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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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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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