Knicks trying to trade up in NBA Draft with eyes on Davion Mitchell, Chris Duarte


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2021 NBA Draft Bold Predictions I Round 1 Breakdown I Trades

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With the clock ticking on Friday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, the Yankees already have concerns about their bullpen, which was shaky but eventually held in Tuesday night’s 4-3 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. They have several needs, however, heading into the deadline.

This move not only creates space on the Yankees’ 40-man roster, but it also clears some room under the luxury tax threshold if the Bombers want to bring in a player with a higher annual average value. Wilson was making $2.85 million this season with a player option for 2022 of $2.3 million. Cessa, who was in just his second year of arbitration, was making $1.05 million.

Cessa allowed 12 earned runs in 38.1 innings pitched in relief this season. He allowed two home runs and struck out 31 in 29 appearances. The 29-year-old had four saves and pitched to a 4.19 ERA over parts of five seasons with the Yankees, who acquired him from the Tigers along with Chad Green ironically for Justin Wilson in December 2015.

WIlson’s second tenure with the Yankees was not as good as the first. He went 1-1 with a 7.50 ERA in 18 innings pitched over 21 appearances.

On Monday, the Yankees traded two minor leaguers for right-handed reliever Clay Holmes.

Franz Wagner is gaining steam at No. 7

Golden State of Mind 28 July, 2021 - 07:02pm

Could the Warriors opt for the tall and versatile Michigan wing?

Everything is on the table. And right now, “everything” includes Michigan forward Franz Wagner.

Just a few day after The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reported that Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody, and James Bouknight were the favorites for the Dubs with their No. 7 pick, Wagner has been starting to gain momentum. That’s how quickly things move in the draft.

Wagner was the Warriors selection in the most recent mock draft from ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, with the analyst and draft insider saying, “Wagner was selective in where he worked out during the pre-draft process, electing to skip the NBA combine altogether after an outstanding sophomore season that rocketed him firmly into the top 10. He has continued to rise as teams have gotten to know him better on and off the court.”

The sentiment that Wagner — a tall, defensively-brilliant wing with a nice three-point shot — could be Bay Area bound was shared by some Warriors beat reporters. Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle noted that the fit is strong.

One player who is kind of the prototypical prospect Bob Myers loves: Franz Wagner. Could very well be in the mix for the Warriors at No. 7. Other players to keep an eye on are Jonathan Kuminga (if available), James Bouknight and Josh Giddey.

Wes Goldberg of the Mercury News added that, “There’s a growing belief across the league that Wagner has a promise from the Sacramento Kings that would set his floor at No. 9. But, according to a league source, Wagner did conduct a private workout with Golden State and the possibility of the Warriors making him the seventh pick is gaining steam.”

In case you just want to drown under all the possible selections, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor has the Warriors selecting Josh Giddey in his mock draft, and notes that the team has interest in Keon Johnson as well.

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