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Roy spurns Warriors, will sign with Timberwolves

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Roy spurns Warriors, will sign with Timberwolves

Brandon Roy will notbe signing with the Golden State Warriors. Instead, he will be making hiscomeback for the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to the Oregonian.That report has beenconfirmed by CSNBayarea.com.Roy, 27, retired inDecember 2011, after experiencing chronic knee pain, but he announced he wasmaking a comeback in June.Warriors generalmanager Bob Myers indicated at that time he would reach out to Roy. Beforejoining the Warriors front office in April 2011, Myers was an agent and Roywas his client.Myers met with Royon Sunday, and confirmed the following day that he had a second meeting set up.It is unknown if that second meeting took place. The earliest Roy can sign acontract with the Timberwolves is July 11.Roy's contract is reported to be for 10 million over two years. The Warriors could have offered Roy that same contract -- using their mid-level exception -- and even offered more years and more money. But earlier this week, Myers made it clear that the Warriors were not prepared to use the team's entire mid-level exception because it would put the Warriors in the luxury tax area.The Warriorspursuit of Roy made sense from a basketball standpoint. Roy was a three-timeall-star before injuries cut short his career. If he can approach his formerlevel of play, Roy will no doubt help the team hes playing for.With Stephen Currycoming off a season of ankle injuries and Klay Thompson entering just hissecond season, the versatile Roy would have given the Warriors an experiencedand competent third guard.

Durant rips referee after ejection against Knicks: 'He was searching for me'

Durant rips referee after ejection against Knicks: 'He was searching for me'

With 2:50 left in Tuesday's game against the Knicks, Kevin Durant was ejected.

It's the fourth time this season that he's been thrown out of a game.

After the Warriors' 123-112 win, Durant didn't bite his tongue when asked about what happened between him and referee James Williams.

"In the first half, I was dribbling up the right side, I made a left to right cross. He said I carried, ah, you kinda let that go. I asked him 'Where'd you get the carry from?' He said 'You froze the defender.' I said 'That's what a crossover is for.' And that's why I do it, to freeze my defender. And he tried to make a bunch of excuses and I told him he was wrong," Durant said. "He went to halftime probably with an attitude and the second half, his whole thing was, he's trying to get me. So, look at my first tech. I got the rebound, dribbled the ball hard and he teched me up. He was searching for me, he lookin' to try to tech me up to get me back because he's still in his feelings from the first half. That's what been going on around the league the whole year, a bunch of that. I gotta keep my head a little bit, but I was upset."

Draymond Green attempted to hold Durant back prior to the ejection. Durant was asked about that after the game and was able to laugh about it.

"The irony," Durant said to much laughter from reporters at Oracle.

"I was not trying to hear it. He was right in doing so. I didn't want to get teched up or thrown out,  but I did want him to hear what I had to say," Durant said.

Durant can expect to hear from the league office regarding his comments.

LeBron joins 30,000-point club with buzzer-beater vs Spurs

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LeBron joins 30,000-point club with buzzer-beater vs Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — LeBron James has joined the NBA's 30,000-point club.

James became the seventh player with 30,000 career points when he hit a jumper with one second left in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.

James was recognized by the arena before the second quarter and got a standing ovation from Spurs fans. James patted his heard and said "thank you so much."

James needed seven points Tuesday to get there. He missed his first two midrange jumpers before making two driving layups and a 20-footer. He hit the milestone jumper over Danny Green from 19 feet out.

The 33-year-old James joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32,292), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) and Dirk Nowitzki (30,808) on the list.

At 33 years and 24 days, James is the youngest to reach the mark. Bryant was 34 years and 104 days when he got there.

The 14-time All-Star has averaged 27.1 points since breaking into the league as an 18-year-old in 2003.