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Jul 28, 2014

Magic News: Orlando signs Luke Ridnour

The Orlando Magic have signed free agent point guard Luke Ridnour to a two-year contract according to the Orlando Sentinel:

"The Magic signed Ridnour, a pass-first point guard, to a two-year contract Friday."

According to the report, the Magic had high interest in signing Ridnour from the beginning of free agency as they were looking for a back court leader. Ridnour has certainly signed on to a rebuilding project in Orlando, but will bring his much needed veteran leadership to a very young team. 12 of the 15 players the Magic have under contract are 25-years-old or younger. Ridnour is an 11-year, pass first veteran, who the Magic hope will mentor young guards like Victor Oladipo and recently drafted Elfrid Payton.

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The former Oregon Duck started last season with the Milwaukee Bucks before being traded to the Charlotte Bobcats. He played in played in 26 for games Charlotte where averaged a career low 15.1 minutes per game. Ridnour has averaged 9.6 points and 4.6 assists over his career.

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Jul 27, 2014

Heat Rumors: Miami interested in Chris Douglas-Roberts

The Miami Heat are working hard to retool their roster in the wake of  the departure of super star LeBron James. The Heat have several open roster spots and one of those spots could go to free agent Chris Douglas-Roberts according to a report from the Miami Herald:

Brewers Rumors: Milwaukee interested in Red Sox' Andrew Miller, Craig Breslow

The Milwaukee Brewers are on the lookout for pitching in both their starting rotation and bullpen. Before he was traded to the San Francisco Giants, the Brewers had shown interest in acquiring Jake Peavy.

With Peavy now off the market, they are turning their attention towards relievers. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Brewers are interested in Boston Red Sox relievers Andrew Miller and Craig Breslow.

Saints Rumors: Brandin Cooks impresses Drew Brees

The New Orleans Saints' new rookie receiver, Brandin Cooks, may be in for a workload as he has already received reps in practice with the first-team players. The receiver tore up the NFL combine to earn his place on the Saints team and ultimately receive passes by one of the league's greatest: Drew Brees. However, Cooks has done some dazzling of his own; Gridiron Experts reports that the team's veteran quarterback is already incredibly impressed by his new target.

Yankees Rumors: New York eyeing Twins' Josh Willingham

The New York Yankees are in need of both pitching and hitting upgrades. They have already acquired three pitchers already this month and are likely to add another one, but they are also aggressively searching the trade market for another bat.

Jon Heyman of reports that the Yankees are eyeing Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Panthers News: Greg Hardy "Hates" being a distraction for Carolina

For Carolina Panthers defensive end, Greg Hardy the offseason has been a struggling situation. With training camps coming into full swing on the final week of July, he's made it apparent that football is all that is on his mind right now and the legal situation he currently is dealing with is to be outside of any facility whether it be back in Charlotte or in Spartanburg, South Carolina where the team is currently hard at work for training on their upcoming 2014-15 season.

Rangers News: Brassard Gets Paid

New York Rangers GM Glen Sather still hasn't gone to arbitration since Nikolai Zherdev in 2009.

Cardinals Rumors: Larry Fitzgerald entering final season in Arizona?

Arizona Cardinals perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald could be donning the Cardinals colors for the final time this season unless the team can restructure a deal beneficial for both sides. Kent Somers from reports that Fitzgerald returning to play out his days as a Cardinal is unlikely:
Fitzgerald's salary-cap figure increases $15 million to $23.6 million. That will be between 15 percent and 20 percent of the salary cap, a huge amount to invest in one player.

Red Wings News: Alfredsson to wait until ʺlate Augustʺ

Detroit Red Wings veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson is undecided if he will play another season.

Red Sox Rumors: Boston shopping Andrew Miller; Braves, Pirates interested

The Atlanta Braves have shown interest in Boston Red Sox lefty reliever, Andrew Miller for quite some time, but now they have some competition in this acquisition with the Pittsburgh Pirates who also show some interest in Miller. Miller is definitely becoming a hot commodity heading into Thursday's trade deadline.