Hours before the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled off a surprise trade to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers on June 30, the Cleveland Cavaliers thought they had a done deal in place to nab the four-time All-Star.
Nearly a month later, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert still doesn’t seem to be over it.
“I will say that Indiana could’ve done better than it did,” Gilbert said Wednesday, when asked about the failed trade during new Cavs general manager Koby Altman’s introductory news conference.
The Cavs, Pacers and Denver Nuggets had a conference call that afternoon. The Cavs believed they had a tentative agreement on a deal that would have sent George to Cleveland, Kevin Love to Denver and Gary Harris and other pieces to Indiana. The Pacers, however, dispute there was ever an agreement, sources told ESPN.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
Giannis Antetokounmpo to Miss Game With Knee Soreness
The Milwaukee Bucks have listed All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as out for Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of right knee soreness.
Antetokounmpo will be missing his third game this season with the same ailment, having sat out a Nov. 22 contest at Phoenix and a Dec. 23 matchup in Charlotte.
Hornets Make Kemba Walker Available via Trade
Overloaded with bad contracts and untradeable assets, the Charlotte Hornets have made All-Star point guard Kemba Walker available in trade discussions, league sources told ESPN.
Charlotte has been encouraging teams to make offers and appears eager to discuss attaching Walker to a larger trade in which another team would take on one of the Hornets’ several less desirable contracts, sources said.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Bulls’ Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol After Hard Fall
Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.
Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday night’s 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.