NBA Under the Bleachers: June 17

Under the BleachersContributor IJune 17, 2009

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How to Make LeBron Happy

The most obvious way—get him a title. The second most obvious way—get him a team that can get him a title. For that, the Cavs are going to have to think big—as big as Shaq, and as bold as getting rid of Mike Brown.

 

There Are No Small Players...Only Small Forwards

But in this year’s draft, there aren’t many of them—or at least many gems. That doesn’t mean that general managers can’t find a few diamonds in the rough, especially if they do some mining in Europe and Israel.

 

Believe the Hype: Free-Agency in the 2010 Offseason

Rarely have we experienced such a star-studded free-agency. From A-listers like LeBron, D-Wade, and Shaq, to franchise B-listers like T-Mac, Yao, and Joe Johnson...so many mouth-watering possibilities, please excuse the drool on our keyboard.

 

Just In Case that Whole Basketball Thing Doesn’t Work Out

We all know Shaq is a multi-talented individual—basketball, rapping, acting...and mixed-martial arts? Yep, Shaq is thinking of stepping into the MMA ring against Hong-man, the same guy who walloped Jose Canseco. Better move fast Cavs.

 

In Colangelo We Trust

After yet another horrible playoff-less season, you’d wonder why Raptors fans still would trust in Bryan Colangelo. But some still have faith. If he can hold onto Chris Bosh and pick up Johnny Flynn in the draft, Colangelo might just earn a few more believers.