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Cam Newton says he's on a "rapid" pace to recover from ankle surgery.
Feels like we've heard all of this before. To quote a little Shakespeare, "Methinks thou doth protest too much," Cam. The procedure Newton underwent last month to tighten the ligaments in his ankle needs a decent recovery time. While we admire his desire to get back on the field, Newton shouldn't be rushing anything right now. Whether he recovers at a "rapid pace" or not, he'll still be ready once training camp opens, so why not just take it easy? No one is taking your job away, cam. Rest easy now and be healthy for the season.ANALYST: Howard Bender
The 76ers have waived JaVale McGee.
McGee, oddly enough, came out and said he wanted to be a "mentor" to the young players on the Sixers after arriving at the trade deadline. Just a few weeks late, McGee will be packing his bags, hoping he picks up with a contender. The seven-footer reportedly will not have to give back any money in a buyout, and is owed the remainder of his $11.2 million contract, along with $12 million next year. Analysis: Spencer Silva