Tuesday June 14th, 2016

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers avoided elimination on Monday night, beating the Golden State Warriors 112–97 to force a Game 6 in the NBA Finals. The other 28 NBA teams are focused on free agency and the NBA draft, which is just over a week away. 

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• Warriors center Andrew Bogut will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the knee injury he sustained on Monday night, reports ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

• Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue will stick with Kevin Love as a starter in Game 6, reports the Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd.

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• The Minnesota Timberwolves are offering the No. 5 pick in the NBA draft as the centerpiece of a trade package to acquire Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chad Ford.

• The Milwaukee Bucks signed head coach Jason Kidd to a three-year, $18 million extension, reports ESPN’s Stein and Ohm Youngmisuk.

• Ben Simmons is unlikely to work out for the Philadelphia 76ers before the draft, but the team is still expected to take him with the No. 1 pick, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey.

• Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has officially opted out of his contract and is a free agent, reports Cleveland.com’s Chris Haynes.

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• San Antonio Spurs forward David West has declined his player option and is contemplating his future, reports The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

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