With the NBA trade deadline quickly approaching – Thursday, to be exact – teams around the league are scrambling to see what changes they can make to improve their rosters for now and/or the future. Goran Dragic, of course, has been dominating the conversation since it was reported on Tuesday that he wants out of Phoenix. The team has agreed to meet his wishes, and although the point guard has a wishlist in terms of where he wants to end up
The NBA’s trade deadline is now under 48 hours away at 3 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, and it’s the Phoenix Suns who seem to be driving the market. The Suns are expected to meet Tuesday with Bill Duffy, the agent for Goran Dragic. The assumption, of course, is that the Suns would like an indication from their point guard on his offseason plans. He’ll be a free agent in July and is said to be eyeing an “open” free agency. And with a star like Dragic
We know that professional athletes are very well compensated for what they do. We also know that sometimes, what professional athletes spend their money on and how much they spend on certain things can get a little ridiculous. I have not seen this before that I can recall, but Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson posted a picture of something he bought for himself on Friday night.
There are 11 games on this busy NBA Saturday, in advance of a quiet (and early) two-game slate tomorrow. Three excellent Western Conference tilts will not only be exciting to watch, they could be profitable.
The Blizzard of 2015 has postponed tonight’s game between the Kings and Knicks. If you entered a lineup before noon, make sure you didn’t use DeMarcus Cousins or Rudy Gay.
In today’s NBA, the formula for winning in recent years was simple: Accumulate as many maximum-salary stars as you can without breaking the bank. But when you start piling up eight-figure salaries against the luxury tax, the bank breaks pretty quickly. So teams fill out their rosters with minimum-salary veterans. And if you look at the top of the NBA standings right now, many teams are getting very productive seasons from veterans signed to minimum-salary deals. The Chicago Bulls added Pau Gasol to Jimmy
Happy New Year! The first two NBA games of 2015 will have trouble matching the excitement and drama of the 2014 finale. Russell Westbrook was ejected before the half for two technicals, so Kevin Durant took over.
We got a few things right on Monday and one (Josh Smith) spectacularly wrong. Let’s take a quick look at Tuesday’s ten-game slate and highlight a few players to target.