SH Blog: Cleveland officially signs Andrew Wiggins; Chris Paul considers “boycott” if Donald Sterling remains owner

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially signed the number one overall pick of this years draft, Andrew Wiggins. The team announced the signing  Thursday afternoon. Besides getting the top pick in the draft secured to a deal, the signing is significant because it impacts the recent trade rumors circling around Kevin Love. Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that due to NBA rules, any trades with Wiggins would have to be postponed. Wiggins has been involved in trade discussions between the Cavs and

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SH Blog: Cavs and Bulls battling for Kevin Love; Doc wants out if Sterling stays; Mirotic highest paid European rookie

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The Chicago Bulls, along with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets are now reportedly all in the mix for Kevin Love. Cleveland still appears to be the front-runner, but Chicago, if willing, can also put an enticing package together, especially if the Cavaliers insist on keeping number one overall pick Andrew Wiggins.  [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Day: USA Basketball Loading Up

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Kevin Durant, Mike Krzyzewski, Jerry Colangelo and Kevin Love at a USA Basketball announcement in 2013. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) The World Cup just ended, right? I’m sure of it. I watched it. Germany beat Argentina one-to-nil in extra time, thus ending two months of highly anticipated, very engrossing fútbol (spelled as such so as to not confuse it with American football). Well, it is and it isn’t over. FIFA has had its fun,

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Los Angeles Clippers Salaries and Analysis

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: G Lance Stephenson, F Paul Pierce 2014 Draft Picks: F Branden Dawson Draft Picks Coming: 2016 second round (Brooklyn, protected 55-60, right to swap) Draft Picks Going: 2016 second round (to Cleveland, 31-55); 2017 first round (to Toronto, 1-14); 2017 second round (to Boston); 2018 second round (to Philadelphia) Trade Exceptions: Jared Cunningham ($915,000, expires Jan. 7, 2016) Over/Under: Over the tax Amnesty Provision: Used on Ryan Gomes (2012)PLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20Chris Paul  $21,470,000 $22,870,000  $24,270,000Blake Griffin $18,910,000 $20,140,000  $21,370,000Lance Stephenson $9,000,000 $9,410,000J.J. Redick $7,090,000  $7,380,000Jamal Crawford $5,680,000Paul Pierce  $3,380,000  $3,530,000  $3,680,000C.J. Wilcox $1,160,000  $1,210,000 $2,180,000 $3,250,000Jordan Hamilton $1.020,000Lester Hudson $1,020,000Carlos Delfino $650,000 $650,000  $650,000   $650,000Jordan Farmar $510,000  $510,000  $510,000Miroslav Raduljica  $300,000 $300,000  $300,000  $300,000Austin RiversHedo TurkogluGlen DavisEkpe UdohDahntay JonesTOTAL SALARY $70,190,000 $66,000,000 $52,960,000 $4,200,000 $0Player Option Team

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2014 Sheridan Hoops NBA Draft Live Blog- 12:12 a.m. Update

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12:12 a.m. Eastern -Billy King could not talk about the 59th and 60th picks on record but those deals should be finalized by the end of the night. Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson, who were selected by other teams, will be Nets. 11:53 p.m. Eastern -Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the newest Knicks player. He hopes to bring energy and effort to the team, he told reporters.                11:44 p.m. Eastern -The Knicks just took Thanasis Antetokounpo, the older brother of Milwaukee’s Giannis. He played for Delaware in the

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