Cleveland Cavaliers Salaries and Analysis

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: G Mo Williams, F Richard Jefferson, F-C Sasha Kaun, G Jared Cunningham 2015 Draft Picks: F Cedi Osman Draft Picks Coming: 2016 second round (LA Clippers, protected 31-55); 2019 second round (Minnesota); 2019 second round (LA Lakers); 2020 second round (Portland, 31-55) Draft Picks Going: 2016 first round (to Phoenix, 1-10); 2016 second round (to Boston); 2017 second round (to Boston); 2018 second round (to Philadelphia); 2018 second round (to Charlotte); 2019 second round (to Portland, better of two); 2019 second round (to

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Dallas Mavericks Salaries and Analysis

DALLAS MAVERICKS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: G Wesley Matthews, F Jeremy Evans, C Zaza Pachulia, G Deron Williams, G John Jenkins, C Salah Mejri, C JaVale McGee 2015 Draft Picks: G Justin Anderson, C Satnam Singh Draft Picks Coming: 2016 second round (Memphis) Draft Picks Going: 2016 first round (to Boston, protected 1-7); 2016 second round (to Boston, greater of two); 2018 second round (to Milwaukee, 31-55) Cap Exceptions: Room ($2,810,000) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Over the cap, under the tax Amnesty Provision: Used on Brendan Haywood (2012)PLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20Wesley Matthews $16,410,000 $17,150,000  $17,880,000  $18,620,000Chandler Parsons $15,360,000 $16,020,000Dirk Nowitzki $8,330,000 $8,690,000Deron Williams $5,380,000 $5,620,000Zaza Pachulia $5,200,000J.J. Barea $4,290,000 $4,100,000  $3,900,000  $3,710,000Devin Harris $4,050,000 $4,230,000 $4,400,000Raymond Felton $3,950,000C. Villanueva $1,500,000Samuel

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Chicago Bulls Salaries and Analysis

CHICAGO BULLS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: F Cristiano Felicio 2015 Draft Picks: F Bobby Portis Draft Picks Coming: 2016 first round (Sacramento, protected 1-10); 2016 second round (Portland) Draft Picks Going: 2016 second round (to Orlando, higher of two) Cap Exceptions: Partial mini-mid-level ($1,120,000) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Over the tax Amnesty Provision: Used on Carlos Boozer (2014)PLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20Derrick Rose $20,090,000 $21,320,000 Jimmy Butler $16,410,000  $17,550,000 $18,700,000  $19,840,000 $19,840,000Joakim Noah $13,400,000 Taj Gibson  $8,500,000 $8,950,000Pau Gasol $7,450,000 $7,770,000Nikola Mirotic $5,540,000 $5,780,000 $7,230,000Mike Dunleavy $4,500,000  $4,840,000 $5,180,000Kirk Hinrich $2,850,000Aaron Brooks $2,250,000Doug McDermott $2,380,000  $2,480,000 $3,290,000 $4,510,000Tony Snell $1,540,000 $2,370,000  $3,390,000Bobby Portis $1,390,000 $1,450,000 $1,520,000 $2,490,000 $3,610,000E’Twaun Moore  $1,020,000Cameron Bairstow $850,000  $980,000  $1,250,000Cristiano Felicio $530,000  $870,000Richard Hamilton $330,000TOTAL SALARY $89,030,000 $74,360,000 $40,560,000 $26,840,000 $23,450,000Player Option Team Option Qualifying Offer Waived BACK TO TEAM SALARY INDEX 

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Boston Celtics Salaries and Analysis

BOSTON CELTICS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: F-C Amir Johnson, F David Lee 2015 Draft Picks: G Terry Rozier, G R.J. Hunter, F Jordan Mickey Draft Picks Coming: 2016 first round (Dallas, protected 1-7); 2016 first round (Minnesota, 1-12); 2016 first round (Brooklyn); 2016 second round (Dallas); 2016 second round (Cleveland); 2016 second round (Miami); 2016 second round (Philadelphia); 2017 first round (Brooklyn, right to swap); 2017 second round (Cleveland); 2017 second round (LA Clippers); 2018 first round (Brooklyn); 2018 first round (Memphis, 1-12); 2019 second round (Detroit);

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Brooklyn Nets Salaries and Analysis

BROOKLYN NETS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: G Shane Larkin, F Thomas Robinson, F Willie Reed, G Wayne Ellington, F-C Andrea Bargnani, G Donald Sloan 2015 Draft Picks: F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, F Chris McCullough Draft Picks Coming: 2017 second round (Boston, protected 31-45) Draft Picks Going: 2016 first round (to Boston); 2016 second round (to LA Clippers, 56-60, swap); 2017 first round (to Boston, swap); 2017 second round (to Atlanta); 2018 first round (to Boston); 2018 second round (to Philadelphia, swap); 2018 second round (to Charlotte); 2019 second round (to Charlotte);

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Charlotte Hornets Salaries and Analysis

CHARLOTTE HORNETS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: F Nicolas Batum, G Jeremy Lamb, G Jeremy Lin, G Aaron Harrison, F Tyler Hansbrough 2015 Draft Picks: C Frank Kaminsky Draft Picks Coming: 2018 second round (Brooklyn); 2018 second round (Cleveland); 2019 second round (Brooklyn) Draft Picks Going: 2016 second round (to San Antonio, protected 31-55); 2016 second round (to Oklahoma City, protected 56-60) Cap Exceptions: Mid-level ($5,460,000) Trade Exceptions: Matt Barnes ($650,000, expires June 25, 2016; Luke Ridnour ($550,000, expires June 26, 2016) Over/Under: Over the cap Amnesty Provision: Used on Tyrus Thomas (2013)PLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20Al Jefferson $13,500,000Nicolas Batum $13,130,000 Kemba Walker $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000  $12,000,000Marvin

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Atlanta Hawks Salaries and Analysis

ATLANTA HAWKS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: G Tim Hardaway, C Tiago Splitter, C Walter Tavares, G Justin Holiday, G Lamar Patterson 2015 Draft Picks: G Markus Eriksson, F Dimitrios Agravanis Draft Picks Coming: 2016 second round (Washington); 2017 second round (Brooklyn); 2017 second round (Miami, protected 31-40); 2018 first round (Minnesota, 1-14); 2019 second round (Washington) Draft Picks Going: 2017 second round (to San Antonio, 31-55) Cap Exceptions: Partial mid-level ($2,810,000) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Under the cap Amnesty Provision: UnavailablePLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19Paul Millsap  $18,670,000 $20,070,000 $21,470,000Al Horford $12,000,000Tiago Splitter $8,800,000  $8,550,000Jeff Teague  $8,000,000  $8,000,000Kyle Korver $5,750,000 $5,240,000Thabo Sefolosha $4,000,000 $3,850,000Mike Scott $3,330,000 $3,340,000Shelvin Mack  $2,430,000 $2,440,000Kent Bazemore $2,000,000Dennis Schroder  $1,760,000 $2,710,000  $3,820,000Tim Hardaway Jr. $1,300,000 $2,280,000 $3,340,000Walter Tavares $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,010,000 $1,290,000Justin Holiday $950,000  $1,020,000Mike Muscala $950,000  $1,020,000Lamar

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PODCAST: Heat No Longer a “Big Three,” Spurs Now a “Big Four”

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One of the obvious takeaways from the 2014 NBA Finals was that the San Antonio Spurs clearly have more good players than the Miami Heat. When the series began, it appeared to be a showdown of each team’s “Big Three” – Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker for the Spurs and LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for the Heat. But as the Finals progressed, the talent gap separating the teams became evident. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich trusted his bench,

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