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No Christmas in Phoenix this year
Nicholas Wiggins, brother of Andrew, tweeted that he will play in Germany with Tubingen Walter Tigers
Soon-to-be-Maverick Al Farouq Aminu was #1 among small forwards over last 2 seasons in def reb pct. (23.7%) & total reb. pct. (15.5%)
Yes, it was so much more fun back then ... http://t.co/TgNVe1Nim5
That's not a criticism of Smith. If the judge is barely putting any requirements on the sentence, that's on the judge.
If you ever had aspirations of being a Silver Dancer, now's your chance. Auditions are Aug. 2 at UIW.
Interesting part of Aldon Smith's session: He says he hasn't started his 11-Monday sentence yet and will do it "the times I have free time."
To clarify one thing I've gotten today: Getting accepted into a college and getting through the NCAA Clearinghouse are two different things
Correcting earlier tweet: Cavs gave Joe Harris 3-year, $2.75M deal. Team used cap space to give him above minimum. 3rd year nonguaranteed
Good day to be a Wiggins! Andrew signs with the Cavs and his older brother Nick just signed with the Walter Tigers in Germany.
Re Waiters rumors: Everyone saying best thing for Wiggins' career is to learn from LeBron. Waiters will benefit more from playing with LBJ.
Of all the times Roger has come down on players, this is the one time the players' association couldn't truly appeal if Rice got 4-6-8 games
Continue to hear, despite Andrew Wiggins' name likely coming up in talks, Cavs have not offered him in any trade proposal.
Thanks to Don W. for the suggestion.
Wayne said he felt "like old Reg," added, "Not one thing bothered me today. Not one time I went out there and worried about my knee."
Wayne on being pulled halfway through practice: "Took me out kind of early but I’m just doing what they tell me to do." MORE
75 and sunny with a breeze. I could get used to living in San Diecago.
No matter terms of Pierre Jackson's deal, the Sixers aren't signing him to strictly maintain his rights. They genuinely want him for future.
Also, John Sterling, Brett Yormark, Derek Fisher, Billy King, Bruce Beck, Kim Jones, Irving Azoff & soon-to-be NYers David Villa, Tony Reali
Gary Payton, a candidate for Bucks coaching staff, is also a candidate for Lakers staff under likely new head coach Byron Scott.
Phoenix Suns have officially waived Dionte Christmas.
Jameer Nelson balanced finances and winning in free agency. Dwight Howard made multiple calls recruiting Nelson to Houston, sources say.
Got an email suggestion for the Thunder to rename the Tulsa 66ers the Oklahoma City Lightning...I love it!
Syracuse is focused on a big, Thomas Bryant, for their last 2015 scholarship. Probably won't have room for anyone else.
Free agent Jameer Nelson has finalized paperwork on his deal with the Mavericks: $2.75M in Year 1, $3.25M in Year 2, source tells RealGM.
...and you can throw in John McEnroe, Claudio Reyna, Thierry Henry, Spike Lee, Mad Dog, SiriusXM honcho Steve Cohen, Peter King. But no BOTP
The NFL cares about women...if they're cheerleaders, sex symbols or a tool to sell pink merchandise. But victims of domestic violence? Nah
A's woulda scored regardless, but that's the 2nd time in recent days that Grossman's sailed his throw from right field going for home.
I was very excited with a Parsons-Dwight feud. Adding Harden is even better.
Aldon Smith didn’t KO a woman… so yeah, he’d better be worried about meeting with Roger Goodell.
Few projected 2nd rounders impressed more in predraft process than Joe Harris, who just signed with the Cavs. Great situation for him.
MT @espnsteinline: Mavs & JNelson finalizing 2-year, $6M deal that'll include player option in Yr 2. Sources say deal will be completed 2day
And really, if Flip values Klay over Wiggins, he probably shouldn't have a job.
For a rookie to get more than 2yrs - need to be signed with either cap room or part of MLE
Cavs announce Joe Harris signing but he inked before Jazz trade when team had cap room a few days ago
I love seeing all these references to 30 days as though that should have any bearing on decision-making. Is there a game next week?
Think how many players in summer league were w/o NBA contracts before asking about Wiggins - case by case if 1st rounder plays w/o contract
Basically, the Warriors have 30 days to cave on Klay Thompson or else Love probably ends up in Cleveland.
Mike Riley took his first “selfie” today at Pac-12 Media Day. So there’s that.
Also, the Bulls signed Mirotic and McBuckets recently so they can't get a deal done for a few weeks, either.
To the media member (no names) who thought it was a good idea to wear cargo shorts to Media Day http://t.co/NNYVCd9GsJ
Only Cavs, of teams in Love hunt, can offer potential superstar in Wiggins' class. But Flip Saunders, as we know, is a big Klay Thompson fan
Denver used a bit of their mid-level to give Erick Green three years.
Pretty sure the Cavs and Timberwolves are allowed to agree to a deal in the next 30 days, just can't make it official.
But fact Cleveland now must wait 30 days before Wiggins can be legally dealt does put Cavs at risk for someone else trumping their offer
Oregon State coach Mike Riley on what he thinks getting on the plane to media day, “Hate it. Do I really need to do this again?"
ESPN sources say that, as things stand, Minnesota likes the Cavs' Wiggins-led offer better than anything else on the table for Kevin Love
It is believed Joe Harris received three-year deal from Cavs, first two guaranteed, as RealGM reported two days ago.
Didn't think Pierre Jackson would be signing before Joel Embiid, but there you go.
Cavs also signed 2nd round pick Joe Harris to a 3-year, $2.3M deal. First 2 years guaranteed, source said.
Andrew Wiggins can't be included in a trade for Kevin Love for 30 days because the Cavaliers officially signed him to his rookie contract.
Cavs announce signing of Andrew Wiggins and Joe Harris. In normal summers, signing of No. 1 pick considered a formality. Not this year.
August 24: the 1st day Andrew Wiggins can officially be traded after signing his rookie contract w/ the Cavs today. Let the countdown begin
Cavs announce Wiggins signing
Wolves have few options. Love leaves after the season won't commit to opting in. History w/ CP3, Dwight, & Melo deals is precedent.
Great seeing Jay Gruden in the national spotlight. Still remember when he coached Orlando Predators and his office was at Tinker Field.
Gruden said Jackson "is a force to be reckoned with" and that he is a "huge benefit."
The Summer of Love: Andrew Wiggins signs his rookie deal today with the Cavs therefore he cannot be traded for 30 days.
Minnesota can continue to leak trade proposals but that's all they are. This reminds me of when Rangers bid against themselves for AROD.
Wiggins' deal starts at the rookie scale $5.5 million. Draft picks can only be traded before signing contracts or 30 days after.
Pioneer day, baseball, friends and fireworks = perfection. Tickets still available. See you at Smiths Ballpark tonight
Gruden said DeSean Jackson has been "a fine teammate." Asked to critique him, "he looks too cool for school when he's running routes."
Gruden said Griffin's erratic throws today were because of wet balls. He'll be the first to say Griffin must improve, Griffin the second.
The Cavaliers just announced the signing of No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins.
Sixers have signed Pierre Jackson.
Cavaliers signed No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins today. He can't be traded for 30 days.
Andrew Wiggins officially signed his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. They also officially signed Joe Harris, their second-round pick.
I just saw a Wiggins contract, 30 more days of trade talk.
Let the speculation run rampant now that Andrew Wiggins has signed his rookie deal.
Cavs FINALLY announce signing of Andrew Wiggins to FINALLY start 30-day clock before he can be legally traded to Wolves in a Kevin Love deal
Cavs announce signing Andrew Wiggins and Joe Harris
The Cavs announce they have signed No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, putting a 30-day moratorium on trading him.
Cavs officially signed Andrew Wiggins today to a deal starting at $5.5 million. He cannot be traded for 30 days.
Gruden said he was aware of Hall's reputation upon assuming control of the team, but has been pleased with Hall's attitude and effort.
Cavs have signed Andrew Wiggins and Joe Harris to contracts per team release
Cavs just announced the signing of Andrew Wiggins. So the 30-day clock begins now.
Alistair Brownlee says he doesn’t want Mo Farah’s place in 10000m. Reckons he has enough on his plate with team event.
(CONT) Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.
It'll be several days, according to a source, before the NBA decides if Raymond Felton will be suspended after he pleaded guilty on (CONT)
This whole Parsons/Harden/"third guy"/"role players" thing is sorely overlooking Terrence Jones. Terrence Jones is really good!
Cavs fans would you trade Wiggins, Bennett, 1st, & a throw in to match $ for Love today or wait to try to pay less?
Favourite (tri)athlete of Day 1: Kenya’s Vincent Onyango, last in men’s race having only ever done duathlons before - and using breaststroke
Vernon Davis zen poetry: "I vaguely remember the things that I said. I can’t really remember at the moment.”
Jim Harbaugh zen poetry: "Our team is the least unhappy team I've ever been around."
Former Providence and Oregon forward Brandon Austin has been accepted to Northwest Florida, the school told ESPN.
Lavin also saw the 6-9 Bosnian kid in Sarajevo
(CONT) "are role players or pieces that complete our team. We’ve lost some pieces and added some pieces. I think we’ll be fine next season.”
James Harden ticked off Chandler Parsons by saying: “Dwight (Howard) and I are the cornerstones of the Rockets. The rest of the guys (CONT)
Hamels looks pretty good in perhaps his last tryout before the trade deadline.
David Shaw on addressing US World Cup team, “They were young, hungry, they had a chip on their shoulder… I felt that in the room."
Not saying Irving & Love, etc. aren't good enough to overcome that but it is something the Cavs will deal w/ even into part of the season.
Everyone should remember learning to play alongside LeBron is an adjustment because of his skills & how offense runs through him.
Summer Topes win! 8-0.
Any potential expulsions would come from that review. In Sanders/Meander's case, the decision should come before the start of fall classes.
Didn't realize I caught Harbaugh in a semi-glare at me in that snapshot. But everything is positive--that's what he said 5 or 10 times.
Jay's a mensch.
NVM — just remembered that the following line said "he's in the will somewhere."
Details on Title IX judicial review: UT dean of students/legal affairs team have 60 days from incident to decide if discipline is required.
Wait — does that Jay line imply Bleek will be destitute if Jay dies before him?
Also, the Blue Jays are up 8-0, and I don't want to re-write my story, so shut up, self.
Bottom line is the East is wide open & those coronating Bulls are misguided. Rose hasn't been healthy for 3 years & must shake off rust.
Melky runs into his second out of the day at third, not getting memo that extending the inning for Francisco might be ideal.
Denver's deal with Erick Green - 46th pick in 2013 Draft - will be three years, league source tells Yahoo. He played in Europe last season.
Remember Kevin Love isn't averaging 26 & 12 next year in Cleveland. 18 & 11 is more realistic. He'll be the 3rd option, much like Bosh.
Harbaugh's first Levi's stadium presser http://t.co/9Be0xWTE0g
Even if Cavs get Love I don't know that they're good enough to beat healthy Spurs or Thunders teams, especially in Year 1.
Building out the roster so you have quality depth is essential to longterm success.
Adding Love is a home run move but you also have to consider what you are giving up. I'm fine w/ Wiggins if thats the price.
Concern over getting Love at all costs is that Cavs will have pushed all in w/ nearly all assets. Will have little flexibility.
SMU is the latest to offer 2015 Archbishop Carroll wing Derrick Jones w/ Larry Brown comparing him to Connie Hawkins. Story later.
Daniel Hackett had been suspended six months because he left Italy NT Training camp without permission (for people who are asking)
Like what the Mavs are doing. Signing Nelson and have a lot of pieces to make a deal if one presents itself.
Carter said Sanders and Meander "cooperated" when questioned that night, then asserted right to attorney within the next two days.
Parsons: "If anybody should understand it's James, since he was in same situation in OKC then he got the chance to come to HOU and shine."
Mavs & Jameer Nelson finalizing two-year, $6M deal that will include player option in Year 2. ESPN sources say deal will be completed today
Was the NFL gonna be in a lose-lose situation no matter what? Did they see something in that elevator we didn't?
Parsons on Harden: "It's a pretty ridiculous statement, if he meant that. I'm excited to go to DAL. I'm ready for next step, a bigger role."
Stroman's done after 7. 1 hit, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, no chance for Boston.
I just got off the phone with free agent Earl Clark, who's training hard and receiving interest from a few teams. Article up tomorrow.
A double away from the cycle, Juan Francisco flies out in the seventh. Unlikely to get another PA.
Two-game suspension of Tony Dungy, minimum.
Daniel Hackett's suspension is for the European National Leagues. He can play in Euroleague
Ray Rice suspended for two games? Wow...weed gets you more in trouble than assault on a woman
Ortiz flies to left. Those are the first two times Boston has hit it to the outfield.
Parsons said Harden's comment surprised him, since James of all people knows what it's like to want a bigger role after leaving OKC for HOU.
In separate interviews, Chandler Parsons said the comments by Harden and Howard were "ridiculous" and he's excited for a bigger role in DAL.
The Red Sox, unlike Memphis Bleek, are no longer one hit away. Bloop single for Victorino is Boston's first hit.
Six months starting from October 12 for Daniel Hackett
Lin said the key breakthrough for him mentally is being pressure-free: "I’m not trying to recreate a Linsanity."
"Always knew I'd return to Maccabi," Jeremy Pargo said. "I'm dying to play again."
Lin said he learned to love game from his dad, whose favorite player is Kareem Abdul Jabbar. So there's a Lakers history there.
Lin's hope going forward is to maintain his relentless "attack mode" but also keep control in doing so like Chris Paul and Tony Parker.
Lin seems to be trying hard not to say - yeah, it'd be good if the Lakers had a coach
Naturalized Israeli center D'or Fischer netted six points in national-team debut vs Russia.
10-pitch inning ends in another Stroman strikeout. He's at 91 pitches now. Sox have zero (0) hits.
Lin on Lakers not having a coach: "Me and my trainer have our goals....right now, it doesnt affect it as much.
Jeremy Lin said there's a YouTube video out there with him and Steve Nash. There's a time waster for you Lakers fans at work to go look up
Does anyone wonder if Ray Rice's suspension would be longer if he had been on video beating a dog, instead of woman? Just asking.
Free agent forward Sean Daniel signed two-year agreement with Israeli club Hapoel Holon.
Lin: "I definitely enjoyed the perks (of Linsanity)." He mentions GQ cover shoot. But didnt like lack of privacy.
Jeremy Lin: "I feel I have the least amount of pressure on my shoulders than I ever have." Has reached a peace with his NBA standing.
NBA free agent forward Omri Casspi registered 10 points in 67-57 triumph for Israel national-team over Russia B Team.
"Always support through the ups and downs the support of the Asian community." Lin will have that in L.A.
Mavericks point guard Gal Mekel led all Israel national-team scorers with 11 points in 67-57 W vs Russia B Team.
Source indicates final details on Jerryd Bayless contract with Bucks being done. Should be complete in next few days. Agreement was last wk.
Lin said he's not trying to recreate "Linsanity". Im not trying to be the phenomenon I was in New York. Im just trying to be myself."
Lin on Harden cornerstone comment: "I agree. He didn't mean that in any derogatory way. He and Dwight are the cornerstones of the Rockets."
Jeremy Lin: "I'm not trying to recreate 'Linsanity.' I'm not trying to be the phenomenon I was in New York. I'm just trying to be myself"
In 8 seasons (2004-12), playing w/Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson shot 38.8% on 3s, 4 seasons > 40%. (Speaking to his point in last Sefko RT)