Salary Cap at $70 Million, Tax Threshold at $84.7 Million

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The salary cap rose to $70 million for the 2015-16 season, an increase of 11 percent and nearly $7 million from a year ago, the NBA announced Wednesday night. The cap for next season originally was projected around $67.1 million. Shortly before free agency began, however, CBS Sports reported that the number would be at least $1 million higher and perhaps as much as $2 million higher. In fact, it is $3 million higher, the sort of anecdotal information that will


Draft Lottery Primer


The conference finals should be fantastic. We can all agree on that. But what are fans in New York and Los Angeles looking forward to most? The Draft Lottery on Tuesday night as the lead-in to Game 1 of the Western Conference matchup between Golden State and Houston. First, let me get one thing out of the way: I do not believe the lottery is fixed. But I do believe the 1985 lottery may have been fixed in order to land the


Audio alternative for NBA Conference Finals

Rabble.TV Gives You Audio Alternative For NBA Playoffs The Western and Eastern Conference Finals are now upon us, and that means we’ll all be glued to the broadcasts by ABC, ESPN, and TNT. But that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with the announcing crews whose clichés and lack of truly in-depth knowledge of the players can often be frustrating. [Read more…]


Playoff possibilities entering Tuesday night’s games

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Who will end up where? What happens if this team loses and that team wins, or vice versa, or any other combination of outcomes? The NBA has provided the following primer: Entering Tuesday’s action, 12 of the 17 games left on the schedule have the potential to affect playoff seedings. Here is a look at some of what remains undecided with the playoffs set to start on Saturday. The Spurs, Clippers and Rockets are all tied for the second-best record in the West at 55-26


Getting Ready For March Madness: Games to Watch Closely at Sportbet

Everybody knows that undefeated Kentucky is going to win the national championship, right? OK, maybe that is getting a little ahead of ourselves. The smaller conferences are holding their NCAA qualifier tournaments this week, and there are a handful of crucial conference games over the course of this week, headlined by Duke-North Carolina. Find the latest news and predictions of March Madness 2015 at Sportbet. We will be ramping up our coverage of college basketball as we get closer to the


Watch Out: Three teams ready to rise in March

West Bromwich Albion have suffered a fairly disappointing opening half to the Premier League season which led to the dismissal of manager Alan Irvine who managed only 4 wins in his 19 games in charge. His inexperience as a manager prompted the clubs decision to hire tried and tested Tony Pulis. With the club hoping that his track record of never suffering relegation in his career will ensure their survival just as he did in the 2013/14 season at Crystal Palace.


Basketball Writers Respond to Michele Roberts


Nobody hates standing around in locker rooms more than basketball reporters. But if the player you are seeking to interview is not there when the media is allowed inside for a 30-minute pre-game access period, you know what you have to do? Wait around. Same thing post-game. If a guy is taking a shower, or getting treatment, or lifting weights … you stand around and wait. It is part of the job, it is somewhat demeaning, and I can see how it


Heisler: Trade deadline widens gap between best, worst teams


Why is the trade deadline different from all other nights of the year? It’s not. The West just got tougher. In the East, where there’s no life-or-death importance attached to getting better, the top teams sat this one out while the bad teams—your Knicks and 76ers—dumped, shut down or otherwise disposed of their best players in order to tank more definitively. [Read more…]