This is the current understanding of Lillardâ€™s thinking about Portland. He wonâ€™t demand a trade because he wonâ€™t run from the grind. The logic felt strained over the summer, to the ticking clock of his prime years, and his urge to win a championship. Nowâ€“barring another big deal before the trade deadlineâ€”with the Blazers talking about lottery picks and youth, a search of the word â€śDameâ€ť on Twitter mostly turns up stuff like this: Itâ€™s almost as if Blazers management were begging Lillard to force his way out. A theory going around the NBA: thatâ€™s exactly what theyâ€™re doing.
August 19, 2022 | 3:27 am EDT Update
The German forward Isaac Bonga returns to Europe after four seasons in the NBA to sign with the EuroLeague team FC Bayern Munich, sources tell BasketNews. According to BasketNews sources, a 22-year-old had NBA interest but has reached an agreement with the German club.
“[LeBron James] recognizes that it could lead up all the way to the trade deadline before that type of deal could occur.” – Dave McMenamin on the Lakers improving their roster via potential Kyrie Irving, Buddy Hield/Myles Turner, or Utah trades.
Donovan Mitchellâ€™s trade links to the New York Knicks are in full swing again after previous reports indicated that the Knicks have re-engaged negotiations with the Utah Jazz. The 25-year-old has added more fire to the flame after he was spotted in Rucker Park, one of the most iconic basketball spots in New York City, on Wednesday. Mitchell posted a photo of himself hanging out with some kids at the park. The Jazz star was clearly having quite the time (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter):
In the recent URBONUS podcast episode, James said that he has no bad feelings about Steph, and many took his words out of context. “I think I said a lot of controversial things in general because I think outside the box. But for some reason, every time I mention Steph Curry, everybody gets mad, and everybody assumes I don’t like him,” James smiled. “But I think he’s amazing. To be honest, he changed basketball. Like seven years ago, everybody started shooting threes and playing small ball. Not only because of him. Like 75% of him, and then like the other 25% the Warriors. I don’t have a problem with him,” James told on the BasketNews show.
During his show on 620 Rip City Radio in Portland, host Chad Doing mentioned that he had heard that the announcers would not go on the road with the Blazers. His co-host, Dwight Jaynes, then confirmed the report. â€śI have confirmed from several sources that that is the plan for the Trail Blazers,â€ť Jaynes said. â€śThat they will not be sending radio or television on the road with their team. Also, what Iâ€™ve heard and Iâ€™ve tried to check this out, I have not found any other team in the league thatâ€™s doing this. I believe they may be the only team in the league doing it â€” when theyâ€™re on the road. And I just think thatâ€™s really unfortunate and difficult.â€ť