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Hawks Re-Sign Shelvin Mack

The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed Shelvin Mack. "Shelvin has proven himself to be an excellent fit in our program,” Ferry said. “On the court, he plays well within our system and possesses a toughness and level of unselfishness that we truly value," Ferry said. "At 24, he is still a young player with the type of work ethic that can allow him to continue to keep...
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Suns Made Last Ditch Bid For Love With Offer Of Eric Bledsoe

The Phoenix Suns inquired with the Minnesota Timberwolves about a possible deal for Kevin Love just hours before an anticipated deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers is scheduled to become official. The Suns are offering Eric Bledose in a sign-and-trade agreement. The Cavaliers and Wolves have had an agreement in place on Love for weeks, and it remains intact, sources said. Bledsoe has...
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Thunder Name Mark Daigneault Head Coach Of D-League Affiliate

The Oklahoma City Thunder named Mark Daigneault as the head coach of its D-League team. “Mark has placed a high value on development throughout his career and we feel that he is well aligned with the goals of our organization,” said Presti. “His experience at Florida under Coach Donovan has provided him the platform to apply his intelligence and relationship skills to help...
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Hakim Warrick To Work Out For Spurs

Hakim Warrick will work out for the San Antonio Spurs on Sept. 1. Warrick is not guaranteed a contract with the Spurs, but he will have an opportunity against some current Spurs players and free agents. Warrick said he accepted the Spurs' invitation because San Antonio has some players with non-guaranteed deals. Warrick last played in the NBA during the 2012-13 season with the Bobcats.
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Francisco Garcia Re-Signs With Rockets

The Houston Rockets have agreed to re-sign Francisco Garcia. Garcia will sign for one season at the veteran’s minimum, worth $1.32 million, a person with knowledge of the agreement said.
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Carmelo: Leaving Knicks 'Was Close'

Carmelo Anthony decided to re-sign with the New York Knicks in July after strongly considering joining the Chicago Bulls. “It was close, it was close. I don’t even like to talk about that no more,” said Anthony. “This is home. There is no place like New York. Although the other situations were very intriguing, there is no place like New York.” Anthony's college coach...
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Mavs, Bernard James Finalizing One-Year Contract

The Dallas Mavericks and Bernard James are finalizing a one-year deal. James has been with the Mavericks since the 12-13 season. James played collegiately at Florida State after serving six years in the United States Air Force.
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Wolves To Acquire Young From 76ers For Mbah a Moute, Shved, Miami's 1st Rounder

The Minnesota Timberwolves will trade Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and the first round pick in 2015 belonging to the Miami Heat to the Philadelphia 76ers for Thaddeus Young. Mbah a Moute's value to the 76ers, at least in part, comes from his close relationship with Joel Embiid. There had been speculation that Anthony Bennett would be traded to the 76ers, but he will stay with...
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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On Offseason, Looking Ahead Toward Season

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) has a wide-ranging conversation with Arturo Galletti of Box Score Geeks (@ArturoGalletti). The two discuss the offseason that was, the incredible potential of this year's Cleveland Cavaliers, how each conference could shake out, the best case scenario for the New York Knicks and many other topics. Click here to listen or download...
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Tim Leiweke Leaving MLSE By June 30

Tim Leiweke will step down as CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment on June 30, 2015 or earlier if a successor is found. “Under Tim’s leadership, MLSE has made a number of key moves to strengthen our organization on the path to championship success,” Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of MLSE, said in a statement Thursday morning. “We look forward to working closely with...
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Blazers Sign Darius Morris To Camp Contract

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Darius Morris to a non-guaranteed camp contract. Morris has played on four NBA teams since being picked in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft. Morris played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers and Memphis Grizzlies.
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Celtics Sign Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford To Camp Deals

The Boston Celtics have signed Rodney McGruder and Christian Watford to camp contracts. Watford played in Summer League for the Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors. McGruder spent part of last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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Brook Lopez Weighs 15 Pounds Less Than He Did Last Fall

Brook Lopez has lost weight since arriving at training camp last fall weighing 290 pounds. “I’m at my playing weight,” Lopez said with a laugh. “I can attribute that to laying in bed for months, but I’m back to the weight that’s normal for me. Last I checked, I was just under 275 [pounds].” Lopez does not believe carrying more weight caused him to fractured the fifth...
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Derrick Rose Sits With 'Body Fatigue'

Derrick Rose has been sidelined from Team USA with ‘‘general body fatigue’’ since a victory over Brazil at the United Center on Saturday night. Rose, who has had season-ending surgeries on both knees since the 2012 NBA playoffs, sat out both practices in New York but participated in the shootaround Wednesday morning and, according to one source, ‘‘moved very well.’’...
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Wolves May Keep Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett has been linked to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the long-anticipated Kevin Love deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he may be staying with the Minnesota Timberwolves after all. The Wolves have reportedly been interested in flipping Bennett for Thaddeus Young from the 76ers. Beat writer Jerry Zgoda reports that Bennett will stay with the Wolves. "Just...
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Thanasis Antetokounmpo Joining Knicks' D-League Affiliate After Considering Europe Deals

After mulling between the NBA Development League and European clubs, New York draft pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo has decided upon playing next season with the Knicks’ affiliate in Westchester, sources told RealGM. Antetokounmpo considered several significant contract offers in Europe if he elected to pass on a consecutive season in the D-League, but Knicks management made clear...
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Under Armour Makes 10-Year, $285M Offer To Kevin Durant

Under Armour has presented to Kevin Durant a 10-year offer worth as much as $285 million. Durant's represenation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike of the offer on Wednesday. The deal includes Under Armour stock and other incentives, such a community center built in his mother's name, whose exact worth will not be known for some time. Nike has the right to match the offer made...
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Aquille Carr Finalizing Deal With Saint John Mill Rats Of Canada

Aquille Carr – once a Baltimore, Maryland/Washington D.C. prep phenom – is finalizing contract terms with the Saint John Mill Rats of the Canada National Basketball League, a source told RealGM. Before entering the June NBA Draft, Carr had played 10 games with the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. He averaged 10.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 14 minutes per game. Carr...
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Monroe Explored Sign-And-Trade With Thunder, Blazers, At Least Three Other Clubs

Greg Monroe's agent explored sign-and-trade scenarios with at least five other teams, including the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers. Monroe and agent David Falk never sought an offer sheet from another team. Monroe ultimately was forced to sign for the qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons and will become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
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Hoosiers Receive Commitment From Emmitt Holt

Indiana has received a commitment from Emmitt Holt, a 6'7 forward from Vermont Academy. Holt will play for the Hoosiers immediately after being slated for the prep ranks. Indiana was entering the 14-15 season with a thin frontline.
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Phil Hubbard Could Become Head Coach Of D-Fenders

Phil Hubbard is the leading candidate to become head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, D-League affiliate for the Los Angeles Lakers. Hubbard played for the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers in the late 1970s and 1980s. Hubbard is a longtime assistant coach with a long tenure under Eddie Jordan with the Washington Wizards and previous stops in the D-League.
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Harden: I'm The Best All-Around Player In The NBA

During a promotional event, James Harden declared himself the best all-around player in the NBA. "I'm the best all-around basketball player in the NBA," said Harden. While Harden has become one of the NBA's best scorers and was an All-NBA First Team selection in 2014, he has received criticism for his lack of commitment on defense.
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Cavs Hire Boylan, Brielmaier, Drew, Posey As Assistant Coaches

The Cleveland Cavaliers have finalized their coaching staff and named Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier, Larry Drew and James Posey as assistant coaches on head coach David Blatt’s staff. They join Tyronn Lue, who was named associate head coach earlier this summer. Phil Handy will also serve as Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach, along with Vitaly Potapenko, who has been...
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Anthony Bennett Focused On Basketball, Not Eventual Destination

Anthony Bennett is expected to be traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his destination is not yet certain. The Cavaliers will acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but there have been reports Bennett would be sent to the Philadelphia 76ers in the deal. “I’m just a young man just ready to work,” Bennett said on Monday. “Wherever I end up, doesn’t really matter...
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Tyler Ennis Sees Crowded Suns' Backcourt As 'Good Thing'

The Phoenix Suns have a clear logjam at point guard with Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas, Tyler Ennis and presumably an eventually re-signed Eric Bledsoe. Ennis doesn't see the fight for minutes as a detriment to the development of his career. “I think, as a young guy, it’s a good thing,” Ennis said on Monday. “You’re able to go in and learn from people, I think in the...
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