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Celtics Want Rookie Jaylen Brown in Dunk Contest

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Boston Celtics veterans Isaiah Thomas and Gerald Green are hoping to get rookie Jaylen Brown into this year’s dunk contest at All-Star weekend in New Orleans.

Green, who won the dunk contest at age 21 as a member of the Celtics, was talking to Brown on Wednesday about the possibility of entering the dunk contest. Thomas overheard the conversation and took to social media to make a pitch for Brown.

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN

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Sources: Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge Agree on Extension

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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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LeBron James Still Uncertain for Season Opener

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LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener.

James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the Cavaliers’ first three exhibition games before making his debut last week against Chicago. He played 30 minutes but may have aggravated his ankle while making a spin move in the loss.

Source: USA Today Sports

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Rodney Hood, Jazz Don’t Come to Agreement on Extension

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Rodney Hood and the Utah Jazz will not come to an agreement on a contract extension, barring a last minute change, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune, clearing the way for Hood to become a restricted free agent next summer.

Source: Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune

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