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Jordan, Durant Congratulate Westbrook on MVP

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Russell Westbrook earned kudos from Michael Jordan and former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant after being honored with his first league MVP trophy at the NBA Awards show.

In a letter signed by Jordan and posted in an Instagram story on his Nike brand’s account, the Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner told Westbrook he also won his first MVP award before winning a championship. Durant congratulated Westbrook in a comment on his YouTube channel page. “Huge congrats to Russell Westbrook on MVP, that boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year, F—in balled out,” the Golden State Warriors star wrote. “Gotta respect it!”

Source: ESPN

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Pistons Exercise Team Option to Keep Reggie Bullock

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The Pistons retained wing Reggie Bullock by exercising their team option for an economical $2.5 million for next season. It was a predictable outcome for Bullock, who had a breakout season with career highs of 11.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 44.5 percent on 3-pointers — which ranked second in the NBA — last season.

Source: The Detriot News via HoopsHype

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Nets, Shabazz Napier Agree to Deal

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Free-agent guard Shabazz Napier has agreed to a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told ESPN.

The deal includes a team option on the second year, league sources said.

Napier’s pro career blossomed in the past two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, where he averaged a career-best 8.7 points and 20 minutes a game last year.

Napier, 27, will join a guard rotation for the Nets that includes D’Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Cavaliers, Channing Frye Agree to Deal

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Free agent Channing Frye has agreed to a one-year, $2.4M deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources tell Yahoo.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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