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NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

This is Boston’s dance, and the rest of the conference is just spectating. A league source close to the situation told the Sun-Times on Tuesday that Kyrie Irving and former Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler are still trying to figure out a way to play together. Whether that means the Celtics try and acquire Butler this […]

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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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NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba isn’t here for hangers-on. After being selected sixth in Thursday’s NBA draft, the 7-foot-1 center shot down chatter he was involved with a young woman, after the Instagram user posted a photo of the two, leaving followers to ponder their relationship status. Modal TriggerMo BambaNBAE/Getty Images “I honestly really don’t even […]

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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 — […]