NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

Salary Cap and Luxury Tax Projections for 2014-15 Keep Rising 2

Salary Cap and Luxury Tax Projections for 2014-15 Keep Rising

The NBA has issued new projections for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 salary cap and luxury tax thresholds. All 30 teams were informed this week via league memorandum that the 2014-15 cap and tax threshold are now projected to be $63.2 million and...

Miami Heat Sets New Team Record for Player Payroll 0

Miami Heat Sets New Team Record for Player Payroll

If the Miami Heat haven’t exactly lived up to expectations thus far this season, it isn’t because of their spending. Despite making some unpopular moves last summer – utilizing the amnesty provision to waive Mike Miller, declining to utilize the mid-level exception – the...

LeBron James Completes Historic NBA Shooting Season 0

LeBron James Completes Historic NBA Shooting Season

The kingly play of LeBron James has been one of the most compelling aspects of the NBA since his entrance into the league eleven years ago. Lately, however, the experience of watching the world’s greatest basketball player ply his trade has taken on an...

Dwyane Wade Completes Historic NBA Shooting Season 0

Dwyane Wade Completes Historic NBA Shooting Season

Before the playoffs begin, before championship aspirations are fought for, before future planning is deliberated, let’s take a moment to acknowledge something truly remarkable that has quietly transpired in the midst of a largely torturous regular season. Dwyane Wade has completed a...

Did the Heat Turn Down An Evan Turner for Udonis Haslem Offer? 0

Did the Heat Turn Down An Evan Turner for Udonis Haslem Offer?

It has been suggested that the Miami Heat were engaged by the Philadelphia 76ers with an interesting proposition at the Feb. 20 NBA trading deadline. It has been suggested that Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie proposed a trade to Heat general manager...

Miami Heat Sign DeAndre Liggins to 10-Day Contract 0

Miami Heat Sign DeAndre Liggins to 10-Day Contract

The Miami Heat have made the first use of their NBA D-League affiliate after purchasing operational control this season, with Tuesday’s questionable signing of swingman DeAndre Liggins of the Sioux Falls Skyforce to a 10-day contract. Liggins had been playing with the...

Miami Heat Dump Roger Mason Jr. in Trade Deadline Deal 0

Miami Heat Dump Roger Mason Jr. in Trade Deadline Deal

The Miami Heat have dumped the contract of Roger Mason Jr. at the Feb. 20 trade deadline, in a move that saves owner Micky Arison $1.05 million and opens up a roster spot to utilize either on a current free agent or...

Chicago Bulls: Salary Cap Maneuvering in Action 4

Chicago Bulls: Salary Cap Maneuvering in Action

Update (June 7): The Bulls didn’t follow my advice. They did waive Erik Murphy as I speculated. But they added more players too quickly, and ended up rolling the dice with regard to the bonuses of Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson. Noah made...

Miami Heat at the NBA Trade Deadline 0

Miami Heat at the NBA Trade Deadline

The Feb. 20 N.B.A. trade deadline is now officially less than a month away. The Miami Heat started their dealings early this season, shipping Joel Anthony to the Boston Celtics along with a million dollars and two draft picks (one second-rounder and...

Miami Heat Trade Joel Anthony in Three-Team Deal 0

Miami Heat Trade Joel Anthony in Three-Team Deal

The Miami Heat have traded center Joel Anthony to the Boston Celtics, as part of a three-team deal, in exchange for guard Toney Douglas from the Golden State Warriors. The Heat also sent the Celtics $1 million in cash and a pair of...