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Rose Thanks Bulls for Trade to Knicks

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Derrick Rose isn’t sure why he was traded, but he said he is grateful that the Chicago Bulls sent him to the New York Knicks.

“I would like to tell them, ‘Thank you,'” Rose said of the Bulls at Friday’s news conference introducing him as the newest member of the Knicks.

Rose, a Chicago native, elaborated on why he’d thank the Bulls for trading him to New York.

“Getting me another start,” said Rose, who played seven seasons in Chicago, missing the 2012-13 season due to injury. “I’m grateful to be where I’m at. I could have been anywhere. Not saying all the other teams are bad places, but to be in this market, to be in the city [with] the legacy, the history of basketball. … I’m grateful. I’m grateful to be here. I feel like they’re going to appreciate me a little bit more.”

Source: Ian Begley of ESPN New York 

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Pacers to Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game

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Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday.

The game will be held at the Pacers’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which hasn’t hosted the event since 1985, when it was played at the Hoosier Dome.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Clippers’ Austin Rivers Leaves Game with Concussion

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Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic and will not play Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Clippers announced.

Rivers left the game after taking an elbow to the head in the final seconds of the second quarter. He did not return.

Source: ESPN

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Warriors’ Green Doubtful for Thursday’s Game

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Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who is nursing a sore right shoulder, was ruled as doubtful for Thursday night’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks.

The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr said the team is just being cautious, noting that it’s not a serious matter.

Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN

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