About Amico Hoops

Amico Hoops was founded in July 2015 by veteran NBA writer and FOX Sports Ohio personality Sam Amico. The website covers the entire world of pro basketball, from rumors to breaking news to columns and features.

Along with running Amico Hoops, Amico appears regularly on FOX Sports Ohio’s basketball programming and multiple radio stations throughout the country as a guest NBA analyst. He is also a corresponding editor for United Press International.

Amico is entering his fourth season as co-host (with Jeff Phelps) of the weekly Cavaliers in the Paint show on FOX Sports Ohio, and makes regular appearances on Cavaliers Live, as well Drennan Live on SportsTime Ohio.

His NBA coverage has appeared in USA Today, the Boston Herald, the New York Post and numerous other publications. Amico has written three books about basketball and lives in Medina, Ohio, with his wife Katie and their three sons.

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  1. I love your steady, reasoned comments on the Cavs. Keep it up.
    I’ve been imaginatively playing with the current Cavs roster to come up with the best lineup. The one starting lineup that keeps coming back to me, again-and-again, is Irving at the ONE, Shumpert at the TWO, Smith at the THREE, Love at the FOUR, and LeBron at the FIVE. This gives Cleveland a formidable “small-ball” lineup, while increasing the second unit’s skill set to off-the-charts. 2nd unit 1-5: Delly; Williams; Jefferson; Varejao; Thompson. With this depth chart, the 3rd team finally looks usable: Cunningham; Harris; Jones; Kaun; Mozgov. Although LeBron at center gives the Cavs innumerable advantages, I’m not sure that LeBron would ever want to play center on a regular basis. BUT!!! LeBron can out-jump any center in the NBA; Lebron can out-dribble any center in the NBA; LeBron can defend the post better than any NBA center; LeBron can out-shoot any center in the NBA; LeBron is physically stronger than any center in the NBA; LeBron weighs as much as half the centers in the NBA. I would really like to hear your comments about LeBron at center, especially since this lineup would take full advantage of our excellent guards.

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  3. Question about free agency. Golden state currently does not have the cap room to sign Kevin Durant. So if he chose to go there, they’d have to make trades. Technically couldn’t other teams refuse to eat the contracts of Iggy, Bogut, Livingston and block the signing?

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