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The Trail Blaz­ers reached an agree­ment with re­stricted free agent Wes­ley Matthews, a deal that was so­lid­i­fied when the Utah Jazz did not match Port­land’s of­fer for the shoot­ing guard.

Juwan Howard joined the Mi­ami Heat, sign­ing a deal that won’t raise the ire of NBA of­fi­cials — un­like his first agree­ment with Pat Ri­ley. In July 1996, Howard signed a $100 mil­lion, sev­enyear con­tract with Mi­ami that was ul­ti­mately voided by the league be­cause the Heat had gone over the salary cap.

A per­son fa­mil­iar with the sit­u­a­tion said the Chicago Bulls are fi­nal­iz­ing a sign-and­trade deal with the Golden State War­riors for guard C.J. Wat­son. The War­riors would likely re­ceive a 2011 sec­on­dround pick.

Prom­i­nent sports agent Lon Babby is tak­ing a pay cut, prob­a­bly a sig­nif­i­cant one, to be­come pres­i­dent of bas­ket­ball op­er­a­tions for the Phoenix Suns, a job he called “the op­por­tu­nity of a life­time.” The 59-year-old at­tor­ney’s ini­tial task will be to hire a gen­eral man­ager. Babby’s clients in­cluded the Suns’ Grant Hill, San An­to­nio’s Tim Dun­can and Bos­ton’s Ray Allen.

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