Author: Albert

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The Bizarre Saga of Donatas Motiejunas

Update (12/15/16): The Houston Rockets apparently never actually signed Donatas Motiejunas. But whether they did or did not  sign him is irrelevant. In both cases, the Rockets could have conditioned the contract (in a case where they didn’t sign him, as a condition...

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Recapping the Miami Heat Summer of 2016

Update (10/22/16): The Heat has chosen to waive Briante Weber and Beno Udrih, and keep Rodney McGruder. The Heat’s backup point guard duties effectively therefore fall to Tyler Johnson. The final 15-player roster is as follows: Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, Wayne...

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Breaking Down Russell Westbrook’s Complex Situation

Two months ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder were positioned to perhaps consider themselves the best team in the NBA. They had pushed the defending champion and all-time regular season winning percentage record-holding Golden State Warriors to brink of elimination in the Western...

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Breaking Down James Harden’s Renegotiation and Extension

Heading into the 2016-17 NBA season, extensions for veteran players had all but vanished for several years — the result of changes to the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement that make it more beneficial for players to finish out their existing contracts and...

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Pat Riley Addresses the Miami Heat Summer

The following post attempts to parse through the eloquent words of Pat Riley, delivered at his press conference on Saturday, to arrive at their true meaning. Things are not always necessarily what they seem. During a press conference on Saturday to discuss the state...

Revamped Heat Roster Maintains Youthful Core, Flexibility for 2017 1

Revamped Heat Roster Maintains Youthful Core, Flexibility for 2017

The Miami Heat initiated its post-Dwyane Wade transition by completing a flurry of moves in rapid-fire succession on Sunday, the timing of which dictated by the man potentially set to replace him and the execution of which pursued with a singular goal...

Without Dwyane Wade, Where Do The Miami Heat Go From Here? 6

Without Dwyane Wade, Where Do The Miami Heat Go From Here?

It is still impossible to believe. After 13 seasons, the best and most important player in the Miami Heat’s 28-year history is gone. Dwyane Wade is headed to the Chicago Bulls. How could it be that the team’s franchise icon could leave...

NBA Lowers Its 2017-18 Salary Cap Projection From $107M to $102M 1

NBA Lowers Its 2017-18 Salary Cap Projection From $107M to $102M

The NBA’s salary cap projection for the 2017-18 season has dropped from $107 million to $102 million, according to a league memo distributed by the league to its member teams. The luxury tax projection has dropped in turn, from $127 million to...