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Mike Prada

  • joined Mar 25, 2008
  • last login Jul 22, 2014
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I am the NBA editor for SBNation.com and the lead editor at Bullets Forever. Phrases like "The Wizards' Thru is the Spurs' Motion Weak" make way too much sense to me.

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Ariza met with the Heat

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The Wizards' small forward met with Pat Riley earlier in the week, but would have to accept a pay cut to go there. Such is the nature of negotiations.

Gortat dons appropriate attire at Summer League

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The Wizards' center wore an interesting shirt, then gave a brief interview with NBATV where he explained his decision to re-sign with the Wizards.

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Is Bosh looking for a max deal elsewhere?

Is the Miami Heat star looking elsewhere as his current team is in a holding pattern? One report suggests he'd now even prefer to sign a maximum contract with another team. Is that likely to happen?

All signs point to Melo staying with Knicks

The Knicks' star is taking the July 4 weekend to make a decision, but early indications suggest it's only a matter of time until he accepts New York's five-year maximum offer.

Potential Wiz target Patterson is off the market

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The Raptors have agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal to keep the reserve power forward.

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Raptors keep Patterson for 3 years, $18 million

One of the top shooting forwards on the market is staying in Toronto.

The big free agency open thread

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Discuss moves of all kinds in this place.

LeBron's other suitors have a lot to offer

The Heat aren't the only team that can make a strong argument to LeBron James. Here's why the Suns, Rockets, Mavs and -- yes -- Cavs are all in play for King James.

Report: Wiz contact Butler, several other wings

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The Wizards are covering their bases in case Trevor Ariza leaves and have contacted several other wing players since free agency began, including a former star for the franchise.

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Dirk, Mavs agree to 3-year, $30 million deal

The Mavericks' star will stick around for three more seasons and make about $30 million over that time. Will that sacrifice convince any other stars to join him?

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Sefolosha agrees to $12 million deal with Hawks

The former Thunder shooting guard will shore up the Hawks' shallow wing rotation.

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Pay day is coming in NBA free agency

With so many teams boasting ample cap space, second-tier free agents may soon be cashing checks bigger than anyone expected.

Wiz meet with Sefolosha, he chooses Hawks instead

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But how serious was Washington's interest? Not that serious, and thus, Sefolosha signed elsewhere.

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Spurs re-up Mills for 3 years, $12 million

The backup point guard will remain in San Antonio even after news that he must have shoulder surgery.

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Thunder emerge as potential frontrunner for Gasol

The Spanish big man is drawing interest from Oklahoma City and could help its offense, but is there enough money available to give him a competitive offer?

Now that Gortat's signed, what happens with Ariza?

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Trevor Ariza is the Wizards' next priority and may return to the fold soon, but for how much? And will the Wizards spend what it might take to ward him off from other suitors, or will they find a...

Gortat's expensive new deal was inevitable

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The Wizards were always going to pay a premium to keep Marcin Gortat. Tuesday's final figure should therefore come as no surprise.

Gortat re-signs with Wizards for 5 years, $60m

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The Washington center is back, choosing to return instead of competing offers from the Heat and others.

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Could LeBron sign a 1-year deal?

The Heat star is reportedly asking for a maximum contract, but just for one or two years, which would make him a free agent in 2015 or 2016. Is this believable?

Every signing and trade in one place

There's going to be a lot of player movement in the NBA this summer. Keep up to date with all of it here.

Kyrie celebrated his max with 5 a.m. dance party

This is what a 22-year-old does right after agreeing to a $90 million deal.

Irving agrees to 5-year max with Cavs

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Despite much noise to the contrary, Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers agreed to the five-year maximum extension on the first day of free agency.

Heat chasing Deng to join Big 3

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Could one of LeBron James' toughest defenders join him in South Beach?

Ariza generates tons of early interest

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The Wizards' small forward was in high demand as free agency began.

Booker drawing plenty of interest

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