Why K.J. McDaniels is not with Sixers 

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UPDATE: K.J. McDaniels has decided to take the second option we discussed below, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. McDaniels will sign a one-year contract for the rookie minimum of $507,336 that is not guaranteed.

McDaniels will now be a restricted free agent in 2015 and he could cash in next July if he does put up solid numbers and starts at shooting guard.
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Rookie shooting guard K.J. McDaniels, the No. 32 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, was not with the team as the began training camp on Tuesday. A representative of the teams tells Tom Moore of The Intelligencer that McDaniels' contract "hasn’t been executed" since he and the Sixers have not agreed to terms yet.

Diamondbacks begin search 

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According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the team has begun the interview process to find a replacement for fired manager Kirk Gibson by sitting down with current Double-A manager Andy Green.

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Mavs: Jameer Nelson to start at PG? 

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The Dallas Mavericks have three veteran point guards on the roster who have started a lot of games, which means there is plenty of competition for that spot during the preseason. The Mavs have tipped off training camp and Jameer Nelson is the first one of the three to run with the starting group, according to ESPNDallas.com.

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Two starts for Kershaw? 

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Although a lot depends on how the first three games of the series go -- and if there's even a need to play a Game 4 at all -- already the question is being asked as to whether or not Clayton Kershaw will get the call for a potential Game 4 on only three days rest.

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Will Rondo return by opening night? 

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Rajon Rondo is currently sidelined due to the broken third metacarpal bone in his left hand. Rondo's timeline to recover from the injury is six-to eight weeks, which means he could miss the first month of the 2014-15 regular season. Rondo is hoping to return much soon than that timeline.

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Why Fisher is restricting Stoudemire 

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The New York Knicks went through practice on Tuesday, however Amar'e Stoudemire didn't make it all the way through as head coach Derek Fisher sat the power forward for the last 30 minutes. Fisher will continue to limit Stoudemire practice time during training camp and the regular season.

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Changes on the horizon for A's 

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With their stunning loss to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night, the 2014 season came to a close for the Oakland Athletics. While it may take a few days for reality to set in, nevertheless, it's already clear that changes will be made to the team's roster prior to the start of 2015.

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Bulls, Jimmy Butler close to a deal? 

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The Chicago Bulls have until Oct. 31 to sign Jimmy Butler to an extension and the starting shooting guard hopes it gets done so he doesn't have wait until July as a restricted free agent. The Bulls and Butler's agent, Happy Walters, will continue the negotiations until the deadline later this month.

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Jason Richardson's role with Sixers 

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Jason Richardson missed all of 2013-14 after suffering a knee injury during the 2012-13 NBA season. Richardson, according to the Philadelphia Daily News, still needs more time and won't be ready to play for at least another month. Richardson has spent the last year helping out the young players and that might be his main role again this season.

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Justin Hamilton's heart surgery 

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Miami Heat center Justin Hamilton won't be available for the next three weeks after having a "minor" heart procedure on Monday. Hamilton felt "light-headedness" over the weekend during a practice and was sent to meet with the doctor.

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Rockets: Good news for Jones, Motiejunas 

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The Houston Rockets have a full training camp roster and when it comes time late this month to name the 15-man regular season squad there are going to be some tough cuts. There has been some speculation that Donatas Motiejunas might be moved off the roster via a trade or waivers, but that is not in the cards.

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Carrick Felix's shoulder injury 

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The Utah Jazz opened training camp on Tuesday and they already have an injury issue when shooting guard Carrick Felix hurt his left shoulder during the morning practice, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

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Will Shoemaker pitch in the ALDS? 

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Los Angeles Angels starter Matt Shoemaker (oblique) hasn't pitched in two weeks, and the question is whether he'll return to the mound at any point during the American League Division Series. Here's the latest out of Anaheim.

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Is Boston in on Yasmani Tomas? 

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After inking Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, are the Boston Red Sox also in play for free agent Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas?

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A's emphasizing defense vs. KC? 

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Speed is one of the most potent aspects of Kansas City's offense this season, with the Royals leading all of baseball with 153 stolen bases. That's why Oakland is going with a defensive-oriented lineup for Tuesday's American League Wild Card showdown.

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