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Gold and green: Olympic basketball, NBA business intersect

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Evan Fournier and Nicolas Batum are going for gold, though they can’t forget about the green.

Basketball and business are about to mix in a way players have never experienced. The quarterfinals of the Olympic men’s tournament arrives on the same day free agency opens in the NBA.

While big-name stars such as Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry will be focusing on their futures, some players are trying to keep their eye on the present. That includes Batum, who doesn’t have a contract for next season but insists his . . .

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