NBA Offenses by the Numbers (Rotoworld)
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:41:00 PDT)
Ryan Knaus digs deep into each NBA team's offensive repertoire, including play types, in the latest edition of The Numbers Game.
Hornets sign F Williams (The SportsXchange)
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:29:42 PDT)
The Charlotte Hornets announced Monday that they signed free agent forward Marvin Williams to a contract. Williams averaged 9.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 25.4 minutes over 66 games for the Utah Jazz last season. Williams was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2005 draft out of North Carolina.
Oklahoma City's Thunder decline to celebrate Seattle's 1979 championship with a jersey patch (Ball Don't Lie)
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:05:35 PDT)
It was recently revealed that a change is due to the uniforms of the 17 NBA teams that have won an NBA championship in the league’s history. Well, 16 of the 17 teams, but we’ll get to that in a second.
The back of the uniforms will project a gold band signifying the franchise’s championship past and number of titles on the collar of each jersey, with the NBA also tossing its own logo to the back in order to make way for advertisements on the front of the jersey because the NBA values money over aesthetics and don’t ever forget that.
Meanwhile, the owners of the Oklahoma City Thunder also value money over aesthetics, and James Harden, making that clear as day when they lied to fans of the team when it played out of Seattle, and left to set up shop in Oklahoma City as soon as former commissioner David Stern deemed it NBA-legal. Many of those fans in Seattle celebrated the NBA champion that played in Washington during the 1978-79 season, but the Thunder won’t be celebrating that team’s title run with a gold patch.
Just to rub it in a little bit, I suppose. From the Oklahoman, who talked with the NBA’s director of outfitting, one Christopher Arena :
“As of right now, they are not wearing it,” Arena said. “They actually would have had to have told us that some time ago, and that was their choice. We have several teams who have a lineage that exists prior to the city that they’re in ...Some teams embrace that past, some teams don’t. Whether it’s because of ownership changes or perhaps the lineage is too great of a distance or the team nickname changed or whatever it may be, that’s their decision.”
Cody Stavenhagen went on to note that other teams in new cities – both the Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings – will be honoring their championship past with the gold stamp. The Kings, not unlike the Thunder, also changed colors and the team’s name when they moved, but still decided to embrace its roots.
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s owners? Not so much.
There is likely a rather vocal subset of Seattle SuperSonics fans that would want nothing to do with the team’s lone Finals win being celebrated on OKC jerseys, but that’s not the point in this instance. The least the Thunder’s owners could do is throw a bone to the community that it lied to prior to failing to make an honest attempt to keep the team in Seattle.
The team has apparently decided not to. In the NBA’s latest and crassest attempt to cram more money into its coffers, the Oklahoma City Thunder still managed to come off as the crassest of all. Well done, gentlemen.
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Suns sign Tolliver to deal (The SportsXchange)
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:50:35 PDT)
The Phoenix Suns signed free agent forward Anthony Tolliver to a multiyear contract, the team announced Monday.
Free-agent roundup: Jimmer gets another shot, Mavs ink Summer League star, backup point guards ahoy (Ball Don't Lie)
(Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:33:59 PDT)
Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of the post-star-and-significant-role-player-signing-period of NBA free agency. Let's continue our consideration of the smaller deals getting worked out in the league, beginning with a trip to the Big Easy.
• The New Orleans Pelicans added three perimeter players to fill out their wing rotation, agreeing to terms with free agents Jimmer Fredette and John Salmons, and bringing back Darius Miller.
Fredette, the 25-year-old former BYU superstar and No. 10 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, will receive a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum of $981,084 , according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein . Salmons, 34, will earn $2 million on a one-year deal to join his sixth team in 13 NBA seasons, according to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com . Terms of Miller's deal were not disclosed, according to Brett Martel of The Associated Press ; as John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune notes , the Pelicans declined to extend a $1.15 million qualifying offer to the 24-year-old Miller, whom New Orleans selected in the second round of the 2012 draft, making it likely (as Dan Feldman of ProBasketballTalk surmised ) that Miller got a minimum deal of $915,243).
While the Pelicans ranked sixth in the NBA in 3-point accuracy last season, knocking down 37.3 percent of their triples as a team, they ranked second-to-last in the league in makes and attempts per game. Whether you attribute this lack of long-distance proficiency more to head coach Monty Williams' offense, which has ranked in the bottom half of the league in long balls taken and drained in each of his four seasons on the bench, or to the horrendous plague of injuries that excised three of the Pelicans' top four 3-point shooters (Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday) from the lineup for significant stretches, the fact remains that New Orleans desperately needed floor spacing and shot-making ... and that was before their top beyond-the-arc marksman, Anthony Morrow, skipped town for a new three-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Hornets re-sign PG Pargo (The SportsXchange)
(Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:40:28 PDT)
The Charlotte Hornets re-signed point guard Jannero Pargo to a one-year, $1.5 million deal, according to RealGM.com.
Kings, Pistons revisit Smith trade talks (The SportsXchange)
(Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:31:43 PDT)
Josh Smith remains the subject of ongoing trade talks between the Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings. The Kings, who lost point guard Isaiah Thomas to the Phoenix Suns, covet Smith's versatility in a frontcourt that includes Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousiins. Smith has three years, $40.5 million remaining on the contract he signed to join the Pistons as an unrestricted free agent last season. The Pistons are under the direction of Stan Van Gundy, who was hired as president of basketball operations to oversee personnel and coach the team.
Free-agent roundup: LeBron's shooting buddies head to Cleveland, Wizards add frontcourt depth and more (Ball Don't Lie)
(Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:47:46 PDT)
While we're still seeing some larger contracts, like the ones agreed to by Dwyane Wade and Lance Stephenson , the smaller-scale deals continue to trickle in. Let's run through some of them, starting where everything seems to be starting in the NBA right about now — Cleveland, Ohio.
• LeBron James is bringing a pair of his sharpshooting buddies with him to the Cleveland Cavaliers, as free-agent wings Mike Miller and James Jones both agreed to terms to once again let it fly alongside the King.
Miller turned down more lucrative offers from the likes of the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard , to accept what will be a two-year, $5.5 million deal with a player option for Year 2, according to Yahoo Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowki . Miller will make $2.7 million in 2014-15, with the option year carrying a slight pay raise up to $2.8 million, according to Tom Withers of The Associated Press . Jones, on the other hand, took a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum of $1,448,490 , according to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal .
In one sense, the moves are about adding floor-spacing 3-point shooting to a Cavaliers team that ranked 23rd among 30 NBA teams in points scored per possession last year, and 18th or worse in 3-point makes per game, attempts per game and accuracy, as well as the share of points they generated from beyond the arc. In another sense, the moves are about making LeBron happy by importing guys he likes. These two things are not unconnected.
After having to act as a 1-4 flat one-man army in Cleveland before learning how much more wonderful life could be in an offense where other stuff was going on, James understands better than perhaps any other player just how valuable spacing and the threat of shooting can be for an offense. He loves to play with dudes that opponents have to guard 20-plus feet away from the basket, because it creates all kind of room for drives and post-ups inside; he loves playing with dudes who can drill the open shots they get, because he really enjoys dropping dimes; he loves forcing defenses to have to decide whether to commit extra resources to stopping him from getting to the interior or whether to stay at home and prevent getting relentlessly sniped from the short corners and the weak side on ball swings. Miller and Jones are two such dudes.
Miller has shot 40.9 percent from deep over the course of his 14-year professional career, and after being amnestied by the Heat last summer — a luxury-tax-bill-reducing move that reportedly "disappointed" LeBron — he caught on with the Memphis Grizzlies on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum. Against all odds, the famously forever-wounded Miller stayed healthy in his return trip to Tennessee, acting as the only Grizzly to appear in all 82 games — the first time he's done that since his 2000-01 Rookie of the Year turn with the Orlando Magic — and finishing second in the league in 3-point accuracy (45.9 percent) behind Atlanta Hawks marksman Kyle Korver (47.2 percent) for a Memphis squad that extended the Oklahoma City Thunder to seven games in the first round of the postseason.
The 6-foot-8 Jones, a 40.3 percent 3-point shooter in his 11-year career, was largely excised from Erik Spoelstra's rotation for the bulk of the Big Three era, as the plethora of superior wing options led to Jones logging just 1,123 minutes over the past three regular seasons and only sharply limited minutes during the Heat's back-to-back title runs. He found himself back in vogue during Miami's first-round playoff matchup with the Charlotte Bobcats, though, getting 16 minutes a night and shooting 43.8 percent from 3-point land in the four-game sweep. After Spoelstra returned him to the shelf to start Round 2 against the Brooklyn Nets, LeBron made a public call for more Jones, as detailed by ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst :
“We have to find some minutes for him, I don’t see why he shouldn’t play,” James said. “He’s huge for our team when he’s in the lineup.”
Jones is 10-of-20 on 3-pointers in the playoffs and he and James complement each other well on the floor. Because Jones is an elite spot-up shooter, James likes to play on the same side of the floor and force defenses to choose between the two. When playing together in the playoffs, Jones and James have combined to shoot 56 percent from the field. [...]
“The space James provides and his ability to shoot the ball is great for us,” James said. “You can’t do both when he’s out on the floor. You can’t help on my drives and contest 3-pointers on him. They have to keep an eye on him.”
Jones got only spot minutes over the remainder of the Heat's playoff run, but the vote of confidence spoke volumes; as the wheels began to turn on James' return to Cleveland, reports began to circulate that the Cavs were targeting Jones , too.
Miller's a more significant potential game-changer than Jones is, by virtue of his superior passing ability, rebounding acumen and defensive versatility; if he can pull the upset of staying upright for another 82 games, he'll give new Cavaliers head coach David Blatt a slew of small-ball lineup options. Whatever he and Jones are able to provide, though, the signal sent here is unmistakable: we're thrilled to have you back, LeBron, and since we only know for sure we've got you for the next year or two , we're going to try to surround you with shooters you like, with whom you've won championships and who make you happy, to try to play the way you like and win as much as we can, as fast as we can. Seems like a pretty solid strategy to me.
• The Washington Wizards built out their frontcourt depth, bringing back Drew Gooden and agreeing to sign-and-trade deals to land veteran power forwards Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair.
Thunder sign Morrow (The SportsXchange)
(Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:15:18 PDT)
The Oklahoma City Thunder announced the signing of free agent guard Anthony Morrow, a deal that was reported by the Associated Press over the weekend to be for three years and $10 million.
Hawks get Sefolosha in trade with Thunder (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:36:16 PDT)
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks have acquired guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha in a sign-and-trade deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
National Basketball Association roundup
(Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:44:02 PDT)
(Reuters) - Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem are returning to the Heat, even if LeBron James will not, and Luol Deng will join them in Miami. The Heat re-signed Wade to a multi-year contract on Tuesday. Riley touted the addition of Deng as "one of the most important free agent signings that we have ever had in the history of the franchise." The Heat did not disclose contract terms, but previous reports put the deal at two years and $20 million. The Heat also announced the signing of forward James Ennis.
NBA roundup: Heat confirm Wade, Deng deals (The SportsXchange)
(Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:06:47 PDT)
Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem are returning to the Heat, even if LeBron James will not, and Luol Deng will join them in Miami. The Heat re-signed Wade to a multiyear contract on Tuesday. Riley touted the addition of Deng as "one of the most important free agent signings that we have ever had in the history of the franchise." The Heat did not disclose contract terms, but previous reports put the deal at two years and $20 million. He joined the Heat in 2003 and has remained a mainstay through the years.
Hawks acquire Sefolosha in sign-and-trade move (The SportsXchange)
(Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:06:41 PDT)
Swingman Thabo Sefolosha officially joined the Hawks on Tuesday when Atlanta completed a sign-and-trade deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Atlanta sent Oklahoma City the draft rights to power forward Sofoklis Schortsanitis, while the Hawks received Sefolosha and the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis.
Free-agent roundup: Lakers, Rockets, Hornets turn to Plan B; OKC lands Morrow; Mavs nab Jefferson; etc. (Ball Don't Lie)
(Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:39:24 PDT)
After LeBron James announced his choice to head back to Ohio on Friday afternoon, the free-agent dam burst, with plenty of players and teams whose activities were on hold while waiting for LeBron's move getting back to work and coming to terms in the hours thereafter and over the course of the weekend. We have already touched on some ; let's dig into some more now, starting in Los Angeles.
• The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to bring back a pair of their own free agents, forward/center Jordan Hill and guard Nick Young, the inimitable (although I suppose that's not exactly true ) shot artist known as "Swaggy P." (I guess the billboard campaign worked.)
The 6-foot-10-inch, 235-pound Hill got a two-year, $18 million contract with a team option for Year 2, according to Yahoo Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski . After playing the 2013-14 season for the veteran's minimum of just over $1.1 million, Swaggy receives a rich reward for leading the woeful Lakers in scoring — a four-year pact worth $21.5 million, according to Shams Charania of RealGM . Young's got a player option for the final year, allowing him to opt out and test free agency following the 2016-17 season, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com . ( Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com had the first word of Young's agreement.)
These moves came on the heels of the Lakers' Friday trade importing Jeremy Lin, plus first- and second-round picks in the 2015 NBA draft , from the Houston Rockets in exchange for the rights to Ukrainian center Sergei Lishouk, cash considerations and the commitment to cover the 2014-15 balloon payment that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey built into the offer sheet that Lin signed back in the summer of 2012. (The New York Knicks declined to match Lin's sheet in part because of that wrinkle, which earns him a $15 million cash payout for the year ahead, even though he only counts for $8,374,646 against the salary cap .)
As many Lakers fans and league observers noted, this represented Plan B for Mitch Kupchak and the Busses, after Los Angeles' attempt to woo free-agent scorer Carmelo Anthony proved unsuccessful . It lacks the panache and impact of adding a seven-time All-Star, but Mitch Kupchak did manage to fill up three roster spots with likely starters for roughly the same amount 'Melo will make next year. For a Lakers team that entered Friday with only three players (Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Robert Sacre) under guaranteed contract for the year ahead, plus a pair of rookies (Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson) and a couple of not-yet-firm commitments (the unguaranteed deal of point guard Kendall Marshall, the qualifying offer to 2013 draftee Ryan Kelly) on the books, that's something, at least.
Patterson hopes Raptors can continue winning (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:42:46 PDT)
Patrick Patterson saw the Raptors bring back guards Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez and coach Dwane Casey, and he wanted to stay along for the ride. So the 6-foot-9 forward re-signed with Toronto for a reported $18 million over three years in the hope that this past season's playoff run was just the start of something good. ''(We) still have that core group of guys that we can build on and have another successful year.'' The Raptors' turnaround began in December when they acquired Patterson, Vasquez, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes from Sacramento for Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy. In a statement announcing the deal over the weekend, general manager Masai Ujiri said the Raptors were ''very pleased with what Patrick brought to us both on the court and in the locker room last season.'' The feeling was mutual, so the 25-year-old restricted free agent felt little uncertainty about returning.
US chooses 19 players for men's basketball roster (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:54:16 PDT)
Coach Mike Krzyzewski hopes Derrick Rose's NBA comeback begins in a USA uniform. Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden and Anthony Davis were the four holdovers from London, and there were new additions of Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and Chandler Parsons, who is leaving Houston for Dallas. Players will report to training camp this month in Las Vegas, where Rose will try to show he's recovered from his latest knee surgery. ''What we've heard is that he's in great shape.'' The rest of the roster: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (Golden State), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland), Blake Griffin (Clippers), Paul George (Indiana), Damian Lillard (Portland), Gordon Hayward (Utah), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento), Bradley Beal (Washington), Andre Drummond (Detroit), Kenneth Faried (Denver) and Kyle Korver (Atlanta).
Team USA hoops roster set (The SportsXchange)
(Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:10:24 PDT)
USA basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo confirmed the 19-player roster for the national team, headlined by 2012 gold medalists Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kevin Love and Anthony Davis.
Paul Pierce gives Wizards something they haven't had since Jordan (NBC on Yahoo Sports)
(Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:21:12 PDT)
In winning 44 regular-season games, the Wizards know they could've done better if they'd closed with more authority. That's where Paul Pierce, even at 36, comes in.
The Wizards were 4-8 in overtime games, and a chunk of those defeats came vs. inferior teams such as the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics. And who can forget John Wall missing a layup at the buzzer in a 106-105 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 10? What about the 75-74 loss to the Denver Nuggets when they had to rely on Chris Singleton to take the last shot in regulation on Dec. 9?
Pierce excels in this area and forces defenses to not key in on Bradley Beal, who is the primary option in these situations for Washington. Beal helped sparked a comeback from a 14-point deficit in the second half of Game 6 of the East semifinals vs. the Indiana Pacers. His three-pointer gave the Wizards the lead briefly at 74-73 with 8:31 left in the game. Unfortunately for Beal, he admitted that his legs gave out and he went 0-for-4 after that. Remember when Wall hesitated and passed on a wide-open three-pointer in Game 4 vs. the Pacers late in the fourth quarter after blowing a double-digit lead, a pivotal game the Wizards would lose? With Pierce that won't happen.
Very easily, the Wizards could've reached Marcin Gortat's early-season prediction of 50 wins. Pierce only played 28 minutes per game, the lowest of his career with the Brooklyn Nets last season, but he was efficient. He averaged 13.5 points on 45.1% shooting. He made 37.3% from three-point range, slightly less than Trevor Ariza's 40.7% from deep.
According to NBA.com advanced statistics, Pierce trailed only Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard in three-pointers in the clutch, the final five minutes of the fourth quarter/overtime when the score was within five points.
When Ariza opted to jump to the Houston Rockets on Saturday, the Wizards were able to lock up Pierce on a two-year deal worth $11 million. Both are different players so this isn't a one-for-one swap.
Ariza is limited with what he can do off the dribble. Pierce isn't. Ariza relied heavily on Wall to set him up (165 of 389 field goals came on Wall's assists). Pierce's step-back mid-range shot is tough to defend, a skill set that Ariza lacked. All the other stuff that Pierce doesn't do well at this stage of his career, the Wizards expect Otto Porter to fill in those gaps.
The risk here for the Wizards is low. The reward is very high.
-- J. Michael, CSNWashington.com
Report: Deng, Heat agree on $20 million deal (The SportsXchange)
(Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:26:50 PDT)
The Miami Heat and forward Luol Deng agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract on Sunday, according to CBS Sports.
AP Source: Hornets agree to deal with Williams (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:29:11 PDT)
After losing out on Gordon Hayward, the Charlotte Hornets landed one of his former teammates with the Utah Jazz. The Hornets agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract with free-agent forward Marvin Williams, according to a person familiar with the deal. The 6-foot-9, 237-pound Williams has played nine seasons in the NBA with the Jazz and Atlanta Hawks. The 28-year-old Williams is averaging 10.8 points and 5.1 rebounds for 626 career games.
Jazz match Charlotte offer for Gordon Hayward (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:26:34 PDT)
Gordon Hayward is staying in Utah after all. The Jazz on Saturday matched Charlotte's four-year, $63 million offer for the restricted free agent. Hayward posted to Twitter: ''Officially back with the (at)utahjazz!!!! Wanna thank them and all of (hash)jazznation for believing in me! Lots of work ahead...'' The Jazz had until late Sunday to match the Hornets' maximum offer sheet for the 6-foot-8 small forward. Jazz general manager Gordon Lindsey repeatedly said he wanted to keep Hayward on the roster.
NBA roundup: Anthony, Knicks work on deal (The SportsXchange)
(Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:29:17 PDT)
The New York Knicks and forward Carmelo Anthony are negotiating a new contract, ESPN reported Saturday. Anthony, a free agent, was being pursued heavily by the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets, but have reportedly been told that the All-Star is staying in New York. Knicks president Phil Jackson said Thursday that he had not been in recent contact with Anthony, but the team had made five different offers to re-sign him. ---The day after LeBron James announced that he's returning to Cleveland, he reached agreement on a contract with the Cavaliers on Saturday.
Thunder, Morrow agree to deal (The SportsXchange)
(Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:10:27 PDT)
Free agent guard Anthony Morrow agreed to a three-year, $10 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Agent: Thunder, G Morrow agree to 3-year deal (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:22:13 PDT)
Free agent guard Anthony Morrow has agreed to three-year, $10 million deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Morrow's agent, Wallace Prather, confirmed the agreement and details of the deal in a text message to The Associated Press on Saturday. Morrow, who played for New Orleans last season, has career averages of 10.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in six NBA seasons. He helps fill a void created when starting shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha signed with the Atlanta Hawks after becoming a free agent.
Source: Anthony Morrow signing with Thunder (Yahoo Sports)
(Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:13:57 PDT)
Anthony will take a three-year, $10 million contract to sign with the Thunder.
Reaction to LeBron James's decision to rejoin Cavs
(Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:48:25 PDT)
(Reuters) - Reaction to the decision by LeBron James on Friday that he will be returning to his home roots and the Cleveland Cavaliers after leaving the team four years ago to join the Miami Heat: "I am shocked & disappointed in today's news. "While I am disappointed by LeBron's decision to leave Miami, no one can fault another person for wanting to return home. "Over the last 19 yrs, since Micky and I teamed together, the Miami Heat has always been a championship organization;
NBA-Reaction to LeBron James's decision to rejoin Cavs
(Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:34:34 PDT)
(Adds further reaction) July 11 (Reuters) - Reaction to the decision by LeBron James on Friday that he will be returning to his home roots and the Cleveland Cavaliers after leaving the team four years ago to join the Miami Heat: "I am shocked & disappointed in today's news. - - "While I am disappointed by LeBron's decision to leave Miami, no one can fault another person for wanting to return home. "Over the last 19 yrs, since Micky and I teamed together, the Miami Heat has always been a championship organization;
Hawks request waivers on Salmons to clear cap room (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:32:51 PDT)
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on forward John Salmons.
Downtown Breakdown (Rotoworld)
(Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:33:00 PDT)
Mike Gallagher discusses how the top teams scored their 3-pointers and what it means for some players.
Hawks waive G/F Salmons (The SportsXchange)
(Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:19:03 PDT)
The Atlanta Hawks waived guard/forward John Salmons on Thursday, the team announced.