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5-Star Patrick Baldwin Jr. Commits to Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Will Play for Father | Bleacher Report

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Patrick Baldwin Jr., who is ranked No. 4 in 247Sports‘ composite class of 2021 boys basketball rankings, announced on SportsCenter on Wednesday that he will attend Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  

The Sussex, Wisconsin, native fielded 23 offers, and he cut that list to three finalists (Georgetown, Duke and UW-Milwaukee). He is the son of Pat Baldwin, who coaches the UW-Milwaukee Panthers men’s basketball team.

Baldwin is just one of 26 5-star class of 2021 prospects, per 247Sports’ composite rankings.

Brian Snow of 247Sports raved about the 6’9″ Baldwin‘s pro potential, comparing him to Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson and

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Anthony Davis, Lakers Fall to No. 7 Seed as Damian Lillard Shines in Blazers Win | Bleacher Report

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, May 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

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Faced with arguably their biggest game of the season, the Portland Trail Blazers muscled past the Los Angeles Lakers 106-101, breaking a tie for the sixth seed in the Western Conference, clinching a season-series victory over the defending champions and retaining control of their play-in tournament destiny.

Only the top six seeds in each conference will advance to the first round of the postseason automatically. Teams that finish seventh through tenth place will participate in a single-elimination play-in tournament beginning May 18.

One night after getting blown out by the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center—a game that saw Anthony Davis exit after nine minutes with back spasms—a shorthanded Lakers team suffered its eighth loss in its last 10 games. 

Without LeBron James

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Raiders Rumors: Latest on Aaron Rodgers Trade, Derek Carr Contract, Trey Lance | Bleacher Report

ARCHIVO - La foto del 24 de enero de 2021 muestra a Aaron Rodgers, quarterback de los Packers de Green Bay, quien envía un pase durante la final de la Conferencia Nacional ante los Buccaneers de Tampa Bay (AP Foto/Jeffrey Phelps)

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While the Las Vegas Raiders are reportedly “happy” with Derek Carr as their starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers is reportedly “intrigued” by the idea of playing for the franchise.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said Sunday on SportsCenter that Las Vegas could be a destination for the disgruntled league MVP:

“[Aaron Rodgers] is reportedly intrigued by the Raiders as well, so they have to be on this list. They’re happy with Derek Carr; nothing’s going on right now, and they very well could extend Derek Carr sometime soon. But the Raiders look into every single quarterback situation. … They looked at past free agents or trade options. So, Jon Gruden is sort of always lurking. You can’t discount them.”

Fowler went on to say the Raiders also heavily scouted Trey Lance before the 2021 NFL draft. Lance went No. 3 overall to the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday.

“I was

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Schefter: ‘People in League Circles’ Believe Deshaun Watson Won’t Play in 2021 | Bleacher Report

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) warms up before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson could miss at least all of 2021 while facing allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday:

Watson is facing civil lawsuits from 22 different women filed over the past few months, the most recent of which was filed in April, per Samantha Ketterer of the Houston Chronicle. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told ESPN on Thursday that the league is monitoring the situation.

“We’re obviously following that and looking at that ourselves,” Goodell said. “There are important steps that we will be taking as part of out personal conduct policy. When

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