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NBA Free Agency 2013: Teams Who Are Better Off Drafting Help

With free agency in full swing, all 30 NBA franchises have placed themselves in the market for future-altering signings. While every squad may have dreams of landing a star, there are few with the genuine ability to make such a drastic improvement.<p>Certain teams are better off drafting help.<p>Whether …

NBA Draft 2013: Prospects Who Will Struggle in Rookie Season

The 2013 NBA draft is now squarely in the rear-view, making this an ideal time to evaluate the picks and make some predictions on how these rookies will fare during the 2013-14 campaign.<p>While some prospects landed in ideal situations and will likely thrive during their first NBA season, others …

NBA free agency: Rip Hamilton will be waived by Bulls

The Chicago Bulls will buy out veteran guard Richard Hamilton to take his $5 million contract off the books.<p>Richard Hamilton will be waived by the Chicago Bulls, making the 35-year-old guard a free agent, according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger. By making the move before July 10, the Bulls sweep his $5 …

Anderson Silva Will Receive Automatic Rematch If He Loses at UFC 162

Chris Weidman has said numerous times that he knows beating Anderson Silva at UFC 162 won't define him as the middleweight champion of the world.<p>As a matter of fact, Weidman believes due to Silva's iconic stature in the sport as the longest reigning champion in UFC history that even with a dominant …

J.J. Redick, Jared Dudley reportedly dealt to Clippers for Eric Bledsoe in 3-team deal

The Los Angeles Clippers finally have shooting guards but had to give up young point guard Eric Bledsoe.<p>In a three-team deal, the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to ship Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Phoenix Suns and will receive J.J. Redick in a sign-and-trade deal from the Milwaukee Bucks …

David West returns to Pacers for fair price, but concerning future financial implications exist

The Indiana Pacers had to keep David West, and doing so for three years and $36 million is fair in a vacuum. But the signing also exposes some future luxury-tax implications that are worth exploring.<p>The Indiana Pacers, as expected, locked up David West, reaching an agreement on a three-year, $36 …

Lakers, Mavs meet with Howard

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The pitches are finished and now the decision-making process begins for Dwight Howard.<p>The NBA's most sought-after free agent …