Teams have picked up the pace in the trade market before before it hit the red light.
The struggling Orlando Magic have traded their best player and this year All-Star Nikola Vucevicto the Chicago Bulls.
Magic sent Vucevic and veteran Al FaroqueAminu in exchange for young players Wendell Carter Jr, Otto Porter and two first-round picks.
By the first look, Chicago won the trade as it now have two All-Star in one team, Vucevic and Zach LaVine. The arrival of the European big man will surely boost the campaign of Chicago to make the playoffs. On the other hand, Orlando is seemingly deciding to go on a rebuilding process.
Vucevic’s departure is a shocking move for the Magic which was initially focused on trading Aaron Gordon after making a request.
Meanwhile, another trade happened between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Denver Nuggets. The Cavs sent multiple NBA champ JavaleMcGree in exchange for Isiaih Hartenstein and 2 future second-round picks.
The energetic and athletic center will surely give energy to the Nuggets who are struggling in the season.
Still on the list of possible players being traded are Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors, Gordon, and Jason Collins of the Atlanta Hawks.
It’s only hours left before the NBA trade season comes to a close; which team will catch big and which NBA will trade players?
Among the big names still in the markets are veteran and former NBA champion Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon, and Victor Oladipo of the Houston Rockets.
These three are hot in the eyes of NBA teams wanting to rebuild or jacked up their roster for a deeper playoff run. But who among them will be successful, nor will they be traded just in time?
Lowry has been a major piece for Toronto’s uprising and, more importantly, the leader of their 2019 NBA championship; however, the former All-Star wishes for a trade that the team respected. The Philadelphia 76ers are the frontrunner for Lowry simply because Philly is his hometown. A homecoming is possible, and with the Sixers currently at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, he will be in a much competitive squad, unlike the current struggling Raptors.
Frustrations due to the repetitive losses also triggered Gordon to request a trade. The 25-year old high-flyer turned into an all-around baller will surely be a handful to any team picking him. It’s almost certain that multiple teams will court him.
For Victor Oladipo, it is tough to be on the trade block on your supposed comeback season. As well, he just got traded recently to Houston. However, they have the worst record in the NBA right now, so it’s a good way out for Oladipo to find another team wherein he can shine and contribute to the fullest extent.
UFC might finish Anderson Silva with the UFC, yet his name stays pertinent in battle sports in general. On Monday, ESPN affirmed that “The Spider” is now in exchanges to battle Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on June 19.
“A boxing match between Julio César Chávez Jr and Anderson Silva is being negotiated,” an ESPN knockout posted on their Instagram in Mexican language.
The arranged session was first reported during a public interview on Thursday. During the said media occasion, coordinator Saúl Ríos uncovered that it was Chavez Jr. who brought Silva’s name up as a potential rival.
“It was what Julio referenced,” he said. Until further notice, there is not much, yet he is you are searching for, we are arranging. It would be a 10-round battle.”
Silva, who turns 46 this April, keeps going saw activity on Halloween night when he lost through fourth-round TKO to Uriah Hall. The misfortune denoted his third back-to-back rout, which prompted his UFC discharge three weeks after the fact.
The 35-year-old Chavez Jr., in the interim, is falling off a fourth-round TKO prevail upon Ecuador’s JeysonMinda in November.
Silva has been more than once connected to a potential bout with Roy Jones Jr. previously, yet his UFC contract at the time had kept it from truly emerging.
MORE ABOUT SILVA
Anderson da Silva was born on April 14, 1975. He is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist. He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and holds the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. This started in 2006 and ended in 2013 and included a UFC record of 16 consecutive victories in that span.
UFC president Dana White, UFC commentator Joe Rogan, and numerous mixed martial arts (MMA) pundits have named Silva as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.
With few days left before the season trade deadline, high-flyer forward Aaron Gordon made a last-minute request for the Orlando Magic, a trade.
Currently, the Magic sit as the second-worst team in the Eastern Conference, and the 25-year old wanted to be traded in a competing NBA team.
According to reports, six teams are showing their interest in Gordon after the news broke out. Magic’s asking price for the 6-foot-8 forward is two first-round picks in the NBA draft.
“Aaron Gordon is ready for a relocation, as sources tell The Athletic that he asked Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman for a trade through his representative in February,” said Jared Weiss and Sam Amick of The Athletic.
The request is reasonable given that Gordon developed his game from a highlight dunking machine into an all-around baller.
The athleticism of Gordon can give a lot of opportunity for the team that will win him over.
He is averaging 14.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in the season. What’s even better is that he is yet to reach his prime.
The Boston Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, and the Golden State Warriors are among the playoff-contending teams interested in Gordon. Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets and the Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in acquiring Gordon as they continue their rebuilding process.
“Point God” Chris Paul reached another milestone to his already colorful NBA career after recording his 10,000 career assists, the sixth player in the history ever to make the plateau.
The Phoenix Suns All-Star did it in style after finishing with a triple-double on their win against the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers.
Paul put up 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists.
Like James, 35-year old Paul defied Father’s prime as they continue to dominate the league decades after entering.
Paul was also part of the recent All-Star team wherein he showcased his leaping ability on an alley-hoop play courtesy of Golden State Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry.
If the Wake Forest University standout remains healthy in the current season filled with injuries, he can surpass two more NBA legends, Magic Johnson and Mark Jackson.
Paul has 10,004 assists, Johnson at the fifth had 10,141, and Jackson tallied 10,334 dimes throughout his career.
Depending on how long Paul will still play in the NBA will determine if he can catch up with the all-time assist leader John Stockton with 15, 806.
But what’s bigger than his milestone is the young Phoenix squad’s current position, second in the Western Conference. They are on the pace of making the playoffs.
CANELO ALVAREZ’S mentor has offered
to help train Conor McGregor following the UFC star’s ‘surprising’ show against
McGregor lost his ring debut in 2017
against Mayweather in ten rounds, however caused a commotion after a quick
He is yet to make a re-visitation of
boxing after converses with face Manny Pacquiao fell after his misfortune to
Dustin Poirier in January.
Mexican coach Eddy Reynoso has moved
McGregor in his mid-year set of three against Poirier and offered the Irishman
a master class in boxing.
Reynoso disclosed to Little Giant
Boxing, deciphered from Spanish: “I figure they ought to do a set of three
battle. It’s 1-1 so the third battle ought to be acceptable.
“Here we can support him. We can
help to better his boxing and defence.”
“Honestly, when he fought
Mayweather he surprised me. He has a good counter. He has good footwork, waist
movement, and agility.”
“Therefore, I think he would do
good in boxing.
“Give it your best, keep
working hard, don’t quit. You have a lot to give, and get the third fight with
Dustin Poirier,” Reynoso said.
McGregor, 32, has been connected
with a rematch against Mayweather, 44, since the time their blockbuster in Las
However, one more break at enclosing
eminence Pacquiao, 42, was arranged for the current year up until he was beaten
by Poirier, 32, at UFC 257.
In any event, boxing pound-for-pound
ruler and four-division champion Canelo, 30, opened the entryway last April to
In any case, Alvarez – likewise
subject to a callout from UFC most loved Jorge Masvidal – could rather wind up
aiding The Notorious look over his abilities.
Reynoso said: “There’s bad
nights sometimes. Conor has a lot to give, I don’t know what happened, but his
career is untouchable.”
“He’s a tremendous athlete
that’s going to be in the history books.”
“Anytime, this is your home
Conor whenever you wanna come practice and learn. We welcome you with open
LeBron James is undoubtedly going
down as one of the greatest to play basketball and arguably the best to do it.
18 seasons after he first came into
the league as the most anticipated rookie in history, James has tons of
accolades across his name, including four NBA Championships, four Finals MVP,
and four regular-season MVP.
His impact on the game can be felt
around the game. However, there were many times James felt like he was not
recognized fairly in terms of awards.
“I should have more than four,
I believe. But I don’t, and I don’t sit around thinking about it or crying
about it or whatever the case may be,” said the 36-year old James after
putting another MVP-caliber performance.
“I bet a lot of the greatest
that played this game feel like they should’ve had more as well if you ask any
one of those guys.”
James is highly criticized and
compared to the considered GOAT Michael Jordan. The ghost he’s been chasing
from Chicago in terms of championships and MVP.
However, fellow Laker Kyle Kuzma
backed James on the MVP debate.
“The NBA MVP is a very
political award. Bron should have been the MVP at least eight, nine, 10 times.
Everybody knows that” he said from ESPN.
Mike Tyson will see action once
again inside the boxing ring after the living legend announced that he would
have his second exhibition match on May 29.
The baddest man on the planter
divulged the information during his appearance in the Hotboxin podcast and the
current pound-for-pound king Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
“May 29th something like that. The
same arena you (Canelo) fought in,” Tyson said.
The arena to which the 54-year old
was referring is the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Canelo fought mandatory challenger AvniYildirim in the said venue, wherein he
won easily after a third-round knockout.
However, Tyson did not drop any
names for his next fight. But the fans were pushing it to be his long-time
rival, Evander Holyfield.
Holyfield, who is also eyeing a
boxing comeback after Tyson successfully did on his fight against fellow OG Roy
Jones Jr., remains vocal in hunting Tyson to agree for their trilogy.
Whoever it will be, Tyson also explained
the reason for his second try in the exhibition match.
“I felt better than I
anticipated. I thought I would be a little more nervous than I was, but I was
“I felt like ‘wow’ – I could do
some more, I could punch more combinations, I could do this and do that.
“I said, ‘wow, this is
interesting, and I want to do it again, and I want to do it against someone I
could go all out on.”
Different confining legends have
gauged and said who they accept will end up as the winner. So who did any
semblance of Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, and Amir Khan pick as their champ?
George Foreman – Tyson Fury
The American boxing legend is Team
Fury all the way.
Foreman told iFL TV: “That boy Tyson
Fury, you’re going to have to bring everything you’ve got to beat him.
“I’m going, being honest with
you – I just can’t see Joshua beating him.”
Floyd Mayweather – Undecided
The 50-0 boxer has shown love to
Joshua on multiple occasions but has ultimately not predicted a winner.
Mayweather had this to say on Rob
Moore’s “The Disruptive Entrepreneur Podcast”: “It’s a very intriguing
match-up, you can never say what’s going to happen in the sport of boxing.
“Both guys are great competitors.
Like I say, me and Anthony Joshua I talk on the regular, so I look forward to
working with Anthony Joshua.”
Mike Tyson – Tyson Fury
Iron Mike has gone for his namesake
to prevail in the Battle of Britain.
He told the BBC: “It’s very
interesting, Joshua is a masterful puncher. But you can see his punches coming,
he telegraphs his punches.
“And that’s just a recipe for
disaster if you’re fighting Tyson Fury and you’re telegraphing your punches –
to a guy whose 6ft 7in, come on.”
David Haye – Anthony Joshua (if Fury
fights as he did against Deontay Wilder)
In an interview with Sky Sports,
Haye said: “If Tyson Fury attacks Anthony Joshua in the same manner, in which
he did in Vegas against Deontay Wilder, I don’t believe it works in his favour.
“I believe he’ll be too open, too
wide and someone as fast, athletic, and as skilful as Anthony Joshua will be
able to punch right through the middle and take him out, and take him out
“I know it’s a controversial
LeBron James is pretty much old at
36, but the way he’s playing is like in the prime. He has defied his father’s
prime but not in the business aspect.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar
announced that he is looking to own an NBA franchise.
“My goal is to own an NBA
franchise,” James said after their game against Minnesota Timberwolves.
James brought this question after he
became the part-owner of the baseball team Boston Red Sox.
“I’ve always said that my goal
was to own a team, own an NBA team,” James said. “I’ve got so much to
give to the game. I know what it takes to win at this level. I know talent. I
also know how to run a business as well, and so that is my goal,” James
James is dead serious about owning,
and he has proven that he is also elite in the business aspect. Combining his
knowledge in sports and managing teams can be a powerful tool once he decided
to hand the shoes for good.
But the question remains,
Currently, James is on the quest for
his fifth NBA title and a back-to-back championship for the Lakers.