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NBA Could Apply Future TV Money To 15-16 Cap

Teams are speculating that the league might apply future TV money to the 2015-16 cap, nudging it up above the current projection of $66.5 million. The league has told teams in the last two weeks to hold their 2015-16 cap projections steady, but there is a roiling anxiousness that this may change soon. Teams are projecting that the cap could increase as high as $80 million for the...
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Emmanuel Mudiay Signs Endorsement Deal With Under Armour

Under Armour Basketball has signed Emmanuel Mudiay to an endorsement deal. Mudiay is set to travel to China this month to begin preparing for his debut professional season in the Chinese Basketball Association. Many draft experts project Mudiay to be a top five NBA Draft pick in 2015 because of his combination of size, speed and natural feel for the game. "With Emmanuel joining...
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Kings To Retire Peja Stojakovic's No. 16

The Sacramento Kings will retire the No. 16 jersey of Peja Stojakovic on Dec. 16, when the Kings host the Oklahoma City Thunder. In his eight seasons with the Kings, Stojakovic played more games for the Kings than any player during the Sacramento and had an immeasurable impact on the community both on and off the court. Stojakovic was a three-time NBA All-Star and NBA Champion ...
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Joe Ingles Signs One-Year Deal With Clippers

Joe Ingles has signed a guaranteed minimum one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Ingles drew interest from the NBA with his play in the 2012 Olympics and also had some big games in the World Cup this year. The wing was most recently with Maccabi Tel Aviv and previously played for Barcelona.
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JaKarr Sampson Signs Camp Deal With 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed JaKarr Sampson to a partially guaranteed camp deal. A 6-foot-8 forward, Sampson was the 2013 Big East Rookie of the Year. He played two seasons at St. John’s and this past season averaged 12.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Sampson went undrafted in 2014 and played for the 76ers in Summer League.
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Morris Twins Told Teams Before 2011 Draft They'd Accept Less Money To Stay Together

Markieff Morris came into the NBA with the Phoenix Suns after being selected 13th overall in 2011, while Marcus Morris went to the Houston Rockets at 14th. Marcus Morris was traded to the Suns in February of 2013. The twin brothers are now eligible for contract extensions. Sources say they told teams before the 2011 NBA Draft that they would take less money to stay together.
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Thompson 'Super Excited' Warriors Didn't Trade Him For Love

Klay Thompson was involved in trade speculation with the Minnesota Timberwovles and Kevin Love, but preferred to stay with the Golden State Warriors. "I'm super excited to be back," Thompson said. "I love the Bay Area. I love the Warriors, the fans. I just love our team. "I wasn't really pissed. I was more just worried about being traded, just because...
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Klay Thompson Prefers To Avoid Becoming Free Agent In 2015, Seeks Max Deal

Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors have until Oct. 31 to reach a new contract extension. Faliure to reach a deal would lead to Thompson becoming a restricted free agent in 2015, a scenario he and his agent prefer to avoid. Bill Duffy is widely known to be demanding a maximum deal for Thompson and sees the shooting guard as the best two-guard in the NBA. "I don't...
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Deron Williams: Haven't Spoken To Jason Kidd Since He Left Nets

Deron Williams said Monday that he has not spoken to Jason Kidd since Kidd left the Brooklyn Nets to coach the Milwaukee Bucks in July. Williams and Kidd had a close relationship at one point. Kidd spent one season as Nets' coach.
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Spurs Open To Sign-And-Trade Deal For Ayon Baynes

The San Antonio Spurs are open to signing-and-trading Aron Baynes, according to source. Baynes is coming off a strong World Cup for Australia.
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Support Growing To Turn National Tournaments To Under-22 Events

The United States won the World Cup of Basketball while avoiding Spain in the championship game, and it was hardly a relevant moment in the mainstream sports' culture. USA Basketball also advanced their winning streak, with their most recent loss dating back to 2006. The championship game was aired against Week 2 of the NFL season. As one GM told Yahoo Sports, "[Outside...
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Wizards Finalizing Contract With Xavier Silas

Free agent guard Xavier Silas is finalizing a contract with the Washington Wizards, league sources told RealGM. Silas was a final release out of the Wizards’ training camp a year ago, but he grew close to several players and continued to work out in the team’s practice facility this summer. The Wizards will give him another opportunity to earn a regular season roster spot. Silas...
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Mario Chalmers Didn't Expect Heat To Re-Sign Him

After having a poor performance in the NBA Finals, Mario Chalmers did not expect to return to the Miami Heat as a free agent. "I didn't think I'd be back," Chalmers said. "I didn't think that at all. I didn't even think the Heat would want me back, to be honest. That's how I felt like my playoff performance was, that they didn't want me back...
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Heat To 'Tweak' System, Gamble Less On Defense

The Miami Heat lost LeBron James in the offseason and have also made some key changes to their coaching staff, which will result in a vastly different identity. “You will see some tweaks in how we play,” said a Heat official. Miami's gambling defense, which left open too many three-point shooters, needs addressing. “We can’t just show up and expect to win it in the fourth...
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Gustavo Ayon Being Pursued By Shandong

Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association is making a strong push for Gustavo Ayon, a source tells RealGM. Ayon had reached a deal with Real Madrd, but his buyout clause had become an issue. Ayon spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks and had an impressive World Cup.
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Lou Amundson Works Out For Cavaliers

Lou Amundson worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers last week, according to a source. The Cavaliers are one of the teams Amundson is considering signing with on a camp deal. Amundson was most recently with the Chicago Bulls.
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Ricky Rubio 'Loyal' To Wolves As Sides Discuss Extension

Ricky Rubio's agent and the Minnesota Timberwolves have discussed a contract extension for the point guard and talks will continue until the Oct. 31 deadline. "I'm loyal," Rubio said. "I want to give them back what they gave me there: a lot of love." Rubio would become a restricted free agent if the two sides cannot reach a new deal. Flip Saunders must...
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JaKarr Sampson Signs Three-Year Deal With 76ers

JarKarr Sampson has signed a partially guaranteed three-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. Sampson played for the 76ers in the July NBA summer league. Sampson went undrafted out of St. John's.
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Heat Sign Khem Birch

The Miami Heat have signed forward Khem Birch. Birch appeared in six games (all starts) with the Washington Wizards during the 2014 Vegas Summer League and averaged 5.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.17 blocks and 19.3 minutes while shooting 47.8 percent from the field.
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Chance Comanche Commits To Arizona

Chance Comanche has committed to Arizona. Comanche is a 6'10 center in the class of 2015 out of Beverly Hills High School. Comanche is a top-100 player and is considered to have tremendous upside.
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Earl Clark Agrees To Camp Deal With Grizzlies

Earl Clark has agreed upon a training camp deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to sources. Clark was most recently on successive 10-day contracts with the New York Knicks. Clark signed a free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2013 offseason and was later traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Kevin Garnett Still Hasn't Informed Nets If He'll Play In 14-15

Kevin Garnett is expected to play a 20th NBA season, but he still hasn't given the Brookly Nets an indication that he will return. Garnett has one season and $12 million remaining on his contract. Garnett was traded by the Boston Celtics to the Nets in the 2013 offseason.
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College Prepared Krzyzewski For Single Elimination International Tournaments

Mike Krzyzewski believes his experience as a college coach in which the NCAA tournament is a single-game elimination format is a strong attribute for his job as head coach of the United States. "We know that we're watched closer than anybody," Krzyzewski said. "And I'm the most prepared [coach] to do that, because we've been closely scrutinized for at least...
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Grantham: NBA Front Offices Need More Diversity

Charles Grantham severed as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association from 1978 until 1995 had some interesting opinions about the issues that have faced the Atlanta Hawks in regards to race. “When you have an entire white ownership without anyone in that room giving a different opinion, this is what you come up with,” he said. “The question is what...
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Milos Teodosic Would Seek $3M+ Annually To Come To NBA

Milos Teodosic would seek a salary of more than $3 million annually in order to come over to the NBA from CSKA. Teodosic has helped lead Serbia to the gold medal game of the World Cup. Teodosic, 27, went undrafted in 2009 when he was at Olympiacos. The Memphis Grizzlies were the most recent NBA team to pursue Teodosic with a serious offer, though that was in the 2013 offseason.
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