Ten months ago, Jordan Crawford was essentially given away by the Wizards as general manager Ernie Grunfeld said: “Jordan did not fit into our current plans . . . or our future plans,” during the team announcement.
Washington sent Crawford to the Wizards in exchange for Leandro Barbosa, a week after tearing his ACL and Jason Collins, a reserve center that played just 54 minutes with the team. Continue reading
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This summer’s hiring of general manager Masai Ujiri essentially marked the end of the Rudy Gay era in Toronto.
The only hurdle left to clear was finding a taker for the two-years and $37.1 million remaining on his contract. Continue reading
Two hundred and forty days have lapsed since Kobe Bryant last stepped on the basketball court.
The last image of Bryant was him limping off the floor, converting two free throws even with the added burden of hoisting two shots with a torn Achilles’s tendon. Continue reading
The 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement was an incredible piece of sports legislation aimed at changing contract negotiations with players and leveling the playing field between teams that spend a ton of money on players and those who don’t.
A key component of the CBA that goes into effect next summer is the repeater tax, a penalty assigned to clubs who are commonly over the luxury tax line. Depending on how far you are over it, the tax is pretty extreme. For example, the Brooklyn Nets would owe an additional $30 million in repeater tax for maintaining their ridiculous $102 million worth of raw salary for another season. Continue reading
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After tumultuous endings in both Orlando and with the Lakers, Dwight Howard has finally found a place to call home.
His pairing with James Harden has transformed the Rockets into one of the most formidable teams in the Western Conference, with the league’s most potent offense. Continue reading
Just as the title states, I know the injured parties are the real ones suffering through the pain but, all these superstars in suits are really starting to kill the vibe.
Still haven’t seen Kobe or Rondo on the court, D-Rose out…. AGAIN, and now Anthony “One Brow” Davis. Sigh. It’s affecting my soul.
Nonetheless we persevere and push on. This week’s NBA news via our favorite social medium, let’s get into it. Continue reading
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The Pelicans will be without forward Anthony Davis four-to-six weeks after he fractured his hand Sunday in Madison Square Garden.
New Orleans will have to find a way to replace its best scorer, rebounder and shot blocker. Continue reading
Things are starting to shake out a little more like we expected following the Thanksgiving holiday, but the injury problems suffered by several NBA stars has turned fantasy basketball into a mess.
There are currently three major players out with hand injuries alone, a few have seen their season come to an end and more than a few have seen aches and pains turn into decisions to make on the treatment table. But as usual, everyone who has stepped into an injured players shoes has left us with an incredible highlight reel, so let’s get to it. Continue reading
When Dwyane Wade rejected a shot from Kemba Walker in the second quarter of Sunday’s 99-98 victory over Charlotte, he etched his name in the record books.
The 676th block of his career moved him past Dennis Johnson to become the career leader for any player 6-foot-4 or shorter. Continue reading
Chasing down a lob pass will keep Anthony Davis out of the lineup for an undisclosed amount of time.
The NBA’s leading shot blocker fractured his left hand as the result of a collision with the rim. Continue reading