Slim chance Jackson signs extension? 

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Reggie Jackson is eligible to sign an extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder up to the 11:59 PM deadline on Friday, but at this time it looks like a deal won't be struck.

Will Green, Bernard play Sunday? 

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The availability of the Cincinnati Bengals' top offensive playmakers for Week 9 is unclear, though WR A.J. Green and RB Giovani Bernard appear to be heading in different directions with their health. Complicating matters is that the Bengals will have a quick turnaround in Week 10, when they face the Cleveland Browns next Thursday evening.

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Mavs: Cost to add J.J. Barea 

October, 30, 2014
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The Dallas Mavericks made two expected transactions on Wednesday as they placed Gal Mekel on waivers and then filled the open roster position by signing J.J. Barea.

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Enes Kanter set to be a RFA 

October, 30, 2014
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The Utah Jazz have until Friday's deadline to sign guard Alec Burks and center Enes Kanter to extensions, however all signs point to nothing getting done. In fact, representatives for Kanter and the Jazz have tabled all talk until July, the Deseret News has confirmed.

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NBA update: Extensions and Options 

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First round picks from the 2011 NBA draft or those that signed rookie contracts that year are eligible to sign an extension by Oct. 31. Should deals not get done they will be restricted free agents next July if tendered a qualifying offer by June 30.

So far Kyrie Irving, No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, has signed a max five-year extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Morris twins have signed with the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets completed a deal with power forward Kenneth Faried. Nikola Vucevic signed a four-year, $53 million extension from Orlando and Wednesday Charlotte inked Kemba Walker to a four-year, $48 million deal.

Teams also have until Oct. 31 to pick up the fourth-year team option for 2012 first round picks and third-year team options for 2013 first round picks. Over the last few days there has been more movement with the deadline looming on Friday. Here are the latest option be be picked up: Boston's Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller; Charlotte's Cody Zeller and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist; LA Clippers' Reggie Bullock; and New York's Tim Hardaway Jr..

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Marqise Lee the punt returner? 

October, 29, 2014
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The first half of Marqise Lee's rookie season has offered little to get excited about, as the rookie second-rounder has battled injuries and been limited to 12 catches for 128 yards. It goes without saying, but those aren't the kind of numbers Jacksonville envisioned when they selected the former USC star early in the second round back in May.

Could a move to punt returner get the speedy receiver going?

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Lattimore closing in on NFL debut? 

October, 29, 2014
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Marcus Lattimore's long wait to play in the NFL could soon be over, as the fourth-round pick from 2013 was set to begin practicing with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday.

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Reduction in Aldon Smith's suspension? 

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Is there a chance that Aldon Smith could be on the field when San Francisco hosts St. Louis this weekend?

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Where do O's go from here? 

October, 29, 2014
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When free agency begins on Thursday morning, the Baltimore Orioles will be in jeopardy of losing Nelson Cruz, Andrew Miller and Delmon Young to other teams. Nick Markakis, Nick Hundley and Wei-Yin Chen could all soon follow, should their options not be picked up by the team.

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Lakers without Julius Randle 

October, 29, 2014
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Injuries derailed the Los Angeles Lakers' 2013-14 season and health issues are doing the same in 2014-15. Point guard Steve Nash is already out for the year due to a bad back and Tuesday rookie forward Julius Randle was lost for the remaining 81 games of the regular season after suffering a broken right tibia.

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When Raymond Felton might return 

October, 29, 2014
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Point guard Raymond Felton is currently recovering from a high right ankle sprain and Tuesday he gave the media an update when he might be cleared to play.

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How Brown will use Nerlens Noel 

October, 29, 2014
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Nerlens Noel will finally play in a regular season NBA game on Wednesday after missing all of 2013-14 recovering from a torn ACL. Heading into the 82 games head coach Brett Brown has a plan on how he's going to use Noel.

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Pool of Cuban infielders grows 

October, 29, 2014
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Andy Ibanez, a second baseman who played for Cuba in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, has reportedly left the island nation and will pursue a major league career. Ibanez becomes the third second baseman believed to have defected from Cuba this year, joining Hector Olivera and Jose Fernandez.

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Will Red Sox make push for Sandoval? 

October, 29, 2014
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With a .338 batting average this postseason, Pablo Sandoval has certainly saved his best for last as his contract with the San Francisco Giants comes to an end. Could the third baseman be headed across the country to Fenway Park once the World Series is over?

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Shane Larkin's future with Knicks 

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Tim Hardaway Jr., the No. 24 selection of the 2013 draft, averaged 10.2 points last season and was chosen to the All-Rookie first team. With that in mind, Tuesday's news that the New York Knicks picked up his 2015-16 team option was an expected formality. The Knicks still have until the Friday deadline to pick up Shane Larkin's team option and sign Iman Shumpert to an extension, however at this time it looks like both players will be free agents come July 1.

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