NBA Free Agency Recap? Glorious

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We all braced for what the market would be like this July when the reports began surfacing of players asking for higher salaries this year to make up the difference for next summer and beyond.

When the clock struck midnight and the day turned to July 2, there were 25 players who agreed to brand new contracts totaling approximately 1.4 BILLION dollars. Pure insanity.

Let’s evaluate a few of these free agent signings.

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Baker’s Dozen | Best Landing Spots For 13 NBA Free Agents

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Every July a team in the NBA hopes to shift the balance of power by bringing in a big name free agent and this off-season will be no different. There may not be a long list of superstar players in this year’s class but this is the deepest free agent pool we’ve have in quite some time and with all the cap space available this July coupled with the jump expected in 2016, it’s going to make for a very intriguing off-season.

This free agency special targets a specific crop of players and list what would be the best fit for their talents and the team’s needs but also indicate who they will likely ultimately sign with.

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TOP 5 – Impact Free Agents

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When free agency kicks off Wednesday a lot of movement is expected to come. With a huge salary cap increase on the horizon, many players want to get paid. Some free agents have made their moves clear some haven’t but here are five free agents bound to have a huge impact when pen goes to paper with their perspective teams:

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Wait ‘Til Next Year | Cleveland Cavaliers

Once LeBron James signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the off-season I think most of us, if not all, expected a trip to the NBA Finals. Even before they traded Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.

And even when Kevin Love suffered a dislocated shoulder in the first round against the Boston Celtics and Kyrie Irving only looked as if he was maybe 60-percent of himself, most of us still expected the Cavaliers to represent the east in late June.

From an injury standpoint, luck was on Cleveland’s side during the regular season with the exception of Anderson Varejao who only played 26 games due to a torn Achilles. But that luck clearly ran out in the playoffs Continue reading

Six Fouls Podcast | Did the Cavs Lose the Kevin Love Trade Already?

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The SixFouls crew talked about the Kevin Love/Andrew Wiggins trade nearly a year later and where Love may go next this off-season.

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Kevin Love Returning To Cleveland?

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Perhaps no singular player has garnered as much intrigue for the upcoming off-season than Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Kevin Love. Continue reading

Wait ‘Til Next Year | Houston Rockets

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A nightmarish thirteen turnover performance for MVP runner-up James Harden in an elimination game should not cause fans to overlook a fantastic season for the Houston Rockets.

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J.R. Smith Issues Apology

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Not the player I want to be not the player I want my teammates an family to see not the person I want the fans to see but I will be better! I must be better as a player an as a Person! #TheLand

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NBA Salary Cap Expected To Make Huge Jump

Thanks to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com, the new projections show a potential $22 million jump in the salary cap from 2015-16 to 2016-17.

Here are some of the potential unrestricted free agents in the summer of 2016:

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Andrew Wiggins, Your 2014-15 NBA Rookie Of The Year

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins impresses with an emphatic dunk over New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik.

Like Elfrid Payton to some extent, something has clicked for T’Wolves rookie Andrew Wiggins. Through the first 26 games of his rookie campaign Continue reading