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The Houston Rockets and OKC Thunder agree to eight-player trade

The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a surprising eight-player trade on Thursday that sparked some head-scratching tweets by fans. Oklahoma City traded center Derrick Favors, guard Ty Jerome, forward Moe Harkless, guard Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick (via the Hawks) to Houston in exchange for forward Marquese Chriss and guards …

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Matt Barnes keeps dropping hints on Ime Udoka scandal

Matt Barnes continues to imply there’s something sordid that went on behind the scenes with Ime Udoka. At the outset of the story, when it was reported that the now-suspended Celtics coach had a consensual affair, Barnes defended Udoka. But then, the former NBA journeyman did an about-face, and said that the situation was “100 …

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Knicks’ Obi Toppin looking to improve defense, jump shot

Obi Toppin was relaxed on Wednesday, leaning back in his chair and joking with reporters. He’s heading into his third NBA season with the Knicks and his confidence is palpable. Toppin’s production skyrocketed at the end of last season, when he averaged a 20 points over his final 10 games, and he’s not too worried …

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James headlining new ownership group in Major League Pickleball

LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s LRMR Ventures is headlining a new ownership group in Major League Pickleball. The group also includes investment firm SC Holdings, NBA champions Draymond Green and Kevin Love, the SpringHill Company CMO Paul Rivera, and Relevent Sports Group co-owner and CEO Daniel Sillman. “Having SC Holdings, LRMR Ventures, and their incredible …

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Zion Williamson, James Harden slim down for NBA training camp

Zion Williamson and James Harden are looking slim headed into NBA training camp. NBA teams across the league hosted their media days on Monday, and it gave observers the first looks in awhile at the offseason body transformations from the stars on the Pelicans and Sixers, respectively. “I feel like I’m at my best right …

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Shams Charania sticker with Stadium, The Athletic

Shams Charania is staying put. The 28-year-old NBA newsbreaker was a free agent this year. He has signed new deals to remain at Stadium/Bally Sports — both owned by Sinclair — and The Athletic, The Post has confirmed. “Shams has been an integral piece in the growth and evolution of Stadium, elevating our content across …

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Anthony Edwards: NBA player apologizes for insensitive social media post as league is ‘reviewing the matter’

CNN — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards has apologized for a recent social media post in which he used homophobic language. On his Instagram story, which was recorded and shared by others before it was deleted, a person is apparently inside a car with the window partially rolled down and records a small gathering of …

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Donovan Mitchell, Kevin Love, Caris LeVert, Ricky Rubio

Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports Scott: Let’s start by looking at this for the Cavaliers that left. Ideally, Collin Sexton’s camp wanted $20 million annually. Getting $18 million annually is a win overall for a guy that missed most of last season with a torn meniscus. From what I heard, Cleveland was not willing to go …

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Nets moving closer to signing Markieff Morris

The Nets are reportedly on the verge of handing out their final standard deal, with rapidly advancing mutual interest between Brooklyn and Markieff Morris. The two sides have “moved into advanced discussions” according to Marc Stein on Substack. Their mutual interest was first reported by NetsDaily and confirmed by The Post. After the Kevin Durant …

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Donovan Mitchell trade may come with Russell Westbrook-Lakers twist

The Lakers appear willing to get creative to try to shed Russell Westbrook and his massive $47 million contract before the start of the season. NBA insider Marc Stein reported in his Sunday newsletter, per Yahoo Sports that if the Jazz choose to trade superstar Donovan Mitchell to the Knicks or any other team, there …

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