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March 4, 2015 Updates

“Ray has received enormous interest from a number of NBA teams throughout this season,” Tanner said. “We will communicate with interested teams as Ray makes a decision for the 2015-16 season.” TANDEM

March 1, 2015 Updates

Against that backdrop, the Pistons will make another run at Monroe this year, and they have five years and more money than any other team can pay him to offer. If they choose to do so, they might be back in the Monroe business next year, Falk said. "Absolutely, absolutely," Detroit is one of the teams Monroe would consider, Falk said. Booth Newspapers

Monroe instead signed a $5.479 million qualifying offer, turning down four years at about $14 million from Detroit -- "Most players would have taken the money," Falk said -- in exchange for the privilege of becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer. "Greg is one of the brightest clients I've ever represented," Falk said. "He's very mature, he's very intelligent, he's very thoughtful, he's very analytical. I laid out all the options and he decided that he wanted to have options." Booth Newspapers

February 20, 2015 Updates

Brian Windhorst of ESPN on SiriusXM NBA Radio: I think he’d still be there. LeBron definitely wanted to play with Kevin Love, but remember, Wiggins was not mentioned in the LeBron letter. And on July 7th, the Cavs felt like, if they signed LeBron, they would just keep Wiggins, that they wouldn’t trade him for Love. If Love really wanted to play in Cleveland, he could’ve come there as a free agent next summer. By July 10th or 11th, once LeBron had gotten there, all of a sudden, Wiggins was in the deal. So, you can draw your own map from there. People can deny it from now until those guys retire, but I know exactly what happened. I saw the roadmap. If Wiggins had signed with LeBron’s agency, then Wiggins would have been in the letter. If Wiggins would have been having a relationship with LeBron in the weeks leading up to the draft, then it would have been a no-brainer. NBCSports.com

February 19, 2015 Updates

The Heat fully intends to re-sign Dragic when he can exercise an opt out this summer, and Dragic is interested in that. One of his agents said Thursday it’s likely Dragic will be in Miami for the long-term. So why did Dragic include the Heat as one of his few preferred destinations (with the Knicks and Lakers)? “First, because it’s one of the best organizations in the NBA," Rade Filipovich, one of Dragic’s two agents (with Bill Duffy), said Thursday evening. “Second, they have a tremendous leader in Pat Riley and a tremendous coach in Erik Spoelstra. And they’ve got a pretty good team. He thinks this team can accomplish a lot. No question he likes playing with Dwyane Wade, one of the best players in the NBA, and playing with great players like Wade and Chris Bosh.” Miami Herald

He also relishes being able to play point guard again; Phoenix was playing him primarily at shooting guard. “It’s a great fit,” Filipovich said. “Goran and Wade to bring the ball up, create offense, very good shooters –-- very interesting team. A playoff team. He feels lucky he ended up in Miami. He’s very happy.” Dragic could command a five-year, $100 million deal with the Heat this summer, and Miami wouldn’t have made the trade without plans to keep him. “It’s not difficult to cut a deal [when] you’re talking about Pat Riley,” Filipovich said. Miami Herald

February 16, 2015 Updates

Antetokounmpo’s Greece-based agent, Nick Lotsis, told The Post on Monday he spoke to GM Steve Mills last week. “We have not heard anything today,’’ Lotsis said. “We had a discussion with Steve Mills with the past week. There was no clear indication about whether he’ll be there for the remainder of the season or if they are thinking next season. He said he’s thinking seriously about Thanasis for the team’s future. I don’t think it’s clear how the season finishes.’’ New York Post

Lotsis said he still gets calls, but says Antetokounmpo is committed to this process. “Of course I’m glad,’’ Antetokounmpo said. “I’m a kid, and money really doesn’t matter. People who know me know I would prefer to play the next level, and if they said you’d have the same salary as the D-League or play for free, I’d still say yes. That’s who I am.’’ New York Post

February 13, 2015 Updates

Don Cronson was on his way to see his former client Friday at a New York City hospital, and the sports agent said he was encouraged by the updates he has been getting from Anthony Mason's family, a week after the former Knicks enforcer suffered what Cronson described as “congestive heart failure.” "He had a good night, (Thursday) night. I was told about three hours ago by his son that he had a good night," Cronson told the Daily News. "There was another procedure (Thursday), but it wasn't a big one. He's had five operations, one of which was nine hours long." New York Daily News

"This originally happened a week ago today," Cronson said Friday. "(Mason) was in the hospital. I think he was having some discomfort, some kind of chest pain. One of his guys said, ‘You have to have yourself looked at.’ He goes into the hospital and the whole event took place there. I spoke to family members, and had he been in the (hospital) lobby as opposed to the third floor, where he was, he would have died. Fortunately, he was close enough to the emergency facilities that were brought to bear and saved his life. It was touch-and-go, literally minute to minute, then hour to hour, and now it looks like it's more day-to-day. He survived. That's the first thing," Cronson added. New York Daily News

February 12, 2015 Updates

After a long pause, Thompson told Duffy, "No, I made a commitment, I'm going to stay." And that was it. Thompson was staying with Team USA. "That's how Klay is," Duffy said. "He is a quiet guy, but he is smart. You present him with the facts and he thinks about it for five or 10 minutes, he absorbs it and makes a decision. And then it's just, 'OK, let's roll with this.' " Sporting News

Nick Friedell: Confirmed @Shams Charania report that Butler is dropping out of Skills Challenge on Saturday. Still hopes to play limited minutes in ASG. Butler's agent, Happy Walters, remains confident that Butler will be able to play Sunday as he continues to get treatment. Twitter @NickFriedell

February 11, 2015 Updates

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