Hoops Rumors Originals 8/23/15-8/29/15

Here’s a look back at the original analysis generated by the Hoops Rumors staff this past week…

  • In his weekly column, Sam Amico, the founder and editor of AmicoHoops.net and a broadcast journalist for Fox Sports Ohio, looked at what’s in store for the Trail Blazers this season.
  • If you missed the week’s live chat, you can view the transcript here.
  • Chuck Myron ran down who the longest tenured player for each team currently is.
  • We posted our initial 2016 Free Agent Power Rankings.
  • In a reader poll, Chris Crouse asked who should be the Mavs’ starting center this season, to which the majority responded that JaVale McGee should be on the court for the opening tip.
  • I broke down the 2015/16 salary cap commitments for the Heat, Bucks, Timberwolves, and Pelicans.
  • Chuck looked at how the use of the stretch provision in August helped teams.
  • Dana Gauruder profiled Andre Drummond as an extension candidate, while Will Joseph broke down Jared Sullinger, and Chuck examined Donatas Motiejunas. You can find all of the completed profiles here.
  • Zach Links highlighted some of the better basketball blogs around in his weekly installment of Hoops Links.
  • Chuck took a look back at previous contract negotiations for clients of agent Rich Paul.
  • We asked readers to vote on who they would select if they had the chance to redo the the 2003 NBA Draft. Here are the results for the No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, and No.6 picks.
  • If you missed any of our daily reader-driven discussions, be sure to check out the Community Shootaround archives.
  • Chuck looked at how the class of 2011 followed up their rookie scale deals.
  • I answered reader questions in Hoops Rumors Weekly Mailbag.
  • Here’s how you can follow Hoops Rumors on social media and RSS feeds.
  • We ran down the players expected to hit free agency in 2017.
  • We reviewed our commenting policy. Play nice everyone.
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