Crowder — and not the Nets’ picks — is the sticking point in the deal, according to one report. The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls are hung up on a potential trade for All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge. The snag in the deal stems not from the draft picks, but from Boston’s unwillingness to move starting forward Jae Crowder, Aldridge reports.
Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers might not be done wheeling and dealing yet as we move closer to Thursday's NBA trade deadline. While the Purple and Gold accomplished one of their goals in acquiring a 2017 first-round pick in exchange for Lou Williams, the franchise is reportedly looking to move another one of their veteran wing players. According to Arash Markazi of ESPN.com, the Lakers' other goal going into the trade deadline was to find an NBA team that would be willing to take Nick Young off of their hands for just about anything. Even though Young has enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career under Luke Walton, he's averaging 13.8 points per game while shooting 41.3% from beyond
The best coaches in college basketball earn their lofty paychecks. While there are plenty of great college basketball coaches out there, few are able to achieve the above three things (particularly the last one) quite like Kentucky’s John Calipari. Since taking his talents to Lexington in 2009–10, Calipari has returned the Wildcats to glory.