76ers

Philly Sport Max’s Weekly Quick Hits: Welcome to Philly, Jimmy Butler

The 76ers began this week with a 6-5 record. Philadelphia played three games last week, and won two of three, improving to 8-6 on the young season. Let’s run through some quick hits for last week, and preview next week. Breaking down what we gave up in the Jimmy Butler deal: The Sixers sent Dario

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Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving on Celtics: “We’re not as good as we think we are”

The Boston Celtics are now 7-6 after a 100-94 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. It’s not the kind of start that many expected with Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving healthy, but so far the Celtics look extremely mortal and beatable. Via Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe: Kyrie: “We’re not as good

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Carmelo Anthony

Report: Rockets players, coaches believe Carmelo Anthony has played his final game for Houston

Houston Rockets players and coaches believe that small forward Carmelo Anthony has played his final game for the franchise, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN. Anthony signed a one-year deal with the Rockets in the summer after getting traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks, and then reaching a buyout agreement with Atlanta. The 10-time

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Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony’s short time with the Rockets could reportedly be coming to an end

The Houston Rockets are having a struggling start to the season, and part of that has been the addition of Carmelo Anthony. The team reportedly met with Anthony about his role with the team over the weekend as he was ruled out against the Spurs due to illness. While Carmelo Anthony is absent with an

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Jimmy Butler

NBA Roundtable: Dissecting the Jimmy Butler trade

After a month-long saga with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler’s trade request was finally acknowledged, as the Minnesota Timberwolves sent the All-Star packing East to Philadelphia in a deal that landed them Robert Covington and Dario Saric. With Butler now set to recalibrate in Philly with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, several of our writers

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Ben Simmons

Why I expected more from Ben Simmons in his sophomore season

I’m just going to say it: I expected more from Ben Simmons this year. He has not taken the step I expected him to take. Let me be clear, I did not expect him to come out in 2018 and be a completely different player. I did not expect Simmons to be a prolific shooter.

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Lakers

Lakers’ Plan For Kevin Durant, LeBron & AD still in motion per source

Kevin Durant will join the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019, a league source tells me. Durant, a two-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors, is highly considering joining the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2019, I was told in September. Spoke to a source today who confirmed Kevin Durant will be a

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Fantasy

Weekly NBA Fantasy Starting Five – Vol. 2

On any given night any NBA player can achieve a great stat line, and if he is to close out that strong week with a string of strong performances then he will wind up on this list. This weekly column sets out to find the top five performers each week, one at each position, and create

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NBA

Jimmy Butler Traded to Philadelphia 76ers

Jimmy Butler is now the starting small forward of the Philadelphia 76ers. As per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, The 76ers are trading forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric, guard Jerryd Bayless, and a 2020 second-round pick for Butler and forward Justin Patton, sources said I first reported rumblings of the potential trade between the Minnesota Timberwolves

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76ers finally land third star with trade for Jimmy Butler

The Philadephia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a trade that will send Jimmy Butler to join the Process in exchange for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, center Justin Patton, and a 2022 second-round pick. Minnesota has traded Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton to Philadelphia for Robert, Covington, Dario Saric and a 2022 second-round draft

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