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Poll: Donovan Mitchell’s Future | Hoops Rumors

[ad_1] When word first broke on July 1 that the Jazz had agreed to a blockbuster trade sending Rudy Gobert to Minnesota, reports from ESPN and The Athletic quickly clarified that Utah had no plans to trade Donovan Mitchell and intended to build its roster around the All-Star guard. The reports made some sense. After all, there had been rumored tension between Gobert and Mitchell for years. Mitchell, who will
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Longest-Tenured NBA GMs/Presidents | Hoops Rumors

[ad_1] As is the case in the NBA’s head coaching ranks, a handful of long-tenured heads of basketball operations have been replaced in 2022, a result of some offseason front office shakeups. Oddly, since we put together last offseason’s list of the league’s longest-tenured heads of basketball operations, all of the major front office changes have occurred in the Northwest Division. Thunder GM Sam Presti is the only lead basketball
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Longest-Tenured NBA Head Coaches | Hoops Rumors

[ad_1] As we detailed on Wednesday, 2022 has been a somewhat eventful year on the NBA’s coaching carousel, with four teams hiring new head coaches this offseason. All four clubs that have made changes since the 2021/22 season began were replacing coaches who had ranked among the league’s top 12 longest-tenured head coaches. Quin Snyder (Jazz) and James Borrego (Hornets) were the fourth- and sixth-longest tenured head coaches, respectively, before
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Hoops Rumors Glossary: Poison Pill Provision

[ad_1] The poison pill provision isn’t technically a term defined in the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. However, the concept of a “poison pill” has colloquially come to refer to a pair of NBA concepts. The first of those concepts relates to the Gilbert Arenas Provision, which we’ve explained in a separate glossary entry. When a team uses the Arenas provision to sign a restricted free agent with one or two
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Pacific Notes: Wiggins, | Hoops Rumors

[ad_1] Appearing with Taylor Rooks on her Bleacher Report show, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban cited Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins as the difference in the Western Conference Finals. Wiggins was outstanding in the five-game series, averaging 18.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per night while shooting 46.2% from the field. “It was just guys who knew their roles, like an Andrew Wiggins,” Cuban said. “I think he was the one who beat
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Hoops Rumors Live Chat: 8/16/2022

[ad_1] August 16th 2022 at 12:15pm CST by Luke Adams Hoops Rumors is holding a live chat right now until 1:00 pm Central time (2:00 pm ET). Click here to join the chat and submit your questions about the trade market, unsigned free agents, roster battles, the salary cap, the Collective Bargaining Agreement, or any other NBA-related topic! [ad_2] Source link
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Latest On Kevin Durant | Hoops Rumors

[ad_1] Kevin Durant‘s situation with the Nets has reached a stalemate, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports (hat tip to RealGM). On Monday’s episode of Get Up, Windhorst said the Nets haven’t lowered their asking price. “There hasn’t been an urgency in trade talks,” he said. “There hasn’t been a change in strategy by the Brooklyn Nets.” Other teams aren’t backing down, either, as they refuse to give up the assets
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Hoops Rumors’ 2022 NBA Free Agent Tracker

[ad_1] We’re now a month-and-a-half into the 2022 free agent period, and all but one of the NBA’s 30 teams have signed at least one free agent (the Pelicans are the only one that hasn’t). With training camps set to tip off next month, Hoops Rumors is here to help you keep track of which players are heading to which teams this offseason. To this end, we present our Free
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Latest On Kevin Durant | Hoops Rumors

[ad_1] Kevin Durant‘s standoff with the Nets over his desire to be traded is likely to continue into the start of the season, ESPN’s Bobby Marks said this week in an appearance on “NBA Today” (video link). Marks theorizes that Durant hurt his cause with an ultimatum in his recent meeting with team owner Joe Tsai, saying he won’t return unless head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks are