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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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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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