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Grizzlies’ Allen ejected after 2 flagrants, tech

[ad_1] Memphis Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen was ejected from Thursday night's summer league game against the Boston Celtics after picking up two flagrant fouls in the span of seven seconds.Both hard fouls were against Celtics rookie Grant Williams and led to Allen being tossed with 9:12 remaining in the fourth quarter.Allen, the 21st overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft,, played last season with the Jazz as a rookie and
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GSW keep Adams after Lakers’ interest

[ad_1] After talking with the Los Angeles Lakers, Ron Adams will remain in a revised role on the Golden State Warriors' coaching staff, league sources told ESPN.The Lakers had received permission from the Warriors to speak with Adams about the possibility of joining Frank Vogel's staff, but no official offer was made, according to a league source.Adams has been a key assistant coach for the Warriors. He just finished his
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Sources — Morris to join Knicks as Spurs move on

[ad_1] After free-agent forward Marcus Morris reneged on a verbal agreement to sign with the San Antonio Spurs, the franchise finally withdrew its offer and instead reached a two-year deal with forward Trey Lyles, league sources told ESPN.Morris had waffled on a two-year, $20 million commitment to the Spurs, who gave him more than two days to reconsider the decommitment before striking a deal with Lyles, league sources said.Morris is
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Adams declines Lakers, sticks with GSW

[ad_1] Ron Adams has turned down an assistant-coaching job with the Los Angeles Lakers and will remain in a revised role on the Golden State Warriors coaching staff, league sources told ESPN.Adams has been a key assistant coach for the Warriors. He just finished his fifth season on Steve Kerr's staff and 25th season overall as an NBA assistant coach.The Lakers had received permission from the Warriors to talk with
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‘These kids are ticking time bombs’ — The threat of youth basketball

[ad_1] STAPLES CENTER FALLS graveyard silent and still, a sellout crowd staring at the rookie beneath the basket, surrounded by medical personnel. His eyes are wet with tears. His head coach tells him to stay strong. It's Oct. 28, 2014, the Lakers' regular-season opener and the NBA debut for Julius Randle, a 6-foot-9 forward and the Lakers' first first-round pick in seven years, a foundation of their post-Kobe Bryant future.Midway
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Players, teams use maximum leverage in deals this summer

[ad_1] It is said negotiation is an art, and it's taught that way in business schools, described that way in numerous books and portrayed that way in movies.But over the past month, several of the most high-profile NBA deals didn't feel like they had much art involved. They were more like blunt-force trauma. In retrospect, 2019 could be remembered as the league's summer of leverage.In the span of just a
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Oubre Jr. agrees to $30M deal to stay with Suns

[ad_1] Restricted free agent Kelly Oubre Jr., has agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal to stay with the Phoenix Suns, agent Nima Namakian of BDA Sports tells ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.The deal gives the 6-foot-7 small forward financial security now with an opportunity to return to the marketplace as a 25-year-old unrestricted free agent in 2021. The Suns had the right to match any offer he would have received from
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Cousins thrilled to join ‘incredible’ Lakers roster

[ad_1] DeMarcus Cousins knows what he can do alongside Anthony Davis after being teammates with the New Orleans Pelicans.But throw LeBron James now alongside the big man duo and Cousins is excited about the possibilities for the Los Angeles Lakers."That's part of the reason why we wanted to become teammates again," Cousins said on a conference call with Lakers media about teaming up with Davis again. "We realized how much
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Warriors waive 3-time champ guard Livingston

[ad_1] The Golden State Warriors waived three-time championship guard Shaun Livingston, but sources told ESPN his intention remains to return for a 16th season in the NBA."Shaun was a huge part of three NBA championship teams with the Warriors, but his overall journey is what is most remarkable," Warriors CEO Joe Lacob said in a statement. "He overcame incredible odds following a devastating injury, wore nine different NBA uniforms during
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Celtics waive former 1st-round pick Yabusele

[ad_1] The Boston Celtics on Wednesday waived big man Guerschon Yabusele, a fan favorite who had averaged only 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds over two seasons.Yabusele was one of the Celtics' three first-round draft picks in 2016, at No. 16. They had taken forward Jaylen Brown with the No. 3 pick. Yabusele, considered one of the best international prospects at the time, spent his first year in China.He was seen