11:20 AM EDT, Fri June 23, 2017
Chicago Tribune 2 hours ago
Only thing missing from the Jimmy Butler trade was a handful of magic beans

Only thing missing from the Jimmy Butler trade was a handful of magic beans

John Paxson and Gar Forman traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, brought in young players, and bet their jobs on the rebuild. Yes, kids, the GarPaxalypse is upon us. The Bulls management wonks who have been largely risk-averse just risked their future employment here with their stunning draft night...
CSN Chicago 13 hours ago

Jimmy Butler trade presents more questions for futures of Nikola Mirotic, Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo

Lauri Markkanenn will be a Chicago Bull once the trade between the Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves is finalized sometime Friday when the trade call is
CSN Chicago 12 hours ago

Jimmy Butler's trainer is certainly not happy about trade

No hard feelings from Jimmy Butler's camp, right?Wrong.Not long afterthe three-time All-Star was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, his trainer broke Twitter.0-82.worst culture in the league.I met drug dealers with better morals then their GM. He is a liar and everyone knows
Chicago Sun-Times 15 hours ago

Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves in draft-night blockbuster

The Bulls acquire Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and seventh overall pick Lauri Markkanen. Butler is reunited with coach Tom Thibodeau.
K.c. Johnson / Chicago Tribune 15 hours ago

Bulls trade Jimmy Butler, No. 16 pick to Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, No. 7 pick

The third time proved the charm. After having serious talks with the Celtics last June and then several conversations at the February trade deadline, the Bulls took a deep breath and traded Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves on Thursday night. The blockbuster move, which netted the Bulls Zach LaVine,...
CSN New England 13 hours ago
Brian Scalabrine thinks Celtics, Pacers, Cavaliers could swing deal sending Kevin love to Boston, Paul George to Cleveland

Brian Scalabrine thinks Celtics, Pacers, Cavaliers could swing deal sending Kevin love to Boston, Paul George to Cleveland

Though the Celtics spent Thursday discussing a trade with the Pacers for Paul George, Brian Scalabrine still has designs on the Cs getting Kevin Love. 
CSN New England 14 hours ago

Celtics engaged in talks with Pacers for Paul George

CSNNE.com confirmed an earlier report by Yahoo Sports! the Vertical that the Celtics were indeed engaged in trade talks with the Indiana Pacers for Paul George.
Inquisitr 12 hours ago

The Boston Celtics Take Jayson Tatum — Is Paul George Next?

The Boston Celtics took Duke small forward Jayson Tatum with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft, according to the Boston Globe. Whether or not Tatum remains with the Celtics is uncertain. There are some rumblings that the Celtics could closing in on a star player. Not long after the Boston Celtics took...
Indy Cornrows 13 hours ago

NBA Draft: Pacers draft TJ Leaf with 18th pick

Indiana drafts UCLA freshman TJ Leaf in the 2017 NBA Draft, giving them offensive versatility. Up until the 18th pick, the biggest Indiana Pacers news had been trade talks between the Pacers and Boston Celtics regarding Paul George, but with those talks reportedly stalling, the focus turned back to...
CelticsBlog 15 hours ago

NBA Trade Rumor: Celtics in talks to get Paul George

Oh really? The Celtics haven’t made a move yet, but they might. Indiana and Boston are engaged in serious talks on a Paul George trade, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 22, 2017 The idea would be to sell Paul George on the city of Boston, the history...
NBA 9 hours ago
Denver Nuggets acquire Trey Lyles, Tyler Lydon from Utah Jazz

Denver Nuggets acquire Trey Lyles, Tyler Lydon from Utah Jazz

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets have received Trey Lyles and the rights to Tyler Lydon from the Utah Jazz in exchange for the rights to Donovan Mitchell, Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Deseret Morning News 10 hours ago

Jazz move up into lottery to draft appreciative Donovan Mitchell

Utah sends Trey Lyles and the No. 24 pick to snatch talented and athletic combo guard from Louisville.
NBA 9 hours ago

Utah Jazz Acquire Draft Rights to Donovan Mitchell from Denver

SALT LAKE CITY (June 22, 2017) – The Utah Jazz have acquired the draft rights to Donovan Mitchell (13th overall pick) from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for forward Trey Lyles and the draft rights to Tyler Lydon (24th overall pick).
Sun Herald 13 hours ago

Jazz trade with Nuggets to get No. 13 pick Donovan Mitchell

A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Utah Jazz have traded the No. 24 pick in the NBA draft and forward Trey Lyles to the Denver Nuggets …
Sun Herald 14 hours ago
Hawks look to future on draft night, address trade of Howard

Hawks look to future on draft night, address trade of Howard

On a night when the focus was on the future, the Atlanta Hawks insisted the trade of Dwight Howard was not the start of a major rebuilding job. New general …
FOX Sports 14 hours ago

Hawks draft Wake Forest F Collins at No. 19 in NBA draft

ATLANTA (AP) Looking to bolster its front court after dumping Dwight Howard and facing the possible loss of Paul Millsap, the Atlanta Hawks drafted Wake Forest power forward John Collins with the No. 19 pick in the NBA draft.
Queen City Hoops 11 hours ago

2017 Draft Recap

Charlotte acquires Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon What an exciting couple of days for the Hornets! Tuesday the team dumped Miles Plumlee and added defensive presence Dwight Howard. That trade was well received by the media and fans alike, but Charlotte was not done. Thursday night brought more big moves...
Peachtree Hoops 15 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks GM Travis Schlenk stops short of declaring “rebuild” for franchise

Interesting comments from the new head of the front office. Many assumed that the Atlanta Hawks are heading into a full rebuild on the heels of the Dwight Howard trade earlier this week. However, the man in charge of making that decision won’t say, at least publicly, that the direction of a rebuild...
Silver Screen and Roll 12 hours ago
2017 NBA Draft: Lakers select Josh Hart with No. 30 pick

2017 NBA Draft: Lakers select Josh Hart with No. 30 pick

The Lakers closed out the first round nicely. The Los Angeles Lakers have selected Josh Hart out of Villanova with the No. 30 pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft, acquiring the pick in a draft-day trade with the Utah Jazz. More information on the selection of Hart as we update, but here’s a nice video from our friends at DraftExpress to hold you over in the meantime:
Silver Screen and Roll 8 hours ago

Lakers Free Agency News: Lakers sign undrafted rookie PJ Dozier

The Lakers are making move after move. The Los Angeles Lakers have signed undrafted rookie P.J. Dozier, reports Chris Haynes of ESPN. Dozier averaged 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals as a Sophomore for South Carolina. The Lakers’ work clearly didn’t end once the final draft...
Silver Screen and Roll 6 hours ago

Roundtable: Grading the Lakers’ 2017 NBA Draft picks

How did Los Angeles do? The Los Angeles Lakers had a busy draft night, taking Lonzo Ball out of UCLA second overall before shifting their attention to later in the procession. The team used the No. 27 pick they acquired from the Brooklyn Nets to select Kyle Kuzma before flipping the No. 28 pick for...
7 hours ago
Video: Rob Pelinka On D'Angelo Russell Trade, NBA Free Agency Priorities

Watch: Rob Pelinka On D'Angelo Russell Trade, NBA Free Agency Priorities

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka explains why the Lakers traded D'Angelo Russell and what the priority is in free agency, shooters. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF
WKYC 1 hour ago
Cleveland Cavaliers watch NBA draft...

Cleveland Cavaliers watch NBA draft...

Unable to pull off a trade or move into the first round of the NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t add any significant player Thursday or fill a major hole in their front office.        
Fox Sports Fantasy Baseball 4 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers donate $875,000 to Habitat for Humanity

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Cavaliers have donated $875,000 in proceeds from NBA Finals watch parties to Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity.
Over the Monster 2 hours ago
Red Sox vs. Angels Series Preview

Red Sox vs. Angels Series Preview

A look ahead to the weekend series against Los Angeles SB Nation Blog Halos Heaven The opponent in one sentence The Angels are the definition of an average team that has a mediocre offense and a mediocre pitching staff and they are more average than ever since the loss of Mike Trout. Record 38-38 Trend Even. This is a .500 team who is merely okay at just about everything, and that’s exactly how they are playing yet. They have won five of the last ten games. To be fair, they have won two of their last three series, with both of those coming against the Yankees. The Angels aren’t a bad...
Halos Heaven 15 hours ago

Mike Trout wanting to be an Angel for life and Arte Moreno saying “No” is my worst nightmare come to life

In this case, it’s not only my worst nightmare, but it’s my worst nightmare come to life! Here’s a bit of Angels news that surfaced today and should immediately enter the annals of team lore, but this piece of team history and trivia isn’t of the “oh, that’s a neat bit of info” variety,...
News & Observer 2 hours ago
Duke’s Luke Kennard heads to the Detroit Pistons as the No. 12 overall pick

Duke’s Luke Kennard heads to the Detroit Pistons as the No. 12 overall pick

Luke Kennard wasn't projected as a lottery pick in the NBA Draft until the last few weeks. But on Thursday night, those latest projections became reality as the 6-foot-6 Duke …
Duke Basketball Report 14 hours ago

2017 NBA Draft: Luke Kennard Taken By Detroit At #12

If Jayson Tatum isn’t the most polished offensive player in this year’s draft it might be his former teammate Luke Kennard, taken by the Detroit Pistons at #12. Kennard had a ridiculous sophomore year. He’s wicked smart on the court, able to chisel his way towards the basket, but also smart enough...
MLB 15 hours ago

Heyward lands on DL; Zagunis, Floro recalled

The Cubs were hoping Jason Heyward's left hand would heal more quickly than it has, but ultimately the injury was too severe to avoid a disabled list stint.
Cubbies Crib 2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs News: Cubs roll over the Marlins; Schwarber sent down

It was a surprise to some, but the Chicago Cubs finally sent Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa after a horrid start. Jason Heyward hit the DL as well as they called up Mark Zagunis. The result? The Cubs scored 11 against the Marlins in a win. The Chicago Cubs were forced to make several moves […] Chicago...
New York Daily News 10 hours ago
Nets begin life after Brook Lopez by drafting big with potential

Nets begin life after Brook Lopez by drafting big with potential

As that other New York basketball team waded through executive-led controversy, the Nets flew under the radar.
New York Post 13 hours ago

Nets draft young potential Brook Lopez replacement

Is this the Brook Lopez replacement? The Nets took center Jarrett Allen with the No. 22 pick in the draft on Thursday night days after shipping out their franchise center in a trade that brought back D’Angelo Russell. Allen is a 6’11, 235-pound project from Texas who averaged 13.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 2 hours ago
Cubs 11, Marlins 1: Cub power returns

Cubs 11, Marlins 1: Cub power returns

The Cubs brought out the big bats in the road trip opener. How many times have I written this? How many times have you thought this? “There’s a game that could send the Cubs on a long winning streak.” Maybe, just maybe, the Cubs’ 11-1 crushing of the Marlins Thursday night will be that game. The Cubs didn’t waste any time beginning their long-ball barrage. After a quick first inning in which Jeff Locke and Jake Arrieta both threw only seven pitches, the Cubs loaded the bases in the top of the second on two singles, a groundout advancing the runners and an intentional walk (on a...
Cubs Insider 11 hours ago

CI Recap (6/22/17) – Cubs 11, Marlins 1: Jake Arrieta Great Again in Rout

The Cubs brought the power to South Florida and Jake Arrieta was great again as the visitors easily won the first of a four-game series against the Marlins. It was so beautiful to watch. Addison Russell and Ian Happ each went 4-for-5 tonight. Russell scored three and drove in two on a single, two doubles,...
Over the Monster 4 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Robby Scott

Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Robby Scott

The importance of food, specifically lobster, on getting Big Papi to Boston, Hanley’s struggle finding power and a bad game from the bullpen examined. The Red Sox may want to trade to upgrade some positions (*cough* third base *cough*) but can they even afford to? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Even without a real “identity”, the Red Sox have managed to be competitive because of their overwhelming talent. (Evan Drellich; CSNNE) If it wasn’t for lobster, David Ortiz may never have ended up coming to the Red Sox. Don’t believe me? Why don’t you ask Pedro Martinez. (Pedro Martinez;...
Fenway Nation 1 hour ago

Red Sox Set To Retire David Ortiz's Number 34 Tonight

Before tonight's game with the Anaheim Angels, the Red Sox will have a ceremony to unveil their newest retired number— the #34 of David Ortiz. Big Papi becomes just the tenth Red Sox player to be enshrined on the right field façade—joining Bobby Doerr (#1), Joe Cronin (#4), Johnny Pesky (#6), Carl...
The MMQB | SI.com 14 hours ago
Colin Kaepernick Needs To Let His Voice Be Heard

Colin Kaepernick Needs To Let His Voice Be Heard

Silent all offseason, the unemployed quarterback has created a vacuum that is being filled with tweets, opinions and teams wondering just how committed he is. Here's why Kaepernick should speak up. Plus notes on the rookie QBs, Derek Carr’s contract and the NFL link to the NBA champ
Steel City Underground 3 hours ago

Is Derek Carr’s monster contract more valuable than Bens?

Twitter was set ablaze when the numbers for Derek Carr's newest contract were released, but how does his contract compare with Ben Roethlisberger's? Is Derek Carr’s monster contract more valuable than Bens? appeared first on Steel City Underground.
New York Daily News 11 hours ago
Phil Jackson gets guy, but far from over with Kristaps Porzingis

Phil Jackson gets guy, but far from over with Kristaps Porzingis

The trade talks and Phil Jackson's acknowledgment that they were fielding calls was the Knicks way of retaliating.
Posting and Toasting 13 hours ago

Frank Ntilikina press roundup

Vivacious, loquacious Frank Ntilikina is a Knick! It’s nice to have a new guy to root for, don’t you think? I want to help him find his locker and show him where the in-the-cut bathroom is. I hope we have chemistry together. I wonder if he’ll be in my friend Kristaps’ homeroom!? Knicks...
Amazin Avenue 1 hour ago
Mets Morning News: Escape from L.A.

Mets Morning News: Escape from L.A.

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Once again, the Mets fell to the Dodgers, this time by a score of 6-3. And once again, it was powered by L.A. home runs. Joc Pederson, Kike Hernandez, and Justin Turner went yard to give the Dodgers 15 home runs in their four-game sweep of the Mets, the most they’ve ever hit in a series and the most the Mets have allowed. Steven Matz was solid, surrendering three hits and three runs in six innings before Paul Sewald and Jerry Blevins unraveled in the seventh. Choose your recap: AA short and long, Times, Post, Daily...
Amazin Avenue 6 hours ago

Final Score: Dodgers 6, Mets 3-Leaving Los Angeles

Thank goodness this series is over The Mets lost to the Dodgers for the fourth straight night, dropping the game 6-3 at Chavez Ravine. Steven Matz started for the Mets, and kept his team in the game while not looking great over six innings, striking out eight and walking five. The Mets got on the...
Liberty Ballers 15 mins ago
2017 NBA Draft: Markelle Fultz’s first concern when Sixers made trade for No. 1 was Chick-Fil-A

2017 NBA Draft: Markelle Fultz’s first concern when Sixers made trade for No. 1 was Chick-Fil-A

Priorities, man. It has been a topsy turvy week for No. 1 overall draft pick Markelle Fultz, with a trade at the top of the draft shifting expectations for how his career might play out. Originally slated to join a Boston Celtics team fresh off an Eastern Conference Finals appearance, Fultz will now get to spearhead a rebuild in Philadelphia alongside Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. But that wasn’t his first concern when changes were made at the top of the 2017 NBA Draft. The first thing that came to mind? Chicken sandwiches, according to a piece he wrote for The Players’ Tribune. A lot...

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