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

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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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Tweet of the Night: Mark Cuban

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After two full weeks of NBA free agency, the big names and big dollars continue to dwindle. Just ask SheridanHoops’ Mighty Moke — his free agent rankings have atrophied from 50 to 25, and have just turned to 24 as the Mavericks have come to terms with No. 2 on Moke’s list, Monta Ellis. According to ESPN Dallas: Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in an email Saturday that Ellis has agreed to a three-year deal worth at least $25 million, according to

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SH Blog: Knicks are strong favorites for Metta; Jennings likely to be signed-and-traded

Metta World Peace receives a warm "Thank You" from the Lakers.

The dog days of summer seem to be upon us. The main attraction in free agency (Dwight Howard) is over with, and with considerably less drama than we might have expected given the last couple years. Chris Paul stayed put, the Celtics and Jazz were gutted, the Nets and Clippers beefed up even more. There’s still a few players who aren’t sure where they’re going, most notably Brandon Jennings, but apart from a couple guys, everyone is just looking to

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SH Blog: Kevin McHale is a big Kelly Olynyk fan; why did Kirilenko go to Brooklyn?

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Hello and welcome to the Sheridan Hoops blog, where we round up the latest news and rumors from all around the NBA. This week, you are once again looking at my face (complete with that mustache I rocked for exactly one month) at the top of the column, after a one-week absence from the weekend blog slot. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons were texting each other frequently. I remember this because it was in

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Sheridan: Defending Dwight Howard’s Decision (PODCAST)

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It seems there are more Dwight Howard haters out there this summer than there were three years ago when there were so many millions of LeBron James haters. Maybe that’s just because so much of the venom is coming from Los Angeles, where the fans are spoiled because no one ever leaves the Lakers. Players always want to join the Lakers. My opinion? STFU, haters. Dwight Howard is an American, and all Americans have a right to choose where they want to work.

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StatBox Free Agency Breakdown: Winners & Losers July 11 Update

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Most of the star players in free agency are now off the board, but there are still plenty of impact players to discuss in this updated version of the Free Agency Breakdown with unique analytic angles. We here at Sheridan Hoops will break everything down for you into bite sized Winners & Losers style pieces. The Houston Rockets, GM Daryl Morey and Dwight Howard were WINNERS after agreeing to a four-year deal worth $88 million to finally, mercifully, ending the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.

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Tweet of the Night: Kobe Bryant breaks silence about Howard’s decision, reacts to news on Kaman and World Peace

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When Kobe Bryant learned that Dwight Howard made the decision to bolt to the Houston Rockets last Friday, his only reaction on twitter was this: Unfollow his former superstar center. Then came more news about the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, when Kevin Ding of The O.C. Register reported that the team would use the amnesty provision on forward Metta World Peace. Perhaps just as importantly, the Lakers also agreed to sign center Chris Kaman to a one-year contract. With so many changes

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SH Blog: Lakers to sign Kaman and amnesty World Peace; Bynum to Cavs? Warriors to acquire Speights

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When it was reported that Andre Iguodala agreed to sign with the Golden State Warriors last Friday, most assumed that the move was made by the front office with a bigger picture in mind: to lure super free agent Dwight Howard into joining the team. That didn’t quite pan out, obviously, which left plenty wondering if the Warriors really just gave up the rights to Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry, as well as future draft picks all for the service of

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