1. San Antonio Spurs' Offseason Gives Golden State Warriors New Fuel for Title

    It's hard to be better than historically great, but the Golden State Warriors will draw motivation from a familiar source as they look to follow up one championship season with another...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 38,630 reads 193 comments

  2. Million-Dollar Men: How the NBA's Biggest Earners Made Their on-Court Cash

    By the time Kevin Garnett finishes out his two-year, $16 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, he will have been banking NBA salaries for more than half of his life...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 154,803 reads 212 comments

  3. Ranking the Top 10 NBA Free Agents Remaining on the 2015 Market

    The biggest names in NBA free agency have been off the market for a while now, and teams looking for help on the margins are stuck picking through what's left...

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  4. 5 NBA Free Agents with Most to Prove During 2015-16 Season

    You'd think that signing multiyear, multi-million-dollar contracts would be an indicator freshly paid NBA free agents had already proved everything they had to...

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  5. Deron Williams Now Facing Last Chance to Revive Reputation and NBA Career

    Deron Williams has work to do on two fronts as he leaves the Brooklyn Nets . Following a buyout which David Aldridge of NBA...

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  6. LeBron James' Short-Term Contract Is Latest Proof He's in a Class by Himself

    LeBron James belongs to a species all his own in today's NBA , and the most recent confirmation of that fact is his two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers . ESPN...

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  7. Gerald Green Offers Perfect Fit at Bargain Price for the Miami Heat

    In signing Gerald Green , the Miami Heat proved that adding a player defined occasionally by his wildness can be the safest, smartest move...

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  8. NBA Summer League 2015: Top Takeaways from Wednesday

    Five days into NBA Summer League action, we're starting to see trends develop that could have real impacts on the still-distant regular season...

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  9. Monta Ellis Signing Allows Indiana Pacers to Move into Future

    Newly signed Monta Ellis and the Indiana Pacers can help each other, but you have to look past the superficial incongruity to see how...

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  10. Spurs Need Revitalized Manu Ginobili in 2015-16

    Manu Ginobili included a hashtag as a nod to Tim Duncan in the tweet announcing his return to the San Antonio Spurs —mostly in jest...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 34,139 reads 103 comments

  11. Everything You Need to Know from Day 6 of 2015 NBA Free Agency

    NBA free agency raged on unchecked Monday, maintaining the tweet-fueled, scoop-hungry frenzy that began July 1 and still refuses to quit nearly a week later...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 32,521 reads 68 comments

  12. NBA Summer League 2015: Top Takeaways from Monday

    Monday offered a double dip of NBA offseason action, with the third day of Orlando Summer League play giving way to the freshly revived Utah Summer League later in the evening...

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  13. Everything You Need to Know from Day 5 of 2015 NBA Free Agency

    The NBA free-agency wave crested early, as $1.4 billion in contracts were issued on the very first day of the July negotiating period, according to ESPN Stats & Information...

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  14. Best Potential Landing Spots for Jordan Hill in 2015 NBA Free Agency

    Jordan Hill 's free agency comes at a tricky time, which makes finding him a suitable destination complicated. In June, the Los Angeles Lakers set him free by declining the final year and $9 million of his contract...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 27,478 reads 28 comments

  15. Ed Davis Signing Latest Value Deal for Rebuilding Portland Trail Blazers

    The Portland Trail Blazers are probably going to lose LaMarcus Aldridge, so they're taking a high-volume, low-cost approach to finding his replacement...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 8,951 reads 10 comments

  16. Free Agency Proving Big-Market Appeal Doesn't Work for Lakers, Knicks Anymore

    The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers just spent a season as laughingstocks, and a free-agency period littered with pratfalls means the jokes won't stop coming any time soon...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 85,269 reads 442 comments

  17. Everything You Need to Know About Crazy Day 1 of 2015 NBA Free Agency

    Just as it does every year, NBA free-agency madness began at midnight. While the world slept, free agents and front-office decision-makers met to discuss branding opportunities, ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 254,869 reads 344 comments

  18. Adding 3-Point Shot Would Make Anthony Davis' Game Impossible to Stop

    Lockouts, mascot uprisings, Dennis Rodman usurping commissioner Adam Silver's throne—these far-fetched catastrophes make up the entire list of items that should scare the NBA more than the prospect of Anthony Davis striping triples...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 12,713 reads 46 comments

  19. Chicago Bulls Go All-in on Jimmy Butler's Future with New Max Contract

    The Chicago Bulls have officially done everything they can to assure Jimmy Butler remains their franchise cornerstone for as long as possible, as Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reported Monday: Now all they can do is wait...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 29,137 reads 102 comments

  20. Luol Deng's Miami Heat Return Puts Rookie Justise Winslow in Perfect Spot

    At first blush, it seems like Luol Deng 's decision to return to the Miami Heat is bad news for rookie Justise Winslow. It was certainly a surprise, as these rapid-fire tweets from ESPN...

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  21. Mike D'Antoni's Path Back to NBA Should Lead Through Golden State Warriors

    Mike D'Antoni never came anywhere near the Golden State Warriors last season, but his influence was obvious in every small lineup, quick-trigger three and jailbreak transition attack...

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  22. The NBA's Worst Contract at Every Position

    It's hard to pinpoint bad NBA contracts these days, and it's only going to get harder. The last collective bargaining agreement effectively killed long-term deals, limiting commitments to a maximum of five seasons...

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  23. Alvin Gentry Already Proving He's Right Coach for Anthony Davis' Future

    A lot of coaches were vying for the chance to mold Anthony Davis, and it didn't take Alvin Gentry long to show why he beat out the rest of the contenders...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 27,856 reads 40 comments

  24. Cleveland Cavaliers' Best Bet Is to Run It Back with Roster in 2015-16

    Usually, when a team falls short of its goal and a cumbersome cap situation prevents meaningful roster improvement, it's cause for disappointment. But for the Cleveland Cavaliers , it's really not so bad...

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  25. NBA Draft Trades 2015: Tracking and Grading Every Deal

    NBA teams have been busy shuffling the deck ahead of the 2015 NBA draft, and we should expect the action to continue into and beyond the league's annual amateur selection process...

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