John Wall back to Rockets, Patrick Beverley leaving LA and all the deals

The NBA trade deadline had plenty of league-shifting trades as Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook will finish the 2022-23 season with a different team than they started it with. Along the way, we saw a flurry of future second-round draft picks changing hands across the league, some notable reunions and a hefty buyout … Read more

HawgBeat Hoops Mailbag w/ JCHoops: 2/10

NOT A SUBSCRIBER? SIGN UP TODAY FOR ACCESS TO ALL OF HAWGBEAT’S PREMIUM CONTENT AND FEATURES Once again we are back and continuing our weekly series where we answer reader questions. Submit your questions each Thursday on Twitter or on the HawgBeat premium message board at The Trough. All questions on The Trough are answered, … Read more

Broncos’ Sean Payton can’t trade for Saints’ Taysom Hill anytime soon

Never say never, but Sean Payton won’t trade for Taysom Hill anytime soon. Or it’s more accurate to say that Payton can’t trade Hill in the immediate future. Hill’s contract with the New Orleans Saints means any move makes more sense for the summer: if the Saints trade him before June 1, they’ll be on … Read more

Alabama dominates Florida in a nearly 30-point blowout

The Alabama Crimson Tide entered Wednesday night’s matchup with Florida a perfect 10-0 against conference opponents, and the Gators didn’t come close to slowing down the Tide’s undefeated run in an ugly 28-point rout. Florida’s strength is typically on defense, but that wasn’t the case against Alabama. Freshman Brandon Miller scored every way possible and … Read more

Warriors’ Gary Payton II trade helps Steph Curry, only timeline that matters

GP2 trade fits only Warriors timeline that truly matters originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayare Inhale, exhale. The craziness of the 2023 NBA trade deadline deserves a nice, long, deep breath. Especially with the Warriors’ shocking move Thursday of bringing Gary Payton II back to The Bay, while simultaneously putting an end to the James … Read more

The Lakers seemed anxious and happy to dump Russell Westbrook

When the Los Angeles Lakers traded Russell Westbrook, along with little-used players Juan Toscano-Anderson and Damian Jones, for D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt in a three-team trade on Wednesday, many Lakers fans rejoiced. But they didn’t rejoice because their team was getting a very good ball-handling guard in Russell, a proven 3-point shooter … Read more