I did not stay up for the start of NBA free agency. I never do, and sometimes I regret it (like last year’s truly incredible DeAndre Jordan saga), but there really is no reason it has to start at midnight. It could start at 9 a.m., or noon (like the NHL will today), or 4 in the afternoon, and it would be just as wild,…
For a few days now, it appeared former No. 1 overall pick and New York Knicks legend Andrea Bargnani would be signing with the Sacramento Kings. It was a match made in #basketballtwitter heaven.
So there’s one free agent we haven’t heard much from this offseason, and it’s none other than LeBron James! James opted out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and is technically free to sign with any team in the league at this very second.
Rajon Rondo and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal, according to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears and others.
Center DeAndre Jordan will sign a four-year, $80 million-plus max contract with the Dallas Mavericks, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. Jordan was reportedly deciding between accepting Dallas’ offer and one from his now-former team, the Los Angeles Clippers.
Yesterday, between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. EDT, Russell Westbrook disapproved of something, or multiple somethings. Since there is no other NBA news to speak of, and especially since there is nothing miserable or at all depressing happening in New York, let’s use this downtime to figure out who crossed Russ.
For days, we’ve been hearing about how the New York Knicks were targeting free-agent power forward Greg Monroe, so this morning’s report that Monroe has chosen to sign a max contract with the Milwaukee Bucks comes as a bit of a surprise.
I’m just going to list some things the Knicks are doing.
At the start of the day, the Los Angeles Lakers were feeling pretty good about their chances at signing free-agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge. They were even the first team on his meeting schedule! Of course, that meeting didn’t go as well as they thought it did, and now we’re starting to hear why.
In a post on the Players’ Tribune, free-agent forward Kevin Love announced that he will be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers this season.
DeMarre Carroll has joined Pero Antic as the second former Atlanta Hawk to elect to play on foreign soil for the upcoming season.
Kevin Love will opt out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and become a free agent this summer, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein.
Former Pacers guard/wrestling heel Lance Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets early Wednesday morning, significantly weakening last year's No. 1 seed and making Charlotte a little more plucky.
With LeBron's signing out of the way, the rest of the free agency dominoes are starting to fall like many predicted.
In the commotion surrounding the immediate real estate plans of LeBron James and, to a lesser extent, a supporting cosmos of NBA stars, it has gone politely unsaid that one of the summer production's principals is—and in fact has been—dead. Dwyane Wade is no longer a great or even very good NBA player, and every…
Though LeBron James has remained totally silent about his free agency plans, the tea leaves are there, if you're desperate and crazy enough to read them.
Dan Gilbert's tantrum of an open letter remained on the Cavs' website for one day shy of four years, conveniently being deleted just as the Cavs stepped up their free agency pursuit of LeBron James. A team spokesman explained to SB Nation's Mike Prada just how that went down:
We're watching the rubber band snap on LeBron free agency coverage. We waited all year to see what would happen, and now that it's happening, there's... rather a lot of coverage, isn't there? But remember, whatever hysterics into which teams and Twitter and ESPN have been thrown were created by the owners' best…