Warriors sign Draymond Green to 4-year max contract

Just about a month after they signed Klay Thompson to a max contract, Adrian Wojnarowski reports Golden State has signed All-NBA defender Draymond Green to a four-year, $100 million extension. Image via Zimbio As a result, The Golden State Warriors have their original championship core intact for the next few years. With free agency looming next summer, three-time All-Star Draymond Green has agreed to a four-year, $100M maximum contract extension with Golden State, agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2019 Green was meant to be a free agent… [Read entire story]

Bucks Sign Korver to One-Year Deal

Free-agent Kyle Korver and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a one-year contract for $2.6 million said the guard’s agent Jeff Schwartz. Korver had difficulty deciding between signing with Milwaukee or the Philadelphia 76ers, but his relationship with Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was a big part in his final decision to sign with the… [Read entire story]

Free-agent J.R. Smith visits with the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks will reportedly host free-agent forward J.R. Smith on Thursday. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on the meeting, noting the “Bucks are searching for a wing shooter and both sides will have an opportunity to sit down.” Smith was released by the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this week. The move was a long time coming, but Cleveland held out hope that perhaps Smith might be moved in a trade. When rumblings of his release first started percolating around the NBA, it was thought that Smith would be an ideal candidate to re-join LeBron James… [Read entire story]

Sources: OKC Russell Westbrook to Houston for Paul and Picks

On Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to trade their triple-double king Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. There, he will reunite with former teammate James Harden, said league sources. In exchange, Houston will send veteran guard Chris Paul. Additionally, they will send a pair of protected first-round draft picks and two pick swaps to Oklahoma City. Want $250 to bet on NBA futures? Sign up here! Houston is reuniting two former guards who began their NBA careers together in … [Read entire story]

Sources: Oklahoma City Trades Westbrook to Houston for Paul and Picks

On Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to trade their triple-double king Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets where he will reunite with former teammate James Harden, said league sources. In exchange, Houston will send veteran guard Chris Paul, a pair of protected first-round draft picks and two pick swaps to Oklahoma City, league sources added. … [Read entire story]

NBA Board of Governors Approves Use of Coach’s Challenge

During its annual meeting, the NBA board of governors approved two changes for the 2019-20 season. They were a coach’s challenge and the replay center, initiating proceedings for replays for specific types of plays. The league’s competition committee had proposed the two changes and was given unanimous support from the 30 NBA teams. Coach’s challenges have been used in NBA G-League games for the last two seasons and in this year’s summer league. They will be… [Read entire story]

Avery Bradley Agrees to Deal with Los Angeles Lakers

Guard Avery Bradley agreed a two-year $9.7 million deal on Monday with the Los Angeles Lakers. The free agent cleared waivers earlier on Monday after the Memphis Grizzlies released him Saturday. That cleared the way for the point guard to sign with the Lakers. The Lakers offseason additions include Anthony Davis, Danny Green and now Bradley. Los Angeles used is room exception to make the deal with Bradley. Want $250 to … [Read entire story]

Raptors, Clippers odds take massive turns as Kawhi Leonard rocks the Free Agency world

With the news of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George heading to California, the Los Angeles Clippers are now the +275 favourites to win the NBA Championship. [Read entire story]

Sources: Leonard and George Headed to Los Angeles Clippers

NBA sources say that the Los Angeles Clippers will make a trade to acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder, which will clear the way for Kawhi Leonard to sign a four-year $142 million deal with the Clippers. In a move to keep Leonard from joining the Lakers to… [Read entire story]

Willie Cauley-Stein Agrees to Terms with Golden State

NBA sources confirmed multiple reports that free agent Willie Cauley-Stein and the Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms on a free agent contract. As a result, the center will sign with the team. The deal said a source is higher than the minimum salary. Willie Cauley-Stein has played each of his first four seasons… [Read entire story]

Free agent Kemba Walker expected to sign with Celtics

Finally cashing in on his All-NBA status, Kemba Walker is poised to sign a four-year, $141 million deal with the Boston Celtics when free agency officially kicks off Sunday. Per The Athletic’s Shams Charania: Kemba Walker plans to commit to a four-year, $141M maximum contract with the Boston Celtics after free agency opens on Sunday, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 29, 2019 The eight-year NBA veteran is coming off his third straight All-Star appearance and first All-NBA nod, earning… [Read entire story]

Sources: Durant, Kyrie and DeAndre to Sign with Nets

NBA sources have said that Kevin Durant is planning to sign a deal for four years  with the Brooklyn Nets. The deal is worth up $164 million, say reports. The All-Star will join Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan. Both are planning to sign deals with the Nets as well. Players can officially sign contracts beginning on Saturday. Want $250 to bet on NBA futures? Sign up now! Irving is expected to sign a … [Read entire story]

Sources: Kevin Durant to Meet with Four Teams

On Sunday, when NBA free agency officially begins Golden State’s Kevin Durant will speak with for teams – the Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks, sources around the NBA said. The engagement with the four teams will include both face-to-face discussions as well as communications through other means. Both Durant and the star’s business manager, Rich Kleiman … [Read entire story]

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins MVP Award

On Monday in Los Angeles, Giannis Antetokounmpo won the NBA Most Valuable Player award. The 24-year joined former great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only two Milwaukee Bucks players to win the prestigious award. The “Greek Freak” as Giannis is so affectionately known, became the third youngest to win the MVP in the last 40 years. Derrick Rose and LeBron James are the only two players who were… [Read entire story]

Sources: Grizzlies Send Conley to Jazz for Three Players and Picks

An NBA source has said that the Memphis Grizzlies traded Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen, as well as the 23rd overall pick in the draft on Thursday and a future first round pick. Sources in the league said the future draft pick would be a 2020 protected first round pick the Grizzlies would receive from the Jazz. The deal cannot be completed until July 6 by NBA rules, as that is when the… [Read entire story]

Kawhi Leonard First to Win Bill Russell Trophy in Both Conferences

Five seasons ago, Kawhi Leonard helped the San Antonio Spurs defeat the then two-time champion Miami Heat to win the NBA Finals. Leonard was named the Finals MVP in those Finals and again on Thursday when he led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA title in their Game 6 victory over the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors star became the first player in NBA history to … [Read entire story]

Golden State Believes Kevin Durant Has Torn Right Achilles

On Monday night, officials from the Golden State Warriors said that star Kevin Durant had suffered an injury to his right Achilles tendon. The incident occured during the Warriors 106-105 victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. General Manager of the Warriors Bob Myers spoke to reporters. Myers said his forward would … [Read entire story]

Will the NBA MVP Odds Change with Kevin Durant back for Game 5?

Kevin Durant has averaged 34.1 points per game in 11 post-season games but hasn’t played since May 8. His Warriors are set as underdogs for Monday’s Game 5 in Toronto. [Read entire story]

Source: Zion One of First Nine Invited to NBA Draft’s Green Room

A source has said that nine players were sent invitations to sit in the NBA Draft’s green room during the upcoming draft. The draft is on Thursday, June 20. Zion Willamson, RJ Barrett, Ja Morant, Darius Garland, Jarrett Culver, De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Jaxson Hayes and Coby White received the first group of invitations with another 11 invitations expected to be sent out shortly. Depending upon confirmations received by the NBA from the group of nine, the league is hoping to have 20 players sit in the green room. The NBA draft… [Read entire story]

Stephen Curry heavy betting favorite to win MVP

The odds are Stephen Curry will soon have that elusive NBA Finals MVP in his possession — at least if you believe the Caesars Palace Race and Sports Book. Golden State’s Game 2 victory evened the NBA Finals series on Sunday. Afterwards, the Warriors’ star was installed as the favorite at -200 to capture MVP honors. It would be his first MVP… [Read entire story]

What NBA Team Will Land Kawhi Leonard?

While Kawhil Leonard attempts to lead the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA Finals championship a handful of teams are trying to put together the best package to entice the talented player to suit up for them next season. The 27-year old Leonard has put his Raptors teammates on his shoulders and carried them to a current 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. However, while Canadian fans love Leonard as if he were a hockey player, the odds are not completely in the favor… [Read entire story]

Draymond Green and Drake Have Words Following NBA Finals Game 1

Draymond Green has played down the incident between him and Drake after Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Prior to the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday, commissioner Adam Silver spoke about why the NBA had talked with Toronto fan rapper Drake about the way he acted while on the sideline during Toronto’s Eastern Conference finals. Silver said the league spoke directly to … [Read entire story]

Warriors vs. Raptors Odds, Prediction: Game 1 NBA Finals

The Toronto Raptors host their first-ever NBA Finals game on Thursday night as very short favourites over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors. [Read entire story]

Bucks vs. Raptors Odds, Prediction: Game 6 NBA Playoffs

Can Kawhi Leonard help push the Toronto Raptors into the NBA Finals in the biggest game in franchise history when they host the Bucks in Game 6 on Saturday night? [Read entire story]

Raptors vs. Bucks Odds, Prediction: Game 5 NBA Playoffs

The Raptors are coming off of arguably their finest performance in these playoffs. They outscored the Bucks in every quarter in Game 4 and easily covered the spread as 2.5-point home underdogs. [Read entire story]

Bucks vs. Raptors Odds, Prediction: Game 3 NBA Playoffs

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse is adopting Fresh Prince Coach Smiley’s philosophy, but substituting Will for Kawhi in the key principle of “Pass it to Will.” [Read entire story]

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers Odds, Prediction: Game 3 NBA Playoffs

The Warriors survived a scare in a 114-111 win over the Trail Blazers in Game 2 of their Western Conference Finals series. After completing the home sweep, Golden State will try to keep its foot on the gas. [Read entire story]

Pelicans Move Up Seven Spots to Win No. 1 Pick

New Orleans moved from the No. 7 to the No. 1 spot in this year’s NBA draft on Tuesday night and can take Zion Williamson in June’s NBA draft. The Pelicans had only a 6% chance of winning Tuesday’s lottery. The Pelicans win in the lottery ended a wild night for the NBA in which three teams – the Pelicans… [Read entire story]

Raptors vs Bucks Odds, Prediction: Game 1 NBA Playoffs

It’s a superstar matchup between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard as the Toronto Raptors head into Milwaukee as underdogs for Wednesday’s Game 1. [Read entire story]

Trail Blazers vs. Warriors Odds, Prediction: Game 1 NBA Odds

With Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins sidelined, the Golden State Warriors will continue to lean on Steph Curry, who exploded for 33 second-half points in Game 6 on the road in Houston after being held scoreless throughout the first half. [Read entire story]

76ers vs. Raptors Odds, Prediction: Game 7 NBA Playoffs

Through six games this matchup between the 76ers and Raptors has been as unpredictable as Charles Barkley on a golf course. The seventh and deciding game goes Sunday night in Toronto. [Read entire story]

Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers Odds, Prediction: Game 6 NBA Playoffs

The Denver Nuggets have been mauling Portland inside the paint but head into Game 6 as underdogs on the road as the hometown Trail Blazers try to avoid elimination. [Read entire story]

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