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Sun Sep 2403:08The New York Knicks agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Car...Carmelo AnthonySFKnicksTeam Lorin
The New York Knicks agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to multiple reports Saturday. The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick via the Chicago Bulls to the Knicks, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The 33-year-old Anthony will waive his no-trade clause and his $8.1 trade kicker to accommodate the deal, according to ESPN. A trade call is scheduled for Monday to finalize the deal with the league office, sources told The Vertical. Anthony averaged 22.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting along with 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 74 games with the Knicks last season, his seventh in New York and 14th in the NBA.
Sat Sep 2320:24Trump: Warriors not welcome at White HouseStephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
Kevin DurantSFThunderSchellackers
President Donald Trump says the Golden State Warriors are not welcome to the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship.Following his criticism of the NFL at a political rally on Friday night for allowing players to protest during the national anthem, Trump rescinded any invitation coming to the Warriors to visit the White House."Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!" Trump tweeted Saturday morning.The Warriors put out an official statement in response to Trump's position."While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited," the Warriors said in a statement Saturday afternoon. "We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to the... [More]
Sat Sep 2318:42Trump: Warriors not welcome at White HouseStephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
Kevin DurantSFThunderSchellackers
President Donald Trump says the Golden State Warriors are not welcome to the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship.Following his criticism of the NFL at a political rally on Friday night for allowing players to protest during the national anthem, Trump rescinded any invitation coming to the Warriors to visit the White House."Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!" Trump tweeted Saturday morning.The Warriors put out an official statement in response to Trump's position."While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited," the Warriors said in a statement Saturday afternoon. "We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to the... [More]
Tue Sep 1921:44F Dante Cunningham agreed to one-year deal with New Orleans Peli...Dante CunninghamSFBobcatsDoppelganger
F Dante Cunningham agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Cunningham reportedly received a contract worth $2.3 million.
Tue Sep 1921:44F Kevin Durant of Golden State Warriors apologized and labeled r...Kevin DurantSFThunderSchellackers
F Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors apologized and labeled his recent actions on Twitter as "childish" and "idiotic" on Tuesday while on a Tech Crunch panel in San Francisco. Durant claims he accidentally used his main Twitter account while defending his decision to leave Oklahoma City. When asked by a fan to give him "one legitimate reason for leaving okc other than getting a championship," the 2017 NBA Finals MVP responded in the third person with the following: "he didn't like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan. His roster wasn't that good, it was just him and Russ (Russell Westbrook)." While the words weren't supposed to be released from his primary count, they were ... prompting Durant to take ownership of his mistake on Tuesday. "I use Twitter to engage with fans," Durant said. "I happened to take it a little too far. That's what happens sometimes when I get into these basketball debates about what I really love, to play basketball. I don't regret clapping back at anybody or talking to my fans on Twitter. I do regret using my former coach's name and the former organization I played for. That was childish. That was idiotic, all those types of words. I apologize for that."
Tue Sep 1913:44Lakers land free agent C BogutAndrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
Free agent center Andrew Bogut agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple media outlets reported Monday.The deal is reportedly worth the veteran minimum $2.3 million.Bogut sustained a broken leg during his first game with Cleveland Cavaliers in March, sidelining him for the rest of the season.The 7-foot Bogut began the 2016-17 season with the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 3.0 points and 8.4 rebounds in 26 games, including 21 starts.Bogut was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a deal that sent Nerlens Noel to Dallas. Bogut then reached a buyout agreement with the 76ers in February, and he signed with Cleveland.However, his time with the Cavaliers lasted just 58 seconds of action, as he collided with the Miami Heat's Okaro White and fractured his left tibia.He decided not to have surgery, and in late June it was reported that Bogut was about three weeks away from resuming basketball workouts.Bogut, 32, was a starter on the Golden State Warriors teams that won the NBA title in 2015 and was the runner-up in 2016.His best season was 2009-10, when he averaged 15.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Tue Sep 1904:21C Andrew Bogut, free agent, agreed to one-year deal with Lakers,...Andrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
C Andrew Bogut, a free agent, agreed to a one-year deal with the Lakers, multiple media outlets reported Monday.Bogut sustained a broken leg during his first game with Cavaliers in March, sidelining him for the rest of the season. The 7-foot Bogut began the 2016-17 season with the Mavericks, averaging 3.0 points and 8.4 rebounds in 26 games, including 21 starts. Bogut was traded to the 76ers in a deal that sent Nerlens Noel to Dallas. Bogut then reached a buyout agreement with the 76ers in February, and he signed with Cleveland. However, his time with the Cavaliers lasted just 58 seconds of action, as he collided with the Heat's Okaro White and fractured his left tibia. He decided not to have surgery, and in late June it was reported that Bogut was about three weeks away from resuming basketball workouts.
Tue Sep 1904:21G Jason Terry, 40-year-old free agent, re-signed with Bucks for ...Jason TerrySGMavericksTeam Lorin
G Jason Terry, a 40-year-old free agent, re-signed with the Bucks for the 2017-18 season, the team announced Monday.Terry, an 18-year veteran, played in 74 games for the Bucks last season. He averaged 4.1 points, 1.3 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game and shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range. "'Jet' is a true professional who knows what it takes to be successful in the NBA," Bucks general manager Jon Horst said.
Sat Sep 1603:59G Jarrett Jack signed one-year deal with New York Knicks, team a...Jarrett JackPGNO HornetsFree Agent
G Jarrett Jack signed a one-year deal with the New York Knicks, the team announced Friday. Jack, who turns 34 next month, is aiming to revive his career after two major injuries to his right knee.
Tue Sep 1220:32NBA notebook: Lakers to retire Bryant's numbersKobe BryantSGLakersThe Sith Lords
Tyler ZellerFree Agent
The Los Angeles Lakers plan to retire the jersey numbers of Kobe Bryant on Dec. 18 prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors.The team will retire both of Bryant's numbers. Bryant wore both No. 8 and No. 24 during his 20 seasons with the Lakers.Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who won five NBA titles with the Lakers, retired following the 2015-16 campaign. He wore No. 8 for his first 10 seasons before switching to No. 24.Bryant scored 33,643 points, third-most in NBA history behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.Bryant will become the 10th Lakers' player to have his number retired, the others being Wilt Chamberlain (13), Elgin Baylor (22), Gail Goodrich (25), Magic Johnson (32), Abdul-Jabbar (33), Shaquille O'Neal (34), James Worthy (42), Jerry West (44) and Jamaal Wilkes (52).Former announcer Chick Hearn also has him name in the arena rafters.-- Former New York Knicks forward Charles Oakley filed a civil suit related to the February incident with security at Madison Square Ga... [More]
Tue Sep 1215:16Lakers to retire Bryant's number in DecemberKobe BryantSGLakersThe Sith Lords
The Los Angeles Lakers plan to retire the jersey numbers of Kobe Bryant on Dec. 18 prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors, according to published reports.The team will retire both of Bryant's numbers. Bryant wore both No. 8 and No. 24 during his 20 seasons with the Lakers.Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who won five NBA titles with the Lakers, retired following the 2015-16 campaign. He wore No. 8 for his first 10 seasons before switching to No. 24.Bryant scored 33,643 points, third-most in NBA history behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.Bryant will become the 10th Lakers' player to have his number retired, the others being Wilt Chamberlain (13), Elgin Baylor (22), Gail Goodrich (25), Magic Johnson (32), Abdul-Jabbar (33), Shaquille O'Neal (34), James Worthy (42), Jerry West (44) and Jamaal Wilkes (52).Former announcer Chick Hearn also has his name in the arena rafters.
Mon Sep 1121:43G Tony Allen and Pelicans agreed on one-year, $2.3 million free ...Tony AllenSGGrizzliesTeam Erik
G Tony Allen and the Pelicans agreed on a one-year, $2.3 million free agent deal, multiple media outlets reported Monday.Allen, 35, will provide depth on the wing, which is particularly important with Solomon Hill out for an extended period due to a hamstring injury.Allen was named to the NBA second-team all-defensive team last season while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. It was the sixth time in the past seven seasons he made an all-defensive team.Allen averaged 9.1 points and 5.5 rebounds last season in 71 games, including 66 starts.
Fri Sep 117:02Irving praises LeBron during Boston introductionKyrie IrvingFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFHeatBuchanalia
Kyrie Irving admitted he has not spoken with LeBron James since being traded to the Boston Celtics but he praised his former superstar teammate with the Cleveland Cavaliers.The 25-year-old Irving called playing three seasons with James as "awesome" and told reporters at his introductory press conference in Boston that "I learned so much from that guy."The Celtics formally introduced Irving on Friday at TD Garden after the blockbuster trade sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick and the Miami Heat's 2020 second-round pick in exchange for the four-time All-Star point guard.Gordon Hayward also was introduced to the Boston media after the former Utah Jazz forward signed a four-year, $128 million free agent contract with the Celtics in July.Irving, who had requested a trade in July, was asked about his decision to leave Cleveland and the status of his relationship with James."I haven't spoken to (James) and my intent (in asking for a trade), li... [More]
Fri Sep 116:59Bucks waive veteran F/C HawesSpencer HawesC76ersSchellackers
The Milwaukee Bucks waived forward/center Spencer Hawes on Friday in order to move beneath the luxury-tax threshold.The Bucks will use the stretch provision to spread the balance of the Hawes' $6.2 million salary this season over three years, sparing the franchise the full salary-cap hit this year, according to ESPN. The team is now $2.5 million under the tax threshold with 13 guaranteed contracts.Once the 7-foot-1, 245-pound Hawes clears waivers, he will become an unrestricted free agent.Hawes, 29, appeared in 19 games for the Bucks last season and averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. He was acquired from the Charlotte Hornets on Feb. 2.Hawes owns career averages of 8.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 10 NBA seasons, including stops with Sacramento, Philadelphia, Cleveland, the Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte and Milwaukee.
Thu Aug 3120:49Lakers fined $500K for tampering with GeorgePaul GeorgeSFPacersSchellackers
The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $500,000 for violating the anti-tampering rule, the NBA announced Thursday.The league said the fine was a result of communication between Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and representatives for Paul George, while the All-Star forward was still under contract with the Indiana Pacers.The Pacers filed formal tampering charges and Thursday's fine followed an investigation conducted by the independent law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.The fine also reflected a previous warning issued by the NBA to the Lakers regarding tampering, following comments made during an April 20 national television appearance by Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the team's president of basketball operations.The investigation did not reveal evidence of an agreement or understanding that the Lakers would sign or acquire George."We respect and accept the NBA's decision regarding this matter," Pelinka said. "On behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers, I want to express our regret o... [More]
Thu Aug 2421:48G Manu Ginobilli re-signed with San Antonio Spurs on Thursday an...Manu GinobiliSGSpursTeam Lorin
G Manu Ginobilli re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday and it appears he will become the eighth player to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons. The club did not announce terms of the deal but Ginobilli reportedly was re-signed to a two-year deal worth $5 million. The 40-year-old appeared in 69 games last season and averaged 7.5 points. He also shot 39 percent from the floor in 18.7 minutes per game. Since making his debut for the Spurs in 2002, Ginobilli has averages of 13.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 992 games.
Thu Aug 2421:20Spurs G Ginobili signs two-year contractManu GinobiliSGSpursTeam Lorin
Manu Ginobili re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday and it appears he will become the eighth player to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons.The club did not announce terms of the deal but Ginobili reportedly was re-signed to a two-year deal worth $5 million.Ginobili will join Tim Duncan and Tony Parker as the third player in San Antonio history to play at least 16 seasons with the same team. The others are Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, Reggie Miller and John Havlicek.The 40-year-old appeared in 69 games last season and averaged 7.5 points. He also shot 39 percent from the floor in 18.7 minutes per game.Since making his debut for the Spurs in 2002, Ginobili has averages of 13.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 992 games.The native of Argentina also is San Antonio's all-time leader in three-pointers (1,431), ranks second in steals (1,349) and third in games played.He is a two-time All-Star and also won the league's Sixth Man of the Year award in 2008.In 213 postseason games, Ginobili has averaged 14.1 points. Ginobili and LeBron James are the only two players in NBA postseason history with at least 3,000 points and 300 3-pointers.
Thu Aug 2418:24LeBron upset over burning of player jerseysLeBron JamesSFHeatBuchanalia
LeBron James is no stranger to seeing a jersey burned after a basketball player has left town.After all, he experienced it firsthand following his "decision" to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 and join the Miami Heat.On Thursday, James posted five tweets on social media after now teammate Isaiah Thomas has been at the center of Boston Celtics fans burning his jersey on the heels of Tuesday's blockbuster deal involving fellow All-Star guard Kyrie Irving.The burning of jerseys in videos on social media also included Utah Jazz fans doing the same to Gordon Hayward in July after the free agent forward announced he would be signing with the Celtics."The burning of the jersey thing is getting ridiculous now! The man (Thomas) was traded. What do u not understand? & played in a game after ..."sister tragic death. Gordon Hayward paid (his) dues as well and decided to do what's best for him and family. Put in the work, got better ..."Became an All-Star, etc!! If these guys weren't good... [More]
Wed Aug 2319:35Cavs, Celtics aim to put pieces together following tradeJae CrowderFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFHeatBuchanalia
As the dust begins to settle from Tuesday's blockbuster trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics and Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland, the larger picture for both teams starts to come into focus. The breakup of the partnership of Irving and LeBron James seemed inevitable after the former said he wanted to be traded. James offered nothing but respect to Irving in his Twitter message in response to the trade:"That's the only way to be to the kid! Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together."James will now try to blend his skills with Thomas, a point guard who likes to have the ball in his hands.The question surrounding Thomas concerns his hip. Thomas' season ended following Game 2 of the conference finals because of a torn labrum and aggravation of a previous injury.The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Celtics general manager Danny Ainge speculated on a conference call on... [More]
Tue Aug 2215:27Mayo on possible return with Bucks: 'I owe them'O.J. MayoSGGrizzliesDef Fresh Flow
O.J. Mayo would relish a return with the Milwaukee Bucks when he returns from his two-year suspension from the NBA.Mayo has less than a year remaining on his ban for violating the league's substance abuse policy. "I want to go back to what I left (in Milwaukee)" the 29-year-old Mayo told The Crossover. "I was real close with (coach) Jason Kidd. ... I had great relationships with Giannis (Antetokounmpo) and Khris Middleton. I felt like I let them down, cheated them for two years. They paid me $8 million to be, in my eyes, a subpar player. They invested millions of dollars for me to be on top of my (stuff), and when you're not on top of your (stuff), it shows. I'll be 30 next summer. If they just give me the chance, I can make it up. I owe them."Mayo told The Crossover that the drug that led to his discipline was not a hard drug, rather marijuana. He also admitted that he abused prescription pain medication.The 6-foot-5 Mayo averaged a career-low 7.8 points as well as 2.9 assists and 2.6 rebounds during his third and final season with the Bucks.Mayo was originally a No. 3 draft pick of Memphis, where he spent the first four seasons of his career. Mayo joined Dallas for one season before signing with Milwaukee.In his career, Mayo has averaged 13.8 points, 2.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds.
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