Charlotte Hornets Lose Big in Gordon Hayward Sign and Trade

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After a week or so of haggling, the Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics finally agreed to terms of a deal that sent Gordon Hayward to Charlotte. The Hornets also acquired two future second-round picks in exchange for a $28.5 million Trade Exception (TE). It is the largest TE in NBA history. Correction Trade exception is $28.5M Still the largest […] READ MORE


Phoenix Suns: Offseason Grades as Team Puts NBA on Notice

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After raising eyebrows in The Bubble last season, the Phoenix Suns promised to upgrade its roster and prove its performances at Disney were no fluke. General Manager James Jones was aggressive from the outset, talking with teams, making deals, and signing free agents when permitted to do so. After a busy couple of weeks, Phoenix […] READ MORE


Milwaukee Bucks: Botched deal, Holiday overpay, Brook Lopez in play?

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The 2020 off-season was supposed to be the most important in Milwaukee Bucks history. Giannis Antetokounmpo has yet to ink his supermax extension and the Bucks are scrambling following a front office mistake. Bogdan Bogdanovic appeared set to arrive via sign and trade from the Sacramento Kings. However, a series of missteps by the Bucks […] READ MORE


New Orleans Pelicans Get Best of Both Worlds: Free Agency Grades

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After a disappointing end to the 2019-20 season, the New Orleans Pelicans had some decisions to make. Should the team trade some of its veteran pieces for assets or pivot toward competing for the playoffs? The Pelicans squandered an opportunity to make the postseason last year, having the easiest remaining schedule but turning up punch […] READ MORE


Philadelphia 76ers Re-tool: Grading Moves by New Front Office

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From management to coaching, the Philadelphia 76ers made wholesale changes this off-season hiring Doc Rivers as its new Head Coach and Daryl Morey as President of Basketball Operations. The Sixers have been very disappointing the past two seasons after a promising run in 2018 behind Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Since then, Philadelphia lost in […] READ MORE


Oklahoma City Thunder Hold the Key to a Monster Multi-Team Trade

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The NBA off-season has been an eventful one for the Oklahoma City Thunder as General Manager Sam Presti continues to “reposition” the franchise into the future. The Thunder have been in so many deals, it feels odd when their name isn’t featured in some sort of trade. One deal that is taking some time involves […] READ MORE


Portland Trailblazers’ Offseason Propels Team to Contender Status

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The Portland Trailblazers made key moves in Free Agency to upgrade its overall roster. Damian Lillard firmly asserted himself into the superstar stratosphere, averaging a career-high 30 points and eight assists on 46.3 percent shooting and 40.1 percent from three. The 29-year-old carried a team ravaged by injuries to the eighth-seed last season. Despite his […] READ MORE


Boston Celtics Lose Gordon Hayward Trade

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The Boston Celtics find themselves in a vicarious position. Former All-Star Gordon Hayward secured a four-year, $120-million dollar deal with the Charlotte Hornets to send Twitter into a spin. It was one of the most surprising deals this off-season as the Hornets weren’t even mentioned in serious discussions for the 30-year-old. Hayward took to Twitter […] READ MORE


Atlanta Hawks Upgrade Offensively, Defensive Issues Remain

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The Atlanta Hawks made a splash in Free Agency, signaling to the NBA they are ready to compete. Danilo Gallinari (three years, $61.5-million),  Rajon Rondo (two years, $15-million), and Bogdan Bogdanovic (four years, $72-million) arrive to help superstar Trae Young make the post-season. Shot creation was a huge area of need for the Hawks whose […] READ MORE


Oklahoma City Thunder Should Facilitate Gordon Hayward to Charlotte Deal

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have taken many of the headlines by storm with General Manager Sam Presti wheeling and dealing through the first two days of free agency. Presti has made deals with almost half of the league and possesses 20 first-round picks (at it stands) over the next several drafts. If Free Agency stopped new, […] READ MORE