SORT BY Relevancy
The Pau Gasol-for-Andrew Bynum trade talks appear to be dormant but not dead.
The Lakers would like to get another worthy asset thrown into in the deal ... but so would the Cavs. And you know what? I have to side with the Cavs and general manager Chris Grant on this one.
By taking Gasol's $19.3 million salary off the Lakers' books, they will drop Los Angels below the luxury tax threshold, saving the Buss family in the area of $20 million. But that's only the start of it. The Lakers also will be under the tax next season, and that gets them out of danger of being subject to the dreaded repeater tax, which is levied against teams that exceed the tax threshold four times in five seasons.
So it's not just the current $20 million that the Cavs would be saving the Buss family, it is untold tens of millions more in two seasons when the Lakers figure to be a taxpaying team once again in the final season of Kobe Bryant's extension.
So multiply that $20 million by a factor of at least two -- probably more given the punitive nature of the repeater tax, and you get an idea of how valuable acquiring and waiving Bynum can be to the Buss family fortune.
Which is why if I am Chris Grant, I keep saying "no" to Los Angeles unless and until they throw Nick Young into the deal.
More on that trade, other trade chatter ... and a closer look at the struggling Memphis Grizzlies in this podcast with Three Shades of Blue radio on WHBQ radio in Memphis.
The best record in the NBA is now shared by the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors, thanks to Stephen Curry finally sinking a game-winning 3-pointer for the 'Dubs to give them a victory over the Orlando Magic last night.
At 15-2, the teams sit atop the Western Conference. Both were highly regarded coming into this season, but neither was expected to get off to a start this good. We will get to judge them against each other in a little more than two weeks when they lay each other for the first time.
So until then, we debate.
The Warriors have a 10-game winning streak and lead the NBA in point differential at 10.0 per game; while the Grizzlies are third in point differential at 8.1 and take a five-game winning streak into tonight's game against the Houston Rockets.
Golden State's two losses came back-to-back against the Phoenix Suns and the San Antonio Spurs back on Nov. 9 and Nov. 11. The Grizzlies two defeats came Nov. 8 at Milwaukee and Nov. 19 at Toronto.
The Grizzlies are 11-0 against the West, and I have Marc Gasol leading Stephen Curry in the latest edition of my weekly MVP rankings.
I talked about the Grizzlies, the Warriors, and the merits of Gasol vs. Curry in the MVP race in this interview with Gary Darby on "The Eric Hasseltine Show" on 92.9 ESPN Radio in Memphis. Enjoy.
CLNS Radio continues its coverage of every Boston Celtics game tonight after the C's take on the best team in the Western Conference down in Memphis. The Grizzlies are the NBA's only 10-win team which is quite the contrast to the Celtics' last opponent, Philadelphia. Will Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger shine against Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies? Cal Lee from The Baseline on CLNS Radio and Calvin Chamberlain from Careless Whispers will be your hosts for our coverage after the game!
Call the guys to give your opinion on the game at 347-215-7771 and tweet @CLNSRadio to get your thoughts #OnBoard. You can also get involved in the action by joining the CLNS Sports Hub Discussion Group with Rich Conte on Facebook here.
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Check out Rick and Curt this Saturday morning from 11am-12am while they discuss the Bears vs Slackers coming off the bye week. Hopefully they have that locker room together now and their heads in the right place! We will also have last weeks NFL players of the week! Big Ben sets ridiculous TD record!
Bulls are rolling along despite Rose and his injured Ankle with key games coming from Hinrich, Butler and Gasol. My question is whose team is it now? Plus more NBA action!
Nobody wants to believe this but next year might be a reality of the Cubs with the Joe Maddon signing!
And more....Make sure you tune in and call and let us know YOUR REALITY! (347)838-8449!
Listen in to Curt and Rick as they recap last night NBA action and discuss the Bulls!
Bulls lost in double OT but what a game it was! There is no stopping the Tower Powers of Noah, Gasol, Miritoc, and Gibson!
Warriors are on a 10 game winning streak thanks to you know who!
NBA scores and more....Tune in from 5:30pm-6:00pm and call (347)838-8449!
1A- The Atlanta Braves trade OF Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals in a four player deal.
1B- The Miami Marlins sign OF Giancarlo Stanton to a 13 year $325 million dollar deal.
1C- NY Mets sign OF Michael Cuddyer to a 2 year deal. Jacob de Grom win NL rookie of the year.
2A- Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Agieri Preview.
3A- The LA Lakers. It's toxic as the team is out of control. Is Kobe a team player?
3B- Brooklyn Nets- Joe Johnson says players are playing selfish.
3C- Will Marc Gasol come to the Knicks?
4- College Football
4A- Wisconsin RB melvin Gordon sets a single game rushing record. Is he Heisman material?
5A- What makes a QB elite in the NFL?
5B- Arizona Cardnials 9 wins- 1 loss the surprise of the NFL. How far will they go this year?
5C- Should the NY Jets go after Jim Harbaugh as head coach if he's available??
5D- NY Giants lose to the SF'49ers. Eli throws 5 interceptions.
1- RIP to Earl Weaver and Stan Musial. Happy Born Day to the greatest Muhammad Ali!!
2- Herbs and Dudes nominees for January 2013.
3A- Chavez Sr. says Canello Alvarez should fight Austin Trout
3B- Bob Arum wants Manny Pacquaio to take more tests before he fights again.
3C- Bob Arum rips Bernard Hopkins for his upcoming fight.
3D- Zab Judah vs. Danny Garcia next month.
4A- NY Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets
4B- Paul Wilson/NY Knicks Euro Scout outs Diantoni.
4C- Pau Gasol comes off the bench vs. the Chicago Bulls
5A- Manti Te'o fiasco
5B- NFL violates the Rooney rule.
5C- The NY Jets sign a new GM, OC and QB coach
5D- NFL Playoffs
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and GBBLive is feeling mighty thankful to be back on BlogTalkRadio! Tune in to the show via this link or listen in the player below at 6:30 PM CT!
The first segment of the show will feature Host Joe Mullinax and Producer Chip Williams welcoming GBB Managing Editor Chris Faulkner for his weekly "Grizzly Bear News" segment. Two games have been played since GBBLive's return last Thursday, and the guys will break down the good, bad and ugly of the 2 impressive blowout victories for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Segment two will feature the first appearance on GBBLive of Jon Roser, the Producer of "The Chris Vernon Show" on 92.9 FM ESPN Memphis. Roser is quite opinionated on a variety of topics and should be a great interview as he, Joe and Chip discuss Courtney Lee's hot start and whether or not Marc Gasol truly is an MVP candidate 14 games into the season.
Finally, segment three will have friend of the site and show Kevin Lipe of the Memphis Flyer's Beyond the Arc blog return to the BlogTalkRadio airwaves. The bench, Dave Joerger and Memphis' place among the elite in the NBA will all be topics of conversation with GBB's former managing editor.
All this and more on tonight's GBBLive! Follow us on Twitter @GBBLive and be sure to sign up for a month membership with audibletrial.com/grizzlybearblues so that you can get a great audio book deal and also help GBBLive help out the good folks over at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital via donation.
We're BACK, and better than ever before!
GBBLive returns to the beautiful BlogTalkRadio airwaves Thursday night at 6:30 PM with a new live Podcast! Joe Mullinax reprises his role as Host of the program, but this time alongside him is Producer Chip Williams! In the first segment Joe and Chip will be joined by Chris Faulkner, Managing Editor of Grizzly Bear Blues, for the Grizzly Bear News segment. The trio will talk about GBBLive's glorious relaunch and the even more glorious start to the season for the Memphis Grizzlies!
In the second segment Brandon Speck of FoxSports will come on the show to take a deeper look at the Grizzlies' red-hot start and how Memphis has gotten to this point. The guys will also address the disturbing Marc Gasol free agency rumors and will look ahead to the next two games on the Grizzlies' schedule before the next GBBLive episode November 25th.
The final segment of the show will feature Holly Whitfield of the ILoveMemphis Blog! She has some big news for GrizzNation, and she and Joe will talk in depth about how she became a Grizzlies fan and what exactly makes Memphis such a great NBA city.
All of this and so much more on the relaunch episode of GBBLive! Follow us on Twitter @GBBLive and support our sponsor Audible by signing up for a membership at audibletrial.com/grizzlybearblues. For every membership, GBBLive will make a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
Breaking Down the Eastern Conference in the NBA for 2014 - 2015
Are the Cleveland Cavs the team to beat as LeBron James returns home?
Are the Miami Heat still a contender? Or are they now a bottom team in the East?
How close are the Chicago Bulls to returning to the NBA Title picture with Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol?
Winners and Losers of the offseason.
Predictions for every Division, the Conference Title and the NBA Title.
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