Jared Sullinger, the Raptors fifth-string big man and walking piece of salary matching flotsam, tweeted a thing. Cryptic is the only way to operate when you’re an NBA player on Twitter. Our only choice in the wake of this development is to recklessly speculate. Has Jared Sullinger been traded in yet another win-now move for Masai Ujiri, perhaps being used to match the incoming salary of a P.J. Tucker or Marco Belinelli? Could he headed out of town as part of a second blockbuster move along with a handful of other big money deals? Sullinger, Cory Joseph and DeMarre Carroll for Jimmy Butler, anyone? Maybe his tweet has nothing to do with a trade at all. What if the two sets of eyeballs and the
It is crazy-rumor season in the NBA as we approach Thursday's trade deadline, and with two big names already being dealt, at least one NBA executive apparently believes the Boston Celtics will land an All-Star this week — Paul George. ESPN Insider Marc Stein was a guest on Zach Lowe's "The Lowe Post" podcast to discuss the big rumors floating around. While Stein does not believe George will be traded, he spoke to one anonymous NBA executive who believes the three-time, third-team, All-NBA player will be in a Celtics uniform later this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had a half-season of clues about what Phil Jackson thought of him, and now it was his turn to evaluate his boss. Anthony had trumpeted his trust in Jackson when he re-signed in 2014 and reaffirmed it months later, even as Jackson continued trading away key players from the best team Anthony ever played on in New York. Reminded of that recently and asked if he still trusted Jackson, Anthony stopped well short. “I trust the process,” he said, mimicking Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers. The process isn’t going well for Jackson in New York. The Knicks are 23-34, 12th in the Eastern Conference and on pace to miss the playoffs for the third time in Jackson’s three