Clippers to stretch Carlos Delfino? 

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The Los Angeles Clippers had been in a tight spot for several weeks as they were operating very close to their hard salary cap for the upcoming season, which did not allow them to even give out a fully guaranteed minimum salary for the 13th roster spot. With that in mind, the Clippers made a trade on Tuesday with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Clippers had been looking for a team willing to take on Jared Dudley and the Bucks accepted him by shipping Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica to Los Angeles as part of the deal. Both Delfino and Raduljica are probably not going to be on the Clippers roster for too long.

NBA: Training camp contracts 

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All 30 NBA teams will spend the next four weeks inviting players to training camp, and while some might get a small amount of guaranteed money, most will sign deals with no salary protection. Almost all of the camp invitees will be waived at some point during the preseason and, for those with less than three years of NBA experience, they may not be released until just prior to the start of the 2014-15 regular season, so teams can designate them to their D-League rosters.


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Which Ravens WRs will make the cut? 

August, 26, 2014
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Following their Monday roster cuts, the Baltimore Ravens have nine wide receivers. That number likely will drop by a third when the final cuts are made prior to Saturday's deadline.

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Why the Clippers traded Dudley 

August, 26, 2014
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In a deal first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports on Tuesday just before noon on the East Coast, the Los Angeles Clippers will reportedly send Jared Dudley and a future first-round pick to Milwaukee in exchange for Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica.

ESPN's Marc Stein adds on Twitter that the pick the Bucks will receive will be a protected first-rounder in 2017, and that the Clippers are expected to get a second-round pick back in the deal.

What's the thinking behind this deal from the Clippers' perspective?

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How bright is Terrence Ross' future? 

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There has been a lot of pressure on Terrence Ross to fulfill his potential ever since the Toronto Raptors selected him one pick ahead of Andre Drummond in the 2012 NBA draft. Throw in the fact that Drummond has looked like a future max-contract player in his first two years in the league, and you can see the type of expectations Ross has to face.

To his credit, the 23-year-old shooting guard made some strides in his second season, improving his shooting and raising his PER from 10.48 as a rookie to 12.09. However, he'll have to show more in his third year to cement himself as a starter in this league. Just how bright is Ross' future? And what's the ideal fit for him?

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The Green Bay Packers' "unofficial" depth chart still has James Starks as the top backup to starting RB Eddie Lacy, but DuJuan Harris is making a serious push for that No. 2 gig. RBs coach Sam Gash said that it's "yet to be determined" who will earn the job, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

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Bigger role for Caldwell-Pope? 

August, 26, 2014
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played a lot for Detroit as a rookie last season. In fact, his 19.8 minutes per game ranked No. 12 among all rookies.

While coach Stan Van Gundy has voiced his optimism about KCP's game, does that necessarily mean more minutes are in store for the second-year swingman in year two?

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Washington's small forward rotation 

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When it comes to replacing Trevor Ariza at the small forward position in Washington, the list of suitable options starts with veteran free agent acquisition Paul Pierce. After that, things get a little more hazy.

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Will Tavares play in the NBA in 2014-15? 

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Will Atlanta's second-round pick from this past June, 7-foot-3 big man Walter Tavares, figure into its plans for the upcoming season?

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Who goes when Garza returns? 

August, 26, 2014
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While the Milwaukee Brewers continue to battle to stay atop the National League Central, their starting rotation appears to be getting more reinforcements to help in the effort.

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Who will start at center for Saints? 

August, 26, 2014
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The New Orleans Saints have had Jonathan Goodwin and second-year pro Tim Lelito battling throughout camp to win the starting center job.

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Cards getting battery back? 

August, 26, 2014
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The last time Michael Wacha threw a pitch that was caught by Yadier Molina, it was June 17. Since that time, Wacha has been sidelined with a right shoulder injury while Molina joined the pitcher on the disabled list a few weeks later with a torn ligament in his thumb that ultimately required surgery. However, the St. Louis Cardinals may be close to getting both players back.

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When will 49ers get C Martin back? 

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In the third round of this year's draft, the San Francisco 49ers drafted arguably the top center in Marcus Martin. Unfortunately, he was felled by a knee injury over the weekend and is expected to miss an extended period. The good news is it doesn't appear to be a season-ending ACL tear, as was initially feared.

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Cubs ready to promote Soler? 

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The Chicago Cubs are ready to bring up another one of their "core four" prospects to the major league roster, as Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago confirms the pending arrival of Jorge Soler.

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Suns: Alex Len update 

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Phoenix Suns backup center Alex Len needed most of his rookie season to fully recover from the ankle surgeries. Len was hoping to use the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League to get in some important game action, but that didn't happen as he broke his right pinky finger during the first game.

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