Pelicans over injury woes? 

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Injuries shortened the seasons of the New Orleans Pelicans' nucleus last season, from Anthony Davis (ankle, back) to Jrue Holiday (leg) to Eric Gordon (knee) to Ryan Anderson (neck).

Davis is over the ankle and back troubles that cost him 15 games in his second NBA season, but what about the others?

Can Caboclo make a rookie impact? 

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Toronto GM Masai Ujiri shocked the world when he selected Brazilian forward Bruno Caboclo with the No. 20 pick of the 2014 NBA draft, going after a player with long-term upside rather than opting for a safer pick with a lower ceiling who could contribute immediately.

So how long will it take Caboclo to carve out a role in the NBA?

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Anything behind Rondo-to-Kings? 

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UPDATE: Will Rajon Rondo be heading to Sacramento before the start of the season?

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Will Baynes be back with the Spurs? 

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Backup center Aron Baynes beat the odds to make the NBA and win a championship as a member of the San Antonio Spurs last season. But after two seasons in San Antonio, will Baynes be back on the roster in 2014-15? That could depend on whether he gets a better offer overseas.

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Ennis not fazed by Suns' PG logjam 

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The Phoenix Suns will have four players on the team who can play the point guard spot if they retain free agent Eric Bledsoe. Rookie Tyler Ennis, the No. 18 selection in the 2014 NBA draft, will likely be the fourth option at point guard when the preseason begins. Ennis says he's looking forward to the challenge of competing for minutes with the other point guards.

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Why Monroe could end up with Celtics 

August, 19, 2014
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Greg Monroe has reportedly decided to accept the $5.47 million qualifying offer from the Detroit Pistons with the view of becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2015. Those plans could change if the Pistons and Monroe complete a sign-and-trade deal with another team by Oct. 1. Should Monroe become an unrestricted free agent next July, the team at the top of his wishlist might be the Boston Celtics, speculates A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com.

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Jarnell Stokes' deal with the Grizzlies 

August, 19, 2014
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The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired the rights to forward Jarnell Stokes, the No. 35 selection in the 2014 NBA draft, from the Utah Jazz. On Monday, the Grizzlies signed Stokes to a multi-year deal.

According to Chris Vernon of ESPN 92.9 FM, Stokes' contract is for three years; he'll earn $725,000 in 2014-15, $845,059 in 2015-16 and $980,431 in 2016-17.

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Will the Heat sign Leandro Barbosa? 

August, 19, 2014
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Free-agent guard Leandro Barbosa will likely not return to the Phoenix Suns. That, however, doesn't mean his NBA options are gone.

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Will Jordan Hamilton stick with Raptors? 

August, 19, 2014
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The Houston Rockets don't have room on their roster to re-sign Jordan Hamilton, so his agent had been looking for an NBA team for his client. It turns out Hamilton has signed a contract with someone who is very familiar with him.

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Any restrictions on Brook Lopez? 

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For Brooklyn center Brook Lopez, two of the last three seasons have essentially been lost due to serious foot injuries. He was limited to five games in 2011-12, and just 17 last season. So will that realization change the way the Nets handle his minutes going forward? Will his playing time be limited?

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Toney Douglas didn't pan out in Golden State last season, and had minimal impact in Miami after a mid-season trade to the Heat. Has that ended his chances of a spot in the NBA for next season?

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John Henson's development will be interesting to watch in his third season in the NBA. He shined as a rookie after being taken with the final pick of the draft lottery in 2012, then followed it up with a solid second season, finishing with a PER right around 18 for a second straight year.

What can we expect from Henson in 2014-15?

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NBA: Training Camp Contracts 

August, 18, 2014
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All 30 NBA teams will spend the next five weeks inviting players to training camp and while some might get a small amount of guaranteed money, most will sign deals with no salary protection. Almost all of the camp invitees will be waived at some point during the preseason and for those with less than three years of NBA experience they may not be released until just prior to the start of the 2014-15 regular season, so teams can designate them to their D-League rosters.

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Cavs potential depth chart 

August, 18, 2014
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Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has a relationship with Shawn Marion going back to their days together with the Phoenix Suns and that, along with the chance to contend for a title with LeBron James, helped to land the free agent.

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Nate Robinson throwing down dunks 

August, 18, 2014
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Denver Nuggets backup point guard Nate Robinson had his 2013-14 season end on Jan. 29 after he tore his left ACL. Robinson has been motivated to be ready for the start of training camp in late September and he will likely reach that goal, according to The Denver Post.

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