1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 7 months ago 22,652 reads 47 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 34,067 reads 103 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 32,512 reads 68 comments

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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 7 months ago 27,417 reads 28 comments

  9. 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...

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  10. 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 8 months ago 85,254 reads 442 comments

  11. 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, ...

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  12. 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 8 months ago 12,632 reads 46 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 29,099 reads 102 comments

  14. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 62,705 reads 93 comments

  15. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 100,493 reads 109 comments

  16. 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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  17. 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 8 months ago 27,824 reads 40 comments

  18. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 24,476 reads 17 comments

  19. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 244,604 reads 79 comments

  20. Nicolas Batum Trade Shows Blazers Ready for Change, Even If They Won't Admit It

    The Portland Trail Blazers kicked off what should be a wild summer of personnel moves, sending away Nicolas Batum in a major trade just a day before the 2015 NBA draft...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 105,777 reads 195 comments

  21. Is a LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Reunion with Cavs Real Rumor or Pure Fantasy?

    In the dreamscape of unfounded offseason NBA rumors, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have already teamed up for the Cleveland Cavaliers ' 2015-16 championship run. It's a delightful place, this fantasy land...

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  22. 5 Potential Trade Targets Cleveland Cavaliers Could Chase During 2015 Offseason

    The Cleveland Cavaliers were two wins short of a title last year, so you could make the argument that bringing back the same personnel and hoping for better luck on the injury front is a sound strategy...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 88,518 reads 159 comments

  23. Can the Los Angeles Lakers Build a Blockbuster DeMarcus Cousins Trade?

    You've got to admire the Los Angeles Lakers ' ambition, but you've also got to acknowledge the myriad obstacles between them and their reported target, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins ...

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  24. Harrison Barnes Among NBA's Most Intriguing Early Contract-Extension Candidates

    The Golden State Warriors don't have to look far to see the urgency surrounding Harrison Barnes ' potential contract extension this summer. They inked Klay Thompson to an 11th-hour deal ahead of the Oct...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 months ago 34,707 reads 67 comments

  25. Ranking Phoenix Suns' Biggest Needs for 2015 NBA Offseason

    The Phoenix Suns took a step backward last season, dropping from 48 to 39 wins while trading away a pair of integral rotation pieces in Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas...

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