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Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Why is Mets COO Jeff Wilpon watching minor leaguers take batting practice? Two words: Tim Tebow, who hit nine homers, six to the opposite field. Photo by Sal Paolantonio.

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Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Tim Tebow taking batting practice at the Mets' facility in Port St. Lucie. He's hit eight homers so far, six to the opposite field.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

One team, league sources tell ESPN, with interest in newly released backup point guard Brandon Jennings: Washington.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Fledgling OF Tim Tebow, in a press conference before his first spring-training workout with the Mets, was asked if he got a fair shake with the Jets in 2012. He laughed. "Where did that come from? Been holding onto that one for three years?" he asked. He went on to say, "That's not for me to decide at all. The one thing with the Jets situation was I learned so much from it. I'm grateful for the highs there, which weren't really many. Not necessarily the most fun situation. I think that everything happens for a reason. I learned so much from it."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks formally announce that they've signed Chasson Randle and waived Brandon Jennings. People around the league believe this is the start of a youth movement over the final 20-plus games in New York. It seems like the playoff push has officially been abandoned.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

As of this morning, Kristaps Porzingis was unlikely to play tonight against the Toronto Raptors, according to a source. Porzingis suffered an ankle sprain Thursday against Cleveland and missed Saturday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. If Porzingis is out, Lance Thomas will likely start against the Raptors.

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Tebow not worried about skeptics (1:43)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

An exact timetable for Joakim Noah's return from a knee injury hasn't been determined yet, according to a source. He will be examined by team doctors before a timetable is determined. Noah is likely to miss the rest of the season, according to a source. He is in the first year of a four-year $72 million contract.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For those scoring at home, Phil Jackson tried to trade one of the big-name players he signed this summer (Derrick Rose), waived another (Brandon Jennings) and a third (Joakim Noah) will likely miss the season due to an undisclosed knee injury. Don't think Phil will be getting any votes for executive of the year.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah is likely to miss the rest of the season due to an undisclosed knee injury, sources say. Noah signed a 4-year $72 million deal with the Knicks over the summer and has been hurt or performed below expectations for much of the season. He's missed games throughout the season due to a knee ailment. The Vertical reported reported that he Noah likely to undergo knee surgery that will end his season.

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Tebow continuing to go through process in spring training (1:36)

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Yoenis Cespedes was joined at his morning spring training workout by Jessica Mendoza for an upcoming feature.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Mets are selling these at First Data Field this spring training. The jerseys retail for $120. At the team store, they were among the most prominently placed articles of merchandise.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Mets already are selling Tim Tebow T-shirts at their Port St. Lucie, Florida spring training stadium. Before his first professional baseball game, outside of the Arizona Fall League, Tebow, the Heisman trophy winner and ex-NFL quarterback, was asked what he thought of being marketed by the team. Tebow arrived at spring training well before Mets minor-leaguers were required to report. "I'm not going to worry about what everyone's writing or what everyone's thinking or however I'm being marketed," Tebow said. "I think for me, I just want to be able to continue the process, enjoy the process, enjoy every day and get to know my teammates and have fun out there."

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nets just announced the release of Luis Scola, who suddenly joins the buyout market.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Chasson Randle is expected to be a available for the Knicks tonight against the Raptors, per a source. Randle and guard Ron Baker will compete for minutes at backup point guard behind Derrick Rose. Jeff Hornacek and the coaching staff have been impressed by Baker. Randle played well in the club's offense in the preseason.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Today will be last day in major league camp for players in squads playing in Seoul, Korea, in first round of WBC; includes Xander Bogaerts, Didi Gregorius, Jonathan Schoop, Andrelton Simmons, and Jurickson Profar.

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Coming up on Sportscenter to talk Tim Tebow and the Mets: Sal Paolantonio and Jessica Mendoza.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks looked to move Brandon Jennings at the trade deadline at his request, per a source. His release will allow him to sign with a playoff contender and also removes his cap hold this summer, freeing up more than $5 million in cap space. Jennings, one of Phil Jackson's big signings over the summer, wanted to play for a contender, according to The Undefeated's Marc Spears.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Guard Chasson Randle is expected to sign with the Knicks later today, replacing Brandon Jennings on the roster, according to a source. Randle will sign for the rest of the season and is expected to have a partial guarantee for next season. Randle played well for the Knicks in the preseason but the team waived him after he suffered a broken orbital bone shortly before the regular season. His agreement was first reported by The Vertical.

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