Reports: Cleveland Cavaliers to make qualifying offer to Rodney Hood

Cavs will also pick up center Kendrick Perkins’ $2.5 million non-guaranteed contract for next season
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Rodney Hood re-emerged in Game 3 of The Finals, scoring 15 points in the loss.

I raise my hand as a part of the problem. When the Miami Heat decided to bring the big three together — myself, LeBron James, Chris Bosh — in 2009, the game changed. Players understand their power. I don’t see that slowing down. I see the next generation — my son’s generation — getting even tighter.

— Dwyane Wade, in an interview with Bloomberg, acknowledging the impact of the SuperFriends in Miami — superstar packing — as, increasingly, the only way for teams to compete for championships going forward.

Nurkic is also in a tough spot as a free agent who expects more than the midlevel but won’t likely be a target of the teams with cap space to offer more than that. Non-centers could face the same Chandler Jones Authentic Jersey issue. If they don’t re-sign with their current teams after one-year balloon payments, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of the Los Angeles Lakers and J.J. Redick of the Philadelphia 76ers will have a tough time getting offers for more than the midlevel.

After all, just eight teams figure to start free agency with more cap space than the non-taxpayer midlevel. Of those teams, the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings seem likely to use their space to facilitate trades, and the Lakers and 76ers will surely be focused on pursuing superstars, starting with LeBron James. That leaves just three teams looking to sign non-max free agents for more than the midlevel: Dallas, Phoenix and the Indiana Pacers. If those four teams aren’t interested, players will have few options.

Already, we’ve seen the prospect of a frigid free-agent market scare more players (17) into picking up their options than the past two summers combined (nine). So players and agents won’t be totally caught off guard by less money being available this time around. Nonetheless, free Womens Dave Keon Jersey agents who missed out on the 2016 bonanza may have a hard time understanding why they won’t share in those spoils based entirely on bad timing.Destination LeBron: Where could King James land this summer?

So where will the King find his throne? We look at the most likely options now that he’s declined his player option.