Just how good can these young Bulls become?

Just how good can these young Bulls become?

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The Bulls still ended up with Wendell Carter Jr. at No. 7, and they are thrilled with his potential as an Al Horford-style fulcrum who makes plays in space -- a perfect frontcourt partner for Markkanen. The more Carter proves a capable middleman connecting Chicago's offense from Point A to Point B, the less it will matter if none of Dunn, LaVine and Parker grows into the sort of alpha dog who makes that connection himself. "He's really good playing in the pocket," Hoiberg says of Carter. "We need that. We are going to have to string together a lot of simple plays -- to hit singles. When one guy tries for a home run, we get in trouble."cheap nfl nike jerseys from china Butler is a borderline top-10 player.…
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The NBA supermax and the price of loyalty

The NBA supermax and the price of loyalty

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With another All-NBA berth the next season (2017-18), Butler would qualify for a five-year, $220 million supermax -- vaulting to a salary equivalent to 35 percent of the salary cap, 5 percentage points more than normal for a player at his experience level. The difference would amount to $25 million or more over the full deal. Add annual 8 percent raises that might outpace growth in the cap, and such a deal could soak up 40 percent of a team's cap space on the back end. It is as large a commitment as exists in the NBA. Butler was the only star on a mediocre team. Without finding a second, and perhaps a third, the Bulls would go nowhere interesting during the length of Butler's supermax. The sheer size of…
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Warriors’ Kevin Durant named Humanitarian of Year for positive leadership in community

Warriors’ Kevin Durant named Humanitarian of Year for positive leadership in community

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Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has won the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, given annually to an athlete whose leadership "has created a positive impact on their community through sports." The award was cheap nfl jerseys china nike handed out as part of the fourth annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards in Los Angeles. The awards were presented by ESPN and sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Just over a month after leading the Warriors to their second straight NBA title, Finals MVP Durant was saluted for his off-the-court efforts. In 2012, while with the Oklahoma City Thunder, he started the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation, which aims to "enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic and social programs." Earlier this year, he committed $10…
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Collin Sexton has shown flashes in Las Vegas

Collin Sexton has shown flashes in Las Vegas

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On a day when former franchise-everything LeBron James was in the house supporting his new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers continued their transition to the future at the Las Vegas Summer League. The Cavs' summer league team defeated the Toronto Raptors 82-68 to move into the tournament semifinals on Monday night, and No. 9 overall pick Collin Sexton had another strong game with 18 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds. But will his Vegas display translate to the regular season against NBA competition?nfl nike jerseys for cheap Sexton has spent the summer league as primarily a volume scorer from the lead guard spot, averaging 17.8 points on 43.3 percent from the floor through six games. However, Sexton is doing most of his damage inside the arc, as he's shooting 46.3 percent…
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Isaiah Thomas agrees to 1-year, $2 million deal with Nuggets

Isaiah Thomas agrees to 1-year, $2 million deal with Nuggets

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Free-agent guard Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Denver Nuggets, league sources told ESPN. Thomas met with Tim Connelly, Denver's president of basketball operations, and coach Michael Malone in Las Vegas in recent days, continuing to talk and text with them about a role and circumstances surrounding him joining the Nuggets, league sources said.cheap wholesale nike nfl jerseys This is a high-reward, low-risk gamble for the Nuggets, who aspire to reach the Western Conference playoffs this season. For Thomas, it is a chance to re-establish himself on a winning team, stay healthy and re-enter free agency next summer. Malone is planning for Thomas, rehabbing from hip surgery, to play a significant scoring and playmaking role off Denver's bench. Malone coached Thomas with the Sacramento…
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Which Lakers prospects are showing potential to help LeBron?

Which Lakers prospects are showing potential to help LeBron?

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For the first time in several years, the NBA Summer League seems unlikely to be the highlight of the Los Angeles Lakers' season. The past two summers, Lakers fans have flocked to Las Vegas, where the success of teams led by No. 2 overall picks Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball has contrasted with the Lakers' futility during the regular season. Last July, Ball and fellow first-round pick Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers to the NBA Summer League championship, the only title one of the league's most storied franchises has won in recent memory.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china While expectations shouldn't be quite that high, the arrival of LeBron James via free agency has made the Lakers' regular-season roster far more compelling. And since the Lakers finally sent their own…
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How LeBron’s decision instantly changed the Lakers, Cavs and NBA

How LeBron’s decision instantly changed the Lakers, Cavs and NBA

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She woke up at 4 a.m. on July 1 with nothing to do but wait for the sun to rise. With as much as Jeanie Buss and the Los Angeles Lakers had riding on this day, she was lucky to have fallen asleep at all the night before. In a few hours, the NBA would learn where LeBron James had decided to spend the next phase of his NBA career, and Buss' Lakers had emerged as the favorites to sign him. She'd seen her father, Dr. Jerry Buss, pull off landscape-altering trades and free-agent coups like this before. cheap nfl jerseys china nike But since his death in February 2013, it had been as dark for the Lakers as it was on that Manhattan Beach morning as she tossed and…
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Chicago Bulls forced to commit to uncertain future with Zach LaVine

Chicago Bulls forced to commit to uncertain future with Zach LaVine

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The young swingman always believed this kind of deal was coming his way -- one that will pay him $78 million over the next four years, once the Chicago Bulls match the offer sheet LaVine signed with the Sacramento Kings as they intend to do, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski. Chicago always knew this was a possibility in the high-stakes game of restricted free agency, but now that the offer is on the books, the broader question becomes: What exactly is the organization getting for all that money? It's a question that will not only hover over everything the Bulls do for the next four years but will also help define the legacy of longtime Bulls executives John Paxson and Gar Forman. The latest offer the duo made to LaVine…
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Sixers’ Ben Simmons claims NBA’s Rookie of the Year award

Sixers’ Ben Simmons claims NBA’s Rookie of the Year award

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In what many felt was a tight contest this year, Simmons took home the honor at the NBA Awards show as he was chosen top rookie over Mitchell and Boston's Jayson Tatum. "I'd like to thank my family to start out with ... family, friends, you know I wouldn't be here without them," Simmons said in his acceptance speech. "My teammates of course and my great coach, and the city of Philadelphia for really embracing me and my family, so thank you."nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap After missing his draft year due to injury, Simmons finally made his long-awaited debut this past season and helped lead the Sixers to 50 wins. According to ESPN Stats & Info, only seven players in NBA history have won Rookie of the Year while…
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Carmelo Anthony returning to Thunder, will earn $27.9M

Carmelo Anthony returning to Thunder, will earn $27.9M

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nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap With the deadline passing Saturday, Carmelo Anthony did not exercise the early termination option on the final year of his contract to join the 2018 free-agent class. Anthony, officially a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder again next season, will earn $27.9 million in 2018-19 to complete the five-year, $120 million contract he signed with the New York Knicks in 2014. With Anthony back and the desire to re-sign Paul George to a max-level contract once free agency opens, the Thunder would have one of the largest payrolls in NBA history. ESPN's Bobby Marks projects the Thunder's salary to be close to $150 million, with a luxury tax hit of more than $120 million if George re-signs. Although the tax implications are jarring, the Thunder…
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