After a few days of relative quiet yesterday brought with it some more agreements as Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger came to terms with the Miami Heat, Channing Frye agreed to join his cousin Tobias Harris with the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets found a way to get European import Bojan Bogdanovic over to the NBA this season. Really though we are all still in a waiting pattern while the big names (LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh decide on who they will be playing for next season and beyond). Onto the links:
McBob is Good: Josh McRoberts should really help the Heat next season which is something casual fans probably won’t realize when they see the signing. Here is Derek James on the change in perception of McRoberts.
Prior to signing Frye, the Magic were going to be a team starved for spacing. It’s hard to develop prospects such as Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton offensively whenever teams simply would have been able to pack the paint against them. With Frye in tow, that will bring one of the opposing team’s big men out of the paint, where they will be forced to stay close to the hyper-efficient catch-and-shoot weapon Frye.
More Frye: How the Suns are going to suffer with the loss of Frye.
Summer League Roundup: A quick look at Day Three of the Orlando Summer League courtesy of Upside and Motor.
Melo in Miami? Is Carmelo Anthony waiting for Chris Bosh to make a decision in hopes he can still land in Miami next to LeBron James?
No Bestbrook in the World Cup: Russell Westbrook won’t be a member of Team USA in the upcoming FIBA World Cup. That is sad news as Westbrook was always a ton of fun in international competitions. Look for some combination of Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard to be the point guards for the team if Derrick Rose isn’t playing.
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