The Carmelo Anthony free-agent watch already has begun for 2014, before the Knicks even have time to discover if experiments with Andrea Bargnani and Metta World Peace work out.
The Pistons possess a potentially dynamic frontcourt after adding free-agent Josh Smith to Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, but can they shoot it well enough to give those guys room to work?
Yes, Kyrie Irving is THAT good and that just might be enough to make the playoffs in the uneven East. But the Cavs could use some help from oft-injured gamble Andrew Bynum.
Josh Smith left for Detroit’s big offer, so the Hawks signed cost-efficient Paul Millsap and still have cap flexibility to make trade-deadline moves that could get them and Al Horford back into the playoffs.
With a team built around Rudy Gay and Kyle Lowry, new GM Masai Ujiri could bust into overhaul mode if the Raptors are headed for the lottery again, which is a pretty decent bet.
The Bucks swapped one Brandon (Jennings) for another (Knight) and changed lines on the fly, bringing in O.J. Mayo and bringing back Luke Ridnour. But they’re where they always seem to be, middling.
Who would have guessed it then, but the Magic now is the big winner in last year’s four-team Dwight Howard trade. It’s collected some nice pieces — see Victor Oladipo — but now needs the big one in next draft lotto.
|St. Louis - J. Kelly||3:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood|
|Toronto - M. Buehrle||6:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - H. Kuroda|
|Arizona - W. Miley||6:05 PM|
|Philadelphia - K. Kendrick|
|Washington - T. Roark||6:10 PM|
|Cincinnati - A. Simon|
|Boston - J. Lester||6:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - D. Price|
|San Diego - J. Hahn||6:35 PM|
|Atlanta - A. Wood|
|Oakland - J. Hammel||7:05 PM|
|Texas - J. Williams|
|NY Mets - Z. Wheeler||7:10 PM|
|Milwaukee - Y. Gallardo|
|Miami - B. Hand||7:10 PM|
|Houston - D. Keuchel|
|Chicago WSox - J. Danks||7:10 PM|
|Minnesota - K. Correia|
|Cleveland - J. Tomlin||7:10 PM|
|Kansas City - Y. Ventura|
|Pittsburgh - C. Morton||7:40 PM|
|Colorado - B. Anderson|
|Detroit - D. Smyly||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - T. Skaggs|
|Baltimore - K. Gausman||9:10 PM|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez|
|Los Angeles - Z. Greinke||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - T. Lincecum|
|Chivas USA||8:30 PM|
|Ottawa||7/26/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||7/26/14 9:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|San Antonio||7:00 PM|