Category: Commentary

NBA Strikes Partnership Deal With Daily Fantasy Sports Operator FanDuel 0

NBA Strikes Partnership Deal With Daily Fantasy Sports Operator FanDuel

Fantasy sports is a huge business – 41.5 million people in the U.S. and Canada spend $3.6 billion on fantasy league and related fees each year. A relatively small(1) but extremely fast growing sub-segment of the industry is daily fantasy sports. As that...

NBA Reaches 9-Year, $24 Billion Media Rights Deal with ESPN/ABC, TNT 2

NBA Reaches 9-Year, $24 Billion Media Rights Deal with ESPN/ABC, TNT

I have a request. I write posts which I believe are unique, more in depth and more insightful than I can otherwise find elsewhere. I hope you agree. I therefore ask that you please not simply copy my ideas without proper sourcing. It...

A View Into the Miami Heat’s Local TV Deal 1

A View Into the Miami Heat’s Local TV Deal

Update (11/24/14): The Miami Heat announced the signing of a new deal with Sun Sports that will extend the partnership for another seven years, through the 2024-25 NBA season. Details of the extension are not yet known, but I would imagine it contains a significant upfront...

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

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

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...

Miami Heat’s Great Hope Is … Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger? 0

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

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...

Miami Heat Struggling Early In Free Agency 10

Miami Heat Struggling Early In Free Agency

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...

Miami Heat Create NBA-Record $55 Million in Potential Cap Space 5

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

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...

A Chris Andersen Decision to Opt Out Could Have Mutual Benefits 0

A Chris Andersen Decision to Opt Out Could Have Mutual Benefits

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...

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

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...

Would the Big Three Take Less to Help the Miami Heat? 5

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

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...