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Zion Williamson to sign five-year, rookie max extension with Pelicans worth up to $231 million, per report

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Zion Williamson and the Pelicans have agreed to an extension that keeps one of the NBA's elite finishers in New Orleans long-term. NBA insider Shams Charania says that Zion's deal will add five more years to his current rookie contract and that the extension is worth a total of $231 million. The commitment will take Williamson's new deal through the 2027-28 season.See the Story
Atlanta Braves

Agent responds to Freddie Freeman drama, says Braves created 'false narrative' about negotiations

71% Center coverage: 7 sources
Freeman was in tears and at times could barely speak when talking to reporters in Atlanta last week. The Braves and Freeman had been negotiating a new contract after the 2021 season. They didn't reach an agreement, and Freeman filed for free agency but didn't sign before baseball entered a labor lockout.See the Story

Lakers not expected to pursue Kevin Durant, focused on Kyrie Irving trade, per report

80% Center coverage: 5 sources
Kevin Durant requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets on June 30. NBA Insider Brandon Robinson says the Nets should use the 4th of July holiday weekend to map out a plan to get things back on track and mend the fences that have been broken within the organization. Robinson also notes that as teams scramble to put together trade packages to land the 12-time All-Star, the Nets trading KD to another franchise is far from a done deal.See the Story
Minnesota Timberwolves

Trade grades: Jazz net huge haul for Rudy Gobert; Wolves must contend for title to justify paying steep price

Coverage: 5 sources
The Utah Jazz are trading Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a six-player deal. Minnesota is sending Utah Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Walker Kessler, Leandro Bolmaro, Jarred Vanderbilt and four first-round picks for the All-Star center. Gobert is a three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and widely considered the league's best rim protector.See the Story

The Nuggets renew Jokic with the best contract in history: 264 million

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Two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic has agreed to a five-year, $264 million supermax contract extension with the Denver Nuggets. NBA Twitter had no choice but to applaud the big man for getting the biggest bag in league history. Denver wasn't done after that as they also added DeAndre Jordan with the veteran big agreeing to a deal to head to the Mile High City.See the Story
Boston Red Sox

Red Sox notebook: Outfielder Jarren Duran says he will get vaccinated

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Jarren Duran says he will get his shots and will be available when the Red Sox return to Toronto. Duran and Tanner Houck were placed on the restricted list for the series. The Red Sox will play three more regular season games at Rogers Centre. Red Sox manager Alex Cora says he believes more players may get vaccinated before September.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

There Is ‘Confidence’ Notre Dame And Oregon Will Eventually Join The Big Ten

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It sounds like the Big Ten might be adding Notre Dame and Oregon. The powerhouse football and basketball conference shocked sports fans this week when it added USC and UCLA to the league. See the Story

Nets Rumors: Joe Tsai 'Reached His Limit' amid Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving Trade Buzz

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Kyrie Irving didn't write anything on his cryptic tweet. It could mean so many different things, and we have a few theories as to what Irving thought when he sent this tweet. Irving could have selected the wrong gif when crafting this cryptic post. The best bet in decoding this message has to be that Irving is likely flying the nest himself.See the Story

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