Free Agency

Knight Carves Out a Home in Phoenix

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Typically dynamic point guards displaying the ability to consistently improve don’t have trouble finding a place in the NBA. The demand for production at the position has never been higher, with 12 of the projected 30 starters at the position earning at least one selection to an All-Star team. Brandon Knight has proven to be up for the challenge and appears …

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Return of Love Solidifies Cavaliers

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Kevin Love was true to his word. All season long, he reiterated his intentions to remain with the Cavaliers, only skepticism crept up as erratic rotations saw Love benched for prolonged periods of time throughout the regular season. Once Cleveland was defeated in the NBA Finals by the Warriors, Love persisted he would remain with the team, only he opted …

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Williams Seeking a Fresh Start in Dallas

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The Mavericks finally landed point guard Deron Williams. The deal may have come a few years after the Mavericks initially anticipated, but left scrambling to revamp their roster this summer, they are hoping Williams provides some stability at the point guard position. Since winning the NBA championship in 2011, Dallas has started 13 different players at the point guard and …

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Thunder Wise to Retain Kanter

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Oklahoma City simply had to match the contract offer the Trail Blazers made to Enes Kanter this summer. The Thunder simply couldn’t afford to let a 23-year-old player that piled up staggering numbers —18.7 points on 56.6 percent shooting from the field to go along with 11 rebounds in his 26 appearances with the team — simply walk away in free agency. 

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Lillard the Last Man Standing in Portland

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In an instant, the Trail Blazers morphed from a potential championship contender in the Western Conference to a team undergoing a drastic rebuilding effort. The only starter remaining on the roster is Damian Lillard, a point guard that turned 25 just eight days ago still seeking his place in the NBA. Portland began its rebuilding effort prior to the 2015 NBA …

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Paul Millsap’s Growth Key to Hawks Success

Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap may be the perfect embodiment of the transition of the power forward position in the NBA. Nine years ago, the 6-foot-8 forward had to earn his place in the league by using his brute force to out-muscle opponents for missed shots around the basket. As he has expanded his game, incorporating an effective 3-point jump shot into his …

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Kings Add Seth Curry to Backcourt

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Seth Curry is getting a chance to prove himself in the NBA. Following a phenomenal performance at the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with the Pelicans, Curry landed a two-year deal with Sacramento, placing him in the same division as his brother, Golden State point guard Stephen Curry.

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Summer League Creating NBA Roster Spots

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The NBA Summer League tournament is much more than an opportunity for the future stars of the league to gain some professional experience. July basketball is essentially a job audition for players trying to gain a place in the NBA, the NBA Developmental League or overseas. With only 450 roster positions available in the NBA, earning a place in the league is …

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Bulls Retain Butler on a Max Contract

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Chicago wasn’t going to let the most complete shooting guard in the league go anywhere in free agency. Once negotiations were able to begin, the Bulls wasted no time in offering Jimmy Butler a five-year $95 million maximum contract extension, solidifying the back court. His emergence as a leader on both ends of the floor reportedly triggered a conflict with …

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Aldridge Will Immediately Blend in with the Spurs

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The addition of LaMarcus Aldridge in San Antonio only seems natural. As the Tim Duncan era extends into its 19th season, the Spurs were desperate to add another low post threat alongside him. Aldridge was in need of joining a system that wasn’t solely reliant on his production, and with Kawhi Leonard locked into a long term deal, San Antonio …

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