SH Blog: Shawn Marion leaning toward deal with Cleveland, Dion Waiters opens up about his personality

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When LeBron James decided to leave the Miami Heat this summer, some still questioned if the Cleveland Cavaliers would be good enough to make serious noise next season with the current roster. James himself hinted a cast of doubt in his official letter, saying “we’re not ready right now”. Do they have the necessary veterans and role players it takes to be contenders? Can the young players on the team put aside their pride and mature quickly enough? The latter remains to be seen, but

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SH Blog: Colangelo wants two point guards, Riley wonders if Cleveland will be as good as advertised, Magic Johnson takes shots at Mike D’Antoni

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With so many talented point guards looking to make it into Team USA and only so much room on the roster, Jerry Colangelo and the coaching staff have some tough decisions to make. Colangelo did specify the number of point guards he wants on the team, though, and that somewhat narrows down the choices he’s going to have. Sam Amick of USA Today has details: As Colangelo detailed in an interview with USA TODAY Sports, the most likely plan would be to

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PODCAST: What will Carlos Boozer bring to Lakers?

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Carlos Boozer is joining the Lakers after they made a waiver claim on him, and Jeremy Lin will be aboard, too. Kobe Bryant is returning from injury, and Jordan Hill and Nick Young have been re-signed. So what does this mean for the Lakers? Not much. They are still going to stink in 2014-15, but at least they will be players in free agency next summer after Steve Nash and his nearly $10 million salary comes off the books. The state of

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Free Agency Winners and Losers, Players Edition

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It is still mid-July, and there are many more NBA moves to be made, many more paydays and strange discounts to go around. Lance Stephenson reminded us of that this morning. But it feels like we went through so much already. We have to stop and take stock. Let’s inhale. Then exhale. Man, this summer’s free agency is crazy. In a couple of days, we will take a look at which teams have been the biggest winners and losers thus far in free agency. But

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Tweet of the Night: Patrick Beverley confident about next season with the Houston Rockets

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With LeBron James finally making the decision to return home to Cleveland on Friday, it’s safe to say that the real free agency period of 2014 has truly begun. There was always going to be a trickle-down effect from whatever decision James came to, and his former teammate Chris Bosh proved to be the player in line to make the next move. The rumor – and a strong one at that – was that Bosh would strongly consider leaving the Miami Heat to

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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

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Tweet of the Night: Jeremy Lin plays a strange game of “I Dare You”

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With the NBA season over for Jeremy Lin, the point guard can finally take some time for himself and enjoy the early stages of summer. One thing Lin has taken an interest in over the years has been the use of youtube and interacting with some of the stars on it. Recently, he appeared as a guest star on Ryan Higa’s youtube channel to play an interesting game of “I Dare You”, where he was forced to eat an orange peel

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Tweet of the Night: Spelling Bee Captivates Amidst NBA News

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While many around the league were either expressing sheer amazement for a Russell Westbrook dunk in Oklahoma City’s 117-89 loss to San Antonio. Others were expressing surprise over the obscene amount of money—$2 billion—that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to pay in order to become the new Los Angeles Clippers owner. While all of these things are both entertaining and informative, in the midst of it all was the Scripps National Spelling Bee, a yearly contest to determine the

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