The Sixers, like every other team, will have a lot of money to spend in free agency but Barnes could be tough to get as he is a restricted free agent of Golden State's. The Warriors are clear in their intent to go after Kevin Durant which could open the door for Philly to pry him away with a tough contract to match. Barnes has been clear on his want to return to the record-setting team but he is surely overshadowed by Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green in a way that wouldn't happen with the rebuilding Sixers.
Tipton reportedly was pulling into a service bay at a car dealership when he went to take a duffle bag out of the trunk, setting off a gun in the bag. He died of a gunshot wound to the stomach at a hospital later. Our condolences go out to the Tipton family.
Cashner has been dealing with a neck issue and is expected to rejoin the rotation later in the week after his rehab assignment at High-A Lake Elsinore. San Diego is dealing with a fairly inexperienced starting rotation without Tyson Ross, or Cashner, or the previously traded James Shields no longer in it, so it could be a welcomed respite for Colin Rea, Drew Pomeranz, and Christian Friedrich as they haven't topped 100 innings in at least a few years each.