NBA Draft Rumors: The Blazers reportedly turned down an offer of the No. 4 pick for small forward Nicolas Batum. Is Portland that high on the 21-year-old? The Timberwolves and Grizzlies are contemplating a Zach Randolph-for-Al Jefferson swap. This accomplishes virtually nothing, as Randolph would still butt heads with Kevin Love at power forward. Kentucky center Daniel Orton, thought to be a project – but still worthy of the lottery – could slide out of the first round. Lastly, three things that don’t really impact the draft: 1) Phil Jackson is leaning toward retirement, 2) Jalen Rose has sources (who knew?) that claim LeBron isn’t coming back to Cleveland, and the best player in the league will go to Miami, Chicago, or the Clippers, and 3) Mo Williams is literally begging Cleveland not to trade him. [UPDATE: Oklahoma City gets Daequan Cook & No. 18 pick from Miami in exchange for the No. 32 pick. Cook was a salary dump.]
Tarvaris Jackson, a free agent QB who played for the Vikings and Seahawks during his nine-year career, has been arrested in Florida (…)
The new trailer for “Gleason” is heart-wrenching but also uplifting.
Derrick Rose dropped an f-bomb during his introductory press conference with the New York Knicks.
Second round picks are long shots whether you have heard of them or not.
Italy and Spain get killed by the bracket
Thon Maker exploited a major loophole and wound up being rewarded for it by being the 10th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
WADA has de-certified Rio’s main drug testing lab just six weeks before the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Short-sighted Oxbridge elites ruin everything.
Looks like a wonderful evening.