Donald Sterling cannot block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, who will go to new owner Steve Ballmer for the staggering record price of $2 billion. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled against Sterling on Monday, ending his attempt at blocking the sale of the team he had owned since 1981. He was forced to give up ownership by NBA commissioner Adam Silver after making recorded racist remarks against blacks. Sterling sued in an attempt to block the sale of
The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially signed the number one overall pick of this years draft, Andrew Wiggins. The team announced the signing Thursday afternoon. Besides getting the top pick in the draft secured to a deal, the signing is significant because it impacts the recent trade rumors circling around Kevin Love. Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that due to NBA rules, any trades with Wiggins would have to be postponed. Wiggins has been involved in trade discussions between the Cavs and
The Chicago Bulls, along with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets are now reportedly all in the mix for Kevin Love. Cleveland still appears to be the front-runner, but Chicago, if willing, can also put an enticing package together, especially if the Cavaliers insist on keeping number one overall pick Andrew Wiggins.
The Kevin Love trade rumors continue to heat up, as progress seems to slowly be building. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, LeBron James has personally reached out to the Minnesota Timberwolves forward about the possibility of playing together in Cleveland.
Kevin Durant, Mike Krzyzewski, Jerry Colangelo and Kevin Love at a USA Basketball announcement in 2013. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) The World Cup just ended, right? I’m sure of it. I watched it. Germany beat Argentina one-to-nil in extra time, thus ending two months of highly anticipated, very engrossing fútbol (spelled as such so as to not confuse it with American football). Well, it is and it isn’t over. FIFA has had its fun,
Valuable free agents are slowly beginning to find new homes this summer, and Spencer Hawes became one of those players after agreeing to a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports detailed Hawes’ decision to join a contender while perhaps taking less money to do so:
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 2014-15 Free Agents: F Hedo Turkoglu, C Ryan Hollins 2014 Draft Picks: G C.J. Wilcox Draft Picks Coming: 2016 second round (Brooklyn, protected 55-60, right to swap) Draft Picks Going: 2015 first round (to Boston); 2015 second round (to LA Lakers, 31-50, 56-60); 2015 second round (to Denver, 31-55); 2015 second round (to Milwaukee, 51-60); 2016 second round (to Cleveland, 31-55); 2018 second round (to Philadelphia) Trade Exceptions: Byron Mullens ($950,000, expires Feb. 20, 2015); Antawn Jamison ($880,000, expires Feb. 20, 2015) Over/Under: Over the tax Amnesty Provision: Used on Ryan Gomes
12:12 a.m. Eastern -Billy King could not talk about the 59th and 60th picks on record but those deals should be finalized by the end of the night. Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson, who were selected by other teams, will be Nets. 11:53 p.m. Eastern -Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the newest Knicks player. He hopes to bring energy and effort to the team, he told reporters. 11:44 p.m. Eastern -The Knicks just took Thanasis Antetokounpo, the older brother of Milwaukee’s Giannis. He played for Delaware in the