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Knicks, Nets reportedly in mix for Kyrie-Butler combo in ’19

Remember those rumors of Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler teaming up in free agency next year? Well, that buzz is back and Boston isn’t the rumored destination.Two league sources told Business Insider that the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets could be well

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Mannix: LeBron, Lakers will fall short of postseason

After reaching the NBA Finals in eight straight seasons while shouldering an unprecedented workload, the idea of LeBron James missing the playoffs entirely sounds blasphemous. Chris Mannix, however, thinks, with their current roster, the new-look Lakers will fall short of the postseason for the sixth straight season. “It’s the island of misfit toys out there…and LeBron James,” said Mannix.

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Still looking for a new team, Jamal Crawford praises Philadelphia as possible fit

Jamal Crawford declined a $4.5 million player option with the Timberwolves for next season, thinking that as a free agent he could get into a situation that was a better fit, and where he could get more minutes than the 20 he got each game last season….

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Jamal Crawford would be ‘honoured’ to play for 76ers

Jamal Crawford says he would be "honoured" to sign for the Philadelphia 76ers. The veteran guard is a free agent after opting out of his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves back in May. Crawford, 38, may find a new home in the NBA with t…

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Warriors announce 2018-19 preseason schedule along with three bobbleheads

Last preseason, the Warriors and Timberwolves met twice in China. This year, they’ll meet again in Oakland on Saturday, Sept. 29 to open the 2018-19 preseason schedule. The Warriors will also host the Suns on Monday, Oct. 8.

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Over/under for every NBA team’s 2018-19 win total

The over/under for each NBA team next season has been posted in Las Vegas. Here are the lines (my prediction in parentheses):
Eastern Conference
1. Boston Celtics 57.5 (under)
2. Philadelphia 76ers 54.5 (under)
2. Toronto Raptors 54.5 (over)
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Report: Timberwolves, C.J. Williams agree to two-way contract

Last season, C.J. Williams became a fan favorite with the Clippers, playing hard when called up on his two-way contract. Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves scooped him up, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports. Sources: The Timberwolve…

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Why the Kevin Love extension makes sense for the Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers may have lost LeBron James for a second time, but they secured a hefty consolation prize by re-signing Kevin Love to a four-year, $120 million contract extension. While his deficiencies include poor individual defense and some p…

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Kevin Love Signs Four-Year Extension With Cavaliers

Kevin Love has signed a four-year, $120 million extension with the Cavaliers, the team announced Tuesday. With the extension, Love’s current deal with Cleveland is now valued at $145 million over the next five seasons. Love, a five-time All-Star, has been with the Cavaliers since 2014 when he was traded there from the Timberwolves in a three-team deal that also included Andrew Wiggins.

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What does Nemanja Bjelica bring to the Kings?

The Sacramento Kings have cash burning a hole through their pocket. Yogi Ferrell inked a two-year, $6.2 million deal to start the spending spree and, according to a source, Sacramento added Nemanja Bjelica to a three-year, $20.5 million deal just as mo…

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Charles Barkley says the Nuggets and Timberwolves are better than the Lakers

LeBron James will play for the Lakers next season. “They’re No. 5 seed, maybe six in the West,” Barkley said on The Dan Patrick Show. “I don’t think they’re better than Oklahoma City, I don’t think they’re better than the Denver Nuggets. “The Rockets to me are the surprising team because I think they have regressed.

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Source: Kings in recruiting phase with forward Nemanja Bjelica

Forward Nemanja Bjelica and the Kings plan to begin discussing potential deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Sources: Kings GM Vlade Divac reached out to Nemanja Bjelica today to explain his value in staying in the NBA versus leaving for Europe.

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Nemanja Bjelica reneges on verbal agreement with 76ers, will stay in Europe instead

Nemanja Bjelica had agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Philadelphia on July 5 … but he never actually signed it. After watching midseason buyout pickup Ersan Ilyasova bolt early in free agency for a three-year, $21 million deal with the Milwaukee …

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French World Cup star Antoine Griezmann interrupts post-win interview to shout out Derrick Rose

Antoine Griezmann was one of the stars for France’s World Cup victory — he scored on a penalty kick against Croatia in the Final, helping France to the 4-2 win. Not long after winning the World Cup, he interrupted an English interview with Paul Pogba t…

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NBA notebook: Wolves’ owner says Butler nixed max extension

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler has turned down the team’s four-year, $110 million max-level extension offer, owner Glen Taylor said on Friday. Appearing on ESPN 1500 Twin Cities radio, Taylor described the exchange between the two sides as cordial, but noted that Butler and his representatives intend to seek a more lucrative contract when Butler becomes eligible next year. “They said, ‘You guys have done everything and we’re very appreciative, but our bet is that we should wait ’til next year and get ourselves a better deal,'” Taylor said.

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Wolves’ owner: Butler turned down max extension offer

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler has turned down the team’s four-year, $110 million max-level extension offer, owner Glen Taylor said on Friday. Appearing on ESPN 1500 Twin Cities radio, Taylor described the exchange between the two sides as cordial, but noted that Butler and his representatives intend to seek a more lucrative contract when Butler becomes eligible next year. “They said, ‘You guys have done everything and we’re very appreciative, but our bet is that we should wait ’til next year and get ourselves a better deal,'” Taylor said.

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Report: Jimmy Butler rejects Minnesota Timberwolves’ max extension offer

All-Star wing Jimmy Butler may not be long for Minnesota. As expected, All-Star wing Jimmy Butler rejected a four-year max extension offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves and will join the 2019 free agency class, according to KSTP-TV reporter Darren Wolfson. #Twolves All-Star Jimmy Butler has officially turned down the Wolves’ 4-year, $110M range extension offer, per owner Glen Taylor.

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Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Jimmy Butler rejected contract extension

The Timberwolves offered Jimmy Butler the largest-allowed extension this summer. It would’ve paid:

2019-20: $24,534,935
2020-21: $26,497,730
2021-22: $28,460,524
2022-23: $30,423,319
Total: $109,916,508 ($27,479,127 average annual salary)

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Jimmy Butler Turns Down Four-Year, $110 Million Extension From Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler has declined a four-year, $110 million extension from the team, owner Glen Taylor tells KSTP. Butler has two years left on a five–year, $92.3 million contract he signed as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 2016. Taylor said they approached Butler’s reps on a new deal early in the free agency period.

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Towns, Timberwolves reportedly discussing contract extension

All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns can become a restricted free agent next summer, but the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly are trying to sign him long before that happens. The Athletic reported Wednesday that Towns and the Timberwolves are talking about the possibility of him signing a maximum rookie-level deal. The Timberwolves selected Towns with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, and he hasn’t disappointed.

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