Have the Sixers hurt their trade leverage by drafting so many centers?

Opinions were in full force yesterday afternoon when reports said the Sixers and Hawks were discussing a trade involving Nerlens Noel and Jeff Teague. At first glance, this seems like a poor return on investment for the Sixers with Noel just turning 22 about a month ago. In comparison, Teague is already 27 and has just one more year left on his deal, which is $8 million. There are two possible explanations for why the Sixers might be interested … Continue reading

LeBron/Melo sweepstakes: what the Rockets have to do

According to the many “rumors” out there, the Rockets seem to already have been eliminated from contention to sign Carmelo Anthony, but that could easily just be a rumor. Anthony has not formally denied any offers though, meaning he could technically still be weighing his options all the way across the board. As for LeBron James, it’s also very possible that James could end up there. It seems more likely that Chris Bosh, his former … Continue reading

LeBron/Melo sweepstakes: what the Lakers and Heat have to do

Of all the teams in the NBA, the Lakers and Heat have it the easiest. Surprisingly, both of the teams are below the salary cap right now and are in a good situation to pick up one of these two free agent studs. The Heat probably have the best chance of getting LeBron James, but the Lakers have a very good chance of getting Carmelo Anthony. And who knows, maybe if they miss out on … Continue reading

LeBron/Melo sweepstakes: what the Knicks need to do

The Knicks are in a very important offseason for multiple reasons. First, they have the possibility of losing their franchise star after Carmelo Anthony declined to opt into his last year of his contract and decided to enter free agency instead. The Knicks are also coming off of a terrible season that saw them finish 9th in the very weak Eastern Conference despite spending more money than most teams. After a mini blockbuster trade that … Continue reading

LeBron/Melo sweepstakes: what the Bulls need to do

With Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James both opting out of their contracts, the sweepstakes begin. Teams all around the league are scratching and clawing to get their hands on a star like these guys at whatever costs necessary. Some teams are basing their entire free agency on getting one of these guys, bringing in other assets to entice them or clearing cap space to give them a max contract. While most teams won’t have enough … Continue reading

Will Carmelo Anthony be able to corral a super-team?

The 2013-2014 season hasn’t even started yet and people are already talking about what kind of super-teams can be formed for the following season. So I thought, what the heck, why not join in with the discussion? One of the more interesting topics is what Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will do next season. There have been rumors all over the place, some saying that he will go join the Lakers with Kobe. The Knicks have … Continue reading

Bynum comes to Cavaliers, is LeBron James next?

Andrew Bynum couldn’t miss another entire season could he? Is that even possible? Oh wait, Greg Oden did it. And with the way Bynum’s knees seem to be at this point, $12 million is certainly a big gamble even though only half of it is guaranteed. It’s certainly a lot less than the $20+ million he earned last year for doing basically nothing, but it doesn’t come without its risks. But one has to question: … Continue reading

As free agency continues, Sixers stay quiet

Rumors are flying all over the place that the Sixers are purposely “tanking” in order to get a top pick in next year’s draft. While it’s impossible to say that for sure before the season has even started, it’s looking like they’re moving along a path of rebuilding. After trading Jrue Holiday, they cleared up a lot of cap space. I thought maybe they’d try to use that to sign a top free agent, but … Continue reading

Dwight Howard shopping for a new home

Even though Howard put up really solid numbers for the Lakers this past season, they clearly didn’t accomplish what they wanted and are possibly looking to switch things around. Since the deal was only for one year, he is currently a free agent and searching for a new team for which to play. What seems surprising though is that the Lakers are still one of the teams on his radar even though there seemed to … Continue reading