Raptors to sign Patrick McCaw

The strange odyssey for Patrick McCaw has taken a new turn. The former Golden State Warriors guard left a guaranteed 2 year, $5.2 million deal on the table to sign a non-guaranteed 2 year, 6 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 28. He was cut a mere three games into his tenure with Cleveland. The sign-and-cut has raised a few eyebrows and will now be the subject of an NBA investigation. It appears McCaw will have a new NBA home. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the free agent…

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Rockets trade Micheal Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls

As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets have traded point guard and former Rookie-of-the-Year Micheal Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls. Wojnarowski adds that the Bulls will send a future conditional second-round pick to finish the deal off and apparently the move was a cost cutting one for Houston, as they would have been on the hook to fully guarantee Carter-Williams’s deal for this season had he been on the roster as of 5PM today. Carter-Williams will not have to worry about living arrangements in the Wiondy City, because…

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Timberwolves break off Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau and I have something in common- neither of us are employed by the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to multiple sources, he was relieved of his duties as both President of Basketball Operations and head coach on Sunday. Oddly enough the firing came following the team’s 22-point shellacking of the Los Angeles. According to league sources, CEO Ethan Cason, accompanied by general manager Scott Layden strode in Thibodeau’s office after the game and fired him. It seemed that Thibs had no idea that this was coming. He expected that he…

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NBA sends out memo to teams about anti-tampering rules

Today the NBA sent a message to its teams about tampering…..literally. The comments of LeBron James ( and those of Giannis Antetokounmpo, though they aren’t getting near the amount of pub) in regards to Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis were, much to the delight of several NBA GM’s, the impetus for the NBA sending out a memorandum to teams to remind them of tampering rules. More from the NBA memo: This principle is particularly important in today’s media environment, where any actions or comments relating to potential player movement receive immediate…

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Patrick McCaw to sign offer sheet with the Cavaliers

The strange journey of Patrick McCaw and the Golden State Warriors has taken a new direction. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that McCaw is signing an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers today that is for two years and worth $6 million. The second year is non-guaranteed. Wojnarowski adds the Warriors are waiting the arrival of the signed offer sheet before the team decides to match or not. According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, should the Warriors choose to match, it will cost them $11.3 million against the luxury tax. Last year…

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So tampering is ok now?

Lebron James recent comments regarding his thoughts on potentially playing with New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis stokes the long-simmering fires of rumours of Davis joining the Lakers.  It is also a clear case of tampering.  As stated in Article 35A of the NBA constitution, “No person may, directly or indirectly, entice, induce, persuade, or attempt to entice, induce or persuade, any Player who is under contract to, or whose exclusive negotiating rights are held by, any other Member of the Association. I’m layman’s terms, if you are on…

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Bulls engaged in trade talks with several teams about Jabari Parker

The short and strange union of Jabari Parker seems to, thankfully be in its death throes. The signing ( 2 years, $40 million) itself was a head scratcher, as he seemed to not really be what the Bulls need and it seemed like the team never had a clear plan on how Parker would be implemented. Of course Jabari did himself no favors with his failure to address his glaring defensive defenciencies, but the Bulls should have done their due diligence.  When ESPN’s Malika Andrew reported that Parker would be…

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Nick Young signs with Denver Nuggets

Nick Young has agreed to a deal with the Denver Nuggets. The team made the announcement Monday morning.  Young comes to the Nuggets fresh off a championship with the Golden State Warriors last season. Though his minutes, 17.4, were the lowest since his rookie season and his points, 7.3, tied a career low, Young can still be a valuable scorer off the Denver bench. Last season he shot 37.7 from distance and had hit at least 36.9 percent of his three over the past five seasons.  With injuries to Gary…

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Lakers setting sights on Trevor Ariza

According to espn.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski the Los Angeles Lakers are in talks to try to acquire the services of Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza. It appears that both teams are working on bringing a third club into the deal that would take on Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as a component of a potentially bigger trade. For Phoenix, the asking price for Ariza is  a playmaking guard as well as a draft asset. With all these workings going on behind the scenes, KCP has veto power in a trade so he had…

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Bulls break off head coach Fred Hoiberg; Boylen named head coach

Monday morning the Chicago Bulls announced that Fred Hoiberg is no longer their head coach. Bulls Executive Vice President John Paxson released this statement regarding the decision: Decisions like this one are never easy to make, however I felt this was the right choice for our organization at this time. After a thorough evaluation, I elected to make this move with the overall development of our team in mind. As a team, I believe it is imperative that we make unfaltering strides in the right direction and build the right habits to…

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