The infancy of the season provides more questions than answers. So what's concerned Gregg Popovich so far?
Teams negotiating contract extensions with players facing restricted free agency in the coming summer are working from a position of strength. With the right to match any offer their restricted free agent receives after the season, organizations hold a ubiquitous power over young players throughout such discourse.
In a vacuum, teams assessing whether or not to award a non-maximum extension before the early-season deadline should ask themselves a simple question: Is there a chance this prospective deal comes in below a player's market value this summer? If not, there's just no blanket justification for granting these often-lucrative contracts. Outperform expectations? Franchises will gladly pay the inflated price. Underwhelm? That omnipresent power in free agency remains.
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Sure, we are just six games in and there is
Brother of Jason Collins, Jarron, was recently spotted wearing a new shirt.
15-Footer time! 12 games on the Friday night slate. We've got word association and Hot Sports Takes for you. Dive on in!
The origins of Pierre the Pelican are more horrifying than you can even imagine. Let me show you.
Here's what the Paroxysm crew learned from the first week or so of the 2013-14 regular season.
15-Footer time! What's that? You wanted more free association? Well, my friend, you are in luck. Let Robby Kalland and myself drill deep into your subconscious with some basketball nuggets.
...do nuggets drill things? Whatever. IT'S WORD ASSOCIATION THERE ARE NO RULES.
Heading into last summer's draft, there was little doubt that the now-Pelicans were going to give Anthony Davis a one-way ticket to New Orleans. After him, all the signs were pointing towards history being made, with his Kentucky Wildcat teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist going to the Charlotte Bobcats with the second overall pick.
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With 7.5 seconds left in the first half, and the Portland Trail blazers leading the Denver Nuggets by sixteen points,