A number of top championship contenders will enter NBA free agency this offseason with plenty on the line. Regardless of where the NBA’s 2020-21 salary cap ultimately lands, cap space is expected to be sparse around the league this offseason. That could be both good and bad news for many of the NBA’s top title
A league-wide lack of salary-cap space may limit the amount of free-agent fireworks in 2020, but a handful of teams could take advantage of the barren market. Even before the coronavirus pandemic threatened to wreak havoc on the NBA’s 2020-21 salary cap, few teams were projected to have much cap space this offseason. Barring unexpected
With 2019 NBA free agency all but over, most players have found their homes for next season. However, there are still 10 players who should be on an NBA roster in 2019-20. The 2019 NBA free agency period has been nothing short of chaotic. The second it turned to July, players like Kevin Durant and
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Now that most of the NBA free agency frenzy has died down, where do all 30 teams line up in for power rankings? Leading up to free agency, many expected it to be crazy and it didn’t disappoint. With shocking moves happening all over the league, it’s clear that the NBA has arrived at a
With the onslaught of free agency now finished and the biggest names signed, it’s time to assess what teams came out ahead and which fell flat. The onset of free agency might as well be a national holiday. Excitement mounts as rumors roil through NBA Twitter and anonymous sources pop up everywhere like dandelions in
Tyus Jones wasn’t a flashy signing but his youth, steady play and the value his contract provides could make him a huge steal for the Grizzlies. One of the big offseason questions for the Timberwolves was whether the team would retain Tyus Jones. The Grizzlies signed Jones to an offer sheet on Sunday night and
As D’Angelo Russell heads to the Golden State Warriors, he will put the dynasty by the Bay to the test as it attempts to find a new identity. In the summer of 2013, the Warriors — then the league’s upstart darling rather than a troubled dynasty — promised they would be players in free agency
Free agency is barely over, but it’s not too soon to look ahead at the ramifications this July could have on some of the NBA’s best players moving forward. NBA free agency is like that first boy-girl party in middle school when everyone goes into it hoping to get seven minutes in heaven but most
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George’s movement to L.A. was years in the making. Now the Clippers may have the piece to tip the scales in their direction. Kawhi Leonard has a habit of tipping scales of the NBA. He did so in 2014 as the skeleton key and LeBron James irritant of the Spurs’ last
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He was meticulous about it, but in the end Kawhi Leonard will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. The wait is over. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Kawhi Leonard has told the other teams in the running that he will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Those runners-up were, of course, the Toronto Raptors and
The battle for Kawhi Leonard is now being fought in the rap arena as rap legend Snoop Dogg is now recruiting Leonard to join his beloved Lakers. The battler for Kawhi Leonard has moved into the rap arena. Not long after it was reported that rap superstar and Toronto Raptors Ambassador Drake was going all
The Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes are heating up, and the Toronto Raptors are sending in Canada’s biggest asset to recruit him — Drake. The Toronto Raptors are feeling the heat in the Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes, and now, the team may have to send in the country’s biggest asset to convince King Kawhi to stay in Toronto.
While watching Game 2 of the Finals at home in Atlanta, Jaron Blossomgame got a kick out of Raptors coach Nick Nurse’s box-and-one defense against Steph Curry “I like stuff like that, to be honest,” he says with a laugh. “When you’re in the NBA Finals, you don’t see that stuff very often. But I
Ricky Rubio’s never gonna turn into the player he was supposed to be, and that makes him the perfect fit in Phoenix. The Suns quickly addressed their biggest need at the onset of free agency, signing Ricky Rubio to a three-year, $51 million contract. Rubio will start his ninth season in the NBA on his
Most of the big names in 2019 NBA free agency have agreed to deals, but what are the best signings that have gone somewhat under the radar? Without making any hyperbolic generalizations, it feels safe to say that 2019 NBA free agency was one of the most anticipated free agency periods in quite some time.
The Knicks did not make the splash they were hoping in free agency, but maybe things aren’t as bad as they appear. So far the Knicks free agent acquisitions have been…understated. Through roughly the first 24 hours of free agent negotiations, they had added Taj Gibson, Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Reggie Bullock and Wayne Ellington.
The Warriors made a quick pivot, adding D’Angelo Russell after losing Kevin Durant. Where, exactly, that pivot will take them remains to be seen. After learning that Kevin Durant would be absconding for Brooklyn, the Golden State Warriors only waited a few hours to try to revamp their roster in the hopes of making a
After coming within a game of the Eastern Conference Finals, the 76ers overhauled their roster in short order. Will it be enough to put them over the top? In the span of just a few hours, the Philadelphia 76ers saw a team that came within a game of the Eastern Conference Finals take on a