Jun 24

Julio Urias of Los Angeles Dodgers needs season-ending surgery

Urias’ recovery time is expected to be between 12-14 months.

       

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Jun 24

Markelle Fultz is setting lofty NBA goals

Markelle Fultz flat-out says he wants to be as good or better than Michael Jordan.

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Jun 24

Find another use for Pistons arena tax money, Detroiters tell Councilwoman Sheffield

More than 100 people attended Councilwoman Mary Sheffield’s explanatory meeting at Historic People’s Community Church.

       

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Jun 24

Tom Thibodeau reels off 10 Jimmy Butler compliments in 30 seconds

The big red button was pressed and Jimmy Butler was ejected from the Chicago Bulls’ present and future as they finally made the decision to rebuild after two years of resisting. Trading Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the ability to draft Lauri Markkanen represents the Bulls committing to the draft lottery and fully going in on the Fred Hoiberg experience for the foreseeable future, as the prospect of trying to improve through shrewd moves in the East while also facing the likelihood of Butler commanding a $200 million contract wasn’t palatable to their pocketbook or their sensibilities. On one hand, making a decision — any decision — can be applauded on some

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Jun 24

Dennis Smith Jr.’s arrival in Dallas brings something Rick Carlisle, Mavs fans haven’t seen 

Dennis Smith Jr. arrived in Dallas on Friday and found out not much has changed from his first brief visit here.He spent a few days in town for a junior tournament and recalled, “I really didn’t get to see anything. I just knew it was hot.”So the mid-9…

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Jun 24

Last tango in Paris for Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler: What’s on their itineraries

Jimmy Butler’s and Dwyane Wade’s rendezvous in Paris this week turns out to be a last hurrah as Bulls teammates. Butler was traded to the Timberwolves on Friday, bringing a bittersweet tone to both players’ sightseeing and city-hopping around Europ…

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Jun 24

Ferguson’s skills fit OKC, but adjustment could take time

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.com

There is a short-term plan for Terrance Ferguson.

The Thunder rookie – the No. 21 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft – is spending this weekend getting to know his new organization.

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Jun 24

How Mark Cuban made sure Mavs’ Dennis Smith Jr. pick didn’t get leaked to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski

Anyone interested in the NBA draft, and NBA news in general, knows to follow Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports’ “The Vertical” on Twitter.You know, the guy who, on Thursday night, consistently tweeted teams’ intended draft picks well before they were…

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Jun 24

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both opt out of contracts with Clippers to become free agents

The Clippers were informed Friday that both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have declined their player options for the 2017-18 season and will become unrestricted free agents, according to NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on th…

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Jun 24

Moore: Phoenix Suns have responsibility to help Josh Jackson grow as player, man

He’s big, strong, fast and competitive: It’s clear Josh Jackson can help the Phoenix Suns; the question is whether the Phoenix Suns can help Josh Jackson?

      

 

 

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Jun 24

Watch Ortiz’s number retirement ceremony

Big Papi’s first pitch was just a little off.

       

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Jun 24

Will Bulls find creative way to keep veteran point guard Rajon Rondo?

Rajon Rondo looked his typically talkative self as he ran up and down the Advocate Center court before the NBA draft media accommodations took over Thursday night.Will he still be practicing there after June 30?The Bulls insist they have made no fo…

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Jun 24

No more laughing at the 76ers

With the addition of Markelle Fultz, the NBA and fans from far and wide must now take the Sixers seriously.

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Jun 24

Pacers draft pick T.J. Leaf “quiet, but a fierce competitor” — and his family has his back

T. J. Leaf grew up hearing about Indiana basketball from his father, an Indy native.

      

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Jun 24

Pacers pick UCLA’s Ike Anigbogu and Xavier’s Edmond Sumner in the 2nd round

Indiana selects players with knee issues

      

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Jun 24

Jimmy Butler on trade to Timberwolves: ‘Nothing ever shocks me’

Jimmy Butler shoots straight, always and forevermore. His matter-of-fact reaction to the Bulls’ blockbuster trade that sent him to Tom Thibodeau’s Timberwolves mixed fond memories and a mostly pragmatic approach to the franchise he wanted to be the…

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Jun 24

Draft Review: Breaking Down Butler Trade

The Chicago Bulls trade All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night and the NBATV crew breaks down the trade and its impact.

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Jun 24

The quotable Russell Westbrook: A look at the Thunder guard’s memorable catchphrases

It’s almost impossible to collect all of Russell Westbrook’s memorable one-liners and dismissals. But the MVP favorite added significantly this season to what already was a long list.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Jun 23

Detroit schools board doesn’t decide on putting Pistons arena funding on the ballot

The board of education was asked to place a question on the ballot for November.

       

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Jun 23

Did Suns keep Josh Jackson away from Celtics?

Josh Jackson cancelled his pre-draft workout for Boston while the Celtics’ team plane was in the air going to see him

      

 

 

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