This offseason was an eventful one for the Bobcats and their fans. It started the same as the previous one: looking for a new coach. This time, the search did not last quite as long as they snapped up long-time Jeff Van Gundy assistant Steve Clifford. Then they stunned analysts and fans alike at the draft by selecting Cody Zeller over Nerlens Noel, Ben McLemore and Alex Len at fourth overall. With newfound financial flexibility because of DeSagana Diop’s expiring contract, the
Training camps open in just over a month from now, on Sept. 28, so it’s time to start taking a critical look at the 2013-2014 NBA season. Plenty of players around the league are facing uncertain futures, with contract statuses to be resolved and career trajectories at stake. With that in mind, this post is the first of a two-part series of players around the league heading into make-or-break seasons of varying degrees. Jared Sullinger, F, Boston Celtics There’s no questioning his on-court ability,
It has been a little less than three weeks since we published the final edition of the Top 25 Remaining Unsigned Free Agents. One of those players finally dropped the “unsigned” tag Monday as another dog day of August passed. Anthony Tolliver will be joining the Charlotte Bobcats, who no longer occupy the No. 30 spot in our Power Rankings (we have an August edition up). No, he is not going to crack the list of Top 10 signings published today, but
It’s official: The NBA will be back. The 2013-14 season will be in full swing in just 84 days—that’s a little more than two-and-a-half months. [SH Blog: NBA Releases Schedule] The league released the new schedule Tuesday evening and the season opens with three games on October 29th, two of which are marquee match-ups.
There are a scant few career tracks where an annual salary of at least $1 million does not mean you have reached the pinnacle of your profession. Only the best doctors and lawyers pull down more than a million a year. Before bonuses, most of the world’s top bankers draw salaries in the low seven figures. Some veteran TV news anchors have climbed above $10 million annually, but most operate in the seven-figure statosphere. And no one in politics comes close
The longest suspension ever levied by the NBA league office to a single player was 86 total games—73 regular season and 13 playoff games. The penalty paid by then Indiana Pacers small forward Ron Artest (now known as Metta World Peace) for his involvement in the worst in-arena brawl to occur in basketball history. That suspension pales in comparison to penalty issued to New York Yankees’ third basemen Alex Rodriguez on Monday. As Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson noted, it is quite a
The Dwight Howard signing had a humongous effect on the futures market for who will win the NBA title. And then it started a trickle-down effect.
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