Report: Damian Lillard could leave Trail Blazers due to blowback over Chauncey Billups hire — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

It seems inaccurate to say Lillard played no role in the Trail Blazers hiring Billups.

Report: Damian Lillard could leave Trail Blazers due to blowback over Chauncey Billups hire — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Whicker: Clippers find points elusive in Game 4, and now hope might be, too — Press Enterprise

When it’s going well, the points fly off the Clippers’ fingertips. Three-balls, free throws, no matter the degree of difficulty, no matter the time or score. 769 more words

Whicker: Clippers find points elusive in Game 4, and now hope might be, too — Press Enterprise

Shohei Ohtani, Phil Gosselin help Angels end 5-game skid — Orange County Register

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Shohei Ohtani didn’t merely produce for the Angels on Sunday, but he produced in the clutch. Ohtani doubled, tripled and homered, each time producing runs, in the Angels’ 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon. 838 more words

Shohei Ohtani, Phil Gosselin help Angels end 5-game skid — Orange County Register

Dustin Pedroia honored by Red Sox in memorable Fenway Park ceremony: ‘It was special’ — Lowell Sun

Dustin Pedroia didn’t know what to expect on Friday night, but by the end, he couldn’t have asked for more. Featuring video tributes from a number of former teammates and special and surprising guest appearances, Pedroia was left in tears and plenty of smiles during a memorable retirement ceremony at Fenway Park that celebrated the…

Dustin Pedroia honored by Red Sox in memorable Fenway Park ceremony: ‘It was special’ — Lowell Sun

Let the Ben Simmons-to-Warriors trade rumors begin — Red Bluff Daily News

Ben Simmons was last seen melting down in fourth quarter after fourth quarter in the 76ers’ shocking second-round loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Could his next sighting be in San Francisco? 648 more words

Let the Ben Simmons-to-Warriors trade rumors begin — Red Bluff Daily News

Ayton on Chris Paul: “He was the best thing that happened to my career” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“Like I said, that’s really the only teammate that really push me. Like big bro type push.”

Ayton on Chris Paul: “He was the best thing that happened to my career” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports