Tristan Thompson extension unlikely 

October, 25, 2014
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Tristan Thompson, as a first round pick from 2011, is eligible to sign an extension by Oct. 31, but with six days to go there is a good chance nothing will get done.

Pelicans to Rivers: Option declined 

October, 25, 2014
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The New Orleans Pelicans have exercised their 2015-16 team option for Anthony Davis. The Pelicans made the announcement on Friday. Missing from the announcement was word regarding third-year guard Austin Rivers and that is not a surprise since his team option is set to be declined, according to The Times-Picayune.

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Why Blatt chose to start Anderson Varejao 

October, 25, 2014
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There has been some talk that Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt could name Tristan Thompson as his starting center when the 2014-15 NBA regular season tips off since his big man had that role at times during the preseason. Well, Friday, Blatt announced incumbent Anderson Varejao will keep his position with the first unit. According to Blatt, Varejao's history with LeBron James is a major key to the decision.

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And down goes Anthony Morrow 

October, 25, 2014
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The Oklahoma City Thunder took another hit on Friday when the team revealed shooting guard Anthony Morrow will be sidelined 4-6 weeks due to a sprained left MCL, according to ESPN.com's Royce Young. Oklahoma City will now be without Morrow, Kevin Durant (right foot) and Mitch McGary (left foot) until at least the end of November.

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NBA update: Extensions and Options 

October, 25, 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. Friday saw a lot of movement on this front as the following options were picked up: Brooklyn's Sergey Karasev and Mason Plumlee; Detroit's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Andre Drummond; New Orleans' Anthony Davis; and Utah's Trey Burke and Rudy Gobert.

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Hornets cut three; Roster set 

October, 24, 2014
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The Charlotte Hornets made three transactions on Friday as they placed training camp invitees Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale and Brian Qvale on waivers.

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Victor Oladipo's facial fracture 

October, 24, 2014
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During Thursday's practice Victor Oladipo received and elbow to just under his right and after consulting with the team doctor it was determined he suffered a facial fracture. The Orlando Magic are currently listing him as "out indefinitely" with surgery needed to repair the damage.

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Lakers without Steve Nash 

October, 24, 2014
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The Los Angeles Lakers have lost Steve Nash for all of the 2014-15 season, which doesn't come as a surprise when talking about a 40-year old with back issues.

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Heat roster almost set 

October, 24, 2014
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The Miami Heat reduced their roster by three on Thursday as they released G Larry Drew II, SG Tyler Johnson and PF Shawn Jones. The Heat are hoping the trio will end up playing for their D-League team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Heat gave Johnson $75,000 worth of salary protection and that amount will count toward the 2014-15 cap.

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Rockets: Morey trying to make a trade 

October, 24, 2014
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For several weeks we have discussed how Daryl Morey will have some tough decisions to make when it comes to naming the Houston Rockets 15-man regular season by the Oct. 27 deadline. Getting down to 17 is easy, but the final two are tricky. Morey did make two moves on Thursday regrading cuts 20-17 when he waived Akil Mitchell and Josh Powell. According to the Houston Chronicle. Morey will also waive guard Geron Johnson prior to Monday's deadline.

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San Antonio's final cut 

October, 24, 2014
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The San Antonio Spurs moved closer to finalizing their 15-man regular season roster on Thursday as the waived guard Bryce Cotton and forward Josh Davis. Both players are likely headed to San Antonio's D-League team, the Austin Spurs. Cotton received $50,000 worth of salary protection from San Antonio, while Davis got $20,000. Those amounts will count towards the salary cap of the NBA team for the 2014-15 season.

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Why did the Celtics claim Jarell Eddie? 

October, 24, 2014
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The Atlanta Hawks released training camp invitee Jarell Eddie on Tuesday and according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, the Boston Celtics claimed the forward off waivers on Thursday.

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Nets last roster spots 

October, 24, 2014
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The Brooklyn Nets had 17 players under contract Thursday morning, but within 24 hours they might be down to the 15-man regular season limit.

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Sixers: Teague in; Ware out? 

October, 24, 2014
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ESPNNewYork.com has confirmed a report from Yahoo Sports that backup point guard Marquis Teague could be heading to the Philadelphia 76ers via a trade, with the Brooklyn Nets receiving a likely protected future second round pick which they will probably never get.

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How MCW's return would impact Wroten 

October, 23, 2014
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Tony Wroten is slated to begin the season as Philadelphia's starting point guard, but according to a report on Thursday by ESPN's Jeff Goodman that role for Wroten may not last long.

Goodman writes that Michael Carter-Williams is aiming to return to the court and play on Nov. 13, a much earlier date than some earlier reports indicated. If MCW only misses the first two weeks of the regular season, here's how you should expect that to impact Wroten's production on the court.

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