Latest Basketball News (Week 2 August 2018)

Kent Bazemore considering changing camps this season

Kent Bazemore was the highest paid player in the roster for a team which lost 58 games last season. That he should be the logical candidate up for trade is a no brainer and the 29 year old knoes this too. Though he loves the Atlanta Hawks team yet he has expressed his desires to join either the Houston Rockets or the Milwaukee Bucks . This was reported by USA Today’s Kelly Iko as he tweeted that Bazemore has come up with this decision because he knows the coaches of both the aforementioned teams and that he wants to join a contender. Houston was previously interested in strengthening their defence  with the addition of one more wing defender but with them losing out on both their top free agency choices in Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute and them being able to add only one stopper that is James Ennis III, Bazemore seemed the only viable choice. Bazemore was once reportedly among the nations’s top defenders in college but rumours suggest that the Houston Rockets are not to keen on securing the services of Bazemore.

Kawhi Leonard might plan a move to Lakers

Kawhi Leonard is presumably going to be the next big name with the next max contact deal player to join the Los Angeles Lakers team. The Odds are in his favour with BetDSI stacking +150 on Kawhi Leonard to be the next big star at the Los Angeles outfit. Leonard was the subject to a trade deal which saw him move from San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors last month but it is popular knowledge that he imagines his future somewhere else. Kawhileonard has the option to leave the Toronto Raptors in 2019 as a free agent and speculations and rumours all point to his imminent addition to the Los Angeles Lakers roster for the 2019 season. The Clippers though seem confident that they can convince Leonard to join them but Lakers would be the best choice for him feels pundits.

Isaiah Thomas has harsh words for Cleveland

Isaiah Thomas did not hold back his frustration and anger when asked about his opinions on the Cleveland Cavaliers outfit. He went out to say that Cleveland was a s**thole and that he is not in the least satisfied with his time there. He also said that he knew why LeBron James left the outfit for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Denver Nuggets point guard said these on a live video stream on his Instagram. He later apologised for his crass comments and said that he was on a live stream and was just playing around. He said that some of his words were taken out of context and that he did not mean what he said. He also said that he was also thankful for all the love Cleveland had given him. Thomas played 15 times for the Cavaliers last season.