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5 NBA teams that need to make a move before the trade deadline

With all the memes and the merriment of All-Star Weekend 2017 now officially in the books (not to mention the universe-shattering Boogie Cousins blockbuster), Thursday’s NBA trade deadline looms overs us with an urgency befitting of the Jaws theme. These next few days have the potential to turn pretenders into contenders or contenders into Crying Jordans. So as short-term and long...
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Pierre Garcon sends Instagram message about NFL future

Pierre Garcon will soon be a free agent and took to Instagram with a question about his future in the NFL.Back in 2012, Garcon signed a five-year deal with the Redskins after spending the first four years of his career with the Colts. Beginning on March 9, the veteran receiver will be able to sign another contract, although with what team that happens to be remains to be seen.Regarding...
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Vlade Divac indicates DeMarcus Cousins’ agents killed other deal

Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac seems angry at agents in the aftermath of DeMarcus Cousins being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.Divac had some words for agents in an interview with Sports 1180 KHTK on Monday, strongly implying that it was Cousins’s representatives who scuttled other attempts at a deal. This would explain why Divac told reporters to “talk to those...
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Jimmy Butler expects to stay in Chicago unless ‘something crazy happens’

Jimmy Butler thinks the smart money is on him staying with the Chicago Bulls through the trade deadline. According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday, Butler feels that he won’t be moved unless “something crazy happens.” Cowley also adds that the Bulls have been taking calls on Butler but haven’t been making them. The 27-year-old Butler is Chicago’s franchise...
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Candice Wiggins retires from WNBA, criticizes league culture

Former WNBA standout Candice Wiggins abruptly retired last week at the age of 30, and it had nothing to do with her being physically unable to play anymore.Wiggins told Tod Leonard of the San Diego Union-Tribune that she hated the culture of the league and says she was bullied for being heterosexual.“I wanted to play two more seasons of WNBA, but the experience didn’t lend itself...
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Joe Maddon shows off his tricked-out RV

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is living large.In an appearance on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel set to air Tuesday, Feb. 21, Maddon showed off the luxury RV he spends time in, which boasts no less than four TVs, one and a half bathrooms, and heated floors. Maddon’s RV is already the stuff of legend. It’s known as the “Cousin Eddie,” and it was the site of his very first...
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Report: Mavs not giving up on playoffs, will explore trades

DeMarcus Cousins’ arrival in New Orleans means that the Dallas Mavericks’ climb for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference just got a lot steeper, but it doesn’t mean that they’re giving up hope.ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports on Monday that the Cousins deal won’t impact Dallas’ approach to Thursday’s trade deadline and that they haven’t abandoned...
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Joe Mixon likely to go undrafted in April?

Because of an off-field incident that was similar to the one that ended Ray Rice’s NFL career, former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is a complete wild card heading into the draft. Many believe a team could select Mixon early based on pure talent, but at least one draft analyst is predicting he won’t be drafted at all.Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com believes Mixon will go undrafted...
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Irving: All-Star Game could have better defense in future

Enthusiasm for the defense-optional NBA All-Star Game is quickly fading, and even the players know it.Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving said after Sunday’s All-Star Game that better defense will probably be played in future editions.“I think going forward, the All-Star experience will probably get a little harder in terms of defense,” Irving said, per Joe Vardon of Cleveland...
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Vlade Divac: Kings had better offer for DeMarcus Cousins two days before trade

Sacramento Kings fans who are upset over the DeMarcus Cousins trade probably won’t want to hear what general manager Vlade Divac said at a Monday press conference. Divac told reporters that he had a better offer on the table for Cousins two days prior to pulling the trigger on the trade that sent Cousins to New Orleans. “I had a better deal two days ago,” Divac admitted to...
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Belichick officially updates boat’s name to ‘VII Rings’

Bill Belichick has officially updated his boat’s name to reflect the New England Patriots’ win in Super Bowl LI.Belichick’s boat was originally named “V Rings” but was updated to “VI Rings” after the Pats beat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Then after New England defeated Atlanta, there were questions about when he would update his boat’s name again.Belichick wasted...
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Rockets pursuing Wilson Chandler trade?

The Houston Rockets may be in the mix for another stretch forward. ESPN’s Chris Haynes says on Monday to “keep an eye on” the Rockets in a possible pursuit of Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler. The 29-year-old Chandler, who is averaging 15.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game this season on 45.4 percent from the field and 33.8 from deep, fits the mold of the floor-spacing...
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Rick Ankiel once drank vodka before start to deal with pitching anxiety

Once a highly-touted young pitcher, Rick Ankiel dealt with perhaps the most famous case of the yips of all time. Ankiel famously melted down in the 2000 playoffs, uncorking nine wild pitches and 11 walks in just four innings over three separate appearances. He was never the same pitcher again, and he was so impacted by the playoff meltdown that he drank vodka before making his first...
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Cowboys rework contracts to free $17.3 million in cap space

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly restructured the contracts of two offensive lineman in order to free up significant bucks against the salary cap this offseason.According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Cowboys restructured the contracts of LT Tyron Smith and C Travis Frederick. The restructuring of their deals saves Dallas $17.3 million against the salary cap, which gets them under...
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Report: Celtics were never interested in Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins was apparently nothing more than a false idol for Boston.Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reported on Monday that the Celtics “never had interest” in acquiring Cousins and never had trade talks with or made offers to the Sacramento Kings. Himmelsbach adds that they “simply could not overlook all the warning signs that were associated with Cousins.”Cousins...
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Amukamara trolls himself over Marshawn Lynch photo

Soon-to-be free agent Prince Amukamara will be looking to convince NFL teams he is worthy of a contract this offseason, and he doesn’t think a photo that made the rounds on social media Monday is going to help.ESPN wrote a story about how much the Seattle Seahawks missed running back Marshawn Lynch last season. Unfortunately for Amukamara, the photo that went along with the story...
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Vlade Divac takes shot at DeMarcus Cousins in Kings statement

Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac sent a pretty clear message as to why the team traded DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings officially announced the Cousins deal on Monday, and in the statement doing so, Divac offered the usual thanks to Cousins for his contributions and wished him well. There was one sentence, however, that seemed to go a bit off script, and sent a clear message...
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Report: Jets believe Revis did not throw punch in fight

Darrelle Revis has been charged with four felonies — one of which is aggravated assault — and a misdemeanor for his alleged involvement in a brawl earlier this month, but the New York Jets cornerback is adamant that he did not throw any punches.Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported on Monday that Revis’ representatives have privately told Jets officials that Revis...
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Report: Kings owner thinks Buddy Hield has ‘Steph Curry potential’

Sacramento Kings ownership apparently has a very high opinion of Buddy Hield. Many observers were underwhelmed when the Kings shipped DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans for Hield, a first-round pick, and two players who won’t be in Sacramento’s long-term plans. Apparently, Hield was key to the deal, with owner Vivek Ranadive comparing him to the league’s foremost sharpshooter...
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Report: Jets tampered with Revis through private phones, secret meetings

The Jets were fined $100,000 for tampering with Darrelle Revis two seasons ago after owner Woody Johnson said publicly that he would love to have the cornerback, who was still with the Patriots at the time, back in New York. Apparently Johnson’s comments were only a fraction of the violations committed by the team.Johnson’s comments came in December 2014, roughly one month before...
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Calipari shoots down talk of him leaving Kentucky for Pelicans

John Calipari has been the subject of so many NBA rumors that he’s going out of his way to try to shut them down before they even get started now.After two of his former Kentucky players, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, were reunited with the New Orleans Pelicans, Calipari responded to a non-serious question about leaving Kentucky to coach New Orleans with a very serious answer...
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Report: Carmelo prefers trade to Clippers or Lakers

With the NBA trade deadline just three days away, it appears highly unlikely that Carmelo Anthony will be traded. But if the New York Knicks do make a last-ditch effort to move the 32-year-old superstar, they may only bother calling two other teams.Marc Berman of the New York Post reported on Sunday that the odds are “heavily against” the Knicks trading Anthony by Thursday. Anthony...
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Report: Kings to waive Matt Barnes after Cousins trade

The Sacramento Kings have made some big changes surrounding All-Star weekend, and Matt Barnes is reportedly about to become a part of them.According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Kings are expected to waive Barnes in order to clear the roster space they need to complete the DeMarcus Cousins deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins was traded to the Pelicans on Sunday night for guards...
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Report: Celtics focused on acquiring Jimmy Butler

For some people, there was a bit of surprise that the Boston Celtics didn’t seem to be more active in the DeMarcus Cousins sweepstakes. Apparently, that’s because they have their eyes on a different superstar. According to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, the Celtics weren’t more involved because their focus is on trying to trade for Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler. Butler...
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Isaiah Thomas has funny reaction to Cousins trade

More than a few people are surprised with how little the Sacramento Kings got in return from the New Orleans Pelicans in the DeMarcus Cousins trade, and Isaiah Thomas is right there with those people.Thomas, who was teammates with Cousins in Sacramento for three seasons before he was traded to the Boston Celtics, implied on Twitter that he believes the Kings were robbed. The Kings...
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