Twitter and NBA Free Agency

In age of Twitter NBA Free Agency much more accessible for fans

The news just broke that former Clippers center and unrestricted free agent, DeAndre Jordan, has reportedly come to terms with the Dallas Mavericks, and if you been following NBA Free Agency on Twitter, this should come as no surprise to you.

Even before NBA Free Agency officially started on July 1st, Twitter was all over the latest rumors and information.  You want the latest on that DeAndre Jordan deal?  Check Twitter.  Curious about the latest developments involving where power forward LaMarcus Aldridge might end up?  Check Twitter.  Just what in the world is going on in the front offices of perennial powerhouses like the Los Angeles Lakers or New York Knicks?  You guessed it, check Twitter.  It is easily the biggest social media platform to score breaking news on your favorite teams and players.

Twitter NBA Free AgencyWhile there are thousands of Twitter accounts that report on the NBA, to get the most reliable information there are two must follows.  Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) in an NBA beat writer for Yahoo! Sports and is usually ahead of the game whether it comes to Free Agency or the NBA Draft.  Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) is the senior NBA writer for the self-proclaimed “World Wide Leader in Sports” ESPN, and is a great follow for all NBA signings, trades and information.

Twitter NBA Free AgencyHowever, while it’s the best and most reliable way of getting your NBA Free Agency news, Twitter isn’t the only digital platform in town.  Cleveland Cavaliers power forward announced he was re-signing with the Cavs via a new website called The Player’s Tribune.  The website, founded by former New York Yankee shortstop, Derek Jeter, attempts to give the athlete a chance to get the word out to their fans without the use of reporters.

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