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Your Lunchtime Dump… Where Summer League's over and we look back on what we learned

By: Rich Jensen | July 17, 2018 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. TL;DR version of what follows: It’s Summer League–there’s dang little that we can take from it and apply to the upcoming season. However, it is also summer, and that means writing as much as possible about what little news there is on a typical day in the NBA. Anyway, onward and upward fellow travelers, let’s look at the Celtics’ Summer League experience, as summarized...

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Your Lunch Hour Dump… Where IT's in Denver and Jaylen Brown has opinions

By: Rich Jensen | July 13, 2018 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell ESPN. Thomas will reunite with Michael Malone, who coached him with the Kings. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018 The Nuggets can afford to take a swing at Thomas, and he will have a real opportunity to rehab his value. After a string of personal...

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Report: Kings not interested in Marcus Smart

By: Rich Jensen | July 10, 2018 A source says there’s nothing to report of interest in Marcus Smart. Side note: I could see Dave Joerger loving an addition like Smart. Tough player, makes winning plays — Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) July 10, 2018 Yesterday, Sherrod Blakely said that the Kings were preparing to give Marcus an offer sheet. Late last night, Jason Jones, the Kings’ beat writer for Sacramento’s paper of record, poured some cold water on Blakely’s reporting. I agree with Jones–Joerger would probably know what to do with Smart. The problem is the Kings are exactly the...

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Your Morning Dump… Where we catch up with Jae Crowder

By: Rich Jensen | July 10, 2018 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump “At the end of the day, Brad Stevens is there,” Crowder said of the Celts coach “And if he’s still there, they can make a lot of stuff happen.” And, by the way, the players happen to be pretty good, too. Crowder keeps in touch with some who remain from when he was a Celtic, and he’s followed their individual progress. “Damn right,” he...

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