Jae Crowder has yet to play for the Suns in the 2022-23 season, and the clock is ticking for Phoenix to trade the veteran as the Feb. 9 NBA trade deadline looms. The former Boston Celtics forward has $10.1 million left in his expiring deal, and the Suns have tried to find a potential suitor for the 32-year-old. The Milwaukee Bucks reportedly have been given permission by Phoenix to speak with Crowder on a potential trade, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The Boston Celtics are, along with the Toronto Raptors, “among the teams expressing interest “in trading for San Antonio Spurs big man Jakob Poeltl according to new reporting from The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Though not a revelation given Charania himself has reported this more than once in the recent past, the use of the gerund form in his writing may indicate an ongoing effort by Boston to pry Poeltl free from the Spurs.
LeBron James went apoplectic Saturday night, going ballistic on refs for a controversial play that would have sent him to the free-throw line with a chance to win at the end of regulation. Instead, LeBron’s animated reaction went on to achieve viral status (as did Patrick Beverley’s subsequent technical, drawing the ire of referee Eric Lewis for swiping a reporter’s camera), producing one of the great meltdowns of the 2022-23 NBA season.