Lin, Warriors' rookies can't play in D-League


Lin, Warriors' rookies can't play in D-League

Its a very good question and one I thank some readers forbringing up but the Warriors cannot have a bunch of their guys play in theD-League until the lockout is over.Bottom line is that any player who appeared in an NBA gamein 2010-11 is not eligible to play in the D-League this season. RidiculousUpsides Scott Schroeder reported this in a post earlier in the week.
Turns out, the league sent out a memo to NBA teamson the brink of the lockout which started July 1 informing them that anyplayer that appeared in an NBA game on their roster last season would beineligible for D-League play.That includes any player on a 10-day NBA contract,too.In the Warriors case, that means that guard Jeremy Lin andsecond-year power forward Ekpe Udoh cannot play for the Dakota Wizards, theWarriors D-League affiliate.Also, any player selected in the 2011 NBA draft in Junecant play in the D-League, either.As far as first-year players go, that means no KlayThompson, Jeremy Tyler and Charles Jenkins.

Report: Dwyane Wade, Bulls expected to agree on buyout


Report: Dwyane Wade, Bulls expected to agree on buyout

It appears that the Dwyane Wade era in Chicago won't last much longer.

The 2006 NBA Finals MVP and the Bulls are expected to reach terms on a buyout agreement within the next few months, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.

In July 2016, Wade signed a two-year deal worth $47 million -- with a $23.8 million player option in Year 2.

In late June, he exercised the option.

If a buyout happens, Wade would become a free agent.

He is very close with LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony reportedly wants to be traded to Houston.

The Warriors open the season against the Rockets on Oct. 17.

Wade's status will be a story worth watching.

The 12-time All-Star will turn 36 years old in January.

Kevin Durant responds to tweet saying Cavs should trade LeBron


Kevin Durant responds to tweet saying Cavs should trade LeBron

Kevin Durant was recently playing some pickup ball with LeBron James (see video below).

And on Wednesday afternoon, he reacted to a fan's opinion on what the Cavs should do with LeBron.

LeBron took his talents to South Beach in July 2010, and the Cavs landed the No. 1 overall pick in 2011 (Kyrie Irving), 2013 (Anthony Bennett) and 2014 (Andrew Wiggins).

Durant should have also mentioned that LeBron has a no-trade clause and that Dan Gilbert can't trade LeBron even if he wants to.

[RELATED: The report about LeBron's future with Cavs is reportedly '100 percent false']

Also, why would LeBron waive his no-trade clause and agree to be shipped to a team that is going to have to relinquish many assets just to get LeBron?

He can simply play this season out and then determine his future next summer.

The only question that needs to be answered at this point is: Will the Cavs actually trade Kyrie Irving or will they hold out and hope for a reconciliation?

Enjoy the video...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller