NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

Heat Picks Up Option on Mario Chalmers 1

Heat Picks Up Option on Mario Chalmers

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And now there are three. Point guard Mario Chalmers has become the third Miami Heat player secured on the books for 2010-11. The Heat has picked up its third year option on his three-year contract. The team had until June 30, the official
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Could the NBA actually prefer a lockout? 2

Could the NBA actually prefer a lockout?

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I’ve received several emails from readers requesting an explanation of the impact of the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement on player movement that I keep referring to. Below I provide my own (controversial) thoughts. Incidentally, if you have any questions you’d
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Getting Creative With Amare Stoudemire 13

Getting Creative With Amare Stoudemire

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Amare Stoudemire will opt out of the final year of his contract if he doesn’t sign an extension with the Phoenix Suns before the deadline at the end of this month. The All-Star power forward said there was “no chance” he would
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Tyson Chandler worth the risk? 1

Tyson Chandler worth the risk?

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An eight-figure salary is something that most NBA players can only ever dream of achieving. It’s a goal right up there with winning a championship and customizing that new Ferrari in the driveway. So it’s difficult to imagine that a player would
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Should a Collison Package Tempt the Heat? 1

Should a Collison Package Tempt the Heat?

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The National Basketball Association has truly become a point guard driven league. The bulk of the power teams in the league are currently employing point guards of the highest caliber. Brandon Jennings, Chauncey Billups, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Jameer Nelson, Jason Kidd,
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Celtics may look to retain Ray Allen 0

Celtics may look to retain Ray Allen

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Boston had two major contract concerns heading into the 2009-10 season. They moved quickly to take care of Rajon Rondo, locking him into a 5-year, $55 million contract extension. The soon-to-be-35 year old Ray Allen, on the other hand, appeared to be
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Wade will re-sign for the full six years 4

Wade will re-sign for the full six years

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Dwyane Wade employed a brilliant strategy the last time he was a free agent, back in July of 2006 — with a six-year extension offered by the Heat, he instead took just three. It was brilliant because it kept his options open.
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James Jones to sign with the… Heat? 0

James Jones to sign with the… Heat?

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Here’s an interesting idea: re-sign James Jones to a minimum contract after he is waived prior to June 30. It could make a lot of sense for both parties. It feels terrible when I think about the Heat surrendering $1.856 million to
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Wade out on the recruiting trail 2

Wade out on the recruiting trail

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Read this (as per this article): “At the same time the Miami Heat staff was busy throwing free agent Udonis Haslem a surprise birthday party to try and convince him to stay in Miami, it appears as if Dwyane Wade was busy
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Yao Ming to opt out of his contract? 4

Yao Ming to opt out of his contract?

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It has always been assumed that Yao Ming wouldn’t dare opt out of his current contract with the Rockets, which has one year remaining at $17.7 million, after taking the year off to rehab his seemingly always injured left foot. But when
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