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NOW that the National Basketball Association (NBA) Rookie Draft is over and done with and they know where they are heading to, top rookie picks Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum expressed their readiness to get to work and show what they are capable of doing on basketball’s biggest stage.

Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, in that order, in the first three picks of the annual draft, all the three incoming NBA freshmen said they are very excited over the situations they are placed in.

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Dallas will decline its team option to offer Nowitzki a new deal, which is a strong indication he has more than one year left.

It sounds like Dirk Nowitzki has multiple good years left in him. The Dallas Mavericks will decline Nowitzki’s $25 million team option for next season with the intention of inking him to a new contract, possibly a multi-year deal, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. A two-year contract is one scenario, according to Stein.

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THE San Miguel Beermen are now on the driver’s seat of their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup finals affair with the TNT KaTropa after taking Game Three, 109-97, last night to race to a 2-1 series lead. 

Building on its lopsided win in the second game of the finals of the midseason PBA tournament, San Miguel surged to back-to-back wins after dropping the series opener albeit needing to dig deep in Game Three to hack out the win.

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