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LeBron James: This is Kyrie Irving’s Show

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(LeBron) James, however, made it clear on Saturday he doesn’t want to always take the ball out of (Kyrie) Irving’s hands. Part of the appeal of playing alongside Irving means James doesn’t have to work as hard on offense and he won’t always have to initiate. Theoretically at least, it should save some mileage and keep him fresher for the postseason.

For all the talk of getting the young guards off the ball, James made it clear he still wants Irving running this team.

“In certain sets, I’ll probably handle the ball a little bit, but this is Kyrie’s show,” James said. “He’s our point guard. He’s our floor general and we need him to put us in position to succeed offensively. He has to demand that from us with him having the ball.”

via Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal

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Report: Joel Embiid Out One Week with Left Knee Soreness

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76ers All-Star Joel Embiid will be re-evaluated in one week, experiencing left knee soreness. He will undergo treatment involving physical therapy and load management.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Sources: Michael Beasley to Play in China

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Ex-Lakers forward Michael Beasley is finalizing a deal with …. Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources tell ESPN. Short run of two months, significant cash.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: Marshon Brooks to Play in China

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Guard Marshon Brooks has agreed to terms with Chinese team Guangdong where he will replace Malcolm Delaney, a source told Sportando.

Brooks has played 29 games for the Memphis Grizzlies this season averaging 6.6 points.

Brooks will take Delaney’s place. The former Atlanta Hawks guard ended his China season averaging 19.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists.

Source: Emiliano Carchia of Sportando

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