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Lakers Among Teams Interested In Quincy Miller

Free agent Quincy Miller has received several inquiries from NBA teams since joining the available market on Monday, with the Los Angeles Lakers as leading suitors for the forward, league sources told RealGM. The Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers also have registered varying levels of intrigue in Miller, sources said. A second round pick to Denver in the 2012 NBA Draft, Miller was...
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Reggie Jackson Determined To Find Starting Job In Restricted Free Agency

Reggie Jackson is determined to pursue restricted free agency in search of a starting job next offseason. Jackson and the Oklahoma City Thunder were unable to agree upon a contract extension. Jackson is eager to prove his value out of the shadow of Russell Westbrook. Jackson could be a target in restricted free agency that rival teams can pry from the Thunder. “Bottom line,”...
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Ricky Rubio, Wolves Agree Upon Four-Year, $55M Extension

Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed upon a four-year, $55 million extension.
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Jimmy Butler Rejects 'Hometown Discount' Offer From Bulls

Jimmy Butler rejected the Chicago Bulls' final contract extension offer on Friday and will become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2015. “It came down to me deciding that I want to bet on myself,” Butler told Yahoo Sports in a text message on Friday. “It was about me believing that I put the work in this summer to become a better player with the hope that my improvement...
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Klay Thompson, Warriors Agree Upon $70M Max Extension

Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors have agreed upon a four-year, $70 millon maximum contract extension. The deal contains no options. The Sacramento Kings reportedly made a late push to trade for Thompson by offering anyone other than DeMarcus Cousins or Rudy Gay.
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Brandon Knight, Bucks End Extension Talks

Brandon Knight and the Milwaukee Bucks have broken off extension talks. Knight plans to enter restricted free agency in 2015. Knight was acquired by the Bucks from the Detroit Pistons in 2013.
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Klay Thompson, Warriors Hold No New Extension Talks

Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors have not held new extension talks ahead of Friday's deadline. Thompson would become a restricted free agent in 2015 without a new deal. The Warriors had an opportunity to acquire Kevin Love this offseason, but decided parting ways with Thompson wasn't worth it.
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Kawhi Leonard, Spurs End Extension Talks

Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs have broken off talks on a contract extension. Agent Brian Elfus and Leonard have held firm on their desire for a maximum contract extension, something Spurs management won’t consider until July. “We feel Kawhi is deserving of a max contract, and we are disappointed that something couldn’t get done,” Elfus told Yahoo Sports. “There’s...
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Exec: Meeting With Rich Paul On LeBron Was For Them To Publicize Their Business

LeBron James empowered his agent Rich Paul to meet with several teams to Klutch’s offices in Cleveland for free-agent presentations without him present. Those meetings were leaked to the public and the perception was that they were conducted to garner attention to their agency. The Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks met with Paul, in addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers...
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Ricky Rubio, Wolves Approximately $6M Apart On Extension Talks

Ricky Rubio is prepared to accept a four-year, $58 million deal from the Minnesota Timberwolves if he receives the offer. The Wolves have offered a four-year, $52 million deal and could possibly go as high as $54 million. Rubio would become a restricted free agent in the 2015 offseason if an extension cannot be reached.
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Alec Burks, Jazz Agree Upon Four-Year, $42M Extension

The Utah Jazz and Alec Burks have reached agreement on a four-year, $42 million contract extension. Burks' deal could climb to $45 million with reachable incentive clauses. Burks, 23, is the third young Jazz player, along with Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors, to reach a four-year extension with the franchise. Burks has developed into one of the NBA's better young shooting guards.
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Russell Westbrook Suffers Fracture In Hand

Russell Westbrook suffered a fracture in his right hand in the Oklahoma City Thunder's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. Scott Brook said Westbrook had a "small" fracture. There was no timetable for Westbrook's return.
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Mavericks Open To Late Season Signing Of Ray Allen Or Rashard Lewis

The Dallas Mavericks would be open to signing Ray Allen or Rashard Lewis later in the regular season should either player be interested in a deal. Both Allen and Lewis have been working out, and Lewis has worked out in Dallas sometimes. "We haven’t talked to him, but I think he’s doing it the right way,” Mark Cuban said of Allen. “He’s waiting to see who’s doing...
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Roberts: Players Won't Buy Owners' Cries Of Poverty

Adam Silver's recently declared that "roughly a third" of NBA teams are still losing money, but Michele Roberts isn't buying the commissioner's claims. "The NBA's cries of poverty will not work this time," said Roberts, who was recently named executive director of the NBPA. Both sides are preparing for a battle in 2017 over the collective bargaining...
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Hawks Decline John Jenkins' Fourth-Year Rookie Option

The Atlanta Hawks have decided to allow John Jenkins to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, declining his fourth-year rookie option, league sources told RealGM.Jenkins, Atlanta’s 23rd overall draft pick in 2012, has averaged 5.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in two seasons with the franchise. After contributing as a reserve in his rookie year, Jenkins missed most of last...
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Josh Smith: Kenneth Faried Is 'A Clown'

Josh Smith had strong words for Kenneth Faried to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News on Thursday. Smith was responding to a quote from Faried in which he said that Smith "shot them out of the game." The Denver Nuggets defeated the Detroit Pistons by a final score of 89-79. Smith scored 25 points on 9-for-22 shooting. "He's a clown, quote me on that," said...
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Warriors Pick Up Options On Barnes, Ezeli; Decline On Nedovic

The Golden State Warriors have exercised their fourth-year rookie options on Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli. The Warriors have also declined their third-year option on Nemanja Nedovic. RealGM reported on Wednesday that the Warriors were strongly leaning toward declining Nedovic's option.
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Jermaine O'Neal Hasn't Ruled Out Continuing Career

Jermaine O'Neal is not ruling out returning to the NBA for his 19th season after just turning 36. “I can say If I don’t do well with this “being a fan” thing then I will think about playing again this year!” O’Neal tweeted Wednesday. “To be continued on this! “But as of right now I’m enjoying working out, being a business man, watching my daughter volleyball...
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Jeff Taylor Sentenced To 18 Months Probation, Treatment For Alcohol

Jeff Taylor has been sentenced to 18 months probation in connection with a domestic violence conviction. Television news station WILX reported that as a part of the probation Taylor must complete 26 weeks in a batterer’s intervention program. He must also enter an outpatient alcohol treatment program and perform self-tests for alcohol use several times a day. On Wednesday, Taylor...
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Gilbert: Signing Kyrie Irving To Extension Was Pivotal To Getting LeBron

Dan Gilbert believes getting Kyrie Irving signed to a max contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers was critical in landing LeBron James in free agency and then trading for Kevin Love. "The moment we signed Kyrie was really the beginning of our historical summer," Gilbert said. "The fact that he committed to us long‑term and just a few minutes after the time...
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LeBron Brings Back Chalk Toss After Public Vote

LeBron James has decided to bring back the chalk toss in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James held a public vote with 95 percent voting for the chalk toss.
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Cavs, Anderson Varejao Close To Three-Year, $30M Extension

The Cleveland Cavaliers are nearing agreement with Anderson Varejao on a three-year, $30 million extension. Varejao is the longest tenured member of the Cavaliers, joining the club in 2004. Varejao turned 32 last month and has been a productive player when healthy.
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DeAndre Jordan Unfocused On Contract Season As 'Key To Championship'

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are universally known as the Los Angeles Clippers' top two players, but players and coaches believe the X-factor toward an NBA championship is DeAndre Jordan. “He’s the key to our championship,” Matt Barnes said. “Teams have offensive threats, but when you have a 7-footer that can run the floor, rebound, block shots and change shots, he...
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Celtics Exercise 15-16 Options On Olynyk, Sullinger, Zeller

The Boston Celtics have exercised its third-year option on forward Kelly Olynyk, and its fourth-year options on forward Jared Sullinger and center/forward Tyler Zeller. Olynyk appeared in seven games for the Celtics this preseason and averaged 8.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 blocks in 25.2 minutes per game. He is averaging 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 20.0 minutes...
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Robert Covington, 76ers Nearly Finalize Agreement; Forward Likely Signing In D-League

Free agent forward Robert Covington and the Philadelphia 76ers progressed toward finalizing a multi-year contract this week, but a deal has deteriorated as the two sides failed to agree upon contract length, league sources told RealGM.Without an NBA deal, Covington is expected to sign a contract in the NBA Development League on Thursday, where several organizations plan to monitor...
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