Heat’s Hassan Whiteside calls out Doc Rivers after career game


Hassan Whiteside dominated the on Sunday. The unheralded center, who is quickly becoming one of the more remarkable stories in the , exploded for 23 points and 16 rebounds — both career highs — on 10-for-13 shooting, plus two blocks and two steals in 29 minutes. The Clippers frontline didn’t know what to do with him, and with the sorry state of their bench, you couldn’t help but think they could use a guy like Whiteside. In his post-game television interview after the 104-90 Heat win, he said that Clips president and head coach Doc Rivers didn’t want him.

“I got a chip on my shoulder,” Whiteside said. “Every team in the NBA said no to me. Especially this team. I mean, I couldn’t even get a training camp invite. The Clippers thought it was a good idea; Doc said no. I tried to get a workout then; Doc said no.”

In fairness to Rivers, plenty of other teams passed on him. Whiteside was never ablewith Trabzonspor.On-loan for the season, Sorloth is currently playing the best football of his career – and proving a big hit with fans.Indeed, Sorlrid president Florentino Perez is waiting for a public sign from Kylian Mbappe that he’s ready to leave PSG. That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, while speaking on El Chiringuito.Mbappe has been a target for Perez since he was fioth recalled an incident when he was in an electronics store to buy a TV, but found himself swamped by to stick in the league after being selected by the in the second round of the 2010 draft. He’s spent lots of time in the D-League and some time playing in Lebanon. Just a few months ago, the had him in summer league and the had him in training camp. He was there for the taking, and it looks like the Heat nabbed him at the right time. Given that there are numerous teams needing help on the interior, there are surely more than a few general managers who regret noBrooks from his ankle injury.Brooks, who has been out all season with an ankle injury, is closing in on a return to full training.”He [Brooks] is building fitness and endurance levels,” Howe said. “His ankle is feeling okay.”I hope that he can be intt signing him. It looks bad for Rivers, though, as Los Angeles desperately needs depth and most of his moves as a front-office guy have not worked out.


oncussion sustained in a car accident, but is , he


rookie forward missed all of Summer League while recovering from a concussion sustained in a car accident, but is , he told USA Today.

Young, the No. 17 overall pick over of the University of Kentucky, suffered the concussion prior to the draft. He was held out of all activities at the Summer League in Orlando, but has been cleared to practice in recent days. 

More News 01/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff emier League having already suffered their fate.Chairman Dean Hoyle has been forced to sell to friend, and fan, Phil Hodgkinson due to his ill health.A Huddersfield statement said:”Sunday’s game against Manchester United is set to be the final home f 12/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 12/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 11/23/2018 ics tournament.Despite him wishing to play, Martinelli revealed Arsenal blocked the approach from Brazil because thd on last season’s success.The club are hoping that they can break into the top six over the coming seasons, and the board have admitted that it is more important than a stadium revamp.Executive chairman Jeff Shi told the Express & Star: “Work oney wanted him available for selection during that period. “I said that if it was up to me I would play,” Martinelli told UOL. “But we k • by RotoWire Staff 09/18/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 03/26/2018 • by RotoWire Staff


h will serve the suspension Wednesday at Detroit a


The NBA announced guard was without pay during Tuesday’s game. Smith will serve the suspension Wednesday at Detroit and be eligible to return Friday at Brooklyn.

More News 07/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Mandzukic is not training with his first team squad as he prepares for a January exit.The Croatian striker has been tipped to join Manchester United when the transfer window re-opens and bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attacking options. “Mandzukic is 07/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff egend Lothar Matthaus believes Harry Kane will start tonight’s Champions League final.Ahead of the Madrid final between Spurs and Liverpool, Matthaus wrote for The Sun: “If Harry Kane is fit to play, he has to. It is not a gamble.”Kane’s character is he be approached by West Ham or Everton.The Sun says the Premier League strugglers are both considering offering Moyes the chance of a second spell in charge as they consider sacking bosses Manuel Pellegrini and Marco Silva of West Ham and Everton re 02/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/20/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 11/20/2018 • by RotoWire Staff


e Clippers, according to the San Antonio News-Expr


center is when the team travels to Los Angeles on Monday to face the Clippers, according to the San Antonio News-Express. Splitter has logged only 10 minutes of game action this season because of an inflammation in a disc in his back, which could be related to the calf injury he has been dealing with.

“They found a little inflammation in a disc,” Splitter said. “Nothing like a hernia or anything like that. It’s not a sciatic problem. But it’s something that gives me more tension in the nerve of the calf and gives me these problems. We don’t know if it is a problem in the calf or the back. It’s complicated.”

More News 02/19/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 04/12/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 04/04/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 04/04/2017 ie Howe admits t out at VAR after Saturday’s home defeat to Southampton.Fed-up Foxes supporters chanted “It’s not football anymore” after the Video Assistant Referee wiped out THREE ‘goals’ for Brendan Rodgers’ side and a Southampton penalty.England Under-21 midfiethere’s been no movement on Ryan Fraser’s contract situation.The winger’s deal will expire in June.Asked whether he feels the uncertainty has affected the winger’s performances this season, boss Howe told the Daily Echo: “It’s difficul • by RotoWire Staff ter United players believe that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should remain in charge at the club.Solskjaer is under increased pressure after United’s poor performances this season.Some fans believe that he should get the boot.But two players who enjoyed succ 03/31/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 03/29/2017 • by RotoWire Staff


LeBron on hoops IQ: ‘I want that to be seen more than my athleticism’


With turning 30 years old, this day acts as a milestone for reflecting on his career and where the next era of his career will go. The ‘ star has always been known as one of the freakiest athletes on the court because of his speed and athleticism combined with his size. But LeBron doesn’t want to be known as just an athlete when it comes to his basketball game on the court. He values his basketball IQ and would love to be remembered as someone who thinks that game.

, LeBron opens up about the way he views his game, the way he’s matured over the years, and how making the meant everything to him. But what you walk away from is how much he wants people to appreciate the way he ter Marco Silva’s system.The Arsenal forward was brought in for £28million on deadline day earlier this month.Brands said: “[Signing Iwobi] was not an easy one, a young boy that played already a lot of games in the Premier League, Champions League anhinks his way through a basketball game every night. He knows that athleticism is what has made him special, but it goes beyond just being able to jump high and run fast.

And my thing is, my answer wasn’t [that] I felt that I’m losing my athleticism. Obviously, I’m not just jumping and going crazy like I was when I was 18, 19. But my answer to that was geared toward, I want people to understand that there’s more to me than just athleticism. That’s not my whole game. Obviously, it’s allowed me to do some great things out on the floor. But my basketball IQ and the way I approach the game mentally, I want that to be seen more than my athleticism.

And that’s why I was saying that… It wasn’t like I was saying, “OK, I can’t jump no more.” (Smiles) Because I can still. At a high level, too. But it was more of me just, I wanted to bring out the fact that I’m a basketball guru guy, I love the game, I think the game. And that’s what is key for me.

James is known for having a photographic memory on the court, being able to break down most of the plays throughout his career without even having to look at them. He draws on those experiences and says experience is the best teacher for people going through the NBA. Experience is what he’s been able to learn from the most, as he went from being a top prospect in high school to one of the most accomplished players in NBA history from an individual standpoint by the age of 30.

Earlier this month, James marveled at the longevity and accomplishments of Los Angeles Lakers’ star when he passed Michael Jordan for third on the all-time scoring list. When talking to Ethan for this interview, he again sounded so impressed by the way other players in NBA history had protected their bodies and put themselves in a position to be so accomplished after the age of 30, something he’ll need to do to keep climbing up the individual statistical marks of the league’s history.

: Absolutely. Absolutely. Come on, man. This is the longest shortest career of anything. I think about all the time, what’s next for me in the next couple of years, you know 35, and then if I make it to get where Kobe is, you know. How do I approach the game? And what is my mindset? And is my love for the game still there? I abs they need to improve their aerial game in attack.Victor Lindelof managed to head home in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa, but Solskjaer acknowledges they should be doing better.With players like Harry Maguire (194cm), Nemanja Matic (194cm), Scotsolutely think about that stuff. I mean, how could you not? I mean, I’ve been in this league 12 years, and it’s not like I’m last week.Willy Caballero was chosen ahead of Kepa for Chelsea’s last game – a 2-2 draw at Leicester City.”The reaction from Kepa has been good as I’d expect, training hard, head down,” Lampard said.”I haven’t had lots of conversations with him this going up another 12 years. You know, my escalator is starting to tail. So I understand that. 

: No. I have no idea.

: That’s everybody at age 30? And that’s [Abdul-Jabbar] at age 30?! Wow! And he went nuts after that! That’s crazy. That’s crazy.

: Oh my God! Oh my God! He played [that long]. That’s ridiculous.

It’s crazy to think about how the all-time leading scorer in NBA history (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) was 5,000 points behind LeBron and roughly 2,500 points behind Kobe when they all turned 30 years old. Of course, James and Bryant came to the NBA straight out of high school, while Abdul-Jabbar spent four seasons at UCLA. When you look at them through their first 11 seasons, Abdul-Jabbar had 24,175 points, Kobe had 19,296 points, and LeBron had 23,170 points.

So really, LeBron is ahead of Kobe’s pace but behind what Kareem was able to do. He still has a lot to do past the age of 30, but he’s put himself in a good position to remain one of the elite players in the NBA and in NBA history.


urrently impressing on-loan with Segunda Division


forward isez hopes for a chance with parent club Watford.Suarez is currently impressing on-loan with Segunda Division Zaragoza this season.”Every year has been better than the year before, that is a fact,” he said of his development since arriving in Europe.”S , reports the Sun Sentinel.

It is not known if the illness will prevent McRoberts from playing Sunday at Memphis.

More News 02/11/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 01/02/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 12/31/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 12/31/2017 • by RotoWire Staff im.The central defender has made 49 appearances at youth level for City, and has noticed a major difference between under-23s and senior football.”When I played my first professional game, I realised how different it is to 23s,” he told the Hartlepoo 12/30/2017 • by RotoWire Staff nchester United’s first-half display against Manchester City was their worst of the season.The Red Devils entered the break down 3-0 in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Old Trafford.Marcus Rashford pulled one back for the hosts in the second-h 12/30/2017 • by RotoWire Staff


Report: Memphis Grizzlies hire Ed Stefanski for front office role


The reshaping of the ‘ front office is still ongoing. After Jason Levien was fired as CEO of the Grizzlies by owner Robert Pera following a reportedly bizarre working relationship, the restructuring of the front office mostly has consisted of Chris Wallace coming in to make decisions in tspeaking at a US function where he revealed a future move to the country is something to consider.“English football has grown massively over here [in the US],” he said. “It wasn’t like that in the past and it’ll continue to get bigger.“I wasi ShenhuaIghalo will travel back from China in the next few days. United see him as a short-term fix to striker problems exacerbated by Marcus Rashford’s back fracture, and good value for six months. The Daily Mail says United beat Spurs to his signa surphe interim. The Grizzlies have now brought in some veteran help to keep things moving in personnel decisions.

the Grizzlies have hired Ed Stefanski as the new executive vice president of player personnel. Stefanski was last working in the Toronto Raptors’ front office as the executive vice president of basketball operations under Bryan Colangelo.

The Memphis Grizzlies have reached agreement with well-respected executive Ed Stefanski to become executive vice president of player personnel, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies’ player personnel and scouting areas, serving under general manager Chris Wallace, sources said. Stefanski brings a strong player personnel background, as well as excellent relationships with front-office peers and agents.

Ed Stefanski is best known for his previous roles with the New Jersey Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers. From 2004-07, he was the general manager for the Nets. His most notable move was trading t’s been announced by OL that Fekir can leave this summer.The France international saw a move to Liverpool last year fall through over medical concerns, though Reds boss Jurgen Klopp remains keen.But Le 10 Sport says Klopp won’t get a free run to tryfor three first round picks and trading two of those picks plus , Aaron Williams, and Eric Williams for .

From 2007-10, he served as the general manager for the Sixers. His most notable moves for the Sixers during those years were signing as a free agent, selecting , and drafting . 


Report: Thunder are ‘front-runner’ for Pau Gasol


The Oklahoma City Thunder have surprisingly emerged as the favorite to land free agent , ESPN reports: 

In a surprising twist, OKC has come on strong with Pau Gasol, and described as a “frontrunner” for the Spaniard.

— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne)

ESPN has learned that Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook made a come-to-OKC pitch directly to Pau Gasol today in Los Angeles

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine)

The Thunder have been targeting an upgrade and is among several weapons they’re considering pursuing with the Mid-Level Exception. But to add Gasol, he would have to accept a massive paycut under the reported $12 million he’s pursuing. But the Thunder could present the best opportunity for both contention and playing time for Gasol, who averaged 17.4 points and 9.7 rebounds per game last season for the Lakers. 

The Lakers are interested in bringing back Gasol, but the and . Gasol will essentially have to choose between the money and contention, anchester United teammate Fred is showing what he can do this summer. The Brazilian midfielder struggled in his debut campaign after United spent big money to sign him from Shakhtar Donestk.But the 25-year-old has come into his own in the absence of Pad from there which team presents him the best chance to make an impact. 

The Thunder would use Gasol as their five, presumably moving somehow. Gasol would give them a substantial upgrade in post scoring and a gifted passer, and ‘s defense would cover for Gasol’s increasing failures on that end. 

Miami would likely use Gasol paired with and return to a more traditional lineup with Bosh at power forward instead of the smallball run they’ve used to win two championships. 

San Antonio would essentially use Gasol to replace free agent , creating a gifted pair of passing bigs with Gasol and , and presumably moving to the bench. Gasol would thrive in the Spurs’ ball-movement-centric offense. 

One thing to consider: when Gasol was moved to the Lakers, he commented immedave accepted a bid from Aston Villa for Matt Targett.Sky Sports says Villa have agreed a deal to buy left-back Targett from Southampton for £14m.The Midlands side are seeking to strengthen their team ahead of their first campaign back in the Premieriately on how much he appreciated having the opera of LA available to him. I’m sure that the OklahBrighton striker Billy Arce has been jailed in Ecuador.The 21-year-old is considered one of the country’s brightest talents, returning to the South American nation this season with Barcelona SC.However, he will now be jailed for 20 days after being caught drink-driving.Arce signed a four-year contract with Albion last year.oma City and San Antonio operas are great, but you’re still talking about a cultural shift. 

Either way, Gasol looks to be the most popular upgrade option for the contenders right now. 


Sunday, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Butler wi


The free agent small forward to a two-year, $9 million contract on Sunday, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Butler will be reunited with head coach Stan Van Gundy, who coached him for one season in Miami.

Butler shot 44.1 percent from downtown after signing with the Thunder in March. During his time with the Thunder and Bucks las at the club.After penning new terms to 2025, Rodgers says he wants to create a “Leicester way” with the same tactics and style evident across the senior, development and youth teams.Rodgers said: “Initially, when you come in, you impose your wayt season, Buti.Farke says he has been impressed by the start Teemu Pukki has made to life in the Premier League. He has four goals in his first two games in England’s top-flight. “Teemu’s form is not surprising,” Farke said.”It’s so good when you have a striker iler averaged 10.5 points and 4.1 rebounds over 56 games.

ran Trippier is happy playing for coach Diego Simeone.Trippier has settled quickly since his summer move from Tottenham.He told BT Sport: “Atlético is an incredible club, I am happy to be part of it.”I had seen Atlético in the Champions League over More News 02/12/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 07/04/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 06/21/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 04/13/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 04/06/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/19/2016 • by RotoWire Staff


me against the Jazz in Utah, Sixers.com reports.


shooting guard (illness) and small forward (calf) in Saturday’s game against the Jazz in Utah, Sixers.com reports.

Thompson was sent back to Philadelphia as a precaution, meaning he’ll miss his fourth straight game with an illness. Mbah a Moute has played in 27 of his team’s 28 games this season but is dealing with a calf strain.

The 76ers are a 10-point underdog against the Jazz Saturday.

idfielder Lucien Agoume.Agoume, 17, has been one of great revelations inside French football this season and his emergence has caught the eye of Europe’s biggest clubs.Le 10 Sport says Inter are in contact with the Agoume family about a move to Italy More News 03/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/20/2020 • by RotoWire Staff oung Dane Oskar Buur.The 21 year-old defender has featured in Cup competitions for Nuno, who insists he considers the former AGF prospect part of his first team plans.”We did last season with Max Kilman, and this season Oskar is 100 percent a first-t 12/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/23/2019 • by RotoWialzburg fullback Rasmus Kristensen is a target for West Ham United.The Daily Mail says West Ham have opened talks for Kristensen.The 22-year-old only joined Red Bull from Ajax last summer for £4million and West Ham are prepared to give Salzburg a qure Staff 10/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


ESPN. Cousins was initially ruled as questi


forward has been on Monday against the Trail Blazers, according to ESPN. 

Cousins was initially ruled as questionable due to an ankle injury, but has made progress. Cousins had to miss Saturday’s game due to the issue. He’s averaging 24 points and 12.4 rebounds per game. 

More News 02/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/17/2020 • by Rhe career plan.The ex-midfielder, who has retired and is now the coach of Al Sadd in Qatar, has recently completed his UEFA Pro Licence at Las Rozas in Madrid. And his goal remains to make it back to Barça as the club’s first team coach one day. “MyotoWire Staff ts he’s unhappy with Amazon’s cameras following him for their documentary.Filming for the ‘All or Nothing’ series has been taking place since the start of the 2019/20 campaign, and in November cameras captured footage of Mauricio Pochettino’s dramati 11/22/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/29/2ne Wenger believes Serge Gnabry was manipulated into leaving Arsenal by Bayern Munich.Wenger was manager of Arsenal in 2016 when Gnabry left the club for a return to his native Germany with Werder Bremen.After making only 10 appearances for the Gunne019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff


Knicks’ Raymond Felton agrees to plea deal, will avoid jail time


guard has reached an agreement to plead guilty to a lesser weapons charge from , and he will avoid jail time, .

Felton was facing felony gun charges. If convicted, he could have spent up to seven years in jail, .

As part of his plea deal with prosecutors, Felton will do communr Berbatov says his old club will miss out on the top four this season.Berbatov reckons the season will pan out in almost identical fashion as last year with both Arsenal and Man United again missing out on a place in the Champions League.”Unfortunatitar Riyad Mahrez believes that he lost two years of his career due to Leicester City refusing to sell him.Mahrez was a key member of Leicester’s title winning side, but wanted to move on to a bigger club, especially after winning the PFA Player of they service and pay a small fine, attorney Jim Walden said.

Walden thanked the Manhattan district attorney “for focusing on the facts, and only the facts.”

“This is a deal that means he can continue his career without interruptions,” Walden said.

The point guard was in court on Monday and commented briefly afterward, :

Felton was in court as the Manhattan district attorney’s office outlined the agreement, which would resolve a gun case that arose amid the breakup of his marriage. He’s expected to admit June 30 to at least one charge, attempted criminal possession of a weapon — he won’t have to come to court to do so — and get a $5,000 fine and 500 hours of community service.

“I want to thank the DA for being fair to me in this whole situation,” Felton said outside court, also thanking his family, friends and fans “for supporting me and understandin Marcelo had the squad full of laughter when they discovered his Christmas gift for Gareth Bale.Bale’s love of golf is no secret – and has also created controversy for himself with the support and some inside the club.The team dined together for Chrig who, the person, I am.”

Felton struggled for New York last year, battling injuries and shooting less than 40 percent from the field. Knicks president Phil Jackson in the offseason.


ort says Juventus are determined to land a reunion


forward should Saturday, accordinder Paul Pogba this summer.Tuttosport says Juventus are determined to land a reunion with the player they sold to United for £89million back in 2016. Pogba has played a bit-part role at United this season due to troubles with injury but remains one g to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Ilyasova missed the team’s first two games due to the flu. Ilyasova will take on the ntonio Conte has reaffirmed he “hopes” they can sign Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.Conte was speaking after defeat to United in Singapore.He stated, “It’s not right to ask about a Manchester United player at this moment. We must show greaBulls in his first start. 

More News 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff d with his players after their 4-0 thrashing by Chelsea.Everton turned in their worst performance of the Italian’s reign.And asked if he had an issue with the commitment of some of the players he said: “There are things that I can analyse with you 01/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 01/28/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


e will be re-evaluated next Wednesday (Oct. 15).


The announced Tuesday center will be sidelined on his right hand. He will be re-evaluated next Wednesday (Oct. 15).

More News 03/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff .Marca says it has been claimed that a total of 11 players have been deemed surplus to requirements and the club have reportedly made it clear they will have to seek pastures new.Thomas Vermaelen, Jeison Murillo and Kevin-Prince Boateng are all out o 02/23/2020 striker Joshua King has tipped Eddie Howe to become England manager.King was full of praisk must be better than what they have.Emery was asked about a new defensive addition after defeat at Barcelona on Sunday.He said, “But it has not changed, our idea and our message. “Only if we can sign a player who really, really can improve our squade for Howe, who has managed to establish the Cherries as a Premier League club after taking them up from League One.Speaking to Four Four Two, King said: “Eddi • by RotoWire Staff 02/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/19/2020 • by RotoWire Staff


Boston Globe on Saturday. He was disputing a repor


president Rich Gotham told reporters that point guard has , per the Boston Globe on Saturday. He was disputing a report from earlier in the week that Rondo “” of Boston.”You know if he has made that demand, it hasn’t been directly to the Celtics,” Gotham said.Rondo is entering the final year of his deal of his contract and is expected to be fully healthy heading into the start of the 2014-15 season. He was limited to only 30 games last season because of his recovery from a torn ACL. He averaged 11.7 points, 9.8 assists and 1.3 rebounds while shooting 62.7 percent from the field and 28.9 percent from downtown over that span.

More News 02/28/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/28/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/23/2020 • by RotoWirlo next week.Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano suggests City and Juve have agreed to meet next week to thrash out the full terms of any transfer fee.City have seen off all rivals in gaining the interest of the Portugal international and are now hopie Staff 02/13/2020 • by RotoWire Staff te to Caglty boss Brendan Rodgers backs ex-players of Frank Lampard’s level being given a management chance.The Foxes go to Lampard’s Chelsea today.Rodgers, a Chelsea coach under Jose Mourinho from 2004 to 2008, said: “Players who’ve been at the top of the giari and their fans after completing his move to Inter Milan.Barella says he leaves proud of his contribution.He posted to social media: “I tried to work my socks off to help the team achieve their objectives. I gave everything on the pit 02/11/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff