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Magic’s Oladipo Steps Up Into Point Guard Role

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Orlando coach Scott Skiles has put a lot on the 23-year-old’s plate this season, bringing him off the bench for the majority of the 2015-16 campaign. And lately, Oladipo has been forced into point guard duty with starter Elfrid Payton ineffective and out due to injury.

But Oladipo has taken all of the change in stride.

“I’m blessed with the ability to do a lot of things,” said Oladipo, a strong perimeter defender. “So wherever [Scott] needs me to be, that’s where I’m going to be. I’m gonna go out there, play as hard as I can and do whatever it takes to help my team win.”

Source: Mike Mazzeo of ESPN

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REPORT: Carmelo Anthony Traded To Thunder

The Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached an agreement that would send Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder in exchange for center Enes Kanter, sharp-shooter Doug McDermont and a 2018 second-round pick via Chicago.

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After months of back and forth, the New York Knicks have finally found a trade that both the team and forward Carmelo Anthony would agree to.
According to reports, the Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached an agreement that would send Anthony to the Thunder in exchange for center Enes Kanter, sharp-shooter Doug McDermont and a 2018 second-round pick via Chicago.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski‏ is reporting the deal is complete and will be official pending a Trade Call with the NBA on Monday.

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Carmelo Anthony Expands List of Trade Destinations

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Carmelo Anthony has widened his list of teams to which he’d accept a trade, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Thunder GM Presti: ‘Tremendous Appreciation’ for KD

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In the wake of Kevin Durant’s deleted tweets that slammed his former team and coach, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti responded on Friday by taking the high road and praising Durant’s time with the franchise.

“I, and no one from the Thunder, has anything negative to say about Kevin Durant,” Presti said. “I think we’ve been hopefully very open about the fact that we have tremendous appreciation and respect for what he and his teammates and coaches and everybody over his tenure here accomplished, and I really don’t think there’s anything more to say other than that.”

Source: Royce Young of ESPN

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