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Gilbert mum on Irving's trade request

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert spent more than 30 minutes presenting a positive portrait of his franchise.

The reality is that the Cavs are troubled.

In his first public comments since Kyrie Irving asked to be traded, Gilbert would not confirm whether he'll honor the All-Star point guard's request, but he also didn't rule out the real possibility that Cleveland may deal its second best player - or if he thinks LeBron James will stay around beyond next season.

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Wizards, Wall finalize $170M extension

WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall signed his $170 million, four-year contract extension that owner Ted Leonsis said provides the Washington Wizards with long-term stability.

Team President Ernie Grunfeld announced the completion of the deal Wednesday. Wall said in a video posted on Twitter on Friday that he had agreed to the extension that begins in 2019-20 and includes a player option for 2023-24.

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Lakers re-sign veteran G Ennis

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed guard Tyler Ennis, a late-season addition who played his way into a job.

The Lakers announced the deal Wednesday.

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Suns officially re-sign big man Williams

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns have signed big man Alan Williams to a three-year, $17 million contract.

The restricted free agent agreed to the deal earlier this month and the Suns announced he re-signed on Wednesday.

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Warriors' Green facing assault lawsuit

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was sued Tuesday by a couple who claim he and his entourage assaulted them last year in Michigan.

Jermaine Edmondson and Bianca Williams filed the lawsuit seeking unspecified monetary damages in California's Alameda County.

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Suns G Knight tears ACL, out for season

PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Suns backup point guard Brandon Knight tore his left ACL while playing in a pro-am game last week in Miami and will be lost for the coming season.

The Suns said Tuesday an examination by team doctor Tom Carter determined the surgery would be required.

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Nets acquire Crabbe from Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson.

The deal, first reported by ESPN, comes a year after the Nets offered Crabbe a four-year, $75 million deal as a restricted free agent. The Trail Blazers matched that offer.

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Rose signs 1-year, $2.1M deal with Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) Derrick Rose's goal is to win an NBA championship. He's a little closer to one.

The free-agent guard signed a one-year contract Tuesday with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that has blocked his path to a title before and one that needs him now more than ever.

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Curry, Warriors finalize $201M deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry has delivered his share of success already to a franchise that desperately needed it. Now, he's being paid for all he has done - and certainly will do.

Curry finalized his new contract Tuesday, signing a $201 million, five-year deal with the champion Golden State Warriors that initially was the richest ever, until James Harden topped it with a $228 million extension from the Rockets.

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Hawks give F Muscala 2 year, $10M deal

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed power forward Mike Muscala to a two-year, $10 million deal.

The 6-foot-11 Muscala, who was an unrestricted free agent, could play a bigger role as he returns for his fifth season following the departures of Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard.

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