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Bulls still weighing Rondo's $13M option

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CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls are not ready to say whether veteran point guard Rajon Rondo will be back for a second season.

Vice president of basketball operations John Paxson says that "is still to be determined." The Bulls can pay Rondo $13.4 million or buy him out for $3 million by Friday's deadline.

Paxson spoke Tuesday during a news conference to introduce newcomers Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and rookie Lauri Markkanen, who were acquired from Minnesota for Jimmy Butler on draft night. The Bulls were planning to meet Tuesday with Rondo's agent Bill Duffy, who represents LaVine.

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MJ, Taylor Swift salute Westbrook's MVP

NEW YORK (AP) Russell Westbrook has earned kudos from Michael Jordan and Taylor Swift after being honored with his first league MVP trophy at the NBA Awards show.

A letter signed by Jordan and posted in an Instagram story on his Nike brand's account reads: "Congrats Russell, I got my first MVP award before my first ring, too ... keep going!" Westbrook is endorsed by the Jordan Brand.

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LaVar, Lonzo's WWE segment creates stir

LOS ANGELES (AP) LaVar Ball has brought his Big Baller Brand from the basketball court to the wrestling ring.

The outspoken father of NBA draft No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball showed up with the newly minted Los Angeles Laker and another son, 15-year-old LaMelo, for a live segment on Monday's "WWE Raw" at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Bucks' Brogdon wins Rookie of Year

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Rockets' D'Antoni wins Coach of Year

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the NBA awards show (all times local):

10:35 p.m.

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Green named Defensive Player of Year

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the NBA awards show (all times local):

10:55 p.m.

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Rockets' Gordon wins Sixth Man award

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the NBA awards show (all times local):

9:30 p.m.

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Green leads All-Defensive first team

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the NBA awards show (all times local):

8:55 p.m.

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Saric, Brogdon unanimous All-Rookies

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the NBA awards show (all times local):

8:40 p.m.

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Billups still unsure about joining Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) Chauncey Billups isn't sure if it's time to jump back into the NBA.

Nearly a week after first meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, Billups has not yet decided whether to join Cleveland's front office, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Monday.

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