Sending Joe Johnson To Cavs Could Save Nets $60 Million In Luxury Tax

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The Brooklyn Nets are trying to get younger, while trying to avoid the most expensive luxury tax payout in history. According to the New York Post, Brooklyn could save close to $60 million in luxury tax payout, if they can move Joe Johnson. The reasoning behind such a deal would be simple: It would save the Nets gobs of money. By trading Johnson — who averaged 14.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists last season — for Haywood, who they could cut without paying him, and Varejao, set to make $9.6 million next season, the Nets would save more than ... Read More

NFL executive: Only Chip Kelly can make Sam Bradford a success

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) throws a pass as Tim Tebow looks on during NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Matt Rourke)
"In Chip Kelly we trust" is the motto for Eagles fans, and one high-ranking NFL executive believes the birds head coach is the only savior for Sam Bradford right now. One of the league's top executives in personnel agreed to break down the Eagles roster for NJ.com, and he believes Kelly is the only guy that can save Bradford's career. "I understand they gave up on Foles,'' the executive said. "But I don't know why they're building up Bradford so much. I'm still confused about that whole deal. You can only talk about him being the first pick of the ... Read More

DeMarcus Cousins Wishes Nik Stauskas Good Luck In Philadelphia

PHOENIX, AZ – NOVEMBER 07: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings high fives Nik Stauskas #10 after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at US Airways Center on November 7, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Kings defeated the Suns 114-112 in double overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Sixers finally received the shooter they so desperately needed, when Sam Hinkie acquired the right to swap first round picks in the draft with the Kings over the next two seasons while also picking up a conditional first in 2018. That netted sweet-shooting, athletic guard Nik Stauskas. Sauce Castillo sounds excited about being in Philadelphia. https://twitter.com/NStauskas11/status/616455988783112192 He also had a huge fan in 'Boogie' Cousins, who took time out from his beef with George Karl, to wish Stauskas good luck. https://twitter.com/NStauskas11/status/616703854101401600 Stauskas is the floor spacer the Sixers need to compliment there plethora of big men.

Elvis Dumervil: If I get 23 sacks, Ravens will make it to Super Bowl

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To Ravens pass rusher Elvis Dumervil, the NFL sack record and a trip to the Super Bowl go hand in hand. The Ravens defensive end will enter up coming season just 10 sacks shy of 100 for his career, hunting for 113 to be his mark at the end of this season. Dumervil wants to break Michael Strahan's single season sack record, while leading Baltimore to the promise land. "If I can hit that number, that'll mean we'll be in the Super Bowl for sure," Dumervil said during minicamp last month, according to The Baltimore Sun. "You try to win ... Read More

Rory McIlroy suffered Ruptured Ankle injury in soccer game with friends

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Rory McIlroy is likely miss The Open Championship next week and could be out longer than that after he suffered an injury while playing soccer with friends over the weekend. McIlroy, who is still the top-ranked golfer in the world, announced the injury on Facebook Monday morning. “Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday,” he wrote. “Continuing to assess extent of injury and treatment plan day by day. Rehab already started … Working hard to get back as soon as I can.”

Jason Pierre-Paul Burned Flesh Off His Hand In Fireworks Accident

New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul (90) reacts after sacking Philadelphia Eagles' Mark Sanchez during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly suffered severe burns to his hand, but they don't appear to be life threating according to the New York Post. Pierre-Paul, the Giants’ 26-year-old star defensive end, suffered a serious but apparently not career-threatening hand injury Saturday night setting off Fourth of July fireworks at his South Florida home. While the full extent of damage is not yet known, it is believed the flesh on Pierre-Paul’s injured hand was burned off his palm and fingertips but his fingers are intact, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. He was admitted to North Broward Medical Center ... Read More

Report: Jason Pierre-Paul Severely injures Hand in fireworks accident

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I'm not sure how many ways we can call someone a dumb ass, but Giants star Jason Pierre-Paul takes the cake. Andy Slater is reporting that Pierre-Paul was severely injured in a fire works accident. https://twitter.com/AndySlater/status/617785024302194688 https://twitter.com/AndySlater/status/617790197359640576 https://twitter.com/AndySlater/status/617792684485406721 According to TMZ, Pierre-Paul's injuries are related to his hands and fingers.