Charlotte Bobcats face long road ahead

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The Sports Bank‘s NBA Off-season team needs pages begins at the bottom.  The Charlotte Bobcats gave new definition to the word “bottom” this past season by finishing with the worst win percentage in NBA historyMichael Jordan faces a long road ahead to get the Bobcats out of the gutter and there certainly isn’t a quick fix in the near future.  (At least MJ has a hot fiancee to look at.  Speaking of hot, the smoking Bobcat dancer above is Brittany Kerr who auditioned for American Idol this past year.  Check out more pics of her.)

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Applying The Allan Houston Rule to the NBA Southeast Division Teams in 2011

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One of the topics expected to be discussed during the pending NBA Lockout is the possible revival of The Allan Houston Rule.  When a new CBA was agreed upon in 2005, it allowed NBA teams a one time opportunity to waive a player and not have his contract count against the luxury tax teams have to pay if their team salary exceeds a pre-determined amount set by the league.  The released player becomes a free agent but his salary still gets paid and counts against his former team’s salary cap.  Ironically enough, Allan Houston was not a victim of The Allan Houston.  The Knicks instead decided to waive Jerome Williams.

If the new CBA once again invokes this clause, most teams will probably take advantage since it would save them possibly tens of millions of dollars.  To keep up with the times, we will change the name of this from “The Allan Houston Rule” to the “Rashard Arenas Rule” since Rashard Lewis and Gilbert Arenas easily have the two worst contracts in the league.  Allow me to break down each team and who would end up being the casualties of this rule.  I’ll start with the Southeast Division.

By: David Kay

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