In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) has a wide-ranging conversation with Arturo Galletti of Box Score Geeks (@ArturoGalletti).
The two discuss the offseason that was, the incredible potential of this year's Cleveland Cavaliers, how each conference could shake out, the best case scenario for the New York Knicks and many other topics.
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Tim Leiweke will step down as CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment on June 30, 2015 or earlier if a successor is found.
“Under Tim’s leadership, MLSE has made a number of key moves to strengthen our organization on the path to championship success,” Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of MLSE, said in a statement Thursday morning.
“We look forward to working closely with...
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Darius Morris to a non-guaranteed camp contract.
Morris has played on four NBA teams since being picked in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft.
Morris played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers and Memphis Grizzlies.
The Boston Celtics have signed Rodney McGruder and Christian Watford to camp contracts.
Watford played in Summer League for the Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors.
McGruder spent part of last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Brook Lopez has lost weight since arriving at training camp last fall weighing 290 pounds.
“I’m at my playing weight,” Lopez said with a laugh. “I can attribute that to laying in bed for months, but I’m back to the weight that’s normal for me. Last I checked, I was just under 275 [pounds].”
Lopez does not believe carrying more weight caused him to fractured the fifth...
Derrick Rose has been sidelined from Team USA with ‘‘general body fatigue’’ since a victory over Brazil at the United Center on Saturday night.
Rose, who has had season-ending surgeries on both knees since the 2012 NBA playoffs, sat out both practices in New York but participated in the shootaround Wednesday morning and, according to one source, ‘‘moved very well.’’...
Anthony Bennett has been linked to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the long-anticipated Kevin Love deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he may be staying with the Minnesota Timberwolves after all.
The Wolves have reportedly been interested in flipping Bennett for Thaddeus Young from the 76ers.
Beat writer Jerry Zgoda reports that Bennett will stay with the Wolves.
After mulling between the NBA Development League and European clubs, New York draft pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo has decided upon playing next season with the Knicks’ affiliate in Westchester, sources told RealGM.
Antetokounmpo considered several significant contract offers in Europe if he elected to pass on a consecutive season in the D-League, but Knicks management made clear...
Under Armour has presented to Kevin Durant a 10-year offer worth as much as $285 million.
Durant's represenation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike of the offer on Wednesday.
The deal includes Under Armour stock and other incentives, such a community center built in his mother's name, whose exact worth will not be known for some time.
Nike has the right to match the offer made...
Aquille Carr – once a Baltimore, Maryland/Washington D.C. prep phenom – is finalizing contract terms with the Saint John Mill Rats of the Canada National Basketball League, a source told RealGM.
Before entering the June NBA Draft, Carr had played 10 games with the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. He averaged 10.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 14 minutes per game. Carr...
Greg Monroe's agent explored sign-and-trade scenarios with at least five other teams, including the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers.
Monroe and agent David Falk never sought an offer sheet from another team.
Monroe ultimately was forced to sign for the qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons and will become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
Indiana has received a commitment from Emmitt Holt, a 6'7 forward from Vermont Academy.
Holt will play for the Hoosiers immediately after being slated for the prep ranks.
Indiana was entering the 14-15 season with a thin frontline.
Phil Hubbard is the leading candidate to become head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, D-League affiliate for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Hubbard played for the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers in the late 1970s and 1980s.
Hubbard is a longtime assistant coach with a long tenure under Eddie Jordan with the Washington Wizards and previous stops in the D-League.
During a promotional event, James Harden declared himself the best all-around player in the NBA.
"I'm the best all-around basketball player in the NBA," said Harden.
While Harden has become one of the NBA's best scorers and was an All-NBA First Team selection in 2014, he has received criticism for his lack of commitment on defense.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have finalized their coaching staff and named Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier, Larry Drew and James Posey as assistant coaches on head coach David Blatt’s staff.
They join Tyronn Lue, who was named associate head coach earlier this summer. Phil Handy will also serve as Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach, along with Vitaly Potapenko, who has been...
Anthony Bennett is expected to be traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his destination is not yet certain.
The Cavaliers will acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but there have been reports Bennett would be sent to the Philadelphia 76ers in the deal.
“I’m just a young man just ready to work,” Bennett said on Monday.
“Wherever I end up, doesn’t really matter...
The Phoenix Suns have a clear logjam at point guard with Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas, Tyler Ennis and presumably an eventually re-signed Eric Bledsoe.
Ennis doesn't see the fight for minutes as a detriment to the development of his career.
“I think, as a young guy, it’s a good thing,” Ennis said on Monday.
“You’re able to go in and learn from people, I think in the...
Bruno Caboclo has spent the summer in North America working on his game and body, along with his grasp of the English language.
“The big thing is we’ve got to get him playing,” said Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jama Mahlalela, who has worked extensively with Caboclo this summer.
“We have to get him in games to see, how can it transfer. We’ve done a summer of skill...
The Los Angeles Lakers will hire Jim Eyen as an assistant coach on the coaching staff of Byron Scott.
Eyen was most recently with the Sacramento Kings, working under Paul Westphal, Keith Smart and Michael Malone.
The Kings elected not to bring back Eyen for the 14-15 season back in June.
Tim Frazier has signed a camp invite contract with the Boston Celtics.
Frazier joins an already crowded point guard position for the Celtics.
Frazier will likely end up playing for the Maine Red Claws in the D-League if he stays in the organization.
USA Basketball could finalize their World Cup roster as soon as Thursday.
Jerry Colangelo told ESPN.com that one scenario under consideration by USA Basketball officials is reducing the current 16-man roster to 12 or 13 players after Wednesday night's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
"We've said we wanted to wait through the end...
Rich Paul first met LeBron James at the Akron-Canton Airport when they were about to board a flight to Atlanta.
James was captivated by Paul's Warren Moon throwback jersey and the future player agent was on his way to Atlanta to buy more as he was selling jerseys out of the trunk of his car.
Paul gave James his connection in Atlanta and said that he would receive a discount if...
The Los Angeles Clippers will not change the name of the franchise under new owner Steve Ballmer.
There had been speculation that the franchise may want to move past its identity under Donald Sterling.
"I look at it as a name of survival. We've gone through a lot of stuff not just recently but for a long time," said Doc Rivers.
Ballmer also made clear that the Clippers...
Undrafted point guard Scottie Wilbekin has signed a one-year deal with the Cairns Taipans of the Australian National Basketball League, a source told RealGM.
Wilbekin went undrafted after his collegiate career at the University of Florida, averaging 13.1 points and 3.6 assists in 34 games as a senior. He then played for the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA summer...
Toney Douglas will sign in China, according to a source.
Douglas was most recently with the Miami Heat.