6:11 PM EST, Thu February 23, 2017
numberFire 5 mins ago

Mavericks officially waive Deron Williams

Dallas Mavericks waive point guard Deron Williams. What It Means: The Cavaliers appear to be the favorite to land the veteran point guard. His fantasy value would take a huge hit in Cleveland as Kyrie Irving's backup. Meanwhile, Yogi Ferrell will take over the reigns in the Mavericks' backcourt moving forward. Williams is averaging 13.1 points, 6.9 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 3-pointers per game this season while posting a -1.4 nERD rating, ranking him 349th out of 463 NBA players. Source: Rotoworld.com
numberFire 10 mins ago

Donovan Mitchell scores 21 points as Louisville comes up short on Wednesday

Louisville Cardinals sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell scored a team-high 21 points in Wednesday's loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels. What It Means: Mitchell has been rolling lately, scoring at least 16 points in eight straight games. He is averaging 21.6 points per game in the last month. The sophomore was 8-for-15 from the field with four rebounds and three assists on Wednesday. Mitchell leads the Cardinals with 15.8 points, 2.1 steals, and 2.4 three-pointers per game.
numberFire 14 mins ago

North Carolina takes out Louisville behind Justin Jackson's 21 points

North Carolina Tar Heels junior forward Justin Jackson scored a team-high 21 points with five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Louisville Cardinals. What It Means: Jackosn has become one of the most reliable scorers in the ACC posting at least 19 points in nine of his last 11 games. The junior has expanded his shooting range this season, making nearly 40% of his three-point tries after shooting 29.7% from beyond the arc his first two seasons. Jackson is averaging 18.7 points and 2.7 three-pointers per game while posting a 58.1% true shooting...
The Celtics didn’t trade for a big star again. They're still the envy of the NBA

The Celtics didn’t trade for a big star again. They're still the envy of the NBA

The Boston Celtics stood pat again. This is the third straight major NBA trading event during which the Celtics have opted out and kept their powder dry. There is evidence that general manager Danny Ainge tried quite hard to acquire Jimmy Butler or Paul George in the final week before the deadline.
numberFire 28 mins ago

Dillon Brooks nails the game-winner for Oregon on Wednesday

Oregon Ducks junior forward Dillon Brooks scored 22 points including the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in Wednesday's 68-65 win over the California Golden Bears. What It Means: Brooks was 9-for-18 from the floor and 2-for-5 from three as the sixth-ranked Ducks avoided an upset on their home court. For Brooks, it was his fourth consecutive game with at least 20 points as he has picked up his scoring in February. The junior is averaging 21.4 points and 3.4 three-pointers per game while shooting 57.0% in this last seven games.
The Mavericks are the big NBA trade deadline winners

The Mavericks are the big NBA trade deadline winners

Meanwhile, let’s laugh at the Wizards and Bulls and have the same old Celtics discussion. The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and while it didn’t yield the huge mega-deals that we wanted, it did give us plenty of fodder to hash out on the Drive & Kick podcast. The big deal of the day, relatively speaking, was the Sixers sending Nerlens Noel to Dallas for Justin Anderson and Andrew Bogut with a “first-round pick” attached.
numberFire 46 mins ago

Dario Saric expected to see more work for 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers power forward Dario Saric is expected to start and see a "more pronounced role" as a featured player, according to head coach Brett Brown. What It Means: With Ersan Ilyasova no longer in Philadelphia, Saric is the only healthy power forward left on the roster. The 22-year-old Croatian was really getting into a groove heading into the break, and Brown's comments indicate he'll have plenty of opportunity moving forward. Saric's arrow is pointing straight up for the remainder of his rookie campaign. Saric is averaging 20.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2...
numberFire 54 mins ago

Josh Jackson logs a double-double in Kansas' win over TCU

Kansas Jayhawks freshman forward Josh Jackson scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's win over the TCU Horned Frogs. What It Means: Jackson was in foul trouble a night, limited him to just 26 minutes, making his double-double that much more special. He now has six double-doubles in his last eight games as he has scored double-digit points in 10 consecutive games. Jackson has showcased his versatility this season with averages of 16.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 blocks, and 1.7 steals per game this season
numberFire 1 hour ago
NBA Trade Deadline: Who Really Won the Thunder-Bulls Trade?

NBA Trade Deadline: Who Really Won the Thunder-Bulls Trade?

At first glance, it seems like the Thunder got the better of the Bulls, but is that really the case?
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Mitch Haniger impressing at spring training - Mitch Haniger (OF) Seattle Mariners

Mariners manager Scott Servais said he's been most impressed by Mitch Haniger in the early portion of spring training.
numberFire 1 hour ago

Trail Blazers may give starting nod to Jusuf Nurkic on Thursday night

Portland Trail Blazers forward/center Jusuf Nurkic could move into the starting lineup on Thursday versus the Orlando Magic. What It Means: Head coach Terry Stotts said Nurkic would have to earn the starting job, so if he's already done so, that would be wonderful for his fantasy value. Meyers Leonard will move back to the bench if Nurkic is in the first unit. The Bosnian big man went 5-for-5 from the field and finished with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 1 block over 21 minutes in his Portland debut against the Utah Jazz on February 15. Our models expect Nurkic...

NBA trade deadline: Winners and losers headlined by Pelicans, Celtics

Breaking down the best and worst deals of the NBA trade deadline
DeSean Jackson has plenty of options in free agency. Which team is the best fit?

DeSean Jackson has plenty of options in free agency. Which team is the best fit?

One of the NFL’s most electrifying receivers may find a new place to call home in 2017. After spending his last three years in Washington, one of the NFL’s most exciting receivers may find himself on the move yet again. DeSean Jackson is set to become a free agent as his three-year deal with Washington expires this offseason.

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