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RIC BUCHER RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

    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 player option...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 Contreras of the San...
Via Sportsnaut
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sources skeptical about Boston sign-and-trade for LaMarcus Aldridge

Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher covers some potential landing spots for Blazers free-agent LaMarcus Aldridge. While league sources say the Mavericks are the biggest threat to lure Aldridge away from Portland, a scenario involving a sign-and-trade with Boston has emerged: While a rumor about a sign-and-trade deal that would send him to the Celtics emerged, league sources are skeptical...
Via Red's Army
June 09, 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

Report: Love to Warriors "dead"; Love unlikely to be moved before draft

Man, this week is going to be insane. Between the draft, Melo rumors, and Kevin Love rumors, the reports are going to be non-stop.The latest is Ric Bucher of ESPN saying that the much publicized "Kevin Love to Golden State" deal is dead, and that Love is unlikely to be dealt before the draft. Sources: KLove deal to Warriors is dead. Love "unlikely" now to be dealt before draft....
Via Celtics Life
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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