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Mavericks Open To Late Season Signing Of Ray Allen Or Rashard Lewis

The Dallas Mavericks would be open to signing Ray Allen or Rashard Lewis later in the regular season should either player be interested in a deal. Both Allen and Lewis have been working out, and Lewis has worked out in Dallas sometimes. "We haven’t talked to him, but I think he’s doing it the right way,” Mark Cuban said of Allen. “He’s waiting to see who’s doing...
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Roberts: Players Won't Buy Owners' Cries Of Poverty

Adam Silver's recently declared that "roughly a third" of NBA teams are still losing money, but Michele Roberts isn't buying the commissioner's claims. "The NBA's cries of poverty will not work this time," said Roberts, who was recently named executive director of the NBPA. Both sides are preparing for a battle in 2017 over the collective bargaining...
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Hawks Decline John Jenkins' Fourth-Year Rookie Option

The Atlanta Hawks have decided to allow John Jenkins to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, declining his fourth-year rookie option, league sources told RealGM.Jenkins, Atlanta’s 23rd overall draft pick in 2012, has averaged 5.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in two seasons with the franchise. After contributing as a reserve in his rookie year, Jenkins missed most of last...
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Josh Smith: Kenneth Faried Is 'A Clown'

Josh Smith had strong words for Kenneth Faried to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News on Thursday. Smith was responding to a quote from Faried in which he said that Smith "shot them out of the game." The Denver Nuggets defeated the Detroit Pistons by a final score of 89-79. Smith scored 25 points on 9-for-22 shooting. "He's a clown, quote me on that," said...
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Warriors Pick Up Options On Barnes, Ezeli; Decline On Nedovic

The Golden State Warriors have exercised their fourth-year rookie options on Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli. The Warriors have also declined their third-year option on Nemanja Nedovic. RealGM reported on Wednesday that the Warriors were strongly leaning toward declining Nedovic's option.
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Jermaine O'Neal Hasn't Ruled Out Continuing Career

Jermaine O'Neal is not ruling out returning to the NBA for his 19th season after just turning 36. “I can say If I don’t do well with this “being a fan” thing then I will think about playing again this year!” O’Neal tweeted Wednesday. “To be continued on this! “But as of right now I’m enjoying working out, being a business man, watching my daughter volleyball...
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Jeff Taylor Sentenced To 18 Months Probation, Treatment For Alcohol

Jeff Taylor has been sentenced to 18 months probation in connection with a domestic violence conviction. Television news station WILX reported that as a part of the probation Taylor must complete 26 weeks in a batterer’s intervention program. He must also enter an outpatient alcohol treatment program and perform self-tests for alcohol use several times a day. On Wednesday, Taylor...
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Gilbert: Signing Kyrie Irving To Extension Was Pivotal To Getting LeBron

Dan Gilbert believes getting Kyrie Irving signed to a max contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers was critical in landing LeBron James in free agency and then trading for Kevin Love. "The moment we signed Kyrie was really the beginning of our historical summer," Gilbert said. "The fact that he committed to us long‑term and just a few minutes after the time...
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LeBron Brings Back Chalk Toss After Public Vote

LeBron James has decided to bring back the chalk toss in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James held a public vote with 95 percent voting for the chalk toss.
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Cavs, Anderson Varejao Close To Three-Year, $30M Extension

The Cleveland Cavaliers are nearing agreement with Anderson Varejao on a three-year, $30 million extension. Varejao is the longest tenured member of the Cavaliers, joining the club in 2004. Varejao turned 32 last month and has been a productive player when healthy.
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DeAndre Jordan Unfocused On Contract Season As 'Key To Championship'

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are universally known as the Los Angeles Clippers' top two players, but players and coaches believe the X-factor toward an NBA championship is DeAndre Jordan. “He’s the key to our championship,” Matt Barnes said. “Teams have offensive threats, but when you have a 7-footer that can run the floor, rebound, block shots and change shots, he...
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Celtics Exercise 15-16 Options On Olynyk, Sullinger, Zeller

The Boston Celtics have exercised its third-year option on forward Kelly Olynyk, and its fourth-year options on forward Jared Sullinger and center/forward Tyler Zeller. Olynyk appeared in seven games for the Celtics this preseason and averaged 8.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 blocks in 25.2 minutes per game. He is averaging 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 20.0 minutes...
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Robert Covington, 76ers Nearly Finalize Agreement; Forward Likely Signing In D-League

Free agent forward Robert Covington and the Philadelphia 76ers progressed toward finalizing a multi-year contract this week, but a deal has deteriorated as the two sides failed to agree upon contract length, league sources told RealGM.Without an NBA deal, Covington is expected to sign a contract in the NBA Development League on Thursday, where several organizations plan to monitor...
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Gasol: Picking Bulls Over Spurs, Thunder Was Most Difficult Decision Of My Life

The New York Knicks pursued Pau Gasol in the offseason, but they didn't have the cap space or title contender status that he was looking for. Choosing between the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder was "probably the most difficult decision that I made in my career and in my life," Gasol said. "I considered it," Gasol said of the Knicks...
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Rose: I Don't Like To Say Too Much About My Haters

Derrick Rose had 13 points and five assists in 21 minutes during the Chicago Bulls' convincing 104-80 win over the New York Knicks, which was his first regular season game since last November. "I wouldn't say my rust is knocked off, but it's getting there," Rose said. "I can't be content with how I'm performing. I have to put it behind me whether...
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LeBron, Gilbert Agree Relationship Is 'Really Good'

LeBron James and Dan Gilbert are ready to begin their first season back together again and are on good terms as the Cleveland Cavaliers look to win their first NBA championship. "I think it's really good," James said when asked about his rapport with the Cavs' owner. "We had one bad moment, and it just overshadowed all the great times we had together, and now...
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Thunder Unlikely To Sign Reggie Jackson To Extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder are unlikely to agree upon an extension with Reggie Jackson, which will allow him to become a restricted free agent in 2015. The Thunder will have the right to match any offer Jackson receives from another club. Oklahoma City agreed upon extensions with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and Thabo Sefolosha, but were unable to with Jeff Green and...
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Malcolm Turner has been hired as president of the NBA Development League, according to sources. Turner was previously with the Wasserman Media Group. Previous president Dan Reed left his position in July for a job with Facebook.
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Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Hornets Could Conceivably Be Interested In Kobe

The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and possibly Charlotte Hornets are all teams that could be interested in Kobe Bryant, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. The Los Angeles Lakers lost Julius Randle for the entire season on opening night and are expected to struggle to make the playoffs. The Lakers also get to keep their 2015 first round pick if it is in the top...
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Horents Exercise Rookie Options On Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller

The Charlotte Hornets have exercised their fourth-year option on forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and its third-year option on forward Cody Zeller. “We are excited to keep both of these young talents as part of our core for another season,” Rich Cho said in a statement. “We have been very pleased with their improvement and look forward to seeing them continue to grow alongside...
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Mavs Release Gal Mekel To Create Roster Spot For Barea

The Dallas Mavericks have released Gal Mekel. The move will create a roster spot for the Mavericks to sign J.J. Barea.
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Silver Prefers Relocation Over Expansion, '30 Teams Feels Right'

The NBA was close to returning to Seattle in 2013, but the Sacramento Kings ultimately did not relocate. With franchise valuations at an all-time, expansion would give other NBA owners an instant influx of cash. "I think it is possible some teams can be in different markets, but expansion is not on our agenda right now," said Silver when asked if there will be more than...
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Jimmy Butler, Bulls Unlikely To Agree Upon Extension

Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls are unlikely to agree to a contract extension before Friday's deadline, according to sources. Butler is currently out two to four weeks with a thumb sprain. Butler would become a restricted free agent in 2015.
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Jimmy Butler, Bulls Unlikely To Agree Upon Extension

Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls are unlikely to agree to a contract extension before Friday's deadline, according to sources. Butler is currently out two to four weeks with a thumb sprain. Butler would become a restricted free agent in 2015.
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Enes Kanter, Jazz Break Off Extension Talks

Enes Kanter and the Utah Jazz have broken off talks on a contract extension. Kanter will become a restricted free agent in the 2015 offseason. “We have mutually agreed with Utah to concentrate on the season and look at our options again in the summer,” agent Max Ergul said in a telephone interview. “Enes likes Utah and the organization very much, and now he can concentrate...
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