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Al Horford Responds to Criticism for Missing Game

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Boston Celtics big man Al Horford, responding to criticism for missing Monday night’s game in Miami after the birth of his second child, said Tuesday that he felt it was important to be there for his family.

“My family’s very important to me,” said Horford, who welcomed daughter Alia on Sunday. “I’m in more of a unique situation because this is our first year [in Boston] and my wife, we all moved in the middle of the pregnancy. And [there is] a lot going on. So I just felt like it was important for me to really be there, supporting her. And we have a son as well. So for her, it’s been a lot thrown at her these past few months.

“I know that it meant a lot for me to be there with her. … So I’m just very happy that the Celtics really take the time and they consider us not only as players but as people. And people that have families.”

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN

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Sources: Multiple Teams Interested in Glenn Robinson III

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The Kings are one of four teams showing the most significant interest in free agent small forward Glenn Robinson III, league sources told The Sacramento Bee. McNair and assistant general manager Wes Wilcox have been forthright and diligent throughout the process in talks between the two sides, sources said.

The most likely suitors at this point appear to be the Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz, sources said. The Kings could be looking for depth on the wing after they declined to match Bogdan Bogdanovic’s offer from the Atlanta Hawks.

Source: Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee

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Sources: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Knicks Agree to Deal

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The New York Knicks are signing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a one-year contract, a source tells ESPN.

Kidd-Gilchrist gives New York someone who can guard multiple positions. He was one of the better defensive players that was still on the free agent board.

Source: Bobby Marks on Twitter

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Sources: Thon Maker, Cavaliers Agree to Deal

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Thon Maker and the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a deal, league sources told @hoopshype.

Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter

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