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Bucks’ Jabari Parker Discussed In Rockets, Knicks Blockbuster Trade

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As September settles in, Carmelo Anthony remains with the New York Knicks despite a summer full of hot stove rumors and trade discussions.

Now that the winds of the trade rumor mills have calmed a bit, reports are surfacing that divulge details about some potential trade scenarios that would have seen Anthony switching jerseys for this upcoming season.

ESPN’s Ian Begley reports that the Milwaukee Bucks and the New York Knicks had, at the very least, talked about Jabari Parker as part of a three-team trade involving the Houston Rockets.

“ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported last month that Houston was looking for a third team to make a trade work,” Begley said in his report.

“The Milwaukee Bucks emerged as a potential third team at one point, per league sources, but there was no traction toward a deal. Milwaukee has been trying to shed salary so, in all likelihood, the idea of taking back the remaining money on Ryan Anderson‘s contract (three years, $60 million) in a trade wasn’t enticing.”

“One name that came up in those (very) preliminary talks? Bucks forward Jabari Parker, per league sources. It’s unclear which side — the Knicks or Bucks — brought up Parker’s name. What is clear is that Parker would have been part of an outgoing package that included a larger Bucks contract, such as John Henson‘s or Greg Monroe‘s.

If that deal had come to fruition, the Knicks would have received the type of return they’d long hoped for in an Anthony trade: a young player on a below-market contract in Parker.”

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76ers, Ben Simmons Agree to Contract Extension

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The Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons have agreed to a five-year, $170 million contract, according to Simmons’ agent Rick Paul, via The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The Sixers had extended a max contract offer to Simmons at the start of free agency, so the deal had been on the horizon for a while.

Simmons, 22, has been a franchise cornerstone for the Sixers, and averaged 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game for Philadelphia last season.

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Cavs Expected to Waive and Stretch J.R. Smith

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to waive guard J.R. Smith after failing to find a suitable trade, according to The Athletic’s Joe Vardon.

According to Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor, the Cavs plan to stretch his contract over the next three years.

Smith played in only 11 games during the 2018-19 season as the Cavs veered towards a youth movement.

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76ers’ Re-Sign Mike Scott

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The Philadelphia 76ers have re-signed Mike Scott to a two-year, $9.8 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

“Mike epitomizes what Philadelphia loves – a fierce competitor with a tireless work ethic, who’s driven by the desire to win,” Sixers’ general manager Elton Brand said in a statement. “His toughness, grit and passion are palpable, as the city of Philadelphia has come to know. We are thrilled to have Mike back with the 76ers.”

Scott was a key reserve player for the 76ers last year, averaging 7.8 points per game.

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