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Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander transcend positional overlap, age gap to lead Thunder

While the front office looked ahead to free agency, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander spent his rookie season last year helping the scrappy and starless Clippers overachieve. Management’s plan work. Armed with significant cap space and a reputation bolstered by last year’s playoff berth, the Clippers struck gold in the offseason. They signed Kawhi Leonard and traded for […]

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First peek at new NBA courts, venue for restart games in Orlando

There’s no bench. The courtside broadcasters will not be courtside. And the stat crew will be doing their work inside what loosely can be described as an oversized hockey penalty box. The NBA comes back Wednesday with a very different look. The league’s marketing motto for the restart of the season at Walt Disney World […]

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Kings’ Marvin Bagley out for NBA restart with lateral right foot sprain

Sacramento hoped to use the NBA restart in Orlando to get two of their young cornerstones quality time on the court together. No such luck. First De’Aaron Fox went out with a sprained ankle and is not practicing with the team (but could return for the seeding games). Now comes the word from the Kings […]

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Condition of Timberwolves sale: Team must stay in Minnesota

Sorry Seattle, but the Minnesota Timberwolves will stay put. The Timberwolves are for sale and multiple bidders have lined up. None of them will be relocating the team, however. Aside from the fact the team has a lease at the Target center that runs through 2032, current owner Glen Taylor is making the team staying […]

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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Senator Ted Cruz argue about national anthem, China

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said, if any Dallas players kneel during the national anthem, he hopes to join them. That led to an argument with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over Twitter: Cruz is right: China’s authoritarianism should be denounced. Cuban and Cruz are right: Black Lives Matter. Yet, instead of supporting each other’s commitment to […]

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Grizzlies: Justise Winslow out rest of season with hip injury

The Grizzlies have the inside track for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot. They’re in eighth place, 3.5 games up from the chasing pack. If the ninth-place team forces a play-in by getting within four games of eighth, the eighth-place team would have to win only one play-in game before the ninth-place teams win two. […]

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Bulls’ Daniel Gafford says coach Jim Boylen ‘got some things he can work on’

Jim Boylen remains the coach of the Chicago Bulls. For now. Rumors have swirled around the league for a while that new VP of basketball operations in Chicago Arturas Karnisovas was going to let Boylen go and bring in his guy as coach, in part because several prominent young Bulls players are not Boylen fans. […]