Nuggets 15th spot goes to ... 

October, 22, 2014
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The Denver Nuggets have until Monday to set their roster for the regular season, but they don't need any more time as they decided on Tuesday night who they are going to keep among those on the bubble.

Why Ronnie Price will stick with Lakers 

October, 22, 2014
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The Los Angeles Lakers are currently carrying four point guards and they will probably keep all of them when they name their opening regular season roster. When Ronnie Price signed his make-good contract on Sept. 24 it was thought that the nine-year NBA veteran would not make the team, but that thinking has changed due to the injuries to the other three point guards.

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Pistons roster bubble 

October, 22, 2014
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The Detroit Pistons released four players on Monday and are down to 16 on the preseason roster. They have until Oct. 27 to move one more player off the team via waivers or a trade to reach the 15-man limit.

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Sixers to add more new players? 

October, 22, 2014
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All NBA teams have five more days to set their opening roster for the 2014-15 NBA regular season. The Philadelphia 76ers are currently running with a full 20-man roster, which means players will be released no later than Monday.

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NBA update: Extensions and Options 

October, 22, 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. That group is now up to five as Nikola Vucevic has reportedly accepted a four-year, $54 million extension from Orlando.

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. Portland's Damian Lillard, Indiana's Solomon Hill, Toronto's Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas and Washington's Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal, Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and John Henson as well as New York's Shane Larkin had their option picked up prior to Sunday. Yesterday Minnesota picked up the options for Anthony Bennett, Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Muhammad and Sacramento did the same for Ben McLemore.

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Rajon Rondo back for opener? 

October, 21, 2014
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Rajon Rondo has been unavailable for game action during the preseason to allow his fractured left hand to heal. The Boston Celtics will tip off their regular season on Oct. 29 against the Brooklyn Nets and head coach Brad Stevens did not rule out a return for his starting point. For his part, Rondo is unsure when he will get clearance for all basketball-related activity.

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Cetlics: Still no sign of Will Bynum 

October, 21, 2014
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Once the Boston Celtics acquired Will Bynum last week from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Joel Anthony, there was speculation that he would be waived by the Oct. 27 deadline. That thinking from the outside has not changed.

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Wizards adding a guard? 

October, 21, 2014
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The Washington Wizards have been looking at backcourt options and a signing is close to getting done, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

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SVG to run with Smith and Monroe? 

October, 21, 2014
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Most observers of the Detroit Pistons don't believe Josh Smith and Greg Monroe are a good starting forward tandem and stats will back up that opinion. There has been talk that president of basketball ops/head coach Stan Van Gundy will start Smith and bring Monroe off the bench, but as of Monday the duo may continue to keep their prior spots.

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Hawks position battle: Backup PG 

October, 21, 2014
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Most of the Atlanta Hawks playing rotation is set with one week to go until the 2014-15 NBA regular season tips off. The backup point guard position may still be up for grabs as Dennis Schroder continues to push Shelvin Mack.

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Pacers: David West has 'a good sprain' 

October, 21, 2014
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David West had a MRI on Monday after he hurt his right ankle on Saturday and the Indiana Pacers received good news as it didn't reveal any structural damage.

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Wolves: Race to trade Chase Budinger? 

October, 21, 2014
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There was an item last week claiming the Minnesota Timberwolves are shopping small forward Chase Budinger since the team is loaded with wing players. Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders adamantly refuted the report, however Budinger might be the player who gets moved off the roster so the team can reach the 15-man limit by Monday's deadline.

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Greg Stiemsma lock to win final spot? 

October, 21, 2014
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The Toronto Raptors have 14 players on the preseason roster who are locks to make the regular season squad, which means the 15th spot is up for grabs between the training camp invitees with make-good contracts. One of those invitees is center Greg Stiemsma and he knows he has a fight on his hands with guard Will Cherry and forward Jordan Hamilton for the final roster spot. Between the three, Stiemsma is the favorite to make the final cut.

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Alex Len on the mend 

October, 21, 2014
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Phoenix Suns backup center Alex Len took part in Monday's practice and scrimmage, which is a good sign his broken right pinky finger is healing. Len has missed the last two weeks and he's hoping to get some game action before the preseason ends in a few days.

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Heat: Justin Hamilton's status 

October, 21, 2014
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The Miami Heat have been without forward Justin Hamilton since the start of training camp when it was determined he had a heart issue. His recovery is going well and he might be available for the start of the 2014-15 regular season next week.

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