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Why J.J. Redick left the Clippers for the 76ers

By Elliott Teaford|

Blake Griffin says re-signing with the Clippers was a ‘no-brainer’

PLAYA VISTA >> Blake Griffin said he didn’t want to waste anyone else’s time. He said he didn’t want to be wooed by others. He said he still wanted to be the Clippers’ starting power forward. He said he’d found...

By Elliott Teaford|

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  • NBA basketball

    Report: Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving request a trade

    Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself. Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Friday. Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on the star’s demands. Irving’s appeal was first reported by ESPN. A four-time All-Star, Irving has spent six seasons with...

    The Associated Press|

  • Lakers

    Whicker: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is another hot spot in Lakers’ summer of love

    EL SEGUNDO >> He’s here because he won over Earvin Johnson. Both of them, actually. “He’s my favorite Piston,” Earvin Johnson Sr. told his son. “You need to go get him.” So the Lakers signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, big guard, economical with words, generous with minutes. General Manager Rob Pelinka likened this to the moment in the book of Genesis when the manna came down from heaven. It didn’t even matter that...

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  • NBA basketball

    Pelicans agree to terms with guard Rajon Rondo

    Rondo to Pelicans The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed in principle on a one-year deal with free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo, according to a source. The terms are still being finalized, but Rondo is expected to sign his contract next week. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. The deal joins Rondo with fellow Kentucky Wildcats Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. The addition gives coach Alvin Gentry...

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  • NBA basketball

    New York Knicks promotes Steve Mills, hires Scott Perry

    The New York Knicks promoted Steve Mills to president and hired Scott Perry as general manager, a person with knowledge of the details told the AP. Mills takes over the position left vacant by Phil Jackson’s departure last month, the person told the AP on Thursday. The person was granted anonymity because no announcement had been made. Perry was the executive vice president of operations for the Sacramento Kings and previously held front-office roles for other...

    By Associated Press|

  • NBA basketball

    Phil Jackson ouster paves way for Tim Hardaway Jr. deal

    Tim Hardaway Jr. thought that with Phil Jackson gone, maybe there was a chance someday he could come back to New York. Even he was surprised it was this soon. With Jackson and his triangle offense gone, the Knicks reached back to their past to sign Hardaway, a former first-round pick who didn’t fit under Jackson but they hope can flourish without him. “I definitely left with a bad taste in my mouth and just to have that opportunity to come back here is very...

    The Associated Press|

  • NBA basketball

    James Harden receives record deal from Rockets

    The Beard has the richest contract in NBA history. The Houston Rockets signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160 million Saturday, giving him a total six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed. With Harden under contract on his existing deal for another two seasons, the extension will not affect Houston’s aggressive pursuit of free agents this summer as the Rockets try to make a run at the Golden State Warriors. “Since he arrived in...

    The Associated Press|

  • NBA basketball

    Hawks waive Jamal Crawford

    The Atlanta Hawks have waived former Clipper Jamal Crawford after agreeing to a buyout of his contract. The Hawks acquired the three-time Sixth Man of the Year from the Clippers on Thursday in a three-team trade that included Denver. With the Hawks apparently entering a rebuilding era, Crawford will be able to sign with a contending team if he’s not claimed. Cleveland.com reported Friday that Crawford would join the Cavaliers if the team offers him the full $5.2...

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  • NBA basketball

    Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks work out deal to keep veteran

    Dirk Nowitzki has a deal with the Dallas Mavericks that sets him up to join Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend 20 seasons with one NBA franchise. Nowitzki and the Mavericks have agreed on a two-year, $10 million contract that carries a team option in the second season, a person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday on condition of anonymity because a deal hasn’t been announced. The agreement is similar to the one the Mavs and Nowitzki reached last year, although...

    The Associated Press|

  • NBA basketball

    Dion Waiters, Miami Heat agree to four-year deal

    Dion Waiters, 25, bet on himself last season, and it paid off. Waiters and the Miami Heat agreed on a four-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The deal is worth a maximum of $52 million, provided all incentives are met, said the person who spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing can be finalized until at least today under league rules. Waiters averaged 15.8 points in 46 games last season for the Heat. He...

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  • NBA basketball

    Gordon Hayward chooses Celtics over Jazz, Heat

    They are now reuniting, to try for an NBA title. The top remaining free agent in this summer’s class is now off the board, with Hayward announcing Tuesday night with an essay on The Players’ Tribune site that he will sign with the Boston Celtics — coached by Stevens — and leave the Utah Jazz after seven seasons. “This was a life-changing decision for me and my family, and something we took really seriously,” Hayward wrote. “And...

    News services Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens were a couple inches from winning an NCAA championship together at Butler.|

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