NBA Free Agent Shooting Guard Rankings

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Dwyane Wade and Joe Johnson headline a talented class of free agent shooting guards.  The fun begins when the clock strikes midnight on Thursday.  That is when teams can officialliy begin neogtiating with free agents.  The Sports Bank will have it all covered.  You can check out our point guard rankings and off-season team needs pages to get ready for what will undoubtedly be a crazy summer.

By: David Kay
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The Most Important Off-Season in Miami Heat History

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Will Dwyane Wade be back?  If so, what marquee free agent will come with him?  Is LeBron interested in coming to South Beach?  It is an off-season swirling with franchise altering possibilities for the Miami Heat.

By: David Kay
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Did Joe Johnson Play His Last Game with the Hawks?

By: David Kay

Talk about embarrassing.  The Magic treated the Hawks like Billy Madison treated the kindergarteners he played dodge ball against; absolutely white washing them all over the floor.  Orlando swept Atlanta out of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, whipping the birds by an average of almost 23 points per game.  The Hawks seemed unmotivated, like they didn’t care, and mailed it worse than Jay Leno when he was moved to a prime-time television slot.

It seemed as if this group didn’t get along and had zero interest in playing for one another.  They obviously did not respect their head coach Mike Woodson as they constantly were daydreaming during timeouts and as result, Woodson will certainly be out of a job within the next week or so.  So what’s next?

The Hawks face the likely possibility of losing star shooting guard Joe Johnson this off-season since Johnson is an unrestricted free agent.  He will not be as coveted as LeBron James or Dwyane Wade, but will certainly be a nice consolation prize for whichever team lands him.  Here are my predictions as to which team has the best chance of signing Johnson this summer.
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Where Will Chris Bosh Land this Summer?

By: David Kay

While every NBA team with tons of cap space will be targeting LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as the main prizes in the much anticipated 2010 off-season, Chris Bosh will not be a terrible plan B.  The Raptors free agent has emerged into one of the most talented and versatile big men in the NBA.  This past season, he set career-highs in points and rebounds per game, and field goal percentage.

While Bosh’s name has been linked to possibly ending up in the same spot as LeBron or D-Wade, Bosh has stated time and time again that he wants to go some place where he can be the alpha dog and not the number two option.  Teams have a decision to make this off-season; put all their eggs in the ‘Bron or Wade sweepstakes and possibly miss out on landing Bosh or make Bosh their number one priority from the get-go to prove he is the player they covet.
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Where Will Dwyane Wade Play Next Season?

By: David Kay

Now that the Miami Heat have been eliminated from the NBA playoffs, let the Dwyane Wade sweepstakes officially begin!  Wade and LeBron James headline a free agent class that is the most hyped in the history of the league and the off-season wooing should be more entertaining than anything that occurred on the court this past season.

Several teams have been jockeying their salary cap situation for a couple years, waiting for the slim opportunity to land one of the superstars by offering the max contract.

So has Wade played his last game in a Miami Heat uniform?  If so, where will he be calling home next season?  Allow me to break down which teams have the best odds of luring the former Marquette All-American to their team.
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NBA Power Rankings: #14 Miami Heat

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by: David Kay

2008-09 Season Summary:
With all due respect to LeBron and Kobe, no player carried his team on his back like Dwyane Wade did this season. D-Wade proved that when healthy, he is one of the most dominant, talented all-around players in the league. The Heat tried to find a true compliment player for Wade during the season when they swapped Shawn Marion for Jermaine O’Neal. That deal did not make a major difference as Wade shouldered too big of a load playing alongside a rookie point guard and a handful of guys trying to fill the small forward role. All things aside, Miami exceeded most people’s expectations thanks to Wade’s almost super-human effort by finishing as the five seed in the Eastern Conference.

Check out the complete Heat 2009-2010 season preview.

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