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76ers trading Ersan Ilyasova to Hawks for Tiago Splitter, pick

The Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks are making a deal before the NBA trade deadline that Atlanta hopes will bolster their playoff chances.Philly is sending forward Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta for Tiago Splitter and a second-round pick, as first reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst says the teams will also swap second-round picks.Ilyasova has been...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus now clean-shaven despite viral beard photos

Colby Rasmus is actually sporting a clean-shaven look now despite photos of him in a funny-looking beard going viral on Wednesday. For Tampa Bay Rays picture day, Rasmus was seen with this beard: The photos were noticed and blogged about Wednesday, producing several memes: It was no doubt funny stuff, but unfortunately the bearded look Rasmus had for picture day no longer exists...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Richard Jefferson trolls Kyrie Irving with ‘Flat World Champions’ shirt

Richard Jefferson is a major veteran leader in the Cleveland Cavaliers locker room, and on the evidence, is also one of the biggest trolls in the room. After teammate Kyrie Irving posited that the Earth is flat during the All-Star festivities, Jefferson very quickly had a shirt made to both taunt his teammate and remind the world who the reigning NBA Champions are. Irving has implied...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Black NBA executives disappointed they were never given chance at Lakers job

The Los Angeles Lakers rushed agent Rob Pelinka in the door as their new general manager, leaving a lot of other candidates in the cold, including numerous potential minority hires.Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated spoke to eight high-ranking black NBA executives who, while not bitter toward Pelinka or Magic Johnson, were disappointed to not even get the opportunity to interview for...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins was ‘praying’ for a better supporting cast with Sacramento

Now that DeMarcus Cousins has been freed from basketball purgatory in Sacramento, he’s giving a little bit of a glimpse into his mindset during his time with the Kings.Cousins admitted that he spent a long time desperately hoping the Kings would get Cousins a stronger supporting cast to help make the team better.“I would go home, just stressed out, pulling my hair out, you know,...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Elliott spoke with police after 'best friend' caught with gun

Ezekiel Elliott made headlines over the weekend when photos and video showed him speaking with police outside a bar, but the Dallas Cowboys star has not been accused of any wrongdoing.Instead, it was Elliott’s friend who ended up getting arrested for bringing a loaded gun into an Ohio bar. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Alvarez Jackson was charged with felony illegal...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: 'Melo could waive no-trade clause for Clippers after season

The trade rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony have died down considerably over the past two weeks, and Anthony said at the All-Star Game that he expects to remain with the New York Knicks this season. After the season could be an entirely different discussion.Even if Anthony remains in The Big Apple through Thursday’s trade deadline, Ian Begley of ESPN reports that the 32-year-old...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak throws subtle shade at Lakers after firing

After 17 years as the primary front office decisionmaker for the Los Angeles Lakers, Mitch Kupchak’s tenure ended with his abrupt firing on Tuesday. Wednesday, he released a classy statement thanking the organization – and adding just a little bit of shade. Kupchak thanked the Buss family and wished the organization luck going forward, while reminding everyone that, in his mind,...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Rivers: Paul medically cleared to play, could return Thursday

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul must have eaten some magic healing beans over the All-Star break.Speaking with the media on Wednesday, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said that Paul has been medically cleared to play and could even make his return as soon as Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, per Jovan Buha of ESPN. The 31-year-old Paul has missed the last 13...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Jets reportedly believe Jay Cutler can compete in AFC East

The Chicago Bears are expected to part ways with Jay Cutler at some point this offseason, and few teams are in more desperate need of quarterback help than the New York Jets.Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports lists the Jets among several teams that could have interest in Cutler if and when he is released. While Cutler is known for making boneheaded decisions and throwing interceptions...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets interested in Iman Shumpert, won’t trade Patrick Beverley

The Houston Rockets may still be trying to make moves after acquiring former Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams from the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Wednesday that the Rockets have engaged in trade talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers for swingman Iman Shumpert but are being asked to give up guard Patrick Beverley, which they don’t want to do. Stein...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Tiki Barber would take Kirk Cousins over Cam Newton

Jordan Rodgers, brother of Aaron, raised a few eyebrows recently when he said he’d take Kirk Cousins as his quarterback ahead of Cam Newton. It turns out that a longtime NFL player is in agreement with him.Tiki Barber said on CBS Sports Radio’s “Tiki and Tierney” that he, too, would prefer Cousins, citing his consistency and more traditional quarterback skills.“Cam Newton is the...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Hernandez's prison calls to Pouncey could come up in trial

Aaron Hernandez is awaiting trial for a double murder that took place outside a Boston nightclub in 2012, and prosecutors believe some phone calls Hernandez made to his friend Mike Pouncey could help convict the former New England Patriots tight end.Pouncey, a center for the Miami Dolphins, has been friends with Hernandez since the two played college ball together at Florida. According...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Pacers gauging trade market for Paul George

The Indiana Pacers may be open to trading Paul George, after all.Adrian Wojnarowski of the The Vertical reports that the Pacers have been “gauging the trade market” for George ahead of Thursday’s deadline. However, that does not necessarily mean Indiana is sold on unloading its biggest star. Wojnarowski also notes that the team has looked into the possibility of adding pieces that...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Washington eyeing Romo as potential Cousins replacement?

Washington is likely going to use the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins at some point within the next week, but that does not necessarily mean he will remain with the team. A trade is still an outside possibility, and Tony Romo’s situation is apparently one that is being watched closely in the nation’s capital.According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, Washington might be open to trading...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose says he is ‘prepared’ for possible trade

Trade rumors continue to intensify around New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose, and he says he’s ready for whatever will happen in the next day or two. Rose has been most prominently linked to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he hadn’t heard anything about it, but he was ready in the event that he is moved. “You never know what’s going to happen. You’ve got to be a professional...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins cracks great joke about all his technical fouls

DeMarcus Cousins held his introductory press conference with the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, and he made a good impression with the media in the sense of humor department.Cousins has a reputation for losing his cool, and that can negatively affect his team at times. He has also been accused of not giving 100 percent effort on certain nights, but Cousins told the reporters...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Joey Porter fight video from outside bar released

Police have released footage showing the incident outside a Pittsburgh bar that Joey Porter was involved in last month, and it appears to show that the Steelers coach was the aggressor.The videos, which are taken from two different angles, show Porter walking up to the door of a bar called the Flats, where he was supposedly told by a bouncer that he would not be allowed inside. Police...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Brady jokes about stolen jersey with hilarious 'suspect board'

Tom Brady is still searching for his missing Super Bowl jersey, and it appears he has not ruled out any suspects at this point.Not even Julian Edelman.On Wednesday, Brady shared a hilarious photo on Facebook of a “suspect board” that he has created. It includes Edelman, a character from “Lord of the Rings,” Lady Gaga and much, much more. Check it out: Brady may be close to solving...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics’ unwillingness to deal Crowder roadblock in Butler deal

The Boston Celtics are apparently very much involved in trade talks for Jimmy Butler, but one of the demands is proving unpalatable for them.TNT’s David Aldridge told NBA TV that the Chicago Bulls are insisting on forward Jae Crowder as part of any deal for Butler, and thus far, the Celtics are simply unwilling to give him up. It gives you an idea of the steep price that the Celtics...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers: ‘I will always be playing for San Diego’

The Chargers may be moving to Los Angeles, but quarterback Philip Rivers’s affections still lie with San Diego, too.Rivers gave an emotional speech Tuesday night at the San Diego Hall of Champions dinner, telling the assembled faithful that no matter what, he’ll still have the city in his heart.“It really was special over the last decade,” Rivers told the audience, via ESPN. “The...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers may consider Noel trade if Okafor is not moved

It sure sounds like the Philadelphia 76ers want to move one of their big men before Thursday’s trade deadline.According to Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical podcast, the Sixers may circle back and entertain offers for Nerlens Noel if they cannot find a suitable deal involving Jahlil Okafor.A complicating factor is that Noel will be a restricted free agent this summer, and thus will...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Belichick to coach at least five more years, stay on after Tom Brady

Patriots owner Robert Kraft sparked some paranoia among New England fans before the Super Bowl when he said he knows when Bill Belichick is planning to retire, but those comments apparently were not meant to be interpreted as Belichick contemplating retirement.According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, people within the Patriots organization say Belichick plans to coach at least...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL scout predicts DeSean Jackson ends up with Patriots

DeSean Jackson is set to become a free agent next month, and there has been little indication that Washington plans on keeping him. Could the New England Patriots quietly emerge as a suitor for the veteran wide receiver?One scout told Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman that he believes Jackson will end up with either the Patriots or Dallas Cowboys this offseason, with New England being...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Bears likely to cut Cutler, focus on trading for Garoppolo

The Chicago Bears would love to trade quarterback Jay Cutler this offseason, and I would like to make $1 million by the end of the week. According to one report, the former is about as likely as the latter.While the Bears have all but committed to getting rid of Cutler, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports said this week that is is a “virtual certainty” that they will not be able to trade...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss
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