Earl Monroe says Carmelo Anthony “has unfinished business” with Knicks

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The pursuit of free agent Carmelo Anthony has reached a fever pitch on both coasts, with the Knicks and Lakers both having reportedly offered max contracts to the superstar scorer in hopes of luring Anthony to their respective franchises. But the money should not be the top motivating factor in Anthony’s decision, according to New York Knicks legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe. “Everyone’s throwing a lot of money at him,” Monroe told SheridanHoops in a one-on-one interview Monday morning. “It should be about

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Tweet of the Day: Brazillian Star Soccer Player Neymar Seriously Injured

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Amid a flurry of NBA free agency rumors and transactions, there was devastating news from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Friday. Brazilian National Team forward Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, generally known simply as Neymar, was injured during the host nation’s quarterfinal match against Colombia. Colombian full back Juan Camilo Zuniga collided with Neymar in the 88th minute, driving his knee into the Brazillian star’s back while jumping to head the ball away. The collision was beyond painful—for the host team, their

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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, G Wayne Ellington 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 $1,080,000Wayne Ellington $1,060,000Ed Davis  $980,000  $1,100,000Wesley Johnson $980,000Robert Sacre  $920,000  $980,000Jordan

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