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Miami Heat Sign Free Agent Shannon Brown

After being waived by the New York Knicks in late July, Shannon Brown has landed in South Beach. The Miami Heat inked the free agent guard to a one-year deal […] The post Miami Heat Sign Free Agent Shannon Brown appeared first on SLAMonline.

Report: Leandro Barbosa to Sign With the Golden State Warriors

Free agent guard Leandro Barbosa has reportedly reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors. The veteran chose the Dubs over the Miami Heat, and will ink a […] The post Report: Leandro Barbosa to Sign With the Golden State Warriors appeared first on SLAMonline.

Mark Cuban Wanted to Kick Daryl Morey’s Ass in Free Agency

Why yes, Mark Cuban does hold (playful) grudges. Speaking on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan, the Dallas Mavericks owner admitted that he wanted to best Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey in free agency this past summer, per The Dallas Morning News: On if things are personal with the Rockets with Daryl Morey: “Oh, all good […]

Leandro Barbosa to Warriors: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

At 31, Leandro Barbosa may not be the player he once was, but the Golden State Warriors saw a value in bringing him off the bench and adding depth to the squad this season. ESPN.com's Marc Stein first reported the details and added another...Show More Summary

Byron Scott Seeks Return to Traditional Principles

After experiencing decreasing returns in recent years, the Los Angeles Lakers seem to be making a concerted effort to rebrand themselves. But not in some modernistic, forward-thinking way. Instead, it’s a return to bedrock principles. Byron...Show More Summary

Predicting the Most Improved NBA Teams for the Upcoming Season

The offseason has a funny way of establishing hope in even the most moribund NBA franchises. It's the time of year when "the roster looks great on paper!" becomes an operative phrase. It's when best-case scenarios reign supreme and when most teams seem to have an easy route to a playoff spot or a 50-win season. Show More Summary

Predicting the Roles and Impact of Each Detroit Pistons Newcomer This Season

This offseason the Detroit Pistons brought in six new players to fill a variety of roles, from starters to end-of-the-bench types. New coach and team president Stan Van Gundy was aggressive in the free-agent market, finding players to address their biggest weakness in 2013-14: perimeter shooting. Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Lakers' Best and Worst Fits in Byron Scott's System

New Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott has already made it clear how he will run his team. First and foremost comes a fundamental defensive identity and toughness. " Defensive philosophy has to be constant", Scott told Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell. Show More Summary

Video: Best Dallas Mavericks plays of the 2013-14 season

The Dallas Mavericks finished last season with a 49-33 record. Enjoy these video highlights showcasing some of their best plays:

Predicting Kyrie Irving's Production as Cleveland Cavs' Third Wheel

No NBA player has had a better offseason than Kyrie Irving, whose role with the Cleveland Cavaliers has (thankfully) changed tremendously over the past few months. Irving will be taking a backseat to LeBron James and Kevin Love on the...Show More Summary

Diagnosing Chicago Bulls' Remaining Roster Flaws

The Chicago Bulls did an exceptional job filling out their roster this past summer, but there are still a couple of flaws in its construction—if we nitpick. The Bulls bolstered the frontcourt, adding two solid bigs in Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic. Show More Summary

FIBA Tournament Proving Derrick Rose's Climb Back Will Be a Slow One

It was easy to believe, mostly because we all wanted to believe it, that Derrick Rose, a pair of injuries and lost years behind him, was officially ready to reassume his rightful place within the league’s point guard pantheon. Even if...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top 2015 NBA Draft Prospect at Every Position

If we were to create a starting lineup consisting of the top 2015 NBA prospects, this is what it would look like. I picked the top dogs at each position—or the position that could suit them best once they eventually reach the NBA level. Show More Summary

Repeating as Champs Will Be San Antonio Spurs' Biggest Hurdle Yet

"Just the close of a career. I know it's coming to an end," San Antonio Spurs icon Tim Duncan told reporters after claiming his fifth title in June. "Don't know if I'll ever have a chance to do this again." Now that Duncan has committed...Show More Summary

5 Squads Who Could Cause Major Problems for Team USA at FIBA Tournament

After starring for the United States in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony all declined to participate in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Big men Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge joined them. Blake...Show More Summary

Bright Future, Tight Window: LA Clippers Have Zero Margin for Error in West

Whereas in past years there have been more modest goals and hopes of steady improvement and evolution, those days are gone for the Los Angeles Clippers. With a new owner, head coach Doc Rivers in his second year and the trio of Chris...Show More Summary

What to Expect from Every NY Knicks Player in 2014-15

The new faces added to the Knicks roster and coaching staff give the franchise hope for the future. After underachieving and toiling in mediocrity throughout 2013-14, the Knicks are developing an identity with the additions of players...Show More Summary

Timberwolves Wise to Double Down on Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett Pairing

It was a good move, from acquiring an elite prospect like Andrew Wiggins to securing Anthony Bennett as a buy-low throw-in. The Minnesota Timberwolves weren't winning with Kevin Love, anyway. Of course, the typical skeptic will argue...Show More Summary

Houston Rockets sign forward Tarik Black

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed forward Tarik Black, a participant on the team’s Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League squads. Black (6-8, 253, Kansas), appeared in 135 contests and held career averages of 8.4 points on 61.4% FG shooting, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks over the course of [...]

Could Cleveland Cavaliers Offense Be Best Ever?

Outfitted in a sharp suit and wine-colored tie, Kevin Love had every reason to smile when he was formally introduced as the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Aug. 26. He'd just joined LeBron James, left a situation in Minnesota...Show More Summary

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