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3 ideal landing spots for JR Smith in NBA free agency

After almost a year of wallowing in free agency, JR Smith found himself back in the NBA after the Los Angeles Lakers picked him up back in July to bolster their roster. While he didn’t exactly provide a significant contribution in six regular-season games and 10 playoff appearances, the 6-foot-6 swingman got his second NBA […] The post 3 ideal landing spots for JR Smith in NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Washington Wizards: How much is Davis Bertans worth in NBA free agency

Re-signing Davis Bertans is a priority for the Washington Wizards. The question remains, how much is he worth in NBA free agency? The Washington Wizards have made it no secret they want to resign Davis Bertans. The Latvian Laser is coming off a year in which he set career highs in points, assists, rebounds, blocks, […] Washington Wizards: How much is Davis Bertans worth in NBA free agency - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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3 ideal landing spots for Marcus Morris in NBA free agency

Marcus Morris Sr. joins the long list of power forwards in this year’s rather thin NBA free-agent pool. The 6-foot-8 stretch four was not supposed to be in the market for another year, since he initially verbally agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs before the 2019-20 campaign. However, he […] The post 3 ideal landing spots for Marcus Morris in NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 ideal landing spots for Jeff Teague in NBA free agency

Jeff Teague is a free agent for the time since 2017. The 32-year-old point guard began the 2019-20 campaign with the Minnesota Timberwolves, before being traded midseason to the Atlanta Hawks. It marked Teague’s second go-around in Atlanta, having spent the first seven seasons of his career with the franchise. Teague, the No. 19 overall […] The post 3 ideal landing spots for Jeff Teague in NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Denver Post

Nuggets Mailbag: What sort of offseason trades might Denver be able to swing?

Nuggets beat writer Mike Singer takes questions from readers, including inquiries about offseason trades, the NBA draft and free agency.

Grizzly Bear Blues

GBB Podcasts: Draft and Trade Talk

The 3&D and Core 4 podcasts went deep into offseason talk this week. We’re less than a month away from real moves being made, as the NBA draft is November 18th. Then soon, free agency will begin on December 1st. As we draw closer and closer to those dates, we can’t help but speculate what could lie ahead for the Memphis Grizzlies this offseason. The 3&D podcast goes deep into the roster to see who has a future with the Memphis Grizzlies, while the Core 4 Podcast talks about future NBAers and Memphis Grizzly’s. 3 & D: Offseason Roster Decisions with Leanna Ritter and Ben Hogan Justin...

Hoops Habit

Why the Miami Heat should not re-sign Jae Crowder during the 2020 offseason

The Miami Heat are expected to offer Jae Crowder a big one-year deal but that would be a mistake as he is unlikely to replicate his offensive production. There is a belief around the league that the Miami Heat will offer Jae Crowder a one-year deal at the beginning of free agency. Ira Winderman of […] Why the Miami Heat should not re-sign Jae Crowder during the 2020 offseason - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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NBA Rumors: LA Clippers Could Swap Ivica Zubac For Tristan Thompson, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

Since they traded for Andre Drummond, rumors have been continuously swirling around veteran center Tristan Thompson and his future with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers may have expressed their desire to re-sign him this offseason, but with Drummond officially replacing him in the starting lineup, it wouldn’t be surprising if he decides to entertain offers from other teams in the 2020 free agency. One of the teams that could try to steal Thompson from Cleveland is the Los Angeles Clippers. With the team currently buried deep in the luxury tax hell, the Clippers couldn’t just sign...

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3 ideal landing spots for Jae Crowder in NBA free agency

After boosting his value by helping the Miami Heat reach the NBA Finals, Jae Crowder is sure to be a compelling target in free agency with multiple suitors. The 30-year-old forward found himself bouncing between a few teams before finding a solidified role with the Heat, becoming a reasonable part of head coach Erik Spoelstra’s […] The post 3 ideal landing spots for Jae Crowder in NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Sixer Sense

Philadelphia 76ers: D.J. Augustin is player to watch in free agency

The Philadelphia 76ers should take a hard look at the diminutive point guard. With cap space a laughable proposition, the Philadelphia 76ers will need to find creative ways to round out Doc Rivers’ rotation. A taxpayer’s mid-level exception will be the Sixers’ only opportunity to spend above the veteran minimum in free agency. The Sixers […] Philadelphia 76ers: D.J. Augustin is player to watch in free agency - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bright Side Of The Sun

ESPN’s Pelton ranks Jevon Carter ahead of Saric and Baynes in free agency

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports ESPN’s Kevin Pelton seems to value Carter being younger and a better defender over Saric and Baynes’ proven production. After an initial worry that this NBA offseason might drag just as much as the NBA hiatus in the spring, it’s now looking like the 2021 season will start mid-winter, meaning free agency is fast approaching. That means free agent rankings lists galore! Yet the newest one, from ESPN’s Kevin Pelton, leaves us wondering how crazy this offseason could get. For those who aren’t subscribed to ESPN+, I’ll give away some of what Pelton...

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3 ideal landing spots for Markieff Morris in NBA free agency

For the first time in a decade, the Los Angeles Lakers are NBA champions, doing it on the strength of their All-Stars LeBron James, who was named as the Finals MVP, and Anthony Davis. But they weren’t the only reason why the Lakers won the franchise’s 17th championship. Throughout the season and playoffs, Los Angeles […] The post 3 ideal landing spots for Markieff Morris in NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 ideal landing spots for Reggie Jackson in NBA free agency

The way that Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson’s season ended should almost be illegal. In most cases, serious players such as Jackson usually only take a backseat in the rotation when there’s a championship title on the horizon. Yet the Clippers didn’t get close to achieving that milestone after coughing up a 3-1 lead […] The post 3 ideal landing spots for Reggie Jackson in NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Grizzly Bear Blues

Grizzlies Free Agency Profiles: Meyers Leonard

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Can Meyers Leonard bring some outside shooting and a bit of the Heat Culture to Memphis? Meyers Leonard - Big, University of Illinois 28 years old, 7’0”, 7’3” wingspan, 260 pounds Draft: 1st round, 11th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2012 NBA Experience: 8 seasons (7 with Portland Trail Blazers and 1 with Miami Heat) Career Stats: 444 games played, 91 starts, 16.1 minutes per game, 6.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 48.2% field goal percentage, 81.1% free throw shooting, 12.0 PER, .104 win shares per 48 minutes. 2019-20...

Posting and Toasting

Danilo Gallinari talks his impending free agency, praises new Knicks boss Leon Rose

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Trying to get the pipe dream? When our bleary off-season-eyes came into focus on a summer that never fully arrived, we sharpened our gaze on Danilo Gallinari. We saw that old rooster shirsey in the back of the closet, folded up nice and pleasant, and thought, yes, this does spark joy. That all came crashing down this week when Danilo implied that he would be seeking a title contender on his next contract. No longer a spring chicken, and with the prospect of big money not seeming all that appetizing, the Knicks will struggle to leverage their gigantic...

Clipperholics

LA Clippers: Kawhi Leonard Debuted One Year Ago Today

Today in 2019 marked a big day for the LA Clippers. After signing in free agency, superstar Kawhi Leonard made his regular season debut for the Clips. Believe it or not, Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers played their first game of the season we just ended a calendar year ago today. On October 22, […] LA Clippers: Kawhi Leonard Debuted One Year Ago Today - Clipperholics - Clipperholics - LA Clippers News, Rumors, Scores and More

Hoops Habit

NBA free agency: 5 possible destinations for DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins will be hitting NBA free agency this offseason, and there could be a handful of suitors that are interested in his services. Technically a newly-crowned NBA champion, DeMarcus Cousins released a hype/workout video last week that showcased his progression in returning from yet another injury rehab. There is music, and the star talks […] NBA free agency: 5 possible destinations for DeMarcus Cousins - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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NBA Rumors: LA Lakers Could Take ‘Minimum-Salary Swing’ On DeMarcus Cousins In 2020 Free Agency

After successfully capturing the Larry O’Brien Trophy in the 2019-20 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers are set to become a more attractive destination for incoming free agents this offseason. Though they currently have a limited salary cap space, they aren’t expected to have a hard time signing quality veteran free agents who are aiming to contend for the NBA championship title next year. As the 2020 free agency draws closer, more players continue to be linked to the Purple and Gold, including veteran center DeMarcus Cousins. In a recent article, Sam Quinn of CBS Sports included...

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3 ideal landing spots for Montrezl Harrell in NBA free agency

Los Angeles Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell becomes an unrestricted free agent this NBA offseason and he’s expected to garner interest on the open market despite how his season ended. After winning the 2020 Sixth Man of the Year Award, Harrell was so-so in the 2020 playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets. He […] The post 3 ideal landing spots for Montrezl Harrell in NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 ideal landing spots for Goran Dragic in NBA free agency

Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason and he’s expected to cash in on a nice deal after helping the Heat get to the 2020 NBA Finals at Walt Disney World. Dragic, who made $19.2 million in 2019-20, averaged 16.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game for […] The post 3 ideal landing spots for Goran Dragic in NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

At The Hive

2020 Hornets free agent forum: Montrezl Harrell

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Should the Hornets pursue the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year? Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes! Welcome to the 2020 Hornets Free Agent Forum where each week I will profile a potential 2020 free agent target for the Charlotte Hornets. Most of the players I’ll highlight will be unrestricted free agents (list here) whose ages and skill sets fit nicely with a young, up-and-coming Hornets roster. Feel free to engage in the comments because what makes free agency so fun to debate is it’s not just about the player, it’s also about roster construction, cap...

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3 ideal landing spots for Tyson Chandler in NBA free agency

Retirement talks are once again looming for Tyson Chandler following the end of his one-year deal with the Houston Rockets in the 2019-20 season. The 38-year-old center earlier admitted that the idea of hanging up his sneakers for good has floated around for a while, but he hasn’t made up his mind just yet. “I’ll […] The post 3 ideal landing spots for Tyson Chandler in NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Miami Heat: 3 free agents to consider this offseason

Following a momentous playoff run culminating in the Finals, here are three targets the Miami Heat should focus on in NBA free agency. While they were certainly expected to make some noise in the unique setting of the NBA bubble, few could have predicted that the Miami Heat would go within two wins of capturing […] Miami Heat: 3 free agents to consider this offseason - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Rip City Project

Portland Trail Blazers should sign the Memphis Grizzlies Josh Jackson

The Portland Trail Blazers need to sign a forward in free agency. They should take this opportunity to sign Josh Jackson of the Memphis Grizzlies. The 2020 Free Agent Class is one of the weaker ones in recent memory. But there are one or two options that the Portland Trail Blazers could sign – Josh […] Portland Trail Blazers should sign the Memphis Grizzlies Josh Jackson - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Peachtree Hoops

Trae Young listed at 80-1 to win 2020-21 NBA MVP award

Photo by Sarah Stier/ With four weeks until the 2020 NBA Draft, all is (relatively) quiet in the NBA world. The New Orleans Pelicans did make a head coaching hire on Wednesday but, for teams without open management positions, it is all steam ahead toward the draft, free agency, the trade market and, eventually, the 2020-21 season. Until the fireworks begin in mid-November, though, fans of the Atlanta Hawks and other NBA franchises are left to speculate wildly on what might come next. That is, of course, a well-worn pastime but, in the modern era, that also means NBA championship odds,...

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This Hypothetical Nets Trade Gives Kyrie Irving-Kevin Durant A 3rd Superstar

The NBA Draft is just a few weeks away and the league is looking to lift their moratorium on trading in the coming days. This offseason, teams have less money to spend in free agency than in recent years because the salary cap may remain stagnant, so some experts believe teams, like the Brooklyn Nets, […] The post This Hypothetical Nets Trade Gives Kyrie Irving-Kevin Durant A 3rd Superstar appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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If the Celtics need a backup PG, why not give Carsen Edwards a shot?

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via If a departure by Brad Wanamaker forces Boston to fill the void behind Kemba Walker, the Celtics might be better off using their draft picks elsewhere and giving Carsen Edwards the chance to earn that spot. Brad Wanamaker will hit free agency this offseason. He might be back in Boston. He might take an offer elsewhere. There’s no guarantee of his interest or that the Celtics will fight hard to retain him, leaving open minutes behind Kemba Walker in the rotation. The draft naturally provides a route for Boston to fill that gap. Names like Kira Lewis...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Phoenix Suns Free Agency Breakdown: Wing shooting and veteran leadership in Garrett Temple and Wesley Matthews

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Not the sexiest names, but both Temple and Matthews bring enough size and shooting to make signing them for their veteran leadership worthwhile. Most young playoff teams have that one player who unexpectedly becomes the heart and soul of the locker room, even if their on-court role is pretty small. The 2017-18 Sixers had JJ Redick. The 2018-19 Nets had Jared Dudley. This year’s Grizzlies had key leaders like Solomon Hill and Kyle Anderson. If the Suns aim to be a breakthrough team next season, they may value such players a little more highly on...

Kawhi Leonard told Steve Ballmer 'if you don't change your team, I'm not coming' - report | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Dave McMenamin and Richard Jefferson react to a report in the Los Angeles Times in which Kawhi Leonard supposedly told LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer that he wouldn't sign in NBA free agency if he didn't change his team. Kawhi ended up jo

Giannis to the Warriors could happen if he enters free agency - Ramona Shelburne | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Ramona Shelburne and Nick Friedell discuss the prospects of Giannis Antetokounmpo signing a long-term contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, as opposed to signing with the Golden State Warriors. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔

Kobe explains why Kawhi chose the Clippers over the Lakers, gives KD injury advice | NBA Interview

Kobe Bryant analyzes Team USA's early exit in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, why Kawhi Leonard chose to sign with the LA Clippers instead of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019 NBA free agency and gives Kevin Durant advice on his rehabilitating Achilles t