Pistons: SVG - Brandon Jennings rift? 

November, 1, 2014
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The NBA regular season has just began and we already have some major friction in Detroit between their no-nonsense president of basketball operations/head coach and one of the players. Stan Van Gundy has played D.J. Augustin more than Brandon Jennings in the first two games and that has upset the starting point guard.

Spurs smart to delay Kawhi Leonard's deal 

October, 31, 2014
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There are currently 15 players who inked rookie-scale contracts in 2011 that remain eligible to sign an extension by 11:59 PM tonight. San Antonio starting small forward Kawhi Leonard is one of the 15 and as of Friday morning it doesn't look like a deal will get done. If that is the outcome, Leonard will be a restricted free agent starting July 1.

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OKC's options without Russell Westbrook 

October, 31, 2014
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Geez, are the basketball gods getting their revenge after all these years for Clay Bennett moving the Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City? The Oklahoma City Thunder were without several players on Thursday, including Kevin Durant, due to injuries and during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers they lost starting point guard Russell Westbrook after he broke the second metacarpal in his right hand. Westbrook will meet with a doctor on Friday and he might be sidelined four to six weeks, reports The Oklahoman.

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When will Harkless get on the floor? 

October, 31, 2014
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Maurice Harkless did not play in the first two games of the regular season and that is a surprise to some who follow the team. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel thinks Harkless, a solid defender, will have an important role when Channing Frye and Victor Oladipo are fully fit. For his part, head coach Jacque Vaughn says Harkless is still part of his plans.

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Knicks without Jose Calderon 

October, 31, 2014
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The New York Knicks have been without starting point guard Jose Calderon for the first two games of the 2014-15 regular season and he's going to miss more time due to a right calf strain, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

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Josh Smith calls Kenneth Faried a clown 

October, 31, 2014
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The Detroit Pistons next game with the Denver Nuggets isn't until Feb. 6 in Auburn Hills, which is a shame with the feud brewing between Josh Smith and Kenneth Faried. The teams played on Wednesday, with the Nuggets winning, and during postgame interviews Faried called out Smith.

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Allen, Lewis an option for Mavs? 

October, 31, 2014
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The Dallas Mavericks have already tweaked their roster after just two days into the regular season by waiving Gal Mekel and signing J.J. Barea. Could the team make other moves down the line? Yes, and they might look at Ray Allen or Rashard Lewis.

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What's next for Robert Covington? 

October, 31, 2014
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Forward Robert Covington is a free agent after the Houston Rockets waived him last week. Covington would prefer to join another NBA team and that almost happened, but he couldn't come to terms with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com.

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Will Jermaine O’Neal come back? 

October, 31, 2014
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Center Jermaine O'Neal is not playing NBA basketball for the first time since 1996 and Wednesday he sent out a few tweets describing how it feels to not be a fan. There is a chance O'Neal could try to hook up with a team later in the season.

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NBA update: Extensions and Options 

October, 31, 2014
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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 tonight by 11:59 PM Eastern to pick up the fourth-year team option for 2012 first round picks and third-year team options for 2013 first round picks. On Thursday more teams picked up options and some were declined. Here are the options that were picked up: Atlanta's Dennis Schroder; Golden State's Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli; Houston's Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas; Philadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel and Tony Wroten

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Could Marc Gasol end up with Knicks? 

October, 30, 2014
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Memphis Grizzlies starting center Marc Gasol will be a free agent starting July 1 and his brother, Chicago Bulls forward/center Pau Gasol, was asked if the New York Knicks have a shot a luring him to the Big Apple next summer, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

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Tobias Harris' future with Magic 

October, 30, 2014
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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.

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Jimmy Butler update on two fronts 

October, 30, 2014
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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? 

October, 30, 2014
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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 

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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