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Ivan Johnson Signs Two-Year Deal With Mavericks

Ivan Johnson’s contract with the Dallas Mavericks will be for two seasons, with partial guarantees, league sources told RealGM. The Mavericks announced the signing on Tuesday. Johnson played for the Mavericks’ summer league entry in Las Vegas, averaging 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, one steal and 20.8 minutes per game. Johnson spent the 2013-14 season with the Zhejiang in the Chinese...
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Norvel Pelle Signs With Dacin Tigers Of Taiwan

Norvel Pelle has signed a contract with the Dacin Tigers of Taiwan, a source tells RealGM. Pelle was the No. 1 rated center in the incoming college class of 2011. Pelle played 35 games in the D-League last season with the Delaware 87ers.
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Terrence Williams To Work Out For Kings

Terrence Williams has a workout and meeting scheduled for Thursday with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell RealGM. Williams was with the Kings in 2012. Williams last played in the NBA in 2013 with the Boston Celtics. Williams spent last season in Turkey, the D-League, the Philippines and in the Dominican Republic.
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Kyrie Irving Agreed To 27.5 Percent Of Salary Cap If He Triggers Rose Rule

Kyrie Irving will receive just 27.5 percent of an adjusted NBA salary cap if he triggers the Derrick Rose rule by winning MVP or getting voted an All-Star starter next season, according to Mark Deeks. Irving presumably received a player option on his contract in exchange for not getting the full 30 percent possible. Paul George set the market by taking just 27 percent in order to...
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Spurs Won't Give Manu Ginobili Permission To Play In World Cup

The San Antoino Spurs will not grant Manu Ginobili permission to play in the World Cup of Basketball for Argentina. Ginobili is recovering from a stress fracture. Ginobili had a highly productive season as the Spurs attempt to extend his career.
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Nets Sold Kyle Korver To Cover 2003 Summer League, Purchase Copy Machine

The then-New Jersey Nets picked Kyle Korver with the 51st overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft and sold his draft rights to the Philadelphia 76ers for $125,000. The cash covered the Nets' Summer League bill and they spent the leftover money on a new copy machine. Korver developed into one of the NBA's most valued swingmen. “We gave away a good player for summer league...
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Derrick Rose Wanted To Prove People Wrong 'Too Bad' In First Return

Derrick Rose admitted he wanted to prove doubters wrong in his return from a torn ACL last season. One month into the season, Rose then suffered a torn ligament in his right knee. "Coming back last season, of course I wanted to prove everybody wrong," Rose said. "I wanted it too, too bad. This time around, I just know that I've got to let the game come to me. Go...
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NBPA Elects Michele Roberts To Be Next Executive Director

The NBA players union has elected Michele Roberts to be its next executive director. Roberts will replace Billy Hunter. The players union held a long search and had three presentations from candidates and voted for the new director on Monday night. Chris Paul, the union president, was a supporter of electing Roberts, according to Yahoo! Sports.
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Ed Stefanski Hired By Grizzlies For VP Of Player Personnel Job

The Memphis Grizzlies hired Ed Stefanski as the team's vice president of player personnel, according to sources. Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies' player personnel and scouting. He will work under Chris Wallace. Stefanski worked as a general manager with the Philadelphia 76ers. Most recently, Stefanski worked under Bryan Colangelo as the executive VP of basketball...
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Blake Griffin Healing Small Fracture In Back

Blake Griffin withdrew from Team USA's training camp because he was advised by doctors to give more time to heal a small fracture in his back before the NBA season, according to sources. Griffin is expected to make a full recovery before the Los Angeles Clippers' training camp. He suffered the back injury during the playoffs and doctors advised him to sit out of the international...
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P.J. Tucker Arrested In May For 'Super Extreme' DUI

P.J. Tucker was arrested in May for a "super extreme DUI" by Scottsdale police. Tucker's blood alcohol content registered at .201 on a preliminary breath test in the field on May 10, according to Scottsdale police. A driver is considered legally drunk for a DUI charge in Arizona at .08 blood-alcohol content. A blood test administered after Tucker was taken to jail and...
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Wesley Johnson Signs With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson. “I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after taking such great strides last season,” said Mitch Kupchak. “Wesley possesses elite athleticism, and has the potential to develop into an excellent defender.” A four-year NBA veteran, Johnson had his best professional...
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Agents Pushing To Delay NBPA Executive Director Vote

Several top agents are unhappy with the finalists for the National Basketball Players Association executive director position and are urging their clients not to vote. The agents want additional candidates to be considered for the position to replace Billy Hunter. Washington attorneys Michele Roberts and Dean Garfield, and Dallas Mavericks executive Terdema Ussery are being considered...
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Donald Sterling Loses Ruling, Clears Way For Sale Of Clippers To Ballmer To Move Forward

A judge ruled in favor of Shelly Sterling on all three counts, rejecting virtually all of Donald Sterling's arguments in the probate trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. The ruling included the extraordinary step of granting Shelly Sterling’s request for an order that allows the sale to be completed regardless of an appellate court’s intervention. Judge Michael Levanas also...
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Wolves Interested In Trading For Thaddeus Young To Replace Love

The Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in trading for Thaddeus Young if they eventually move forward with dealing Kevin Love. The Wolves have held talks with the Philadelphia 76ers on Young, either as part of an expanded Love trade or a separate transaction. Young has two seasons remaining on his deal worth a combined $19.3 million, with the second season being a player option...
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Shawn Marion Unlikely To Re-Sign With Mavs

Shawn Marion almost certainly will not re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason. Marion spent five seasons with the Mavericks and helped the franchise win the 2011 NBA Finals. “It was memorable, baby,” Marion said. “It’s hard to say it wasn’t fun. We had a great run and made the playoffs four of five years and won a championship. We set goals every year, and most...
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Mo Williams Close To Deal With Wolves

Mo Williams and the Minnesota Timberwolves are nearing agreement on a deal. Williams played for the Portland Trail Blazers last season.
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Mark Jackson To Reportedly Hire Rich Paul As Agent

Mark Jackson will reportedly hire Rich Paul as his agent. Jackson was fired this past season by the Golden State Warriors and is currently broadcasting for ABC/ESPN. Jackson changed agents just last year when he hired Arn Tellem.
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Canada Targeting 2020 Olympics For Current Core To Peak

Canada will try to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, but the 2020 games have been targeted as when the current crop of players will truly be ready to compete. Canada figures to feature the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson, Tyler Ennis and Kelly Olynyk. "That's what we're trying to do," CIA Bounce head coach Mike George said. "Everybody...
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Jimmy Butler Withdraws From USA Camp With Groin Injury

Jimmy Butler has withdrawn from USA Basketball training camp with a slight groin injury. Butler is entering his fourth NBA season with the Chicago Bulls and is now eligible for a contract extension.
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McGary Encouraged By Fit With Thunder

Mitch McGary sees being drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder as a strong positive despite falling to the 21st overall pick. McGary should immediately see quality minutes on a title contender. “This is the fit for me and I’m happy overall with where I ended up,” McGary said. “Hopefully we have a bunch of veteran big guys that I learn from, Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins,...
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Falk: Trading Turner Wasn't Blockbuster For 76ers

Evan Turner's agent, David Falk, believes the Philadelphia 76ers didn't make an expecially strong trade in dealing his client to the Indiana Pacers. “I don’t think it’s about expectations,” Falk said. “I think he and Jrue Holiday were terrific together. And we had asked Philadelphia his entire fourth year, repeatedly, we urged him to please not trade [Turner]. He...
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Jazz See Dante Exum Playing In World Cup As Development Opportunity

Dante Exum should get a lot of minutes for Australia in the World Cup of Basketball next month. The Utah Jazz see the tournament as a great opportunity for their first round pick. "We’ve had a lot of players ... that have used the national team to help develop their game as young players," Dennis Lindsey said. "We think this is ideal for Dante, who hasn’t had a...
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Thibodeau: USA Minicamp 'Next Step' In Rose's Rehab Process

Derrick Rose is participating in USA Basketball's five-day minicamp in Las Vegas as he takes the next step in his rehab process. Rose tore his right meniscus on a seemingly benign backcut last Nov. 21. “This is the next step,” said Tom Thibodeau. “Derrick has handled every step to this point the right way. The last time he participated in USA Basketball, he followed that...
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Klay Thompson Expects To Remain With Warriors

Klay Thompson expects to remain with the Golden State Warriors next season. The Warriors have engaged the Minnesota Timberwolves in Kevin Love trade talks, but have excluded Thompson from the talks. "We got a good core. I feel we have one of the better backcourts in the league," Thompson said. "I feel like we have a team that can do big things. Health is going to be...
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