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Lacob: Warriors 'Unequivocally' Plan To Sign Klay Thompson To Long-Term Deal

Joe Lacob was asked about the future of Klay Thompson, who is scheduled to become a restricted free agent after next season barring a contract extension. "We are going to re-sign Klay Thompson," said Lacob, the Golden State Warriors' co-owner. "I will say that unequivocally." Thompson scored a career-high 18.4 points per game this season to along with career...
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Khem Birch Declares For NBA Draft

Khem Birch will leave UNLV for the 2014 NBA Draft. Birch is a 6'9, 220 power forward out of Montreal, who spent part of his freshman season at Pitt before transfering. Birch was a McDonald's All-American in 2011.
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Ron Howard, Othyus Jeffers Named D-League Co-MVPs

Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard Ron Howard and current Minnesota Timberwolves and former Iowa Energy guard/forward Othyus Jeffers have been named the 2014 NBA Development League’s Co-Most Valuable Players, as voted by the NBA D-League’s 17 head coaches. Howard (6-5, 200, Valparaiso) played in 49 regular season games for the Mad Ants, averaging a team-high and career-best 20.5 points...
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Josh McRoberts Fined $20K By NBA For Elbow To LeBron James

Josh McRoberts has been fined $20,000 by the NBA for his elbow to LeBron James in Game 2 of the series between the Miami Heat and Charlotte Bobcats. The incident occurred with 50 seconds left in the Bobcats' 101-97 loss on Wednesday.
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Spencer Dinwiddie Declares For NBA Draft

Spencer Dinwiddie will declare his eligibility for the NBA Draft, foregoing his final season of eligibility at the University of Colorado Dinwiddie missed the 2013-14 season’s last 18 games with an ACL injury that required reconstructive surgery. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound Dinwiddie averaged 13.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals during his college career
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Dan D'Antoni Hired As Head Coach Of Marshall

Marshall University has hired Dan D'Antoni as its next head coach. The school will hold an introductory press conference at 2 p.m. Friday. D’Antoni, the older brother of Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni, has served as an NBA assistant coach for the past nine seasons. D'Antoni graduated from Marshall in 1970.
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RealGM Radio: Elhassan On The Suns, Duncan On Nike Hoop Summit

In this week's episode of RealGM Radio, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Amin Elhassan of ESPN and Nate Duncan of Basketball Insiders. Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) comes on to go in depth on the Phoenix Suns for The Eliminated, hitting topics including their upcoming free agents, whether they can combine their many assets to get a high end player, and their long-term...
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Ed Pinckney One Of NBA's Top Candidates For Head Coaching Job

Ed Pinckney is one of leading candidates to soon get his first NBA head coaching job. Pinckney has developed a reputation as a hard working assistant coach for Tom Thibodeau with the Chicago Bulls. “Guys would love to play for him,” an assistant NBA coach says. “Anyone who has been around him knows how hard he works and how much he cares. His players would go through walls...
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Exec: Karl Towns' Shooting Ability Will Make Him A Major Asset

Karl Towns Jr. had several good performances in the high school All-Star game circuit, showing his potential as a jump shooting big. “There’s no other big man here that I’ve seen who is quite like him. With that size, to already be able to shoot it to the NBA arc, he’s going to be a major asset for somebody.” Towns is a Kentucky recruit.
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Scout: Jahlil Okafor Could Have Issues Not Being Explosive Around Basket

Jahlil Okafor is the top ranked incoming freshman and just completed the circuit of the McDonald's All-American Game, Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic. Okafor is one of the most polished post players to come out of high school in many years. “He’s not explosive around the basket and so plays that need to be dunks at our level end up being blockable layups,” said...
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Jackson, Dolan Had Disagreement On Knicks' Medical Staff

Phil Jackson and James Dolan reportedly had a disagreement over the medical staff of the New York Knicks, according to Stephen A. Smith. Jackson was looking to cut ties with the Knicks' medical staff, but Dolan said that they were "untouchable."
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Kevin Pritchard Tweets 'Vogel's Job Is Safe'

Amid reports that Frank Vogel may be coaching for his job this postseason, the Indiana Pacers used a strange method to shoot down rumors. Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard tweeted the following on Thursday morning: "Larry Bird just told me his sources say Frank Vogel's job is safe." Pritchard, of course, works under Bird and is Vogel's boss. The Pacers will...
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Cuban Expects SportVu To Automate Goaltending Calls Within Three Years

Mark Cuban expects the NBA to automate goaltending calls with SportVu technology within the next three seasons. Goaltending is one of the most difficult calls for referees to get accurate due to the height of the angles. SportVu cameras were installed in all 30 NBA arenas for the 13-14 season.
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Jeff Green 'Eminently Available' In Trade If Contending Team Views Him As Fit

Jeff Green has two more seasons at $9.2 million per year left on his contract with the Boston Celtics, the second of which non-guaranteed. Green is "eminently available" if a contending team believes in the veteran forward as a fit, according to a report. Green could provide a third or fourth scorer on a contender. Green averaged 16.9 points and 4.6 rebounds this season.
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Patrick Beverley Not In Increased Danger To Reinjure Knee

Patrick Beverley returned Wednesday after spraining his right knee in Game 1, a knee in which he suffered a torn meniscus on March 27. Beverley's agent, Kevin Bradbury, said the Houston Rockets' guard is in no increased danger of reinjuring his knee by continuing to play. Beverley was cleared by the medical staff. “The other night, he hyper-extended that thing and banged...
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Quin Snyder Emerges As Candidate For Jazz

Quin Snyder has emerged as a candidate for the Utah Jazz head coaching vacancy. Snyder worked with Dennis Lindsey and also spent a season with CSKA studying with Ettore Messina. Snyder went to Duke and was most notably head coach at Missouri. Snyder is currently assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks.
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Dakari Johnson Stays At Kentucky, Won't Declare For NBA Draft

Dakari Johnson will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Johnson averaged 5.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 14.1 minutes per game as a freshman out of Montverde Academy.
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Jerian Grant To Return To Notre Dame

Jerian Grant will return to Notre Dame for his final season of eligibility. Grant averaged 19 points in 12 games last season before withdrawing from school for an "academic matter" in late-December. "Jerian is not in the NBA draft," Irish coach Mike Brey told ESPN.com. "He's returning to Notre Dame in June for summer school and we look forward to having...
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Lee: More Westbrook Shots Means Fewer For Durant

Russell Westbrook went 11-for-28 in a 105-111 Oklahoma City loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2. The Grizzlies apparently prefer a high usage rate from Westbrook because it limits the number of opportunities Kevin Durant receives. "We're fine with Westbrook taking shots, I mean, that's kinda what you want - the more shots he takes, the less Durant takes," said Courtney Lee.
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LeBron Signs With William Morris For Acting, Entertainment Representation

LeBron James has signed with William Morris Endeavors for all entertainment and acting projects. James will continue to be represented on-court by Klutch and off-court by Fenway Sports Group with Maverick Carter managing all of it.
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Flip Saunders Doesn't Anticipate Coaching Wolves

Flip Saunders is unlikely to move down from the front office to coach the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I don't really see that scenario," Saunders said. "I know it's been brought up a lot, and you never say never, but we have a lot of things going on here," Saunders continued. "I've got a lot on my plate, and that's enough right now to deal with...
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Hibbert Was Referring To Stephenson In 'Selfish Dudes' Comment

Roy Hibbert's comment in late March about "some selfish dudes in here" was a reference to Lance Stephenson, according to sources. Stephenson has had a vastly improved season and is one of Larry Bird's favorite players on the roster, but he has also had confrontations with George Hill and Evan Turner. Hill and Stephenson had to be separated on the Pacers' bench...
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Frank Vogel 'Coaching For His Job' In Playoffs

Frank Vogel is "coaching for his job" despite a 56-win season, according to sources. The Indiana Pacers began the season with a 40-11 record, but went just 16-15 during the rest of the season. Larry Bird will ultimately make the decision about Vogel at season's end. During the last week of the regular season, though, Bird told local ABC affiliate WRTV-6 that "I...
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D'Antoni Rules Out Head Coaching Vacancy At Marshall

Mike D'Antoni is not expected to take the vacant coaching job with Marshall, sources told CBSSports.com. One source was under the impression that D'Antoni would take the job if he was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers. CBSSports.com reported in March that there was mutual interest between the two sides. The Lakers are waiting to make a final decision on whether to keep D'...
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Jackson: Knicks To Be 'Fortunate' Regardless Of Carmelo's Decision

Phil Jackson is taking a relaxed approach, at least publicly, to whether Carmelo Anthony will re-sign with the New York Knicks. "If it's in the cards man are we fortunate," said Jackson about Anthony remaining with the Knicks. "If it's not in the cards, man are we fortunate and we're going forward anyway." Jackson has consistently spoken positively...
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