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Scott Skiles Interviews With Pelicans

Scott Skiles remains the frontrunner for the Orlando Magic job, but he has also been interviewed by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans and Magic both entered their coaching search with Tom Thibodeau as a candidate, but he remains under contract with the Chicago Bulls. Jeff Van Gundy and Alvin Gentry have also interviewed with the Pelicans.
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Dwight Howard Receives 7th Tech Of Playoffs, Set For Game 6 Suspension

Dwight Howard received his seventh technical of the playoffs during the second quarter of Game 5 following an tepid altercation with Andrew Bogut (Vine). Howard will be suspended for Game 6, if necessary, unless the technical is rescinded.
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Kyle Korver Undergoes Ankle Surgery, Out Three Months

Kyle Korver had surgery on Wednesday evening to repair ligament damage in his right ankle. The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City by Dr. Martin O’ Malley. Korver will now undergo a period of rest, treatment and rehabilitation. The expected recovery time is approximately three months. Korver suffered the injury in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
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Bulls, Pelicans Emerge With Interest In Royce White

As Royce White attempts his NBA comeback, the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans are emerging as suitors for the former 16th overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft, league sources told RealGM. White has worked out in Minneapolis this season, and recently had a workout with the Los Angeles Clippers, a source said. The Clippers, and several other teams, remain in strong contention...
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Jeff Van Gundy Formally Interviews With Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans held a formal interview with Jeff Van Gundy on Tuesday. Van Gundy and Pelicans' officials met in the Bay Area to discuss the opening. The sides had spoken over the phone, but this was the first face-to-face meeting, league sources said. New Orleans general manager Dell Demps met with another candidate, Golden State assistant Alvin Gentry, in the Bay Area...
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Ford: Dario Saric Is One Of The Better Playmaking Fours

The Philadelphia 76ers own the draft rights to Dario Saric and Chad Ford was asked during his chat how he would rank in this year's class. "Probably Top 10. But maybe higher based on the NBA's infatuation at the moment with playmaking fours," writes Ford. "Everyone wants a Draymond Green right now and Saric is one of the best playmaking fours I've seen in the draft for a while. Zach...
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Bulls Seriously Considering Firing Tom Thibodeau

The Chicago Bulls are giving serious consideration to firing Tom Thibodeau and absorbing the financial hit, according to sources. The likelihood of the Bulls terminating the partnership with Thibodeau is reportedly growing with each passing day. Sources say that the Bulls' dissatisfaction with Thibodeau has risen in the wake of Chicago's inability to win a second-round series.
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Source: Bulls Tried To Have Tom Thibodeau Hire Doug Collins As Assistant Coach

The Chicago Bulls' front office reportedly attempted to have Tom Thibodeau hire an offensive-minded assistant coach. The coach pushed to Thibodeau was Doug Collins, according to a source. The Bulls nearly hired Collins as a head coach again in 2008 before hiring Vinny Del Negro.
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Knicks Considering Willie Cauley-Stein At No. 4

The New York Knicks own the fourth overall pick and are largely dependent on what happens ahead of them, but they could still pick between several players. The Knicks are looking strongly at Willie Cauley-Stein, according to two different sources. The Knicks realize they need to improve defensively, which is why Cauley-Stein and Justise Winslow could be options.
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Lakers Would Need To See 'Heck Of An Opportunity' To Trade No. 2 Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers has not heard any enticing offers for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. “It would have to be a heck of an opportunity for us to consider doing something like that,” said Kupchak. The Lakers would listen if presented a top-level veteran in exchange for the pick. Kupchak admitted that the Lakers are "a little bit impatient." “If you came across...
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DeMarre Carroll Won't Need Surgery Ahead Of Free Agency

DeMarre Carroll won't need to undergo surgery as he hits free agency this offseason. Carroll was playing on a sprained knee, as well as turf toe. Carroll was unable to put any pressure on his left leg or get any elevation. Carroll said he probably would have been out three to four weeks had the injuries occurred in the regular season. Carroll left the door open on a return to the...
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Wizards Hope To Have New Practice Facility Location By End Of Offseason

The Washington Wizards hope to have a new standalone practice facility location by the end of the offseason. “I’m hoping by the end of the offseason to make an announcement that says this is the place that we’re going to build it and how long it will take,” Ted Leonsis said. A new facility could potentially host the Wizards' D-League team in the future. “First priority...
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Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast: May 27th

In Wednesday's episode, Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) recap the Cavs closing out the Hawks and advancing to the NBA Finals. They also talk about the future of both teams, discuss some NBA news and answer listener questions. Click here to listen or download. Subscribe on iTunes or via the XML feed.
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LeBron Believes Finals Return With Cavs Is Unfinished Business

LeBron James will return to the NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers, taking on either the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets. James discussed his return to the Cavaliers and the Finals. "I'm a guy who believes in unfinished business," James said. This will mark James' fifth consecutive Finals appearance.
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Tom Thibodeau's Contract With Bulls Contains Offset Language

Jerry Reinsdorf remains the wild card in the contentious battle between the Chicago Bulls' front office and Tom Thibodeau. Both the front office and Thibodeau would like to part ways, but the Bulls don't want to fire him to have him coach another team next year without compensation. Thibodeau's contract contain offset language, meaning the Bulls' financial commitment would be "offset...
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Kyrie Irving To Start Game 4 With 25-Minute Time Limit

The Cleveland Cavaliers will play Kyrie Irving in Game 4 with a 25-minute time limit. Irving has missed the past two games with knee tendonitis. Irving visited Dr. James Andrew before Game 2. Irving will also start in the game.
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NBA Decides Against Upgrading Dwight Howard's Flagrant Foul On Bogut

The NBA has decided to not upgrade the flagrant foul one committed by Dwight Howard in Game 4. Howard elbowed Andrew Bogut and some said it could be upgraded to a flagrant foul two, which would have resulted in a suspension for Howard. "Howard was trying to extricate himself from Bogut and recklessly hit him the face with an open hand. The contact was unnecessary but not deemed excessive...
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RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On The NBA Draft

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks about the upcoming NBA Draft with Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports and the Amateur Hour podcast (@Sam_Vecenie). The two discuss the top four prospects (Karl Towns, Jahlil Okafor, Emmanuel Mudiay and D'Angelo Russell) and their potential fits with the recent lottery results, the depth of this draft class and some of their favorite...
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Kyrie Irving Could Return For Game 4

Kyrie Irving has missed Games 2 and 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but there is a growing optimism that he'll play in Game 4. The Cleveland Cavaliers are ahead 3-0 in the series against Atlanta Hawks. Irving is dealing with knee tendonitis.
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Kevin Love Able To Travel With Cavaliers For Remainder Of Playoffs

Kevin Love is able to travel with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the remainder of the playoffs. Love had his left shoulder reexamined in New York while the Cavaliers played Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Atlanta. Love is out for the season and can opt out of his contract to enter free agency in July.
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Assistant GM Bobby Marks, Nets Part Ways

Bobby Marks has parted ways with the Brooklyn Nets after 20 years with the franchise. Marks was most recently assistant general manager and is especially well-versed on cap matters. It is believed that Nets' ownership is determined to cut costs across the board.
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Rival Execs Expect Nets To Explore Market For Mason Plumlee

The Brooklyn Nets were not believed to have shopped Mason Plumlee hard during the season. However, some rival executives believe the Nets could go explore the marketplace for Plumlee anyway. Plumlee averaged 8.7 points and 6.2 rebounds in 82 games this season.
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LeBron Admits Receiving IV After Game 3, Declines To Elaborate On Ailments

LeBron James received IV treatments following Game 3 when he cramped up during the overtime period. James briefly motioned towards the Cleveland Cavaliers' bench for a sub before he changed his mind and remained in the game. James also cramped up in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals in San Antonio. James admitted to receiving the IV, but declined to elaborate on his ailments. James said...
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Nick Calathes Denies Wanting To Return To Europe

Nick Calathes has denied a report from Spain that claimed he wants out of the NBA and has been offered to Barcelona. "The NBA is my first priority," Calathes said. Calathes will be a restricted free agent this summer after two seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies. Calathes previously spent four years in Europe.
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Some Executives Now Looking For 'Playmaking 4' Instead Of 'Stretch 4'

A few executives have dumped the term “stretch 4” altogether and replaced it with “playmaking 4.” Traditional stretch-4's like Ryan Anderson, Ersan Ilyasova and Channing Frye are multidimensional, but can only thrive in specific offensive systems. A "playmaking 4" can shoot the ball, but also drive into the lane and make some sort of play when an opponent successfully contests...
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