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Fred Hoiberg Says Bulls Have Robin Lopez’s Back

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Robin Lopez knew punishment was coming and he was right.

The center was nailed with a one-game suspension without pay for his altercation with Raptors forward Serge Ibaka on Tuesday night in Toronto. He served the suspension Wednesday against the visiting Pistons.

(Said Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg:) “He’s got a fire to him that you just don’t ever want to take away. This game gets very competitive obviously, it gets heated at times. That happened [Tuesday] night. It’s unfortunate what went down, but we’ve all got Robin’s back.’’

Source: Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times

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Sources: Cavaliers, Kings Progressing in George Hill Trade Talks

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are progressing in conversations on a deal to acquire Sacramento Kings guard George Hill, league sources told ESPN.

The Cavaliers and Kings are discussing a package centered on guard Iman Shumpert and forward Channing Frye, league sources said. The teams are discussing a second-round pick too, sources said.

No trade is imminent, but the two teams have moved closer on terms and both are motivated to find a final pathway to a deal, league sources said.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN

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Michael Jordan: Hornets ‘not looking to trade’ Kemba Walker

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Charlotte Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan said Monday night he’s not looking to trade point guard Kemba Walker, and would do so only if the return included a major All-Star, such as the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard.

“We bred him, we chose him, we groomed him to be a good player for us,” Jordan said of Walker, who the Hornets drafted ninth overall in 2011, to a great extent because Jordan saw traits in Walker that reminded him of his own playing career.

“I’m not looking to trade Kemba, but I would listen to opportunities.”

As Jordan pointed out, his team has underachieved. An expensive veteran roster — they traded for future Hall of Fame center Dwight Howard in June — hasn’t clicked as a group on a regular basis. Jordan said there have been eight to 10 games this season he feels the Hornets should have won and didn’t.

Walker was clearly rattled Friday, following practice, when asked about the reports his name has been discussed in a possible trade. He said he would be “devastated” if the Hornets dealt him after six-plus seasons here. Walker has set down deep roots in the community and is currently building a new home here.

Walker, 27, said Friday his ultimate goal would be to play his entire career in Charlotte, which he now considers home.

Source: Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer

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Sources: Trail Blazers Interested in DeAndre Jordan

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The Trail Blazers are among the teams that have tried to engage the Clippers in trade talks for DeAndre Jordan, according to league sources

Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

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