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If NBA Expands Rosters, Which Free Agent Should the Lakers Sign?


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Former Laker Dion Waiters

The Lakers have been fortunate so far this season to have mostly avoided the rampaging COVID-19 infections that have depleted so many NBA teams across the league and forced a slew of postponements. The only player who has been forced to sit out because of the league’s health and safety protocols is Alex Caruso, who was not infected with the virus but had some exposure.

Caruso was out for nine days and missed five games, returning on January 7.

But things have gotten bad enough in the NBA now that the league is considering allowing teams to add a two-way roster spot to their current allotment of two.

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NBA Twitter reacts after Rockets take 58 3-pointers in loss to Thunder

Houston Rockets live by the 3-pointer, and more often than not, they also die by the 3-pointer.” data-reactid=”16″The Houston Rockets live by the 3-pointer, and more often than not, they also die by the 3-pointer.

Oklahoma City Thunder.” data-reactid=”17″On Monday, their strategy backfired on them again as the Rockets took an NBA playoff-record 58 3-pointers while losing Game 4 of their first-round NBA playoff series to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Yes, the Rockets hoisted 58 3-pointers and lost. They did make 23 3-pointers, but 35 missed shots from deep reminded people of Game 7 of the 2018 Western Conference finals when Houston missed 27 straight 3-pointers in a loss to the Warriors.

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As you can imagine, NBA Twitter had a lot of fun with the Rockets

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Bulls draw No. 4 overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft Lottery

Excitement crescendoed when Pick No. 7 passed without the Bulls’ name being called at the virtual 2020 NBA Draft Lottery, guaranteeing them a spot in the top four.

Derrick Rose, that the team’s pick exceeded its lottery slot. They had an 8.5 percent chance of landing at No. 4.” data-reactid=”17″It all ended with the team cashing in a 32 percent chance of sneaking into that club, and eventually landing the No. 4 pick. It’s the first time since 2008, when the Bulls beat long odds to vault from No. 9 to the No. 1 pick and selected Derrick Rose, that the team’s pick exceeded its lottery slot. They had an 8.5 percent chance of landing at No. 4.

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Insane four-sport championship bet could pay out $165K if Sixers reach NBA title

With pro sports set to return in July, the U.S.’s burgeoning sports betting industry can only hope fans return to placing bets as often as they did in early 2020.

If one very bold fan is any indication, the industry is still going to see the kind of devil-may-care attitudes that make sports betting fun for so many. 

Nick Swart, a sports fan with a dream, decided to bet on not just one, but all four (!) major North American sports leagues’ championships, placing a truly eye-watering gamble on FanDuel that hinges on the 76ers, of all teams, reaching the title.

It’s a long (long, long, long) shot… and yet I kind of like the picks.

Here’s a look at the monumental wager:

That’s a lot of money, and the outcomes don’t seem too crazy.

Let’s go one by one real quick.

MLB: Yankees

It’s hard to fault this bet.

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