Dion Waiters has a team. We can all go home now

Once the Gordon Hayward domino fell, NBA free agent moves began clicking into place. On Wednesday one of the runner-up teams for Hayward — the Miami Heat — reacted by locking up The Dion Waiters to a 4-year, $52 million deal. Waiters bet on himself that summer by taking a short deal to prove his worth (despite the insane money being thrown around in 2016). It paid off big time. Miami is also reportedly close to a deal with James Johnson.

The busy Thunder finished their work by locking up Andre Roberson on a 3-year, $30 million deal, yet another bargain for an elite wing defender (albeit one who cannot shoot a lick). OKC’s shooting problems will be real, but this might be a top-5 defensive club this season. That plus Russell Westbrook is dangerous.

Now we’re cooking — this is some real high-octane action movie stuff. Just look how he zooms down the freeway (obeying speed limits) while doing whatever it takes to get to his destination (while following all traffic regulations). And you can’t hear it here, but the tasteful Leon Bridges soundtrack gives the scene an artful touch.

Now this is where Griffin’s directorial wizardry comes into play — just look at this gorgeous, film noir-style black-and-white shot of his vehicle of choice. Like his play style on the court, Griffin’s cinematography is both powerful and pristine.

“On the moon I milly rock,” Blake Griffin seems to be saying with this extremely strange scene, one that, while visually stimulating, creates an atmosphere of uncertainty and amazement. Where did he even get this astronaut Cheap Jerseys Zoom costume — or is he really in space?

What does it all mean? I don’t posture to know — but what Cheap Kids NBA Jerseys I do know is that after basketball, Blake Griffen has a promising career in film.

Cavaliers were close to landing Paul George but Pacers backed out of trade, report says

The Cavaliers have had a stagnant offseason but it apparently wasn’t for the lack of effort.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said on “The Jump” Tuesday the Cavs, under interim general manager Koby Altman, were actually very close to getting a trade done for former Pacers All-Star Paul George.

“Koby Altman was very close to a deal on June 30th for Paul George,” Wojnarowski reported. “It was so close, in fact, that Indiana was about to give permission to Paul George to get on the phone with Dan Gilbert. Indiana backed out of it and did the Oklahoma City deal.”

The Pacers accepted the best offer for George which was with the Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Even though that may not seem like a gigantic haul, it’s more than the Cavaliers wanted to give up as they have reportedly been unwilling to part ways with Kevin Love this offseason.

“Listen, [Gregg Popovich] been doing this for 10 years, 12 years, 15 years and everybody was like, ‘You know what? That’s the smartest thing Pop has ever done,” James said, via ESPN.com. “Give his guys a couple games off and here they go and win five championships. That’s the smartest thing.’ But some of our coaches in our league don’t have the stature that Pop has and our head coach doesn’t have it, so he gets killed for it.

“So, I got to keep winning to help my coach be able to have a reason why he can sit his players.”

A week before James was benched, Popovich rested his stars as New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys did Warriors coach Steve Kerr Cheap Kids NBA Jerseys in an anticipated Saturday night matchup between the two teams much to the chagrin of fans and ABC.