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Jason Kidd: Lonzo Ball Comparisons ‘Too Early’

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Jason Kidd says it’s “a stretch” to compare Lonzo Ball to him this early and that people really need to give the Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard time to develop his game and shot.

“I am not saying it is not fair [to make the comparison], but it is too early,” the Milwaukee Bucks coach told ESPN.com by telephone in an interview about Ball. “People are talking about Rookie of the Year; we are already talking about awards [for Ball]. But it is really early and we are 12 games into this. We are jumping the gun a little bit. Let’s enjoy and watch this young kid play and then we will make the comparison at 40 games [or more].

Source: Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Hawks, Thunder, 76ers Agree to Three-Team Trade

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Oklahoma City has agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick to Atlanta for point guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala, league sources tell ESPN. Anthony will be waived, and he will join team of his choice. Rockets are frontrunner.

Sources: Muscala ($5M) is likely headed for a third team in near future. OKC GM Sam Presti and coach Billy Donovan were given permission to talk with Schroder, and they’re enthusiastic about partnership. OKC wants more speed, another ball handler.

Sources: As part of multi-team Carmelo Anthony/Dennis Schröder deal, Atlanta’s Mike Muscala will go to Philadelphia, 76ers’ Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot will be traded to Oklahoma City and 76ers’ Justin Anderson to Atlanta.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania on Twitter

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Celtics, Marcus Smart Agree to Deal

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Restricted free agent Marcus Smart has agreed to a four-year, $52M deal to return to the Boston Celtics, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

Sources: Shams Charania on Twitter

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Mavericks, Yogi Ferrell Agree to Deal

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Sources: Free agent Yogi Ferrell has agreed to a two-year, $5.3M deal to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks. Ferrell was promised the backup shooting guard position to start next season.


Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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