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DeMar DeRozan fires ball at ref’s head during Drew League Game

Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan is playing in the Drew League this summer in an effort to stay in shape ahead of the 2017-2018 NBA season. But on Sunday night, the 27-year-old appeared more well-suited for a game of dodgeball on ESPN 8-The Ocho than a game of basketball.Upset with several calls that went against him, DeRozan’s frustrations boiled over and he attempted to hit...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Rays’ Brent Honeywell showcases filthy screwball at Futures Game

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Brent Honeywell, who was recently ranked the No. 14 prospect in MLB by Baseball America, had the chance to showcase his stuff on Sunday night during the Futures Game.The 22-year-old Honeywell, pitching for Team USA, struck out four and walked only one during two scoreless innings of work. And during those two frames, he showcased a high-90s fastball and a...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Wilson Chandler says Knicks shouldn’t have passed on Dennis Smith

Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler thinks the New York Knicks’ decision to draft Frank Ntilikina as their point guard of the future over Dennis Smith Jr. may ultimately come back to haunt them.Chandler, himself a former Knick, said in a tweet on Sunday that the Knicks shouldn’t have passed on Smith. The Knicks used the No. 8 overall pick in this year’s draft to select Ntilikina...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox want to do package deal with Marlins for Martin Prado, David Phelps

The Boston Red Sox will apparently be more than happy to help facilitate a potential Miami Marlins fire sale.Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Sunday that the Red Sox would like to do a package deal with the Marlins in which they would acquire both Martin Prado and David Phelps. While some indications are that a full-scale roster teardown might not happen for the Marlins...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Patrick Patterson appears to criticize NBA over Joel Embiid fine

At least one fellow NBA big man is not pleased about Joel Embiid’s recent fine for using profanity on social media.In a tweet on Sunday, new Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Patrick Patterson appeared to criticize the NBA over Embiid’s $10,000 fine. Embiid was handed the punishment by the league after directing inappropriate language at LaVar Ball in an Instagram Live video (see...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts pilots plane to All-Star Game with Chris Archer

Mookie Betts and Chris Archer are both flying to Miami for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game festivities. One of them is piloting the plane.Earlier in the day on Sunday, Betts and Archer were opponents as the Red Sox and Rays wrapped up their weekend series. Betts led off the game with a home run off of Archer for his lone hit of the day. A few hours later, Archer tweeted a photo...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Jazz player: 'No one wants to play there'

Former Jazz player Trey Burke took full advantage of the opportunity to take a little shot at the Jazz organization via social media.Burke spent his first three seasons in the NBA with the Jazz after being selected No. 9 overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. After starting the majority of his games his first two seasons, Burke was moved to a reserve role and did not make a single start...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg: No buyout coming for Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade certainly doesn’t sound like he’s going anywhere.Despite the Chicago Bulls entering a full-scale rebuilding process, coach Fred Hoiberg confirmed Sunday that the team has every intention of keeping the 35-year-old Wade in the fold as a leader and mentor.“As of right now, no. I don’t see that,” Hoiberg said of a Wade buyout, via Nick Friedell of ESPN.Wade opted into the...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Could Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins both retire from Mets after 2017?

The New York Mets could be in for some serious upheaval after the 2017 season.Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s contract is up at the end of the season, and in light of the team’s struggles, Mike Puma of the New York Post speculates that he might choose to retire at season’s end — perhaps with a nudge from owner Fred Wilpon.The same goes for manager Terry Collins, who is 68 years...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: David Griffin pulls out of Knicks’ front office search

The New York Knicks have been dealt another significant blow in their efforts to rebuild their flailing franchise. According to Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated, former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has withdrawn from consideration for a front office role. The reason was that Griffin and the Knicks could not come to an agreement on what his defined role in the...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs considering shake up, could trade young players

The struggling Chicago Cubs are looking at all sorts of ways to try to get the team going, including some fairly bold moves.According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Cubs have examined any and all options to improve their fortunes, including trading one of their young position players in a bid to shake up the clubhouse.The problem is that such a trade is easier said than done...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees pursuing Justin Bour trade

The New York Yankees are in dire need of a first baseman, and have looked to the Miami Marlins for aid.The Yankees are trying to trade for Marlins first baseman Justin Bour, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. A move could prove difficult, however, as Bour is under affordable team control through 2020.It’s easy to see why the Yankees would be interested. Bour is hitting...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Ankle sprain reportedly ends Markelle Fultz’s summer league campaign

Markelle Fultz’s ankle sprain may not be as serious as initially feared, but according to reports, it will still be enough to end his NBA Summer League season.A source told ESPN’s Marc J. Spears that the Philadelphia 76ers rookie likely will not play again in the summer league after he rolled his ankle Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors. While one source indicated that...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks, Rajon Rondo maintain mutual interest

The New York Knicks and free agent point guard Rajon Rondo continue to have mutual interest, according to a report.ESPN’s Ian Begley reported Sunday that the two sides remain in touch, with the Knicks considering several veteran point guards. New York would likely need to clear cap space to bring Rondo in, but a Carmelo Anthony trade could do that.Begley notes that Rondo does not...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid misinterprets, takes issue with ESPN graphic

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid got a little bit confused by an ESPN graphic on Saturday. The always outspoken big man spotted an ESPN graphic displayed during a summer league telecast that he thought meant he had yet to play a single NBA game, and called out the network accordingly. There’s just one problem. The graphic was referring to players in their first year after being...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Hardaway Jr. contract shocked people within Knicks organization

The New York Knicks’ decision to give Tim Hardaway Jr. $71 million raised eyebrows around the NBA, but according to a report, it was just as surprising to some members of the organization. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the decision to sign Hardaway to the four-year deal was made by acting general manager Steve Mills. It was a deal that surprised many...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: David Griffin nearing talks to become Knicks GM

The New York Knicks may have zeroed in on their Phil Jackson replacement.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports on Saturday that former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin is “progressing toward opening contract negotiations” with the New York Knicks to become their new GM.Jackson technically vacated the Knicks’ president of basketball operations role, but Wojnarowski adds...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Dodgers could trade for JD Martinez?

JD Martinez may be on his last legs in Detroit, and one powerhouse is lurking as a possible landing spot.Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press writes on Saturday that the Los Angeles Dodgers “seem like an obvious fit” for the Tigers outfielder, noting that the two teams had discussions about Martinez in the offseason.The 29-year-old Martinez, who will be a free agent after the...
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July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers had interest in acquiring Avery Bradley before trade to Detroit

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but Doc Rivers apparently tried to acquire another one of his former players from the Boston Celtics.Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports Saturday that the Clippers were “very interested” in trading for Avery Bradley before he was dealt to Detroit. Bradley, who played for Rivers in Boston during his first three NBA seasons, would have...
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July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Wizards match Otto Porter’s max offer sheet from Nets

The Wizards showed they were serious about keeping Otto Porter by matching the offer sheet from the Nets.Earlier in the week, Porter agreed to a $106 million max deal with the Nets. It had been reported Washington would match any offers Porter received and, as Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports, the Wizards did just that on Saturday. This past season, Porter finished...
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July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Paul has great reaction to James Harden’s contract extension

James Harden agreed to a massive contract extension on Saturday and his new back court mate had a great reaction upon hearing the news.To say Harden’s extension is lucrative would be a bit of an understatement. It’s the largest in NBA history. Like many in the basketball world, Chris Paul took to social media to react. Here’s what he had to say. When it was announced Paul was heading...
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July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies believe Maikel Franco distracted by analytics, stats

One MLB team that apparently believes that the advanced stats movement has its detriments is the Philadelphia Phillies.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported earlier this week that the Phillies believe that an overemphasis on stats and analytics has distracted third baseman Maikel Franco from playing to his full potential.Per Heyman:[Phillies bench coach] Larry Bowa expressed frustration...
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July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside has hilarious quote about new teammate Kelly Olynyk

The Hassan Whiteside-Kelly Olynyk frontcourt pairing already appears to be off to a great start.Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Whiteside dropped this funny quote about his newest Miami Heat teammate, per Clay Ferraro of WPLG. Olynyk, who agreed to a lucrative deal with the Heat earlier this week, doesn’t always look the part of a quality NBA player. But the seven-footer can...
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July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jamal Crawford in serious talks to sign with Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves may be adding to their already impressive offseason haul.Shams Charania of The Vertical reports on Saturday that three-time Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford is in “serious talks” to sign with the Timberwolves once he clears waivers. The 37-year-old Crawford, who averaged 12.3 points per game in 2016-17, officially secured his buyout from the Atlanta...
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July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Lauri Markkanen has name misspelled on Bulls summer league jersey

The NBA Summer League is a great way for rookies and fringe players to get their feet wet in a pro environment. Perhaps the same can be said of those who craft the jerseys.Chicago Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen took part in a summer league game Saturday with just one problem — his name was misspelled on the back of his uniform. Markkanen isn’t even the first 2017 draft pick to have...
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July 08, 2017  |  Discuss
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