As free agency winds down and the new landscape of the NBA has started to take shape, there are still a few major dominos still standing. And sticking with the theme of the 2014 offseason, both of them are involving the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Over the past season with the Brooklyn Nets, Shaun Livingston surprisingly proved to be a very valuable commodity as a combo-guard on both ends of the floor. He had the unique ability to see plays develop with the ball in his hands – something he always had coming into the league as an 18-year-old – but perhaps more importantly, showed that he is a little too tall (6’7″) and long (wingspan of 6’11″) for most guards in the NBA to handle.
Teams around the NBA joined the off-season frenzy sparked by the beginning of the free agency period. The Chicago Bulls were no exception to this as they played host to All-Star free agent, Carmelo Anthony.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 2014-15 Free Agents: G Jordan Crawford, F-C Jermaine O’Neal, F Draymond Green (T), F-C Hilton Armstrong 2014 Draft Picks: None Draft Picks Coming: None Draft Picks Going: 2015 second round (to Philadelphia); 2016 second round (to Utah); 2017 first round (to Utah); 2017 second round (to Utah); 2018 second round (to Denver) Trade Exceptions: Richard Jefferson ($11,050,000, expires July 10, 2014) Over/Under: Over the cap, under the tax Amnesty Provision: Used on Charlie Bell (2011) Stretch Provision: Available SALARIESPLAYER 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18Andrew Bogut $12,970,000 $12,000,000 $11,030,000David Lee $15,010,000 $15,490,000Andre Iguodala $12,290,000 $11,710,000 $11,130,000Stephen Curry $10,630,000 $11,370,000 $12,110,000Shaun Livingston $5,310,000 $5,540,000 $5,780,000Marreese Speights $3,660,000 $3,820,000Harrison Barnes $3,050,000 $3,870,000 $5,190,000Klay Thompson $3,080,000 $6,120,000Brandon Rush $1,150,000 $1,190,000Festus Ezeli $1,110,000 $2,010,000 $3,010,000Nemanja Nedovic $1,100,000 $1,150,000 $2,080,000 $3,120,000Draymond Green $920,000Ognjen Kuzmic $820,000TOTAL SALARY $71,100,000 $73,280,000 $50,240,000 $3,120,000Player
The ‘stuff’ hit the proverbial fan Tuesday just before lunch, as ESPN broke the that four-time NBA MVP LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul had informed the Miami Heat that he has elected to opt out of his contract and become a free agent.
Everyone likes a good movie, and most movies serve as great distractions from life. They invite us into a new world where we are engrossed in the lives of fictional characters that have some linear story in which they experience various plot turns and twists before finding a resolution. It’s storytelling 101, and it captivates us all. NBA athletes are no less human and enjoy movies all the same. After suffering severe leg cramps and incapable of helping his team as the
Wednesday the All-NBA Teams were announced, and with them came a slew of congratulatory, confused and frustrated tweets. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant led all vote getters as the lone unanimous selection to the First Team, followed by Miami Heat forward LeBron James, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul. Much to the chagrin of 124 NBA writers with voting privileges, Chris Sheridan, our esteemed Editor-in-Chief, was the lone vote preventing
2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah led all vote getters for the NBA All-Defensive First Team. The NBA released the 2014 All-Defensive teams Monday afternoon. Leading the charge was the 2014 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year and Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, who led all vote getters. He was the only player to get triple-digit votes for the First Team, tallying 105 such votes as well as another 13 Second Team votes