Timberwolves president Gersson Rosas: ‘Karl-Anthony Towns is as untouchable as they come’

“Karl-Anthony Towns is as untouchable as they come,” Rosas told ESPN. “He’s the best player on our team and he’s the guy we’re building around. Everything we do is to help him become the best player and to help us become the best team we can be. He’s a special talent that we’re going to […]

Friends, family, former teammates of Delonte West trying to help him find his way

Former teammate Jameer Nelson is one of many people who have witnessed West’s post-career distress and offered help. The National Basketball Players Association has maintained close contact with West and made itself available as a resource. His college coach at Saint Joseph, Phil Martelli, and West’s former player agent, Noah Croom, have been in communication with […]

Report: Kyrie Irving believed LeBron James wanted Cavaliers to trade Irving

Really, there are two key questions here: Did LeBron want Irving traded? Did Irving believe LeBron wanted him traded. Both mattered. Even if LeBron never wanted Irving traded but Irving believed otherwise, that perception apparently drove Irving’s exit from Cleveland.

Kyrie Irving reportedly told Cavaliers teammates of desire to join Knicks. Should Celtics worry about his 2019 free agency?

I think they’re scared and should be scared to some degree of Kyrie Irving walking in 2019. I know he had a great year, but you know there are people in Cleveland that will tell you that the Knicks should be considered a real threat for Kyrie Irving. Because Kyrie had talked about it, about […]

Report: Anthony Davis believes Kyrie Irving might not re-sign with Celtics

However, Davis might not remain available this offseason. Because Davis is pushing for a trade now rather than waiting for the Celtics’ window – apparently due to concern about Irving’s future in Boston – the Lakers are making a strong push.

Report: LeBron James made no effort to win over Kyrie Irving after trade request

Let’s be honest: LeBron didn’t do anything, until they were going to trade him, to try to keep him here. He didn’t try to talk to him. He didn’t try to mend the fences. It wasn’t until they said, “LeBron, we’re giving him to Boston” is when he said, “No, no don’t do that.”

Marcus Morris pushes Jaylen Brown in Celtics huddle

Morris definitely pushed Brown. Did Brown push Morris first, though? It’s possible. They’re off camera for a moment, and as they return into the frame, Morris is stepping backward. Maybe that’s due to a Brown push. Or maybe that’s just to create space to push Brown.

Bucks GM Jon Horst: ‘We are not going to trade Eric Bledsoe’

They traded for him when he put himself on the block, supplanting reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon at point guard, in 2017. Milwaukee gave Bledsoe a four-year, $70 million contract extension last year. Then, with the promising Brogdon looking to return to point guard, the Bucks signed-and-traded him to the Pacers, allowing Bledsoe […]

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo on Malcolm Brogdon: ‘Definitely wish he was still here’

Antetokounmpo has consistently said he wants to stay with the Bucks as long as they prioritize winning. Though there were also basketball reasons to move Brogdon, losing him also kept Milwaukee out of the luxury tax. That financial motivation is impossible to overlook.

Report: 76ers guard Josh Richardson out at least 2-3 weeks

The 76ers also lose a valuable contributor as they try to rise from fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The No. 5 seed would play the first-round without home-court advantage then, if advancing, face the mighty Bucks in the second round. Far from an ideal position for a deep run.