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Trainer: Kawhi Leonard Practices an ‘Unheard Of’ Amount

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Five years later, the San Antonio Spurs wing (Kawhi Leonard) has won two NBA defensive player of the year awards and has a knockdown three-point shot in his arsenal. Last season, he shot 44.3% from deep, ranking fourth in the league.

Leonard improved the shot by “practicing an amount unheard of to most people,” according to his trainer, Joe Abunassar. Leonard’s motivation for doing that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Source: Aaron J. Miller of USA Today Sports

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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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