Why K.J. McDaniels is not with Sixers 

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UPDATE: K.J. McDaniels has decided to take the second option we discussed below, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. McDaniels will sign a one-year contract for the rookie minimum of $507,336 that is not guaranteed.

McDaniels will now be a restricted free agent in 2015 and he could cash in next July if he does put up solid numbers and starts at shooting guard.
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Rookie shooting guard K.J. McDaniels, the No. 32 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, was not with the team as the began training camp on Tuesday. A representative of the teams tells Tom Moore of The Intelligencer that McDaniels' contract "hasn’t been executed" since he and the Sixers have not agreed to terms yet.

Mavs: Jameer Nelson to start at PG? 

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The Dallas Mavericks have three veteran point guards on the roster who have started a lot of games, which means there is plenty of competition for that spot during the preseason. The Mavs have tipped off training camp and Jameer Nelson is the first one of the three to run with the starting group, according to ESPNDallas.com.

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Will Rondo return by opening night? 

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Rajon Rondo is currently sidelined due to the broken third metacarpal bone in his left hand. Rondo's timeline to recover from the injury is six-to eight weeks, which means he could miss the first month of the 2014-15 regular season. Rondo is hoping to return much soon than that timeline.

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Why Fisher is restricting Stoudemire 

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The New York Knicks went through practice on Tuesday, however Amar'e Stoudemire didn't make it all the way through as head coach Derek Fisher sat the power forward for the last 30 minutes. Fisher will continue to limit Stoudemire practice time during training camp and the regular season.

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Bulls, Jimmy Butler close to a deal? 

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The Chicago Bulls have until Oct. 31 to sign Jimmy Butler to an extension and the starting shooting guard hopes it gets done so he doesn't have wait until July as a restricted free agent. The Bulls and Butler's agent, Happy Walters, will continue the negotiations until the deadline later this month.

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Justin Hamilton's heart surgery 

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Miami Heat center Justin Hamilton won't be available for the next three weeks after having a "minor" heart procedure on Monday. Hamilton felt "light-headedness" over the weekend during a practice and was sent to meet with the doctor.

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Rockets: Good news for Jones, Motiejunas 

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The Houston Rockets have a full training camp roster and when it comes time late this month to name the 15-man regular season squad there are going to be some tough cuts. There has been some speculation that Donatas Motiejunas might be moved off the roster via a trade or waivers, but that is not in the cards.

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Carrick Felix's shoulder injury 

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The Utah Jazz opened training camp on Tuesday and they already have an injury issue when shooting guard Carrick Felix hurt his left shoulder during the morning practice, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

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Jason Richardson's role with Sixers 

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Jason Richardson missed all of 2013-14 after suffering a knee injury during the 2012-13 NBA season. Richardson, according to the Philadelphia Daily News, still needs more time and won't be ready to play for at least another month. Richardson has spent the last year helping out the young players and that might be his main role again this season.

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Aldridge's commitment to Blazers 

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LaMarcus Aldridge is eligible to sign an extension with the Portland Trail Blazers, but he has already said he will chose free agency in 2015 instead of adding more years to his deal now. That doesn't mean however that he's looking to leave the Rose City next July.

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Rudy Gay's future with Kings 

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Rudy Gay could have joined the 2014 free agent market, but he wisely chose to exercise his $19.3 million player option for the 2014-15 season. Gay is eligible to sign a three-year extension with the Sacramento Kings instead of becoming a free agent next July. That subject was discussed on Monday and Gay says he will let his agent handle any talks with management so he can concentrate on making the team better on the floor.

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Alonzo Gee to camp with Nuggets 

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There was a report Saturday claiming free agent forward Alonzo Gee was drawing interest from the Denver Nuggets. It turns out the report is correct and according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, Gee will report to the Nuggets on Tuesday.

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Aaron Gray's cardiac issue 

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The Detroit Pistons will have their first day of training camp on Tuesday, but backup center Aaron Gray will be sitting out the sessions. Gray suffered a "cardiac episode" in late August during a workout and as a result he might miss most of the preseason.

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Will Sixers keep Keith Bogans? 

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The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Keith Bogans last Saturday via a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers and general manager Sam Hinkie was asked on Monday if the 11-year NBA veteran will make the regular season roster. As of Monday, Bogans had not reported to the Sixers and that might continue.

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Robinson prefers to stay with Nuggets 

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Nate Robinson will be a free agent in 2015 and Monday he was asked if he wants to re-sign with the Denver Nuggets next summer. If it's up to Robinson, he'll finish out his playing career in the Mile High City, according to The Denver Post.

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