How will Cavs add a backup PG? 

January, 25, 2015
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While the Cleveland Cavaliers' recent trade activity has shored up their wing defense and gave them a legitimate center in the paint, they still are looking for an upgrade for their backup point-guard spot.

The trade deadline is only a few weeks away, and they hold a valuable chip in Brendan Haywood's contract that could help them land a reserve at the one.

Surgery still an option for TE Graham? 

January, 25, 2015
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The shoulder injury that bothered Jimmy Graham for much of the 2014 campaign was reportedly a sprain. He still is rehabbing from the injury, though he refused this week to share exactly what is wrong with the joint.

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Kemba Walker facing knee surgery? 

January, 25, 2015
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Considering how scorching hot Kemba Walker had been over the past month and a half, his fantasy owners likely weren't too worried about the pair of games he recently missed due to a sore knee.

However, after he didn't look himself in the next two games and skipped Saturday's tilt between the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks, it may be time to hit the panic button.

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Mutual interest between Hoyer, Browns? 

January, 25, 2015
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Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer said numerous times in 2014 that he would like to re-sign with the Cleveland Browns during the upcoming offseason, at least under the right circumstances.

The Browns appear to have a mutual interest in bringing Hoyer back, as they recently contacted his agent.

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The latest on Shields 

January, 25, 2015
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It's still anybody's guess as to where James Shields will end up pitching in 2015, and there truly isn't any clear favorite emerging from the field of interested candidates.

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Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly came out on top of the recent front-office power struggle, as he wrestled total control of his roster from general manager Howie Roseman.

Technically, Roseman was "promoted" to executive vice president of football operations, a role in which he is supposed to remain in charge of the Eagles' salary cap and contracts.

However, it remains unclear exactly how involved Roseman will be this offseason in such matters.

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Mets stuck with Flores at SS? 

January, 25, 2015
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Wilmer Flores ended up being the butt of the joke on Saturday, albeit indirectly, as New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson prepared to present Cal Ripken Jr. with an award. As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports, Alderson quipped, "Mets fans have been waiting all winter for me to introduce a shortstop."

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Back in mid-December, there were some reports that the Los Angeles Angels were in exploratory talks with the Texas Rangers about trading outfielder Josh Hamilton back to the team he had left via free agency prior to the 2013 season. While nothing materialized at the time, the rumor has continued to live on.

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Why has Nicolas Batum been ailing? 

January, 25, 2015
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The 2014-15 campaign has been an abject failure for Nicolas Batum. Coming off of his best season as a pro -- 13.0 PPG, 5.1 APG, 7.5 RPG, 1.8 3-PPG, 46.5 FG% -- Batum's numbers have fallen off the cliff this season: 9.1 PPG, 4.6 APG, 5.2 RPG, 1.2 3-PPG, 38.7 FG%.

It appears that for the past five months, there has been a reason for his diminishing returns.

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Could Hamels go to Cards? 

January, 25, 2015
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The Philadelphia Phillies have stated that they are not actively shopping Cole Hamels at this time. Nevertheless, the general feeling around the league seems to be that the pitcher could still very well be dealt at some point in the next six months. One team that might be interested is the St. Louis Cardinals.

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No Papelbon deal on horizon? 

January, 25, 2015
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Earlier this week, there seemed to be some progress on a potential trade that would see the Milwaukee Brewers ending up with closer Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelpia Phillies. However, after those initial reports, there doesn't seem to have been any movement towards a successful handshake between all involved parties.

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Jennings done with torn Achilles? 

January, 25, 2015
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During Brandon Jennings' first five seasons, he proved to be a workhorse. Aside from the 2010-11 campaign, when he missed 19 games, Jennings was absent from just four other contests.

Unfortunately, it appears the lower-leg injury he sustained during Saturday evening's tilt with the Milwaukee Bucks may have put an end to his 2014-15 run.

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Why it's time to bench Johnson, Vasquez 

January, 24, 2015
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The Toronto Raptors have a 4-8 record in their last 12 games and Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun believes head coach Dwane Casey needs to drop two players from the starting group. Those players are forward Amir Johnson and guard Greivis Vasquez.

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Nate Wolters' extended stay with Pelicans 

January, 24, 2015
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UPDATE: The Pelicans officially signed Nate Wolters to a second 10-day contract, per the club website.

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The New Orleans Pelicans had two open roster positions 10 days ago after a trade. The team lacked depth in the backcourt at that time so they signed free agent point guard Nate Wolters. That 10-day contract expires on Friday and according to his agent, the Pelicans are planning to keep his client in the fold for another 10 days.


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Cavs in the market for a PG 

January, 24, 2015
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have an open roster spot and most followers of the team believe they will eventually bring in a point guard via free agency or trade. According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal , the Cavs may be looking at point guards currently playing in China.

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