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Cleveland Cavaliers will hire Koby Altman as GM

7:29 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Cleveland Cavaliers are finalizing a deal to promote Koby Altman to general manager, league sources told ESPN. A formal announcement of Altman’s promotion from assistant general manager to GM is expected soon, league sources said. Kyrie Irving — one part of Cleveland’s Big Three that has reached three straight […]

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Kyrie Irving seeking trade from Cleveland Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the guard has asked the team to trade him. The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has expressed that he wants to play in a situation where he can be […]

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Pau Gasol agrees on three-year deal to return to San Antonio Spurs

4:34 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Free-agent center Pau Gasol has agreed on a three-year deal to return to the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told ESPN on Friday. Manu Ginobili, who had been contemplating retirement, is finalizing the details of a contract with the San Antonio Spurs, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal includes […]

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A basketball junkie’s guide for alternative hoops this summer

Now that NBA summer league has concluded, the winter of NBA activity has arrived. Even with the regular season starting earlier than usual this fall, the opening tip isn’t for another 88 days. Separate isn’t always better when there are feelings involved. Fortunately, there is more than enough quality hoops action this summer to hold […]

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Udonis Haslem returning to Miami Heat for 15th season

MIAMI — Udonis Haslem says he believes he can still play, and the Miami Heat apparently agree. The three-time NBA champion has signed a one-year, $2.3 million deal to remain with the Heat for what will be his 15th season. Haslem was already the longest-tenured player in Heat history, with all of his NBA seasons […]

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Minnesota Timberwolves turn focus toward Andrew Wiggins extension

The Minnesota Timberwolves are keen to lock up guard Andrew Wiggins to ensure he is a cornerstone for their future. Wiggins and the Timberwolves are engaged in contract negotiations on a five-year extension that would be worth nearly $148 million, according to Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau. “We’re working on it […]