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Magic Johnson expects Brandon Ingram to lead Lakers in scoring, hit 20 ppg next year

You certainly can’t accuse Magic Johnson of selling his players short.In a feature earlier this week on Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram by Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, Johnson laid out his lofty expectations of the 19-year-old for the 2017-18 season.“I expect him to lead us in scoring, be out there and be the man. It’s his team,” said the Lakers president of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks see D.J. Wilson as more than a four

Although the term stretch four has been used plenty to describe Milwaukee Bucks rookie D.J. Wilson, the Bucks see him as more than a four. NBA Summer League basketball is, largely, useless. Adam McGee, Jordan Treske and I talked about that at length on a recent episode of Win In 6, but for the most […] Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks see D.J. Wilson as more than a four - Behind the...
Via Behind the Buck Pass
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WATCH: Vince Carter throws out first pitch for 'SagerStrong Night'

On Friday night, the Daytona Tortugas of the Cincinnati Reds minor league system celebrated the life and times of the late-great Craig Sager, who passed away back in December after a lengthy battle with cancer.The event itself was dubbed “SagerStrong Night,” and current Sacramento Kings guard Vince Carter was on hand to throw out the first pitch. Like a lot of his fellow NBA...
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Knicks GM Scott Perry has yet to meet with owner James Dolan

It’s possible that New York Knicks owner James Dolan is too busy performing with his band. Otherwise, this story seems to be something out of a stand-up routine. According to new Knicks general manager Scott Perry, he has yet to meet with Dolan.“I have not met with him (Dolan) yet, but I’m looking forward to that,” Perry said, via ESPN.How a team owner hires a top-level...
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Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns reportedly recruiting Irving to Minnesota

If Kyrie Irving is on the trade market, then Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns want the Timberwolves to get involved.In an lengthy article discussing Irving’s meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers to request a trade, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that Butler and Towns have been recruiting Irving to Minnesota. Windhorst further says that the players made the team’s management...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Karl-Anthony Towns, Jimmy Butler reportedly recruiting Kyrie Irving to the Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the best young duos in the game in the form of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. They also did very well via free agency and the trade route, adding the likes of Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson to the mix.Definitely an up-and-coming team out west, Minnesota’s ascension to the best the conference has to offer could be fast-tracked...
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New York Knicks: Walt Frazier weighs in on Carmelo Anthony trade rumors

The New York Knicks are weighing their options on the trade front with Carmelo Anthony. Franchise legend Walt Frazier offered his opinion on the matter. The New York Knicks have been on the cusp of trading Carmelo Anthony for months on end. Between former team president Phil Jackson and current executives Steve Mills and Scott […] New York Knicks: Walt Frazier weighs in on Carmelo...
Via Daily Knicks
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Golden State Warriors should expect to play Cleveland Cavaliers in Finals again

The Golden State Warriors should expect to play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the fourth time, whether or not Kyrie Irving is there. The Golden State Warriors just won their second championship in three years. It was the first one they won with Kevin Durant as a member of the team. They’re […] Golden State Warriors should expect to play Cleveland Cavaliers in...
Via Blue Man Hoop
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Report: Kyrie Irving requested trade in June, wanted to join Bulls

Until the Cleveland Cavaliers either trade him or Kyrie Irving drops his request to be dealt, there’s going to be a ton of drama in Ohio.That much was made real on Friday after a stunning report came out that Irving demanded a trade. More than anything, it seems Irving simply doesn’t want to play with LeBron James anymore.But a new report from NBA.com’s David Aldridge now suggests...
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Steve Ballmer bothered by sharing town with Lakers

The Clippers have managed to surpass the Lakers in terms of success over the past few years, but they still remain the secondary team in Los Angeles behind the ever-popular Purple and Gold. Team owner Steve Ballmer, who bought the franchise three years ago, recently acknowledged that competing with the Lakers in LA is annoying.“When I walk around and people say, ‘Go Lakers!...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Why the Suns Shouldn’t Pursue Kyrie Irving

The Suns have established that they’re all in on the youth movement. They have extended Ryan McDonough and signed former Sun, James Jones, as the VP of Basketball Operations. They have decided to make a pass on free agency this year to be in a position to take on bad contracts in order to acquire […] Why the Suns Shouldn’t Pursue Kyrie Irving - Valley of the Suns - Valley of...
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Report: Despite Kyrie Irving rumors, Carmelo Anthony still focused on the Rockets

When news broke on Friday that Kyrie Irving had requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, speculation immediately turned to whether Irving would be moved to the New York Knicks for a package that would likely include Carmelo Anthony.It makes sense. The Knicks are one of four teams Irving would prefer to be traded to. Meanwhile, LeBron James had in the past pushed for Cleveland...
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Why Andrew Wiggins is the 42nd Best Player in the NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here. Why He’s Great: Andrew Wiggins puts the ball in the basket. That’s his gimmick. You’re going to be hearing that a lot around this portion of the list, and it’s...
Via The Sports Post
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LOOK: Kristaps Porzingis endorses potential Kyrie Irving trade to Knicks

Kyrie Irving asking the Cleveland Cavaliers for a trade has raised an interesting question. Where should he go? New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis has an apparent idea.A Knicks fan posted a photoshopped picture of Irving with a New York jersey onto Twitter. It drew many likes, including at least one notable person. It’s not as though there’s nothing to the idea. The Knicks...
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Well, the Cavs should trade LeBron now

There were several moments during the offseason in which the Cavaliers beating the Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals was feasible. When Jimmy Butler was available, it was feasible. When Paul George was available, it was feasible. Hell, if you really squint, before the Rockets got Chris Paul and became Carmelo Anthony’s destination of choice, it was feasible. The Cavs had to make...
Via The Sports Post
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Report: Knicks open to trading Carmelo, picks for Kyrie

That sound you hear just might be the sound of the Banana Boat pulling into the Cleveland Cavaliers’ driveway.Ian Begley of ESPN reports on Friday that some within the New York Knicks organization are open to trading Carmelo Anthony and future first-rounders to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving, who recently asked to be traded. Begley also adds that the Knicks are not willing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: Knicks not willing to part with Kristaps Porzingis in Kyrie Irving trade

The NBA world was set ablaze Friday afternoon with reports surfacing that All-Star Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has requested a trade. It seemingly came out of nowhere. But since this dramatic development, reports have surfaced as to which teams Irving himself would want to play for.Surprisingly enough, that list includes the New York Knicks.The obvious player being bandied...
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Kyrie Irving reportedly considered requesting trade after Cavs won title in 2016

Kyrie Irving’s discontent with the Cleveland Cavaliers had apparently been festering for even longer than we had thought.In his original report about Irving asking out of Cleveland, Brian Windhorst of ESPN also reveals the All-Star guard considered asking for a trade from the Cavs after they won the NBA title in 2016 but ultimately decided against it.Winning a championship usually...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Six likeliest landing spots for Kyrie Irving

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ reported interest in free agent guard Derrick Rose now makes a whole lot of sense. In an explosive report on Friday, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst indicates that Kyrie Irving has requested a trade. He no longer wants to play with LeBron James and wants a team to call his own.Whether Cleveland actually gives in to Irving’s demands remains to be seen. But there...
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Kevin Love sends hilarious tweet in midst of Kyrie Irving rumors

How are the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Big Three coping with Kyrie Irving’s trade demand?Naturally, a lot of attention went to Kevin Love and LeBron James after news of Irving’s request was made public. James has been publicly silent on the topic, but Love couldn’t help but respond to the barrage of tweets he was receiving. Notably, Love uses the phrase “a little...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: Cavaliers had Kyrie Irving trade 'on the table' before NBA Draft

Kyrie Irving has reportedly told the Cleveland Cavaliers that he wants to be traded. If he had done so earlier, the trade might have already happened.Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com speculated that Irving might have helped the Cavs acquire either Paul George or Jimmy Butler, who have since been dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves respectively. He also reported...
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Report: Cavaliers ‘disturbed’ Kyrie Irving trade request became public

Nothing is going the Cleveland Cavaliers’ way when it comes to the mess Kyrie Irving is putting them in.According to Chris B. Haynes of ESPN, the Cavaliers are “disturbed” that news of Irving requesting a trade has gone public, fearing that it could impact trade talks. News that Irving has requested a trade has blindsided the Cavaliers, and they are now evaluating how to proceed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Cavaliers will reportedly make Koby Altman permanent GM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are finally closing in on a permanent general manager.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Koby Altman, formerly the assistant general manager to David Griffin, will be promoted to general manager permanently. Altman has been Cleveland’s acting general manager since Griffin departed at the end of June.Cleveland’s first choice for the role turned them...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: Cavs near hiring Koby Altman as GM

It’s been a turbulent offseason for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the front office is about to get more stable. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the team is close to promoting Koby Altman to the general manager role. One of Altman’s first orders of business will certainly be either attempting to smooth the team’s relationship with Kyrie Irving or giving in to the point...
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Report: LeBron will not intervene with Irving trade talks

If Kyrie Irving insists on forcing the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him this offseason, LeBron James is reportedly not going to try to stop it from happening.According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, LeBron plans to let Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and the team’s front office handle anything that involves Irving’s recent trade demand. Windhorst was told by sources that LeBron only found...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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