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Sources: Teams ‘more wary’ of Signing Kyrie Irving in Free Agency

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Kyrie Irving is going to get paid. He’s going to get a max contract from someone, and the Celtics would still like to be the team that signs those checks. Let’s put that right up front.

But, man, is it getting strange out here on the Kyrie beat.

The most interesting bit of information from several sources that we’ve been able to consolidate and confirm is that some teams thought to have interest in Irving as a free agent are now a great deal more wary. Based on the way things played out with the Celtics this season and Irving’s role both off the court all year and on it in the playoff loss to Milwaukee, certain clubs are concerned about putting too many eggs in his basket right away.

Source: Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald

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Report: Anthony Davis to Undergo MRI on Sprained Thumb

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Anthony Davis sprained his right thumb in the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday and did not return to the game.

Davis is scheduled for an MRI Monday. Because the team did not arrive back in Los Angeles until 4 a.m. on Sunday, the team decided to wait another day for further tests on Davis’ thumb.

Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN

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Doc Rivers: Paul George to Miss ‘first 10’ Games for Clippers

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Clippers haven’t given a concrete timetable on Paul George’s return. But Doc Rivers said in passing that Paul George “is not going to be here for the first 10.” Hence, George might be out until Nov. 13 in Houston

Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

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Sources: Gerald Green Out Indefinitely with Foot Injury

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Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green is believed to have suffered a broken left foot and could be sidelined a few months, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Green will have more opinions on his foot this week and be out indefinitely.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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