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  • 3 Blockbuster Trades That Could Happen After Kyrie Irving

    NBA Analysis "Every year, the NBA’s trade deadline is an exciting day. February 9th ought to be no exception this season.  At the same time, most years, a big deal or two goes down ahead of the deadline. Call it a primer. Usually, two teams reach an agreement before the last possible..." February 06

  • Mavs Acquisition Of Kyrie Irving Is Not Yet Official, Hinges on Third Mystery Team

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Mavericks’ blockbuster trade for star point guard Kyrie Irving is slated to be made official at some point on Monday. However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that it is not yet done. The NBA insider goes on to note that the Mavericks and..." February 06

  • 7 ideal Kevin Durant trade scenarios ahead of NBA’s Feb. 9 deadline

    Sportsnaut "Now that the Brooklyn Nets have granted Kyrie Irving’s trade request, it leaves the entire organization’s future in question. The same goes for Kevin Durant, who had intentions of winning an NBA title with Irving in Brooklyn. Now as the former NBA MVP remains the lone superstar in..." February 06

  • NBA, NBPA Agree to Extend CBA Opt-Out Deadline Until March 31

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced Monday it reached an agreement with the National Basketball Players Association to push the deadline to opt out of the collective bargaining agreement from Wednesday to March 31. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski noted the sides extended the deadline..." February 06

  • Buying or Selling NBA Trade Deadline Rumors after Nets-Mavs Kyrie Irving Deal

    Bleacher Report "With apologies to Rui Hachimura and Kendrick Nunn, the first big domino of this year's NBA trade season fell on Sunday, when the Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets agreed on a deal that will send Kyrie Irving to Texas to join Luka Doncic. And, as you almost..." February 06

  • The Only Trades Left For The Lakers And Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James has to be in his feelings right now, and it seems like he is. The King might have to run it back with the same roster that has kept him under .500 for two seasons now, and that is not good news for the Lakers organization or Lakers fans. James himself seems annoyed that..." February 06

  • OG Anunoby Trade Rumors: 3 Best Possible NBA Deadline Deals

    NBA Analysis "The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner, and there was a time when OG Anunoby was the most likely name to find a new home ahead of February 9th. Suddenly, Kyrie Irving’s contract negotiations with the Brooklyn Nets went south, and now he is a Dallas..." February 06

  • 5 Potential NBA Buyout Candidates After Feb. 9 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "While some players may get through Thursday's trade deadline unscathed, that doesn't mean they'll finish the season on their current squads. The NBA also has a waiver deadline on March 1, the last day players can be cut and still maintain postseason eligibility if they join a..." February 06

  • The Bulls enter the NBA trade deadline at a crossroads

    ESPN "The Bulls had a golden opportunity. After starting the season 12-18, the Bulls were riding a season-high three-game winning streak, building momentum with a blowout win at home against the Golden State Warriors, a thrashing of the Detroit Pistons in Paris and a..." February 06

  • 3 ideal Chris Paul trade scenarios ahead of NBA trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "There’s now a decent chance that we’ll see a Chris Paul trade from the Phoenix Suns between now and Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. Whoever leaked his potential inclusion in a trade offer to the Brooklyn Nets for Kyrie Irving increased these odds. Once..." February 06

  • 3 trades Warriors must make after Stephen Curry’s leg injury

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors haven’t had the 2022-23 season they were hoping for, as their 27-26 record sees them sitting in just eighth place in the Western Conference right now. Admittedly, they are only two-and-a-half games behind the third place Sacramento Kings, but things are..." February 06

  • Sides expected to extend NBA CBA early opt-out date

    ESPN "As discussions on a new labor agreement continue, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association are expected to extend an early opt-out deadline of Wednesday, allowing the league and union to continue negotiations on a new long-term collective bargaining deal, sources told ESPN on..." February 06

  • 3 best trade deadline destinations for Mike Conley

    Clutch Points "A Mike Conley trade deadline deal is one of the most likely moves to happen before the February 9 cutoff. The Utah Jazz started the season on fire, looking like a legit playoff team. However, two five-game losing streaks in December brought them back to earth, and the Jazz currently..." February 06

  • Look for Kyrie Irving aftershocks to have major impact on NBA trade deadline

    The Athletic "We interrupt the programming I had planned for this space to bring you an important update … one that will likely impact nearly everything else that happens ahead of the NBA trade deadline. Here’s the biggest aftershock from the Kyrie Irving trade that..." February 06

  • Bulls listening to Alex Caruso trade offers, but there’s a catch

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls aren’t quite out of contention yet, therefore it’s likely they keep the core together past the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline on Thursday. One player in particular who is garnering a lot of interest is guard Alex Caruso, who is one of the best backcourt..." February 06

  • Mavericks Exploring More Deals To Upgrade Roster

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Mavericks made a blockbuster move Sunday afternoon, trading for the Brooklyn Nets’ controversial All-Star, Kyrie Irving. But don’t think that will be all. The front office is not finished exploring trade options to further reshape and upgrade the..." February 06

  • Here Are Three Legit Kevin Durant Trade Destinations

    The Big Lead "Well, we're back! After doing several iterations of this thought exercise over the summer we find ourselves here once more, asking the same question: will Kevin Durant get traded? Things are different this time around, though. Kyrie Irving, Durant's running mate and the..." February 05

  • Lakers’ 4 best trade options in next 4 days after Kyrie Irving to Mavs deal

    Clutch Points "To the disappointment of LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers did not trade for Kyrie Irving, who was shipped to the Dallas Mavericks in the first blockbuster before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. We can litigate whether the Lakers actually dodged a..." February 05

  • Nets reportedly pursuing 2nd blockbuster deal before NBA trade deadline: 4 possible targets

    Sportsnaut "The Brooklyn Nets were one-half of the biggest trade so far this season, and it looks very likely that the team could be a part of another blockbuster deal before the 2023 NBA trade deadline. On Monday, all signs pointed to this year’s trade deadline being devoid of major moves...." February 05

  • This Bulls-Raptors Trade Sends Fred VanVleet To Chicago

    NBA Analysis "It is likely that you will hear some explicit language if you ask some NBA fans about “tanking.” There are a lot of people who don’t like it. Basically, tanking is the act of deliberately losing games in order to maximize your team’s chances of winning the..." February 05

  • Clippers targeting two impact players ahead of NBA trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "Being three games above .500, the Los Angeles Clippers are on track to make the playoffs in the Western Conference as the fifth seed. But with just four games separating the third seed and the 11th in the West, reaching the postseason is no sure thing at this stage in the year. One..." February 04

  • Top Landing Spots for NBA's Trade Deadline Targets

    Bleacher Report "Less than a week from the NBA trade deadline, it's time to dive into the rumor mill and try to suss out where a number of potential moves could land stars like Russell Westbrook, Jae Crowder, O.G. Anunoby and more. In certain cases (like Anunoby's), there figures to be a..." February 04

  • Blazers intend to be trade deadline buyers; 3 possible targets

    Sportsnaut "Like many teams in the Western Conference, the Portland Trail Blazers have flashed signs of being a playoff contender, but mostly they’ve been inconsistent this season. With the Feb. 9 NBA trade deadline less than a week away, the Blazers are currently in ninth place, on the fringe of..." February 04

  • Tristan Thompson Said He Texted Kyrie Irving About Reuniting On the Lakers

    The Big Lead "Tristan Thompson recently started working at ESPN. Thompson, 31, made his debut on NBA Today on January 26th and quickly made his mark by saying that LeBron James deserved MVP consideration if he could get the Lakers to the six or seven seed in the Western..." February 04

  • Nine potential Kyrie Irving destinations and what a trade might look like for each

    The Athletic "Kyrie Irving demanded a trade from the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. Oh, you’ve heard? Alas, demanding a trade and actually getting traded are very different things. No team is obligated to acquire Irving, and the Nets themselves are under no obligation..." February 04

  • LaVar Ball expresses confidence in eventual Lonzo Ball return

    NBC Sports Chicago "Lonzo Ball's father, LaVar, joined Stacey King's Gimme the Hot Sauce podcast on Wednesday to express his confidence in an eventual return for his son on an NBA court.  "Lonzo is gonna be fine," Ball said. "He's only 25 years old. He's..." February 03

  • Three Teams Emerge As Frontrunners To Swing A Trade For Kyrie Irving

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has requested a trade, league sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. The Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, and Dallas Mavericks have emerged as potential suitors for Irving,..." February 03

  • 5 ideal landing spots after Kyrie Irving’s trade request

    Sportsnaut "This year’s NBA trade deadline could end up bringing a surprise blockbuster, much like last year’s James Harden-Ben Simmons swap that quickly developed in the final hour. Now that Kyrie Irving has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, the All-NBA point guard could be..." February 03

  • Kyrie Irving's trade demand is a warning to all potential buyers

    CBS Sports "If you thought Kyrie Irving had changed, seen the error of his arrogant, narcissistic, team-destroying ways, rededicated himself to the Brooklyn Nets and basketball in general, think again. The guy couldn't make it three months from his last team suspension before..." February 03

  • Top Landing Spots for Kyrie Irving If Brooklyn Nets Trade Him

    Bleacher Report "Every year, it feels like the NBA's unofficial #TradeSZN gives us some major, out-of-left-field surprise. And while Kyrie Irving's personal history in the league may preclude us from describing anything related to him as a "surprise," Friday's news (as first..." February 03

  • Nets’ Kyrie Irving Requests Trade

    Hoops Rumors "Nets star Kyrie Irving has requested a trade, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic. According to Charania, the Nets have been told that Irving wants to be dealt prior to next Thursday’s deadline and intends to leave in free agency this summer if he..." February 03

  • 5 blockbuster NBA trades we’d love to see

    Sportsnaut "Blockbuster NBA trades have been the name of the game around during the NBA trade deadline in recent years. Just look at the in-season deal that sent James Harden from the Brooklyn Nets to the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of last year’s trade deadline. While things are moving..." February 03

  • 1 Trade Deadline Prediction for Every NBA Team

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is a stone's throw away from the 2023 trade deadline, which can mean only one thing: It's time to start putting some of our crystal-ball musings in Sharpie. Or, you know, at least erasable pen. These predictions prioritize accuracy over everything. There is a..." February 03

  • 10 NBA trade deadline stars to watch and ideal destinations

    Sportsnaut "The NBA trade deadline is closing in and there are quite a few players up for grabs that could make a major impact on playoff contenders around the Association. There are several key points during the 82-game grind that is the NBA season. Obviously, opening night and the final week of..." February 03

  • Five 76ers trade targets and potential deals to land them

    CBS Sports "As a team near the top of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, largely happy with its current rotation and short on moveable assets, the Philadelphia 76ers aren't expected to be major players at the Feb. 9 NBA trade deadline this season. However, that doesn't mean..." February 03

  • When did Michael Jordan become the NBA's GOAT?

    ESPN "Whether it was Michael Jordan's intention or not, the five-week run of ESPN's documentary "The Last Dance" featuring the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls has reestablished Jordan's place in the popular consciousness as the NBA's greatest of all..." February 03

  • Can Bulls afford to stand pat at NBA trade deadline?

    The Athletic "The question to Billy Donovan before the game was whether the goal has changed for the Chicago Bulls this season. “No,” the Bulls coach said firmly. “I don’t think anything’s necessarily changed.” If that’s true, the Bulls..." February 03

  • Alex Caruso on trade rumors

    NBC Sports Chicago "Give Alex Caruso credit for honesty. “Anybody would be lying if they said they don’t know about them or are unaware of it,” Caruso said following the Chicago Bulls’ Thursday morning shootaround. “It’s just part of the..." February 03

  • 2023 NBA All-Star Reserves Announced

    SI "Thursday evening, the NBA announced the reserves for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game which will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 19th. Right before the game begins, the two captains, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, will select their roster through a draft. Below is a..." February 03

  • Six big trades we want to see at the 2023 NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "The 2023 NBA trade deadline is one week away, and so far we've only seen two trades during the regular season, one of which -- the Boston Celtics trading Noah Vonleh to the San Antonio Spurs -- was a pure salary dump for luxury tax..." February 02

  • A 4-Team Blockbuster NBA Trade That Would Change Everything at the Deadline

    Bleacher Report "With the 2023 NBA trade deadline a week away, there's still plenty of time for wild speculation, machinations and general trade-machine tomfoolery. Here, you'll get all of the above. In January, we proposed an "absurd" mega-trade that moved John..." February 02

  • NBA Trade Deadline Big Board 2.0

    The Athletic "The NBA trade deadline is a week away, and The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie (scouting), Seth Partnow (analytics) and Danny Leroux (salary cap) have put their heads together to identify the players who, if traded, could most impact the remainder of this season, as well as position..." February 02

  • Lakers, Knicks, Heat, Mavs Likely Suitors If Bulls Trade Zach LaVine

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks are among the expected suitors for Zach LaVine, if the Chicago Bulls decide to trade the All-Star guard before the Feb. 9 deadline. Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports reported the four playoff contenders have..." February 02

  • Fred VanVleet hinting at interest in 1 rival team?

    Larry Brown Sports "It may be time to bring out the deerstalker hat and the magnifying glass for Fred VanVleet’s latest social media post. The Toronto Raptors guard VanVleet, a very buzzed-about trade candidate, raised some eyebrows on Wednesday with an interesting post to Instagram. VanVleet..." February 02

  • As sluggish NBA trade market nears deadline, history has shown a player’s desired trade destination may not matter

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA trade market continues to hum along quietly, with little chatter of substantive deals gaining actual development. There are frameworks being passed around front offices and role players being made available, but this transaction landscape ahead of the Feb. 9 buzzer is desperately..." February 02

  • NBA Head Coaching Hot Seats to Keep An Eye On

    Bleacher Report "Following Steve Nash's departure from the Brooklyn Nets just seven games into the season, there's been no other movement on the sidelines from NBA teams. This doesn't mean some seats aren't beginning to heat up, though. Whether those seats belong to coaches..." February 02

  • NBA Trade Candidate Watch: Players On Rookie Scale Contracts

    Hoops Rumors "Leading up to the February 9 trade deadline, we’re keeping an eye on potential trade candidates from around the NBA. We’re continuing today with a handful of former first-round picks who are still on their rookie scale contracts. This list does not..." February 02

  • Lonzo Ball’s knee injury a mystery to Bulls

    Larry Brown Sports "Lonzo Ball has not played since midway through last season because of a knee injury, and the Chicago Bulls still have not offered a timeline for when he might return. That may be because the team has no idea what is going on with Ball. During a Tuesday appearance on 670 The..." February 01

  • The Perfect, Good, And Bad Trade Scenarios For The Lakers

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers finally made a trade to improve the roster when the team parted ways with guard Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks for the services of Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards. Surprisingly, the Lakers did not wait until the trade deadline to make a move, and that..." February 01

  • Fresh Trade Packages for NBA's Top Deadline Targets

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade market might be running on fumes by the time the Feb. 9 trade deadline arrives. It already seemed like there would be a shortage of sellers this year, but that group might wind up even smaller than expected. For instance, recently extended Indiana Pacers center Myles..." February 01