Ricky Rubio on Pacers’ radar

According to The Ringer, multiple league sources have indicated that unrestricted free agent point guard Ricky Rubio is a target of the Indiana Pacers. Point guards Darren Collision and Cory Joseph are both unrestricted free agents, so Rubio could immediately step in and fill that void. Finding a suitable replacement to start at the 1 in this draft seems unlikely, so this need will have to be addressed in free agency or the trade market. His defensive ability and playmaking prowess is not only an upgrade from both Collision and…

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Celtics did not make Tatum available in Davis trade talks

According to the New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Boston Celtics “refused” to make Jayson Tatum in trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans. Earlier today it was initially reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Anthony Davis was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, three first round picks, including the number 4 pick in this year’s NBA draft.

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NBA Trade Rumours: Heat to inquire about Chris Paul and other Rockets players

The Houston Rockets have made it known that essentially no one their roster, including James Harden, is untouchable as they look to make major changes to their roster to try to get past the monster in the Bay Area. Chris Paul is one of the most obvious targets to be moved, along with big man Clint Capela, but considering Paul’s age (34) and the massive amount he has remaining on his contract ( he signed a four-year $160 million deal last July), it seemed Houston might be hard pressed to…

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Sacramento Kings are interested in signing Nikola Vucevic in free agency

According to Arizona Sports 98.7’s John Gambadoro, the Sacramento Kings are interested in Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic. The free-agent-to-be center finished off a four-year $53 million this season by posting career highs in both scoring (20.8 ppg) and rebounding (12.0 rpg), and made his first All-Star game. He also was an efficient 51.8% from the floor, including 36.4% from three point land. Vucevic’s stellar play helped to end a six-year playoff absence, even though they were defeated 4-1 by the eventual Eastern Conference champs, Toronto Raptors in the first…

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NBA Rumours: Memphis expected to deal Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies have their highest draft pick since they infamously took Hasheem Thabeet in the 2009 affair ( something that is still a sore spot for Grizzlies fans). With Zion Williamson out of the picture, its has been assumed that the team will take Murray State point guard Ja Morant with their number two pick. However, where does that leave Mike Conley? According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Grizzlies “are widely expected to use the No. 2 pick on Murray State’s Ja Morant and trade the…

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Damian Lillard and Trail Blazers “expected” to agreed to supermax deal

According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Damian Lillard is expected to sign a four-year $191 million supermax extension sometime this summer. He would qualified for the beefed up extension provided he makes one of the three All-NBA Teams, which, based on the level of play Lillard showed this season, seems to be a forgone conclusion. There are two years and $62 million owed to Lillard on his current deal. The extension would kick in after the 20-21 season and he would be 35 when that potential contract would expire. Lillard…

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Memphis Grizzlies make 2 additions to front office

The ineptitude of Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace and the front office have largely floated under the NBA radar. A track record of awful personnel moves, bad contracts signed ( see, Parsons, Chandler and Conley, Mike) and more turnover at the head coach position than at the Regions Bank call center makes how this regime has survived this long one of the great unanswered questions of the NBA. Earlier today, it was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, that the team added two former General Managers to their front office,…

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Heat waive Rodney McGruder

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Miami Heat have waived forward Rodney McGruder. The move seems to be a cost-cutting one , as indicated by the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman. Even if another team does claim him, McGruder is playoff ineligible. In his three seasons in the NBA, all with the Heat, the 6’4” guard has started 112 of the 161 games he has appeared in and averaged 6.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 23.6 minutes per contest. This season he was…

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Warriors plan on signing Andrew Bogut

After Andrew Bogut broke his leg 58 seconds into his Cleveland Cavaliers, it seemed we might have seen the last of the veteran big man in the NBA. However, he returned to his native Australia and continued to ply his trade in the country’s National Basketball League, playing for the Sydney Kings. In his debut season Bogut averaged 11.4 points, 11.6 rebounds and and 2.7 blocks per game and took home the League’s Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year and also made the All NBL first team. After…

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Spurs buyout Gasol

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the San Antonio Spurs and center Pau Gasol have agreed on a buyout. Gasol is eligible for the playoffs for his next team. Injuries have limited the former All-Star to just 27 games this year,and only 6 starts. Gasol is averaging just 4.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in only 12.2 minutes per game. If healthy, he can be beneficial to a playoff team with his scoring and passing ability.

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