The club feels that Noah would have a negative impact in the locker room following his heated argument with Hornacek last month (ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the two had to be separated after the argument). The best-case scenario for the Knicks is that Noah agrees to a buyout, giving back some of the nearly $55 million he is owed over the remainder of his contract.
The Ravens have been known to favor Alabama players, and they drafted Marlon Humphrey in Round 1 a year ago. This year, with a major need at receiver �� and with the draft’s best receiver hailing from Alabama �� Ridley makes almost too much sense.
While they’ve built a strong secondary, the Chargers adding a playmaking safety to finally replace Eric Weddle should be an objective this offseason. James was more inconsistent than expected in 2017, but his upside is fantastic for the 17th overall pick.
Seattle is desperate for offensive line help, and it has always coveted athleticism up front. O’Neill has played both left and right tackle as a Lane Johnson-like athlete, and Seattle can’t afford to pass on the position in Round 1.
Shortly after the start of the 2008-09 season, the Pistons sent Billups, a fan favorite and the 2004 Finals MVP, to Denver for Iverson �� or, more accurately, Iverson’s nearly $21 million expiring contract. Iverson’s lone season in Detroit was a disaster �� he bristled at a move to the bench and was ultimately shut down with a back injury.
Meanwhile, Billups played a key role on a very good Nuggets team that reached the Western Conference finals. After Iverson’s money came off the books in the summer of 2009, Pistons GM Joe Dumars used the cap space to pay Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva a combined $90 million over five years. Detroit has made the playoffs just once since, in 2016.
July 10, 2015 �� Sacramento trades Carl Landry, Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson, first-round swap rights in 2016 and 2017 and a future first-round pick to Philadelphia for the rights to Arturas Gudaitis and Luka Mitrovic