On Friday, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, LeBron James officially declined his player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers, thus becoming an unrestricted free agent once again. Oh, the humanity! Here comes the mobs of shameless suitors, heralded by billboards, cartoons and presidential endorsements. Better start lining up for the King's parade now, right? Wrong.
The 2018 Boston Bruins Development Camp featured a mix of returning players, new draft picks and invitees. A few from each category stood out to me in my time at camp, and while one can only speculate now as to how these players may perform against more elite competition down the line, there were certainly some players to be hopeful for.
Another NBA offseason means another slew of stupid decisions being made in free agency. The difference this year is how strapped for cash most NBA teams are, which means all the bad contracts have to come from just a handful of NBA teams. Nonetheless, that doesn't mean we won't see any ridiculous contracts handed out this offseason. There are a few declining superstars, overrated role players, and just players that are constantly overrated that are likely to get overpaid. Here's 5 to watch for:
NBA Free Agency is now just hours away and while players like LeBron James and Paul George are the main topic of conversation, it’s important to not forget about the smaller names on the market this offseason. Here are the perfect situations for some of the second tier free agents:
The Sonics were never supposed to leave Seattle. When a group led by Oklahoma City native Clay Bennett way buying the team, they never indicated any plans to move the franchise. But after the city of Seattle refused to foot the bill for a new arena in Seattle, Clay Bennett announced the team would be moving to Oklahoma City.
NBA Free Agency is almost here and the second biggest name on the market, behind only his potential future teammate in LeBron James, is Paul George. George’s last year has been a rollercoaster. After reports came out that he wanted to sign with Los Angeles in free agency in the offseason of 2017, Indiana traded him to Oklahoma City for Domantas Sabonis and soon-to-be All-Star Victor Oladipo. Now George is apparently having second thoughts after spending a season playing with former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, an LA native himself, and is stuck deciding between the bright lights of LA or the rural comfort of OKC. Which should he choose? Here’s what George has to get thinking about:
In February of 2014, it looked like the Seahawks were set up to be the NFL’s next great dynasty. They had just held the Denver Broncos, a team that some were calling the greatest offense of all time, to 8 points in Super Bowl 48. The Broncos offense hadn’t been held below 20 points all season to that point and their quarterback, Peyton Manning, broke the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season with 55. The Seahawks defense was not only good, it was legendary.
Happy Friday y’all! We’re kicking off your weekend with the last installment of your 2018 Red Sox mid-season grades. This examination promises to be the most critical as the infield has quite a few issues. But the good news is that Adam Lind is waiting in the wings! Once again, I’m including WAR, BA, HRs, RBI, and OPS as far as stats go. Also, I'm including the catchers as a tandem, with their individual stats denoted by their initials. Christian Vazquez has only played about 20 games more than Sandy Leon, so let’s consider them a platoon. Also noteworthy, the Red Sox signed former Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips to a minor league deal on Wednesday. I think this speaks volumes about the questionable return of Dustin Pedroia. (NOTE: Stats provided do NOT include Thursday night’s contest against the Angels).
A guide for everything you need to know about the Boston Celtics 2018 free agency.