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Cuban Urging NBA to Discipline Official for Missed Call

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, appalled at a missed call on the opening possession of Tuesday night’s Los Angeles Clippers-Brooklyn Nets game, is publicly calling for the NBA office to discipline referee Ken Mauer.

“Suspend him, demote him, make him ref a game in the D-League,” Cuban said during his pregame workout Wednesday night.

“This wasn’t just a missed call. This was something else,” Cuban said. “I don’t know what it was. Sometimes it’s the problem; sometimes it’s the symptom of a problem. I think this is more reflective of a symptom of a problem.”

Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN

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2018 NBA Draft Diary

76ers Considered Trading Markelle Fultz To Move Up In Draft

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The Philadelphia 76ers had internal discussions about packaging the No. 10 and 26 picks, along with former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, to move into the top five, league sources told The Athletic.

The target was Porter during these discussions. However, that thinking dampened with Porter’s back remaining a major question mark. If JJ Redick leaves in free agency, Fultz is the favorite to start at shooting guard.

Source: Michael Scotto of The Athletic

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Sources: Dwight Howard, Nets to Negotiate Buyout

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Dwight Howard and Brooklyn will negotiate a buyout to enter free-agency, league sources tell ESPN.

Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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Karl-Anthony Towns Has Not Asked For A Trade

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[Tom] Thibodeau and [Karl-Anthony] Towns have spoken on the phone this offseason, league sources told The Athletic, and there is expected to be more substantive dialogue in the coming weeks when Towns returns from his travels.

According to several people familiar with the situation, there has not been an impasse between the two. Towns has not asked for a trade and the Wolves are not considering trading him. As contract extension talks kick off for Towns this summer, the communication only figures to increase.

Source: Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic

 

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