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August 14, 2014 Updates

Real Madrid extended the contract of Rudy Fernandez till June 2018. The Spanish superstar will remain with the powerhouse for four more years. Sportando

Jason Collins is probably done with professional basketball. And he should be. He's still undecided about attempting a return for his 14th NBA season. And he does have some interest in becoming a coach or joining a front office. But right now, he is already fulfilled and has never been more relevant to the sports landscape. Oakland Tribune

Now, the jump in Howard’s step is gone, but he’s still working to regain a foothold in the league. “I want to show these guys I still have my legs, I still have my work ethic, and I’m 34,” Howard said after suiting up for the New Orleans Pelicans in a game in last month’s NBA summer league. “I’m still out here running around with these 24-year-olds.” After a strong opening performance in Las Vegas, his playing time dwindled until it disappeared. The New Orleans coaching staff knew what Howard could do and wanted to look at younger players. Grantland

August 13, 2014 Updates
August 12, 2014 Updates

The relationship between the two sides has soured, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations. The person also said Bledsoe, 24, strongly is considering signing the Suns' qualifying offer for $3.726 million — good for the 2014-15 season — to become an unrestricted free agent after next summer. USA Today Sports

While the lines of communication between Bledsoe and the Suns may be cut off at the moment, Wojnarowski said it's not too late to reopen them. "A lot of this, I think, is posture. The idea that it's so poisonous and they can't go back - everybody can go back. I don't buy that. But the Suns will have to make a decision going forward with him. "If there was a number a little higher than ($12 million per year) that could get a deal done, I'd be shocked if they didn't do it." Arizona's Sports Page

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