CLEVELAND Teams

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

League sources say teams were notified this week Bogut is cleared for running/jumping and closing in on a return to full basketball activity

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

After his injury heartbreak in Cleveland last season, Andrew Bogut will be fully back on the free-agent market Saturday, league sources say

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Melo willing to accept buyout to go to Cavs (1:19)
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Brantley lifts Indians past Rangers (0:59)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"In this team, no one deserves to be in the All Star Game more than José Ramírez" -Francisco Lindor. Ramírez leads all MLB third basemen with 93 hits and a .323 AVG this season.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Nice gesture by Adrián Beltré, gifting Carlos Santana a signed bat that reads (in Spanish) "Best of luck with your career. God bless you." (Picture courtesy of Carlos Santana)

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Brantley's single drives in a run in Indians' win (0:26)
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Ramirez turns the table on Beltre (0:25)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had their eye on Patrick Beverley for quite some time now -- the current front office group under assistant general manager Koby Altman has as much esteem for the defensive pest as the Cavs' FO did under former GM David Griffin -- but a source familiar with Cleveland's thinking told ESPN the Cavs don't believe Beverley is available, even if they had the right package to offer to the Los Angeles Clippers for him. LAC likes Beverley and wants to keep him after the Chris Paul trade with Houston.

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One Word Wednesday

The Next Level wants to know the fans one word to describe the Cleveland Indians. Emmett and Matt also give theirs.

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Brian Windhorst: Gilbert at White House is 'terrible look' (0:39)
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Rizz compares Phil to Holmgren's CLE failure

Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer open Wednesday's show discussing the similarities between Phil Jackson's tenure with the Knicks and Mike Holmgren's failure with the Browns.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

If Masai Ujiri is the New York Knicks' top candidate to replace Phil Jackson, New York would likely have to include some sort of picks package to Toronto seeing as Ujiri is under contract with the Raptors for several more seasons. One league source suggested that Ujiri could have an out clause in his contract that specifically mentions the Knicks job, but those clauses are more common in coaches' contracts than executives'. With that said, is Ujiri such a strong target that giving up future assets to acquire him is more desirable than going after someone like David Griffin who is on the market and has long coveted a big job like the Knicks?

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Chauncey Billups still in negotiations with Dan Gilbert & Cavs, source told ESPN. Counter-offered yesterday; now it's in Dan Gilbert's court.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

2018 top 100 prospect Mike Devoe told Espn he is being recruited by Florida, Miami, Georgia Tech, USC, Virginia, UConn, Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Washington, California and many others. Devoe is a playmaker that is a pass first but not a pass only PG.