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Larry Nance Jr., Cavaliers agree on 4-year, $44.8M extension, sources say

Oct 15, 2018 | by Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN

Center-forward Larry Nance Jr. has signed a multiyear extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced.

The Cavs did not disclose terms of the deal, but sources told ESPN that Nance's deal is for four years and worth $44.8 million.

Nance's extension gives Cleveland some flexibility in later years, descending annually from $12.7 million to $11.7 million to $10.6 million to $9.6 million in ...

Collins' game against Kings shows another step in his maturation

Oct 13, 2018 | by Mike Richman, NBC Sports

So much of the NBA growth process happens behind the scenes. But there are little moments when you can watch progress in real time.

Less than 90 seconds into the second half of the Portland Trail Blazers final preseason game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, Zach Collins’ maturation process played out in front of the entire arena in a ...

Cavs' Larry Nance Jr. is happy to be home: My Cleveland

Oct 12, 2018 | by Grant Segall, The Plain Dealer
Cavs' Larry Nance Jr. is happy to be home: My Cleveland

Larry Nance Jr. has gone from Revere High to the University of Wyoming and the Los Angeles Lakers and back to Cleveland to play for his Dad's Cavaliers.

Larry Nance Jr. wears his dad’s number 22 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and plays beneath dad’s jersey, which hangs in honor at Quicken Loans Arena. 

Enes Kanter Contains Multitudes

Oct 11, 2018 | by Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer

The 26-year-old is many things: New York Knicks center, devout Muslim, star of #NBATwitter, and enemy of the Turkish state. To Kanter, basketball is far more than a paycheck or even a passion. It’s a pathway to something he’s lost: family.  

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Five Things to Know About New Chiefs’ LB Nate Orchard

Oct 10, 2018 | by Matt McMullen, Chiefs.com

The Kansas City Chiefs’ made a roster addition on Wednesday morning, signing linebacker Nate Orchard.

Here are five things to know about the Chiefs’ newest player.

1. Orchard entered the league as a second-round pick

The Cleveland Browns selected Orchard in the second round (No. 51 overall) of the 2015 Draft, where he went on to play in 15 games (11 starts) as ...

Gordon Hayward wants to help young girls stick with basketball

Oct 08, 2018 | by Nina Mandell, For The Win
Gordon Hayward wants to help young girls stick with basketball

Gordon Hayward is joining Steph Curry in what could be one of the best emerging trends from NBA players: A girls-only clinic as part of a new Jr. NBA program meant to encourage the next generation of girls to stick with the game.

“I think that’s very positive and very healthy for girls to play sports because there’s a lot of ...

Old man Enes Kanter is a teacher on the court at age 26

Oct 06, 2018 | by Steve Popper, Newsday
Old man Enes Kanter is a teacher on the court at age 26

Only in the NBA, in which franchises are built on the shoulders of 19-year-old kids loaded with potential and promise, could Enes Kanter be considered a grizzled veteran. But at 26 years old, he is an elder statesman in the Knicks’ locker room.

A taste of home: Ingles relishes chance to play against his hometown team

Oct 05, 2018 | by Aaron Falk, NBA.com/Jazz
A taste of home: Ingles relishes chance to play against his hometown team

Joe Ingles’ path to the NBA started with a 15-cent investment.

When Ingles was a small child, maybe 4 or 5 years old, his mother dragged him to a basketball game because the team needed another player. The young Ingles refused to play without a little compensation. He wanted a ring-like lollipop called a Ka-Bluey.

The Utah Jazz are thankful his mother agreed.

“I ...

Jared Dudley is teaching his young Nets teammates how to last in the NBA and get paid

Oct 04, 2018 | by James Herbert, CBS Sports
Jared Dudley is teaching his young Nets teammates how to last in the NBA and get paid

BROOKLYN -- At the Brooklyn Nets' picturesque practice facility on the eighth floor of a warehouse by the water in Sunset Park, coach Kenny Atkinson says training camp has been all about working on "our Nets principles." But what, exactly, are those principles?

"Value the ball, play with pace, shot selection," Jared Dudley says without hesitation. "Those are the three things he has on ...

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