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Report: San Antonio Spurs Sign LaMarcus Aldridge to Contract Extension 

The San Antonio Spurs have reportedly agreed to sign power forward LaMarcus Aldridge to a three-year $72.3 million contract extension. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first to break the news on Monday: Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a three-year, $72.3M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017 San Antonio Spurs Sign LaMarcus Aldridge to Contract Extension  This extension comes as a surprise to many, with Aldridge reportedly on the trade block this off-season. Aldridge’ extension will keep him with the Spurs until the end of 2020-21 season. The 11-year NBA veteran will...

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Josh Hart is the Los Angeles Lakers Secret Weapon

In today’s NBA, there is one key factor that separates the good from the bad. Whether it be the Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs or the Golden State Warriors, defense is key. Josh Hart’s defense makes him the Los Angeles Lakers secret weapon. Selected 30th overall in this years draft, Hart is currently a role player in Los Angeles. However, the rookies’ skill set makes him a potential impact player for the Lakers. Josh Hart is the Los Angeles Lakers Secret Weapon Defense is Key   One of the leagues worst defensive teams last season, the Lakers drafted Hart to help...

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Report: Minnesota Timberwolves Sign Andrew Wiggins to Contract Extension

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly agreed to sign shooting guard Andrew Wiggins to a five-year $148 million contract extension. Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post broke the news Wednesday afternoon: The Minnesota Timberwolves announce Andrew Wiggins has signed his contract extension. Presumably a five-year max deal worth $148 million. — Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) October 11, 2017 Timberwolves Sign Andrew Wiggins to Contract Extension The Vertical’s Shams Charania originally reported that Wiggins and the Timberwolves were “progressing” towards an agreement in late September, but it took until now to make the contract official. Wiggins’ extension will keep him with the...

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Report: Joel Embiid Agrees to Contract Extension with Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly agreed to sign center Joel Embiid to a five-year, $148 million deal. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first to break the news on Monday. Philadelphia center Joel Embiid has agreed to a five-year, $148 million designated rookie scale max extension, league sources told ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 9, 2017 Report: Joel Embiid, Sixers Agree to Contract Extension Embiid’s new deal will keep him with the Sixers until the end of the 2021-22 season. If left unsigned, Embiid would have become a restricted free agent next summer. As a player with a bad injury...

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Report: Norman Powell Signs Contract Extension with Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have reportedly agreed to sign shooting guard Norman Powell to a four-year, $42 million contract extension. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first to break the news on Thursday afternoon: Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell has agreed to a four-year, $42 million contract extension, league sources told ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 5, 2017 Toronto Raptors Sign Norman Powell to Contract Extension  Powell’s extension will keep him with the Raptors until the end of the 2021-22 season. The 24-year-old would have become a restricted free agent in 2018 if left unsigned. Powell averaged career highs of 8.4...

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Los Angeles Lakers Bench Must Replicate Last Season’s Form

The 2017-18 NBA season is just weeks away, with all 30 teams entering training camp with different goals. This season, the Los Angeles Lakers will look to improve on last season’s 26 win total. On Tuesday, training camp officially began, with fans finally able to set their eyes upon this year’s group all together in one gym. Luke Walton’s team had very few positives to take away from last season, but those few are valuable. One key takeaway was the strong performance put in by the Lakers bench. This year’s group has a few new faces, young and old....

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Countdown to NBA Tip-Off: Washington Wizards Season Preview

WASHINGTON, USA – February 4: Washington Wizards’ John Wall (2) tries to dribble past New Orleans Pelicans’ Solomon Hill (44) at the Verizon Center in Washington, USA on February 4, 2017. The Wizards lead the Pelicans 53-49 at halftime and are trying to claim their 17th straight win at home. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) After last year’s 49-win season, the Washington Wizards have only one thing on their mind: playoff basketball. Last season ended in disappointment, with the team losing in seven games to the Boston Celtics. John Wall‘s heroics were great to watch, but at the...

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Countdown to NBA Tip-Off: Dallas Mavericks Season Preview

CHAMPAIGN, IL – NOVEMBER 29: Dennis Smith Jr. #4 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack brings the ball up court during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at State Farm Center on November 29, 2016 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) After they missed the playoffs for the first time in three seasons, the mentality of the Dallas Mavericks is slowly evolving. Mark Cuban and Rick Carlisle try to make the postseason every year, but that has to change. Cuban has even described the team as “rebuilding.” Failure to lure top free agents has hindered the...

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Countdown to NBA Tip-Off: Denver Nuggets Season Preview

WASHINGTON, USA – DECEMBER 8: Washington Wizards’ Marcus Thornton (15) tries to block a shot from Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray (27) at the Verizon Center in Washington, USA on December 8, 2016. The Wizards came from behind for a 92-85 win over the Nuggets. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) In what was an average year in Denver, the Nuggets finished the 2016-17 season with a 40-42 record. Looking to make a move in the off-season, Denver traded their first-round pick for Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles. As the season nears, Nuggets fans will hope to see more of...

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Countdown to NBA Tip-Off: Los Angeles Lakers Season Preview

LOS ANGELES, USA – JANUARY 08 : Jordan Clarkson (L) of Los Angeles Lakers in action against Nikola Vucevic (C) of Orlando Magic during a NBA game between Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic at Staples Center in Los Angeles, USA on January 08, 2017. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) After another poor season, the Los Angeles Lakers will look to improve on their 26-win season. The team drafted Lonzo Ball No. 2 overall, who has since been labeled the “Face of the Franchise” by President of Basketball Operations, Magic Johnson. The off-season saw the Lakers acquire...

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