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Curry makes it clear that he’s talked with Durant about this and that it is not an issue within the Warriors’ locker room.

In a recent podcast with Bill Simmons for The Ringer, Kevin Durant offered his thoughts about why so many talented high school basketball players from Durant’s of the DMV (the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area) leave to play college basketball rather than play for Maryland.

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Let’s get weird

According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders, the Denver Nuggets have signed Josh Childress to a non-guaranteed, one-year deal.

Childress has had an interesting professional basketball career. He was a standout player at Stanford and the 6th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft. His NBA career began fairly promising with the Atlanta Hawks where he averaged double-figure points and over five rebounds per game as the 6th man. In 2008, he left the NBA and signed a very lucrative contract to play for Olympiacos in Greece. His $20 million annual contract with Olympiacos was equivalent to a $38 million contract in the NBA thanks to tax breaks he received for playing in Greece.

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Allen, known as “The Grindfather,” will take his talents to New Orleans. That’s an odd fit for a team that needs perimeter shooting.

After spending the past seven seasons helping build the Memphis Grizzlies into the grittiest team in the NBA, veteran shooting guard Tony Allen will sign a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Allen’s departure, coupled with Zach Randolph’s two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, marks the end of the “Grit ’N’ Grind” era in Memphis.

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The long-simmering feud between Ray Allen and the other members of the 2008 Boston Celtics championship squad might be coming to an end.

Paul Pierce, the NBA Finals MVP for that team who signed a one-day contract with Boston earlier this summer to retire as a Celtic, posted a picture of himself and Allen together with the caption, "Time to get the band back together."

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