NBA: Foursome face Friday deadline 

August, 1, 2014
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Friday is an important day for several players in the NBA as their salaries for 2014-15 will be fully guaranteed if they are not placed on waivers today, Aug. 1. The salary for Portland's Will Barton is already reported to be fully guaranteed, while Miami's Justin Hamilton has been told 50 percent of his salary is now protected.

Here are the remaining players who have the Aug. 1 deadline in their contracts:

Will Barton earns guaranteed salary 

August, 1, 2014
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Earlier this week there was a report that Will Barton's $915,243 salary for the upcoming season had been guaranteed since he was not waived by the July 25 deadline and he spoke about how thankful he was that he made it past that point. Well, on Thursday The Oregonian reported Barton's guarantee date was yesterday. It should be noted that some reports have his salary for 2014-15 guaranteed if he's not waived by today, Aug. 1. Either way, Barton now has financial security for the upcoming season.

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Heat to keep Justin Hamilton? 

August, 1, 2014
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The Miami Heat currently have 12 players under contract after officially signing Chris Bosh on Wednesday. The roster could go back down to 11 on Friday if they waive center Justin Hamilton, but that likely won't happen.

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Metta World Peace and the Blue Whales 

August, 1, 2014
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Metta World Peace was hoping to receive a contract offer from an NBA team, but since that never came his way the forward has decided to accept a contract from a team in the CBA.

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Kevin Love to Cavs lone option? 

July, 31, 2014
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The Cleveland Cavaliers want Kevin Love and the power forward reportedly prefers to move East to play with LeBron James. Will a deal get done? Well, it's up to the Minnesota Timberwolves and at this time their options to trade Love are limited.

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Kings shopping PF's and Terry 

July, 31, 2014
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The Sacramento Kings will have 15 players under contract, the NBA regular season limit, once they sign forward Omri Casspi to a one-year, veteran minimum contract. The Kings are still looking to make moves via trades if they can, according to The Sacramento Bee.

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JaVale McGee needs to bounce back 

July, 31, 2014
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JaVale McGee needs a big season in 2014-15 after the last two years. McGee did not live up to his big contract in 2012-13 as he spent a good portion of that season on the bench. McGee was hoping to prove his doubters wrong last season, but was forced to miss most of 2013-14 after he suffered a left tibia stress fracture. He should be fully healthy for the start of training camp and once again the Nuggets need him to step up.

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Shawn Marion: I'm just chilling 

July, 31, 2014
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Forward Shawn Marion remains on the free agent market and at this time he doesn't seem to be concerned that a deal for next season has yet to be signed.

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Why Bucks gave O'Bryant three years 

July, 31, 2014
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The Milwaukee Bucks signed rookie Johnny O'Bryant to a three-year contract on Wednesday, reports the Journal Sentinel. O'Bryant, a center/forward, was the No. 36 pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

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D-Day looming; Armstrong waived 

July, 31, 2014
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The Golden State Warriors made a roster move on Wednesday when they announced center Hilton Armstrong had been placed on waivers.

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Washington's last roster spot 

July, 31, 2014
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The Washington Wizards opened up a roster position on Wednesday when they placed center/forward Melvin Ely on waivers, according to The Washington Post.

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Byron Mullens to ball with Brave Dragons 

July, 31, 2014
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Free agent forward Byron Mullens could not get an offer from an NBA team, so his agent looked at options overseas and he found work for his client in China for the upcoming season.

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Michael Beasley and the Lakers 

July, 31, 2014
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Recently there was speculation that a good landing spot for Michael Beasley would be the Los Angeles Lakers and Wednesday he worked out for the team in El Segundo, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com.

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Will Cherry: Raptors third PG? 

July, 31, 2014
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The Toronto Raptors have been in the market for a third point guard and it looks like they are going to sign a standout from the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League.

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Kevin Durant talks 2016 and DC 

July, 30, 2014
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The 2014 free agent signing frenzy is pretty much done as only a few top players remain unsigned. With that in mind, some fans and those working in the media are already looking at 2015 and 2016. Kevin Durant will be a free agent in 2016 and he is already being hounded regarding his next contract.

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