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NBA Christmas Jerseys revealed and gets what’s missing?

THE SLEEVES!!!

After numerous complaints from multiple players, including LeBron James himself, new commissioner Adam Silver has went back to standard jerseys, not the ones wiht sleeves we saw last season.

 

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I see 23 teams here represented. Did Christmas get extended to two days or something?

 

 

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Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Miami Heat Sign James Ennis

MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward James Ennis. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We were excited to draft James a year ago and have been impressed by the growth of his game in Summer League and Puerto Rico, as well as his terrific experience in Australia, leading Perth to a championship,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “We are looking forward to the infusion of energy he will bring to our roster.”

Ennis, who was acquired by the HEAT in a draft night trade during the 2013 NBA Draft, spent last season with the Perth Wildcats of the Australian Basketball League appearing in 33 games (32 starts) and averaged 21.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.42 steals and 31.7 minutes while shooting 46.6 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from three-point range and 77 percent from the foul line. He helped the team win the 2014 Australian Basketball League Championship and capped the season finishing third in MVP voting while being named Australiabasket.com’s All-Australian NBL Player of the Year, Forward of the Year, Import Player of the Year, First Team and All-Imports Team. Additionally, after his stint in Australia, Ennis appeared in 12 games (all starts) with Piratas de Quebradillas of the Puerto Rican National Superior Basketball League and averaged 16.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.75 steals, 1.00 blocks and 33.6 minutes while shooting 47 percent from the field and 76.2 percent from the foul line.

This summer, Ennis has appeared in six Summer League games with the HEAT (all starts) and averaged 15.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.33 steals while shooting 51.7 percent from the field, 48.1 percent from three-point range and 80 percent from the foul line. He posted a 29-point, four-rebound, two-assist game in 25:33 minutes of action while shooting 10-of-12 from the field, 7-of-8 from three-point range and a perfect 2-of-2 from the foul line in a 110-91 win against the Brooklyn Nets on July 6. He previously spent the 2013 Summer League with the HEAT, appearing in 11 games (10 starts) and averaged 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.45 steals while shooting 44 percent from the field, 39.1 percent from three-point range and 76.9 percent from the foul line.

Ennis was originally drafted in the second round (50th overall) by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2013 NBA Draft.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Mike Miller To “Let It Fly” With Lebron James In Cleveland

If reports are true that Lebron James was really upset when Mike Miller was amnestied by the Miami Heat in 2013, today’s news should make him a lot happier on top of the fact that he’s going back to Cleveland to play at home.

A highly regarded player in his own right, Mike Miller will be a good security blanket for Lebron James in Cleveland. Miller will do most of the same things that he did for him in Miami, which is knock down wide open shots when he gets the ball as Lebron is in the lane drawing double teams.

The east is shaping up to be a lot more competitive for the 2014-15 season.
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And this from Miller’s Instagram account.

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About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Chicago Bulls Amnesty Carlos Boozer

The Chicago Bulls have decided to amnesty Carlos Boozer, freeing him up to sign with the highest bidder.

 

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p>Chicago informed Carlos Boozer and his agent, Rob Pelinka, this morning that it would use amnesty clause today, source tells Yahoo.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/statuses/489150891702767616″>July 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p>NBA runs blind bidding process on amnesty cases. High-bid wins. Bid $2M on Boozer, pay him $2M. Must be under cap to fit bid.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/statuses/489152741562781696″>July 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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In order to secure Boozer, a team would have to have at least $1.488m under the cap. Some will tie him to the Miami for a few reasons such as him having a home hear and reportedly the Heat were a team he wanted to play for back in 2010. However, some don’t see the Heat as a viable destination.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p>Have been informed there is a chance Heat could cobble bid for Boozer, but seems unlikely considering space of others.</p>&mdash; Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) <a href=”https://twitter.com/IraHeatBeat/statuses/489158502041272320″>July 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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The Bulls will still have to pay Boozer most of the balance of the $16.8 million owed to him in 2014-15, minus whatever a team pays him for this season.

 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Miami Heat Official Statement on Josh McRoberts

MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Josh McRoberts. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We felt from day one that he was one of our main targets,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “We are delighted that this multi-faceted player will help us immensely in being the kind of team that Coach Spoelstra wants with his versatility.”

McRoberts, a seven-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 350 games (160 starts) in his career, averaging 5.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 47.6 percent from the field, 34.2 percent from three-point range and 71 percent from the foul line. Last season, he started all 78 games in which he appeared, and averaged 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 43.6 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from three-point range and 72.9 percent from the foul line. He made a career-high 105 three-pointers last season and ranked second in the NBA in assists-per-turnover (4.0).

During the 2014 NBA Playoffs, McRoberts averaged 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 47.1 percent from three-point range and 80 percent from the foul line.

McRoberts was originally drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round (37th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft

Josh McRoberts

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Miami Heat Official Statement on Danny Granger

MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Danny Granger. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“One of our main priorities this offseason was obtaining a proven veteran like Danny with All-Star experience,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “We expect him to be a multi-position player and have a very successful season in our system.”

Granger, a nine-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 556 career NBA regular season games (425 starts) and averaged 17.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 32.1 minutes while shooting 43.5 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from three-point range and 84.9 percent from the foul line. Among Indiana’s all-time franchise leaders, he ranks second in three-point field goals made, fourth in points, steals and free throws made, sixth in blocks, seventh in games played, minutes played and field goals made and 10th in defensive rebounds.

He split the 2013-14 season between the Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Clippers, appearing in 41 total games (two starts) and averaged 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 20.7 minutes while shooting 37.8 percent from the field, 33.6 percent from three-point range and a career-high 94 percent from the foul line. He appeared in all 13 postseason games with the Clippers, including a 15-point outing in a Game Two win against Golden State on April 21 as they advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals after defeating the Warriors, 4-3, in the First Round.

Granger, a 2009 NBA All-Star and the NBA’s 2009 Most Improved Player, has appeared in 35 career postseason games (19 starts) and averaged 10.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 25.7 minutes while shooting 41.7 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from the three-point range and 84.2 percent from the foul line.

He was originally drafted in the first round (17th overall) by Indiana in the 2005 NBA Draft.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Chris “Birdman” Andersen and Mario Chalmers Back With Heat

Let’s face it…no signing will the Miami Heat make will garner any attention when you lose the greatest player in the world. Unless you’re signing him back to the team.

It’s with that thinking that Pat Riley has forged ahead to make the new look Miami Heat as respectable and competitive as possible during this free agency.

Since Lebron James has decided to take his talents back home to Cleveland, Riley and his staff have been burning the phones and the midnight oil to assemble a team to compliment franchise cornerstones Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem (who have yet to be signed but reports are those signings are eminent).

Riley started his post Lebron James era by signing Chris Bosh to a 5 year $118 million dollar max deal. Sure, he may have overpaid, but with Lebron gone, cash is available. And maybe Bosh should consider it a gift for not taking his talents elsewhere.

Sunday afternoon the aqcuisitions continued. The Heat signed Luol Deng to a 2 yr $20 million dollar deal.

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They also brought back Mario Chalmers on a 2 yr deal and Chris Andersen on a multi year deal.
Chalmers had a disappointing NBA Finals, but averaged 9.8 points, 4.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game as the Heat’s starting point guard, shooting 45 percent from the field and 39 percent from behind the three-point line.

Andersen averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game in Miami last season, shooting 64.4 percent from the field
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About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Luol Deng Signs With Miami Heat

Pat Riley got his man… this time.

After reports of being significantly apart in the numbers, the Miami Heat pressed and pressed until Luol Deng couldn’t say no anymore.
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About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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#NBAFreeAgency- Riley To Meet With James and Wade In Vegas

Putting all of the chips on the table!

The much anticipated meeting of this off season has a location. Read the rest of this entry »

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Kevin Durant’s Late Night Twitter Q&A

@KDTrey5 took to Twitter last night to answer some questions from his followers. Interesting time to decide to do this KD.
Maybe he was little jealous of all of the attention that is being put on NBA Free Agency, which he is not a part of this year.
Here are some of the questions and answers.
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