The Free Agent Scouting Report Every NBA GM Should Read

April 30th, 2010 by Eric Felkey Leave a reply »
You remember the first time you watched The Godfather? It was full of suspense and drama, wonderfully written and masterfully crafted. And yet, you found yourself waiting for the one big moment that would put it over the top. Finally, when Michael orders the execution of Moe Greene, Tattaglia, Barzini, and the other heads of the N.Y. families, it creates the perfect climax to something that you knew was special all along. What does that have to do with free agency in the NBA this summer? Nothing. I just like that movie a lot. No, I'm kidding. Actually, I think it relates to it in this manner: Ever since LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, and the rest of faces of the new generation of basketball in the NBA entered the league and began to dominate, you knew you were in for a special treat for the next 10-plus years. This summer, now that arguably five of the league's top-20 players can be free agents, is the "baptism" moment for the NBA—it's the climax and peak everyone has been anticipating for close to three years. In two short months, 61 meager days, 1,464 mere hours from now, that day wil ...

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