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The cap spike has major long-term ramifications.

Bad NBA contracts were everywhere in the 2000s. Some were at relatively low numbers (hello, Brian Cardinal and Jerome James). And others were at eye-popping numbers: Stephon Marbury, Larry Hughes, Erick Dampier, Steve Francis, Eddy Curry, and Raef LaFrentz were all good players who were paid like superstars.

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The commissioner didn’t give a timetable for when an NBA expansion is likely, but whenever it happens, Seattle will be near the top of the list.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in an interview with C.J. McCollum — yes, that C.J. McCollum — that he’s considering the idea of an expansion at some point in the near future. And on the list of cities being highlighted as potential homes to NBA franchises, Seattle is near the top.

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The Warriors already boast three of the greatest shooters of all time. Why did they decide to upgrade their bench shooting with their limited resources?

Around the league, the Golden State Warriors are perhaps known best for their amazing shooting. Their starting backcourt, dubbed the “Splash Brothers,” features Stephen Curry, probably the best shooter of all time, and Klay Thompson, who is not far behind.

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Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter.

Since we have last met at this fine establishment, news has broken that Kyrie Irving wants to be traded away from Cavaliers, preferably to somewhere he can be the real centerpiece and not LeBron's sidekick. I explain the whole situation right here.

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