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N.B.A. Raises 2010-11 Salary Cap Projection to $56.1 Million 0

N.B.A. Raises 2010-11 Salary Cap Projection to $56.1 Million

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David Stern dramatically altered the landscape of the summer’s free-agent market on Friday. At the league’s board of governors meeting in New York, he revealed that his latest projection for the 2010-11 salary cap is now $56.1 million – a robust increase
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Another Opportunity Wasted 0

Another Opportunity Wasted

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Somebody please explain to me why the Miami Heat and coach Erik Spoelstra chose to win its season finale against the New Jersey Nets. Perhaps I am simply not as smart as I thought I was. In my crazy mind, the Bucks
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Dorell Wright delivers career-best performance 1

Dorell Wright delivers career-best performance

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By keeping the still very young and greatly improved small forward at the trade deadline, the Heat showed a surprising commitment to 2004 first round draft pick Dorell Wright. On Tuesday night, Wright repaid that loyalty with a career-best performance. He scored a
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How Teams on the Brink Fared at the Trade Deadline 0

How Teams on the Brink Fared at the Trade Deadline

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Earlier this month, I reviewed the teams that were attempting to position themselves to be able to make one or more maximum free agent offers. The trade deadline has now passed. Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh remain the prized free
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Dwyane Wade Named All-Star Game MVP 0

Dwyane Wade Named All-Star Game MVP

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The All-Star Game was apparently no different from any other game for Dwyane Wade, even if it was played before a record crowd. Just as he did when he led the Miami Heat to their only N.B.A. championship in nearby Dallas in
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Two Low-Key Trades for the Miami Heat to Pursue at the Trade Deadline 0

Two Low-Key Trades for the Miami Heat to Pursue at the Trade Deadline

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While the Miami Heat, and a majority of N.B.A. teams, are focused on headline names being tossed around as possible trade deadline blockbuster candidates, the Heat has more pressing matters to concern itself with as well. With the Heat attempting to move
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The Best Photo of Super Bowl XLIV? 2

The Best Photo of Super Bowl XLIV?

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According to a written statement by New Orleans Saints cornerback Randall Gay, Indianapolis Colts holder Pat McAfee and kicker Matt Stover are homosexual. When asked to comment, all three parties declined.

Why Pursue Stoudemire? 0

Why Pursue Stoudemire?

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There are numerous reasons why it would make a great deal of strategic sense for the Heat to make a strong play for Amare Stoudemire in advance of the February 18 trade deadline. Here’s another: It eliminates the potential for the Cavaliers
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Amare Stoudemire: Let the Games Begin 0

Amare Stoudemire: Let the Games Begin

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After the latest round of discussions with Amar’e Stoudemire didn’t appear destined to produce a contract extension, the Phoenix Suns have reportedly intensified their efforts to trade the All-Star power forward. Sources say the Suns have become more active in talks over
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2010 Free Agency: Teams on the Brink 0

2010 Free Agency: Teams on the Brink

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The 2010 free agent class is poised to be among the best in N.B.A. history. Nearly one-third of all the teams are attempting to position themselves to maximize cap space in order to make a run at one or more of them. LeBron James,
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