Kevin Love, Cavs

Kevin Love’s only question in extension talks was whether Cavs were going to tank

As Kevin Love was negotiating his contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers over the summer, he was only interested in knowing which direction general manager Koby Altman and owner Dan Gilbert were heading in. After LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, many thought the Cavs would enter a rebuild phase and

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Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose: Most guys in my position would have retired

In a wide-ranging interview with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose talks about his love for the game of basketball and how he thinks most people in his position would have retired from the game a long time ago. “I am in year 11 now. I tore my ACL

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Jimmy Butler

Miami Heat the most likely destination for Jimmy Butler, insider says

The Miami Heat are considered the team most likely to trade for small forward Jimmy Butler, New York Times insider Marc Stein wrote in his latest mailbag column. Butler has requested a trade from the Timberwolves and prefers to play in South Beach. The Heat have been as aggressive as any other team in trying

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Jimmy Butler

Report: Jimmy Butler skeptical Timberwolves actually searching for trade

Jimmy Butler and his representatives have grown frustrated by how the Minnesota Timberwolves have handled his trade request and are skeptical of whether the franchise is truly trying to find a deal, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic. Butler has requested a trade from the Timberwolves and is away from the team. The four-time

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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant would get roasted in the BIG 3, says Rashad McCants

Former NBA player Rashad McCants, who now plays in the BIG 3 league, says he would roast Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant if Bryant decided to join the BIG 3. McCants plays for team Trilogy. The 34-year-old only played in 249 games in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings after being a first-round

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Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson reiterates desire to remain with Warriors: ‘This place, it’s home’

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson is currently under contract through the 2018-19 season and will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019 if he doesn’t sign a contract extension this season. Thompson will make $18.9 million this season and it’s very likely he won’t sign an extension. The All-Star would cost himself

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Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward scores 10 points in first game back after injury, says conditioning was good

Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward played in his first professional basketball game Friday since suffering the gruesome left ankle injury last season on opening night, and things went fairly well for the 28-year-old. In 23 minutes of action, Hayward scored 10 points while shooting 2-of-7 from the field, 1-of-5 from the 3-point line, and

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Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen out 6-8 weeks with a high grade lateral elbow sprain

Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen is out 6-8 weeks with a high-grade lateral elbow sprain, the team announced. Markkanen sustained the right elbow injury in practice Wednesday. He underwent an MRI Friday that showed a high-grade lateral elbow sprain. Markkanen averaged 15.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game during his rookie year last

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Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers are thinking playoffs, not rebuild

This upcoming season will be the first year since 2011 that the Los Angeles Clippers won’t have Chris Paul, Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan on the team. Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets in 2017, Griffin was sent to the Detroit Pistons at the 2018 February trade deadline, and Jordan signed with the Dallas

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Kobe Bryant says Lonzo Ball can learn a lot from Rajon Rondo

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant thinks Rajon Rondo will be great for the development of second-year point guard Lonzo Ball. Rondo, who will be the starting point guard, has said multiple times this offseason he’s excited to teach Ball what he knows about the game. Bryant, who has had many battles with Rondo in

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