Brook Lopez to opt in? 

December, 18, 2014
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Center Brook Lopez will be under contract through 2015-16 with the Brooklyn Nets should he exercise his player option for next season. That seems to be the likely scenario, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe.

Alexey Shved back to Europe? 

December, 18, 2014
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Alexey Shved has not been given as big of a role as he would like in the NBA, first with the Minnesota Timberwolves and now the Philadelphia 76ers, so there is a good chance he will head back to Europe after this season, according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com. Shved's contract, paying $3.28 million this season, expires on June 30.

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Is Dalton a good fantasy play vs. Denver? 

December, 17, 2014
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Andy Dalton was intercepted 20 times last season, but his 33 touchdown passes were enough to entice many people to select him in the later rounds of their fantasy draft this year. Entering Week 16, Cincinnati's 27-year-old quarterback has a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 15-to-14, making those that drafted him regret ever doing so.

Is Dalton worth considering in Week 16 against Denver defense that has allowed 26 passing touchdowns this season? Or should we expect more of the same? Here's more on that.

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Who NYJ may target with 2015 first-rounder 

December, 17, 2014
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It's no secret that quarterback remains an enormous issue for the New York Jets, but unless they trade up in next year's draft they'll likely miss out on either of the top two QBs -- Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Florida State's Jameis Winston. How does that alter their plans?

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Russell Wilson's future fantasy value 

December, 17, 2014
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Again this season, Seattle's Russell Wilson has utilized his mobility to extend plays and find open receivers. But more often than ever, he's also used his legs to turn it upfield and pick up yardage himself. This will be something to think about when you head into your fantasy draft next fall.

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Mark Jackson in mix for Kings job? 

December, 17, 2014
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Lots of speculation is going on with the Sacramento Kings after Michael Malone was relieved of his duties as their head coach on Monday. An interesting meeting took place on Tuesday night as current ESPN commentator Mark Jackson met with Kings advisor Chris Mullin, Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro and center DeMarcus Cousins behind closed doors after the Sacramento-Oklahoma City game, reports Sam Amick of USA Today.

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Cavs covet Matthews, Koufos 

December, 17, 2014
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in the rumor mill for the last few months and one of their known targets via a trade is Memphis Grizzlies backup center Kosta Koufos. That interest has been reported a few times, which now includes an item from Chris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group. Haynes also listed Portland's Wesley Matthews as a player the Cavs covet.

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Bucks without Jabari Parker 

December, 17, 2014
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Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker hurt his left knee during Monday's game against the Phoenix Suns and Tuesday night news broke that he suffered a torn ACL. As a result, Parker's season is over. The recovery timeline for a torn ACL normally runs 12 to 18 months, so Parker likely won't return to the Bucks' active roster until early 2016.

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Angels shopping Hamilton? 

December, 17, 2014
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BY trading for outfielder Matt Joyce, the Los Angeles Angels got themselves, as ESPN.com's David Schoenfield writes, "an insurance policy for Josh Hamilton. The team lacked another left-handed hitting outfielder behind Hamilton and Kole Calhoun, so if Hamilton is injured, Joyce can move into a left field platoon with Collin Cowgill."

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Why Shaw met with Gallinari, Faried 

December, 17, 2014
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The Denver Nuggets have lost six out of their last seven games and a few players are not happy, so head coach Brian Shaw meet with each of them. Those players are Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried.

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Will Miami make a roster move? 

December, 17, 2014
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The Miami Heat have likely lost Josh McRoberts for the rest of the season due to a knee injury and they will be without Chris Bosh for undetermined amount of time as he deals with a sprained calf. Are the Heat going to make a move for some frontcourt help?

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Desmond leaving DC? 

December, 17, 2014
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Might we have seen the last of Ian Desmond in a Washington Nationals uniform? According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, that may well be the case.

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Royals still hunting for SP? 

December, 17, 2014
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The Kansas City Royals have been busy of late adding some bats to their lineup, with the announced signings of Alex Rios and Kendrys Morales. Chances are the team isn't finished making moves just yet.

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Myers headed to Padres? 

December, 17, 2014
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The expectation is that Wil Myers will become a member of the San Diego Padres at some point on Wednesday. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported on Tuesday that the Padres and Tampa Bay Rays were "discussing (a) significant trade. Talks involve a number of players. Wil Myers would be (the) main piece going to San Diego."

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Why Isaiah Thomas dumped Andy Miller 

December, 17, 2014
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The local Phoenix media found out that Isaiah Thomas has dumped agent Andy Miller, so the Phoenix Suns guard was asked to explain the reasoning for the move.

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