Michael Beasley back to Miami

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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
White would love to make the Suns’ roster since they’re a guard-oriented team and he believes he could do well there, but he understands that he’s auditioning for 29 other teams as well. “My main focus is just getting on an NBA roster, whether it’s with Phoenix or another team,” White said. “If I do make the team in Phoenix, I think it’s a great fit and I feel like I could bring a whole lot since I’m still young but I also have experience too. … My agent, Daniel Hazan, was talking to different teams and Phoenix had a better plan for me than other teams, so we decided to go with the Suns.”
via Basketball Insiders
In fin-tech, the Kings have been and will continue to accept Bitcoin as a method of payment for tickets and merchandise. They have been using drone technology to give their social media followers updates on the construction of the Golden 1 Center. An official partnership with Uber gives game attendees discounted transportation to and from the arena. And most recently in the virtual reality tech world the Kings have teamed with Oculus Rift, the VR firm Facebook recently purchased for $2 billion, to give potential ticket-plan buyers the in-game experience from the vantage point of stadium seating levels.
via SportTechie
September 3, 2015 | 6:22 am EDT Update
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is nearing a deal to buy all of the Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets from Bruce Ratner’s Forest City Enterprises, The Post has learned. Prokhorov has been in talks to buy the 55 percent of the arena and 20 percent of the NBA team he does not already own. Under the deal being discussed, he would kick in little cash beyond forgiving the roughly $40 million Forest City owes him to cover team losses, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
via New York Post

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