SH Blog: No Announcements Made By LeBron James As He Leaves Las Vegas, Paul Pierce In World Series Of Poker


As reported earlier in the week by Chris Sheridan, LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Standing by his source, all signs indicate that it is not a matter of it, but when James is ready to share his decision with the public. While the rest of us were eagerly anticipating a formal announcement all day, the four time MVP tended to his own affairs. As the host of the LeBron James Skills Academy,  James was in attendance at the basketball


Earl Monroe says Carmelo Anthony “has unfinished business” with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony

The pursuit of free agent Carmelo Anthony has reached a fever pitch on both coasts, with the Knicks and Lakers both having reportedly offered max contracts to the superstar scorer in hopes of luring Anthony to their respective franchises. But the money should not be the top motivating factor in Anthony’s decision, according to New York Knicks legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe. “Everyone’s throwing a lot of money at him,” Monroe told SheridanHoops in a one-on-one interview Monday morning. “It should be about


Tweet of the Day: Carmelo Anthony World Tour Continues

Tuesday brought forth the beginning of the NBA free agency period and, with it, the subsequent Carmelo Anthony World Tour. The tour began with a visit to Chicago to meet with Bulls staff and players. During his stop in the Windy City, he was greeted by coach Tom Thibodeau, who rode with him to the United Center, where they met general manager Gar Forman and executive vice president John Paxson along with Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah


PODCAST: Day Two of the MeloDrama: No Taxes in Texas

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Welcome to Day 2 of NBA Free Agency, when we will learn how the lack of state income taxes could have an impact on Carmelo Anthony’s future. A day after being feted by the Chicago Bulls, Anthony will visit the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets today. If he signs with either team, he will not have to pay any state income taxes because Texas does not levy them. New York? Oh yeah.Not only is there a state income tax, but there is


Tweet of the Day: Amid World Cup Insanity, NBA Free Agency Takes Action


The United States Men’s National Team fought valiantly in losing 2-1 in extra time in Tuesday’s 2014 World Cup match against Belgium in the round of 16. Goalkeeper Tim Howard was amazing, amassing 16 saves. Yet, his near superhuman effort wasn’t enough. Meanwhile, back in the states, NBA free agency is underway. The Cleveland Cavaliers made waves by announcing that they had secured the future of their point guard, Kyrie Irving, by reaching an agreement on a five-year, $90 million max-contract


Sheridan: Where Will the Top Free Agents Wind Up?

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It is crystal ball time as NBA free agency is opening, and anybody who tries to predict the future does so at considerable risk given the way things change by the hour in the NBA these days. Just ask Larry Drew. Free agency begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, and the biggest fish that could be caught is Carmelo Anthony. Apologies to LeBron James, but pretty much everyone is convinced he is staying in Miami. One team that has been under the radar


Chicago Bulls Salaries and Analysis

CHICAGO BULLS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: F Cristiano Felicio 2015 Draft Picks: F Bobby Portis Draft Picks Coming: 2016 first round (Sacramento, protected 1-10); 2016 second round (Portland) Draft Picks Going: 2016 second round (to Orlando, higher of two) Cap Exceptions: Partial mini-mid-level ($1,120,000) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Over the tax Amnesty Provision: Used on Carlos Boozer (2014)PLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20Derrick Rose $20,090,000 $21,320,000 Jimmy Butler $16,410,000  $17,550,000 $18,700,000  $19,840,000 $19,840,000Joakim Noah $13,400,000 Taj Gibson  $8,500,000 $8,950,000Pau Gasol $7,450,000 $7,770,000Nikola Mirotic $5,540,000 $5,780,000 $7,230,000Mike Dunleavy $4,500,000  $4,840,000 $5,180,000Kirk Hinrich $2,850,000Aaron Brooks $2,250,000Doug McDermott $2,380,000  $2,480,000 $3,290,000 $4,510,000Tony Snell $1,540,000 $2,370,000  $3,390,000Bobby Portis $1,390,000 $1,450,000 $1,520,000 $2,490,000 $3,610,000E’Twaun Moore  $1,020,000Cameron Bairstow $850,000  $980,000  $1,250,000Cristiano Felicio $530,000  $870,000Richard Hamilton $330,000TOTAL SALARY $89,030,000 $74,360,000 $40,560,000 $26,840,000 $23,450,000Player Option Team Option Qualifying Offer Waived BACK TO TEAM SALARY INDEX