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February 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to acquire Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris as the centerpiece of a six-player, four-draft pick trade they hope can put them over the top in the East. That’s according to a person familiar with the trade, who says the Sixers also acquired center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott as part of the deal. The Sixers sent rookie guard Landry Shamet and four draft picks to the Clippers, and traded forwards Wilson Chandler and Mike Muscala to them.

LOS ANGELES (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.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have acquired veteran forward Brian Boyle from the New Jersey Devils for a second-round pick in the June NHL draft. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound center has 13 goals and 19 points in his 12th NHL season, and he also has 88 hits in 47 games with New Jersey this season. The deal gives the Predators both size and experience with forward Austin Watson currently suspended indefinitely as part of the NHL’s substance abuse program.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are releasing kicker Matt Bryant, ending the 10-year run of the team’s all-time leading scorer. The decision not renew the team’s option on the 43-year-old Bryant comes despite another strong season in 2018, when he made 20 of 21 field goals and 33 of 35 extra points. His only missed field goal was from 53 yards at Green Bay. Bryant missed three games with a hamstring injury. Bryant said on his Twitter account he plans to extend his career.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Utility infielder Nick Franklin has agreed to a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and will attend big league spring training. The 27-year-old is a career .214 hitter, appearing in 301 games for four different teams since making his debut in 2013 with Seattle.

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