Mario Chalmers available

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If Chalmers somehow makes it to training camp with the Heat, he would be the obvious choice to back up Dragic. But Miami appears intent on trying to purge the final year of his contract; his $4.3 million salary could result in a tax bill three times that amount, depending on the Heat’s final payroll number. The Heat has time to move Chalmers, because a team’s tax bill is based on the roster on the final day of the regular season, an NBA spokesman said. But Miami appears interested in moving as soon as it can find a suitable deal, according to a league official who has spoken to the Heat.

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August 29, 2016 | 5:37 am EDT Update
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You saw a lot of guys opting out of their contract in free agency and it went well for most of them. You did the same, didn’t go so well for you. Any regret? Shane Larkin: Not really. The situation in Baskonia is a better situation than Brooklyn knowing that they wanted to go in a different direction. I could have possibly been in a bad situation with the guards they drafted perhaps playing in front of me because the new management might want to see them play. That situation wasn’t ideal. I don’t feel any regret about my decision. Obviously, it’s not all about the money, but I’m playing for more money this year than I did last year and I’m playing in a good situation where I’m going to have a lot of people watching me play and seeing my improvement. I’ll play in a competition where there’s a bunch of talented players. I think there’s 10 guys that were in the Euroleague that signed NBA deals this summer.
Russell Westbrook is the star of another Air Jordan commercial. This one has people wondering if Nike is taking a slight jab at Kevin Durant. The commercial starts with Westbrook dribbling down a blacktop basketball court. In the background is the sound of an airplane getting ready to take off. Westbrook prepares to jump from the free throw line, and the camera pans up to reveal he isn’t on a basketball court, but a runway. There’s no basketball goal in sight, just a seemingly endless runway with the No. 23 painted on it. Then comes the interesting part: A gravelly voice says “Some run. Some make runways.”
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