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Report: Wizards open to dealing Porter, pick to rent George

The Washington Wizards are apparently feeling lucky.ESPN’s Zach Lowe reports on Friday that the Wizards would “likely” deal forward Otto Porter plus one protected pick to rent Paul George for a year.The 24-year-old Porter, an up-and-coming 3-and-D combo forward, is a restricted free agent this offseason, so for now, any deal involving him would have to be of the sign-and-trade variety...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Nike complains Rob Gronkowski logo looks too much like Jumpman

Nike is not happy with Rob Gronkowski’s company, arguing that the player’s official logo is too similar to another famous symbol. Gronkowski’s company, Gronk Nation L.L.C., filed to trademark a logo of Gronkowski spiking a football to be used on apparel and exercise equipment. Nike is formally challenging the filing with the USPTO Trial & Appeal Board, stating that Gronkowski...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jackson confused free agent with 1990s Bulls footage

Now that the disaster that was the Phil Jackson era with the New York Knicks has come to a close, we are sure to hear many stories about all the things the 11-time NBA champion did wrong. Apparently one of them was showing off footage from his legendary Chicago Bulls teams.In his in-depth look at Jackson’s disappointing three years with the Knicks, Frank Isola of the New York Daily...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

A-Rod says he gets mistaken for J-Lo’s security guard

Alex Rodriguez is one of the most well-known athletes in sports history, but apparently the former MLB star is a lot less recognizable when he doesn’t have a baseball bat in his land.Rodriguez was a guest on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon Thursday, and naturally the topic of his relationship with Jennifer Lopez came up. A-Rod, who is fourth on baseball’s all-time home run list...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics won’t trade top young players, picks for George

The Boston Celtics still want Paul George, but they’re not prepared to give up that much to get him.ESPN’s Zach Lowe details the pursuit of George in a new column and notes that, much as the Celtics want to bring in both George and Gordon Hayward, they are aware that they would not be able to sign George to a long-term deal under such a scenario unless they elected to trade Al Horford...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks won’t request permission to speak with Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri was one of the first names that came up after the New York Knicks severed ties with Phil Jackson, but the team is reportedly going to go in another direction.Both ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star are now saying that the Knicks will not request permission to speak with or interview Ujiri. That’s surprising, especially since the Knicks are being...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Curry's game-worn NBA Finals jersey sells for record price

The jersey worn by Stephen Curry during Game 3 of this year’s NBA Finals sold at an auction Thursday night, and it went for a record amount of cash.According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the game-worn jersey sold for $135,060. The previous record for a piece of game-used NBA memorabilia was $100,040, which someone paid for the jersey Kobe Bryant wore in his final All-Star game last year...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Eagles waive WR Dorial Green-Beckham

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday that they have waived wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. A second-round pick of the Titans back in 2015, Green-Beckham was traded from Tennessee to the Eagles last year after he failed to live up to expectations. There was talk of him possibly taking on a No. 1 role in Philly, but Green-Beckham caught just 36 passes for 392 yards and two...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers not expecting to trade for Paul George

The Los Angeles Lakers have made it no secret that they want Paul George, but it appears they are willing to wait another year to land the star swingman.As Mark Medina of the LA Daily News wrote this week, the Lakers are positioning themselves to have as much salary cap space as possible to pursue potential free agents like George, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook next offseason...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Steelers' Artie Burns arrested for driving with suspended license

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns was arrested Thursday night for driving with a suspended license.Andy Slater of 940-AM WINZ reports that Slater was stopped by police in Miami Beach when they noticed his license plate had an expired tag. They later determined that Burns’ driver’s license had been suspended and arrested the 22-year-old.According to Slater, court records...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers disappointed in Chris Paul’s exit: It ‘bugs me’

The Los Angeles Clippers appear to be heading for a rebuilding phase with Chris Paul no longer in the picture, and head coach Doc Rivers is bummed out about it.On Thursday, Rivers told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that there is no truth to the reports that Paul left in part because he wasn’t getting along with his teammates or coach. Rivers also said that he is disappointed “Lob City...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls shopping Rajon Rondo, likely to waive him

The Chicago Bulls would like to trade Rajon Rondo, but they have very limited time to accomplish that.Rondo is set to make $13.4 million in the final year of his deal next season if he remains on the Bulls roster through Friday. However, the Bulls will only have to pay him $3 million if they renounce his rights before the end of the day. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune expects...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Trout ‘anxious’ to return for Angels

Mike Trout is continuing to make strides in his rehab from thumb surgery, and the Los Angeles Angels star says he is ready to return to the lineup.Mentally, at least.Trout joined the Angels for their short road trip to play the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, and he sat down with FOX Sports West before Thursday’s game. Having missed 35 games this season, Trout said he is “anxious...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim rips ‘idiot’ Tom Crean over draft criticism

Jim Boeheim on Thursday ripped former Indiana coach Tom Crean for his draft-night criticism of one of Boeheim’s former Syracuse players.Orange forward Tyler Lydon was taken in the first round by the Denver Nuggets, No. 24 overall last week. Crean, who was fired by Indiana, served as a draft analyst on The Vertical’s draft night show. He didn’t think much of the Lydon pick.“I don...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

John Calipari vehemently denies Knicks rumors

John Calipari may be halfway across the planet, but it still didn’t take him long to respond to the rumors linking him to the New York Knicks.Thursday afternoon, ESPN’s Ian Begley reported that a Calipari rep expressed interest in the Knicks’ presidency job on behalf of the coach.Kentucky was asked to comment on the report and said Calipari was in Egypt for the FIBA World Cup and...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Kyrie Irving could go to Jazz in potential Paul George trade

It’s NBA offseason rumor time, and we may have our craziest trade rumor yet.SiriusXM NBA host Mitch Lawrence reported on Twitter Thursday that the Cavs, Jazz and Pacers are talking about a potential 3-way trade that would send Paul George and George Hill to Cleveland, and Kyrie Irving to the Jazz. This would be a complicated deal, as would any involving George. The Pacers’ asking...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant expected to be out through weekend

Kris Bryant may have been optimistic about avoiding a DL stint, but apparently the Chicago Cubs are a little more concerned about the status of their third baseman.Bryant sprained his ankle during Wednesday's game, though the reigning MVP said Thursday he was feeling better and hopeful he would avoid the DL. Cubs manager Joe Maddon apparently feels otherwise.According to the Chicago...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Raiders reportedly will not be able to extend Khalil Mack until next year

This offseason was supposed to be the one of major extensions for the Raiders’ key players. Instead, one of their young stars will have to wait for his pay day. The Raiders on Thursday extended right guard Gabe Jackson for five years at $56 million. Between the Jackson deal and the big money the Raiders gave to quarterback Derek Carr last week, they won’t have any room this offseason...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: John Calipari expressed interest in Knicks presidency

Maybe the itch to compete in the NBA still hasn’t escaped John Calipari.ESPN New York’s Ian Begley reported on Thursday that Calipari’s people reached out to the Knicks to express interest in their presidency. Begley says the Knicks do not have interest in Calipari at the moment. Though it is unconfirmed, Begley presumes Calipari would be interested in a dual-job of coaching the...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

NBA teams believe Serge Ibaka is older than listed age?

An odd wrinkle may be complicating Serge Ibaka’s free agency this summer.In an appearance on Bleacher Report’s “The Full 48” podcast earlier this week, ESPN’s Zach Lowe said that some NBA teams apparently believe the three-time All-Defensive First Teamer may actually be older than he is listed.“Look, as uncomfortable as it is to say that, the league, not the league office, teams...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr sends funny tweets about his free agency struggle

Jaromir Jagr shared a funny tweet Thursday about the realities of his free agency situation.Jagr, who is now 45, had 46 points last season with the Florida Panthers. Despite his age, he still wants to continue playing, but the question is whether teams want him.Take a look at these funny tweets: Zero calls for Jagr! He has to make the calls himself! Hey, at the very least, he’s showing...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Knicks misspell new draft pick’s name on practice jersey

The New York Knicks apparently don’t know how to spell the name of their newest draftee either.Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina was spotted at the first day of Summer League practices on Thursday wearing a jersey with his last name badly butchered. For the record, that’s “Ntilikina” (right) vs. “Ntilinka” (wrong). And that wasn’t just one or two misplaced letters either.The French point...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin to meet with Phoenix Suns on first day of free agency

Blake Griffin will be meeting with a rival team in the Clippers’ division on the first day of free agency, according to a report. The LA Times’ Brad Turner says Griffin is set to meet with the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. The Suns can offer Griffin a four-year, $130 million deal, as noted by Turner. They are viewed by some as a team on the rise thanks to their recent selection and development...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Clint Capela has perfect tweet in reaction to Chris Paul trade

Clint Capela stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Chris Paul’s arrival in Houston, and he definitely knows it.The Rockets big man tweeted at his newest teammate on Thursday with this priceless Photoshop of himself. It’s easy to see where Capela is coming from — the Clippers didn’t earn the nickname “Lob City” until Paul came aboard in 2011, and the eight-time All-NBA...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas says he has no interest in rejoining Knicks

Feel free to breathe a sigh of relief, Knicks fans — Isiah Thomas is not coming back.
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss
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