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ORLANDO, Fla. — Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue’s deadpan expression said it all when he was asked about former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving’s disparaging remarks about Cleveland in comparison to his new home with the Boston Celtics. “Oh, I thought he was talking about Cleveland,” Lue said at the Cavs’ shootaround Friday morning ahead of
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The NBA has named Michelle D. Johnson, a retired Air Force general, the head of the league’s referee operations. Johnson, the first woman to hold the position of superintendent at the Air Force Academy, replaces Mike Bantom, who is now a senior advisor for league operations. She will head the recruitment, training, development and evaluation
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This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s Oct. 30 NBA Preview issue. Subscribe today! On a muggy evening in Honolulu, site of Clippers training camp, five-time All-Star Blake Griffin shows me his mettle in the Waikiki Beach surf. He rides a wave with his stand-up paddleboard and yells at me to follow suit: “Keep moving
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed forward Andrew Wiggins to a multiyear contract extension. The Timberwolves did not announce terms of the deal, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the sides agreed on a five-year, $146.5 million extension. “I’m very excited to continue my career with the Timberwolves,” Wiggins said in a statement released by the team.
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid’s five-year, $146.5 million maximum extension is essentially guaranteed but protects the franchise financially should Embiid suffer a contractually specific catastrophic injury, league sources told ESPN. Embiid, 23, signed the rookie scale max extension Tuesday, with the $146.5 million total for the deal based upon the NBA’s new salary cap projections
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The New York Knicks have become the 17th NBA team to sign a deal to wear an advertising patch on their jersey, announcing Tuesday that the logo of website-publishing platform Squarespace will grace their uniform. Specific terms weren’t disclosed. David O’Connor, CEO of the Madison Square Garden Company, said the Knicks have a multiyear deal
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11:45 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris has reached agreement on a four-year, $84 million contract extension, league sources told ESPN. The deal includes $74 million in guaranteed money, and team and individual bonus clauses worth the remaining $10 million, league sources said. Harris’ agents with CAA Sports, Austin Brown and Aaron
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