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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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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka on Thursday explained the team’s logic for pulling off its draft-week trade with the Brooklyn Nets, which included shipping out promising point guard D’Angelo Russell in what amounted to a salary dump. The trade was made official Thursday. Russell, the No. 2 overall pick
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