Why the Timberwolves should not trade for Jimmy Butler

The Minnesota Timberwolves are willing to part with the number five pick in the 2016 NBA Draft in hopes of acquiring Jimmy Butler, according to a Monday report by ESPN. Butler just completed his fifth season in the NBA, earning his second all-star selection and a spot on the league’s All-Defensive Second team. The 26-year-old is one of the best

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The College Tailgate Basketball Podcast Episode 1

The College Tailgate launches its podcast network with this NBA podcast hosted by Grant Becker featuring Ryan Patterson. They talk about the NBA all-star selections, Blake Griffin’s “incident,” the playoff races, under the radar rookies, who they would take second overall and they dissect a few trade rumors.

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With Hibbert’s Struggles, Where Do Pacers Go?

  When Roy Hibbert went scoreless in Game 5 of the 2014 Playoffs versus the Atlanta Hawks, rumors began to swirl around why he, a 7’2 Center, was struggling so mightily to put the ball in the basket. Some rumors were saying that Hibbert was overwhelmed because he had caught teammates sleeping with his wife, others were saying that Hibbert

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Teams that don’t know what the draft is all about

Dallas Cowboys Dallas decided not to take a running back in the deepest running back class in years. Even after losing their franchise running back in Demarco Murray, Dallas elected not to choose a back. I understood why they elected to not trade up for Melvin Gordon, but the fact that they didn’t go after Ameer Abdullah in the second

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Patrick’s NFL Mock Draft 1.0

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston QB/ Florida State Not much debate about this pick. The Bucs are in need of a quarterback and he is the best available.   2. Tennessee Titans Marcus Mariota QB/ Oregon While in all likely hood the Titans will trade out of this spot, Mariota will most likely be taken second overall. Even with the

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Ready or Not, Here Sam Comes

By John Deighton Ready or not, NFL, here he comes. Sunday night, ex-Missouri defensive end Michael Sam revealed to ESPN’s Chris Connelly and the world that he is gay. This announcement makes the unanimous first-team All-American and SEC defensive player of the year the first openly gay NFL prospect in league history. In his interview for ESPN’s Outside the Lines,

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