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Karl Loves Rajon Rondo; Admits to Verbal ‘Wrestling’

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“I love him,” (George) Karl said of (Rajon) Rondo. “It’s going to be a love, anger, contradicts, and right now he’s our motor. He makes us go; he makes us go in a very good way.”

This is what Karl expected in working with Rondo, who is notoriously outspoken with coaches. Karl said it’s made for some interesting banter between the two.

“I think he enjoys my philosophies a little bit,” Karl said. “Not 100 percent in agreement, but I’ve always had wrestling matches with most of my point guards – and this is not a bad wrestling match – but we do have our wrestling match going on.”

Source: Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee

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2019 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Lakers Claim Kostas Antetokounmpo Off Waivers

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The Los Angeles Lakers have claimed Kostas Antetokounmpo off free agency waivers, sources tell
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Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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2019 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Kyle Korver, Bucks Agree to Deal

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Free-agent guard Kyle Korver has agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, his agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, told ESPN.

Korver labored over a decision between the Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, but his history and relationship with coach Mike Budenholzer played a significant role in his ultimate choice, league sources said.

The 38-year-old Korver played three-plus seasons under Budenholzer in Atlanta and was an All-Star there in 2015.

According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the Bucks will incur a $1.6 million cap hit on Korver’s deal. The Phoenix Suns, who waived Korver earlier this month, will receive a $559,000 set-off on the $3.4 million they owe him.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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2019 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Frank Mason III, Bucks Agree to Two-Way Deal

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Guard Frank Mason III has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources tell
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Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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