SH Blog: Wolves ship Williams to Hornets, may cut Neal; Hawks clear cap room by trading Payne to Minnesota

Flip Saunders

The Minnesota Timberwolves weren’t able to fetch much in return for veteran point guard Mo Williams, shipping both he and second-year guard Troy Daniels to the Charlotte Hornets for guard Gary Neal and a 2019 second-round pick. The trade was first reported by Shams Charania of RealGM, who says the Wolves (11-41) will now explore buyout negotiations with Neal. Neal, 30, has disappointed in his role with Charlotte this year — shooting just 29% from beyond the arc, his specialty — but


NBA announces every All-Star Weekend participant

Kyrie Irving 2

All the All-Star stuff came down Thursday night.  This year’s All-Star Saturday Night has a new theme of Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference. Like that’s going to turn a weekend where everyone wants to (a) party and (b) not get hurt into serious competition. TNT personalities Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal made their picks as GMs for the Rising Stars Challenge. O’Neal had the first pick and chose Portland guard Damian Lillard. Barkley then chose New Orleans big man Anthony Davis. Yeah, you


Perkins: Memo to LeBron: Take Part in All-Star Saturday

LeBron James, Team USA

MIAMI – LeBron James, the Miami Heat’s All-Star forward and the man considered the best player in the NBA, called it “a story untold.” He has never been the top-paid player on the Miami Heat. He makes $17.54 million a season, the same as teammate Chris Bosh. “I have not had a full contract max deal yet,” James said. [Read more…]