Hoops Rumors Features

August 13 at 9:30am CST By Chuck Myron

Hoops Rumors passes along the latest news and rumors on NBA player movement 365 days a year, but those aren’t the only updates you’ll see on the site. On our right sidebar, you’ll find a number of additional features and featured posts. Here’s a rundown of a few of them:

  • Two of the top 10 free agents as listed in our Free Agent Power Rankings remain unsigned, and other notables are a part of our full list of 2014 free agents. We’ve profiled several of them with our Free Agent Stock Watch series.
  • We’re also keeping track of the 2015 free agents as the ability for LeBron JamesKevin LoveRajon Rondo, Marc Gasol and others to hit the market next year begins to affect the landscape of the league.
  • Our agency database is a handy reference point for determining the representation for virtually every NBA player.
  • Several NBA teams can pay no more than the minimum salary to any free agent signee for the coming season. Our updated list identifies these clubs.
  • See how far each team has come toward accomplishing the goals we outlined in our Offseason Outlook series, which provides a detailed look at where all 30 NBA teams stood going into the summer.
  • Our list of outstanding traded player exceptions is updated whenever a trade exception is created, used or expires.
  • Eddie Scarito recapped and graded the draft from the perspective of every team. He broke it down into divisions (Atlantic, Central, Southeast, Southwest, Northwest, Pacific).
  • Eddie’s also looking back on notable trades from the past several years to see how they’ve panned out over time. He recently examined the deals that sent Dwight Howard to the Lakers, Deron Williams to the Nets, and Kevin Garnett to the Celtics.
  • Using our 10-day contract tracker, you can find any 10-day contract signed this year or in any season since the 2006/07. You can sort by player, team, year and other variables.
  • We give you a turn in the spotlight when we showcase the best reader comments with our Hoops Rumors Featured Feedback posts.
  • On Mondays at 4:00pm CT, I answer reader questions in a live chat. You can check out transcripts of our past discussions here.
  • We’re tracking each team’s use of the amnesty clause. Our complete table shows which clubs have used the provision and which still have it available.
  • The Hoops Rumors glossary helps explain some of the more complex concepts in the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement. Recently, I added entries on summer contracts and Exhibit 9 contracts, the sorts of deals that teams will hand out with frequency in the next couple of months.
  • Zach Links rounds up the best of the blogosphere with Hoops Links on Sundays.
  • If you’re looking to catch up, our Week in Review posts compile the top news and rumors from the past seven days, while our Hoops Rumors Originals posts recap the site’s original content for the week. Both roundups are published every Sunday.
  • Be sure to check out the Featured Posts section on the right sidebar for more original pieces from the Hoops Rumors writing team. Recently, we looked at how salary matching rules affect the structure of the Kevin Love deal, detailed the many moves required for the Pelicans to acquire Omer Asik, and explored why Brendan Haywood‘s oddly structured contract represents a valuable trade chip for the Cavs.
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