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Wiggins Thrilled to Reunite With Bennett, Thompson

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Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, is thrilled to reunite with fellow Canadians Anthony Bennett and Tristan Thompson on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“Great thing for Toronto, great thing for Canada, actually,” Wiggins said. “Before this, no player from Canada has been No. 1, and now we have two back‑to‑back No. 1s.  So it’s a huge accomplishment for Canada. It just opens so much more doors for all the kids in Canada, just international basketball by itself, and I’m just looking to playing it for my fellow Canadians, A.B. and Tristan. … I played with Tristan for a summer AAU, and I played with Anthony for a while on the AAU circuit and the national level, too.  So I’m just excited.  You know, the chemistry is already there with those guys.  I played with them already.  So I think big things are to come.”

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2017 Trade Deadline

Lakers Agree to Send Lou Williams to Houston Rockets

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The Rockets are sending Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to the Lakers for Lou Williams, league source tells TheVertical.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical

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Jazz Tried to Move Up to Acquire Winslow 

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They (Utah Jazz) worked hard to move up during Thursday night’s draft to grab Justise Winslow, the athletic wing out of Duke who tumbled for a minute before ending up going to Miami with the 10th overall pick. The Jazz loved the guy, but couldn’t snag him. No luck there.

Source: Gordon Monson of The Salt Lake Tribune

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Kupchak: D’Angelo Russell’s Upside is Unlimited

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(Lakers GM) Mitch Kupchak says Russell’s “upside is unlimited, and we didn’t feel that way about all the players we were considering.”

Source: Bill Oram of the Orange Country Register on Twitter

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