As the year comes to a close, the NBA has already started looking at trade prospects and rumors have started circulating on just who is up for the chopping block, such as Wesley Matthews, Corey Brewer and more.
The official trade deadline has been set for February 2015, but teams found there was no harm in sizing up the competition.
Matthews' name is being thrown about after rumors claimed that the Cleveland Cavaliers were looking to nab him from the Portland Trail Blazers and add him to their roster to replace Shawn Marion. However, reports claimed that the Trail Blazers had no plans to let Matthews go, though the Cavaliers might still hash out a deal. Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves is reportedly being sized up by the Houston Rockets to playalongside their own James Harden, with claims also coming in that Brewer would not be opposed to a trade off. more >>
The Sacramento Kings fired coach Michael Malone on Sunday after the team's head failed to "live up to expectations of ownership," according to reports.
Aside from what the King's front office "expected" of the coach, Malone was ousted because of the "philosophical differences between" him and the management, USA Today reported.
"The firing was an absolute stunner on its surface, as the Kings have won just 28 games in each of the last two campaigns yet were on pace to win 38 games this season," the news website stated in their report. more >>
Miami Heat and All-Star team center Chris Bosh is said to be "sidelined indefinitely" due to a strained calf, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra announced on Monday.
Bosh, who was leading Heat's victory against Utah on Saturday, experienced tightness in his left calf after the match and was benched for their home court clash with the Chicago Bulls.
"He's still sore," Spoelstra said of Bosh. "It's rest and treatment for him in the immediate future." more >>
What is better than receive a gift from Santa? Actually becoming Santa for people! In this video, Tim Tebow becomes the Christmas elf teaming up with "Good Morning America." Together they give to those in need.
The group focuses on people who struggle to pay their layaway. This time they are paying for all their Christmas presents! Almost too good to be true, but it works out perfectly for them. During this time of the year, it gets really hard to afford presents for your children and family. So, help like this from Tim Tebow and GMA works out perfectly for them. God Bless all those involved in making this possible and remember that it is better to give then it is to receive.
Watch Tim Tebow give to others in need below: more >>
Cleveland Browns running back Andrew Hawkins has come under fire from police after wearing a shirt with the words "Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford" over his uniform on Sunday.
"It's pretty pathetic when athletes think they know the law. They should stick to what they know best on the field," Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association President Jeff Follmer told ABC News 5. "The Cleveland police protect and serve the Browns stadium and the Browns organization owes us an apology."
Hawkins' shirt drew the ire of the police; the 12-year-old was shot by Cleveland officer Timothy Loehmann on Nov. 22 and was instantly killed. His death caused a great deal of outrage after footage of the shooting, which showed that Loehmann drew his weapon and fired within seconds of pulling up to Rice. A medical examiner determined that the boy died of "a gunshot wound of the torso with injuries of major vessel, intestines and pelvis," which he labeled homicide. more >>
Defense was a real issue for the Miami Heat when they faced and lost to Denver Nuggets with 102-82 score in Wednesday's game.
The SunSentinel.com called it Heat's "season worst."
"Lost at altitude, the Miami Heat left with a season-worst .366 shooting percentage," the site said while pointing out the staggering 54 shooting percentage that the opponent dealt in the game. more >>