The Chicago Bulls reportedly plan to extend a qualifying offer to center Joffrey Lauvergne, making him a restricted free agent. David Aldridge of TNT reported the news Wednesday. Lauvergne, 25, played 20 games for the Bulls in 2016-17 after coming over from the Oklahoma City Thunder at the trade deadline in February. He averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game and had one regular-season st
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said Chris Paul left the organization to play alongside MVP runner-up James Harden with the Houston Rockets. "He left because he wanted to be with James Harden," Rivers said, per Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times. "Let's not get that twisted. I wish him well. I have no problem with that." Rivers' comments come after the Rockets announced they acquired Paul after the point guard opted into his player option in exchange for a significant trade package.
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey categorized the NBA as a "weapons race" Wednesday when discussing the team's blockbuster acquisition of point guard Chris Paul. "It's a weapons race in the NBA," Morey said at a press conference. "You're either in the weapons race or on the sidelines. We felt like this is, with James Harden in his prime and Chris Paul in his prime, this gives us a real shot to chase the juggernaut teams that are out there." The Rockets trade
Mike D'Antoni still tells people what a pain Kobe Bryant was. James Harden knows how much better he felt last season without Dwight Howard around. Chris Paul never did fully come to terms with why Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan weren't as serious about the game as he is. So now D'Antoni, Harden and Paul will team up in Houston to try to prove to the many skeptics around the NBA that they can become adept at making the most of talent around them. Each has had considerable success doing it his o
The Utah Jazz will have a chance to retain their top free agent, but the Miami Heat will reportedly get their shot with Gordon Hayward first. The Heat will meet with Hayward on Saturday, while the Jazz will have their meeting with the forward Monday, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. The Boston Celtics are also considered a top contender for Hayward's services. According to Jones, Hayward is the key to the offseason for the Jazz. The 27-year-old averaged
The Utah Jazz will get a chance to retain their top free agent, reportedly setting up a meeting with Gordon Hayward on Monday, per Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. He will reportedly meet with the Miami Heat on Saturday while the Boston Celtics are also considered a top contender for the forward's services. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R a