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Nets Fans Cheer Westbrook Upon 33rd Triple-Double

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The Nets’ play has improved with Lin’s return to the lineup after the All-Star break. But they couldn’t hold up under the Thunder’s physicality, couldn’t hold down triple-double machine (Russell) Westbrook, and lost 122-104 in front of 13,911 hearty fans who braved the blizzard at Barclays Center.

The Nets even had to hear those same fans cheer Westbrook throughout with chants of “MVP! MVP!” that shocked even the Thunder star. Brooklyn had to watch them give Westbrook an ovation when he clinched his 33rd triple-double of the season by snaring a Brook Lopez rebound with 4:50 to play.

Source: Brian Lewis of the New York Post

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2018 Free Agency Diary

RFA Montrezl Harrell Stays with Clippers on 2-Year Deal

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Restricted free-agent center Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract to return to the LA Clippers, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN. Harrell’s deal is fully guaranteed, sources said.

Harrell, 24, joined the Clippers as part of the Chris Paul trade with the Houston Rockets last season and made an imprint with his rebounding and defense. Harrell averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds in 17 minutes per game for the Clippers.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Free-Agent Center Alex Len Agrees to Deal with Hawks

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Free-agent center Alex Len has agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Yahoo Sports first reported the deal. Len averaged 8.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Suns last season. The 25-year-old was taken fifth overall by Phoenix in the 2013 draft. He’s averaged 7.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in his career.

Source: ESPN

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Kings, Nemanja Bjelica Agree to Deal

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Forward Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a three-year, $20.5M deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell Yahoo. Third year will be non-guaranteed.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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