Once Altman raised the idea with Wade and his agent, Leon Rose, there was no hesitation. Soon, all of the deals were done. Thomas, Frye and Shumpert were headed West, Wade had gone home and now everything had changed in Cleveland. Finally, Altman and his staff stood to let out a yell, hug and high-five. Whatever happens, they knew this: In one of the most impactful trade deadline days ever, Koby Altman and the Cleveland Cavaliers weren’t prepared to extinguish an era. Twenty-four hours had changed everything.
February 17, 2018 | 4:17 pm EST Update
Drew Shiller: Klay made it clear he wants to stay with Warriors his whole career. When asked by Woj about playing the “free-agent game,” Klay said: “I’m gonna get a lot of questions about it. It’s become pretty robotic with what I say. So I’m sorry. But it’s just the nature of the beast.”
Jonathan Feigen: KD: “We all have our voice. Especially with our own platforms, we can use our voice for good. Everybody in this room has a voice and it’s getting louder and louder every day. We have to speak our truths.”
Mark Berman: Hakeem Olajuwon (@Hakeem Olajuwon) on Rudy Tomjanovich a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: “He should make it. I’m the biggest fan of Coach. I’d be so honored and happy just to see him be inducted into the Hall of Fame