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Lowry, Raptors Agree to 1-Year, $31M Contract Extension

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry agreed to a one-year, $31 million contract extension Monday, keeping him with the franchise through the 2020-21 season. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news. “We are so appreciative of how [President Masai Ujiri] and [general manager Bobby Webster] handled every aspect of this negotiation,” agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN. …

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Kyrie to make Nets debut against Lakers

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will play in the team’s pair of exhibition games against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in China next week after recovering from a facial fracture.  ESPN’s Malika Andrews provided the update Friday from Brooklyn head coach Kenny Atkinson. Irving, 27, suffered the injury in a September pickup game. In his first season with …

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Conflicting Reports Surround Morey’s Job After Pro-Hong Kong Tweet

Houston Rockets ownership “has debated” whether general manager Daryl Morey’s job should be “in jeopardy” after he showed support for Hong Kong’s growing pro-democracy movement, according to The Ringer’s John Gonzalez. However, USA Today‘s Sam Amick spoke to sources who refuted the report. Morey released a statement regarding his tweet later Sunday: “I did not intend …

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