Agent: Bucks’ Middleton to decline $13M option

Agent: Bucks’ Middleton to decline $13M option

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Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Khris Middleton is declining his $13 million player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, his agent told ESPN on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Middleton is represented by Mike Lindeman of Excel Sports.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Middleton and the Bucks are planning to work together toward a new long-term deal, league sources said. Middleton is expected to command a max contract with Milwaukee or elsewhere. He is eligible to sign a five-year, $190 million deal to stay with the Bucks, or a four-year, $141 million contract with another team. Middleton is the Bucks' top priority in a free-agent class that includes Malcolm Brogdon, Brook Lopez and Nikola Mirotic. Middleton emerged as the co-star to MVP front-runner Giannis Antetokounmpo on a Bucks team that had the…
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Source: Pacers land Warren in trade with Suns

Source: Pacers land Warren in trade with Suns

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The Phoenix Suns traded forward T.J. Warren and the No. 32 pick in Thursday's NBA draft to the Indiana Pacers, a league source told ESPN. The Pacers then traded the pick to the Miami Heat for three second-round picks, league sources told ESPN. The pick was used to select Stanford forward KZ Okpala.cheap nfl jerseys china nike The Pacers will send cash to the Suns, according to a league source. Phoenix wanted to unload the three years and $35 million remaining on Warren's deal to create salary-cap space. Warren averaged 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 43 games this past season, when he improved his shooting dramatically. He shot 28% from 3-point range in his first four years in the league but improved to 43% last season, the…
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Ujiri incident with deputy under investigation

Ujiri incident with deputy under investigation

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The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is investigating Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri for suspicion of misdemeanor battery on a police officer, it confirmed Friday morning. The alleged incident occurred Thursday night on the floor at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, after the Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title and Ujiri tried to join the team on the floor. He was stopped by a deputy. "Mr. Ujiri was unknown to the deputy at that time. He [the deputy] asked him for a credential," said Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. "He shoved the deputy out of the way and walked toward the court. The deputy pushed back. The president came forward more with a more significant push and ended up…
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Nurse confirms he plans to coach Team Canada

Nurse confirms he plans to coach Team Canada

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Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse confirmed Sunday that he plans to coach the Canadian national team, starting with the World Cup this summer. At Toronto's first media availability since winning the NBA Finals, Nurse told reporters, "I'm getting ready to take another situation soon because I think it's going to make me a better coach." Asked specifically whether he was talking about reports that he would become the coach of Team Canada for the World Cup, Nurse said a deal was "just about done."cheap nike nfl jerseys from china "It's something I'm looking forward to doing," he said. Nurse, 51, said his experience as an assistant coach with Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics was an impetus for wanting to coach Team Canada. "I learned a lot as a coach…
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Sources: Kenyon Martin Jr. to skip college, go pro

Sources: Kenyon Martin Jr. to skip college, go pro

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Kenyon Martin Jr., son of former NBA forward Kenyon Martin, is skipping college to pursue professional basketball opportunities, sources confirmed to ESPN. 247Sports first reported the news.nike nfl jerseys cheap china Martin committed to Vanderbilt in early May and signed a national letter of intent on May 15. He was expected to arrive on campus this week, but he informed the Vanderbilt coaching staff earlier this week he instead planned on exploring professional options, sources told ESPN. Top-five recruit R.J. Hampton announced in late May that he was bypassing college and signed a professional contract with the New Zealand Breakers of the National Basketball League in Australia. Hampton's announcement to skip college influenced Martin's decision, sources told ESPN.china nike nfl jerseys cheap Martin, a three-star forward from Sierra Canyon School…
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The Raptors aren’t afraid to ‘let it rip,’ and they’re not afraid of the defending champs

The Raptors aren’t afraid to ‘let it rip,’ and they’re not afraid of the defending champs

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When the Golden State Warriors laid a crushing 18-0 run on the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, their leader, Stephen Curry, declared it one of those moments when "our DNA shows up.'' It's a daunting thing, that championship DNA. If you're not careful, you can suffocate under the weight of the possibility of that dominance. Many playoff opponents have fallen victim to a franchise loaded with stars who, when they are rolling, seem invincible.cheap nfl jerseys china nike Yet one thing was abundantly clear Wednesday at Oracle Arena: Toronto had no intention of wilting under the pressure of the championship pedigree of its undermanned opponent. When the Warriors charged, the Raptors fended off their run with clutch shooting. During stretches when the Raptors faltered offensively, they…
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The Kawhi pitch: Toronto’s best case to keep its superstar free agent

The Kawhi pitch: Toronto’s best case to keep its superstar free agent

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He's not uncommunicative, but he is quite literal. When he was asked after the Raptors' Game 2 blowout road loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, "Where do you go from here?" Leonard replied, "To Toronto for Game 3." This isn't a player interested in disseminating messages in the media to convey his feelings or leverage his power. For NBA teams, trafficking in superstars is a two-part process -- acquisition, then retention -- and it's that latter stage that presents the greatest challenge. Any front office with the requisite assets can trade for a superstar, but only one skilled at the art of persuasion can keep him. Tied 1-1 with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals (Game 3, 9 p.m. ET on ABC), the Raptors will soon shift their attention…
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Report: Sons of LeBron, Wade teaming up in HS

Report: Sons of LeBron, Wade teaming up in HS

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LeBron James' sons will attend Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California, in the fall, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.nike nfl jerseys cheap china Bronny James, 14, and Bryce James, 11, are moving from the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, to Sierra Canyon, which enrolls students from preschool to 12th grade. A source said the James family's decision was motivated by basketball. The Los Angeles Daily News reported that Bronny James is expected to be teaming up with Dwyane Wade's son, Zaire, who also is transferring to Sierra Canyon. Bronny James will enter the ninth grade next season. Zaire Wade is currently a junior at American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida. LeBron James indicated that the two teenagers would be joining forces in the fall…
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Klay on All-NBA: Wanted to make it ‘so badly’

Klay on All-NBA: Wanted to make it ‘so badly’

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The look on Klay Thompson's face when he was told he hadn't been selected to an All-NBA team said a lot -- and the Golden State Warriors swingman had even more to say about the matter Wednesday at NBA Finals media day. During Thompson's appearance on ESPN's The Jump, analyst Tracy McGrady said to him, "Now I know you don't care about being snubbed on the All-NBA team." However, Thompson said his disappointment wasn't tied to the financial incentive.china nike nfl jerseys cheap "The money's nice, but I'm just trying to build a résumé," he said. "And I see some other guys who played my position growing up, you know, the Ray Allens, Reggie Miller, Chris Mullin -- I try to be in that mold. They made, you know, three,…
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Kerr: Green ‘a wrecking ball’ in comeback win

Kerr: Green ‘a wrecking ball’ in comeback win

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Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green racked up his seventh career postseason triple-double during a 110-99 Game 3 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals on Saturday night. Green scored 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out 12 assists, made four steals and blocked a shot in one of the most complete all-around games of his career. "I don't even know what to say about Draymond," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "He was like a wrecking ball out there. He was just destroying everything in his path. The pace that he was generating was incredible, and it just seemed like he never got tired. ... It's one of the best games I've ever seen Draymond play." Green set the tone for a Warriors team that…
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