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.
Inside the carnage of the Lakers’ “Red Wedding” trade deadline, where decades of service to the franchise were sent packing, an opportunity has arisen. Magic Johnson, the man who always knew how to pick ‘em in transition, the man who made the perfect pass at the perfect moment, needs to hire himself a general manager. Luckily, he’s in Hollywood, and if there’s one thing this town can do, it’s type cast. Johnson, speaking on Spectrum SportsNet, laid out the plan for what he wants in Mitch Kupchak’s replacement. The next GM of the Lakers need to know the salary cap. He needs to have pre-existing relationships with players, he needs to have relationships around the NBA, he needs to be “super-duper
The Bulls are in the worst place to be in the NBA: the middle. The issues with the franchise go well beyond the embarrassing feud that highlighted the train-wreck pairing of Rajon Rondo with Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler. While that proved the incompatibility of the roster and the inability of their coach, Fred Hoiberg, to bring together an NBA locker room, the focus should not stray from their deepest issue: the men who all thought this was a good idea. This perfectly mediocre 28-29 season has been a predictable product of the toxic culture created by executives Gar Forman and John Paxson. One that started with the ugly handling of the firing of Tom Thibodeau, a coach who kept the Bulls a consistent