Parsons, Hayward Cash In With Biggest Offseason Pay Raises

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Is the white American player making a comeback this summer? All of the recent offseason buzz is centered around Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love and which team can put together the most appealing trade package to acquire him. Meanwhile, two of the top three salary bumps also went to white American players – Chandler Parsons and Gordon Hayward. As restricted free agents, both got max salary offer sheets and cashed in. So while white men can’t jump, they certainly can jump in

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Dumped by Hawks, Nogueira excited to start NBA career with Raptors

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LAS VEGAS- When the Atlanta Hawks sent Lou Williams to Toronto for John Salmons in a salary dump earlier this month, former first-round pick Lucas Nogueira was involved in the trade to the Raptors as well. Throw-ins in minor trades usually aren’t profiled, but what about a seven-foot 21-year-old who can block shots and fun the floor? Nogueira, born in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, was the 16th pick of the 2013 draft, taken by Boston and sent to Atlanta on draft night. Nogueira

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Tweet of the Day: Is Cleveland The New Miami?

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LeBron James decision to move back home, rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers, is less than a week old. And, yet, it is old news. At the time of James’ decision, there was ample speculation that Ray Allen would surely put off retirement to play in King James’ court, and he may yet decide to play, though there has been no decision as of yet. However, former Heat teammate Mike Miller, who—against James’ wishes—was annexed prior to last season via the amnesty provision as

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Tweet Of The Night: Grievis Vasquez mistakes Steve Nash for Steve Novak

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No matter how close players on a team are, trades are as inevitable as anything else in the NBA. In fact the only constant one can ever truly expect is that things change, and fast. For the veteran Steve Novak, this truth became a reality once again. The three-point specialist was traded from the Toronto Raptors to the Utah Jazz for a future second round pick. This will be the third team for Novak in three years as he was traded

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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: 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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Tweet of the Day: Coach Kidd Has One NBA Fan

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With many around the league waiting for free agency to kick off at midnight, whether curious to see what happens with LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony—all of whom opted out of their contracts in hopes of competing for NBA championships—or waiting to see what teams establish themselves as 2014-15 contenders, some teams are already making moves. Enter the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets. As you’ve likely heard by now, the Bucks have agreed to trade two second-round draft

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Toronto Raptors Salaries and Analysis

TORONTO RAPTORS 2014-15 Free Agents: F-C Amir Johnson (T), G Julyan Stone 2014 Draft Picks: F Bruno Caboclo, F DeAndre Daniels Draft Picks Coming: 2016 first round (New York) Draft Picks Going: 2015 second round (to Atlanta); 2016 second round (to Memphis) Trade Exceptions: Rudy Gay ($4,580,000, expires Dec. 9, 2014) Over/Under: Over the cap, under the tax Amnesty Provision: Used on Linas Kleiza (2013) Stretch Provision: Available SALARIESPLAYER 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19Kyle Lowry $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 DeMar DeRozan $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 Amir Johnson $7,000,000Greivis Vasquez $6,500,000 $6,500,000Landry Fields  $6,250,000Chuck Hayes  $5,960,000Lou Williams $5,450,000Patrick Patterson $6,000,000  $6,000,000 $6,000,000Jonas Valanciunas  $3,680,000 $4,660,000 $6,180,000Tyler Hansbrough  $3,330,000Terrence Ross  $2,790,000 $3,550,000 $4,790,000James Johnson $2,500,000 $2,500,000Bruno Caboclo  $1,460,000 $1,520,000 $1,590,000   $2,450,000  $3,510,000Marcus Camby  $650,000Lucas NoguieraTOTAL SALARY $73,040,000 $46,190,000 $40,060,000 $14,450,000 $3,510,000Player Option Team Option Qualifying Offer Waived BACK TO TEAM SALARY INDEX

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