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Rudy Gay: ‘I’m a Spur for life’

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The Spurs’ interest in Rudy Gay was revealed July 1 with a phone call from Gregg Popovich.

“He said, ‘Well don’t (sign with another team). Come here,’” Gay said. “Obviously he was joking, but the more we talked, he just talked about the possibilities. What kind of player I could be. What kind of player he thinks I am, and how I can help this team.”

Gay bought in, agreeing to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Spurs, who officially introduced their prize Wednesday afternoon.

“Whatever it takes,” he said. “If I’m a sixth man, I’m going to be the best sixth man in the league. If I’m a starter, I’m going to try and be one of the best small forwards in the league. That’s just the type of player I am.”

Gay is betting on himself this season. He has an $8.8 million player option for the 2018-19 season. If he returns to form, he could decline the option and sign a more lucrative contract.

But the business side can wait. Gay’s new chapter starts this month. The mission is clear: Help his new team capture its sixth championship banner.

“I’m a Spur,” Gay said. “And I’m a Spur for life.”

Source: Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News

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Report: Lakers, Andrew Bogut Agree to Deal

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Free agent center Andrew Bogut has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, agent David Bauman of ISE tells The Vertical.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Source: Nuggets, Mason Plumlee Agree to Deal

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Restricted free-agent center Mason Plumlee has agreed to a three-year, $41 million deal to return to the Denver Nuggets, league sources told ESPN.

Agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports and Denver president of basketball operations Tim Connelly reached agreement on the deal late Sunday night, league sources said.

With the deal, Denver was able to avoid Plumlee signing a $4.6 million qualifying offer for the 2017-18 season — which would’ve allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Timberwolves, Andrew Wiggins Expected to Finalize Extension Before Training Camp

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The Wiggins 5-years, $148M extension is expected to be done before Saturday’s 1st practice, per a chat I had w/ owner Glen Taylor. #Twolves

Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter

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