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  1. Live by the 3, or die

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesFive Spurs in the paint. Zero easy layups. One desperate need for shooting.It's a copycat league, and the cat they copy most is the one who just won it all. But let's be real: Without infinite cap space and three of the...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  2. Deadline Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nets GM Billy King on WFAN: "I've spoken to Deron. He's excited and ecstatic. The one concern is his wife is due and having a baby, but he's excited and ready to go. I told him what we have, $19 million in cap space this summer, we still have picks. ...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  3. Tom Penn on Miami's cap space

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | July 07, 2010
  4. LeBron James Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James sits at the top of the free agent pyramid. The best bet is that no team with a chance at him will lock up its cap space before he has made up his mind, and that Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will find out what James is doing before they sig...

    Blog | July 05, 2010
  5. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Celtic fans have been letting themselves imagine having meaningful cap space. CelticsHub's Zach Lowe digs around, and finds that approach to be more dream than reality. Irina Pavlova, president of the holding company Mikhail Prokhorov created to ov...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  6. Implications of Maynor deal far-reaching

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger Coming into the season, we knew that the Oklahoma City Thunder would be able to demand a hefty price for the privilege of renting its salary cap space this winter, because so many teams found themselves in tight spots financially...

    Blog | December 22, 2009
  7. Mike James back to Miami? Maybe

    Henry Abbott

    By Marc Stein The Miami Heat's position on trades is no secret. They won't even consider making a deal for anyone whose contract extends beyond this season to preserve every cent of their projected trove of salary-cap space for July 1, 2010. Bu...

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  8. The Silver Lining of the Salary Cap Cloud

    Henry Abbott

    As ESPN's Marc Stein broke some news about the NBA salary cap level for 2009-2010, and more importantly about some surprising NBA projections about what it might be for 2010-2011. Any team that hoarded cap space for the summer of 2010 is, today, ...

    Blog | July 08, 2009
  9. 2009 vs. 2010 Salaries

    Henry Abbott

    Yesterday I wondered if teams might be saving more cap space for 2010 than they will be able to spend. Adam Reisinger of ESPN DB sheds light on the issue. He explains that certainly teams, as a group, have given themselves the potential to reduce sal...

    Blog | July 01, 2009
  10. Money for NBA Teams

    Henry Abbott

    Amare Stoudemire. Tyson Chandler. Elite young big men who have won some games. And both available, according to my sources and a thousand published reports, for packages that star, more than anything, cap space. Obviously, such deals would have nothi...

    Blog | February 16, 2009
  11. Cleveland, Let's Hear It

    Henry Abbott

    This Wednesday, LeBron James will, once again, play in New York City. Cleveland shudders. Last time that happened, he made leading comments about a future in New York, the Knicks cleared cap space, and more and more New Yorkers started talking about ...

    Blog | February 02, 2009
  12. Friday, This Great National Nightmare Will End

    Henry Abbott

    This Friday, the Utah Jazz will play in Memphis. When they do, in all likelihood, the Blazers will lose a fat chunk of cap space, and be on the hook for nearly $8 million of luxury tax this season. That's the night newest Grizzlie Darius Mi...

    Blog | January 12, 2009
  13. Darius Miles, Cap Space, E-mails, Oh My!

    Henry Abbott

    This Darius Miles situation is a mess. Before we get to talking about threatening e-mails and all that, let's back up for a minute, and all agree on one thing: Darius Miles is not, and should not be, medically retired. Portland's claim, suppo...

    Blog | January 09, 2009
  14. Warriors' Big Offer to Elton Brand

    Henry Abbott

    Janny Hu of the San Francisco Chronicle: Flush with cap space after Davis' sudden exit, the Warriors have offered free agent Elton Brand a five-year deal worth between $85 and $90 million, according to league sources. ... The Clippers had offered Br...

    Blog | July 02, 2008
  15. Sekou Smith on Josh Smith and Josh Childress

    Henry Abbott

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Sekou Smith addresses the Hawk's restricted free agents: Josh Smith is being targeted by Philadelphia with their $11 million-plus in available cap space. I know there is a small segment of people out there that...

    Blog | June 30, 2008
  16. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dave D'Alessandro of the Star-Ledger lays out how the Nets' front office can make lemonade from the lemons Jason Kidd has served them: "... here's your best-case scenario: Clear cap space, stay cheap for two years, and then jump on the LeBron Express...

    Blog | January 30, 2008