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New CBA To Be Seven-Year Deal With Opt-Out After Six Years

Oct 24, 2016 12:32 PM

The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are working on a seven-year extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, with a mutual opt-out in six years.

The seven-year deal could potentially deliver the NBA labor peace through the 2023-24 season, unless the opt-outs are exercised in 2022.

The new CBA will begin with the 2017-18 season. While an agreement isn't fully complete, the two sides have agreed upon most of the major issues.

The previous CBA, agreed upon in December of 2011 after a lockout, was a 10-year deal with an opt-out after five seasons.

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Lakers Keep Metta World Peace, Thomas Robinson

Oct 24, 2016 1:52 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers will keep both Metta World Peace and Thomas Robinson on their final 15-man roster for the 16-17 regular season.

The Lakers cut Anthony Brown and Yi Jianlian.

World Peace was on the roster bubble as the Lakers had reportedly approached him about staying with the team as an assistant coach.

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Cavs Waive Dahntay Jones To Keep DeAndre Liggins

Oct 24, 2016 5:11 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers will waive Dahntay Jones as DeAndre Liggins will make their regular season roster.

Jones was signed at the end of the 15-16 season and gave the Cavs a veteran bench presence.

Cleveland has yet to make a decision on Mo Williams.

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Pistons Claim Beno Udrih Off Waivers

Oct 24, 2016 5:08 PM

The Detroit Pistons have claimed Beno Udrih off waivers.

The Miami Heat waived Udrih on Saturday.

With Reggie Jackson injured, the Pistons have a need for depth at point guard.

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Pelicans Waive Alonzo Gee, Keep Lance Stephenson

Oct 24, 2016 10:56 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Alonzo Gee and will keep Lance Stephenson on their regular season roster.

Gee, 6-6, 225, has appeared in 73 career games with New Orleans, averaging 4.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.9 steals in 22.4 minutes per game. Gee was originally signed by New Orleans on July 16, 2015.

Gee is owed his full $1.2 million while Stephenson came to camp with just $100,000 of his minimum salary guaranteed.

New Orleans’ roster now stands at 15.

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Suns Release Archie Goodwin

Oct 24, 2016 3:48 PM

The Phoenix Suns and have released Archie Goodwin in an unexpected move.

Goodwin has been a promising prospect since entering the NBA in 2013 after one season at Kentucky but he has yet to receive consistent playing time with the Suns.

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Thunder Waive Mitch McGary, Ronnie Price To Keep Semaj Christon

Oct 24, 2016 2:11 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder will waive Mitch McGary and Ronnie Price to keep Semaj Christon on their final roster.

McGary is due $1.526 million for this season while Price had guaranteed deals worth $2.557 million this season and $2.442 million for 17-18.

McGary received a five-game suspension and a 10-game suspension for the 16-17 season due to drug violations.

Christon averaged 7.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 18.6 minutes per game in the preseason.

The Thunder had just signed Christon to a two-year deal in August.

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James Young Earns Final Celtics' Roster Spot, R.J. Hunter Waived

Oct 24, 2016 12:40 PM

James Young has won the final spot on the Boston Celtics' regular season roster.

Boston will have to waive R.J. Hunter, who they were unable to unload for a future second round pick.

Hunter was the 28th overall pick out of Georgia State in the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Yi Jianlian Waived By Lakers

Oct 24, 2016 1:25 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived Yi Jianlian.

Yi and his representatives asked for his release as the role he envisioned for himself didn't materialize during the preseason.

Yi was signed by the Lakers in August to a one-year, $8 million deal that was uniquely structured, featuring $6.8 million in what the league deemed "likely" bonuses.

The Lakers had been pursuing Yi for the past two offseasons before they finally managed to sign him to a deal and bring him back to the NBA.

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Blazers Exercise 17-18 Options On Noah Vonleh, Shabazz Napier

Oct 24, 2016 12:44 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised the fourth-year contract options on forward Noah Vonleh and guard Shabazz Napier.

Vonleh, 21, posted averages of 3.6 points (42.1% FG, 74.5% FT), 3.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 15.1 minutes in 78 games (56 starts) last season with the Trail Blazers after being acquired from the Charlotte Hornets on June 24, 2015. Vonleh was the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft.

Acquired on July 7 from the Orlando Magic in exchange for cash considerations, Napier, 24, has averaged 4.4 points (36.1% FG, 34.7% 3-PT, 76.2% FT), 1.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 15.2 minutes over two seasons with the Miami Heat and Orlando. Napier was originally selected as the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft.

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Kings Waive Jordan Farmar, Isaiah Cousins, Lamar Patterson
Jordan Farmar ended last season for Dave Joerger and the Grizzlies.

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Suns Exercise 17-18 Options On Devin Booker, T.J. Warren
Devin Booker ranked fifth in the NBA in scoring this preseason, averaging 19.6 points in five appearances.

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Rockets Keep Tyler Ennis, Waive Pablo Prigioni
Tyler Ennis and the Rockets could negotiate a new deal if he clears waivers.

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New Era To Become Official Headwear Partner Of NBA
The multiyear deal comes as the NBA celebrates its 20-year relationship with New Era, and will include marketing and retail activations within league and team platforms.

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Wolves Exercise 17-18 Options On Towns, Wiggins, LaVine, Jones
The Timberwolves have exercised the third-year options on Tyus Jones and Karl-Anthony Towns, along with the fourth-year options on Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins.

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76ers Sign Dionte Christmas
Dionte Christmas last played in the NBA during the 13-14 season with the Suns.

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Pacers Sign Ben Bentil
Ben Bentil was recently waived by the Celtics.

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Rockets' Management Pushed For Clint Capela To Play Over Dwight Howard
Input from James Harden influenced Houston's desire to decrease the minutes of Dwight Howard but team sources insist Harden was never part of those discussions.

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Dunc'd On: Minnesota Timberwolves Season Outlook w/ Zach Harper; Miami Heat Season Outlook w/ Albert Nahmad
Zach Harper on the Wolves and Albert Nahmad on the Heat.

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Pacers Waive Jeremy Evans, Julyan Stone
Julyan Stone played in five games, scoring one point while averaging two rebounds per game.

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Stephen Curry: We Thought Draymond Green Article Was Ridiculous
Stephen Curry responded to a recent article from ESPN that portrayed Draymond Green as a temperamental teammate.

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Jared Sullinger To Undergo Foot Surgery, Out 2-3 Months
Jared Sullinger will undergo surgery on his left foot and will miss at least the first few weeks of the season.

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Nerlens Noel To Miss 3-5 Weeks With Left Knee Surgery
Nerlens Noel's surgery will address an inflamed plica above his left knee.

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Sean Marks: Kenny Atkinson 'Exemplifies Brooklyn Grit'
Kenny Atkinson played 12 years overseas after leading Richmond to the NCAA Tournament in 1988 and never played in the NBA.

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Patrick Beverley To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Knee Surgery
Eric Gordon will replace Beverley in the Rockets' starting lineup.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Michael Jordan Credited For Having Key Role In CBA Talks
Michael Jordan bought a minority stake in the then-Charlotte Bobcats in 2006 and became majority owner in 2010.

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LeBron James: Another MVP Would Be Great
Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six), Michael Jordan (five) and Bill Russell (five) have won more MVPs than LeBron James' four.

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Cavs Waive John Holland
John Holland appeared in three preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 10.7 points and 1.3 steals in 18.8 minutes.

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Jazz Waive Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson appeared in all six preseason games for the Jazz, averaging 5.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.2 minutes.

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Mavs Expected To Pursue DeMarcus Cousins In 2018
DeMarcus Cousins signed a four-year, $62 million contract extension in 2013 with the Kings.

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