NBA trade rumor rankings: Cavs and Wizards open for business?

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HoopsHype recently started a series where we rank players based on the amount of times they’ve been mentioned in our Rumors Page under the trade tag over the prior 14-day stretch.

Obviously, a certain star player, who dominated headlines after a very public trade request, was the main focus of the first installment of the series.

But now that the Jimmy Butler deal has finally gone down, it’s time to turn our focus to the other names that have been bandied about on the trade market.

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How many times has each NBA team paid the luxury tax?

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Because the NBA doesn’t have a hard cap, they needed another way to control team spending.

The solution they came up with was to tax teams for going over a specified tax level, that way, teams can spend as much as their owners are willing to shell out. In the simplest terms, the luxury tax is an incremental tax owners have to pay for their teams going over the salary cap. It’s a not-so-complicated formula, featuring brackets and tax rates, and if you’re really curious about how it works, you can read all about it – and see the formula for yourself – right here.

Of course, because of the way it’s set up, the luxury tax is most often paid by teams in huge markets, who have owners with big pockets.

Below, we break down how

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This offensive play is a recipe to success for 76ers guard JJ Redick

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Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick has a not-so-secret weapon on offense that’s quietly becoming an integral part of the team’s identity.

J.J. Redick is the best “off handoff” shooter in the NBA

— Ben Pfeifer (@Ben_Pfeifer_) October 24, 2018

The team sent away two of their best shooters (Robert Covington and Dario Saric) to land Jimmy Butler. This gives a bigger role to Redick, who earned the start over Markelle Fultz. Redick can likely maintain this spot especially if he can continue to have success when shooting after handoffs.

Zach Lowe spoke to Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck about how this play type has helped Redick transform Philadelphia’s offense (via ESPN):

“Redick running off a Joel Embiid handoff is the single most important component of their offense … at least in the halfcourt.”

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Behind the scenes with Jimmy Butler as he adjusts to Philadelphia 76ers

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In the two months since Jimmy Butler requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, plenty of reports surfaced about the perennial All-Star – with quite a few painting him in a negative light. There was talk about how he clashed with younger teammates, how he has a very demanding leadership style and how he distanced himself from Wolves teammates at times.

However, the drama that’s dominated NBA headlines in recent weeks is finally a thing of the past. The 29-year-old is now officially a member of the Philadelphia 76ers and he couldn’t be any happier.

The fun started on Tuesday night, when the 76ers arranged a team dinner at an Orlando steakhouse called Ocean Prime. With Butler and Justin Patton (who was also traded from the Wolves) just joining the team and several offseason additions

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Top NBA Fantasy Betting Picks

With the start of October comes the start of the basketball season, and as the NBA players start to warm up for the regular season, the fans are starting to warm up their fantasy teams and leagues. Based off of the performances so far during the preseason, and how well they performed last season, there are certain players that will always rank high when trying to pick them for your fantasy team. Here are the top 5 players for each position:

Rank Player

Point Guard

1 Stephen Curry 2 Russell Westbrook 3 Chris Paul 4 Damian Lillard 5 John Wall

Shooting Guard

1 Stephen Curry 2 James Harden 3 Klay Thompson 4 Paul George 5

NBA Basketball Power Rankings: Training Camp

With the 2015-16 NBA season about to start up again, basketball teams start to get ready to play in serious games since the Finals took place 101 days ago. Starting out with preseason games, and working its way to the regular season which officially starts on October 27. Each team hopes to that their players are up to getting their team into winning records, and hopefully get them to the playoffs this year. As such, fans should know where their team stands before they start winning or losing this season with the latest Power Rankings.

RANK TEAM RECORD 1 Golden State Warriors 67-15 2 Cleveland Cavaliers 53-29 3 San Antonio Spurs 55-27 4 Los Angeles Clippers 55-26 5 Oklahoma

Real Madrid Basketball Franchise Could Join NBA

The United States may not be the only country involved in the NBA basketball tournament in the near future, as the sport has gotten extremely popular in Spain. It has gotten so popular, in fact, that one Spanish club has made it its goal to join as another franchise in the NBA. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has stated that there are very good chances they could join the world renown league in the world.

As such, Real Madrid is scheduled to play against the Boston Celtics in October, where Perez is rumored to pitch his proposal to Commissioner Adam Silver. Perez is known as a ruthless businessman in the football world in Europe, so he may have a

Looking At 5 Basketball Team Rosters

As the 2015 NBA season is going on, we will take a look at the basketball players on five of the teams, the ones that are gone or the new players that have just arrived. This will give you a good way to gauge whether either of these teams has good chances of making it far, to the playoffs, or even to the final, hoping to get the next championship victory.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Players that are gone: No significant departures. New Players: Karl-Anthony Towns, Tayshaun Prince, Tyus Jones, and Andre Miller.

Looking at the Timberwolves history we can see that they have had bad luck for at least 20 years, whether it was with poor management or bad luck

Predicting The NBA Basketball Eastern Conference Champion

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Fans, as well as sportsbooks, are already getting ready for the upcoming basketball championships; more specifically, the Eastern Conference championship. ESPN is currently asking fans for their opinion on which teams have the best odds of winning the Eastern Conference for the 2015-16 season. Many believe that LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will take that spot again, but what other NBA teams have good odds of taking their spot.

The fan predictions so far are:

Spot Team Projected Record Points #4 Washington Wizards 46-36 15 #5 Atlanta Hawks 50-32 14 #6 (tied) Indiana Pacers 39-43 3 #6 (tied) Toronto Raptors 44-38 3 #6 (tied) Boston Celtics 40-42 3