Patty Mills' conditioning clause 

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Patty Mills is currently working through his rehab after having surgery in July to repair the torn right rotator cuff and he could return sometime in January. The Spurs re-signed Mills, despite the injury, to a three-year, $11 million contract as a way to show they like what he brings to the floor as the backup point guard. While the Spurs trust Mills to stay dedicated to the rehab process, there is a provision in his contract, via a "Likely" bonus, that provides incentive to stay on track.

Pirates ready to pay SP? 

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are not likely to be among the teams that open up the vault in order to court the higher-priced free agents still on the market, but it doesn't look like this team is going to claim poverty and sit out the offseason either.

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Mariners interest in OF costly? 

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The Seattle Mariners don't want to be left on the sidelines this offseason, and have their sights set on adding a big-name player to their outfield before the start of 2015.

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Why Kyle Singler trusts SVG 

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Detroit Pistons small forward Kyle Singler is not playing as much this season, with Stan Van Gundy as head coach, as he did the previous two years. That might bother some players, but not Singler since he knows the new head coach needs more time to figure out his best rotation.

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Long-term expectations for Trent Murphy 

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For all of the myriad problems with which the Washington Redskins are dealing this season, they do have some promising young players. One of them is rookie linebacker Trent Murphy, who was selected in the second round.

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Furkan Aldemir won't help Sixers? 

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The Philadelphia 76ers will sign forward Furkan Aldemir as soon as he gets clearance from FIBA. The Sixers need a lot more talent throughout the roster, but they may not get it with Aldemir, reports Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News.

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Jeremy Lamb's missed opportunity 

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have been ravaged by injuries to start the 2014-15 season and this gave the players 10-15 on the roster a chance to show head coach Scott Brooks what they can do when given extended minutes on the floor. For some, like forward Lance Thomas, it was a good audition and for others it was not. Guard Jeremy Lamb falls in the "failed to impress" category, according to Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.

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Will Blazers shop Victor Claver? 

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The Portland Trail Blazers selected Victor Claver in 2009 with the No. 22 pick and they finally signed the forward on July 11, 2012. Claver hardly played in his first two seasons with the Blazers and so far in 2014-15 he has not received one second of time off the bench from head coach Terry Stotts.

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Casspi an 'Energizer bunny’ off the bench 

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Forward Omri Casspi played his first two years in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings as they picked him with the No. 23 selection in the 2009 draft. Casspi played well for the Kings, but was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in June of 2011 for J.J. Hickson. Casspi struggled to find a role with the Cavs over two years and played last season in Houston. Casspi had always wanted to return to Sacramento and he got that option as the New Orleans Pelicans waived him on July 23 after he was acquired on July 14 as part of a multi-player deal with the Rockets. On Sept. 17 he signed a one-year contract with the Kings and he's back to having a major role off the bench with the team.

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A.J. Price's time with Pacers ending 

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The Indiana Pacers added point guard A.J. Price to the roster via the hardship exception due to all their injuries, but his time with team is over after Wednesday's game. The Pacers are getting enough players back that there is no need to petition the NBA for another 10 days of relief.

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SF pass-rush the key vs. Seattle? 

November, 27, 2014
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There will be many facets to the game that could ultimately determine the outcome of the Seattle-San Francisco slugfest on Thanksgiving night, but none may be more important than the 49ers' pass-rush.

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Will Dodgers deal Kemp or stand pat? 

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In the past, the most likely candidate for the Los Angeles Dodgers to part with via a trade was one of their overabundance of outfielders, and indeed it was to be expected that many teams would be contacting the team this offseason in order to see what deal might be struck.

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Has Calvin Johnson lost a step? 

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A high-ankle sprain cost Calvin Johnson three games, limited in several others, and now that he's 29 years old some are starting to ask the question of Megatron has lost a step.

Here's what Lions coach Jim Caldwell thinks about that notion.

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Possible landing spots for RG III 

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Washington's decision to bench Robert Griffin III and go back to Colt McCoy as the starting quarterback is the latest evidence that there's a good chance RG III's run in the nation's capital could end after this season.

Where are the likeliest landing spots if the Redskins do opt to in another direction in 2015? Here's the latest on that.

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Lester still mulling offers? 

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While free agent pitcher Jon Lester is likely very thankful that there are several teams actively pursuing his services for 2015, don't expect any hasty decision on which offer he might accept.

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