The off-season is not completely dead yet as some news other than the Carmelo Anthony's situation. has hit. And man it's some juicy news!
With Kyrie being locked up with his contract until 2019, he has requested a trade from the Cleaveland front office. One of the main reasons for his trade is apparently because of Lebron James. The feeling is that he wants his own team where he is the main guy rather than playing second fiddle to one. After losing convincingly in the NBA finals just recently to the Warriors, maybe Kyrie just doesn't believe the Cavs have enough to beat them. With so many rumors also surrounding the fact that Lebron is likely to leave Cleaveland a second time as he will
Few could argue that the NBA's offseason has been far more exciting than its postseason. Then again, going to church with your grandma and her Pinochle buddies is probably more exciting than a completely noncompetitive postseason.
Over the past couple of days, it has become even more interesting.
While the Western Conference shuffled chairs on the deck of the Titanic in an effort to be the team to earn the honor of being smoked by the Golden State Warriors, the Eastern Conference was busy trying to do everything possible to ensure that absolutely no one outside of Cleveland and Boston would even make the playoffs.
Congratulations to Indiana and Chicago for being the absolute best at stripping their teams of as much talent as possible!
The Pacers and Bulls are in a fierce competition to add th
According to Mr. League Sources, former NBA star and current has-been Derick Rose is in
serious talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal.
Unfortunately, due to Rose's inability to comprehend the concepts of words and numbers, this could mean almost anything.
Rose's inability to decipher the meaning of words was first revealed when he was directed by the NCAA to
take the SAT. While nearly all the other college bound students understood this statement to mean that the actual student should actually sit down, read the test, answer the questions and mark those answers on a score sheet, Rose thought it meant he should take the test, hand it to a friend, and have him answer the questions.
Rose also had great difficulty with the word
return. After tearing his ACL in the 2012
With the Summer League having ended let's look back at some of the talking points for this year's Las Vegas Summer League.
The L.A Laker fans must be feeling pretty good right now as their future seems primed to take over the league in the next few years. The Lakers won it all against the Portland Trail Blazers with a final score of 110-98. Lonzo Ball who did not play in the final game was awarded the Summer League MVP averaging around 16.3 ppg,7.7 rebounds, and 9.3 assists. With all th
As with all sports, things are always better when there is a winner and a loser. The NBA offseason is no different. Below are just a few of the winners and losers so far in the NBA offseason.
It's no surprise that one of the biggest things to put a damper on this year's free agency craziness was the cap moving marginally from the $94 million it moved to a year ago. Last year's salary cap rose a whopping $22 million last year. This led to teams severely overpaying for guys in last years class. Let's go over a few deals from last year:
Luol Deng - 4 Years $72 Million - $18 Mil per year
Timofey Mozgov - 4 Years $64 Million - $16 Mil per year
Bismack Biyombo - 4 Years $72 Million - $18 Mil per year
Compare those to this y
Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving requests trade.
Its been reported that Kyrie Irving has requested to be traded, which has shocked many, especially Cavs fans.
Why would he want to be traded from a legitimate contender? Its unlikely that whichever team he is dealt to will have the supporting cast he has now, and he certainly won't play alongside anyone nearly as talented as Lebron. He will also be hurting himself financially, because he won't be able to get a max deal when his contract comes up.
I know there's been speculation that Lebron may be leaving, but you have one more year at least, and who knows Lebron may bring another big name to Cleveland. I am sure Kyrie hates playing second fiddle, but I never heard Pippen complain. It isn't easy, especially when you want to be top dog, but basketball is abou
So it seems as though Lebr0n has 0ne last year b4 making a decision in leaving elsewhere. Honestly, it doesn't matter where he ends up, I'm a Bron fan 4life!
I just wish I had a chance to watch the man play when he was a bit younger. I NEVER seen a LIVE NBA game in all my years of living thus far and I do intend on watching him. I tried so hard this pass season but, I was not in position sad to say ;(
He still a beast but, you can tell he is getting burnt out a bit. I mean, the man W0RKS his ass 0ff! Has a l0t of miles under his belt.
I can see him going to the 76ers tagging along side 'Ben Simmons'. And watch how he turns yet, another weak team into real competitors ;)
... Wait WHAT!
Is Kyrie Irving actually that unhappy playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers?! He did voice his concern about the Cavs not making enough moves this summer... Right around this time Cavs had initiated discussions with Derrick Rose for a potential 1 year deal. Maybe this didn't sit well with Kyrie?
Where do you think Kyrie will land if he gets traded? He makes the team he joins an automatic championship contender right?
If Kyrie gets traded then LeBron is leaving shortly after... No debating this.
Check out the ESPN article below!
Irving supposedly asked to be traded last week and Lebron was surprised!!
My 15 Seconds: Let's be honest we all know that with Kevin love on the team the Cavs aren't going to beat the Warriors anytime soon. Kyrie also knows LeBron's not gonna be there past the upcoming season, and the team has no draft picks in the foreseeable future. There's currently nobody to build upon other than him so if I were him I'd want to jump ship too, at least before Lebron does.
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I’ve been seeing a few videos here and there of NBA players trying to guess their 2K rating. For those of you who don’t know, NBA 2K is releasing this year’s game with updated ratings for all the NBA players. Most of them grew up playing this video game so seeing themselves in the game must be an unreal experience.
These players are obviously very competitive so having a high rating means bragging rights for the rest of the year. Some of these videos are hilarious and Joel Embiid’s is my personal favourite. I also liked how DeMar said he’s okay with his rating as well since it allows him to increase it during the season. The 2K team update the ratings based on the player’s performance during the regular season. So, it gives DeMar something to play for… Which is great for me since I’m a Raptors fan!
Check out these short and funny clips below!
Part 1 - Damian Lillard, Isaiah Thomas, Joel Embiid, Paul George and Kyrie Irving
**Part 2 –
Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors will visit India to support the continued growth of basketball in the country and coach the country’s top prospects at The NBA Academy India. Durant will travel to New Delhi on July 27, to donate two new basketball courts to the Ramjas School as part of the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL Courts Renovation Initiative.
Durant will then visit The NBA Academy India in Noida, becoming the first active NBA player to visit the academy. Durant will coach the prospects through a series of shooting, passing, dribbling and defensive drills. Later in the afternoon at the academy, Durant will lead a large-scale basketball clinic for 5,000 youths from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program.
Kyle Kuzma put a stamp on his stellar 2017 Vegas Summer League tenure with a 30-point effort as the No. 15-seeded Los Angeles Lakers defeated the No. 16-seeded Portland Trail Blazers in the Las Vegas Summer League Championship Game on Monday night at Thomas and Mack Center.
Kuzma compiled his aforementioned scoring haul with an 11-for-16 tally from the field, including 6-for-10 from three-point range, and he added 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. Matt Thomas posted 23 points, two assists and one rebound. Vander Blue provided 20 points, six assists and five rebounds. Alex Caruso poured in 15 points to go with nine assists, seven rebounds, a steal and a block. Ivica Zubac had a near double-double of 12 points, nine rebounds and a block. Travis Wear led the bench with 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
First-round pick Caleb Swanigan made waves in his own right in Vegas and paced the Blazers with a 25-point, 12-rebound double-double that also included seven assists and thr
It seems that Derrick Rose might sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason. This sounds insane, but it’s the kind of move a team makes when it doesn’t have a general manager. So many questions come to mind. Have things gotten so grim that this is GM LeBron James’s desperate final grasp to strengthen the Cavs roster?
They have no money or assets, so the cheap player that Derrick Rose is looks to be their best way to go at this point. Rose and Irving both play the same position, however the Cavaliers have not been clear about a possible lineup. Could LeBron actually be considering flipping Kyrie for a wing player and acquiring Derrick Rose as a downgrade of a point guard? This seemed like it would be a throwaway season for the Cavaliers if that were to happen.
Kyrie to da...
Boi 1da... The Boy Next Door...Sweetest left hand in the game
So you don't wanna play with the King no more huh? You wanna be traded huh?...To the Spurs, or Heat, or T'Wolves...?!
How bout this?!... How bout we (Lebron and his fans) get traded for a King's ransom and leave you in Cleveland for the remaining THREE years of your max contract?!
Try that on for size.
So you wanna be the
centerpiece huh? Ok...We got a trick for ya
Los Angeles Lakers
Despite Lavar Ball rocking Lakers colors and stirring the pot with Joel Embiid and De’Aaron Fox, the Lakers had a great summer so far with Lonzo outperforming expectations and winning Summer League MVP. Lonzo averaged 16.3 points, a league best 9.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game. He truly displayed how much potential he has and why he’s a frontrunner to win Rookie of the Year this upcoming season.
Lonzo wasn’t the only bright spot for the Lakers. Kyle Kuzma, the 27th overall pick lit up Las Vegas and had a phenomenal championship game with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and winning the Championship game MVP honors.
After the Celtics rejected a swap for Jimmy Butler in exchange for the third overall pick, the Timberwolves saw an opportunity to get Jimmy Butler. The move was unexpected on draft night but what the Timberwolves gave up for Butler is wh
My 15 Seconds:
I honestly can't say I blame the guy I mean for months and months and months he was subjected to this back-and-forth by Phil Jackson and no one from the Knicks said anything. They fire Phil and all of a sudden they go ahead and put a little carrot in front of his face and say hey we'll trade you to a contender the Rockets or the Cavs. Now they are backtracking and saying hey you know what we're going to go ahead and think about reincorporating you into a young young core which has no veterans on the team except you and really has no chance of making the playoffs. I don't blame Carmelo one bit and I imagine that this split will get ugly QUICK.
The Decision – Part Two? In a recent poll published by Bleacher Report on whether Lebron was going to leave Cleveland in 2018, the results were quite diverse:
Every NBA season welcomes many unexpected moves that change the dynamic of the league so this blog about where Lebron goes in 2018 is very preemptive…but I am still going write this article using a lot of assumptions just to speculate.
The Los Angeles Lakers
This is not the first time a rumor about Lebron James heading south to the Lakers has come up. When Lebron decided to leave Cleveland back in 2010, one of the potential destinations was Los Angeles. Here are the reasons why Lebron may go to the Lakers in 2018:
• After winning 2017-18 Rookie of the Year, Lonzo Ball will be stronger, have a higher basketball IQ and most of all, will be better
• After another e
Derrick rose joining the Cavs makes a lot of sense to me. If he signs with the cavs they will offer him a minimum contract worth 2.1 million dollars. If he can stay healthy he can help the Cavs big time. Rose is still solid as an attacker with the ball in his hands and still can give a team 15 points per game. We all know he is not the 2010-2011 MVP Derrick Rose but he is still among NBA top Guards.