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Popovich: We Dialed Back on Pitch to LaMarcus Aldridge

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Speaking of pitches, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich discussed how it was that he reeled in (LaMarcus) Aldridge.

“I don’t pitch too much,” Popovich said. “We don’t try to convince people very often, honestly. I think it’s overblown like we’re going go have some sort of sales deal. We tried to sell Jason Kidd [in 2003] and it didn’t work. We had Mariachis and everything, I think. All kinds of stuff. After that, I decided never again.

“If they come, they come. If they don’t, I don’t care. Because it’s as simple as that. Especially for a guy who’s been in the league for nine years. You know what he can do, you know what he can’t do. You know what you like, you know what you don’t like.”

Source: Baxter Holmes of ESPN

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Sources: Nikola Mirotic Out Two-to-Four Weeks with Left Thumb Fracture

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Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic has suffered a slight fracture of his left thumb and will miss at least two-to-four weeks, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Sources: Suns to Meet with Jimmer Fredette

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The Phoenix Suns will meet with former BYU star and Sacramento Kings first-round pick Jimmer Fredette on Thursday, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.

Gambadoro reports the Suns could sign Fredette through the rest of the season. The Suns currently have an open roster spot.

The 30-year-old guard is currently playing for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. On Tuesday, the Sharks were eliminated from the postseason. Fredette averaged 36.9 points per game for Shanghai, the league’s top mark.

Source: John Gambadoro via Arizona Sports

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Sources: Pelicans Claim Christian Wood

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New Orleans has claimed Christian Wood off waivers, league source tells ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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