NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

This is Boston’s dance, and the rest of the conference is just spectating. A league source close to the situation told the Sun-Times on Tuesday that Kyrie Irving and former Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler are still trying to figure out a way to play together. Whether that means the Celtics try and acquire Butler this … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE FREE AGENT NEWS & NOTES

Dana Gauruder from Hoops Rumors writes the rich are about to get richer, as free agent center DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a contract with the Warriors, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports tweets. It’ll be a one-year, $5.3MM deal, with the Dubs using the taxpayer mid-level exception to add Cousins, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It’s … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE FREE AGENT NEWS & NOTES

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS COUNTERPUNCH WITH DEMARCUS COUSINS

Adrian Wojnarowski reports from ESPN that All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, recovering from a torn Achilles injury, has agreed to a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors. For the Warriors, already with a staggering lineup of All-NBA talent, the addition of Cousins gives him even more time to comfortably recover … Read moreGOLDEN STATE WARRIORS COUNTERPUNCH WITH DEMARCUS COUSINS

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 2, 2018, LEBRON JAMES NEW LA LAKER

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW JULY 2ND, 2018 I talk about the signing of Lebron James and what LA Laker fans have to look forward to in the future. Click below.   ESPN First Take and the ESPN Insiders talk LeBron James To get the full insight on what maybe the biggest signing in NBA history, … Read moreTHE MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 2, 2018, LEBRON JAMES NEW LA LAKER

NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES – LEBRON, GEORGE, LEONARDS ALL WORKING THE FREE AGENT MARKET

The NBA has reportedly informed teams the salary cap for the 2018-19 season will sit at $101.8 million, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski. That represents a modest increase over last season’s $99.1 million cap figure. The NBA also confirmed the new luxury tax threshold has been set at $123.7 million. The salary-cap floor—which is 90 percent of the total salary-cap figure, according … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES – LEBRON, GEORGE, LEONARDS ALL WORKING THE FREE AGENT MARKET

NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

LeBron James has openly admitted that the way he announced his free agency decision in 2010 — via an actual televised special on ESPN — was a mistake, but that does not mean he will avoid self-promotion altogether this time around. According to a report from The Hype Magazine, LeBron is considering the possibility of … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba isn’t here for hangers-on. After being selected sixth in Thursday’s NBA draft, the 7-foot-1 center shot down chatter he was involved with a young woman, after the Instagram user posted a photo of the two, leaving followers to ponder their relationship status. Modal TriggerMo BambaNBAE/Getty Images “I honestly really don’t even … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

NEWS & NOTES NBA-NHL-WORLD CUP

The Washington Capitals and John Carlson agreed to a new eight-year, $64 million contract, the team announced Sunday. Carlson set career highs with 15 goals and 53 assists in 2017-18 as part of the Capitals’ first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. He added five goals and 15 assists in the playoff run to Washington’s … Read moreNEWS & NOTES NBA-NHL-WORLD CUP

NBA NEWS

The Cleveland Cavaliers need to do something big this offseason in order to convince LeBron James to stay with the team. Any moves that are made have to also improve the Cavs’ chances against not only the Golden State Warriors, but new top tier opponents like the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. The eighth overall … Read moreNBA NEWS

SPORTS NEWS-BETTING-EAGLES-US OPEN-WORLD CUP-DBACKS-CAPITALS

The line formed at the Borgata casino well before 11 a.m., the designated time that sports betting was set to begin on Thursday. There were a few gamblers who were prepared to wager thousands of dollars, and many others who wanted to make bets that were much more modest, arriving simply to be part of … Read moreSPORTS NEWS-BETTING-EAGLES-US OPEN-WORLD CUP-DBACKS-CAPITALS