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Cavs GM: 'Good dialogue' with James camp

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) With one deadline looming on his future in Cleveland, LeBron James has been in contact with the Cavaliers through his representatives.

Following the NBA draft on Thursday night, Cavs general manager Koby Altman said he has had positive discussions with the three-time champion's group. James has until June 29 to tell the team if he will pick up his $35.6 million option for next season or become a free agent.

"We continue to have good dialogue with his management team," Altman said. "I think LeBron has more than earned the right to approach his contracts the way he does. He's done that before, so this is nothing new for us. We want to respect his space during this process and I continue to have really good dialogue with his management team as he goes through that process.

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Suns draft Ayton with No. 1 pick

NEW YORK (AP) The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar.

Shortly after the Suns took Deandre Ayton to start the NBA draft Thursday night, the Mavericks traded up two spots for the rights to Luka Doncic.

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Mavs trade for Doncic, Hawks get Young

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki.

Dallas moved up two spots in the NBA draft Thursday night to get Slovenian guard Luka Doncic, who was selected by Atlanta at No. 3 while the Mavericks picked former Oklahoma scoring sensation Trae Young for the Hawks at No. 5 as part of the deal. The Mavericks are also sending a protected first-round pick to Atlanta.

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Spurs GM: Keeping Leonard our 1st option

SAN ANTONIO (AP) General manager R.C. Buford acknowledges star forward Kawhi Leonard is unhappy with the Spurs.

He remains optimistic the relationship can be salvaged.

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Hawks get Young in swap of top-5 picks

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks added a new floor leader to their rebuilding effort by acquiring point guard Trae Young from the Dallas Mavericks in Thursday night's exchange of NBA draft picks with the Dallas Mavericks.

Young is best known for his 3-point shooting. The Hawks selected Maryland's Kevin Huerter, a shooting guard, at No. 19 overall. Atlanta's third first-round pick was power forward Omari Spellman of Villanova, at No. 30 overall.

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New Cav Sexton pleas for James to stay

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) The Cavaliers selected a point guard and pitch man.

Moments after the team selected Collin Sexton with the No. 8 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, the Alabama playmaker made his appeal for LeBron James to re-sign with Cleveland.

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Mizzou's Porter falls to Nuggets at 14

NEW YORK (AP) The first time Michael Porter Jr. actually talked to anyone from the Denver Nuggets was Thursday at the NBA draft. He didn't think there was any need, and neither did the Nuggets.

The fact that he was available at No. 14 surprised both parties, regardless of Porter's well-documented back and recent hip issues.

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Hornets agree to trade C Howard to Nets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The Hornets will get the Nets' second-round pick Thursday night (45th overall) and a second-round pick in 2021, the person said. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the teams have not announced the trade and the league cannot approve the deal until the trade moratorium ends on July 6.

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Wizards, Knicks to play in London

LONDON (AP) The NBA will return to London next year with a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks.

Tickets for the Jan. 17 game at the O2 Arena go on sale in the fall.

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Casey says Pistons have plenty of talent

DETROIT (AP) Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season.

"Our time is now," Casey said.

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