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Lakers Sign Luol Deng

The Los Angeles Lakers have added veteran forward Luol Deng to D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, free agent Timofey Mozgov and the #2 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft - Brandon Ingram. Deng signed a four year, $72 mil deal and should help mold Ingram into a perenial All-Star.  Both forwards played at Duke University under Mike Krzyzewski.Deng had a down year with...
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July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Knicks Sign Joakim Noah

The New York Knicks and free agent center Joakim Noah have agreed to a 4-year deal worth $72 million. Noah joins his longtime Bulls teammate Derrick Rose as they start their new careers in New York.This is a big move for the Knicks who have really struggled for a long time to find themselves a reliable big man. Noah will bring energy, toughness, attitude, defense, rebounding and...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets Sign Justin Hamilton

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent center Justin Hamilton to a 2-year deal worth $6 million.This might not be a big deal to most casual basketball fans but the 26 year old 7 footer put up impressive numbers in 17 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. In 25 minutes a game, Hamilton averaged 9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals.Hamilton will serve as...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Signs With The Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks and center free agent Dwight Howard have agreed to a 3-year deal worth $70.5 million. Dwight Howard is going home. Hawks will pay him $70.5 million over the next 3 years. (Y!) — Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) July 1, 2016We all wondered where Howard would land and Atlanta is the spot! This certainly means the end of Al Horford with the Hawks.Last season with the...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeff Green Signs With The Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic and free agent forward Jeff Green have agreed to a 1-year deal worth $15 million. Jeff Green is signing with the Magic. 1 year deal, worth $15 million. (via @JeffZillgitt) — Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) July 1, 2016Last season with the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers, Green averaged 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists.Green will join Serge Ibaka...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks Sign Matthew Dellavedova

The Milwaukee Bucks and free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova have agreed to a 4-year deal worth $38.4 million. Confirming Matthew Dellavedova four-year, $38.4M deal with Bucks, per source. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 1, 2016This is the second splash the Bucks have made to strengthen their team, as they have already signed Mirza Teletovic to a 3-year, $30 million deal...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerryd Bayless Signs With The 76ers

Free agent guard Jerryd Bayless and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a 3-year deal worth $27 million. League source confirms @APkrawczynski report: Philadelphia has agreement on a three-year, $27 million to sign veteran guard Jerryd Bayless — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2016I really like this move for Philadelphia. This is a very young 76ers team and bringing in a...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks Sign Mirza Teletovic

The Milwaukee Bucks and free agent forward Mirza Teletovic have agreed to a 3-year deal worth $30 million. ESPN sources say that Bucks have an agreement with Mirza Teletovic on a three-year deal worth $30 million — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2016Teletovic who played last year with the Phoenix Suns averaged 12.2 points, and 3.8 rebounds in a bench role. He will have another...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons Signs With The Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies and free agent forward Chandler Parsons have agreed to a 4-year deal worth $94 million a year, the max deal. Free agent Chandler Parsons is nearing agreement on a four-year, $94M max deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016Last season with the Dallas Mavericks, Parsons was limited...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Evan Turner Signs with the Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers and free agent Evan Turner have agreed to a 4-year deal worth $75 million. Free agent forward Evan Turner has reached agreement on a four-year, $75M deal with Portland, agent Kevin Bradbury tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016 Last season playing with the Boston Celtics, Turner averaged 10.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Signs With The Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers continue to have a very impactful off season as they have signed free agent big man Al Jefferson to a 3-year deal worth $30 million. Al Jefferson has agreed in principle to a three-year, $30M deal with Indiana, league source tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016Jefferson who has been plagued by injury for most of his career,...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Signs With The Brooklyn Nets

Jeremy Lin is coming back to New York! This time he will be suiting up for the Brooklyn Nets, as he has agreed to a 3-year deal worth $36 million. Sources: Jeremy Lin's deal with the Nets: three-years, $36M — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016This is a great deal for both the Nets and Lin. Lin's career took off when the Knicks gave him a chance to play and he absolutely...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Lakers Sign Timofey Mozgov

The Los Angeles Lakers got the free agency period in the NBA started when they signed center Timofey Mozgov. It's a 4-year deal worth $65 million.Mozgov who turns 30 this month, averaged 6.3 points and 4.4 rebounds in a little over 17 minutes a game with Cleveland last year.Clearly the Lakers need a center and Mozgov will be a good fit for the team, however he is clearly not worth...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball MVPs of June - Batters

The month of June was an offensive outburst for many teams, and many individual players had a monster month at the plate! Because of that I had to put a system into place to determine who truly deserved to be considered a fantasy baseball MVP for the month of June.To be named an MVP for the month of June, the batter must have hit .300 or better, with at least 15 runs scored and...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Giants To Forgo The DH, Will Let Madison Bumgarner Hit

Who needs a DH when you have...a pitcher? Apparently the San Francisco Giants will decide to ditch the DH despite playing the Oakland Athletics in an American League park and will have Madison Bumgarner hit for himself.So far this year Bumgarner is hitting .175 with two home runs and five RBI in just 40 at-bats. That power is no fluke. Over the last two seasons Bumgarner has hit...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers Place Clayton Kershaw On The DL

Embed from Getty Images The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed their ace Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day DL after he received an epidural for his back injury Wednesday. There is no word on what the exact injury is or if Kershaw will be able to return when his 15 days are up, but it looks like a return after the All-Star break is likely.Kershaw is coming off his worst start of the year...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Baseball's Best Cleanup Hitters

Keith Allison FlickrChris Davis had his best month of the year, blasting nine home runs.  On top of the power surge, he hit .286 with a .393 OBP.  He had a five game stretch with home runs earlier in the month and more recently hit HRs in three straight.Edwin Encarnacion rose from the dead in June, hitting 11 of his 21 home runs.  He was seeing nothing smaller than a beach ball...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Baseball's Best Leadoff Hitters

Keith Allison FlickrThe Houston Astros have moved Jose Altuve to third in the batting order, where he is thriving.  Altuve is hitting .431 over 65 ABs with a .500 OBP and .646 SLG!  Fantasy baseball owners are getting more out of their 5'6 2B than every before.Matt Carpenter hit 28 HRs in 2015 and is proving that his power surge was no fluke.  He is already half way there this...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Buy Low Candidates

As we near the All-Star break, it's time to look at some potential trades that can help turn your fantasy baseball season around, or give you that playoff push in hopes to make a run at the championship. There are several players who you should be targeting as they are currently struggling and their owners might just be about ready to deal them. Lets take a look at the list.Catcher...
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June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Promote Lucas Giolito

Embed from Getty Images The long awaiting debut of the top RHP prospect in the MLB is over.  The Washington Nationals have promoted Lucas Giolito to make his MLB debut on Tuesday, against the New York Mets.  The Los Angeles Dodgers gave Julio Urias a first look against the Mets - same as the Pittsburgh Priates with Jameson Taillon.Giolito will be replacing Stephen Strasburg...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Promote A.J. Reed

RUN to your fantasy baseball waiver wire - the Houston Astros have called up first baseman A.J. Reed. The 23-year old should be the everyday first baseman for the Astros with occasional rest against lefties.The 6'4, 275 pound first baseman hit .266 in Triple-A with 11 home runs in 59 games.  However, this past week, he hit .372 with five doubles and three home runs in 43 ABs.Reed...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Recap & Highlights

The biggest story coming out of the NBA Draft is the Serge Ibaka trade.  Ibaka is now a member of the Orlando Magic, after the Oklahoma City Thunder traded him for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and Domantas Sabonis.  Ignoring the fact that Kevin Durant is an unrestricted free agent, this was a great trade for OKC, adding depth to their roster.  Enes Kanter fantasy basketball...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball NL SS All-Stars

Embed from Getty Images For the first time in quite a while there are multiple good shortstops in the National League and it seems fantasy baseball owners are torn on who should represent the league in the Fantasy Baseball All-Star game this year.National League Fantasy Baseball All-Star Voting Ballot Trevor Story took this league by storm during Spring Training and the first...
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June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Year of the Wide Receiver?

Embed from Getty Images 2016 may just be the year of the wide receiver. More people than ever will be taking wide receivers in the first round of their respective fantasy drafts. I personally have four wide receivers that I would take in the first round. Those happen to be the first four WR’s in my rankings; Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr., Julio Jones, and DeAndre Hopkins...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Heat Check

Embed from Getty Images The following is a list of players that are less than 50% owned in Yahoo leagues, that have had success over the last two weeks. The stats shown are their June splits, but they are sorted by fantasy points scored over the last 14 days.Find a spot for someone on this list and try to catch a hot bat before the All-Star break! Past 2 WeeksNameGABH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBSOSBAVGJune7...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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