SH Blog: Greg Monroe, Josh Smith Take Headlines on July 21

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Quietly but surely, the Detroit Pistons have been one of the most active teams in free agency. The organization parted ways with general manager Joe Dumars, replaced him with Stan Van Gundy and began padding its roster. As July comes to a close, two of the Pistons’ biggest names have purely uncertain futures: forwards Greg Monroe and Josh Smith. Monroe, 24, is one of the most promising big men in the league. The 6’11″ ex-Georgetown Hoyas star averaged 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds in 2013-14 and continues to

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SH Blog: Conflicting Reports on Kevin Love’s Future; Wiggins or Thompson?

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Over the past three weeks, no team has captured as many headlines as the Cleveland Cavaliers. Once a laughingstock of the NBA, the organization has been revitalized by the return of the man it once condemned: LeBron James. No individual player has been involved in quite as many trade rumors as Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love. Entering the final year of his contract, many believe that Love will leave for nothing if Minnesota doesn’t deal him. It’s only right that Love and the Cavaliers

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Photo of the Day: 6 or 23?

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There’s something about a uniform number that just can’t be described. There have been reports of competitions and compensation for a number, with some payments even reaching the high thousands. As LeBron James prepares for a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, both of his preferred numbers are available. The question is, which one will he choose to wear in 2014-15? Will it be the No. 6 that he donned as a member of the Miami Heat from 2010 to 2014? Or will it be the No.

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Tweet of the Night: Stuart Scott’s Unforgettable Speech

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Some things are bigger than sports. The 2014 ESPYs were held live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, July 16. Recording artist Drake hosted the annual award show, which pays homage to the greatest sports moments and performances of the year. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder won Best Male Athlete and Comeback Athlete of the Year to represent the NBA. Kawhi Leonard was honored for the Best Championship Performance and Gregg Popovich won the Best

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SH Blog: Mirotic Signs with Bulls, Ewing Motivates Zeller, Mudiay to Play Overseas

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It’s been a long time coming and it’s finally here. With the No. 23 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls selected European big man Nikola Mirotic. Rather than bringing him over from Spain, Chicago was forced to watch as he developed into a star overseas. On Monday, July 14, Mirotic took to Twitter to reveal that the wait has ended. He’s finally signing with the Bulls. I am very happy and excited to announce that next season I will be playing with the @chicagobulls

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SH Blog: LeBron to Cleveland, Bosh to Miami, D-Wade Linked to Chicago

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So that just happened. After months of anticipation and uncertainty, LeBron James spurned the Miami Heat to re-join the Cleveland Cavaliers. As dozens of reporters provided inaccurate information from their sources, it was an unlikely name who had the inarguable evidence. Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated provided the breaking news. LeBron: “I’m coming home.” @SINow exclusive in the words of @KingJames: http://t.co/KEdJv3blqe — Lee Jenkins (@SI_LeeJenkins) July 11, 2014 For what it’s worth, our own Chris Sheridan told us that this was coming from the start. Jenkins transcribed a wonderful

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Tweet of the Night: All Is For6iven

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All is forgiven. Or for6iven. It depends on whose past transgressions are being discussed. With free agency in full swing, no team is drawing as much attention as the Cleveland Cavaliers. No player is garnering as many headlines as four-time MVP LeBron James. No story is capturing as many imaginations as LeBron’s rumored return to Cleveland. As the madness takes over the NBA, every journalist, analyst, fan and business are attempting to capitalize in some way, shape or form. That applies to T-Shirt companies, which

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SH Blog: Surprising Deals Steal Headlines on July 7

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Today was a good day to be a power forward. In an era in which the big man is supposedly dead, the NBA rewarded a trio of interior players with big-money contract offers. Some were low-profile players who made more money than expected, while others received offers that were somewhat expected. No player’s proposed deal caused as many waves as Chris Bosh’s from the Houston Rockets. Sources: Rockets offer Bosh max deal of 4 yrs, $96 million. After weekend convo with LeBron and low offer

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