Thompson, Curry won't be split up? 

July, 28, 2014
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The Golden State Warriors have held several trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves regarding power forward Kevin Love, but so far the teams are at an impasse. The biggest obstacle is the Warriors hard stance that they don't want to include Klay Thompson in a trade and that is the likely deal-breaker. The backcourt duo of Thompson/Stephen Curry work well together and both feel the partnership won't be broken up so the Warriors can get Love.
When trying to project production from NFL players who have a new offensive coordinator, it's natural to compare them to players who worked in the OC's system previously. New Miami Dolphins OC Bill Lazor spent last season working under Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, whose system helped LeSean McCoy lead the NFL in rushing.

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Why Steve Nash won't be stretched 

July, 28, 2014
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The Los Angeles Lakers are now over the salary cap after all their roster moves this month. They could have had more room to spend on free agents had they decided to waive Steve Nash via the "stretch" provision, but that wasn't an option after missing out on the top free agents.

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Michael Beasley's FA market 

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Forward Michael Beasley remains unsigned and while there is a chance he could re-sign with the Miami Heat, there had been rumors that some within the organization were not thrilled with his work ethic. Beasley spent most of 2013-14 out of the playing rotation, which suggests head coach Erik Spoelstra didn't think he could offer much off the bench.

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The name of Eric Staal has been floated in trade rumors for months, and the Carolina Hurricanes' captain didn’t enhance his value by tallying just 61 points in 79 games, his lowest in a full season since his rookie season of 2003-2004.

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Hip surgery cost TE Dennis Pitta a dozen games last season, and he never quite looked right after he got back on the gridiron. During the four games in which he took part, Pitta mustered just 20 receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown.

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Kevin Garnett's future with Nets? 

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Kevin Garnett is set to play in his 20th season in the NBA and when it's over there is a chance he might decide to work in the front office. While some may think he could go back to the Minnesota Timberwolves or Boston Celtics, at least one person thinks there is a good chance he'll work for the Brooklyn Nets.

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Will Barton's guaranteed salary 

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Will Barton had been the only player on the Portland Trail Blazers roster under contract without fully salary protection for 2014-15, but that changed a few days ago. According to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com, the deadline to waive Barton was July 25 and since that did not happen, the Blazers have guaranteed his salary for the coming season.

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With Hakeem Nicks having left the New York Giants as a free agent, Rueben Randle will have a wide-open opportunity to make a significant statistical mark in 2014 as the No. 2 receiving option behind Victor Cruz.

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The main reason why the Minnesota Timberwolves are open to trading Kevin Love (for the right price) is that his current deal is guaranteed only through the 2014-15 campaign. He has a player option (worth $16.7 million) for 2015-16, which means he can choose to leave the Wolves and become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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WR Torrey Smith is entering the final year of his rookie contract and, with a cap hit of just over $1 million, is an absolute bargain for the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have said repeatedly that keeping him for the long term is a priority, but will they get a deal done before the season starts?

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After the Dallas Mavericks secured free-agent SF Chandler Parsons this offseason, the writing appeared to be on the wall for verteran SF Shawn Marion: if he intends to play again in the NBA, it won't be with the Mavs.

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Twice last season, Clay Matthews broke his right thumb. Although he took part in the Green Bay Packers' first training camp practice Saturday, after skipping all offseason sessions to rehab the digit, he has not fully recovered.

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Last season, only the Philadelphia 76ers were worse from beyond the arc than the Detroit Pistons, which converted only 32.1 percent. That's a major issue for president/coach Stan Van Gundy, whose offensive system takes advantage of 3-point bombers. So he has been busily at work trying to repair that hole in their roster.

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Nats asked about Beltre 

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The Washington Nationals reportedly were thinking big regarding a fill-in for third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.

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