The Cavs intend to cut ties with Kevin Porter Jr., either by trading or waiving the second-year player, following a screaming match with team officials, sources confirmed to ESPN.
How does the trade that shook up the NBA shake up our latest rankings?
— Andre Drummond tied his career high with 33 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and Cedi Osman scored 25 points in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-103 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night.
J&J: The guys go deep on the Harden-to-Brooklyn trade. Plus, risking it all for an import and your voicemails
This is the Jalen & Jacoby podcast-exclusive hour, coming to you every Tuesday and Thursday. The guys cover the James Harden-to-Brooklyn trade on the TV show, before turning off the camera and cracking the mics to get into the real implications of Harden teaming up with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant (23:27). They discuss why they don’t think the Nets will win a championship this year, concerns about the team’s front court depth, Durant at the five, why did the Rockets got Victor Oladipo, why the trade is great for the game, rumors that Durant and Irving aren’t talking, if Jalen would risk is all for an import with the NBA’s new COVID-19 restrictions and Urban Meyer likely heading to Jacksonville. Plus, voicemails on what to do when your barber gets coronavirus and a Cultural or Regional on Eminem.
Kevin Pelton grades every angle of this blockbuster trade involving James Harden, Victor Oladipo and Caris LeVert.
James Harden got his wish and was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, and social media reacted accordingly to the deal.
James Harden is headed to the Nets in a four-team megatrade that sends Victor Oladipo and four first-round picks to the Rockets, Caris LeVert to the Pacers and Jarrett Allen to the Cavs.
— Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and the Utah Jazz rolled to a 117-87 win over the injury-depleted Cleveland Cavaliers, wrapping up their six-game road trip Tuesday night.
— Dillon Brooks scored 21 points and the Memphis Grizzlies recovered after blowing a 16-point lead to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-91 on Monday night.
The Warriors have won four of their past five, including a huge comeback over the Clippers. How high are Steph & Co. rising this week?
— Khris Middleton scored 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood the absence of two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-90 on Saturday night.
— Andre Drummond had 22 points and 15 rebounds, Larry Nance Jr. added 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting from the field and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 94-90 on Thursday night.
— Former top overall draft pick Markelle Fultz, off to the best start of his career, suffered an apparently serious knee injury Monday night as his Orlando Magic went on to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-94.
Points Per Game99.530th
Rebounds Per Game43.819th
Assists Per Game23.820th