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Simmons snubbing 76ers camp, wants out

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers.

Simmons will not report to Philadelphia 76ers' training camp next week and prefers to continue his NBA career with another team, a person with direct knowledge of the player's plans told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because discussions of Simmons' plans with the franchise have been private.

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G Redick retires after 15 NBA seasons

J.J. Redick, the sharpshooter who was The Associated Press college player of the year at Duke before embarking on a 15-season NBA career, announced his retirement Tuesday.

The 37-year-old Redick played with six NBA teams - Orlando, the Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Milwaukee and Dallas. He averaged 12.8 points in 940 regular-season games, and his 1,950 career makes from 3-point range rank him 15th in NBA history in that category.

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Nets don't expect vaccine mandate issues

NEW YORK (AP) Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks said Tuesday he doesn't anticipate any Nets being unable to play because of vaccination rules when the NBA season begins next month.

Marks said the entire roster wouldn't currently be eligible to play in New York, but the Nets don't open their season until Oct. 19.

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Luring defenders into fouls new for refs

There was a play early last season that generated much attention around the NBA. Atlanta's Trae Young used his speed to dribble past Brooklyn's Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. And as Luwawu-Cabarrot tried to catch up, Young slammed on the brakes.

Collision. Whistle.

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Clippers break ground on $1.8B arena

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) The design meetings have been going on for years. Technology has evolved throughout the process. Painstaking decisions were made time and time again, right down to what an inch or two difference in leg room between rows would mean or where cupholders should be affixed to the seats.

Finally, Steve Ballmer and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to build their new home.

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Bucks historic hire of female announcer

MILWAUKEE (AP) Lisa Byington is making history as the Milwaukee Bucks' new play-by-play voice on their television broadcasts.

The Bucks announced the hiring Wednesday and said Byington is the first woman to work as a full-time television play-by-play announcer for any major men's professional sports team.

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Mavericks sign free agent G Ntilikina

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent Frank Ntilikina on Thursday, adding the guard picked one spot before their selection of Dennis Smith Jr. in the top 10 of the 2017 draft.

Ntilikina spent four years with the New York Knicks, who drafted him eighth overall four years ago. Smith went ninth to the Mavericks, who traded the point guard to the Knicks a year and a half later in the blockbuster deal that brought Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas.

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Lakers add Fizdale, Lucas III to staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) Former Knicks head coach David Fizdale has joined his hometown Los Angeles Lakers as the lead assistant coach on Frank Vogel's staff.

The Lakers also hired John Lucas III as an assistant coach and named Roger Sancho their head athletic trainer Wednesday.

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Grizzlies waive C Gasol as expected

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have waived center Marc Gasol days after acquiring his rights in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Grizzlies announced the move Wednesday.

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Celtics get Hernangómez from Grizzlies

BOSTON (AP) The Celtics have acquired forward Juancho Hernangomez from the Grizzlies in exchange for guards Carsen Edwards and Kris Dunn.

Boston announced the deal Wednesday. As part of the transaction, Memphis will have the right to swap a 2026 second-round draft pick with Boston's second-round pick that year.

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