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How Magic Johnson can save the Lakers

Frankly, the timing could have been better. Forty-eight hours ahead of the NBA's trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers cleared house in their front office. That shouldn't inspire too much confidence. Jim Buss, part owner of the team and vice president of basketball operations, is out. Mitch Kupchak, who has been with the team for 30 years, spending most of that time as the general...
Via FOX Sports
4 minutes ago

Lakers reportedly trade Lou Williams to Rockets in first deal of Magic Johnson era

Via FOX Sports
4 minutes ago

Milwaukee Bucks Daily: New Arena To Boast Gigantic Scoreboard

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily arrives with a look at the state of the art scoreboard that will grace the new arena. In this edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we’ll look at the NBA’s largest scoreboard which will be located in Milwaukee’s new arena, Larry Sanders‘ comeback effort, Malcolm Brogdon‘s college jersey retirement and all of the […] Milwaukee Bucks...
Via Behind the Buck Pass
10 minutes ago

NBA Rumors: Is Jae Crowder Sticking Point In Celtics-Bulls Jimmy Butler Trade Talk?

If the Boston Celtics want to acquire Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls, it sounds like it’s going to take not only one of their coveted draft picks but also an important contributor on their active roster. The Celtics and Bulls have been tied in trade rumors for months with most of those reported discussions centering around Bulls All-Star guard Jimmy Butler. Butler, as one...
Via NESN.com
12 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Cavs expected to offer Derrick Williams a second 10-day contract

Today, the NBA’s defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers will hold their first practice since the All-Star break, and recent 10-day signee Derrick Williams is expected to be in attendance, as Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports in his latest article. Williams, who signed with the champs on February 9th (a contract that expired over the weekend), is […] The post Cavs expected to...
Via Cavs Nation
17 minutes ago

Celtics rumors: Andre Drummond of Pistons addresses Celtics trade speculation, eye emoji tweets

Andre Drummond Could the Celtics use the second-leading rebounded in the NBA? Definitely. Does the fact that he tweeted eyeball emojis in the style of Isaiah Thomas mean he’s coming here? Absolutely not. Pistons big man Andre Drummond, a former UConn star, addressed reports that he could be dealt after Pistons practice on Tuesday. Specifically, reporters wanted to know what he...
Via Green Street
17 minutes ago

“Boogie-Brow:” What DeMarcus Cousins Means for New Orleans Pelicans

After the New Orleans Pelicans made the trade for DeMarcus Cousins, what does the future mean for the “Boogie-Brow” combo in the Bayou? For more nearly a month, the New Orleans Pelicans have been aggressively pursuing another big man, to play alongside Anthony Davis. Rumors had Jahlil Okafor and Brook Lopez linked to the Pels. […] “Boogie-Brow:” What DeMarcus Cousins Means...
Via Pelican Debrief
22 minutes ago

Philadelphia 76ers Should Hold On to Jahlil Okafor

With the market ever-so thin at this point in time, the Philadelphia 76ers might need to hold on to center Jahlil Okafor until at least the 2017 NBA Draft. Wow, the trade deadline simply doesn’t ceases to amaze me. With all the deals made so far, you begin to wonder when Philadelphia 76ers bigman Jahlil Okafor gets […] Philadelphia 76ers Should Hold On to Jahlil Okafor - The...
Via The Sixer Sense
22 minutes ago

Ron Adams’ Potential Defensive Strategies vs. Pelicans

Golden State Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams will have a variety of defensive looks prepared for the New Orleans Pelicans if they meet in the playoffs. Ron Adams, the Golden State Warriors assistant coach and defensive mastermind has the team tied for second with the Utah Jazz in defensive rating in the league at 101.6 […] Ron Adams’ Potential Defensive Strategies vs. Pelicans...
Via Blue Man Hoop
23 minutes ago

Pelicans TV ratings up big and likely to continue to climb

Despite a struggling start ratings are up and now the DeMarcus Cousins trade should draw even more eyeballs Monday was a really big day for the New Orleans Pelicans. Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, and a couple draft picks (2017 1st and Philly's 2017 2nd) were officially traded to the Sacramento Kings for DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi. Naturally we focused the entirety...
Via The Bird Writes
23 minutes ago

NBA Last Two Minute Reports and the Atlanta Hawks

Last I left off on discussing the referees, I discussed some general issues with the Last Two Minute (L2M) Reports and their reporting patterns. It’s evident that, over time, the L2Ms have increased their rates of grading “no-call” plays which may caused by an effort to increase the reported accuracy of the officials. It may also be that the NBA is simply having an adjustment...
Via Peachtree Hoops
23 minutes ago

Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond not likely to be traded?

Will the Detroit Pistons trade Andre Drummond? According to Stan Van Gundy, nothing serious has materialized yet. Andre Drummond is definitely available, but the Pistons aren’t going to trade him for scraps. There have been rumors about a potential Drummond trade surrounding the Boston Celtics, but that is purely speculative at this point. That rumor […] Detroit Pistons’ Andre...
Via Piston Powered
23 minutes ago

Why Magic Johnson didn’t win his first Lakers trade

Magic Johnson didn’t wait long to make a move. Hours after being named the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, Johnson traded the team’s leading scorer, Lou Williams, to the Houston Rockets. He wasn’t kidding when he said Tuesday afternoon they had been “wheeling and dealing.“ Let’s break down the deal from both sides: Lakers: C+...
Via New York Post
42 minutes ago

Atlanta Hawks: Is Khris Middleton Available?

The Milwaukee Bucks have been disappointing NBA fans for the past two seasons. Could it be time to make one big move to try and make a playoff run? The Atlanta Hawks will likely be buyers this 2017 NBA Trade Deadline. Take Mike Budenholzer’s word for it. He recently told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as much: “I just think […] Atlanta Hawks: Is Khris Middleton Available...
Via Soaring Down South
45 minutes ago

Ranking The Celtics’ Most Valuable Assets Ahead Of NBA Trade Deadline

Treasure trove. Stockpile. Bounty. All have been used to describe the Boston Celtics’ current collection of assets, suggesting they’re in a pretty high position of leverage to make a trade. That’s certainly true: The C’s have been in the thick of trade rumors for what seems like forever, and they’re on the hot seat once again as Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline...
Via NESN.com
54 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Nets ratings down again ... would a trade help?

After a nice jump at the beginning of the season —before Jeremy Lin went down and losses began to mount, the Nets ratings on YES Network are the lowest in the NBA so far this season. According to a survey by Sports Business Journal, the Nets on YES garnered a 0.42 rating, meaning less than half of one percent of the region’s TVs were tuned to the team’s games. That’s down...
Via Nets Daily
58 minutes ago

NBA Trade Deadline: Will all of the Pacers return to work on Wednesday?

The Pacers return to work amidst trade deadline chatter. The break portion of the NBA All-Star break ends for the Pacers on Wednesday afternoon as they return to work at the Fieldhouse to begin prepping for a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday, starting with a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday at the Fieldhouse. The players will begin rolling into the Fieldhouse roughly...
Via Indy Cornrows
1 hour ago

Should the Celtics go after Paul George or Jimmy Butler?

In an ideal world where the Celtics had their pick, which player is a better fit?
Via Boston.com
1 hour ago

Roundtable: Hypothetical Trade Season!

Our editors supply their favorite possible Bucks trades in advance of tomorrow’s deadline. Welcome back to the Brew Hoop Round Table, where we ask that everybody use coasters and please don’t feed the pugs from the table, thanks. It’s trade season, and with Boogie Cousins kicking off the week with a bombshell, we’re tossing out our favorite hypothetical trades that might...
Via Brew Hoop
1 hour ago

DBB on 3: Post All-Star Pistons takes

We’ve hit the All-Star Break and we fill in how we’re feeling about our Pistons. As we find ourselves at the All-Star break, we’ve seen quite a topsy-turvy performance by the men in red, white and blue from Detroit. Hard to get a real grip on where we’re headed right? Well, we asked a few questions to get a read on how our writers are feeling, this time asking them to fill...
Via Detroit Bad Boys
1 hour ago

What Larry Sanders Would Bring To The Cleveland Cavaliers

Larry Sanders is in Cleveland and his agent is meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Is it time to expect a signing? The geofilter of Larry Sanders’ Snapchat has revealed that he’s in Cleveland. It’s also been reported by basketball insider Sam Amico of Amico Hoops that Sanders’ agent, Joel Bell, has been talking with the Cleveland Cavaliers. […] What Larry Sanders Would...
Via King James Gospel
1 hour ago

DeMarcus Cousins Will Not Be A Raptor (For Now)

I, like a million other Raptors fans (all numbers estimated), have been championing a DeMarcus Cousins to Toronto move for the longest time. On Sunday, the rumors started swirling very hard when Woj reported the Sacramento Kings were fielding offers for Cousins. By the end of the night, Cousins was headed to New Orleans for a package featuring rookie guard Buddy Hield (what..). ...
Via Raptors HQ
1 hour ago

Finally, the Sacramento Kings have a direction

Put down the torches and pitchforks. Call off the witch hunt. For all the people calling for Vlade Divac’s job and Vivek Ranadive’s head, take a deep breath and consider your reasons. The Sacramento Kings have traded away DeMarcus Cousins, their biggest superstar since Chris Webber, for a rookie with unproven potential and a mid-first round draft pick. The angry masses claim...
Via Cowbell Kingdom
1 hour ago

Oklahoma City Thunder All Star break player grades: Russell Westbrook leads an eventful first half

OKC’s player grades through the season’s first 57 games; plus a look ahead at the final 25. The Oklahoma City Thunder pause seven games above .500 at the All-Star break. While OKC's opening 57 contests have featured a collection of sprints and restarts, this reconfigured unit will ultimately define itself throughout the season's final two months. Though missing a key contributor...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 hour ago

Thunder's trade options are limited

Berry Tramel He’s an NBA superstar who was on a championship contender, but now his team has taken a step back.
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 hour ago
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