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February 7, 2019

UNDATED (AP) — — The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired Reggie Bullock from the Detroit Pistons for rookie guard Svi Mykhailiuk (svee mih-KAH’-lehk). Bullock is a sixth-year pro who began his career across town with the Clippers. He is averaging 12.1 points per game and hitting 38.8 percent of his 3-point attempts this season for the Pistons. Mykhailiuk was a second-round pick by the Lakers out of Kansas. The Ukrainian shooter averaged 3.2 points in 39 games.

NEW YORK (AP) — — The New York Knicks are worth $4 billion, making them the most valuable NBA team for the fourth straight year, according to Forbes. That’s despite having the worst record among the league’s 30 teams. Forbes says the Los Angeles Lakers remain in second place with a value of $3.7 billion. Rounding out the top five are the Golden State Warriors ($3.5 billion), Chicago Bulls ($2.9 billion) and Boston Celtics ($2.8 billion).

UNDATED (AP) — The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade center Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons for forward Stanley Johnson. That’s according to a person familiar with the situation. Johnson and Maker are both recent lottery picks who have struggled to make a consistent impact. Now, they’ll both have a change of scenery.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have made a pair of trades, adding Brian Boyle from the New Jersey Devils and bringing back forward Cody McLeod from the New York Rangers. The Predators swapped a second-round pick in June’s NHL draft for Boyle and will send the Rangers a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL draft for McLeod in today’s trades.

SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball says its independent investigation found no credible evidence to support claims of disparaging comments and discriminatory treatment by members of the Seattle Mariners front office. Lorena Martin, the club’s former director of high performance, was fired following the 2018 season. She alleges the Mariners’ general manager, director of player development and manager made disparaging comments against Latino players.

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