Pelicans, Hawks Held Exploratory Dwight Howard Trade Talks

The New Orleans Pelicans have found success playing Anthony Davis at center, but there are concerns about the physical toll it would take. Davis has frequently been hampered by minor injuries throughout his career that would likely get accentuated by playing against bigger and stronger opponents. The Pelicans and Atlanta Hawks recently held exploratory talks […]

Carmelo Anthony Glad He Protected Himself With No-Trade Clause

Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson met to clear the air on Tuesday, but his future with the New York Knicks remains uncertain. “The conversation wasn’t that long,” Anthony said at the Knicks morning shootaround in Boston. “We didn’t break bread. We didn’t have an hour’s conversation. It was a short conversation.” “You get tired of […]

NBA PER: Kawhi Leonard Moves Up From 10th To 4th

While Russell Westbrook continues to lead the NBA in PER, Kawhi Leonard has moved up from 10th at 26.5 to fourth at 28.2. Anthony Davis also moved up from No. 3 to No. 2 with Giannis Antetokounmpo sliding down to third. Week 12 Rankings 1. Russell Westbrook: 30.1 2. Anthony Davis: 28.6 3. Giannis Antetokounmpo: […]

Mike D’Antoni: James Harden Is Perfect Superstar For How I Coach

With James Harden playing the type of basketball Daryl Morey has touted for years, he perhaps is the star the most embodies the advanced-stats ethos. “I would say it transcends that,” Morey said. “That’s making it too small. I think he’s maybe the greatest off-the-dribble driver of all time, in terms of his ability to […]

Anthony Davis weighs in on his future with the New Orleans Pelicans

There’s little doubt the New Orleans Pelicans have wasted the first four-and-a-half years of Anthony Davis’ NBA career. The team has failed to build anything resembling a playoff contender around one of the brightest talents in basketball, and the clock is ticking on Davis’ potential free agency in the summer of 2021. Furthermore, should New […]

Chris Paul Out 6-8 Weeks With Thumb Surgery

The L.A. Clippers announced that Chris Paul will undergo surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Dr. Steve Shin will perform the procedure. Paul is expected to miss approximately six-to-eight weeks and will continue to undergo treatment and evaluation by the Clippers medical staff. In 36 games this […]

Wolves Actively Looking For Ricky Rubio Trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves are actively shopping Ricky Rubio. The Timberwolves have attached Rubio to multiple offers with Shabazz Muhammad to several teams around the NBA. The Sacramento Kings have had a strong interest in acquiring Rubio, but there’s no traction on a deal between those two teams.  Minnesota has been searching for a “bridge” guard […]

Carmelo Anthony Informs Phil Jackson He Won’t Waive No-Trade Clause

During a Tuesday meeting, Carmelo Anthony informed Phil Jackson he intends to remain with the New York Knicks and has no desire to waive his no-trade clause. Anthony lashed out at Jackson after a critical column written by a confidant of Jackson’s implied that Anthony’s days in New York should be coming to an end. […]