The DeMarcus Cousins trade to the New Orleans Pelicans just gets weirder and weirder. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Sacramento Kings GM Vlade Divac said that he had a more appetizing deal on the table for the All-Star center. Why didn’t they take it? Divac would not say: Perhaps even more confusing is that Divac said that owner Vivek Ranadive did not have input on the trade process. That seems highly unlikely, given how hands-on Ranadive has been in the past regarding keeping Cousins, killing Cousins trade talks for years. “[Ranadive] didn’t have any idea,” Divac said of the trade. “I just told him what I was going to do.” Let’s cut right to the chase here: this makes no sense. First, because
Our NBA trade buzz tracker will keep you updated on all the latest rumors, whispers and reported discussions as the Feb. 23 deadline approaches. Here’s the latest: Knicks not trading Melo After all the drama between Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony , it appears the Knicks’ All-Star isn’t going anywhere -- at least not this season. According to reports, Carmelo hasn’t been willing to waive his no-trade clause for any of the offers the Knicks have sent his way, and interested teams have now moved on to other targets. Teams like the Los Angeles Clippers , Cavs and Chicago Bulls that had reportedly shown interest lack the significant assets to make a deal the Knicks would be willing to accept, so
We'll always remember the great NBA emoji war of 2015 when DeAndre Jordan's free agency sent the NBA world into madness. With that in mind, Isaiah Thomas single-handedly drove Celtics fans crazy on Monday night. Presumably upon hearing reports of the Celtics' potential interest in trading for Jimmy Butler, the All-Star guard posted this tweet. Oh, Isaiah. He had to know this would happen. A look at his mentions revealed exactly what this tweet did to Celtics nation. That tweet was enough for NBA reporters to go to work, and they certainly did. Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren joked that a single emoji tweet led to more than 20 reporters reaching out for more information. The Celtics'