Cavaliers waive JR Smith

JR Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers are no more. The team, unable to find a trade, decided to waive the colorful guard, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The move comes as little surprise. The ballclub had been shopping Smith since the early part of the season and in fact shut him down November 19. Smith only appeared in a paltry 11 games this season. Smith’s contract was a unique one, as explained by Evan Dammarell of Forbes: Smith’s arrangement with Cleveland was unique, where a team could…

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Ben Simmons agrees to max contract with the Sixers

Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed on a five-year, $170 million dollar maximum contract. The deal was confirmed to The Athletic’s Shams Charania by SImmons’ agent Rich Paul. After missing his first year, Simmons have shown to be an impactful player, winning Rookie-of-the-Year in 2017-18 and then building on that by making his first All-Star team in 2018-19, where he averaged 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game. However the glaring hole in his game, his either inability or refusal to take and make any jump…

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Wesley Matthews signs deal with Bucks

Veteran wing Wesley Matthews signed a two year, $5.26 million deal according to The Athletic’s Mike Scotto. The deal is really a “one-plus-one”, as the second year is a player option. Matthews and the re-signed George Hill will be charged with replacing the steady play and defensive void left when Malcolm Brogdon signed a four-year, $85 million deal with the Indiana Pacers earlier in this offseason’s Free-agency bonanza. Last season between the Dallas Mavericks, that two game cup of coffee he had with the Knicks, and the Indiana Pacers, Matthews…

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After the Westbrook and Paul trade, now what?

The NBA is still reeling from the blockbuster trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. As a reminder, here is who and what were involved in the trade The Thunder received: Chris Paul 2024 first round draft pick 2026 first round draft pick pick swap rights in 2021 and 2025 The Rockets received: Russell Westbrook Last evening Shams Charania broke down the protections surrounded the traded picks. For both these teams, the trade has lead to even more uncertainties. It’s clear that Sam Presti and the OKC…

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Marcus Morris agrees to deal with Knicks after Spurs pull offer

According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Marcus Morris has agreed to a one-year, $15 million deal with the New York Knicks. You may be wondering how that is possible, when he already agreed to a two-year $20 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs, right? Well, not quite. As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears, Morris had in fact agreed to the Spurs deal,however reconsidered it when the New York Knicks, of all teams, created additional cap space when they reworked the deal they had with…

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BIG3 deactivates Lamar Odom, Baron Davis, Bonzi Wells and Jermaine O’Neal for rest of the season; Glenn Davis facing fine

The BIG3 dropped the hammer on some notable players Wednesday and sent a message they are not league to be taken anything less than serious. The league announced via a press release that several players would be deactivated for the remainder of the season. Big Baby was ejected from Power’s matchup against Trilogy for going back and forth with the officials. Once he got the boot, rather than making his way off the court , Davis went into stands, where he was saluted by fans. He then removed his jersey…

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DeMarcus Cousins’ goal is to play in all 82 games next season

It is no secret that Demarcus Cousins has been hampered by injuries over the past few season, however the freshly signed Los Angeles Lakers has at least one lofty goal for the 2019-20 campaign. Lakers Nation’s Matthew Moreno reports that Cousins wants to play in all 82 games next season. Cousins also attest his quadriceps that he injured in the playoffs is “100% healed.” He returned from the injury in the Finals but did not resemble the Boogie we have seen in previous years, averaging just 8.3 points 4.7 rebounds…

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Minnesota will not match Tyus Jones offer sheet

The Minnesota Timberwolves declined to match the offer sheet that guard Tyus Jones signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Duke product had agreed to a three year, $28 million offer sheet. Minnesota had 48 hours to match the offer to keep Jones, which they chose not to do. Over his fours years with the Timberwolves, Jones provided steady play at the backup one spot.

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