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Report: Steve Kerr, Warriors Preparing for Long Term Contract Extension Next Summer

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Steve Kerr and Warriors management held preliminary contract extension talks last summer, but Kerr tabled final discussions until next summer to make sure he felt healthy enough to make a long-term commitment, Kerr told The Athletic on Sunday evening.

Kerr and general manager Bob Myers held the initial talks — and Kerr, Myers and Warriors owner Joe Lacob all told The Athletic on Sunday that they fully expect that Kerr will sign an extension next summer.

“We just agreed we’d wait,” Kerr said. “I’ve got two years left on my deal and wanted to make sure that everything went well this year health-wise. And I don’t anticipate any issues going forward.

“I don’t have any desire to be anywhere else. So I’m sure when we get down to it, we’ll come to an agreement pretty quickly.”

Kerr signed a five-year, $25 million deal in May 2014, has led the Warriors to two championships in three seasons (in 2014-15 and 2016-17), and, despite a slightly wobbly 4-3 start, including a loss at Oracle Arena to Detroit on Sunday, they are heavy favorites to repeat this season.

Source: Tim Kawakami of The Athletic

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76ers to Workout Kevin Knox, Zhaire Smith for Second Time

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Philadelphia 76ers Pre-Draft Workout (6.19.18)

WHAT:

Philadelphia 76ers Pre-Draft Workouts – Media Availability

SCHEDULED PARTICIPANTS:

11:00 A.M. Group Workout:

G-F B.J. Johnson (La Salle)

G De’Anthony Melton (USC)

G Tyler Nelson (Fairfield)

G Malik Newman (Kansas)

G Landry Shamet (Wichita State)

G Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech)

1:00 P.M. Workout:

F Kevin Knox (Kentucky)

Source: Philadelphia 76ers

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Sources: Jamal Crawford Declines Player Option with Timberwolves

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford has declined his $4.5 million player option for next season and will become a free agent, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Crawford, a three-time Sixth Man of the Year, will become one of the top reserve scorers on the open market after facing Monday’s deadline to decide on his option.

In his 18th NBA season, Crawford averaged 10.3 points and 20.7 minutes in 80 contests, marking his 16th consecutive year that he scored in double figures per game. He joined the Timberwolves on a two-year contract last offseason and served as a veteran leader for the franchise’s first playoff season since 2004.

Source: Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports

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Sources: Raptors Want Top-10 Pick, Interested in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

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According to one league source, no one on Toronto’s roster is off limits as the Raptors pursue a top-10 pick

Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

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