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Just a reminder: Spurs hope to repair relationship with Kawhi Leonard, offer-him $219 million

It’s everyone’s favorite parlor game around the NBA: Where will Kawhi Leonard play next season? Philadelphia? Los Angeles? Somewhere else? Fans of 29 …

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If the Spurs offer Kawhi Leonard a supermax contract extension, what are his options?

Will he accept it, or angle to go elsewhere?<p>The San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard are in an awkward place.<p>After talking LaMarcus Aldridge off the ledge and folding him back in as a focal point of the offense, San Antonio’s relationship with Leonard fell right off the rails. His quad injury …

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Neil Olshey: Blazers Discussed 'Big Trade' Involving Multiple Picks Last Summer

Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey said Monday the organization was involved in high-profile trade talks last summer that would have included multiple NBA draft picks.<p>Olshey talked about the possible deal and the drawbacks of making commitments to draft prospects on the <i>Dwight and</i> …

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Spurs Prepared to offer (Future Sixer) Kawhi Leonard Supermax

<i>Okay, maybe “Future Sixer” is looking more and more like a pipe dream. But a guy CAN dream, right?</i><p>The Philadelphia 76ers are rumored to sign every …

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Traditional centers not as dead as you think they are

It feels a lot like the argument between DeAndre Ayton and Luka Doncic as the #1 overall pick comes down to generational differences.<p>It seems the Gen …

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Will LaMarcus Aldridge end his career with the Spurs?

Each week, Express-News sportswriters debate the issues of the day. This week, Mike Finger, Jabari Young, Jeff McDonald and Tom Orsborn weigh in.<p><b>Will</b> …

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The many layers of the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard onion

Disagreements are like onions. Or ogres. Either way, this is a dated movie reference for a stinky situation.As we await the next spasm of news to …

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Why the Bulls should bet on potential and draft Jaren Jackson Jr.

Wendell Carter Jr. didn’t come to the NBA Draft Combine with the boastful statements made by his peers, refusing to declare himself the best player …

Basketball

Defining Trail Blazers Success in 2018-19

After the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2018 NBA Playoffs, pressure mounted for them to improve on their …

Basketball

How Much Does the Draft Combine Matter?

The Blazer’s Edge Podcast looks at the draft combine, Zach Collins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Brook Lopez trades, and much more!On this week’s episode of …

Portland Trail Blazers

Kawhi Leonard: Will he stay or go in San Antonio?

(Photo Credit: USA Today Sports via Reuters/John Glaser)<p>The Kawhi Leonard injury saga has been hands down the most controversial situation that’s …

Basketball

Kawhi Leonard trade rumors: Spurs won't take anything less than 'grand-slam offer' for superstar

The Spurs want a huge return for the two-way star and may be willing to wait until they get it<p>Amid all of the questions and chaos surrounding Kawhi …

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Is Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram Or Kyle Kuzma Most Tradable?

Years of futility are finally beginning to pay off for the Los Angeles Lakers, who saw notable improvement this season...

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The Big Men in the Draft

"(Lauri Markkanen is a) great player. I was just thinking about me and him together playing on the court would be definitely a killer. - Wendell …

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San Antonio Spurs 2017-18 season review: Kyle Anderson

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Kyle Anderson #1 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts after a timeout during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers …

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Blazers’ Neil Olshey discusses offseason approach

The Trail Blazers may adjust their roster-building strategy to some extent during the 2018 offseason, team president of basketball operations <b>Neil</b> …

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San Antonio Spurs: Sending Kawhi Leonard to the 76ers can ensure a bright future

A Kawhi Leonard trade is inevitable, and necessary. Philadelphia’s assets can keep the San Antonio Spurs respectable now, and build a dynasty within …

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Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and the NBA's Biggest Offseason Star Dilemmas

This summer will get complicated for certain NBA teams with incumbent stars—and we mean difficult.<p>LeBron James' free agency (player option) isn't a convoluted issue for the Cleveland Cavaliers. If he wants to come back, they'll be happy to have him. If he wants to leave, they can't stop …

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DeMarcus Cousins: Top 2018 NBA Free Agency Landing Spots [Opinion]

DeMarcus Cousins has been one of the top talents in the NBA since he came into the league. Early on in his career, however, there were a lot of …

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Off-Topic: Steve Smith weighs in on Kawhi Leonard

Steve Smith focused on the NBA playoffs and young players in the May 13 Off-Topic. This week, the NBA TV analyst and former Spur goes more in-depth, …

Basketball

Five key offseason questions the Suns must answer

For a third straight season, the Suns failed to reach the 25-win mark. Their 2017-18 record of 21-61 was the second-worst in franchise history and …

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Former Blazers Assistant Jay Triano May End Up with Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have a new head coach coming on board in James Borrego, who may bolster his staff with former Trail Blazers assistant coach Jay …

Portland Trail Blazers

5 Realistic Trades After the Results of 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

Though the 2018 NBA playoffs are still working toward their conclusion, draft season is officially upon us. The pingpong balls have finished bouncing, revealing the order of the first 14 teams in the 2018 NBA draft.<p>No longer are trade proposals involving picks rooted in hypotheticals.<p>The New York …

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Bulls Q&A: Who will be the No. 7 pick? When is a playoff return feasible?

In a bigger upset than good fortune smiling on the Kings, this mailbag features only one “Can the Bulls trade for Kawhi Leonard?” question.<p><b>Based on John Paxson’s pre-draft comments so far, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion the Bulls are already locked in on Mikal Bridges. With the combine and</b> …

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Blazers GM Olshey: We were too 'conservative' in building roster

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey was interviewed at the NBA draft combine by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Jay Bilas …

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Suns already know 3 great candidates for No. 1 pick

CHICAGO (AP) — Deandre Ayton might be going back to Arizona after all. The same can be true for Marvin Bagley III. Or maybe Luka Doncic gets to reunite with his past coach.<p>The Phoenix Suns have a trio of fine candidates for the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.<p>In various ways, the team already has an …

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2018 NBA Draft: Cavs' Potential Trade Targets and Packages After Lottery Results

Nearly nine months after the Cleveland Cavaliers obtained the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected first-round pick from the Boston Celtics, we finally know where they'll be selecting.<p>The Cavs landed at No. 8 overall in Tuesday's draft lottery, right where they were projected based off the Nets' 28-54 …

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Here's what's important when the Bulls draft at No. 7

<b>Unlike in 2008, the Bulls did not</b> win the draft lottery. But hey, they can still get Derrick Rose.<p>Moving right along ...<p>The draft lottery staged Tuesday night appeared to be an extension of the Bulls’ clunky attempt at tanking a season, sort of a seven-game winning streak as told by pingpong …

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Exploring the expectations of Tennessee Basketball under Rick Barnes

The necessary component in establishing a winning sports program is hiring the right coach. Having a long-established tradition of winning in a …

College Sports

San Antonio Spurs 2017-18 season review: Danny Green

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 21: Danny Green #14 of the San Antonio Spurs before the game against the Washington Wizards on March 21, 2018 at the AT&T …

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