The writing had been on the wall, and now it's official. According to an ESPN report, the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics have agreed to a blockbuster trade that will send NBA 2K18 cover star Kyrie Irving to the Celtics. According to an earlier report, Irving asked to be traded, supposedly dissatisfied with playing with the NBA's biggest star, LeBron James. This puts NBA 2K18 in an interesting and awkward position. Assuming no last-minute change is made, we'll see Irving in a jersey for his former team. The marketing team at 2K Sports may not be terribly happy with this development. We've followed up with 2K in an attempt to get more details and will update this post with anything
Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas is coming off a 2016-17 season that saw him earn a whopping $15.5 million. He’s set to earn north of $34 million over the next two years. From this perspective, life is grand for a player that’s currently on the trade block. But we wouldn’t know this by looking at the ride Valanciunas pulled up in while practicing with the Lithuanian National Team in preparation for EuroBasket 2017.
After a drawn out process, the Charlotte Hornets officially announced the signing of Julyan Stone, Wednesday afternoon. Stone, 28, has spent the majority of his professional career overseas, but had two stints in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors. Along with the NBA, Stone played in the G-League, and Turkey. Last season, he helped Italian club Reyer Venezia Mestre win the 2017 Serie A title, appearing in 26 games. The Hornets expressed interest in Stone this summer, but problems arose when Reyer Venezia wouldn’t release him from his contract. Stone had no buyout clause, but cited the need to return to the United States to be closer to his ailing father and help better pay for