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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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Raptors Encouraged By Bruno Caboclo's Summer Work

Bruno Caboclo has spent the summer in North America working on his game and body, along with his grasp of the English language. “The big thing is we’ve got to get him playing,” said Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jama Mahlalela, who has worked extensively with Caboclo this summer. “We have to get him in games to see, how can it transfer. We’ve done a summer of skill...
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Jim Eyen To Become Lakers' Assistant Coach

The Los Angeles Lakers will hire Jim Eyen as an assistant coach on the coaching staff of Byron Scott. Eyen was most recently with the Sacramento Kings, working under Paul Westphal, Keith Smart and Michael Malone. The Kings elected not to bring back Eyen for the 14-15 season back in June.
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Tim Frazier Signs Camp Contract With Celtics

Tim Frazier has signed a camp invite contract with the Boston Celtics. Frazier joins an already crowded point guard position for the Celtics. Frazier will likely end up playing for the Maine Red Claws in the D-League if he stays in the organization.
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USA Could Finalize Roster By Thursday

USA Basketball could finalize their World Cup roster as soon as Thursday. Jerry Colangelo told ESPN.com that one scenario under consideration by USA Basketball officials is reducing the current 16-man roster to 12 or 13 players after Wednesday night's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. "We've said we wanted to wait through the end...
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Rich Paul First Met LeBron While Building Retro Jersey Business

Rich Paul first met LeBron James at the Akron-Canton Airport when they were about to board a flight to Atlanta. James was captivated by Paul's Warren Moon throwback jersey and the future player agent was on his way to Atlanta to buy more as he was selling jerseys out of the trunk of his car. Paul gave James his connection in Atlanta and said that he would receive a discount if...
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Clippers Won't Change Name Of Franchise

The Los Angeles Clippers will not change the name of the franchise under new owner Steve Ballmer. There had been speculation that the franchise may want to move past its identity under Donald Sterling. "I look at it as a name of survival. We've gone through a lot of stuff not just recently but for a long time," said Doc Rivers. Ballmer also made clear that the Clippers...
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Scottie Wilbekins Signs Deal With Cairns Taipans Of Australia

Undrafted point guard Scottie Wilbekin has signed a one-year deal with the Cairns Taipans of the Australian National Basketball League, a source told RealGM. Wilbekin went undrafted after his collegiate career at the University of Florida, averaging 13.1 points and 3.6 assists in 34 games as a senior. He then played for the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA summer...
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Toney Douglas To Sign In China

Toney Douglas will sign in China, according to a source. Douglas was most recently with the Miami Heat.
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Knicks To Hire Jim Cleamons As Assistant Coach

The New York Knicks will hire Jim Cleamons as an assistant coach on the staff of Derek Fisher. Cleamons is a longtime associate of Phil Jackson and was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers during Fisher's tenure. Cleamons was most recently with the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Nets Don't Plan On Restricting Brook Lopez's Minutes

The Brooklyn Nets are optimistic Brook Lopez will make a full return from foot reconstruction surgery this season. The Nets believed that losing Lopez made a deep run into last season's playoffs impossible. "Missing (Brook Lopez) didn't allow us to go further (last season)..right now, there isn't a plan to put any restrictions on him," said Billy King.
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Anthony Randolph Signs Two-Year Deal With Lokomotiv Kuban

Anthony Randolph has signed a two year-deal with Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia. "Russian players that reached greatest heights of basketball are great diplomats of the game," said Randolph. "That's how I want to be remembered." Randolph was drafted in 2008 by the Golden State Warriors.
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Cavs 'Optimistic' On Eventually Signing Ray Allen

The Cleveland Cavaliers are optimistic that Ray Allen will eventually sign with them before training camp. Allen is considering retirement and remains undecided on whether he'll play during the 14-15 NBA season. The common thought was Allen would eventually join LeBron James wherever he signed this summer.
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Calipari Wouldn't Have Left Kentucky Even If He'd Known LeBron's Decision

John Calipari had an opportunity to leave Kentucky for the Cleveland Cavaliers and he says he would have likely stayed in Lexington even if he had known LeBron James would eventually join him. "Now, obviously coaching at Kentucky is special," said Calipari. "It is unique and special. But this, for me, becomes about these kids. I have no desire, nor am I out looking...
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Shawn Marion Agrees To Sign With Cavs

Shawn Marion has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Marion also received interest from the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat.
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Prince Ali Commits To UCLA

Prince Ali has committed to UCLA for the class of 2015. Ali is considered one of the best playmakers in the class and can play both point guard and shooting guard. "Perfect fit both offensively and defensively. They will give me the chance to cover the opposing team's best player," said Ali, the No. 44 overall player in the ESPN 100. "I am competitive and look...
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Portland Submits Bid For NBA All-Star Game

The Portland Trail Blazers are one of three teams to submit a bid to host the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game. "It's going to be the biggest event from a sports perspective hosted in Oregon's history, I think," Blazers' president Chris McGowan said. The Charlotte Hornets have also submitted a bid, along with a third unnamed team. Portland recently hosted a hugely...
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Phil Jackson Buys $4.85M Midtown Manhattan Apartment

Phil Jackson has purchased a $4.85 million apartment in Midtown Manhattan. Jackson signed a $60 million deal to run the New York Knicks this past spring and there were questions on how often he would be in New York as has long kept residences in Manhattan Beach and Montana. Jackson's home has three bedrooms and is 2,600-square feet.
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