New York Teams

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The new CBA seems to be very good for the Yankees. While they very well could duck underneath the luxury tax threshold in 2018 when the number will climb to $197M, it may not be imperative. Even if they are slightly above it, their taxes will drop dramatically. With the Yankees youth movement, there is still a very good chance they will shop at the top of the market for multiple pieces in the winter prior to 2019 when Bryce Harper and Manny Machado lead an epic free agent class.

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Jennings brings attitude to Knicks

Brandon Jennings leads an entertaining but unpredictable second unit for New York. His shoot-first mentality can add a unique facet to the triangle, notes Zach Lowe, but it delivers inconsistent results. Lowe’s 10 things

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Thibodeau was running through the ways in which Carmelo Anthony can hurt an opponent on offense and he finished with"he doesn't get enough credit for his playmaking." Anthony's assists are down following a season in which he reached a career-high. But on Wednesday he served mostly as a distributor and decoy early on vs. MIN. It will be interesting to see if that continues tonight.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's likely that the Knicks are without both Courtney Lee and Joakim Noah for tonight's Timberwolves game. A source told ESPN's Tim MacMahon that Lee's ankle injury will likely keep him sidelined on Friday night but he shouldn't be out long term. According to the Knicks' website, it's likely that Noah misses tonight's game due to an ankle injury.

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Is Brandon Marshall primed for a huge game? (1:16)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo says he only "caught a couple plays" of Cowboys-Vikings last night. He's been consistent with his message to concentrate only on task at hand for Giants.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants injury report: G Justin Pugh (knee), DE Owa Odighizuwa (knee), LB Mark Herzlich and S Nat Berhe (concussion) are OUT. OL Brett Jones (calf) and Marshall Newhouse (knee) are questionable. It means the Giants could have options of who to start at left guard with Adam Gettis, Newhouse and Jones the choices.

Where do Mets stand for winter meetings?

What are the Mets' biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)

Where do Yanks stand for winter meetings?

What are the Yankees' biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)

Qiushi Li ESPN 

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau on the Knicks' triangle offense: "I think they have incorporated more pick and rolls, which makes sense because it fits the personnel. When you look at Derrick Rose and Jennings, (who are) both very good pick and roll players, and Noa - a very unique player - and the things that he can bring to the offense. Carmelo, his ability to play multiple positions, to play pick and roll, to play isolate and catch and shoot…and he doesn't get enough credit for his playmaking. Courtney (Lee) has been a very good player in the league for a long time, a glue guy. It's a very talented team."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall (knee/foot) missed practice for the second straight day, officially. They have a light practice tomorrow before facing the Colts on Monday night. S Calvin Pryor (concussion), LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle), WR Jalin Marshall (concussion) and DT Steve McLendon (hamstring) also sat out. C Nick Mangold (ankle) practiced fully for the second day in a row.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Not only will Rene Rivera not be non-tendered, he has a $1.75 million contract already signed for 2017, according to Jon Heyman. Rivera had been eligible for arbitration. With Rivera returning, a healthy Travis d'Arnaud could mean Kevin Plawecki opening the season at Las Vegas.

ESPN Stats & Info

Man and metric disagree on Colts-Jets

Both of our NFL Nation reporters picked Indy to win on the road on Monday Night Football. That said, ESPN's Football Power Index likes the Jets, pegging them as 3-2 favorites at home. Predictions (Insider)

ESPN Stats & Info

Steelers favored heavily over Giants

By FPI's measure, the Steelers are better than 2-1 favorites at home against the Giants on Sunday. Both NFL Nation reporters sided with Pittsburgh as well, though they predict a close finish. Predictions (Insider)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees' CC Sabathia sees Carlos Beltran "all the time." Their wives are close; Beltran lives in NY. "I would love for him to come back," Sabathia said. Beltran is top target of both Yanks and Red Sox.

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Plaxico chooses Manning over Roethlisberger (1:57)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom says the Mets have not approached him about a contract extension. DeGrom is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. DeGrom is projected to earn $4.225 million.

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