Category: Commentary

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The Death of The Free Agency Rebuilding Plan?

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced last week that they have reached agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. If the deal is ratified by both sides, which is a formality, the league will be assured of labor peace...

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How New CBA Changes Will Impact the Miami Heat

When the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement becomes official, benefits should abound for both players and teams. Minimum salaries, rookie-scale contracts, the mid-level exception, the bi-annual exceptions, and maximum salaries are all increasing, which should placate most players. Various rules will be...

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NBA, Players’ Association Reach Agreement on New CBA

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association jointly announced Wednesday that they have reached a tentative deal on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), pending ratification by both team owners and the league’s players. In order to give both sides enough...

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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...