LAS VEGAS– In a free agency period where LaMarcus Aldridge took what seemed like two dozen meetings and DeAndre Jordan’s recruiting process turned into the most bizarre sequences in years, the Toronto Raptors lured prized wing DeMarre Carroll away from the Atlanta Hawks before he left to meet with anyone else. So how did they do it? Well, $60 million over four years certainly helped. But it was more than that. SheridanHoops conducted one-on-one interviews with Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri, coach Dwane
Monday, November 4 Daily Trivia: Who won the first NBA MVP award? Answer below. [Read more…]
The offshore sports book Bovada recently published odds on certain players to be traded at any moment this season, which has created a bit of a buzz in the NBA sports betting industry because of its intrigue. Some offshore sports books have offered these type of proposition bets in previous years, but with the early intrigue and excitement of this upcoming season I believe the exploration of these particular players and their teams’ current situation is definitely of note. As many of you
Saturday, November 2 Daily Trivia: Who coached the Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA Championship? Answer below. [Read more…]
“With the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers select Anthony Bennett of Toronto, Canada and the University of Nevada Las Vegas.” Those famous lines spoken by NBA Commissioner David Stern still play in the heads of many Canadians, over and over. Just like that, Canadian basketball received another stamp of approval. The UNLV star became the first ever Canadian-born player selected with the number one pick in the draft. Bennett, a 20-year-old from the Toronto suburb of Brampton, still
Steve Nash took on a daunting task last year when he agreed to become general manager of Canada’s Senior Men’s basketball team, a club that hasn’t had Olympic podium success since the 1936 summer games in Berlin, Germany. Steve Nash at a press conference for Canada Basketball in 2012. Besides running Canada’s basketball operations, Nash also focuses the majority of his time at improving his game by training in facilities all over North America during the offseason.
Chris Sheridan joins Roger Lajoie on Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto to talk NBA hoops. Don’t miss Chris talk about some possible Laker trade possibilities. [Read more…]