Henson to be Bucks starting center? 

August, 27, 2014
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There are exactly 44 million reasons why John Henson will not begin the season as Milwaukee's starting center; that's the amount owed to Larry Sanders over the final four years of his current deal.

Still, there's some sentiment coming out of Milwaukee that Henson -- who has added weight this offseason -- could be the Bucks' first-string center when the season starts.

Ilgauskas thinking comeback? 

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UPDATE: Cleveland fans got LeBron back. They landed Kevin Love. How can this get any better? Here's a hint: Big Z.

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OKC's increased flexibility 

August, 27, 2014
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The Oklahoma City Thunder made a move on Tuesday to clear up the center depth chart and improve their financial flexibility for the 2014-15 season as they traded Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected future second pick that will never come their way.

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Clippers to stretch Carlos Delfino? 

August, 27, 2014
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The Los Angeles Clippers had been in a tight spot for several weeks as they were operating very close to their hard salary cap for the upcoming season, which did not allow them to even give out a fully guaranteed minimum salary for the 13th roster spot. With that in mind, the Clippers made a trade on Tuesday with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Clippers had been looking for a team willing to take on Jared Dudley and the Bucks accepted him by shipping Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica to Los Angeles as part of the deal. Both Delfino and Raduljica are probably not going to be on the Clippers roster for too long.

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Bucks roster set for 2014-15? 

August, 27, 2014
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The Milwaukee Bucks had 17 players under contract when Tuesday began, but during the day they completed a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers and now the roster is down to 16. The deal sent Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica to Los Angeles for Jared Dudley.

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Will Kings add a Russian guard? 

August, 27, 2014
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The Sacramento Kings, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, have their eye on Russian shooting guard Dmitry Kulagin and he is mulling whether to come over to the NBA.

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Pelicans position battle: SF 

August, 27, 2014
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The New Orleans Pelicans and free agent small forward John Salmons agreed to terms a while ago and Tuesday the team officially announced the signing. Salmons' contract is for one year and will pay him $2 million. The Pelicans believe Salmons can have a major impact on the squad.

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NBA: Training camp contracts 

August, 27, 2014
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All 30 NBA teams will spend the next four 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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Why the Clippers traded Dudley 

August, 26, 2014
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In a deal first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports on Tuesday just before noon on the East Coast, the Los Angeles Clippers will reportedly send Jared Dudley and a future first-round pick to Milwaukee in exchange for Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica.

ESPN's Marc Stein adds on Twitter that the pick the Bucks will receive will be a protected first-rounder in 2017, and that the Clippers are expected to get a second-round pick back in the deal.

What's the thinking behind this deal from the Clippers' perspective?

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How bright is Terrence Ross' future? 

August, 26, 2014
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There has been a lot of pressure on Terrence Ross to fulfill his potential ever since the Toronto Raptors selected him one pick ahead of Andre Drummond in the 2012 NBA draft. Throw in the fact that Drummond has looked like a future max-contract player in his first two years in the league, and you can see the type of expectations Ross has to face.

To his credit, the 23-year-old shooting guard made some strides in his second season, improving his shooting and raising his PER from 10.48 as a rookie to 12.09. However, he'll have to show more in his third year to cement himself as a starter in this league. Just how bright is Ross' future? And what's the ideal fit for him?

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Bigger role for Caldwell-Pope? 

August, 26, 2014
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played a lot for Detroit as a rookie last season. In fact, his 19.8 minutes per game ranked No. 12 among all rookies.

While coach Stan Van Gundy has voiced his optimism about KCP's game, does that necessarily mean more minutes are in store for the second-year swingman in year two?

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Washington's small forward rotation 

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When it comes to replacing Trevor Ariza at the small forward position in Washington, the list of suitable options starts with veteran free agent acquisition Paul Pierce. After that, things get a little more hazy.

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Will Tavares play in the NBA in 2014-15? 

August, 26, 2014
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Will Atlanta's second-round pick from this past June, 7-foot-3 big man Walter Tavares, figure into its plans for the upcoming season?

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Cavs target Mozgov, Koufos? 

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will have 17 players under contract after they sign Shawn Marion and that number could increase to 18 if Ray Allen decides to join LeBron James in NE Ohio. The Cavs have a bunch of players with non-guaranteed salaries for the upcoming season and the team will likely shop them for a backup center.


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Why Antetokounmpo turned down $550K 

August, 26, 2014
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The New York Knicks currently have 15 players under contract and this group will likely start the 2014-15 NBA regular season. With no room on the roster, Thanasis Antetokounmpo has accepted his fate that he'll have to play the upcoming season in the D-League or overseas and he's decided to choose the D-League. That decision cost him a good chunk of money as he'll only make $25,000 in the D-League.

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