Things are finally looking up at Minnesota.
The Golden State Warriors have agreed to trade All-Star D'Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Golden State Warriors are listening to trade offers for All-Star guard D'Angelo Russell, as reported by Marc Stein.
The Lakers lack a floor general once LeBron heads to the bench. There isn’t a sixth man who leads the second unit. They need a leader who will dictate play while LeBron and co are sat, but who could it possibly be?
The Golden State Warriors are in a nightmare scenario. Steph Curry’s broken hand will keep him out for three months, Klay Thompson may not play this season. Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant are on other teams. Their depth is arguably the worst in the NBA.
Shifting Leonard to the Western Conference alters the balance of power once again. The East is relatively weak, or so it seems.
The decision will be met with its fair share of raised eyebrows after Irving's most recent season with the Celtics turned out to be a disaster of epic proportions. However, Irving is one of the premier players and point guards in the league, as well as being a Brooklyn native, thus the argument can be made that for a team looking to break into the upper echelon of the NBA, Irving is the exact type of superstar to lead you there.
From reports of incompetence within the Lakers organisation - which included Pelinka lying about an encounter between Kobe Bryant and Heath Ledger - to the obvious incompetence shown in the Lakers front office the past year. While it is true Pelinka secured All-Star Anthony Davis, it appeared that the bumbling GM got a bit too excited and executed the trade before July 1st.
Indiana Pacers have been frequently linked with Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio this offseason as Darren Collison hits free agency. Rubio is set to depart Utah this summer with the Jazz having made a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies to acquire Mike Conley.
Brooklyn Nets threw themselves into the middle of the NBA offseason when they freed up two max salary slots by trading Allen Crabbe to the Hawks. Kyrie Irving rumours followed, and Irving recently switched agents to join Jay-Z’s ROC Nation Sports, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brooklyn Nets are overachieving after years of disappointment. A young core, led by Kenny Atkinson, is in line for a playoff spot.