Tobias Harris' future with Magic 

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Tobias Harris would prefer to sign an extension by Friday's deadline, however the Orlando Magic will probably not match his salary demands, which means a deal is unlikely. Either way, Harris is focused on just helping the Magic win games now.

Jimmy Butler update on two fronts 

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The Chicago Bulls did not have their starting shooting guard available for Game 1 of the 2014-15 NBA regular against New York and Jimmy Butler's return to the active roster is uncertain.

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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.

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Mavs: Cost to add J.J. Barea 

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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 

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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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Warriors Oct. 31 deadline decisions 

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The Golden State Warriors face an Oct. 31, Friday, deadline to pick up the 2015-16 teams option for three players and sign Klay Thompson to an extension. As of Wednesday it looks like two out of the four are a lock to get done.

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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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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 

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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 

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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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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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Wolves: Who starts at SF? 

October, 29, 2014
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The Minnesota Timberwolves will tip off their 2014-15 regular season on Wednesday in Memphis. President of basketball operations/head coach Flip Saunders spoke to the media on Tuesday and would not divulge who will start at small forward.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope good to go 

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's availability for the start of the regular season had been in doubt a few weeks ago after he suffered a left knee strain during a preseason game. Caldwell-Pope has been practicing and Tuesday he declared himself "100 percent" ready for Game 1.

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Could Pistons re-sign Aaron Gray? 

October, 29, 2014
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The Detroit Pistons set their 15-man regular season roster by waiving backup center Aaron Gray. Pistons president of basketball operations/head coach Stan Van Gundy described the decision as "fairly simple" since Gray is currently sidelined following a cardiac episode in August. There is a chance Gray could re-sign with the club at some point should he gain full medical clearance.

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Will Walker deal impact Ricky Rubio? 

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The Charlotte Hornets and point guard Kemba Walker have agreed to a four-year, $48 million extension, reports ESPN.com's Marc Stein. That is the same offer that Ricky Rubio has rejected from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but is that the deal which will finally be accepted?


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