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Carmelo Anthony does not understand direction of Knicks

The New York Knicks made no moves at the NBA trade deadline, and Carmelo Anthony wonders if that was part of the plan or the result of the absence of one. After the deadline passed on Thursday, Anthony was asked if he understands the direction the team is heading in. He was quite blunt. “No, not now. No, to be honest with you,” Anthony said, via Ian Begley of ESPN.com. “I think...
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Chad Kelly might show up to combine despite not being invited

The NFL recently withdrew its invitation to Chad Kelly for the upcoming Scouting Combine, but that may not stop the Ole Miss quarterback from showing up.In an email to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Kelly’s agent Duray Oubre said the quarterback’s camp is “still considering the possibility of traveling to the Combine along with Chad.”As Florio notes, there may be a situation...
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Rob Gronkowski: 'No doubt’ be ready for start of 2017 season

The New England Patriots were able to win a Super Bowl without star tight end Rob Gronkowski, but it sounds like they will not have to think about playing without him in Week 1 of the 2017 season.In an interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion this week, Gronkowski was not ambiguous when asked if he will be ready for the start of next season.“Yes,” he said emphatically. “For sure...
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Shaq gets into epic Twitter brawl with JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee was once again ridiculed by Shaquille O’Neal and his “Inside the NBA” colleagues on Thursday night, and the veteran center has had enough.McGee, who has found himself a nice job as a role player with the Golden State Warriors, has been the biggest star of Shaq’s TNT segment “Shaqtin’ a Fool” over the years. With McGee playing fairly well on a quality team...
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Teams could not get in touch with Phil Jackson before trade deadline

The New York Knicks made no moves at the trade deadline Thursday, despite rumors that persisted for weeks about Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose potentially being dealt. For at least one team, not being able to get a hold of Phil Jackson was an obstacle that stood in the way of a deal.One NBA general manager told Frank Isola of the New York Daily News last week in New Orleans that...
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Kristaps Porzingis tweets, then deletes image about struggles

Kristaps Porzingis tweeted and then quickly deleted an image on Thursday night that seemed to be about struggles.The image showed a person on a bicycle headed to a finish line, riding a straight path. Beneath that was a similar image of a person on a bicycle riding towards a goal, but there were many impediments along the way: Porzingis’ tweet is quite reflective of reality and...
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Report: Ben Simmons gets bad news on CT scan

The Philadelphia 76ers were awaiting results on a CT scan Ben Simmons was set to undergo on his foot Thursday, and a report says things did not go well.WIP’s John Barchard reported on Twitter that he heard the scan “didn’t go as planned,” which puts Simmons’ season in doubt. Adding to that speculation was Simmons putting a sad face on his Snapchat. The last scan Simmons...
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Draymond Green has funny trash talk for Paul Pierce

Draymond Green has no chill. And Paul Pierce knows it.Green wasted no time kicking off the trash talk during Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.After Blake Griffin went to the free throw line in the first minute of the game, Green offered some trash talk to Pierce, who was on the Clippers’ bench. Green joked with Pierce about not being good enough for a farewell...
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Report: Andrew Bogut eligible to sign with Warriors

Andrew Bogut could actually return to the Golden State Warriors once he is a free agent. But would the Warriors have interest in signing him? That’s another question.Bogut was traded by the Dallas Mavericks to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday as part of the Nerlens Noel deal. Philly was looking to trade Bogut before the deadline passed but was unable to do so. They are likely...
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Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth team up for ‘Step Brothers’ photo

The Washington Nationals held picture day on Thursday, and Bryce Harper teamed with Jayson Werth for one heck of a photo.The duo recreated the often-memed photo from the comedy “Step Brothers.” Harper even included a quote from the movie when sharing the picture on Twitter. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the pictures: And this nice Photoshop job by Yahoo Sports on Twitter...
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John Farrell disappointed in Rusney Castillo for not running out ground ball

Rusney Castillo is already cast as a major bust in Boston — but his latest act of disappointment is more an issue of effort rather than skill. Castillo failed to run out a ground ball during an exhibition against Northeastern University on Thursday in what turned into a double play. There was one out at the time of his grounder to short, and Castillo thought there were too. Red...
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Michael Wilbon goes after Dan Le Batard over Magic Johnson criticism

Dan Le Batard heard it from all comers on Thursday after his criticism of Magic Johnson, but the most notable response came from Michael Wilbon. Le Batard criticized the Lakers making Magic their President of Basketball Operations in an effort to turn around the franchise. He said many have been duped by Magic’s personality in charm into giving him gigs which he’s failed at....
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Report: Bulls pushed for Andre Roberson in deal with Thunder

The Chicago Bulls must really want to corner the market on non-shooters.According to a report by K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, the Bulls “pushed hard” for Andre Roberson to be included in their deadline day deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the Thunder resisted, preferring instead to re-sign Roberson. The Bulls ultimately settled instead for Cameron...
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Report: Hawks made aggressive offers for Jimmy Butler, Paul George

Jimmy Butler and Paul George remained with their respective teams through Thursday’s trade deadline, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying on the part of the rest of the Eastern Conference. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Atlanta Hawks made “aggressive draft pick-centric trade offers” for both Butler and George. The Hawks had their own first-rounder this year (likely to...
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Joel Embiid: 76ers misled media about my injury timeframe

Joel Embiid is not happy with the way the Philadelphia 76ers publicly handled his knee injury.Embiid says that he was told by the team he would be out a few weeks with his knee injury, but they told the media he was day-to-day, leading to more attention to his situation than necessary.“I was told that I was going to kind of miss two or three weeks,” Embiid said Thursday via Philly...
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Willie Taggart freezing out reporter who broke workout story

Willie Taggart’s brief tenure as Oregon’s new head football coach has been rife with media tension. And he isn’t exactly making things better.Taggart is freezing out the reporter who broke the story about the team’s workouts that left three players hospitalized last month and led to the suspension of the program’s new strength coach.Taggart says he spoke with Andrew Greif...
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Chris Bosh joining TNT as analyst

Chris Bosh will be visible to NBA fans over the next month, but it won’t be for playing in games.TNT announced on Thursday that Bosh will serve as an analyst for them: According to the Sun-Sentinel, Bosh will serve as an analyst as part of TNT’s “Players Only” group on the next five Monday nights. He will join Isiah Thomas, Chris Webber and Baron Davis on that team.Bosh has...
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P.J. Tucker was reportedly acquired by Raptors with LeBron James in mind

Did the Toronto Raptors make a trade deadline deal to get a player who will ultimately be tasked with agitating LeBron James? It sounds like the answer is yes.ESPN’s Marc Stein said Thursday that the Raptors’ addition of forward P.J. Tucker from Phoenix had to do with James, who may end up facing Toronto again in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Tucker is a tough, strong, defensive...
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Deron Williams could sign with Cavs if waived buy Mavericks

The Cleveland Cavaliers may not have added anyone at the trade deadline — Kyle Korver excluded — but that doesn’t mean they won’t improve their roster. The Cavaliers are exploring options to sign players who have been bought out of contracts. One such player could be Deron Williams, who would work to sign with the Cavaliers if waived by Dallas, according to TNT’s David...
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Cameron Payne will have chance to shine with Bulls

The Chicago Bulls are preparing to give new acquisition Cameron Payne every chance to make the point guard position his own.After dealing Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson to Oklahoma City to get Payne, it was made pretty clear that the Bulls are essentially ready to hand the keys over to the 22-year old. The Thunder also felt very strongly about Payne, but simply accepted that he was...
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Kevin Durant wants to be NBA GM or owner after playing career

Kevin Durant tries not to pay too much attention to trade rumors at the deadline and during the offseason, but he doesn’t want to ignore them altogether. If he shields himself from that part of the business entirely, it may be more difficult for him to achieve his post-playing career goals.While speaking to reporters at practice on Thursday, Durant said he hopes to one day own...
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Report: Mavericks discussing buyout with Deron Williams

The Dallas Mavericks look as though they are preparing to go into the future with an emphasis on their young talent.To that end, the Mavericks are reportedly working towards a buyout for point guard Deron Williams, which would turn the position over to undrafted rookie Yogi Ferrell. The Cavaliers, who have long been interested in a backup playmaker, will almost certainly pursue Williams...
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T-Wolves reportedly backed away from Ricky Rubio-Derrick Rose trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves had a Ricky Rubio for Derrick Rose trade to consider at the deadline, but they reportedly backed away.ESPN’s Marc Stein says Minnesota could have traded Rubio for Rose straight up but declined the deal. Minnesota may have declined a trade for Rose for a few reasons.Rose is on an expiring contract and will be a free agent after the season, while Rubio...
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10 biggest NBA trade deadline takeaways

[clears throat and does best ancient Roman accent]ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? IS THIS NOT WHY YOU ARE HERE?!?After countless visits to the Woj bomb shelter and copious mashing of the F5 button, this year’s NBA trade deadline is now in the rearview mirror — but not before New Orleans became a Boogie Wonderland, Jeanie Buss executed Order 66, and Danny Ainge slept through all of his...
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Report: 76ers still trying to trade Jahlil Okafor

If you thought the Philadelphia 76ers were done trying to trade big men after shipping Nerlens Noel to Dallas, think again.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, the Sixers continue to seek a trade involving Jahlil Okafor even after trading Noel away. Apparently this is not an either-or proposition if Okafor is still available. He was the more widely-rumored departure in...
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