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FILE - In this April 23, 2017, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler (21) is fouled by Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas during the second half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Chicago. Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Bulls have traded three-time All-Star Butler and the 16th overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall draft pick. The people spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 22, 2017 - 10:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The long-anticipated reunion between Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau is on. The Chicago Bulls traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick Thursday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick as the Wolves try to...
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June 22, 2017 - 7:57 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Chicago Bulls have traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall draft pick. The people spoke to The AP...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2014 photo, Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups watches from the sideline during an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Two people familiar with the negotiations say the Cleveland Cavaliers have not yet offered Billups a role in their front office. Billups and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert met for two days this week to discuss a position, but the talks did not lead to a formal offer, the people said. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 22, 2017 - 7:10 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — An interesting, confusing, upsetting week for the Cavaliers hasn't settled down. Instead of closing the gap over the past few days on the champion Golden State Warriors, Cleveland has been trying to fill a significant hole. Owner Dan Gilbert's search to replace general manager...
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Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt, left, speaks with pitcher Sonny Gray (54) during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 22, 2017 - 3:15 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Already told he would be cut, catcher Stephen Vogt asked the Oakland Athletics to announce his departure Thursday rather than be a distraction before a game against Houston the previous night. That was typical for team-first Vogt, designated for assignment as the struggling A...
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June 20, 2017 - 9:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have reached an agreement to acquire center Dwight Howard from the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks are sending Howard and the No. 31 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft to Charlotte for center Miles Plumlee, shooting guard...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answers a question before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, 2017, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
June 20, 2017 - 8:11 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Nothing ever seems good enough for Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Not a championship. Not three straight appearances in the NBA Finals. Not a rapt fan base. Not being forgiven by LeBron James. He's demanding. A fearless, risk-taking, casino-owning gambler. Those attributes have made...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2016, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, center, drives between Los Angeles Lakers center Timofey Mozgov (20) and guard D'Angelo Russell, right, during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. Three people with knowledge of the deal say the Lakers have agreed to trade Russell and Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for big man Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the upcoming draft. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade hadn't been consummated Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
June 20, 2017 - 7:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people with knowledge of the deal say the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade point guard D'Angelo Russell and high-priced center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for big man Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the upcoming draft. The people spoke to The...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answers a question before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, 2017, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
June 20, 2017 - 2:28 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Nothing ever seems good enough for Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Not a championship. Not three straight appearances in the NBA Finals. Not a rapt fan base. Not being forgiven by LeBron James. He's demanding. A fearless, risk-taking, casino-owning gambler. Those attributes have made...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2016, file photo, Florida Panthers center Jonathan Marchessault (81) clears the puck from behind the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, in Sunrise, Fla. The Golden Knights could land Marchessault in their expansion draft on Wednesday, June 22. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)
June 20, 2017 - 2:09 am
George McPhee can't wait to fill up the white board, the one in the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft room. On Wednesday night, the staff will start adding the names of players who will become part of the expansion team for its first NHL season. "We're going to put our team together and we'll...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference in Cleveland. Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)
June 19, 2017 - 11:08 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — One year ago, David Griffin celebrated the biggest win in Cavaliers history. He marked the anniversary Monday by walking away from the team. Griffin's three-year run as general manager with Cleveland is over after one championship and three straight trips to the NBA Finals. After...
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