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Sources: Cavaliers ‘still committed to winning’ Despite Struggles

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One day before the Cavaliers suffered a demoralizing blowout loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the home opener, coach Tyronn Lue and general manager Koby Altman sat with the team’s three oldest players and told them the organization was going young.

Kyle Korver is 37 and in his 16th season, and he has the fourth most 3s in NBA history. He’s played in two Finals here. JR Smith is 33, in his 15th year, and was the Cavs’ starting shooting guard on the 2016 championship team. Channing Frye is 35 and in his 13th season, and he was a role player on that title team. Each player was told he was not going to be in Lue’s rotation for the foreseeable future.

The front office is still committed to winning this year rather than tearing down, a source said, and views what happened Sunday as not representative of who the Cavs will be this season.

Source: Joe Vardon of The Athletic

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Free agent Markieff Morris has agreed to sign with Oklahoma City, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Enes Kanter has agreed to a deal with Portland, league sources tell ESPN

Blazers beat a crowded field for Kanter, including the Lakers, per sources. Kanter is an important addition for Blazers, where he’ll play a good share of minutes. Portland signed Kanter to a $70M offer sheet in 2015, which OKC matched.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: Luke Walton ‘will definitely finish the season’ as Lakers Head Coach

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There have been no internal discussions about Lakers coach Luke Walton’s job status in the wake of the team’s loss to the lowly Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, according to people with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly on the sensitive matter.

Walton “will definitely finish the season” and has the full support of the Lakers’ front office, one person said.

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka are all on the same page regarding Walton being the coach for the rest of the season, the people said.

Buss especially wants to give Walton every opportunity to succeed, one person said.

Source: Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times

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