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Report: Kings to release veteran Aaron Afflalo

Just one day following an NBA Draft in which the Sacramento Kings landed three first round picks with high hopes, the team is now clearing playing time for those young players.The Kings will reportedly release veteran guard Aaron Afflalo before his contract becomes guaranteed on June 23, as first reported by Shams Charania of the Vertical. This not only frees up more playing time...
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Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suspended two games for DUI arrest

Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been suspended two games by the NBA for a recent traffic stop that ended with Caldwell-Pope arrested for driving under the influence.The NBA specifically cited “pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, in violation of the law of the State of Michigan,” as the reason for suspending the Pistons shooter, per...
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Lonzo Ball listed as early favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year

Only one day after the NBA Draft, prognosticators already have an eye on the Rookie of the Year race for 2017-2018. The award for this past season has yet to be passed out, but that didn’t stop Bovada from releasing odds for next season’s award. Lonzo Ball, selected with the 2nd overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers, tops the list as the early favorite for the honor. The former...
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Conor McGregor’s coach says tentative plans include a return to UFC in 2017

In an exclusive piece written for Irish sports news site The42, Conor McGregor’s coach detailed the mindset and motivations for the fighter’s upcoming boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. In the midst of the puff piece about his friend and client, coach John Kavanagh dropped a juicy nugget of information as well.Kavanaugh mentions in the piece he wrote for the42 that he expects...
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Malik Monk admits he thought he would be a Knick

Depending on your perspective, Malik Monk may have dodged a major bullet in Thursday’s draft.After he was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 11 overall pick, the former Kentucky star made a somewhat surprising admission.“I actually thought the Knicks would take me,” said Monk, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.Kentucky head coach John Calipari made similar...
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Report: Mets willing to trade veterans like Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson

Having fallen well out of the playoff picture, the New York Mets appear willing to turnover much of their roster for young talent. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Mets are now willing to hear offers for a variety of veterans in their clubhouse. Olney goes as far to call New York “open for business”. Having lost seven of their last eight, the Mets may have recently changed...
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Brett Brown hints Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons may start season on minutes limit

The Philadelphia 76ers will have to keep trusting the healing process as well. Speaking with reporters on Friday, Sixers head coach Brett Brown was asked if frontcourt duo Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons would be able to start the season without a minutes restriction. “I think it’s ambitious,” Brown replied, according to Marshall Harris of CSN Philly. “We’ve all been around...
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Report: Celtics, Suns, and Nuggets all attempted to trade for Jimmy Butler

When Bulls forward Jimmy Butler was shipped from Chicago to Minnesota for a smaller haul than expected, many began to wonder what other teams were involved in trade talks and what they offered. Now, we may have a better idea. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, and Denver Nuggets all engaged in trade negotiations with Chicago before bowing out. Boston...
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Report: Jimmy Butler’s attitude toward Fred Hoiberg made players ‘uncomfortable’

There has been a lot of talk about the Chicago Bulls not getting enough in return from the Minnesota Timberwolves with the Jimmy Butler trade, but that may have something to do with teams knowing Butler’s relationship with his coach had soured.In a lengthy feature about how the Butler trade came together, ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported that it was essentially a known fact that the...
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Jeremy Kerley ‘didn’t have a lot of respect’ for former Jets OC

Jeremy Kerley had his worst season as a pro with the New York Jets in 2015 before he became a key piece of the San Francisco 49ers’ offense last season. I guess that’s what happens when you have an offensive coordinator you respect.In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, Kerley spoke about catching only 16 passes in 16 games back in 2015. He blamed former Jets offensive...
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Mike Trout reportedly wanted to sign ‘lifetime deal’ with Angels

Mike Trout will be just 28 years old when he becomes eligible to hit free agency after the 2020 season, and the Los Angeles Angels are going to have to pay an astronomical amount of money in order to keep him. According to a report, Trout proposed an idea back in 2014 that could have prevented him from ever having to sign another MLB contract.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was told...
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Report: Celtics believe they can sign George to extension

The Boston Celtics were reportedly in serious discussions with the Indiana Pacers about a Paul George trade on Thursday, and those talks are not necessarily dead just because the 2017 NBA Draft has come and gone.The Celtics are still loaded with future first-round picks, and the Pacers may be looking at a total rebuild. It seems unlikely that Boston would give up much in a trade...
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Matt Forte expected to be ‘offensive workhorse’ for Jets?

Matt Forte is one of only a handful of players the New York Jets have left that have already celebrated their 30th birthday, but he is expected to remain a huge part of the team’s offense in 2017.While there has been some speculation that Forte could end up being the next veteran released by the Jets, Connor Hughes of NJ Advanced Media predicts that Forte will be an “offensive...
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Pacers president: Paul George wanting to leave is a ‘gut punch’

The Indiana Pacers had to have known there was a legitimate chance Paul George wouldn’t sign an extension with the team, but that didn’t make the official word any easier to handle.After the NBA Draft Thursday night, Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard revealed that he has not spoken to George since before the 27-year-old informed the team he plans on leaving...
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Report: Chiefs GM John Dorsey was ‘blindsided’ by firing

The Kansas City Chiefs made a surprising decision this week to fire general manager John Dorsey, who had been with the team in that role since 2013. Typically moves of that nature come immediately after the season — not two months after the NFL Draft.Something had to have been up, right?If so, Dorsey wasn’t aware of it. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Dorsey...
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Josh Jackson canceled Celtics workout as they were flying out to meet him

The Boston Celtics used the third overall pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night on former Duke star Jayson Tatum, and it sounds like their decision was made simple by the refusal of another player to meet with them.Just before the draft began, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge revealed that Kansas swingman Josh Jackson canceled his workout with the team while...
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Horry believes Lakers will distance themselves from LaVar Ball

LaVar Ball said all along that his son Lonzo was going to be drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, and he was proven right on Thursday night. Does that mean the Lakers are going all-in on the Big Baller Brand? Robert Horry highly doubts it.Horry, who played seven seasons in L.A. and won three championships there, expects the Lakers to distance themselves from LaVar Ball and his outspoken...
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Deputy commissioner Mark Tatum cracks up as fans start yelling picks (Video)

Things tend to get a bit silly late in the second round of the NBA Draft, and the 2017 edition was no exception. As is customary, numerous reporters, generally led early on by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, tweeted out upcoming selections well ahead of when they were announced on stage. That continued in the second round, with Wojnarowski’s colleague, Shams Charania, spoiling...
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Report: Rajon Rondo buyout ‘a possibility’ for Bulls, Dwyane Wade will opt in

The Chicago Bulls may be about to blow it all up. Sam Amick of USA Today reported that, in light of the Jimmy Butler trade, the Bulls have not yet approached Rajon Rondo about a buyout, but it is “a possibility.” In addition, despite earlier reports, Dwyane Wade will opt into the second year of his deal and take his $24 million. The Bulls will have some decisions to make. Rondo...
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Five biggest takeaways from the 2017 NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is quite possibly the most high stakes and dramatic non-competitive event in American sports. One pick can change the fortunes of an entire franchise. Nail a pick in the lottery and your team could be a contender for years to come. Just ask Spurs fans what Tim Duncan meant to them.On the other hand, a whiffed pick could hurt for several seasons. It took Portland years...
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Jimmy Butler’s trainer rips Bulls on Twitter after trade

It remains unclear what Jimmy Butler thinks about being traded by the Chicago Bulls, but one member of his inner circle doesn’t seem sorry to see him go.Travelle Gaines, Butler’s personal trainer, sent a scathing tweet shortly after Butler’s trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves was made official, and he pulled no punches against Chicago general manager Gar Forman. Notably, Gaines...
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Lonzo Ball: Lakers can make playoffs next season

In many ways, Lonzo Ball and his father LaVar are very different. LaVar is outspoken and likes to rock the boat, where the No. 2 overall pick is more reserved and lets his play do the talking. One area where they have something in common, though, is confidence — and Lonzo, like his father, thinks the Lakers are capable of making the playoffs in 2018. Lonzo is a bit less bullish...
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Markelle Fultz hilariously botches his Instagram ad

No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz fell into the trap of the poorly-edited Instagram ad on Thursday night.Hours after landing with the Philadelphia 76ers, Fultz, who has a partnership with Tissot, posted an ad about his new city and customized watch.Just one problem: he forgot to personalize the script. The post was swiftly deleted and a corrected version followed shortly thereafter...
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Report: Celtics trade talks about Paul George have stalled

Any progress made by the Boston Celtics toward a Paul George trade appears to have halted, according to reports.The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday that talks between the Celtics and Indiana Pacers, which had been making progress, have stalled. Wojnarowski had reported earlier in the evening that talks between the two teams were gaining momentum. For whatever reason...
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Luke Walton has great response to LaVar Ball playoff guarantee

Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton may want to get used to having to respond to outlandish LaVar Ball quotes now that Lonzo is a Laker. He got his first bit of practice in Thursday night, offering a very funny — and apt — response to Ball’s latest claim that Lonzo would lead the Lakers to the playoffs as a rookie. Walton and the Lakers knew what they were getting into. Perhaps...
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