The Washington Wizards took part in the first deal of NBA trade season earlier this week with the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Marc Stein on his Substack, the next step for Washington is retaining Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis. LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Rui Hachimura, Washington Wizards & Los Angeles Lakers UpdatesThis season Kuzma is averaging a career-high 22 points and 4.0 assists per game to go along with 7.6 rebounds. In 41 games this season, Porzingis is averaging 22.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.5 blocks. Some rumors were floating around earlier in the season that Porzingis could land a multi-year deal that pays $30 million annually.
On the Thursday night NBA slate, the New York Knicks defeated the Miami Heat 106-104 after RJ Barrett bounced back from a late benching with 30 points. Barrett played about five minutes in the fourth quarter in the Knicks’ 129-123 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday. NBA SCORES & NEWS: RJ Barrett, New York Knicks & Miami Heat UpdatesA three-point lead was secured with 33 seconds left when Hartenstein dunked. NBA SCORES & NEWS: RJ Barrett, New York Knicks & Miami Heat UpdatesDespite missing point guard Jalen Brunson due to an illness unrelated to COVID-19, the Knicks snapped a two-game losing streak. We can’t keep taking the ball out of the basket and come down and try to match people shot for shot.”5 hours ago NBA Analysis Network
One of the most surprising developments heading into the 2022-23 NBA regular season was between Jae Crowder and the Phoenix Suns. It was a peculiar development, especially because the team’s depth at the forward spot was questionable coming into the season. Well, so far so good for the Suns, as Crowder being away from the team hasn’t deterred their success as they are 11-6 on the season. LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Jae Crowder & Phoenix Suns UpdatesDespite his injury, there seem to be no plans to bring Crowder back into the fold. LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks & Miami Heat UpdatesAny of the three teams listed by Scott would be boosted by the addition of Crowder.2 months ago NBA Analysis Network
LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls & New York Knicks UpdatesCould Barrett have a new teammate the next time that he steps on the court? New York is active in trade rumors and they are one of the teams that have been connected to Chicago Bulls All-Star, Zach LaVine. If the Bulls decide to go into a rebuild ahead of the trade deadline and reset, expect the Knicks to be a suitor. “They’ve got their eyes on Zach LaVine. LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls & New York Knicks UpdatesLaVine is certainly a talented player, but his fit would be an awkward one in New York.24 days ago NBA Analysis Network
The Portland Trail Blazers struggled NBA last season with their superstar point guard, Damian Lillard, ailing. LATEST NBA NEWS: Damian Lillard & Portland Trail Blazers UpdatesThat firepower is what has made Portland a dangerous team in the early going. One NBA scout likes what they have seen and believes there is another level for the team to reach. LATEST NBA NEWS: Damian Lillard & Portland Trail Blazers UpdatesBut, the one player that the organization and fans are most excited about is Shaedon Sharpe. LATEST NBA NEWS: Damian Lillard & Portland Trail Blazers UpdatesNurkic is certainly solid and gets the job done for Portland.3 months ago NBA Analysis Network
The Brooklyn Nets have yet to experience the level of success they were hoping to achieve when they made the big signing of NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Moving over a seat on the bench has reinvigorated the team, as the Nets have played excellently since he took over. “It is belief and that’s a huge part of the NBA,” Vaughn said. LATEST NBA NEWS: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving & Brooklyn Nets UpdatesIrving has been the player causing the most tension on the team as he has struggled to stay on the court, mostly because of things he brings upon himself. And us just following the game plan.”LATEST NBA NEWS: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving & Brooklyn Nets UpdatesThe Nets are now second in the Eastern Conference with a record of 23-12, only two games behind the Boston Celtics.1 month ago NBA Analysis Network
The 2022-23 NBA season has already featured several ups and downs for the LA Clippers. LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Robert Covington & LA Clippers UpdatesBut, given how much depth the Clippers have, there are always going to be players that aren’t receiving the playing time that they may deserve. One player who has fallen into that category at times this season is veteran Robert Covington. Due to his defensive versatility, ability to stretch the floor as a veteran frontcourt player, and moveable salary ($12.3 million), Covington is a player worth monitoring.”LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Robert Covington & LA Clippers UpdatesIf there was one area of need for the Clippers it is in their frontcourt. More NBA News & Trade Rumors Content1 month ago NBA Analysis Network
“You are what your record says you are,” Kerr said in his postgame press conference, echoing a Bill Parcells line. The Nets dropped a franchise-record 91 points in the first half 😱 pic.twitter.com/Q5fZWRLqUJ — NBA (@NBA) December 22, 2022Is everyone excited about the Warriors playing on Christmas Day now? The Nets didn’t set the record, that’s the third most points scored in half an NBA game in league history. On top of all that, the Warriors ran into a hot Nets team that is healthy and putting things together. They have experience and are not using their top gears in December (but they may shift up one for Boston on Christmas Day).1 month ago ProbasketballTalk - NBA