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Anthony Davis returns to starting lineup against New York

Kyle Goon: Lakers go big with Pat Beverley out: Anthony Davis is back in the starting lineup for the first time since his injury. Rui Hachimura remains the starter.Sources: Twitter @kylegoon What’s the buzz on Twitter? Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers Schröder-Brown-Rui-LeBron-AD starting lineup. Color me intrigued. Ak pic.twitter.com/2TT4WMyU6C – 7:04 PM Mike Trudell @LakersReporter First look …

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Fred VanVleet is eyeing $30-35 million annually in free agency

Michael Scotto: Regarding VanVleet’s extension talks before the season, I was told that the four-year, $114 million extension offer was never going to be high enough since VanVleet, who’s one of the top free agents entering the market this summer, considered himself somewhere in the $30-35 million average annual range, which is similar to Jrue …

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Fred VanVleet to enter unrestricted free agency this summer

Michael Scotto: We’ve got the locker room leader, Fred VanVleet, coming up on a player option, which by all accounts, from anyone you talk to around the league, is expected to decline that player option and enter unrestricted free agency.Source: Michael Scotto @HoopsHype What’s the buzz on Twitter? Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet …

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Gregg Popovich on Jeremy Sochan: ‘I just love watching him. I have no idea what he’s gonna do

Matthew Tynan: Asked Pop about Sochan’s growth as an offensive initiator/ball-handler this season: “He’s wild. He’s doing whatever he wants. I just love watching him. It’s kinda like watching Manu when we first got him — I have no idea what he’s gonna do.”Sources: Twitter @Matthew_Tynan What’s the buzz on Twitter? Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie GAME …

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Ja Morant: Andrew Nembhard told my pops to shut up

It wasn’t entirely clear what caused the scuffle between Morant and members of the opposing team. The guard was initially seen jawing with Pacers wing Chris Duarte after a free throw from Indiana’s Isaiah Jackson. Members from both teams got involved before the two sides were eventually separated. During his post-game interview, Morant was asked …

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NBA execs think Timberwolves will look to move D’Angelo Russell

Rival NBA executives believe the Timberwolves will look to move D’Angelo Russell before the trade deadline. Russell and the Timberwolves were apart on the possibility of a contract extension, and the former No. 2 pick is set to enter unrestricted free agency this summer. With Minnesota projected to be over the salary cap, the Timberwolves …

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