Over the past season with the Brooklyn Nets, Shaun Livingston surprisingly proved to be a very valuable commodity as a combo-guard on both ends of the floor. He had the unique ability to see plays develop with the ball in his hands – something he always had coming into the league as an 18-year-old – but perhaps more importantly, showed that he is a little too tall (6’7″) and long (wingspan of 6’11″) for most guards in the NBA to handle.
Over the weekend, it was reported that Jason Kidd was eyeing the coaching job of the Milwaukee Bucks after failing to come to terms with the Brooklyn Nets for a high position in the front office. That news left some to wonder what would happen to Larry Drew if the Bucks decided to go after Kidd. On Monday, it was reported that the Bucks would send two second-round draft picks to the Nets to allow Kidd to walk out of the remaining
During the NBA Draft on Thursday, Golden State Warriors sideline reporter Ric Bucher broke what appeared to be major news. Bucher was told by a source that the Toronto Raptors would look to do a sign-and-trade agreement involving Kyle Lowry to the Miami Heat. Here are the original tweets:
Phil Jackson finally struck his first major deal in the NBA on Wednesday, shipping Tyson Chandler and the troubled Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks. The New York Knicks will receive plenty back in the trade, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: As part of the trade, the Knicks will receive center Sam Dalembert and guards Jose Calderon,Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington and the Mavericks’ two second-round picks in Thursday’s NBA draft – the 34th and 51st overall selections, sources said.
With LeBron James making the decision to opt out of his current contract, the speculations have been rampant on Tuesday. The most likely scenario that many believe will happen is that James would simply re-sign with the Heat for another multi-year deal – perhaps for a cheaper amount to help the team score better talent in the market – but anything goes when a player of his caliber becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Every year, Steve Nash holds a soccer tournament called “Show Down” for the Steve Nash Foundation to help raise money for a good cause. This year, the proceeds will benefit Educare and child abuse research and prevention. To find more details, click here. Nash always manages to bring in a crowd of NBA players to join the cause, and his friend Dirk Nowitzki will be a participant. Here’s what the German did the last time he hit the soccer field:
With the 2014 NBA Draft fast approaching, teams have a tough decision to make due to Joel Embiid’s unexpected foot injury. After having surgery on his right foot – believed to be a very serious type of injury – the 7-footer is expected to miss four-to-six months of action. Not surprisingly, this has caused teams to reconsider their plans of drafting the center. The Cleveland Cavaliers, in particular, are looking at Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins now. They may even simply trade
The search for a new head coach is over for the Cleveland Cavaliers after hiring David Blatt from overseas on Friday on a 3-year deal worth $3.33 million annually.