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Memphis Grizzlies Seeking Possible Trade For Luol Deng 0

Memphis Grizzlies Seeking Possible Trade For Luol Deng

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The Memphis Grizzlies, aiming to bolster their scoring and playmaking options on the wing in the increasingly competitive Western Conference, are having discussions about trading for the Miami Heat’s Luol Deng or the Boston Celtics’ Jeff Green in advance of the Feb. 19 trade deadline.
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Miami Heat Receive Josh McRoberts Disabled Player Exception 0

Miami Heat Receive Josh McRoberts Disabled Player Exception

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The Miami Heat lost Josh McRoberts for the rest of the season after he underwent surgery to repair the torn lateral meniscus in his right knee last Monday. As a result, the league office has granted the Heat a disabled player exception
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Heat Apply for Disabled Player Exception, Set Sights on Josh Smith 0

Heat Apply for Disabled Player Exception, Set Sights on Josh Smith

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The Miami Heat formally applied to the league office for a disabled player exception on Monday, shortly after Josh McRoberts had season-ending surgery to repair the torn lateral meniscus in his right knee, in a move they hope will help them land soon-to-be
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The Curious Case of Greg Monroe 0

The Curious Case of Greg Monroe

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According to NBA rules, Pistons center Greg Monroe is now eligible to be traded. According to the Sporting News, he wants that, badly. The Heat have reportedly made an initial inquiry. But, according to the Sporting News, teams seeking Monroe will need
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Josh McRoberts Tears Right Lateral Meniscus, Possibly Out for Season 0

Josh McRoberts Tears Right Lateral Meniscus, Possibly Out for Season

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Update (12/22/14): Josh McRoberts had the torn lateral meniscus in his right knee repaired (versus partially removed). A repair approach has a significantly longer recovery time, but much better long-term prognosis. The surgery will be season-ending. The Heat has applied for a $2.65 million disabled
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A History of Tax Sheltering For Sports Team Ownership 1

A History of Tax Sheltering For Sports Team Ownership

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It all traces back to a September 1934 court ruling that settled a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the IRS. In those days, MLB contracts had a one-year term with a standard renewal option (called a “reverse clause”). The reverse clause
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Salary Cap Smoothing Is As Complicated As It Is Necessary 0

Salary Cap Smoothing Is As Complicated As It Is Necessary

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Update 2 (3/11/15): The National Basketball Players Association informed the NBA that it will not agree to “smoothing” in the increases in the salary cap that will result from the new national media agreements beginning in the 2016-17 season. It is not difficult
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NBA Strikes Partnership Deal With Daily Fantasy Sports Operator FanDuel 0

NBA Strikes Partnership Deal With Daily Fantasy Sports Operator FanDuel

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Fantasy sports is a huge business – 41.5 million people in the U.S. and Canada spend $3.6 billion on fantasy league and related fees each year. A relatively small(1) but extremely fast growing sub-segment of the industry is daily fantasy sports. As that
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NBA Reaches 9-Year, $24 Billion Media Rights Deal with ESPN/ABC, TNT 2

NBA Reaches 9-Year, $24 Billion Media Rights Deal with ESPN/ABC, TNT

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I have a request. I write posts which I believe are unique, more in depth and more insightful than I can otherwise find elsewhere. I hope you agree. I therefore ask that you please not simply copy my ideas without proper sourcing. It
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When Should Kevin Love Lock In His Long-Term Contract? 0

When Should Kevin Love Lock In His Long-Term Contract?

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With the Cleveland Cavaliers on the verge of completing a blockbuster trade for Kevin Love, the Minnesota Timberwolves granted permission for Cavs owner Dan Gilbert to meet with Love. Whatever was discussed at that lengthy July meeting in Los Vegas gave Gilbert enough comfort
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