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Sources: Bucks Petition NBA for Cap Relief on Mirza Teletovic

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The Milwaukee Bucks have petitioned the NBA for an exclusion to clear the remaining $10.5 million on Mirza Teletovic’s contract off the team’s salary cap, league sources told ESPN.

The Bucks are expected to meet the criteria and receive the cap relief based on Teletovic’s career-ending injury.

The one-year anniversary of Teletovic’s final game with the Bucks was on Wednesday, clearing the way for the Bucks to apply for $3.5 million in annual cap relief in 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21.

Teletovic was forced to retire because of a life-threatening pulmonary condition. The Bucks used the waive and stretch provision to spread the $10.5 million cap hit across the three seasons.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Sources: Kemba Walker Lakers’ ‘top target’ in Free Agency after Anthony Davis Trade

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Kemba Walker will be a top target in free agency for the Lakers after they reached an agreement in principle to trade for Anthony Davis, according to league sources

Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

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Sources: Multiple Teams Interested in Acquiring No. 4 Pick

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Teams are already expressing significant interest in the No. 4 overall pick belonging now to the Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN. Talks are expected to continue over the next few days. This deal could get even bigger for the Pelicans.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: Pelicans Trade Anthony Davis to Lakers

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The Pelicans have agreed to a deal to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks – including the No. 4 overall in 2019 Draft, league sources tell ESPN.


The Pelicans will get the following picks from the Lakers, league sources tell ESPN:

No. 4 pick in 2019
Top-8 protected in 2021, becomes unprotected in ‘22
Unprotected swap in ‘23
Unprotected first in ‘24
Unprotected swap in ‘25

Tremendous haul for David Griffin & the Pelicans.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim Bontemps on Twitter

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