#Basketball Operations

Boston Celtics: 2 trades to bring Karl-Anthony Towns to Boston

The Boston Celtics have had a very busy offseason up to this point. They made some great moves, took some losses, but overall seem to have come out on top. Losing Evan Fournier was tough, but Brad Stevens was quick to replace him. Based on how Stevens has done so far in his tenure as President of Basketball Operations, the Cs seem lucky to have him.
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New Orleans Pelicans: If Karl-Anthony Towns is available, go get him

The New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves have both been in the news lately for negative reasons. The Pelicans dysfunction stems from a report that Zion Williamson and David Griffin don’t get along, which I think is probably overblown and will go away as soon as the team starts winning.
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Clippers star Paul George’s bold take without Kawhi Leonard

LA Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank spoke to a small group of reporters Friday morning to give status updates on his key players prior to the start of training camp. During the press conference, he spoke of Paul George’s mentality given that the All-NBA forward will be without his running mate in Kawhi Leonard for most (if not all) of the 2021-22 season.
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This Date in NBA History (Sep. 25): Michael Jordan announces return, signs with Washington Wizards in 2001

On Sep. 23, 2001, a 38-year-old Michael Jordan came out of his second retirement to announce that he would be returning to the NBA floor as a member of the Washington Wizards. This came just 21 months after the six-time NBA Champion had taken over as the President of Basketball Operations for the Wizards in January 2000. A year prior, in January 1999, he was famously quoted saying he was “99.9 percent certain” he would never return to the NBA.

Clippers’ plan for Kawhi Leonard’s return from ACL injury

After the best season in franchise history, the LA Clippers are set to begin their 2021-22 season on Tuesday for the first day of training camp. Kawhi Leonard will be joining the team in San Diego for their training camp, but will not be able to work out with the rest of his teammates.

3 best candidates for next Timberwolves president amid Ben Simmons trade rumors

Just when NBA fans thought that the month prior to the start of the regular season was going to be a dry point for the NBA news cycle, in came several intriguing stories this past week. Perhaps the spiciest is Ben Simmons’ ongoing trade saga and stand off with the Philadelphia 76ers. Another is the surprise firing of Minnesota Timberwolves president Gersson Rosas a couple of days ago.

Minnesota Timberwolves Dismiss PBO – Time To Bet The Under?

MINNEAPOLIS - The NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves are once again experiencing organizational strife. President of Basketball Operations, Gersson Rosas, was removed from his position unceremoniously on Wednesday. The Wolves have not been known for organizational stability in recent years, and this could further alienate players like Karl-Anthony Towns, who have expressed...

Clippers Executive Opens Up About Trading Patrick Beverley

For the last four seasons, Patrick Beverley has been the heart and soul of the LA Clippers. This title, while fitting, often did him a disservice when uttered without acknowledgement of his actual basketball ability. Beverley was absolutely the heart and soul of the Clippers as the franchise was transitioning out of the Lob City era; however, he was also much more than that.

Sixers 'Won't Bite' on CJ McCollum, Robert Covington Trade Package?

When Ben Simmons became available for a trade, many had their eyes on Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard as a potential target for the Sixers. As Lillard was reportedly growing disgruntled behind the scenes, it seemed it was only a matter of time before he requested a trade from Portland.

Ben Simmons rumor mill running hot and Wolves still connected

In the wake of the Timberwolves' decision to fire Gersson Rosas, the biggest question is how it will impact their pursuit of Ben Simmons. The Wolves have been linked to the 76ers star for months, but it remains to be seen if the front office reshuffling will impact negotiations. At this point, insiders believe nothing has changed.

Boston Celtics: 2 Cs who could be replaced by training camp signings

Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens still isn’t done tinkering with the roster as training camp opens this coming Tuesday. In inviting a handful of roster hopefuls to compete in camp, Stevens is leaving the door open for players to earn their way onto the squad Javonte Green style back two years ago. And some of the players he has brought on could end up proving to be too good to cut, just as Green was.

Clippers’ Frank on Kawhi Leonard return: “No one knows”

When asked about the possible return of Kawhi Leonard this season, Clippers owner Steve Baller said, “nobody knows at this stage.”. Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank knows better than to contradict the guy who signs the checks. Frank met with the media on Friday in advance of training camp opening next week and echoed the Clippers’ owner on Leonard’s return, with the quote via Mirjam Swanson of the Orange County Register.

Boston Celtics: The signing of Garrison Mathews and what it means for Cs

This summer, the Boston Celtics have made it clear that they’re willing to make some roster adjustments if it means said moves will help position themselves for a more successful campaign than the one they had last season. From smaller acquisitions like the signing of Enes Kanter in free agency...

2021-22 Roster Breakdown: The Bigs

With the start of Celtics training camp just a couple of days away, it’s time that we break down the roster and provide an idea of what the team’s depth chart will look like heading into the 2021-22 Season. Rather than classifying the players with the traditional 1, 2, 3,...

The Celtics player poised for a breakout season in 2021-22

The Boston Celtics had a turbulent season last year. After trying to find a permanent third star in Kemba Walker, it was visible that the former Charlotte Hornets guard was not up to the task. Thus, he was traded after the season ended and center Al Horford was brought back to be a veteran presence on this young team. The season ended with a 4-1 loss in the first round of the Playoffs to the Brooklyn Nets. That was somewhat symbolic, due to the fact that it showed the disconnect between where the Celtics are and where they want to be, which is the top of the East.