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NBA Sets Salary Cap and Tax Level Numbers for 2014-15 0

NBA Sets Salary Cap and Tax Level Numbers for 2014-15

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On Thursday July 10 at 12:01 a.m. ET, the NBA’s 2014-15 season begins. That’s when the league’s salary cap, luxury tax threshold, maximum salaries and other figures all adjust to their new values. Most NBA business ceases for the first several days
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Miami Heat’s Great Hope Is … Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger? 0

Miami Heat’s Great Hope Is … Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger?

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The Big Three era Miami Heat were always the ideal test case for a new collective bargaining agreement designed primarily as a cash grab for owners, but also with a secondary goal of engineering greater competitive balance around the league. The new
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Miami Heat Struggling Early In Free Agency 10

Miami Heat Struggling Early In Free Agency

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The Miami Heat would love to get younger. The Heat would love to get some youthful assistance on the wing, as protection for Dwyane Wade as his advancing age and health restrictions cause him to miss so many games and render him so
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Miami Heat Create NBA-Record $55 Million in Potential Cap Space 5

Miami Heat Create NBA-Record $55 Million in Potential Cap Space

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Many years from now, Saturday, June 28, 2014, could be remembered as a critical day in Miami Heat history. It marks the day when guard Dwyane Wade and forwards Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem declared their intentions to join LeBron James and Chris
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A Chris Andersen Decision to Opt Out Could Have Mutual Benefits 0

A Chris Andersen Decision to Opt Out Could Have Mutual Benefits

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Update (07/18/14): The Heat utilized the strategy I described below to give Chris Andersen a much-deserved raise. But the amount he received was, in my humble opinion, too much. The 36-year-old was signed to a two-year, $10.4 million fully guaranteed contract. The
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Miami Heat Trade Up to Acquire Shabazz Napier in 2014 NBA Draft 0

Miami Heat Trade Up to Acquire Shabazz Napier in 2014 NBA Draft

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The Miami Heat had perhaps never been as obvious about their intentions as they were in preparation for the 2014 NBA Draft. They wanted former UConn point guard Shabazz Napier. They got their man, by making a trade for his draft rights with
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Would the Big Three Take Less to Help the Miami Heat? 5

Would the Big Three Take Less to Help the Miami Heat?

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Update (6/28): I wrote the following article several weeks ago, and posted it exactly one week ago. Since that time, several things have changed (e.g., the Heat traded up in the draft to select Shabazz Napier, several Heat players opted out of their
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Where Do the Miami Heat Go From Here? 0

Where Do the Miami Heat Go From Here?

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The Miami Heat’s bid for a three-peat – to many, the ultimate basketball accomplishment, and a prerequisite for dynasty status – has fallen short. In the wake of this frustrating failure, we’re all left wondering what the future holds. We’re all left wondering if
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Dwyane Wade’s Looming Free Agency Decision 15

Dwyane Wade’s Looming Free Agency Decision

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With the 2013-14 NBA season now at its tragic end, it seems as though the biggest topic of conversation is whether LeBron James is going to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat, two years prior to its expiration, and
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LeBron James and the Next Decision 5

LeBron James and the Next Decision

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The Miami Heat’s bid for basketball immortality – four straight NBA Finals appearances and three straight NBA titles, a feat which has only been accomplished once in league history – has fallen short. In the wake of this failure, we’re all left
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