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The Aftermath of The Decision v3

The Aftermath of The Decision v3

Similar to the Cleveland Cavaliers exit from the NBA Finals, the third iteration of The Decision seemed to be a foregone conclusion. Game 1 of The Finals kept us monitoring NBA Twitter and asking; “Is this really going to happen?” Ultimately, reality set in and the Cavaliers lost. The Decision v3 was no different. LeBron [...]

July 2, 2018 Brad Leinbach Brad Leinbach 0

Under the Radar Free Agency Signings Thus Far

Under the Radar Free Agency Signings Thus Far

While everybody digests the thought of LeBron James in a Lakers jersey, there are plenty of other free agency signings that are happening behind the scenes. These aren’t the sort of players who command large deals or are expected to step in and be a star player, but the kind of guys who can help [...]

July 2, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Kawhi Leonard Remains Fixated on Getting to LA After LeBron James Signs with Lakers

Kawhi Leonard Remains Fixated on Getting to LA After LeBron James Signs with Lakers

LeBron James has joined the Los Angles Lakers. That is an objectively weird thing to say. So, too, is this: Kawhi Leonard is feverishly trying to join him. Per ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski: How badly does Leonard want to end up with the Lakers, you ask? Apparently very badly. Consider what ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said, [...]

July 2, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 1

LeBron a Lakers Legend?

LeBron a Lakers Legend?

76ers Joel Embiid, 24-year old all-star, tweeted out, “The Lakers are FOREVER gonna be Kobe’s and Magic’s team….Process that.” LeBron James’ path to another championship may have been easier in Philly than Los Angeles, but James will now probably have to fight through either the Golden State Warriors or the Houston Rockets to get there. [...]

July 2, 2018 Rob R.S. De France 0

Rockets May Regret Max Deal for Paul

Rockets May Regret Max Deal for Paul

The Rockets fulfilled their initial promise to Chris Paul by signing him to a four-year, $160 million max contract. Chris Paul is still one of the most valuable players in the NBA and the Rockets may be in possession of the Larry O’Brien trophy right now if CP3 hadn’t gone down with a hamstring injury [...]

July 2, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Pacers Rumored to Sign Aaron Gordon to Offer Sheet

Pacers Rumored to Sign Aaron Gordon to Offer Sheet

There are many teams with a lot of cap space going into free agency, but the best team with cap space available isn’t the Los Angeles Lakers, it is the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers could potentially have $35 million in cap space to try and improve upon a 48 win team in 2017-18. So where [...]

June 29, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

What the Spurs Should Do With Leonard

What the Spurs Should Do With Leonard

It is clear that the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes is the 1B to the 1A off-season story line that is LeBron James free agency. While it is very apparent Leonard wants out and prefers LA, the Spurs reaction to Leonard’s demands and their course of action seems to alternate by the hour with different reports. Should [...]

June 28, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

If Lakers Trade for Kawhi Leonard, It ‘Likely Clinches’ Commitment from LeBron James

If Lakers Trade for Kawhi Leonard, It ‘Likely Clinches’ Commitment from LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers are one Kawhi Leonard away from landing LeBron James in free agency. No big deal, right? ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne, Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski have been on top of the Kawhi-to-Lakers rumors over the past couple days, and their latest batch of intel makes it seem as if LeBron is a [...]

June 28, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Memphis to Target Avery Bradley in Free Agency

Memphis to Target Avery Bradley in Free Agency

Avery Bradley didn’t exactly have the kind of year you hope for before entering free agency. The 27-year-old combo guard struggled mightily in Detroit and Los Angeles. He saw his numbers and efficiency level go down across the board as the perception of him changed from great two-way starting shooting guard to inefficient and overvalued [...]

June 28, 2018 Ryan Bawek Ryan Bawek 0

Enes Kanter Now Expected to Opt into Final Year of Deal with New York Knicks

Enes Kanter Now Expected to Opt into Final Year of Deal with New York Knicks

Big news: Enes Kanter has no plans to throw away $18.6 million. After publicly waffling on whether he was going to exercise his player option for next season, it seems the New York Knicks big man is now leaning toward playing out the final year of his deal, according to ESPN.com’s Ian Begley: This is…the [...]

June 28, 2018 dfavale Dan Favale 0