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Dwight Howard, James Harden Adding Unneeded Pressure to Rockets' 2014-15 Season

Source: Bleacher Report

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Dwight Howard and James Harden aren't doing any favors for the Houston Rockets, who have already used the 2014 NBA offseason to slink further away from title contention. This is not up for debate. The summer has been disastrous for the Rockets. That's a fact.  General manager Daryl Morey bet big in free agency and lost. The Rockets unloaded Omer Asik on the New Orleans Pelicans for minimal compensation and shipped Jeremy Lin and a first-round pick to the Los A ...
Full article at: Bleacher Report 2 days ago, 1:33pm CDT
 


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Update: 9

Why Phoenix Suns' Risky Free-Agent Gamble with Eric Bledsoe Will Pay off

Source: Bleacher Report

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As Eric Bledsoe's restricted free agency drags on, it's tempting to start asking questions, wringing hands and giving in to the sense of urgency building around the Phoenix Suns guard. Resist those urges; the Suns certainly have. Phoenix is in total control, and it knows Bledsoe isn't going anywhere—at least not unless it lets him. The collective bargaining agreement grants the Suns immense power in this situation, as they can simply wait around for someone to offer Bl ...
Full article at: Bleacher Report 5 days ago, 9:03am CDT
 

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Byron Scott Agrees to Coach Los Angeles Lakers
Byron Scott Agrees to Coach Los Angeles Lakers
Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Byron Scott agreed to become the team's head coach on July 27.
 
LeBron James to Wear No. 23 With Cleveland Cavaliers
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Baseball Hall of Fame Inducts 6 New Members
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Update: 8

Why Washington Wizards Are Biggest Threat to Eastern Conference Elites

Source: Bleacher Report

Washington Wizards v Boston Celtics
After enjoying 44 regular-season wins and their second playoff series win since 1982, the Washington Wizards no longer have a true sleeper status to mask their ascent or cushion a potential fall. At least, they shouldn't have one. A subtle, savvy offseason netted them a number of useful parts, all of which will aid their attempt to transform from Eastern Conference pests to full-fledged contenders. Yet it still feels as if the masses are selling this franchise short ...
Full article at: Bleacher Report 6 days ago, 1:55pm CDT
 

Update: 6

Washington Wizards' Offseason Moves Prove They're Ready to Contend

Source: Bleacher Report

DuJour's Jason Binn Welcomes NY Nets Star Paul Pierce To NYC
The Washington Wizards didn’t make a huge splash during the 2014 offseason, but a plethora of savvy moves, cheap deals and an overall boost to roster depth has ensured D.C. can contend in the wide-open Eastern Conference. LeBron James decided to return home and play for the Cleveland Cavaliers once again. His decision—along with other moves—led to a major shakeup in the NBA landscape. Unless Derrick Rose returns to pea ...
Full article at: Bleacher Report Jul 18 2014, 2:42pm CDT
 

Update: 5

Made-Up Trade: Sixers Trade Thaddeus Young To Wizards

Source: CBS Philly

Philadelphia 76ers v Golden State Warriors
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thaddeus Young is set to make over $9 million per season, over the next two seasons. Young is heading into his eighth season and likely wants to win now. He can opt-out of his contract at the end of the season. Ethan Giles has created our first post-2014 NBA draft plausible Sixers trade. Sixers get: Martell Webster, 27 (three years, $5.38 million per season) Otto Porter Jr., 21 (three years, $4.4 ...
Full article at: CBS Philly Jul 15 2014, 7:42am CDT
 

Update: 4

Wiz Insider: Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr. excited about arrival of Paul Pierce

Source: Washington Post Sports

DuJour's Jason Binn Welcomes NY Nets Star Paul Pierce To NYC
LAS VEGAS — Otto Porter Jr. arrived in Las Vegas looking to show the Wizards’ coaching staff that he not only belonged in the league but deserved a chance to be a rotation player next season. After scoring 25 points in the summer league opener on Saturday, Porter was surprised to hear Trevor Ariza was leaving for Houston and immediately claimed that he was coming for the starting small forward job. A few h ...
Full article at: Washington Post Sports Jul 14 2014, 10:59pm CDT
 

Update: 3

NBA free agency: Rockets still after a star, Evan Turner has suitors

Source: SBNation

Indiana Pacers v Washington Wizards
The Houston Rockets decided not to match the Dallas Mavericks' offer to restricted free agent Chandler Parsons, allowing them to continue hunting for another star. The Houston Rockets didn't want to match an offer for restricted free agent Chandler Parsons without bringing on a third star, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. When the Rockets felt like they were about to land free agent forward Chris Bosh, they would've had th ...
Full article at: SBNation Jul 14 2014, 12:05pm CDT
 

Update: 2

The Raptors won the LeBron sweepstakes too

Source: Sportsnet.ca

Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
The only way this off-season could have worked out any better for the Toronto Raptors and Masai Ujiri would have been if, as rumored, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony left the Eastern Conference. Yet here we are: The big dominoes have fallen and there is no longer hegemony in the NBA East. LeBron James will make the young Cleveland Cavaliers prohibitive favourites even if Kevin Love doesn’t join him. But there is no “Big Three” anywhere anymore; the Miami Heat are less of a ...
Full article at: Sportsnet.ca Jul 14 2014, 10:16am CDT
 

Update: 1

The Raptors won the LeBron sweepstakes too

Source: Sportsnet.ca

Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
The only way this off-season could have worked out any better for the Toronto Raptors and Masai Ujiri would have been if, as rumored, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony left the Eastern Conference. Yet here we are: The big dominoes have fallen and there is no longer hegemony in the NBA East. LeBron James will make the young Cleveland Cavaliers prohibitive favourites even if Kevin Love doesn’t join him. But there is no “Big Three” anywhere anymore; the Miami Heat are less of a for ...
Full article at: Sportsnet.ca Jul 14 2014, 10:16am CDT
 



 

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