Warriors waive Shaun Livingston

The Golden State Warriors waived guard Shaun Livingston Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. As the Warriors try to reform and remain a force in the Western Conference in lieu of the departure of Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins and the injury to Klay Thompson, the team had to recently trade stalwart and jack of all trades Andre Iguodala and now Livingston is the latest fixture to be shown the door. Though Livingston is only 33, he did not resemble the player we have seen for Golde State over the…

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NBA allegedly approves challenge flags for the 2019-20

In a NBA season and offseason was not short on WTF moments, the league’ has given us another one, but not in a good way. The NBA thought it would be a good idea to institute the challenge flag rule from the NFL. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported the NBA’s board of governors approved the change Tuesday and it will go into effect in the 2019-20 season. Per the AP’s Tim Reynolds, each coach will get one challenge per game and and can contest “a personal foul…

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Miami Heat ‘expressed interest’ in acquiring Russell Westbrook

Though it seemed highly unlikely six months or even six days ago, Russell Westbrook’s time with the Oklahoma City Thunder could be winding down. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday that the All-NBA performer  “welcomes the idea” of a possible trade this offseason” and that he and the Thunder would like this resolved sooner rather than later. The Miami Heat have shown some preliminary interest. Tim Reynolds of Associated Press reported the two teams have had discussions. However the finances could be a roadblock to bringing Brodie to South Beach. However…

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Hawks and Warriors swap big men

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Atlanta Hawks and the Golden State Warriors have engaged in a swap of young big men. The Warriors will receive Omari Spellman, while Atlanta will get Damian Jones and a second round draft pick. Though Jones has appeared in only 49 through his first three seasons, he showed some promise last season before going down with a torn chest muscle. Spellman, was taken 30th overall in the 2018 NBA draft, played in just 46 games in his rookie campaign and…

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Lakers to add Avery Bradley once he clears waivers

Though the Lakers missed out on the big fish of Kawhi Leonard, they have made several quality-appearing signings in the interim. Since this weekend, the Lakers have added, Demarcus Cousins, Danny Green, and Quinn Cook and resigned Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee. With Avery Bradley agreeing to a two-year, $9.7 million deal, it appears Los Angeles ha made another solid addition to their roster. The deal is actually a “one plus one”, with the second year being a player option. Last year it was a tale of two…

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Grizzlies not ‘Planning to Keep’ Swight Howard post trade

What should not come as a major shock, Dwight Howard does not fit into the Memphis Grizzlies’ long term plans. So little does he fit with those plans that according to Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic, the team doesn’t not plan on keeping the recently acquired eight-time All-Star. Sankofa II adds the acquisition was “purely money-saving maneuver.” Howard, appeared in a mere nine games this past season for the Washington Wizards, and averaged 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per in that limited time. As Howard now moves through is…

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Oklahoma City trades Jerami Grant to Denver

After shocking the NBA world by trading Paul George Sunday morning, the Thunder apparently are done wheeling and dealing. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Oklahoma City Thunder are sending forward Jerami Grant to the the Denver Nuggets in exchange for a 2020 first round pick. The deal seems to address the issues of rebuilding for the future and financial relief as it will save the franchise $39 million in salary and luxury tax. Prior to making this trade, the Thunder was staring at a nearly $33 million tax bill.…

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Tyus Jones signs a 3 year deal with Grizzlies

Former Timberwolves backup point guard Tyus Jones has agreed to a three year, $28 million dollar offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies, who have been more active than usual this offseason. Initially it was reported the offer sheet was for three years at $24 million, however Jones’ agent, Kevin Bradbury of BDA Sports Management told the Pioneer Press that the number was closer to $28 million when factoring in “likely incentives.” Jones , a restricted free agent, has spent the first four years of his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves.…

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Kevin Durant to now wear number 7

When Kevin Durant finally takes the court for the Brooklyn Nets, he will not be donning his familiar number 35 but rather a new number, 7. He announced the number changed Sunday via his real twitter account. If you are like me, you might wonder what was the reason for the number change, KD also provided some insight into why he made his decision. 35 has brought KD a long way but with this new chapter of his career, it seemed Durant wanted to embark on it with new digits…

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