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Bucks can't afford more mistakes with Giannis' clock ticking

The Milwaukee Bucks shrugged off the loss of Jabari Parker like it was no big deal, as if the fifth-smallest NBA market can just afford to waste No. 2 picks. Parker diminished in importance when Giannis Antetokounmpo emerged as a franchise player, and after the forward tore his left ACL twice, Milwaukee couldn’t justify matching a bloated $ 40-million offer ...

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Nike Crown League providing network for Canadian ballers

Summer’s arrival coincides with basketball’s off-season, but for many current and aspiring pros, the grind truly never stops. For the past three years, the Nike Crown League — a five-week pro-am basketball tournament — brings together some of Canada’s top high school, collegiate, and pro talent at Ryerson University’s Kerr Hall. The event is a true homecoming with not only friends ...

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Report: Nets, Napier agree to 2-year pact

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free-agent guard Shabazz Napier, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday. Napier, who reportedly joins the Nets on his birthday, was drafted N… NBA | theScore

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Game Recap: Thunder 87, Magic 85

By Joel Bartilotta, Rotowire LAS VEGAS — The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Orlando Magic, 87-85, in the Las Vegas Summer League at Thomas and Mack Center on Friday. While Oklahoma City led for the majority of this game, it wasn’t decided until the final shot. In fact, the Thunder led for over 35 minutes of this game, as they ...

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Game Recap: Kings 69, Warriors 67

By Juan Blanco, Rotowire LAS VEGAS — The Sacramento Kings bounced back from a poor second-quarter performance to get past the Golden State Warriors, 69-67 in a Las Vegas Summer League consolation game at Cox Pavilion on Friday evening. The Kings (2-3) were seemingly in control early, taking a 19-14 lead after one quarter. However, the Warriors bounced back with an ...

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Report: Cavaliers bring back Frye on 1-year, $2.4M deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to have finally made their first offseason move since LeBron James packed his bags two weeks ago. The Cavaliers have signed 35-year-old big man Channing Frye to a one-year, $ 2.4-million contract, league… NBA | theScore

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Summer Standouts, Day 11

A look at top performers from the eighth day of action at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League: C.J. Wilcox, Indiana Pacers With Pacers’ first round pick Aaron Holiday sitting out the team’s final game here, Wilcox stepped into the void with a commanding performance in the Pacers’ 116-79 win over the Brooklyn Nets. He led the Pacers with 22 ...

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Dallas Mavericks, Yogi Ferrell reportedly close to deal

Free agent Yogi Ferrell is reportedly nearing a deal to re-sign with Dallas. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, the Mavericks rescinded the qualifying offer extended to Ferrell, with plans to get a new deal done. Ferrell became an unrestricted free agent after the one-year $ 2.9 million offer was rescinded, but the 25-year-old point guard is slated to stay in town as an updated ...

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Game Recap: Atlanta Hawks 97, LA Clippers 81

Joel Bartilotta, Rotowire LAS VEGAS — The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 97-81, in the Las Vegas Summer League at Thomas and Mack Center on Friday. While there were five ties and six lead changes in this game, Atlanta dominated late. In fact, the Hawks outscored the Clippers in the fourth quarter, 30-12, ending the game on a ...

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