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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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Bo McCalebb Close To Deal With European Team

European free-agent point guard Bo McCalebb is nearing agreement on a contract with a team in Europe, meaning no move to the NBA for now, sources told RealGM. In an accomplished professional career overseas, McCalebb transformed himself into a star and an NBA-caliber player. Several NBA teams maintained conversations with McCalebb throughout the offseason, and the 29-year-old had...
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LeBron's Major Rise In Leadership Evident To Teammates

Before the Cleveland Cavaliers' first practice of the preseason, LeBron James held a players only meeting for 30 minutes in which he discussed every player from fellow All-Stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving to training camp invitations who may not make the team. David Blatt was anxious to start practice, but he gave James his blessing to hold the meeting beforehand. "I was...
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Kidd Denies Seeking More Power From Nets

Jason Kidd was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason after a reported failed power move. Kidd returns to New York to face the Knicks on Monday, and he denied seeking additional power. Kidd was traded for two second-round picks. "No, I don't need any power," Kidd said. "My [job] is to learn how to be a coach and be the best coach...
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Jeremy Tyler To Sign In China After Being Waived By Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will waive Jeremy Tyler to allow him to sign a deal in China. Tyler spent last season with the New York Knicks and in the D-League. Tyler was traded to the Sacramento Kings in the offseason and subsequently waived.
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Knicks Evaluating Other Options At PF In Bargnani's Continued Absence

The continued absence of Andrea Bargnani with a strained hamstring will allow the New York Knicks further opportunities to evaluate other options at power forward. “He hasn’t been able to practice the last few days so it wouldn’t be smart to jeopardize him by putting him into game action tomorrow,” Derek Fisher said of Bargnani after the Knicks practiced for the fourth straight...
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Thunder Seeing Improved Offense In Steven Adams

Steven Adams returned to the Oklahoma City Thunder this season as a much improved offensive player. Adams' production on offense was inconsistent and limited last season. “I think he’s just settling down,” Kevin Durant said. “Getting more comfortable.” “I thought he made a leap last year in the playoffs,” Russell Westbrook said. “I think that’s when the leap...
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Carmelo Doesn't Envision Another Scoring Title In New Triange Offense

Carmelo Anthony finished second among the NBA's scoring leaders last season to Kevin Durant, but he does not foresee another title under Phil Jackson's and Derek Fisher's triangle system. “I don’t think, especially in this system now, I don’t think I’ll be scoring champion,” Anthony said. “Especially with this system and the way we’re playing. The way that...
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Timberwolves Exercise Third-Year Options On Bennett, Dieng, Muhammad

The Minnesota Timberwolves exercised the third-year options on forward Anthony Bennett, center Gorgui Dieng and forward Shabazz Muhammad on Sunday. Bennett, obtained in a trade from Cleveland on Aug. 23, saw action in 52 games for the Cavaliers in 2013-14, averaging 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game. Dieng saw action in 60 games last season, including 33 of the...
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Ben McLemore's 15-16 Option Exercised By Kings

The Sacramento Kings have picked up the 2015-16 option on guard Ben McLemore’s contract. Entering his second NBA campaign, the 6-5 guard averaged 8.8 points (.376 FG%, .320 3pt%, .804 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 26.7 minutes per contest as a rookie last season.
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Kings Release Sim Bhullar, Deonte Burton, David Wear

The Sacramento Kings waived center Sim Bhullar, guard Deonte Burton and forward David Wear on Sunday. The Kings preseason roster now stands at 15.
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Cavaliers Waive Chris Crawford, Stephen Holt

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived guards Chris Crawford and Stephen Holt. The Cavaliers' roster now stands at 16. Crawford appeared in five preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 2.4 points and 1.6 assists in 7.6 minutes per game. Holt played in two preseason games and averaged 3.0 points in 2.3 minutes per game.
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Rockets To Rely On D-League Growth For Clint Capela, Nick Johnson

The Houston Rockets plan to utilize the NBA Development League heavily this season for their two draft picks, Clint Capela and Nick Johnson. “The Vipers have been great for us,” Kevin McHale said. “We sent guys down here. It helped them. D-Mo was down here. Terrence came down for a while. It really helps their game a lot. I like it. Like this year, will be a huge year for Clint...
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Xavier Henry To Be Re-Evalauted After Second Opinion, Regenokine On Knee

Xavier Henry will travel to New York City to seek a second opinion following this summer’s knee surgery, the Los Angeles Lakers announced on Saturday. Henry will then travel to Dusseldorf, Germany, and receive treatment from next week to receive Regenokine treatment. Henry was granted permission from the Lakers to miss practices and be absent from the team in order to make these...
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Kawhi Leonard To Miss Rest Of Preseason With Eye Infection

Kawhi Leonard’s right eye infection has spread to his left eye and he will miss the remainder of the pre-season schedule. The regular season opener against the Dallas Mavericks would appear to be up in the air for Leonard, according to a timetable for his recovery by Gregg Popovich. “Kawhi Leonard is still out, for 10 more days,” Popovich said. “(The infection) is going back...
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Popovich Fires Back At Sarver Apologizing To Phoenix Crowd For Spurs' Absent Players

Gregg Popovich responded Saturday to Robert Sarver, who grabbed a mic late in Thursday’s exhibition game to apologize to the Phoenix Suns' home crowd after five San Antonio Spurs players missed the game. “As I said, the silliness begins," Popovich said. "Most wise individuals would check facts before they made statements. Unless you’re interested in putting on...
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Celtics Likely To Waive Will Bynum

The Boston Celtics will likely waive Will Bynum. Danny Ainge was set to meet wth Bynum on Saturday. The Celtics acquired Bynum on Friday from the Detroit Pistons for Joel Anthony. Bynum averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 assists per game last season.
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Cavs Monitoring Dion Waiters' Shot Selection, Adjustment To Balanced Roster

Dion Waiters has shot a total of 54 times in this preseason, the most of any Cleveland Cavalier player in five games. Each game he has been the leading shot-taker. Waiters shot four-of-15 on Friday night, when Kyrie Irving scored 23 points on two less shots. David Blatt chose his words carefully when responding to Waiters' rapid field goal attempts. "I was thinking about...
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Bulls Waive Kim English, Ben Hansbrough, Solomon Jones

The Chicago Bulls waived Kim English, Ben Hansbrough, and Solomon Jones. Chicago’s roster now stands at 14.
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Byron Scott Doesn't Believe High Rate Of Three-Point Shots Lead To Championship

Byron Scott discussed the high rate of three-point shot attempts taken by NBA teams and admitted he is not a believer in the system. “You’ve got a lot of teams that just live and die by it,” Scott said Friday. “Teams, general managers, coaches, they kind of draft that way to try to space the floor as much as possible. But you have to have shooters like that; you also have...
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Suns Consider Keeping Earl Barron For Season

The Phoenix Suns have 15 guaranteed contracts and a non-guaranteed deal in Earl Barron remains on the roster. Barron is still a candidate to stay with the Suns into the regular season. Barron could be competing with Shavlik Randolph for the 15th spot; Randolph has guaranteed salary for $1.23 million. "The one guy that sticks out and is really fighting for the team is Earl Barron...
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Larry Sanders Expected To Return For Start Of Season After Minor Surgery

Larry Sanders underwent a minor outpatient surgical procedure Friday afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks announced. Sanders will miss the remaining three preseason games but is expected to be available for the start of the regular season. In three preseason games this season, Sanders, 25, has averaged 10.7 points, a team-high 10.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game
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Pelicans Waive Dionte Christmas

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Dionte Christmas. Christmas, 6-5, 205, appeared in 31 games last season for the Phoenix Suns, averaging 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds.
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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. Timestamps for the discussion on each team: Part One Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 2:10 Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 6:13 Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 8:58 Charlotte Hornets...
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Celtics, Pistons Finalizing Joel Anthony For Will Bynum Trade

The Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons are working on finalizing a trade of Joel Anthony for Will Bynum. The Celtics appear to be making the move with roster flexibility in mind. The Celtics have 16 fully guaranteed contracts on their books and must trim that down to 15 before the start of the regular season. If the Celtics ultimately elect to waive Bynum, the $900,000 savings from...
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