.Cleveland, OH, USA
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to acquire Lauri Markkanen
  • Markkanen will receive a four-year, $67.4 million contract
  • Markkanen averaged 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 51 games last season

Kevin Love spent the past 11 days with the American basketball squad. (Photo credit: Instagram/@KevinLove)

  • Kevin Love missed a part of the 2020-21 NBA campaign with the injury
  • Team USA will begin their Olympic campaign on July 25 against France
  • 3 members of the US Olympic team -- Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and Devin Booker -- are still playing in the NBA Finals

.Detroit, MI, USA
Only the 14 teams that did not make the 2021 postseason were eligible for the lottery. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@DetroitPistons)

  • Detroit Pistons have secured the first overall pick in July's NBA Draft
  • Houston Rockets will pick second and Cleveland will go third
  • Golden State Warriors had to settle for 7th and 14th pick