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Date Player
6/22/2018 Carmelo Anthony, OKC, F
Anthony plans to opt in and take the $28 million he is due next season. The New York Times first reported Anthony's decision to bypass the chance to become a free agent. A person with knowledge of details confirmed Anthony's choice and spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.

Analysis: The Thunder traded for Anthony and Paul George to join Russell Westbrook before last season, moves that gave them high hopes of challenging Golden State in the West. Anthony averaged 16.2 points per game, but he struggled at times in his new role as a spot shooter. His playing time dwindled in the playoffs and he wasn't happy.
6/20/2018 Dwight Howard, Cha, F-C
A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two future second-round draft picks.

Analysis: Howard played only one season for Charlotte, averaging 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds. He is due to make $23.8 million this season, the final year of his contract.
6/20/2018 Timofey Mozgov, Bkn, C
A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for Mozgov and two future second-round draft picks.

Analysis: The Lakers freed themselves from a four-year, $64 million contract that they signed Mozgov to in July 2016 by sending him to the Nets last June. Mozgov averaged 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 31 games last season.
6/8/2018 Rodney Hood, Cle, G-F
Rodney Hood scored 10 points Friday, going 4 of 14 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. Hood grabbed eight rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 26:31 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Hood went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
6/8/2018 Larry Nance Jr., Cle, F-C
Larry Nance Jr. scored seven points Friday, going 3 of 7 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. Nance Jr. grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 23:11 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.
6/8/2018 Cedi Osman, Cle, F
Cedi Osman scored two points Friday on 1-of-3 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. Osman did not grab a rebound nor have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 4:03 of playing time.
6/8/2018 Ante Zizic, Cle, C
Ante Zizic scored four points Friday, going 2 of 2 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. Zizic grabbed one rebound and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 1:40 on the floor.
6/8/2018 Kyle Korver, Cle, G-F
Kyle Korver scored two points Friday on 0-of-6 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. Korver grabbed one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 20:42 of playing time. Korver struggled from behind the arc, missing all five of his attempts.
6/8/2018 LeBron James, Cle, F
LeBron James scored 23 points Friday, going 7 of 13 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. James grabbed seven rebounds and had eight assists, tallying a plus-minus of -21 in his 40:34 of playing time. He added one block.
6/8/2018 J.R. Smith, Cle, G-F
J.R. Smith scored 10 points Friday, going 3 of 8 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. Smith pulled down two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -18 in his 26:35 of playing time. Smith went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
6/8/2018 Jeff Green, Cle, F
Jeff Green scored five points Friday on 2-of-8 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. Green did not grab a rebound but had an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -9 in his 23:40 of playing time. He added one block. Green went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
6/8/2018 George Hill, Cle, G
George Hill scored three points Friday on 1-of-7 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. Hill grabbed three rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -26 in his 25:05 of playing time. Hill went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
6/8/2018 José Calderón, Cle, PG
Jose Calderon went scoreless Friday, going 0 of 1 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. Calderon grabbed one rebound and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 4:03 of playing time. He added one steal.
6/8/2018 Kevin Love, Cle, F-C
Kevin Love scored 13 points Friday on 4-of-13 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. Love grabbed nine rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -26 in his 27:44 on the floor. He added one steal. Love went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
6/8/2018 Tristan Thompson, Cle, F-C
Tristan Thompson scored six points Friday on 3-of-5 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors 108-85. Thompson pulled down four rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -21 in his 16:12 on the floor. He added one block.
6/8/2018 David West, GS, PF
David West scored two points Friday, going 1 of 1 from the field, as the Golden State Warriors topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85. West did not grab a rebound but had an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 7:36 on the floor.
6/8/2018 Andre Iguodala, GS, G-F
Andre Iguodala scored 11 points Friday, going 4 of 8 from the field, as the Golden State Warriors topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85. Iguodala pulled down two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 22:41 of playing time. He added two blocks and two steals. Iguodala went 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
6/8/2018 Zaza Pachulia, GS, C
Zaza Pachulia scored two points Friday, going 0 of 1 from the field, as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85. Pachulia pulled down one rebound and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 2:47 on the floor.
6/8/2018 Shaun Livingston, GS, G
Shaun Livingston scored two points Friday on 0-of-1 shooting as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85. Livingston grabbed four rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 14:04 of playing time.
6/8/2018 Nick Young, GS, G-F
Nick Young scored three points Friday on 1-of-4 shooting as the Golden State Warriors topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85. Young pulled down one rebound and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 8:58 on the floor. Young went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
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