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Nike files countersuit against Kawhi Leonard over ‘Klaw’ logo

Friday, July 19th, 2019
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In the latest step in the battle between Kawhi Leonard and Nike, the shoe giant has filed a countersuit against the former Raptor and current L.A. Clippers star over his continued use of the “Klaw” logo.

One year later: How the Kawhi Leonard trade still echoes across the NBA

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Exactly one year ago Thursday, the Toronto Raptors agreed to trade DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. Now, the all-in nature of the move has inspired the rest of the NBA to follow suit.

Raptors’ Kyle Lowry undergoes surgery to repair thumb tendon: report

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry underwent a procedure to repair a tendon in his left thumb, but he still plans on being available for the upcoming FIBA World Cup, ESPN reported.

Canada’s Jessica Roque ‘humbled’ by chance to make history with NBA’s Kings

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Jessica Roque, who became the first Canadian woman to join the bench of an NBA team earlier this month, acted as both a scout and on-court coach with the Sacramento Kings. "I hope more Canadian women get the opportunity," the 30-year-old says.

76ers star Ben Simmons withdraws from Australia’s Word Cup squad

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Ben Simmons' new contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers came with bad news for Australian basketball fans: The Melbourne-born NBA All-star won't play for the Boomers at the World Cup.

Jamal Murray headlines Canada’s training camp ahead of basketball World Cup

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Jamal Murray headlined a group of 29 players invited to Canada's training camp on Tuesday ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Ben Simmons, 76ers agree to $170-million US deal: reports

Monday, July 15th, 2019
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A person familiar with the situation says the Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million US, five-year contract extension. The max deal is the latest big commitment by the team.

Russell Westbrook traded to Rockets for Chris Paul: reports

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards and a move that reunites Westbrook with James Harden.

Canada’s Kia Nurse selected a starter for WNBA all-star game

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Canada's Kia Nurse has been named a starter for the WNBA all-star game on July 27 in Las Vegas.

Raptors sign Stanley Johnson as post-Kawhi roster begins to take shape

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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The Toronto Raptors have officially signed forward Stanley Johnson and guard Terence Davis. The team did not release terms of the contracts. The Athletic last week reported Johnson's contract to be a two-year deal worth $7.5 million US.