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Knicks agree to trade Carmelo to Thunder

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NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony won't be at Knicks training camp after all. He'll be in Oklahoma City, joining Russell Westbrook and Paul George in a loaded lineup.

The Knicks agreed to trade Anthony to the Thunder on Saturday, saving themselves a potentially awkward reunion next week with the player they'd been trying to deal since last season.

New York will get Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.

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Trump pulls invite, then Warriors say no

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike.

Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump's comments in a Friday night speech and a series of Saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation's top athletes, with LeBron James calling the president a "bum." Hours later, Major League Baseball saw its first player take a knee during the national anthem.

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Riley raves about under-contract Wade

MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade is under contract with the Chicago Bulls, meaning other NBA clubs cannot openly talk about possibly signing him until he is a free agent. As such, Miami Heat President Pat Riley was cautious Friday when asked about Wade's future.

Wade spent his first 13 seasons in Miami before leaving in the summer of 2016 and going to the Bulls, his hometown team. But Chicago appears in full rebuilding mode after trading All-Star forward Jimmy Butler - someone Wade was close with - to Minnesota this offseason. And since Wade is in the last year of a deal that will pay him nearly $24 million this season, buyout speculation has been rampant for months.

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Wiggins weighing extension without agent

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Wiggins has a five-year, $148 million contract offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves sitting right in front of him just waiting to be signed.

In his typical, laid-back fashion, Wiggins is greeting the life-changing money with a shrug of the shoulders and a "what's the big deal?" Even though training camp is set to begin on Saturday and the Timberwolves will depart for a preseason exhibition tour in China a week later, Wiggins is in no hurry to finalize the extension and get it off of his plate.

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Wiz F Morris out 6-8 weeks after surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Wizards forward Markieff Morris is expected to be out six-to-eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia.

The Wizards announced Friday that the surgery went as expected. On the six-to-eight-week timeline, Morris would miss at least the first six games of the regular season and possibly more.

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Suns acquire G Daniels from Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have traded guard Troy Daniels to the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix also receives a second-round pick in next year's draft in exchange for a second-round pick, the Grizzlies announced in a release Friday.

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Dragic back to Heat after Slovenia title

MIAMI (AP) A quick summary of the last few weeks in the life of Miami guard Goran Dragic:

He led Slovenia, his mother's homeland and the place he calls home, to an improbable gold medal at the European Championships. The title game came against Serbia, his father's homeland and a place where he still has relatives.

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Techs can be given on reckless closeouts

NEW YORK (AP) NBA referees will be able to call flagrant or technical fouls on defenders who dangerously close on jump shooters without allowing them space to land, as Zaza Pachulia did on the play that injured Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in last season's playoffs.

Officials will also make sure jump shooters are in their upward shooting motion when determining if a perimeter foul is worthy of free throws, which could cut down on James Harden's attempts after he swings his arms into contact.

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Warriors, Timberwolves set to open camp

The Golden State Warriors were the last team standing when the NBA season closed in June. Thanks to a preseason trip to China, they are one of the first teams to get going this season as the league gets up and rolling again.

The Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves will hold their media days on Friday and open training camps Saturday, a few days ahead of the rest of the league as they prepare for an early October trip to China for games in Shanghai and Shenzhen as part of the league's ongoing efforts to grow the game in the basketball-crazy nation.

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Heat, Ultimate Software have jersey deal

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Heat have signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Ultimate Software, which will have its logo on the team's jerseys starting this season.

The Heat were the 15th NBA team to strike a jersey sponsorship deal. This is the first season where the league is permitting teams to have small logo patches on their uniforms.

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