Report: Spurs reach deal to trade Tiago Splitter to Hawks, create cap space for LaMarcus Aldridge offer

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The #ATLHawks get their big. Acquiring #TiagoSplitter from #Spurs

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

You know it’s a wild start to free agency when the San Antonio Spurs — a franchise normally lurking in the background — are major players.

San Antonio has reached the framework of a deal that will send center Tiago Splitter to the Atlanta Hawks, something first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

The Spurs are sending out his $8.5 million will not be taking back any salary in this deal — which, along with their other moves (such as signing Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, and eventually re-signing Tim Duncan at a steep discount) will give them to cap space to offer LaMarcus Aldridge a max contract (they may or may not be able to keep Patty Mills). The Spurs were always considered the…

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New #Falcons TE Tony Moeaki talks about Zone Blocking scheme and playing with Matt Ryan at OTA

1 Jul

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Former Chiefs, Seahawks TE Tony Moeaki on familiarity of Zone blocking scheme and playing with Matt Ryan. (https://www.raltalksorts.net)

Report: Paul Millsap had midnight meeting with Orlando, will decide between Magic and Hawks

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Can the #ATLHawks keep #Milsap?

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

Paul Millsap is one of the more interesting free agent names on the market, mainly because it wouldn’t seem as though the Atlanta Hawks can afford to let him walk.

But at age 30 and after nine NBA seasons, this may be Millsap’s last chance at a large payday, and when looking at the way things played out in Atlanta over the second half of the season and into the playoffs, it’s worth wondering if the same level of success can be expected by simply bringing everyone back.

It was never a sure thing that the Hawks would come at Millsap with a contract at or near the five-year max. But now, some unexpected competition may end up forcing their hand.

David Aldridge:

Boom: Paul Millsap met with Orlando Magic in Atlanta at 12:01 last night, high interest between both. Will decide between Magic and Hawks.

Seeing Orlando emerge…

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Report: Greg Monroe has free agent meetings scheduled with four or five teams, none of which are the Pistons

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Could #ATLHawks be one of the teams #Munroe is looking to meet with?

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At the end of the regular season, I asked Stan Van Gundy what his plans were regarding free-agents-to-be Greg Monroe and Reggie Jackson.

“We want Greg back, we want Reggie back,” he said. “Again, they all have decisions to make in the whole thing. Our decision process will obviously be what to offer and all of that, but we want those guys back. And then we’ve got to talk about all of our other guys, too.”

It seems as though Monroe’s decision is to look around to see what other teams have to offer before considering a return to the Pistons.

Monroe has been linked…

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Report: As expected, LeBron James tells Cavaliers he will opt-out of contract. He’s expected to re-sign in Cleveland.

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#Lebron James back in the #NBA news again

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LeBron James will be a free agent this summer.

Except it’s not “here we go again” from last summer because nobody around the league thinks LeBron is going to bolt Cleveland again.

Still, it is now official, LeBron has told the Cavaliers he will opt out. Brian Windhorst of ESPN and Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports went to Twitter with the report.

It’s quaint LeBron wants to pretend to leverage the Cavaliers into roster upgrades, as if he didn’t have that kind of leverage without the waiting period. He…

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NBA Draft Day – Kevin Love to the #Hawks ?

25 Jun

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The NBA Draft is here. For the Atlanta Hawks it’s a new day. They had a 60 win season, won the Southeast division, and reached the Eastern Conference finals. But that was last year. For 2016 the Hawks will play in a division that will be better than 2015. Kyrie Irving will back along with a determined Lebron James. Boston has 2 first round picks, and a team that snuck into the playoffs under brilliant young coach Brad Stevens. The Heat and Toronto have some good pieces. Wizards have the Wall and Beal show. So Atlanta’s ability to even go as far as this year will be tested.

A real answer could be found in free agent Kevin Love. He would address all 3 Hawk needs. Consistent rebounding. He’s a big man who plays at the 4 spot. He adds another excellent outside shooter to the arsenal. Kevin Love to the Hawks.

Just saying .

#Atlanta #Braves blow another Big lead. Lose to #Mets 10-8 in #NYC

15 Jun

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Watch Highlights of Mets comeback win over the Braves. Atlanta’s bullpen woes continue

#James vs #Curry Shootout in 4th qtr is one for the ages #Warriors beat #Cavs to take 3-2 series lead

15 Jun

curry-stephen-warriors-james-lebron-cavaliers-splitWatch Clip of Epic Stephen Curry  Lebron James Shootout via NBA.com

This game brings you back to some of the great #NBAPlayoff superstar showdowns. Lebron James scores 16 of his 40 pts, and Stephen Curry scores 17 of his 37 including 2 shots from beyond 30 feet from the basket. Golden State pulls away late in 104-91 win over Cleveland.

#Bird vs #Wilkins, #Russell vs #Chamberlain, #Kobe vs #Iverson, #Jordan vs #Malone. Now etch the names James and Curry. The time and place Sun June 14, 2015 at Oracle Arena on a clear summer night in Oakland, CA.

Only fitting that this shootout take place in the San Francisco Area where other gunslingers and gold miners plied their trade over a century and a half ago. Golden State now stand just 1 win from bringing home the Pro Basketball’s ultimate treasure…the NBA Championship trophy

#NBAFinals Tale of 2 Benches: #Cavs Old Champs vs #Warrors Lean Machine

15 Jun Lebron vs green game 2

The team that is able to impose their tempo and get the most out of their benches will be the key to the game.
For the Warriors it is question of how much the want this NBA title and what they are willing to do to win,

For the Cavs it’s more of the same. It has to be #ALLInCLE Lebron James dominance, the rest of the team playing as if their hair’s on fire and 1 other scorer to help the offense

Why #Warriors wont lose Game 4 of the #NBAFinals

12 Jun

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The Golden State Warriors won’t lose Game 4 of the Finals because:

  • History-The Warriors have not lost 3 games in a row ALL year. After 2 game loss streak they win next game by avg of 13 points. They came back from 2-1 vs a Memphis team who played a similar physical style that worked temporarily in that series
  • Fatigue- Cavs have exerted extraordinary energy and even sustained some injuries. They may not the stamina to pull it  out
  • David Lee – The former All Star is back in Steve Kerr’s rotation. His scoring and rebounding over more minutes will make a difference
  • Steph Curry- The league MVP seemed to find his stroke during the furious comeback in game 3. He and Thompson are poised for big games

Hedging our bets. But one thing is sure. This has been one the best  #NBAPlayoffs in some time

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