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Russell Westbrook plans to pick up $ 47.1M option to remain with Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook is planning to exercise his $ 47.1 million option for the 2022-23 season to return to the franchise, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Westbrook’s agent Thad Foucher is planning to file the paperwork Tuesday, sources said. Westbrook has a Wednesday deadline on his option. Westbrook, an eight-time All-Star and …

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NBA Twitter reacts to Kyrie Irving staying with the Nets

Despite all rumors surrounding the Nets and Kyrie Irving, according to Shams Charaniathe 30-year-old star is opting into his $37M player option and is bypassing multiple opt-in and trade scenarios to fulfill his four-year commitment to the Nets and his close friend Kevin Durant. Fans on NBA Twitter were quick to react to the Irving …

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John Wall set to join LA Clippers after reaching buyout with Houston Rockets, sources say

9:49 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Close Senior NBA Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Tim MacMahon Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM After agreeing to a buyout with the Houston Rockets, guard John Wall …

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Donovan Mitchell, Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley have dinner in NYC

Jazz star Donovan Mitchell is spending a lot of time in New York City these days amid rumors he’s unhappy in Utah and could possibly request a trade. Mitchell – whose situation is being monitored by the Knicks – was spotted with New York guard Immanuel Quickley on Saturday night around midnight, The Post has …

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Los Angeles Lakers only team known to be seeking Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving in a sign-and-trade deal

Outside of the Los Angeles Lakers, there are currently no known teams planning to pursue sign-and-trade deals for Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, sources told ESPN. Irving needs a trade partner to coordinate an agreement on a deal to get a long-term, maximum contract, but only the Lakers have interest in executing a sign-and-trade once …

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Kevin Durant may be distancing from Nets amid Kyrie Irving saga

The Nets seemingly can’t get it together. As Kyrie Irving’s time with the Nets continues to deteriorate, with the star Brooklyn guard giving his list of preferred destinations last week should the two sides not work out a contract, Durant is also reportedly distancing himself from the franchise at the moment. Last Friday, Logan Murdock …

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Duke assistant sees NBA starter in Knicks’ pick Trevor Keels

The Knicks traded out of the first round on draft night, but they may have landed a player with the upside of a first-round pick. At least, that’s what Chris Carrawell believes the Knicks have in Trevor Keels. The one-and-done guard had an up-and-down season with the Blue Devils, averaging 11.5 points and 3.4 rebounds, …

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China still searching for next Yao Ming, 20 years after NBA debut

BEIJING: Basketball Hall of Famer, business magnate, cultural ambassador – no Chinese athlete carries a richer legacy than Yao Ming, whose towering 2.29m stormed into the NBA 20 years ago. The center was drafted by the Houston Rockets on Jun 26, 2002, kickstarting a glittering career that won him a succession of personal accolades and …

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