Biyombo Gets on the Money Train

Bismack Biyombo signed a free agent deal with the Orlando Magic for $70 million. It is a four year deal. Biyombo took full advantage of the new salary cap. But first, he made everyone take notice of him in the playoffs of 2016. Bismack Biyombo covets rebounds. He has cornered and monopolized the boards market.…

Kobe and His Shadow Affecting Lakers Free Agency

On April 13th, on the last day of the regular season and the last day of Kobe Bryant’s career, he delivered a performance that will be narrated in the history books of sport as one of the most spectacular achievements to end a career. After 20 years and a broken body, he scored 60 points…

All Eyes On the Prize: The Kevin Durant 6

Free Agency for Kevin Durant is almost here. We discuss…. Kevin Durant has identified the six teams he will interview with.  According to Adrian Wojnarwoski of the Vertical, they are the Thunder, Spurs, Warriors, Celtics, Clippers and Heat. Who is the big surprise? C.J. Hampshire: The Clippers. There has always been talk of a seamless…

Bradley Beal, Dion Waiters and the Summer Money Grab

On July 1st, the craziest free agency period in the history of the NBA will begin.  From Kevin Durant’s potential change of teams, to the trajectory of several franchises improving their fortune, to players like Harrison Barnes getting a max contract they don’t deserve, the summer is going to be explosive. Add to that, the…

Tim Duncan Had to Take a 50% Pay Cut?

Tim Duncan agreed to a 50% salary reduction so the San Antonio Spurs could sign LaMarcus Aldridge and re-sign Kawhi Leonard. Duncan was generous enough to forgo what he is worth so the Spurs, in particular, can continue their geographic reign atop the Western Conference. Duncan, at 38, was making ten million dollars last year…

Free Agents That Still Need A Job

There are only five days left in the month and the free agent class has dwindled down to a very small fraternity of players who are a) refusing to budge on salary, or, b) weighing their narrow options with distaste, or, c) close to signing with a team. Here’s a list of the available free…

Tristan Thompson Has Two Options

Cleveland has done a good job of keeping their own free-agents in house as they re-signed LeBron James, Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert. The last big fish in the Cavs free-agent quartet is Tristan Thompson who had a break-out year in 2014-15, particularly in the NBA playoffs. Thompson played 37 minutes in the playoffs, scoring…