Month: September 2017

Carmelo Anthony, Thunder are ‘circling each other,’ per report

Carmelo Anthony is halfway out the door and ready to move on from the Knicks. The only question left to answer is where will it be. A dark horse destination for Anthony appears to be the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a report from Bill Simmons.

Now Simmons doesn’t normally throw things out, but there’s a reason for that. As good as he is at what he does, he isn’t a reporter. So things like this have to be taken with a grain of salt.

But clearly, there’s some source out there that has led Simmons to believe this. And if true, Anthony could make a great addition to a Thunder team in need of scoring and versatility on the wing.

If he decamps for L.A. or San Antonio in a year, that is proved to be B.S. I don’t think it was B.S. I don’t think things in Cleveland are so bad that he’s willing to say goodbye to northeast Ohio again. In a way, and perhaps even more so after the championship, basketball is James’ job. His work is much more important.

This is why I greet every new rumor with skepticism. Has James’ real mission changed? Until it has, or until we find out he was full of it, he’s not leaving.

This Tim Cato deep dive is part two-way contract Cheap Football Practice Jerseys explainer and part argument against the best non-NBA players signing two-way contracts.

James Jones is done playing in the NBA, which means his streak of Cheap Giants Jerseys NBA Finals appearances will end at seven. But Jones isn’t going far: He’s the new vice president of basketball operations in Phoenix. In the same stroke, Suns GM Ryan McDonough had his contract extended through 2019-2020, which is a bit surprising given the way things have gone for the Suns lately.

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Wizards’ owner predicts that John Wall will sign $170-million designated player extension

John Wall has a massive $170 million designated player extension offer on the table from the Wizards, but has yet to commit to signing it. However, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis told reporters that despite Wall’s hesitation, he will ultimately choose to sign the offer.

The Wizards offered Wall the extension as soon as they were eligible to do so, but Wall said he would take his time to make a decision on any extension should it be offered.

Because Wall made third-team All-NBA this season, he is eligible to sign the extension. He averaged 23.1 points, 10.7 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game this season while leading Washington to its third playoff berth in four seasons.

For Portland, you have almost an unlimited mix-and-match of players who could be included in this deal. It could be Evan Turner and Vonleh; or Crabbe and Al-Farouq Aminu; or Mo Harkless, Ed Davis, and Vonleh; or Meyers Leonard, Aminu, and Harkless; or virtually any other combination you could think of that doesn’t include Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, and newly drafted Zach Collins.

Why would the Blazers make this trade? For exactly the reasons above. They have several really bad contracts, enough that they’re basically interchangeable, and some other decent players Cheap NFL Jerseys China who are expendable. It’s not an ideal spot.

Still, while Love would probably make the Trail Blazers a little bit Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China better, he doesn’t solve their defensive issues at all. Can he make their offense better than he hurts their defense, considering their offense was already 11th-best in the league?

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