FIBA Americas, Baby! As the calendar turns to August, international basketball junkies (such as your truly, as well as our Chris Sheridan) have their sights set squarely on the FIBA Americas tournament in Caracas, Venezuela. The tournament tips off on August 30 and will feature a pool loaded with talent. And while thoughts of international basketball run rampant in the minds of some, many across the NBA are already thinking about July 2014. Paul George is the latest to
Gary Neal By now, if your favorite team has not made a splash in the free agent market, your team is probably gearing up for the Tankapalooza that NBA fans will witness this season. The 2014 draft class is no joke, and it is there that some teams have firmly set their sights. (RELATED CONTENT: Andrew Wiggins wants to end up with the Raptors). But for the teams like the Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers—teams who have
Restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic. Nearly two weeks into free agency, the pool of available high-end talent has dwindled. Among the available, unsigned free agents is center Nikola Pekovic. Pekovic is a quality big man who fits the player personnel and works well within Rick Adelman’s system in Minnesota. However, the two sides have yet to agree to a new contract. Timberwolves sharp-shooter Chase Budinger is among the contingent who are awaiting a resolution.
The dog days of summer seem to be upon us. The main attraction in free agency (Dwight Howard) is over with, and with considerably less drama than we might have expected given the last couple years. Chris Paul stayed put, the Celtics and Jazz were gutted, the Nets and Clippers beefed up even more. There’s still a few players who aren’t sure where they’re going, most notably Brandon Jennings, but apart from a couple guys, everyone is just looking to
Brandon Jennings When Monday morning rolls around and the NBA free agency period continues, the biggest winner over the weekend will not be Metta World Peace and it will not be Jeff Teague. Brandon Jennings is now the man with much of the power. Over the weekend, it was reported that the Atlanta Hawks decided to match the four-year, $32 million offer sheet that Teague signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. As a result, Teague will remain a Hawk for
Hello and welcome to the Sheridan Hoops blog, where we round up the latest news and rumors from all around the NBA. This week, you are once again looking at my face (complete with that mustache I rocked for exactly one month) at the top of the column, after a one-week absence from the weekend blog slot. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons were texting each other frequently. I remember this because it was in
Most of the star players in free agency are now off the board, but there are still plenty of impact players to discuss in this updated version of the Free Agency Breakdown with unique analytic angles. We here at Sheridan Hoops will break everything down for you into bite sized Winners & Losers style pieces. The Houston Rockets, GM Daryl Morey and Dwight Howard were WINNERS after agreeing to a four-year deal worth $88 million to finally, mercifully, ending the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.
Haircut of the summer? We have a winner! Andrei Kirilenko, who opted out of a $10.2 million payday with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the hopes landing a three- or four-year deal, has agreed to join the Brooklyn Nets for a shade less than $3.2 million. How many millions did he sacrifice? To paraphrase you know who: “Not four, not five, not six …” No word yet on whether Mickhael Prokhorov slipped a bag of diamonds under the negotiating table. We wouldn’t put it