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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: The Timberwolves on Sunday finally, officially extended that supersized $45.5 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Nicolas Batum. Portland now has three days to answer simply with the formality of matching it....

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Berman of the New York Post: "Memo to Carmelo Anthony: Drop your trade demand, commit to trying to win a championship in your final year in Denver with a very talented cast. Then sign with the Knicks as a free agent this summer. Knicks president...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: "We are the kingdom now. Miami is the capital of basketball. South Florida is the epicenter of American sports. It became so by royal decree at 9:27 p.m. Eastern time, July 8, 2010. That is the moment when LeBron James ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Branson Wright of The Plain Dealer: "Pat Riley leads a group that includes Managing General Partner Micky Arison and Andy Elisburg, senior vice president/assistant general manager of basketball operations. They gathered Thursday evening near the far ...

    Blog | July 02, 2010
  5. A tough meeting to schedule

    Henry Abbott

    There will be some much-discussed meetings going on in Ohio later this week. As the reports go, a series of team executives will swing through to make their pitches to LeBron James. Setting up any meeting with all those bigwigs (owners, GMs, LeBro...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  6. The owners: A free agency scorecard

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez, Getty Images Sport Passionate and deep-pocketed, Mark Cuban is seen as one of the best owners to play for. As ESPN's Marc Stein has written, perhaps the most important person in a free agent superstar's future is his next owner. Co...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal: "Less than a week after the Grizzlies introduced Allen Iverson as the most significant free-agent acquisition in franchise history, the 34-year-old guard left Tuesday for Europe on an eight-day Reebok pro...

    Blog | September 16, 2009
  8. Steve Kerr Grades the Off-Season

    Henry Abbott

    At Yahoo! Sports, Steve Kerr is grading off-season makoevers. He says the free agent signings will take years to judge. In a year or two, many of the teams who signed players to huge deals will be desperately trying to dump their salaries. Other pla...

    Blog | August 15, 2005
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: It took awhile and a couple of false starts, but the Celtics got their man last night, acquiring Courtney Lee from Houston in a sign and trade for JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, Sasha Pavlovic and a ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM: Dwight Howard has long coveted the Brooklyn Nets as his next landing spot, but after a summer filled with daily rumors of four-team trade proposals, the six-time All-Star has moved on from his Big Apple infatuation and is lo...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: The Beatles managed to stay together for 10 years (1960-70). If you believe some people, The Heatles might only stay together another 10 days (2010-present). When free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh decided to join Dw...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News: "Carmelo Anthony's reality show debuted last night on VH1, and perhaps it's no coincidence that ESPN released an article two hours later saying the Nuggets are finally listening to trade offers for their franc...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck and Mark Viera of The New York Times: "League officials are projecting a net loss of $370 million for the just-completed season and are seeking a radical overhaul of the collective bargaining agreement. David Stern reiterated those points...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  14. Chet Walker on LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    Lacy Banks of the Chicago Sun-Times caught up with Chet Walker, who played for the Nationals, Sixers and then Bulls in the 1960s and 70s. Walker, along with Oscar Robertson, once sued the NBA for merging with the ABA and limiting the number of employ...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post: "The Nuggets are pressing Carmelo Anthony for a long-term commitment, because if he declines a three-year, $65 million contract extension now on the table, the team must consider trading its leading scorer. Trade Melo?...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  16. The long goodbye to LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    John Krolik of Cavs: The Blog, digests the news of draft night: So far this offseason, two LeBron-related realities have become clear. The first is that LeBron does not feel such a strong sense of loyalty towards Cleveland and the current Cavalier t...

    Blog | June 25, 2010