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'Melo signs $2.4M deal with Rockets

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HOUSTON (AP) Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday.

Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him.

Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a picture on social media of Anthony signing his contract.

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Wade will be with Heat if he plays

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) If Dwyane Wade plays this season, it will be in a Miami Heat uniform.

It's still a significant "if."

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James visits Cavs with Lakers on Nov. 21

NEW YORK (AP) LeBron James will make his one and only visit to Cleveland on Nov. 21 when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Cavaliers in the four-time MVP's home state.

The NBA released its complete regular season schedule Friday, two days after announcing the league's national TV schedule .

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Cavs G Clarkson to play in Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson watched from the bench, not quite able to make it to the Asian Games in time to play in the opening game for the Philippines.

Yao Ming was there, too, also keeping a close eye on the Philippines' opening 96-59 win over Kazakhstan.

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James' Lakers face Warriors on Christmas

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league's national television schedule.

The NBA released its TV schedule for the first week of the season, Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Wednesday, and all are prominently featured.

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Pistons F Leuer hurts knee, has surgery

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Pistons forward Jon Leuer has had surgery after injuring his right knee during an offseason workout.

The Pistons said Thursday that Leuer's operation was Wednesday in New York, and that he was injured earlier in the week. An update on his return is expected before the start of training camp.

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Pelicans add C Jahlil Okafor for 2 years

NEW ORLEANS (AP) �� Two people familiar with the situation say free-agent center Jahlil Okafor has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced. They say the contract includes a team option in Year 2.

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Bogut has strong debut for Sydney Kings

SYDNEY (AP) NBA star Andrew Bogut has made a short but strong debut for the Sydney Kings in a pre-season match ahead of Australia's National Basketball League season.

The center, who started his NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks and ended with the Los Angeles Lakers, played 15 minutes against the Japan national team Friday, scoring four points, claiming six rebounds and providing a match-high six assists.

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Harris back with Mavs for third stint

DALLAS (AP) Devin Harris is returning to the Dallas Mavericks for the third time after signing a $2.4 million free agent contract.

The Mavericks announced the deal with the 14-year veteran on Wednesday. His contract is for the veteran minimum.

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NJ senator: Trump attack on James racist

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior.

Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn't have questioned James' intelligence or charity work if he were white. Trump criticized James on Friday after an interview aired with CNN anchor Don Lemon in which he deemed Trump divisive.

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