We can at least thank the lockout for this much: It pushed the season back and now that the Finals are over – even if they ended much quicker than any of us expected – the NBA Draft is literally right around the corner. And the first round promises are flowing. We already know about Dion Waiters. There are reports Royce White has one from the Celtics. Now, the agent for West Virginia’s Kevin Jones says he has a promise among the first 30 selections, that someone has committed to him in the first round. We can’t say we expected that. Jones was a solid college player, even if his numbers this year made him out to be a beast (20.1 points, 11.1 rebounds) but perhaps he turns into another Taj Gibson. Read More »
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After taking in the reaction from the LeBronapalooza last night, you would think the world had ended. Cleveland fans seemed ready to march on South Beach and there were NBA GMs sending out betrayal notes like some lost lover. Did anyone profit from this (outside of those obvious drama setters from ESPN)?
Ultimately, LeBron did just make himself a lot of money, but does he make the list of the 10 biggest winners from Thursday night? Read More »
If you think that a franchise’s coach or general manager doesn’t have influence on whether or not a free agent with sign (or stay) with your franchise – think again. Aside from the fact of how lucrative a contract you can put together, a team’s management is vital to attracting (and keeping) top talent. So for all you Miami Heat fans out there hoping to keep Dwyane Wade, this is great news: Pat Riley‘s time in Miami will not end anytime soon. Read More »