Miami Heat completely clear their roster, is Pat Riley worried?

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Miami Heat forwards Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem joined guard Dwyane Wade in opting out of their contracts, leaving Norris Cole as the only player the team has under contract heading into the 2014 free agency period.

Cole is scheduled to make $2,038,206 this season, and Shabazz Napier – who the Heat acquired in a draft-night trade from the Charlotte Hornets – will carry a $1,032,200 cap hit until he signs a contract later this summer.  [Read more…]

Will the Lakers trade Andrew Bynum?

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One thing is clear: the Lakers need to shakeup their roster and GM Mitch Kupchak noted that today. After getting bounced in the second round of the playoffs for the second year in a row, the Lakers are looking for answers. They tried to acquire Chris Paul but the league denied it. They were “shopping” Andrew Bynum, but only for Dwight Howard. They ended up keeping Bynum and he had a very productive season. Despite having his best season of his career, Bynum might be on the move. But with his care-about-nothing attitude could probably care-less. So what could the Lakers get for him?

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Bulls’ Gar Forman, Heat’s Pat Riley NBA Execs of the Year

It’s fitting that the two teams on a collision course for the Eastern Conference Finals (and with it, the ultimate right to deny Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks their first league title) produced the league’s top front office men.

Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman and Miami Heat President Pat Riley are co-recipients of the 2010-11 NBA Executive of the Year award, the NBA announced today. So that’s Coach of the Year in Tom Thibodeau, MVP in Derrick Rose, the league’s best record and now Exec of the year.

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Bulls vs. Pacers: Game 3 Preview is as obvious as it should be

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When the ping-pong balls came up all things Chicago Bulls on that fateful night in 2008, the next month was filled with pundits prognosticating on the proper thing to do.

When John Paxson made his decision, many lauded the choice.

We knew Derrick Rose was going to be good. We knew he would be a solid addition to a team looking for an identity. However, no one can claim that he or she saw this coming. No one.

By Brian McCabe

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