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  • NBA Superstars Who Will Be on Trade Watch by Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Another star is always on the verge of being traded in the NBA. Even if he needs to come out of nowhere, the league always has a next man up. This summer alone is proof. The New Orleans Pelicans shipped Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 20

  • NBA Power Rankings Post-Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "OK, what just happened? That seismic shift you just felt on the NBA landscape? That was one of the wildest months in NBA history shaking up your favorite team; your parents' favorite team; your uncle's favorite team; heck, even the cat's favorite..." July 19

  • Best contracts of 2019 NBA free agency: Lakers, Warriors find bargains during busy offseason

    Sporting News "Roughly 40 percent of the NBA entered free agency this offseason. Yeah, that's a big number. With so much talent flooding the market, some free agents were inevitably going to be signed to cheaper deals than expected. Which GMs managed to snag valuable players on bargain..." July 19

  • Worst contracts of 2019 NBA free agency: Hornets, Kings weren't only teams to hand out bad deals

    Sporting News "Early in the 2016 NBA offseason, it became clear teams were passing out crazy contracts to average-at-best players. That's what happens when the league sees an unprecedented salary cap spike. Over the past three years, some general managers have gotten smarter with..." July 19

  • NBA Rumors: 30 Free-Agent Targets for 30 Teams Next Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Following a summer that saw Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Al Horford, Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis, Mike Conley and more change teams, 2020's free-agency class looks a bit sparse by comparison. That's not meant as a slight to players..." July 18

  • 10 NBA stars facing the most pressure in 2019-20

    Sportsnaut "Now that most of the pieces have been moved during what has been a frantic summer around the NBA, it’s time to look forward to the 2019-20 season. The Los Angeles Lakers added Anthony Davis to team up with LeBron James, creating a ton of pressure for both..." July 18

  • Heat think other stars will want to play with Jimmy Butler

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat got the star they had long lusted after in Jimmy Butler after a multi-team sign-and-trade allowed them to give him a max contract after making the necessary moves to clear the way for his arrival. Now after some time to settle, the Heat is hoping Butler will eventually..." July 18

  • The NBA's Supermax Is Doing What It Was Supposed To

    Deadspin "The provisions of a collective bargaining agreement can be tricky things. After all, by definition they’re negotiated and agreed upon by parties with different and largely opposed interests, who will want different and often directly conflicting things out of them. The purpose or intent..." July 18

  • NBA Rumors: Heat could try trading for Bradley Beal, John Wall

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat managed to make a splash with the addition of former Philadelphia 76ers star Jimmy Butler. It seems they could be looking to make another splash before the start of the 2019-20 NBA season. There has been plenty of speculation regarding the Washington Wizards’..." July 18

  • 5 NBA Players Poised for a Breakout Year in 2019-20

    12 Up "1. Lonzo Ball The NOLA Bayou is a far cry from the bright LA lights, which is perfect for Lonzo Ball. Ball came in with immense expectations, and like D’Angelo Russell, can thrive with a change of scenery as a former No. 2 overall pick. Zo hounds his opponents on defense while..." July 18

  • Former WNBA Star Bashes Jimmy Butler, Calls Signing With Miami Heat ‘Loser Move’

    Heat Nation "Lisa Leslie is considered one of the greatest WNBA players of all time. In 12 seasons in the WNBA, all with the Los Angeles Sparks, she averaged 17.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 47 percent from the field. Over her professional career, she won two WNBA..." July 18

  • Who are next NBA stars (James Harden?!) to ride trade wave?

    Yardbarker "Jimmy Butler, Chris Paul and Paul George are “Patients Zero” for the trade epidemic that has rocked the NBA the past two years. Following disappointing ends to their respective 2016-17 seasons, each demanded a trade and was subsequently dealt to a new team that June. Butler went to..." July 17

  • Evaluating a Heat-Chris Paul trade from every angle (it’s mostly about the picks)

    South Florida Sun Sentinel "So where do the Miami Heat stand with Chris Paul? As casual spectators, while waiting to see what might come their way. Unlike the team's pursuit of Russell Westbrook, when Pat Riley and his front-office staff negotiated with a proactive approach, the Heat have taken a more..." July 17

  • Every NBA Team's Biggest Hole After Free-Agency Madness

    Bleacher Report "Another hectic round of NBA free agency has come and gone, and with the dust now settling, teams are left to grapple with the roster holes that went unfilled. Nothing, of course, is set in stone so far from training camps. But barring any more blockbuster trades, depth..." July 17

  • 3 Winners and Losers From the Hectic NBA Offseason

    12 Up "It really does feel like the NBA offseason is more entertaining than the regular season sometimes. This summer has shaken up the league tremendously with a bunch of old faces in new places, and plenty of mouths left agape after finding out who’s going where. Let’s take a look at..." July 16

  • The Best Player From Every NBA Team

    Fadeaway World "Summer Leauge is already here which means most of the NBA rosters are already set, and while we’re going to see a lot of trades go on throughout the season, several top-tier players are likely to stay put for most of the season. You just can’t win in this league unless you..." July 16

  • Report: Chris Paul trade to Miami hung up on picks moving with him

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Paul is making a stopover in Oklahoma City. The Rockets sent him there for Paul George, but the competitive 34-year-old point guard doesn’t want to be part of a long rebuilding project. He wants to be traded again before the season starts. His preference? Miami,..." July 16

  • Canada’s FIBA World Cup training camp features 17 NBA players

    Pro Basketball Talk "No Andrew Wiggins, no problem. The disconnect between Wiggins and Canada Basketball seemed like a big deal when Wiggins looked like a budding star from a country without much basketball pedigree. But Wiggins has stagnated. Canada, on the other hand, looks like a rising..." July 16

  • Predicting 5 Years from Now Which 2019 NBA Offseason Moves Look Best

    Bleacher Report "Nothing lasts forever. That's the lesson of the 2019 NBA offseason. Actually, based on the shake-ups, teardowns, undertakings and overhauls we saw this summer, it seems more accurate to say nothing lasts for more than a year or two. Example: Of the 25 players named to..." July 16

  • 4 Teams Dumb Enough to Take a Chance on JR Smith

    12 Up "It was inevitable, but a plethora of reports dropped Monday that basically closed the door on JR Smith's career in Cleveland. Barring an unexpected trade, the Cavaliers are planning on waiving the former Sixth Man of the Year. While most skeptics presumed that 'The..." July 16

  • The 11 best rookies at the NBA Summer League, ranked

    SB Nation "NBA summer league lost its main attraction when Zion Williamson exited with a knee injury just nine minutes into his debut for the New Orleans Pelicans. Williamson wasn’t the only top draft pick to miss time in Las Vegas: Ja Morant, Jarrett..." July 16

  • Dion Waiters goes from ‘depressing’ to shaming those who body shame

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters has a message for those who doubted his ability to get back into basketball shape, offering words and video evidence, as he prepares for the upcoming season. Coming off January 2018 ankle and foot surgery, Waiters battled weight and conditioning issues..." July 16

  • NBA Rumors: Chris Paul Would Like To Get Traded To Miami

    Fadeaway World "Things have slowed down significantly in the dramatic weeks following free agency. With Kawhi and PG in L.A., the last dominoes are falling — which begs the question: what happens to Chris Paul? As one of the last remaining players destined for a move, CP3 is all but certain to..." July 15

  • Heat Sign Forward Kyle Alexander

    NBA.com "The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Kyle Alexander. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alexander, who finished second on Tennessee’s all-time blocks list, appeared in eight Summer League games (two starts) with Miami, including the..." July 15

  • Predicting the Next Wave of Breakout NBA Stars

    Bleacher Report "Who will be the breakout stars of the 2019-20 NBA season?  Before we answer that question, we need to address what the term means, as both "breakout" and "star" can be somewhat subjective.  For the purpose of this article, we'll..." July 15

  • The next 3 NBA stars to change teams

    SB Nation "There has been unprecedented movement of NBA stars in recent years. It’s not over. It’s never over. The churn is eternal thanks to shorter NBA contracts, a player mindset that is less wed to the concept of staying with a single franchise over an entire career, and teams..." July 15

  • How Every Bad Free-Agency Signing Could Actually Work

    Bleacher Report "Did your favorite NBA team overspend on free agents this summer? Still scratching your head over that $60 million deal for the career backup? Has your team's front office lost it, or is there actually a plan here? For some big-money free agents, the initial numbers may..." July 15

  • NBA Rumors: CP3 Ending up With Heat or Lakers Likely

    Heavy "Following a trade from the Houston Rockets to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Paul’s future has remained a hot-button topic in recent days. While Paul was part of the deal that reunited Russell Westbrook with James Harden in Houston, his days in Oklahoma City appear..." July 15

  • Five Players Who Boosted Their Stock at NBA Summer League

    The Big Lead "The NBA Summer League is filled with illusions. There have been hundreds of players over the years fans got excited about who amounted to nothing after dominating in summer league. But there are still some summer league standouts who earned a roster spot and continue to play productive..." July 15

  • Top 10 NBA Players To Never Have A Triple-Double

    Fadeaway World "We can all agree that personal stats don’t always reflect on the true impact on your team, as you can have the best performance of your life and still lose by 20 points when playing in the NBA. However, some players have made a living out of piling up stats and logging..." July 15

  • Trades to Save Every NBA Free-Agency Loser

    Bleacher Report "The summer of 2019 has been the wildest offseason ride in NBA history. In less than a month, we were treated to the following transactions (and this is just a taste of everything that went down): There's more to a lot of those deals. For example, Butler went to..." July 15

  • The trade the Heat need to make for Chris Paul

    Clutch Points "Surely it’d be a challenge, but if the Miami Heat want to be competitive during the 2019-20 NBA season, trading for veteran point guard Chris Paul is definitely an answer. After signing-and-trading for four-time All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler, the Heat are..." July 14

  • Heat’s Bam Adebayo digs Bradley Beal’s 2012 tweet in recruitment attempt

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal is getting recruited to the Miami Heat by big man Bam Adebayo, and it’s all due to a tweet from Beal’s past. “I like the Heat over anyyy team,” Beal enthusiastically tweeted in January 2012 during the..." July 14

  • Dwyane Wade: Jersey swap collection ‘kinda bootleg’ after wild offseason

    Sportress of Blogitude "Dwyane Wade spent his final NBA season, which he dubbed “One Last Dance,” swapping jerseys with a large number of players. With the mind-blowing flurry of activity this offseason that has resulted in countless stars, etc. switching teams, Wade’s jersey swap collection, in his..." July 13

  • Heat lack strong interest in CP3 trade

    Miami Herald "Less than a day after acquiring Chris Paul from Houston, Oklahoma City is trying to trade him to the Heat, according to an ESPN report. A league source told the Miami Herald that the Heat will listen and do due diligence on the matter, but that the Heat does not have strong interest..." July 13

  • NBA Rumors: Miami Could Absorb John Wall Contract to Acquire Bradley Beal

    Bleacher Report "The Miami Heat are willing to take on the remainder of Washington Wizards point guard John Wall's contract provided they acquire teammate Bradley Beal in a package deal, according to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. However, Jackson wrote..." July 13

  • Report: Heat would need to be ‘overwhelmed’ to take CP3 contract

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat have frequently been linked as a possibility to take Chris Paul’s contract off Oklahoma City’s hands, but new reporting indicates that possibility is remote. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat will do “due diligence” on..." July 13

  • Four most likely Chris Paul trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "The Oklahoma City Thunder might have added Chris Paul in the blockbuster Russell Westbrook trade on Thursday, but he’s not going to be in OKC for too long. Oklahoma City is already looking to move Paul with a number of potential suitors, including the Miami..." July 12

  • The 8 best players left in NBA free agency, ranked

    SB Nation "The opening eight hours of NBA free agency answered most of the questions we had about the future of the NBA, and the stunning Kawhi Leonard decision to join the Clippers with Paul Georgeanswered the rest. So who’s left on the board? Not too many people, now that..." July 12

  • The 10 Best Pairings In The NBA, Ranked

    Dime Magazine "For years, the NBA has been dictated by superteams. The squad that has found a way to get three or four All-NBA level players together has generally been the one that wins. We can debate for days whether or not that’s been a good or a bad thing, but for at least the start of the 2019-20..." July 12

  • Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul trade is latest proof that the Dwyane Wade NBA jersey swap curse is real

    CBS Sports "Dwyane Wade wasn't the only prominent name to leave a team behind during the 2019 NBA offseason, and now that the dust has (maybe?) settled on a whirlwind free agency period, the retired Miami Heat star is left to cope with maybe the most untimely, unfortunate jersey..." July 12

  • Report: Thunder will pursue trade with Heat if Paul wants to join Jimmy Butler

    Clutch Points "Chris Paul, unsurprisingly, may not be with the Oklahoma City Thunder for long. In fact, the future Hall-of-Famer’s next team, at least if he has interest in playing for them, might already be known. According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Thunder are prepared to..." July 12

  • Report: Thunder Would Be Interested in Trading Chris Paul to Heat

    SI "Chris Paul could be on the move again after being traded from the Rockets to Oklahoma City as part of the Russell Westbrook deal, multiple outlets are reporting. Paul was sent to the Thunder, along with draft picks, Thursday night as part of the deal. But before..." July 12

  • Possibility of Chris Paul landing with Heat creates one interesting concern

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Paul’s NBA future is suddenly up in the air, and one potential suitor would have to navigate an interesting concern if Paul lands with them. The former All-Star was dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday in the Houston Rockets’ blockbuster trade for Russell..." July 12

  • Heat Sign Chris Silva To Exhibit 10 Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Heat have signed Chris Silva to an Exhibit 10 deal, according to a team press release. The forward has been playing for the franchise’s Summer League team in Las Vegas. Silva was not selected in the 2019 draft out of South Carolina, though he did work out for the team during..." July 11

  • NBA Rumors: 5 Blockbuster Trades That Could Happen This Summer

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is always changing. I am going to allow to enter an alternate universe for a minute. Let’s use knowledge and skills to match salaries and make some plausible which could jolt the NBA sphere. Sorry, Kyrie Irving the earth is not flat, but maybe this article will come full..." July 11

  • The main reason why the Heat and OKC have been unable to strike a Russell Westbrook deal so far

    Miami Herald "Oklahoma City has asked the Heat for multiple young, valuable assets in trade conversations involving guard Russell Westbrook, and Miami — at least to this point — has refused, according to a league source briefed on the discussions by one of the teams. OKC has asked the..." July 11

  • NBA Teams Blowing It in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The 2019 iteration of free agency has permanently transformed the NBA. Several teams will lament that fact for years to come. Some invested massive funds in the wrong places. Others missed opportunities to address glaring needs. One major-market club talked a huge game..." July 11

  • Russell Westbrook Trade to Heat an ‘Inevitability’ But Likely Need 3rd Team

    Heavy "All signs point to Russell Westbrook being traded to the Miami Heat, but there are a few aspects that make the deal complicated. ESPN’s Tim Bontemps reported that people around the league view Westbrook being traded to the Heat as an “inevitability.” I..." July 11

  • 10 Most Underrated Signings Of 2019 NBA Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "Summer league is already underway which means most free agents have already signed a new deal to take their talents elsewhere, and while most people were focused on Durant and Leonard, this free-agent class was stacked with talent. Obviously, superstars win games, but depth wins..." July 11