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Rockets erase Jeremy Lin for Melo, Lin appears upset

Once again, Jeremy Lin is finding himself getting pushed out of town by Carmelo Anthony. As the Rockets have wined and dined Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday, they posted gigantic billboards in and around Toyota Center with Anthony in a Rockets uniform: The Rockets will host Carmelo Anthony and have pictures of Carmelo in Rockets uniforms on Toyota Center marquis pic.twitter.com/2VfycvqlkN...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

John Wall scoops Marcin Gortat signing

Got my man @MGortat back now waitin for my bro @TrevorAriza…Come on !! — John Wall (@John_Wall) July 2, 2014 Like the draft, free agency is a rush for reporters to try to scoop one another. There is a lot of reporter’s pride on the line. Sometimes though, the newsmakers tweet out the news first. That is what happened Tuesday when Wizards guard John Wall announced on Twitter...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Union prepping for next labor stoppage

Free agency is only two days old and the money is already starting to spread around the league as free agents agree verbally to contracts — they cannot officially sign for another week. This is the agent’s game now and they are wielding their considerable power to reshape the league as much as they can. All that money though comes with a caveat. The players have to save it. They...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving celebrates max extension with dance

Kyrie Irving reportedly agreed to a max extension with the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. 5 a.m. seemed a great time to celebrate.
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

How many millions did the Nets lose last season?

The Brooklyn Nets have become the NBA’s big spenders. They have the largest payroll in the league at $102.8 million and a tax bill that was nearly that much. The Nets will remain a heavy taxpayer next year — without options, the Nets owe $85.9 million for next year’s roster — and there is very little relief in sight. Not helping matters is the dismal performance of Deron...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

What are your team’s chances to sign LeBron James?

This summer quickly became a big summer for free agent signings around the NBA. The Heat’s Big Three of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade all opted out of the final years of their contracts and the Knicks’ superstar Carmelo Anthony also opted out and is going to test the waters of free agency. Everyone is going to line up and at least see if they can get one of these truly...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd devolves two franchises into chaos

Late Saturday, news broke of one of the more bizarre and strange power plays in a league of strange and bizarre power plays. First-year head coach Jason Kidd, apparently jealous of the money and latitude given to first-time coaches Derek Fisher (Knicks) and Steve Kerr (Warriors), put in a bid to unseat general manager Billy King and gain more power within the Nets organization. Sure...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Cavs introduce Wiggins by wrong name

One would think after securing the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft (again) the Cavs would have gotten Andrew Wiggins’ name right… right? Wrong! During the teams press conference to introduce Wiggins, was introduced as Andrew Mitchell, his father. Talk about awkward.
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Winners and losers of the NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is a little more than a day old. Teams are introducing their new picks across the league and there is a lot of excitement building for what the future holds. Fan bases today are either energized or a bit disheartened they did not get the guy they really wanted. It is a little difficult to pick who will win and who will not in this Draft at this point. But, hey, this...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The NBA drafts Isaiah Austin

In one of the most touching moments of the Draft, the NBA selected Isaiah Austin from Baylor in a ceremonial and honorary selection. Austin was projected to be a late first round pick or early second round pick. His career though was ended before it even started when he was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome. This disease would prevent Austin from ever stepping onto a NBA court....
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New Hornets honeycomb court is quite nice

Charlotte has ditched the Bobcats moniker and will go back to their roots and be called the Hornets next season. Along with the name change, new-look jerseys and the team looking like they can compete in the East, the franchise is on the upswing and will be debuting a new honeycomb inspired court to go along with the whole hornets thing. Get what they did there? (h/t Beyond the Buzzer)
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft

Join us on this page throughout the Draft for instant analysis and the top tweets from tonight’s NBA Draft. It is final Mock Draft time. How will the first round go down? http://t.co/SAI4sKv4ag — Crossover Chronicles (@crossoverNBA) June 26, 2014 Andrew Wiggins is a suit hall of famer already. #NBADraft — Crossover Chronicles (@crossoverNBA) June 26, 2014 These Joel Embiid...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Crossover Chronicles Mock Draft Version 2.0

We are mere hours away from the NBA Draft taking place and a lot of key questions getting answered. Last week, I presented my first run through the first 30 picks. A lot can change in a week. Dario Saric reportedly signed a two-year deal with Anadalou Efes in Turkey. People still do not know what Joel Embiid’s health outlook looks like. The Magic traded Arron Afflalo for Evan Fournier...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Which FIFA star is your favorite NBA player?

The FIFA World Cup is quickly moving to its knockout rounds as the world’s largest and most popular sporting event is really heating up. The U.S. game against Portugal on Sunday was the highest rated soccer game ever on ESPN and interest in “The Beautiful Game” is at an all-time high in this country it seems. Basketball, of course, follows soccer very carefully. From media...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Hide your future wife, Boris Diaw may steal her

San Antonio Spurs’ Boris Diaw has it all, riches, fame, an NBA title and gets paid to just play a game. He can have anything and any woman he wants but if this photo of him is any indication, he might just try to steal you woman. Diaw was in Austin, TX at Lake Travis when he decided to crash a bachelorette party and kiss the wife-to-be on the cheek. Actually, Boris was invited...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans Rising delivers NBArrassing petition

Toward the end of the season, a group of Philadelphia 76ers fans gathered together to generate a petition drive to ask the NBA to create a disincentive for losing and change the NBA’s Draft Lottery system. It was called “NBArrassing.” It did not call for any specific proposal replacing the current Lottery structure, although it offered some suggestions including the Lottery...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls are indeed thinking about Carmelo Anthony

“I’ve talked to Tom about Melo, his name has come up. I think Tom is very excited about the possibility of getting Carmelo. He likes him. He likes how he plays. He feels he’s coachable. I think Tom Thibodeau is one of the better coaches in the NBA. Carmelo would be happy playing for him. It would be a good fit — the coach-player relationship.” –Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 offseason has been more bark than bite so far, and that may continue

Many are predicting this summer’s draft — occurring tomorrow night — as a franchise changing one with huge names such as Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, the injured Joel Embiid, Marcus Smart and other top players expected to go in the lottery and change whoever selects them. As we know from recent NBA history — mainly the landmark 2003 Draft — isolated and stacked draft...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Everyone trolls LeBron as he opts out, enters free agency

Oh, here we go again. LeBron James is a free agent once again as he has reportedly exercised his early termination option in his contract. That means the Decision is back on with only a little less fanfare as the first one. And probably much fewer disappointed Cleveland fans. There is a little more faith this time that James will keep his talents exactly where they are, but free...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gortat shows that a pig is really man’s best friend

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat is enjoying the NBA offseason in his native country of Poland and either it must be a cultural thing or he really loves pigs. Gortat was spotted in Poland at a mall and walking his pet… pig (h/t That Cover 2). I guess that is how he rolls in Poland proving a pig is truly Marcin’s best friend.
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

One tank deserves another . . .

“Sources close to the Cavs told ESPN.com this weekend that the team is now leaning toward taking [Jabari] Parker with the No. 1 pick. However, it’s far from a lock. Parker came in to work out on Friday in front of the Cavs’ front office and ownership. Parker wasn’t great. He was a bit heavy (he weighed in at 255 pounds), didn’t shoot the ball well and got winded at times...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

76ers new secondary logo is quite presidential

The 76ers have no where else to go but up after last season’s debacle. However, they are making changes for the better. Last season they added former Spurs assistant Brett Brown to the fold, have sensational young player Michael Carter-Williams and will have a nice high draft pick this Thursday. Oh and they also will be trotting out a new secondary logo which features Benjamin...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Europe remains alluring, remains a risk for NBA teams

One of the NBA’s most intriguing draft prospects will get taken in the lottery, but he will not be in the NBA next year. Chad Ford of ESPN.com reports Croatian point forward Dario Saric has signed a two-year deal with Anadolu Efes in Turkey. That likely means whoever drafts Saric will have to wait for him to come to the NBA for two years. It likely means that he did not have a...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Spurs bring back their key role players?

The Spurs won it all this past season, their fifth title in franchise history, but now come the questions… will they bring that key role players – Patty Mills and Boris Diaw – next season? Mills was instrumental in the Spurs’ postseason run including his deft shooting touch from beyond the arch. As for DIaw, well, he absolutely changed the course of the NBA Finals against...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay hopes to continue renaissance, to remain in Sacramento

Rudy Gay is an often maligned and often criticized player in this age of analytics. The Grizzlies dumped him on the Raptors as they turned their front office more toward analytics — and also to free up possessions for Marc Gasol and Mike Conley. They got better. The Raptors traded him to the Kings the following year to free up possessions for Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. They...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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