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OKLAHOMA CITY - Yosef Maaroof wanted one more Russell Westbrook memory in Oklahoma City.When he learned on Thursday night the Thunder were planning to send Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and draft picks, the 20-year-old Tulsa resident ...
Jul 16, 2019
NBA
NEW YORK - Steve Mills just wanted his clothes. He ended up getting an earful.The man delivering Mills' dry cleaning one day this summer wasn't happy with the Knicks' draft, and he let the team president know it. ...
Oct 11, 2018
GILAS Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin insisted Iran is hardly in rebuilding mode despite the absence of Samad Bahrami and Medhi Kamrani from its squad for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament.Iran coach Dirk Bauermann cited his squad's ongoing youth revolution that prompted ...
Jun 6, 2016
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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - The Cleveland Cavaliers have bared plans to rebuild their roster, re-sign several core players including LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson and improve a bench - aging at the back end - that didn't provide enough help against ...
Jun 19, 2015
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AUBURN HILLS, Michigan - Stan Van Gundy is now entering season two of his attempt to bring the Detroit Pistons back to prominence, and at this point the easiest way to acquire help may be by targeting players who aren't on ...
Jun 17, 2015
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LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers are rebuilding a franchise, and they think Julius Randle can be a cornerstone.The Lakers selected the Kentucky power forward with the seventh pick in the NBA draft on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), taking the first ...
Jun 27, 2014
NBA
SALT LAKE CITY - The long, difficult season showed on the faces of Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin and leading scorer Gordon Hayward.Both slogged through the second-worst record (25-57) since the team moved to Utah in 1979. Both knew the ...
Apr 18, 2014
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BOSTON - The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team.Rookie coach Brad Stevens isn't one of them."I have no worries about Brad," Ainge, ...
Apr 18, 2014
NBA
BOSTON - You call it "tanking."NBA commissioner Adam Silver calls it "rebuilding."That's what the league's new boss said when asked whether the NBA needed to do more to discourage teams from pinning their hopes on the draft ...
Mar 14, 2014
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