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8:28 PM ET Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler will exercise his player option for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell ESPN. Chandler, 31, is opting into a $12.8 million salary instead of entering free agency this summer. Denver was notified of his decision on Friday. The 10-year veteran averaged 10.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in
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6:40 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — General manager Mitch Kupchak wants point guard Kemba Walker to end his NBA career right where it started — with the Charlotte Hornets. Kupchak said Friday that Walker is “revered” in the Charlotte community, and that he and owner Michael Jordan look at the two-time All-Star as
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Jun 22, 2018 GREENBURGH, NY — New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis reached out to rookie Kevin Knox shortly after New York drafted him with the ninth overall pick on Thursday night. One of the topics covered during their conversation? Getting booed by Knicks fans on draft night. Kevin Knox said he wasn’t fazed by
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5:28 PM ET Bruce Bowen, who won three titles with the San Antonio Spurs, took Kawhi Leonard to task for his dealings with the team this year, saying “there’s nothing but excuses going on.” Speaking on Sirius XM NBA Radio Thursday night, Bowen said. “First, it was, ‘Well I was misdiagnosed.’ Look here: You got
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1:44 AM ET GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Kentucky’s Kevin Knox was booed by some New York Knicks fans at the NBA draft after the team selected him with the ninth pick Thursday night. But the negative reaction didn’t seem to bother him. Knox, 18, noted that fans also booed current Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis on draft
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1:25 AM ET BOSTON — Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge unknowingly tipped the team’s first-round selection of Texas A&M big man Robert Williams when point guard Terry Rozier called him during a live webcast. Rozier was appearing on Bleacher Report’s online draft show when he was asked to predict Boston’s pick at
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4:53 PM ET The Los Angeles Lakers contacted the San Antonio Spurs after Kawhi Leonard‘s public trade request last week but immediately felt the Spurs had no intention of engaging in any dialogue, sources close to the situation told ESPN. As one Lakers source put it, “They basically shut the door on us.” No players
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12:27 AM ET The Memphis Grizzlies are in discussions with a number of teams to trade the No. 4 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, league sources tell ESPN. Any such trade would likely include forward Chandler Parsons, whose contract is considered an albatross because of his knee problems. The Grizzlies have several potential trade partners,
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9:10 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN New York Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn has declined the $4.2 million contract for the 2018-19 season to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources told ESPN. O’Quinn, 28, had his best NBA season for the Knicks and should be among the better back-up centers available in the summer
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3:22 PM ET NEW YORK — Deandre Ayton was asked Wednesday to define what success in the NBA looks like to him. “Definitely getting to my second contract; that’s my success,” Ayton said at media availability for top lottery picks. Ayton, a 7-foot-1 big man from Arizona, is widely expected to be the top player
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