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2003 NBA Draft class: Most Overrated?
Wednesday , Jul , 27 , 2011 J.N.

2003 NBA Draft class: Most Overrated?

This is the truth right now; the 2003 NBA Draft class is shaping up to be the most overrated draft class of all time. It’s been 8 years going until the 9th year for the group yet only one superstar won a ring (Dwyane Wade), the other rode the coat tails of the big three  to get one (Kendrick Perkins), and the last one got a ring for doing nothing (Darko). These guys had a lot of hype leading up to the draft especially LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. 4 years into their careers and people were claiming that they had the potential to be the best class ever surpassing the God-like 1984 class and 1996 class. 

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Friday , Feb , 18 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Video: JJ Redick gets his ankles broken by … Kirk Hinrich?


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call
: What’s worse? To get your ankles broken by an aging veteran or to have your teammates taunt you for it?

Welcome to J.J. Redick’s world. The former Duke star was mocked by his Orlando Magic brethren for getting crossed over by the Washington Wizards’ Kirk Hinrich.

While Hinrich isn’t exactly And1 material, Redick could still do without Jameer Nelson recreating the play –even if the Magic were up by 25 in the third quarter. 


--Oly Sandor.

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Rejoice Washington! John Wall is the next GOAT!
Saturday , Sep , 04 , 2010 J.N.

Rejoice Washington! John Wall is the next GOAT!

People are really serious about John Wall. He’s really going to be the next GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). In his prime, he will average 32 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals. That’s what the streets are saying. Wall surpasses Magic Johnson and LeBron James. He’s also a certified lock for Hall of Fame. John will accumulate 6 MVP awards and 7 rings. That’s what the streets are saying; you know what I’m saying?

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Monday , Aug , 09 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Chicago Bulls must keep Joakim Noah

Bulls center Joakim Noah wants a long-term deal with the team and hopes to have one in place by the start of the season. Noah says his agent, Donald Dell, has already begun discussing a possible contract extension with Chicago general manager Gar Forman.

"Of course that's the goal," Noah said. "I'm not really worried about it. I think everything's going to happen with time and at the end of the day, I'm really excited about the upcoming season."

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HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: The Chicago Bulls must re-sign Joakim Noah.
 
Noah is the type of player championship teams need. He rebounds. He defends. He gets loose balls. And he even steps to a certain superstar for treating games like an episode of Soul Train
 
Of course, the Bulls can't overpay Noah, especially when the next Collective Bargaining Agreement will reduce salaries and give teams greater leverage and power over free agents.
 
The club learned this the hard way, giving Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich star salaries when they're just good players.
 
Noah, however, is different. He's a legit blue-collar star, the second-coming of Horace Grant.
 
Unlike Grant, the Bulls can't let Noah leave.
 
--Oly Sandor.
 
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Tuesday , Jun , 29 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Nets save $3 million by trading Yi to Wizards for Ross

The New Jersey Nets traded Yi Jianlian to the Washington Wizards for Quinton Ross on Tuesday.

The Nets sent the Wizards $3 million to complete the deal and also received the Wizards' trade exception, according to league sources.

The move allows the Nets to clear another $3 million in cap space to spend on free agency this summer.

Yi is scheduled to make $4 million next season. Ross is set to make $1.1 million. The Nets should now have roughly $30 million in cap space to spend after the move, according to sources.

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HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: One team's junk is another team's treasure.

Cap space is king for the New Jersey Nets, as the club needs financial flexibility to sign free agents this summer. And trading Yi Jianlian saves the Nets $3 million and puts them on equal footing with the Chicago Bulls.

Instead of conserving cap space to take a run at a big ticket free agent, the Washington Wizards are taking a different approach. The Wizards are acquiring assets on the cheap from teams who need to cut payroll to compete in the Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and/or Dwyane Wade sweepstakes.

For instance, the Wizards scored Kirk Hinrich on draft day. The cost: assuming the combo guard's $9 million per season salary.

Hinrich can back-up both guard spots and mentor first overall pick John Wall, while Yi will fill in for - and hopefully replace - injured four-man Andray Blatche.

Expect a few more of these deals before the July 1st free agent market opens.

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