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The NBA also named its Vegas Summer League 1st and 2nd teams, and the names shouldn’t surprise you.

Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball was named Las Vegas Summer League Most Valuable Player Monday night ahead of his team’s championship game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Ball will not dress for Monday night’s game after exiting his matchup against Dennis Smith Jr. and the Dallas Mavericks with right calf tightness.

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James’ concerns about the Cavaliers’ direction are growing while his free agency looms next summer.

Once again, the Cavaliers are at the center of the NBA’s offseason — and it isn’t a good thing. LeBron James has growing concerns about how the Cavaliers’ offseason and direction, according to a report from USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt.

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The Rockets could be changing hands soon.

Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander will be selling the Houston Rockets, team president Tad Brown announced on Monday. It’s an unexpected announcement from the team and one that has fascinating timing, even if the immediate affects on the on-court basketball should be relatively nonexistent. Brown also says 72-year-old Alexander isn’t selling the team because of health issues.

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Free agency proves that traditional centers don’t just matter as much anymore. Why is this the case?

More than two weeks into the 2017 NBA free agency period, nine centers have signed new contracts for a combined $145 million. Nine centers have combined to lock up a bit more guaranteed money than Jrue Holiday. Nine centers have combined to lock up $50 million less than Stephen Curry. Nine centers have combined to lock up $30 million less than Blake Griffin.

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