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NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUES NEWS PARKER NEW HORNET, MELO TO SIGN WITH ROCKETS

Tony Parker has signed with the Charlotte Hornets, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). Parker will sign a two-year, $10MM contract with the Hornets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). A tweet from Charlotte forward Nicolas Batum first hinted that Parker – Batum’s teammate on the French national team – would join the franchise. “We are thrilled to […]

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES – LEBRON, GEORGE, LEONARDS ALL WORKING THE FREE AGENT MARKET

The NBA has reportedly informed teams the salary cap for the 2018-19 season will sit at $101.8 million, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski. That represents a modest increase over last season’s $99.1 million cap figure. The NBA also confirmed the new luxury tax threshold has been set at $123.7 million. The salary-cap floor—which is 90 percent of the total salary-cap figure, according […]

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THINGS HEATING UP IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS-CELTICS HANGING AROUND-SPURS MAY LOSE LEONARD

Some NBA fans may have been surprised to see No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz benched in the first game of the Philadelphia 76ers‘ playoff series against the Boston Celtics. By Ian Begley, ESPN Staff Writer In a disappointing and potentially franchise-altering first-round series loss, Russell Westbrook used up 38 percent of Oklahoma City possessions with a shot, drawn foul or turnover — […]