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Bradley Beal On Retiring As A Wizard: 'I'm All About Loyalty'
Beal added that he plans on recruiting players to the Wizards during All-Star weekend.

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Adam Silver Sees Some Positives For Teams With Increased Player Movement Due To Shorter Contracts
The way the NBA has shortened the length of contracts during collective bargaining agreements in 2005 and again in 2011.

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Adam Silver On Tampering: Nobody In NBA Wants To Live In Police State
Adam Silver believes the NBA has the tools they need currently to deal with tampering.

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Kyle Kuzma: I'd Rather Be Talked About Bad In L.A. Than Ignored In Other Markets
Kuzma was the subject of trade rumors as the Lakers pursued Anthony Davis.

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Ted Leonsis Calls Sports Betting 'The Most Important New Business' For NBA
Leonsis and Ranadive have focused on "predictive gaming" where fans can place wagers on the score and player performance in real-time.


Shaq: European Prospects "More Fundamentally Sound" Than American Counterparts
The debate comes on top of Mark Cuban's comments comparing the developmental style of AAU basketball compared to Slovenia.

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Lakers No Longer Favored To Make Playoffs At Vegas Sportsbook
Odds that the Lakers would make the playoffs closed at -600 before the start of the season.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo To Play In FIBA World Championships This Summer
The 32-team tournament begins in China on August 31st.


NBA Viewership Down Eight Percent From 17-18 With Early Games Down 12 Percent
LeBron James' move to the Western Conference has likely contributed to a shift in ratings.

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Anthony Davis On Potential Trade Destinations: 'All Other 29 Teams Are On My List'
Davis added that he never gave anyone a list of preferred teams he'd like to get traded to.

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Danny Ainge Doesn't Think Celtics Necessarily Avoided Mistake With Rejected Justise Winslow Deal
Danny Ainge is glad the Celtics remained patient.

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Kyle Kuzma Wins Rising Stars MVP, Admits Bonus Provided Motivation
Kyle Kuzma scored 35 points in Team USA's 161-144 win over Team World.

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Nuggets Sign Tim Connelly To Contract Extension
Tim Connelly's deal would have expired at the end of the current season.

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Marc Stein, Ralph Lawler To Receive Basketball Hall of Fame's 2019 Curt Gowdy Media Award
Marc Stein currently writes for the New York Times and was previously a longtime reporter for ESPN.

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Raptors Sought Trade For Nikola Mirotic Before Pivoting To Marc Gasol
The Raptors and Pelicans worked together on a three-way trade that would have sent Delon Wright to the Magic.

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Anthony Davis, Pelicans Will Reevaluate His Post-ASG Playing Time
The Pelicans could try to sit Anthony Davis for the remainder of the season.

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Danny Ferry Named Interim General Manager Of Pelicans
Danny Ferry had been working with the Pelicans' organization as a consultant.

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Pelicans Fire Dell Demps, Will Aggressively Pursue High-Level Basketball Executive As GM
They plan to hold off on trading Anthony Davis unless it makes sense for the franchise.

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Anthony Davis Suffers Left Shoulder Muscle Contusion
Anthony Davis did not return to the bench after halftime and left the arena with Rich Paul to get an MRI.

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Steve Kerr Fined $25K Following Ejection
Kerr was ejected from the game after arguing a flagrant foul call on Draymond Green.


Markieff Morris Agrees To Deal With Thunder
Morris was waived by the Pelicans last week and adds depth to the Thunder front court.

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Danny Ainge Calls Suggestion Celtics Better Without Kyrie Irving 'Completely Illogical'
The Celtics had an impressive win at the 76ers last week and also reached the Eastern Conference Finals last season without Kyrie Irving.

John Karalis/Boston Globe

David Stern Believes Suspending Colin Kaepernick Would Have Solved Situation For NFL
David Stern suspended Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and imposed a $32,000 fine for protesting during the national anthem in the mid-1990s.

Eben Novy-Williams, Scott Soshnick/Bloomberg

Adam Silver Hasn't Considered Leaving NBA To Become NFL Commissioner
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell signed a five-year extension worth up to $200 million in December 2017.

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Dwyane Wade: Luka Doncic's Passing Ability Is 'Lebron James-like'
Wade also exchanged jerseys with Dirk Nowitzki following the game.

Robby Kalland/Dime Magazine

Hawks To Convert Jaylen Adams' Two-Way Contract
The Hawks will need to sign one more player before February 21st.

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D'Angelo Russell Reached Out To LeBron James For Advice Last Summer
Russell added that getting traded away from the Lakers was the best thing that's happened in his career.

Leo Sepkowitz/Bleacher Report

Clint Capela Expected To Return After All-Star Break
Capela has been out since injuring his thumb on January 13th.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Fred VanVleet Out Five Weeks With Thumb Surgery
Fred VanVleet underwent surgery to repair a partial ligament injury to his left thumb.

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Enes Kanter Agrees To Sign With Blazers
Enes Kanter signed a four-year, $70 million offer sheet with the Blazers in 2015.

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