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Cavs expect Thomas to play by January

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The Latest on Monday's events from NBA media days (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas has made progress with his hip injury, and officials said Monday the organization expects him to play by January.

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Wade, Bulls agree to terms on buyout

MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade is about to become a free agent, and he's hoping that doesn't last for long.

Wade and the Chicago Bulls agreed to terms on a buyout agreement Sunday, a person with direct knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press. Wade is considering several options, including a potential return to Miami or a reunion with longtime friend LeBron James in Cleveland, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the buyout has not been formally announced.

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Heat aren't sure Mexico game will happen

The Latest on Monday's events from NBA media days (all times local):

11:05 a.m.

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Jordan supports players voicing opinions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Jordan is voicing his support for freedom of speech and peaceful protest following President Donald Trump's decision to rescind an invitation to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors to celebrate with Trump at the White House.

Warriors star Stephen Curry said on Friday that he didn't want to go to the White House and Trump said the next day that he was no longer invited.

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76ers owners looking to expand portfolio

NEW YORK (AP) With the last two No. 1 overall picks set to join a promising core, the Philadelphia 76ers view themselves as a team on the rise.

Their ownership sees the same opportunities for their other franchises.

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Favors ready to bounce back with Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Derrick Favors knows he's been the forgotten man in the Utah Jazz grand scheme.

"I'm pretty much used to it," Favors said. "The whole time I've been here has been like that. It seems like everybody seems to forget about me all the time. That's what people kind of forget, I can score the ball, too, when I get the chance.

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Bulls, Mirotic agree to 2 years, $27M

CHICAGO (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the Chicago Bulls and forward Nikola Mirotic have agreed to a two-year contract that could pay as much as $27 million.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal has not been announced. The Bulls hold an option on the second year.

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Knicks agree to trade Anthony to Thunder

NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony won't be at Knicks training camp after all. He'll be in Oklahoma City, joining Russell Westbrook and Paul George in a loaded lineup.

The Knicks agreed to trade Anthony to the Thunder on Saturday, saving themselves a potentially awkward reunion next week with the player they'd been trying to deal since last season.

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Trump pulls invite, then Warriors say no

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike.

Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump's comments in a Friday night speech and a series of Saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation's top athletes, with LeBron James calling the president a "bum." Hours later, Major League Baseball saw its first player take a knee during the national anthem.

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Wiggins weighing extension without agent

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Wiggins has a five-year, $148 million contract offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves sitting right in front of him just waiting to be signed.

In his typical, laid-back fashion, Wiggins is greeting the life-changing money with a shrug of the shoulders and a "what's the big deal?" Even though training camp is set to begin on Saturday and the Timberwolves will depart for a preseason exhibition tour in China a week later, Wiggins is in no hurry to finalize the extension and get it off of his plate.

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