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Friday Facts you may have missed


  1. The NBA has officially opened a tampering investigation into the Philadelphia 76er’s and their free-agent signings of  James Harden, P.J. Tucker, and Danuel House. It is assumed that the league will be investigating Harden choosing to turn down his $47-million option to take instead a 2-year, $68.6-million deal. A deal that actually decreased his annual salary by $12 million. In turn giving the team more wiggle room to be able to sign Tucker and House.

ESPN Sources: The NBA has opened an investigation into the Philadelphia 76ers for possible tampering and early contact centered on franchise’s summer free agency class of James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House. Sixers have begun cooperating with league on probe. Story soon. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 29, 2022

  1. It was reported earlier in July that trade talks between the Utah Jazz and the New York Knicks were taking place in regards to guard Donovan Mitchell. It does seem at this point that those talk have dwindled down and the 2 teams have not spoke in 2 weeks.  Utah has continued talks with the Charlotte Hornets and the Washington Wizards.

"As of right now, sources tell me that talks between the Jazz and the Knicks around a Donovan Mitchell trade have stalled out." NBA Insider @ShamsCharania has the latest on Donovan Mitchell trade discussions. — The Rally (@TheRally) July 29, 2022

  1. Veteran guard Matthew Dellavedova spent last season playing for the National Basketball League’s Melbourne United, where he helped lead the team to the NBL Finals and was also named to the All-NBL 2nd team. The 31-year-old has signed a 1-year deal with the Sacramento Kings. Dellavedova spent 9 seasons between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks before he played in the NBL.

Source: The Sacramento Kings have signed veteran guard Matthew Dellavedova to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal, @hoopshype has learned. Dellavedova has spent eight seasons in the NBA and won a 2016 championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 29, 2022


  1. Veteran defenseman and free-agent John Klingberg signs a 1-year prove it deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Klingberg spent the last 8 seasons with the Dallas Stars.

NEWS: We have signed John Klingberg to a one-year contract. #FlyTogether — Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) July 29, 2022

  1. The San Jose Sharks will retire Patrick Marleau’s No. 12 before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 25th. Marleau is the 1st player in franchise history to have his number retired.

An icon and a legend. Join us February 25, 2023 as we put Patrick Marleau's No. 12 in the rafters. ℹ️ → — San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 28, 2022

  1. The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Mathieu Joseph to a 4-year deal with an AAV of $2.95 million. The Senators got Joseph and a 4th round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in return for Nick Paul back in March.

Mathieu Joseph, signed 4x$2.9M by OTT, is a useful and versatile defence-first forward and penalty killer who's got a good shot and draws penalties with his speed. #GoSensGo — JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 28, 2022


  1. The Cincinnati Reds have traded right-hander Luis Castillo to the Seattle Mariners. Cincinnati got in return 4 minor-leaguers from Seattle, shortstop Noelvi Marte, infielder Edwin Arroyo, and 2 right-handers Andrew Moore and Levi Stoudt.

Adding another ace. We’ve acquired All-Star RHP Luis Castillo from the Reds in exchange for IF Noelvi Marte, IF Edwin Arroyo, RHP Levi Stoudt and RHP Andrew Moore. 📰 — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 30, 2022

  1. It appears that Joe Musgrove and the San Diego Padres are nearing an agreement on a contract extension. It is anticipated that the extension will be worth $100 million over 5 years. Musgrove is scheduled for his physical in the next day or 2 and the official announcement should be made on Monday.

Joe Musgrove: "Getting to be next to Machado and Tatis for the next five-plus years is something that was extremely appealing. … Leadership qualities and things that would be expected of me should I get a deal done here, I don't think there's anybody better to learn from." — Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) July 30, 2022

  1. Aaron Judge continues to make big things happen as the New York Yankees rolled over the Kansas City Royals 11-5 Friday night. Judge becoming the only major leaguer with 40 homeruns so far this season, smashing a grand slam for number 41 and early in the game reaching over the right field wall to rob MJ Melendez of a homerun.

You can't stop Aaron Judge, you can only hope to contain him. 😱 — MLB (@MLB) July 30, 2022

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