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  • Here's Some Fresh Trade Ideas From Latest NBA Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Domino No. 1 of the 2023 NBA trade deadline came crashing down when the Brooklyn Nets agreed to the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, an unexpected swap that could trigger surprising fallout. Rumors, speculation and possibilities always fly fast and..." February 07

  • 6 Most Realistic Trade Targets For The Lakers

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have once again been bested out by another team in their pursuit of getting a star player alongside their dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. It was none other than the former Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving who was expected to be traded to the..." February 07

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar opens up about LeBron James nearing his all-time scoring record

    Sportsnaut "For a good 12-year span from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was absolutely the toast of the NBA. The first ballot Hall of Famer and 19-time All-Star averaged north of 28 points per game with 14.1 rebounds during that span in splitting time between the..." February 07

  • LeBron James: "I'm The Best Basketball Player That Ever Played The Game."

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James is one of the greatest players in NBA history, as he's managed himself the best way during his 20-year career. The King has done so much on and off the court that many fans consider him the greatest to ever do it, even above other legends like Michael Jordan, Kareem..." February 07

  • LeBron James Should Have Asked Lakers to Trade Him to Nets to Play With Kevin Durant

    The Big Lead "LeBron James nears the NBA's all-time scoring record while the Los Angeles Lakers appear no closer to making a move before the trade deadline to try and compete for a championship this season. This feels offensive because LeBron is averaging 30 points per game at age 38. It..." February 07

  • Could the Heat pull off a 3-team blockbuster trade for Bradley Beal?

    NBA Analysis "Sometimes, we pay so much attention to certain things that other, important things can fly under the radar. The same thing happens in the NBA. You see it in families. If one child needs special attention, they’ll probably get it. Ideally, it doesn’t come at the..." February 07

  • 3 Blockbuster Trades The Mavericks Can Make After Acquiring Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "The Dallas Mavericks made one of the biggest trades in recent memory as they acquired 8-time All-Star and former NBA champion Kyrie Irving. It was rather shocking to see the deal go through, especially because there might have been even more offers on the table for the services of the..." February 07

  • Jazz, Lakers discuss trade involving Mike Conley, Malik Beasley, Russell Westbrook

    The Score "The Los Angeles Lakers' future first-round picks could yet be moved for the right package. L.A. has held discussions with the Utah Jazz regarding a blockbuster swap that would send guard Mike Conley, swingman Malik Beasley, and potentially other rotation..." February 07

  • Lakers Are In 3-Team Trade Talks To Land Tobias Harris And Furkan Korkmaz

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers may have not gotten star Kyrie Irving, but there is still a possibility that the team will make a win-now move ahead of the trade deadline. They have two veteran superstars on their roster in LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and they have the..." February 07

  • Lakers Linked To OG Anunoby, Fred VanVleet & Terry Rozier Ahead Of Trade Deadline

    SI "With just a couple of days remaining until the NBA trade deadline occurs, the Los Angeles Lakers remain active in hopes of finding the right deal to help improve this roster. With Kyrie Irving no longer a possibility, the team has shifted to other potential options and the front..." February 07

  • Trade Deadline Panic Meter: How Desperate Is Every NBA Team for a Deal?

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks has already poured gasoline on the 2023 NBA trade deadline fire, potentially setting us up for a lot more action. Of course, some teams shouldn't feel pressure to make a move. Others, like the Nets (following Irving's trade request) and the..." February 07

  • At NBA trade deadline, follow the money on tax-team deals; Indy road trip notes

    The Athletic "If you’re looking for a guiding principle as you try to decipher what teams might do at the upcoming NBA trade deadline, let me offer you this one: Follow the money. It’s more true this year than almost any other, as we enter the trade deadline with an..." February 07

  • No, LeBron James Isn't Seriously Practicing the Skyhook

    The Big Lead "LeBron James is on the cusp of breaking the NBA's all-time scoring record so I sincerely hope you're prepared for an onslaught of pieces about the significance of his achievement. In one such article, The Athletic's Joe Vardon reported James has been working hard..." February 07

  • Lakers Could Sign John Wall If Bought Out By Clippers

    Sports Keeda "The LA Lakers missed out on Kyrie Irving after the Brooklyn Nets traded him to the Dallas Mavericks. The latest rumors suggest that the Lakers could turn their attention to the buyout market for a new point guard. One player who might be available is former All-Star John Wall of the LA..." February 07

  • Why Kyrie Irving was a luxury these flawed Lakers simply could not afford

    CBS Sports "Kyrie Irving's best traits are simultaneously extremely valuable and extremely narrow. He makes your half-court offense better. He generates easy baskets in transition. He can carry your bench offense for stretches. He's an excellent late-game shotmaker. In the right setting, these..." February 07

  • Up close with LeBron James and the Lakers as he prepares to become the NBA’s scoring king

    The Athletic "In happier times for LeBron James and the Lakers (it was last Wednesday), he sat at a folding table in the press dining room after a win in Indianapolis, speaking over the noise of fresh ice cubes being spat out by an ice machine, and engaged in a thought..." February 07

  • 3 Blockbuster Trades That Could Happen After Kyrie Irving Deal

    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

  • Russell Westbrook's Brother Made A Sarcastic Comment About LeBron James

    Fadeaway World "Russell Westbrook is one of the greatest point guards of all time, and a first-ballot Hall of Fame player. However, it is fair to say that his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers has not been the best, as the point guard largely did not live up to the expectations people had for him..." February 06

  • Missing out on trading for Kyrie Irving weighs on LeBron James, Lakers

    ESPN "Last summer, LeBron James, without a pressing need to do so, signed a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers that prohibited him from being traded this season, and pushed off his free agency until at least 2024. In a vacuum, this is a very..." February 06

  • Wild Trade Scenario: Kevin Durant And Ben Simmons To The Lakers, Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook To The Nets

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have missed out on Kyrie Irving, which is unfortunate as they have been looking for an elite player to add next to LeBron James on the roster. With that being said, they could end up taking a different direction in a trade with the Brooklyn..." 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

  • Los Angeles Lakers Didn't Want To Move Their First-Round Picks In Any Deal, Not Even For Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "There has been one big question about the Los Angeles Lakers throughout this season, and that has been whether they will mortgage more of their future for immediate success. The perfect example of this was their pursuit of Kyrie Irving, which would have meant that they had to give up their two..." 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

  • LeBron James Lets Everyone Know He's Disappointed the Lakers Didn't Land Kyrie Irving

    The Big Lead "LeBron James is disappointed that the Los Angeles Lakers could not land Kyrie Irving in a trade. We know this not through anonymous sources close to the team, but from LeBron himself. He said it and he said it on camera during an interview with Mike Wilbon on..." February 06

  • Nets' Joe Tsai Didn't Want to Trade Kyrie Irving to Lakers

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving reportedly wanted to go to the Los Angeles Lakers. And Brooklyn Nets governor Joe Tsai didn't want to help make that happen. According to NBA reporter Marc Stein, "one of the presumed objectives" for Tsai was to move Irving somewhere other..." February 06

  • Kevin Durant Calls Out Kyle Kuzma After He Compared Brandon Ingram To Kobe Bryant Instead Of Him

    Fadeaway World "Brandon Ingram is one of the most underrated hoopers in the NBA. But those who know how good he is, show it by making a comparison almost no one else has earned. Brandon Ingram's game often gets compared to Kevin Durant's, which is as high a compliment as any player in the NBA can..." 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

  • LeBron James' Agent Rich Paul Looked Sick Watching The Rock Hug His Girlfriend Adele During The Grammy Awards

    Total Pro Sports "Rich Paul has seen better days, and it did not include another man hugging his girlfriend. During the opening of the Grammy Awards, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson found out that Adele always wanted to meet him, so he came over to greet her before they hugged. Rich..." February 06

  • Michael Beasley open to rejoining Lakers

    TMZ "LeBron James breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record won't silence his critics, so says his former teammate Michael Beasley ... telling TMZ Sports, "they gon' keep hating." Remember, James is only a few points away from becoming the..." February 06

  • LeBron James fires off 3-word tweet after Nets reportedly trade Kyrie Irving to Mavericks instead of Lakers

    Fox News "Kyrie Irving’s reported trade from the Brooklyn Nets to the Dallas Mavericks sent shock waves through the NBA world, and one of his former teammates weighed in with a three-word tweet. Irving was rumored to be linked to the Los Angeles Lakers in the immediate..." 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

  • Lakers Had Multiple Conversations With Nets Before Kyrie Irving Was Dealt To Dallas

    Real GM Basketball "The Nets preferred the package from the Dallas as it allowed them to acquire a point guard in Spencer Dinwiddie plus a wing in Dorian Finney-Smith that they could use immediately, while also acquire future picks. The Lakers were building their trade offer on Russell Westbrook and..." 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

  • LeBron James 'Immense Proponent' of Kyrie Irving Trade; LA 'Motivated'

    Bleacher Report "It's no secret Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving are interested in a reunion, and the two could link up sooner rather than later with the NBA's Feb. 9 trade deadline coming up. James is "an immense proponent of making a deal..." February 05

  • Clippers 'Probing' Kyrie Irving Trade amid Lakers, Suns, Mavericks Buzz

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Clippers have entered into the mix for Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving, who has requested a trade. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the news on Saturday. "The LA Clippers have joined the pursuit of Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving,..." February 05

  • The Definitive Case Against a Lakers/Kyrie Irving Trade

    Bleacher Report "It had been a few months since we'd heard anything wild. We were long overdue for our regular Kyrie Irving news nugget. And on Friday, we finally got it. As NBA fans and media debated the availability of and potential suitors for the likes of Bojan Bogdanovic, John Collins and..." February 04

  • Heat won't swap Kyle Lowry for Russell Westbrook

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are still shopping reserve guard Russell Westbrook and his $47 million expiring contract, but it doesn't sound like Miami will be a potential landing spot for the former MVP. According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo, the Heat have "little..." February 04

  • 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