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LeBron James wants Kyrie Irving on Lakers ‘more than anyone’

Remember when Kyrie Irving hit that tie-breaking 3-pointer in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a title? LeBron James — whose Los Angeles Lakers team could use a jolt — does. He has a championship ring on his hand because of it. Maybe that’s why James “wants to …

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Donovan Mitchell: His potential trade destinations

The NBA world felt shockwaves when the Jazz sent Rudy Gobert to Minnesota in a blockbuster trade for a historic return. When the Jazz got eliminated from the playoffs in April, speculation began on whether the Jazz would break up their All-Star duo and enter a rebuild. In our offseason preview for the Jazz, we …

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Examining Leon Rose’s offseason work to improve Knicks roster

The heavy lifting appears to be over. The Knicks’ offseason looks more or less set, following the signings of Jalen Brunson and Isaiah Hartenstein — and the re-signing of Mitchell Robinson — that leaves them with just the $5.2 room mid-level exception. The Post’s Zach Braziller offers five thoughts on president Leon Rose’s work up …

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Chicago Bulls reach deal with veteran PG Goran Dragic

The Chicago Bulls have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran point guard Goran Dragic, sources confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. The Brooklyn Nets won the Dragic sweepstakes last season, beating out the Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, LA Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks to sign the guard after his contract was bought out. …

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Kevin Durant’s trade demand brings NBA free agency to heck

First, Kevin Durant’s trade demand turned the entire NBA world upside down. Now, it has put the league on hold. With more than half of NBA teams contacting the Nets with trade packages, the normal free-agency frenzy has been slowed to a crawl. As Nets general manager Sean Marks and owner Joe Tsai sift through …

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New Knicks PG Jalen Brunson greets New York on social media

The Knicks’ new point guard offered a simple message to the team’s fans on Saturday. “Ready to start a new chapter New York! Let’s go!” Jalen Brunson tweeted, accompanied by a Statue of Liberty emoji and a small blue and a small orange diamond. Brunson agreed to a four-year, $104 million on Thursday night to …

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NBA Rule Limits Star Players Nets Can Take in Kevin Durant Trade

Since Kevin Durant requested a trade from the Nets on Thursday, his business manager, Rich Kleiman, has been working with Nets general manager Sean Marks to secure a trade. While “more than half of the league” has strived to put together trade packages and has contacted Brooklyn regarding Durant’s services, it could be very difficult …

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Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans agree to five-year designated maximum rookie extension that could be worth up to $231 million, agent says

4:53 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson has agreed on a five-year, $193 million designated maximum rookie extension that could earn him as much as $231 million, CAA Sports’ Co-Head of Basketball Austin Brown told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. If Williamson makes the All-NBA team, wins MVP or Defensive Player of the …

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