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Durant calls tweets about OKC 'childish'

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(TSX / STATS) -- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant apologized and labeled his recent actions on Twitter as "childish" and "idiotic" on Tuesday while on a Tech Crunch panel in San Francisco.

Durant claims he accidentally used his main Twitter account while defending his decision to leave Oklahoma City.

When asked by a fan to give him "one legitimate reason for leaving okc other than getting a championship," the 2017 NBA Finals MVP responded in the third person with the following: "he didn't like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan. His roster wasn't that good, it was just him and Russ (Russell Westbrook)."


Bulls tab Collins as senior advisor

(TSX / STATS) -- Doug Collins was named as the Chicago Bulls' senior advisor of basketball operations, the team announced on Tuesday.

Collins will report to John Paxson, the executive vice president of basketball operations.


Heat pick up option on F Winslow

(TSX / STATS) -- The Miami Heat exercised their fourth-year option on forward Justise Winslow, the team announced Tuesday.

The Heat had until Oct. 16 to exercise that option for Winslow, who is guaranteed $3.44 million for the 2018-19 season. Had Miami elected against the move, Winslow would have become an unrestricted free agent next summer.


Pelicans, F Cunningham agree to $2.3M

(TSX / STATS) -- Forward Dante Cunningham agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Cunningham reportedly received a contract worth $2.3 million.


Bucks sign veteran swingman Rush

(TSX / STATS) -- The Milwaukee Bucks added a veteran presence to the perimeter by signing swingman Brandon Rush to a training camp contract on Tuesday.

Rush spent last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and averaged 4.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 21.9 minutes over 47 games while shooting 38.6 percent from 3-point range. The 32-year-old is a career 40.2 percent 3-point shooter over nine seasons with Indiana, Golden State, Utah and Minnesota.


Nuggets keep Mason Plumlee on $41M deal

(TSX / STATS) -- Restricted free agent center Mason Plumlee agreed to return to the Denver Nuggets with a three-year deal.

The deal is worth $41 million, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday.


Bogut to join Lakers on 1-year contract

(TSX / STATS) -- Free agent center Andrew Bogut agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

The deal is reportedly worth the veteran minimum $2.3 million.


Terry returning to Bucks on 1-year deal

(TSX / STATS) -- Jason Terry is returning for another NBA season.

The 40-year-old free agent re-signed with the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2017-18 season, the team announced Monday.


Heat officially sign Richardson to deal

(TSX / STATS) -- The Miami Heat officially signed guard Josh Richardson to a multi-year contract extension on Monday.

Richardson, 24, agreed on a four-year, $42 million contract extension last week as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal includes a player option on the fourth year.


Heat add F McCree to camp roster

(TSX / STATS) -- The Miami Heat signed forward Erik McCree, the team announced Monday.

Terms of the deal were not announced for McCree, an undrafted free agent out of Louisiana Tech, where he played for three seasons.