Keith Schlosser, SNY.tv Reports of a trade that will send DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans have already sent major shockwaves through the NBA. Initially, pondering whether or not the Kings got fair value in return for the outgoing star may not appear to have any immediate impact on the Knicks. But alas, it sure does. Following the deal, Langston Galloway will reportedly be waived and speculation is abound that Tyreke Evans could be let go as well. It would make sense if his expiring contract was merely included as a formality to make the deal work financially. With that in mind, the deal boils down to Buddy Hield, a top three protected 2017 first rounder and a second rounder for Cousins.
According to the NBA stat book, Stephen Curry has dished out 362 assists this season, but that number does not include maybe his most generous assist of the season. During Saturday night’s Warriors-Nets game, Curry left the Warriors timeout huddle to help a fan win a lot of money in a Skeeball-like contest at Oracle Arena. Not only did Curry make sure Carly won some money, but he also helped her take home the big prize possible by dropping the ball in the $2,500 can. And the golden ball doubled her winnings, so Carly took home a cool $5,000 thanks to the two-time NBA MVP.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent guard Deron Williams has cleared waivers and told the Cleveland Cavaliers he intends to sign with them. Williams, a five-time All-Star, was waived earlier this week by Dallas. He will give the defending NBA champions a playmaker they’ve needed all season and one LeBron James demanded. Williams cannot sign with the Cavs until Monday. Cleveland hosts the Milwaukee Bucks that night. The Cavs will be the fourth team for Williams, who is averaging 13.1 points this season. Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue can bring him off the bench and also play him with Cleveland’s starters to give James and Kyrie Irving rest before the playoffs.