Mighty Moke’s Top 25 Remaining Free Agents — July 16 Update

Metta World Peace receives a warm "Thank You" from the Lakers.

Andrei Kirilenko, AK-47 The Brooklyn Nets went out and got themselves an AK-47, and the New York Knicks responded by calling for World Peace. Could there possibly have been any better storyline on Day 15 of NBA Free Agency? Perhaps, but this was pretty good. As we mentioned in our July 14 update, World Peace cleared amnesty waivers at 5:00pm ET on Sunday and was a free agent for all of about 24 hours before it was announced that he

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Mighty Moke’s Top 25 Remaining Free Agents — July 14 Update

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Brandon Jennings When Monday morning rolls around and the NBA free agency period continues, the biggest winner over the weekend will not be Metta World Peace and it will not be Jeff Teague. Brandon Jennings is now the man with much of the power. Over the weekend, it was reported that the Atlanta Hawks decided to match the four-year, $32 million offer sheet that Teague signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. As a result, Teague will remain a Hawk for

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Hubbard: Jason Kidd Still Seeing The Whole Court

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After a practice at the Team USA training camp in Las Vegas before the 2008 Olympics, Jason Kidd sat in the first row of the bleachers and talked about Chris Paul and Deron Williams, who were sitting on the opposite side of the court. At age 35, Kidd knew he would get limited playing time in the Olympics because of Paul (23 at the time) and Williams (24), who were extraordinarily talented although each still had much to learn. Kidd played the

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Mighty Moke’s Top 25 Remaining Free Agents — July 12 Update

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Monta Ellis Heads to Dallas After firing his agent, Monta Ellis has finally found a new home. On Friday, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reported that Ellis and the Dallas Mavericks had agreed to terms on a three-year deal that would pay Ellis between $25 million and $30 million. The fine print is still being worked out, but Ellis is off of the market. And the same can be said of Nikola Pekovic, though he is still yet to sign

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StatBox Free Agency Breakdown: Winners & Losers July 11 Update

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Most of the star players in free agency are now off the board, but there are still plenty of impact players to discuss in this updated version of the Free Agency Breakdown with unique analytic angles. We here at Sheridan Hoops will break everything down for you into bite sized Winners & Losers style pieces. The Houston Rockets, GM Daryl Morey and Dwight Howard were WINNERS after agreeing to a four-year deal worth $88 million to finally, mercifully, ending the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.

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Mighty Moke’s Top 25 Remaining Free Agents – July 11 Update

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Haircut of the summer? We have a winner! Andrei Kirilenko, who opted out of a $10.2 million payday with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the hopes landing a three- or four-year deal, has agreed to join the Brooklyn Nets for a shade less than $3.2 million. How many millions did he sacrifice? To paraphrase you know who: “Not four, not five, not six …” No word yet on whether Mickhael Prokhorov slipped a bag of diamonds under the negotiating table. We wouldn’t put it

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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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