Bernucca: How the Knicks Can (or Can’t) Get Metta World Peace

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Metta World Peace says he wants to play for the New York Knicks, and nobody else. Yeah, and I want to sleep with supermodels. That’s likely not happening, either. The Los Angeles Lakers are going to use their amnesty provision on World Peace and do something they really don’t do very often – make a conscious decision to save money. By letting go of the hero of their last NBA championship – who also happens to be a certified wingnut – the

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StatBox Free Agency Breakdown: Houston and Golden State among the weekend’s big winners, Lakers, Mavs and Bucks lose out

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While you were barbecuing, partying, working, relaxing or otherwise enjoying your extended July 4 weekend, a total of 14 teams made notable moves ranging from The Dwecision down to the smart or foolish signings of role players. And since we live in a country where instant gratification rules the day and short attention spans allows games like Candy Crush to reap $633,000 a day in revenue, we here at Sheridan Hoops will break everything down for you into bite sized Winners & Losers

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Hubbard: For Howard, the Sacrifice is Less Greed

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While Dwight Howard was meditating on the great mystery that was his future, NBA veterans were reminded of one of the tenets of free agency that comes in the form of a saying. It is a little raw, even for a writer-friendly site like this one, but to paraphrase, the saying is: “Easy women and greed are undefeated in the NBA.” To be fair, that is pretty much true for all sports, particularly as it relates to cash. Athletes often talk about

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Mighty Moke’s Top 50 Free Agents — July 6 Update

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Smoove Takes the Motor City Traditionally, after the biggest of fish find themselves off of the market, the second and third tier quickly follow. On Friday, when it became common knowledge that Dwight Howard was headed to Houston, the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors rebounded quite nicely, agreeing to terms with Paul Millsap, Jose Calderon and Andre Iguodala, respectively. Now, just one day later, Andrew Bynum appears to be close to signing with the Mavericks, as

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Peter May called it: Houston was Best Choice for Dwight Howard

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(Readers: This column was originally published on May 23. Nice to have sages like Peter May contributing to the site – CS.) It seems to me we are all missing the obvious here. Dwight Howard has absolutely no intention of re-signing with the Lakers. Why should he? Have you looked at that roster? Howard is entering what should be the prime of his career. He turns 28 in December. He is the only – and I mean ONLY – player on the

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Mighty Moke’s Top 50 Free Agents – July 4 Update

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J.R. Smith Will Remain in New York Finally, a thing (or two) for fans of the New York Knicks to smile about. The Knicks have agreed to terms with both J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni. Smith is set to return to Gotham City on a four-year deal that is expected to be worth right around $25 million, while Prigioni has agreed to a three-year deal worth a reported $5 million. The Knicks used a portion of their taxpayer exception

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StatBox Free Agency Breakdown: Smith returns to Knicks, Kings move on from Evans

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A happy Fourth of July to you from everyone here at Sheridan Hoops, where analysis doesn’t take a day off (though analysis will be chilling out with some burgers and beers later). Let’s quickly get to the latest breaking news and information with, as usual, a statistical bent. Smith back with Knicks, Prigioni too The Knicks ultimately got its secondary scorer back. J.R. Smith is returning on a four-year contract worth $24.7 million, as first reported by Frank Isola, the highest monetary

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