D’Antoni informs Rockets he will not be back next season

Whenever the 2020-21 NBA season tips off there will be a new person sitting in the head coach’s seat in Houston. In a statement to the four letter network, the now former Rockets head coach said this: It’s with tremendous sadness and gratitude that my wife Laurel and I announce that our incredible journey in Houston has ended for now and that we’ll be moving to a new chapter. Mike D’Antoni informed the Rockets that he is entering free agency and would not be returning to the team next season…

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Pacers break off Nate McMillan

Tuesday morning the Indiana Pacers announced the firing of head coach Nate McMillan. “On behalf of the Simon family and the Pacers organization, I’d like to thank Nate for his years with the team. This was a very hard decision for us to make; but we feel it’s in the best interest of the organization to move in a different direction. Nate and I have been through the good times and the bad times; and it was an honor to work with him for those 11 years (in Indiana and…

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Pelicans break off Alvin Gentry

from nba.com : NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans fired coach Alvin Gentry on Saturday after the club missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. The Pelicans went 30-42 this season, finishing with just two victories in their final eight games despite the presence of top overall draft choice Zion Williamson and first-time All-Star Brandon Ingram in the lineup. Gentry was hired by former Pelicans general manager Dell Demps after the club fired Monte Williams following the 2014-15 season, when Anthony Davis was the face of the…

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Chicago Bulls get Jim Boylen out the paint

When the Chicago Bulls , finally, made changes in their front office ( firing GM Gar Foreman and John Paxson moving to an advisory role) the questions immediately began regarding the future of head coach Jim Boylen. Those questions have now been answered. Bull Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Arturas Karisovas announced Friday morning that Jim Boylen had been relieved of his duties as head coach.  “After doing a comprehensive evaluation and giving the process the time it deserved, I ultimately decided that a fresh approach and evolution in…

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Lakers will be able to sign AD

Whether anyone in the purple and gold will admit it or not, re-signing Anthony Davis has been the elephant in the room all season long. This season is a trial run for Davis to see if he wants to run for the Lake Show for the next several seasons. As the sting from being shunned by Dwight Howard 7 years has still left a bad taste in the team’s mouth. This season everyone has to be on their best behavior, as they have to convince Davis, and potentially future free…

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Kenny Atkinson out as Nets head coach

In a shocking turn of events, Kenny Atkinson is no longer the Brooklyn Nets head coach. Nets’ GM Sean Marks had this to say in a statement: After discussions with Kenny about the progress of the season, we mutually agreed that a coaching change would be in the best interest of the team. This was an extremely difficult decision, however the organization believes it is one that is necessary at this time. Kenny was instrumental in developing our players and building the identity and culture we have become known for…

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Minnesota Timberwolves to buy out Allen Crabbe

The trade deadline in the NBA does mean an end to roster modifications for teams. Players who were acquired in trades that were brought in just to make a trade work and/or do not fit in with the long term plan of the ball club ( think vets traded to bad/rebuilding teams) will either be waived or bought out, paving the way for them to sign with other, usually better, teams. This is the case with guard Allen Crabbe. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the veteran guard and the Minnesota…

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Jeff Teague returns to Hawks via trade from Timberwolves.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks have engaged in a trade. The Hawks sent guard Allen Crabbe to Minnesota for point guard Jeff Teague and shooting guard Treveon Graham. Teague, has started 13 of the 34 games he has appeared in this season for the Timberwolves, averaging 13.2 points, 6.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds. He was moved to a reserve role, as rookie Jarrett Culver has assumed the starting point guard duties. Teague will likely assume a similar role in Atlanta, where he spent…

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Carmelo Anthony to Trail Blazers

Carmelo Anthony is back in the NBA. The ten-time All-Star agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to reporting by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Anthony, was boasts a career scoring average of 24 points per game, last appeared in an NBA game in November 2018 when he averaged 13.4 during his ten games with the Houston Rockets. The Trail Blazers have stumbled out of the gates to a 4-8 start are thin and at and need production out of their frontcourt, in lieu of the injury to…

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Pistons waive Joe Johnson

When Joe Johnson was signed by the Detroit Pistons after dominating Ice Cube’s BIG3 league, it showed that the 3-on-3, which is full of former NBA, players could be a viable path to get back to the Association. However that narrative may have taken a slight hit, as the Pistons waived Johnson. The 38-year old Johnson played 4 preseason games for the Pistons, and averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.8 in 14.8 minutes of action.

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