Welcome to the debut of The Inscriber : Digital Magazine’s new daily/weekend news roundup, The Byline Report, which is a contemplation of news events that are current and relevant. Short and sweet, The Byline Report will touch upon events with a blurb of facts and information, along with a dash of snarkiness and opinion. Without further adieu, here are the new events from July 29 – August 3, that are making headlines now.
Keep track what is going on in the NBA with free agent signings for the 2013-2014 season. Team signings: Atlanta Hawks: DeMarre Carroll signs two-year deal Paul Millsap inks two-year deal Re-signs Kyle Korver for four-years Boston Celtics: Brooklyn Nets: Andray Blatche re-signs for one-year Shaun Livingston signs for one-year Charlotte Bobcats: Al Jefferson signs 3-year deal Re-signs Josh McRoberts for two-years Chicago Bulls: Signs Mike Dunleavy for two-years Re-signs Nazr Mohammed for one-year Cleveland
The Houston Rockets have made a move that made it clear there's interested in acquiring free-agent Dwight Howard. In order to do this Houston traded Thomas Robinson to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for two future second-round picks and the draft rights to Kostas Papnikolau and Marko Todorovic. It cannot be finalized until the moratorium ends on July 10th. Robinson got selected with the fifth overall pick in the
When rumors surfaced a few days ago that stated LaMarcus Aldridge was unhappy in Portland and wanting a trade, denial from Aldridge was completely expected. Aldridge being one of the teams cornerstones along with Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, and Nicholas Batum, there was absolutely no way the Blazers would succumb to any sort of demands to trade Aldridge. The denial came Saturday. In an e-mail to The Oregonian, according to
The 2013 NBA Draft will begin shortly. Questions remain on who will go no.1 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, what trades will get made and if teams that don't have a pick like the Golden State Warriors might make a move to acquire a draft pick.
In 2005 the NBA made the now infamous rule (one-and-done) that put an age limit on when an individual can declare for the draft. Arguably the two biggest impact to the game has been the lack of developing talent at the college level, which has translated to poor play at the professional level. While it became necessary for the league to make changes to the draft, commissioner David Stern failed to understand the ramifications