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Chauncey Billups knew Kyrie Irving wasn't happy while interviewing with Cleveland Cavs

Chauncey Billups said he did his due diligence when considering a job with the Cavaliers.                

Chauncey Billups says Kyrie Irving drama ‘didn’t really surprise’ him

Chauncey Billups, who interviewed last month for the then-vacant Cleveland Cavaliers general manager position, admitted during an interview Tuesday the bombshell reports concerning Kyrie Irving’s trade demands “didn’t really surprise” him.Billups, who ultimately withdrew his name from consideration for the open Cavs GM position, said on the “Vic Lombardi Show” on Altitude...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hopefully Chemistry Won’t Be An Issue For The Boston Celtics

Despite earning the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, and a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics will only have six returning pieces from the 2016-2017 roster. Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford, Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, and Terry Rozier are the only players left from last season. This means that […] Hopefully Chemistry Won’t Be An Issue For...
Via Hardwood Houdini
5 hours ago

Billups hints he knew Irving was unhappy with Cavs

When Chauncey Billups removed his name from consideration in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ search for their next head of basketball operations, many assumed he did so because of the possibility that LeBron James could leave next summer. But what about the Kyrie Irving situation?Perhaps that was a factor.In an interview with “The Vic Lombardi Show” on Altitude Sports 950 Tuesday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cavaliers have one unhappy star and three options

- Option OneTo describe the pre-LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers as slogging through forty-plus years of futility is glib but not entirely inaccurate. This is a franchise that was so self-destructively inept under Ted Stepien in the early 80s that when the NBA took decision-making power away from executives—thou shalt not trade away first-round picks in consecutive years, ya dummies—the...
Via RealGM - NBA
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers have become a hot ticket again

The Los Angeles Lakers have become a hot ticket again as they have already sold out their season tickets. There is a new feeling around the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Despite missing four consecutive postseasons, there is a lot of buzz building around the Lakers. Los Angeles has an impressive group of young players […] Los Angeles Lakers have become a hot ticket again - Lake...
Via Lake Show Life
5 hours ago

Kyrie Irving unfollowed LeBron James on Instagram

If the disconnect between Kyrie Irving and LeBron James wasn’t evident by the headlines stemming from Friday’s leak of the former’s trade request, it has now been made even more apparent in social media circles. Bleacher Report pointed out the Instagram-active Irving didn’t have James in his follow list any longer. http://cavsnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/kyrie...
Via Cavs Nation
5 hours ago

Watch Julius Randle take over the Drew League like a beast

He made the Drew League the Ju League. A short video of Los Angeles Lakers big man Julius Randle giving a poor defender the #RunTheJules treatment on a coast-to-coast layup at the Drew League was but a small sampling of the 28 points and 18 rebounds he dropped on Sunday. Thankfully, the Drew League released a sizzle reel of the dominant performance from Julius, featuring some sick...
Via Silver Screen & Roll
5 hours ago

Sixers News: LeBron James acknowledges The Process, sort of

If you guys think I have any intent of letting the LeBron James to Philly dream die, you really have not been paying any attention the last few years. Yes, this is simply the name of JJ Redick’s documentary on LeBron’s Uninterrupted service, which you should definitely watch. Yes, LeBron saying happy birthday to Ben Simmons is not a big deal, nor is it really all that big of...
Via Liberty Ballers
5 hours ago

Kyrie Irving unfollowed LeBron James on Instagram

Well, if we needed any further proof that Kyrie Irving is finally done with LeBron James, look no further than his Instagram account.As pointed out by Bleacher Report, Irving has apparently unfollowed James. A post shared by Bleacher Report (@bleacherreport) on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:19am PDT And if you know anything about NBA petty wars, this really means something.Of course, Irving...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans waive Axel Toupane

Photo credit: KarynStepien.com The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Axel Toupane, the team announced Tuesday. Facing a hard cap at the $125.3-million luxury tax apron, the Pelicans decided that Toupane’s modest $100,000 guarantee, which would have been triggered had he been on the roster past today, was too limiting from a flexibility standpoint. It seems like a small amount to...
Via Raptors Republic
6 hours ago

DBB on 3: Free Agency Period, the wild West

Wow, this offseason has been crazy so far. Here’s Part 1 of where we discuss what’s been going on, looking first at the Western Conference. Common wisdom from many after watching the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors blow through the competition to get to the NBA Finals was that the other 28 teams would or should bide their time for a few years until the Warriors...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
6 hours ago

Chauncey Billups knew that Kyrie Irving was unhappy in Cleveland all along

ESPN analyst and former general manager candidate Chauncey Billups had been aware of Kyrie Irving‘s unhappiness with the organization from the time that he first interviewed and consequently turned down an offer to fill the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ GM vacancy, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. While a less-than-mediocre offer from owner Dan Gilbert had much to do with him...
Via Cavs Nation
6 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets work out eight free agent point guards

Eight point guards auditioned for the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent group worked out for the team’s third point guard spot. According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders, the “Hornets worked out Norris Cole, Donald Sloan, Isaiah Canaan, Demetrius Jackson, JJ Frazier, Marcus Paige, Jared Cunningham and Nick Johnson.” The Charlotte Hornets‘ search for […] Charlotte...
Via Swarm & Sting
6 hours ago

D-Rose landing in Cleveland could be good for Cavs, himself

After a week of speculation, Derrick Rose is finally a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. If this was five years ago, this would be great news, but hey, things could be worse. I’m not going to lie, this is going to take some time to get used to. Once upon a time Rose and LeBron James had a budding rivalry that never materialized due to Rose’s fall from grace and James’ meteoric...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons officially sign Luis Montero

Montero is Detroit’s first two-way contract player The Detroit Pistons officially announced the signing of Luis Montero to a two-way contract. The two-way contract allows Montero to play up to 45 days on the Pistons’ roster without counting against the 15-player roster. He’d also get a pay bump for any games played in the NBA. The new two-way contracts were a part of the most...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
6 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks: Josh Longstaff named Head Coach of the Erie BayHawks

The G-League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks have filled their vacant head coaching position. The Erie BayHawks have announced that they have reached an agreement with Josh Longstaff to have him serve as their head coach. OFFICIAL: Josh Longstaff has been named Head Coach of the Erie BayHawks Welcome to Erie, Coach Longstaff! https://t.co/GG6REMeWsK pic.twitter.com/AtNa0u4Jjf […...
Via Soaring Down South
6 hours ago

Barkley on Lakers making playoffs next season: ‘Hell no’

There is a ton of hype surrounding Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers. Many are wondering if they might actually be good enough to make the playoffs. Just don’t count Charles Barkley among those who are of that opinion.When approached by TMZ Sports, Barkley was asked if the Lakers are going to make the playoffs. His response was definitively negative: “No,” Barkley said...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Forbes: NBA clears hurdle for Prokhorov to sell minority interest in Nets

Forbes’ Mike Ozanian reports that the NBA Finance Committee has approved a request from Mikhail Prokhorov to split the Nets from Barclays Center, a move needed before the league would approve the sale of a minority interest in the team. After buying out Bruce Ratner a year and a half ago, Prokhorov controls both the team and arena. Last November, he retained Allen & Co,...
Via Nets Daily
6 hours ago

Video: Kyrie Irving gets the Kevin Durant loyalty treatment in NBA2K

Kyrie Irving did more than just ring the alarm in NBA front offices following his trade request after it went public last Friday, but also have a lot of Cleveland Cavaliers‘ faithful question his loyalty to the franchise that drafted him first overall in 2011. The most proactive way to show such doubt was to timely update his loyalty rating in NBA 2K17, just for the sake of accuracy...
Via Cavs Nation
6 hours ago

Andrew Wiggins will become an All-Star under Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler is an All-Star player who understands both sides of the ball. The addition of Butler will turn Andrew Wiggins into a two-way star. We all know what Andrew Wiggins can do on the offensive side of things. Averaging 23 points a game this past season – seeing an increase in points scored in […] Andrew Wiggins will become an All-Star under Jimmy Butler - Dunking with...
Via Dunking with Wolves
6 hours ago

Why the Philadelphia 76ers should not have stashed Jonah Bolden

The Philadelphia 76ers stashed Jonah Bolden, as the forward signed a three-year deal with Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Israel. Here’s why that was a mistake. All eyes were on Markelle Fultz in the Summer League, but 36th-overall pick Jonah Bolden drew some attention due to his athletic play, great defense, and ability to stretch the floor. […] Why the Philadelphia 76ers should not have...
Via The Sixer Sense
6 hours ago

New York Knicks: Kristaps Porzingis should be untouchable

The New York Knicks entertained trade offers for Kristaps Porzingis, but with Phil Jackson out, the Latvian phenom should be untouchable. The New York Knicks have been at the heart of incessant trade rumors during the summer of 2017. Between the Carmelo Anthony trade negotiations and the talk of potentially acquiring Kyrie Irving, New York is in […] New York Knicks: Kristaps...
Via Daily Knicks
7 hours ago

LeBron James speaks out about Kyrie rumors

The king says “booooo”. The news that Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers rocked the NBA world. One of the most surprising aspects of the news was the apparent fallout between he and LeBron James. The duo had seemed to move past a lot of their differences over the past few years and learned to get along. But with this news, all of that seemed to come undone...
Via Fear The Sword
7 hours ago

Should the Atlanta Hawks still be interested in Nerlens Noel?

Dallas Maverick’s restricted free agent Nerlens Noel still remains far-flung from striking a deal with anybody. Nerlens Noel was one of the early names the Atlanta Hawks showed interest with in free agency, back when the roster was essentially empty. The signing of Dewayne Dedmon seemed to have closed the door on any furthering between […] Should the Atlanta Hawks still be interested...
Via Soaring Down South
7 hours ago
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