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Warriors to meet on White House decision

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Golden State Warriors plan to meet as a team this fall to decide whether to make a visit to the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship.

Head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, "We will meet as a team to discuss it and make a decision."

The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games to win their second championship in three seasons. The team has not yet been invited to visit the White House nor has the organization decided whether it would accept an invitation if it were offered, sources told ESPN.


Wizards F Morris to miss 6-8 weeks

(TSX / STATS) -- Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris underwent sports hernia surgery and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, the team announced Friday.

The timetable means Morris will miss at least the first six games of the 2017-18 season and perhaps up to month.


Blazers F Vonleh to miss start of season

(TSX / STATS) -- Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh will miss all of preseason camp and is likely to miss the first two weeks of the regular season after suffering a right shoulder strain, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

Vonleh sustained the injury while playing a pick-up game at the team's practice facility.


Suns acquire G Daniels from Grizzlies

(TSX / STATS) -- The Phoenix Suns acquired guard Troy Daniels and a second-round pick in the 2018 draft from the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday in exchange for a second-round pick in the same draft.

The deal saves the Grizzlies $6.7 million and clears a roster spot. The Suns have 14 guaranteed contracts and $10.8 million remaining in cap space.


76ers bring G Pullen back to US

(TSX / STATS) -- The Philadelphia 76ers agreed to terms with guard Jacob Pullen on Friday.

Pullen, 27, most recently played for BC Khimki of the VTB United League in Russia. Across VTB and Eurocup play, he appeared in 40 games and averaged 9.5 points and 1.9 assists.


Hornets promote Silas, hire Jordan

(TSX / STATS) -- The Charlotte Hornets promoted Stephen Silas to associate head coach and hired Eddie Jordan as an assistant coach, the team announced Friday.

Head coach Steve Clifford made the changes on his staff after lead assistant Patrick Ewing left in April to coach his alma mater at Georgetown and Bob Weiss moved to the Denver Nuggets last month.


76ers C Embiid not cleared for 5-on-5s

(TSX / STATS) -- Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has yet to be cleared for 5-on-5 drills as he works his way back from an injured left knee, the team announced Wednesday.

Embiid played in only 31 games last season and had surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.


Grizzlies sign 2nd-round pick Rabb

(TSX / STATS) -- The Memphis Grizzlies signed second-round draft pick Ivan Rabb to a contract, the team announced on Thursday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Grizzlies, who acquired the 6-foot-10 forward in a 2017 draft-day trade with the Orlando Magic.


Durant calls tweets about OKC 'childish'

(TSX / STATS) -- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant apologized and labeled his recent actions on Twitter as "childish" and "idiotic" on Tuesday while on a Tech Crunch panel in San Francisco.

Durant claims he accidentally used his main Twitter account while defending his decision to leave Oklahoma City.


Bulls tab Collins as senior advisor

(TSX / STATS) -- Doug Collins was named as the Chicago Bulls' senior advisor of basketball operations, the team announced on Tuesday.

Collins will report to John Paxson, the executive vice president of basketball operations.

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