The big blockbuster trade that we have been waiting for finally happened as the Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia. While Philly wasn’t one of his rumored destinations, it does make a ton of sense as Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have shown that they are ready to win now.
In a somewhat surprising move, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach Tyronn Lue after his team started 0-6 in the season. This is somewhat surprising as Lue has been to the last three Eastern Conference Finals and led this team to the NBA championship in 2016. It definitely feels as if Lue was fired because LeBron James is now a Laker.
There has been smoke around this fire for a few weeks now, but it is has finally come to a head: Jimmy Butler has formally requested a trade away from the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has given the team a list of three teams he would like to be traded to: the Knicks, Clippers and Nets. All three teams that would have the kind of cap space needed to give him a max contract.
As if the Cavaliers earlier trade for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. wasn’t enough, Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavaliers have now traded for Rodney Hood from the Utah Jazz and George Hill from the Sacramento Kings. The implication is clear: the Cavs are going for it and they are looking to improve … Read moreCavaliers trade for Rodney Hood and George Hill, Joe Johnson and Iman Shumpert to Sacramento and Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose to Utah
The first big domino of the NBA trade deadline has fallen and you have to like this one from Cleveland’s perspective. The trade, as reported by Adrian Wojanarowski, is the Cavaliers sending their own first round pick in 2018 (with protections) along with Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.. … Read moreCavaliers trade Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and 1st round pick to Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance, Jr.