Slowly but surely, the free agent market is starting to dry out with over 40 signings in the first three days of the free agency period. Further significant signings occurred on Friday with the biggest deal going down for DeAndre Jordan, who decided to bolt the Los Angeles Clippers to join the Dallas Mavericks for four years on an $80 million contract. Other significant and relevant deals included the following: Tobias Harris agreed to stay in Orlando for a four-year, $64 million
DeAndre Jordan has been instrumental for the Los Angeles Clippers all season long – particularly on the defensive end – but his inability to hit free throws against the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs could be detrimental enough to cost his team the series if he continues to stay on the floor while Gregg Popovich employs the Hack-A-Jordan strategy. [Read more…]
This shouldn’t really be a surprise to anyone anymore, but Draymond Green played a key role in helping the Golden State Warriors take a 2-0 lead against the New Orleans Pelicans with a 97-87 victory on Monday in Oracle Arena. Green, who has been instrumental all season long for the Warriors on the defensive end of the floor and is a strong candidate to win this year’s DPOY award (although you’d never know it if you were listening to Charles Barkley
Some major news broke on Tuesday when it was reported that Goran Dragic wants to be traded from the Phoenix Suns, and the team has agreed to meet his wish. Now the question is, where exactly is the coveted point guard going to end up? According to Sam Amick of USA Today, there are seven teams on Dragic’s wishlist. No one knows exactly which teams are on that list, but multiple reports are suggesting the Los Angeles Lakers are on it.
The rumors had been floating for much of the past week about the Los Angeles Clippers’ interest in acquiring Doc Rivers’ son Austin Rivers to back up Chris Paul, and it officially happened on Thursday when they traded Reggie Bullock to the Phoenix Suns, Chris Douglas-Roberts and a 2017 second-round pick to the Boston Celtics in a three-team deal. [Read more…]
The Cleveland Cavaliers are not playing like the team many expected them to be (sound familiar?), and it has been causing all sorts of unnecessary drama over the past week or so. It all kind of started when LeBron James stated he was “in chill mode” during a contest against the Orlando Magic, which he said was “deactivated” when Tobias Harris riled him up. Although James clarified those comments on Tuesday by stating “it had nothing to do with me not
There has been much speculation over the past week about who may eventually take over as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings after the team shockingly fired Mike Malone. The Kings had been a surprise team in the West, starting out the season with a 5-1 record behind the play of DeMarcus Cousins. By Nov 26, they were a respectable 9-6, but went onto lose seven of the next nine games after losing Cousins for an extended period of time due to
Friday night was a milestone-reaching one for Rajon Rondo, who passed Paul Pierce for fourth all-time in Boston Celtics franchise history for assists. Unfortunately, the point guard also came up with some dubious plays down the stretch that contributed to the 122-121 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics were up 19 points heading into the fourth quarter and were well on their way to an even record of 4-4. Instead, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored a combined 25 points in the