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Which Team Is Getting Ready to Explode?

July 7th, 2010
The Fourth of July celebration always brings about a special joy to my household of three boys.  If you are fortunate enough, or unfortunate as the case might be, to live with young boys, you know that they love to see things fly through the air, make noise, as ...

No Bull: Is Chicago Going to Win the Free-Agency Sweepstakes?

July 5th, 2010
If there is a free agent that the Chicago Bulls covet more than any free agent during this free-agency signing period it is likely Dwyane Wade.  Were you expecting a different name at the end of the last sentence? The Bulls received good news when Wade decided that he wanted ...

Why Kobe Bryant May Be the Biggest Winner in Free Agency

July 5th, 2010
Calm down Los Angeles Lakers fans, Kobe Bryant has not discovered some secret loop hole in his contract to opt out of his contract, nor have there been any reports that Kobe is trying to renegotiate his current contract in which he is scheduled to make nearly $25 million dollars ...

Day Two of NBA Free Agency – Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

July 2nd, 2010
The dirty little secret about free agency in the NBA is that while there are players that move on to greener pastures, many free agents come back home after flirting with the idea of leaving. Some free agents opt out to restructure their deal in part to help the team bring ...

NBA Free Agency: Top 10 Winners from Day One

July 1st, 2010
The big fireworks did not occur on day one of the free-agency season.  Of course, no one really thought that LeBron James, Dwayne Wade or Chris Bosh would likely announce their intentions on day one. The paparazzi did do its job to ensure that all NBA fans who were interested in ...

NBA Rumors: David Kahn Sets the Table for Minnesota T-Wolves Free Agency Period

July 1st, 2010
The President of the Minnesota Timberwolves, David Kahn, is under pressure during this upcoming free agency signing period. Of course, it is not the high stakes poker going on in Miami, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, and New Jersey.  LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and Joe Johnson will not be ...

NBA Rumors: The Early Winners and Losers in the First Hours of Free Agency

July 1st, 2010
No offseason in the history of NBA basketball has been as interesting as the current offseason. Of course, no free-agent class in recent memory has been as good as the present free-agent class. Many of the players who have opted for free agency are perennial MVP candidates and All-Star players: ...

Does Michael Jordan Help or Hurt Chicago Bulls’ Effort To Land LeBron James?

June 27th, 2010
One of my favorite writers is Michael Wilbon.  So now that I told you that Wilbon is one of my favorite writers you know that I am going to tell you that I disagree with him. Early this free agent season, Wilbon wrote an article in which he suggested that the ...

Are the Minnesota Timberwolves Taking Steps Toward Being Competitive?

June 27th, 2010
Most Minnesota Timberwolves' fans watched the NBA draft with anticipation hoping that at the end of the night that their team would have acquired sufficient talent to compete in the Western Conference.  No, Wolves' fans had no illusions that they would be seeing Minnesota playing for the right to ...

Let’s Make a Deal: Does Anybody Want Johnny Flynn?

June 24th, 2010
Earlier this week, Minnesota Timberwolves President David Kahn made it known that Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird had sought to send the Pacers' first round pick in the draft to obtain Johnny Flynn. Flynn had a solid rookie campaign last year for the Wolves where he averaged 13.5 points ...