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Interesting Developments in Grizzlie-land 0

Interesting Developments in Grizzlie-land

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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
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Let the LeBron James Sweepstakes Begin! 0

Let the LeBron James Sweepstakes Begin!

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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
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Joel Anthony to Decline His Player Option 2

Joel Anthony to Decline His Player Option

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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
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Placing Bets on LeBron’s Destination 2

Placing Bets on LeBron’s Destination

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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
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Lack of Playoff Competitiveness is Concerning 0

Lack of Playoff Competitiveness is Concerning

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

Has LeBron James played his last home game in Cleveland?

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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
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Raja Bell announces preference for the Heat 0

Raja Bell announces preference for the Heat

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The Heat has received its first bit of good news this offseason. Raja Bell said yesterday that he would welcome the opportunity to play for the Heat next season. “I’ll tell you like this, Pat. If you can use my services give
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Tony Parker trade prospects 0

Tony Parker trade prospects

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The NBA rumor mill is swirling. After being thoroughly dominated by the surging Suns in a four-game second-round playoff sweep, the Spurs may be contemplating a change. Father time seems to have caught up to the Spurs. The entire starting unit, save
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Breaking Down Amare’s Impending Decision 1

Breaking Down Amare’s Impending Decision

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Leading up to the last two NBA trade deadlines, Amare Stoudemire seemed destined to leave Phoenix. Suns executives intensely shopped him as his standing with his team and city soured, and at times appeared close to completing a trade. And though a
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The Sign-and-Trade Approach 0

The Sign-and-Trade Approach

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You may not realize that the Miami Heat will start the offseason with a team salary in excess of the new salary cap threshold. This is caused by intangible charges, called “cap holds,” created by the Heat’s own free agents. The Heat
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