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Grizzlies willing to trade Conley, Gasol

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies may be ready to start rebuilding, listening to trade offers for the NBA's longest-tenured teammates.

Guard Mike Conley said Grizzlies owner Robert Pera had told both he and center Marc Gasol on Tuesday that they will be mentioned in potential trade talks.

Pera "called me just to make me aware that they were going to go about doing this," Conley said after Wednesday's shoot-around before their game against the Charlotte Hornets. "Outside of that, I haven't really thought about it or heard much about it."


Harden taking high-scoring show to MSG

James Harden is doing something nobody has seen since the heyday of Wilt Chamberlain. The New York Knicks are doing something to which Knicks fans have long grown accustomed.

Two entirely different streaks will be on display Wednesday night, when the Knicks host Harden and the Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden.


Nuggets hope to snap 7-game skid at Jazz

The Denver Nuggets haven't experienced much fun in Salt Lake City in recent seasons.

The red-hot Nuggets aim to change their luck on Wednesday when they look to halt a seven-game road losing streak against the Utah Jazz.


George, Westbrook lead OKC past Blazers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A renewed focus on defense has the Oklahoma City Thunder on another winning streak.

Paul George had 36 points, eight rebounds and five steals, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds and the Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 123-114 on Tuesday night.


Minus Leonard, Raptors' home run hits 10

TORONTO (AP) Even without Kawhi Leonard in the lineup, the rested Toronto Raptors were too much for the tired Sacramento Kings.

Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet each scored 19 points, Pascal Siakam had 18 and the Raptors beat the Kings 120-105 on Tuesday night.


Smith sparks Mavs by Clippers in return

DALLAS (AP) Dennis Smith Jr. faked a pass and hit a layup in one sweeping motion a few minutes before Luka Doncic dribbled behind his back at the free-throw line and drove for a left-handed layup.

The Dallas Mavericks are back to trying to figure out how to make the two young stars fit in the same backcourt.


Towns has 25-18-7 as Wolves rout Suns

PHOENIX (AP) Two days earlier, the short-handed Phoenix Suns gave Minnesota everything it could handle in a two-point road loss to the Timberwolves.

On Tuesday night, it was no contest. A Minnesota blowout in the desert.


Mavs' Doncic fined $10K for kicking ball

DALLAS (AP) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic has been fined $10,000 for kicking the ball into the stands, which led to his ejection from a game against Indiana.

Doncic kicked the ball after a basket by the Pacers late in the third quarter of their 111-99 victory over the Mavericks on Saturday night. The NBA announced the fine Tuesday.


Ex-Kings exec guilty of embezzlement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A former top Sacramento Kings executive has pleaded guilty to siphoning $13.4 million from the team to buy Southern California beachfront properties, according to court records.

The records show former chief revenue officer Jeffrey David pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of wire fraud and identity theft. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced April 15.


Rockets deal Anthony, to be cut by Bulls

MILWAUKEE (AP) Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper.

Where he's going next remains unclear.

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