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Our main story today is that of Greg Monroe who reportedly seems set to sign with the New York Knicks in free agency, while Russell Westbrook had another monster performance for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In other news, Russell Wilson spoke about the possibility of playing baseball alongside his football career, whilst the Colorado Rockies placed a pitcher on a medical emergency list.
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Monroe to NY
We start off in the NBA, where reports over the weekend seemed to suggest that Greg Monroe to the New York Knicks was already pretty much a done deal. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News broke the news, saying that one league executive all but confirmed that Monroe would be Phil Jackson's first big signing in New York.
Obviously, we are still a long way from free agency with the playoffs not even starting yet, so a done deal would be illegal and result in Jackson and the Knicks being handed tampering charges for approaching a player.
The Knicks could also potentially land one of the top picks in the 2015 Draft lottery, which would see them net either Karl Anthony-Towns or Jahlil Okafor, two very good players who could come in and contribute straight away in Jackson's beloved 'Triangle Offense.'
Staying in the NBA, Russell Westbrook dropped a career high 54 points on the Indiana Pacers last night. That still wasn't good enough however, as the Thunder ended up losing the game, but it may have given Westbrook's MVP campaign a bit of a boost.
Over to the NFL now, where Russell Wilson has revealed he is considering playing baseball alongside his football career. Wilson was quoted at the weekend as saying that he would honestly like to play two sports, but this could just be a bargaining tactic in his contract negotiations with the Seahawks.
And finally to baseball, where the Colorado Rockies have placed pitcher John Axford on a family medical emergency list after his son was hospitalized following a bite from a rattlesnake. The Rockies have called up Scott Oberg as his short term replacement.
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