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Derrick Rose Acknowledges Rift Between His Camp, Bulls; Jerry Reinsdorf Refutes Report

Jerry Reinsdorf issued a statement on Thursday to address a Sun-Times story about issues in the Chicago Bulls' relationship with Derrick Rose's camp. “I am confounded by the irresponsible report in the Chicago Sun-Times suggesting there is anything approaching discord or confusion between the Bulls executive office, coaching staff, and Derrick Rose or any other Bulls player...
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Bosh: Leaving Heat For Rockets Was Close

Chris Bosh was close to leaving the Miami Heat for the Houston Rockets before ultimately deciding to re-sign on a five-year, $118 million contract. "It was close. I'm not going to lie," Bosh said on "The Zaslow and Joy Show" on FM 104.3 The Ticket in Miami. "It was close. It was a weird situation because we were waiting so long and I didn't know what...
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RealGM Radio: Ian Levy On Offseason Moves, Looking Toward Regular Season

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks to Ian Levy (@HickoryHigh) about his new site Nylon Calculus (nyloncalculus.com), the offseason so far and what he is looking forward to for the 2014-15 season. Leroux and Levy hit on various topics related to analytics as well as what the Cavs could look like with LeBron James and the balance of power in both conferences....
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Metta World Peace To Sign One-Year, $1.43M Deal With Sichuan In China

Metta World Peace will sign a $1.43 million contract on Thursday night with Sichuan of the Chinese Basketball Association, making him the league’s highest paid import player this season, sources told RealGM. World Peace’s deal will be for one season, and he’ll search for a contract in the NBA once the Chinese season ends, sources said. World Peace, 34, will be the most decorated...
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Official Game Balls Will Have Twitter Handle '@NBA'

The NBA has added its Twitter handle, @NBA, to the official game balls. The NBA will implement the change next season.
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Wizards Waive Melvin Ely

The Washington Wizards have waived Melvin Ely. Ely was acquired from the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason to help facilitate the Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets deal. Ely spent most of the 13-14 season in the D-League before signing with the Pelicans in April to finish the campaign on a non-guaranteed contract.
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Warriors Waive Hilton Armstrong

The Golden State Warriors have waived Hilton Armstrong. Armstrong was previously waived by the Warriors in December and later re-signed following a stint in the D-League. Armstrong signed two 10-day contracts with the Warriors and then was signed for the remainder of the season.
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Chris Bosh Officially Signs Five-Year, $118.7M Contract

Chris Bosh officially signed his new five-year contract with the Miami Heat several weeks after it was formally agreed upon. Bosh's contract is worth $118.7 million over five seasons. Bosh decided to remain with the Heat amid a four-year max contract offer from the Houston Rockets.
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Will Barton's 14-15 Contract With Blazers Becomes Guaranteed

Will Barton's contract for 14-15 became fully guaranteed on Thursday, which puts the Portland Trail Blazers' roster at 15. Barton, whom Neil Olshey selected with a second-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, will make roughy $915,000 next season. "Will has improved as much as anyone on our roster as a player and a professional," Olshey told The Oregonian in an email...
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Under Armour Preparing Offer To Durant With His Nike Deal Expiring

Kevin Durant's endorsement contract with Nike expires this week. Sources say Under Armour is preparing a robust offer to Durant. Under Armour is based in Durant's home state of Maryland. "Nike has been a part of me ever since I was in high school and have been great since I've been in the league but I'm just going to let my team be the ones who handle that behind...
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Wolves Narrow Kevin Love Trade Talks Down To Cavaliers

The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently engaged in serious Kevin Love talks with only the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls have previously been in touch with the Wolves on a trade, but their respective offers aren't as competitive. The Bulls are pessimistic about their chances and aren't inclined to significantly alter the construction of...
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Jamal Jones To Sign In D-League After Junior Season At Texas A&M

After leaving Texas A&M’s basketball program as a junior, Jamal Jones will sign in the NBA Development League in hopes of boosting his stock for the 2015 NBA Draft, a source told RealGM. Jones is fresh off a breakout season for the Aggies, averaging a team-high 13.4 points to go along with 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. The 6-foot-8 swingman also had considered transferring...
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Riley: LeBron Gave 'No Response' To Texts, Emails In Free Agency

Pat Riley never dissuaded from the belief that LeBron James would return to the Miami Heat in free agency, even when the two met in Las Vegas before James announced his decision to join the Cleveland Cavaliers. ''I went into it with the thought and the notion that he was coming back," Riley said, "and I was selling that to players, I believed that firmly, so I was...
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Will Cherry To Sign Two-Year Deal With Raptors

Will Cherry has agreed to a two-year contract with the Toronto Raptors worth the NBA's veteran minumum, according to a source. Cherry averaged 11.6 points, 4.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game last season for the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League. Cherry played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in summer league. Cherry is expected to sign the partially guaranteed deal...
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Byron Mullens Signs With Shanxi Zhongyu

Byron Mullens has signed a contract with Shanxi Zhongyu in China. Mullens is the third foreign player to round out Shanxi's roster. Mullens signed wiht the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason and was dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers before the NBA trade deadline.
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Todd Mayo Leaving Marquette To Pursue Pro Career

Todd Mayo, the brother of O.J. Mayo, plans to leave Marquette University before his upcoming senior season and pursue professional basketball in the NBA Development League or overseas, sources with direct knowledge of his decision told RealGM on Wednesday. Mayo confirmed his choice to leave Marquette, and he told RealGM that he expects to sign in the D-League and place his name in...
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World Peace Close To Deal In China

Metta World Peace is nearing agreement to sign with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. World Peace was waived by the New York Knicks in February and there's been some suggestions that he would receive a camp invite from the Knicks due to his relationship with Phil Jackson.
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Michael Beasley Works Out For Lakers

Michael Beasley worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers in El Segundo on Wednesday. Beasley is a free agent after playing last season with the Miami Heat.
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Shawn Marion Taking Patient Approach In Free Agency

Shawn Marion has taken a patient approach in unrestricted free agency. When asked about his free agent status, Marion said: "I'm just chilling. I ain't talked to anybody. I ain't got nothing going on right now.'' Marion and the Dallas Mavericks have admitted his return is unlikely.
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Nets Hire Paul Westphal, John Welch, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf, Jay Humphries On Coaching Staff

The Brooklyn Nets have named Paul Westphal, John Welch, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf and Jay Humphries as assistant coaches. Jim Sann will serve as an assistant coach/advance scout on new head coach Lionel Hollins' staff. Hollins replaced Jason Kidd as coach this offseason.
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Bulls Not Aggressively Pursuing Kevin Love Deal, Have Made No Formal Offers

Sources continue to indicate that the Chicago Bulls are not aggressively pursuing a trade for Kevin Love and have made no formal offers. The Bulls were rumored to have made an offer of Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott to the Minnesota Timberwolves. McDermott is participating in Team USA's mini-camp for the second straight year. This is a great experience," McDermott...
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Report: Anthony Bennett Pulled By Agent From Pro-Am Game

Anthony Bennett was recently pulled by his agent from a pro-am pickup game, according to a report. Bennett has been in trade speculation with the Cleveland Cavaliers' pursuit of Kevin Love. Bennett averaged 4.1 points in his rookie season as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but he averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds in summer league. Love also recently pulled out from Team USA.
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Stephen Holt Signs With German Team

Stephen Holt has signed a professional contract with a team in Germany. Holt, who averaged 8.6 points in the Las Vegas summer league, passed on a training camp invitation from the Atlanta Hawks. Holt hopes to play for the Hawks again in summer league next year.
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76ers To Fight Proposed Changes To Draft Lottery System

The Philadelphia 76ers will fight changes to the draft lottery system that the NBA is pushing to implement in time for next season. Though there are several facets and the proposals haven't been finalized, essentially the goal of commissioner Adam Silver is to balance out the lottery odds so the worst team or teams wouldn't have the highest chances of landing the top pick...
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Durant Will Do What's Best For Him As 2016 Free Agent

Kevin Durant spoke extensively on Tuesday about his 2016 free agency for the first time. Durant made it clear that he will put himself first when choosing his future. “I’m going to do what’s best for me,” Durant told reporters in Las Vegas. “It’s hard to talk about that right now when I’ve got two years left in Oklahoma City. I’m just going to focus on that. I’m...
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