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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
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NEW YORK — Chris Paul has been re-elected as president of the National Basketball Players Association. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will become free agents after deciding not to pick up the player options in their contracts for next season, sources said. Paul’s new four-year term begins immediately. He will be assisted by the union’s
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Lawrence Frank, the LA Clippers‘ executive vice president of basketball operations, was adamant Thursday night that All-Star center DeAndre Jordan is not on the trading block. “DeAndre was never, ever dangled out there,” Frank said. League sources previously told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that the Clippers have gauged the market on potentially trading Jordan, a nine-year
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered Chauncey Billups a long-term contract to be the president of basketball operations, but he is conflicted about accepting, sources told ESPN.com. Billups met with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert on Tuesday in Detroit and then on Wednesday went with Gilbert to Cleveland for meetings with staff at Quicken Loans Arena, sources
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