What the Starling Marte trade means for the future of this Oakland A’s core — East Bay Times

The Oakland A’s swapped a cost-controlled, high-ceiling pitcher for a 32-year-old rental, an uncharacteristic that tells us the organization may see their 2021 run as its last hurrah for this core. At its surface, the trade for former All-Star Starling Marte that sent Jesús Luzardo — the 23-year-old pitcher once seen as the future of…

What the Starling Marte trade means for the future of this Oakland A’s core — East Bay Times

Reports: Lakers near deal for Russell Westbrook, who requested trade from Wizards — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Lakers have been seeking a third star ever since pairing LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

Reports: Lakers near deal for Russell Westbrook, who requested trade from Wizards — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

76ers buy No. 53 pick from Pelicans, reportedly for $2M — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Pelicans – in the midst of trying to prove their worthiness to Zion Williamson – sold a second-round pick to the 76ers.

76ers buy No. 53 pick from Pelicans, reportedly for $2M — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports