

For Ricky Rubio, this season with the Minnesota Timberwolves seemed like a wrapped gift under the Christmas tree. Finally, there seemed to be a steady and powerful arsenal assembled who could fully use Ricky’s court vision and prowess as a point guard to its full advantage. And for fans and followers alike this season seemed like it was going to be an exciting spectacle to observe...
Via isportsweb.com
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs ‘convinced’ LeBron would not leave Cleveland again

By Steve DelVecchio LeBron James made the decision to return to the Cavaliers last summer to fulfill a promise he made over a decade ago — bringing a championship to the city of Cleveland. He wouldn’t leave his hometown fans high and dry a second time, would he? The Cavs apparently don’t think so. Earlier this offseason, LeBron once again signed a two-year deal with a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

More noise about Tristan Thompson and Toronto

This is hardly required reading, but if you’re the completist sort who likes to have every album a band puts out or every book an author writes or, in this case, every rumor circulating about a player’s contract negotiation, then the following bit of Tristan Thompson noise is hereby submitted for your approval. Ric Bucher, formerly of ESPN and now of Bleacher Report, says...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Tim Duncan's lawyers tip off a return to the Spurs?

By David Kenyon Tim Duncan appeared in federal court Wednesday because he’s suing an ex-financial adviser that the longtime San Antonio Stars power forward claims defrauded him. According to KENS5, Duncan “said he wanted to be part of the process and to show the public that this could happen to anybody.” But that’s not the most interesting part of the story. Guillermo...
Via Sportsnaut
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ric Bucher predicts Cavs will finish fourth in the East

It’s prediction season for the NBA. The offseason is largely decided, so now everyone’s slotting teams. So do the Cleveland Cavaliers take the top spot in the East? Long-time New York Times scribe Howard Beck gives them 57 wins. Ric Bucher, however, says that despite having three of the top 20 players in the league, they’ll finish fourth behind the Chicago Bulls, Washington...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Klay Thompson ‘pissed’ Warriors considered trading him

Ric Bucher has a column up at Bleacher Report examining the aftermath of the Warriors sticking their toes in the “trade for Kevin Love” waters then deciding against jumping in. The column revolves around the notion that the Warriors were the aggressors in the talks with Minnesota all along until they ultimately decided that trading for Love wasn’t in their best interest. Meanwhile...
Via No Guts, No Glory
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Love to Warriors deal “dead”

Sources: KLove deal to Warriors is dead. Love “unlikely” now to be dealt before draft. — Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) June 23, 2014 I feel like this deserves the Troy McClure treatment.  Hi… I’m the trade is dead report.  You might remember me from such trades as “Kevin Garnett to Boston” and… “Doc Rivers to the Clippers”… or basically almost every other trade...
Via Red's Army
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors' Jermaine O'Neal sprains knee, will have MRI

The Golden State Warriors evened their best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday with a 100-99 win. At three games a piece, the deciding game is Saturday at the Staples Center. The is some concern for the Warriors, as center Jermaine O'Neal left the game with a sprained right knee after scoring two points and grabbing three rebounds in just two minutes...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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