Jimmy Butler says he’s leaving Rose decision up to Tom Thibodeau

After an NBA All-Star Game in which he chose not to play, Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler said he hasn’t talked to coach/president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau about whether free agent Derrick Rose can help their team win. But Butler said he expects they will have that conversation. “That’s not my job,” Butler said. “Is… Read More Jimmy Butler says he’s leaving Rose decision up to Tom Thibodeau

Utah Jazz waive point guard Derrick Rose. Wizards join Timberwolves as interested teams.

As expected, the Utah Jazz waived Derrick Rose on Saturday, paving the way for him to join another team in the near future. Rose was traded to the Jazz from the Cleveland Cavaliers last week as part of the three-team deal that sent Rodney Hood and George Hill to Cleveland, but reports indicated that Utah… Read More Utah Jazz waive point guard Derrick Rose. Wizards join Timberwolves as interested teams.

LeBron James throws magical no-look, behind-the-back pass between Aaron Gordon’s legs (video)

With Orlando in town Thursday night, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James delivered a little magic of his own. Early in the first quarter, after a bit of a scramble, James whipped a no-look, behind-the-back pass that bounced in between Aaron Gordon’s legs, finding Dwyane Wade for a layup. #LeBronJames goes behind his back and through… Read More LeBron James throws magical no-look, behind-the-back pass between Aaron Gordon’s legs (video)

LeBron James getting blasted by his teammates

While it’s traditionally up to reporters to get stories out of their sources, several “prominent” Cleveland Cavaliers rushed to journalists to voice concerns that the team does not have the personnel to compete for a title. They shared their concerns with journalists from ESPN, The Athletic and Cleveland.com following the Cavaliers’ loss to the Golden… Read More LeBron James getting blasted by his teammates

Derrick Rose expects to play tonight against Orlando Magic

Derrick Rose expects to return to action for the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers when they host the Orlando Magic on Thursday night, per Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon. It will be Rose’s first action since he went down with an ankle injury November 7. Rose met with the media Wednesday to share his thoughts: Derrick Rose says that… Read More Derrick Rose expects to play tonight against Orlando Magic

Kevin Durant becomes 2nd youngest player ever to reach 20,000 points

LeBron James is the only player to reach 20,000 points quicker than Durant did. Kevin Durant became the second-youngest NBA player to score 20,000 points in his career, hitting the figure with a long two-point jumper in the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. Durant is 29 years and 103 days old… Read More Kevin Durant becomes 2nd youngest player ever to reach 20,000 points