Mark Deeks

Username: markdeeks
E-mail: admin@shamsports.com
Number of Posts: 172
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2017 NBA Manifesto
June 29th, 2017

Hello! I am Mark, the owner and sole proprietor of this website, ShamSports.com. A few months ago, someone said to me, “why don’t you produce NBA content any more?” The comment, meant with genuine intrigue, still proved irksome. “I do”, I answered. “I watch more than ever. I talk about it. I still write a […]

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Complete History Of NBA Luxury Tax Payments, 2001-2015
July 9th, 2015

This website and its sole proprietor keep a spreadsheet containing to-the-dollar information on all luxury tax paid to date, updated annually. Here is the latest update. In the 14 seasons since the luxury tax was created, it has been applicable in twelve seasons; in twelve eleven seasons, 26 NBA franchises have paid over $1.1 billion […]

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2015 NBA Summer League Rosters – Brooklyn
July 4th, 2015

Darius Adams A 6’2 scoring guard, Adams is trying to emulate David Logan and go from Division 2 Indianapolis right to the highest levels of professional basketball. And he’s doing a bloody good job of it. In fact, he’s already done it. A scoring machine, Adams has worked his way to the Spanish ACB in […]

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2015 NBA Summer League Rosters – L.A. Clippers
July 4th, 2015

Branden Dawson From this year’s NCAA small forwards list: Dawson is a power forward in a shooting guard’s body, which of course makes him a small forward by default. He is undersized but explosive, and capable of defending inside and outside. Capable in various matchups, Dawson can match up at the two, three and four […]

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The Second 2014 Tremendous Basketball Player Names Tournament – Sweet Sixteen
November 6th, 2014

(Click image to enlarge.) From the “screw it, we might as well finish it” archives comes the continuation of this aborted attempt at a sequel to the initial Ridiculous Names Tournament. This series originally ran on another site, but that site decided to close down indefinitely for whatever reason, which halted the series. Nevertheless, we […]

How Agents Make Money Out Of Rookie Contracts
September 26th, 2014

(originally posted elsewhere) The general rule for agents is that their earnings off of negotiated player contracts are capped at 4% of the player’s salary. Indeed, 4% is an assumed amount unless otherwise agreed upon, as outlined in section 3(B) of the Standard Player Agent Contract: If the Player receives compensation in excess of the minimum […]

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The Second 2014 Tremendous Basketball Player Names Tournament – Second Round
September 9th, 2014

(Click here for first round matchups. Also, click image to enlarge.) The first round over, and there weren’t too many upsets. All 1, 2 and 3 seeds made it through, although Nelson Mandela only just beat the plucky Sydney Smallbone, and Ivana Mandic only barely squeaked out the legendary World B. Free by a couple […]

The Second 2014 Tremendous Basketball Player Names Tournament – First Round
August 31st, 2014

Funny names are funny, and the idea of bracketing a bunch of them is not new. The Name of the Year competition started back in 1983, before the author of this bracket was even a sperm, and that baton has been passed to new ownership, who last year awarded Leo Moses Spornstarr the 2013 winner […]

Sorry guys, Carmelo Anthony did not get $62 million in advance
August 16th, 2014

(originally posted elsewhere) For the most part, NBA players are paid on the first and fifteenth of every month, with a standard of 24 paydays per calendar year. Players earning more than the minimum can agree to 12 payments over six months or 36 payments over eighteen months, yet the norm is the norm. There […]

Jusuf Nurkic revisited
August 7th, 2014

This post from yesterday talks about how Nuggets draftee Jusuf Nurkic was set to receive less than 120% of the rookie scale, the customary amount. And in doing so, it was mentioned that he would be the highest first round pick to ever do so. Not quite. It turns out this is a misreporting on […]

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