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9:27 PM ET Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger asked assistant general manager Brandon Williams to leave the team’s shootaround Thursday, according to The Athletic. Williams departed with Kings general manager Vlade Divac after Joerger’s request, the reports said. Joerger and Williams have reportedly been at odds for two weeks following a Yahoo! Sports report that
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12:37 PM ET Nine-year-old Riley Morrison needed shoes for the new hoops season, but after deciding she liked Under Armour’s Stephen Curry model, she couldn’t find them. So she took her problem straight to the top, writing the Golden State Warriors star a letter. Saying she’s a big fan, Morrison wrote that she and her
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1:05 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — A few nights after staying more than two and a half hours after the buzzer for a late-night solo shooting session, Russell Westbrook bounced back with one of his most complete games of the season, which included his 107th career triple-double to tie Jason Kidd for third on the
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9:31 PM ET Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be back on the court Saturday for Golden State’s game against the Pistons in Detroit, coach Steve Kerr said. But Curry will not play Thursday against the East-leading Raptors in Toronto. He returned to practice earlier this week, but Kerr said trainer Rick Celebrini advocated being extra
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2:21 PM ET Nick DePaulaESPN After a stalemate over long-term extension talks with current endorser Jordan Brand, Toronto Raptors All-Star wing Kawhi Leonard has agreed to a multi-year shoe deal with re-emerging brand New Balance, according to league sources. The deal was first reported by Yahoo Sports. “It’s not official,” Leonard said at Wednesday morning’s
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9:34 PM ET Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said on Monday that guard Stephen Curry should be a full-go at practice on Tuesday. Kerr wanted to make sure Curry had a couple of practice days before returning to game action. Curry hasn’t played since injuring his left groin in a Nov. 8 loss to
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7:08 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul was out for Monday night’s game against the Washington Wizards with a sore left leg. It’s the second consecutive game Paul has missed. He sat out Saturday’s game in Cleveland after playing 37 minutes in an overtime win in Detroit the night before.
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4:56 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Examinations of Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz‘s right shoulder will extend through Wednesday in New York and no decision on his next steps is expected until later in the week, league sources told ESPN. Fultz’s agent and attorney, Raymond Brothers, informed the Sixers that Fultz would seek further opinions on
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2:01 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN NEW ORLEANS — Pelicans forward Anthony Davis told reporters that he plans to play Monday night against the Boston Celtics after missing sitting Saturday with a hip strain. “That’s my plan,” Davis told reporters after the team’s shootaround Monday morning. “My plan is always to play. I have to get
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9:09 PM ET Former NBA All-Star and champion Willie Naulls died Sunday at 84. He died of respiratory failure caused by a rare immunological condition called Churg-Strauss syndrome, his wife said. Naulls played in the NBA from 1956 to 1966. He won three titles with the Celtics from 1964-1966 and was an All-Star with the
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10:50 PM ET Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard responded Sunday to recent criticism by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich about his leadership, saying the comments were “funny to me” and insisting that he is a leader. “I heard about it. It’s just funny to me because, you know, I don’t know if he’s talking
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6:25 PM ET MEMPHIS, Tenn. — No hard feelings linger between David Fizdale and center Marc Gasol as the New York Knicks coach returns to FedEx Forum almost exactly a year after the Memphis Grizzlies fired him in large part due to friction with their franchise center. Gasol and Fizdale made their peace during a
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