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Report: Spurs have 'strong interest' in Derrick Rose

The San Antonio Spurs are exploring the possibility of trading certain players, and speculation has been that they are looking to clear salary cap space to pursue Chris Paul. If that doesn’t work out, what about Derrick Rose?ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that the Spurs have “strong interest” in both Paul and Rose. While much younger, Rose would be considerably cheaper than...
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Derek Carr signs five-year extension with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have signed Derek Carr to a contract extension that will reportedly make him the highest-paid player in NFL history.Carr announced the new contract himself on Twitter, and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that the deal is worth $125 million over five years. Carr’s brother David seemingly confirmed the details of the extension with a tweet of his own: The...
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Knicks reportedly asking for too much in Porzingis trade

If the New York Knicks don’t lower their asking price for Kristaps Porzingis, the 21-year-old is likely not going anywhere before the NBA Draft Thursday night.Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe is reporting that the asking price for Porzingis has been “massive,” making a trade seem unlikely. It goes without saying that the Knicks would want a top-five pick for Porzingis,...
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Report: Free agents view signing with Knicks as ‘absolute last resort’

The New York Knicks hoped Phil Jackson would turn them into a title contender when they hired him to run their basketball operations department. So far, he has done the opposite.Aside from the uninspiring win-loss record, just how bad have things gotten for the Knicks? According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, it is going to be nearly impossible for New York to sign top free agents this summer...
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Joel Embiid sends funny tweet recruiting Kristaps Porzingis

The Philadelphia 76ers are on a mission to assemble the youngest roster with the highest ceiling in the NBA, and Joel Embiid wants 21-year-old Kristaps Porzingis to know he is welcome to join “The Process.”On Wednesday night, Embiid sent a funny tweet that was clearly directed at Porzingis. Porzingis infamously skipped his exit meeting with the New York Knicks this season, and...
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Miguel Cabrera tickles Mariners fan’s beard

Miguel Cabrera found himself within an arm’s length of a bearded fan on Wednesday night, and the All-Star first baseman simply couldn’t resist giving the mane a stroke.During the Seattle Mariners’ 7-5 win over the Detroit Tigers, a foul ball made its way into the stands down the first base line. When a fan turned to look for it, he was surprised to feel Cabrera’s glove tickling...
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NBA Draft prospect rankings by position

In between our typical dose of daily trending stories, rumors, and other news, we have been providing some prospect rankings ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft. Now that it’s draft day, we have put together one easy piece where you can locate all of our best prospect rankings, as put together by analyst Shane McNichol. Here’s a look at the LBS draft player rankings: Ranking the 10...
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Mariners' Dyson breaks unwritten rule with bunt, sparks rally

In one swift act on Wednesday night, Jarrod Dyson proved why one of baseball’s unwritten rules is absurd.Dyson laid down a beautiful bunt for a single during the sixth inning of Seattle’s game against Detroit on Wednesday, breaking up Justin Verlander’s perfect game. Ordinarily the unwritten rules say it’s bad form to break up a no-hitter or perfect game with a bunt hit,...
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Top six swingmen in the 2017 NBA Draft

Versatility has become such a crucial part of today’s NBA. Finding players who can play on the wings, but move into the post or work as a secondary ball handler has become a key part of team building.This year’s draft features several prospects who can bring that level of malleability to the forward positions and could really cause problems for opposing matchups. Unlike guards...
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Mets upset with Yasiel Puig over slow home run trot

Yasiel Puig has done it again. The Cuban slugger is at the center of another controversy over his celebration methods.Puig clubbed a 3-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the New York Mets on Wednesday night and really admired his shot. As he rounded first, Wilmer Flores said something to him. Puig then slowed up and shouted back at Flores. Puig ended up taking...
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Daughter of Bucks owner recruits Kristaps Porzingis with great tweets

The New York Knicks are listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis, and Mallory Edens sure hopes her Milwaukee Bucks get involved.Edens is the daughter of Bucks owner Wes Edens, and she’s a big fan of her family’s team. She also keeps a close eye on the Knicks.When Edens saw the interview from Phil Jackson Wednesday night in which the Knicks president said he was open to trading...
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Phil Jackson: Knicks are listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis

Phil Jackson made some eye raising comments during an interview with MSG’s Al Trautwig on Wednesday. Jackson has been squarely in the crosshairs of many Knicks fans for various reasons since taking over as team president. Most recently, Jackson has been the subject of criticism for his treatment of Carmelo Anthony and what may happen with Kristaps Porzingis. During the interview...
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Steve Kerr: Warriors will ‘get greedy,’ be even better next season

Don’t think the Golden State Warriors have any plans to rest on their laurels.Coach Steve Kerr confirmed on The TK Show Wednesday that expects the Warriors to be hungry and better than ever in 2017-18.“I think we will definitely be better next year, from the experience of this year — from having KD have a year under his belt and a comfort level with his teammates and his surroundings...
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Report: Pacers in no rush to complete Paul George trade

The Indiana Pacers do not appear to be in any great rush to push Paul George out of town.Sources told Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star that a George trade does not appear imminent prior to Thursday’s NBA Draft, and while the Pacers have offers on the table, they do not feel like they have to get a deal done by then.Taylor lists the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Los...
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JR Smith hacked on social media again

The social media gods continue to clown Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith.A mysterious message appeared Wednesday on Smith’s verified Facebook account and was quickly deleted. Predictably, the post caused a mini-stir, but Smith promptly took to Twitter to set the record straight himself. If this storyline sounds familiar for Smith, it's because a similar incident happened to Smith...
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Report: Spurs open to trading Danny Green

The San Antonio Spurs’ Chris Paul pursuit appears to have them considering any and all potential options.Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports on Thursday that the Spurs are opening to trading Danny Green but that no deal is close yet. The soon-to-be 30-year-old Green, a 40 percent career three-point shooter, averaged 7.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per...
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Oscar De La Hoya: Dana White ‘disrespectful’ for timing of Mayweather-McGregor

Dana White is facing a fresh round of criticism from the boxing world over the timing of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.Oscar De La Hoya blasted White in a Wednesday ESPN appearance, calling the UFC boss “disrespectful” for scheduling the super-fight just three weeks prior to the long-awaited battle between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.De La Hoya, who has been...
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Freddie Freeman planning to play third base upon return from disabled list

Freddie Freeman has been on the disabled list since mid-May and apparently his time on the shelf has triggered something of a reawakening in him.The Atlanta Braves slugger told reporters on Wednesday that he plans to play third base for the team upon his return from injury.“[My] mindset is to return as a third baseman,” said Freeman, per ESPN. “I mentioned it and said I’d...
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Did Ice Cube confirm Chauncey Billups is taking Cavs job?

Ice Cube may have inadvertently broken some pretty big NBA front office news on Wednesday.The actor and musician has built a summer 3-on-3 league of NBA legends, and due to that connection, he may have confirmed that Chauncey Billups is poised to take charge of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ front office.TMZ Sports spoke to Cube and asked him who the favorites to win his league are,...
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Lonzo Ball says he is ready to be targeted due to father’s comments

Lonzo Ball seems to understand that his father’s mouth may make his NBA journey a little more treacherous. Ball told reporters Wednesday that he’s ready for opponents to go hard against him due to the various controversial comments made by his father LaVar. “I assume I will [have a target],” Lonzo Ball said, via Adam Zagoria of FanRag Sports. “It brings out the competitor...
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LaVar Ball says he told son LiAngelo he might not make it in NBA

LaVar Ball is capable of moments of candor.Ball and his sons were profiled in the July edition of GQ, and in the story, the patriarch of the family admits that he’s not sure middle son LiAngelo has an NBA future — and told him so.“I told my boys that one of them wasn’t going to make it. Because if you’ve got three, only one, maybe two make it to the NBA,” Ball told GQ’s...
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Chauncey Billups reportedly gets second interview for Cavs’ GM job

Chauncey Billups looks like the clear front-runner, as it stands, to run the Cleveland Cavaliers.ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst reported Wednesday that Billups received a second interview for the vacant Cleveland general manager position.Billups, a former NBA Finals MVP, remains the only candidate who has spoken to the Cavaliers about the position. His ties to owner...
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Paul Millsap reportedly drawing interest from Suns, Nuggets, Kings

After Dwight Howard’s departure from Atlanta, could Paul Millsap soon be following suit?ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on Tuesday that the Atlanta Hawks have been receiving overtures about a possible sign-and-trade for Millsap, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Windhorst also adds that the Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings are interested and...
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Isaiah Thomas, Blake Griffin follow each other on Instagram, start rumors

NBA free agent season often spawns some of the more amusing rumors of any sport simply based on what players do on social media.Case in point: Isaiah Thomas and Blake Griffin set the Internet alight with rumors over a simple mutual Instagram follow.It started with Thomas, the Boston Celtics point guard. Griffin reciprocated later Wednesday, hyping up fans even more. Should we read...
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Report: Mavs were unwilling to give up No. 9 pick for D’Angelo Russell

Many saw the return that the Los Angeles Lakers got from the Brooklyn Nets for D’Angelo Russell as somewhat low, but that may have had something to do with his perceived trade value around the league.Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan reported on Tuesday that the Dallas Mavericks were unwilling to give up the No. 9 pick in this year’s draft for Russell. The 21-year-old Russell, himself...
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