Dickerson expects NBA deal next week

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Dickerson expects NBA deal next week

As speculation flies around about the possibility of a deal between the NBA players and owners, Greg Dickerson and Gary Tanguay are still far apart in their ideas of if or when a deal will get done.

Dickerson believes a deal will get done sooner rather than later.

"They've come too far, they've compromised too much for this deal not to happen." said Dickerson, "They will come back together on Monday. They will still get a deal done by sometime next week."

Tanguay disagrees with his colleague. Tanguay believes the owners will not budge from their stance for a 5050 split of the BRI. He believes the players will change their minds once their bank balances don't change on November 15th.

"The players are going to have to miss checks because the owners are going to dig in." said Tanguay, "The check doesn't actually hit the back until November 15th. When they don't see that two million, three million going into the bank. . . that's when they will start to feel it."

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Twitter reacts to Isaiah Thomas' cryptic eyeball emoji tweet

Twitter reacts to Isaiah Thomas' cryptic eyeball emoji tweet

Isaiah Thomas didn't have to tweet any words to set Twitter ablaze in Boston. The Boston Celtics guard tweeted a eye emoji on Monday night.

And that was enough to spark trade speculation and jokes -- lots of jokes.

With New England on edge following the DeMarcus Cousins trade, Boston fans and many members of the media responded on twitter.

They reacted to Thomas' tweet featuring eyeball emoji with thoughts a trade for Jimmy Butler may be in store.

Be sure to check out all the hilarious tweets below.

There was the rational approach.


The playful response.


The not-so rational response.


And perhaps the most important tweet from Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren