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February 28, 2015 Updates

The Lakers could buy out contracts to clear up roster space either to acquire a free agent or through the Development League. But Scott said he has not had any discussions with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. It also seems unlikely the Lakers will do that, according to a league source familiar with the situation. Los Angeles Daily News

February 27, 2015 Updates
February 26, 2015 Updates

"We like our team," Rivers said Wednesday. "We actually like our basketball team, and if we could add something that can help that, we will. What people don't understand is chemistry is so freaking important. Unless it's somebody you think is going to really change your team, this team was a couple bad plays in Game 6 away from the Western Conference finals last year. We lost some guys and added some guys, but we like our team." ESPN.com

February 24, 2015 Updates
February 23, 2015 Updates

The Celtics had agreed to buy out Tayshaun Prince if a trade couldn't be completed, a source said. But an unexpected deal with Detroit came along, and Prince wasn't exactly thrilled to be going to the Pistons. Yahoo! Sports

The Sixers took on the remainder of McGee's $11.25 million salary this season and his $12 million deal next season to secure the draft pick. The team was expected to buy out his contract shortly after the trade. But the 7-foot, 250-pounder is still with the Sixers. "I don't want to get bought out," said McGee, a 27-year-old in his seventh NBA season. "That's not a positive thing. When you think about it, you don't get all of your money when you get bought out. "So it doesn't make sense why someone would want to get bought out unless they are older - older and they want to go to a contender or something. I'm not that old. I just want to play basketball." Philadelphia Inquirer

The Lakers (13-40) are heading for a second-straight season without a playoff berth, but power forward Carlos Boozer will not request a contract buyout. Los Angeles Times

February 22, 2015 Updates

The Denver Nuggets have waived forwards Victor Claver and Thomas Robinson, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Both Claver and Robinson were acquired along with Will Barton and a lottery-protected 2016 first round draft pick from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee on February 19, 2015. NBA.com

"The reason Boston made the trade is to save money," said Van Gundy, the Pistons coach and team president. "We're paying Tayshaun more money. If he was going to get bought out, he should have done it in Boston. They should let him be bought out. That's not on me to buy him out. That's not part of the deal. "We weren't told of this until after we made the trade by Tayshaun's agent. Why would we trade guys who are making less money to take on more money to waive him? That would have been the dumbest personnel move ever. "It's not on us." Booth Newspapers

Van Gundy was asked if the Pistons should give a veteran like Prince, who doesn't fit in their long-term plans, the chance to play for another championship. "I understand he didn't get what he wanted but the question you're asking should be asked of (Celtics president) Danny Ainge, not of us," Van Gundy said. "We didn't break any agreement with him. There's no reason for us to buy him out. They could have bought him out if that's what they wanted to do. Booth Newspapers

February 21, 2015 Updates

Charles F. Gardner: League source confirms Bucks buyout of Larry Sanders is complete. Bucks will have one open roster spot, may not fill right away. Twitter @cf_gardner

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