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Monta-less Warriors blow out Kings 115-89

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Monta-less Warriors blow out Kings 115-89

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Warriors 115, Kings 89
SACRAMENTO -- Well, for one night the Warriors made do without Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh.About an hour before tip-off with the Sacramento Kings, the Warriors traded Ellis and Udoh, two of the teams starters, to the Milwaukee Bucks in a deal for Andrew Bogut.Despite playing without those two starters, the Warriors still handled the Sacramento Kings at Power Balance Pavilion on Tuesday night.Warriors coach Mark Jackson started Nate Robinson and Klay Thompson in the backcourt, and they helped Golden State win its third game in a row.Starting point guard Stephen Curry sat out because of a strained tendon in his right foot.The game was tight for a half, but then Golden State established control in the third quarter. Thompson struggled from the field early missing 10 of his first 12 shots, but rebounded and contributed to the win.Robinson, getting his first start as a Warrior, had 17 points.The Warriors placed six players in double figures.

Report: Dwyane Wade, Bulls expected to agree on buyout

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Report: Dwyane Wade, Bulls expected to agree on buyout

It appears that the Dwyane Wade era in Chicago won't last much longer.

The 2006 NBA Finals MVP and the Bulls are expected to reach terms on a buyout agreement within the next few months, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.

In July 2016, Wade signed a two-year deal worth $47 million -- with a $23.8 million player option in Year 2.

In late June, he exercised the option.

If a buyout happens, Wade would become a free agent.

He is very close with LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony reportedly wants to be traded to Houston.

The Warriors open the season against the Rockets on Oct. 17.

Wade's status will be a story worth watching.

The 12-time All-Star will turn 36 years old in January.

Kevin Durant responds to tweet saying Cavs should trade LeBron

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Kevin Durant responds to tweet saying Cavs should trade LeBron

Kevin Durant was recently playing some pickup ball with LeBron James (see video below).

And on Wednesday afternoon, he reacted to a fan's opinion on what the Cavs should do with LeBron.

LeBron took his talents to South Beach in July 2010, and the Cavs landed the No. 1 overall pick in 2011 (Kyrie Irving), 2013 (Anthony Bennett) and 2014 (Andrew Wiggins).

Durant should have also mentioned that LeBron has a no-trade clause and that Dan Gilbert can't trade LeBron even if he wants to.

[RELATED: The report about LeBron's future with Cavs is reportedly '100 percent false']

Also, why would LeBron waive his no-trade clause and agree to be shipped to a team that is going to have to relinquish many assets just to get LeBron?

He can simply play this season out and then determine his future next summer.

The only question that needs to be answered at this point is: Will the Cavs actually trade Kyrie Irving or will they hold out and hope for a reconciliation?

Enjoy the video...

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