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NBA / Oct 2, 2012 / 11:15 am

New York Knicks GM: Raymond Felton Was Better Value Than Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin

At some point in the very near future, we are most likely going to know if the New York Knicks made the right call resisting the pressure/temptation to back up the Brinks’ truck to pay Jeremy Lin in the offseason. As you know, the Knicks chose not to match Houston’s three-year, $25 million offer sheet to Lin, opting instead to sign former Knick PG Raymond Felton to play point for them this season. [Related: Is Jeremy Lin the NBA’s most overrated star?]

Yesterday at Knicks Media Day (where it was all business), team GM Glen Grunwald talked for the first time about the difficulty of that decision. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Sep 28, 2012 / 11:42 am

Breaking News: Rasheed Wallace to Knicks About to be Official

Rasheed Wallace Knicks

Wow. All of the rumors of the past week about Rasheed Wallace working out at the Knicks practice facility and being engaged in contract talks with the team have culminated in this: Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Aug 6, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Dime’s 2012 NBA Free Agent Tracker

Deron Williams

Two years ago, names like James, Wade, Bosh, Johnson and Stoudemire set the NBA offseason on fire and completely revamped what free agency was like. It created a boon of interest in the sport, and the residue effects are still being felt today. Not even last year’s extended lockout could do enough to damper the enthusiasm people have for this time of year, when there are more rumors and trade reports than basketballs being dribbled and dunked. This summer, we don’t have quite the star power of 2010, but we also don’t have the abbreviated offseason from 2011. Now, 2012 kind of feels like the best of both worlds. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 6, 2012 / 1:30 pm

Report: Jeff Green Likely To Return To Boston With Four-Year, $40 Million Deal

Jeff Green

Jeff Green was supposed to be a major piece of Boston’s championship puzzle last season. But an aneurysm that threatened his career and required surgery sidelined him for the season. Luckily Green only missed one year, and now he’s looking at a huge pay day. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 5, 2012 / 5:15 pm

The Top 5 Worst Free Agent Deals Of The 2012 Offseason Thus Far

Gerald Wallace

The last NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement hoped to curtail rampant spending by the owners – they had to be protected from themselves, which seemingly contradicts their self-appointed titles of “businessmen.” Of course, nothing has changed. So with that, we bring you the worst of the worst in this merry NBA free agent season. Here’s our top five worst contracts thus far, as we raise our glasses to many, many more to come. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 5, 2012 / 2:45 pm

Report: The Houston Rockets Will Trade Kyle Lowry To The Toronto Raptors

Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry has been pouting for a while, demanding a trade out of Houston because he just couldn’t get along with head coach Kevin McHale. The Rockets finally satisfied his grumblings by sending him to the Toronto Raptors, who will reportedly receive a future first round pick. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 5, 2012 / 11:45 am

Report: Jameer Nelson Is Staying With The Orlando Magic

Jameer Nelson

The Orlando Magic may not have the center situation under control, but at least they now know they have a point guard for the immediate future. Unrestricted free agent Jameer Nelson, who has spent his entire eight-year career in Orlando, has decided to return to the Magic, signing a three-year deal worth an undisclosed amount. Nelson spoke to the Orlando Sentinel about the decision: Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 4, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Report: Spencer Hawes Will Return To The Philadelphia 76ers

Spencer Hawes

Spencer Hawes is returning to Philadelphia, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal is worth a reported $13.1 million over two years. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, NBA, Video / Jul 3, 2012 / 3:45 pm

Video: Jordan Brand’s “Rise Above” Documentary

Jordan Brand Rise Above

Jordan brand is coming out with new documentaries meant to inspire global hoops love, and the first has dropped. It’s a story of a girl from Iraq who loves a sport she’s not supposed to in a country that rarely plays the game. Jordan followed her love for the game in this four-minute film. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 3, 2012 / 1:00 pm

Report: Steve Nash Is More Than Likely On His Way Out Of Phoenix

The Steve Nash Blue Nailhead Suit

According to Paul Calvisi of KTAR Radio in Phoenix (via Pro Basketball Talk), the Suns have offered free agent Steve Nash a paltry 2 year, $12 million contract, which pales in comparison to the reported, 3 years, $36 million offer from the Toronto Raptors. The New York Knicks are also still in play for Nash, hoping to pull off a sign-and-trade which would more than likely require Landry Fields in the deal. And don’t expect Dallas to remain quiet – they’ll make a run at Nash if Deron Williams decides to stay in Brooklyn. What’s abundantly clear, however, is that the Suns are all but bowing out of the Nash sweepstakes. Read More »