Jerebko joins War­riors front­court mix

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The War­riors added more front­court depth by sign­ing free agent for­ward Jonas Jerebko on Thurs­day. The team plans to for­mally in­tro­duce Jerebko on Mon­day.

A na­tive of Swe­den, Jerebko has played nine NBA sea­sons with Utah, Bos­ton and Detroit. In 32 post­sea­son games — four starts — for the Jazz and Celtics, he has av­er­aged 4.0 points and 3.1 re­bounds.

The War­riors al­ready added cen­ter DeMar­cus Cousins in free agency and re-signed two-time reign­ing fi­nals MVP Kevin Du­rant and for­ward/cen­ter Kevon Looney af­ter win­ning a se­cond straight ti­tle and third in four years. Cen­ters JaVale McGee (Lak­ers) and Zaza Pachu­lia (Pis­tons) have de­parted.

TheWar­riors did lose an­other key mem­ber of their sup­port staff on Thurs­day, as man­ager of bas­ket­ball an­a­lyt­ics Sammy Gelfand joined the Detroit Pis­tons.

War­riors head per­for­mance ther­a­pist Chelsea Lane left on Tues­day to join the At­lanta Hawks.

LINHEADEDTOHAWKS » The Nets have agreed to trade Jeremy Lin to the At­lanta Hawks, help­ing clear up Brook­lyn’s log­jam at point guard. ESPN first re­ported the deal, say­ing the Nets and Hawks would swap fu­ture se­cond-round picks.

The Palo Al­toHigh prod­uct has a year and $12.5 million left on the con­tract he signed two sum­mers ago. He made it through just 37 games with the Nets and only one last sea­son, as he rup­tured the patella ten­don in his right knee dur­ing a sea­son- open­ing loss at In­di­ana.

The Hawks will be the sev­enth team for Lin, the un­drafted for­mer Har­vard star who mem­o­rably broke out with the Knicks dur­ing his run of Lin­san­ity in Fe­bru­ary 2012. OAK­LEY AR­RESTED IN LAS VE­GAS » For­mer New York Knicks star Charles Oak­ley is be­ing ac­cused of gam­bling fraud af­ter a wa­ger at a Las Ve­gas casino last week­end, casino reg­u­la­tors said.

Oak­ley was ar­rested Sun­day at the Cos­mopoli­tan casino-re­sort on the Las Ve­gas Strip on sus­pi­cion of com­mit­ting or at­tempt­ing to com­mit a fraud­u­lent act in a gam­ing es­tab­lish­ment, the Ne­vada Gam­ing Con­trol Board said in a state­ment. Oak­ley is sus­pected of “adding to or re­duc­ing his wa­ger” on a game af­ter the out­come was known. Oak­ley was booked and later re­leased from jail.


HOSSA, HI­NOS­TROZA TO COY­OTES » The Chicago Black­hawks have traded Mar­ian Hossa and Vin­nie Hi­nos­troza in a block­buster deal with the Ari­zona Coy­otes, part­ing with a promis­ing young for­ward in or­der to clear out a trou­ble­some con­tract.

The Black­hawks also sent de­fense­man Jor­dan Oesterle and a third-round pick in the 2019 draft to the Coy­otes for for­wards Mar­cus Kruger, MacKen­zie En­twistle and Jor­dan Maletta, de­fense­man An­drewCamp­bell and a fifthround pick in next year’s draft.

The 39-year- old Hossa did not play last sea­son be­cause of se­vere side ef­fects from med­i­ca­tion to treat a pro­gres­sive skin dis­or­der. He isn’t ex­pected to play again, but he is signed through the 2020-21 sea­son at a $5.275 million cap hit.

Thurs­day’s trade gets Hossa’s con­tract off Chicago’s books, but it comes at a heavy cost. Hi­nos­troza, a 24-year-old Chicago na­tive, set ca­reer highs with seven goals and 18 as­sists in 50 games last sea­son.


WINSLOWJR. CHARGEDWITH RAPE » For­mer NFL tight end Kel­lenWinslow Jr. has been charged with rap­ing an un­con­scious teenager 15 years ago.

Au­thor­i­ties say the 17-year- old girl was as­saulted in 2003 in San Diego County. Winslow hasn’t en­tered a plea yet. The charge was added as Winslow was or­dered to stand trial on charges of kid­nap­ping and rap­ing two women ear­lier this year in Encini­tas.

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RHODES WINS AT HOME » Ben Rhodes raced to his se­cond ca­reer NASCAR Camp­ing World Truck Series win in front of his home state fans at Ken­tucky Speed­way.


MARCINKOWSKI SELECTED TO HOME­GROWN GAME » Earth­quakes goal­keeper prospect JT Marcinkowski was among 20 play­ers selected to play in the 2018 MLS Home­grown Game on July 31 in At­lanta. The Alamo also is one of five nom­i­nees for the USL Fans’ Choice Mid­sea­son Awards - Young Player of the Year.

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