NBA Report: Phil Jackson Determined to Trade Carmelo Anthony; Called These 2 Teams

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is reportedly determined to trade Carmelo Anthony.  Earlier this month, Anthony responded to an article written by one of Jackson’s former assistants which said it’s time to trade Carmelo.  Anthony responded by saying they should talk if that’s true.  Melo and Phil eventually had that meeting and Jackson asked Anthony if he wanted to stay with the Knicks.  Anthony reaffirmed his commitment to the team, but it was believed that Jackson is committed to trading him.  Yesterday another report came out saying the Knicks tried to trade Anthony to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kevin Love, but the Cavs rejected the offer.  Apparently, it is true that Jackson is trying to trade Anthony because another report today said he called two other teams.

NBA: Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas: ‘We’re not as good as we thought we were’

The Boston Celtics were better than expected last season and with the addition of Al Horford during free agency this summer expectations for them were much higher this season.  Unfortunately for them, they haven’t been performing as well as expected.  The Celtics are currently 3-3 after suffering a 123-107 blowout loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.  After the game, Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas came to a sad conclusion about his team.

NBA: Avery Bradley: ‘I Should Always Be In That Conversation For [Defensive Player of the Year]’

Avery Bradley was presented with his award for being named to the NBA’s All-Defense first team last season.  He said the award looks exactly the same as the All-Defense second team award he took home the 2012-13 season.  As he continues to move upward, he wants the big award that no guard has won in the two decades since Gary Payton claimed it during the 1995-96 season, the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award.

NBA: Paul Pierce Says There’s Definitely 3 Superteams: Clippers, Knicks & Warriors

While many think the Los Angeles Clippers have no chance against the Golden State Warriors, Clippers coach Doc Rivers says they can go up against anybody and they don’t see a gap between them and the Warriors.  Rivers was the coach of one of the earlier superteams, the Boston Celtics; Paul Pierce was a part of that Celtics Big 3 along with Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett.  Now Pierce says the Clippers are a superteam as well.

NBA: Danilo Gallinari Says He Refused to be Traded From Nuggets to These Playoff Contenders

The Denver Nuggets have been struggling for quite a few years.  Despite dealing with injuries in the recent past, Danilo Gallinari had the chance to leave for greener pastures but declined to be traded at the deadline to these two playoff contenders.

NBA: Ready For The 2016 Christmas Day Lineup?

Looks like we are in for a treat on Christmas Day. We don’t have the full 2016/17 NBA lineup yet, but we have some good ones!

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