The Clippers are making moves ahead of the NBA’s Feb. 8 trade deadline with an eye on the greatest prize of all: LeBron James.
While the Clippers agreed on Monday to trade Blake Griffin to the Pistons, they may not be done dealing. Multiple reports says the Clippers are also looking to unload DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams .
The moves are part of the Clippers’ long-term strategy to make a run at James, who is expected to become a free agent this summer.
Coming off a 4-3 overtime loss at Pittsburgh on Monday, the Flames improved to 1-3-1 in their past five. With 76 points, Calgary jumped into 10th place, a point ahead of idle St. Louis, and within one of Los Angeles and Colorado.
The Flames won at Buffalo for just the second time in 14 trips (2-8-3 and a tie), and first time in regulation since a 3-1 win on March 15, 1996.
The way Calgary dominated a game it outshot Buffalo 41-26 had coach Glen Gulutzan believing the Flames might be heating up just in time to mount a late-season playoff push.
“You need traction,” he said.
Duncan alleged Banks of conning him into a $1.1 million investment in a now-defunct cosmetics company and $13.5 million into the Banks-led sports merchandising company Gameday, which folded last year.
Adebayo is strictly a facilitator in those situations for now, but the hope is he will eventually be able to make plays for himself when the defense anticipates the pass. He certainly has the potential to do so, as he displayed on this possession against the Mavericks:
Adebayo has showcased the ability to make the right reads on short rolls and out of the post, too, which are two things he struggled to do consistently at Kentucky. It makes him an easy player to integrate into a motion-based offense because he can find open cutters and shooters when the defense collapses.