UPDATES & NEWS
The Bulls had an MRI taken on center Joakim Noah's left knee Thursday, that revealed no major structural damage.
No major damage is obviously good news, though there's obviously something going on there that needs to be addressed. Noah will likely have some sort of a procedure done during the offseason to help clean it out, but hopefully it won't keep him down for long. The anticipated Defensive Player of the Year hardware can keep him company while he's resting.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Ravens announce extension for cornerback Jimmy Smith.
The deal is said to give him an average of just under $10 million per year. Smith was heading into the final year of his rookie contract – a reported $6.9 million option that the team picked up before last season. Considering his level of play and contributions on defense, it would have been quite the bargain but probably would have left a bad taste in the cornerback's mouth. He should be all smiles though heading into camp now with a new deal. Analysis: Howard Bender