Hornets run head coach James Borrego after four season

In a move no one really saw coming, the Charlotte Hornets have fired head coach james Borrego. Despite the team signing him to a multi-year extension back in August, Charlotte still felt the need to make a change. The Hornets seemed to be on the uptick, with a young and developing core, improving their win total by ten games each of the past two seasons, going 43-39 this season, however they have been bounced in the initial play-in game in both of those seasons. In his four seasons in the…

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Bulls sign Tristan Thompson, release Alfonzo McKinnie

Via Bulls.com The Chicago Bulls announced that the team has released forward Alfonzo McKinnie. Chicago also announced that it has signed veteran big man Tristan Thompson. In accordance with team policy, terms of Thompson’s contract were not disclosed. In his eleventh season in the NBA, Thompson (6-9, 254 pounds) owns career averages of 9.1 ppg (.518 from the field), 8.5 rpg (3.3 orpg) and 1.0 apg in 27.1 mpg. For his career, he has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers. This season, he has…

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Spurs, Blazers and Jazz engage in three way

The Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and the Utah Jazz have engaged in a three-way trade. According to Adrian Wojnarowski: The Spurs gets: Tomas Satoransky (POR) a second-round draft pick (Utah) The Trail Blazers get: Joe Ingles (Utah) Elijah Hughes (Utah) a second-round draft pick (Utah) The Utah Jazz get: Nickeil Alexander-Walker (POR) Juancho Hernangomez (SAS)

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CJ McCollum deal to Pelicans nearly done

The Portland Trail Blazers continue to be the busiest team in the league as we head toward the NBA trade deadline. Having already traded wings Normal Powell and Robert Covington to the LA Clippers for questionable compensation ( Eric Bledsoe, Justice Winslow, Keon Johnson and a future 2nd round draft pick ), the Blazers are still at work and it seems that CJ McCollum’s time in the Rose City may be coming to an end. According to the Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Trail Blazers and the New Orleans Pelicans are…

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Caris LeVert traded to Cleveland for Rubio and picks

Pacers guard Caris LeVert had long been the subject of trade rumours and it look like he is finally on the move. According to Ballsack Sports, Adrian Wojnarowski and others, LeVert is headin to Cleveland in exchange for point guard Ricky Rubio, a protec first round pick and two second round selections. Wojnarowski adds that the former Net ans Pacer is happy to be heading back to his native Ohio and to be playing for a contending ballclub. In LeVert, Cleveland adds a player to its young core who is…

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Milwaukee Bucks sign Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Greg Monroe to a ten-day deal. The ten-year NBA vet had previously appeared in 165 contests with the Bucks between 2015-17 and put up solid numbers of 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Monroe, on a previous 10-day with the Timberwolves played in five games and averaged 5.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1 block in 16.2 minutes per contest. This is a head scratching move as they previously had DeMarcus Cousins in the fold earlier this season and the former All-Star was playing…

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Blazers send Powell and Covington to Clippers in trade

We have our first notable trade of the pre-deadline frenzy in the NBA. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Clippers have engaged in swap in which LA is sending Eric Bledsoe, Justice Winslow, Keon Johnson and a future second rounder in exchange for Norman Powell and Robert Covington. The move seems to be more financially driven rather than focused on performance, as according to Bobby Marks, the trade puts the Blazers under the luxury tax. This is a move that could be a setup…

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Sources: Ben Simmons could rejoin Sixers this week

Been Simmons could be back in Philadelphia sooner than it was assumed and not as a visiting player. According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, talks have progressed between the team and Simmons’ agent Rich Paul that could potentially have the disgruntled star back with the team as soon as this week. Simmons time in the City of Brotherly seemed to be on the clock since the David Copperfield he pulled in conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks. Following the series, Simmons was subsequently and unceremoniously chucked completely under…

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DeAndre Jordan to reportedly sign 1/$2.6 million deal once waivers are cleared

From Paul Kasabian of B/R DeAndre Jordan will sign a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers after clearing waivers, per Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets dealt Jordan to the Detroit Pistons earlier Friday: Charania and Wojnarowski both reported that the Pistons intended to waive Jordan following a buyout, making him a free agent if he clears waivers. Charania and James Edwards III of The Athletic also added that Jordan intends to give back $4 million of the remaining $20 million on his deal as…

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Joel Embiid agrees to supermax extension with 76ers

From nba news services: All-Star center Joel Embiid is reportedly staying with the Philadelphia 76ers after agreeing to a supermax contract with the team. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Embiid has agreed to a four-year, $196 million deal that will keep him with the 76ers through the 2026-27 season. Per reports, the deal guarantees Embiid a total of $261 million because he was already set to make $65 million in the final two seasons under the terms of his current deal. Sources: 76ers star…

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