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.

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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Cavs without Anderson Varejao 

December, 24, 2014
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UPDATE: The speculation regarding Anderson Varejao's injury has been confirmed. He will miss the rest of the season due to a torn Achilles, reports ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in the market for a center and now those efforts will likely be stepped up after Anderson Varejao suffered a left foot/ankle injury on Tuesday night during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Orioles patient with OF search 

December, 24, 2014
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Faced with the prospect of starting the 2015 season without having made any major acquisitions to fill the void left by the loss of outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis, the Baltimore Orioles could be pushing hard to swing a deal over the next few weeks.

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Boston's unsettled frontcourt 

December, 24, 2014
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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has a problem on his hands as he can't find enough minutes for all of his frontcourt (power forward/center) players and all of them warrant time on the floor. After acquiring Brandan Wright last week from the Dallas Mavericks, Stevens has to try to find time for him, Brandon Bass, Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller. Jeff Green at times plays at power forward, too. The Celtics lost on Tuesday and two of those players (Sullinger and Green) were not happy after getting benched in the second half due to their lack of production.


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Deron Williams trade talk cools 

December, 24, 2014
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Recently reports came out that Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson were available for a trade. The team first linked to Williams was the Sacramento Kings, but that didn't go very far and any talk between the two teams could be over.


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Does anyone want Scherzer? 

December, 24, 2014
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As we approach the end of 2014, it doesn't look like a deal will get done for free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer before the turn of the calendar page. In fact, at the present time, the list of teams that say they are interested in pursuing the former Detroit Tigers ace may, in fact, be blank.

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Updating Aaron Gordon's status 

December, 24, 2014
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Aaron Gordon's rehab work with the Orlando Magic training staff is going well after having surgery on Nov. 21 to repair his left foot (fractured fifth metatarsal). The rookie forward had played well to begin his first season in the NBA and he is expected to return at some point in January.


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Rangers in holding pattern with MI? 

December, 24, 2014
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Despite a seeming surplus in the middle infield, it seems unlikely that the Texas Rangers are going to make any moves to deal from that "strength" until they are absolutely sure that all the players in the mix are both healthy and productive.

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