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Report: Clippers could include JJ Redick in sign-and-trade for Carmelo Anthony

The LA Clippers may be trying to kick off the Jerry West era with a bang.Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports reports on Monday that “a scenario remains possible” where the Clippers sign-and-trade J.J. Redick to the New York Knicks along with another player in exchange for Carmelo Anthony.The 32-year-old Redick is an unrestricted free agent this summer. He had previously been mentioned...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo will not be disciplined for collision with Austin Hedges

Anthony Rizzo violated the Buster Posey rule when he collided with Austin Hedges at the plate during Monday’s Cubs-Padres game, but the first baseman will avoid discipline despite violating the rule.MLB chief executive officer Joe Torre spoke with Rizzo and both teams to let them know that Rizzo violated the rule. However, Torre will not discipline Rizzo further. Rizzo was called...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Justin Gilbert reportedly suspended for a year

Former top-10 pick Justin Gilbert has reportedly been suspended for a year by commissioner Roger Goodell.Gilbert was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers in February and was later suspended four games for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Now NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says Gilbert has been suspended a year. Gilbert was a bust after being taken No. 8 overall by the...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons ‘confident’ they will sign Devonta Freeman to extension

Devonta Freeman is entering the final season of his rookie deal with the Atlanta Falcons, but the running back may not have to worry about his contract situation for much longer.ESPN’s Diana Russini reports that the Falcons are “confident” they will be able to sign Freeman to a long-term extension by the start of training camp Freeman has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of the...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

De’Aaron Fox’s father throws shade at LaVar Ball

Just a couple days after Father’s Day, we have ourselves some father-on-father shade at the top of the NBA draft lottery.In an interview with Jonathan Abrams of Bleacher Report that ran on Tuesday, De’Aaron Fox’s father Aaron took shots at Lonzo and LaVar Ball.“My son already ate his a– up twice,” said the elder Fox. “[LaVar] can say what he wants to say. I just tell him to go back...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers talking Paul George trade with Pacers

The Los Angeles Lakers are the heavy favorite to land Paul George if and when the All-Star swingman hits free agency next summer, but that may not stop the team from trying to acquire him sooner.Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN are reporting that the Lakers have engaged the Indiana Pacers in trade talks involving George leading up to Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Lakers likely...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets plan to offer Harden extension this summer

James Harden is still under contract with the Houston Rockets for at least two more seasons, but the team is already looking to sign the star guard to an extension.Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Rockets are planning to offer Harden a contract extension this summer that would tack an additional four years onto his current deal. Since Harden was a unanimous...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Former NFL O-lineman comes out as gay

Former New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Ryan O’Callaghan revealed on Tuesday that he is gay.In a lengthy feature published by Outsports, O’Callaghan detailed how his plan from a young age was to take his own life as soon as his career in football had run its course. The 33-year-old never revealed to any of his teammates that he is gay while he was still...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics interested in acquiring Porzingis

The New York Knicks are said to be open to trading Kristaps Porzingis, and the Boston Celtics want to acquire the 21-year-old.Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports that the Celtics are among several teams who are interested in Porzingis. Boston holds the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, and Phil Jackson could be interested in pairing that selection with his...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Irving could push for trade if LeBron plans to leave

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James have developed a great relationship both on and off the court since James returned to Cleveland, and Irving may have no interest in playing for the Cavaliers if LeBron leaves again.LeBron can opt out of his contract next summer, and he is expected to do just that. Whether or not he re-signs with the Cavs depends upon what happens between now and then...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski denies spending $100K on casino bar tab

There is plenty of photo evidence of Rob Gronkowski having himself a heck of a time at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut over the weekend, but the All-Pro tight end says the reports about him spending six figures at the bar are false. A photo that was posted by a photographer on social media showed a receipt from Shrine nightclub that totaled $102,407. TMZ reported that a representative...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Butler pushing for trade to Cavs

Several teams are interested in trading for Jimmy Butler, but the Chicago Bulls superstar reportedly has one team at the top of his list of preferred destinations.Accoridng to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and other Cleveland Cavaliers players have reached out to Butler over the past several days to gauge his interest in joining them. Butler apparently...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks open to trading Kristaps Porzingis

With the NBA draft just two days away, Phil Jackson has reportedly not ruled out the possibility of trading the most valuable player on the New York Knicks roster.Sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical that teams were made aware on Tuesday that Jackson is willing to listen to offers for Porzingis. Not surprisingly, there is no shortage of interest. Porzingis, 21, has averaged...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Pau Gasol will decline option, wants to stay with Spurs

Pau Gasol is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract with the San Antonio Spurs this summer, but the veteran center does not intend to sign elsewhere.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Gasol is planning to sign a long-term deal with a lower average annual salary than the $16.2 million he would have made by opting in. Gasol, who will turn 37 next month...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball still fully confident Lonzo will be drafted by Lakers

If you hear any reports about the Los Angeles Lakers potentially taking anyone other than Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, you should ignore them. That’s what Lonzo’s father is saying, at least.TMZ caught up with LaVar Ball in New York City this week, and he was asked if there is any particular city he is hoping his son goes to. As far as LaVar is...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Cousins has ’80 percent chance’ of signing extension with Washington?

Kirk Cousins has less than a month remaining to come to an agreement with Washington on a long-term extension, and at least one reporter believes a deal is going to be completed.Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes there is an “80 percent chance” Cousins will sign a long-term extension with Washington before July 17. If the team can’t come to terms with the quarterback, Cousins...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Wade leaning toward opting in with Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have reportedly been exploring trade options for Jimmy Butler, and the assumption is that Dwyane Wade would not want to remain with the team next season if Butler is moved. That may not be the case, however.ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Wade is leaning toward picking up his $24 million player option for the 2017-2018 season regardless of what happens with...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Padres unhappy with Anthony Rizzo for ‘cheap shot’ play at home plate

San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges helped preserve a 3-2 lead in his team’s win over the Chicago Cubs Monday night despite being on the receiving end of a play his manager labeled a “cheap shot.”Kris Bryant lined out to center field with San Diego leading by a run in the sixth, and center fielder Matt Szczur made a strong throw home to beat Anthony Rizzo, who was tagging from...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

LeBron in tweet seems to take David Griffin’s side over Dan Gilbert

LeBron James sent a tweet on Monday in response to the news that David Griffin was out as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ GM that made it seem clear he took Griffin’s side over team owner Dan Gilbert. Here’s the tweet sent by LeBron: Many are interpreting the tweet as James indicating he feels Gilbert did not appreciate what Griffin did. His “we got us 1” also seems to exclude Gilbert’s...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Five trade destinations that make the most sense for Paul George

The Indiana Pacers are more and more likely to move star forward Paul George this summer after he reportedly informed the team that he had no intention of committing to them long-term. A trade makes perfect sense for the Pacers; they should get something for him while they can.Where will George go, though? Teams would be committing to a rental, more or less, but the Pacers will still...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Dodgers hoping Adrian Gonzalez will return before All-Star break

The Los Angeles Dodgers are apparently optimistic that their former All-Star first baseman will return to the lineup within a month’s time.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Monday that injured slugger Adrian Gonzalez recently received an epidural injection and that he hopes Gonzalez will be back before the All-Star break, per Andy McCullough of the LA Times. Gonzalez, 35, landed...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: David Griffin wanted to go all-in but Dan Gilbert did not

The Cleveland Cavaliers are at a major crossroads and have to decide how they are going to handle the future. Will they go all-in while they have LeBron James, giving up assets and future draft picks in order to assemble a roster better suited to beat the Golden State Warriors? Or will they stick with the team they have moving forward, so that they’re still in decent shape if/when...
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June 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Kenny Smith’s son transferring to North Carolina

Kenny Smith played his collegiate basketball at North Carolina. Soon, his son will as well.K.J. Smith spent his freshman season at Pacific, where he played in 24 games and averaged 3.2 points per game. However, he said goodbye to the school to pursue an opportunity at the place his father starred.“I always was a UNC fan growing up,” Smith said of his decision to transfer, via Scout...
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June 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Jerome Bettis says players were ‘taken advantage of’ regarding concussions

Jerome Bettis has a pretty strong opinion when it comes to the information NFL players received regarding concussions during his playing days.The NFL has been the subject of criticism by former players who feel they were not educated as well as they should have been on the dangers of head injuries. Many have come out in recent years saying they wish the league did more. Among them...
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June 19, 2017  |  Discuss

David Griffin reportedly would not trade Kyrie Irving

David Griffin apparently was unwilling to trade Kyrie Irving, and it’s unclear if that refusal contributed to him losing his job as GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers.A few reports have said that Griffin and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert disagreed on the future of the team, which may have led to a mutual parting of ways on Monday. But what was the future each man envisioned and what was the...
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June 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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