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Waiting game has been a Pat Riley specialty with Heat when it comes to offseason deals

Waiting game has been a Pat Riley specialty with Heat when it comes to offseason deals

06/07/2022, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 30766255

Based on the angst offered after some of the franchise’s toughest moments, from unexpected playoff ousters to the departure of LeBron James, Miami Heat President Pat Rikley can come off as somewhat impatient.

And yet, with the Heat linked to possible blockbuster offseason permutations, from Kevin Durant to Donovan Mitchell to other distressed properties around the NBA, there also is a history of waiting to strike. Tuesday, that meant Indiana Pacers free-agent forward T.J. Warren agreeing to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, another possible P.J. Tucker replacement off the board.

So with the league less than a week into free agency, and such formal signings not allowed until noon Wednesday, a waiting game continues that could yet reshape a roster that ended this past season one victory from the NBA Finals.

How will Riley know when the time is right? Likely, when it doesn’t come off as a rush job.

Acquiring himself: The first late-offseason trade of the Riley Era involved Riley himself.

On Sept. 1, 1995, the Heat sent a 1996 first-round pick and $1 million to the New York Knicks in order to free Riley from his New York contractual obligations. The Knicks would go on to utilize that pick to select Waler McCarty at No. 19.

The Zo show: Having missed most of the offseason before he joined the franchise, Riley immediately scoured the market for distressed property, with Alonzo Mourning’s contract dispute with the Charlotte Hornets allowing him to seize a moment.

On Nov. 3, 1995, on the eve of his first season as the team’s coach, Riley swooped in to land Mourning in exchange for Glen Rice, among others. By season’s end, the Heat again were a playoff team.

The Aug. 2 factor: Aug. 2 has proven to be a moving day for Riley.

On that date in 2000, Riley dealt playoff mainstays P.J. Brown and Jamal Mashburn, among others, to the Hornets for local product Eddie Jones, Anthony Mason, Ricky Davis and Dale Ellis.

Mason would go on to become an All-Star, with the Heat going on to a 50-32 regular season.

Still going: Later in that 2000 offseason, Riley on Aug. 30 pulled off a late-summer blockbuster, acquiring Brian Grant in a three-team deal with the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers that included Clarence Weatherspoon and Chris Gatling being dealt from the Heat.

And back: A year later, on the eve of the season, the Heat reacquired Gatling from the Cavaliers in an Oct. 26, 2001 move that sent out Don MacLean and Davis.

The Shaq deal: Two weeks into the 2004 free-agency period, the Heat completed arguably the most significant trade in the franchise’s 35 seasons, acquiring Shaquille O’Neal from the Los Angeles Lakers in a July 14 trade that sent out Jones, Grant, Caron Butler and Lamar Odom.

Only days before, the Heat downplayed the possibility of such a move.

The massive makeover: On August 2, 2005, Riley waited a month into free agency before the most complex trade in his franchise stewardship, one that added complementary pieces Antoine Walker, Jason Williams and James Posey to the core of O’Neal and Dwyane Wade.

Ten months later, the Heat were celebrating the franchise’s first championship.

Bye, Beasley: Again waiting two weeks into the free agency period, the Heat on July 12, 2010, sent former first-round pick Michael Beasley to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a pair of second-rounds picks. The seemingly innocuous deal created the cap space needed to add forward Mike Miller to what proved to be a championship core.

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Waiting game has been a Pat Riley specialty with Heat when it comes to offseason deals

Waiting game has been a Pat Riley specialty with Heat when it comes to offseason deals

06/07/2022, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30766258

Based on the angst offered after some of the franchise’s toughest moments, from unexpected playoff ousters to the departure of LeBron James, Miami Heat President Pat Rikley can come off as somewhat impatient.

And yet, with the Heat linked to possible blockbuster offseason permutations, from Kevin Durant to Donovan Mitchell to other distressed properties around the NBA, there also is a history of waiting to strike. Tuesday, that meant Indiana Pacers free-agent forward T.J. Warren agreeing to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, another possible P.J. Tucker replacement off the board.

So with the league less than a week into free agency, and such formal signings not allowed until noon Wednesday, a waiting game continues that could yet reshape a roster that ended this past season one victory from the NBA Finals.

How will Riley know when the time is right? Likely, when it doesn’t come off as a rush job.

Acquiring himself: The first late-offseason trade of the Riley Era involved Riley himself.

On Sept. 1, 1995, the Heat sent a 1996 first-round pick and $1 million to the New York Knicks in order to free Riley from his New York contractual obligations. The Knicks would go on to utilize that pick to select Waler McCarty at No. 19.

The Zo show: Having missed most of the offseason before he joined the franchise, Riley immediately scoured the market for distressed property, with Alonzo Mourning’s contract dispute with the Charlotte Hornets allowing him to seize a moment.

On Nov. 3, 1995, on the eve of his first season as the team’s coach, Riley swooped in to land Mourning in exchange for Glen Rice, among others. By season’s end, the Heat again were a playoff team.

The Aug. 2 factor: Aug. 2 has proven to be a moving day for Riley.

On that date in 2000, Riley dealt playoff mainstays P.J. Brown and Jamal Mashburn, among others, to the Hornets for local product Eddie Jones, Anthony Mason, Ricky Davis and Dale Ellis.

Mason would go on to become an All-Star, with the Heat going on to a 50-32 regular season.

Still going: Later in that 2000 offseason, Riley on Aug. 30 pulled off a late-summer blockbuster, acquiring Brian Grant in a three-team deal with the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers that included Clarence Weatherspoon and Chris Gatling being dealt from the Heat.

And back: A year later, on the eve of the season, the Heat reacquired Gatling from the Cavaliers in an Oct. 26, 2001 move that sent out Don MacLean and Davis.

The Shaq deal: Two weeks into the 2004 free-agency period, the Heat completed arguably the most significant trade in the franchise’s 35 seasons, acquiring Shaquille O’Neal from the Los Angeles Lakers in a July 14 trade that sent out Jones, Grant, Caron Butler and Lamar Odom.

Only days before, the Heat downplayed the possibility of such a move.

The massive makeover: On August 2, 2005, Riley waited a month into free agency before the most complex trade in his franchise stewardship, one that added complementary pieces Antoine Walker, Jason Williams and James Posey to the core of O’Neal and Dwyane Wade.

Ten months later, the Heat were celebrating the franchise’s first championship.

Bye, Beasley: Again waiting two weeks into the free agency period, the Heat on July 12, 2010, sent former first-round pick Michael Beasley to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a pair of second-rounds picks. The seemingly innocuous deal created the cap space needed to add forward Mike Miller to what proved to be a championship core.

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Texas can shrug off haters now that Longhorns have Arch Manning, their pied piper | Opinion

Texas can shrug off haters now that Longhorns have Arch Manning, their pied piper | Opinion

06/07/2022, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30766257

With name recruits, such as Arch Manning, committing to Texas, the Longhorns must be doing something right. Now, Steve Sarkisian just needs to win.

      


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NBA free agents: T.J. Warren off the board for Heat, agrees to join Nets

NBA free agents: T.J. Warren off the board for Heat, agrees to join Nets

06/07/2022, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 30766256

NBA free agents, with the NBA negotiating period now open. The signing period begins at noon Wednesday:

Agreed to terms: Kyle Anderson (Timberwolves), Marvin Bagley III (Pistons), Mo Bamba (Magic), Nicolas Batum (Clippers), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Nemanja Bjelica (Turkey), Bismack Biyombo (Suns), Bol Bol (Magic), Bruce Brown (Nuggets), Troy Brown Jr. (Lakers), Jalen Brunson (Knicks), Chris Boucher (Raptors), Javon Carter (Bucks), Nicolas Claxton (Nets), Amir Coffey (Clippers), Dewayne Dedmon (Heat), Gorgui Dieng (Spurs), Donte DiVencenzo (Warriors), Lu Dort (Thunder), Goran Dragic (Bulls), Aaron Holiday (Hawks), Andre Drummond (Bulls), Drew Eubanks (Trail Blazers), Malik Fitts (Celtics), Bryn Forbes (Timberwolves), Danilo Gallinari (Celtics), Anthony Gill (Wizards), Gary Harris (Magic), Isaiah Hartenstein (Knicks), Sam Hauser (Celtics), Danuel House (76ers), Sergei Ibaka (Bucks), Joe Ingles (Bucks), Damian Jones (Lakers), Derrick Jones Jr. (Bulls), Tyus Jones (Grizzlies), DeAndre Jordan (Nuggets), Luke Kornet (Celtics), Kevin Knox II (Pistons), Zach LaVine (Bulls), Damion Lee (Suns), Robin Lopez (Cavaliers), Kevon Looney (Warriors), Cody Martin (Hornets), Wesley Matthews (Bucks), JaVale McGee (Mavericks), Patty Mills (Nets), Malik Monk (Kings), Mike Muscala (Thunder), Raul Neto (Cavaliers), Jusuf Nurkic (Trail Blazers), Josh Okogie (Suns), Victor Oladipo (Heat), Gary Payton II (Trail Blazers), Theo Pinson (Mavericks), Otto Porter Jr. (Raptors), Bobby Portis (Bucks), Trevelin Queen (76ers), Davon Reed (Nuggets), Mitchell Robinson (Knicks), Ricky Rubio (Cavaliers), Tomas Satoransky (Spain), Anfernee Simons (Trail Blazers), Jalen Smith (Pacers), Juan Toscano-Anderson (Lakers), P.J. Tucker (76ers), Lonnie Walker IV (Lakers), John Wall Clippers), T.J. Warren (Nets), Delon Wright (Wizards), Thaddeus Young (Raptors).

Best available: James Harden, Deandre Ayton (R), Miles Bridges (R), Colin Sexton (R), Montrzel Harrell, Thomas Bryant, Dennis Schroder, Caleb Martin (R), Hassan Whiteside, Austin Rivers, Rodney Hood, Kent Bazemore, Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, Markieff Morris, Elfrid Payton, Paul Millsap, Kent Bazemore, Wayne Ellington, Blake Griffin, Tristan Thompson, Kemba Walker.

Atlanta Hawks: Sharife Cooper (R), Gorgui Dieng (agreed to terms with Spurs), Kevin Knox II (agreed to terms with Pistons), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Skylar Mays (R), Lou Williams, Delon Wright (agreed to terms with Wizards).

Boston Celtics: Malik Fitts (agreed to terms with Celtics), Sam Hauser (agreed to terms with Celtics), Luke Kornet (agreed to terms with Celtics), Brodric Thomas (R)

Brooklyn Nets: LaMarcus Aldridge, Bruce Brown (agreed to terms with Nuggets), Nicolas Claxton (agreed to terms with Nets), Goran Dragic (agreed to terms with Bulls), Andre Drummond (agreed to terms with Bulls), David Duke Jr. (R), Kessler Edwards, Blake Griffin, Patty Mills (agreed to terms with Nets).

Charlotte Hornets: Miles Bridges (R), Montrezl Harrell, Arnoldas Kulboka (R), Scottie Lewis (R), Cody Martin (agree to terms with Hornets).

Chicago Bulls: Troy Brown Jr. (agreed to terms with Lakers), Tyler Cook (R), Malcolm Hill (R), Derrick Jones Jr. (agreed to terms with Bulls), Zach LaVine (agreed to terms with Bulls), Matt Thomas, Tristan Thompson.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Moses Brown, Ed Davis, Brandon Goodwin (R), RJ Nembhard (R), Rajon Rondo, Collin Sexton (R).

Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson (agreed to terms with Knicks), Theo Pinson (agreed to terms with Mavericks).

Denver Nuggets: Facundo Campazzo (R), Vlatko Cancar (R), Bryn Forbes (agreed to terms with Timberwolves), Markus Howard (R), Davon Reed (agreed to terms with Nuggets), Austin Rivers.

Detroit Pistons: Marvin Bagley III (agreed to terms with Pistons), Carsen Edwards, Luka Garza, Frank Jackson, Rodney McGruder, Jamorko Pickett (R), Kemba Walker.

Golden State Warriors: Nemanja Bjelica (signed to play in Turkey), Chris Chiozza, Andre Iguodala, Damion Lee (agreed to terms with Suns), Kevon Looney (agreed to terms with Warriors), Gary Payton II (agreed to terms with Trail Blazers), Otto Porter Jr. (agreed to terms with Raptors), Juan Toscano-Anderson (agreed to terms with Lakers), Quinndary Weatherspoon (R).

Houston Rockets: Bruno Fernando (R), Daishen Nix (R), Trevelin Queen (agreed to terms with 76ers), Dennis Schroder, John Wall (agreed to terms with Clippers).

Indiana Pacers: Ricky Rubio (agreed to terms with Cavaliers), Jalen Smith (agreed to term with Pacers), Terry Taylor (R), T.J. Warren (agreed to terms with Nets), Duane Washington Jr. (R).

Los Angeles Clippers: Nicolas Batum (agreed to terms with Clippers), Amir Coffey (agreed to terms with Clippers), Isaiah Hartenstein (agree to terms with Knicks), Rodney Hood, Semi Ojeleye, Jay Scrubb.

Los Angeles Lakers: Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, Wayne Ellington, Dwight Howard, Mason Jones, Malik Monk (agreed to terms with Kings).

Memphis Grizzlies: Kyle Anderson (agreed to terms with Timberwolves), Jarrett Culver, Tyus Jones (agreed to terms with Grizzlies), Yves Pons (R), Tyrell Terry (R).

MIAMI HEAT: Dewayne Dedmon (agreed to terms with Heat), Udonis Haslem, Caleb Martin (R), Markieff Morris, Victor Oladipo (agreed to terms with Heat), P.J. Tucker (agreed to terms with 76ers).

Milwaukee Bucks: Javon Carter (agreed to terms with Bucks), Serge Ibaka (agreed to terms with Bucks), Wesley Matthews (agreed to terms with Bucks), Jordan Nwora (R), Bobby Portis (agreed to terms with Bucks), Lindell Wigginton (R).

Minnesota Timberwolves: Jake Layman, Nathan Knight (R), Josh Okogie (agreed to terms with Suns), McKinley Wright IV (R).

New Orleans Pelicans: Gary Clark (R), Tony Snell.

New York Knicks: Solomon Hill, Mitchell Robinson (agreed to terms with Knicks).

Oklahoma City Thunder: Lu Dort (agreed to terms with Thunder), Mike Muscala (agreed to terms with Thunder), Isaiah Roby, Paul Watson (R).

Orlando Magic: Mo Bamba (agreed to terms with Magic), Bol Bol (agreed to terms with Magic), Ignas Brazdeikis (R), Gary Harris (agreed to terms with Magic), Robin Lopez (agreed to terms with Cavaliers), Admiral Schofield (R).

Philadelphia 76ers: Charlie Brown Jr. (R), James Harden, DeAndre Jordan (agreed to terms with Nuggets), Paul Millsap, Myles Powell (R).

Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton (R), Bismack Biyombo (agreed to terms with Suns), Aaron Holiday (agreed to terms with Hawks), JaVale McGee (agreed to terms with the Mavericks), Abdel Nader, Elfrid Payton, Ish Wainright (R).

Portland Trail Blazers: Keljin Blevins (R), CJ Elleby (R), Drew Eubanks (agreed to terms with Trail Blazers), Joe Ingles (agreed to terms with Bucks), Anfernee Simons (agreed to terms with Trail Blazers), Ben McLemore, Jusuf Nurkic (agreed to terms with Trail Blazers), Dennis Smith Jr., Trendon Watford (R).

Sacramento Kings: Donte DiVencenzo (agreed to terms with Warriors), Josh Jackson, Damian Jones (agreed to terms with Lakers), Louis King (R), Jeremy Lamb, Neemias Queta (R).

San Antonio Spurs: Devontae Cacok (R), Danilo Gallinari (agreed to terms with Celtics), Lonnie Walker IV (agreed to terms with Lakers), Joe Wieskamp (R).

Toronto Raptors: Isaac Bonga, Chris Boucher (agreed to terms with Raptors), Justin Champagnie (R), David Johnson (R), Yuta Watanabe (R), Thaddeus Young (agreed to terms with Raptors).

Utah Jazz: Trent Forrest, Juancho Herangomez, Danuel House (agreed to terms with 76ers), Elijah Hughes (R), Eric Paschall, Hassan Whiteside.

Washington Wizards: Joel Ayayi (R), Bradley Beal (agreed to terms with Wizards), Thomas Bryant, Anthony Gill (agreed to terms with Wizards), Raul Neto (agreed to terms with Cavaliers), Tomas Satoransky (signed to play in Spain), Cassius Winston (R).

KEY: (R) – restricted free agent, team has right to match outside offers.

(As reported by Sun Sentinel, ESPN, The Athletic, The Associated Press and other NBA media outlets.)

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NBA free agents: T.J. Warren off the board for Heat, agrees to join Nets

NBA free agents: T.J. Warren off the board for Heat, agrees to join Nets

06/07/2022, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30766259

NBA free agents, with the NBA negotiating period now open. The signing period begins at noon Wednesday:

Agreed to terms: Kyle Anderson (Timberwolves), Marvin Bagley III (Pistons), Mo Bamba (Magic), Nicolas Batum (Clippers), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Nemanja Bjelica (Turkey), Bismack Biyombo (Suns), Bol Bol (Magic), Bruce Brown (Nuggets), Troy Brown Jr. (Lakers), Jalen Brunson (Knicks), Chris Boucher (Raptors), Javon Carter (Bucks), Nicolas Claxton (Nets), Amir Coffey (Clippers), Dewayne Dedmon (Heat), Gorgui Dieng (Spurs), Donte DiVencenzo (Warriors), Lu Dort (Thunder), Goran Dragic (Bulls), Aaron Holiday (Hawks), Andre Drummond (Bulls), Drew Eubanks (Trail Blazers), Malik Fitts (Celtics), Bryn Forbes (Timberwolves), Danilo Gallinari (Celtics), Anthony Gill (Wizards), Gary Harris (Magic), Isaiah Hartenstein (Knicks), Sam Hauser (Celtics), Danuel House (76ers), Sergei Ibaka (Bucks), Joe Ingles (Bucks), Damian Jones (Lakers), Derrick Jones Jr. (Bulls), Tyus Jones (Grizzlies), DeAndre Jordan (Nuggets), Luke Kornet (Celtics), Kevin Knox II (Pistons), Zach LaVine (Bulls), Damion Lee (Suns), Robin Lopez (Cavaliers), Kevon Looney (Warriors), Cody Martin (Hornets), Wesley Matthews (Bucks), JaVale McGee (Mavericks), Patty Mills (Nets), Malik Monk (Kings), Mike Muscala (Thunder), Raul Neto (Cavaliers), Jusuf Nurkic (Trail Blazers), Josh Okogie (Suns), Victor Oladipo (Heat), Gary Payton II (Trail Blazers), Theo Pinson (Mavericks), Otto Porter Jr. (Raptors), Bobby Portis (Bucks), Trevelin Queen (76ers), Davon Reed (Nuggets), Mitchell Robinson (Knicks), Ricky Rubio (Cavaliers), Tomas Satoransky (Spain), Anfernee Simons (Trail Blazers), Jalen Smith (Pacers), Juan Toscano-Anderson (Lakers), P.J. Tucker (76ers), Lonnie Walker IV (Lakers), John Wall Clippers), T.J. Warren (Nets), Delon Wright (Wizards), Thaddeus Young (Raptors).

Best available: James Harden, Deandre Ayton (R), Miles Bridges (R), Colin Sexton (R), Montrzel Harrell, Thomas Bryant, Dennis Schroder, Caleb Martin (R), Hassan Whiteside, Austin Rivers, Rodney Hood, Kent Bazemore, Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, Markieff Morris, Elfrid Payton, Paul Millsap, Kent Bazemore, Wayne Ellington, Blake Griffin, Tristan Thompson, Kemba Walker.

Atlanta Hawks: Sharife Cooper (R), Gorgui Dieng (agreed to terms with Spurs), Kevin Knox II (agreed to terms with Pistons), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Skylar Mays (R), Lou Williams, Delon Wright (agreed to terms with Wizards).

Boston Celtics: Malik Fitts (agreed to terms with Celtics), Sam Hauser (agreed to terms with Celtics), Luke Kornet (agreed to terms with Celtics), Brodric Thomas (R)

Brooklyn Nets: LaMarcus Aldridge, Bruce Brown (agreed to terms with Nuggets), Nicolas Claxton (agreed to terms with Nets), Goran Dragic (agreed to terms with Bulls), Andre Drummond (agreed to terms with Bulls), David Duke Jr. (R), Kessler Edwards, Blake Griffin, Patty Mills (agreed to terms with Nets).

Charlotte Hornets: Miles Bridges (R), Montrezl Harrell, Arnoldas Kulboka (R), Scottie Lewis (R), Cody Martin (agree to terms with Hornets).

Chicago Bulls: Troy Brown Jr. (agreed to terms with Lakers), Tyler Cook (R), Malcolm Hill (R), Derrick Jones Jr. (agreed to terms with Bulls), Zach LaVine (agreed to terms with Bulls), Matt Thomas, Tristan Thompson.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Moses Brown, Ed Davis, Brandon Goodwin (R), RJ Nembhard (R), Rajon Rondo, Collin Sexton (R).

Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson (agreed to terms with Knicks), Theo Pinson (agreed to terms with Mavericks).

Denver Nuggets: Facundo Campazzo (R), Vlatko Cancar (R), Bryn Forbes (agreed to terms with Timberwolves), Markus Howard (R), Davon Reed (agreed to terms with Nuggets), Austin Rivers.

Detroit Pistons: Marvin Bagley III (agreed to terms with Pistons), Carsen Edwards, Luka Garza, Frank Jackson, Rodney McGruder, Jamorko Pickett (R), Kemba Walker.

Golden State Warriors: Nemanja Bjelica (signed to play in Turkey), Chris Chiozza, Andre Iguodala, Damion Lee (agreed to terms with Suns), Kevon Looney (agreed to terms with Warriors), Gary Payton II (agreed to terms with Trail Blazers), Otto Porter Jr. (agreed to terms with Raptors), Juan Toscano-Anderson (agreed to terms with Lakers), Quinndary Weatherspoon (R).

Houston Rockets: Bruno Fernando (R), Daishen Nix (R), Trevelin Queen (agreed to terms with 76ers), Dennis Schroder, John Wall (agreed to terms with Clippers).

Indiana Pacers: Ricky Rubio (agreed to terms with Cavaliers), Jalen Smith (agreed to term with Pacers), Terry Taylor (R), T.J. Warren (agreed to terms with Nets), Duane Washington Jr. (R).

Los Angeles Clippers: Nicolas Batum (agreed to terms with Clippers), Amir Coffey (agreed to terms with Clippers), Isaiah Hartenstein (agree to terms with Knicks), Rodney Hood, Semi Ojeleye, Jay Scrubb.

Los Angeles Lakers: Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, Wayne Ellington, Dwight Howard, Mason Jones, Malik Monk (agreed to terms with Kings).

Memphis Grizzlies: Kyle Anderson (agreed to terms with Timberwolves), Jarrett Culver, Tyus Jones (agreed to terms with Grizzlies), Yves Pons (R), Tyrell Terry (R).

MIAMI HEAT: Dewayne Dedmon (agreed to terms with Heat), Udonis Haslem, Caleb Martin (R), Markieff Morris, Victor Oladipo (agreed to terms with Heat), P.J. Tucker (agreed to terms with 76ers).

Milwaukee Bucks: Javon Carter (agreed to terms with Bucks), Serge Ibaka (agreed to terms with Bucks), Wesley Matthews (agreed to terms with Bucks), Jordan Nwora (R), Bobby Portis (agreed to terms with Bucks), Lindell Wigginton (R).

Minnesota Timberwolves: Jake Layman, Nathan Knight (R), Josh Okogie (agreed to terms with Suns), McKinley Wright IV (R).

New Orleans Pelicans: Gary Clark (R), Tony Snell.

New York Knicks: Solomon Hill, Mitchell Robinson (agreed to terms with Knicks).

Oklahoma City Thunder: Lu Dort (agreed to terms with Thunder), Mike Muscala (agreed to terms with Thunder), Isaiah Roby, Paul Watson (R).

Orlando Magic: Mo Bamba (agreed to terms with Magic), Bol Bol (agreed to terms with Magic), Ignas Brazdeikis (R), Gary Harris (agreed to terms with Magic), Robin Lopez (agreed to terms with Cavaliers), Admiral Schofield (R).

Philadelphia 76ers: Charlie Brown Jr. (R), James Harden, DeAndre Jordan (agreed to terms with Nuggets), Paul Millsap, Myles Powell (R).

Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton (R), Bismack Biyombo (agreed to terms with Suns), Aaron Holiday (agreed to terms with Hawks), JaVale McGee (agreed to terms with the Mavericks), Abdel Nader, Elfrid Payton, Ish Wainright (R).

Portland Trail Blazers: Keljin Blevins (R), CJ Elleby (R), Drew Eubanks (agreed to terms with Trail Blazers), Joe Ingles (agreed to terms with Bucks), Anfernee Simons (agreed to terms with Trail Blazers), Ben McLemore, Jusuf Nurkic (agreed to terms with Trail Blazers), Dennis Smith Jr., Trendon Watford (R).

Sacramento Kings: Donte DiVencenzo (agreed to terms with Warriors), Josh Jackson, Damian Jones (agreed to terms with Lakers), Louis King (R), Jeremy Lamb, Neemias Queta (R).

San Antonio Spurs: Devontae Cacok (R), Danilo Gallinari (agreed to terms with Celtics), Lonnie Walker IV (agreed to terms with Lakers), Joe Wieskamp (R).

Toronto Raptors: Isaac Bonga, Chris Boucher (agreed to terms with Raptors), Justin Champagnie (R), David Johnson (R), Yuta Watanabe (R), Thaddeus Young (agreed to terms with Raptors).

Utah Jazz: Trent Forrest, Juancho Herangomez, Danuel House (agreed to terms with 76ers), Elijah Hughes (R), Eric Paschall, Hassan Whiteside.

Washington Wizards: Joel Ayayi (R), Bradley Beal (agreed to terms with Wizards), Thomas Bryant, Anthony Gill (agreed to terms with Wizards), Raul Neto (agreed to terms with Cavaliers), Tomas Satoransky (signed to play in Spain), Cassius Winston (R).

KEY: (R) – restricted free agent, team has right to match outside offers.

(As reported by Sun Sentinel, ESPN, The Athletic, The Associated Press and other NBA media outlets.)

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Top photos from Wimbledon 2022

Top photos from Wimbledon 2022

06/07/2022, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30766212

The best action from the grass courts at Wimbledon, the season's third Grand Slam tennis tournament.

      


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Yankees giving Matt Carpenter a look in the outfield to get veteran more at-bats

Yankees giving Matt Carpenter a look in the outfield to get veteran more at-bats

06/07/2022, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30766213

PITTSBURGH — Could Matt Carpenter be even more valuable to the Yankees? Sunday gave a brief glimpse of how the 36-year-old veteran infielder could see some more at-bats. Committed to keeping slugger Aaron Judge off his feet and giving him two days to rest his legs, Aaron Boone “ripped off the band-aid” and gave Carpenter a try in the outfield.

“I just didn’t want to put [Judge] in the field if I didn’t have to [Sunday] and I was like, ‘Let’s roll with it with Carp,’” Boone said. “It was good to get him out there.”

It had been eight years since Carpenter, who made his name with the Cardinals at third, had played in the outfield. But he eased right back into it with the only play to him in the final inning of a 2-0 loss to the Guardians.

This isn’t a sign that Carpenter is going to be replacing struggling outfielders Joey Gallo or Aaron Hicks anytime soon. It’s another option to get the lefty-hitting Carpenter some pinch hit at-bats. That is exactly the situation that Boone took advantage of Sunday, using him to pinch hit for Marwin Gonzalez.

In the top of the eighth, Boone tapped Carpenter trying to spark an offense that was being shut out by Cleveland. The Yankees skipper also wanted to save Judge’s big bat for an opportunity in the ninth.

So, Carpenter took over for Gonzalez in right field. It was the first time he played the outfield since playing 1.2 innings in the outfield for the Cardinals in 2014. Franmil Reyes grounded a single to score a run through the right side of the infield. Carpenter smoothly fielded it and threw it in.

It’s not like it’s that new of a concept for Carpenter, who has played 118 big league games in the outfield.

But it is a chance to get him more at-bats. Carpenter is slashing .286/.412/.881 with a 1.293 OPS since his late May pick-up. He’s hit eight home runs, a double and driven in 17 runs in 20 games with the Bombers.

It’s quite the dramatic turnaround from 2021, when he hit .169/.305/.275 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 130 games in his final season with St. Louis, where he was a three-time All-Star.

Carpenter spent the winter reworking a swing that he knew was out of sync for the last few years. He signed a minor-league deal with the Rangers looking for another chance and spent the first month in Triple-A.

“It’s [as] simple as my bat path through the zone was not good,” Carpenter said of the change he had to make. “It was in and out for the last two seasons. I could not get it consistently through the zone and now I feel like my swing is consistently in the zone. And if you throw pitches over the plate, I’m able to hit them where versus the last couple of years you could throw it wherever you want, you [could] throw [it] right down the middle, but my swing was so in and out of the zone I had a hard time hitting it.”

After the first month of this season, Carpenter opted out of his deal in Triple-A and the Yankees picked him up on May 26. They’d seen him in spring training, and with Josh Donaldson and Giancarlo Stanton on the injured list at the time, felt he could at least give them competitive at-bats. Carpenter had been home for a week and not sure if that was the end of an 11-year career that included three All-Star appearances.

“I went from really close to it being over to now getting an opportunity. But in the way that it’s happened, on the best team in baseball, a franchise like the New York Yankees to take a shot on me it means a lot‚” Carpenter said. “I’ve really enjoyed it and I’m glad that I can help contribute to a team that’s got a really good chance of winning the World Series.”

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https://www.denverpost.com/2022/07/05/yankees-giving-matt-carpenter-a-look-in-the-outfield-to-get-veteran-more-at-bats/
White Sox closer Liam Hendriks on fatal July 4 shooting: 'Something needs to change'

White Sox closer Liam Hendriks on fatal July 4 shooting: 'Something needs to change'

06/07/2022, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30766205

White Sox closer Liam Hendriks expresses anger, frustration after six people were killed in Highland Park: "It's becoming all too commonplace."

     


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/whitesox/2022/07/05/liam-hendriks-calls-changes-gun-laws-following-july-4-shooting/7809008001/
Brain study reveals late Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas had CTE

Brain study reveals late Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas had CTE

05/07/2022, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30766191

The CTE Center at Boston University announced Tuesday that an examination of former Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas’ brain revealed he had Stage 2 CTE at the time of his death last December at age 33.

CTE — chronic traumatic encephalopathy — is a progressive degenerative brain disease caused by repetitive head trauma.

The Concussion Legacy Foundation announced Thomas’ diagnosis in conjunction with his family.

“Once I became aware of CTE and began to familiarize myself with the symptoms, I noticed that Demaryius was isolating himself and I saw other changes in him,” said Thomas’ mother, Katina Smith, in a statement. “He was just so young and it was horrible to see him struggle.”

In a press release, the BU CTE Center acknowledged the speculation Thomas’ death may have been related to an epileptic seizure, but said it is “far more likely” he developed epilepsy after his 2019 car accident in Denver.

Thomas died on Dec. 9, 2021, when he was found unresponsive in a shower of his Georgia home. The Fulton Co., medical examiner has not revealed a cause of death, but Thomas’ parents donated his brain to research at Boston University.

According to the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Stage 2 symptoms include “aggression, depression, anxiety, paranoia and suicidal ideation.”

The repeated hits to the head triggers progressive degeneration of the brain tissue. CTE can only be diagnosed posthumously and BU conducts its research once the family of the deceased person donates the brain.

Last week, the family of former MLS player Scott Vermillion announced he had Stage 2 CTE. He died from an accidental overdose in December 2020 and was the first former MLS player diagnosed with CTE.

Last year, the family of former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson, who played college football at Northern Colorado, announced he suffered from Stage 2 CTE at the time of his February 2021 death at age 38.

In 2019, BU’s CTE Center analyzed the brains of 266 deceased former amateur and professional football players and estimated a person’s risk of developing CTE doubles for every 2.6 years of playing the sport. At the time, BU said the average playing career in the NFL was 3.3 years.

Thomas was a first-round pick by the Broncos in 2020 and caught 665 passes for 9,055 yards and 60 touchdowns in nine years for the club, winning the Super Bowl in 2015.

Thomas was traded to Houston during the 2018 season and played seven games for the Texans and 11 games for the New York Jets in ’19. He announced his retirement last summer.

“(Thomas’) father and I hope all families learn the risks of playing football,” Smith said. “We don’t want other parents to have to lose their children like we did.”

This story will be updated.



https://www.denverpost.com/2022/07/05/broncos-demaryius-thomas-cte-brain-study/
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