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Lou Williams traded to Rockets for Corey Brewer, pick

Lou Williams is heading to Houston.The Lakers agreed to trade Williams to the Rockets for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.Reports leading up to the Thursday’s NBA trade deadline said the Lakers were looking to deal Williams. The Charlotte Hornets were also in pursuit of him, but the new Magic Johnson-led front office dealt the...
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Martellus Bennett expected to test free agency

Martellus Bennett is expected to test free agency and could wind up playing for a different team next season, according to a report.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport shares the news on Bennett, and says there’s a “real possibility” the tight end leaves the New England Patriots. Bennett had an excellent season for the Pats, as he caught 55 balls for 701 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also...
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Report: Hornets in aggressive pursuit of Lou Williams trade

Lou Williams may find himself back in the Eastern Conference before long.ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Tuesday that the Los Angeles Lakers’ new Magic Johnson-led front office is “widely expected” to trade the former Sixth Man of the Year before Thursday’s deadline. Chris Haynes, also of ESPN, added to Stein’s report, saying that the Charlotte Hornets are “aggressively...
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Report: Bears looking to trade Jay Cutler

The Chicago Bears are finally looking to deal Jay Cutler and are seeking trade partners, according to a report.ESPNs Jeff Darlington reports the news on the Bears looking to trade Cutler. Cutler turns 34 at the end of April and is under contract through 2020, though he is owed no more guaranteed money. He has been the Bears’ quarterback since 2009, but he only played in five games...
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Nets reportedly lower asking price for Brook Lopez

The Brooklyn Nets’ resolve to deal away center Brook Lopez before the trade deadline appears to have strengthened.ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Tuesday that the Nets have lowered their asking price for Lopez from two first-rounders to a first and a second. The Nets were said last month to be actively shopping Lopez and others. The incentive to trade the 28-year-old big is strong...
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Rob Pelinka reportedly favorite to become Lakers GM

Rob Pelinka, who is notably the agent of Kobe Bryant, reportedly is the favorite to become the Los Angeles Lakers’ GM.The Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office on Tuesday, announcing the firing of longtime GM Mitch Kupchak, and the replacement of Jim Buss as Director of Basketball Operations in favor of Magic Johnson. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that...
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Report: Pacers pursuing Jahlil Okafor trade

Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor may be moved by Thursday’s trade deadline after all. According to a report by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne on Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers are pursuing a trade for the 21-year-old big man. We know that the Pacers want to get help for Paul George and may even be willing to part with a first-round pick to do so. But Okafor isn’t a starting-caliber...
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Eddie Lacy a fit for Patriots?

Eddie Lacy is likely going to have to sign a one-year deal if and when he hits free agency next month, and there is no guarantee he is going to get it from the Green Bay Packers. The former Alabama star will need to prove he can resurrect his career in the wake of injuries and weight concerns, and what better team to do that with than the New England Patriots?Gregg Rosenthal of NFL...
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No one on Lakers roster safe if Magic Johnson wants player?

New Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson may be ruthless in his efforts to secure big-name talent for the team. According to ESPN’s Arash Markazi on Tuesday, though Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak were attached to the team’s young core, nobody on the Lakers roster will be untouchable if Johnson has a player he wants. That’s a major development with...
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Report: Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak pursued DeMarcus Cousins in attempt to save jobs

Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak are dunzo in the Los Angeles Lakers front office, and apparently they knew it was coming for at least the last few days.According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday, the ousted EVP and GM pair attempted to trade for DeMarcus Cousins in a last-ditch effort to save their jobs. Cousins was ultimately dealt to the New Orleans Pelicans instead, and...
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Simeon Rice gets vulgar with radio host over HOF debate

If you thought Terrell Owens was furious about missing the Hall of Fame the past two years, just wait until you hear how former NFL defensive end Simeon Rice feels about never having been named a finalist.Rice got into it with Andrew Fillipponi, who was filling in as host of “The DA Show,” in an interview on CBS Sports Radio Monday night. What began as Rice stating his case for...
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Report: Bills may have interest in Romo if they cut Taylor

The Buffalo Bills have just a few more weeks to decide if they want to pick up Tyrod Taylor’s option and guarantee the quarterback another $30 million, and they could be watching the Tony Romo situation closely to determine what their next move will be.Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said Tuesday that the Bills would be one of the teams with interest in Romo if the Dallas Cowboys end...
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Lakers replace Jim Buss with Magic Johnson, fire Kupchak

Magic Johnson made it clear from the moment he was hired by the Los Angeles Lakers that he wants to take over the team’s basketball operations department, and he is getting his wish.The Lakers announced on Tuesday that they have named Johnson their President of Basketball Operations. In doing so, they relieved both co-owner Jim Buss and former general manager Mitch Kupchak of their...
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Report: Clippers intent on keeping both Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

The Los Angeles Clippers have no interest in moving superstars in advance of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. In fact, they reportedly already have set plans to retain the services of their two best players for years to come.In a roundup he compiled of big-name players with expiring contracts, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported that neither Blake Griffin nor Chris Paul will...
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Bulls reportedly telling teams they have no interest in trading Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler continues to hear his name come up in rumors as the Feb. 23 trade deadline approaches, but the Chicago Bulls are apparently telling teams they will hold onto the star swingman.Most of the speculation involving Butler has centered around the Boston Celtics. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported on Monday that the Bulls and Celtics have not had serious talks about...
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Pats willing to trade Garoppolo for 'at least' first-rounder?

With the number of teams that supposedly have interest in Jimmy Garoppolo, it may be impossible for the New England Patriots to turn down all trade offers for the backup quarterback this offseason. And if the price gets high enough, they probably won’t.Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Bill Belichick will trade Garoppolo if the compensation is right, and that would likely...
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Brad Stevens reportedly impressed All-Stars with video montage

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens and his staff were in charge of the Eastern Conference All-Stars this year, and the group is said to have made a very good impression on some of the NBA’s most talented players.The Celtics coaching staff reportedly showed a video before the game on Sunday that featured all 12 Eastern Conference All-Stars from their younger playing years through...
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Five bubble teams that made a big move this weekend

Believe it or not, Selection Sunday is less than three weeks away. That may have crept up on college basketball fans, but coaches and teams on the bubble know that date is coming quick. The time for statement wins is running out, so any team fighting for a spot in the Big Dance needs to make its move as soon as possible.We’re headed down the home stretch, and these five teams have...
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Report: Knicks making Derrick Rose ‘completely available’ at trade deadline

The New York Knicks limped their way into the All-Star break and appear destined to miss the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season, and there is some speculation that their poor play could lead to a fire sale at the trade deadline. If they do decide to rebuild, trading Derrick Rose would make sense.According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Knicks have made Rose “completely...
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NBA exec: Paul George to Celtics could be 'sleeper' trade

The Boston Celtics missed out on trading for DeMarcus Cousins over the weekend, though reports have indicated they were never actually interested. Now that Cousins has gone to the New Orleans Pelicans, most of the rumors regarding the Celtics have revolved around Jimmy Butler.But what about Paul George?Two NBA executives who spoke with Frank Isola of the New York Daily News expressed...
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Drummond fuels Celtics rumors with same tweet as Thomas

Isaiah Thomas started a frenzy on social media Monday night by tweeting a simple emoji, and Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has decided to get in on the fun.On Tuesday morning, Drummond retweeted the eyeball emoji that Thomas used to spark the interest of Boston Celtics fans. Drummond then sent the same exact tweet: Could something actually be going on as the Feb. 23 trade...
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Report: Cousins will not sign contract before franchise deadline

Kirk Cousins holds all of the leverage in his contract situation with Washington, and the quarterback plans on using that to his advantage.Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Cousins has no intention of signing a long-term deal before March 1, which is the deadline for teams to apply the franchise tag. That way, Cousins will be assured nearly $24 million for 2017 if and...
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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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