Will Philly eye D with 2015 first-rounder? 

December, 25, 2014
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The final week of the NFL's regular season will cause some draft slots to shift around, but as of today the Philadelphia Eagles would end up picking right around No. 20. Which position will they target? Here's the latest on that.

Why Rockets need to make a trade 

December, 25, 2014
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The Houston Rockets are on the verge of signing free agent forward Josh Smith via the $2.077 million Bi-Annual Exception. Before the deal can be signed, general manager Daryl Morey needs to open up a roster spot for Smith via a trade or waiving one of the players currently on the team. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, Morey is looking for a deal.

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Suns a player in the trade market? 

December, 25, 2014
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The Phoenix Suns gladly swapped forward Anthony Tolliver for Detroit Pistons forward Tony Mitchell on Wednesday as it increased their salary cap room and that could lead to another deal.

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Why did SVG trade for Anthony Tolliver? 

December, 25, 2014
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Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations/head coach Stan Van Gundy made a minor trade on Wednesday when he dealt forward Tony Mitchell to the Phoenix Suns for Anthony Tolliver.

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Betts future in Boston set? 

December, 25, 2014
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Since the end of the season, it's been clear that other teams have been hoping to pry Mookie Betts away from the Boston Red Sox. In fact, as far back as September, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote that "judging by conversations with scouts around the league, he's the Red Sox prospect teams want most in a deal."

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Will Cavs call Jermaine O'Neal? 

December, 25, 2014
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are desperate to add a center to the roster after losing Anderson Varejao to a torn Achilles, which is a season-ending injury. The best free agent on the market is probably Jermaine O'Neal and he said on Wednesday that Cleveland has yet to call him. Well, that will likely change now. O'Neal reiterated that his family could make the decision on whether he plays this season and that he won't announce anything for a few more weeks.

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Zobrist on way out of TB? 

December, 25, 2014
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After dealing away Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, as part of a multi-player three-way trade last week, it's clear that there are no untouchables on the Tampa Bay Rays roster. Which means many more moves could still come this offseason, including one involving Ben Zobrist.

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No room for Guerrero in LA? 

December, 25, 2014
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When the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Alex Guerrero to a four-year, $28 million contract, the idea was that he would be converted from shortstop to second base. However, progress on that front has been slow and Guerrero is now a man without a position.

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Will Warriors fill 15th roster spot? 

December, 25, 2014
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The Golden State Warriors are one of seven teams to have an open roster spot and they will likely fill it at some point. According to Diamond Leung of The Oakland Tribune, Warriors general manager Bob Meyers addressed that topic on Wednesday during an interview on a Bay area radio station.

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Tony Sparano has had some nice moments while serving as the Oakland Raiders interim head coach this season, but the team plans to consider a number of candidates. When will the interview process begin? Here's the latest on that.

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Josh Smith to blast off with Rockets 

December, 24, 2014
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UPDATE: It won't become official until forward Josh Smith clears waivers at 5 PM (Eastern), but as expected he will sign with the Rockets, per media reports, including ESPN.com's Chris Broussard.

Smith, who will be signed via the full $2.077 million Bi-Annual exception, has been assured he will get Houston's starting power forward.
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Most of the NBA media have the Houston Rockets as the favorite to sign forward Josh Smith after he clears waivers on Wednesday. The Rockets appear to be the leaders for several reasons: 1) His friendship with Dwight Howard; 2) the ability to give Smith the full $2.077 million Bi-Annual exception, while other teams can only offer a pro-rated minimum deal; 3) Houston could have a Top-4 playoff seed in the West; 4) there are enough minutes for him to have a big role for Houston.

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Small trade increases Suns cap room 

December, 24, 2014
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Stan Van Gundy waived Josh Smith on Monday and Wednesday the Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations/head coach made a minor trade. Per the Pistons website, Van Gundy sent forward Tony Mitchell to the Phoenix Suns for Anthony Tolliver.

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Kevin McHale's extension 

December, 24, 2014
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Before today, Kevin McHale was the only head coach in the NBA without a contract beyond this season, but that is no longer the case. ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst confirms McHale has signed a three-year extension worth a bit more than $12 million.

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Could Craig be dealt? 

December, 24, 2014
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In talking about Allen Craig's 2014 journey, ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes: "He went from being the heart of the Cardinals' attack, consistently generating some of the best production with runners on base in the history of baseball, to unloaded in a midseason trade to the Boston Red Sox."

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Howard's end in Philadelphia? 

December, 24, 2014
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The writing has been on the wall for some time that the Philadelphia Phillies have been hoping to find someone to take first baseman Ryan Howard off their hands, but the team has not publicly admitted as much until quite recently.

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