NBA Free Agency Changing Once Again

Taken From 2014 NBA Free Agency on cbssports.com

Taken From 2014 NBA Free Agency on cbssports.com

LeBron James dominated (and continues to dominate) the headlines of the 2014 NBA Offseason just as he did four short years ago, but this time around his dominance is being perceived in a very different way. The one-hour televised special is a thing of the past; this year a letter announced where James would play along with Instagram posts asking and deciding what number The King should wear in his second stint with the Cavaliers.

James, along with the other big names who were free agents this offseason, made decisions on where to play in 2014-15 that would not be considered the norm in 2010. The “Big 3” craze started in the summer of 2010 when James decided to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in South Beach, and has tried to be duplicated on other teams ever since.

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The End Closer Than we Thought

Taken From: o.canada.com

Taken From: o.canada.com

There wasn’t a television special or even a press conference, but the entire world was made aware of LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers 11 days into the new NBA calendar year, and just like that it felt like NBA free agency had official started. Sure, players agreed with teams before “The King” made his decision, but the big free agents and what felt like every team in the league were put on hold until James made up his mind.
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The Shabazz Napier Draft Night Story

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Taken From: cdn.fansided.com

(It is almost like Shabazz is waving goodbye) Here is my first person recollection of how my draft night went from awesome to terrible in the blink of an eye. And to think all of this happened because of one stinkin tweet by the King:

So thanks a lot LeBron, from every UConn fan. Here it goes.

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NBA Draft Initial Thoughts

Taken From: espn.com/nba/draft

Taken From: espn.com/nba/draft

As the second round of the NBA Draft continues on ESPN, I wanted to get some of my initial thoughts down about a very busy and surprising first round. I will give grades to every team hopefully by some time next week. I want time to think about what each team did, let some of the trades go through and not jump to grades without letting things set in. Here are just a few bullets about what I thought as I was glued to my television during the first round.

 

Team With the Best First Round: Magic and Sixers

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(Not My) Prediction: Finals to End Tonight, 97-93

Taken From: whatifsports.com

Taken From: whatifsports.com

The NBA Finals resume tonight with Game 5 back in San Antonio as the new 2-2-1-1-1 format takes effect for the first time since 1984. This might be the first time where a higher seeded team wishes the old format was still being used after how well the Spurs played in games 3 and 4 on the road last week.

Thanks to whatifsports.com we have a way to predict what is going to happen in Game 5. While this site does not know it is Game 5 of the NBA Finals it is predicting it does ask and allow you to change the starting lineups and depth charts for each team, including how many minutes each player will play.

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