Flip Saunders diagnosed with cancer

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September 3, 2015 | 4:54 pm EDT Update
“I loved the partnership and platform we built at RealGM, and I’m so honored to say I worked there,” said Charania. “I hope to continue improving and wish RealGM only the best!” “Congrats to Shams on his move to Yahoo,” said RealGM’s Christopher Reina. “They’re getting a great reporter and an even better person. Every step of his rise in this industry has been well-earned through his hard work and dedication to his craft. We couldn’t be happier for him professionally and personally.”
via RealGM
September 3, 2015 | 4:03 pm EDT Update
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Greg Whittington. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Whittington appeared in nine total games (six starts) with the HEAT during Summer League play in both Orlando and Las Vegas this summer and averaged 9.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.44 steals and 1.33 blocks while shooting 43.5 percent from the field, 39.1 percent from three-point range and a perfect 13-of-13 from the foul line. During Las Vegas Summer League play, he led the team in points (65), rebounds (41), blocks (8) and three-point field goals made (8).
via NBA.com
On whether she could envision Kobe Bryant still having a role within the Lakers after he retires: Buss: I think Kobe has to pursue what’s going to make him happy. I think Kobe can do anything that he wants. He’s just got to find his comfort level and he’s got to find what’s going to motivate him. I think he’s capable of anything and doing anything. It’s kind of like Magic Johnson, in that the kind of career Magic’s had off the court has been phenomenal and I expect Kobe’s going to do great things that we can’t even imagine yet.
via Lakers Nation
On Kobe and Shaq reuniting on Shaq’s podcast: Buss: I have not heard it myself, but I’ve gotten some great feedback. Even today at the manicurist, the woman next to me had listened to it and she said it was terrific, and I always thought that someday I would like to see them be re-cast as The Odd Couple and have their own TV show or that they’re roommates, and these two opposites that get along and respect each other, so I’m happy to see that.
via Lakers Nation
September 3, 2015 | 2:43 pm EDT Update
The only remaining player on a partially guaranteed contract is guard Tyler Johnson, who had 50 percent of his $845,050 2015-16 salary guaranteed on Aug. 1. Otherwise, forward James Ennis has a opening-night guarantee deadline for his entire 2015-16 salary, with recently added free agents Keith Benson, Corey Hawkins and Greg Whittington guaranteed until Jan. 10.
via South Florida Sun-Sentinel
LeBron James is now trying to help Akron adults get their GEDS by using the same basic principles his charitable foundation designed to help children stay in school and graduate. Under a new partnership announced Thursday with Project Learn of Summit County, which exists to help adults get their GEDs, parents of the children enrolled in the LeBron James Family Foundation’s scholastic mentorship program can get financial and emotional support to obtain high school equivalency credentials and learn other life skills.
via Cleveland Plain Dealer
September 3, 2015 | 2:04 pm EDT Update
“Just getting started, man. A fresh start is what I’m most excited about,” Williams said Wednesday during an exclusive interview with Mavs.com while making an appearance at the organization’s fantasy camp. “You know, playing with this group of guys, I feel like we have a great group of guys here, and so (I’m looking forward to) just getting everybody healthy and getting on the court with them.” He added: “It’s been a great transition for me. You know, it’s tough to pick up and move that quick and find schools for your kids and all that. But, as far as what’s going on here, these guys have been great and helping. The transition has been really smooth, and I’m excited about this season.”
via mavs.com
The former Boston Celtics coach and his successor took part in the Action for Boston Community Development Hoops Dreams charity event, joining a few local celebrities, such as Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and journalists Bob Ryan and Jackie MacMullan, for a friendly shooting competition. “I haven’t shot on this court probably yet, other than in shoot-arounds a little bit,” said Stevens. “We don’t usually even shoot around here because the only time I ever come down here is for games, so it’s great to be here in a setting where you’re doing something for somebody else where it’s not just a part of a game.”
via NBA.com
September 3, 2015 | 11:59 am EDT Update
Stephon Marbury: Darryl L. Dawkins #RIP You will be missed in this life time so enjoy forever with the father and my father. Your heart sang for #Jesus by your acts and doings. Family and friends know the real in who you were and what you were on earth. Life changer is what I grew to know you as a child of God. #ChocolateThunder we will miss the dunks and the amazing plays in a game that we all loved but it’s just a game. In the game of life your logic to spread love is the true way to win consistently. Your off the court presence had more of an effect then your basketball presence
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September 3, 2015 | 10:12 am EDT Update
But now, White is hoping to return to the NBA and finally make his regular season debut five years after being an early second-round pick. He has agreed to a training camp deal with the Phoenix Suns and he’s competing for a roster spot against players like Deonte Burton, Henry Sims, Cory Jefferson and Kyle Casey. White is hoping this is his big break that will lead to a guaranteed contract in the NBA. “I’m very motivated,” White told Basketball Insiders. “Everyone counted me out. I heard things like, ‘He’s failed throughout his whole career.’ With this opportunity, this is my chance to prove I belong in the NBA and show everyone that I’m a way better man and a way better player now than I was at 20 years old.”
via Basketball Insiders

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