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Sources: Rockets serious threats in CP3 chase

Rockets star James Harden is pushing hard for free agent-to-be Chris Paul to come to Houston and has made his interest known to the Clippers' All-Star point guard, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.

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League sources say James Harden is among those in Houston advocating for the signing of Chris Paul and has made that known to CP3 directly.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Story going online now: League sources tell me Houston has emerged as an increasingly serious threat to sign Chris Paul in free agency.

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Choices loom for big-name free agents

Among those who will be unrestricted free agents beginning July 1 are two-time champ Stephen Curry and the longtime Clippers duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

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The Los Angeles Lakers announced that Miles Simon will join their staff as an assistant coach. Like Lakers head coach Luke Walton, Simon is an Arizona alumnus and famously led the Wildcats to a national championship in 1997. After a brief NBA career, he went on to spend a number of years in coaching and player development roles, as well as working as a college basketball analyst for ESPN.

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Bellinger makes dubious list

Nobody has hit more home runs than Cody Bellinger since his debut, but the rookie slugger is also among the leaders in three-strikeout games during that span.

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Bellinger's instant impact

There's no denying Cody Bellinger has been among the hottest hitters since his debut. He did, however, cool off on Monday night, going 0-for-3 in the Dodgers' 4-0 loss to the Angels.