Mighty Moke’s Top 50 Free Agents – July 2 Update

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Like LeBron in 2010, Dwight Howard is 2013′s Biggest Prize Welcome to the summer of “The Dwecision,” which is speeding along faster that LeBron’s “Decision.” Dwight Howard has alread met with the Rockets, Mavericks, Hawks and Warriors, and the Los Angeles Lakers get the last shot at him today. El Lay can construct a helluva team around him in 2014-15 if they amnesty Kobe Bryant. No, really. Howard has waited his entire NBA career to be in this position,

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SH Blog: Jerry West says blame on D’Antoni is unfair, wants Curry and Thompson to be greatest backcourt ever

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The Los Angeles Lakers, although they finished the season on a very strong note, have greatly underachieved this season. We all know this. For that, most want to blame Mike D’Antoni for his inability to make better use of the talent he has. Any time you have four Hall of Fame-level players on the same team (which doesn’t happen very often), you have the responsibility of doing big things. If you don’t, the blame goes on you. It’s as simple as

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SH Blog: Deron Wiliams calls out A.J. Price, Lin wanted to be a Knick for life

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When Deron Williams was first traded to the New Jersey Nets two seasons ago, he really didn’t have a whole lot of nice things to say about the situation. The team had no direction and Williams had no interest in being part of a rebuilding project, but fast forward to this preseason and the tone has completely changed. He is more than content with the teammates he now has, and seems to carry a certain level of pride about being

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D.A. Jordan 8-for-8 vs. center-less Heat; Teletovic off-target; Watch Jon Leuer

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Early this morning in Shanghai, the Clippers welcomed Chris Paul back to their lineup and evened the two-game series with the Heat. Both teams will benefit from the unique experience and it was great for Chinese basketball fans. Fantasy-wise, it was a waste of time. Miami played “small” and had no answer for DeAndre Jordan, who was 8-8 from the floor with nine rebounds and a block. The Clippers are still using Willie Green (5 PTS in 16 minutes) as

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Five Reasons to Feel Positive About the Brooklyn Nets

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(This is another in a series of 30 guest columns that will run in October, when optimism reigns supreme across the NBA. The theme will be “Five Reasons to Feel Positive About … ” We encourage you to follow the authors on Twitter and visit their sites. – CS) New city. New arena. New uniforms. New team. These aren’t your New Jersey Nets anymore. When the 2012-13 NBA season tips off and you see the black-and-white-clad Brooklyn Nets playing on their new

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SH Blog: Timberwolves to acquire AK47 after helping facilitate Robin Lopez trade, Howard could end up in Dallas

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have been very active thus far in the offseason as they remodel their roster to satisfy the needs of their franchise power forward Kevin Love. They have already gotten some “bad blood” out of the locker room with players such as Darko “Mana from Heaven” Milicic and Michael “Tito Jackson” Beasley, while acquiring a great player and character in Brandon Roy. The team loaded itself with another major piece today, as you will see in today’s news

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SH Blog: Dwight Howard might not get traded, Kevin Love losing role with Team USA

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After all the rumors and possible trade talks with the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, the Orlando Magic appear to be holding off on dealing Dwight Howard. At this point, general manager Rob Hennigan appears to be as indecisive as his malcontent superstar center. See what the franchise has in mind, along with today’s transactions and updates on Team USA below:Posturing or not, the Magic don’t appear ready to part with Dwight Howard any time soon, according to

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