his move clears up long-term salary, possibly for Paul George.
The Los Angeles Lakers will trade Timofey Mozgov and D’Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 overall pick in the 2017 draft on Thursday, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal comes just days after Paul George told the Indiana Pacers he would not re-sign after his contract expired in 2018, stating he preferred landing with the Lakers.
Freed from the shackles of last year’s Lakers, the second-year point guard is off to a flying start under Luke Walton.
D’Angelo Russell’s resilience appeared tangibly in the form of a single fourth-quarter assist to an open teammate for three in Sunday’s preseason victory over the Nuggets.
Whoa, Damian! Lillard hit nine three-pointers, and the Blazers beat the Heat to complete a 4-1 road trip.
The salary numbers reported by Joel Brigham do not agree with the Basketball Insiders salary page maintained by Eric Pincus. Per Pincus' numbers, Lillard's contract is actually for $139.9 million, which would give Lillard the third richest contract ever.
The LA Times confirms that former welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre is back in the UFC.
Georges St-Pierre is oficially back. Lance Pugmire from the LA Times reports, per Dana White, that the former welterweight champion has closed a deal with the UFC after negotiating with other promotions and testing the market.
Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison has been suspended 8 games by the NBA as a result of his domestic violence case. Collison pled guilty to domestic battery charges stemming from an incident in June.
Fox: “I guess when your son is a lottery pick, that gives you a lot of confidence."
De’Aaron Fox had some added motivation when his Kentucky Wildcats took on Lonzo Ball’s UCLA Bruins in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. According to Sports Illustrated, that reason was to “shut LaVar Ball up.”
He’s defying every analytic trend and dominating all the same.
There’s two ways to look at DeMar DeRozan’s season this year.
This is really happening.
The Sacramento Kings have traded three-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans. In return, the Kings receive rookie guard Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, and a 2017 first-round pick and second-rounder (via Philadelphia), according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
DeMarre Carroll hasn’t held his tongue since the Raptors traded him in a salary dump to the Brooklyn Nets on July 9. And in his July 19 introductory presser with local Nets media — after already addressing his role in Toronto’s offense — Carroll acknowledged again that he wasn’t the best fit for the Raptors’ isolation-heavy system that ran primarily through DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, and, later, Serge Ibaka.
Schröder fuels Atlanta’s comeback with another big performance.
Dennis Schröder came into this season as a bit of a question mark but he is quickly establishing himself as a go-to player for the Atlanta Hawks.
After a somewhat up and down start to the season, Schröder has put together one of the best months of his career in December. That was on display Friday night when he scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help Atlanta steal a road win in Denver.
It’s no secret that the Atlanta Hawks have entrusted the starting point guard position to the 23-year old Dennis Schröder. Over the past couple of seasons observers could clearly see Schröder pushing the previous incumbent Jeff Teague for crunch time minutes. Last season especially, Mike Budenholzer would often stick with, or go back to Schröder during the closing stretch of games on those occasions when young German guard could find that often elusive balance between a healthy aggressiveness and just enough to control to let him play at his highest level.
The Nuggets were victorious in their first home game since February 15.
The Nuggets didn’t show up for their first game back from the All-Star break last night, and before the game, some raised concern that Nikola Jokic hasn’t played like himself lately suggesting that perhaps the pressure of being the focal point of the team is getting to him.
The Nuggets find themselves in a tight race to the finish for the eighth playoff seed. This one may come right down to the...
Failed coach Derek Fisher wants you to know he can still dribble and knock down pull-up jumpers. But will any teams bite on a soon-to-be 42-year-old point guard after his two-year hiatus?
The Utah Jazz have interest in acquiring their former star point guard, Deron Williams, in a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN’s Tim McMahon and Marc Stein. No trade is considered imminent.
Williams also cannot be traded without his approval because he’s playing under a one-year contract.
Derrick Rose was found not liable on all charges in a civil suit brought against him by Jane Doe accusing him of rape, a jury ruled on Wednesday in a California court.
The decision was reached by an eight-person jury of six women and two men, who deliberated for about three hours Wednesday before telling U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald that it had reached a decision.
Knicks point guard Derrick Rose went missing from the team Monday without permission but later reached team officials, telling them he had a family situation and had returned to his hometown of Chicago, sources told ESPN.
He was back at the team facility Tuesday.
Rose missed Monday night's loss to the Pelicans, and the Knicks had grown concerned enough earlier to check on him at his apartment, sources said.
Rose and the Bulls had a great run together, but both parties needed to move on.
On Friday, Derrick Rose will play at the United Center as a visitor for the first time after spending the first eight years of his career in his native Chicago. It should be an emotional night, both for the player and the fans.
SAN FRANCISCO—Despite forward Kawhi Leonard being uncertain with a sprained left ankle and two disheartening NBA playoff losses at Golden State, the San Antonio Spurs vowed Thursday to fight back aggressively.
“You’ve got to be the aggressor. You’ve got to be sharp for 48 minutes and you’ve got to take it to them,” Spurs centre Pau Gasol said. “You’ve got to be the most physical team, the team that wants it the most and play with that edge and that feeling the entire game.”
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