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September 26, 2014 Updates

LeBron James: "In the process, I lost some weight. Then, in the process, stories came out I did it because of this juncture in my career. I’m 29 years old, and I can still fly above the rim. I don’t need to lose weight to do that, not at this point in my career. The great thing I got out of it was to see, how can my body transform? So, as I get older in my career, if I need to lose some weight or shed some weight, I know exactly where I can get down to. But it had nothing to do with basketball. But it did make me quicker, so it helps our team." NBCSports.com

The interesting thing about the Cavaliers-Celtics trade is that it positions Cleveland to do the exact same thing next summer, since after this season Haywood’s deal is non-guaranteed at $10,522,500 and Bogans’ deal is non-guaranteed at $5,513,435. That means that Hopson (and several other small pieces) allowed the Cavaliers to acquire over $16 million in attractive non-guaranteed deals for next summer. By stockpiling these non-guaranteed deals, Cleveland could trade for a star-level player and the team parting ways with the star wouldn’t have to take back a single dollar. Throw in some draft picks and maybe a young asset, and suddenly Cleveland has a very interesting package to offer as they try to further improve their star-studded core of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Basketball Insiders

September 25, 2014 Updates


It will be very hard to surpass the No. 1 player on the list – especially now that he's back..


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