StatBox Breakdown: Why is John Wall getting a max contract?

John Wall

It’s a simple, yet complex decision for the Washington Wizards. John Wall is the team’s unquestioned franchise player. It would be incredibly difficult to replace him and build around someone else. From that standpoint, it makes sense that Washington is locking him up for five years and the maximum $80 million it can give the former top overall pick. The problem? Wall is nowhere near as good as other point guards given max contracts in recent years. He has to sound confident when he

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Tweet of the Day: Nate Robinson will miss Chicago

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Free agent guard Nate Robinson has a new home. He will be joining the Denver Nuggets for the next two seasons. As detailed in today’s Evening News, the deal is reportedly worth the bi-annual salary-cap exception, which is about $4.1 million. The addition of Robinson gives the Nuggets six new players heading into the 2013-14 NBA season, including JJ Hickson, Darrell Arthur, Randy Foye, Erick Green (46th pick in the NBA draft) and Joffrey Lauvergne (55th pick). He leaves the Windy City behind, as the Chicago

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Tweet of the Night: Ty Lawson makes fun of Kenneth Faried showing off his buns

Ty Lawson

Every year, a couple of NBA athletes are chosen to be a part of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue”, where the players strip down to almost nothing to show off all parts of their bodies. It’s a way of celebrating and admiring the amazing physique of some of the best around the league. Last season, Tyson Chandler and Blake Griffin were chosen to grace the cover. This season, Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried and Washington Wizards point guard John Wall were

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Tweet of the Night: Ty Lawson welcomes Brian Shaw as the new head coach of Denver Nuggets

Ty Lawson

New coach I’m excited…. Good choice by Mr. Kroenke…Congrats b shaw… Time to go to work #savage #iphonespellcheckiskillingme — Ty Lawson (@TyLawson3) June 25, 2013 Former NBA player and long-time assistant Brian Shaw has been looking for his opportunity to be the leader of a team for quite some time, and his quest to become a head coach in the league finally came to a conclusion on Monday, when the Denver Nuggets decided to hire him for next season. Shaw has played the

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Tweet of the Day: Tony Parker

Tony Parker

While most of the national media attention continues to go to the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose, whether or not he will play against the defending champion Miami Heat, quietly the San Antonio Spurs are preparing for their second round series against the upstart Golden State Warriors. Granted, the Spurs have never needed fanfare to get up for a playoff series. And, considering that they boast an impressive 29-0 home record against the Warriors in the Tim Duncan era, internally they

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Tweet of the Night: Micky Arison

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As the Miami Heat completed a four-game sweep of the No. 8-seed Milwaukee Bucks with an 88-77 win on Sunday, owner Micky Arison decided to leave the Bucks with some farewell words:

Thanks for the memories Milwaukee. On to Round 2. #LetsGoHeat
@MickyArison
Micky Arison
 

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Nuggets vs. Warriors Preview: Five Key Factors

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The Golden State Warriors are one of the surprise playoffs teams out of the Western Conference this season. Expected in the preseason to make noise if – and only if – Andrew Bogut stayed healthy, the team appeared destined for a rough start when it was reported that Bogut could miss a big chunk of the season – and he did – due to an unstable ankle that needed more time to heal than expected. Despite his absence, however, the Warriors found

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