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May 23, 2015 Updates

Minneapolis' Royce White, a 2012 NBA first round pick, is on the comeback trail. He's training with former Timberwolves guard and Eden Prairie girls coach/43 Hoops AAU coach Chris Carr. White was drafted by Houston, traded to Philadelphia, released, and signed two 10-day contracts with Sacramento in March 2014. Now a free agent, he has offers from the Clippers and Spurs to play on their summer league teams, and interest from others. On his comeback, White said, "I don't even believe in that, in case it doesn't work out, it's gonna work out, it's gonna work out." KSTP

Take the case of former Los Angeles Clippers forward Craig Smith, who says he was bilked out of more than $2 million. Smith, 31, told me he knew very little about managing money when he first came into serious coin. "Growing up in Los Angeles, I didn't know what a million dollars looked like," he said. "You hear about all this stuff, but in real life it's different." Los Angeles Times

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Jordan is the only major impact signing the Clippers can make this summer, and the team knows it. “We don’t need to go and get a max player, except for the one we have,” Rivers said. “... DJ loves it here. We know that, but you can’t take that for granted. There’s going to be a lot of teams (that want him), and if they’re not, there are a lot of dumb teams out there. There’s going to be a lot of teams coming after him that have money.” Orange County Register

You’d think that would do it, especially with Commissioner Adam Silver sending up trial balloons, saying there will be a “full-throated discussion.” Unfortunately, not everyone agrees it’s an issue. In fact, team officials who do may be in the minority. “Change the rule? For what?” asked an Eastern Conference GM who is on the NBA’s Competition Committee. “For DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard? Learn to shoot free throws.” Forbes.com

May 18, 2015 Updates

Unfortunately, not everyone agrees it’s an issue. In fact, team officials who do may be in the minority. “Change the rule? For what?” asked an Eastern Conference GM who is on the NBA’s Competition Committee. “For DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard? Learn to shoot free throws.” A league source says that almost 80% of this season’s hacking was done to five players: Jordan, Andre Drummond of Detroit and Howard, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey of Houston. Forbes.com

Dwain Price: DeAndre Jordan becomes a FA on July 1 and can make $108.3 mill over 5 yrs with the #Clippers, or $80.7 mill over 4 yrs with other teams. If DeAndre Jordan decides to sign a FA contract with the #Mavs, they have an excellent FT shooting coach in Gary Boren who can help him. Rajon Rondo's FT% this season went from 33.3% in 22 games with the #Celtics to 45.2% in 46 games with the #Mavs. It was an improvement. Twitter @DwainPrice

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