The odds of the NBA missing its upcoming season equates to the flip of a coin, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
"I think there's probably right now a 5050 shot that there is no season," said Wojnarowski on Comcast Sports Net New England's Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight, adding that even a shortened season wouldn't benefit an aged Boston team. "I think it hurts the Celtics in a shortened season, because you have so many back-to-back-to-back games -- games compacted. It really hurts Boston in that scenario."
NBA owners locked out their players on July 1 upon the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement. NBCSports.com's ProBasketballTalk gets to the crux of the issues between the league and players with a Q&A post.
Wojnarowski published a column on the lockout, in which he writes owners have ordered David Stern to "break these players; crush them once and for all."
Steve Bulpett joins Mike Felger to weigh in on the NBA trade deadline and the lack of moves made by Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics thus far.
BOSTON – If you believe what Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons are saying, then the former UConn star will not be on the move prior to Thursday’s 3 p.m. ESTtrade deadline.
Drummond, whose social media posts on Monday and later Tuesday morning only perpetuated the belief that he might be traded to Boston, addressed the trade speculation surrounding him after the Piston’s practice on Tuesday.
“What’s that got to do with my team?” he told reporters. “I can’t control what happens with trade rumors.”
Drummond was then reminded of the eyeballs emoji he posted Tuesday morning, which came less than 24 hours after he re-tweeted Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas’ eyeballs emoji – a similar posting to what Thomas did around the time Boston landed Al Horford last summer.
So as fans and media tried to piece the tweets together like they were clues to a Jessica Fletcher mystery, Drummond did his best to splash cold water on the trade talk on Tuesday.
“I’m a grown man,” he said. “I can change my profile if I want to. It doesn’t matter what time of year. If y’all want to speculate about that and me, go for it.”
Pistons head coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy has made no secret about the Pistons having conversations with several teams about all their players.
“Some discussions get more serious than others and that’s what happens,” Van Gundy told reporters following the team’s practice on Tuesday. “There hasn’t been a serious discussion about Andre, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been discussions about Andre.
Van Gundy added, “The rumors don’t mean anything to me. One of you (media) guys asked me over the weekend how far along the D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green trade for Reggie was. The first time I heard about it was when I got that text, so I would assume not that far. I usually can just laugh it off, but it gets a little annoying.”