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  • Knicks have interest in Archie Goodwin
    The Knicks see Archie Goodwin as a potential free agent target.

    Advice: After a mildly underwhelming summer league and the Allen Crabbe trade, the Nets waived Goodwin last month. He probably isn't going to be able to develop a jumper, but he could get on the floor for his defense and his dribble penetration. Goodwin figures to at least get a camp invite. Today, 2:40 pm
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  • Seth Curry still wants to start
    Seth Curry still wants to start for the Mavs next year.

    Advice: "I just want to continue to be consistent with my play, so I can get better and just be reliable every single night and carve out my role even more on this team," Curry said. The Mavs wanted to try Curry as more of a point guard late last year, but those plans changed with the selection of Dennis Smith Jr. Curry is still on the board as a late-round pick, but his role isn't clear right now. Today, 1:44 pm
  • Boris Diaw unsure about playing next year?
    Boris Diaw said he's not 100 percent sure he will play in the NBA next season.

    Advice: He added he may play in Europe this year. Diaw was waived back on July 13 and he said he's had a few contacts with NBA teams. Diaw is a fantastic locker room presence and he does bring some expresso to the locker room, but his on-court contributions figure to drop again at age 35. Today, 12:26 pm
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  • Boban scores 21 points vs. Italy
    Boban Marjanovic scored 21 points against Italy in a friendly on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's shaping up to be the summer of Boban. Coach Stan Van Gundy has talked him up for most of the summer as the primary backup to Andre Drummond, and it's possible Boban can even take some playing time away from Drummond, especially if teams intentionally foul. Marjanovic gave us a tasty sample of what he could do in the last four games of the season, averaging 15.8 points, 10.3 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks in just 22.8 minutes per game. He's a terrific target in the last third of fantasy drafts. Today, 11:40 am
  • Brogdon says Parker making terrific progress
    Malcolm Brogdon said that Jabari Parker (torn ACL) has been making "terrific progress," and he expects Parker to come back "at 100 percent."

    Advice: Brogdon added that Parker has spent the entire summer in Milwaukee rehabbing, and he's also shed some pounds after cleaning up his diet, but the one thing Brogdon wouldn't comment on is when he anticipates Parker to actually getting back on the court. Unfortunately, Parker has torn the ACL in his left knee twice over a three-year span and considering that he suffered the most recent ACL tear in February of 2017, he's essentially guaranteed to miss a large chunk of the 2017-18 season. Today, 10:37 am
  • Jayson Tatum was sticking point in trade talk
    The Celtics were reportedly unwilling to include Jayson Tatum in the trade talks for Kyrie Irving.

    Advice: "The big discussion point with Boston and Cleveland over the past several weeks on a potential deal has always been about Jayson Tatum's involvement," said Shams Charania on NBATV. "The Cavaliers coveted him greatly. I think if Tatum was involved the first day these talks transpired, this deal would have been done weeks ago." It's clear that the Celtics think very highly of Tatum, and he should see a small boost with the departure of Jae Crowder. However, he'll still be playing behind Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris, so he might not be a standard league guy his rookie year. Today, 10:14 am
  • Marreese Speights happy to be home in ORL
    Marreese Speights said it's a "dream" to be able to suit up for his hometown team in Orlando.

    Advice: "Playing for the Magic has always been a dream of mine," said Speights. "The arena is an hour and 20 minutes from my house in St. Pete. I grew up watching them; I became a big fan of them as a kid and that’s when I fell in love with the game. I’ve always wanted to play for the Magic. This is a dream come true." While it's nice to hear that Speights has now realized one of his childhood dreams, he won't be playing enough with the Magic to make a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops. Today, 9:33 am
  • Andrew Wiggins gets max offer, fires agent
    Andrew Wiggins fired his agent Bill Duffy on Tuesday after Duffy negotiated a five-year, $148 million extension for his former client.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Wiggins will sign this five-year extension with Minnesota, but it sounds like he fired Duffy because he was lured away by other agencies offering him no commission fees on contracts. "We are disappointed that Andrew made this decision," Duffy said. "Unfortunately, tampering is a common problem in our industry, and that's part of the reason why I've already been in contact with the NBPA to discuss my rights in this matter." Today, 9:24 am
  • Bulls' youngsters at odds with Dwyane Wade
    The young players on the Bulls "really can't stand" Dwyane Wade, according to Nick Friedell of ESPN.

    Advice: Both Wade and Jimmy Butler called out the youngsters on the roster during a tough stretch in January last season, saying, "you got to care enough, man. It's got to mean that much to you to want to win," which reportedly did not sit well at all with the younger guys. According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, Wade has not talked with Chicago management since the Butler trade, but the two sides are expected to initiate buy-out talks prior to the beginning of the 2017-18 season. Today, 9:02 am
  • Boston was concerned about Thomas' hip injury
    The Celtics reportedly had "significant concerns" regarding Isaiah Thomas' hip injury, and that factored into Boston's willingness to trade him for Kyrie Irving.

    Advice: The Cavs are "anxious" to bring in Thomas for a physical so that they can put a firm timetable on his return date, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, but overall the Cavs' front office doesn't have any short term concerns regarding Thomas' health. IT2 will be coming into a contract year next season, and with him set to turn 29, this could be one of the last big-money deals of his career. He'll obviously be highly motivated to play well this upcoming season, and if all goes well after his check up, fantasy GMs can plan on targeting him in the 20-30 range on draft day. Today, 8:40 am
  • Joel Embiid still not cleared for contact
    Joel Embiid (knee surgery) has still not been fully cleared for basketball activities.

    Advice: Embiid is still being limited to non-contact work, but a recent report from the 76ers director of performance research and development, Dr. David T. Martin, indicated that Embiid should be able to resume basketball activities sometime this summer. There's no denying Embiid's talent, but the fact that knee and foot injuries have kept him off the court for all but 31 games through his first three years in the league is certainly concerning. Today, 7:38 am
  • Ante Zizic traded to the Cavaliers
    Ante Zizic has been traded to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: From what it sounds like, Zizic was basically a throw-in to make the salaries match up. The Cavaliers don't have great depth at the five in Tristan Thompson and Walter Tavares, but Zizic didn't look like he was an "NBA-ready" player at the Summer League. Unless he surprises during the preseason, we're expecting Zizic to spend a lot of time in the G-League. Yesterday, 4:30 pm
  • Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic heading to CLE
    Jae Crowder has been traded to the Cavaliers as part of a package for Kyrie Irving.

    Advice: Losing a talent like Kyrie Irving is never easy for a franchise, but the Cavaliers rebounded nicely and arguably won the trade by snagging Isaiah Thomas and Brooklyn's highly-valuable 2018 first rounder. It's unclear if Crowder will start in Cleveland unless the Cavs want to push LeBron James and Kevin Love to the four and five, but his ability to play multiple positions will help him find a stable role with minutes in the 30s. His upside isn't as high in Cleveland, but he's still a solid mid-round pick. Yesterday, 4:29 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas traded to the Cavaliers
    Isaiah Thomas has been traded to the Cavaliers as a part of a package for Kyrie Irving.

    Advice: Thomas made it clear that he will be seeking a max deal in 2018, so that along with his hip injury may have factored into Boston's decision. The Cavaliers got quite a haul from the Celtics including Jae Crowder and Brooklyn's 2018 first-round pick which could have tremendous value. As for Thomas, he teams up with the best passer in the league in LeBron James, and while his numbers will likely trend down, his efficiency should rise. If he's a full go for training camp like he's anticipating, Thomas will still be an early-round fantasy pick in Cleveland. In case you missed it, he will have a fresh timetable after he undergoes another scan on his hip in early September. Yesterday, 4:28 pm
  • Kyrie Irving traded to BOS for Isaiah Thomas
    Kyrie Irving has been traded to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's 2018 first-round pick.

    Advice: There's no such thing as an offseason in the NBA. For the Celtics, they finally have their face of the franchise in Irving and he's under contract for the next two seasons with a player option for the third. Irving had a 41.7 usage rate when LeBron James was off the floor last season, so it's going to be exciting to see what kind of numbers he puts up as the clear alpha dog. He looks like a rock-solid pick at the start of the second round in standard drafts and you could even make an argument to take him at the end of the first. Yesterday, 4:25 pm
  • Ante Zizic linked to Cavaliers
    Ante Zizic has been linked to a potential trade with the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Celtics and Cavs are still working on the framework of a deal around Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, but it sounds like Zizic is just a throw-in to make the numbers work. The rookie struggled at the Summer League and has some mobility issues, so he is probably going to spend most of his time in the G-League next season if he ends up in Cleveland. Yesterday, 4:17 pm
  • Jae Crowder could be on the move to CLE?
    Jae Crowder has reportedly been included in the discussions between Boston and Cleveland.

    Advice: The latest update from Shams Charania of The Vertical has the Cavaliers and Celtics discussing a deal involving Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, Crowder and Ante Zizic. It's easy to see why the Cavaliers covet Crowder, as he will make just $6.8M, $7.3M and $7.8M over the next three seasons and is one of the best 3-and-D wings in the East. He can also play multiple positions, so he'd fit in nicely next to LeBron James. We think a move to Cleveland would hurt Crowder's value, but he would still be a mid-round pick in standard leagues. As for Boston, a Crowder trade would be great news for both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum and would certainly put them on the standard-league radar. Yesterday, 4:12 pm
  • Report: Trade talk between CLE-BOS 'serious'
    The Celtics and Cavs have reportedly engaged in "serious" discussions regarding a trade that would send Kyrie Irving to Boston in a package that would include Isaiah Thomas and draft picks.

    Advice: The teams are still fine tuning the deal, but initial reports indicate that Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic would also be included in the package that Boston would send to Cleveland in exchange for Irving. In terms of fantasy hoops, Thomas wouldn't be quite the same usage monster he was with the Celtics as a member of the Cavs, and Derrick Rose would somewhat complicate the equation, so he'd likely see a slight dip in value in Cleveland. Crowder might not even start with the Cavs, so his value would take a fairly large hit. Yesterday, 3:52 pm
  • Ben Simmons (foot) cleared for full activity
    Ben Simmons (foot) has been "cleared to resume full basketball activity for some time," according to 76ers' beat reporter Tom Moore.

    Advice: Simmons sat out the entire 2016-17 season due to a Jones fracture in his right foot, but all reports up to this point have indicated that he'll be going into training camp 100 percent healthy. However, head coach Brett Brown has already hinted that Simmons will likely have a minutes restriction next year, so expect him to be eased into things next season, similarly to how the team handled Joel Embiid last year. Yesterday, 3:28 pm
  • Report: BOS-CLE talking Irving-Thomas swap
    The Celtics and Cavs have engaged in active trade discussions centered on Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas, according to Shams Charania of The Verticle.

    Advice: With a treasure trove of draft picks, Boston can probably offer Cleveland the most attractive package in any deal for Irving, and Thomas would fit in nicely in the Cavs' system. Irving might see some more shot opportunities in Boston, but it likely wouldn't be a dramatic uptick in usage with Al Horford and Gordon Hayward also needing the rock. Still, he should still be able to work at a top-25 evaluation as a member of the Celtics. As for Thomas, it wouldn't be the best landing spot due to the presence of Derrick Rose, but he'd still very likely be an early-round guy. Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Dwyane Wade's kids going to school in Florida
    Dwyane Wade's children have reportedly moved back to south Florida to attend school.

    Advice: Wade's kids went to school in Chicago last year, so the move back to Florida will continue to fuel rumors that Wade is seeking a buyout with the Bulls so that he could reunite with Pat Riley in Miami. The Heat do have enough cap space to make a competitive offer to Wade should he hit the open market, but the Bulls also could have the incentive to keep Wade and try and use him as a trade chip as the deadline approaches. There are also rumors out there that Wade could consider reuniting with LeBron James in Cleveland post-buyout, but as of right now, nothing seems imminent. Yesterday, 12:21 pm
  • Pacers sign Alex Poythress to two-way deal
    The Pacers have signed Alex Poythress to a two-way contract.

    Advice: Poythress will provide another big body at training camp, but he'll spend a majority of the 2017-18 season playing for Indiana's G-League affiliate. There's no fantasy value here. Yesterday, 12:06 pm
  • Morris twins court date set for August 28
    The court date for Markieff and Marcus Morris, each facing a pair of aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident in 2015, has been set for August 28.

    Advice: The Morris twins were allegedly involved in an altercation that left the victim, Erik Hood, with a broken nose, abrasions and a large bump on his head. Hood told police that he was assaulted by four men, including Markieff and Marcus. Per the CSN NE report, "A conviction could potentially result in jail time – each of the aggravated assault charges carries a maximum jail sentence of 3 ľ years – in addition to a 10-game suspension under Article VI, Section 7 of the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement." Yesterday, 10:04 am
  • Fellow rookies believe Smith will win ROY
    In a survey of incoming rookies, Dennis Smith Jr. was selected as the favorite to win the 2017-18 Rookie of the Year award.

    Advice: Thirty-nine rookies took part in the survey and 25.7 percent of them tabbed Smith as the ROY front-runner. Lonzo Ball finished in second-place, with 20 percent of the vote. After slipping to ninth in the 2017 draft, Smith was dominant at the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 17.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 2.2 steals. Assuming he plays well in the preseason, Smith will be flying up draft boards in October. Yesterday, 9:10 am
  • Stevens confident playing Crowder w/ Hayward
    Coach Brad Stevens said that he believes Jae Crowder and Gordon Hayward will "play really well together."

    Advice: Since the Celtics signed Hayward, there has been concern that Crowder would see his role reduced dramatically. However, Stevens is confident that won't be an issue. "We think that those guys are both really good players that can play together," said Stevens. "I’m really excited about it. Those guys will not only get along great because they both love the game, they both love to compete, but I think they’ll play really well together." Crowder will see his usage rate and shots attempts dip next season, but is still expected to post solid, all-around fantasy stats. Yesterday, 7:36 am
  • Team USA announces AmeriCup tournament roster
    USA Basketball announced their full roster for the 2017 Men’s AmeriCup Tournament.

    Advice: Many the qualifying events for the World Cup and the Olympics will now take place during the NBA season, so Team USA selected players that are expected to be on overseas or G-league rosters. The 12 players are Billy Baron, Alec Brown, Larry Drew II, Reggie Hearn, Darrun Hilliard, Jonathan Holmes, Kendall Marshall, Xavier Munford, Marshall Plumlee, Jameel Warney, C.J. Williams and Reggie Williams. Yesterday, 7:10 am
  • Nerlens Noel hires new agent
    Nerlens Noel has hired Rich Paul of Klutch Sports as his new agent.

    Advice: It is uncommon for a restricted free agent to fire and hire a new agency to represent him this late in the process. However, it is clear that Noel was unhappy his previous agent, Happy Walters. Noel and the Mavs are locked into a stalemate. It is believed that the Noel is looking for a contract near or at the max, while Dallas is not willing to offer that type of salary. Noel still has the option of signing the $4.2 million qualifying offer and then becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2018. Yesterday, 6:48 am
  • Pacers exercise team option on Myles Turner
    The Pacers exercised their team option for Myles Turner for the 2018-19 season.

    Advice: This was a mere formality, as Turner is developing into a superstar and the new face of the franchise in Indiana. Next summer, the Pacers will be eligible to sign Turner to an extension worth approximately $156.6 million over five years. He was already a fantasy force last season, but now with Paul George now in OKC, expect Turner to enter the upper echelon of fantasy stardom in 2017-18. Yesterday, 6:30 am
  • BOS doesn't have timetable for Isaiah Thomas
    Brad Stevens revealed during a recent interview that the Celtics won't have an official timetable for Isaiah Thomas (hip) until he undergoes another scan in early-September.

    Advice: "He has another follow-up and another scan in the early part of September," said Stevens of Thomas. "Obviously, it’s been a lot of appropriate rest, a lot of rehab. There have been some good strides here certainly in the last month or few weeks, but we’re not going to know that until after that early September timeframe." Thomas opted to let the labral tear in his right hip heal naturally, which has involved a fairly lengthy recovery period, but most reports up to this point have indicated that he'll be ready for camp. Monday, 3:09 pm
  • Magic sign Adreian Payne to two-way deal
    The Magic have signed Adreian Payne to a two-way contract.

    Advice: Payne will be there for training camp, but he'll spend most of the 2017-18 season in the G-League. Monday, 2:57 pm
  • Wesley Matthews wants to expand his game
    Wesley Matthews said he expects to showcase "a more all-around skillset" to lead the Mavs back to the playoffs.

    Advice: "I want to be the most complete basketball player that I can be, and with the shooting slump that I had there were still ways that I had to be effective on the court," he said. "You know, energy, leadership and defense, that’s always going to be a part of it. But being able to get other guys shots and get other guys open, I take pride in that as well." Matthews averaged 12.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.4 treys last season, but shot an abysmal 38.8 percent from the field. He's reportedly in great shape and has been incorporating yoga into his offseason program, but Matthews is only worth a look late in drafts because he hasn't looked the same since his Achilles injury back in 2015. Monday, 9:06 am
  • Noel fires agent, looking for max deal
    Nerlens Noel has fired his agent and will soon sign with Dan Fegan.

    Advice: Noel hasn't been thrilled with what the Mavericks have offered him and is hoping that Fegan will pry a max contract offer out of Mark Cuban. The risk is huge with Noel struggling with knee trouble since he entered the league, and it doesn't help his case that most NBA teams are out of cap space. While a max deal seems unlikely, maybe Fegan will help speed up the process and land Noel a deal prior to training camp in September. Assuming he re-signs in Dallas, Noel will be a high-risk, high-reward option in the middle rounds. Monday, 7:08 am
  • Jordan Mickey's deal is for two years
    Jordan Mickey's deal with the Heat is for two years.

    Advice: The first year of the deal is guaranteed at $1.5 million and the second is a team option. The Heat don't have a first-round pick for the next two seasons, so Mickey gives them a nice young piece to develop. Mickey does have nice upside in blocks with 3.1 swats per 36 minutes, but he's not expected to be in the rotation on opening night. Maybe a strong camp and preseason changes that. Sunday, 7:40 am
  • Greek NT thinks Giannis' injury is 'staged'
    The Greek basketball federation has accused the Bucks of staging Giannis Antetokounmpo's knee injury to keep him out of Eurobasket.

    Advice: "We, on our side, did everything not to give the Bucks an excuse," Takis Tsagronis (the federation general secretary) said. "We took a magnetic scan of Giannis' leg and it was clean. What the Bucks claim is not the reality; something else is happening." Giannis recently visited with Bucks Head of Strength and Conditioning Suki Hobson and was put through a series of exercises to evaluate his knee, and it was determined that he was still "experiencing significant pain on basic movements." The NBA issued a statement backing up the Bucks, so we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. According to Bucks GM John Horst, Giannis is scheduled to return to Milwaukee this week "to begin his daily treatment and rehabilitation program in order to be ready for Bucks Training Camp." Sunday, 7:20 am
  • Whiteside said he would welcome a Wade return
    Hassan Whiteside said he would embrace a Dwyane Wade return.

    Advice: "It'd be great," Whiteside said. "It's a three-time NBA champion coming back, coming in and really helping a team out. It would be great." With the Bulls rebuilding, a buyout between the All-Star veteran and Chicago almost seems inevitable. The shut-down risk would be high if Wade stayed in the Windy City, so a move away would likely be a good thing. If you draft Josh Richardson or Dion Waiters this season, keep in mind that a potential Wade return would hurt their value. Sunday, 6:40 am
  • Clippers and Marshall Plumlee agree to deal
    Marshall Plumlee has agreed to a partially-guaranteed deal with the Clippers.

    Advice: The Knicks waived Plumlee back on July 7 after he played a grand total of 170 minutes with the team last year. Plumlee did get an opportunity to start one game last year, but he didn't score in that one. Plumlee could have a chance to be the third center on the roster, but that would mean the Clippers would slide Montrezl Harrell over to the four. Saturday, 2:54 pm
  • Antetokounmpo (knee) to miss Eurobasket
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) announced on his Facebook page that he is currently unable to practice and will not play for Greece at Eurobasket.

    Advice: We first learned that Antetokounmpo was dealing with "knee discomfort" earlier this month, as he was unable to practice for five days in preparation for Eurobasket. However, he reportedly had an MRI, which came back clean, and it appeared the issue was behind him. Giannis played in Greece's next game, vs. Montenegro, last weekend, scoring 20 points. After that contest, he took off for a scheduled tour of China. At this point, we don't have any further details as to the extent of the injury. We'll pass along an update as soon as one is provided. Saturday, 9:28 am
  • Adreian Payne nearing deal with Magic
    Adreian Payne is close to an agreement with the Magic.

    Advice: He declined a $900K offer to play in China, so he looks like he'll try to get on an NBA roster at camp. Orlando is a good choice for Payne with only three centers ahead of him, but he probably wouldn't get minutes unless there are several injuries. Friday, 3:27 pm
  • Jordan Mickey finalizing 1-year deal w/ Miami
    Jordan Mickey is finalizing a guaranteed $1.5 million contract with Miami, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

    Advice: The Celtics drafted Mickey out of LSU with the 33rd overall pick in the 2015 draft. He appeared in 25 games for Boston in 2016-17, but averaged just 1.5 points in 5.6 minutes of action. He did average 20.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in the 12 D-League games he played in. The Heat have plenty of depth in their crowded frontcourt, so although his guaranteed pact means it highly probable he'll make the final 15-man roster, it's unlikely Mickey cracks Miami's rotation next season. Friday, 8:32 am
  • Haslem comments on Dwyane Wade
    Udonis Haslem said his advice to Dwyane Wade is to take it "one day at a time."

    Advice: "We kind of understand the direction that Chicago is going in," Haslem said. "We kind of understand the direction that Dwyane wants to go in the last couple of years of his career. The business side of things sometimes doesn't always allow both sides to co-exist." Wade is expected to be bought out at some point during the season and he could wind up going back to the Heat. Thursday, 1:00 pm
  • Report: Dwyane Wade, Bulls headed to buyout?
    Dwyane Wade and the Bulls are "expected to reach a buyout agreement at some point in the next few months," according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.

    Advice: Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said in early July that he didn't expect Wade to be bought out this summer, but that doesn't rule out an early-season maneuver. Chicago is rebuilding after trading Jimmy Butler to the Wolves, and Zach LaVine is the franchise's SG of the future, so it wouldn't be shocking to see Wade hit free agency after a buyout in the coming months. Wednesday, 4:55 pm
  • Myles Turner expects to make the playoffs
    Myles Turner said he expects the Pacers to be in the playoffs next season.

    Advice: "A lot of people look at us as young team that’s going to rebuild, but we’re a young team that’s trying to compete," said Turner. "We’ve got a lot of guys who can come in and make an impact right away. I expect to make the playoffs this year." This is what he's supposed to say, but the reality is that it will be tough for Indiana to compete out East after losing Paul George this offseason. However, the departure of PG-13 should open up a ton of opportunity for Turner, so he should easily be able to flirt with top-20 value next season. Tuesday, 2:25 pm
  • Boston has expressed interest in Kyrie Irving
    The Celtics have expressed interest in Kyrie Irving but have not yet made a formal offer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

    Advice: The Cavs are determined to get back a young, promising player in any potential Irving trade, as they are unsure if LeBron James will re-sign next summer. The Celtic they are reportedly keen on is Jayson Tatum. Boston certainly has the assets to make a very tempting offer, but the fact that the two teams are likely to meet again in the Eastern Conference Finals complicates the situation. Wojnarowski believes the Cavs may wait until September before engaging in "aggressive conversations." Tuesday, 8:55 am
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