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NBA Preview: It’s the Warriors, and then everyone else

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over again. The NBA’s 73rd season starts Tuesday night, beginning a ...

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Butler practices again with Wolves, as opener nears

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler is still suiting up for the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the opener three days away. Despite his preference to play elsewhere, signs have begun to point to him staying with the Timberwolves at least to start the season. Butler took part in practice on Sunday, the second time he has done so since training camp began ...

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Looking for an edge: Teams trying to turn data into wins

Data is pored over by coaches and staff of the Orlando Magic on a regular basis. They’ll dissect how far a player runs during practice, how quickly that player accelerates and decelerates, how his performance changes as the workout goes along, biometric measurements like his heartbeat or when his workload is particularly heavy. The charts and graphs are detailed and ...

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Hawks waive 3 players as regular season approaches

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have waived three players as they move toward setting their roster for the regular season. Forward Thomas Robinson and guards R.J. Hunter and C.J. Anderson were let go by the rebuilding team, which opens the season next Wednesday at New York. Robinson and Hunter were former first-round picks who signed with the Hawks in ...

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Knicks waive Joakim Noah after just 2 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) — Joakim Noah’s disappointing Knicks career is over after just two seasons. Unable to find a trade, the Knicks waived the 33-year-old center Saturday with two years and $37.8 million remaining on his contract. Noah had been away from the team since clashing with former coach Jeff Hornacek last season, when he appeared in just seven games. ...

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Justise Winslow, Heat agree to 3-year extension worth $39 million

MIAMI (AP) — Justise Winslow has agreed to a $39 million, three-year extension with the Miami Heat. A person with direct knowledge of the agreement confirmed the terms to The Associated Press on Friday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Winslow isn’t signing the contract until this weekend. Later, Winslow confirmed that he would be signing the ...

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