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Brendan Haywood Waived By Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have waived center Brendan Haywood. Portland acquired Haywood, guard Mike Miller and two future second round draft picks from the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 27 in exchange for cash considerations. Haywood's contract was non-guaranteed.
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Mike Scott Charged With Drug Possession

Mike Scott was arrested on Thursday after he was a passenger in a car in a high speed chase. Police say they tried to pull over a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe for a routine traffic stop but the truck drove off reaching speeds up to 98 miles per hour. The car was stopped after a two-mile chase and they found more than an ounce of weed and 10 grams of MDMA. The driver was charged with fleeing...
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Wesley Matthews 'Felt Disrespected' By Lack Of Interest From Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers never made an offer to Wesley Matthews in free agency. Matthews signed with the Blazers in 2010 and became one of the NBA's best two-way shooting guards. But Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in March. "I was pissed off," Matthews said. "I felt disrespected." The only change the Blazers would pursue re-signing Matthews was if LaMarcus Aldridge...
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Josh Huestis Signs Four-Year Rookie Deal With Thunder

Josh Huestis, the 29th overall selection in the 2014 NBA draft, has signed a four-year, rookie scale contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told RealGM. Huestis became the first domestic draft-and-stash a year ago out of Stanford University, agreeing to be the Thunder selection and placed into their D-League affiliate for one season. Huestis was in Oklahoma City...
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Kings To Hire Nancy Lieberman As Assistant Coach

The Sacramento Kings are expected to hire Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach. Vlade Divac will formally offer the job to Lieberman next week and she plans to accept it. Lieberman is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and coached previously in the D-League.
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Ricky Ledo Waived By Knicks

The New York Knicks have waived Ricky Ledo. Ledo, 6-7, 195-pounds, averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 19.4 minutes in 12 games with New York last season. He signed the first of two consecutive 10-day contracts on Mar. 19 and then signed for the remainder of the season on Apr. 8.
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Mavericks Sign Salah Mejri

The Dallas Mavericks have signed center Salah Mejri. Mejri (7-2, 235) played in 34 games with Real Madrid last season and averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.6 minutes on the way to winning the Spanish League title. He increased those averages to 5.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 10.3 minutes in eight Euroleague games as Real Madrid went on to also capture the Euroleague Championship...
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RealGM Radio: Tom Ziller on the Kings, Sixers and the Off-Season

Host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Tom Ziller of SB Nation (@teamziller) about Sacramento's summer, Philadelphia's plan and the NBA off-season as a whole. The two discuss their favorite and least favorite moves of the off-season, Cleveland's preeminence in the Eastern Conference and what teams they are most excited to see on the court this season. Subscribe to RealGM...
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Sam Cassell Injured Hip In 2004 Playoffs Doing Big Balls Dance

The Minnesota Timberwolves' best chance of reaching the Finals with Kevin Garnett came in 2004, but Sam Cassell injured his hip before the start of the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers defeated the Wolves and played the Detroit Pistons in the Finals. "All the time," said Flip Saunders about Cassell's injury. "It was his hip. He made a shot out...
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Kevin Garnett Will Start For Wolves At Power Forward

Kevin Garnett will start at power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves to begin the 15-16 season. "He’s gonna start," said Flip Saunders. "That’s who he is. KG is a starter. He’s the best power forward on our team, actually. No one rebounds better. He’s the best help defender. No one communicates better. He knows the offense, and he can pass it." The Wolves also have Karl...
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Saunders Hadn't Given Up On Re-Signing Love Before Wiggins' Trade

Flip Saunders was entirely prepared to keep Kevin Love as he entered free agency in 2015 until the Cleveland Cavaliers approached the Minnesota Timberwolves with the Andrew Wiggins' trade. "I didn’t have a problem keeping Kevin into the final year of his deal and coaching him," said Saunders. "Guys just don’t turn down the extra year and $30 million. Even though he maybe wanted...
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Thabo Sefolosha Making Progress In Return From Broken Fibula

With DeMarre Carroll leaving the Atlanta Hawks this offseason, Thabo Sefolosha figures to replace him at small forward in the starting lineup if he can recover from his broken right fibula. Sefolosha was injured while being arrested by New York City Police in April 8th. Sefolosha had surgery for the broken leg and ligament damage on April 16 with an estimated time of recovery of...
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Lou Amundson Signs With Knicks

The New York Knicks have signed Lou Amundson to a contract. Amundson, 6-9, 225-pounds, was acquired this past season as part of a three-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Jan. 5, 2015 and signed his first 10-day contract with New York on Jan. 10, 2015. The Ventura, CA-native averaged 6.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 41 games for the Knicks...
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NBA Aiming To Play Regular Season Game In Africa

The NBA would like to play a regular season game on the continent of Africa in the near future. Adam Silver and 20 top NBA players, led by Chris Paul and Luol Deng, are in Johannesburg for an exhibition game Saturday featuring Team World versus Team Africa. The NBA would first play a preseason game.
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Rockets Agree To Deal With Chuck Hayes

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum with Chucky Hayes. Hayes played for the Rockets between 2006 and 2011. Hayes was most recently with the Toronto Raptors.
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Andre Miller, Wolves Agree Upon Deal

Andre Miller has reached agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a deal, league sources told RealGM. Miller finished last season with the Sacramento Kings where he averaged 5.7 points and 4.7 assists in 20.7 minutes per game. Miller is entering his 17th season in the NBA and turned 39 in March.
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Colangelo Believes LeBron Wants To Participate In 2016 Olympics

LeBron James was reportedly set to retire from USA Basketball following the 2012 Olympics when he ruled out the 2014 World Championships and was considered doubtful for the 2016 Olympics. But Jerry Colangelo isn't ruling anything out for 2016. "I think LeBron wants to be part of it," Colangelo said. James already has played in over 41,000 career NBA minutes and has appeared in three...
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Suns Still Believe In Two Point Guard System

The Phoenix Suns still believe they can run a two point guard system. Phoenix entered last season with Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas, but traded away Dragic and Thomas in February. The Suns have Bledsoe and Brandon Knight on long-term contracts. "The system is good so long as there’s buy-in from the players," Ryan McDonough said. "We value guys who can push the ball...
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Will Barton, Nuggets Agree Upon Three-Year, $10.6M Deal

Will Barton has signed a three-year, $10.6 million deal with the Denver Nuggets. Barton appeared in 28 games with the Nuggets following his trade from the Portland Trail Blazers. Barton averaged 11 points a game for the Nuggets in 24.4 minutes per contest. He shot 44% from the field and 28% from three point land for Denver.
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Harry Giles Transfers To Oak Hill For Senior Season

Harry Giles will transfer to Oak Hill for his senior season. “At this point I just really want to lock in on school and basketball at the highest level,” Giles told USA TODAY High School Sports. “I feel like going to Oak Hill it’ll give me the chance to do both. I won’t have anything to do but be a better student and a better player.” Giles is considered the top player...
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Richaun Holmes, 76ers Agree To Terms On Multi-Year Deal

76ers second round selection Richaun Holmes has agreed to terms on a multi-year rookie contract with Philadelphia, league sources told RealGM. Holmes was selected with the 37th overall pick in the June NBA Draft by the 76ers, a rapid riser through the pre-draft process. Holmes posted 29 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and three steals in 56 total minutes in three games before suffering...
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Kings Waiving Eric Moreland

The Sacramento Kings are releasing forward Eric Moreland, league sources told RealGM. Moreland’s contract guarantee date is on Saturday, and the Kings’ front office eventually deemed his game too similar to rookie Willie Cauley-Stein. As a free agent, Moreland is expected to receive firm interest around the NBA. At 6-foot-10, Moreland has strong finishing ability and activity...
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Carlos Boozer Receives Interest From Knicks

The New York Knicks have expressed tepid interest in signing Carlos Boozer. Phil Jackson would still like the Knicks to sign a big man. Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Knicks Tried To Negotiate With Maurice Ndour After His Agreement With Mavs

The New York Knicks attempted to negotiate with Maurice Ndour even after he reached a verbal agreement to sign with the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas offered the undrafted Ohio University forward a fully guaranteed deal for more than the $600,000 rookie free-agent minimum, with a second year partially guaranteed. The Knicks offered Ndour less than a $200,000 guarantee. Ndour had an impressive...
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Karl-Anthony Towns Had 4.0 GPA At Kentucky

Karl Anthony-Towns maintained a 4.0 GPA in his spring semester even while Kentucky reached the Final Four. "I take everything very serious," Towns said during an appearance at the Dick's Sporting Goods' Sports Matter panel Tuesday. "For me, making sure that I had great grades at Kentucky was a very key component of my freshman year. It's going to be every year. Just wanted to make...
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