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Settlement in sex harrassment suit against Warriors

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Settlement in sex harrassment suit against Warriors

OAKLAND -- The attorney for a former Golden State Warriors employee who accused former star guard Monta Ellis of sexual harassment says a settlement has been reached in her lawsuit against the team.

Burt Boltuch, the attorney for Erika Smith, told The Associated Press on Friday that he is not allowed to discuss specifics of the settlement, which was reached last month. Boltuch said discussions with the Warriors' attorneys began shortly after Ellis was traded from the Warriors to the Milwaukee Bucks in March.

Erika Smith worked as community relations director for the Warriors. She accused Ellis of sending her unwanted text messages that included a photo of his genitals and said the team's owners attempted to cover up his actions.

Team spokesman Ray Ridder said all of Smith's claims have now been dismissed in their entirety.

Kevin Durant chimes in on Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers trade drama

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Kevin Durant chimes in on Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers trade drama

Kevin Durant has weighed in on the current drama surrounding Kyrie Irving and their Cleveland Cavaliers. 

During a news conference Friday in Noida, India, Durant said "I really don't care about the Kyrie Irving situation. I just want guys in the league to be happy wherever they're playing and have some fun playing ball. 

Wherever that is for Kyrie, I hope he finds that."

Reports are Irving requested a trade on July 7. And the latest reports say six teams have made an offer for the point guard's services. 

In the same quote, Durant told NBA Academy attendees, "LeBron James is a phenomenal player. I got a chance to play on his team in the Olympics in 2012 and learnt a lot from him." 

Durant led that 2012 Gold Medal Olympic team in scoring with 19.5 points per game and was second in rebounding behind current Cavalier Kevin Love. 

In eight games, James averaged 13-5-5. 

Report: Six teams make Cavaliers an offer for Kyrie Irving

Report: Six teams make Cavaliers an offer for Kyrie Irving

Trade talks for Kyrie Irving have reached a new high. 

Acccording to ESPN, six teams have made offers to the Cavaliers for the point guard. 

Those teams are: The LA Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, New  York Knicks and Miami Heat. 

According to the same report, as many as 20 teams have inquired about Irving's availability. 

The report comes a day after The Athletic reported the Cavaliers have tried to communicate with Irving but he isn't speaking to anyone in the organization. 

On July 7, Irving requested a trade. 

The point guard -- who won an NBA title with the Cavs two seasons ago -- is under contract for two more seasons -- $18,868,625 in 2017-18 and $20,099,188 in 2018-19 -- plus a $21,329,750 player option in 2019-20.