Author: Tony Hoops

Dick Bavetta

NBA Referree Dick Bavetta Retires

Dick Bavetta will retire from the NBA after 39 years. He finished with a record of 2,635 consecutive officiated games during the regular season, and has not missed an assigned game since 1975. Bavetta was born in Brooklyn, New York. His brother Joe, who was a referee for the American Basketball...

LeBron James, Shawn Marion

Shawn Marion Signs With Cavaliers

Shawn Marion will join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was also pursued by the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat. Marion accepted a veteran’s minimum deal to play for Cleveland, although he received larger offers elsewhere. The 36-year-old veteran averaged 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per...

Pau Gasol, Bulls

Kobe, Gasol Will Matchup On Christmas Day

Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers will face off against Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day. Other Christmas Day Matchups: Washington Wizards @ New York Knicks OKC Tunder @ San Antonio Spurs Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Clippers Chicago Bulls...

Greg Monroe

Greg Monroe Will Accept Qualifying Offer

Greg Monroe will accept the $5.5 qualifying offer for the 2014-15 season with the the Detroit Pistons. The 24-year-old power forward will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this coming season. Monroe can also be dealt via sign-and-trade. He averaged 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game during the 2013-14 season. Monroe,...

Kevin Love

Cavs Trade Wiggins, Bennett, Draft Pick To Wolves For Kevin Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a deal earlier today. The Minnesota Timberwolves will begin their rebuilding process by acquiring Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first round pick from the Cavs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Cavaliers will receive forward Kevin Love in...

Quincy Acy

Knicks, Kings Agree To Trade

The New York Knicks have traded Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler and a 2016 second-round draft pick to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw, according to USA Today. The Kings are expected to waive Tyler and use their stretch provision on Ellington in order to create...

LeBron James, Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups Meets With Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have met with veteran guard Chauncey Billups. Head assistant coach Tyronn Lue, general manager David Griffin and head coach David Blatt were present at the meeting. Billups only played 21 games in 2010-11, 20 games in 2011-12, 22 games in 2012-13, and 19 games last season. He made...

Kevin Love

Kevin Love Update: Cavs, Wolves, Sixers Have “Handshake” Deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers have a “handshake” deal that will go down in late August, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN (via RealGM). Wiggins, who cannot be traded until August 23rd, will be dealt to the Timberwolves. The Wolves are also expected to acquire Thaddeus Young from the Sixers in...

Paul George

Paul George To Miss 2014-15 Season After Leg Injury

Paul George is expected to miss the entire 2014-15 season after suffering a horrific open tibia-fibula fracture. The injury occurred when George crashed into the stanchion after attempting a chase-down block. The placement of the stanchion may be the cause of George’s injury. “I know from just eyeballing it that it may...

Eric Bledsoe

Update: Top Remaining Free Agents

1. Eric Bledsoe, PG, Phoenix Suns Bledsoe averaged 17.7 points, 5.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds in 43 games with the Suns last season. Recent reports noted that Bledsoe and the Suns are far apart from an agreement. CSN Northwest recently claimed that the Suns relationship with Bledsoe is on the verge of being...

Jerryd Bayless

Bucks Sign Jerryd Bayless

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent Jerryd Bayless. He averaged 9.3 points, 2.7 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game last season. Bayless was traded to the Celtics in a three-team deal that sent Courtney Lee to the Memphis Grizzlies. The addition of Marcus Smart is likely the...