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Rubio to the Jazz could clear space for the Timberwolves to land a marquee point guard this summer.

The Minnesota Timberwolves completed a deal to trade point guard Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. In exchange, the Timberwolves receive Oklahoma City’s 2018 first-round pick, shedding cap space to set up a big splash for an All-Star caliber point guard when free agency starts after midnight Friday.

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A shocking denial of what otherwise seemed like a very likely scenario.

The latest unexpected swerve in the wild and winding summer of Paul George was a particularly outlandish scenario in which the Indiana Pacers All-Star was already recruiting players like LeBron James and Klay Thompson to join him with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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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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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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George is definitely being traded. Here is one potential option that could take place.

The Indiana Pacers are taking their time to trade Paul George, but they’re still headed in that direction. The latest rumor, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Haynes, is that the Denver Nuggets might be involved as a third team in a potential deal.

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The only person who really knows how close the New York Knicks came to trading Kristaps Porzingis before Thursday’s draft is Phil Jackson. Everyone involved will say publicly (and, probably, anonymously to reporters) that the trade wasn't close. (Jackson didn't want to comment on the Knicks' trade discussions Thursday night.)

League sources, though, say that members of the Knicks front office were at the very least intrigued by some offers they received for Porzingis over the course of the past few days.

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