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July 30, 2015 | 7:01 pm EDT Update
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed forward Josh Huestis to a contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are excited to add Josh to our roster as he allows us to continue to increase our depth through his athleticism and versatility,” Presti said. “Josh knows our culture and our organization as a result of his time with the Blue and we look forward to his continued development with the Thunder.”
via NBA.com
July 30, 2015 | 6:10 pm EDT Update
July 30, 2015 | 4:51 pm EDT Update
July 30, 2015 | 4:18 pm EDT Update
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The Lakers face one of their easiest decisions of the summer on Saturday, the deadline to cut second-year guard Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson, selected 46th overall in the 2014 NBA draft, is under contract for the 2015-16 season, but for a non-guaranteed $845,059. According to the terms of his contract, Clarkson’s contract locks in for the year, provided the Lakers do not waive him on or by Aug. 1. Naturally, the Lakers will keep one of last season’s best rookies, as confirmed to The Times by a team spokesman.
via Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2015 | 1:59 pm EDT Update
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Flip Saunders: But you say luck, and maybe I say patience. I didn’t have a problem keeping Kevin into the final year of his deal and coaching him. Guys just don’t turn down the extra year and $30 million. Even though he maybe wanted to leave, I thought we still had an opportunity to re-sign him. When you are patient, you can say, “This is what we need to get something done, and if we don’t get it, we’re keeping him.” Then things kind of fell into place, with LeBron going to Cleveland and [Andrew] Wiggins becoming available. That’s when you can say “lucky.”
via Grantland
How often do you think about Sam Cassell’s injury in the 2004 playoffs — a hip thing, I think, right before the conference finals against the Lakers? Flip Saunders: All the time. It was his hip. He made a shot out of the corner against Sacramento in Game 7 [of the conference semifinals], and he did his little Big Balls dance, and from that, he created a little avulsion fracture in his hip. No question, I think about that dance all the time. But that’s the NBA. I went to four straight conference finals in Minnesota and Detroit, and we had injury issues in each one. The team that wins the title is usually the healthiest team.
via Grantland
Colangelo: In Kevin Love’s case, he really felt bad in not being there to participate after he said he would. That was more about advice he’s getting from legal counsel and his agent. That, too, is a variable. We have no control over that. If that happens next year with one or two players and they’re out, it’s not the end of the world. We have other players. The point is with the roster we have we can take hits like that and there are other guys to step in.
via Yahoo! Sports
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Colangelo: I understand his disappointment. He’s a great player. For whatever reason, the times he’s been with us he just hasn’t played as well as he’s capable of playing. That happens to be at a position where we are overloaded. There is no question about that. And so that’s not a knock on him. I have a great respect for him as a player and through the course of an NBA season, he shows how great he is. The fact that he wasn’t selected really hurt him. He was extended an invitation, but I don’t think he’s coming.
via Yahoo! Sports
The Detroit Pistons announced today that Detroit Collegiate Preparatory at Northwestern High School is the winner of a new library as a part of the “Reading Room Makeover” contest presented by Farm Bureau Insurance. The newly renovated library at Detroit Collegiate Preparatory, located at 2200 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI, 48208, will be unveiled during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 21 with Pistons personalities present. Pistons Legend Earl Cureton, along with Farm Bureau Insurance representatives and Palace Sports & Entertainment employees, will kick-off the six-week renovation in a day of service on August 6.
via NBA.com
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