Tweet of the Day: Dallas, Nowitzki Make Statement; LeBron Recruitment Perks Up

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Could LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki join forces in 2014-15? As Carmelo Anthony’s tour concludes Thursday with a meeting in Los Angeles with the Lakers completed and a meeting with the New York Knicks underway. Wednesday night, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban met with Anthony to make a pitch for his services. A day later, he and Dirk Nowitzki made a statement for the younger star free agents to take notice. They want a championship contending team. In addition

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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 Day: Amid World Cup Insanity, NBA Free Agency Takes Action

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The United States Men’s National Team fought valiantly in losing 2-1 in extra time in Tuesday’s 2014 World Cup match against Belgium in the round of 16. Goalkeeper Tim Howard was amazing, amassing 16 saves. Yet, his near superhuman effort wasn’t enough. Meanwhile, back in the states, NBA free agency is underway. The Cleveland Cavaliers made waves by announcing that they had secured the future of their point guard, Kyrie Irving, by reaching an agreement on a five-year, $90 million max-contract

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Heisler: Lakers can’t sign Melo — if they’re still the Lakers

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In NBA news from Los Angeles, Donald T. Sterling isn’t “mentally incapacitated,” or at least won’t be certified as such in Probate Court, where his wife is now trying to pry his cold, if not dead fingers off the Clippers franchise. Both sides have agreed to make the Sterling Trust agreement between Donald and Shelly the issue, rather than Donald’s actual state of mind. In other words, it doesn’t matter if he’s wacky. If the judge agrees that the trust agreement stipulated

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Sheridan: Where Will the Top Free Agents Wind Up?

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It is crystal ball time as NBA free agency is opening, and anybody who tries to predict the future does so at considerable risk given the way things change by the hour in the NBA these days. Just ask Larry Drew. Free agency begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, and the biggest fish that could be caught is Carmelo Anthony. Apologies to LeBron James, but pretty much everyone is convinced he is staying in Miami. One team that has been under the radar

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Los Angeles Lakers Salaries and Analysis

LOS ANGELES LAKERS 2014-15 Offseason Additions: G Jeremy Lin, F Carlos Boozer, F Ed Davis 2014 Draft Picks: F Julius Randle, G Jordan Clarkson Draft Picks Coming: 2015 first round (Houston, protected 1-14); 2015 second round (LA Clippers, 31-50, 56-60) Draft Picks Going: 2015 first round (to Phoenix, 1-5); 2015 second round (to Orlando, 31-40); 2017 first round (to Orlando, 1-5) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Over the cap, under the tax Amnesty Provision: Used on Metta World Peace (2013)PLAYER 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19Kobe Bryant $23,500,000 $25,000,000Steve Nash  $9,700,000Jordan Hill  $9,000,000 $9,000,000Jeremy Lin  $8,370,000Nick Young $4,990,000 $5,220,000  $5,440,000 $5,670,000Carlos Boozer  $3,250,000Julius Randle $3,000,000 $3,130,000  $3,270,000  $4,150,000 $5,560,000Ryan Kelly $1,650,000 $1,720,000Xavier Henry $1,080,000Ed Davis  $980,000  $1,100,000Wesley Johnson $980,000Robert Sacre  $920,000  $980,000Jordan Clarkson $510,000 $850,000TOTAL SALARY $67,930,000 $47,000,000 $8,710,000 $9,820,000 $5,560,000Player Option Team Option Qualifying

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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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SH Blog: LeBron James becomes a free agent, Ray Allen leaning towards another season, Nick Young opts out

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With the NBA Free Agency period starting on July 1st, there was one pending decision that was sure to garner immediate attention. Earlier today it was announced that  LeBron James was  exercising his early termination clause, thus making him a free agent this off-season. The move by James should be seen as nothing more than a formality at this point. The decision to opt out gives him the option to decide what steps he would like to take in the next phase of

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