The first hit on Carter-Williams seemed especially egregious — a push/punch to the neck as Carter-Williams drove for a shot. It caused many to wonder if Dunleavy might be in line for additional punishment in the form of a fine or suspension, but it appears as though he’ll emerge from these incidents unscathed.
Yahoo Source: No suspension for Chicago’s Mike Dunleavy. Flagrant 1 foul.
That’s obviously good news for the Bulls, but you can bet the league will keep an eye on Dunleavy in the next round, and should he try anything similar against the likes of Kyrie Irving or LeBron James, he probably won’t be as fortunate.
Report: Spurs ‘near or at the top’ of LaMarcus Aldridge’s list – unless Kevin Love leaves Cavaliers
sources insist — at, yes, this early juncture — that San Antonio sits near or at the top of Aldridge’s list … unless the Cleveland Cavaliers were to lose Kevin Love and then somehow manufacture a way to sign-and-trade for him.
If the Spurs are already at or near the top of his list, just wait until he gets further removed from his time with Portland. He might have loved his last nine years with the Trail Blazers, but that bond won’t feel as tight in July as it does now. Just a couple days ago, he was still giving Portland his all in the playoffs.
Cleveland would be an intriguing destination, and Aldridge could provide some of the floor-spacing Love did next to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving – though Aldridge doesn’t stretch beyond the 3-point arc like Love did. Aldridge also doesn’t pass like Love, and Aldridge is older.
If the Cavaliers lose Love, signing-and-trading for Aldridge would be difficult. A deal would have to appease the Trail Blazers, who wouldn’t rush to help their All-Star forward leave Portland. And if it’s good enough for the Trail Blazers, Cleveland might be giving up too much.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers didn’t do much this year.
Which is why he won the NBA’s 2015 Executive of the Year.
His most noteworthy decision of the year was not trading Klay Thompson for Kevin Love, and Golden State mostly stuck with a roster built in previous seasons. This is a hard award to assess annually, because team-building is done long-term.
But apparently, voters – executives from the league’s 30 teams – decided the time was right to honor Myers.
For what it’s worth, Myers made good moves this year, too. He hired Steve Kerr and surrounded the first-time coach with quality assistants, and Shaun Livingston was a nice addition.
David Griffin, who positioned the Cavaliers to be appealing enough for LeBron James to return home, finished second (and would have had my first-place vote). Griffin also traded Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love (the verdict isn’t yet in) and rounded out Cleveland’s roster midseason by trading for Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert.