Mere days after trading Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Clippers have struck again. This time around, the Clippers sent two players packing. Surprisingly, it was the two players whom they’d just acquired for Dudley and a draft pick. According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Clippers waived Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica. Delfino had two years and $6.5 million remaining on his contract. Raduljica had three years for roughly $4.57 million. Both were traded for Dudley, who had two years and
Throughout the summer of 2014, few players have garnered as much hype as point guard Eric Bledsoe. The two-way menace has gone from tantalizing the NBA with his potential to shocking it with his unemployment nearly two months into free agency. While Bledsoe is certainly deserving of the attention, not enough focus has gone to his potential replacement: Isaiah Thomas.
Before you assume that it’s a slow news day, understand that most players don’t receive interest months in advance. It’s just as rare f0r more than 10 NBA organizations to pursue the same non-star. 31-year-old center Emeka Okafor is defying the odds by receiving a unique brand of interest. The 31-year-old is searching for a new home after spending 2013-14 with the Phoenix Suns—sort of. He missed every single game of 2013-14 due to injury and could miss significant time in 2014-15. For
There’s reasonable debate throughout basketball circles about which player truly is the greatest of all-time. Michael Jordan receives the nod from many, but the likes of Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson and a laundry list of others are often referenced in debate. There’s not as much debate about who the most dominant player in NBA history is. There’s a very strong case that it’s Shaquille O’Neal, and some modern era fans will reference MJ or controversially call on LeBron James, but there’s
One of the greatest aspects of social media is that it’s become a platform for creativity. Whether serious or comedic, outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have enabled every-day people to speak their minds. Sometimes, it’s massive stars that show us their comical side. Sometimes, it’s NBA teams that out-do their millions of rivals in creating the most memorable posts. On Wednesday, August 20, the association reached new heights of social media mastery with a unique challenge: NBA movies. A very strong case could be made that the Milwaukee Bucks had
Few individuals are appreciated less for their contributions to the world of sports as referees. Their brilliant calls go unnoticed, their missed calls are overstated and their consistency is nothing short of under-appreciated. Throughout the NBA, few men with the whistle have done as much for the game as Dick Bavetta. Bavetta, 74, made his NBA debut in 1975. Since then, he’s been the referee iron man. Albeit with little recognition amongst casual fans, this earned him the reputation of one of
As a member of Team USA’s national sports teams, athletes become more than just competitors. They become representatives of their country, both on and off the court. The U.S. men’s national basketball team will receive that honorable distinction when they represent their nation at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.
The Toronto Raptors are fighting vigorously to remain relevant in the NBA. While basketball takes precedent over all else, the organization has also made a clear effort to become more socially relevant. Part of that expansion has been the association with hip hop artist Drake. The Grammy award-winner was named the global ambassador for the Raptors, which instantly caught the attention of the entertainment world and all of its followers. On Monday, August 11, Drake earned the wrong type of attention for his hometown squad. He brought the wrath of