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Derrick Rose Wanted To Prove People Wrong 'Too Bad' In First Return

Derrick Rose admitted he wanted to prove doubters wrong in his return from a torn ACL last season. One month into the season, Rose then suffered a torn ligament in his right knee. "Coming back last season, of course I wanted to prove everybody wrong," Rose said. "I wanted it too, too bad. This time around, I just know that I've got to let the game come to me. Go...
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NBPA Elects Michele Roberts To Be Next Executive Director

The NBA players union has elected Michele Roberts to be its next executive director. Roberts will replace Billy Hunter. The players union held a long search and had three presentations from candidates and voted for the new director on Monday night. Chris Paul, the union president, was a supporter of electing Roberts, according to Yahoo! Sports.
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Ed Stefanski Hired By Grizzlies For VP Of Player Personnel Job

The Memphis Grizzlies hired Ed Stefanski as the team's vice president of player personnel, according to sources. Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies' player personnel and scouting. He will work under Chris Wallace. Stefanski worked as a general manager with the Philadelphia 76ers. Most recently, Stefanski worked under Bryan Colangelo as the executive VP of basketball...
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Blake Griffin Healing Small Fracture In Back

Blake Griffin withdrew from Team USA's training camp because he was advised by doctors to give more time to heal a small fracture in his back before the NBA season, according to sources. Griffin is expected to make a full recovery before the Los Angeles Clippers' training camp. He suffered the back injury during the playoffs and doctors advised him to sit out of the international...
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P.J. Tucker Arrested In May For 'Super Extreme' DUI

P.J. Tucker was arrested in May for a "super extreme DUI" by Scottsdale police. Tucker's blood alcohol content registered at .201 on a preliminary breath test in the field on May 10, according to Scottsdale police. A driver is considered legally drunk for a DUI charge in Arizona at .08 blood-alcohol content. A blood test administered after Tucker was taken to jail and...
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Wesley Johnson Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson. “I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great strides last season,” said Mitch Kupchak. “Wesley possesses elite athleticism, and has the potential to develop into an excellent defender.” A four-year NBA veteran, Johnson had his best professional...
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Agents Pushing To Delay NBPA Executive Director Vote

Several top agents are unhappy with the finalists for the National Basketball Players Association executive director position and are urging their clients not to vote. The agents want additional candidates to be considered for the position to replace Billy Hunter. Washington attorneys Michele Roberts and Dean Garfield, and Dallas Mavericks executive Terdema Ussery are being considered...
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Donald Sterling Loses Ruling, Clears Way For Sale Of Clippers To Ballmer To Move Forward

A judge ruled in favor of Shelly Sterling on all three counts, rejecting virtually all of Donald Sterling's arguments in the probate trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. The ruling included the extraordinary step of granting Shelly Sterling’s request for an order that allows the sale to be completed regardless of an appellate court’s intervention. Judge Michael Levanas also...
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Wolves Interested In Trading For Thaddeus Young To Replace Love

The Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in trading for Thaddeus Young if they eventually move forward with dealing Kevin Love. The Wolves have held talks with the Philadelphia 76ers on Young, either as part of an expanded Love trade or a separate transaction. Young has two seasons remaining on his deal worth a combined $19.3 million, with the second season being a player option...
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Shawn Marion Unlikely To Re-Sign With Mavs

Shawn Marion almost certainly will not re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason. Marion spent five seasons with the Mavericks and helped the franchise win the 2011 NBA Finals. “It was memorable, baby,” Marion said. “It’s hard to say it wasn’t fun. We had a great run and made the playoffs four of five years and won a championship. We set goals every year, and most...
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Mo Williams Close To Deal With Wolves

Mo Williams and the Minnesota Timberwolves are nearing agreement on a deal. Williams played for the Portland Trail Blazers last season.
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Mark Jackson To Reportedly Hire Rich Paul As Agent

Mark Jackson will reportedly hire Rich Paul as his agent. Jackson was fired this past season by the Golden State Warriors and is currently broadcasting for ABC/ESPN. Jackson changed agents just last year when he hired Arn Tellem.
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Canada Targeting 2020 Olympics For Current Core To Peak

Canada will try to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, but the 2020 games have been targeted as when the current crop of players will truly be ready to compete. Canada figures to feature the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson, Tyler Ennis and Kelly Olynyk. "That's what we're trying to do," CIA Bounce head coach Mike George said. "Everybody...
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Jimmy Butler Withdraws From USA Camp With Groin Injury

Jimmy Butler has withdrawn from USA Basketball training camp with a slight groin injury. Butler is entering his fourth NBA season with the Chicago Bulls and is now eligible for a contract extension.
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McGary Encouraged By Fit With Thunder

Mitch McGary sees being drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder as a strong positive despite falling to the 21st overall pick. McGary should immediately see quality minutes on a title contender. “This is the fit for me and I’m happy overall with where I ended up,” McGary said. “Hopefully we have a bunch of veteran big guys that I learn from, Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins,...
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Falk: Trading Turner Wasn't Blockbuster For 76ers

Evan Turner's agent, David Falk, believes the Philadelphia 76ers didn't make an expecially strong trade in dealing his client to the Indiana Pacers. “I don’t think it’s about expectations,” Falk said. “I think he and Jrue Holiday were terrific together. And we had asked Philadelphia his entire fourth year, repeatedly, we urged him to please not trade [Turner]. He...
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Jazz See Dante Exum Playing In World Cup As Development Opportunity

Dante Exum should get a lot of minutes for Australia in the World Cup of Basketball next month. The Utah Jazz see the tournament as a great opportunity for their first round pick. "We’ve had a lot of players ... that have used the national team to help develop their game as young players," Dennis Lindsey said. "We think this is ideal for Dante, who hasn’t had a...
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Thibodeau: USA Minicamp 'Next Step' In Rose's Rehab Process

Derrick Rose is participating in USA Basketball's five-day minicamp in Las Vegas as he takes the next step in his rehab process. Rose tore his right meniscus on a seemingly benign backcut last Nov. 21. “This is the next step,” said Tom Thibodeau. “Derrick has handled every step to this point the right way. The last time he participated in USA Basketball, he followed that...
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Klay Thompson Expects To Remain With Warriors

Klay Thompson expects to remain with the Golden State Warriors next season. The Warriors have engaged the Minnesota Timberwolves in Kevin Love trade talks, but have excluded Thompson from the talks. "We got a good core. I feel we have one of the better backcourts in the league," Thompson said. "I feel like we have a team that can do big things. Health is going to be...
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Paul Millsap Receives Invitation For Team USA

Paul Millsap has been invited to the Team USA camp in Las Vegas. The United States has a shortage of frontcourt players after both Blake Griffin and Kevin Love withdrew from participating.
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LeBron James Returns To Jersey No. 23

LeBron James will wear jersey No. 23 in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James announced his decision on Twitter and Instagram. "23 it is! It's only right I go back. 2·3=6 We still family 6." James wore No. 23 from 2003-2010 with the Cavaliers and then wore No. 6 in four seasons with the Miami Heat.
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Bledsoe: Suns Using Restricted Free Agency Rules Against Me

Eric Bledsoe made his first comments Saturday since entering restricted free agency on July 1. Bledsoe remains unsigned after receiving a four-year, $48 million offer from the Phoenix Suns. "I'm letting my agent Rich Paul handle it," Bledsoe said. "You know, I understand the Phoenix Suns are using restricted free agency against me but I understand that." The...
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Saunders Increasingly Interested In Trading For Wiggins, Bennett

Flip Saunders is becoming increasingly interested in the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and future first round picks for Kevin Love. Saunders was long believed to prefer a trade with the Golden State Warriors to acquire Klay Thompson for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he was never reportedly offered. Saunders is president of the Wolves and also...
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NBA Considering Expanding Length Of All-Star Break

The NBA is considering expanding the All-Star break to give teams a full week off at midseason. The move would give players seven days off between games in mid-February and result in an increase of one or two back-to-back sets per team. "That's the model they're using right now while they're filling in the schedule," an NBA source familiar with the process told...
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Byron Scott Agrees To Four-Year Deal With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a four-year contract with Byron Scott. Scott was most recently head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Scott played for the Lakers during his playing career.
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