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Wolves extend Towns for $190M, 5 years

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Karl-Anthony Towns is getting a new deal from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jimmy Butler is still waiting to get a new address.

Towns announced Saturday night that he is recommitting to the Timberwolves, securing his future there while Butler's remains a mystery. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Towns will be signing a five-year super-max extension worth $190 million.

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Heat PG Dragic rested, ready for camp

MIAMI (AP) This time last year, Miami's Goran Dragic was already tired and the season was just getting started.

It's very different now.

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Silver wants teams to hire more women

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations.

Silver, in a memo sent to all teams Friday and obtained by The Associated Press, also asked teams to thoroughly review the report that was released earlier this week about the Mavericks. The league stopped short of flatly ordering the 29 other clubs to institute new policies, though Silver's wishes were very clear.

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NBA announces rule changes for 2018-19

NEW YORK (AP) The shot clock will be reset to 14 seconds after offensive rebounds next season, down from 24, and the NBA has made alterations to two other rules.

The clear-path foul was simplified and the definition of a hostile act expanded for purposes of triggering an instant replay review.

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Silver defends penalty to Mavs' Cuban

NEW YORK (AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defended his decision not to suspend Mark Cuban on Friday, noting that the Mavericks owner was never directly implicated in the misconduct toward women within his organization.

Silver believed a suspension for Cuban, therefore, would have set a dangerous precedent.

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Warriors' Bell ready for second season

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) First, his right forearm cramped turning his arm into the shape of a V as his hand bent back, and Jordan Bell could not move it for several minutes as he sat in the bathtub as he recovered post-workout. He yelled for his girlfriend's help. The cramp briefly released, then quickly returned. Soon, his quads, calves, hamstrings, biceps, hands and feet followed suit.

Then, Bell blacked out. He came to and his girlfriend got him into bed, and he doesn't remember anything but waking up there.

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Simmons turning 76ers into must-see TV

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) Ben Simmons is set to turn the 76ers into must-see TV.

But he hopes to have another smash hit off the court. NBC has given a script commitment to "Brotherly Love," loosely based on the life of the Aussie-born NBA rookie of the year.

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Hornets pack food for Florence victims

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets players and members of the organization spent the day packing 5,000 food boxes that will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Jordan said the food boxes will be shipped to Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - three areas hit hardest by the hurricane.

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Jordan joins Mavericks, shows off humor

DALLAS (AP) DeAndre Jordan took off his warmup jacket, tossed it aside and declared that his decision to join the Dallas Mavericks didn't mean he also would be playing for his favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Humor was the center's way of easing into all the questions about his infamous jilting of the Mavericks in free agency three years ago, when he agreed to play for Dallas and changed his mind before contracts could be signed.

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Magic already excited by LeBron's impact

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Magic Johnson can already see LeBron James' impact on the young Los Angeles Lakers before they've even had a regular practice together.

After just a few weeks of unusually competitive offseason scrimmages, the Lakers' basketball boss can't wait to see how James' leadership will translate into real success.

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