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


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


Phoenix Suns Salaries and Analysis

PHOENIX SUNS 2014-15 Offseason Additions: G Isaiah Thomas, F Anthony Tolliver, G Zoran Dragic 2014 Draft Picks: F T.J. Warren, G Tyler Ennis, G Bogdan Bogdanovic, C Alec Brown Draft Picks Coming: 2015 first round (Minnesota, protected 1-12); 2015 first round (LA Lakers, 1-5) Draft Picks Going: None Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Under the cap Amnesty Provision: Used on Josh Childress (2012)PLAYER 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19Eric Bledsoe $13,000,000  $13,500,000  $14,000,000 $14,500,000 $15,000,000Goran Dragic $7,500,000 $7,500,000  Isaiah Thomas $7,240,000 $6,910,000 $6,590,000 $6,260,000P.J. Tucker  $5,700,000  $5,500,000 $5,300,000Alex Len  $3,650,000 $3,810,000  $4,820,000 $6,400,000Gerald Green  $3,500,000Anthony Tolliver $3,000,000 $3,000,000Markieff Morris  $2,990,000 $8,000,000 $7,400,000 $8,000,000 $8,600,000Marcus Morris $2,940,000$5,000,000 $4,630,000 $5,000,000 $5,370,000Zoran Dragic $1,710,000 $1,710,000T.J. Warren $1,950,000 $2,040,000 $2,130,000  $3,150,000 $4,390,000Tyler Ennis $1,590,000 $1,660,000 $1,730,000  $2,670,000 $3,780,000Shavlik Randolph  $1,230,000Miles Plumlee $1,170,000  $2,110,000 $3,110,000Archie Goodwin $1,110,000  $1,160,000 $2,090,000 $3,140,000Michael Beasley $780,000  $780,000 $780,000TOTAL SALARY $59,050,000 $62,680,000 $52,580,000 $49,120,000 $37,140,000Player Option Team Option Qualifying Offer Waived BACK TO TEAM SALARY INDEX


How Atlanta Could Attract LeBron and Carmelo to Create a Dynasty in the East

NBA: Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers

This may come as a surprise, but the Atlanta Hawks are actually closer to becoming championship contenders than you might think. This summer, Atlanta has a realistic opportunity to present LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony with the most attractive free agent pitch of any team in the league, if Danny Ferry maneuvers contracts aggressively and appropriately. It’s certainly an ambitious idea, but it’s far from ridiculous. First and most obviously, the Hawks are situated in the Eastern Conference. This gives them a succinct


John Henson, Kendall Marshall and PJ Tucker React To UNC Scandal


You may think that the story today revolves around the AT&T Center and its broken air conditioning in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Perhaps the story is Miami Heat forward LeBron James succumbing to the heat—90 degrees—and falling victim to severe leg cramps only to watch his team give up a two-point lead and lose by 15 to the San Antonio Spurs. Maybe the story is Tim Duncan’s immaculate performance—scoring 21 points on 91-percent shooting. Or, perhaps, they’re all wrong. ESPN’s


Tweet of the Day: Player Reactions To All NBA Teams


Wednesday the All-NBA Teams were announced, and with them came a slew of congratulatory, confused and frustrated tweets. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant led all vote getters as the lone unanimous selection to the First Team, followed by Miami Heat forward LeBron James, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul. Much to the chagrin of 124 NBA writers with voting privileges, Chris Sheridan, our esteemed Editor-in-Chief, was the lone vote preventing


Source: Only a 25 percent chance Kevin Love stays in Minnesota

Kevin Love

There is a 75 percent chance that Kevin Love leaves the Minnesota Timberwolves, sooner OR later. That is what NBA teams are hearing as they try to determine whether Love is now obtainable, a league source tells And chances are it will happen either through a trade before next February, or through Love’s unrestricted free agency in July 2015. Wolves president Flip Saunders is operating under the assumption that he has a good chance to keep Love by offering a four-year


NBA Owners Respond to Sterling’s Unprecedented Punishment

With much of the national discourse centering on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the reality of the matter is that a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine is the limit to what NBA commissioner Adam Silver is capable of doing. The rest falls on the shoulders of 29 team owners, as they—according to the NBA’s Constitution and By-Laws—must vote with a 3/4′s majority to force the sale of the team. Players, media pundits and people all across the nation