Month: September 2017

For Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves dynasty and huge NBA payday on the horizon

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In late June, with the excitement of the Timberwolves’ acquisition of All-Star guard Jimmy Butler setting in, Karl-Anthony Towns blurted some excessive enthusiasm. With Butler on board, plus Towns, former No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins and new point guard Jeff Teague, Towns said, This is what dynasties are made of. But, weeks later, Towns was…

Steph Curry mocks LeBron James workout video with a little help from Kyrie Irving

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Remember that rapping, muscle-flexing viral workout video LeBron James posted on Instagram last month? Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving apparently didn’t appreciate it very much. That led to a bizarre video that surfaced today of Curry mocking James’ moves in the video, while Irving eggs him on, as the two attended Harrison Barnes’ wedding reception…

James Harden, Chris Paul vault Drew League team into playoffs

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James Harden and Chris Paul will play together just fine in Houston if Sunday’s Drew League game was any indication. The two All-Stars vaulted their Drew League team LAUNFD (pronounced L.A. Unified) into the playoffs with an 83-81 win over Home Town Favorites a team loaded with current NBA players Jordan Bell, Delon Wright and…

Blake Griffin claps back at Rockets GM for wanting to get rid of MVP

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Blake Griffin didn’t hold back when mocking Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey suggested NBA awards, such as MVP, gets scratch. After Russell Westbrook won the award over James Harden, Morey said it might be too hard for an MVP to be picked. Griffin was not having it, saying that championships should be banished and…

Odds ‘aren’t great’ for Paul George to return to Thunder, per report

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This seems like a question that doesn’t need an answer, but can the Thunder win a championship with Russell Westbrook? The might have to if they want to keep newly acquired Paul George beyond the 2017-18 season. The Thunder did reach the NBA Finals in 2012 with Westbrook as a vital piece. They’ve been to…

NBA free agency: Michael Beasley joins Knicks on one-year deal

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The Knicks are giving Michael Beasley another chance in the NBA. Beasley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, signed with the Knicks on a one-year deal in a move first reported by Basketball Insiders. The Knicks announced the signing of Beasley, and journeyman guard Ramon Sessions on Tuesday. Beasley was the…

NBA trade rumors: Kyrie Irving could be dealt to Suns for Eric Bledsoe, Dragan Bender

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We know who the Suns aren’t (so) willing to depart with to acquire Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who reportedly requested a trade three weeks ago. Now, we know who they might be willing to give up to gain an asset that would immediately give Phoenix one of the best backcourts in the NBA. It…

Dan Gilbert mocked Pacers’ Paul George trade to Thunder: They ‘could’ve done better’

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The Cavaliers held a press conference Wednesday to introduce new general manager Koby Altman, and the main discussion points involved Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. But there was an interesting moment when Altman was asked about a reported Paul George trade by Indiana. Altman did his best to avoid answering the question directly, and instead…

Wizards sign John Wall to lucrative 4-year extension

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John Wall is staying in Washington. Friday the Wizards signed the All-Star point guard to a lucrative four-year contract extension worth $170 million, ESPN reported on Friday. The team officially announced the signing Wednesday. Wall, who has two years and $37 million left on his current contract, confirmed the deal later Friday night in a…

J.R. Smith calls Tracy McGrady’s Hall of Fame take dumb as hell

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Speaking at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame over the weekend, newly elected member Tracy McGrady addressed critics who point out the lack of an NBA championship on his resume. You have to have a great team and some luck to get a ring, right? Unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with that, he said (via…

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