Connect with us

Eastern Conference

Wizards, Wolves Frontrunners For Derrick Rose

Published

on

Former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose is now a free agent after being traded to the Utah Jazz, who then released him, at the NBA trade deadline.

Now, the Washington Wizards and the Minnesota Timberwolves are leading the pack as the tams with the most interest in the veteran guard who is averaging 14.7 ppg this season, according to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski.

Washington is looking for help as they are playing without John Wall and the addition of Rose could help the Wizards stay afloat in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Minnesota offers a chance for Rose to reunite with Tom Thibodeau, who coached Rose during their time together with the Chicago Bulls. However, Rose would also be reuniting with former Bulls’ teammate Jimmy Butler, whom he had a rocky relationship with in Chicago.

This isn’t the first time that the Wolves have expressed interest in Rose. Minnesota had trade talks with the New York Knicks when Rose was a member of their team.

Minnesota also had talks with Rose last offseason when Rose was a free agent, but ultimately decided to go with Jeff Teague as their starter and veteran Aaron Brooks as depth behind backup Tyus Jones.

 

Chicago Bulls

Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. Guarantees He Will Be Big Contributor to Future Success

Published

on

Chicago Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. is dedicated to helping the franchise return a winning culture, and says that he is ready to put the team on his shoulders to accomplish the feat of rebuilding a winning culture.

“I’m always up for a challenge,” Carter Jr said, during an interview with Jon Greenberg of The Athletic. “I’m not afraid to fail. If I’m going to fail, I’m going to do it hard. I’m going to go hard as I can in failing. So I feel like that can be appreciated from all the coaches. I’m a hard worker, so I feel like that’s going to translate to the responsibility side of doing whatever we have to do. Put it on my shoulders and I’m going to make it happen.”

“We’re going to bring back the winning culture to Chicago,” he said. “If it’s not make the playoffs and win the championship in the first year, I guarantee it’s going to be a progressive step each year. I can promise that to all Bulls fans. I’ll take that on my shoulders.”

Carter, 19, will be the Bulls starting center as the team opens the season, as announced by head coach Fred Hoiberg.

Continue Reading

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavs’ Kevin Love Taking Blame for Season Opening Loss

Published

on

Cleveland Cavaliers’ veteran forward Kevin Love is taking the blame for the Cavs’ season opening loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night, showcasing his efforts to claim a leadership role with the team moving forward.

“That rhythm wasn’t there tonight,” Love said, according to The Athletic’s Joe Vardon. “You could tell that game action wasn’t there for me tonight. Thought I got a lot of really, really good looks on the offensive end. On the defensive end, just our switches and closing out, just my attention to detail wasn’t there.

“I told Ty after the game, I said that’s on me and I apologize. We all have to be better and I think we know it.”

Continue Reading

Eastern Conference

Pacers’ Victor Oladipo Believes Team Could Be Really Special Following Win

Published

on

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is feeling pretty confident following the team’s 111-83 season-opening victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, an impressive blowout that showcased the Pacers’ depth.

Oladipo believes the Pacers have a chance to be very special, as he discussed in the following video from FOX Sports.

Continue Reading

Trending

    Trending