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    NBC Sports

    Portland GM makes it official, Festus Ezeli will not be back with team next season

    This season the Portland Trail Blazers found their center of the future (and the present) in Jusuf Nurkic. Which makes the next step fairly obvious: Portland will not pick up the option on Festus Ezeli for next season, GM Neil Olshay confirmed at the team exit meetings Tuesday. Olshey says Festus Ezeli will not be on the @trailblazers roster next season.

  • Dalvin Cook and the Stories Behind the Red Flags
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    Sports Illustrated

    Dalvin Cook and the Stories Behind the Red Flags

    Dalvin Cook sets down the PlayStation controller and takes a seat on the couch in his new apartment in Boca Raton, a temporary home before the NFL draft. Cook’s new pearly white Mercedes sits in the condominium parking lot outside. There’s a glass bowl on the coffee table, mounted upon a trophy base filled with fake oranges commemorating Cook’s final game as a collegian, when he willed one football powerhouse over another.

  • Five biggest losers now that the NBA draft's early entry deadline has passed
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    The Dagger

    Five biggest losers now that the NBA draft's early entry deadline has passed

    Jordan Bell is one of three Oregon stars who have entered the NBA draft. When the NBA’s draft’s early entry eligibility deadline passed at midnight on Sunday, it didn’t provide the same clarity it used to before testing the waters again became an option. 1. Kentucky: John Calipari’s remarkable ability