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NBA’s Free Agency Open For Business But Can’t Sign Till July 7th, Where Will KD Go?

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NBA Free Agency is officially open meaning the teams can meet with players and even agree to a deal but they can’t officially sign a player until July 7th.

In other free agency news, DeMar DeRozan will stay with the Toronto Raptors. The Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard is looking for at least a $24 million a year contract (he declined a $23.2 mill from the Rockets) and will meet with the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics.

The Knicks already signed former Chicago Bull Derrick Rose and are now meeting with his teammate Joakim Noah. The Knicks are in discussions with Noah to sign him to a $72 million 4 year deal.

Kevin DurantOf course, all eyes of course are on OKC Superstar Kevin Durant. KD is expected to meet with the Warriors and the Clippers on Friday and likely other teams in the next few days, but it’s expected the OKC Thunder will do everything possible to re-sign their best player.

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Bulls Trade Derrick Rose To Knicks, NBA Draft Thursday Night, Manziel More Trouble, No Olympics For Rory McIIroy

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Derrick RoseIn more trading news, the New York Knicks traded away Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon with the Chicago Bulls to get Derrick Rose. Many are confused by the trade as Rose blew out his knee in 2012 and hasn’t been the same superstar player he once was.

Watch the NBA draft Thursday night at 7:00 pm EST on ESPN to see who goes #1. Will it be LSU’s Ben Simmons to the 76ers? And with the #2 pick, will the Los Angeles Lakers pick Brandon Ingram?

 

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Former Cleveland Browns’ QB Johnny Manziel can’t seem to stay away from problems. According to Dallas police, Manziel reported he was involved in a hit-and-run accident this week. No one yet seems to know the full story.

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The Zika virus seems to be having more of an affect. Golfer Rory Mcllroy has now decided not to travel to Brazil for the Olympics because of fears of the virus. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but LeBron James may not go as well. Already Steph Curry, James Harden and Russell Westbrook have decided to forego Olympic Gold.

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Cardinals And Blue Jays Clinch Titles, Rose Back In 2 Weeks

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St Louis CardinalsThe St. Louis Cardinals have won their 3rd straight NL Central title.  The Cardinals have been a force in the past post-seasons.  Even though they don’t have marketable stars, they have superstar level talent that other teams fear.   St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 1.

The Toronto Blue Jays haven’t seen the playoffs in quite a long time.  This season, however, they have been stock piling talent, especially at the trade deadline, and seem to be on course to get to the World Series.  They clinched their first AL East title since 1993 by slaughtering the Orioles.  Toronto 15, Baltimore 2.

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In an update on the Derrick Rose story:  he underwent surgery and will apparently be back in 2 weeks.  The Bulls are optimistic they will have a relatively healthy Rose this season to help them compete with an Eastern Conference that gets a bit better every year.  Cleveland is the team to beat, but unlike last year, the competition to make the playoffs is much stiffer.

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Giants Sign Welker And Nicks, Browns’ QB Controversy Made Up, Rose Surgery

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Wes WelkerThe New York Giants are feeling inspired after their win last week over the Washington Redskins.  They may be 1-2, but the NFC East is a very weak division, and the Giants think they can win it.  With that said, they are a bit thin at wide receiver given all the injuries on their roster so they brought in two big names: former New England Patriots’ great Wes Welker and former Giants’ hero Hakeem Nicks.  Both players are at the tail end of their career, but their veteran leadership could be valuable.
Elsewhere in the NFL, in some Johnny Football news (aka Johnny Manziel), a report surfaced earlier this week that Browns’ players were surprised and upset that Manziel wasn’t their starting quarterback.  He was benched in favor of the now healthy Josh McCown even though McCown was dreadful on Sunday against the Raiders.  Browns’ receiver Andrew Hawkins said this story is “1000% made-up”. McCown will likely start next week.

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Derrick RoseDerrick Rose is the star of the Chicago Bulls team but is prone to injury. Other than last season, he’s barely seen the court. Now, with team practices underway, Rose took a shot to the face and suffered an “orbital fracture”.  Rose will require surgery and is out indefinitely. The Bulls brass may decide to move on from Rose as their marquee franchise player.

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College Football Rankings Out, Willis Out For Season, Derrick Rose Sees Future

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In college football, the new playoff rankings are out.  If the college playoff started today, #1 Mississippi State would play #4 TCU, and #2 Oregon would play #3 Florida State.  Oregon jumped over Florida State in the latest rankings due to Oregon’s tougher schedule, but that doesn’t mean that Florida State is easy to beat by any means.  Don’t get too attached to these rankings though as it will likely change quite a bit before the season is over.

In the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers are still in the playoff race but this season hasn’t been easy, and it looks like it’s going to get even tougher.  On Tuesday it was reported that their star middle linebacker, Patrick Willis, will miss the remainder of the season.  Their defense hasn’t been that tough and now with Willis out, the team will have to really step up if they want to make the playoffs.

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Derrick RoseIn the NBA, Derrick Rose has been getting a lot of criticism for sitting out games.  Rose has a significant injury history, and is being very careful with his body, but has also told the media that by sitting out, he is preserving his body for life beyond basketball.  Rose said that he has meetings, graduations, and life events to attend after his basketball career and doesn’t want to be sore or injured because he pushed himself to play when his body wasn’t 100%.  The Bulls are still very much a contender this year, but they will have to accept that Rose will only play when absolutely necessary.

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Manning Better Leader Than Roethlisberger, Love Trade Looks Like Cavs, Rose On A Mission

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Ben RoethlisbergerIn the NFL, former Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders made some controversial comments to the media a few days ago.  Sanders came right out and said that his new quarterback, Bronco’s Peyton Manning, was a “far better leader” than his former QB Ben Roethlisberger.  Sanders said that Manning was always ready to practice, as opposed to Roethlisberger who could be “tough to find”. Current star Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had an issue with his former teammate’s comments.  Brown said that “you don’t throw your quarterback under the bus, the guy who makes you who you are.”  Either way, both Sanders and Brown are bound for breakout years.  

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In the NBA, it looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves have narrowed the Kevin Love trade talks to just the Cleveland Cavaliers.  It was reported that the Bulls and Warriors were also trying hard to trade for Love, but the Wolves think the best value is with the Cavs.  It’s likely that Love will leave in free agency next year, so the Wolves may as well get what they can for him.  If they can get a future superstar like Andrew Wiggins, it may be worth sending Love out of town.

Derrick RoseFinally, in the NBA, former Memphis head coach John Calipari, now with Kentucky, has said that the Bull’s Derrick Rose is “on a mission”.  The former MVP has been injured the most part of the past two seasons, but Rose is turning a lot of heads during the Team USA practices.  Calipari coached Derrick Rose while at Memphis, when Rose led them to the National Championship game.  Look for Rose to have a major comeback season this fall. 

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