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Patrick Beverley To Undergo MRI On Reinjured Right Knee

Patrick Beverley will undergo an MRI on Monday after reinjuring his right knee. Beverley suffered the injury in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Beverley missed time this season due to a torn right meniscus but returned before the season ended.
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Iguodala: We're Trying To Save Our Coach

The Golden State Warriors' players have the job security of Mark Jackson in mind as they play against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs. Andre Iguodala said after the Game 1 win that he heard an ESPN report that Jackson "is going to be gone." "We're trying to save our coach," Iguodala said. "Every game is pressure for us...
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Bulls Excited To Own Two 'Invaluable' First Round Picks

The Chicago Bulls are excited to own the 16th and 19th overall picks in the 2014 NBA Draft. “Yeah, because picks are invaluable,’’ Gar Forman said Sunday. “You’re capable of getting a couple of players that can help your team, and under the new CBA, you’re getting guys that are locked in contractually at very reasonable contracts. So in building a team, we’ve seen that...
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Harrisons Waiting For Feedback From NBA Before Making Decision

Andrew and Aaron Harrison are continuing to weigh their options about returning to Kentucky for their sophomore season or leaving for the NBA. The Harrisons are waiting for feedback from the NBA before reaching a decision. “I just sent the paperwork in two or three days ago,” Aaron Harrison Sr told Fox 26. “I talked to a gentleman at the NBA and he said he would get it to me...
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Tennessee Focuses Coaching Search On Michael White

Tennessee is focusing its coaching search on Michael White of Louisiana Tech. The Volunteers are looking for a replacement for Cuonzo Martin, who left the program for California. A source told CBSSports.com that UT has informally contacted some "A-list" candidates but that the interest hasn't been mutual. Another source told CBSSports.com that at least one potential...
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Savon Goodman Transfers To Arizona State

Savon Goodman has transferred to Arizona State. Goodman averaged 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game as a freshman at UNLV in 12-13. Goodman attended Indian Hills CC this year but did not play basketball to preserve his eligibility.
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76ers' Harris: No Shortcuts To Become Elite Team For Long Period

The Philadelphia 76ers won just 19 games this season while stripping its roster in the process. "I think the season has been a huge success for us," Harris said Friday. "Obviously, I don't like to lose. In terms of having to live through a losing season, it's tough. It was incredibly fun to take down the Bulls [in the first round of the 2012 playoffs] my first...
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Kupchak Favored Keeping Gasol At Deadline

Jim Buss was more in favor of trading away Pau Gasol at the trade deadline than Mitch Kupchak. The Los Angeles Lakers were never offered more than a second round pick for Gasol. The Lakers decided not to trade away the expiring $19.3 million contract of Gasol for such a small return. "Mitch wins a lot more of these battles than people imagine," said an agent who asked not...
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Jim Buss Gives Himself Deadline To Turn Around Lakers' Basketball Ops

Jim Buss pledged to his siblings during a winter meeting that he would step down from his post in basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers if the team didn't become a contender again within the next few years. "I was laying myself on the line by saying, if this doesn't work in three to four years, if we're not back on the top — and the definition of top...
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New Bucks' Owners Hope To Follow Model Of Spurs, Thunder

Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry, prospective owners of the Milwaukee Bucks, acknowledged that they will be inheriting a franchise with the worst record in the NBA, a small market and the need for a new arena. "First of all, I love underdogs, and I think Marc loves underdogs. The notion of buying into a team at this time in some respects is perfect. There is no doubt there is a tremendous...
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Bulls Were Increasingly Confident Of Carmelo Chances Even Before Cap News

The Chicago Bulls were already feeling increasingly optimistic of their chances of acquiring Carmelo Anthony this offseason, according to sources, and the projected increase in salary cap for 14-15 improves their odds. The Bulls would have to use their amnesty clause on Carlos Boozer, as well as moving other veteran salary to make Anthony a competitive offer. The Houston Rockets...
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Robert Covington Named D-League Rookie Of The Year

Houston Rockets rookie Robert Covington has been the named the 2014 NBA Development League Rookie of the Year, as voted on by the league’s 17 head coaches. The award recognizes the first-year professional who most significantly contributed to his team’s success during the course of the season. Covington (6-9, 215, Tennessee State) played in 42 of the Vipers 50 regular season...
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Joakim Noah Returns To Practice After Bereavement Leave

Joakim Noah returned to Chicago Bulls practice on Saturday and will play in Sunday's Game 1 against the Washington Wizards. Noah missed practice on Friday due to a bereavement leave to tend to the passing of childhood mentor Tyrone Green. "I will do my best to respect his life and his family in this time of grief and ask that everyone please do the same. I will miss him...
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Spoelstra Doesn't Expect Minutes Restriction On Wade

Erik Spoelstra said Saturday that Dwyane Wade will not have a minutes restriction entering the NBA playoffs. The Heat open their first round series against the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday. "I'm going to read his body language," Spoelstra said of Wade.
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Phil Jackson Vowed Changes In Speech To Knicks

Phil Jackson and Jim Dolan addressed the New York Knicks' locker room after the team's season finale, and Jackson made it clear that there will be changes in the offseason. “Phil was honest; he said it was a disappointing season,” one Knicks player said. “He told us that there will be changes in the locker room and that not all of us will be back." Jackson also...
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NBA Salary Cap Projected To Increase By 7.7 Percent

The NBA 2014-15 salary cap is now projected to be $63.2 million and the tax level is projected to be $77.0 million. The numbers for 2015-16 are now projected to be $66.5 million and $81.0 million, respectively. The official numbers won't come out until July when the NBA conducts its audit. The salary cap and luxury tax values for the current season are $58.679 million and $71...
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Jazz Deny Reported Firing Of Ty Corbin

The Utah Jazz denied a New York Daily News report Friday that Ty Corbin has been fired as head coach. "Not accurate," Jazz president Randy Rigby said. Corbin's agent, Steve Kauffman, also said he has not heard of any decision as of yet. The Jazz went 25-57 this season.
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Marcus Lee Returns To Kentucky For Sophomore Season

Marcus Lee announced Friday that he will return to the University of Kentucky for his sophomore season. "I've really enjoyed my college experience and I'm looking forward to continuing to develop as an all-around player," Lee said. "Playing in the Final Four was such an amazing feeling, but I want to come back and help win that final game this year."...
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Nick Calathes Suspended 20 Games For Supplement Use

Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for a violation of the NBA's Anti-Drug policy. The suspension will begin immediately. A source says Calathes tested positive for Tamoxifen, which was part of an over-the-counter athletic supplement he had used. The NBA's lab results showed no traces of testosterone or PED in the supplement. "There was no intent here," said...
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Ties Broken For 2014 NBA Draft Selection Order

The NBA broke five ties for teams with identical records to help determine the selection order for the 2014 NBA Draft. The Utah Jazz won a tiebreaker over the Boston Celtics. The Brooklyn Nets won a tiebreaker the Washington Wizards. The Celtics will receive the pick from the Nets, while the Phoenix Suns receive the Wizards' pick. The Chicago Bulls on a tiebreaker over the Toronto...
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Kupchak: Trading Lottery Pick 'Possibility' For Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers may have their highest pick in over 30 years this year, but they appear interested in trading it away. "I think there’s a possibility," said Kupchak when asked about a trade of the pick. The Lakers may look to accelerate their rebuilding efforts around Kobe Bryant and their cap space.
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RealGM Radio: Mega NBA Playoffs Preview

In this episode of RealGM Radio, host Daniel Leroux previews the NBA Playoffs with four different guests. Beckley Mason (@BeckleyMason) of the New York Times and ESPN joins the show to work through the bracket and provide his take from the first round to the finals. After that, Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) of Basketball Insiders comes on to provide his insight on the various matchups...
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Kendall Marshall To Play For Lakers In Summer League

Kendall Marshall plans to play for the Los Angeles Lakers' team in Summer League in July. The Lakers have planned to pick up the non-guaranteed season on Marshall's contract for 2014-15. Marshall averaged 8 points and 8.8 assists for the Lakers this season.
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Brian Shaw Expects Nuggets To Keep Kenneth Faried

Brian Shaw praised Kenneth Faried's play in the second half the regular season and said he expects the forward to remain with the Denver Nuggets next season. “I definitely want to have him back,” Shaw said. “And expect to have him back.” Faried was the Nuggets’ best player after the All-Star break, leading the team in scoring (18.8 points per game), rebounding (10...
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Pelicans View Pierre Jackson As Asset, Remain Unsure On Signing Him For 14-15

Dell Demps discussed the New Orleans Pelicans' future with Pierre Jackson, a leading scorer in the NBA D-League whom New Orleans never signed to a rookie scare contract. ''He’s an interesting one," Demps said. "He played really good in the D-League. I think he was the leading scorer. We’ve followed him and been in contact with him. When we made the trade...
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