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Heat, F Martin agree on 3-year deal

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Caleb Martin is coming off the best season of his career, and the Miami Heat are giving him three more years as a reward.

Martin agreed to a three-year contract on Wednesday, one that will start with the forward making $6.5 million this coming season and be worth $20.4 million over the full three years, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Heat had not yet announced the signing of the deal.

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Zion aims to end 'negative' narratives

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A few months after Zion Williamson was left entirely out of Pelicans promotional material regarding ticket renewals, the injury-riddled star forward was back to being celebrated Wednesday as a supremely influential figure in New Orleans' future.

"The last few months were a roller-coaster of emotions," Williamson said. "The world just ran with narratives, and so when my family was going out in public, they're getting harassed by people about why we don't like New Orleans or why we don't want to be here, when that's not the case at all.

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All eyes on Banchero at Summer League

LAS VEGAS (AP) In Las Vegas, there's always a big show happening.

Welcome to the stage, Paolo Banchero. He's about to have his opening night.

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Timberwolves feel Gobert is perfect fit

Rudy Gobert reads Twitter comments, so he's aware that Minnesota fans didn't like him very much during his first nine NBA seasons. And he also heard Timberwolves coach Chris Finch complain regularly about the way he sets screens.

Those perspectives are probably going to change.

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Allen: Blazers not currently for sale

SEATTLE (AP) The NFL's Seattle Seahawks and NBA's Portland Trail Blazers are not currently for sale, the chairwoman of both franchises said Tuesday.

Jody Allen's statement came amid growing speculation about the future ownership of the teams due to stipulations in Paul Allen's will that called for both teams to eventually be sold and the proceeds given to philanthropic endeavors. Most of the speculation has centered on the future of the Trail Blazers.

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Holmgren has 23-7-4-6 in summer debut

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Chet Holmgren shined in his summer league debut, scoring 13 of his 23 points in the first quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder build an early 20-point lead en route to a 98-77 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

The No. 2 pick in the draft also had seven rebounds, four assists and a Salt Lake City Summer League-record six blocks in 24 minutes. Holmgren, a versatile 7-footer from Gonzaga who averaged 14.1 points and 9.9 rebounds and ranked fourth nationally with 3.7 blocks per game, finished 7 of 9 from the floor and 5 of 5 at the free throw line.

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Suns re-sign C Biyombo amid Ayton saga

PHOENIX (AP) Bismack Biyombo is staying in the desert.

The Phoenix Suns re-signed Biyombo on Tuesday after the veteran center gave them a lift off the bench last season. Terms of the deal were not announced.

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Coach Hardy, 34, ready to rebuild Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Will Hardy knew some of the inner workings of the Utah Jazz before being named the league's youngest current head coach.

Sure, it was in 2009, and he was just an intern.

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Dragic, Bulls agree to $2.9M for 1 year

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls and guard Goran Dragic have agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million contract, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because free-agent deals can't be announced until Wednesday. The Athletic first reported the agreement.

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Garland, Cavs agree to 5 years, $193M

CLEVELAND (AP) Darius Garland's rapid rise to elite NBA status is complete.

Cleveland's All-Star point guard agreed Saturday to a five-year, $193 million contract extension, his agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports told the Associated Press.

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