Minnesota selected Zach LaVine as much for his upside and potential as anything, and the rookie explained what he plans to do next in his development.

Why Love to Cavs could take a while 

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will likely end up with Kevin Love at some point as the other contenders -- Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors -- having interest in the power forward can not or will not meet the demands from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Should the Cavs and Wolves come to terms, the deal won't be finalized for a while due to some trade rules via the collective bargaining agreement.

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Why Mavs voided Rashard Lewis' deal 

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The Dallas Mavericks must be feeling a bit of déjà vu as one of their 2014 free agent signings is set to have surgery to fix an issue. In 2013 the Mavs had signed point guard Devin Harris to a three-year, $9 million contract, but later voided it after the team was informed he would need surgery to repair a toe injury.

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NBA: Current 2015 Owed Luxury Tax 

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The Brooklyn Nets started Tuesday with 12 players under contract and a payroll that went over the luxury tax line by $13,022,796. That number has the Nets owing $23,806,990 towards a 2015 tax payment. By the time the business day was over they had signed rookies Bojan Bogdanovic, Markel Brown and Cory Jefferson and that put them $17,315,468 over the tax line. They now owe a 2015 tax penalty of $36,275,270.

Here is the updated list of taxpayers and those just below the line:

Brooklyn

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Nets roster set for 2014-15? 

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The Brooklyn Nets signed small forward Bojan Bogdanovic to a three-year, $10.27 million contract on Tuesday, reports ESPNNewYork.com. The team is expecting big things from the No. 31 pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

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Jameer Nelson and the Mavs 

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There have been reports the last couple days that the Dallas Mavericks are going to take a look at some free agent point guards and that was confirmed by ESPN.com's Marc Stein on Tuesday.

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Thomas Robinson's thumb surgery 

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Thomas Robinson suffered a right thumb injury (torn ligament) during the Las Vegas Summer League and after getting a second opinion he had surgery on Tuesday to repair the damage, according to a press release from the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Omri Casspi a return to Kings? 

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Omri Casspi is currently a player on the New Orleans Pelicans roster after a trade from the Houston Rockets on July 15. The Pelicans are expected to waive Casspi and his non-guaranteed 2014-15 salary at some point and when that happens he might look at the Sacramento Kings.

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Kevin Love trade talks are heating up, and again it's Cleveland rumored to be doing what it can to land the All-Star forward. Love may not be the only Timberwolves player involved in the deal, according to one new report.

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Virtually every player on the Phoenix roster last season enjoyed a career year, and much of the credit must go to first-year head coach Jeff Hornacek.

From Eric Bledsoe to Gerald Green to Miles Plumlee and the Morris twins, it was a year to remember around the Valley of the Sun -- even though they narrowly missed the playoffs.

Now heading into year two under the new regime, the Suns have had a chance to bring in more players who fit what Hornacek is looking for, and T.J. Warren certainly appears to be one of them.

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Utah's Trey Burke finished third place in the running for the NBA's Rookie of the Year honors last season, but when prized Australian guard Dante Exum slipped to the Jazz in last month's draft the question must be asked: Is Burke's future in Utah that of a starter or a reserve?

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Top landing spots for Marion 

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Veteran small forward Shawn Marion remains unsigned, to the surprise of many around the industry. So which teams still might be interested in the 36-year-old? Here's the latest on that.

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Will the stress fracture in Manu Ginobili's right leg prevent him from taking part in the 2014 FIBA World Cup?

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Jan Vesely eyes move to Fenerbahce 

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The Denver Nuggets currently have 14 players under contract and that number will drop to 13 if the rumor from Turkey is true.

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Mavs target another PG? 

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The Dallas Mavericks now have 13 players under contract with fully guaranteed salaries for 2014-15 after the signed Richard Jefferson to his veteran minimum deal. The Mavs should start the regular season with a full 15-man team, which means they'll keep two more player from those signed between now and the start of training camp.

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