StatBox Breakdown: Why is John Wall getting a max contract?

John Wall

It’s a simple, yet complex decision for the Washington Wizards. John Wall is the team’s unquestioned franchise player. It would be incredibly difficult to replace him and build around someone else. From that standpoint, it makes sense that Washington is locking him up for five years and the maximum $80 million it can give the former top overall pick. The problem? Wall is nowhere near as good as other point guards given max contracts in recent years. He has to sound confident when he

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SH Blog: Parsons credits himself for influencing Howard’s decision, Wall and Wizards in advanced talks for max contract agreement

Chandler Parsons

During the recruitment of Dwight Howard, you often heard the name Chandler Parsons attached to the Houston Rockets anytime there was news about making efforts to convince the center to join them. Most of us took the news that Parsons had been talking to Howard everyday with a grain of salt with the mindset of “as if he can really make a true difference.” But as it turns out, the forward played an enormous part in helping Howard make his decision.

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SH Blog: World Peace explains how he knew Howard would leave for Houston

Metta World Peace

When Metta World Peace gives interviews, you don’t always expect comments with serious substance. This is not to say that the forward isn’t knowledgeable, but he’s usually more of an entertainer when questions are asked, and is generally very easygoing when it comes to addressing the media or fans. When he learned that the Los Angeles Lakers used the amnesty provision on him, he got through it by constantly joking about it on Twitter. World Peace can also be very blunt

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Tweet of the Day: Nate Robinson will miss Chicago

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Free agent guard Nate Robinson has a new home. He will be joining the Denver Nuggets for the next two seasons. As detailed in today’s Evening News, the deal is reportedly worth the bi-annual salary-cap exception, which is about $4.1 million. The addition of Robinson gives the Nuggets six new players heading into the 2013-14 NBA season, including JJ Hickson, Darrell Arthur, Randy Foye, Erick Green (46th pick in the NBA draft) and Joffrey Lauvergne (55th pick). He leaves the Windy City behind, as the Chicago

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SH Blog: J.R. Smith out for 3-4 months after patellar tendon surgery, Jennings to Detroit being discussed

JR Smith

Ever since reports surfaced that Metta World Peace would be amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers, his name has been tied to one team that has shown the greatest interest in attaining the forward: the New York Knicks. Although World Peace expressed interest in the idea of playing overseas in China for a while, he received an offer worth staying for from the Knicks and has agreed to join them on Monday. ESPN has details:

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SH Blog: Korver to re-sign with Hawks, Evans agrees to sign offer sheet with Pelicans

Kyle Korver

What do you do when you have a life-altering decision to make? Some decide to air that decision live on ESPN (and get destroyed for it for years to come). Others decide to get away from things for a while to clear their minds. Dwight Howard has chosen to go with the latter and disappear for a little while to help him come up with the decision that will alter the look of many teams come next season. Details of what took

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