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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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Golden State Warriors Passed On Arron Afflalo

If Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report is to be believed, the pressure on Klay Thompson to dazzle his fans and critics in the upcoming 2014-15 NBA season might have just multiplied. In a story published Thursday about how Thompson was unhappy his name was thrown around this summer in Kevin Love trade talks, Bucher also […] NBA Rumors: Golden State Warriors Passed On Arron Afflalo - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
28 days ago  |  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

Ric Bucher apologizes for false report about Lowry to Heat

Earlier toady Ric Bucher broke a story claiming that the Miami Heat would be trading Norris Cole, future draft picks and cash to the Toronto Raptors to bring Kyle Lowry to South Beach. It’s seems that this was a huge mistake on Bucher’s part. He then took to Twitter to apologize for breaking the story and expressed his embarrassment at his over-eagerness to release a story that’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 27, 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

Ric Bucher: I’d Take Derrick Rose over LeBron

Ric Bucher has a new gig at the Bleacher Report, and what better way to reintroduce yourself to the masses than by getting the LeBron stans riled up on a Thursday afternoon. Bucher has taken a hit for this statement before, and once again reaffirmed it on Tuesday when he took to Twitter to proclaim that he’d take Derrick Rose as a player over LeBron James.   Bucher was nice enough...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs unlikely to trade for Al Jefferson or Josh Smith

Don't look for the San Antonio Spurs to make a major move before Thursday's trade deadline. ESPN's Ric Bucher reported that the Spurs are likely to stand pat. Bucher debunked the Jefferson rumor, writing that it "never had substance to it." NBA insider Chris Sheridan floated the idea of the Spurs making a play for Jefferson, even calling the Western Conference...
Via Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucher: NBA GM's think Kevin Garnett will retire before his current deal ends

Interesting tidbit from ESPN's Ric Bucher on a potential hold-up in any deal the Celtics try to draw up involving Kevin Garnett, as Bucher has spoken with two NBA GM's who do not think KG will finish out his current contract before retiring. From Bucher's Sulia post: I keep being asked about deals involving Kevin Garnett going somewhere. Hard to imagine that happening...
Via Celtics Life
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

And here’s Ric Bucher trying to convince you that the Lakers should trade Kobe Bryant

ESPN trotted Ric Bucher out on Sports Center yesterday to give his take on trades the Lakers should make before the March 15th trade deadline. Bucher starts with the obvious, moving Pau Gasol, but when asked what he would do, he decided to actually state that he would begin to explore trading Kobe Bryant.Now of course, he presented the usual reasons; the amount of money Kobe makes...
Via No Guts, No Glory
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Bucher: Likeliest NBA Draft Formula to Include Three-season Aggregate

For months, regarding the team-by-team order within the 2012 NBA Draft, the hard line has been that the league would cross the bridge as it was approached.  Today, with recent news that the league owners have arbitrarily applied a labor agreement deadline for Wednesday of this week, what was thought to have been a hypothetical is becoming more of a reality: there may not be a 2011...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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