Basketball Wiretap

Lance Stephenson Doesn't Regret Passing On Pacers' $44M Offer
With Jrue Holiday on leave to be with his wife during her health issues, Lance Stephenson gives the Pelicans another ball handler.

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Paul George Has Discussed Extension With Pacers
Paul George signed a five-year max extension in September of 2013.

Nate Taylor/Indianapolis Star

Jazz Promote Richard Smith, Bart Taylor
The Jazz have promoted Richard Smith to executive director of international scouting and Bart Taylor to Jazz director of scouting/Salt Lake City Stars vice president of basketball operations.

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Stephen Curry Still Hasn't Gotten Over Game 7 Loss
Stephen Curry is trying to use the Warriors' loss in Game 7 as motivation.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Oddsmakers Have Warriors At 66.5 Wins, Nets At NBA-Low 20.5
The Warriors' number is the highest win total oddsmaker Jeff Sherman has ever posted prior to the season and attracted early money on the under from sharp bettors.

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Warriors Give Promotions To Bob Myers, Travis Schlenk, Kirk Lacob
The Warriors have promoted Bob Myers to the role of president of basketball operations/general manager among a number of other front office moves.

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Vince Hunter, Bulls Sign Camp Deal
Vince Hunter played for the Grizzlies and Clippers in Summer League.

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Matt Bonner 'Fighting' To Continue NBA Career
Matt Bonner wants to continue his playing career this season despite remaining a free agent.

Nick Moyle/San Antonio Express-News

J.J. Avila Signs Camp Deal With Bulls
J.J. Avila played for the Knicks in Summer League.

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Joel Embiid To Be On Minutes Restriction, Won't Play Back-To-Back Nights
Joel Embiid underwent two operations on the navicular bone of his right foot, causing him to miss all of his first two seasons in the NBA.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Joel Anthony, Spurs Finalizing Camp Deal
Joel Anthony spent the past two seasons with the Pistons, then waived him in July before signing Boban Marjanovic.

Jabari Young/San Antonio Express-News

Knicks Re-Sign Lou Amundson
Lou Amundson has appeared in 70 games with the Knicks over two seasons, averaging 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds over 15.2 minutes.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks Agree Upon Four-Year, $100M Extension
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have agreed upon a four-year, $100 million extension.

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Rudy Gay To Opt Out, Unlikely To Have Interest In Re-Signing With Kings
Rudy Gay holds a $14.3 million player option for the 2017-18 season.

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Thunder Renounce Rights To Tomislav Zubic
Tomislav Zubcic played 36 games for the Blue last season, averaging 7.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.8 minutes per game.

Erik Horne/Oklahoman

Brett Brown: Difference Now Is Everybody Is Going To Want To Win Some Games
The 76ers won just 10 games last season and a combined 47 in Brett Brown's first three seasons.

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J.R. Smith To Skip Cavs' Voluntary Minicamp
J.R. Smith is seeking a multiyear deal with the Cavaliers.

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Mavericks Sign C.J. Williams
C.J. Williams spent the 15-16 season with JDA Dijon Bourgogne in France, where he averaged 11.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game in 34 games.

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Raptors Hire Patrick Mutombo As Assistant Coach
Patrick Mutombo comes to the Raptors after a stint in the D-League with the Austin Spurs as an assistant coach.

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Dunc'd On: GSW Season Outlook w/ Ethan Sherwood Strauss, DEN Season Outlook w/ Adam Mares
Ethan Sherwood Strauss joins Nate Duncan to discuss the Warriors while Adam Mares is the guest for their breakdown of the Nuggets.

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Yi Jianlian Confident He's Ready For Second Stint In NBA
Yi Jianlian could help the Lakers' frontcourt depth with his size at center and with his outside shooting at power forward.

Mark Medina/Orange County Register

Sam Presti: We're Uniformly Excited About What Lies Ahead For Thunder
The Thunder rebounded from losing Kevin Durant in free agency by signing Russell Westbrook to an extension.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Luke Walton Hoping To Build Lakers' Foundation Through Relationships
The Lakers hope their young players develop more effectively under Luke Walton than Byron Scott.

Mark Medina/Orange County Register

J.R. Smith Believed To Be Seeking $15M Per Season
The Cavs gave J.R. Smith a two-year, $10 million contract with a player's option for the second season prior to the 15-16 campaign.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kristaps Porzingis Has Gained Just One Pound Since Eve Of Rookie Season
Kristaps Porzingis said he now weighs 238 pounds compared to 237 at the beginning of his rookie season.

Chris Herring/Wall Street Journal

Hawks Sign Will Bynum, Ryan Kelly To Camp Deals
Will Bynum and Ryan Kelly each worked out recently for the Hawks.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Larry Drew Renegotiating Contract With Cavs
Larry Drew is set to become Tyronn Lue's chief assistant and associate head coach.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

John Holland Signs Camp Deal With Cavs
John Holland averaged 16 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Charge, the Cavs' D-League affiliate.

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Spurs Hire Phil Cullen, Pat Sund, Nick Repole, Landry Fields
The Spurs have hired Phil Cullen as director of basketball strategy and Pat Sund has been named pro personnel scout/Austin Spurs assistant general manager.

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Spurs Hire Brian Wright As Assistant GM
Brian Wright joins the Spurs after spending the past two seasons as the Pistons assistant general manager.

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