Free Agency

Nemanja Bjelica Could Be Final Piece in Timberwolves Rebuild

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have been collecting young assets and aggravating their fan base with losing seasons since before the departure of Kevin Garnett in 2007. Following their Western Conference Finals appearance in 2004, the T’Wolves began a descent into mediocrity that has since felt unbreakable. For a franchise that has had 26 draft picks in eight years, success has been …

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Podcast: 2015 NBA Free Agency Roundup

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Dallas thought it completed yet another rebuild by luring DeAndre Jordan away from the Clippers. Jordan gave a verbal agreement to the Mavericks on a four-year $80 million deal, but then opened the door for Los Angeles to retain him. A late night meeting with a contingency from the Clippers lasted until the NBA free agency moratorium concluded and he was able …

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Catching Up with Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant can’t stand to be away from the game of basketball. On his only two days off as he rehabilitates from his latest foot surgery, Durant flew to Orlando to watch the Thunder defeat Charlotte during the opening day of the 2015 Summer League tournament. Last season, he was forced to discover just how difficult being away from basketball …

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Milwaukee Capitalizes in Free Agency with Addition of Monroe

For the first time since the inception of free agency, Milwaukee was able to lure a talented player away from the traditionally major markets in the league. With the Lakers and Knicks, both armed with the ability to offer maximum contracts and in need of an upgrade in the front court, lost out on the services of Greg Monroe, as …

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The New Economic System of the NBA

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The first day of free agency provided a clear indication of a flourishing open market in the NBA. Two years before the massive revenue boost the league will receive from the broadcasting rights to basketball games, the free agents in the class of 2015 are cashing as the salary cap dramatically increases. The $24 billion renewal fee ESPN and Turner Sports struck to televise …

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Podcast: The June News Cycle of the NBA

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The first pick of the 2015 NBA Draft went as expected, with Minnesota selecting Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns, then absolute chaos took over. The Lakers surprisingly selected a guard, Philadelphia chose another center with the third overall pick in the draft and the Knicks gambled their future on a 7-foot-1, 230 pound forward from Latvia. The selection will come to …

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Potential Free Agent Destinations for Millsap

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Paul Millsap has continually proven the ability to adapt his game to the needs of his team. After establishing himself as an elite rebounder and post presence in Utah, Millsap signed a two-year $19 million deal with the Hawks. In his first season with Atlanta, Millsap connected 76 times from 3-point range, an impressive feat considering he attempted just 113 shots from …

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Contract Extension Deadline Rapidly Approaching

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The end of October not only marks the beginning of the NBA season, but the deadline for teams to either extend the contracts of players entering their year four of their careers, or potentially risk losing them as restricted free agents next summer. The NBA Draft class of 2011 has already yielded a two-time All-Star, an NBA Finals MVP and …

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Suns Finally Reach Agreement with Bledsoe

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Ultimately, the Suns had no intentions of letting Eric Bledsoe walk in free agency. Ever since the team acquired the 6-foot-1 point guard from the Clippers last summer, Phoenix has been trying to negotiate a long term contract. Following a lengthy negotiation process, the two sides finally agreed to a deal, as Bledsoe will make $70 million over the next …

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The Fantasy Impact on James’ Return

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By taking his talents back to his hometown, LeBron James has shifted the entire fantasy landscape of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His addition of the roster was enough to convince Kevin Love to sign with the Cavaliers for the long term after this season. Point guard Kyrie Irving, the best player in Cleveland since James fled to Miami in 2010, agreed to …

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