Whoa, that Derrick Rose rule could mean Russell Westbrook will have a bigger salary than Kevin Durant. Two nice young men in a system that is just dying for them to be rivals.
An argument the Spurs ought to use the amnesty clause on Richard Jefferson next offseason if at all.
The new amnesty clause will lead to a whole mess of talented free agents, right? Wrong.
To my way of thinking, the Heat's roster-construction error was an over-reliance on players who were once good but had lost all athleticism. Thanks to the three superstars, the Heat have amazing size, strength and quickness at key positions -- with the right teammates they could be one of the fastest most athletic teams ever. Far too few roster spots went to young, athletic guys who can play the defense they need or have potential to improve. (There's a reason Joel Anthony and Mario Chalmers played so many minutes -- they can run and jump.) Looks like they intend to repeat that error.
We won't feel it for years, but in the final analysis the repeater tax may well be the part of this deal that functions most like a hard cap. If the players opt out of this CBA in six years, it's a good bet that tax will be one of the main things they want to change.
Worth noting: The Raptors don't have a starting center. Or at least, not an obvious one.
The people of Seattle should raise some money to get themselves one of those Howard Schultz meet-and-greets, or maybe a coaching clinic.
Is it time for the Rockets to throw in the towel? Really?
Does Barack Obama hoop in UnderArmour? Looks like it.
A collection of films, each of which is just one second long. It's a crime there is not a hoops-themed entry.