Scott Davis, provided by Published 4:01 pm CST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 A flurry of moves at the NBA trade deadline saw the top of the Eastern Conference get ultra-competitive. The Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, and Philadelphia 76ers all made major trades to bring in high-impact players, while the Boston Celtics, arguably the deepest team in the group, stood pat. Over the remaining two months of the regular season, several of these teams still have to play each other, and the results could have an impact on the playoffs — when these same teams are likely to face off. The NBA trade deadline has come and gone with a wild flurry of deals. One result of so many big-name players getting moved — though Anthony Davis remains in New Orleans — is the ongoing arms race at the top of the Eastern Conference. The Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, and Philadelphia 76ers all made major moves to increase their chances of winning the East. The Boston Celtics … [Read more...] about A frenzied NBA trade deadline has turned the top of the Eastern Conference into one of the most compelling races in the league
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Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 11:01 AM EST Feb 3, 2019 There’s a debate raging within Detroit Pistons Nation. On one side, you have the crowd wanting the struggling Pistons to crater for better odds in the 2019 draft lottery in May. On the other side, you have fans who desperately want a move before the Thursday trade deadline to fortify the charge to earning the Eastern Conference’s No. 8 seed in the playoffs. In the middle is the Pistons brain trust headed by senior advisor Ed Stefanski and vice chairman and Pistons minority owner Arn Tellem. With owner Tom Gores in town last week to attend two games, the group met Wednesday night to discuss the franchise’s next steps. With All-Star forward Blake Griffin under contract for at least two more seasons, the front office would like to maximize the window of the 29-year-old standout. The Pistons’ offense ranks 25th in efficiencyand could use shooting and playmaking. But the Pistons are … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons want to trade; do they have goods to do it?
We're still waiting for an update on Sixers guard Markelle Fultz, weeks after the second-year player was ruled out indefinitely with thoracic outlet syndrome. But while we wait for Fultz and his jumper to get right in the darkness, a fellow member of the 2017 NBA Draft class is reportedly on the market.According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Dallas Mavericks are in pursuit of a Dennis Smith Jr. trade, with Woj claiming the Mavericks are "escalating discussions" in advance of February's trade deadline. That makes a good deal of sense for the Mavericks, who have found themselves a wunderkind in Luka Doncic. Since they now have a player who is more effective with the ball in his hands than DSJ and could use it there as much as possible, exchanging Smith Jr. for better-fitting parts makes some sense. That goes double if Smith Jr. is bristling at playing second fiddle to Doncic.On first glance, the Mavericks' desire to move Smith Jr. doesn't have a whole lot to do with the Sixers or … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors: Does Dennis Smith Jr.’s availability impact Markelle Fultz market?
Less than 18 months after the Sixers traded up to take Markelle Fultz out of Washington with the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the enigmatic guard may have played his last game in Philadelphia. And while it may not have been very long, what a strange, strange trip it's been.This week, Fultz took a trip to New York to see some specialists — and reportedly not only to examine his shoulder, but also to examine his wrist, something that came as a surprise to those who follow the team. Making the news even more concerning was the timing, as just one day earlier Fultz was pulled back from the scorer's table just before half and replaced by T.J. McConnell, never to be seen from again.The next morning, Fultz's agent was on the phone with Elton Brand, telling the Sixers general manager that his client wouldn't be playing or practicing until he had been examined by those previously mentioned specialists. Needless to say, that's led to a ton of speculation regarding … [Read more...] about What they’re saying: Markelle Fultz is probably done in Philly, but what could Sixers get back in a trade?
Scott Davis, provided by Published 11:38 am, Friday, June 15, 2018 Harry How/Getty A combination of savvy trades, draft picks, and player development has positioned the Boston Celtics to become the NBA's next contender. The Celtics wowed the NBA world with a deep playoff run, despite missing Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving, showing off how talented their young core is. Members of the organization credit general manager Danny Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens for creating a hard-working, meticulous culture. The Celtics are positioned to keep improving, but their current team may be good enough to contend for a championship when they welcome back Irving and Hayward. For about five minutes, Boston Celtics president Rich Gotham liked his team's chances. Recommended Video: Now Playing: The Boston Celtics surprised everyone with their convincing victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1, and Brad Stevens' coaching acumen might give the team a fighting … [Read more...] about How the Celtics pulled off one of the greatest rebuilds ever to become the team that should terrify the NBA