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Warriors still not bad enough to keep pick

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Warriors still not bad enough to keep pick

Four days ago, we checked in on the Warriors in hopes of seeing some change in their status re: the draft choice theyre not going to get. And to nobodys surprise, it hasnt.Theyre still 22nd when they need to be 24th, and theyre still 2 games behindahead of New Jersey with only 11 games left. The schedule was supposed to be harder down the stretch, but the Warriors are holding their own (noses), and with games at Denver and Portland before Thursdays homer against Dallas, the boys may never show the lack of gumption required.New Jersey did its best by beating the increasingly deteriorating Clevelands, and have a home-and-home against the struggling Philadelphias between now and Friday. Toronto, the other team close enough to spit at, is at Indiana Monday, and then hosts Philly and Boston. Things may tighten up this week.Then again, they havent so far. Dont get your hopes up.
TEAM (W-L, WIN PCT., GAMES BACK)
CHARLOTTE 7-47 .130 --
WASHINGTON 12 -44 .214 4
NEW ORLEANS 15-41 .245 7
SACRAMENTO 19-38 .333 10.5
CLEVELAND 18-36 .333 11
TORONTO 20-37 .351 11.5
NEW JERSEY 21-37 .362 12
DETROIT 21-35 .375 13
GOLDEN STATE 22-33 .400 14.5

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