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July 26, 2014 | 08:38 AM ET Update

The NBA is poised to turn the All-Star break into All-Star week this coming season, the Sun Sentinel has learned, providing teams with a full week off at midseason. The move, which would give players seven days off between games in mid-February, would result in an increase of one or two back-to-back sets per team for the coming season, a party familiar with the process said. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"That's the model they're using right now while they're filling in the schedule," an NBA source familiar with the process told the Sun Sentinel Friday. "Could they go back and use some of those dates if needed? That's possible. But the week off looks like what's going to happen." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

With the elongated All-Star break, the possibility of then starting the 2015-16 season a week earlier also has been deliberated recently, although that dynamic has yet to gain traction, according to an NBA source familiar with the situation, with such a move potentially requiring an adjustment in the collective-bargaining agreement. "And then," the NBA source said, "we'd have to look at dates already committed to on the [2015] preseason schedule." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Sources could not say for certain whether Love or Schwartz have made a formal trade request to the Timberwolves. Most believe if such a request is made, the Cavs will be able to obtain Love at a considerably cheaper cost than what is being discussed by the teams. The Cavs and Timberwolves have reportedly talked about a deal that would send Love to Cleveland and team him with fellow All-Stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Sources have said Cavs rookie Andrew Wiggins has been a sticking point in the talks, as the Cavs are hesitant to surrender the No. 1 overall draft pick. FoxSports.com

Still, there are overseas opportunities to consider as well that would provide him with a six-figure payday that a training camp invite could only deliver if he were to make the team. "We're just considering all the options right now," said Adam Pensack, who along with his brother Ben, also represents Colton Iverson whose draft rights are owned by the Celtics. Pensack said the goal with Moser is no different than any of his other clients. "We want to put Mike in the best position to be successful, to achieve his goal which is to play in the NBA," he said. CSNNE.com

Davis said he also received serious interest from the Los Angeles Clippers, but he ultimately decided to don the purple and gold and sign with the other team that inhabits Staples Center. “I just wanted to find the perfect situation for this upcoming season and for the future,” Davis said. “I didn’t want to take a deal just because it was more money and it might look better – I really wanted to go somewhere that had a need for me and wanted me rather than just joining a team to fill out the roster. For me, it was really just waiting it out and seeing which team had the most interest and seeing where I could go to really help the team and get a chance to play. Basketball Insiders

Jason Jones: The Kings seriously considered putting in a waiver claim on Casspi, but gambled that he wouldn't get claimed, looks like it'll pay off. Twitter @mr_jasonjones

Paul George: Kobe, TMac, and Penny RT @tconn2: @Paul_George24 who was your favorite NBA player growing up? Twitter @Paul_George24

The Lakers are getting closer to hiring their third head coach since Phil Jackson left their sidelines in 2011, engaging in negotiations with Byron Scott, according to a person familiar with the situation. There has not been a formal contract offer, but the Lakers consider Scott to be their preferred candidate and are hoping to reach an agreement soon. Los Angeles Times

"It could be a few hours, or it could happen next week," said the person, who asked not to be identified. Scott was believed to be vacationing in the Bahamas this week, meaning a news conference probably wouldn't be held until after the weekend if the sides struck a deal. Los Angeles Times

Advisory search committee chairman Kevin Johnson lost a power struggle with the National Basketball Players Association executive committee and will be absent on Monday when a new executive director is elected in Las Vegas, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The three candidates are Dallas Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery, Washington D.C. attorney Michele Johnson and Dean Garfield, president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council, sources told Yahoo Sports. Johnson, the mayor of Sacramento and a former Phoenix Suns guard, had wanted to play a larger controlling role in the Monday meetings to present three finalists for the job, and executive committee members balked at the idea, citing U.S. Department of Labor regulations and NBPA bylaws, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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