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Why CJ McCollum and Pelicans are taking a big gamble on each other
William Guillory
Feb 11
11
Before the trade, McCollum did something very few players of his caliber have done before: He chose the Pelicans.
Bracket Watch: Let’s play The Blind Résumé Challenge!
Brian Bennett
Feb 11
105
Who joins Gonzaga and Auburn on the No. 1 seed line? Take out challenge and make your picks.
From ‘too small’ to ‘Keep Pounding’: Sam Mills gets his well-deserved spot in the Hall of Fame
Joseph Person and Lindsay Jones
Feb 11
34
Sam Mills’ legacy has always been much more meaningful than stats on the back of a football card.
What’s on new Saints coach Dennis Allen’s to-do list? Finding a QB is top priority
Katherine Terrell
Feb 10
5
Determining who will be the starting quarterback and finding a new defensive coordinator are a few of the items on Dennis Allen's agenda.
Kyrie Irving’s role in James Harden trade, and is Zion Williamson the next big name to move?: Trade deadline first thoughts
Joe Vardon
Feb 10
273
Twenty-five initial thoughts on the NBA Trade Deadline on the day James Harden and Ben Simmons were swapped, shifting the league's balance.
NFC South roundtable: With Tom Brady and Sean Payton gone, do the Falcons and Panthers now have a shot?
Greg Auman, Josh Kendall and more
Feb 10
29
Tom Brady has retired. Sean Payton has resigned. Our NFC South beat writers discuss what that means for the division.
Everyone loves Joe: Why Joe Burrow is treasured by Bulldogs and Buckeyes, Tigers and Bengals
Jon Greenberg and Brody Miller
Feb 10
87
Through confidence, calm and elite competence, Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow makes friends and fans wherever he goes and plays.
2021-22 NBA rookie rankings 3.0: Herb Jones’ defense; Jonathan Kuminga’s rise; here comes Cade Cunningham
Sam Vecenie
Feb 9
161
Evan Mobley and Franz Wagner have separated themselves in the top two spots so far this season.
Sean Payton set a good example, but new Saints coach Dennis Allen wants to be his own man
Katherine Terrell
Feb 9
15
Allen said the circumstances during his first head-coaching stint (8-28) with the Raiders aren't nearly the same as with the Saints.
Hollinger: Short-sighted Domantas Sabonis, CJ McCollum trades show why Play-In is a win for NBA
John Hollinger
Feb 9
115
Welcome to our brave new world, where teams far away from .500 have some incentive to shake things up at the deadline.
By acquiring CJ McCollum, Pelicans are pushing for significant change and a potential Play-In Tournament spot
William Guillory
Feb 8
23
New Orleans pulled off a deal that should significantly alter how the franchise looks in the present and future.
Pelicans trade for CJ McCollum as Trail Blazers retool: Instant grades and reaction
Zach Harper
Feb 8
112
Plenty of questions come with this deal, but Zach Harper loves the move for New Orleans.
What was the deal with Joe Burrow’s recruitment, where’s the love for Penn State? Recruiting mailbag
Ari Wasserman
Feb 8
186
Can USC and UCLA be good at the same time? Can Dan Lanning keep Oregon recruiting at a high level?
Bubble Watch: We don’t talk about LSU. No, no, no. (OK, we need to talk about the Tigers)
Eamonn Brennan
Feb 8
179
Providence, Texas Tech and Illinois join the locks, but it's the team that got locked early that's on Eamonn Brennan's mind.
Dennis Allen deserved to be the Saints’ new head coach, but now comes the hard part
Larry Holder
Feb 8
12
The Saints' hiring of Allen is the safe decision, the smart decision and the right decision. And now all eyes will be on the 49-year-old.
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