Articles by Ashish Mathur

Corey Brewer ‘had a feeling’ George would re-sign with Thunder

Paul George signed a four-year, $136.9 million contract this summer to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder, shocking many around the league. For the last two years, every rumor stated that George was intent on going home and playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, and after the Thunder lost to the Utah Jazz in the […]

Tickets will be steep for LeBron’s return to Cavs in November

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers come to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers on Nov. 21 and tickets at Quicken Loans Arena will be very steep. The Cavs’ website currently lists the lowest ticket price at $149 for seats located behind the basket in the highest levels of The Q. As you get closer to the […]

Insider predicts LeBron, Lakers miss playoffs

Many have questioned LeBron James’ move to the Los Angeles Lakers after the superstar signed a four-year free-agent deal with Los Angeles. The roster appears nowhere near ready to compete for a championship in the rugged Western Conference and the Lakers might even struggle to make the playoffs, considering James is surrounded by a lot of […]

Myers initially told Cousins’ agent Warriors couldn’t afford center

When DeMarcus Cousins contacted the Golden State Warriors expressing interest in joining their already stacked roster, Warriors general manager Bob Myers was shocked and told Cousins’ agent the team couldn’t afford Cousins and was looking to add more wing depth. Cousins, who tore his left Achilles’ tendon in January, turned down an extension from the New Orleans Pelicans […]

Anthony on role with Rockets: ‘Let’s just let it play out’

Carmelo Anthony officially signed his one-year deal with the Houston Rockets Monday after a disappointing season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rockets head coach Mike D‘Antoni, who coached Anthony with the New York Knicks, believes Anthony is a good addition to the team and said Monday that Anthony could come off the bench. Anthony has started in all […]

Cavs’ Clarkson cleared to play in Asian Games

After the NBA initially denied Jordan Clarkson‘s request to play in the 2018 Asian Games, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard has finally been cleared to participate for the Philippines, according to The Philippine Olympic Committee appealed the ruling in part because China’s roster at the Asian Games includes Houston Rockets center Zhou Qi. Originally, the NBA did […]

Nets guarantee Dinwiddie’s salary for season

The Brooklyn Nets recently guaranteed guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s $1.65 million salary for the upcoming season, according to a report from ESPN. Dinwiddie will become an unrestricted free-agent in the summer of 2019. The Nets recently guaranteed guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s $1.65M salary for the season, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 14, 2018 […]

Howard’s trainers have added ball-handling, shooting to workouts

Dwight Howard‘s trainers, Ed Downs and Justin Zormelo, have added ball-handling and shooting drills to Howard’s workouts so that Howard can adapt to the current NBA and play until he’s 40-years-old — an age Howard has said he wants to get to while still being in the league. Howard signed a two-year, $11 million free-agent deal with the Washington […]

‘Substantial’ buzz growing that Butler, Irving will team up in 2019

There is a growing buzz about Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler teaming up next year in free agency, according to a report from Business Insider. Both Irving and Butler have player options for 2019, meaning if they decline the options, the two stars can become unrestricted free agents. Butler and Irving were heavily connected last […]

Anthony thanks Thunder, fans in letter

Carmelo Anthony has thanked the Oklahoma City Thunder and its fans after officially joining the Houston Rockets, saying he’s sorry that things didn’t work out in his lone season in OKC. Anthony, who signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with Houston, averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game with the Thunder and shot only 40.4 […]

Report: Wade will re-sign with Heat, retire after season

Dwyane Wade will sign a one-year contract with the Miami Heat and retire after the 2018-19 season, according to a report from Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610. Wade will either sign the Heat’s $5.3 million exception or the vet minimum. SOURCE: Dwyane Wade will sign a 1-year deal with the Miami Heat and that he […]

Butler takes apparent jab at Towns, Wiggins on Instagram

In early June, a report surfaced that Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler was uncertain about playing with Andrew Wiggins and had issues with Wiggins’ work ethic and approach on defense this past season. Butler, one of the best two-way players in the game, turned down the Timberwolves’ four-year, $110 million extension this summer. The All-Star swingman is […]

Iguodala jokes Curry ‘has pretty much been the GM’

Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers said in July that he is confident the franchise will be able to afford a roster and luxury tax bill that hits $300 million in the 2019-20 season. Kevin Durant re-signed with the Warriors this summer on a one-plus-one deal, meaning he can become a free-agent again next offseason. Klay Thompson will be […]

Pacers’ Evans: ‘I’m looking forward to this season’

Tyreke Evans signed a one-year, $12 million free-agent deal with the Indiana Pacers this summer and is excited for the 2018-19 season. Evans spent last season with the lowly Memphis Grizzlies and was highly productive. In 52 games, Evans averaged 19.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists, shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 39.9 percent from […]