Despite being one of the league’s top point guards, Rajon Rondo is on the trading block. The Celtics are looking to acquire another all-star point guard in New Orleans’ Chris Paul. Paul has said that he will not sign a contract extension with the Celtics, but the Celtics are still looking for a third team to join in the trade. Multiple reports have the Indiana Pacers emerging as that team. With talented young players such as Darren Collison, Roy Hibbert and Danny Granger, the Pacers have the pieces to make the trade.
Former Texas Tech Mike Leach has agreed to become the coach at Washington State. Leach, 50, coached at Texas Tech until 2009 when he got fired due to his treatment of a player. His career record as the Red Raiders coach was 84-43. Leach is scheduled to make $2.5 million a year, behind only Chip Kelly and Lane Kiffin. He will bring a high-powered offense to Pullman as he orchestrated one of the best in the country every year in Lubbock.
Now that the lockout is over, professional basketball is back in full swing as teams are now able to talk to agents. There are all kinds of trade talks starting up as Dwight Howard and Chris Paul have both had their names put out there, while some big free agents like Nene and Tyson Chandler are attracting interest from teams. The league will have a 66-game season and there will be five opening day games on Christmas.
The Chicago Cubs are making a move at St. Louis Cardinals’ first baseman Albert Pujols. This is the second big-time first baseman that the Cubs have gone after as they have made a play for Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers. With new general manager, Theo Epstein, the Cubs have shown that they are willing to spend money in order to help end their 103 year World Series drought.