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Devyn Marble To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Detached Retina

Mar 4, 2015 4:36 PM

Devyn Marble is expected to miss approximately 4-6 weeks due to a detached retina in his left eye, the Orlando Magic announced.

Marble is in his rookie season.

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Zoran Dragic Assigned To Heat's D-League Team

Mar 4, 2015 3:19 PM

The Miami Heat have assigned guard Zoran Dragić to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Dragic has appeared in eight NBA games this season, including two with the Heat since being acquired in a three-team trade on February 19, totaling six points, three rebounds and an assist in eight minutes of action.

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Ray Allen Decides Not To Play In 14-15 Season

Mar 4, 2015 2:46 PM

Ray Allen has decided not to play this season.

Allen will reassess his status for the 15-16 season. 

Allen received interest from many title contenders, most notably the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks. The Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls also registered interest in Allen.

“Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me,” Allen said. “I’ve ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season. I’m going to take the remainder of this season, as well as the upcoming off-season, to reassess my situation, spend time with my family and determine if I will play in the 2015-16 season.”

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Tags: Ray Allen, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Tony Allen, Nick Calathes Didn't Have Physical Confrontation

Mar 4, 2015 1:29 PM

Tony Allen has been suspended one game by the Memphis Grizzlies following an altercation with teammate Nick Calathes in practice.

Sources claim that the confrontation did not rise to a "physical" level and that the suspension for Allen is largely because he waved off attempts from coaches to calm him down.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Jerrelle Benimon To Sign 10-Day Contract With Jazz

Mar 4, 2015 12:46 PM

The Utah Jazz will sign Jerrelle Benimon to a 10-day contract.

Benimon was with the Denver Nuggets in the preseason.

Benimon has averaged 19.9 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 35 games with the Idaho Stampede this season in the D-League. Benimon has a PER of 22.0.

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Tags: Jerrelle Benimon, Utah Jazz, Idaho Stampede, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Eli Holman Re-Signing Deal With Zhejiang Lions For 15-16 Season

Mar 4, 2015 12:45 PM

After averaging nearly 23 points and 15 rebounds in the Chinese Basketball Association, center Eli Holman has re-signed with Zhejiang for the 2015-16 season, a source told RealGM.

Holman had considered summer and season offers in the NBA before re-signing in China.

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Tags: Eli Holman, Zhejiang Guangsha, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Signing Rumor, International Teams, International Misc Rumor

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Pelicans Sign Elliot Williams To 10-Day Contract

Mar 4, 2015 12:42 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract. 

Williams, 6-5,180 has most recently played for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League. Appearing in 25 games for Santa Cruz, Williams has averaged 21.8 points, 7.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 36.8 minutes per game while being named a NBA D-League All-Star. Previously this season, Williams has signed 10-day contracts with Utah and Charlotte. Williams appeared in five games for Utah, averaging 3.6 points in 8.4 minutes per contest.


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Thomas Robinson: I'm Tired Of Getting Treated Like A Rag Dog In NBA

Mar 4, 2015 11:19 AM

Thomas Robinson has been traded three times and also placed on waivers by a non-playoff team in his short career after being the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

The Philadelphia 76ers claimed Robinson in order satisfy payroll-usage rules, but they've also given him a chance to play.

Robinson has averaged 9.5 points and 7.3 rebounds in 16.4 minutes (19.0 PER) of play off the bench in four games with the 76ers.

"I'm tired of getting treated like a rag doll in this league," Robinson said after his second game with the Sixers. "I just want to prove that I belong here. I'm tired of being treated like I've been treated in this league."

Robinson has been a healthy scratch for about 20 percent of his NBA games.

"Nobody's given me a chance," Robinson said. "That's pretty much it."

Marcus Hayes/Philadelphia Daily News

Tags: Thomas Robinson, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Phil Jackson Fined By NBA For Comment On D'Angelo Russell

Mar 4, 2015 10:31 AM

Phil Jackson has been fined by the NBA for his public comment on D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State.

It is immediately unclear how much money the Knicks were fined.

Upon leaving Ohio State's game on Thursday night in Columbus, Jackson told that Russell was a "great looking kid, [a] great prospect."


League officials are not allowed to make public comments on college underclassmen.

Around the NBA, front-office executives were surprised Jackson would violate the rule, given that it is a well-known rule that his peers understand has to be observed. 


The NBA fined Phil Jackson $25,000 for tampering with Derek Fisher when he was still a player with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Tags: D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State Buckeyes, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Fines

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Hawks To Sign Jarell Eddie On 10-Day Contract

Mar 4, 2015 8:02 AM

The Atlanta Hawks have reached agreement on a 10-day contract with Jarell Eddie of the NBA Development League’s Austin Spurs, league sources told RealGM.

Eddie -- the champion of the D-League’s Three-Point Shootout at All-Star weekend -- will join the NBA-leading Hawks on Thursday. Atlanta, which had one open roster spot, became the first team to clinch a playoff berth on Tuesday.

After a 37-percent three-point shooting season as a senior at Virginia Tech, Eddie has worked extensively on his stroke and made himself an accurate outside threat.

The 6-foot-7 forward has shot 42.2 percent from three-point range while averaging 12.1 points with Austin this season, attempting over six 3’s per game.

Eddie, 23, went unselected in last June’s NBA Draft. He appeared in the July Summer League with the Washington Wizards, and signed a training camp deal with Atlanta in October. Upon his release from Atlanta, Eddie briefly joined the Boston Celtics on a waiver claim.

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Celtics Interested In Re-Signing Jonas Jerebko
Jonas Jerebko will be a free agent after the season.

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Tony Allen Suspended One Game By Grizzlies For Violating Team Policy
Dave Joerger did not elaborate on the policy Tony Allen violated.

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Alex Len Fined $20K, Hassan Whiteside Fined $15K By NBA For Altercation
Alex Len and Hassan Whiteside have been fiend $20,000 and $15,000, respectively, for their altercation in Monday's game.

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Raptors, Heat, Mavericks Among Teams Interested In JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee was waived this week by the 76ers and is eligible for the playoffs.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Mavs Sign Bernard James For Remainder Of Season
Bernard James was coming off his second 10-day contract.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Vlade Divac Named VP Of Basketball And Franchise Ops For Kings
Vlade Divac played for the Kings between 1998 and 2004.

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Mike D'Antoni Interested In Nuggets' Job
Mike D'Antoni's first head coaching job in the NBA was with the Nuggets.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Brian Shaw Fired By Nuggets
Brian Shaw was hired as head coach of the Nuggets before the 13-14 season.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Suns Agree Upon 2nd 10-Day Contract With Earl Barron
The Suns have agreed upon a second 10-day contract with Earl Barron, a league source tells RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Kidd: Khris Middleton Has Accepted Challenge To Get Better
The Bucks would like to re-sign Khris Middleton this summer in restricted free agency.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tony Parker Plans On Playing In Eurobasket 2015
Tony Parker took last summer off after winning the 2014 NBA Finals with the Spurs.

Jeff Garcia/Project Spurs

Quincy Miller Agrees Upon 2nd 10-Day Contract With Pistons
Quincy Miller has agreed upon a second 10-day contract with the Pistons, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Blake Griffin Could Return On Sunday
Doc Rivers described Blake Griffin as going "full-tilt" in his workout.

Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

Calipari: We Could Have $3 Billion In Created Wealth For Our Players Within Six Years
John Calipari has created a great pipeline at Kentucky to send players to the NBA while achieving success within the college game.

Emmet Ryan/Ball In Europe

James Harden Suspended One Game By NBA For Kicking LeBron James
James Harden has been suspended one game without pay for kicking LeBron James, the NBA announced on Monday.

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Kyle Anderson Named D-League Player Of The Month
For the month, Kyle Anderson averaged 22.8 points to go with 8.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists.

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Isaiah Thomas, Damian Lillard Named Players Of The Week
Isaiah Thomas and Damian Lillard have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

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Warriors, Clippers, Hawks Lead In Efficiency Differential
All 30 NBA teams are ranked based on efficiency differential, points scored per 100 possessions and points allowed through March 1.

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Jimmy Butler Could Miss 3-4 Weeks With Elbow Sprain
Jimmy Butler could miss three to four weeks with his elbow sprain, but he won't need surgery.

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Heat Signing Henry Walker To Second 10-Day Deal
The Heat have reached agreement with Henry Walker on a second 10-day contract, a league source told RealGM.

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