When asked what it will take for the Cavs to play more like the team that shredded the Pistons, 104-81, prior to this mini in-season break as opposed to being pushed by Orlando and Philadelphia, (Kevin) Love provided a simple explanation.
“Probably time,” he said. “Really took us to get to the second half of the season and even the latter part of the season last year and into the playoffs to get to where we needed to be. I think it will just take time and hopefully rolling into the New Year, 30 or 40 games in, we will really look like ourselves and put together what we always talk about, 48 solid minutes.”
Source: Chris Fedor of The Plain Dealer
76ers Considered Trading Markelle Fultz To Move Up In Draft
The Philadelphia 76ers had internal discussions about packaging the No. 10 and 26 picks, along with former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, to move into the top five, league sources told The Athletic.
The target was Porter during these discussions. However, that thinking dampened with Porter’s back remaining a major question mark. If JJ Redick leaves in free agency, Fultz is the favorite to start at shooting guard.
Source: Michael Scotto of The Athletic
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Karl-Anthony Towns Has Not Asked For A Trade
According to several people familiar with the situation, there has not been an impasse between the two. Towns has not asked for a trade and the Wolves are not considering trading him. As contract extension talks kick off for Towns this summer, the communication only figures to increase.
Source: Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic