NBA Basketball COMMENTARY

Knicks’ Stock an Influential Factor for LeBron? 0

Knicks’ Stock an Influential Factor for LeBron?

Three days ago, Forbes national editor Michael Ozanian created a national frenzy when he published this article detailing how the New York Knicks could land LeBron James. He wrote that James should consider the Knicks because he would be eligible to purchase...

The lottery changes nothing, on to more troubling things 0

The lottery changes nothing, on to more troubling things

The Washington Wizards won the first pick in the 2010 N.B.A. Draft lottery last night, which means they won the right to select the most dynamic player in college basketball. At 6’4″, John Wall is a special player who has the size...

Why LeBron James Should Consider the Chicago Bulls 0

Why LeBron James Should Consider the Chicago Bulls

Oh no! LeBron James called Derrick Rose! While I wouldn’t necessarily hit the panic button just yet, the Bulls clearly offer a compelling value proposition. If LeBron’s exclusive criterion in selecting his future destination is to have championship-caliber pieces placed around him...

Pre-draft considerations 0

Pre-draft considerations

Pre-draft workouts have begun for the Heat, and for several teams across the league. The Heat has four picks in the upcoming draft – the 18th pick in the first round, and the 41st, 42nd and 48th picks in the second round....

Interesting Developments in Grizzlie-land 0

Interesting Developments in Grizzlie-land

In what is perhaps some small measure of vindication for Heat president Pat Riley, Memphis has invited undersized 6’4″ shooting guard O.J. Mayo to participate in their summer league. The goal for Mayo would be to improve his point guard skills. Mayo’s...

Let the LeBron James Sweepstakes Begin! 0

Let the LeBron James Sweepstakes Begin!

The world has come to an end! The Boston Celtics have just defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the biggest game in the history of professional basketball! Well, maybe not. Maybe it’s only the most important (or perhaps painful) game in Cleveland’s franchise...

Joel Anthony to Decline His Player Option 2

Joel Anthony to Decline His Player Option

Joel Anthony will reportedly decline his $885,120 player option, and test free agency. This is good news for both the Heat and Joel. The Heat now recovers up to $885,120 in additional spending money (or $411,516, net of the incremental $473,604 roster...

Placing Bets on LeBron’s Destination 2

Placing Bets on LeBron’s Destination

Sports betting website Bodog.com is now taking bets on where LeBron James will wind up for the 2010/11 season. The Miami Heat is not a popular projection. The current line is as follows: Cleveland Cavaliers: 2/5 New York Knicks: 4/1 New Jersey...

Lack of Playoff Competitiveness is Concerning 0

Lack of Playoff Competitiveness is Concerning

Commissioner David Stern shocked us all last month when he revealed that the league’s projection for the 2010/11 salary cap had changed to $56.1 million – a substantial increase from its earlier projections of as low as $50.4 million. In the past...

Has LeBron James played his last home game in Cleveland? 0

Has LeBron James played his last home game in Cleveland?

Hell yeah, baby! The exceedingly long odds that are LeBron James being lured to South Beach just got a major shot in the arm when the Boston Celtics dismantled the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. It was the...