Five Ways The NBA Postseason Will Affect This Summer’s Free Agent Blitz

June 2nd, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
These tepid NBA playoffs have produced all the excitement of a garden hose with a leak. Some viewers might prefer three hours of a light drizzle in the backyard to the three hours of dreck so common in this heralded postseason. Maybe, just maybe, after an astonishing number of sweeps and non-competitive matches, the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics will give pro hoops fans a battle worth the hype. The vaunted Cleveland Cavaliers-Celtics series—a supposed pairing of defensive titans hungrier than ever to secure the gold trophy—yielded more walkovers than a rug in a Beverly Hills hotel. The Orlando Magic dropped the first three games of the Eastern Conference Finals before waking up enough to win a game. Outside of the Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs Texas tussle in the opening round and a few other nail-biter contests, the playoffs have been a bust. It is understandable, then, that talk of the superstars who will populate the free agent market this summer has often usurped coverage of the teams still in the hunt for a title. For at least a few weeks, columnists and casual fans will focus on the NBA Finals instead of potential destinations for LeBron James. Break ...

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