The Atlanta Hawks have to make a splash sooner or later because the fan base in Hotlanta is growing restless and want to see the ownership take a big step in acquiring big name talent. Phillips arena needs a big star to boost attendance and HC/GM Mike Budenholzer needs to use his power to make it happen soon or he may find himself unemployed down the road.
The media is busy building rumors during the trade deadline and management has said they are thinking both long term and short term if they make a move, which means it'll be a move that will have significant meaning. The last time they uttered those words Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson was on Atlanta's radar back in 2002 and they traded for him from the Milwaukee Bucks, but let's hope this trade (If we make one) will last longer than one season.
The trade made headlines but only lasted one season in Atlanta
Big names like Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler and Blake Griffin are just a few names rumored in trades so far, but one name that I think could help the Hawks long term is Paul George and at the right price I think he could bring the right energy to the city and help recruit a big name to team up with here in the ATL. George's window is closing fast in Indy, so the Hawks can probably put together a deal that bring him here before Thursday's deadline. He has a scorer's mentality and can create his own shot which would take pressure off of Paul Millsap and give then another option one offense.
Paul George is an all-star caliber that is still young (26) and could become a building block to a successful run in the eastern conference. He has led the Pacers to the East finals and within one win of the NBA finals, so his leadership qualities are there.
George is still only 26-years old and still has time to grow and put a team on his back
He will be the wing scorer the team has needed for while and at 22.3 points a game he could help the Hawks who have to many off and on shooting nights.
Hawks fans would you like to see Atlanta make this move?
Cousins and Davis will be the new generation of twin towers in the Big Easy
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The Demarcus Cousins train is finally headed out of Sacramento as the Kings will send the talented big man down south to the big easy which will end his six and a half year run with the team.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski the Kings will send Cousins and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans for 2016 1st rounder and sharp shooter Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, their 2017 1st round pick this Summer along with a future second round pick.
This trade will give New Orleans one of the more dominant front court tandems in the entire NBA pairing Cousins with Anthony Davis. Cousins has been on the trade block for about the last three seasons but the Kings could never find the right deal. New Orleans definitely will look different but the Western Conference is still tough and this will be a big building block for the Pelicans franchise if they can re-sign Demarcus down the road.
Sacramento had been working the break to ship cousins and social media was blazing with reports and the rumors proved to be true as the Kings moved the league top scoring threat in the low post. He is having a career season scoring 27.8 ppg, 10.6 rpg and 4.8 apg.
Leading up to this trade Cousins only played 2:27 in the All-Star game while the rest of the squad averaged at least 12 minutes.
One of the Jets most loved players in the history of its existence may be facing jail time and could put his career in jeopardy. Darrelle Revis is facing 5 charges against him including two counts of felony assault, in which he reportedly left two Pittsburgh men unconscious after a fight this past weekend in the Southside neighborhood his hometown.
Revis who is now a 31-year-old soon to be free agent is also facing robbery and conspiracy charges which are also felonies, he's even charged with a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats.
The Jets drafted Revis back in 2007 and he quickly made a name for himself as one of the top corners in the league
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The incident took place around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning after the two victims noticed who Revis was and began filming the former Pro Bowl corner. Revis did not take kindly to it and the incident then began to escalate, according to a Pittsburgh Police Department statement.
At some point, Revis snatched the cellphone away and attempted to delete the video. Another 21-year-old male from Ross Township attempted to help the 22-year-old retrieve the cellphone. Revis then tossed the phone onto the roadway. A verbal argument followed. A male came to assist Revis. Both the 22-year-old and the 21-year-old state they were punched then remember waking up to talk to police.
Revis' lawyer Blaine Jones gave a conflicting account of the incident. In a statement, Jones said Revis was "assaulted by a group of five people" and fled the scene because he "feared for his safety and eventually went to get medical treatment." The extent of Revis' injuries was not made clear.
Revis is a hometown hero as he starred at the university of Pittsburgh
"He was not the aggressor that night," Jones said. "He was 1,000 percent the victim."
Jones also added that Revis would eventually turn himself in and that he didn't know exactly when.
Jets ownership is aware of the incident and will deal with accordingly.
Revis returned home to New York after brief stints in Tampa and New England where he won a Super Bowl in 2014. Revis has 29 interceptions in his 10-year career. He won 2009 DPOY honors with the Jets as well.