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Van Gundy: Fate of Cavs Falls on GM Griffin

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Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy only had Tyronn Lue as a player for a short period of time in the 2008-09 season.

But that short stint while both were with the Orlando Magic told Van Gundy that Lue would be a good coach one day.

So in Van Gundy’s mind, the onus falls on Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin for the recent decision to fire David Blatt and insert Lue into the head coaching spot.

“Ty’s going to do a good job, a really good job,” Van Gundy said Friday before the Pistons’ 114-106 loss to the Cavs at the Palace. “It’s not on him. It’s on David Griffin.”

Source: Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press

 

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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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