Jack Maloney

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Jimmy Butler trade request: Wolves star excused from media day and out for start of camp, reports say

The Wolves may begin camp on Tuesday without Butler, one way or another

Joel Embiid says No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton 'about to get his ass kicked this year'

Embiid praised Ayton's potential, but said the youngster has a lot of work to do

NBA Media Day 2018: How to watch, live stream info, teams, schedule, dates, times

All 30 teams will hold their annual media day soon ahead of the beginning of training camp

Kyrie Irving says Celtics building something 'special;' explains why they can beat Warriors in NBA Finals

Irving also noted that it would be a disappointment should the Celtics not get to at least the Eastern Conference finals

Jimmy Butler trade rumors: Wolves telling teams they intend to keep their All-Star forward

Minnesota reportedly turned down all trade offers, telling inquiring teams that it plans to hold onto Butler

NBA trade rumors: Suns interested in Wolves' Tyus Jones as they try to fill void at point guard

In the past year, the Suns have traded away Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight

Lonzo Ball's knee is '100 percent' but Lakers will still ease him back at start of training camp

Luke Walton says L.A. will play it safe with Ball, who underwent a knee procedure in July

Magic Johnson: LeBron James will be model for young Lakers on how to 'dominate' on and off court

Johnson and Rob Pelinka spoke to the media at a press conference on Thursday afternoon

DeMar DeRozan vows to drop 50 on Raptors in revenge game; makes friendly bet with ex-teammate Serge Ibaka

DeRozan reunited with his old Toronto teammate on the big man's cooking show

NBA stars Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, John Wall team up to raise funds for Hurricane Florence victims

Curry, Paul and Wall have joined up to help out their home state of North Carolina

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to donate $10M after investigation reveals 'disturbing' workplace misconduct

Cuban will donate to organizations committed to promoting women in leadership and combating domestic violence

Jimmy Butler trade request: How Nets, Knicks, Clippers could acquire Wolves' unhappy star

The four-time All-Star reportedly wants out out Minnesota, so here's what could happen next

Jimmy Butler requests trade from Timberwolves and targets New York or Los Angeles, reports say

The All-Star has reportedly given Minnesota a list of three teams he deems acceptable: the Knicks, Nets and Clippers

Cavs' J.R. Smith can now add 'author' to his resume after releasing children's book with his brother

The book is called 'HoopSmiths,' and is about the Smith brothers learning teamwork and basketball as youngsters

Jack Maloney lives and writes in Milwaukee, where, like the Bucks, he is trying to own the future.