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Durant, Anthony headline US roster

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NEW YORK (AP) Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

James isn't going to Rio, and neither are many more of basketball's best players.

The Americans think they'll be just fine with who they have.

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Bulls' Hoiberg says he can coach Butler

CHICAGO (AP) Called out by Jimmy Butler last season, Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg insisted Monday that he can still work with the two-time All-Star guard.

"Absolutely, I can," he said.

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Memphis' pitch to Conley includes video

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies' pitch to keep free-agent guard Mike Conley in the fold includes a short video with an introduction from singer Justin Timberlake.

The Grizzlies released the 2 minute, 44 second video Monday.

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Wolves adds first Chinese minority owner

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is bringing in two new minority partners, including the NBA's first Chinese owner.

Shanghai investor Lizhang Jiang and New Jersey real estate mogul Meyer Orbach are joining the Timberwolves' ownership group. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal has not been finalized.

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Free agent Whiteside to decide quickly

MIAMI (AP) Hassan Whiteside cannot wait to become a free agent.

He also cannot wait for the process to end.

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Simmons' cousin killed in hit-and-run

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) The cousin of Ben Simmons, who was picked first by the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA draft, died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in a New Jersey neighborhood, family members said.

Zachary Simmons, 21, died after being struck early Saturday while crossing a street in Hoboken. Authorities said the SUV that struck the Ramsey man fled the scene.

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NBA, WNBA take part in NYC pride parade

NEW YORK (AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA President Lisa Borders marched in New York City's pride parade Sunday.

The two leagues became the first pro sports organization to have a float in the parade.

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Shaq hosts basketball clinic in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) The Shaq show came to Havana on Sunday as NBA great Shaquille O'Neal put on a basketball clinic for local youngsters, becoming the latest emissary for American outreach to the people of Cuba.

The 2016 Hall of Fame inductee and four-time NBA champion led star-struck kids in layup drills and coached scrimmages while onlookers cheered from the sidelines, part of a U.S. State Department-sponsored visit to foster people-to-people exchanges with Cuban citizens.

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Gasol wants to play in Rio despite Zika

MADRID (AP) Chicago Bulls star Pau Gasol says he wants to play in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics despite concerns over the Zika virus.

The 35-year-old center announced in an article for Spanish newspaper Marca on Saturday that he's available for the Spanish national team in what will be his fourth Olympics.

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76ers take Simmons with No. 1 pick

NEW YORK (AP) Ben Simmons went from Down Under to the top of the NBA draft, and a record number of international players followed.

The Philadelphia 76ers took the Australian with the No. 1 pick on Thursday night, making him the first of a record 14 international players chosen in the first round.

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