The departure of LeBron James as a free agent earlier this summer left a void for the Miami Heat to fill. With the leagues best player taking his talents back to Cleveland, there isn’t really a viable way to replace such a loss. Determined to remain competitive the Heat retooled by adding new free agents, but they’ll also be relying on their returning stars to contribute in a major way.
This Eric Bledsoe situation is a lot like a million-dollar game of chicken. At one end, you’ve got Ryan McDonough and the Suns, who refuse to offer Bledsoe a long-term deal for more than they feel he’s worth. At the other, you’ve got Bledsoe and his agent, who refuse to sign a long-term offer for less than they feel Bledsoe’s worth. If neither turns away, it’ll end up with Bledsoe playing one more year in Phoenix for a qualifying offer, and then bolting
In 2011, Tyson Chandler won his first career NBA championship as the defensive anchor for the Dallas Mavericks. In 2012, Chandler took home the Defensive Player of the Year award for the first time in his career as the leader of the New York Knicks. As Chandler prepares to hit the reset button, one thing keeps him from escaping the past: a somewhat controversial exit from the Knicks. Under the guidance of new president of basketball operations Phil Jackson, New York traded Chandler and Raymond
There were a lot of raised eyebrows when the Houston Rockets opted to let Chandler Parsons out of his contract a year early. Parsons was considered a bargain for the relatively cheap rookie contract that Houston had him under.
Atlanta Mayor: City Wants Hawks To Stay Mayor Kasim Reed intends to keep the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta. With the Atlanta Hawks embroiled in controversy due to the inappropriate words of majority owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry, there has been a lot of uncertainty as it relates to the team’s future. A big fear among many Atlantans is that the team’s next owner may look to move the team elsewhere, perhaps Seattle. Atlanta lost its second
With about six weeks remaining until the Oct. 31 contract extension deadline for 2011 draftees, Klay Thompson and the Warriors are in a bit of a standoff. He wants a maximum-salary contract or close to it, while the team would undoubtedly love to find a friendlier number for their cap future. maybe something like the $44 million, four-year deal they struck with backcourt mate Stephen Curry two years ago. On the surface, Thompson isn’t a max player yet. Though known first for
After successfully winning the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the United States Men’s National Team has all the cause in the world to celebrate.
In what’s been seeming like a rarity lately, no major scandals broke in major North American pro sports. I don’t think I need to recap what an ugly summer it’s been in the sports world, with Danny Ferry and Adrian Peterson the latest episodes in a series that all started with Donald Sterling. In today’s relative quiet, then, there was plenty of time to react to the recent news. In the NBA, that means the comments written by an anonymous Hawks scout