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Kevin Durant Would Have Joined NBA out of HS, Says NCAA Players Should Be Paid

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant said Friday that college athletes should be paid.  According to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, Durant said there is "hypocritical money talk in college sports" and revealed he would have entered the NBA draft out of high school if rules allowed it so that he could help out his family financially. Earlier Friday, Pat Forde and Pete

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Lonzo Ball Says NCAA Should Pay Players: ‘Everybody’s Getting Paid Anyway’

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball said Friday he believes college basketball players should be paid. Asked for his opinion by Shahan Ahmed of NBC Los Angeles, Ball said: "All the money they generate for the programs and stuff, it’s kind of an unfair system. … Everybody knows everybody’s getting paid and that’s how it is. Everybody’s getting paid anyway.

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Lonzo Ball to Return from Knee Injury vs. Mavericks; Out vs. Kings on Saturday

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball will be on a minutes restriction in Friday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks and will not play Saturday against the Sacramento Kings, coach Luke Walton told reporters. Ball, 20, has missed the last 15 games due to a knee injury. It’s unclear how many minutes Ball will be limited to, but odds are he

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Joakim Noah Rumors: Warriors, Timberwolves, Thunder Interested in Knicks C

The Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder are among the teams interested in signing Joakim Noah should he negotiate a buyout with the New York Knicks. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported "several playoff-bound teams" are monitoring Noah’s status in New York. The veteran center has been away from the team since getting into

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Carmelo Anthony: I’m Only Player in History ‘Criticized for What He’s Great At’

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony said his mid-range offensive game is a "lost art" in a basketball era dominated by pick-and-roll plays and three-point shooting. On Thursday, Tim Keown of ESPN.com passed along comments from Anthony, who believes the critiques of his style give him a unique place in the sport. "To be honest with you, I think I

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