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November 18, 2014 Updates

West's non-guaranteed deal with the Sharks would have paid him about $500,000 for the season and could have neared $1 million with certain bonuses and incentives, according to a person with knowledge of his situation. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the details of his deal were not disclosed publicly. USA Today Sports

Delonte West is close to leave Shanghai Sharks after only four games played. Former Celtics' point guard struggled a lot in this experience with Shanghai, averaging only 12.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Sportando

November 15, 2014 Updates

The 10-year anniversary of the Malice at the Palace is Wednesday, and Metta World Peace is commemorating it with a new book. But in promoting “The Untold Story of the Malice at the Palace,’’ World Peace told The Post in an interview from China some malice that occurred in the Knicks’ locker room last season is possibly why he is not on the team this season, helping them run the triangle offense. New York Post

The former Ron Artest disclosed he and J.R. Smith had a heated incident in the locker room after a game last season because World Peace was trying to get Smith to play harder on defense. World Peace’s agent, Marc Cornstein, spoke to the Knicks during the summer, and World Peace reached out personally to Jackson, who never returned his phone call. New York Post

According to World Peace, on one occasion, owner James Dolan walked into the film room for a bull session. World Peace said he was the only player to speak up about why the team was in disarray. “You don’t hold nothing back when things are going wrong,’’ World Peace said. “You have to tell Melo [Carmelo Anthony] when he’s being lazy. You have to speak about these things, so when the playoffs come, everyone knows where everybody stands.’’ New York Post

He has started well for Guangdong, a team in the Chinese Basketball Association with a long history of players from the United States, including Aaron Brooks, James Singleton, Fred Jones, Lester Hudson, Lamond Murray and Smush Parker. His fast start is enough to spark speculation from front offices that Mudiay will leave before the regular season ends in mid-February to keep him healthy and keep his Draft standing high -- and keep him from the prying eyes of NBA scouts. "They could," an executive said of the decision to shut down that Mudiay's inner-circle may face. "They could for sure." NBA.com

Said an NBA general manager: "I could see, if his stock is raised, him saying, 'I'm checking out.' I could see that. Does he do it? I don't know. But look what happened with [Dante] Exum last year. It didn't really hurt him, did it? There's an argument to be made that [Mudiay] doesn't have to do anything." NBA.com

November 14, 2014 Updates
November 13, 2014 Updates

What are your thoughts on Mudiay in China and the D-League and foreign leagues as a destination for prospects? Chad Ford: He's been really good. He just finished his fifth game for Guangdong. His team is 4-1. He had 16 points and 9 assists in his last game versus Fujian. He's already had a triple-double. He's shooting the ball really well from three. He's young and he turns the ball over too much at times, but every scout I've spoken with who's seen him is impressed. He'll make a major play for the No. 1 pick -- especially if a team really in need of guard play gets the pick. ESPN.com

November 12, 2014 Updates
November 11, 2014 Updates

Should the Pacers be unable to keep him, Price will have options. Performances like Monday's catch the eye of other NBA teams who might be in need of a point guard, and he has an offer to play in China, where so many other ex-NBA players migrate. NBA.com

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