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  • Recapping Friday’s Drama And Resetting The Ariza Market December 15, 2018
    With the calendar having turned to December 15, Suns forward Trevor Ariza is now officially eligible to be traded. However, it appears the veteran forward won’t be going to the Wizards in a three-team trade that included the Grizzlies and was seemingly on the verge of completion on Friday night. As we explained in updates […]
  • Three-Team Trevor Ariza Trade Falls Apart December 15, 2018
    10:09pm: The deal is now considered dead, according to reports from Wojnarowski and Tom Habestroh of NBC Sports (Twitter links). The Grizzlies and Suns didn’t communicate directly during the three-team negotiations, using the Wizards as a conduit, which led to the Brooks-related confusion, sources tell Wojnarowski and Lowe (Twitter link). Memphis pulled out after the […]
  • NBA Trade Candidate Watch: Central Division December 15, 2018
    Over the course of the 2018/19 NBA season, up until February’s trade deadline, we’re keeping an eye on potential trade candidates from around the NBA, monitoring their value and exploring the likelihood that they’ll be moved. Each of these looks at possible trade candidates focuses on a specific division, as we zero in on three […]
  • NBA G League Assignments/Recalls: 12/14/18 December 15, 2018
    Here are Friday’s G League assignments and recalls from around the NBA: The Pelicans have assigned Frank Jackson and Kenrich Williams to the G League, the team announced today in a press release. Since New Orleans doesn’t have an NBAGL affiliate of its own, Jackson and Williams will join the Texas Legends, Dallas’ affiliate, and […]
  • Bulls Notes: Markkanen, Leadership Committee, More December 15, 2018
    While not every Bulls player was on the original group text that discussed a possible boycott of last Sunday’s practice, Lauri Markkanen was — and his voice “resonated immediately” when he urged teammates to show up, writes K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune. “I thought that was a more professional way to go about it,” […]
  • Northwest Notes: Wolves, Hoiberg, Blazers, Young December 15, 2018
    While Fred Hoiberg would prefer to continue coaching at the NBA level, Marc Stein of The New York Times believes league-wide interest in the former Chicago head coach will be limited. Stein suggests that the Timberwolves – and owner Glen Taylor – are fond of Hoiberg, but they’re “the only known team to rate Hoiberg […]
  • Nets Sign Spencer Dinwiddie To Three-Year Extension December 14, 2018
    DECEMBER 14: The Nets have officially signed Dinwiddie to his new extension, according to a press release from the team. DECEMBER 13: The Nets have reached a contract extension with Spencer Dinwiddie, the team announced on social media today. The deal is a three-year, $34MM agreement and contains a player option in the third season, […]
  • Bulls Have Engaged In Jabari Parker Trade Talks December 14, 2018
    As the Bulls prepare to pull Jabari Parker from their rotation, they’ve also engaged in trade talks with multiple teams regarding Parker, sources tell K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune. According to Johnson, there’s “considerable interest” in Parker and there’s motivation to get a deal done. Shams Charania of The Athletic confirms (via Twitter) that […]
  • Sixers Turned Down Multiple Offers For Markelle Fultz December 14, 2018
    The Sixers have rejected multiple offers for Markelle Fultz, sources tell Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. Buckner writes that it’s not only that Philadelphia hopes it can get Fultz back on track and align him with the team’s stars — it’s also a case of the team not receiving respectable offers for the second-year guard. […]
  • Fantasy Hoops: It’s Time To Trade For Myles Turner December 14, 2018
    The Pacers were a surprise contender last season, making the playoffs after trading away franchise star Paul George. After an offseason of adding reinforcements, the team looks to be in even better shape, entering the day fourth in the Eastern Conference standings. Indiana lost its new franchise star Victor Oladipo for 11 games, but was able […]
  • Finding A Markelle Fultz Trade: Pistons Edition December 14, 2018
    It’s becoming clear that Markelle Fultz isn’t in Philadelphia’s future plans, as neither side appears keen on a long-term relationship. While the former No. 1 pick doesn’t have a ton of trade value on the market, some rival teams are looking into the situation. The Pistons are among the teams doing due diligence on Fultz, Rod Beard […]
  • Celtics Notes: Irving, Smart, Brown, Draft Picks December 14, 2018
    Basketball has become “fun” again for the Celtics, which Kyrie Irving sees as the main explanation for the team’s recent success, relays Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today. Boston, which entered the season as the Eastern Conference favorite, has now won seven in a row after a 10-10 start and Irving believes the team just needed […]
  • Knicks Notes: Baker, Kornet, Lee, Trier December 14, 2018
    It wasn’t easy for Knicks coach David Fizdale to part with Ron Baker, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Baker was waived yesterday to open a roster spot so that Allonzo Trier‘s two-way contract could be converted to a standard NBA deal. “This was the hardest one I’ve ever been a part of,’’ […]
  • Silver Optimistic About G League Team In Mexico December 14, 2018
    The G League could have a franchise in Mexico by next season, relays Eric Gomez of ESPN. Speaking prior to Thursday’s Bulls-Magic game in Mexico City, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the move would be part of the league’s strategy to increase its presence throughout Latin America. “We’re in the third quarter there,” Silver said […]
  • Joakim Noah: “Too Lit To Play In New York” December 14, 2018
    Excessive partying may have been responsible for Joakim Noah‘s downfall in New York, the former Knicks center says in an interview with Chris Vernon of Grind City Media (hat tip to Chris Iseman of USA Today). Noah has looked much better since signing with the Grizzlies last week, averaging 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds through […]

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