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76ers Hope to Re-Sign Sampson After Clears Waivers

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JaKarr Sampson said he has no ill will toward the 76ers. Some might argue that he has every right to do so, though. The guard flew here with the team from Philadelphia on Thursday morning. He participated in the afternoon practice at the Smoothie King Center. Then after returning to the team hotel, he was waived in the evening to make room on the 15-man roster for Joel Anthony.

The Sixers acquired Anthony, a former Detroit Pistons center, in Thursday’s three-team trade with the Pistons and Houston Rockets. Anthony is expected to be released. The Sixers hope to be able to resign Sampson, assuming he clears waivers by 5 p.m. Sunday.

“I don’t have anything negative to say about Philly,” Sampson said Friday. “I feel like a lot of people in my situation might have something negative to say about Philly, like a ‘why-me’ type of thing. But I don’t have anything negative to say about the organization. I love those guys.”

Source: Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer 

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Report: Anthony Davis, Lakers Agree to Deal

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All-NBA forward Anthony Davis has formally agreed to a five-year, $190 million maximum contract to stay with the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, Klutch Sports CEO and founder Rich Paul told ESPN on Thursday.

The deal includes an early-termination option prior to the fifth year of the deal in 2024-25, Paul said.

Davis, a free agent, signed the contract Thursday. He considered several short- and long-term contract scenarios before accepting a full five-year, maximum offer, sources said.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: Rockets Trade Russell Westbrook to Wizards for John Wall

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Houston has agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to Washington for John Wall and a first-round pick, sources tell ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: LeBron James, Lakers Agree to Extension

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85 million maximum contract extension with the franchise, CEO of Klutch Sports, Rich Paul, told @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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