The Atlanta Hawks fired Lloyd Pierce on Monday.
It’s reductive to make the link between the Lakers winning again and Dennis Schroder returning. It isn’t that straight forward, of course, but it’s representative of Schroder’s importance to this team.
Of MLB Trade Rumors’ top 50 free agents this offseason, only four remain unsigned: Jake Odorizzi, Cole Hamels, Rick Porcello and Jackie Bradley Jr.
The Houston Rockets have released DeMarcus Cousins, per Shams Charania.
The Boston Celtics blew a big lead on Sunday. They fell to .500. It's easy to point fingers and question officials, but this Sunday evening meltdown was not an anomaly. Boston has been inconsistent this season - it showed in a big way against the Pelicans.
The 2021 World Series is a long way off. Hopefully fans will be in ballparks by next Autumn. As the regular season nears, though, it's a fitting time to look ahead at MLB's best teams in 2021.
The Atlanta Hawks defense has been awful of late. Only three teams have a worse defensive rating over their last 10 games.
The New York Mets have come to an agreement with free agent starter Taijuan Walker. Per Ken Rosenthal, Walker will earn $20 million over two seasons in the Big Apple.
Fernando Tatis signed an historic contract extension. The Padres have given Tatis a full no-trade clause in a $340 million, 14-year deal.
It seems Blake Griffin has played his final game for the Detroit Pistons. Detroit is sitting Griffin until a decision is made on his future.
The Mets have their center fielder. Kevin Pillar has signed a one-year deal with the New York Mets for 2021.
He might have gone under the radar, but Thaddeus Young is having a nice season. The Chicago Bulls have been better than their record suggests. Young has played good basketball alongside a talented young core.
The Dodgers have re-signed Justin Turner. Turner has penned a new deal for two years with a team option. This was the perfect outcome for this Dodgers after seeing the Yankees re-up DJ LeMahieu.
The Nets went super-small on Saturday. It led them to a big win over the Golden State Warriors, and Bruce Brown was spectacular.
The Portland Trail Blazers need Carmelo Anthony to hit shots. He did just that on Thursday. Philadelphia were put to the sword by a string of makes from the future Hall of Famer.