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Joel Embiid 'likes' Kevin Durant's postgame comments

Joel Embiid 'likes' Kevin Durant's postgame comments

Joel Embiid is an all-time great when it comes to his use of social media.

His ability to troll his opponents and victims is unmatched.

And as Kevin Durant revealed after a huge comeback win over the 76ers on Saturday night, the Warriors didn't want to be the subject of Embiid's Twitter wrath.

"We wanted to win this game really, really bad. After being down by so much, we didn't want to lose to these guys, especially Joel. He woulda gone straight to Twitter and started talking s***," Durant told reporters after the game.

Embiid hasn't posted anything on Twitter or Instagram since Saturday's game ended, but a quick look at his Twitter Likes shows that the 76ers' center liked the video of Durant's comments.

With their 124-116 comeback win on Saturday, the Warriors swept the two-game season series from Embiid and the 76ers.

Report: There is tension between Chris Paul and the Rockets over his contract

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Report: There is tension between Chris Paul and the Rockets over his contract

Last June, Chris Paul opted into the final year of his contract (worth just under $24.3 million) and was then traded to the Rockets.

It was all by design, so that way Paul would hit unrestricted free agency this summer and Houston would be able to give him the "super max" five-year contract worth over $200 million.

But buckle up everybody, because things may get wild here soon.

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According to Chris Broussard of Fox Sports:

"From what I'm told, there's tension now between Houston and Chris Paul, because there was definitely some type of 'handshake, wink-wink, we're gonna max you out' ... but now they're not so sure. Houston, with good reason, doesn't want to do that. 

"But they got an out because they got new ownership. So Daryl Morey can go to Chris Paul and be like, 'I want to do it, but the new owner doesn't want to give you five years, or four years.'

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta sounds like a smart man.

Paul is 33 years old (he will turn 34 next May) and let's just say that he most likely isn't going to age too well.

If Houston gives Paul a five-year max, the point guard would be making around $46 million at 37 years old.

That sounds...

...like a bad investment for Houston.

The Rockets should not give Paul more than three years, unless they get a long-term commitment from LeBron James (which doesn't sound likely).

"I don't think LeBron would go there with them doing that to Chris Paul, and he doesn't want to be there long term," Broussard added. "I'm told LeBron hasn't made a decision yet because there are so many moving parts."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Warriors agree to terms on deal with NCAA's second leading scorer

Report: Warriors agree to terms on deal with NCAA's second leading scorer

The Warriors selected Jacob Evans with the No. 28 overall pick in the NBA Draft.

But that wasn't the only thing they accomplished.

Golden State agreed to terms on a partially guaranteed deal with Kendrick Nunn, according to ESPN's Ian Bagley.

Nunn averaged 25.9 points per game last year at Oakland University in Michigan.

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On Thursday night he tweeted:

The partial guarantee essentially means that he will report to training camp in late September, and will end up being an affiliate player for the Santa Cruz Warriors (this is not the same as a two-way contract).

There is no official word yet if Nunn will play for the Warriors' summer league team in Sacramento and/or Las Vegas.

Nunn was a Top 100 recruit in the high school class of 2013.

He played his first three years of college ball at Illinois -- averaging 15.5 points per game as a junior.

Nunn was dismissed from the team following the 2015-16 season and ended up at Oakland.

He sat out the 2016-17 campaign before completing his career as the Horizon League Player of the Year.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller