NBA Draft

LeBron James Shifts NBA's Balance of Power; Ranking the Top 5 Teams for 2014-15

Which Fans are the Happiest Heading into 2015?
LeBron James Shifts NBA's Balance of Power; Ranking the Top 5 Teams for 2014-15

LeBron James has officially announced that he’s returning home to the great state of Ohio. Just like that, the tectonic plates that normally lie dormant at the foundation of the NBA have undeniably shifted, in doing so redesigning the landscape of what was becoming a predictable league. Without LeBron, it seems as though the Miami Heat will snap back to reality. On the other hand, Cleveland, the winner of the LeBron-sweepstakes, should benefit enormously.

Why LeBron James Will Stay With The Miami Heat

Hold Your Horses, James Opting-Out Doesn't Mean He's Leaving South Beach
Why LeBron James Will Stay With The Miami Heat

LeBron James - the world’s greatest active basketball player - has officially opted-out of his contract with the Miami Heat. This wasn’t a completely unexpected move, but the timing is a bit curious. James was slated to earn $20.6 million in his fifth year with the young franchise. Now, LeBron becomes an unrestricted free agent, giving him the chance to sign with any team in the NBA starting July 1st.

New NBA Labor Proposal: Bring Back Draft's Third Round

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As the NBA and its players resume labor negotiations today, intriguing possibilities on one minor issue have begun to trickle into view.

The third round of the NBA Draft, which was removed after 1988, may be making a return, according to former ESPN basketball insider Chris Sheridan.

Owners have proposed reinstating the third round, which could be seen as a job-creating concession toward the players. Players, for their part, have responded with multiple ideas to enhance the draft and address owners' concerns about competitive balance.

NBA Draft Pass and Fail

Which NBA teams worked the draft and which ones called in sick?
<p> Which NBA teams worked the draft and which ones called in sick?</p>

By Scott Henry (Twitter: @4QuartersRadio)

With the NBA Draft in the rear view and a little time to digest the selections, here are the selections of which teams did their homework and which ones had theirs eaten by the dog.