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The best possible trades for Jimmy Butler

What deals -- and which teams -- would make the most sense if Minnesota decides to grant Jimmy Butler's wish to be traded?

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Sources: Wolves owner, Thibs at odds on Butler

Wolves owner Glen Taylor made it clear at the NBA's board of governors meeting that All-Star Jimmy Butler is available in a trade, one attendee has told ESPN.

Stephen A. 'not paying attention' to ESPN's NBArank top 10 list

Stephen A. Smith takes issue with's NBArank top 10 list because Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis are not ranked high enough.


Should Durant and Giannis be tied for 4th?

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst question the fourth place tie between Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo in NBArank.


Embiid: Ayton 'about to get his ass kicked'

76ers All-Star Joel Embiid says No. 1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton is in for a rude awakening in the NBA.


Windhorst expects 'phenomenal year' from LeBron

Brian Windhorst agrees with LeBron James being named the top player in ESPN's NBArank list and says he could be No. 1 again before the 2019-2020 season.


The process in Philadelphia ready to deliver this season

Scoop Jackson examines why there is reason for hope for the 76ers 2018-19 season.


Stephen A.: Lakers will make Western Conference finals

Stephen A. Smith says the Lakers will be in next season's Western Conference finals as long as Los Angeles doesn't face Golden State in the first two rounds.


Nowitzki embracing potential bench role

Mavericks' legend Dirk Nowitzki says it's 'clear' he will come off the bench with the signing of C DeAndre Jordan.


Embiid jokes about dunking on new 76ers GM Brand

Joel Embiid's first message to new 76ers GM Elton Brand was about Embiid dunking on him just two years ago.


Simmons on Sixers' roster: 'We're on the right track'

Ben Simmons reflects on LeBron's free agency and discusses the state of Philadelphia's roster ahead of the 2018-19 NBA season.


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Simmons: I know what I need to do to lead this team


Simmons on Sixers' roster: 'We're on the right track'

Ben Simmons reflects on LeBron's free agency and discusses the state of Philadelphia's roster ahead of the 2018-19 NBA season.


Embiid on Ayton: 'About to get his ass kicked'

Joel Embiid says No. 1 draft pick Deandre Ayton will have his work cut out for him in his first NBA season.



What we learned: The 2018 premiership is now Collingwood's to lose

On Friday night Collingwood produced a first half masterclass at the MCG to dismantle reigning premier Richmond and book a place in next Saturday's grand final, writes Jake Michaels.

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Bigger than Texas: Cox stands tall on the big stage

Mason Cox, Collingwood's American experiment, was an unexpected hero during Collingwood's stunning AFL preliminary final upset of Richmond.

Weideman: Demons' forwards embracing the big moments

Melbourne Demons forward Sam Weideman feels the team have a good habit of stepping up when needed which will help them in the future.


Neal-Bullen: Opportunities mean everything in finals

Melbourne Demons' Alex Neal-Bullen admits belief is needed for finals success.



Finals Week 3

Storm win, Slater in danger of missing decider

Retiring superstar Billy Slater scored two tries to help steer Melbourne into the NRL grand final but faces an anxious wait after a shoulder charge.

Smith could consider retiring with NRL win

Cameron Smith says he would consider retiring from the NRL if Melbourne win next week's Grand Final.


Tiger shares 36-hole lead for 1st time since 2015

A good bit of the work was undone by a back-nine double-bogey, but on a day when Tiger Woods fought his swing, he also managed to get to the top of the leaderboard.

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Tiger finishes second round tied for first at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods finishes the second round tied atop the Tour Championship leaderboard, the first time in three years he's held a share of a 36-hole lead.


Tiger eagles final hole to card 65 in 1st round

Tiger Woods ends his day with an eagle on the 18th hole to get himself to 5-under par heading into round 2.


Pavon plays shot in his underwear at Portugal Masters

Matthieu Pavon of France resorted to extreme measures, stripping down to his underwear, to play a shot at the Portugal Masters.



Lowe: The players I'm most intrigued by this season

Here are the guys who could make or break the season for six teams.

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NBArank top 10: Predicting the absolute best players this season

Giannis or KD? Steph or LeBron? Here's our forecast for the 10 best players in the NBA this season.

The process in Philadelphia ready to deliver this season

Scoop Jackson examines why there is reason for hope for the 76ers 2018-19 season.


Jalen: Kyrie 'should be in the top 15'

Jalen Rose voices his disbelief that Kyrie Irving is ranked 20th in the latest NBArank list.


Would the Lakers consider trading Lonzo?

Zach Lowe and Jackie McMullen think that Lonzo Ball's talent and personality will keep him with the Lakers for the foreseeable future.


Woj calls likelihood of quick Butler deal 'almost nil'

Adrian Wojnarowski talks about Jimmy Butler's desire to play for the LA Clippers and the likelihood the deal gets done before training camp.


Brand optimistic about 76ers' title hopes

New 76ers GM Elton Brand says his near-term goal is to advance the team deeper in the playoffs and ultimately win a championship.


What to make of Fultz's jump shot?

Jalen and Jacoby analyze footage of Markelle Fultz's jump shot and what to expect from him in his second season with Philadelphia.


Woj: Sense of dysfunction within Wolves organization

Adrian Wojnarowski discusses Jimmy Butler wanting to be traded and how his relationship with Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves' dysfunction led to this decision.


Thibodeau not interested in trading Butler

The Jump crew breaks down Jimmy Butler's trade request and whether the Timberwolves will grant it, along with where the NBA All-Star might end up.


Stephen A. wants to see Butler on Knicks

Jimmy Butler has reportedly asked for a trade out of Minnesota, and Stephen A. Smith thinks the Knicks should try to make a deal for him.


Woj: 76ers feel Elton Brand is prepared

Adrian Wojnarowski describes what made the 76ers confident to promote Elton Brand to general manager.


Durant's career makes him a legend

Take a look back at some of the best moments of Kevin Durant's career, from Texas, to OKC, to two-time NBA champion with Golden State.


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Federer, Djokovic team up for the first time

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic play doubles together for the first time but fall in three sets at the 2018 Laver Cup.


Wade's son throws down first in-game dunk

Zaire Wade, son of Dwyane Wade, rocks the rim for his first career dunk.


Week 4

College Football

Which teams most need to rally in Week 4?

Wisconsin has to bounce back from its devastating loss to BYU if it has any hope of winning its division, and the Badgers aren't alone.

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If you haven't seen Oregon QB Justin Herbert yet, you're missing out

Don't be surprised to see the Ducks junior quarterback pick up steam in the Heisman Trophy race and on NFL draft boards.


Week 3 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

Winners for every matchup. Fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. And everything you need to catch up on Week 3. It's all here.

There's no going back, Hue. It's Baker Mayfield time

You can watch the tape, but once you do, there won't be any going back, Coach. Baker Mayfield is QB1.

Stephen A. would pick Mahomes over Garoppolo

Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith agree that Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has a much brighter future than Jimmy Garoppolo.


Landry, Hyde will thrive in fantasy with Baker

Matthew Berry expects Baker Mayfield starting at QB will increase the fantasy value of Jarvis Landry and Carlos Hyde.


Stephen A. is tired of the Carson Wentz 'pom poms'

Stephen A. Smith contends that QB Carson Wentz's is getting too much credit for the Eagles' success.


Mob wins, FanDuel pays out $82K bet

Scott Van Pelt updates why FanDuel is paying a bettor who won $82,000 on a data error. SVP says, "if I'm you, I would tighten up my algorithms."


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