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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Says He Could Never Play For Los Angeles

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Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo shot down any chance of playing for either the Los Angeles Clippers or the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

“I could never see myself being out there,” Antetokounmpo said, via Matt Velazquez Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It’s great for two, three days but it’s a little bit — things are going a little bit crazy.

“Of course, because of the All-Star Game, there was a lot of people there. … In Milwaukee — I love Milwaukee — it’s low-key. I can walk down the road, down the streets without anybody bugging me — nobody interrupts my conversation or anything. I love how quiet and calm Milwaukee is.”

Players such as the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid used the All-Star weekend to try and recruit Antetokounmpo, but he seems committed to staying with the Bucks for the long haul.

“He told me I should trust the process and come play for Philly,” Antetokounmpo said. “That was my reaction — I just laughed.”

It’s good to see players of Antetokounmpo’s stature not want to flee smaller market teams such as the Bucks for the bright lights of a big market such as Los Angeles or a historic franchise such as the Lakers.

 

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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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