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Thunder Exercise Rookie Options On Adams, Roberson, Jones, Lamb

The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised their third-year options on Steven Adams and Andre Roberson in addition to its fourth-year options on Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb, the team announced Wednesday. During his rookie season with Oklahoma City, Adams appeared in 81 games (20 starts) and averaged 3.3 points, 4.1 rebounds (ninth among NBA Rookies) and 14.8 minutes while being named to...
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Josh Sharma Commits To Stanford

Josh Sharma has given Stanford a commitment for the 2015 class. Sharma is Stanford's third four-star recruit and is a seven-footer, who is ranked No. 83 in the country. “Josh is still a few years away from being a major contributor in the Pac-12, but he’s developed nicely over the last 12 months and has great natural size,” NBCSports.com recruiting analyst Scott Phillips...
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Noah's Surgically Repaired Left Knee Has 'Ways To Go'

Joakim Noah still is having issues with his surgically repaired left knee. “I still have a ways to go," said Noah. Noah was asked what exactly felt different compared to last season. “It’s fine. It’s a work in progress. It’s getting better. I’m happy with where it’s at. Let me live, man. Jeez.’’ The Sun-Times reported on Tuesday night that despite having...
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Nuggets Waive Jerrelle Benimon, Marcus Williams

The Denver Nuggets have waived forward Jerrelle Benimon and forward Marcus Williams. Benimon appeared in six preseason games for the Nuggets, averaging 2.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game. He also appeared in three games for the Nuggets Summer League team in Las Vegas. Williams appeared in six preseason games with Denver, averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9...
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Jazz Waive Dahntay Jones, Jack Cooley

The Utah Jazz have waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones. Following the moves, Utah’s roster now stands at 15 players. Cooley (6-9, 246, Notre Dame) appeared in two preseason games for Utah, averaging 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 5.8 minutes of action. He was signed as a free agent on Aug. 19. Jones (6-6, 225, Duke) saw action in six preseason games for the Jazz...
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Jackson: Carmelo Is Knicks' Only 'Certified All-Star', Bargnani Will Thrive In Triangle

Phil Jackson candidly spoke with Charley Rosen about the entire New York Knicks' roster. "Carmelo Anthony is obviously the team's only certified All-Star," said Jackson. "It's also no secret that Melo has to keep the ball moving, but he's committed to doing this. Passing has never been a great strength of his, but in the triangle he'll be able to...
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13 Teams Vote Against Lottery Reform, Current System Stays In Place

Thirteen teams voted against changes to the NBA draft lottery system, voting down the measure during Wednesday's Board of Governors meeting. The Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City were the two teams that led the charge against the system. The Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards were two of the bigger market teams that voted against the reform, while the Sacramento Kings voted...
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GMs Predict Spurs' Title, LeBron For MVP, Jabari For ROY

The NBA has released its annual survery of general managers with the San Antonio Spurs receiving 46.2 percent of the votes for which team will win the 2015 Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers came in second with 15.4 percent, followed by the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City tied for third at 11.5 percent. The Golden State Warriors received 3.8 percent of the vote...
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Nuggets Releasing Quincy Miller

The Denver Nuggets have informed Quincy Miller of the organization’s plan to waive the forward, a source with knowledge told RealGM on Tuesday night.Miller, once a promising young prospect in the Denver franchise, had a partially guaranteed contract for the upcoming season. Miller’s release signals another step toward the Nuggets keeping Alonzo Gee for the regular season roster...
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Nikola Vucevic, Magic Agree Upon Four-Year, $54M Extension

The Orlando Magic and Nikola Vucevic have agreed upon a four-year, $54 million contract extension. RealGM's Shams Charania reports that Vucevic's deal is fully guaranteed with no option seasons. Vucevic was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and came to the Orlando Magic in the Dwight Howard trade.
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Jimmy Butler Out With Sprained Ligaments In Thumb

Jimmy Butler sustained an injury to his left thumb against Charlotte on Monday night. Subsequent examinations and an MRI on Tuesday confirmed a sprain of thumb ligaments. Butler will not practice this week and will not play in the Bulls' final preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Butler will be re-evaluated after the preseason finale.
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Thunder Join 76ers In Opposing Lottery Reform

The Oklahoma City Thunder have joined the Philadelphia 76ers in opposing the NBA's proposed changes to the draft lottery system. Sam Presti has attempted to warn other small-market executives that changing the system is a risky proposition for their franchises. Uner the proposed new system, the worst four teams have a 12 percent chance at the first pick, No. 5 has an 11.5 percent...
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Mavs Release Eric Griffin, Yuki Togashi

The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and guard Yuki Togashi. Griffin (6-8, 194) was originally signed on July 18 after representing the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League where he averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 19.3 minutes. He saw action in two preseason games for Dallas. Togashi (5-7, 143) was signed by the Mavericks...
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Kevin Durant Hopes For December Return, Won't Rush Recovery

Kevin Durant discussed the Jones fracture in his left foot, which required surgery, for the first time Tuesday. Durant is expected to miss up to eight weeks and said he will not speed up his recovery timetable. "Nah, I’m not going to rush it at all," Durant said. "That’s one thing I’m not going to do. I’m sure I’ll feeI better in two or three weeks, but I...
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Dexter Pittman, Jarell Eddie Waived By Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks waived Dexter Pittman and Jarell Eddie on Tuesday. Both Pittman and Eddie were training camp invitations.
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76ers, Knicks, Lakers, Celtics Each Have Only Player In ESPN's Top-100

The Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics each have just one player ranked in ESPN's top-100 list of NBA players. Michael Carter-Williams, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo represent their respective teams in the top-100. The 76ers are the only team with only two players ranked in the top 250, while the Knicks, Lakers and Celtics...
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LeBron: We're Not A Big Three, We're A Big Fifteen

LeBron James is stressing the importance of the entire Cleveland Cavaliers' roster rather than repeat the Big 3 reputation of the Miami Heat while substituting Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love for Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. "We're not a Big Three, we're a team," James said afterwards. "We're a Big Fifteen." The Cavaliers will need significant contributions...
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Wizards May Sign John Lucas III

The Washington Wizards are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, according to sources. Lucas would give the Wizards veteran depth in the backcourt after losing Bradley Beal to a wrist injury that will keep him out at least six weeks. Lucas was traded twice this offseason, first going from the Utah Jazz to the Cleveland Cavaliers and then to the Boston Celtics. Lucas was waived...
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Paul George Shoots Jumpers At Pacers' Practice

Paul George was seen shooting jumpers with teammates following the Indiana Pacers' practice on Monday. George, who was injured during a televised Team USA intrasquad scrimmage on Aug. 1, said recently that he plans to play at some point during this NBA season. He was cleared to put weight on the leg and engage in upper-body work in late September.
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Sean Kilpatrick Signs With Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick to a contract. Kilpatrick, 24, earned First Team All-America honors as a senior at the University of Cincinnati in 2013-14, posting an American Athletic Conference-best 20.6 points per contest to go with 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.41 steals in 34 games. The Warriors roster currently stands at 20 players.
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Pistons Waive Hasheem Thabeet, Brian Cook, Lorenzo Brown, Josh Bostic

The Detroit Pistons released Hasheem Thabeet, Brian Cook, Lorenzo Brown and Josh Bostic on Monday, the team announced. All four players were on non-guaranteed deals for training camp.
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Wolves Waive Kyrylo Fesenko

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived Kyrylo Fesenko. The Wolves roster now stands at 17 players. Fesenko, 27, appeared in one preseason game for the Wolves, tallying one rebound and one steal in three minutes of play. The 7-1 center saw action in five games (three starts) for the Wolves entry in 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 17.6...
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Lakers' Annual Income From Local TV Deal Hinges On Ratings

The Los Angeles Lakers' 20-year, $3 billion deal with Time Warner to broadcast games features annual income that hinges on ratings, according to sources. This contributed to the Lakers' decision to sign Kobe Bryant to an extension last year and is also why the team continues their attempts to field a competitive roster instead of embracing a full rebuild. One insider of the...
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Chris Bosh Admits Money Was Factor In Choosing Heat Over Rockets

Chris Bosh was close to signing a four-year, $88 million deal with the Houston Rockets, but ultimately decided to remain with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $118 million contract. Bosh would have returned to his home state of Texas to form a Big 3 with Dwight Howard and James Harden. "I still had to finish conversations with the Heat," Bosh said of those hectic hours on...
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Heat Sign Larry Drew II

The Miami Heat have signed guard Larry Drew II. Drew appeared in 11 games (two starts) with the Heat during the 2014 Orlando and Vegas Summer Leagues and averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 assists, 1.55 steals and 1.5 rebounds while shooting 43.9 percent from the field, 50 percent from three-point range and 77.8 percent from the foul line. He spent the 2013-14 season with Miami’s NBA Development...
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