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Reports: Andrew Bogut agrees to one-year deal with Warriors' division rival

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Reports: Andrew Bogut agrees to one-year deal with Warriors' division rival

With training camp right around the corner, Andrew Bogut is no longer unemployed.

The former Warriors center has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to multiple national reports.

News of the agreement was first reported by The Vertical. According to Turner Sports, the deal is for the veteran minimum.

After four seasons in Oakland, Bogut started the 2016-17 season with Dallas. In February, he was traded to the 76ers, who waived him four days after the deal. Five days later, Bogut signed with the Cavs. In his first minute of action with Cleveland, the 12-year veteran suffered a season-ending leg injury.

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Report: Lakers to retire Kobe's jerseys before game vs Warriors

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Report: Lakers to retire Kobe's jerseys before game vs Warriors

Circle Dec. 18 on your calendars.

The Lakers will retire Kobe Bryant's jerseys that night before their game against the Warriors, according to multiple reports.

No. 8 and No. 24?

Kobe wore No. 8 from his rookie year (1996-97) through the 2005-06 season.

He rocked No. 24 from the 2006-07 campaign through 2015-16.

Over 67 career games against the Warriors, Kobe Bryant averaged 27.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists.

In his final NBA game on April 13, 2016, The Black Mamba turned in a legendary performance -- 60 points on 22-for-50 shooting, including 6-for-21 from distance.

That same night, the Warriors won their single-season record 73rd game and Steph Curry made 10 3-pointers (46 points total) to finish with 402 on the season.

The Warriors haven't exactly played well against the Lakers in Los Angeles the last three seasons:

- Dec. 23, 2015 -- Lakers 115, Warriors 105
- March 6, 2016 -- Lakers 112, Warriors 95
- Nov. 4, 2016 -- Lakers 117, Warriors 97 

Golden State also plays at Staples Center on Nov. 29.

The Warriors host the Lakers on Dec. 22 and March 14.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Kevin Durant makes bet on LeBron James' future with Cavs

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Kevin Durant makes bet on LeBron James' future with Cavs

LeBron James will earn $33,285,709 from the Cavs in 2017-18.

He has a $35,607,969 player option in 2018-19, but it is widely assumed that LeBron will decline it and become a free agent next summer.

Will he stay in Cleveland or will he leave again?

"I personally always say he's staying," Durant said a couple weeks ago on The Bill Simmons Podcast. "I told him this. That's me. I feel like he's gonna end it in Cleveland. That's his crib. That's the crib. He run it.

"I'm sure he's gonna turn that into something mega once he's done."

Simmons believes LeBron will join the Lakers next July and asked Durant what he wants to wager.

"I'll bet Fat Sal's ... combo meal, he's staying in Cleveland," Durant declared.

In case you are wondering -- Fat Sal's makes sandwiches and has five locations (the one in Westwood is delicious).

And about the Nets' 2018 first-round pick Cleveland acquired in the Kyrie Irving deal:

"I think they're gonna trade that pick," Durant said.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller