NBA trade rumors: One Draymond Green quote offers Kyrie Irving important lesson

And before you write off those early years as Irving being a youngster trying to carry an awful roster, keep in mind what happens to his current team when LeBron leaves the floor. At 25, Irving is just a year younger than Bryant was in 2004 when the Lakers handed him the keys to the […]

Knicks owner James Dolan hasn’t spoken to new GM Scott Perry since hiring him

James Dolan is not known to be the most personable man in the world. Charles Oakley can attest to that. But most people would assume he would go out of his way to meet his new hires, since he, you know, owns the Knicks. But he has yet to meet with new general manager Scott […]

NBA free agency: Dan Gilbert clearing path out of Cleveland for LeBron James

James is not one of those. He’s keenly aware of what’s gone on with the Cavs, and the messages Gilbert has been sending no meaningful roster additions, no firm hand at the top of the basketball operation are being read loud and clear by the Cavs’ bedrock star. Don’t be surprised, then, when James sends […]

Andrew Wiggins: I’m worth ‘nothing less’ than a max contract

Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Jeff Teague. That’s about as formidable of a top four as there is in the league with the exception of the Golden State Warriors. This team’s roster as it currently stands could get them to the playoffs for the first time since 2004. With that said, it makes […]

Knicks, Rockets reportedly restart talks on Carmelo Anthony trade

The Rockets and Knicks have restarted trade talks for Carmelo Anthony according to ESPN. The trade would still have to involve a third team if both teams want to get a deal done and the likely reason for that is the Rockets need to get rid of Ryan Anderson’s three-year, $60 million contract to free […]

NBA trade rumors: Kyrie Irving’s request leaves Cavs hurting, Adam Silver smiling

In a span of a month, the Cavaliers have managed to do something that carried the air of impossibility as the last NBA year limped to a close. Cleveland has set up next season to be, blessedly, an interesting one. Even as Golden State easily won this year’s NBA Finals, the running question throughout the […]

Saturday’s trade gives the Islanders roughly $9 million in cap space

His last season in Brooklyn with the Islanders was a difficult one, though, for Hamonic. Injuries limited him to only 49 games played, and he struggled with his on-ice play even when healthy. However, he has been a respected, solid player, and a strong locker room presence, the past seven seasons for the Islanders. I […]

New Sabres GM Jason Botterill will use Penguins’ blueprint to build Buffalo

New Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill made a clear impression during his opening news conference that he has a fresh plan for the organization: instilling principles he learned from one the NHL’s top teams to lift up one of the league’s doormats. The Sabres hired Botterill on Thursday to lead a franchise that hasn’t […]

The 35-year-old right wing has signed a two-year deal with the Hurricanes

The 30-year-old Hjalmarsson, a three-time Stanley Cup winner, will play alongside his friend and fellow Swede Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the Coyotes’ top defense pair. He’s a guy we targeted for a while now, Chayka said. We think Hjalmarsson is a perfect partner for (Ekman-Larsson), who struggled last season. That was the genesis of that move. […]