Top 10 Best Contracts Signed in the NBA Off Season- An Ode to the Spurs

  With the new television money one year in the NBA, there’s been plenty of money spent this past offseason.  Finding bargains can actually be tougher because of how quickly salary inflation can outpace the cap expansion.  This year, more than ever, organizational stature mattered bigger than any other factor, including money.  Show a free agent the ability to be a consistently winning franchise, and money in some cases became incidental.  Plus, being the San …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #15 Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor wins a very special award today, the highest player on the #HCHot50 not* to win a ring award. How he landed in the top 15 without a ring or MVP award is rather incredible. Baylor was a scoring machine, bizarre that he, Wilt Chamberlain, and Jerry West aren’t mentioned more in the top trio’s all time conversation. Even if they only had a two season run. (All three are in the top 15 …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #16 Moses Malone

  Moses Malone was a brute on the boards, a scoring machine, a Champion, and a MVP on three separate occasions. He left nothing on the table when he retired. (Malone is one of only nine players to win three or more MVP awards, one of eight if we take away ABA designations.) The Chairman of The Boards leaves behind one heck of a legacy; a six time rebounding champ, the all time leader in …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #17 Karl Malone

  The mail was on time, it was delivered with power, and it was dealt with precision. A ring may have been lost somewhere along the way, but other than that small package Karl Malone delivered the goodies. Malone is rated second highest of all listed players on the #HCHot50 not to win a ring. One can only imagine what Malone’s legacy would’ve been, had the Jazz dispatched the Bulls on even one of their two …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #18 Charles Barkley

  Charles Barkley is a legend; to the older generation he was a hard working and hustling machine, they watched him battle night in, and night out for 15 years.. To the younger generation he was a controversial entertainer, a former legend, who ultimately had no problem saying outlandish things on or off the court. It’s not surprising Barkley finds himself this high on the list, he was under-sized, over-matched, and still prevailed, battling all the …

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