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July 25, 2019

 

The Associated Press

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The words rebuilding and tanking don’t sit well with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. He prefers the terms re positioning and replenishing. No matter what he calls it, he has quite a task in front of him after trading Oklahoma City’s two best players, All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook and a rising star in Jerami Grant. (READ) by Cliff Brunt

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Steve Kerr is all for players teaming up with one another in free agency and trying to build powerhouses together, but the Golden State Warriors coach does not think wanting to win championships is an excuse for not honoring a contract. (READ) by Steve DelVecchio

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The Los Angeles Clippers formally introduced Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and their other additions with a press conference Wednesday. Owner Steve Ballmer, known for being a bit on the eccentric side, put on quite a show to open it up. Check out the Clippers’ head honcho going all out with the most enthusiastic opener we’ve ever seen in any presser. (READ) by Jesse Reed

 

TRANSACTIONS (From Spotrac)

JUL 25 2019David Kramer

David Kramer, SG

Signed a contract with Phoenix (PHX) – Exhibit 10

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The San Francisco 49ers are set to begin training camp on Friday, and they have reached an agreement on a contract with their first-round draft pick just in time to have him join the team. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Nick Bosa and the 49ers have agreed to a four-year, $33.5 million deal. (READ) by Steve DelVecchio

Bruce Arians, Jameis Winston

This is the biggest season of Jameis Winston’s career to date. And if his new coach’s appraisal of his current work ethic is any indication, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback could be poised for a long-awaited breakout season.

First-year Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians lauded Winston’s preparation for the upcoming season on Thursday, calling him a “workaholic,” according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. (READ) by  

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have extended head coach Mike Tomlin’s contract by one year, the team announced on Thursday. The new extension ties Tomlin to Pittsburgh through the 2021 season. (READ) by Jesse Reed

Sterling Shepard, Giants

Earlier this offseason, the New York Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. With the move, Sterling Shepard became the number one receiver for New York. The Giants have begun their training camp on Thursday but they already have an injury scare. According to Art Stapleton, a Giants beat writer, Shepard left New York’s training camp with a thumb injury. (READ) by

TRANSACTIONS (From Spotrac)

JUL 25 2019Nick Bosa

Nick Bosa, DE

Signed a 4 year $33.55 million contract with San Francisco (SF)

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