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NBA All-Star Game voting starts this week and this feels like an appropriate time to make some early selections. As was the case last year, fans account for 50 percent of the voting, while media and players each count 25 percent. After the starters are selected, the coaches will pick the reserves.

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NBA TV broadcast a well-publicized one-on-one conversation between legends Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas on Tuesday. It ended with a touching moment widely shared: Magic forgiving Isiah, his old friend, for hurting him through their 25-year estrangement, and the two embracing.

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Anthony Davis signed a five-year contract extension with the Pelicans last season that will keep him in New Orleans until 2021, yet rumors about him potentially being traded are still flying around.

This time, however, it’s Davis adding fuel to the fire. Davis confirmed Pelicans general manager Dell Demps had received calls from the Celtics leading up to last season’s trade deadline, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. However, he said, he was assured by the franchise he wouldn’t be dealt.

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The Chicago Bulls announced today that they have waived second year, third-string point guard Kay Felder.

The 5-foot-9-inch Felder who the Bulls claimed off waivers in mid-October averaged 3.9 points per game on 30.3 percent from the field in 14 games in Chicago, initially receiving significant minutes. After Kris Dunn returned from his finger injury, head coach Fred Hoiberg mostly relegated Felder to garbage-time minutes or did not play him at all.

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