Anthony Davis, Pelicans Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

In a move that’s been months in the making, the New Orleans Pelicans and superstar forward Anthony Davis have reportedly agreed to terms on a max contract extension. 

According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the 22-year-old’s new deal will pay him $145 million over five years. The extension will officially kick in at the start of the 2016-17 season once Davis earns a shade over $7 million during the final year of his rookie contract. 

As Bleacher Report’s Sean Highkin noted, Davis’ deal could look like one of the league’s best based on his lofty trajectory: 

And because the lucrative new deal doesn’t start reflecting on the Pelicans’ cap sheet until a year from now, Davis has a chance to earn even more money by virtue of the collective bargaining agreement’s Rose Rule.

Thanks to a clause in the CBA, Davis will be able to earn between 25 and 30 percent of the Pelicans’ total salary-cap figure if he meets one of the following benchmarks before the extension starts paying out: 

  • Voted by the fans as a starter to his second All-Star team
  • Win MVP
  • Make his second All-NBA team

Entering just his fourth NBA season, Davis has already established himself as one of the league’s most polished players.

Not only has he led the league in blocks in back-to-back seasons, but he also joined LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O’Neal, Tracy McGrady, David Robinson and Dwyane Wade as the only players in league history to finish a campaign with a player efficiency rating over 30. 

Davis was also the only player to average at least 20 points, 10 boards and two rejections while shooting at least 50 percent from the field last season, per Basketball-Reference.com

The 6’10” big man flashed a terrifying ability to step out and hit jump shots on a regular basis. According to Basketball-Reference, Davis drilled 45.1 percent of his shots between 10 and 16 feet and another 41.9 percent between 16 feet and the three-point line. 

According to Pelicans.com’s Jim Eichenhofer, new Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry wants Davis to get even more comfortable with his long-range jumper next season: 

And with Gentry keen on pushing the pace in an uptempo system that should accentuate Davis’ strengths on both ends, there’s a chance the Pelicans’ prodigy could post even gaudier numbers as his career rolls along.

This certainly won’t be the last max contract Davis signs. 

What Do Guns, Babies, And Bible Verses Have In Common? Bristol Palin, Duh!

Bristol Palin recently revealed she’s pregnant AGAIN. While that was pretty surprising, it all just keeps getting weirder.

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First, she announced her pregnancy by calling herself a “disappointment.” Then, she decided to take the whole statement back in a blog post where she admitted the baby was totally planned.

Now, she’s running around toting guns and quoting the bible! What the what?

[ Related: Bristol's Ex Levi Johnston Has Got Her Back! ]

On Monday, the 24-year-old posted a photo to Instagram (above) showing herself holding a gun in the middle of the woods, positioned as if she’s ready to shoot.

And we’re not talking about an itty bitty pistol. Girl’s got a big ol’ shotgun! And take a look at all the shells on the ground! How much did she shoot that thing??

Should someone in her delicate condition even be firing a weapon?

But, it gets stranger. Honestly, what better way to caption this photo than with a bible reference? She wrote:

What Do Guns, Babies, And Bible Verses Have In Common? Bristol Palin, Duh!

Bristol Palin recently revealed she’s pregnant AGAIN. While that was pretty surprising, it all just keeps getting weirder.

First, she announced her pregnancy by calling herself a “disappointment.” Then, she decided to take the whole statement back in a blog post where she admitted the baby was totally planned.

Now, she’s running around toting guns and quoting the bible! What the what?

[ Related: Bristol's Ex Levi Johnston Has Got Her Back! ]

On Monday, the 24-year-old posted a photo to Instagram (above) showing herself holding a gun in the middle of the woods, positioned as if she’s ready to shoot.

And we’re not talking about an itty bitty pistol. Girl’s got a big ol’ shotgun! And take a look at all the shells on the ground! How much did she shoot that thing??

Should someone in her delicate condition even be firing a weapon?

But, it gets stranger. Honestly, what better way to caption this photo than with a bible reference? She wrote:

Money issues force Blackhawks’ hand in trading Brandon Saad – Chicago Tribune


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Hillary Clinton emails released by State Department – live updates

  • Cache of former secretary of state’s emails released
  • Fifty-five thousand pages came from Clinton’s private server
  • Republicans aim to scour emails for hints of Benghazi response
  • Jeb Bush releases 33 years’ worth of tax returns

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Clinton not only asked to learn more about the aesthetics of Chinese carpetry, she knows her Afghan coats.

Very dry. #ClintonEmails pic.twitter.com/IyWMuIJFfa

So far the emails have revealed not much beyond the toll of being and working for the sitting secretary of state.

And oddities, eg “Subject: Don’t laugh!!”

Can you contact your protocol friend in China and ask him if I could get photos of the carpets of the rooms I met in w[ith] POTUS during the recent trip? I loved their designs and the way they appeared carved. Any chance we can get this?

Reading Clinton emails exhausting in more ways than one: endless travel, calls to assistants at midnight to ask if they’re awake. brutal job

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Gary Bettman Denies Report Arizona Coyotes Will Move to Las Vegas

The Arizona Coyotes may soon have a new owner, but according to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, the team will not be changing zip codes. 

While the New York Post‘s Josh Kosman reported “the NHL is arranging the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to billionaire William Foley who will move the team to Las Vegas giving it its first major professional franchise, one source said,” Bettman swiftly refuted that notion. 

Fox Sports Arizona’s Craig Morgan passed along responses from the commissioner and team owner Anthony LeBlanc: 

Despite the prospective Las Vegas franchise having obtained the 10,000 season-ticket deposits necessary for relocation under William Foley, according to Kosman, the organization remained adamant regarding the future of the Coyotes in the Southwest. 

“The Coyotes are committed to playing in Arizona,” a Coyotes spokesman said, according to Kosman. 

Foley is reportedly targeting the 2016-17 campaign as the franchise’s inaugural season in Sin City, but there are evidently plenty of hurdles that need to be cleared. Kosman also noted 2016 is the same year an arena capable of seating 20,000 fans is set to open in Las Vegas.  

However, an official press release from the NHL just last week did confirm the league would be accepting applications for expansion, which would leave the door open for a Las Vegas franchise to emerge should Foley’s bid to relocate the Coyotes fall flat:

Over the past several years we have received numerous expressions of interest from potential markets and ownership groups that have indicated an interest in joining the National Hockey League. The Board decided today to examine those expressions more formally and also to welcome any other groups or markets that may be considering pursuit of an NHL team. The fact that we are beginning this process does not necessarily mean that any expansion teams will be granted as a result of this process.

Another layer here revolves around the legal battle the franchise has been engaged in with the city of Glendale. Back on June 10, “the council voted 5-2 on Wednesday night to end a 15-year, $225 million lease agreement signed by Glendale and IceArizona shortly after the team was purchased from the NHL in 2013,” according to ESPN.com.  

On Monday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered the city to pay the franchise a sum of $3.75 million stemming from the previous arena management agreement, according to AZCentral.com’s Peter Corbett.

Gary Bettman Denies Report Arizona Coyotes Will Move to Las Vegas

The Arizona Coyotes may soon have a new owner, but according to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, the team will not be changing zip codes. 

While the New York Post‘s Josh Kosman reported “the NHL is arranging the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to billionaire William Foley who will move the team to Las Vegas giving it its first major professional franchise, one source said,” Bettman swiftly refuted that notion. 

Fox Sports Arizona’s Craig Morgan passed along responses from the commissioner and team owner Anthony LeBlanc: 

Despite the prospective Las Vegas franchise having obtained the 10,000 season-ticket deposits necessary for relocation under William Foley, according to Kosman, the organization remained adamant regarding the future of the Coyotes in the Southwest. 

“The Coyotes are committed to playing in Arizona,” a Coyotes spokesman said, according to Kosman. 

Foley is reportedly targeting the 2016-17 campaign as the franchise’s inaugural season in Sin City, but there are evidently plenty of hurdles that need to be cleared. Kosman also noted 2016 is the same year an arena capable of seating 20,000 fans is set to open in Las Vegas.  

However, an official press release from the NHL just last week did confirm the league would be accepting applications for expansion, which would leave the door open for a Las Vegas franchise to emerge should Foley’s bid to relocate the Coyotes fall flat:

Over the past several years we have received numerous expressions of interest from potential markets and ownership groups that have indicated an interest in joining the National Hockey League. The Board decided today to examine those expressions more formally and also to welcome any other groups or markets that may be considering pursuit of an NHL team. The fact that we are beginning this process does not necessarily mean that any expansion teams will be granted as a result of this process.

Another layer here revolves around the legal battle the franchise has been engaged in with the city of Glendale. Back on June 10, “the council voted 5-2 on Wednesday night to end a 15-year, $225 million lease agreement signed by Glendale and IceArizona shortly after the team was purchased from the NHL in 2013,” according to ESPN.com.  

On Monday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered the city to pay the franchise a sum of $3.75 million stemming from the previous arena management agreement, according to AZCentral.com’s Peter Corbett.

Niese Takes Loss As Cubs Blank Mets 1-0

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets bats in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs on June 30, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing Neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)Kyle Hendricks outpitched Jonathon Niese in a matchup of feeble offenses, and Matt Szczur provided the one big hit Tuesday night as the Chicago Cubs snapped a five-game skid with a 1-0 victory. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/feed/

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Niese Takes Loss As Cubs Blank Mets 1-0

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