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July 3rd, 2008

Extreme Makeover: NBA Edition

Thu, 07/03/2008 - 12:30pm

Ladies and gentlemen, your opening day roster for the 2005-06 Portland Trailblazers:

Steve Blake

Juan Dixon

Jarrett Jack

Darius Miles

Travis Outlaw

Ruben Patterson

Joel Pryzbilla

Zach Randolph

Theo Ratliff

Charles Smith

July 2nd

State of the Cap: Phoenix Suns

Wed, 07/02/2008 - 4:58pm

By Josh Redetzke

7/2/08

2008/09 Phoenix Suns Payroll: $72.4 million
2008/09 Estimated NBA Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly: $14.4 million over cap

July 1st

Looking Ahead to 2009

Tue, 07/01/2008 - 10:25pm

With the 2008 draft in the books, it's time to look ahead to next year's class of draft hopefuls. While 2009 lacks the overall talent and depth of 2008, there's sure to be some late bloomers that come out of the woodworks to help bolster this group.

June 30th

Top 15 Restricted Free Agents

Mon, 06/30/2008 - 4:31pm

The guys on this list will be in the mix, but their original teams can match and/or exceed any offer they receive. Most of these guys will stay put, but July can get crazy.

Top 15 Unrestricted Free Agents

Mon, 06/30/2008 - 3:13pm

Ka-ching!

NBA free agency opens up on July 1, which means it’s time for those owners with cash to burn to scan the lists of available free agents and lock them into absurdly wealthy contracts.

June 29th

2008 NBA Draft: Top Sliders and Undrafted Players

Sun, 06/29/2008 - 9:39pm

 

Top five sliders

1. DeAndre Jordan, Texas A&M, 35th overall to LA Clippers

 

June 28th

2008 NBA Draft Grades

Sat, 06/28/2008 - 11:44pm

 

The trade winds were blowing at the 2008 draft as 20 of the 60 players selected were traded with Darrell Arthur moving twice. Combine that with the number of "upside picks" rising and falling and you had one of the wildest drafts in years. The following is a report card based on how teams used their picks to improve. Grades and comments by Aran Smith.

June 26th

2008 NBA Draft Diary

Fri, 06/27/2008 - 3:52am

NBADraft.net guest columnist Thomas J. Gersey gives readers an irreverent take on this year's draft in the spirit of Bill Simmons and Free Darko. Enjoy!


2008 NBA Draft: Winners/Losers

Thu, 06/26/2008 - 11:41pm

Winners

Portland Trailblazers- Traded Jarrett Jack and draft rights of Brandon Rush (No. 13) to Indiana for Ike Diogu and draft rights to Jerryd Bayless (No. 11), traded draft rights of Darrell Arthur (No. 27) and the draft rights to Joey Dorsey (No. 33) to Houston for draft rights to Nicolas Batum (No. 25).

Where's the Love, Pass the Mayo: Draft Trades

Thu, 06/26/2008 - 8:40pm

 

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A list of the trades on draft night:

The Grizzlies acquired OJ Mayo (No. 3) from the Timberwolves for Kevin Love (No. 5) in a multi-player deal.

The Blazers acquired Jerryd Bayless (No. 11) from the Pacers for Brandon Rush (No. 13) in a multi-player deal.