Connect with us

Basketball

Cavaliers optimistic they will be able to trade Kevin Love before deadline

Published

on

It’s no secret that Kevin Love’s days in Cleveland are all but numbered. At this point, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ he will be traded at this point.

On the surface he is still a solid NBA power forward, but the problem is that he is making superstar money. Finding the right trade partner willing to take on the $91.5 million remaining on his contract over the next three seasons. Despite the trade obstacles, the Cavaliers have reportedly grown increasingly optimistic that they will deal him sooner than later, and to receive “a requisite package of young assets and/or future draft picks” in return.

The 31-year old, who is in his sixth season with the franchise, is averaging 16.5 points and 10.6 assists in 28 games so far in 2019/2020. He is always a reliable producer on the offensive end, but the problem has been his ability to stay on the court.

Over the past three-plus seasons, injuries have forced him to miss a combined 109 out of a possible 279 regular season games, which accounts for nearly 30% of game action.

Basketball

Capela dealt to Hawks, Covington heading to Rockets in massive four-team trade

Published

on

In case you missed it, the Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Denver Nuggets pulled off a massive 12-player blockbuster trade with less than two days before the league’s trade deadline

As the dust settled, here’s how each team made out:

Hawks receive >> Starting center Clint Capela, and veteran big man Nene Hilario (via Houston)

Rockets receive >> forwards Robert Covington, Jordan Bell (via Timberwolves), and a 2024 second-round pick from the Hawks via Golden State Warriors.

Timberwolves receive >> Forwards Malik Beasley and Juan Hernangomez (via Denver), Evan Turner (via Atlanta), and 2020 first-round pick from Atlanta via Brooklyn

Nuggets receive >> Veterans Gerald Green (via Houston), Noah Vonleh, Shabazz Napier, and Keita Bates-Diop (via Minnesota), and a 2020 first-round pick from Houston (via Minnesota).

Continue Reading

Basketball

Lakers, Clippers game postponed in wake of Kobe Bryant’s death

Published

on

An upcoming battle between the two Los Angeles teams will be moved to a later date.

Just a day after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, the NBA has decided to postpone tonight’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.

“The decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash on Sunday” said the league in a statement.

Players from both teams had close friendships with the Lakers legend, and are taking this tragedy extremely hard. This played a role in the NBA’s decision to reschedule the game.

The Lakers are reportedly supplying the players and other team employees with grief counselors to help them overcome the loss of Kobe Bryant.

It remains unclear when the make-up game will take place.

Continue Reading

Basketball

Steph Curry hoping to return to action March 1st vs Wizards

Published

on

We’ve finally got a Steph Curry injury update!

Despite rumours suggesting he’d be sidelined for the remainder of the season, the Golden State Warriors superstar is aiming to make his return to the court during a March 1st home game at Chase Center. According to reports, the return date isn’t set in stone, but is more of a personal goal that he hopes to accomplish.

The 31-year old MVP has played in just four games this season, and hasn’t seen the court since suffering a a fractured left hand on October 30th. He has had two separate surgeries in the injured hand since being out of action.

Curry has won three NBA titles, two MVP Awards, and has averaged 23.5 points, 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds over a span of 698 career regular seasons and ten-plus seasons.

Continue Reading

Trending - Popular