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Report: Clippers, Nuggets, Hawks agree to deal involving Gallinari, Crawford

Report: Clippers, Nuggets, Hawks agree to deal involving Gallinari, Crawford

Danilo Gallinari and Jamal Crawford appear to be on the move.

The Clippers, Nuggets and Hawks have reportedly agreed to a three-team trade, according to ESPN.

In the reported deal, the Clippers would acquire Gallinari from Denver in a sign-and-trade. The contract is reported to be a three-year, $65 million deal.

Crawford, center Diamond Stone, a 2018 Top-3 protected first-round pick and cash would go from the Clippers to the Hawks. The first-round is the one Los Angeles recently acquired from Houston in the Chris Paul trade.

Denver would get a 2019 second-round pick for their involvment in the deal. Over the weekend, Denver reportedly agreed to a three-year, $90 million deal with former Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap.

The Clippers plan to field a frontcourt of Gallinari, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.

Crawford, a 17-year veteran going to a rebuilding Atlanta squad, is reportedly a candidate to be bought out of his contract. He has two years remaining on a three-year, $42 million deal he signed prior to the 2016-17 season.

Why Steve Kerr isn't entertaining idea of Klay Thompson playing this year

Why Steve Kerr isn't entertaining idea of Klay Thompson playing this year

The Warriors were supposed to provide an official update on Klay Thompson's status during the All-Star break.

But it appears an announcement won't come until later this week.

Is coach Steve Kerr still operating with the mindset that Klay will not return to game action this season?

"It's so different because with Steph there's a definite timetable," Kerr told reporters Tuesday night after practice. "It's easy to look and say, 'In a couple weeks, Steph is gonna be ready to play.'

"Klay is a long way from that, so I don't even entertain any thoughts of Klay playing this year."

Yours truly feels the same way.

Klay tore his left ACL on June 13 and underwent surgery July 2.

The Warriors' last game is April 15 -- which is just 10 months removed from when he sustained the injury. Considering the team's current place in the standings, does it make sense to bring him back? We shall see.

It sounds like the final decision could be up to the three-time NBA champion himself.

[RELATED: Why Steph playing again this season still is so valuable]

“Klay might come back for a few games at the end. He might not,” owner Joe Lacob recently told Mark Medina of USA Today Sports. “That doesn’t matter so much. Maybe we’ll err on the cautious side. Maybe.

"That’s up to him.”

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How Kevin Durant reacted to Ja Morant jabbing Steph Curry on Twitter

How Kevin Durant reacted to Ja Morant jabbing Steph Curry on Twitter

Two weeks ago, Warriors superstar Steph Curry and Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant made headlines because of a little social media spat regarding Andre Iguodala.

There wasn't any legit beef, however, as the two exchanged friendly DMs to clear the air.

Hey Kevin Durant -- why do you think Morant chose to tweet a picture of you holding the NBA Finals MVP trophy?

"I don't know. There's always been speculation about what my place was on the team, or what I meant to the team," the two-time NBA Finals MVP told Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks. "I don't think that got anybody on the Warriors upset that he posted a picture of me. 

"We're all brothers and we won championships together. It wasn't anything more than just a little jab I guess."

But what about the narrative that Golden State only won the title in 2017 and 2018 because of you?

"They got narratives for everything," KD said. "There's a lot of stuff the casual fan don't get about the game. So they make a lot of speculation on what they see. It's not the whole picture."

[RELATED: What frustrated KD most about in-game feud with Draymond]

Correct.

OK. Let's move on. Nothing more to see here.

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