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Agreed The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a five-year deal with restricted free agent Arron Afflalo. The Denver Post first reported Monday night that the guard agreed to a contract that could be worth up to $43 million.

Waived Seventeen-year NBA veteran big man Antonio McDyess was waived by the San Antonio Spurs, clearing a path to retirement. The 37-year-old McDyess indicated at the end of last season that his playing days were over, but the Spurs didn’t rule out his return after the lockout ended. The move clears $2.6 million from the team payroll.

Traded The Golden State Warriors have completed a trade sending forward Lou Amundson to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for guard Brandon Rush.

Signed The New York Knicks have signed point guard Baron Davis, adding another piece to their backcourt. Financial terms were not made immediately available. Davis joins the Knicks after the Cleveland Cavaliers waived him last week.

Denied In a rare and wide-ranging discussion with reporters in Portland, Blazers billionaire owner Paul Allen shot down recent talk that he is planning to sell the team in the near future. He would not, however, say how long he will keep the Blazers. He said numerous factors would play into that decision, including his health. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has owned the Blazers since 1988.

Voided The Sacramento Kings voided Chuck Hayes’ $21.3 million, four-year contract, saying the forward-center failed a team physical that forced his release. The team announced last week that a stress echocardiogram test revealed an abnormality. A call and email seeking comment from Hayes’ agent, Calvin Andrews, were not immediately returned.

Died Former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Harley Sewell has died. He was 80. The team said Sewell died Saturday after an extended illness. Funeral services are set for Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.

Awarded Michigan State offensive lineman Arthur Ray won the Courage Award given by the Football Writers Association of America for his comeback from cancer. The award, sponsored by the Orange Bowl, will be presented Jan. 4 in Miami.

Interviewed Penn State interim coach Tom Bradley interviewed to keep the job on a permanent basis but doesn’t know when the school might reach a decision. School president Rodney Erickson has said he would prefer to have a coach in place by the time No. 24 Penn State plays Houston in the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2.



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