Friday, February 26, 2016

News Update 2/26

Anderson Varejao has signed with Golden State

Joe Johnson will be signing with the Miami Heat very soon. Once he was bought out, many thought he'd sign with Cleveland. Not the case, as he felt he'd have a bigger role with Miami.

JJ Hickson signed with the Washington Wizards after being bought out by Denver.

Minnesota guard, Kevin Martin will also be bought out. Several teams are already interested. The team has waived Andre Miller

Orlando has picked up Chris Copeland off of waivers.

Houston is looking at buying out Ty Lawson
James Harden pressured Houston to fire Kevin McHale, (CBS Sports). Harden also pushed for Howard to be traded last week.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry has set an NBA record for most consecutive games with at least one three pointer (128, passing Kyle Korver).

Memphis' Beno Udrih and Marc Gasol are out for the season after have surgery this past week.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Buyout Season has begun

Celtics have bought out David Lee. Supposedly he has been picked up by the Mavs.

Thunder are interested in Anderson Varejao, if Portland waives him. Varejao was not happy with the news he had been traded.

Nuggets have waived/bought out JJ Hickson and Steve Novak.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Trade deadline is Over

Suns send Markieff Morris to Washington for Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair.

Bulls send Kirk Hinrich to Atlanta for a second round pick.

Miami traded Brian Roberts to Portland for a second round pick. Also moved Jarnell Stokes to NO. Both moves are saving Miami 6 million in Luxury tax dollars.

Lance Stephenson (Clippers) has been traded to Memphis. Clippers get Jeff Green

Houston sends Joel Anthony to 76ers

Cavs tried to send Kevin Love and Timofey Mosgov to Sacramento for Demarcus Cousins. SAC rejected offer.

On to Buyout season. Buyouts must be completed by March 1st.


Trade Deadline-Afternoon

Houston has traded Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton to the Detroit Pistons. Detroit will send Joel Anthony and a protected 2016 first-round pick to the Rockets

Clippers do not want to commit to a trade with Orlando for Channing Frye. Opens the door for Cleveland, who may have a good shot a getting him.

UPDATE : Orlando has sent Frye to Cleveland. Blazers also involved and will be getting Anderson Varejao. Orlando gets 2nd round pick

The Miami Heat are trading forward Jarnell Stokes to the New Orleans Pelicans. It will save Miami luxury tax money.

Rockets, Jazz had casual talks on Ty Lawson, but those ended. Rockets won't buy out Lawson either.

The Thunder send D.J. Augustin, Steve Novak and two second-round picks to Denver for Randy Foye

Trade Deadline Day- Morning

UPDATE: Brooklyn officially name Sean Marks as GM. Has agreed to a 4 yr deal.

Brooklyn and Sean Marks negotiated late into the night. BKN has increased the money and promises to try and get Marks to leave the Spurs.

Houston tried to send Dwight Howard to Cleveland, offer was rejected. Charlotte offered Al Jefferson & Spencer Hawes. Houston rejected off.

As I mentioned last night, Utah and Houston are likely to complete a trade for Ty Lawson / Trey Burke. ESPN says Lawson will possibly be waived if he is not traded.

Knicks are interested in Pau Gasol

Lots more info today.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Late Rumors 2/17

It is now being said that discussions are on going between Sean Marks and the Brooklyn Nets. Expect this to go back and forth until an announcement is made

Pau Gasol has made it known that he'd like to play along side his brother. Conflicting reports say Gasol is against being traded and plans to re-sign with Chicago. There is now a report saying Sacramento and Chicago are discussing a trade for Gasol. Gasol also just followed the Sacramento Philharmonic.

Cleveland tried to send Varejao to Orlando for Channing Frye. Orlando declined the offer.

The Jazz and Rockets are in discussions to send Ty Lawson to Utah in exchange for Trey Burke

Boston is doing everything they can to get Kevin Love, even trying to get a 3rd team involved. Good source of mine believes Love isn't going anywhere.

Houston is willing to trade anyone not named James Harden. It will come down to the deadline for them. Supposedly Houston is looking for multiple 1st round draft picks to deal Howard

The Kings will contemplate hiring ex-Cavs head coach Mike Brown to replace assistant coach Vance Walberg. Walberg was fired today and blamed for defensive issues. George Karl said he was against and confused by firing because Walberg didn't handle defense

Deadline is tomorrow at 2pm San Antonio time. I'll do my best to keep everyone updated.

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Have a great night.

News/Rumors 2/17/16

Word around league is that Sean Marks has turned down Brooklyn GM job. Nets owner made comment that position had not been offered and that he'll need another week to decide.

Pau Gasol is available for trade. I've heard both that the Bulls are aggressively pushing him, and that they are listening to offers but not pushing him in deals. Taj Gibson is also available for trades.

Memphis Grizzlies are turning down offers for Mike Conley. Rumors earlier suggested they were willing to trade him

Milwaukee will not trade Greg Monroe

Teams have contacted the 76ers on the availability of Jahil Okafor

Cavs are pushing hard for Ryan Anderson. They also have been pitching other deals that involve Varejao or Kevin Love.

Tiago Splitter will be out 8 months. He'll miss the Olympics as well.

Matt Bonner and Manu Ginobili are out for tomorrow's game VS Clippers. Lance Stephenson is also questionable for that game.

Miami is keeping mum, but it looks like Chris Bosh will make a full recovery.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

More rumors 2/16

Orlando looking to send Channing Frye to Clippers for Lance Stephenson. If deal happens Magic will waive Stephenson

Cavs plan to pursue Channing Frye

Doc Rivers says Blake Griffin will not be traded

The Orlando Magic offered Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic to the Clippers for Blake Griffin. LAC denied offer.


Former Spur, Tiago Splitter will have season ending surgery on his hip. Tiago has struggled with injuries while in Atlanta. We wish Tiago the best.

Trade Rumors 2/16/16

As much info as I have. Remember these are rumors.

Trevor Ariza/ Spurs talk is just an opinion piece. Nothing legit.

Celtics have inquired about Blake Griffin

Pelicans and Bucks have discussed deal for Greg Monroe

The Chicago Bulls have offered forward Taj Gibson to Toronto in exchange for Raptors' Patrick Patterson

The Heat have expressed interest in Suns' Mirza Teletovic

Joe Johnson has not had buyout discussions with Brooklyn. Buyout deadline is March 1st

Bucks interested in Jeff Teague

Pistons are acquiring Tobias Harris from Orlando for Brandon Jennings/Ersan Ilyasova. CONFIRMED

Hornets acquire Courtney Lee from Memphis. Miami is sending Chris Andersen to Memphis. Brian Roberts goes to Miami. 3 team deal includes picks and other players CONFIRMED

Chris Bosh has begun taking blood thinners in hope of playing again this season. However keep in mind, this could mean he'll miss the rest of this season. If he has to permanently take blood thinners, he'll be forced to retire. His Blood clot scare from last year originated in his calf.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Trade Rumors 2/15/16

Rumors are everywhere with Thursdays trade deadline. Here's a list of rumors that are going around. I'll keep you updated as much as possible. -Ray

Horford for D Green (Debunked, not happening)

Cleveland shopping Kevin Love, but want an All Star in return. Cavs are interested in Atlanta ' s Kyle Korver

Minnesota looking to move Kevin Martin & Adreian Payne, open to moving Rubio. interested in adding Miles Plumlee from Milwaukee

The Hawks recently offered Jeff Teague to Utah in exchange for Rodney Hood and a future draft pick, but Utah rejected it. Utah really pushing for Teague.

Knicks are also interested in Jeff Teague

The Minnesota Timberwolves have joined the Cavaliers & Heat, expressing interest in Kings' guard Ben McLemore. Kings could be willing to part with McLemore or Marco Belinelli in a deal for draft picks.

The Toronto Raptors are talking with Brooklyn on Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez.

Big trade with Houston, Miami and Atlanta. Lots of pieces, here's the summary.
The Miami Heat are offering guard Goran Dragic to Atlanta. Atlanta wants Justice Winslow.
Atlanta could send Teague and Horford to Miami.
Miami is offering Chris Andersen and Deng to Houston. Miami originally offerred Hassan Whiteside for Dwight Howard.
Houston could send Howard to Atlanta or Miami depending on deal.

Cleveland is willing to trade Iman Shumpert. Cavs are also interested in trading for Kings Kosta Koufos.

Knicks are willing to trade Calderon and O'Quinn in a package deal

Bucks want Dellavedova from Cleveland

Hawks have expressed interest in Blake Griffin (Clippers)

Clippers offerred Griffin and Stephenson to Denver. Nuggets rejected offer. (Doc Rivers says this isn't true)

Boston isn't happy with lack of offers for David Lee. Buyout could happen
Also expect Denver to buyout JJ Hickson's contract if a trade doesn't happen. Brooklyn will do the same for Andrea Bargnani

In other news...

Chris Bosh seems to have blood clots in his calf. Isn't life threatning, but is being looked into.

Nets will hire new GM this week. Three finalists are Denver assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas and San Antonio Spurs assistant GM Sean Marks, and Bryan Colangelo. Once a GM is hired, the search for a head coach begins. The Spurs' Ettore Messina has been mentioned as a possible candidate.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

News Update 2/11

Houston is actively looking to trade Dwight Howard. Currently looking at offers.

Markieff Morris got into an altercation with a team mate, then later a Suns fan during a recent game. Count on him being dealt by next week.

Hassan Whiteside has recieved a one game suspension for the Elbow to Boban Marjanovic the other night.

In 2007, the Lakers offerred Cleveland Kobe Bryant for a trade for Lebron James

Grizzlies will go after Durant this summer. Will try to push Big 3, with Gasol and Conley.

Phil Jackson has on opt out in his contract with the Knicks, in 2017

Last night, Ingrid Williams, wife of former Spur and NO head coach Monty Williams passed away. She was involved in a car accident.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Kyle Anderson, Tim Duncan, Matt Bonner and Manu Ginobili are all out for tonight's game vs Miami

Sacramento has decided to not fire George Karl. Vlade Diviac has told Karl they must improve their problems together.

LA Clippers have suspended Blake Griffin for 4 games. This is due to the incident where he punched a staffer

Jimmy Butler will be out 3-4 weeks die to his injured knee. Team mate Pau Gasol will take Butler's place on the East Squad for the All Star game.

Pacers may try to deal George Hill to Atlanta in return for Jeff Teague

Cavaliers are interested in multiple players, including Omer Asik, Kyle Korver and Tyreke Evans.

Marc Gasol has mid foot sprain
***Update*** Gasol has a broken foot, out indefinitely

Nik Stauskas (76ers) suffered a neck injury vs the Clippers

Warriors center Festus Ezeli is expected to return to action in six weeks after having left knee surgery

Monday, February 8, 2016

2/8/16 quick news update

Knicks have fired Head Coach Derek Fisher. Kurt Rambis has been promoted to Interior Head Coach.

Carmelo Anthony has had 2 MRIs done on his knee

Tony Parker plans to play with French National Team this summer

Austin Rivers (Clippers) will be out 4-6 weeks with a broken left hand

Duncan is now questionable for tomorrow's game,  while Bonner and Ginobili are out.

Friday, February 5, 2016

News update 2/5/16

riffin underwent a second procedure on his broken right hand this week.

The procedure was related to the surgery Griffin had on his hand last week, after he suffered a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand during a Jan. 23 altercation with Clippers equipment manager Matias Testi.

Griffin's recovery timeframe of four to six weeks remains in place and the procedure is not considered a setback.

Clippers are getting offers for Blake Griffin, however Clippers say they have no plans to trade him.

Rumors are going around that Boston wants Dwight Howard. Houston however is saying they don't plan to trade him.

Golden State is considered the leader to sign Kevin Durant, IF he leaves OKC.

Al Horford is another name attached to trade rumors. Some include the Spurs.