PBT Extra: Carmelo Anthony will be a Rocket, but will he accept new role?

PBT Extra: Carmelo Anthony will be a Rocket, but will he accept new role?

PBT Extra: Carmelo Anthony will be a Rocket, but will he accept new role?
— Read on nba.nbcsports.com/2018/07/20/pbt-extra-carmelo-anthony-will-be-a-rocket-but-will-he-accept-new-role/

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DeMarcus Cousins on Warriors: ‘This was my nuclear bomb. My last resort.’

DeMarcus Cousins on Warriors: ‘This was my nuclear bomb. My last resort.’

DeMarcus Cousins on Warriors: ‘This was my nuclear bomb. My last resort.’
— Read on nba.nbcsports.com/2018/07/18/demarcus-cousins-on-warriors-this-was-my-nuclear-bomb-my-last-resort/

Teams With A Chance To Beat Warriors In Post Season

With the NBA Free Agency upon us and teams trying to figure how to beat the Warriors in the playoffs. I believe only three teams have a chance to dethrone the Warriors.

Houston Rockets

This is the team with the best shot at beating the champs. With the resigning of Chris Paul the Rockets are going to make another run at the Warriors. Losing Trevor Ariza to the Suns hurts the Rockets defensively. The Rockets will need to make some more player moves to replace Ariza.

Boston Celtics

Next are the Celtics who pushed Cleveland to the Eastern Conference Finals without Kyrie Irving or Gordon Hayward. Brad Stevens did  a great job coaching up his team and will them to the next level of the playoffs. This is good young team that plays together. They are an elite defensive team already who needs to improve offensively. Irving and Hayward will help the offense improve.

Philadelphia 76ers

This young team overachieved last season led by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. With a little more seasoning this team can reach elite level status. Philly will need to make some player moves to complete the roster for a playoff run.

This list may shrink or expand after all the NBA player movement is completed. Stay tune for the installment.

 

NBA Free Agency Day 1

July 1

Raptors sign Fred VanVleet to two-year, $18 million deal
Chris Paul signs with Houston for 4 years/$160 million
Paul George announces deal with OKC on a 4-year, $137 million max deal

Will Barton re-signs with Denver for four years, $50 million
Aron Baynes back to the Celtics on 2-year, $11 million deal
Rudy Gay will stay with the Spurs on a one-year, $10 million contract

DeAndre Jordan, Mavericks verbally agree to deal in $24 million ballpark
Nets re-sign sharpshooter Joe Harris to 2-year deal worth $16 million
Jerami Grant re-signs with Thunder for 3 years, $27 million

Phoenix Suns use all their cap space on Trevor Ariza

Pacers agree to 3-year, $22M deal with Doug McDermott
Ed Davis signs with Nets for 1-year, $4.4 million
Derrick Rose returns to Minnesota on 1-year, $2.2 million deal
Omri Casspri agrees to 1-year deal with the Grizzlies
Marco Belinelli returns to Spurs for 2-years, $12 million
Gerald Green returns to Houston on a 1-year, $2.4 million
Blazers Agree To Terms With Nik Stauskas