How Shoe Money Could Affect the NCAA

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A max contract out of high school. According to Grantland’s Zach Lowe, multiple NBA executives have said they would be willing to sign Andrew Wiggins to just that. Essentially, this means more than one NBA team would be willing to agree to pay an 18-year-old nearly $15 million every year for at least the next […] READ MORE


Utah Jazz: the NBA's Model Tank

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By now, most NBA fans understand the idea of flounder to flourish. Teams are resetting rosters and hitting rock bottom in an attempt to reach a championship level. The strategy, at its simplest level, makes sense; the worse you are, the better your chances of acquiring top talent in the draft. For teams like Utah, […] READ MORE


Trail Blazers Bench Receives Needed Makeover

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There is bad. And then there is the 2012-13 Portland Trail Blazers bench. Last season the team’s bench was by far the NBA’s worst. They scored 18.5 points per game in 13.3 minutes played. The Indiana Pacers bench was the next worse, scoring 24.1 points per game. The next lowest minutes per game came from […] READ MORE


Lakers Playoff Outlook

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The Los Angeles Lakers and the playoffs have been a match made in heaven since birth. Sure, they’ve had their rough patches. The team has missed the playoffs just twice since 1980 (2004-05 and 1993-94), and an unreasonable two straight years in 1975 and ’76. And there was the ’58 season when the team won […] READ MORE


Indiana Pacers Options with Danny Granger

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Paul George and the Indiana Pacers presented the biggest competition to the Miami Heat last season in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. In the 2012 playoffs the Indiana Pacers also presented a challenge to the Heat, though at that point nobody was saying Paul George and the Indiana Pacers. Instead, it was Danny Granger’s team. He […] READ MORE


An Early Prediction for Team USA's Basketball Roster

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Dream with me for a second: you’re sitting courtside at the USA basketball minicamp watching 27 of the nation’s most talented young basketball players battle it out, all trying to impress you. You have Kevin Durant and Kevin Love stopping by to confirm their spots on your super team. Murmurs of Russell Westbrook and James […] READ MORE


Defining the Market for Brandon Jennings

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Brandon Jennings continues to survive as the most marquee free agent still available in the NBA offseason. All signs point to Jennings, a 23-year-old starting caliber point guard, believing he deserves something close to max-contract money, though no team seems ready to offer him that. Last season, Jennings averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 assists per […] READ MORE


NBA 2014: Year of the Tank

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Business practices aside, there are only two places where NBA teams want to be: championship contenders or cellar dwellers. The in-betweeners are rarely doing anything noteworthy. Milwaukee, for example, has set itself up to be eliminated by the Heat in the first round of the playoffs for years to come. While Milwaukee refills its roster […] READ MORE


Metta World Peace to Sign with Knicks

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Metta World Peace is coming home. On Monday, the artist formerly known as Ron Artest agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Knicks worth approximately $3.2 million, the remainder of the mini-MLE available to the Knicks after signing Pablo Prigioni. World Peace strayed from the Andray-Blatche strategy and took part of the mini-MLE […] READ MORE