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'The Machine' drives Clippers

LOS ANGELES_For 16 years as an NBA assistant, John Welch sends players into every offseason with a list of things to work on.

Last summer, for the first time, a player sent something to him.

It was an itinerary created by Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris with the addresses, times and details of each workout Harris planned during Welch's summertime check-in on Long Island, where Harris grew up and trains during the offseason in Garden City, N.Y.

Upon Welch's arrival, he encountered something else he hadn't seen before. One of six siblings in a family where basketball is taken

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